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Likelihood to Recommend

Ontraport

Starting a business you have enough stuff to deal with. Ontraport takes the headache out of the tech side. Everything works together and you don't ever get left alone to figure things out. I would beg any new business to invest in Ontraport. Or if you want to grow and scale an existing business it would be great. I think it more for service-based business.
Charles Kirkland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sellsy

We like sellsy. Its not perfect and as other users have pointed out, there is and always will be, room for improvement.

If you require deep integration with Google apps and Microsoft Office 365, then Sellsy may not be for you. Sellsy just about manages to work with google in so far that it can sync contacts, calendar, sales docs and incoming email with google. There is currently no way to make sent email appear in the sent items section of sellsy unless you compose the email within the sellsy app. The O365 integration is not nearly as powerful as sellsy does not sync sellsy contacts or calendar with microsoft (in its current form).

I believe that one of the primary functions of any business management app should be the capability to centrally manage all of a company's business clients, contacts etc. and sync this data to all employee accounts with the 2 biggest players for business email (Microsoft and Google) as a minimum. This data should never be an island stored only on 1 application. The Discovery that sellsy does not currently sync contacts and calendars with O365 was a disappointment. If Sellsy started supporting exchange sync for Microsoft Office 365 we would immediately dump google and switch over. In fact Sellsy is the only reason we continue to use Gapps as we need our contacts and calendars synced to our mobile devices.

We have built up a list of small little things that do not work as expected since we started using sellsy and continually pass them on to the development team. Many are small trivial things from an engineering perspective but are still annoying nonetheless, especially to users who wish to get the job done. Employees are easily frustrated if they have to fight with software to do certain tasks. Annoyances in the user experience (no matter how small) can lead to lost productivity which in turn costs money in the business world. However based on our experience with Sellsy support we believe that they do listen carefully to their customers concerns and are on the path to deliver a quality experience to their customers through the process of frequent updates to the software. You can easily establish how good a SAAS provider is by measuring their ability to fix problems soon after they are initially reported.

In simple terms Sellsy is an incredibly feature rich application and is way ahead of the competition. It represents good value for money and is backed up by free support.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Ontraport
8.2
Sellsy
WYSIWYG email editor
Ontraport
8.6
Sellsy
Dynamic content
Ontraport
8.9
Sellsy
Ability to test dynamic content
Ontraport
8.3
Sellsy
Landing pages
Ontraport
7.3
Sellsy
A/B testing
Ontraport
8.7
Sellsy
Mobile optimization
Ontraport
8.0
Sellsy
Email deliverability reporting
Ontraport
6.9
Sellsy
List management
Ontraport
7.0
Sellsy
Triggered drip sequences
Ontraport
9.7
Sellsy

Lead Management

Ontraport
6.8
Sellsy
Lead nurturing
Ontraport
8.4
Sellsy
Lead scoring and grading
Ontraport
5.6
Sellsy
Data quality management
Ontraport
6.2
Sellsy
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Ontraport
7.0
Sellsy

Campaign Management

Ontraport
7.5
Sellsy
Calendaring
Ontraport
6.2
Sellsy
Event/webinar marketing
Ontraport
8.7
Sellsy

Social Media Marketing

Ontraport
7.1
Sellsy
Social sharing and campaigns
Ontraport
7.1
Sellsy
Social profile integration
Ontraport
7.2
Sellsy

Reporting & Analytics

Ontraport
8.3
Sellsy
Dashboards
Ontraport
8.7
Sellsy
Standard reports
Ontraport
6.6
Sellsy
Custom reports
Ontraport
9.6
Sellsy

Platform & Infrastructure

Ontraport
7.8
Sellsy
API
Ontraport
6.7
Sellsy
Role-based workflow & approvals
Ontraport
8.8
Sellsy
Customizability
Ontraport
9.5
Sellsy
Integration with Salesforce.com
Ontraport
7.3
Sellsy
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Ontraport
7.3
Sellsy
Integration with SugarCRM
Ontraport
7.3
Sellsy

