Marketo Vs. Oracle Eloqua
Oracle Eloqua – ideal for large enterprises looking for a powerful marketing automation solution
Oracle Eloqua allows you to plan, create and implement marketing campaigns across multiple channels. The marketing automation software provides tools to segment and target specific audiences with the most relevant content. You can analyze customer behavior through website analytics and social media monitoring.
With Eloqua you can create a marketing calendar for content, promotions, on-boarding, lead nurturing and other campaigns. Create SEO optimized content with custom data attributes based on individual customer data, such as engagement stage or persona. Create landing pages and forms, and publish content across the most relevant platforms.
Along with marketing automation, Oracle Eloqua can also be used as a sales automation tool for greater lead management. Create activity profiles for website visitors, email recipients or contacts in the database, Use contact profiling and segmentation to qualify leads and get a visual summary of prospect activity that is embedded within your CRM. Define various lead nurturing paths and branches depending on customer needs. Focus conversation on the topics that are most relevant to your prospects based on their activity profiles. Send pre built email templates directly from the CRM or the web, and receive real-time website visitor alerts.
About Marketo – ideal for small to mid sized businesses
Marketo was founded in 2006 by B2C marketing software executives who previously helped transform marketing at Epiphany. They started Marketo with a mission to change the way marketing and sales teams collaborate throughout the revenue cycle by realigning the impact of B2B marketing automation and sales effectiveness solutions on revenue growth. Marketo provides marketing and lead management software solutions that help marketing and sales teams to collaborate at every stage of a revenue cycle from the earliest stages of demand generation and lead management to the pursuit of revenue and customer loyalty.
Privately held and around $100 million in venture funding from venture firms including InterWest, Storm Ventures and the Mayfield Fund. As of november 2012, Marketo counted over 2,000 customers and 22,000 user subscribers in B2B industries such as software technology, financial services, business services, healthcare and communications. Marquee customers include BT, Cisco, Dell Boomi, Jigsaw (part of Salesforce.com), Kelly Services, McKesson, PayPal, Rackspace, Sharp and Thomson Reuters.
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