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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

It is well suited for marketing teams who want to be flexible, adaptable to changes in their business and create powerful, sophisticated campaigns to their clients. Teams that want to create automated drip campaigns with dynamic content and personalized cadence and messaging would find Eloqua very easy to use and perfect for their needs. It has powerful, in-depth reporting functionality and great CRM integration (note that I've had experience integrating only with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Salesforce - both of these integrations worked very well) - so teams that use CRM will also find it complementary to their marketing technology stack.It will not be a good tool if a company doesn't use any CRM - as it is not a CRM replacement; or if all the marketing team is planning to do is "batch and blast" emails (which is a possible scenario for some very small businesses)
Arpine Babloyan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

I found Pardot really powerful and versatile. We didn't use the Drip Automation feature as much as I would have liked, but that's just because we didn't have many use cases to justify it. We were able to build out a complex custom CSS for our email templates and appreciated the rendering capabilities that allowed us to preview how our CSS would display across all the most popular browsers and mobile platforms.
Lyza Swearingen Latham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.5
Pardot
7.6
WYSIWYG email editor
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.0
Pardot
6.7
Dynamic content
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.6
Pardot
6.9
Ability to test dynamic content
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Pardot
7.2
Landing pages
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Pardot
6.8
A/B testing
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
6.9
Pardot
8.5
Mobile optimization
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
6.9
Pardot
7.7
Email deliverability reporting
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.1
Pardot
8.3
List management
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.0
Pardot
8.2
Triggered drip sequences
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.3
Pardot
8.3

Lead Management

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.7
Pardot
8.0
Lead nurturing
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.0
Pardot
8.3
Lead scoring and grading
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.7
Pardot
8.6
Data quality management
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.4
Pardot
7.5
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.6
Pardot
7.7

Campaign Management

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Pardot
7.7
Calendaring
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
6.9
Pardot
7.7
Event/webinar marketing
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.5
Pardot
7.8

Social Media Marketing

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Pardot
6.7
Social sharing and campaigns
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.0
Pardot
5.8
Social profile integration
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.4
Pardot
7.5

Reporting & Analytics

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Pardot
7.0
Dashboards
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Pardot
7.3
Standard reports
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Pardot
7.0
Custom reports
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Pardot
6.6

Platform & Infrastructure

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.4
Pardot
7.4
API
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Pardot
7.8
Role-based workflow & approvals
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Pardot
7.2
Customizability
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Pardot
7.2
Integration with Salesforce.com
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.1
Pardot
8.6
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Pardot
8.3
Integration with SugarCRM
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.8
Pardot
5.4

Pros

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

  • WYSZIWYG editor makes things easy for folks new to marketing as well as HTML/. I feel like I've been able to wrap my hands around this tool pretty quickly, and I have only been using the system for 10 months.
  • Forms are an incredibly powerful tool that can be used in a myriad of ways to help support your team goals. We use them to trigger SMS campaigns for feedback from our homeowners, and we also use them on landing pages to survey our contacts as well.
  • The improved program canvas and the ability to communicate between CDO records and contact records is great. We're able to store useful information on the CDO record without weighing down the contact record with information that isn't vital
Barry James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

  • Pardot syncs with our database, Salesforce and works seamlessly in updating records with individuals. Having this sync allows everyone in the organization to know where the last communication was and where they stand.
  • Pardot's A/B testing is the easiest A/B testing to use and communicate differently with individuals based on reporting. You are able to test this A/B before sending out an email unlike other platforms. The A/B testing is time saving and effective when trying to communicate with our audience.
  • Pardot's engagement studio is very easy to not only set-up but to follow. They set up their engagement platform in a way that you can see it overall and follow it like a flow chart, allowing the creator to truly understand where the emails/individuals are doing. The reporting of the engagement studios is detailed and very accessible.
Danielle Armour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

