We currently support 5 different engines that work with Act!. Each of their strengths relative to each other, and one size doesn’t fit all here. Here is a grid with a summary to compare most relevant features. The price grid assumes 1000 contacts/month, and not the cheapest model.
|Platform||Swiftpage E-Marketing Pro Edition||Act! E-Marketing Basic + Call List||Constant Contact Email||MailChimp Plugin for Act!||Mail-Merge by PEC|
|Tracks opens, clicks and unsubscribes||X||X||X||X|
|Direct Upload from Act!||X||X||X||X1||X|
|Writes Results back to Act!||X||X||X1||X|
|Create Act! Lookups from Results||X||X1||X5|
|Integrate Web Forms and Survey Results||X||X3|
|Monthly Fee for 1000/Contacts||$44.95||$30.00||$35.00||Free1||$250.005|
|Call List Report – Score card report based on opens and clicks||X||X|
|Supported Versions of Act!||2008+||v16+2||2008+||2011+1||2005+|
|Free Trial||60 Days / up to 50 Contacts / Day||60 Day Trial2||60 Day Trial / 10 Contacts per Send||Up to 2000 Contacts and 12K Emails/month||30 Day Trial|
1 – Act! integration with MailChimp is $99.95/pc license (Optional Professional Services not Included)
2 – Act! v16+ includes Act! E-Marketing for 500 contacts without the call list feature per user at no additional charge
3 – Constant Constant E-Mail Plus offers surveys and website integration, but the results do not go to Act!
4 – One Time Fee. Excludes optional professional services
5 – PEC exports the bounces and unsubscribes back to a field in Act!