Pros

Ontraport

  • User segmentation for specific messaging is key for us because it helps drive our new client conversions and existing client repurchasing.
  • ONTRAPORT plays nice with our scheduling software and WordPress so we can implement new material without hassle.
  • Campaigns and automation is simple to set up and monitor which helps us use more of their tools instead of paying for complex features we'll never use.
Jeremy Estes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sellsy

  • Appealing Design
  • Easy to prepare invoices and send them
  • Good tracking system
  • Friendly support staff
Pascal Guignard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ontraport

  • Integrations. Basically, all integrations are done using Zapier. This is a huge time suck. In other programs like ActiveCampaign, you have WordPress plugins to import your data from Gravity Forms. It takes 2 minutes to set up. With Zapier, even a simple integration takes a minimum of 30 minutes to setup and test to the point where you trust it.
  • Documentation: there is a lot of documentation, but a lot of it is confusing with not enough examples to make something clear.
  • Templates: other programs like Drip focus on more templates for campaigns. While there are a few here, there's really not a ton and they don't seem carefully curated.
  • Learning curve: it took a really long time to get it set up for our business. I appreciated the onboarding sessions, which definitely helped a lot, but it could have been simpler.
  • Version 5: last year ONTRAPORT launched their newest version of their software. I can see that it's a foundation that they will be able to build a lot on, but it's not fleshed out yet. Like a fresh foundation and a good building, but not a lot of paint or polish yet.
  • Sales funnels: managing people through a sales funnel just happens through a custom field that you set up. There's no predetermined "section" for something that a lot of sales teams would want. It makes it easy to not know what's going to happen with your automation when you send someone to a new part of the sales funnel (ie. you move someone to the next part of the sales funnel, it triggers an automation, maybe you weren't aware of that). It would be great if it gave you a quick summary of some of the automation you're about to send when you take actions.
  • Intimidation: enough said. It just feels intimidating to set this stuff up. This may be true for all the other automation programs too though.
Andrew Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sellsy

  • Training. The only real issue I have with Sellsy is that its got so many features its hard to understand them all. I looked for training videos and they are all in French. Thats a big problem for a guy who grew up in NJ.
  • I would embed training videos directly into the software. This way as you add services, you get a full tutorial immediately.
James DeRosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ontraport

Ontraport 9.1
Based on 8 answers
My client was already using Ontraport and had a decent investment in the tool. As soon as we turn around the revenue situation with my client's products, we will be ditching OAP immediately, despite the significant re-implementation cost we are going to face moving to a new system. I am part of a high-end, professional marketing group, and the overwhelming sentiment with these other professionals is that one should run away from this as fast as humanly possible. I thought their words were just ungrounded opinion, and I deeply regret that I did not heed them more closely before sinking still more time and effort into OAP.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sellsy

Sellsy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Sellsy ticks the most boxes for us. While it could still do a lot of things better there is no other single app that offers the same spectrum of features at a comparable price for SMEs.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ontraport

Ontraport 7.8
Based on 3 answers
The software is just easy to use. The UI is fairly intuitive. The help system is pretty good. I find it is pretty quick to get my work completed and if I don't document my things well, I can always figure out how I did something when I need to make changes.When I have a problem the tech support is easy to deal with and when things need to get escalated they are resolved quickly.
Eric Foronjy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sellsy

Sellsy 7.2
Based on 3 answers
There is room for improvement.
Pascal Guignard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ontraport

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sellsy

Sellsy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We have not yet experienced any down time with sellsy.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ontraport

Ontraport 7.7
Based on 4 answers
Most of the time OP runs fine. But I've had to submit more support tickets this year do to messages, seq.'s or rules not running correctly. Also experienced slow response times moving in and around OP.
Chris Castillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sellsy

