ConvergeHub vs. Spokal

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ConvergeHub
Score 8.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
ConvergeHub is a converged CRM for SMBs. According to the vendor, this solution can manage all of your sales, marketing, support, and billing needs, with a converged, full-featured, yet extremely easy-to-use CRM that is priced within reach. The vendor’s value proposition is that the features are optimized for small to medium-sized businesses that have the same needs as large corporations–but don’t have massive budgets to integrate or pay for expensive add-ons. All ConvergeHub CRM…
$9
per user - per month
Spokal
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Spokal is an inbound marketing platform for small businesses and freelancers. It offers a drag & drop content editor and social media sharing calendar, as well as real-time SEO analysis, keyword research, rank tracking, lead scoring, and lead nurturing.
$49
per month
Pricing
ConvergeHubSpokal
Editions & Modules
Lite
$9
per user - per month
Professional
$29
per user - per month
Premium
$59
per user - per month
Starter
$49
per month (1 user)
Essentials
$99
per month (3 users)
Team
$169
per month (5 users)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConvergeHubSpokal
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ConvergeHubSpokal
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
8.3
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Spokal
-
Ratings
Customer data management / contact management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Territory management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Opportunity management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Quote & order management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Interaction tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
7.0
1 Ratings
7% below category average
Spokal
-
Ratings
Case management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Spokal
-
Ratings
Lead management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email marketing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Spokal
-
Ratings
Task management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Spokal
-
Ratings
Pipeline visualization8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
7.5
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Spokal
-
Ratings
Custom fields8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
API for custom integration7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Spokal
-
Ratings
Mobile access9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Spokal
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
Spokal
9.2
3 Ratings
17% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
List management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
Spokal
9.5
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Lead nurturing automation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data quality management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
Spokal
9.0
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Calendaring00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
Spokal
9.0
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Social sharing and campaigns00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Social profile integration00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
Spokal
9.3
3 Ratings
21% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
Spokal
9.3
1 Ratings
20% above category average
API00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ConvergeHubSpokal
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
ConvergeHubSpokal
Likelihood to Recommend
ConvergeHub
It is really well suited for clients looking to automate the process with a budget constraint and that is inline with most small and medium enterprises, startups as well as entrepreneurs looking for a productive environment to grow their business in.
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Spokal
For current Wordpress users Spokal is outstanding and highly recommended. For clients who don't already have a Wordpress blog it's a bit tricky as I need to first sell the benefits of using Wordpress in order to get them on board, but in all honestly I would recommend Wordpress anyway, it just slows the process down having to design and install Wordpress before we can get started.
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Pros
ConvergeHub
  • The dashboards are really good and feature laden.
  • The UI is really intuitive as well as user friendly.
  • Automation of simple tasks as well as the marketing process is really easy.
  • Above all the pricing takes the cake here.
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Spokal
  • Content calendar - the ability to visually see blog posts in draft and scheduled to publish over the coming weeks and months was a key benefit. Tracking this in spreadsheets is too hard. we can even post blogs as topic idea, pre draft, draft and final and schedule in advance so we can visualise the messages we want to communicate. Creation of tweets and Linkedin posts is done for you automatically. Simply drag the blog post to the time slot, day, week or month. This is a lot quicker than Hootsuite
  • Additional tweets can be composed and also dragged to the calendar, plus the feedly link allows curation of tweet content. This just scales up our creation and curation process.
  • Easy simple overview dashboard - showing key website stats, new visitors, new twitter followers. New blog posts. Social enagement per blog post, linkedin shares etc. simple lead scoring based on pages visited etc. Simple realtime SEO analysis on the blog post builder
  • twitter builder. very simple autopilot of increasing your twitter following using key words (it easy has a simple key word tool) to find relevant people to 'like' and hence follow
  • Dynamic, responsive team. I have asked a few questions about futures and always received a prompt helpful reply. Chris and his team are clearly commited to developing a great product.
  • Once linked to your wordpress site I really like the fact I can log into a dashboard on the web and on my ipad and manage my content delivery and monitor visititors and interaction. I use and know hubspot and the biggest issue for me is the learning curve. Anyone can learn and use Spokal. It provides and integrates a number of tools I currently use today at a far lower cost. It does need to integrate into a third party email provider but frankly the integration is simple. A lot of effort has gone into the design for non techies
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Cons
ConvergeHub
  • Customer support isn't that great, takes a lot of time to respond.
  • Notifications are not on time, i.e. they are delayed and not real time.
  • Lack of integration with other applications.
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Spokal
  • I personally would love to see more direct integrations into CRM and more powerful Marketing Automation tools, but the current Zapier integration is a general approach and works in most cases very well.
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Likelihood to Renew
ConvergeHub
No answers on this topic
Spokal
Spokal delivers everything I need to serve my clients in one place. It's so easy to use and their customer service is always available and responsive, there's no need for me to look elsewhere.
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Usability
ConvergeHub
No answers on this topic
Spokal
Spokal takes away some of the complexity and noise that Wordpress has. Offering a separate login and dashboard to allow a user to create blog posts, check on backlinks, see ranking keywords, social engagement and tracks visitors/ contacts. Spokal provides a lot of functionality that would typically require the purchase of several products e.g. Hootsuite, SEO Moz, SEO pressor, Hubspot. What I really like is the content calendar. I simply drag and drop of my blog posts into my calendar to post to twitter, linkedin and facebook. This is an easy way to repost evergreen content and build my following on twitter. The twitter builder is constantly looking for relevant profiles and conversations based on my defined criteria. The tool automatically likes the twitter user which drives traffic to my sight and actually helps me find followers and potential influencers. This product is ideal for people new to internet marketing or small business owners who don't want to be overwhelmed by the effort to learn, manage and run several tools or wordpress plugins. I have been with Spokal since the start and I continue to be impressed by the support and raft of new functionality being added.
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Support Rating
ConvergeHub
No answers on this topic
Spokal
They worked with Bluehost to make sure our blog connected properly. This was done without anyone from Strategic Revolution asking for this help.
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Alternatives Considered
ConvergeHub
ConvergeHub offers the best set of features and the interface that it does at a price that is by far the best out of its competitors. This has been an easy-to-sell product as the maximum amount of clients are startups or SMEs and budget is the main constraint for them, with which the views of ConvergeHub creators seem to align well.
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Spokal
I haven't really tried other products at this point. I would say I tried to cobble together a bunch of options to make the right inbound marketing "tool suite". Nothing quite worked well enough. Again, Spokal serves as a very cost-effective option. Particularly relative to Hubspot.
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Return on Investment
ConvergeHub
  • It helps increase the overall productivity by automating daily routine tasks.
  • Sales & marketing process becomes easier and more productive.
  • Workflow management is easier.
  • Overall productivity increases many-fold.
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Spokal
  • It's still early for us, but we can definitively say that we've cut our content creation / curation time down by about 40% while INCREASING the volume of quality relevant content that our audience expects.
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ScreenShots

