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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.6 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

Socialbakers Suite

SocialBakers is great for scheduling content since it allows you to upload content, add copy, schedule it for a time it will get the most engagement and eyes, and pass it along the approval pipeline for your organization. Additionally, the reporting and analytics tool provides a comprehensive overview of campaigns. I do not recommend SocialBakers for community management. The process is too complicated and takes far longer than other tools available
Laura Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Socialbakers Suite

  • Post Performance Prediction helps you lower your CPC as well as increase the amount of engagements you receive on your Instagram posts.
  • Quickly and easily understand the paid content strategy of your competitors, but also justify your own promotion budget as a result.
  • Detailed chart that outlines the predicted interactions that each post will receive in the upcoming hours.
Anonymous | 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

Socialbakers Suite

  • In the publishing calendar. It seems like I have to change my filters every time I login. Would be nice if it could save our settings from session to session.
  • Dark posts parameters are set. Not having to be able to customize further has turned us away from using that feature in Socialbakers.
Eric Mah | 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

Socialbakers Suite

Socialbakers Suite 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Very satisfied about the output and the reports.
David Arcifa | 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

Socialbakers Suite

Socialbakers Suite 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Web version is perfect. Lost 2 points because of mobile version that could be optimized.
Boris MERCIER | 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

Socialbakers Suite

Socialbakers Suite 9.1
Based on 8 answers
Compared to other vendors that generally charge you for customer support and a not always perfect service, SocialBakers support is included and very efficient.
Boris MERCIER | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Socialbakers Suite

Socialbakers Suite 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training was fine but, in the end, the best way to learn any product is by actually using it.
Shubhankar Goel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Socialbakers Suite

Socialbakers Suite 9.1
Based on 4 answers
The platform is so easy to understand that no "expensive consulting firm" is necessary to implement it!
Boris MERCIER | 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

Socialbakers Suite

Socialbakers' team is more open to have conversation about the product. They are more helpful and their customer service is way better. They almost do same things, however Socialbakers has a cleaner interface and it is easier to use by the team
Kayhan Dural | 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

Socialbakers Suite

  • Actually this is not a software that can give you exactly an ROI, but obviously, it gives you the metrics of how your campaigns are doing.
  • It gives you great insight to make decisions based on the statistics. Which is the best “ROI” I think.
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Adobe Experience Manager Livefyre

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

Socialbakers Suite

General

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

Socialbakers Suite Editions & Modules

Edition
The Essential Package. Available to purchase online now.$2001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
- For the Complete Socialbakers Platform, please request a consultation - Unify all your social marketing operations in one. Everything from audience research to strategic planning to execution and measurement, it’s the go-to platform for marketing teams.

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