SimplyCast

Web-based customer communication suite.

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SimplyCast Overview

What is SimplyCast?

SimplyCast's Interactive Marketing platform offers multiple marketing services in a single platform.

With SimplyCast you can manage your subscribers, send them an email, a fax, a text message, a Tweet, track the results.... It all comes in one nicely wrapped package that has flexible pricing and great customer support team. With over 10 marketing channels within one powerful and solution, SimplyCast is an answer to all your online, offline, mobile and social marketing needs.

SimplyCast's customer flow communication platform offers a suits of inbound marketing, marketing automation and multi-channel communication products.

Marketing automation & inbound marketing products include:

Online Marketing Tools:

Email Marketing
List Manager
Form Builder
Landing Pages
Online Surveys
Link Tracking
Autoresponder
Blacklist Monitor
Contact Manager

Offline Marketing Tools:

Fax Marketing
Event Management
Voice Broadcasting

Mobile Marketing Tools:

SMS Marketing

Social Media Marketing Tools:

Facebook Marketing
Twitter Marketing

SimplyCast Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$3,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Prices vary depending on product:

Startup and Basic Plans include:

360 Marketing Automation Software $49
/ per month

Autoresponder, Email Marketing, Online Survey Software, Fax Marketing, Blacklist Monitor, SMS Manager, Voice Broadcasting $0/ per month

Facebook Automation, Twitter Automation, Landing Page Generator Event Management, Form Builder $9.99/ per month


SimplyCast Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China
Supported Languages
English

Media

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SimplyCast Reviews

SimplyCast Reviews

Overall rating
3,5
/
5
Excellent
11

Very good
3

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
7

Value for Money
3,8
Features
3,9
Ease of Use
3,7
Customer Support
4,2
64% recommended this app
Mark D.

Simply Awesome


Chad L.

Great new platform that needs more recognition!

Outstanding.


Karen B.

VERY PROFESSIONAL & USER-FRIENDLY EMAIL MARKETING SERVER

Since I first began using SimplyCast in late 2016, they upgraded their Email Editor features & expanded their Marketing Automation tools many times – offering various channels of communication (including social media). And no coding or sophisticated computer skills were required for this comprehensive user-friendly system. With the SimplyCast system, my communications always look very professional and made my contact list management simple.


Ian M.

Simply Awful!

We used Simplycast for around 4 years and it was torture from start to finish. Firstly the interface is clumsy and clunky. even when you do manage to work around the frequent screw ups it produces, it often just junks your entire email campaign with no way to recover it. You can spend hours trying to figure out ways of getting the GUI to actually render something that approaches what you're trying to achieve and then you find out after testing that it simply doesn't work. On other occasions you'd make one small change to a layout and it would break everything else you'd spent hours trying to get right.

On one occasion I discovered that the email we'd composed missed out huge chunks when sent to an Outlook mail client. I contacted support to be blithely told that their system doesn't support Outlook, even though it's the single most popular email client on the planet!

The final straw was when I scheduled an important campaign to run a week or so before Black Friday. After realizing it hadn't gone out I again contacted support to be told they were having 'issues' (a familiar story from Simplycast). Not only had the campaign not gone out, it was stuck in their mail queue meaning I couldn't send anything else out. After several days of this, we gave up and signed up with a different company.

After explaining all this to their support guy he offered to refund us back the outstanding credits on the account. Another 3 months went by and we never received the refund or even any contact from them. When I called them I'd get another litany of excuses about the finance department having 'issues'. Finally, I was told they'd basically changed their minds and weren't going to give us the refund after all. Although they never bothered to tell me any of this as they were apparently not able to email or call me. That's from a company who are supposed to be communications experts.

The only reason we had such a large credit on the account was that their pricing information was misleading in the first place which led to us racking up huge bills on an account we rarely used. They offered a 'roll over' service on unused credits for an extra $ a month. But somehow this meant we still paid for the rolled over credits every month. A small bill of around $16 a month ballooned to around $ a month before we realised what was happening. After complaining they agreed to convert the outstanding credits to pre-paid and we assumed we'd eventually use them up. But as each email campaign was so difficult to launch we rarely bothered. The $ refund wasn't even close to what we'd lost during this fiasco but it was a historical debt so I accepted the offer as a good will gesture. Although ultimatley even that was screwed up!

The whole experience with Simplycast is appalling from beginning to end. From their terrible system, to their laughable customer care department. We moved to another service and it's like night and day. Everything works, it takes around and hour to set up and test a campaign (as opposed to a couple of days with Simplycast) and we're also seeing massive increases in our opening ratios. Something like 10-12% as opposed to 3-5% with Simplycast. So its not just an awful experience for you as the user, your customers don't see half of the messages you pay for anyway!

Basically avoid them like the plague and check out one of the plethora of much better run and much more responsive services out there.


