Akero Software

4.88 / 5 (8)

Our advisors have recommended this product 2 times in the last 30 days

About Akero

Designed and developed exclusively for student-specialist marketers and recruiters, Akero helps you improve marketing performance and increase student enrollments. It’s an easy-to-use, subscription-based platform that sits as an end-to-end solution or as a seamless marketing layer between your advertising, website, and student CRMs. It makes your life easier by bridging the challenges faced in marketing, recruitment and admissions with a specialist technology solution. Akero already supports over 300 global colleges and universities, helping them reach, engage and enroll more students.

Personalized content makes your prospect 20x more likely to convert. You’ll see every touchpoint – which emails are opened, which links have been cl...


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8 Reviews of Akero

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.88 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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November 2016

Megan from BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture)

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Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2016

Review of Akero for BCA

Here at BCA we use Akero for all of our Open Event Facebook Campaigns. It has been a huge help to us having all of the pre-registrations in one place and a massive change from our old system where the pre-registrations would be sent directly to our emails from the website which we then would input manually onto a spreadsheet. As well as helping us by having all of the leads in one place, it has saved us a huge amount of time. It is also great to have the landing page embedded onto our website and the forms/ landing page is very user friendly.

Pros

Ease of use Works very well for our Open Events Easy to download information onto a spreadsheet Time saving software for us

Cons

The only cons about this software would be that when our leads have come through via the Akero landing page, they sometimes are split into two sections 'all leads' and then 'to review' rather than one place.

Response from Akero Labs

Replied November 2016

Hi Megan! Leads get the To Review status if they have an invalid email and an invalid phone number. If the email is invalid, but the mobile is valid and vice versa, they get the New status. This way it's easier to differentiate which leads are potentially not valid leads. The user can then decide if it's a valid lead and change the status to new and manually create a contact. This is like a first and automatic filter to improve lead quality. Hope this helps :) Gemma, Akero

June 2017

Grace from University of Brighton

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2017

Akero has been essential to the large task we have of managing our student helper cohort.

Pros

The use of Akero has been a (slightly convoluted) way of managing our Student Helper cohort, of which we use vast numbers to cover our Student Recruitment events spanning four campuses, plus our Outreach work - we needed a CRM system that worked for us, and fast. The team at Akero have been nothing but helpful in supporting the use of the software for a task which it was not built to perform but really has potential for! The platform is well designed and easy to work with.

Cons

As this software is a CRM and not a casual worker management tool, there are obviously some limitations to what we can do. We hope to work with the Akero team to see how we can adapt together to create a platform that truly works for us.

November 2016

Carl from InnoEnergy

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2016

Very good CRM system

A very good CRM system that gives the user an overview of running campaigns and leads management. One function that is especially good is the very extensive landing page tool. Good looking, easy to use and allows you to get creative.

November 2016

Sue from Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2016

Essential part of our event planning

We primarily use Akero for capturing and developing leads for open events at the college. The tracking capabilities and reports are really useful and great for showing senior management what has worked well within the marketing campaign. At the moment we use a different email marketing platform however we are interested to see that the Akero package is developing further to encompass more functionality in this regard which may enable us to pull all our activity together into the single platform in the future.

Pros

Reports

Cons

The fact that I now have to pay for it when previously it was free of charge for charities and educational institutions.

February 2016

Hannah from Net Natives

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

February 2016

Akero is crucial to our marketing activity

It's essential we are able to track how many leads our marketing campaigns are generating and which where the leads are coming from. Akero allows us to create custom landing pages easily and quickly as well as providing a highly personalised experience for our contacts which is completely trackable, so we know we are spending our money in the right places. The new automation features are great to and the platform is constantly evolving, I'd definitely recommend!

November 2016

Laura from Orion Support Services

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2016

Great CRM and marketing suite

Akero is a great CRM at a good price point. Crucially it helps bridge the gap between sales and marketing, allowing us to link them together and more accurately track campaigns and ROI and also maximise sales on the leads we generate. The guys at Akero have been fantastic in helping us get set up and helping us with implementing more complex workflows to take full advantage of the softwares capabilities. Would highly recommend.

November 2016

Denise from Southend Borough Council

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2016

Great tool and my little helper!

Akero is easy to use we are able to manage our personalised customer journeys, which we think has increased the some conversion. We like the personalisation, and the one click Facebook publishing. The capture, tracking and analysing tools are great.

November 2016

Paul from Keele University

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2016

Good, stable product

Been using Akero for the last year. It's a good, easy to use tool to build campaign landing pages and capture campaign leads. Recommended.