Who is using OfficeAutopilot?

by Dural
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Who all is using OfficeAutopilot? I know Mike Hill switched to it, but most of the big marketers seem to still be using either AWeber or InfusionSoft.

Is it because they don't know about OfficeAutopilot? Too much trouble to switch? Or is there some problem with the system?

The reason I ask is I'm doing a demo with one of their reps tomorrow, and I'm thinking about signing up. I've WAY outgrown AWeber, and I'm also fortunate to be making enough money where the extra cost is negligible, but I can't help being a little concerned about the lack of awareness in the market.

Then again, maybe I shouldn't be. Maybe going to an ESP no one else knows about is better, because then you're not getting lumped in with all the spammers.

Thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dural
    It does email broadcasts, auto responders, your shopping cart, affiliate management, pretty much everything all integrated together. Very similar to InfusionSoft.
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  • Profile picture of the author JVManna
    Many people choose Infusionsoft for more than email marketing. They value Infusionsoft because of its true all-in-one features. No integrations, no duct-tape needed. They manage their customer database, prospect database, automation, e-commerce (shopping cart and order forms) and advanced email marketing and lead-generation (web forms) capabilities under one system.

    However, for the Internet marketer at heart, OOP might be a better option if you have a smaller list and would benefit from having direct mail (postcard) capabilities. There's not too much of a price difference between us so it really comes down to the value of successful implementation, unlimited free support and trust in that 8000+ small businesses run on Infusionsoft.

    Just my opinion. I think it's important that a company truly defines who they serve. We've had a few issues in the past in trying to serve everyone. We can't. And glad to see that OOP is proudly serving their niche of internet marketers.
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      I have heard from my friend who is impressed by its efficient management of all online payments and charge backs and its helpful customer support staff.
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    • Profile picture of the author BDubbels
      Originally Posted by JVManna View Post

      Many people choose Infusionsoft for more than email marketing. They value Infusionsoft because of its true all-in-one features. No integrations, no duct-tape needed. They manage their customer database, prospect database, automation, e-commerce (shopping cart and order forms) and advanced email marketing and lead-generation (web forms) capabilities under one system.

      However, for the Internet marketer at heart, OOP might be a better option if you have a smaller list and would benefit from having direct mail (postcard) capabilities. There's not too much of a price difference between us...
      Hi all,

      Infusionsoft is a great piece of software and we respect what they've accomplished very much. We think they're great and we have fun competing with them. However, I have to correct JVManna about a few things regarding OfficeAutopilot and who we serve. Here's a more complete picture:


      - OfficeAutopilot is an all-in-one business and marketing automation platform that includes CRM, email marketing, e-commerce, affiliate management, landing pages, forms, complete membership site management and the industry's most powerful and flexible automation system that ties it all together. Clients tend to choose OfficeAutopilot because we have the tools they need organized in a way that makes it simple for them to understand and use, and because they are supported by a team passionate about their success.


      - We have well over 2k clients from all over the world in many industries: service providers, manufacturers, franchises, information marketers, professional service providers, and many more. We have been in business, growing profitably and without debt or VC funding, since 2006.


      - We successfully deliver millions of emails every day on behalf of our clients which include some of the largest list-owners online. My understanding is that Infusion recommends not to use their solution for contact databases over 500k names (please correct me if I'm wrong!) while we support many clients with databases several times larger than that. We keep those clients because their own tests prove that they earn more using our system than when they don't.


      - First year of Infusionsoft (at a level comparable to OfficeAutopilot) costs ~$5600 while the first year of OfficeAutopilot comes in around $3600.


      Of course, there are many details that would recommend one solution over another given a particular businesses needs but this is not the place for all that.


      I really am not here to shamelessly self-promote, but also can't leave incorrect information standing unanswered. Thank you for allowing me to correct the public record here!
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  • Profile picture of the author Folusho Orokunle
    I use OAP, and a few of my partners use Infusion. In my opinion, OAP is easier to use and setup. On the other hand, Infusion let's you send unlimited emails, and customize the order forms with order form upsells where you only have to check a box to update your order.

    I really like OAP's task mgt. system. It keeps everyone on your team or just you, on schedule.
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    • Profile picture of the author kevinhdavis
      We just started using it today. Picked i up in a 6 month bundle deal through HeistIt.

      Like Infusion, the segmentation is tag based and you can trigger different sequences based on events and actions of your contacts.

      I used Infusion with a client that had it last year. For me it seemed too confusing, that comes with the power and flexibility.

      OAP is somewhat confusing a bit as well, but it seemed to make more sense.

      Today I was able to get affiliate program, products, membership site in Wordpress, Affiliate & Customer center in Wordpress all setup. Also started importing our lists from Aweber and tagging them.

      There was a note on their support docs that it didn't work with OptimizePress but doesn't seem to be having any issues now. The doc also mention not supporting BuddyPress, but I know Mike Hill is using that in his new membership site for Super Friends.

      We got a screaming deal of OAP and 5 other tools/site for less than 1 month of OAP, but I can already see huge benefits of moving over from AWeber and Nanacast.

      We moved to Nanacast from Wishlist, but looking forward to moving back to Wordpress as the delivery platform because of the flexibilty. Next step will be moving that up to Amazon EC2 for scalability during launches and manage that with bitnami.

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  • Profile picture of the author seankaye
    It was line ball call for me between Infusionsoft and OAP, but the difference was, at this point, Infusionsoft integrates with far more and there's a third party plugin, SubscriptionBoss, that let's me do recurring billing with Paypal for Infusionsoft.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dural
    I decided to go with OAP. To read why, as well as see an official response from OAP, read this thread:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/internet...erability.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
    From what I understand, they have tried to reverse engineer, infusionsoft...
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    • Profile picture of the author Dural
      I wouldn't say they reverse engineered it. The feature set is very similar, yes, but I actually think the architecture of OAP is significantly better.

      From a pricing standpoint, the only annoyance is the volume-based pricing. If you have a large list, and you are mailing them every day or two, OAP is significantly more expensive than InfusionSoft.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfwarrior
    I haven't used it but my friend switched to it.
    He says its pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author seankaye
    And while we're being "picky" the $2000 difference in the first year price between Infusionsoft and OAP is a result of Infusionsoft requiring their new customers take a $2000 implementation program when they buy.

    The second year costs are the same although OAP has some limits on mailings for the $299/mth plan (which is what BDubbles was comparing) and Infusionsoft doesn't.

    Not a criticism, but if we're being pedantic about things, let's be pedantic across the board.
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