AlphaSense vs. Terapeak

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AlphaSense
Score 9.4 out of 10
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AlphaSense is a market intelligence platform used by companies and financial institutions. Since 2011, their AI-based technology has helped professionals make business decisions by delivering insights from public and private content—including company filings, event transcripts, news, trade journals, and equity research. The platform boasts users among 4,000 enterprise customers. Headquartered in New York City, AlphaSense employs over 1,000 people across offices in the U.S., U.K., Finland, and…N/A
Terapeak
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Terapeak is a market research and intelligence tool with a particular emphasis on sales data to assist ecommerce vendors in decisioning. Terapeak was acquired by eBay in December 2017, and the company claims that it plans to integrate it into its Seller Hub suite of software.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Financial Research
Comparison of Financial Research features of Product A and Product B
AlphaSense
7.0
142 Ratings
15% below category average
Terapeak
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Ratings
Private Company Data5.1114 Ratings00 Ratings
Industry-Specific Information7.7138 Ratings00 Ratings
Independent Research Access7.6133 Ratings00 Ratings
M&A Analysis7.2109 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain Data5.575 Ratings00 Ratings
ESG Data6.172 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit Ratings Reports7.065 Ratings00 Ratings
Macroeconomic News8.198 Ratings00 Ratings
Search Tools9.1132 Ratings00 Ratings
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Enterprises
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Score 7.8 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
AlphaSenseTerapeak
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(212 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(18 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(208 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(18 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
7.4
(18 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(13 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Online Training
8.3
(7 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.1
(5 ratings)
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
7.0
(3 ratings)
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Ease of integration
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.8
(18 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Professional Services
8.2
(2 ratings)
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Vendor post-sale
8.1
(4 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(4 ratings)
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User Testimonials
AlphaSenseTerapeak
Likelihood to Recommend
AlphaSense
AlphaSense works very well for researching topics related to companies, technologies and/or industries. The information access is super useful. Sorting by search relevance and filtering by source type can help curate the information to what you are looking for. One area that could use some help is how to digest that information down to usable chunks. If your goal is to synthesize the information into your research, then the platform seems to have some tools to help do that, but it will still be a manual process. A CoPilot or similar integration could go a long way to improving the time to value of using this tool and the information it gathers for you.
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eBay
Terapeak makes sense for people looking to sell a lot of items or resellers. It does not make sense for people selling one-off items or individuals looking to simply spring clean. It is great for determining pricing, what to start auctions at, and figuring out a shipping/returns strategy (whether or not to offer free shipping, have the buyer pay shipping, and if you should have returns allowed.) I would not recommend it if you just want to move the item out of your house or if you do not care what price an item sells for.
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Pros
AlphaSense
  • Key market trends- I input a topic name and get information related to the topic.
  • Competitor filings- Alphasense is able to get all the regulatory documents quickly.
  • Earnings calls- Alphasense now provides transcripts, which is incredibly helpful when I can't attend the earnings call live.
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eBay
  • Gives accurate comparable sold listings to determine pricing.
  • Aggregates sales information well, so I do not need to scroll through pages of listings.
  • Helps with determining shipping/whether to turn on free shipping or not.
  • Helps with sourcing and deciding whether to pay up for certain items.
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Cons
AlphaSense
  • Provide access to research reports on latest technology topics like Small Modular Reactor in Nuclear industry
  • Curate end industry commentary based on particular account expectations on regular basis ( monthly/bi monthly)
  • Mail communication regarding latest topics that are included to the AlphaSense library
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eBay
  • I wish I could use Terapeak outside of eBay. Why can't I use it with other platforms like Mercari, Poshmark, etc.?
  • I don't like that I have to pay for this feature. Other selling platforms provide their sold information free of charge.
  • It feels antiquated. I need to click through many menus and tabs to price items. I wish it would automatically move me through the pages, instead of making me fill out the information, then hit "next" or "enter."
