BenchmarkONE (formerly 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. BenchmarkONE is a good fit for a wide range of businesses, including teams in advertising, consulting, hospitality, real estate and more.
BenchmarkONE includes features to help users more effectively maintain and track both prospective and existing clients. Contacts can be imported from Outlook, Excel, and LinkedIn, while leads can be captured from the company website, blog or social media sites with a straightforward “drag and drop” form builder.
BenchmarkONE offers a robust library with 450 email templates that can be used directly or can be customized using the software's template builder. Users can set up automatic emails to specific groups of contacts and track the progress of campaigns. The software runs on both Mac and PCs, and can be accessed via any device with Internet connectivity, including iPads.
George G. Especialidade: Consultoria de gestão Número de funcionários: 201-500 funcionários
Allows a small marketing outfit to punch above its weight and focus follow-on efforts on the more high-valued prospects.
Hatchbuck is great. What? I need to write more? ok. It allows you to create or upload documents, you can include them as well as links into emails, and then combine emails into campaigns where they are delivered at preset times. But that's far from all! Hatchbuck monitors the customer's interactions with your email and awards score points (defined by you) for various activities like visting your website, reading an email, downloading a document or clicking on a link. So when you open Hb you can review the current scores and follow up with the prospects who are raising their hands the furthest. But, there's more! Where Hb 'really' excels is in the logic of these campaigns. For example... if you have a campaign for general interest which you are sending to a generic group and a customer evinces particular interest in your offering (clicks or downloads a lot) Hb logic can detect this and move him to a more aggressive sales campaign. Hb can notify you for any specific buying signal. Hb can send the customer (again, automatically) additional materials based on actions ("oh, you like case studies, eh, take a look at this one") . If you do the campaigns correctly Hb is really a 'fire and forget' homing missile. It has a tremendous number of features (searching and segmentation are awesome) and because of its price structure, it really allows a small company to punch waaaay above its weight class. I'm happy!
A few things. I'm not crazy about the HTML design tool. (Or, perhaps, I'm a lousy designer?) It seems too old-fashioned. You can get false positives from the lead score system -- especially if you email to high security places like financial institutions whose bots click on everything to test your email for spy/malware. Its awkward to try to call a super high scoring customer who 'appears' fascinated with your content only to learn that he left 6 months ago and the bots are still screening his email. :-(
Peter P. Especialidade: Varejistas Número de funcionários: 2-10 funcionários
Sales engagement and qualification
Very good value for the money. The scoring is very helpful in qualifying prospects and interest.
Not much. It hits the highlights and is affordable.
Christoph K. Especialidade: Consultoria de gestão Número de funcionários: 2-10 funcionários
Also, the relaunch did not bring the features which were somewhat announces, e.g. imap integration only possible for gmail as of now.
Very nice people in service, easy to use. Pricing is all right, looks nice, has some nice dashboard eye candy
Simply not reliable anymore, after the relaunch earlier this year, there are too many incidents where you are not in control of what hatchbuck is doing: e.g. unsubscribe doesn´t work: no confirmation that a user unsubscribed and campaigns do not stop, so unsubscribing users might get more emails from you. Embarrassing? Yes. Potentially causing credibility and even legal problem? yeah.
Also, automations set for users who subscribe sometimes do not properly work. Conditions are unclear. e.g. Opt-in process: an online form might be set on option in - but that doesn't mean that it actually triggers the necessary steps. Embarrassing? Yes. Potentially causing credibility and even legal problem? yeah.
Search (contacts) doesn't find contacts.
And - this made me really re-evaluate other options: there was this bug which made other customers´ dashboard appear in my log-in. So I saw all activities going on from another company which also is a hatchbuck user. this made me ask myself if other hatchbuck users at the same time see my stuff/ activities/ personal data of my customers....Again: Embarassing? Yes. Potentially causing credibility and even legal problem? yeah.
I do understand that there might be some issues after releasing a relaunch - however when it comes to processes which involve my leads/ customers and make us as a company look unprofessional (no opt-in, no unsubscribe, potential abuse of personal data of leads....) this is beyond any acceptable level and an absolute no-go. We are located in Germany and people are very sensitive about data protection and laws are very strict - we could get sued for each of the three points mentioned above.
Avaliador Verificado Especialidade: Serviços e tecnologia da informação Número de funcionários: 13-50 funcionários
I love Hatchbuck because it is fairly easy to use, but also has several different features and capapbilities.
Sometimes there is too much to process when it comes to all of the features, however, thesre are several articles and videos to help remedy that.
Avaliador Verificado Especialidade: Indústria farmacêutica Número de funcionários: 2-10 funcionários
Lead tracking, prioritization, campaigns, nurturing
I really love Hatchbuck. It has transformed my company in terms of lead tracking and management. It's so easy to set up and use, and is extremely well-priced.
The interface to send emails to clients is a bit clunky, and I'd value greater options. There are a few bugs with creating new emails, and formatting. It's hard to see what clients you've communicated with that day.