  • It would be nice if there were more options for specific customizations in the template mode - for example, if you would like to have a photo to the left of text, there is a very specific spacing you're able to use, and you can't change the sizes of each piece more than 30 points in one direction or another. This means that if you have very specific designs you want to use for your emails, you may have to be a little flexible in the spacing and alignment. It's not a huge deal, but it limits some of the design options.
  • I have dealt with some issues with bounceback statuses for emails - if an email bounces back once, the Eloqua system registers it as a bad email and you have to go in and clear the person's email in the system before it will send them an email again. This can be a tedious process - there is a way to clear an entire segment's bounce back status, but I had to go on a journey through the help section to figure that out. Also, if people unsubscribe to your emails, you have to go into their accounts individually and resubscribe them, and there is no simple way to do that en masse so it takes a very long time if you have more than a few accounts to resubscribe.
  • The system goes down sometimes or is difficult to get into - the Eloqua network is sometimes slow to start and I may have to refresh the page for quite a while before it will load the email I'm working on, which can be frustrating. I think it is due to system overloads when there are a lot of users, but I'm not sure.
  • You cannot add attachments to Eloqua emails, which makes it a little difficult. You can host documents on Eloqua, which is very nice, but you have to link them in your email versus making an attachment.
Madeline Des Jardins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

  • Pricey. I work for a nonprofit so it was a big decision to go with Pardot but it is one of the best in its class.
  • You must have the capacity/time/resources to actually use the functionalities and features. Otherwise, it could be a waste of money.
Jillian Papa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 5.3
Based on 89 answers
We have been able to automate so many marketing processes with Eloqua over the past 5 years that the only direction would be to adopt the latest and greatest features Eloqua adds. The alternative would be to go back to the marketing stone-age and start over again. And we would rather move forward with increased automation and efficiency.
Dan Allis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

Pardot 3.8
Based on 86 answers
As of right now we have not seen any other program that integrates as seamlessly into our Salesforce platform. We have barely scratched the surface of all the features and use cases. It would be irresponsible to make a move to another platform in the near future. We have not come up against any limitations that would prompt a need to switch
Karol Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.6
Based on 14 answers
Personally, I find it quite easy to use. But for those members of our team who have little or no testing experience, it's been a bit more difficult. There's also training required for development teams in order to have your campaigns coded and set up in the most efficient way. Our developers have been able to do basic and intermediate tests with no difficulty, and they find the interface itself quite intuitive... it's just the extremely complex tests that require a bit more understanding.
Gwen Lafleur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

Pardot 8.5
Based on 17 answers
The system has so many features that it does take a while to get spun up on what they all do and how they interact with each other. Once you dedicate the time to training to reach that crucial level of understanding however, it is easy to creatively apply the varied functionality of the program to address issues that would have previously seemed to mandate the use of another system.
Marshall Darr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.2
Based on 18 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Pardot

Pardot 7.5
Based on 8 answers
There have been a couple of service incidents over the past few months. I'm not sure if it has to do with Pardot integrating their infrastructure with ExactTarget. However, they responded well with proactive communication and a debrief as to what happened.
Pam Risch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.0
Based on 10 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Pardot

Pardot 8.3
Based on 5 answers
There are various connectors to the product to other services (SFDC, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Bit.ly, Social Accounts, etc.). They all seem to sync very well and frequently
Vinny Poliseno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 9.9
Based on 32 answers
Whenever we needed assistance help was easy to access. They understand the request the first time and provided easy to follow instructions to fix it or fixed the issue if it was not something we had control over. It's always best to provide screenshots so support knows exactly what is going on
Stefanie Cash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

Pardot 6.4
Based on 14 answers
They contact us on a regular basis to ensure everything is going well, they keep us updated on new enhancements to the program and also offer weekly webinars to learn more about the program and features. When we do have an issue come up, which is extremely rare, they answer our requests promptly.
Justin Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 7.3
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Pardot

