Compendium (discontinued) vs. Contently

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Compendium (discontinued)
Score 9.9 out of 10
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Formerly Oracle Content Marketing of the Oracle Marketing Cloud, Compendium was a content marketing solution to create and distribute compelling content across multiple channels to a targeted audience. Users could plan, produce, and deliver content across multiple personas and channels throughout the customer life cycle. Oracle acquired the product in 2013. A legacy product, Compendium is now end of sale.N/A
Contently
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Contently is a SaaS content marketing platform from the company of the same name headquartered in New York, containing features a collaboration space, calendar, and workflow controls, engagement metrics, and rapid access to a high volume of original content from freelance creative talent, researchers, and journalists. Contently has received approximately $12.3 million in funding since its founding in 2010.N/A
Pricing
Compendium (discontinued)Contently
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Compendium (discontinued)Contently
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Compendium (discontinued)Contently
Content Creation
Comparison of Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Compendium (discontinued)
7.2
6 Ratings
11% below category average
Contently
9.6
9 Ratings
17% above category average
Ideation6.36 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Approval workflows9.16 Ratings9.59 Ratings
Content collaboration7.66 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Content calendar7.56 Ratings8.58 Ratings
Network for content licensing/production5.54 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Compendium (discontinued)
6.6
6 Ratings
20% below category average
Contently
9.6
9 Ratings
17% above category average
Content hub6.56 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Forms / Gated content6.14 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Embedded CTAs7.15 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Content distribution7.25 Ratings9.57 Ratings
Content promotion6.14 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Content automation6.75 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Content Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Content Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Compendium (discontinued)
6.6
6 Ratings
17% below category average
Contently
9.6
4 Ratings
20% above category average
Audience profiling and targeting6.15 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Closed-loop tracking and reporting6.14 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Content performance analytics8.26 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Campaign optimization dashboard6.45 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Competitive analytics6.35 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Compendium (discontinued)Contently
Likelihood to Recommend
6.3
(6 ratings)
9.5
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Compendium (discontinued)Contently
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Oracle is great for a very basic blog. The look of ours was designed and built on the back end/code side, so I'm not sure if there are a lot of clean, modern templates like you see in a lot of blogs today to choose from or not. It has been great having a number of authors who can write content directly in the platform and then submit it to our content managers for scheduling and publishing. I think the biggest issue people may have with it is the look of the interface. It needs an update.
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Contently
It's helpful for top of marketing funnel writing that we can sometimes lose sight of because we are so ingrained in the product day to day. Contently is also helpful for long written pieces and ebooks that will take a significant amount of employee time to put together. I avoid using Contently for mid to bottom funnel marketing writing because my team will often have greater insight into the product function or use-case or product release, making them more adroit to the tone of the written piece and able to produce the content quickly.
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Pros
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  • Permission levels are also nice so a random user cannot just post without a certain level of access.
  • I also like being able to update the code if necessary.
  • It's easy for users to access and write, and there's a nice workflow to review any content before it gets published.
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Contently
  • Consolidating my work in one place to make my work life easier
  • Contently is unique from other content marketing organizational tools in one key way. It hands you a network of freelance professionals eager for delegated work.
  • You can search through a database of professionals to find the perfect person for your given project. Find individuals in your budget offering the exact skills and experience you need.
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Cons
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  • Templates are a good thing, but hard to set up and require a lot of work. (Other Oracle tools are more user-friendly when it comes to template design.)
  • While they did a good job updating the interface, I still believe more work can be done to make it more user-friendly.
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Contently
  • I have been using it for 3.5 years, and have had no response from potential clients.
  • The portfolio section is pretty easy to use, but I don't love the format.
  • Since I'm not a client, I don't know just how easy it is for them to find new freelancers or how often it is actually used.
  • Probably more suited for some types/concentrations of freelance writers, like finance, tech, or healthcare.
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Likelihood to Renew
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Easy to use, and supporting several permutations, the CM suite is an excellent solution for a mid to large size business. It's meant to be used by a team, and the functionality can work across websites and landing pages. There's also the high benefit of translation management, providing support for localized products.
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Contently
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Usability
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It has never been down since we have used this software.
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Contently
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Support Rating
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To be perfectly honest, every one of my concerns and problems has been handled by the support team in a very timely manner. If they could not fix my issue they assured me it be addressed in future updates.
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Contently
I'm giving them a 10, but honestly, I've never reached out to them. I do see them putting out regular content on social media, so they might be responsive to questions there as well as regular customer support. In their posts and communication, they do seem to value their community, so hopefully, they have good customer support. And I've seen them asking for pitches from their community to publish well-paid articles during this stressful coronavirus time, and I really appreciate that.
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Implementation Rating
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Don't forget about customer service once you have a closed the sale with a customer. Oracle seemed to not care about our needs/timeline after we gave them our Purchase Order
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Contently
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Alternatives Considered
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While OCM was a lot more money, they were able to prove to us that they are a much better solution to use and worth the extra cost. The reporting, capabilities along with the analytics that was easy to download was a big discussion factor for us.
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Contently
I also opened an account with Skyword in 2019, which is a similar service. The person that recommended it was a travel writer, and since I've done that as well, I thought it might be a better fit. To this point, I've received no work from it either, and don't hold out a lot of hope. As previously mentioned, where I think Contently does well is by giving you an online portfolio, additional resources like a blog for learning, and a rates database for publications.
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Return on Investment
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  • Everyone had their own plan and executed them without taking into consideration the impact of another ongoing project. Compendium has created communication between teams that were not communicating before.
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Contently
  • Contently contributors have produced some great inbound marking posts and creative materials saving our marketing team significant time allowing them to focus on more strategic plans for the business.
  • The amount of time Contently has saved our internal creative writing staff has more than paid for itself!
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ScreenShots

Compendium (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Content marketers can see every aspect of their content production process at a glance, which is essential for a successful content marketing strategy.Screenshot of Leveraging Oracle Content Marketing’s Business Units feature results in improved marketing alignment by empowering marketing leaders to view one unified content calendar, content repository, and analytics dashboard across the entire organization. Corporate executives can drill down on content creation, distribution, and impact for individual business units in order to make necessary changes to drive success at the divisional level.