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Likelihood to Recommend

SalesGenius

Genius is well-suited for a smaller company looking to do one-off campaigns and not necessarily needing to track within a separate system. For example, the professional version of Salesforce is probably an ideal size for Genius. For a more enterprise/larger company I wouldn't suggest Genius be used.
Jessie Mead | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio SendGrid

Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing is perfect for organizations both big and small that may be on a lower budget. It is a very affordable solution for users with a large number of email addresses. While other providers may offer "free" storage for email contacts... the cost to send campaigns to those contacts can be very costly. While they do not offer widgets or other integrations for websites/social media... it is very easy to import and manage contacts. Additionally, they offer a comprehensive self-help support section online, but it's also easy to hop on the phone or on chat with a rep if you ever need technical support or assistance. Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing may not be the most affordable solution for users who are not currently sending email campaigns to their users, but are simply storing email contacts
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
6.3
WYSIWYG email editor
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
6.3
Dynamic content
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
6.3
Ability to test dynamic content
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
6.7
Landing pages
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
3.8
A/B testing
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
5.9
Mobile optimization
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
6.6
Email deliverability reporting
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
8.3
List management
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
6.7
Triggered drip sequences
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
5.7

Reporting & Analytics

SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
6.3
Dashboards
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
6.8
Standard reports
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
7.2
Custom reports
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
5.0

Pre-Send Testing

SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
4.2
URL Validation
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
4.9
Link Tracking
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
6.2
Image Validation
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
4.0
Inbox Display
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
3.8
Email Accessibility Tools
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
4.7
Spelling and Grammar Check
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
1.0
Spam Testing
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
4.0
Email Previews
SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
4.9

Pros

SalesGenius

  • Genius helped by giving our company easy access to social sharing tools, and a streamlined process for developing unique URL's, tracking, and an intuitive dashboard reporting system. It's well designed UX makes it easy to train new employees to use.
  • As an analytics person, data is important to me. However, website tagging can be an enormous time commitment. Genius helped by allowing our company to get client sites tagged in order to track in-depth analytics and develop more sophisticated engagement metrics.
  • Email solutions worked wonders, by automating the customized email process and including it in the same application that we use for our other marketing channels.
Jeremy Shabtai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio SendGrid

  • Drag and drop email designer for transactional emails - super nice even though I do code, it's much quicker and easier to implement without code.
  • Very simple implementation. Only a few lines of code need to be added in our backend and boom we were up and running in less than a day.
  • Listening to customer feedback. They regularly send emails about new features and ask for feedback to improve their software.
  • Some of the cheapest and best dedicated IPs.
  • Easy integration and setup between marketing and transactional emails. Super helpful to have everything in one place.
Evan Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SalesGenius

  • CRM Integration - Although Genius was great at tracking individual activity, there wasn't a way to pull over specific campaign details (ie, bounces, deliverables, statistics, charts). Our end-users not participating in the direct campaign had no way of knowing the results from within Salesforce.
  • Communication - I had a difficult time contacting Genius when I had issues or questions.
Jessie Mead | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio SendGrid

  • Actually viewing previous emails dispatched. SendGrid does not have this feature - although it provides numbers on emails dispatched within 3 days for the cheapest plan.
  • The service asks you to pay more (although a minimal amount) to have visibility on email activity upto 30 days in the past.
  • The API doesn't allow an export of a report of email activity over a period of time. It can be quite frustrating at times to be limited in this way.
  • Their customer support isn't the best. Certainly some room for improvement there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SalesGenius

SalesGenius 2.1
Based on 2 answers
Platform replaces many of the tools we used to use, creating efficiencies. Only reason not to renew is if another product comes along with a lower price tag.
Jeremy Shabtai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio SendGrid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

SalesGenius

SalesGenius 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Extremely user friendly as a stand-alone marketing platform.
Jessie Mead | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio SendGrid

Twilio SendGrid 1.0
Based on 4 answers
It has the potential to be really cool. However, it feels as if it was created by developers for developers (and I work with developers, yet even for me the instrument was somewhat not easy to use - just read SendGrid's help manuals...) However, if you are into data and your way of thinking is more mathematical rather than lyrical, you'll enjoy this instrument
Zee Gimon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SalesGenius

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Twilio SendGrid

Twilio SendGrid 6.1
Based on 13 answers
Twilio SendGrid Email API is everything we want it to be, and we have no reason to look for any other solution. Features and pricing match exactly what we need. As developers for SaaS products, Twilio SendGrid Email API provides a great service. I hope that they stay this way and don't inflate the service with too many marketing oriented features, because there are other tools for that and Twilio SendGrid Email API is a API for sending email first and foremost.
Bryan McAnulty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SalesGenius

Pardot is within the Salesforce CRM, so solves many issues for us as far as our employees seeing direct results. Genius is more suited for the larger, enterprise company, whereas Genius is better for a smaller team. Both are extremely efficient, just target a different business size/purpose.
Jessie Mead | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio SendGrid

With ExpressPigeon, SendGrid stacks up very well and actually provides just as much functionality for us as ExpressPigeon, but costs surrounding that use was advantageous with ExpressPigeon. SendGrid has recently added functionality that brings it closer to Act-On, specifically on the marketing automation end. This really allows users to create long-term campaigns.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SalesGenius

  • Training new hires has become significantly more efficient due to ease of use.
  • Increased website engagement metrics across the board.
Jeremy Shabtai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio SendGrid

  • Our clients experience significant ROI from their web forms - without receipt of forms, many of them would not still be in business.
  • As a solution for clients' sites, we find SendGrid is a fast installation and a 1 stop problem solver, saving us man-hours.
Darcy Knapp, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SalesGenius

General

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

SalesGenius Editions & Modules

Edition
Startups$4001
Small Teams$8001
The Big Guns$12001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Twilio SendGrid

General

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

Twilio SendGrid Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree
Basic15.002
Advanced60.002
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SalesGenius
6.0
Twilio SendGrid
7.2

Likelihood to Renew

SalesGenius
2.1
Twilio SendGrid

Usability

SalesGenius
7.0
Twilio SendGrid
1.0

Support Rating

SalesGenius
Twilio SendGrid
6.1

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