Judith K.

Great Marketing Automation for Small Businesses

Besides having the functionality I needed the most important thing that has made me stick with Simplycast is their customer service. Whenever I have a question, they are helpful and quick to respond. To me service is everything and Simplycast stood above the rest.


Mark D.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Simply Awesome

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/07/29
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

Customer service works closely with the Dev team
Easy to use interface
Lots of video tutorials
A host of useful tools for simple automation.

Cons

There is a lot of 'saving progress" prompts, mind you I've never lost work. Wish you could zoom in the canvas.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Chad L.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Great new platform that needs more recognition!

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/03/05
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Outstanding.

Pros

The product is exceptionally easy-to-use and the customer service is extraordinary. My Account Manager, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], is light-speed and generally resolves any issue (not there is many) within an hour.

Cons

There was a little bit of difficulty getting the email authentication working but I take it that this was my company not SimplyCast.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Karen B.
Industry: Automotive
Company size: 201-500 Employees

VERY PROFESSIONAL & USER-FRIENDLY EMAIL MARKETING SERVER

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/19
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Since I first began using SimplyCast in late 2016, they upgraded their Email Editor features & expanded their Marketing Automation tools many times – offering various channels of communication (including social media). And no coding or sophisticated computer skills were required for this comprehensive user-friendly system. With the SimplyCast system, my communications always look very professional and made my contact list management simple.

Pros

There were many layouts from which to select & customize for my regular email newsletters. I always uploaded my own photos and could save content in a re-usable template for future messages. The analytics were also helpful with stats on how many opens & clicks occurred for any particular email campaign, as well as specifics on soft & hard bounces and any unsubscribes. And most of all—I LOVE THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE & SUPPORT! SimplyCast was always responsive to any email inquiries or requests, so I didn’t feel like a “number”!

Cons

Not really a "Con" - but there were way more marketing automation tools & choices than I even needed!

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ian M.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Simply Awful!

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/02/16
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

We used Simplycast for around 4 years and it was torture from start to finish. Firstly the interface is clumsy and clunky. even when you do manage to work around the frequent screw ups it produces, it often just junks your entire email campaign with no way to recover it. You can spend hours trying to figure out ways of getting the GUI to actually render something that approaches what you're trying to achieve and then you find out after testing that it simply doesn't work. On other occasions you'd make one small change to a layout and it would break everything else you'd spent hours trying to get right.

On one occasion I discovered that the email we'd composed missed out huge chunks when sent to an Outlook mail client. I contacted support to be blithely told that their system doesn't support Outlook, even though it's the single most popular email client on the planet!

The final straw was when I scheduled an important campaign to run a week or so before Black Friday. After realizing it hadn't gone out I again contacted support to be told they were having 'issues' (a familiar story from Simplycast). Not only had the campaign not gone out, it was stuck in their mail queue meaning I couldn't send anything else out. After several days of this, we gave up and signed up with a different company.

After explaining all this to their support guy he offered to refund us back the outstanding credits on the account. Another 3 months went by and we never received the refund or even any contact from them. When I called them I'd get another litany of excuses about the finance department having 'issues'. Finally, I was told they'd basically changed their minds and weren't going to give us the refund after all. Although they never bothered to tell me any of this as they were apparently not able to email or call me. That's from a company who are supposed to be communications experts.

The only reason we had such a large credit on the account was that their pricing information was misleading in the first place which led to us racking up huge bills on an account we rarely used. They offered a 'roll over' service on unused credits for an extra $ a month. But somehow this meant we still paid for the rolled over credits every month. A small bill of around $16 a month ballooned to around $ a month before we realised what was happening. After complaining they agreed to convert the outstanding credits to pre-paid and we assumed we'd eventually use them up. But as each email campaign was so difficult to launch we rarely bothered. The $ refund wasn't even close to what we'd lost during this fiasco but it was a historical debt so I accepted the offer as a good will gesture. Although ultimatley even that was screwed up!

The whole experience with Simplycast is appalling from beginning to end. From their terrible system, to their laughable customer care department. We moved to another service and it's like night and day. Everything works, it takes around and hour to set up and test a campaign (as opposed to a couple of days with Simplycast) and we're also seeing massive increases in our opening ratios. Something like 10-12% as opposed to 3-5% with Simplycast. So its not just an awful experience for you as the user, your customers don't see half of the messages you pay for anyway!

Basically avoid them like the plague and check out one of the plethora of much better run and much more responsive services out there.

Pros

None

Cons

Difficult to say which is worse - the waste of money or the waste of time. If I could have given them zeros stars I would.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Judith K.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great Marketing Automation for Small Businesses

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/02
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Besides having the functionality I needed the most important thing that has made me stick with Simplycast is their customer service. Whenever I have a question, they are helpful and quick to respond. To me service is everything and Simplycast stood above the rest.

