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Actiance

2 Ratings

Commun.it

7 Ratings

Actiance

2 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Commun.it

7 Ratings
Score 7.5 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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Commun.it

For a small business or individual Commun.it could be used to quickly and efficiently grow an audience. Using the featured hashtag functionality in particular means that, instead of wading through various searches on Twitter, all the information is at your finger-tips and you can act on it accordingly. I think it would have benefits for businesses of multiple sizes however a smaller business might find the price-point prohibitive.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Listening/monitoring

Actiance
Commun.it
6.8
Boolean keyword searches
Actiance
Commun.it
7.3
Filtering out noise/spam
Actiance
Commun.it
7.6
Sentiment analysis
Actiance
Commun.it
5.9
Broad channel coverage
Actiance
Commun.it
6.5

Publishing

Actiance
Commun.it
6.1
Content planning and scheduling
Actiance
Commun.it
6.2
Audience targeting
Actiance
Commun.it
6.8
Content optimization
Actiance
Commun.it
5.6
Workflow management
Actiance
Commun.it
5.8

Engagement

Actiance
Commun.it
7.5
Automated routing and prioritization
Actiance
Commun.it
7.8
Customer interaction histories
Actiance
Commun.it
7.6
Bulk actions
Actiance
Commun.it
7.1

Marketing

Actiance
Commun.it
4.9
Lead generation
Actiance
Commun.it
4.7
Content marketing
Actiance
Commun.it
5.4
Paid media management
Actiance
Commun.it
2.9
Campaigns and promotions
Actiance
Commun.it
6.6

Channel coverage/integration

Actiance
Commun.it
7.1
Twitter
Actiance
Commun.it
7.9
Facebook
Actiance
Commun.it
7.5
LinkedIn
Actiance
Commun.it
5.0
Instagram
Actiance
Commun.it
8.0

Reporting/analytics

Actiance
Commun.it
6.2
Campaign success analytics
Actiance
Commun.it
6.3
Real-time tracking
Actiance
Commun.it
6.5
Competitor analysis
Actiance
Commun.it
5.9

Account management

Actiance
Commun.it
6.4
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Actiance
Commun.it
5.3
Mobile access
Actiance
Commun.it
7.4

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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  • I love the #fridayfollow suggestions - I find these get a lot of engagement from my Twitter fans and I use it regulalry.
  • I like the ability to automate certain functions, as a social media agency this means the time spent managing client accounts is reduced but with no impact on quality of work.
  • I like the suggestions for replying and engaging with as a tool for expanding your reach and network.
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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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  • The number of emails received from commun.it when you use the free version is incredibly frustrating 1-2 per day.
  • The interface is very 'busy' and takes a while to get used to.
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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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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 great for scheduling tweets and analyzing how your tweets fare, I can also use Buffer for LinkedIn. But, Buffer does not offer follower analytics and give suggestions on who to follow and unfollow. We use the free version of Buffer as well but they do not constantly bombard you with upgrade requests
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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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  • The number 1 objective that Commun.it helps with is our social media engagement. It is one of the tools we use to help us analyze our audience and save time to manage social media.
  • It's difficult to assess ROI since we are using the free tool.
  • The only negative impact is many emails pushing the upgrade.
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Pricing Details

Actiance

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Commun.it

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details