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Actiance

2 Ratings

Buffer

164 Ratings

Actiance

2 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Buffer

164 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actiance

This appliance is well suited for organizations that have a need to monitor, moderate, or log social networking site use or the use of any website. It is a very solid tool for any information security department to have at their disposal.
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Buffer

It's well-suited if you are taking the help, not sell approach to your marketing. It's a great way to always keep your social accounts active with interesting content
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Feature Rating Comparison

Publishing

Actiance
Buffer
6.7
Content planning and scheduling
Actiance
Buffer
9.0
Content optimization
Actiance
Buffer
7.0
Workflow management
Actiance
Buffer
4.0

Reporting/analytics

Actiance
Buffer
6.5
Campaign success analytics
Actiance
Buffer
6.5

Account management

Actiance
Buffer
4.3
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Actiance
Buffer
1.0
Mobile access
Actiance
Buffer
7.5

Pros

  • Filtering capabilities for both URL and Social Media were easy to implement and manage by the security team. These features allow you to grant or deny access to various user groups as needed all the way to an individual grant or deny. It offers a vary large robust list of configuration options.
  • If you have a need for storing and later discovering Instant Messaging conversations or even messaging in social media then this is the tool to deploy. At that time when we chose this product, none of the other products were capable of meeting the feature set that Actiance offered.
  • Ease of deployment. Its abilities for integration with LDAP and Active directory give a wide set of deployment options.
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  • Multiple Platforms - Buffer was one of the first schedulers that allowed to post to Pinterest, which was extremely helpful.
  • Time saver - by not having to individually log in and post on each platform, our team saved a lot of time scheduling social media
  • Easy interface - very easy-to-use interface for beginners
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Cons

  • Its configuration options were very large and required a good deal of time to learn all of the various settings.
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  • Sometimes my accounts get disconnected and I don't know why. But it happens very rarely.
  • Posting on Instagram was kind of hard, as it required to open the Buffer app, then open the Instagram app, copy-paste the content to Instagram and then post. As far as I know, it's because of Instagram's policy, not Buffer. Hopefully one day it will be solved.
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Likelihood to Renew

Actiance8.1
Based on 2 answers
Its not often that you come across a platform that is as easy to deploy as this one was. Once deployed it is an easy configure and forget appliance, but then you wouldn't get to benefit from its many other available features.
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Buffer9.1
Based on 11 answers
Ease of use and ability to fulfill the role it's designed for very efficiently and cost-effectively. The only reason we'd go with an alternative solution is a tool that includes in-depth analytics as well as posting and scheduling capabilities.
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Usability

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Buffer10.0
Based on 1 answer
They make it incredibly simple to understand and do a great job of walking you through things along the way
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Support

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Buffer10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've tweeted them questions before and they're always super quick to respond either through Twitter or email.
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Alternatives Considered

This was the only appliance of its kind that I have used. Other devices have different capabilities for web filtering such as the checkpoint firewalls, but none of them offered the overall solution that was deployed with this product at that time.
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Buffer is really easy to use and with great user experience. it's clean and simple. I tried Hootsuite for a couple of days, but the design and UX at that time weren't great so I switched to Buffer. Also Buffer has another product called Pablo, which is very helpful in creating beautiful images for my social media posts.
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Return on Investment

  • Faster investigative work has led to increased employee efficiency when working on security investigations.
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  • Buffer has increased my client's following on Twitter
  • Buffer has made it easier to post to LinkedIn, which has improved my client's network
  • Buffer has increased my client's Facebook following
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Pricing Details

Actiance

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

Buffer

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Here are the prices of our various plans: Pro: $15/month Small Business: $99/month Medium Business: $199/month Large Business: $399/month Enterprise: Feel free to get in touch with us at onboarding@buffer.com. All plans can be paid on either a monthly or yearly basis. If you choose to pay yearly, you would receive a 15% discount, which works out to be approximately two months free per year.