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Score 4.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Wishpond ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Email & Online Marketing, Lead Management, Social Media Marketing, Reporting & Analytics, Platform & Infrastructure

Email & Online Marketing

2.3

Sales Engine International

23%
4.4

Wishpond

44%
Wishpond ranks higher in 9/9 features

WYSIWYG email editor

2.0
20%
1 Rating
5.3
53%
6 Ratings

Landing pages

4.0
40%
1 Rating
4.5
45%
8 Ratings

Email deliverability reporting

1.0
10%
2 Ratings
4.9
49%
10 Ratings

List management

2.0
20%
1 Rating
4.7
47%
9 Ratings

Dynamic content

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
8 Ratings

Ability to test dynamic content

N/A
0 Ratings
3.9
39%
8 Ratings

A/B testing

N/A
0 Ratings
4.1
41%
9 Ratings

Mobile optimization

N/A
0 Ratings
4.8
48%
8 Ratings

Triggered drip sequences

N/A
0 Ratings
4.3
43%
8 Ratings

Lead Management

2.3

Sales Engine International

23%
4.0

Wishpond

40%
Wishpond ranks higher in 3/4 features

Lead nurturing

1.0
10%
1 Rating
4.1
41%
8 Ratings

Lead scoring and grading

2.0
20%
1 Rating
4.4
44%
9 Ratings

Data quality management

2.0
20%
1 Rating
4.3
43%
7 Ratings

Automated sales alerts and tasks

4.0
40%
1 Rating
3.3
33%
6 Ratings

Campaign Management

1.0

Sales Engine International

10%

Wishpond

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sales Engine International ranks higher in 2/2 features

Calendaring

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Event/webinar marketing

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Social Media Marketing

1.0

Sales Engine International

10%
4.6

Wishpond

46%
Wishpond ranks higher in 1/1 features

Social sharing and campaigns

1.0
10%
1 Rating
4.6
46%
9 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

1.0

Sales Engine International

10%
3.6

Wishpond

36%
Sales Engine International ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Standard reports

1.0
10%
1 Rating
3.6
36%
8 Ratings

Custom reports

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

1.5

Sales Engine International

15%
3.1

Wishpond

31%
Wishpond ranks higher in 4/5 features

API

1.0
10%
1 Rating
3.6
36%
7 Ratings

Role-based workflow & approvals

3.0
30%
1 Rating
3.6
36%
6 Ratings

Customizability

1.0
10%
1 Rating
4.2
42%
7 Ratings

Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with Salesforce.com

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Sales Engine International is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Wishpond is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

3.1

Sales Engine International

31%
3 Ratings
3.5

Wishpond

35%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Sales Engine International

100%
2 Ratings

Wishpond

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Sales Engine International

80%
1 Rating

Wishpond

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Sales Engine International

100%
2 Ratings

Wishpond

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

10.0

Sales Engine International

100%
2 Ratings

Wishpond

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Sales Engine International

100%
2 Ratings
1.0

Wishpond

10%
1 Rating

Online Training

10.0

Sales Engine International

100%
1 Rating

Wishpond

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Sales Engine International

100%
2 Ratings

Wishpond

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Sales Engine International

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Wishpond

10%
2 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Sales Engine International

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Wishpond

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Sales Engine Media

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.
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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.
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Pros

Sales Engine Media

  • 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.
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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.
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Cons

Sales Engine Media

  • 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.
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Wishpond

  • They added keywords to campaigns we'd specifically said not to.
  • They should tweak campaigns with a 0.06 ROAS.
  • They should provide the services that are promised.
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Pricing Details

Sales Engine International

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Sales Engine International editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Wishpond

    Starting Price

    $69 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Wishpond editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Basic$691
    Pro$1192
    Growth$1993

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month
    3. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Yearly plans are 36% off.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Sales Engine Media

    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
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    Wishpond

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Sales Engine Media

    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
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    Wishpond

    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    Sales Engine Media

    Manticore hardly ever has "product down time" and almost never during a normal work day for our company
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    Wishpond

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Sales Engine Media

    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
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    Wishpond

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Sales Engine Media

    The Manticore team is very knowledgeable, I haven't had an issue where a ticket was left unanswered or unresolved
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    Wishpond

    There is no support at Wishpond. I contacted my project manager's manager over a week ago without a reply. When I responded to the automated 'How is your experience' email saying how awful it was there was no follow-up. When I had trouble and had to escalate things it resulted in some new procedures being put in place that changed nothing and they never checked in to see if things were fixed.
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    Online Training

    Sales Engine Media

    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
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    Wishpond

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Sales Engine Media

    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
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    Wishpond

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Sales Engine Media

    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.
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    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.
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    Return on Investment

    Sales Engine Media

    • 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
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    Wishpond

    • Negative google ROI.
    • A few conversions in September on paid social then none - negative ROI.
    • Between ad spend and Wishpond fees every month is negative ROI. Can’t wait until I can get out of this contract.
    • Emails don’t perform as well as my own for open rates or clicks.
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