CommuniGator Alternative for B2B Marketing Automation
Easy to use small business marketing automation software to identify, convert and nurture visitors into customers.



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CommuniGator is well known particularly in the UK for its marketing software and while the CommuniGator system is great at what it does there are some features (particularly for B2B businesses) that may well make a difference to how well it works for you as a marketing system. Luckily there are easy to use CommuniGator competitors that allow you to quickly and easily implement marketing automation.

Let's start by taking a look at the marketing automation process, as once we understand the principles we'll be clear what's needed to generate leads and automate marketing that will nurture those leads into customers.

Visitor Identification

When someone visits your website they are usually fairly anonymous, both Jumplead and CommuniGator profile the IP address of each visitor identifying their organisation giving you an insight into prospects that are visiting your website and their interests even before they have converted.

Live chat with CRM integration

Live chat is an incredibly powerful way to engage directly with individual leads, opening up a conversation that in many instances can lead directly to sales. For B2B businesses that have low volumes of visitors and high sale values this kind of interaction is incredibly valuable.

Many marketing automation systems (such as CommuniGator) can only include live chat through a third party integration, however Jumplead has live chat built-in, which allows chat conversations to be managed within the app and more importantly conversations to be saved into the contact's profile record.

Landing Pages, multi-step forms and overlays.

Landing pages and conversion forms are the tools we need to convert visitors into leads, and when this happens we need to do a few other things to help automate the process. For example, you might start a follow up email autoresponder campaign to nurture your new lead over time encouraging them to come back and to re-engage. You might also change their sales stage to 'lead' so that you can segment them for ad-hoc email campaigns. You definately need to save and begin tracking your contact's behaviour.

What is important from a lead generation and management point of view is that the information we capture over time to profile our leads is managed effectively, for example progressive profiling allows us to ask the next unknown profiling questions in the landing pages, forms and overlays we create.

This is why Jumplead includes the ability to quickly create landing pages, forms and overlays. Simply dragging in the questions we wish to ask from our custom contact fields. Without the need to integrate with another system.



Particularly for B2B businesses it's incredibly important to be able to capture information over a period of time (it can take 6 months to qualify a B2B lead) so having an onboard CRM to collect, store and manage information about your leads is an important requirement.

Marketing tools needed for your marketing automation process

So a good list of features and tools you'll need to implement a marketing strategy would be:

  • Website Content Management System. WordPress works well for this, but anything that allows you to add JavaScript is good (most existing websites are fine).
  • Landing Pages and Lead Capture Forms. Custom sub-domains are handy for landing pages, and the ability to use shortcodes for WordPress if that's yous CMS.
  • Lead Nurturing and Autoresponders. These are essential for you to follow up on lead activity such as form completions, email opens and page visits.

  • Social media integration and monitoring. To identify the social accounts of your leads and to monitor activity for leads.
  • Personalisation. This includes being able to use merge tags in emails and create content and messaging based upon segmentation (for example, by sales stage).
  • Contact management CRM. As your leads are active on your website and opening your emails etc. You need to see their activity as part of their onboard CRM profile page.
  • Live chat and messaging. While this isn't a must have for marketing automation, it's a great inbound mechanism particularly for SMB's.

Core marketing automation benefits

Marketing automation can work very well when implemented properly, the ability to personalise and nurture effectively for extended periods of time particularly when you are using a service that supports progressive profiling (such as Jumplead) guarantees you make the most out every lead you generate.

What is progressive profiling?

Progressive profiling allows you to ask a range of questions over a period of time across multiple conversion forms without specifying which questions are on which form. This prevents duplication, reduces the size of your forms and increases conversion rates.

Unfortunately much marketing automation software comes with a significant price tag as well as a steep onboarding fee and an annual contract, easily stretching to tens of thousands of dollars.

Luckily, there are alternatives that can greatly reduce cost whilst still delivering all of the key features you need to run marketing automation for your B2B business.

B2B Marketing Automation Features Comparison

Feature Jumplead CommuniGator
Landing pages
Conversion forms
Drag and Drop editor
Email broadcasts
Email autoresponders
Marketing automations
Live chat
Web activity tracking
Visitor identification
Lead segmentation
Lead scoring
Lifecycle stages
Social CRM
Task management
Real time sales alerts

Pricing Comparison

Cost Jumplead CommuniGator
2,000 Contacts $49/month (Undisclosed)
10,000 Contacts $149/month (Undisclosed)
*Prices correct at Sept 2017.

Integrations

Jumplead integrates with more than 750 Apps via Zapier to help you keep your sales and marketing systems in sync. Putting valuable lead intelligence in the hands of your sales team.

Salesforce Integration
Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Google Contacts Integration
Pipedrive Integration
Insightly Integration
Nimble Integration

Conclusion

If you are planning to implement the full range of CommuniGator's features and cost / complexity is not an issue for you then Communigator makes great sense. However if you value live chat or the inclusion of visitor identification is important, or you want to focus on the core principles of marketing automation with an integrated set of functionality, then a system like Jumplead would be worth investigating. Why not compare Jumplead with CommuniGator on TrustRadius.



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Jumplead is the user-friendly alternative to Act-On, HubSpot, Infusionsoft, SharpSpring, Ontraport and Marketo.
A great option when looking to switch from ActiveCampaign, Autopilot, Greenrope, Lead Forensics, Pipedrive or CommuniGator and a great way to step up your lead management capabilities by moving from Drip and Leadpages, Unbounce or Instapage.

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Director of Products & Marketing, DecisionWise, Inc.

Our sales reps love Jumplead! With one click they can see all of the detail for each prospect that has visited our site. They are no longer in the dark when they call someone that has filled out a form.
They can quickly filter through to those contacts that have the most potential and it has increased their response times. The sales reps are now Jumplead addicts and are constantly looking through the system to identify new deals. Thanks for such a great marketing tool!

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By integrating Jumplead with our website we not only have a better understanding of our visitors, but we can also build a deeper profile of their interest and engagement. Combined with email marketing and tracking we have been able to tap into the power of marketing automation but at an affordable price.
The Jumplead team have been very responsive to our requests for additional functionality. Anyone who wants to benefit from a good marketing automation platform but without the hefty upfront commitment fees and prices charged by some well-known market leaders should give Jumplead a try.





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