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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre

I was strictly the implementor of Livefyre (for my company only). That task alone was at least 3 weeks worth of work. From a user standpoint, Livefyre is a good product which is why this review is strictly about how difficult it was to implement. Therefore, if a colleague was to ask me if I recommend Livefyre, it's not a straight answer. Questions like, 'how fast do you need it?', 'how centralized is your user database?', 'do you want social login?', all come into question and were details that made my job not easy (hence, my review of 5/10 for suggesting it to others). Once implemented, Livefyre is a great product (notice my overall review is higher), but based on my experience with implementation, it certainly requires a senior developer's dedicated time and patience to set up exactly as desired. For smaller companies with small/simple user bases and websites, the process may be more straightforward, but from my experience, it wasn't out-of-the-box at all.
Darin Spivey | TrustRadius Reviewer

eClincher

Best suited for a marketer that cares about reports, needs a social media management platform and doesn't want to pay more for a more aesthetically pleasing version of a platform with the same or less functionality, such as Hootsuite or Sprout Social. For a social media marketer that wants to automate some of their postings, the queues feature is great for this functionality.Not best suited for beginners to social media, as their platform is best utilized with someone familiar with the industry that knows what they are doing. Their chat support team is very good though, but this type of individual might find themselves spending a lot of time on the platform.
Dave Bloom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Listening/monitoring

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
7.3
Boolean keyword searches
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
7.9
Filtering out noise/spam
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
7.5
Broad channel coverage
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
6.4

Publishing

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
8.3
Content planning and scheduling
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
9.4
Audience targeting
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
7.0
Content optimization
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
8.1
Workflow management
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
8.7

Engagement

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
6.5
Automated routing and prioritization
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
5.9
Customer interaction histories
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
4.7
Bulk actions
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
8.7

Marketing

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
9.2
Content marketing
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
9.2

Channel coverage/integration

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
9.4
Twitter
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
10.0
Facebook
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
9.1
LinkedIn
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
10.0
Google+
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
9.9
Instagram
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
7.2
Pinterest
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
9.9
YouTube
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
9.9

Reporting/analytics

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
8.8
Campaign success analytics
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
9.1
Real-time tracking
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
8.5

Account management

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
8.9
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
8.9
Mobile access
Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
eClincher
8.9

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre

  • It provides and allows comments and comment management that is fast, seamless and shareable.
  • Having used disquss, WordPress comments and many others I like Livefyre better for its seamless integration and transparency
  • It is really nice that they have a range of services from free to enterprise with increasing functionality and benefits.
Andy Newbom | TrustRadius Reviewer

eClincher

  • eClincher supports nearly every social network and connects to a large number of sources (blogs, bit.ly, Google Analytics, Google My Business). This makes workflow tremendously easy.
  • Posting Groups. At higher levels of service, eClincher allows you to set-up individual brand accounts. My agency isn't at that level, so we utilize eClincher's posting groups to make 1-click groups that post to all of the profiles for each client. This allows us to quickly post a cohesive message across all channels.
  • Workflow management: eClincher adds plenty of additional tools to make your workflow fast. Connections to free stock photo services make it easy to add generic pictures to your content. Google Analytics and bit.ly can keep track of statistics and measure success. The Inbox allows you to handle all your clients' accounts from one screen (including comments, messages, reviews, and more). The Feeds and Influencers tabs allow you to understand your market and what's being said. Altogether, eClincher makes a 1-app solution for Social Media Management.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre

  • Implementation was not easy. Although flexible, I personally wrote at least 1,400 lines of code to get this implemented over a few week's time.
  • The social login aspect is cool, but again, hard to implement. They did not write any of those modules, although they could have. This required senior-level developmental skills and a knowledge of how social media is interfaced with programmatically. Lots of questions arose from this and it was difficult to implement with virtually no help from Livefyre, other than to provide the hooks into their system for when users were validated. I had to write at least 2 separate login/redirection scripts to accomplish this flow.
  • CSS tweaking was tricky. We could override lots of common CSS classes, but to get things just the way we wanted it, I ended up writing LOTS of jQuery listeners and functions to transform the output into exactly what we wanted. This was a surprise since the software was sold to us as being 'fully customizable'.
  • Documentation was sufficient, but not great. Getting the flow of the callbacks that are fired wasn't clear at first, and sometimes did not work as expected.
  • It should be noted that, after this review was published, Livefyre contacted me stating they now have better documentation and process for implementation (for version V3, specifically) and urged me to revise this review. However, I can only write of my experience with V2, and it WAS difficult to implement over 3 weeks of dedicated time. Another developer on my team implemented version V3 and his evaluation is very similar to mine, claiming much difficulty with the CSS customization.
Darin Spivey | TrustRadius Reviewer

