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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Buffer

It is a very interesting tool for entrepreneurs or CEOs of startups who do not have much time to manage social media communication and also have few resources at the beginning of their venture. It can also be convenient for small companies that do not have specific personnel with training in community management and require easy-to-use tools to carry out the basic actions of scheduled publication on social media.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

CoSchedule is well suited for:
  1. Marketing teams who are trying to move away from spreadsheets.
  2. Small teams that are quickly expanding in size.
  3. Organizations who can't afford expensive project management tools.
Nate Casimiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Publishing

Buffer
8.4
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
Content planning and scheduling
Buffer
9.0
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
Content optimization
Buffer
8.0
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
Workflow management
Buffer
8.3
CoSchedule Marketing Suite

Reporting/analytics

Buffer
8.1
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
Campaign success analytics
Buffer
8.1
CoSchedule Marketing Suite

Account management

Buffer
8.6
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Buffer
8.5
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
Mobile access
Buffer
8.7
CoSchedule Marketing Suite

Project Management

Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.2
Task Management
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.5
Resource Management
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.4
Gantt Charts
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.0
Scheduling
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.6
Workflow Automation
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.3
Team Collaboration
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.4
Support for Agile Methodology
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
8.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.1
Document Management
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.6
Email integration
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.3
Mobile Access
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.5
Timesheet Tracking
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
8.7
Change request and Case Management
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
8.6
Budget and Expense Management
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.0

Professional Services Automation

Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
8.8
Quotes/estimates
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.0
Invoicing
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.0
Project & financial reporting
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.0
Integration with accounting software
Buffer
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
8.0

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.
Luz Ellis | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

  • The monthly calendar view gives me a broad overview of all the content we have in production.
  • The notes section within each blog topic helps me keep an organized list of items or links relevant to that topic.
  • The headline analyzer gives me another option to test my headline before publishing, to see how it scores.
Brandon Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Whitney Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

  • Would like to replicate some of the functionality of Buffer (sharing other content easily from multiple sources) to consolidate our marketing calendar in one place.
Jeremy Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Buffer

Buffer 7.5
Based on 14 answers
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
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Buffer

Buffer 8.8
Based on 20 answers
Easy enough to use even my boss got it right away. It helps to off-set the workload to less active times, and we can preschedule way in advance, which also helps to keep the team on track as we know what we have planned and want to reach our milestones before posts go online.
Ann Korb | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Buffer

Buffer 8.5
Based on 3 answers
Buffer is always on hand and very reliable, their software suite rarely has outages
Len Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Buffer

Buffer 8.0
Based on 3 answers
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
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Buffer

Buffer 9.4
Based on 21 answers
  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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

CoSchedule Marketing Suite 9.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Ben Caplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Buffer

Buffer 8.3
Based on 2 answers
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
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Buffer

The reason for selecting Buffer was mainly due to good UI and easy to use functionality. Hootsuite was not that user friendly and a bit complicated. Buffer is more straight forward and easy to use when you compare it with Hootsuite. Also, I like Buffer's mobile friendliness more than Hootsuite.
Harsh Hingorani ⚡️ | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Buffer

Buffer 8.6
Based on 2 answers
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
Len Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

No score
No answers yet
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
Joseph Kahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

  • 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.
Al Schoneman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Buffer

General

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

Buffer Editions & Modules

Edition
Publish Pro$151
Publish Premium$651
Publish Business$991
Analyze Pro$351
Analyze Premium$501
  1. per month
Additional Pricing 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

General

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

CoSchedule Marketing Suite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Buffer
8.7
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Buffer
7.5
CoSchedule Marketing Suite

Usability

Buffer
8.8
CoSchedule Marketing Suite

Reliability and Availability

Buffer
8.5
CoSchedule Marketing Suite

Performance

Buffer
8.0
CoSchedule Marketing Suite

Support Rating

Buffer
9.4
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
9.0

Implementation Rating

Buffer
8.3
CoSchedule Marketing Suite

Scalability

Buffer
8.6
CoSchedule Marketing Suite

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