ConvergeHub Screenshots

Screenshot of ConvergeHub dashboard provides a quick and precise snapshot of the key business metrics, namely – Deals by Expected Close Date; Leads by Source; Lead Acquisition & Deal Acquisition and so on.Screenshot of ConvergeHub calendar  allows users to schedule, reschedule, organize, add and edit the tasks. Users can share the calendar with colleagues for quick collaboration. They can check tasks due dates and get notified about upcoming meetings.Screenshot of Users can frame and run marketing campaigns across four broadcast mediums – Email, Direct Mail, SMS and Social. At the end of every campaign, they can use the cross-channel campaign tracking feature to measure the campaign performance and identify the most profitable channels.Screenshot of ConvergeHub provides Case History
 for every customer stored in the CRM. The case history section includes  important details like - total number of cases, assigned customer support agents, case resolution status and case closure date.Screenshot of ConvergeHub Library module enables users to store, share and manage important files, collaterals, brochures, presentations and case studies for every target, lead, account, contact, deal and customer.Screenshot of ConvergeHub facilitates its users to store all business contacts within one  unified database that is accessible round-the-clock from any internet-enabled device. The contact details section includes information such as  email, phone number, meeting notes, to-do lists and documents. Users can customize the contacts management section and add comments, notes, events and files to the contacts.