First and foremost, I like the automated programs, which has allowed us to reduce the time and manual labor we put into building ad hoc emails. We've been able to push out information faster and able to reach more people than Constant Contact.
Second, I like scoring process. We can cookie the users, and set up different criteria of how they're scored. From that, we created a leads list for our contact center, so they can personally reach out.
Third, I love the segment feature we can create with a list in the contacts. That has allowed us to further divide out who's interested in our products and services after two emails, then better market to those users.
Lastly, I like Act-On University. This program is intimidating, but Uni has a selection of different courses you can take depending on how you want to use the software. We have a team of primary users, and also a sales team. Both have very different roles in how we use Act-On, so it's great to see our team on the same page.
The program itself is intimidating. There are so many factors that go into one email, that it takes a few months to fully grasp the concepts. Act-On University has really helped with that, so I'd recommend going through as many of the workshops as possible. The downside to that, is if you're looking to get certified and do the live workshops, the presenter has to manually upload your name for you to get credit. I reached out to support and it wasn't as helpful as I was hoping.
This software has forms that we integrated with our website, so we have the ability to track our users and better grasp their behaviors and conversions. It's allowed us to create our own templates and use those for outbound and the automated programs. We've been able to provide our contact center with a list of hot leads, which we've gotten positive feed back from.