Agorapulse vs. Synthesio Social Intelligence Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Agorapulse
Score 7.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Agorapulse is a social media management tool that aims to help mid-sized businesses and agencies better manage their Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube activity. This social media management tool allows users to post content, engage with their community, and download reports from a single dashboard that is designed to be intuitive. Conversations are captured with the inbox -- depending on the social network, it captures comments, mentions, direct/private…
$49
per user
Synthesio Social Intelligence Suite
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Synthesio, an Ipsos company (acquired 2019) offers social monitoring and engagement tools. Synthesio competes with major listening vendors like Radian6 and Sysomos. A point of differentiation is that Synthesio offers a mix of technology and human analysis. In their view, human analysis is required to validate and interpret the data. Customers are large, particularly French, brands.
$1,200
per month
Pricing
AgorapulseSynthesio Social Intelligence Suite
Editions & Modules
Custom
$0
Standard
$49
per user
Professional
$79
per user
Advanced
$119
per user
Synthesio
$1,200.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AgorapulseSynthesio Social Intelligence Suite
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll plans are free for 30 days. **Standard plan: 10 social profiles, per user pricing **Professional plan: 15 social profiles, per user pricing **Advanced plan: 20 social profiles, per user pricing
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AgorapulseSynthesio Social Intelligence Suite
Listening/monitoring
Comparison of Listening/monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Agorapulse
8.9
181 Ratings
15% above category average
Synthesio Social Intelligence Suite
-
Ratings
Boolean keyword searches9.8151 Ratings00 Ratings
Filtering out noise/spam8.6153 Ratings00 Ratings
Broad channel coverage8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing
Comparison of Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Agorapulse
8.9
250 Ratings
10% above category average
Synthesio Social Intelligence Suite
-
Ratings
Content planning and scheduling9.8247 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience targeting9.6160 Ratings00 Ratings
Content optimization7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management8.9210 Ratings00 Ratings
Engagement
Comparison of Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Agorapulse
8.6
245 Ratings
5% above category average
Synthesio Social Intelligence Suite
-
Ratings
Automated routing and prioritization7.942 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer interaction histories8.9222 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk actions8.9203 Ratings00 Ratings
Marketing
Comparison of Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Agorapulse
7.6
142 Ratings
3% below category average
Synthesio Social Intelligence Suite
-
Ratings
Lead generation7.4110 Ratings00 Ratings
Content marketing7.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Paid media management8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaigns and promotions6.8119 Ratings00 Ratings
Channel coverage/integration
Comparison of Channel coverage/integration features of Product A and Product B
Agorapulse
9.1
255 Ratings
7% above category average
Synthesio Social Intelligence Suite
-
Ratings
Twitter9.5228 Ratings00 Ratings
Facebook9.8255 Ratings00 Ratings
LinkedIn9.8104 Ratings00 Ratings
Google+7.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Instagram9.8241 Ratings00 Ratings
Pinterest9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
YouTube8.227 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting/analytics
Comparison of Reporting/analytics features of Product A and Product B
Agorapulse
9.5
229 Ratings
19% above category average
Synthesio Social Intelligence Suite
-
Ratings
Campaign success analytics9.8198 Ratings00 Ratings
Real-time tracking9.9195 Ratings00 Ratings
Competitor analysis8.8161 Ratings00 Ratings
Account management
Comparison of Account management features of Product A and Product B
Agorapulse
9.3
244 Ratings
13% above category average
Synthesio Social Intelligence Suite
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions & privileges9.8228 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile access8.9215 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AgorapulseSynthesio Social Intelligence Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(342 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(87 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(66 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(69 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
4.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AgorapulseSynthesio Social Intelligence Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Agorapulse
Agorapulse has been a huge benefit to us as a business and is the most comprehensive platform we've used, having previously been with Hootsuite and ContentCal. It is likely to be better for companies that are managing multiple social profiles and want to consolidate these into one manageable platform. Given the amount of features it provides, it might not be suitable for individuals. The reporting is a fantastic part of the platform, which includes brand awareness for certain profiles, the best time to post for engagement, and details that all help with strategising. The inbuilt link shortening and tracking is useful, we've set this up and need to explore its capabilities further. Overall, we would recommend Agorapulse and it's a great asset to our business.
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Ipsos
It's a very good tool. It covers every need we have for social media listening & monitoring. Bad thing is that those who were selling us the software were not much concerned about costs and were not reducing although there are a lot of market leaders like Sprinklr who are really good with compensation & value addition
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Pros
Agorapulse
  • Calendar sharing - great for internal and external approval
  • Community management - it means we can keep on top of engagement for all of our clients in one place
  • Report - it's really useful for us to be able to create such in depth reports that we can use internally but also share with clients so they can see the results of what we are doing
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Ipsos
  • Synthesio has an unlimited volume, which helps us to not worry about going over budget. This helps us focus on refining our search to pull in the mentions that have the most value.
  • Synthesio has an excellent support team. They are always available to answer any questions we have.
