CleverMaps vs. Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CleverMaps
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Czeck company CleverMaps (formerly CleverAnalytics) offers their eponymous location intelligence platform for market research, competitor analysis, and locating business potential.N/A
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Score 7.4 out of 10
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Meltwater Media Intelligence platform is a set of public relations software tools for media monitoring, social media monitoring, and collecting brand insights. The four areas of functionality are Monitor, Analyze, Distribute, and Engage. (Note that this product combines features from the vendor Meltwater's former Buzz, Press, and News products.)N/A
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
CleverMapsMeltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.5
(70 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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8.0
(9 ratings)
Usability
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2.2
(3 ratings)
Availability
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10.0
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Support Rating
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7.9
(35 ratings)
In-Person Training
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8.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
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8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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6.1
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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9.1
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User Testimonials
CleverMapsMeltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
CleverMaps (formerly CleverAnalytics)
If you need to characterize the loaded data with statistical parameters, it is preferable to do the analysis previously and only load the results for the software to show them. This does not detract from the software, it is simply impossible to "have the best of everything" in a single application.
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Meltwater
Meltwater is well-suited for agencies that have an engagement team who is looking to service a variety of client needs such as social media reporting, public relations outreach, and community management. If you're looking to have a platform serve just one need, you can still use Meltwater but will get more bang for your buck if you are needing a variety of tools.
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Pros
CleverMaps (formerly CleverAnalytics)
  • The response of the software to the requirements has been consistently fast. Only in extreme cases where the speed of the internet system present in the site where the tool is being used is extremely slow, we have recorded delays in accessing information.
  • The software allows the possibility of several people located in different geographic locations, simultaneously accessing the same information, without interfering with each other.
  • It has made it possible to detect "information gaps" that were thought to be non-existent, and that resulted in expedited decision-making, to try to fill the gap or to find alternative solutions, not initially contemplated.
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Meltwater
  • Media research - you can search for relevant publications and journalists to add to your media list.
  • Earned media coverage - you can search for coverage of your brand and find news stories that also include data that may be useful (how many people did the story reach for example).
  • Building media lists - if you have no current existing list, you can build and export one in Excel for example.
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Cons
CleverMaps (formerly CleverAnalytics)
  • It is not functional if it is intended to be used in small mobile screens, since to achieve an adequate visualization of the maps and the side panel, at least one screen the size of a tablet is needed.
  • There are times when you do not want to show (for reasons of confidentiality or for commercial reasons, for example) all the data that is associated and loaded in the database. So far we have not found a way to load the data in a way that ensures that "sensitive data" is displayed only when desired, and not automatically with the data set in general. The option is possible. Research is continuing on this.
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Meltwater
  • The dashboards are not user-friendly, customizable (color, font size, etc.), or worthy of presenting to a client. All of the insights from a dashboard get pulled from the platform and placed into a more client-friendly presentation.
  • Paywalls for certain publications connected to who-knows-what. DowJones racket limits media monitoring capabilities and results in manual searches for a growing number of publications.
  • TVeyes, the broadcast monitoring arm of the media monitoring capabilities, just needs TLC and to become more client-facing. Currently, the links produced to share clips look sketchy, and they have a relatively short shelf life.
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Likelihood to Renew
CleverMaps (formerly CleverAnalytics)
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Meltwater
Meltwater works well for our organization and has allowed us to meet our internal goals. We are always open to new products and services that may be able to provide similar or better features; however, our experience has been that many of Meltwater's competitors are not up to the task.
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Usability
CleverMaps (formerly CleverAnalytics)
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Meltwater
Once you get some basic training it's pretty easy to use. I would like to see training manuals, or instructional videos to help me explore features I'm not currently using.
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Support Rating
CleverMaps (formerly CleverAnalytics)
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Meltwater
Our account rep at Meltwater went dark for a long time. Then, a couple of weeks ago, our new account manager reached out to set up a meeting. Apparently, they had a big shakeup in the company, and there were some personnel changes. Our new account rep was great in discussing the platform's capabilities that were available to us and even offered to schedule a follow-up meeting with his technical team to introduce our new social media team members to the platform and how it could help them with their jobs.
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In-Person Training
CleverMaps (formerly CleverAnalytics)
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Meltwater
Again, really in-depth and helpful for a program that is really easy to use.
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Online Training
CleverMaps (formerly CleverAnalytics)
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Meltwater
Walked step by step through program. Very informative on a program that doesn't require much training.
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Implementation Rating
CleverMaps (formerly CleverAnalytics)
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Meltwater
You are only allowed 15 users, so make sure you've identified who will have access to use the tool.
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Alternatives Considered
CleverMaps (formerly CleverAnalytics)
With sincerity, the company has not opted in particular for any of these applications. It has evaluated the benefits and weaknesses of the named applications and other additional ones that are not included in the previous list. As it happens with almost everything in life: there are skills and potentialities of a software that are more applicable in certain fields of work, and for certain characteristics inherent to the data that it handles. Within this same company, there are applications that are more useful for a certain type of data and information and less versatile for others.
More important is the knowledge that must have, about the data and processes involved, the person who has the responsibility of selecting a certain software.
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Meltwater
I was looking for a full-service option. I did some research. What really sold me was the presentation. They offered products that were helpful, and I wasn’t even aware of them. It is more expensive than the other products that are out there, but you get more. The other companies are good, but Meltwater Media Intelligence is more full service.
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Return on Investment
CleverMaps (formerly CleverAnalytics)
  • It allowed detecting "information gaps" in places where it was not expected that this scenario could occur.
  • It has made it possible to quickly visualize, locations where, although information existed, this information was relatively old, or of low quality compared to that which can be obtained with the most recent technologies.
  • The detection of these scenarios improved the level of satisfaction that the company routinely asks of its clients, who stated that they are highly satisfied with the level of knowledge that the company has in relation to information, especially the historical records, that in our field of action is of high importance.
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Meltwater
  • As a PR firm, we rely on the media databases that [Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform] supplies to deliver the media exposure that they expect from us.
  • We utilize their tracking of media hits for our overall reporting to our clients.
  • Both of these are advantageous in helping us to not only keep our existing clients happy but also to gain new clients (and, in turn - revenue), as well.
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