Venturz — Best Free Alternative to ActiveCampaign

In today's fast-paced digital world, businesses are looking for solutions that can help them streamline their marketing efforts and drive revenue growth. Both Venturz and Active Campaign are powerful marketing automation platforms that offer a wide range of features to help businesses achieve their marketing goals. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at these two platforms and highlight why Venturz is the better product.

FeaturesVenturzActive Campaign
OverviewIt is a all in one software to launch, grow and scale a startup. We offer a wide range of tools including CRM, Website Builder, Campaign Management, Affiliate Management, Payments, Capital /Fundraising, and more. Active Campaign is a cloud-based marketing automation platform that offers email marketing, marketing automation, and CRM solutions
Website BuilderOne of the easiest-to-use and feature-rich page builders for quickly launching a full blown website or custom landing pages Active Campaign does offer integrations with popular website builders and content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, Wix, and Squarespace, it does not have its own website/CMS builder.
Custom Domain Connect your domain instantly for a complete white label experience NA
Custom Theming/Branding Customize your website with a variety of templates and design options for a unique look and feel. NA
SSO Our platform provides various authentication options for easy and secure access. NA
Drag & Drop Our drag & drop functionality offers flexibility in arranging page elements for a seamless user experience. NA
Rich text editor Our text editor provides multiple formatting options for creating engaging content. NA
CSS styling Take control of your website's style with advanced CSS styling options. NA
Custom codeHas robust options for customizing website code NA
Sharing controls Manage sharing settings and permissions for secure collaboration. NA
Form Builder Our form builder offers advanced customization options for gathering data and feedback. NA
Favoriting We offer favoriting options. NA
Page History Keep track of changes and revisions with our page history feature. NA
SEO Optimize your website for search engines with our built-in SEO tools. NA
Auth options Our platform provides various authentication options for easy and secure access. NA
Heading links Customize heading links for a better user experience. NA
Table of contents Easily organize and customize table of contents for longer pages. NA
Full screen mode We offer a full screen mode. NA
Mobile responsive Our platform offers customizable mobile responsiveness for a seamless user experience on all devices. NA
Auto redirection Control redirection options for a better user experience. NA
User, Role, and Access Management Manage users, roles, and access permissions for a secure online presence. NA
Dashboards and Reports Get advanced insights with our dashboard and reporting options. NA
Community/Forum Provides a robust built-in community/forum functionality along with the integrations to 3rd party platforms. Does not have a built-in community/forum feature
Custom domain Custom domains available with a paid subscription. NA
Custom branding Customizable community forum functionality with more options than the competitor's platform. NA
SSO Single Sign-On (SSO) functionality to make it easier for users to access the platform. NA
Reactions / Likes Built-in feature for reactions or likes, allowing users to easily show their appreciation for posts or comments. NA
Threaded comments Support for threaded comments, making it easier to follow conversations and discussions within the community/forum. NA
Rich text editor Our platform provides a user-friendly and customizable text editor that allows you to create engaging and visually appealing content for your community/forum. NA
Tags/Groups Customizable tags or groups to help organize and categorize posts and discussions. NA
Post visibility Greater control over post visibility to ensure that content is visible to the right audience NA
Social networks connection Built-in social network integration to make it easier for users to share content on their own social media accounts. NA
SEO Advanced SEO features, including custom metadata, to help boost your website's visibility and search engine rankings. NA
Open graph/Social media Built-in Open Graph and social media sharing features to help promote your community/forum on social media. NA
Online events Built-in features for online events, polls, and live streaming to engage with your community/forum members. NA
Polls Customizable user profiles to help users showcase their interests, expertise, and personalities. NA
Live stream With our built-in live streaming feature, you can host virtual events, webinars, and Q&A sessions to connect with your community in real-time. NA
Recordings You can easily record and save your live streams, webinars, and other events to share with your community later on. NA
User profile Our customizable user profile feature allows your community members to showcase their interests, expertise, and personalities. This helps to foster a sense of community and connection within your platform. NA
Team collaboration Comprehensive collaboration features, including real-time editing and document collaboration. NA
Member Directory Built-in member directory and messaging features to help members connect and collaborate with each other. NA
Member messaging Our built-in member messaging feature allows your community members to easily connect and communicate with each other. This helps to foster collaboration and community building within your platform. NA
Customer support Dedicated customer support to help you troubleshoot any issues and ensure that your community/forum runs smoothly. NA
CRM Offers a cost-effective and flexible pricing model, without compromising on features or functionality. Limited customization options for the user interface and dashboard.
Contact Management Our CRM provides extensive customization options for managing your contacts, allowing you to tailor your contact management to your specific needs. No option to import or export contacts using Excel files.
