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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Any application where real-time communication is required.Not suited for secure communications.If storage and network overhead are a concern, Microsoft Bot Framework is lightweight and no additional storage capacity or network interfaces are needed.If 100% availability is required, this is not a good choice, stability was an area of concern.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShoutOUT

If you are mainly using Instagram influencers to promote your business, ShoutOUT works excellent for that. Most of those influencers aren't very tech-savvy, so giving them a coupon code to track their sales and commission them off of that seems to work well. The mass payout feature is pretty simple to use as well, but I wish that you didn't have to do it on a 1-on-1 basis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • Azure Bot Services helps to run frequently asked questions speedily and consistently. Thereby, reducing customer issues/inquiries management.
Francis Banda | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShoutOUT

  • Great for simple, not very tech-savvy influencers or affiliates.
  • Ties in seamlessly to Shopify Plus, which is a must for our organization.
  • Simple dashboard, easy to manage affiliates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • Azure documentation still needs some improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShoutOUT

  • Not a vast network of affiliates to choose from if you need them to facilitate that side of your business.
  • Sometimes the tracking by coupon code doesn't seem to work correctly, and the numbers don't match up with what we see on the backend of our Shopify numbers.
  • Could make it easier to add creatives and deep linking for affiliates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

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ShoutOUT

ShoutOUT 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It works perfectly for what we need it to do. It is very inexpensive, works well, and makes it easy for us to navigate and use. We can easily add new affiliates and create coupons for them to track their sales. For the influencers that are a little more inclined to post product links and go the more traditional affiliate approach, we can certainly provide that option for them and go that route as well. We like the ease and simplicity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Microsoft offers robust support without a high amount of extra cost to add this product on into our existing support contract.No new onsite personnel as required and training sessions and manuals were included.Very fast response and problem resolution were made available.Detailed configuration guidance was provided at no extra cost.Patching was a bit too frequent.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShoutOUT

ShoutOUT 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We only had to use it once, but they got back to us very quickly and helped us solve the issue that we had. So, ShoutOUT support is batting 1000% in our book, but that is only 1 out of 1 and may not be enough of a sample size to verify that they are as good as we think.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Azure Bot Services is part of Azure subscription so it is ideal to have apps working [on] one platform so as to manage resources effectively.
Francis Banda | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShoutOUT

We used Shareasale and Commission Junction in the, and they are awesome to manage your traditional affiliates that run blogs or email campaigns. We would still be using those if we did more of a traditional approach to influencers. But since we moved over to a more influencer based marketing approach, ShoutOut is fantastic and has made it simpler for us and our affiliates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • High impact on time savings.
  • Database independent support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShoutOUT

  • Very positive right off the bat because we dropped our Commission Junction expenses and got most of our bigger affiliates to switch over to keep their sales.
  • Easy to use and much simpler for our affiliate manager to do her work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

General

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

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

ShoutOUT

General

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

ShoutOUT Editions & Modules

Edition
ShoutOut$19.991
  1. Per Month
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