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Likelihood to Recommend

Agorapulse

If you are an all service digital agency, then Agorapulse is probably a great solution for you - especially if you have multiple team members/people who have to approve content, and more than 4 or 5 profiles to manage. If you are a small business looking to manage your social through a third party software yourself, probably not the best option. If you are only using it for a few profiles it can be pricey, and probably gives you way too many tools. There is a little learning curve to it, so if you are looking for something simple that you can do yourself, probably look elsewhere.
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Sprout Social

Sprout is great for marketing departments looking to watch their brand and promote their blog. It's especially good for single person posting. I don't see it working well for larger teams and collaborating real time as there isn't a great way to see who is tackling what. You can assign tasks or grab them but it would be great to see who is clicking what or a chat feature perhaps?The dashboard could also use some help to show more about the brand, perhaps specific keywords we watch. Or trends across social platforms that we might care about.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Listening/monitoring

Agorapulse
8.2
Sprout Social
8.0
Boolean keyword searches
Agorapulse
7.8
Sprout Social
8.0
Filtering out noise/spam
Agorapulse
7.2
Sprout Social
7.0
Sentiment analysis
Agorapulse
9.1
Sprout Social
8.0
Broad channel coverage
Agorapulse
8.5
Sprout Social
8.8

Publishing

Agorapulse
8.2
Sprout Social
7.9
Content planning and scheduling
Agorapulse
8.8
Sprout Social
8.0
Audience targeting
Agorapulse
6.8
Sprout Social
7.8
Content optimization
Agorapulse
9.1
Sprout Social
7.6
Workflow management
Agorapulse
8.0
Sprout Social
8.0

Engagement

Agorapulse
7.5
Sprout Social
8.0
Automated routing and prioritization
Agorapulse
6.4
Sprout Social
8.5
Customer interaction histories
Agorapulse
8.5
Sprout Social
8.2
Bulk actions
Agorapulse
7.8
Sprout Social
7.4

Marketing

Agorapulse
7.6
Sprout Social
7.2
Lead generation
Agorapulse
6.6
Sprout Social
6.9
Content marketing
Agorapulse
9.1
Sprout Social
8.4
Paid media management
Agorapulse
8.2
Sprout Social
6.2
Campaigns and promotions
Agorapulse
6.7
Sprout Social
7.2

Channel coverage/integration

Agorapulse
8.4
Sprout Social
8.1
Twitter
Agorapulse
9.0
Sprout Social
9.1
Facebook
Agorapulse
8.9
Sprout Social
8.5
LinkedIn
Agorapulse
8.1
Sprout Social
7.9
Instagram
Agorapulse
7.7
Sprout Social
8.0
Google+
Agorapulse
Sprout Social
6.5
Pinterest
Agorapulse
Sprout Social
8.3
YouTube
Agorapulse
Sprout Social
8.0

Reporting/analytics

Agorapulse
7.4
Sprout Social
8.1
Campaign success analytics
Agorapulse
7.7
Sprout Social
8.1
Real-time tracking
Agorapulse
7.5
Sprout Social
8.6
Competitor analysis
Agorapulse
7.0
Sprout Social
7.6

Account management

Agorapulse
7.6
Sprout Social
8.0
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Agorapulse
8.4
Sprout Social
8.7
Mobile access
Agorapulse
6.8
Sprout Social
7.3

Pros

Agorapulse

  • The reporting covers all the metrics you need and allows you to modify the reports as you wish by downloading them as a PowerPoint file.
  • One of the main things we love about AgoraPulse is that they seem to have high standards for their quality control and customer service. They don't roll out new features unless they work 100% and if there is an issue they are on top of it right away and with ample communication.
  • No more wondering if you've seen every comment or message. AgoraPulse's system allows you to ensure you have responded to every item no matter what the client has done on their end.
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Sprout Social

  • Analytics Reporting - Sprout Social does a nice job at providing robust analytics across all social media platforms. We use this to monitor our social media performance over a specified time period, including number of posts, increase in followers, and changes in engagements and link clinks.
  • Social Media Scheduling - Sprout Social is good for scheduling social media posts in advance. With the version we use, it also shows us what time we should schedule our posts based on the past performance of our previous posts.
  • Social Media Monitoring - Sprout Social does a good job at monitoring social media mentions and searching for posts containing certain specified keywords.
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Cons

Agorapulse

  • Notifications of usability updates could be handled better, and could be more timely.
  • Notifications of usability issues could also be handled in a more timely manner.
  • We would like to see integration with more social platforms, but we also understand the time consuming nature of that work...it would just be nice to have!
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Sprout Social

