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Has anyone moved from Hubspot to Infusionsoft? What problems might go wrong here...

Our site is built on Hubspot's COS and now we are thinking of trimming the fat, migrating to wordpress (way more flexibility for design), and then using Infusionsoft for our content offers, emails, etc.

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The following page provides quiet a useful comparison between hubspot and infusionsoft:

https://www.g2crowd.com/compare/hubspot-vs-infusionsoft

It provides comparison between pricing, services and customer reviews.

I hope this provides you with some useful insight for your business decision.

Regards
Imran


Answered 6 years ago

I think you might be adding fat more than you're trimming.

You're talking about moving away from one platform into another platform, plus WordPress, plus integration, plus migration costs, plus training, plus any issues infusionsoft might have minus any issues hubspot has.

Now maybe that's worth it for the design flexibility, but clearly you're adding fat and costs and that means there must be a corresponding increase in returns.

tl;dr: don't underestimate transition costs.


Answered 6 years ago

Switching from HubSpot to InfusionSoft is backtracking.

I wrote an article on some of the specific limitations we ran into with InfusionSoft (we ran about 40 million dollars through InfusionSoft over 4 years) that may help provide some guidance in your decision.

Top 10 InfusionSoft Problems
http://envoken.com/marketing/top-10-infusionsoft-problems-infusionsoft-wont-tell-you-about/


Answered 6 years ago

It depends on scale. If you are huge already, it is not worth the time, effort, and money. The other option is using a split test.

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Michael Irvin, MBA, RN


Answered 6 years ago

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