ClickDimensions vs. Khoros Marketing

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ClickDimensions
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
ClickDimensions is an email marketing and marketing automation platform for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Features include email marketing, web tracking, lead scoring, social discovery, campaign tracking, and form capture.N/A
Khoros Marketing
Score 7.9 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium) is a social media management platform. Key features include: Plan and Organize Social Campaigns, Manage Real-Time Engagement, and Learn and Prove Social ImpactN/A
Pricing
ClickDimensionsKhoros Marketing
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClickDimensionsKhoros Marketing
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
ClickDimensionsKhoros Marketing
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
3.9
10 Ratings
66% below category average
Khoros Marketing
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor5.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content4.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content1.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages1.710 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing3.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization1.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting4.610 Ratings00 Ratings
List management6.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences6.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
4.7
10 Ratings
49% below category average
Khoros Marketing
-
Ratings
Lead nurturing automation7.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading5.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality management3.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks4.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
2.5
7 Ratings
101% below category average
Khoros Marketing
-
Ratings
Calendaring4.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing1.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
5.5
3 Ratings
31% below category average
Khoros Marketing
-
Ratings
Social sharing and campaigns8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Social profile integration3.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
2.6
9 Ratings
97% below category average
Khoros Marketing
-
Ratings
Dashboards2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports3.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
4.4
10 Ratings
53% below category average
Khoros Marketing
-
Ratings
API1.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals1.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability2.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM7.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Listening/monitoring
Comparison of Listening/monitoring features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
-
Ratings
Khoros Marketing
6.3
117 Ratings
20% below category average
Boolean keyword searches00 Ratings7.390 Ratings
Filtering out noise/spam00 Ratings5.799 Ratings
Sentiment analysis00 Ratings6.889 Ratings
Broad channel coverage00 Ratings5.3111 Ratings
Publishing
Comparison of Publishing features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
-
Ratings
Khoros Marketing
7.3
148 Ratings
9% below category average
Content planning and scheduling00 Ratings8.4146 Ratings
Audience targeting00 Ratings7.2112 Ratings
Content optimization00 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings8.4130 Ratings
Engagement
Comparison of Engagement features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
-
Ratings
Khoros Marketing
7.5
113 Ratings
9% below category average
Automated routing and prioritization00 Ratings7.390 Ratings
Customer interaction histories00 Ratings7.7103 Ratings
Bulk actions00 Ratings7.594 Ratings
Marketing
Comparison of Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
-
Ratings
Khoros Marketing
7.0
103 Ratings
11% below category average
Lead generation00 Ratings6.647 Ratings
Content marketing00 Ratings6.486 Ratings
Paid media management00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Campaigns and promotions00 Ratings7.890 Ratings
Channel coverage/integration
Comparison of Channel coverage/integration features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
-
Ratings
Khoros Marketing
7.6
147 Ratings
12% below category average
Twitter00 Ratings7.7138 Ratings
Facebook00 Ratings7.9143 Ratings
LinkedIn00 Ratings7.4105 Ratings
Google+00 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Instagram00 Ratings7.4132 Ratings
Pinterest00 Ratings6.246 Ratings
YouTube00 Ratings7.533 Ratings
Reporting/analytics
Comparison of Reporting/analytics features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
-
Ratings
Khoros Marketing
7.1
131 Ratings
11% below category average
Campaign success analytics00 Ratings8.0121 Ratings
Real-time tracking00 Ratings6.4120 Ratings
Competitor analysis00 Ratings6.777 Ratings
Account management
Comparison of Account management features of Product A and Product B
ClickDimensions
-
Ratings
Khoros Marketing
5.9
136 Ratings
32% below category average
Role-based user permissions & privileges00 Ratings6.2132 Ratings
Mobile access00 Ratings5.6112 Ratings
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User Ratings
ClickDimensionsKhoros Marketing
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(10 ratings)
8.0
(184 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(34 ratings)
Usability
5.0
(3 ratings)
8.9
(29 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(11 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(31 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(7 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(24 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.4
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(122 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClickDimensionsKhoros Marketing
Likelihood to Recommend
ClickDimensions
ClickDimensions is great for SMB companies looking for an easy to use, robust platform especially in situations where there are only a few people within the Marketing Department.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
The best it could be used for is running campaigns. Be it a product launch or be it any new event that you are hosting. If you need to quickly grab attention, then this might be your choice. Also the report given after the campaign is a good insight for improving your next campaign.
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Pros
ClickDimensions
  • The nurture campaign builder was great. Easy to use and to follow along with.
  • The drop and drag editor was easy to use and you could start using it with no training.
  • I always like when a service offers a certification for their product. ClickDimensions training was easy to follow, gave good content/tips/tricks and really helped me learn the platform.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Reporting is great - easy to create bespoke dashboards for multiple ways to view the data and trends in platform
  • Onboarding and training - a good repository of knowledge articles for users to access on most aspects of the platform for self-learning
  • The user-friendly and intuitive interface allows any user to quickly assimilate how to use the platform.
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Cons
ClickDimensions
  • Creating lists based on customer email behaviour was technically possible, but in practise nearly impossible
  • Managing customer preferences and subscriptions felt extremely convoluted
  • Interfaces generally not intuitive
  • Reporting was not in the class of competitors
  • Deliverability - seems like in onboarding basic things weren't checked off. We really needed a platform expert to implement.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Look and feel of the interface could use a refresh as it's not very exciting to use
