About Pardot

Pardot from Salesforce is a marketing automation solution designed to bridge the gap between sales and marketing teams,

Pardot's lead management features CRM integration, email marketing, lead nurturing, lead scoring, and ROI reporting to help marketing and sales teams work together to generate and qualify sales leads, shorten sales cycles, and track marketing ROI.

Users can track all prospect interactions on a site — from downloads to page views — then score prospects based on parameters set. Other features include automated lead nurturing and real-time sales alerts, which allow reps to prioritize their time.

Pricing starting from:

US$1,250.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Pardot

- Track all prospect interactions on your site — from downloads to page views — then score prospects based on parameters you set.

- Put time back into your sales reps’ day with automated lead nurturing and real-time sales alerts, which allow reps to prioritize their time. Then, measure the true ROI of your marketing efforts with closed-loop reporting.

- For sales teams, Pardot offers prospect tracking and analytics to qualify sales leads and determine the best way to approach them.

- Lead scoring and grading features ensure that team members follow up on the most relevant prospects for them.

- Pardot's Data.com connector provides sales reps with key prospect information such as company name, size, industry, location and more.

- Use Pardot´s lead management features to nurture cold or inactive leads. Gather more leads with smart capture lead forms and run more targeted campaigns using the segmentation wizard.

- Use the Social Selling features to disseminate content on social media channels usig tools such as scheduled social postings, social profile lookups, social "share" buttons, viewer interaction insights and simultaneous multi-channel posting.

- With the WYSIWYG interface used by Pardot you can design landing pages and forms without the need for a thorough knowledge of HTML. Optimize these landing pages with multivariate testing.

- Pardot's email marketing features allow you to create email campaigns based on 36 customizable templates, or using your own BYO branded templates. Tools such as email authentication, PAM analysis, email testing, and automated CAN-SPAM compliance ensure optimum delivery.

- The reporting tools offered by Pardot provide insight into the success of you marketing efforts. With tools such as closed-loop reporting to connect each close deal with its original source, the Google Analytics Connector to see the relationship between visitor and prospect data from your CRM.

- Pardot also offers sales lifecycle reporting, paid search reporting anf advanced email reporting including open rates, deliverability rates, and read rates.

- Pardot offers integrations with the following CRM solutions: Salesforce.com, SugarCRM, Netsuite, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Countries available

Australia, Canada, China, United Kingdom, India, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$1,250.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Pardot Software - Create and save custom views of your data with lenses to understand how your marketing is performing.
Pardot Software - Create, test, and send engaging and beautiful emails with the email editor.
Pardot Software - Use Engagement Studio to create powerful, personalized nurturing campaigns.
Pardot Software - It’s easy to build a powerful program using Actions, Triggers, and Rules.
Pardot Software - Get a clear view of marketing analytics, build custom dashboards, and dive into your data without needing a data scientist.
Pardot Software - Get a full view of every action your prospects perform on your website, emails, and marketing materials.
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Pardot Software - Create and save custom views of your data with lenses to understand how your marketing is performing.
Pardot Software - Create, test, and send engaging and beautiful emails with the email editor.
Pardot Software - Use Engagement Studio to create powerful, personalized nurturing campaigns.
Pardot Software - It’s easy to build a powerful program using Actions, Triggers, and Rules.
Pardot Software - Get a clear view of marketing analytics, build custom dashboards, and dive into your data without needing a data scientist.
Pardot Software - Get a full view of every action your prospects perform on your website, emails, and marketing materials.

Features

Total features of Pardot: 119

  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Auto-Responders
  • Business Card/Badge Scanning
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Channel Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Conversion Rate Optimisation
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customisable CTAs
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customization
  • Dashboard
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Marketing
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Storage
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Library
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Database Integration
  • Lead Distribution
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Notifications
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Lead Qualification
  • Lead Segmentation
  • Lead Verification/Validation
  • List Management
  • Marketing Automation
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Optimised Emails
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Attribution
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multivariate Testing
  • Online Forms
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pipeline Management
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Prospecting Tools
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Management
  • Sales Activity Management
  • Sales Analytics
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Search Marketing
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Social Marketing
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Promotion
  • Source Tracking
  • Spam Blocker
  • Subscriber Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Visual Analytics
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Forms
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5
(587)
Value for Money
3.7/5
Features
3.9/5
Ease of Use
3.8/5
Customer Support
3.8/5

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Muhammad Daud
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Boosting a business with Pardot

Reviewed on 19/07/2022

Overall, I found Pardot great support for our business and it is helping us grow the leads with...

Overall, I found Pardot great support for our business and it is helping us grow the leads with great marketing tools. Its algorithms are unique in capturing leads and working strategically with different businesses.