Granular segmentation Has smart list functionality, allowing you to segment your contacts in granular detail and target them with specific marketing campaigns. Limited segmentation options compared to other software, such as missing advanced filtering based on purchase history or website activity.
Geo location data Provides advanced mapping options, allowing you to easily visualize and analyze geographic data. No built-in geolocation tracking for contacts or leads.
Custom properties Allows you to set default values for custom properties, making it easier to manage your data and streamline your workflow. Limited options for creating custom fields in contact records, compared to other software.
Detailed activity report Has comprehensive activity reports that provide you with valuable insights into your customer interactions and sales performance. No option to create customized reports for specific campaigns or automation workflows.
Real time updation Offers real-time syncing with other tools, allowing you to seamlessly integrate your workflows across different platforms. Delays in real-time updates for contact data and activities.
Messaging Messaging features include SMS and WhatsApp support, allowing you to reach your customers on their preferred communication channels. No built-in A/B testing feature for email campaigns.
Lead Scoring Our CRM offers advanced AI-based lead scoring, allowing you to prioritize your leads and focus on the ones with the greatest potential. No predictive lead scoring options based on machine learning or AI algorithms.
Sales pipeline management Our sales pipeline management integrates with VoIP services, providing transcription and other advanced features. Limited visual customization options for sales pipelines compared to other software.
Call Tracking Integrates with VoIP services and provides transcription functionality, allowing you to track your calls and gain valuable insights into your sales process. No built-in call tracking feature
Company Insights Our CRM provides comprehensive data on companies, allowing you to gain insights into their operations, revenue, and other key metrics. Limited integrations with third-party data sources for company insights or data enrichment.
Landing Page Builder Landing page builder offers a wide range of customization options to create pages that align with your brand. Limited design and customization options for landing pages compared to other software.
Ad Management Provides ad creation options and extensive customization options, allowing you to create and manage your ad campaigns with ease. No built-in ad management feature
Form Builder Our CRM provides payment processing options for your forms, allowing you to seamlessly collect payments from your customers. Limited design options for form templates compared to other software.
Live Chat Venturz offers chatbot functionality and proactive messaging in our live chat feature, providing a seamless customer experience. No built-in live chat feature
CRM Help Desk Using our CRM help desk, you can manage customer inquiries and issues with ease, with a dedicated customer portal for easy access. Limited help desk functionality compared to other software
Prospect Tracking With Venturz's prospect tracking, you have extensive integration options to keep track of leads from various sources. Limited integrations with third-party data sources for prospect tracking or data enrichment.
Sales Automation Our sales automation workflows help you automate your sales processes, saving you time and effort. No built-in visual workflow editor for automation workflows.
Ticketing Using our ticketing system, you can provide multi-channel support and customize the platform to suit your needs. No built-in ticketing system for managing customer support requests or inquiries.
Team Email/Inbox Venturz offers a vast collection of attractive email templates to help you create visually appealing emails that catch the recipient's attention. The user interface for composing emails is not as intuitive or user-friendly
Shared inbox Our shared inbox functionality comes with robust user permission controls and team chat functionality that enables teams to collaborate more efficiently. Does not offer a shared inbox feature
Number of team members Venturz allows unlimited users on all plans, so you can have as many team members as you want. Charges per user, which can make it more expensive for teams
Custom email domain We provide customizable email domains with many custom options to help you create a professional image for your brand. Does not provide users with a custom email domain
Private inboxes With our private inbox feature, you can restrict access to your email account, ensuring your privacy. NA
Message sorting/filtering Offers advanced message filtering options with smart filters that help you organize your email more efficiently. NA
Labelling Labeling feature comes with multiple color options and sub-labels to help you categorize your emails. NA
A/B Testing Offers advanced A/B testing options, allowing you to test multiple variations of your emails and choose the winner that resonates with your audience. Does not have a built-in A/B testing feature
Personalization Our personalization feature comes with dynamic content options to help you personalize your emails based on recipient data. The platform does not offer dynamic content blocks that change based on the recipient's location or past purchase history.
Workflow Automation Provides advanced automation features, including branching, allowing you to automate your email workflows and save time. Lack more advanced and customizable workflow automation tools.
Analytics and Reporting Analytics and reporting feature provides advanced reporting options, helping you track and analyze your email performance and make data-driven decisions. Users cannot create custom reports or export data in different formats.
Templates Offers an extensive library of customizable templates, with the option to share templates across your team. Templates may not be as customizable compared to its competitors.
