Pardot: Above Par
Jillian Papa | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 09, 2019

Pardot: Above Par

Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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Professional

Overall Satisfaction with Pardot

Pardot is predominately used by our marketing and communications team. However, all departments leverage the usefulness of the product. It assists us in reaching our various audiences and segmenting communications to them. It also helps us see and understand what our audiences are doing to engage with us online. Pardot is a great marketing and communications tool.
  • Automation. Pardot has great automation functionalities for emails and other communications to our network. ex: list building features
  • Wealth of functionality and features. ex: engagement scoring
  • User friendly. It's not very hard to catch on and there are lots of resources to leverage.
  • Salesforce connection! This is probably #1 because SF is our CRM and it integrates seamlessly.
  • 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.
  • Engagement formula has allowed us to see to what extent our audience is engaging with us. What are they doing, how often are they doing it, etc. This helps us paint a picture of our network.
  • The segmentation for emailing has been very helpful for our organization. This allows for more targeted email campaigns to certain groups we know would be interested/benefited rather than loosing folks due to emails that they maybe don't care about (or we've sent too many!)
  • The connection to Salesforce really is a game changer. Now our CRM database and our marketing tool are connected for seamlessly integration.
I think if a company has Salesforce, it's kind of a no brainer. Pardot integrates really well with Salesforce. I also believe that the set up to link the two is free (you just need the resources to do it). Given what I know, I would recommend Pardot. I say that because I am not a marketing or communications person so I feel I'm unable to give it much higher than an 8 having not used all of the marketing features myself. For my job, I leverage the engagement scoring that Pardot offers and that is a wonderful tool.

Pardot Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG email editor
Not Rated
Dynamic content
Not Rated
Ability to test dynamic content
Not Rated
Landing pages
Not Rated
A/B testing
Not Rated
Mobile optimization
Not Rated
Email deliverability reporting
Not Rated
List management
Not Rated
Triggered drip sequences
Not Rated
Lead nurturing
Not Rated
Lead scoring and grading
9
Data quality management
8
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Not Rated
Calendaring
Not Rated
Event/webinar marketing
Not Rated
Social sharing and campaigns
Not Rated
Dashboards
Not Rated
Standard reports
Not Rated
Custom reports
Not Rated
API
Not Rated
Role-based workflow & approvals
Not Rated
Customizability
Not Rated
Integration with Salesforce.com
Not Rated