Manjunatha OKMarketo Consultant at Webtech software servies
Anonymous UserProduct Specialist at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature of this solution is Smart Campaigns."
"It is a very user-friendly solution. I'm mainly working on Design Studio, which is useful for companies in tracking repeat users. The progressive proofing is also useful. It is not available in other solutions."
"The most valuable features are the Marketo emails, both sending and tracking."
"The smart campaign looks quite interesting and useful."
"The most valuable feature is the 'Accelerators', which are expert-taught subject matter webinars on items such as personalization of emails and SMS to contacts and prospects."
"The solution is very, very scalable."
"The Journey Builder and the Email Studio features are most valuable."
"Email automation is most valuable."
"Marketo should give more power to the users for data manipulation."
"Its APIs need to be more flexible because there are some things that are not available in the API."
"Adobe, the parent company, needs to improve on getting more information published to allow users to educate themselves on how to use the solution."
"We would like an improvement to the 'Einstein Engagement Frequency'; the optimal range of emails that our subscribers will engage with."
"The solution can be difficult to set up for non-technical individuals."
"We need a development environment for Marketing Cloud. Currently, there is no development environment for this solution. Other Salesforce products, such as Sales and Service Cloud, have a development environment in which the developers can do some things and then post them in production. Currently, everything happens in the production for Marketing Cloud. There is only one environment, and the developers and the end-users have to work in the same environment, which seems to be challenging. If Salesforce can bring a developer environment for Marketing Cloud, it will be good."
"The general setup and understanding of how to use it can be improved. There should be easier self-service for setting up dashboards. Currently, we have someone setting them up for us. I wish it was easier."
"I'm not sure about the cost because I don't get into this aspect. Clients normally take care of that. I only know that it is costly, and I don't think there are any additional costs to the licensing."
"The licensing cost usually depends on the users."
"The solution is expensive compared to others."
"Its licensing is on an annual basis. Customers are okay with its licensing cost, and they don't find it expensive."
"We did a yearly license. We negotiated and got a great deal. I don't think we would have gotten far with the regular price, but they negotiated, so it was worth that."
Marketo is an all-in-one marketing solution that was created by marketers for marketers. Founded in 2007, Marketo is branded as marketing software that is easy, powerful and complete.
Organizations have access to multiple marketing and sales tools when they use this solution, such as Marketing Automation, Consumer Engagement Marketing, Real-Time Personalization, and Marketing Management.
Marketo is ranked 2nd in Marketing Automation with 4 reviews while Salesforce Marketing Cloud is ranked 1st in Marketing Automation with 4 reviews. Marketo is rated 9.2, while Salesforce Marketing Cloud is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Marketo writes "Helpful in converting leads to customers and has good integration with CRM". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Salesforce Marketing Cloud writes "Good technical support, extremely good scalability and very stable". Marketo is most compared with SAP Marketing Cloud, Oracle Eloqua, Amazon Pinpoint, SAS Customer Intelligence 360 and HubSpot Marketing Hub, whereas Salesforce Marketing Cloud is most compared with Oracle Eloqua, Amazon Pinpoint, SAP Marketing Cloud, Adobe Campaign and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. See our Marketo vs. Salesforce Marketing Cloud report.
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