Segmentation Provides advanced options to segment your email lists based on custom rules and criteria. It lacks some advanced features available in its competitors.
Integration Offers integrations with multiple third-party platforms, and all plans come with API access to ensure seamless integrations. Lacks robust integration
Drag-and-drop email builder Drag-and-drop email builder comes with an intuitive interface and advanced customization options, with no CSS coding required. It may not be as intuitive and user-friendly compared to its competitors.
Mobile Optimization Offers advanced mobile optimization options, including device-specific customization, to ensure your emails look great on all devices. Limited mobile optimization options
Helpdesk + Live chat Helpdesk and Live chat offers custom chat triggers to improve customer engagement. Does not offer a built-in helpdesk or live chat feature.
CMS CMS has a high website page limit and includes dynamic content for a more personalized experience. NA
Chat widget With our Chat widget, you can fully customize and target it to specific audiences for maximum impact. NA
Set availability Makes scheduling availability easy with our automatic availability updates and flexible scheduling options. NA
Chatbot/AI Chatbot/AI integration is highly customizable and can be tailored to your business needs. NA
Ticketing Ticketing provides recurring ticket options and customizable workflows for efficient task management. NA
Read receipts We understand the importance of being able to track when your emails have been read. That's why we offer read receipts as a standard feature in our email communication tools. NA
Chat History Logging Our Chat History Logging features comprehensive search and chat log filtering for easy reference. NA
Reporting and analytics Get detailed insights with our Reporting and analytics features that include funnel visualization options. NA
Canned responses Create personalized responses with ease using our customizable Canned responses, which can be shared across your team. NA
Ticketing and task management Venturz Ticketing and task management is highly customizable and can be tailored to fit your unique business needs. NA
Visitor tracking Track visitors in real-time with our Visitor tracking features that give you a better understanding of customer behavior. NA
Multi-channel support Offers multi-channel support with channel-specific settings for a seamless customer experience. NA
Campaigns Venturz takes campaign management to the next level with advanced options for segmentation, targeting, and automation. With our platform, you can easily create targeted campaigns, automate your marketing efforts, and optimize your strategies for greater success. Limited pre-built templates compared to other email marketing software
One time We offer the option to create one-time campaigns as well as recurring campaigns. Limited flexibility in customizing the timing and frequency of automated emails
Drip automation Offers a high level of customization and branching for drip automation campaigns. A/B testing for one-time campaigns is not available in the basic plan
Multimedia content We offer a wide range of content management options for multimedia content. Image editing options are not as extensive
Custom segments Allows users to create custom segments with advanced customization options. Cannot create segments based on website behavior
Entry/Exit paths Provides advanced path tracking features to track the entry and exit paths of leads. Cannot create entry/exit paths based on specific link clicks within an email
Customizable Templates Offers a large library of customizable templates with versioning options. Custom templates can be difficult to create and edit for beginners
Email Tracking & Engagement Notifications Provides comprehensive email tracking options with engagement notifications for unsubscribes. Engagement notifications are not available in the basic plan
A/B Testing Offers extensive test options with customizable test duration. Only available for automation workflows and not for one-time campaigns in the basic plan
2 Way Messaging Venturz provides advanced two-way messaging options with automatic message forwarding. NA
API Offers robust API key management for seamless integration with third-party tools. API access is limited in the basic plan
Auto-Responders We offer automatic responder triggers with extensive customization options. Cannot create auto-responders based on website behavior
CAN SPAM Compliance Offers comprehensive compliance reporting and settings for CAN-SPAM regulations. Can't create custom unsubscribe pages
Activity Dashboard Fully customizable dashboard with custom widgets for real-time data analysis. Reporting is limited in the basic plan
Customizable CTAs Offers CTA grouping and advanced customization options for maximum flexibility. Can't create CTA triggers based on website behavior
Message Personalization Offers extensive personalization options with dynamic content. Can't personalize messages based on website behavior
ROI Tracking Venturz provides advanced tracking options for comprehensive ROI tracking. ROI tracking is not available in the basic plan
Provides limited tracking options Custom report scheduling and real-time data for customized analytics. Real-time reporting is not available in the basic plan
Scheduled Messaging Offers extensive scheduling options with recurring schedules for maximum efficiency. Can't schedule messages based on website behavior
Spam Blocker Advanced spam quarantine and blocking options to ensure optimal deliverability. Can't customize spam blocking rules
Template Management Provides extensive template categorization options for efficient management. Can't create template folders or manage templates in bulk
Analytics Provides robust flexibility in custom reporting and dashboard creation, with extensive support for mobile app reporting. No built-in support for multi-channel funnels
Sessions - Digital Analytics Our Sessions - Digital Analytics feature allows for comprehensive tracking and analysis of user sessions. Does not provide real-time session tracking