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Cons
Agorapulse
  • Would love to have a draft feature. We often don't schedule things until the assets are ready, or use a placeholder image and swap them afterwards
  • Editing posts intended for multiple channels is not as easy as scheduling them in the first place. I would love to edit and have the same menu I do as when I'm scheduling where I have my base text and then the adjusted text for each social media. It's rare that something I've planned to be a similar post across channels, needs editing, but only for one of those channels. e.g. Correcting mistakes or changing strategies.
  • Currently, I export the analytics and put it in a Google Sheet where I have more control over the data, which I love. For me to use the Agora Reports system, I would need substantial features like comparing metrics in the same charts, using direct line charts instead of smoothed (smoothed charts look nice, but just obfuscate data), separating out paid growth, etc. It's probably too large an ask for what Agora is trying to provide, which is why the export tool is very useful.
  • While I'm talking about it, a slight bug with the export tool is that when you export two things in quick succession, it just sends a duplicate of the first report via email. I'll export a CSV of Global data and then a CSV of Content, and if I do it too quickly, it doubles up the Global data and I don't get the Content until I resend.
  • More specific filtering for listening. Sometimes someone has our brand in their name and we get ALL of their content. We have to add each user like this to the filter instead of being able to filter out usernames that contain it.
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Ipsos
  • I’d love better graphics when I pull reports.
  • The sentiment data is still inaccurate.
  • We are unable to weed out all mentions of the arena associated with the bank.
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Likelihood to Renew
Agorapulse
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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Ipsos
Ben Farkas was the representative that worked with us on this project, while we have been very excited with the work he provided, especially the customer service, we just did not have enough time with the product hands on to be comfortable giving it the 10 we think it deserves. As the Data tracking was done beyond our expectations and the finished product (infographic) were all excellent, we used this service to fill our need in being shorthanded to cover the data ourselves. Synthesio provided outstanding customer service, their data tracking and materials where top notch, just we lacked the hands on experience to speak to everyday use.
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Usability
Agorapulse
Any time I onboard a new team member, they are very quick to adapt to Agora's user interface and therefore require a very quick onboarding process from me, which is a massive plus. While I think having an all-in-one platform would be ideal, there is something to be said about only having a few bells and whistle so that my team can focus on what is most important to us and our clients, content
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Ipsos
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Agorapulse
Agorapulse occasionally has outages or shuts down. It never interferes with my use of the application or any of my posts
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Ipsos
No answers on this topic
Performance
Agorapulse
Agorapulse has generally had great performance. Occasionally I have issues with my videos being posted on Instagram. I still am not sure why. the format of the videos is the same as the videos that are going through.
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Ipsos
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Agorapulse
The support from Agorapulse is excellent. Any time we have made contact they have been quick to reply, and given added extra information to help. The initial sales experience was also good. Not pushy like a lot of other companies, more that they would like to help. And they certainly did for us at a difficult time which built a fantastic relationship with us from the very start. Communication is great too, with just the right amount of emails and updates. Overall we feel that they genuinely care about their clients and users.
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Ipsos
Everything we needed was handled, in many cases during the first time we used Synthesio the representative made adjustments and explained them to us, some things we did not even consider when setting up the service.
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In-Person Training
Agorapulse
I did not train in person
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Ipsos
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Agorapulse
The staff walked me through the whole platform and asked me if I had any questions. They were very helpful in answering any questions I had.
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Ipsos
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Agorapulse
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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Ipsos
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Agorapulse
Want to post the same content on different profiles? Don't duplicate your posts, you can just select what platform to post them onto! You can even change around the copy/hashtags/etc to optimize the posts for each platform.
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Ipsos
I have used Meltwater, Hootsuite for the same tracking purpose. Every tool has it own pros and cons. The best way to decide is go by the reviews of the people who have actually used it. Budget is yet another factor to consider.
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Scalability
Agorapulse
I'm not sure I understand what is meant by scalability.
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Ipsos
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Agorapulse
  • It has saved our company a lot of time digging through all different social medias to be responsive to consumers
  • It has helped us be more responsive to prospects, so better lead generation
  • Agorapulse allows us to be in touch quicker with our prospects, meaning better lead to appointment generation as well.
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Ipsos
  • It has helped us understanding the on going topics on our social page quite well.
  • Really helped us in community management in due time for social accounts. Saved a lot of clicks and time as well as resources.
  • Employees feel really happy with the tool because it lets them do the work fast and securely.
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ScreenShots

Agorapulse Screenshots

Screenshot of Through a bulk or one-by-one upload, queued content can be organized into categories that make sense for the business and content strategy. Download a CSV of the queued content to share with teammates or clients.Screenshot of Agorapulse's reports helps to discover trends in a company's social media performance and offers actionable tips to optimize its social presence.Screenshot of The tool's built-in CRM keeps track of fans and followers (and detractors).Screenshot of Agorapulse's reports helps to discover trends in a company's social media performance and offers actionable tips to optimize its social presence.Screenshot of A drag-and-drop calendar displays at glance published, scheduled, queued, and assigned content. Hovering on a date instantly creates content for that day.Screenshot of The Agorapulse  inbox captures incoming conversations for each social profile. Users can get CRM data on who is sending messages, and send them a saved reply or assign the conversation to a teammate.