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Cision Communications Cloud

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Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    5.3

    Alteryx

    53%

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Alteryx ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    5.0
    50%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    6.0
    60%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    5.0
    50%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    8.1

    Alteryx

    81%

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Alteryx ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    8.4
    84%
    56 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    7.5
    75%
    61 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    8.9
    89%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    7.5
    75%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    7.8

    Alteryx

    78%

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Alteryx ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    8.2
    82%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    9.0
    90%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    4.0
    40%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    8.9
    89%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    7.4

    Alteryx

    74%

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Alteryx ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    6.0
    60%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    8.0
    80%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    8.3
    83%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    8.0

    Alteryx

    80%

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Alteryx ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    4.0

    Alteryx

    40%

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Alteryx ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    4.0
    40%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Alteryx is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Product Scalability
    • Cision Communications Cloud is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Alteryx and Cision Communications Cloud are tied in 2 areas: Availability, Performance

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Alteryx

    94%
    79 Ratings
    8.4

    Cision Communications Cloud

    84%
    276 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    6.5

    Alteryx

    65%
    14 Ratings
    7.6

    Cision Communications Cloud

    76%
    16 Ratings

    Usability

    9.2

    Alteryx

    92%
    35 Ratings
    7.0

    Cision Communications Cloud

    70%
    52 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    Alteryx

    91%
    3 Ratings
    9.1

    Cision Communications Cloud

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Performance

    9.1

    Alteryx

    91%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Cision Communications Cloud

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    Alteryx

    85%
    36 Ratings
    8.9

    Cision Communications Cloud

    89%
    321 Ratings

    Online Training

    Alteryx

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Cision Communications Cloud

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    Alteryx

    91%
    3 Ratings
    10.0

    Cision Communications Cloud

    100%
    7 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.1

    Alteryx

    91%
    1 Rating
    7.3

    Cision Communications Cloud

    73%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Alteryx

    Alteryx is best suited where the task is complex to the point where you feel like multiple excel spreadsheets and/or differing data sources need to be blended together to solve a problem (complex data blending). Alteryx is also best suited where you find that you are repeating the same task (automation). Alteryx may be less suited for relatively simple analysis that can be solved in a spreadsheet, although I've been using Alteryx to solve these scenarios as of late.
    Josh Kyburz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cision Communications Cloud

    For a small start-up, the cost-benefit to add lift to press releases [and] particular milestone accomplishments is definitely there with the Cision [Communications] Cloud. Much of what we do, by necessity, is done internally without the benefit of outsourced press folks, so the Cision [Communications] Cloud ease of use and reporting is very important.
    John Possumato | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Alteryx

    • Pulling data from multiple disparate data sources.
    • Allows users to see the data at every step of the workflow to be able to cleanse, analyze, and optimize the data.
    • Provides an analytics platform that is easy for users of all levels to thrive in whether they are just starting out in their analytics journey or they have a master's degree in Data Science.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cision Communications Cloud

    • Their upgraded press release templates and ability [to] pull in an entire, completed release makes the [process] faster and easier, and allows for more graphics, such as company mastheads, [are done well].
    • The media tracking offers the ability to find relevant placements across the entire country.
    • The journalist database streamlines the process of finding relevant reporters to directly connect [to] on news releases that are relevant to their beats.
    • The process of setting up, creating, and distributing a release is seamless, easy to use, and not labor-intensive.
    Lou Corsaro | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Alteryx

    • A larger library of data sources being leveraged/licensed through Alteryx directly similar to the Experian and Dun & Bradstreet data that is available now would be ideal for additional data enrichment.
    • The ability to take R and Python-based data insights/model outputs/forecasts/etc. and pull directly into downstream tools and reporting is a bit lacking and could use improvement.
    Cory Hubbard | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cision Communications Cloud

    • In the media influencer database, the classic Cision allowed us to do a zip code radius search to really drill down to the neighborhood level. That's because we do localized media advisories and press releases for events at neighborhood schools. One part of a big city like Chicago really doesn't care what's happening in another part of Chicago that's too far away. The zip code radius search was a feature in the classic Cision but not with the current Cision Communications Cloud. We've asked for this to be restored several times, but nothing's happened. In fact, we were told to use DMA — which actually goes wider in a search (bigger than a city), not more narrow as needed. This reflects a basic misunderstanding of what we need.
    • Another missing feature involves a merge field when sending out an email press release through Cision. This is the "select insert field" button in the upper right that's used to personalize a release with the media contact's name and other information. This is key for localization of the release. Many media outlets won't run a release unless it's local. While "county" is a feature in the influencer database when putting together a media list in Cision, "county" is not available to insert into a press release as a merge field. Counties are important because this is how many newspapers and health departments are organized and identify themselves. I've asked for this to be implemented, to no avail. As a workaround, we've had to use "contact city" or "outlet city."
    • After refining a media list in Cision using filters, I've had to download the list and take it offline to see the big picture, screen for duplicates, etc. While there is a button on the bottom left intended to help with this, it doesn't do the trick. That's because there may be multiple contacts with the same email address. In addition, one media contact may represent numerous media outlets, so this same contact could show up several times. It would be nice to have a better way to see the whole list online and eliminate both duplicates as well as those who previously opted out.
    Lynn Meadows | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Alteryx

