Braze vs. Punchh

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Braze
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Braze is a comprehensive customer engagement platform that enables relevant and memorable experiences between consumers and the brands they love. Context underpins every Braze interaction, helping brands foster human connection with consumers through interactive conversations across channels so as to deliver value quickly and continuously. The vendor states they were named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms and recognized as one of Inc Magazine's…N/A
Punchh
Score 7.5 out of 10
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Punchh headquartered in San Mateo offers digital marketing for physical retailers, combining AI and machine learning technologies, and a mobile-first approach designed to increase customer lifetime value. Punchh offers partners access to real-time consumer information via a live dashboard, enabling them to create and launch campaigns, target specific user segments and review guest feedback.N/A
Pricing
BrazePunchh
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BrazePunchh
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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User Ratings
BrazePunchh
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(26 ratings)
9.9
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(40 ratings)
9.7
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrazePunchh
Likelihood to Recommend
Braze
Braze is the go-to solution for businesses that offer its services and products through apps. It is a comprehensive tool that will provide you with an easy and quick way to orchestrate conversion and engagement communications and tests. Both product and marketing teams will be able to deliver amazing InApps and Notifications without any help or supervision from tech teams and developers (tech help is needed for implementation and tool evolution only). Braze can also deliver messages to websites and through web push, however, if you do not own an app, I may suggest you pursue other CRM tools.
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Punchh
We launched the program quickly and on schedule, Punchh has continued to evolve and enhance to adapt to our changing business needs, importantly developing integrations with other key partners —Olo, PAR Brink POS. I think it's ideal for a brand of our size with under 200 locations, perhaps for a chain of more than 2,000 locations, it could be worth considering building an in-house solution as a potential cost saving.
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Pros
Braze
  • Is constantly improving all its features.
  • Cares a lot for the final user and its usability, in my case I'm constantly getting asked about feedback to improve several features.
  • Is really easy to use, and the documentation and LAB are really helpful if you are starting with Braze.
  • Has a strong community, where anyone can ask everything and other peers can contribute.
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Punchh
  • Reward-based App material. Punchh is great platform for reward tracking and fulfillment. I have not found one that does a better job at customer loyalty.
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Cons
Braze
  • Braze could offer more tier based cost effective solutions for users who only integrate minimally.
  • I think the the ability to understand how users patterns can be utilized is powerful but could be made more robust yet usable.
  • Reporting without exporting to a CSV perhaps a more cloud-based reporting option.
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Punchh
  • Look carefully into the integrations, find out exactly what is possible. We launched when we had Monkey Media as our online ordering tool, although it was integrated, we ended up having to move to Olo just because it was such a stronger integration.
  • I would re-think having Facebook as an option to allow registration and signup to our app. This was recommended by Punchh, but we ended up getting so many out of date email addresses in our system that were associated with the Facebook account.
  • One thing we wanted to launch with was a gift card integration, but due to Punchh not being PCI compliant, and due to other technological limitations, that's not something we've been able to bring into our loyalty app, which would be nice to have.
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Support Rating
Braze
We have direct support from our account manager and success manager practically around the clock when things come up that are urgent. They're even helping me post open roles for my team on internal job boards within the Braze team.
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Punchh
The customer success people are not as invested as it seems they should be in their clients' business, at least not for the amount of money the platform costs. I am always looking for best practices to be provided or at least discussed with my AM, and she doesn't ever seem to care about what others are doing in my industry.
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Alternatives Considered
Braze
Braze is a MUCH simpler interface than the Adobe Campaign. However, it is hard to argue that they both have the same functionality. Adobe Campaign is for a MUCH more technical team whereas Braze has a much easier user interface. I would definitely recommend Braze for small to medium-sized customers.
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Punchh
We were looking for a partner who would help us get a loyalty program and a mobile app launched quickly, Punchh delivered our app on-time, the cost was very competitive and Punchh was being used by similarly sized brands in the restaurant industry. The integrations were in place and Punchh offered the Product functionality and performance we were looking for.
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Return on Investment
Braze
  • Positive: A growth hacking experiment was proven successful in nudging users who abandoned their cart after checking out with a product/service and leaving their chart or 24 hours.
  • Positive: A growth hacking experiment was proven successful in nudging users whose credit card failed when trying to upgrade to a paid account.
  • Negative: With the plethora of teams (disciplines / business units / markets) with access to braze, it's easy to accidentally over-nurture users.
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Punchh
  • We brought in over $7M from the app use alone in Q1 & Q2 of 2019.
  • It costs a ton to keep up, especially the more modules you subscribe to. Our (not so fancy price tier) price was about $100K for 2019.
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