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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 6.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Sales Engine International

We used the Manticore Marketing Automation solution for almost/just over 2 years, and initially, it was a great solution. Everything just seemed to work. When Manticore Technology, Inc. and Sales Engine International merged on May 31st of 2012, the overall product quality began to decline.As browsers and other programs (like our CRM environment) went through updates and new releases, Manticore just didn't keep up. Parts of the program became incompatible with certain browsers, forcing us to change where and how we logged into the back-end of the system. It was a silly workaround, but not the end of the world. When we learned that other client-facing portions didn't work with certain browsers, we brought it to their attention, and were told that we needed to find some way to work with it, and that the changes to the system were not possible. We ended up having to change our 200+ landing pages/forms, and could no longer have the State/Province field as a required field for registrations. That is just one example of our experience, and there have been others that are just as troublesome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

It's a great platform if you're looking for something to run contests that provide leads and drive user engagement, but if they also incorporated social media management and scheduling, Wishpond would be a 10 by far. It's definitely worth looking into specifically for running contests throughout the year, for a wide variety of companies and industries.
Alison Walkley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Sales Engine International
2.3
Wishpond
7.1
WYSIWYG email editor
Sales Engine International
2.0
Wishpond
7.3
Landing pages
Sales Engine International
4.0
Wishpond
9.5
Email deliverability reporting
Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond
6.7
List management
Sales Engine International
2.0
Wishpond
8.0
Dynamic content
Sales Engine International
Wishpond
5.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Sales Engine International
Wishpond
6.7
A/B testing
Sales Engine International
Wishpond
7.0
Mobile optimization
Sales Engine International
Wishpond
6.7
Triggered drip sequences
Sales Engine International
Wishpond
7.3

Lead Management

Sales Engine International
2.3
Wishpond
7.1
Lead nurturing
Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond
7.0
Lead scoring and grading
Sales Engine International
2.0
Wishpond
7.7
Data quality management
Sales Engine International
2.0
Wishpond
7.3
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Sales Engine International
4.0
Wishpond
6.5

Campaign Management

Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond
Calendaring
Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond
Event/webinar marketing
Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond

Social Media Marketing

Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond
8.0
Social sharing and campaigns
Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond
6.3
Dashboards
Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond
Standard reports
Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond
6.3
Custom reports
Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond

Platform & Infrastructure

Sales Engine International
1.5
Wishpond
5.8
API
Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond
5.5
Role-based workflow & approvals
Sales Engine International
3.0
Wishpond
5.5
Customizability
Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond
6.0
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Sales Engine International
1.0
Wishpond
Integration with Salesforce.com
Sales Engine International
Wishpond
6.4

Pros

Sales Engine International

  • Awesome integration with CRM/SFDC.
  • Support is US-based, free with subscription, and very helpful.
  • Best workflow capability (drag and drop) I've seen in any comparable product.
  • Custom templates are available for purchase and are great for branding.
  • Easy to use landing pages.
Meredith Oakes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

  • Very small learning curve, thanks to wonderful real-time tutorials and help, and drag-and-drop editors.
  • Easy to navigate - there are only 3 main sections of the site (content, lists, and emails).
  • Excellent customer service. I've always gotten prompt answers to any questions I've had.
Kristina Derby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sales Engine International

  • List Building for Resends - I like to resend my email campaigns to non-openers and there is no easy way to pull this list within Manticore (If did not open this email is not an option). Typically I pull the report for the campaign, then re-import my list of non-openers to create a new list.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

  • Execution- lots of errors and so much nagging required to get them to meet dates when creating campaigns.
  • Copywriting is rife with grammatical errors.
  • ROI and conversions are very low.
  • Slow communication response times.
  • [In my experience] overall just very ineffective and disappointing.
  • Long contract that is very difficult to get out of.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sales Engine International

Sales Engine International 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've been incredibly pleased with Manticore/SEI and have selected them at several companies now. It's worked in a variety of different business environments, both big and small, and everyone on both the sales and marketing side have been extremely pleased with the results
Meredith Oakes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Sales Engine International

Sales Engine International 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Some of the actions require you to be in a specific section before actions are available to you, like adding a list. You first have to navigate to that section for options to be available to you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Sales Engine International

Sales Engine International 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Manticore hardly ever has "product down time" and almost never during a normal work day for our company
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Sales Engine International

Sales Engine International 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Email campaigns are deployed instantly when you launch, unlike other Marketing Automation tools I've used in the past that queue emails in batches and can take hours to complete a send
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Sales Engine International

Sales Engine International 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Manticore team is very knowledgeable, I haven't had an issue where a ticket was left unanswered or unresolved
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Sales Engine International

Sales Engine International 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Training was done online, but was one-on-one, giving me a lot of time to ask very specific product questions. They also walk you through setting up a test campaign, email, and landing page
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Sales Engine International

Sales Engine International 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was the easiest integration and implementation that I've ever experienced. I've implemented other CRM integrated services before that provided the same services as Manticore that were extremely technical and expensive to integrate with Salesforce.com or Microsoft CRM Dynamics, or just plain couldn't integrate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Sales Engine International

We migrated to Marketo approximately 6 months
ago, and were extremely happy with the change. Besides the higher sticker
price and the "everything's a sales pitch" communications from
Marketo, we can't find any fault.

Sales
Engine International - Manticore (commonly referred to as Manti-beast
internally) created many problems for us. And while they did integrate
with our Microsoft Dynamics environment, the software quickly ate through our
purchased storage and forced us to constantly purchase more. That alone
cost us many hundreds of dollars in Microsoft Dynamics CRM storage every year.
And, when confronted about it, Manticore support flat out lied about how
much storage their activities were taking up in our system. So, while it
integrates, it's a very poor integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

We choose Wishpond as our first option since we were a startup e-commerce. Klaviyo was a little bit expensive for us and Wishpond really suits pretty well in our budget. Besides, if you don't have so many clients, at a first glance, there are a lot of features that would not be taken advantage of. That is why Wishpond was a better option when we started.
José Ricardo Pacheco Vieyra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sales Engine International

  • Errors in forms led to a decrease in registrations - found workaround to correct it, but was never informed of certain incompatibilities
  • Reports have been inaccurate and very inflexible, and have not allowed for reliable forecasting/planning
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wishpond

  • It improves our time invested in frontend
  • It is very easy to use
  • The price of the tool is very affordable
  • It also offers a/b testing which we consider a huge plus
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Sales Engine International

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Sales Engine International Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Wishpond

General

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

Wishpond Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$691
Pro$1191
Growth$1991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Yearly plans are 36% off.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sales Engine International
3.1
Wishpond
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Sales Engine International
10.0
Wishpond

Usability

Sales Engine International
8.0
Wishpond

Reliability and Availability

Sales Engine International
10.0
Wishpond

Performance

Sales Engine International
10.0
Wishpond

Support Rating

Sales Engine International
10.0
Wishpond

Online Training

Sales Engine International
10.0
Wishpond

Implementation Rating

Sales Engine International
10.0
Wishpond

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