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Cision Communications Cloud

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 6.5
    Based on 14 answers
    We've developed a working partnership with Alteryx. As an enablement suite, we're continuing to innovate and deliver great products with use of Alteryx in our solutions. Alteryx use expands to our global product development teams and is in use in multiple parts of our organization. Alteryx also delivers Experian demographic content to other clients in their product offering. We're highly likely to renew, but that decision is way above my pay grade.
    Mark Frisch | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Cision Communications Cloud 7.6
    Based on 16 answers
    While I am happy with the product performance overall, TrendKite's recent merger with Cision is cause for concern. When we first signed on with TrendKite, I spoke with several users and the best response I received was that the company was a startup and we could expect there to be hiccups along the way as the company grew and the platform got more robust. That has certainly been the case. However, now that they have merged with Cision — a company that has grown too fast, has not focused on improving its product and has poor customer service — I have concerns that TrendKite will lose some of the qualities that have made it a great company and great product to work with.
    Buck Banks | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 9.2
    Based on 35 answers
    The sheer breadth of the functionality and how easy it is to use makes it absolutely revolutionary for any company still using Excel, SQL, etc. The interface is drag and drop and does not require any coding, but also benefits from those with coding ability as it is fully integrated with the likes of R, Python, Spark, etc. Just how quickly the impact of Alteryx is seen is really very impressive.
    Chris McEleavey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Cision Communications Cloud 7.0
    Based on 52 answers
    The flexibility and customization of Cision Communications Cloud (TrendKite)* is among its most important features. Changing the dashboards, using keywords in the saved searches to pull out the best stories and the integration with marketing automation tools gives me confidence that I will able to continue using this tool well into the future. The future implementation and integration of the media contact database will complete the suite, making list management and email marketing programs much smoother. *This review was written before Cision acquired TrendKite. TrendKite is now part of Cision Communications Cloud.
    Kevin Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 9.1
    Based on 3 answers
    I use many programs and compared to others, Alteryx virtually never goes down, freezes up or gives an application error. Over a 4 year time period that I have used this program, any of these may have happened 3 times. It is an incredibly stable program that I feel completely confident in.
    Dan Chapman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Cision Communications Cloud 9.1
    Based on 3 answers
    Easily accessible 24/7.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Alteryx processes data very fast, regardless of the volume.
    Alberto Guisande | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Cision Communications Cloud 9.1
    Based on 3 answers
    Generally, Cision performs well day to day, but it's got some annoying bugs that slow down usage/require user workarounds which is inefficient. More seriously, a few months ago, as a result of a major system upgrade, certain critical functionality was not working and I was unable to use the service for more than a day when I had time-sensitive work to execute
    Susan Tull | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 8.5
    Based on 36 answers
    The online community support is great. 90% of my questions about how to do even esoteric stuff in Alteryx is a search away.When I have had difficult technical problems, Alteryx support has been prompt and helpful. At conferences the support lab and tips and tricks presentations have helped me work through difficult and thorny long term problems.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Cision Communications Cloud 8.9
    Based on 321 answers
    For Cision TrendKite in particilar, support always responded, but it was sometimes slow. For some of our booleans and search queries, we would need help refining and excluding terms/phrases that weren't relevant to our client or campaign. This sometimes took 1-2 days just to get a response back, which sometimes was too late when a last-minute report was due. This was only with the support staff, not necessarily our customer success manager or sales rep.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Alteryx

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Cision Communications Cloud 8.0
    Based on 3 answers
    The online training sessions available for the Cision Communications Cloud are helpful and informative. There's more than one option - initially, I signed up for the live webinar classes on basic functions and that is what I recommend other new users do as well. If I have specific questions or something I want to learn more about, I can search the online database and find article or online training videos to get the information I need.
    Cindy Arco | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 9.1
    Based on 3 answers
    There is really not much to it (the installation, that is). Once you get it installed, along with any of the add-ons (demographics, R, etc.), you are up and running almost immediately. There is really no additional setup. You can immediately begin blending data, running demographics, performing spatial queries, running predictive analysis, etc. And for many of these functions, the learning curve is quite easy.
    Dan Chapman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Cision Communications Cloud 10.0
    Based on 7 answers
    There is no implementation at the customer's end so this doesn't really apply to my instance of Cision (possibly to all instances of it).
    Susan Tull | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Alteryx

    Alteryx is way better than Microsoft Excel. It visually lets you do things to the data, one tool at a time. And, you can just delete the tool if it did not do what you were wanting it to do. Excel is a nice app, but Alteryx expands the capability so much more, especially when combining different data sources.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cision Communications Cloud

    It's a similar product. I think Meltwater sells itself as being a bit more niche, but I have not found many significant differences between Meltwater and Cision. Meltwater's sales process is a very high pressure and their prices are inflated.
    Erin Witt, APR | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Alteryx

    Alteryx 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Alteryx can scale horizontally or vertically (or both) if you need
    Alberto Guisande | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cision Communications Cloud

    Cision Communications Cloud 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    Easy to use, but still room for improvement.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Alteryx

    • Alteryx does an excellent job of integrating consumer and spatial data to calculate and visualize things like locations within a certain drive-time radius.
    • For visualization purposes I had to move the data to excel for some decent graphs.
    • It can become very expensive.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cision Communications Cloud

    • Cision has a net positive impact on time savings for staff so we can be quicker to market
    • Cision has a positive impact on internal savings as it is used internally across multiple accounts and with the internal PR team
    • Cision is extremely useful when it comes to resourcing and conducting outreach in those DMA's where our agency doesn't have a physical presence
    Dan Lobring | TrustRadius Reviewer

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