Sellsy 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Sellsy is slow to load pages for us. Sometimes waiting a few seconds. This could be due to our geographical location.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Ontraport

Ontraport 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The techs are reasonably savvy, highly courteous and want to do right by their customers. Unfortunately, the product they are supporting is so deeply flawed that there's only so much they can do when your legitimate business requirements are simply not supported.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sellsy

Sellsy 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Based on our experience. We have submitted a large amount of tickets and they have proven the Sellsy development team have the ability to respond fast and implement changes reasonably quickly. (Updated July 2015)
It took sellsy a number of weeks to solve an issue with the billable hours section of their application. This delayed us from being able to invoice our client for completed works. Lots of small things like email tracking timestamps have never been fixed even though we highlighted this issue months ago. Though small it is growing more and more frustrating to be reminded every time we try to see what time a client read or opened an email from us.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Ontraport

Ontraport 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I went to their Ontrapalooza event, and it opened my mind as to how the software can be used.
David Jaeger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sellsy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Ontraport

Ontraport 9.1
Based on 2 answers
If you know your business, ONTRAPORT is easy
Chad Root | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sellsy

Sellsy 7.0
Based on 1 answer
If you are importing data from a CSV, Sellsy recommends you use OpenOffice. OpenOffice is an absolute disaster on Windows 8 and crashes every few mins. While no fault of Sellsy they should not recommend software which makes an already challenging task even more difficult. A small gripe in hindsight but during the process was deeply frustrating. For any users looking to format your CSV Google, try importing CSV data into Excel and your life will be much more easy.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ontraport

Ontraport is capable of more than MailChimp and AWeber, both of which I would consider beginner systems. It is also easier to use and understand initially than Infusionsoft, and takes less time to get off the ground when you make the change. It is capable of very complex tasks but the user interface is simple and the tasks are easy to construct. It takes away my worry and pain, that reason alone is enough to recommend them!
Matthew Watts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sellsy

For me it is close to what Salesforce did. I do not use all the options they both offer so I mostly judge on the customer / contact tool.
Laurence Vaurie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ontraport

Ontraport 8.2
Based on 1 answer
With the new lower priced options, it's now easier for newer businesses to start with a more basic version and upgrade as they need more features.
Jen Levitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sellsy

Sellsy 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The license model once you understand it is very flexible allowing you to select from the modules within sellsy. This gives small companies control of the cost facilitating them with the option to only pay for the features they use.
David Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ontraport

  • We can save costs on excessive mailings as we are more targeted in our efforts and wasting less communication.
  • We have been able to more effectively target relevant donors that have given more recently.
  • ONTRAPORT has consolidated the tracking software that we have used for contact information.
Kalyn Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sellsy

  • It helped us look and operate professionally even though we had started out of our homes. That's huge.
James DeRosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Ontraport

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Ontraport Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$2971
Basic$792
Plus$1473
Enterprise$4974
  1. per month (3 Users -- up to 10,000 Contacts)
  2. per month (1 User -- up to 1,000 contacts)
  3. per month (2 Users -- up to 2,500 Contacts)
  4. per month (5 Users -- up to 20,000 Contacts
Modules
100,000 extra contacts$991
Additional user$472
100,000 extra messages$993
First-class postcards$13
  1. Other
  2. Per User per Month
  3. Other
Additional Pricing Details
Packages are priced on a month to month contract where you can cancel your account at any time. Clients may opt-in for an annual contract, where they pay for 10 months up front and the last two are "free."

Sellsy

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Sellsy Editions & Modules

Edition
Sellsy$44.901
Staff member access$10.002
CRM pipelines license$10.002
Purchases and margins; Expenses; Subscriptions management; Helpdesk management$15.003
Project management; Marketing; Inventory management$20.003
  1. Administrator access
  2. Per User per Month
  3. Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Additional Pricing Details
Sellsy subscription: prices that fit your needs - Choose the features you need. Pay only for what you need.

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