  • This is not a great platform for teams. Their basic $99 plan includes a single user, and charges quite a bit to add more.
  • This is not a great platform for agencies that have more than 5 accounts or less than 100 without paying a hefty price tag. Their deluxe plan is $149 for only 10 accounts. My team has access to more than 30 pages, and we'd have to disconnect a profile, then connect a new one, wait for it to load, and then produce a new report for our clients. It was too cumbersome to be effective.
  • Value overall. Other competitors are offering more users and the same amount of pages for less money.
  • Technical support. Our team spent about $2,500 with this company across 2 years - we published our final reports, made a single request for support with 3 different team members, and it was denied four times.
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Likelihood to Renew

Agorapulse

Agorapulse 8.1
Based on 85 answers
The decision has been made. It's time to get to work--no steps back. I feel confident this product is well suited to help me make progress. I want to get down business and utilize the functionality of this product to meet my marketing goals. I feel very comfortable with the choice I have made.
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Sprout Social

Sprout Social 6.2
Based on 61 answers
While I am currently no longer working with the company in which I was employed and utilized Sprout Social, I do know that the company is still utilizing Sprout Social on a daily basis and I do not foresee a time when the subscription would be cancelled.
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Usability

Agorapulse

Agorapulse 7.6
Based on 9 answers
I think overall the computer interface is quite simple and easy, and reliable. But the mobile app is possibly the worst designed application I've ever seen for a social media management tool. It is clunky and more aesthetic than useful, with various glitches.
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Sprout Social

Sprout Social 5.5
Based on 18 answers
Sprout Social is extremely easy to use and would only require minimal training for a new user. They have many features and functionalities that I absolutely love. I can't speak highly enough of their mobile app! As I've mentioned, this app has been a life saver when I've been traveling and have been unable to access a desktop
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Reliability and Availability

Agorapulse

Agorapulse 9.1
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 7.7
Based on 8 answers
I have never seen it in maintenance or downtime mode — I am always able to access this product.
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Support

Agorapulse

Agorapulse 9.2
Based on 11 answers
I have reached out for support many times, and they are always fast and extremely helpful. I have only ever had one issue that was not resolved, and the only reason that one was not resolved is that Instagram is stupid when it comes to customer service and their platform. It was an issue with IG policies, not AP. But they still did all they could to help with it. They have to make up for FB/IG sucky customer service, and they do that in a big way.
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Sprout Social

Sprout Social 3.0
Based on 13 answers
The folks at Sprout are great. Answering the simplest questions right via Twitter or Facebook, the more complex issues i've had they respond back via email within a couple hours if not sooner. Extremely impressed with their customer support, they really know their product and aren't just trying to get you to upgrade to a higher tier
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Online Training

Agorapulse

Agorapulse 7.3
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Their training is good, but the promotion of it is even better. I don't need or have the time for training, but I was always happy to know it was there. They did a great job sending updates out and making me aware when there was a new feature that I may want training for. As for the training I never used it, so I can't comment on that
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Implementation

Agorapulse

Agorapulse 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Be sure of the game play mechanics you need to achieve your objectives, it will help significantly in setting up the game and creating the assets
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Sprout Social

Sprout Social 8.9
Based on 10 answers
Make sure you do it all the way. Do not break it into phases. Pour yourself a coffee, start it in the morning and you'll be done before you finish that coffee.
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Alternatives Considered

Agorapulse

Before AgoraPulse, we were using Hootsuite for all of our social sharing. The Hootsuite platform lacked a lot of the customization that I desired and gave me little confidence in what each post would look like prior to publishing. I feel like the AgoraPulse platform is more aesthetically pleasing, easy to use, and customizable than other products that I've usesd. The customer support is also very responsive so I know any issues I encounter are quickly remedied.
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Sprout Social

Sprout social is a bit more advanced than Hootsuite in my experience, but it does not stack up to other social media monitoring or analytics tools that I've used as far as functionality. Having said that, it is a significantly less expensive tool than others such as Cision or Crimson Hexagon.
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Return on Investment

Agorapulse

  • AP has really helped us grow our audience by making the execution of content sharing and audience engagement scalable. It's hard to measure the specific impact of AP, since it was implemented at the beginning of our social media efforts (which was negligible prior to), but we've seen a continued positive trend month-over-month in reach, engagement and audience size since it's implementation.
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Sprout Social

  • Sprout Social has positively impacted our interactions with guests and potential travelers looking for information because we can answer their questions in a timely manner.
  • Sprout Social has positively impacted the way we are able to schedule campaigns and track their process.
  • There is no direct data to indicate an ROI. We can measure link clicks but we cannot translate that into bookings as of yet.
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Pricing Details

Agorapulse

General

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

Agorapulse Editions & Modules

Edition
Medium$991
Large$1991
Enterprise$4991
X-Large$2991
  1. per installation
Additional Pricing Details
**Medium plan: 10 social profiles, 2 users **Large plan: 25 social profiles, 4 users **X-Large plan: 40 social profiles, 8 users **Enterprise plan: 60 profiles, 20 users

Sprout Social

General

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

Sprout Social Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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