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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

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

Return Path

Return Path definitely helps provide directional guidance on where/how emails are being delivered, and it certainly provides some feedback and insights when there are delivery issues. I would not say that it is 100% accurate, though, on Inbox/Spam/Missing placement details for all ISPs. It certainly helps identify issues, though I would not use it as proof that we were fully put into the inbox (or spam folder).The inbox preview and rendering features are good, and I love the integration with Marketing Cloud. There are other rendering preview options available in the market, and this offering is solid. Just not the strongest. The direct integration with Marketing Cloud certainly makes it easy to use. Budgets permitting, using Return Path as part of a larger portfolio of tools for inbox placement monitoring, blacklist checking, email rendering, etc. would be advised. But it certainly works well as a starting point.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.5
Return Path
7.3
WYSIWYG email editor
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.0
Return Path
7.0
Dynamic content
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.6
Return Path
9.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Return Path
8.7
Landing pages
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Return Path
7.0
A/B testing
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
6.9
Return Path
8.3
Mobile optimization
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
6.9
Return Path
6.0
Email deliverability reporting
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.1
Return Path
9.4
List management
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.0
Return Path
5.0
Triggered drip sequences
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.3
Return Path
5.0

Lead Management

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.7
Return Path
Lead nurturing
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.0
Return Path
Lead scoring and grading
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.7
Return Path
Data quality management
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.4
Return Path
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.6
Return Path

Campaign Management

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Return Path
Calendaring
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
6.9
Return Path
Event/webinar marketing
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.5
Return Path

Social Media Marketing

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Return Path
Social sharing and campaigns
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.0
Return Path
Social profile integration
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.4
Return Path

Reporting & Analytics

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Return Path
5.5
Dashboards
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Return Path
9.1
Standard reports
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Return Path
2.7
Custom reports
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Return Path
4.6

Platform & Infrastructure

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.5
Return Path
API
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Return Path
Role-based workflow & approvals
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Return Path
Customizability
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Return Path
Integration with Salesforce.com
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.1
Return Path
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Return Path
Integration with SugarCRM
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.9
Return Path

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

Return Path

  • Individualized attention. They really dug in to understand our products and services.
  • Easy-to-understand training and actionable items that you can sustain over a long period of time.
  • They're embedded in our instance of Exact Target, so I'm able to review the entire email program and don't have to open up a separate tool to gather this information.
Joni Kalstrup | 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

Return Path

  • Device Previews use old Litmus API and therefore slow, would be nice to have a quicker interface
  • No content builder integration, system relies on emails to be sent to platform often increasing development times
  • Old user interface, interface has been the same and clunky for many years
Anonymous | 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

Return Path

Return Path 8.2
Based on 5 answers
We have two separate areas for using Return Path. Our web ecommerce area that is using only transactional emails and a marketing email program that is partnered on the backend with Return Path. I see Return Path continuing to be utilized with our marketing emails, but over time I see less need for our transactional emails to maintain Return Path components.
Dan Sixbury, PMP, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.7
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

Return Path

Return Path 7.3
Based on 1 answer
I find it fairly easy to use, though the interface is a bit clunky and I may be missing some revolutionary use because it's lost in the clutter.
Anonymous | 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

Return Path

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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

Return Path

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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

Return Path

Return Path 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I joined my company after the implementation was nearly complete. We used the Return Path tool as we slowly increased our send volume in Marketing Cloud to monitor IP reputation and inbox placement.
Anonymous | 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

Return Path

Return Path was the first solution that we looked into based on the native integration with Salesforce Marketing Cloud. That was the biggest selling point for us. We didn't do a lot of research on other products but 250ok was one we did look at but ultimately liked Return Path that much more
Anonymous | 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

Return Path

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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

Return Path

  • It has helped identify inbox issues and thus helping our clients reach more inboxes.
  • They have negatively impacted client relations on numerous occasions. They have reached out and told clients they are having issues or need certain products when they are already our clients and we are proving solutions for them.
  • They provide solid customer support when you create a support ticket. They are usually very quick to respond and give you an answer.
Anonymous | 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

Return Path

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.8
Return Path
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
5.3
Return Path
8.2

Usability

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.7
Return Path
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.2
Return Path

Performance

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.0
Return Path

Support Rating

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
9.9
Return Path

In-Person Training

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Return Path

Online Training

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.6
Return Path

Implementation Rating

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.8
Return Path
8.2

Scalability

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.4
Return Path

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