Standard Event Tracking Numerous event tracking options, and our Engagement feature provides extensive tracking of user engagement No support for custom events
Engagement Advanced tracking and analysis of conversions, and our Retention feature offers in-depth analysis of user retention. No support for A/B testing
Entry and Exit Tracking Comprehensive funnel analysis capabilities, and our Mobile Reporting feature offers extensive reporting options for mobile devices. Venturz Analytics also offers complete customization options for creating reports and dashboards. Lacks support for tracking and analyzing user behavior on specific pages,
Conversions Advanced options for site search reporting, and our Load Time Monitoring feature includes a dedicated report for website performance monitoring. No support for multi-channel attribution
Retention Our platform provides robust retention analysis capabilities to help you keep users engaged with your website. No support for predictive analytics
Return Venturz offers advanced tools to track and analyze return visitors to your website. Lacks support for tracking and analyzing lifetime value (LTV)
Funnels Our platform provides in-depth funnel analysis capabilities to help you optimize your website's user flow. Lacks support for analyzing user behavior within funnels
Mobile Reporting Venturz provides extensive mobile reporting features to help you understand your mobile users. Lacks support for tracking and analyzing app-specific metrics
Custom Reports and Dashboards We offer a wide range of customization options for reports and dashboards, so you can get the insights you need to make informed decisions. No support for sharing reports and dashboards with non-Active Campaign users
Site Search Reporting Site search reporting is a breeze with Venturz, and you can monitor website performance with our dedicated load time monitoring tools. NA
Load Time Monitoring Venturz provides dedicated reports for website performance monitoring, so you can ensure your website is fast and reliable. NA
Campaign Tracking Our platform offers extensive options for tracking campaign performance, so you can optimize your advertising campaigns for maximum ROI. No support for tracking and analyzing campaign performance over time
E-Commerce Tracking You can easily track e-commerce data and gain insights into how users interact with your online store. No support for integrating with popular e-commerce platforms like Shopify or Magento
API / Integrations You can easily integrate Venturz with a wide range of third-party tools using our robust API integrations. Our platform also offers powerful QA testing tools to help you ensure your website is running smoothly. No option to create custom integrations
QA Testing Our platform provides dedicated tools for website QA testing, so you can ensure your website is functioning properly. Lacks support for automated testing
User, Role, and Access Management With our user, role, and access management features, you have full control over who can access your website and what they can do. No support for custom user roles
Demographics We provide detailed demographic data to help you understand your audience and tailor your website to their needs. Lacks support for integrating with third-party data sources for demographic data
User Segmentation Our platform offers advanced features for user segmentation, so you can target specific user groups with customized experiences. No support for dynamic segmentation
Geolocation Our geolocation analysis capabilities help you track user behavior by location and optimize your website accordingly. Choose Venturz for a comprehensive and powerful analytics platform. Lacks support for integrating with third-party geolocation data sources
Affiliate Venturz offers a comprehensive affiliate management solution with advanced features such as auto-tracking of referrals and affiliate performance, auto-generated affiliate referral links and coupons, and auto-tier commissions. We also provide robust fraud protection features to safeguard your business. NA
Automatic tracking of referrals and affiliate performance Offers robust and flexible automatic tracking of referrals and affiliate performance, giving you a wide range of options to choose from. NA
Auto-generated affiliate referral links and coupons Easy-to-use system that automatically generates affiliate referral links and coupons, making it simple for you to track and incentivize your affiliates. NA
Auto-tier commissions & MLM features Advanced auto-tier commissions and MLM features that make it easy to set up and manage complex commission structures. NA
Fraud protection
Top-of-the-line fraud protection features to keep your affiliate program secure and minimize the risk of fraudulent activity. NA
In-app chat & bulk emails Offers in-app chat and bulk email options, making it easy for you to communicate with your affiliates and keep them engaged. NA
S2S Events Tracking Venturz provides advanced S2S events tracking capabilities, allowing you to track conversions and other important metrics with ease. NA
SubID/Advertiser Variables Offers a wide range of SubID/advertiser variable options, giving you the flexibility you need to track and analyze your affiliate program performance. NA
Tracking Audit Log Venturz provides detailed tracking audit logs, giving you a clear picture of what's happening in your affiliate program at all times. NA
Pixel and Postback Management Advanced pixel and postback management capabilities, making it easy for you to track and optimize your affiliate program performance. NA
Payment Methods Management Venturz offers robust payment method management options, making it easy for you to pay your affiliates and manage your program finances. NA
Affiliate Access Management Advanced affiliate access management features, giving you full control over who has access to your program and what they can do. NA
Affiliates Newsletters Venturz offers an easy-to-use system for creating and sending affiliate newsletters, keeping your affiliates informed and engaged. NA
Custom Cookie Time Provides advanced custom cookie time options, allowing you to set custom cookie durations for specific affiliates and campaigns. NA