Pros

I found Pardot a great utility and Platform for Campaign Managment, Email Marketing, Marketing, Marketing Analytics, Marketing Automation and Sales Force Automation. It has helped our business grow strategically and Marketing just went so easy.

Cons

Pardot is quite expensive and really advance to manage.

Alternatives Considered

Keap and Mailchimp

Reasons for Switching to Pardot

I found Pardot to be more advanced than other platforms in terms of functionality, marketing campaign and automation tools.
Charu
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Power-packed Marketing Automation Tool

Reviewed on 04/04/2020

A powerful marketing automation tool but expensive. Good for people who are looking for imapctful...

A powerful marketing automation tool but expensive. Good for people who are looking for imapctful insights, lead nurturing and tracking down customer activities with ease. Pardot could be a good fit if you need good Salesforce CRM integration and have the budget for $1,000/month or more.

Pros

We get real time activity updates of our prospects from the lead deck functionality

Awesome customer support

Ease of usage, is highly customisable

As it's a Salesforce product now the ease of integration with the CRM is mind blowing

Cons

I would say the makers of this product are a little money minded.

A lot of functionalities are only available for the PRO users like API access and A/B testing

Also, not many integrations are possible using this product

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Not the easiest to implement or maintain for startups, not worth the high cost

Reviewed on 09/08/2022

Overall, we didn't get the most use out of it mainly because its ease-of-use didn't turn out to be...

Overall, we didn't get the most use out of it mainly because its ease-of-use didn't turn out to be as advertised and sold. When you buy salesforce and pardot together, you're sold on the premise that it's 'one system', but at the end of the day they're still two separate systems that sync back and forth just like any other marketing automation tool. It just didn't turn out to be worth the heavy cost.

Pros

Form handlers, automation/workflow builder, not much else.

Cons

The need to pay extra for detailed add-ons, particularly a dedicated IP (a basic need for email marketing), is really annoying (only available in their higher tiers). We didn't like not being able to relate marketing email activity to einstein activity sync. User interface could use some work as well; just not there yet overall.

Alternatives Considered

HubSpot Marketing Hub

Reasons for Switching to Pardot

Because we were sold on the premise that Salesforce and Pardot are essentially one system, which would be easier for a small startup like us to implement and maintain.
Shan
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Fantastic all in one marketing platform helping converting leads

Reviewed on 27/05/2022

The product has no doubt helped us in generating new leads and keeping us maintain our relationship...

The product has no doubt helped us in generating new leads and keeping us maintain our relationship with our existing customers and partners. I love the email marketing and marketing side of Pardot as it has been simplified in a way that non-technical users can also use the platform.

Pros

The product is great at automation, every single thing within the automation of email marketing and forms is customisable. The product helps us in tracking all the activities of our leads and allows us to target them with personalized messaging and products of their interest from our offerings. The platform is good at lead generation, nurturing and drip campaigns. The user interface is very friendly too

Cons

The implementation of the product at the beginning is a painful process and cannot be simplified at all. There are many limitations on the reporting side and Salesforce lacks reporting capabilities in the way we want. The existing templates available to use are also limited.

Alternatives Considered

HubSpot Marketing Hub and Zoho CRM

Reasons for Choosing Pardot

We had more experience within Pardot than MailChimp

Switched From

Mailchimp
Joshua
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Integrates well with Salesforce but lacks features of competitors

Reviewed on 26/04/2022

Pros

The fact that it integrates natively with Salesforce is Pardot's best feature. The engagement studio automation product is great as well, making it really easy to create drip campaigns and other conditional flows.

Cons

The email builder is 10 years behind competitor's builders. To get things to behave, you have to code emails in html. The WYSIWG builder is poor, but asset management of images and files is even worse. Competitors like MailChimp and ActiveCampaign have much better platforms for designing beautiful, responsive emails.

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Pardot FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Pardot.

Pardot offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1,250.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

GROWTH Standard marketing automation $1,250/month/up to 10,000 contacts PLUS Advanced marketing automation $2,500/month/up to 10,000 contacts ADVANCED Customizable marketing automation $4,000/month/up to 10,000 records ENTERPRISE $15,000/month/upto 75,000 contacts All plans are billed annually.

Pardot has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Pardot supports the following languages:

English

Pardot supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile)

Pardot integrates with the following applications:

BriteVerify, Data.com Contacts, Eventbrite, FullContact, Gmail, GoTo Webinar, GoodData, Google Ads, Google Analytics 360, LinkedIn for Business, Meta for Business, Microsoft Outlook, NetSuite CRM, Olark, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Salesforce Platform, Salesforce Sales Cloud, SugarCRM, Twilio, Twitter, UserVoice, Webex, Wistia

Pardot offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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