  • Improve analytics features and accuracy
  • Facilitate bulk actions
  • Better alerts/visibility of collaborative actions and assigned tasks
  • Clearer communication around new feature releases and announcements
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Likelihood to Renew
ClickDimensions
I see no reason for us to deprecate use at this point. It is important for us as a business to maintain our partnership with them and keep on the pulse of leading technology. ClickDimensions is a marketplace leader for the world of marketing automation, and in coordination with CRM, it's all the more relevant.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
There is no product like Khoros. Our company lives and dies by the analytics, and to date, we have not seen a more comprehensive analytics structure for any social media management tool. Khoros support is also fantastic, responding and resolving any and all questions, ideas, or complaints, usually in 24 hours.
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Usability
ClickDimensions
I want to stay neutral. It's not that this product doesn't have appealing features or capabilities, it's that they aren't consistent and stable. So you lose data or your data is not accurate. Or some connection fails and the workflow doesn't trigger as it is supposed to, or the visits or clicks or other metrics contain bad data one month, then the next they're back to normal. This company needs to focus on getting their core product right and not on new features.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros Marketing is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. The calendar visibility is the view I use most so I can see all posts going out on all of our channels. It allows us to time posts in a proper cadence so we don't overlap with other pressing content.
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Reliability and Availability
ClickDimensions
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
• We still experience a bit of downtime and slowness here but things have drastically improved in the last year with their feature updates and reconfigured hosting.
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Performance
ClickDimensions
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros has greatly improved the performance of its SaaS products in the last 5 years. Their applications, including Conversations, Intelligence, and Experiences, all load quickly with real-time data. This performance is critical to provide meaningful, social customer support, and marketing. The performance maintains integrity even when you deploy powerful integrations like Salesforce Customer Relationship Manager.
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Support Rating
ClickDimensions
You submit a ticket and they will always come back asking for more information. So the next time you try to be proactive and add that information to the original ticket, but then they come back and ask for something else. It gets to the point where you have to believe it is a stall tactic. You ask for more detail into their processes and you get the runaround. 9 times out of ten they will point the finger at Dynamics 365 as the culprit. It is like pulling teeth to get to Tier 2 support and then the questions start all over again, even if you send screenshots.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Overall, support does a great job and is timely in their responses and efforts. We have had to contact support many times due to the Capture app. Some tickets have remained open for months, while others get resolved quickly. I understand this is not always up to support and they often have to wait for their engineering team to fix issues that we identified, but it's difficult to deal with issues that are affecting our workflow, especially for extended amounts of time.
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In-Person Training
ClickDimensions
No answers on this topic
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
• As a very early customer, we did not undergo formal training but worked closely with the team to get the system set up to do what we wanted. However, online training resources are now available with many blog posts / video lessons and tutorials.
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Online Training
ClickDimensions
No answers on this topic
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
it is important to note that my perspective is not necessarily common - I'm a geek/nerd/poweruser in general, so I found the online resources to be more than adequate (and often very aesthetically pleasing, too). That said, a less "geeky" person might struggle a bit.
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Implementation Rating
ClickDimensions
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
The implementation team from Khoros were great - they worked hard to understand our somewhat complex organization, and were with us all the way through face to face meetings, user training, and technical training. We had a clearly defined account manager and implementation manager, who worked really effectively together and with us.
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Alternatives Considered
ClickDimensions
Clickdimensions is severely impeded by its integration into Dynamics CRM. Consequently it lacks the Intuitiveness of HubSpot, and the straightforward usability of MailChimp. It is a perfect system if you want to exist entirely within Dynamics, but it requires a high degree of expertise in Dynamics to get maximum value out of it. We're currently migrating to HubSpot, and while the initial integration is proving challenging, I already sense we will be able to deliver a lot more of our marketing goals much more easily, and see an ROI.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
On some accounts that I am on, I use Asana in place of Khoros marketing but I much prefer Khoros Marketing. I prefer Khoros Marketing over Asana because I can post directly (and schedule posts) on Khoros but not on Asana. Also, I can moderate directly on Khoros but not Asana
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Scalability
ClickDimensions
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros seems to struggle a little past a certain level of scale. More than 30 separate per day makes it difficult to view all content in the weekly calendar view, which is frustrating and could cause issues. However, the ability to schedule one post across multiple channels is hugely valuable and cuts down on a lot of duplicative work.
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Return on Investment
ClickDimensions
  • Tracking Email Engagement by customer is much easier. Real Time Stats/Email Engagement Report already built in.
  • Lead scoring helps develop more qualified leads.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Negatively impacted relationship with Khoros as they're notoriously difficult to engage with or able to produce viable results from our feedback.
  • Negatively impacted KPI reporting, as metrics were inaccurate for six months.
  • Negatively impacted resource management, as there've been so many restrictions with this platform that simple, day-to-day tasks take so much longer.
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ScreenShots

ClickDimensions Screenshots

Screenshot of Create email templates inside Dynamics CRM with our drag and drop email editorScreenshot of Collect contact and lead data through web forms and landing pagesScreenshot of Build multi-channel, automated campaigns using an easy drag and drop interfaceScreenshot of View your marketing performance at a glance right inside DynamicsScreenshot of Use reporting to accurately measure your sales and marketing campaigns