Custom Commission Events Venturz offers a wide range of custom commission event options, giving you the flexibility you need to set up and manage complex commission structures. NA
Manual Commission Adjustments Provides advanced manual commission adjustment options, giving you full control over your commission payouts and allowing you to make adjustments as needed. NA
Location Targeting Venturz offers advanced location targeting features, allowing you to target specific geographic regions with your affiliate program and optimize your performance. NA
Fundraising/Capital Our platform offers extensive fundraising integrations, providing you with the flexibility to manage your fundraising campaigns with ease. Has limited integration options compared to other fundraising solutions
Investor CRM With Venturz, you can fully customize your investor CRM to suit your business needs, with a wide range of options available for fields and data points. Lead scoring capabilities are limited compared to other investor CRM software
Investor Database Our investor database offers advanced search and filtering capabilities, giving you the ability to segment and target investors effectively. Investor database lacks certain data fields such as investor industry or investment preferences
Investor Updates Using our platform, you can schedule automatic updates for your investors, ensuring they are always up-to-date on your progress. Scheduling capabilities for investor updates are limited compared to other software
Pitch Deck Hosting Venturz offers extensive customization options for branding and design in our pitch deck hosting feature, allowing you to create a professional and engaging presentation. Pitch deck hosting platform lacks certain collaboration features, such as commenting and annotation tools
Data Room Our data room feature provides extensive customization options for branding and design, ensuring a seamless and professional experience for your investors. Data room does not support all file formats
Startup Docs Venturz offers extensive document storage and sharing capabilities, allowing you to manage and share your startup documents with ease. Startup docs software lacks customization
Order Book Management System This feature allows you to manage and track all of your orders in one place, providing you with greater visibility and control over your fundraising efforts. NA
Cash Settlement We understand the importance of managing your cash settlements effectively. That's why we are pleased to offer a cash settlement feature on our platform, allowing you to manage your transactions with ease. NA
Security Issuance Our platform now offers security issuance capabilities, providing you with a streamlined process for issuing and managing your securities. Security issuance software lacks certain compliance features
Payments/Finance We provide seamless payment gateway integrations with all major providers to ensure that our customers never miss out on a sale. Unlike our competitors, our credit card processing is smooth and reliable, ensuring that your transactions are processed without any issues. We also offer a mobile payment solution for our customers who are always on-the-go. Active Campaign currently only supports Stripe and PayPal as payment gateways
Credit Card Processing At Venturz, we take data privacy very seriously, and that's why we offer top-notch encryption for all our transactions to ensure that your sensitive information is always secure. Payment forms have limited options for customizing the look and feel of the form beyond basic text fields and color choices.
Mobile Payments Venturz offers a seamless mobile payment solution, allowing customers to conveniently make payments through their mobile devices. No dedicated mobile payment app or support for mobile wallets,
Encryption We understand the importance of data security and encryption. That's why we prioritize the protection of our customers' data through robust encryption measures. They use SSL encryption to protect data in transit but do not provide detailed information on their encryption practices beyond that.
Digital Wallet Integration Offers seamless integration with all major digital wallets to provide our customers with the flexibility they need to make payments. Lacks support for major digital wallets
E-commerce Integration Our e-commerce integrations are second to none, allowing our customers to seamlessly connect their online stores to our platform and enjoy hassle-free transactions. Does not offer integration with popular platforms like Magento or BigCommerce.
POS Integration Our POS integration is not only available but also fully functional, providing our customers with an easy way to manage transactions both online and in-store. Does not currently offer any in-person POS payment solutions, unlike payment platforms like Square or PayPal Here.
Multi-Currency We understand that the world is a global village, which is why we provide support for multiple currencies, allowing our customers to make and receive payments from all over the world. Only supports payments in USD, EUR, AUD, CAD, and GBP
Online payment portal We provide our customers with a comprehensive online payment portal that allows them to manage their transactions with ease. No dedicated online payment portal
Accounting integration We offer seamless integration with all major accounting software, ensuring that our customers can manage their finances with ease. Does not offer integration with popular platforms like Sage or Wave.
Invoicing Tool Our robust invoicing tool is designed to make it easy for our customers to generate and send invoices to their clients, ensuring that they get paid on time. No dedicated invoicing tool
Subscription Management We understand that managing subscriptions can be a hassle, which is why we offer our customers robust customization options to manage their subscriptions with ease. Does not offer advanced features like dunning management or subscription analytics.
Dispute handling We provide our customers with a dedicated helpdesk to handle any disputes that may arise, ensuring that their transactions are always smooth and hassle-free. Limited dispute handling capabilities