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Likelihood to Renew
AlphaSense
AlphaSense is a very useful tool and is reasonably priced for our organization. While I may not be a hyper-active user, it's a great resource when I need to quickly do a competitive landscape survey, review publicly available documents (transcripts, etc.), or review Wall Street research
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eBay
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Usability
AlphaSense
The ability to quickly move between transcripts/research is excellent, as is the previews generated of excerpts around search terms, and really increases efficiency/ability to find what you are looking for. The advanced search functionality is more challenging to use, and can some times be difficult to figure out how to set the exact parameters you are looking for (however, once you have the search in place, it is easy to amend)
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eBay
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Reliability and Availability
AlphaSense
The availability of Alphasense is great. I have used the software for multiple years and cannot remember ever having an outage issue. This is surprising actually, as I use other software applications that do not have regular outages, but still have outages periodically. Alphasense, on the other hand, never seems to have any outages. Good sign if I can't remember the software not working :).
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eBay
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Performance
AlphaSense
Loading or performing searches on AlphaSense platform is reasonably fast for most of the time. However, it is sometimes unacceptably long for me to load PDF files (earnings presentation, supplementary financial report) on AlphaSense. Certain features might also take very long time, such as loading for "similar tables" across EDGAR filings, or downloading tables from EDGAR filings
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eBay
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Support Rating
AlphaSense
Customer support is very prompt. I get personalized support for search recommendations and content that I could not find in my own search. Support checks in with me on a bi-monthly basis to keep me informed of the many different feature additions, I cannot find a more kind, understanding, and supportive team.
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eBay
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In-Person Training
AlphaSense
The person was prepared, attentive, understood the nature of my questions, was willing to work through any difficulties or misunderstandings, was patient, and super pleasant to work with. Great customer service.
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eBay
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Online Training
AlphaSense
Trainers address the basics, and such training was meant for new users. Instructions are really helpful by providing scenarios that our team will face in our daily tasks. It will be more thoughtful if the training is conducted by case studies so as to allow new users to get first-hand experience during the training.
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eBay
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Implementation Rating
AlphaSense
use friendly UI made the transition seamless
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eBay
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Alternatives Considered
AlphaSense
We primarily use Aiera for live transcripts but their transcripts are not as accurate and a bit more glitchy. AlphaSense is really strong on that front and even organizes your printouts with smart summaries and a collection of all of your highlights. It is much better for organizing your thoughts.
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eBay
Terapeak can't be beaten for selling on eBay, because it is part and parcel with eBay. For comparable listings on other sites, I prefer Sellhound and Jungle Scout. I find that Webgility and Price2Spy are more helpful for SEO and getting to the top of Google's search results. I feel that I get more eyes on my products using other services when I am not specifically selling through eBay. But on eBay, Terapeak is the only service I will use.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
AlphaSense
flexible billing
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eBay
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Scalability
AlphaSense
The sharing features provides by AlphaSense mean that it can be readily scaled for teams within an organization and, subject to compliance requirements, with client organizations. The ability to share annotations of transcripts and investor releases is valuable, and facilitates collaboration between analysts.
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eBay
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Professional Services
AlphaSense
Very professional and knowledgeable team. Easy to work with and communicates in a way that's helpful for users who aren't experts on the platform
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eBay
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Return on Investment
AlphaSense
  • AlphaSense has allowed us to generate deeper competitive insights. For example, we conducted an in depth analysis of the aerial data analytics (drone) industry, and AlphSense helped us narrow in on the market leaders and their various strengths / weaknesses.
  • AlphaSense has improved our team's overall efficiency. With Stream in particular, we are able to pinpoint insights in a matter of minutes through the transcript feature as opposed to having to conduct a series of calls ourselves. This is a significant time saver.
  • AlphaSense has allowed us to make more informed decisions on our public holdings by providing us with unfettered access to equity research analyst reports.
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eBay
  • We have saved time by using Terapeak for pricing. We did not price our items up too much but made them competitive with the market.
  • We made more money using Terapeak than we would have without it because we did not under-price items. Terapeak gave accurate comparable sold listings.
  • One negative impact was simply the cost. It was about $20/month and was set up to auto-renew. We forgot to cancel our membership and accidentally paid for a service we weren't using.
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Screenshot of AlphaSense's AI search, available across 2,000+ premium business data sources including SEC filings, earnings calls, broker research, business journals, news & more. It can be used to stay ahead of market-moving trends and instantly surface critical information buried within millions of documents.Screenshot of a single view of the industries, companies and themes within a fully-customizable dashboard, that can be tailored to fit any research process.Screenshot of a purpose-built generative AI that offers insights from a premium content universe.