Pardot 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The trainers at the Pardot user conference (Elevate and Connections) were very knowledgeable and presented the material well. Again, the content was targeted to more of a new user audience, and was not really relevant for folks who had been using the product for 2+ years.
Pam Risch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 7.6
Based on 11 answers
Eloqua University is very intersting, with a thorough programme and very experienced trainers. The Master programme is great!
Marie Escaro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

Pardot 8.1
Based on 7 answers
Pardot's online training touches on all topics briefly and vaguely without much indepth exploration into how a final outcome could look, such as Nurturing Campaigns, Email templates, landing page templates, etc...The only true way to uncover Pardot's full capabilities is to have Front End design and coding experience. Without this key skill set, I would not recommend Pardot to another business.
Sean Marsh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.8
Based on 20 answers
I give it a 10 because the only issue we had was a result of not following the guidance we were given. Maxymiser provided a customized implementation guide for each site where we were adding the code. On our site implementations when we followed that guide to the letter, it was extremely fast and easy and has worked very well.
Gwen Lafleur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

Pardot 8.2
Based on 11 answers
Love the tool, so much easier to see what our visitors are doing, creating campaigns etc. One recommendation about forms in campaigns etc is to make sure the form is not shared between countries. To send out notifications to responsible, you should have one form per country or question.
Anna Johansson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

It was an inherited platform vs. chosen. The incumbent chose Oracle as it was the best enterprise solution. The company, however, did not require an enterprise solution rendering the full Oracle stack pretty useless, unfortunately. The commercials are expensive yet it is attractive to have a 'blended' CPM style commercial model vs. other vendors that charge you on contacts
Nick Pape | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

We originally looked at both Marketo and Pardot for our marketing automation. They were considered to be almost identical products. The main reason for selecting Pardot was that we were already using salesforce and it made sense not to add too many different systems from different suppliers.
Richard Massey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.4
Based on 108 answers
Eloqua does not really have a limit on scale and can support huge organizations with massive amounts of data. Our organization uses Eloqua to control all campaign/marketing efforts by injecting all touches with the customer into the tool. Using tools like Eloqua Profiler allows our Sales teams to view interactions that a customer or prospect has had with our website, emails, landing page and more.
Brad Dunzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

  • For our organization it is currently too early to measure ROI, as we have just started using it less than six months ago. The program has helped us meet the objective of communicating with consumers and sharing information across multiple social media platforms seamlessly.
  • Ultimately the program should be able to to help us grow our relationships with consumers, and measure and track consumer activity on the web, which will help us develop web content and content marketing material that will be more appealing to all of our audiences.
  • Since we are a B to B to C company and not selling anything to consumers, it will be hard to measure ROI. That being said, the tool should definitely help us build more awareness among consumers.
Richard Angeloni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

  • Pardot saves sales hundreds of hours per year by automating the lead follow-up.
  • Gives the Sales team more visibility into what their leads are doing.
  • Ultimately, sales and marketing would be a lot harder if we didn't have Pardot. It's the glue that pulls everything together, and the amount of work and data processing that goes on behind the scenes thanks to the platform means that our sales team can focus on conversations rather than email followup, lead grading, etc.
Garrett Genest | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
5,000.00*

* per installation

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Pardot

General

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

Pardot Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$1,0001
Pro$2,0002
Ultimate$3,0002
  1. per month (up to 1,000 contacts)
  2. per month (up to 10,000 contacts)
Additional Pricing Details
Salesforce Engage, an additional offering for sales and marketing alignment, is priced at $50 per month per user.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.8
Pardot
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
5.3
Pardot
3.8

Usability

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.6
Pardot
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.2
Pardot
7.5

Performance

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.0
Pardot
8.3

Support Rating

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
9.9
Pardot
6.4

In-Person Training

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Pardot
9.0

Online Training

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.6
Pardot
8.1

Implementation Rating

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.8
Pardot
8.2

Scalability

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.4
Pardot

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