The Bottom Line

User Interface and Ease of Use

Venturz offers a user-friendly interface that is easy to navigate and use, even for those who are new to marketing automation. The platform has a clean and intuitive design that makes it easy for users to create and launch campaigns, track their performance, and make necessary changes. On the other hand, Active Campaign has a steeper learning curve, with a cluttered interface that can be overwhelming for beginners.

Advanced Personalization and Segmentation Capabilities

Venturz stands out in terms of its advanced personalization and segmentation capabilities, which allow businesses to create highly targeted campaigns that resonate with their audience. With Venturz, you can create custom fields, tags, and segments to ensure that your messages are tailored to the unique needs and interests of your customers. While Active Campaign also offers segmentation capabilities, they are not as advanced as Venturz.

Robust Lead Management Features

When it comes to lead management, Venturz has a distinct advantage over Active Campaign. Venturz offers a range of lead management features that allow businesses to capture, nurture, and convert leads more effectively. These features include lead scoring, lead nurturing workflows, and lead qualification. Active Campaign, on the other hand, lacks some of these advanced lead management features.

Seamless Integrations with Third-Party Tools

Another area where Venturz excels is in its seamless integrations with third-party tools. Venturz has built-in integrations with a range of popular tools, including Google Analytics, Facebook Ads, and Zapier. This makes it easy for businesses to connect their marketing automation platform with other tools and platforms they are already using. While Active Campaign also offers integrations, they are not as extensive as Venturz.

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