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KIZEN

Kizen offers a cloud-based suite of marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) and sales tools suitable for small and midsize businesses in a range of industries. Features include contact and lead management, form automation,... Read more

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SharpSpring

SharpSpring is a fully integrated cloud-based marketing tool that offers customer relationship management, marketing automation, mobile and social marketing, sales team automation, customer service and more, all within one solution. SharpSpring... Read more

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Act-On

Established in 2008, Act-On is a comprehensive marketing automation tool designed to offer a complete suite of applications, including email marketing, website visitor tracking, lead management, social media management, reporting and... Read more

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HubSpot Marketing

With its cloud-based, all-in-one marketing software platform, HubSpot helps companies of all sizes create a web presence, convert online traffic into leads that can be tracked and nurtured and analyze business metrics to ensure marketing... Read more

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INBOX25

INBOX25 is a marketing automation platform that helps businesses of all sizes manage lead capturing, personalized engagement and sales. The solution leverages artificial intelligence to provide a unified platform for marketing and... Read more

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Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor is a cloud-based email marketing solution that helps businesses manage new subscriptions, send email newsletters and generate reports. It caters to businesses of all sizes across various industry verticals. The solution... Read more

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ActiveDEMAND

ActiveDEMAND is a cloud-based marketing automation solution that caters to marketing agencies and helps them to create and manage their marketing campaigns. The solution includes marketing automation functionalities for small businesses,... Read more

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emfluence Marketing Platform

emfluence Marketing Platform is a cloud-based marketing solution that offers tools to create, track and run online marketing campaigns. Key features include email marketing, form and landing page builders, calendars, social media marketing... Read more

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Net-­Results

Net-Results is a cloud-based marketing automation solution for small, midsize and large businesses. Primary features include lead management, lead scoring, marketing list management, email builder, social media management, insights... Read more

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Growlabs

Growlabs is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) system for small to midsize companies in the following industries: accounting, advertising, insurance, legal, media, nonprofit, real estate, and software/IT. The Growlabs... Read more

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Infusionsoft by Keap

Infusionsoft by Keap is a cloud-based sales and marketing solution that offers Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Marketing Automation and E-Commerce functionalities in one suite that helps small businesses across various industries... Read more

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Hatchbuck

Hatchbuck is a sales and marketing solution designed for small to midsize businesses. The integrated solution offers combined sales automation, marketing automation and email marketing features. Hatchbuck is a good fit for a wide range... Read more

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Delivra

Delivra is a cloud-based marketing platform designed for companies looking to manage automated email marketing campaigns. It’s suited for small to midsize organizations in a variety of industries, such as education, healthcare, real... Read more

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Salesfusion

Salesfusion is a cloud-based marketing solution that provides midsize businesses tools to engage audiences and measure marketing targets. The solution can also be deployed on-premise. Salesfusion offers a functional suite of applications... Read more

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eTrigue DemandCenter

eTrigue DemandCenter is a cloud-based marketing automation solution that caters to SMBs in various industries including advertising, healthcare, technology, transportation, utilities and B2B. DemandCenter's drag and drop interface... Read more

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Pulse

Pulse is a cloud-based marketing automation solution designed for businesses in the health care and pharmaceutical industries. Key features include focused segmentation, multi-channel outreach, a central dashboard and a repository... Read more

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Emercury

Emercury is a cloud-based email marketing solution designed for entrepreneurs, bloggers, speakers, marketers, and developers. Features include A/B testing, template management, WYSIWYG email editor, image library, campaign management... Read more

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Drip

Drip is a cloud-based email marketing solution catering to businesses of all sizes across various industries such as marketing and advertising, consumer goods and e-learning. Key features include workflow automation, multi-channel... Read more

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Klaviyo

Klaviyo is a cloud-based email marketing solution for e-commerce businesses. Key features include integration with multiple platforms, audience segmentation and performance reporting. Klaviyo allows users to send out targeted email... Read more

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Katabat Marketing Automation

Katabat Liberate is a cloud-based marketing automation solution that helps businesses to manage workflows and customer relationships. The solution caters to a variety of industries including telecom, retail banks, credit-based consumer... Read more

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Buyer's guide


Last Updated: April 21, 2019

Marketing automation is a very active segment of the CRM software market. Not only are new vendors entering the market, but existing market leaders are constantly innovating and delivering new product updates. Today, the majority of solutions can be split into business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) solutions. The two groupings are very different and so are their functional needs.

Businesses that sell to other businesses (B2B) firms have longer sales cycles and engage in more relationship building activities. Businesses that sell to consumers (B2C) rely more on brand and high-volume direct outreach efforts. This overview aims to improve understanding of how marketing software applications work and provide an update on trends every buyer should know.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is Marketing Automation Software?
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Benefits and Potential Issues
Market Trends to Understand
The Vendor Landscape

What Is Marketing Automation Software?

Henry Procter is credited with saying, “I know I waste half of my advertising dollars. I just wish that I knew which half.” This is precisely the question that this software answers. It assists firms in developing, executing and tracking campaigns. Media buying and planning applications help with planning advertising campaigns involving traditional and digital media. Managers use these systems to automate workflows, manage collateral, track prospect behavior and qualify leads before they are passed to sales.

B2B systems have sophisticated lead generation and lead management capabilities. For example, lead scoring functions score leads based on:

  • Demographics
    • Geography
    • Industry
    • Size
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  • Behavior
    • Website activity
    • Responses to campaigns

The resulting scores ensure that the sales department only receives qualified leads that are close to making a purchase. For leads that are not ready to buy, marketing tracking software provides campaign management, which helps marketers to foster the relationship through techniques such as drip and “stay in touch” campaigns. 

B2C systems tend to manage vast databases of customer data—often millions of records. These systems have sophisticated tools for analyzing and segmenting customers into different categories of buyers. Markets can then execute specific campaigns, or “treatments” for each segment. Campaigns are typically designed to elicit a direct response, such as returning to a website to make a purchase. Alternatively, campaigns may feed a target prospect list into a call center systems for telesales outreach. 

MA software also provides companies with advanced reporting and analytics tools to measure the performance of initiatives. This allows managers to see which campaigns and channels are driving leads, along with the costs and revenue of those initiatives. In the end, this helps organizations decide how to better allocate resources.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

We believe that most buyers segment into the following four categories:

B2C enterprise buyer. These buyers work for firms that market to consumers. With millions of prospects and huge volumes of data, they need sophisticated analytics and segmentation tools to define, select and reach members of their target markets.

B2B enterprise buyer. These buyers work for firms that market to other businesses, and engage in longer sales cycles. They are primarily seeking capabilities that help them nurture relationships with prospects. Lead nurturing, lead scoring, sales force automation (SFA) and sales coordination and enablement tools are all critical for optimal performance.

CRM suite buyer. These buyers have less sophisticated requirements, but value integration with their other customer relationship management (CRM) programs. They are typically content to trade feature depth for native integration with CRM, SFA and other applications. 

Email emphasis buyer. These buyers work for small businesses that want to engage in more