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369 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8 out of 100
38 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Publishing

    7.9

    Buffer

    79%

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

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

    Content planning and scheduling

    8.8
    88%
    64 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content optimization

    7.1
    71%
    57 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow management

    7.8
    78%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting/analytics

    7.8

    Buffer

    78%

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

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

    Campaign success analytics

    7.8
    78%
    59 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Account management

    8.1

    Buffer

    81%

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Buffer ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Role-based user permissions & privileges

    7.7
    77%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile access

    8.4
    84%
    59 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project Management

    Buffer

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    89%
    CoSchedule Marketing Suite ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings

    Resource Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    6 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    10 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    9 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    10 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    3 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Document Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings

    Email integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    4 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    2 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    2 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Professional Services Automation

    Buffer

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    88%
    CoSchedule Marketing Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Invoicing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Project & financial reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Integration with accounting software

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Buffer is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • CoSchedule Marketing Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.2

    Buffer

    82%
    84 Ratings
    7.0

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    70%
    10 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    Buffer

    80%
    14 Ratings

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.4

    Buffer

    84%
    23 Ratings

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    8.2

    Buffer

    82%
    4 Ratings

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    Buffer

    80%
    4 Ratings

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Buffer

    83%
    27 Ratings
    9.0

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.0

    Buffer

    80%
    3 Ratings

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    10.0

    Buffer

    100%
    1 Rating

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.6

    Buffer

    86%
    2 Ratings

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Buffer

    It helps me save hours by devoting only half an hour in a month's worth of posting, in addition to that it is quite simple to use. Buffer for scheduling social posts well in advance, but I have begun using it instead of posting natively on the social apps themselves because it makes it super easy to post the same messages to more than one platform.
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    CoSchedule

    CoSchedule is great for businesses or agencies who need an overview of all their marketing efforts, and who want to establish collaboration between multiple departments. The calendar view is one of the best we've worked with and makes it easy to see exactly what's happening. There is some slight clunkiness when it comes to admin-related tasks, and a few things aren't easy to find, but there's great support.
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    Pros

    Buffer

    • I can plan and publish content on social channels.
    • Buffer's interface is quite tidy and generates the necessary facilities to save us time in publishing consistent content.
    • It has a special price; it is pretty affordable.
    • It has the possibility of integrating with other tools to improve its functions.
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    CoSchedule

    • Visually represent your content in one centralized place
    • Heavily customize your calendar settings (project types, icons, tasks, filters, etc.)
    • Better implement approval procedures
    • Create read-only calendars for stakeholders so they can view the upcoming items on your calendar
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    Cons

    Buffer

    • Expensive Analytics: The upgrade you need to access your analytics is quite expensive, and I have come across other tools that provide the same or even more for a lesser priced plan.
    • No Media Library: The one feature I have found on another social media planning tool that I wish Buffer had is a media library. This allows you to upload photos you aren't using right away to have them readily available when you do decide to use them. This is not a feature in Buffer.
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    CoSchedule

    • The import Google Doc to WordPress functionality never worked successfully or reliably for me. So I just manually copy and paste Google Docs to the WordPress editor instead.
    • The social sharing counter was not that helpful, because it only counted Facebook and Google+. Who uses Google+ anymore? Plus, now they don't even show the social counter in the monthly calendar view. so you can't see the numbers without doing some extra digging.
    • In the monthly calendar view, some titles get cut off if they don't wrap cleanly in the day's box. So I would make it look cleaner instead of having words broken up by a hyphen.
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    Pricing Details

    Buffer

    Starting Price

    $15 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Buffer editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Publish Pro151
    Publish Premium652
    Publish Business993
    Analyze Pro354
    Analyze Premium505

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Here are the prices of our various plans: Pro: $15/month Small Business: $99/month Medium Business: $199/month Large Business: $399/month Enterprise: Feel free to get in touch with us at onboarding@buffer.com. All plans can be paid on either a monthly or yearly basis. If you choose to pay yearly, you would receive a 15% discount, which works out to be approximately two months free per year.

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Buffer

      I am giving buffer this rating because of a couple issues that it has compared to other platforms. It does not always post to instagram and you will need to go in an manually post. Also, one of the biggest qualms that we have with buffer is the price it costs to have robust analytics
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      CoSchedule

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Buffer

      We use Buffer for certain website content that should be shared on social networks, having this tool helps us to do it faster and easier since we can send the publications from the internet browser and the stack of scheduled messages. It is really fast and easy for all team members who share access to the account, so at the same time that we analyze the information that we can share, the message stack is prepared
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      CoSchedule

      No answers on this topic

      Reliability and Availability

      Buffer

      Buffer is always on hand and very reliable, their software suite rarely has outages
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      CoSchedule

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      Buffer

      Buffer performs well on both desktop and mobile platforms. The one area as I have stated before is that it does not always want to automatically push to Instagram and the user will have to go do it manually. Buffer works very well pushing to other platforms. The instagram issue is the only reason buffer does not get a 10 on this section
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      CoSchedule

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Buffer

      1. It really helped to my business to grow online.
      2. I was able to take actions mindfully as the analytics are damn good.
      3. Also used for managing clients social media accounts and it proved to be a best resource.
      4. Clients were really happy as they got high demand and growth on internet and the secret is Buffer.
      5. The user interface is really easy to understand and manage. Support is 24/7 available to help.
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      CoSchedule

      I didn't have to use their official support, but I can say that they put out a lot of content online to help users. Their YouTube page has quite an array of tutorial videos explaining how things work and how to get the most out of their tools. If you're struggling, before picking up a phone or blasting off an email, try searching for your problem on YouTube or their forums.
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      Implementation Rating

      Buffer

      We were very satisfied with the implementation of Buffer. We had no issues switching from the platform that we were using over to buffer. Our staff did not even miss a beat when it came to posting content. It was an easy transition and I feel that is something that buffer has really done well. They have an "out of the box" usability platform
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      CoSchedule

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Buffer

      I also used Combin which is easy and free to use. However, Combin only posts when the computer is active and connected to the internet. So, posting while you are not actively using your computer at that moment is not possible, therefore Buffer is much more efficient as you can even post while being on vacation without working.
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      CoSchedule

      CoSchedule provides collaborative planning of projects. The calendar view is very well designed. Meetings and tasks can be scheduled and tracked easily. Whatever is being done, no matter how big the task/project is, it gives a bird-eye view of everything. Additionally, it also integrated very well with WordPress. Their customer service team is also very helpful.
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      Scalability

      Buffer

      Buffer does what it say on tin as they say! you can always count on Buffer. Buffer can be scale to 25 social account with 2,000 scheduled post which is enough for most agencies or businesses
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      CoSchedule

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Buffer

      • It has saved money by allowing us to automate our social using one person
      • It allows us to connect one channel at a time instead of wasting money on larger account management tools
      • We are making money, because it has already delivered several clients
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      CoSchedule

      • Probably too early to tell for certain but it is definitely value priced right now. Fully developed content management platforms are running in $15-$20k per year range and more. You can get into a CoSchedule solution for $
      • Team has found it easy to sign on and review tasks so this is a big time saver. More could be done to enable Guests easier access to content they need to review
      • It's way faster that other scheduling apps we have tried. The fact that it runs on a cloud based app or inside your Wordpress app is a real plus. Auto save feature also means you don't have to remember to save your content.
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