Pros

I use this software for sending email newsletters to my clients and prospects. I like the WSIWYG email design abilities as I make my own emails with images and words and it makes it easy to make it look nice as if a professional marketer had done the set up. I like that I can see who opened it and any bounced emails as well as satisfy the requirements of the unsubscribe button for sending mass emails.

Cons

I found learning the 360 automation ability (the ability to segment your market and set up predetermined campaigns to send emails based on specific times or conditions being reached) tricky to wrap my head around at first. However, I eventually got the hang of it as they patiently helped me understand this set up. The price goes up with the number of people on your list, but they have to make money somehow.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 22 user ratings
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SimplyCast Pricing

SimplyCast Pricing

Starting from
US$3,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Prices vary depending on product:

Startup and Basic Plans include:

360 Marketing Automation Software $49
/ per month

Autoresponder, Email Marketing, Online Survey Software, Fax Marketing, Blacklist Monitor, SMS Manager, Voice Broadcasting $0/ per month

Facebook Automation, Twitter Automation, Landing Page Generator Event Management, Form Builder $9.99/ per month

Prices vary depending on product:

Startup and Basic Plans include:

360 Marketing Automation Software $49
/ per month

Autoresponder, Email Marketing, Online Survey Software, Fax Marketing, Blacklist Monitor, SMS Manager, Voice Broadcasting $0/ per month

Facebook Automation, Twitter Automation, Landing Page Generator Event Management, Form Builder $9.99/ per month

Value for Money
3,8/5
Based on 22 user ratings
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SimplyCast Features

SimplyCast Features

A/B Testing
API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Features
3,9/5
Based on 22 user ratings
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Additional information for SimplyCast

Additional information for SimplyCast

Key features of SimplyCast

  • A/B split testing
  • Auto-responders
  • Blacklist monitoring
  • Contact management
  • Email marketing
  • Event Marketing
  • Facebook Automation
  • Fax Marketing
  • Form builder
  • Landing Page Generator
  • Mailing list management
  • Message Customization, Templates, Form Integration
  • Online Survey Creator
  • SMS Marketing
  • Survey marketing
  • Twitter Automation
  • Twitter Marketing
  • Unlimited List Creation
  • Voice Broadcasting
  • Web Tracking

Benefits

The Email Marketing tool features a drag and drop simple editor, A/B split testing, custom templates and deliverability.

The List Management features unlimited list creation, importing and exporting of lists, easy list creation and automatic list cleaning.

The Autoresponder tool features message customization, specific time scheduling, form integration and a selection of templates.

The Blacklist Monitor tool features multiple IP monitoring, automatic removal and removal instructions, customization checks every 24 hours, IP address note adder.

The Form Builder tool features form templates, customization, reports, and multiple integration channels with social media.

The Landing Page Generator tool features traffic strategy, meta support, easy editing and the ability to hide landing pages temporarily or permanently.

The Online Survey Feedback tool features multiple question types and survey templates, detailed reporting and social media integration.

The Web Tracking tool features multiple tracking types including email links, webpage links and social media links. Link organization, customization and detailed reports.

SimplyCast FAQs

SimplyCast FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SimplyCast.

Q. What type of pricing plans does SimplyCast offer?

SimplyCast offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$3,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Prices vary depending on product: Startup and Basic Plans include: 360 Marketing Automation Software $49 / per month Autoresponder, Email Marketing, Online Survey Software, Fax Marketing, Blacklist Monitor, SMS Manager, Voice Broadcasting $0/ per month Facebook Automation, Twitter Automation, Landing Page Generator Event Management, Form Builder $9.99/ per month

Q. What are the main features of SimplyCast?

SimplyCast offers the following features:

  • A/B split testing
  • Auto-responders
  • Blacklist monitoring
  • Contact management
  • Email marketing
  • Event Marketing
  • Facebook Automation
  • Fax Marketing
  • Form builder
  • Landing Page Generator
  • Mailing list management
  • Message Customization, Templates, Form Integration
  • Online Survey Creator
  • SMS Marketing
  • Survey marketing
  • Twitter Automation
  • Twitter Marketing
  • Unlimited List Creation
  • Voice Broadcasting
  • Web Tracking

Q. Who are the typical users of SimplyCast?

SimplyCast has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does SimplyCast support?

SimplyCast supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does SimplyCast offer?

SimplyCast has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does SimplyCast support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices SimplyCast supports

Q. What other apps does SimplyCast integrate with?

SimplyCast integrates with the following applications:

1CRM, BigCommerce, DealerBuilt, Google Drive, OnePageCRM, Second CRM, Shopify, SugarCRM, Zendesk Sell, Zoho CRM

Q. What level of support does SimplyCast offer?

We do not have any information about what support options SimplyCast has