eClincher

  • It's not very visually appealing, but this is not a dealbreaker.
  • The reporting features could definitely use some work. I still get more value from the native SNS pages, but this is quickly changing. They removed the "export to CSV" functionality, but they plan to reintroduce it soon. As mentioned previously, they really respond to criticism well and update the tool constantly.
  • The inbox could use some work. I don't like being directed offsite to view certain comments deemed "requests for further info" when they could just easily display them there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre 8.8
Based on 5 answers
We feel we have a real partnership with Livefyre and we both make each other better. Their customer service has been phenomenal even during a time of rapid growth.
Sam Salmassi | TrustRadius Reviewer

eClincher

eClincher 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Unless the price of eClincher moves to a point where it is too much to justify, I don't see any reason why we wouldn't continue to use eClincher for our agency. The value at this price-point is unbelievable and we'd be foolish to move to a pricier program purely for the sake of slicker graphics or UI. eClinchers pricing is fantastic, and is only matched by its functionality—it matches or beats any of the major Social Media Manager SaaS programs out there for a fraction of the cost. This tool is great for growing agencies, but would also be useful for any marketing department or large agency that wants to streamline their social media workflow.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It's really easy to implement that app but should improve some analytics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

eClincher

eClincher 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Assuming there are no weird bug that prevent the system from updating or registering your actions, eClincher is very simple to use. The posting function is pretty straight forward: select the channel or posting group to post to, insert content, and add to schedule. The posting function offers you lots of tools such as connection to free image services, import from pocket/feedly, attach file from computer, shorten link, or attach gif, among others. This makes it easy to create engaging content and then schedule it for multiple channels, all from one screen.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre 8.2
Based on 1 answer
From purchasing to implementation, the customer service/support was really perfect!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

eClincher

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

eClincher

eClincher 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Be patient. eClincher isn't perfect and has some software issues. These issues will be exacerbated if you get frustrated or have a slow connection. If something "breaks" or locks up, just refresh the page and re-do that step. It may take your team a couple weeks to get use to using the new system. Once they've gotten the hang of it, I'm sure they'll love the amount of time they save. I'd recommend taking your time with the set-up. Though there aren't a lot of steps to get everything squared away, you can break the process into small chunks to make sure you're managing your time. To just hook-up all the social accounts, it may only take an hour or so. But, if you want to set-up all the extra tools (such as user accounts, listening feeds, posting groups, schedules, etc.) it'll take longer. I think it took around a day to set-up completely, but your mileage my vary.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre

We felt Livefyre was more innovative and better at SEO. It felt like we were working with a partner for the long haul who was interested in our business and how to improve it.
Sam Salmassi | TrustRadius Reviewer

eClincher

There are loads of social scheduling tools out there. I was using Buffer but then found it was limited in terms of listening and reporting so I started to look at a more professional software. I tried Hootsuite but hated the interface, way too busy with the primary focus being on feeds rather than scheduling. Sprout Social I found clunky and hard to use. eClincher was recommended to me by a friend. I think the interface (desktop and mobile) is easy to use but what sets it apart is its support - the live chat is brilliant.
Adeline Garman BA (Hons) DipM MCIM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre

  • The heavy work is already done given that we take the time to implement.
  • Very useful insights and AI powered delivery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

eClincher

  • Makes it much easier to manage our social publishing
  • Makes it much easier to manage our social engagement
  • Makes it much easier to manage our social reporting
Dave Bloom | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

eClincher

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

eClincher Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$49
Premier$99
Agency$199
Enterprise$599
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    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
    8.0
    eClincher
    8.8

    Likelihood to Renew

    Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
    8.8
    eClincher
    10.0

    Usability

    Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
    7.3
    eClincher
    9.0

    Support Rating

    Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
    8.2
    eClincher

    Implementation Rating

    Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre
    eClincher
    8.0

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