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Likelihood to Recommend

Conversocial

From experience, you may ask the Conversocial team to make recommendations on licenses for larger vs. smaller social customer service teams. The need for support and the amount of usage you may get from the tool's robust offering may differ as a result of those precedents. The tool is adaptable in both scenarios it would seem.
Conway Stone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

I'd be likely to recommend Salesforce to anyone who has time or resources to develop the system to meet their needs - or to hire that out to another firm. Salesforce is a HUGE tool that comes as a blank slate. and not appropriate for any firm that cannot have a near full time support person or developer.
Jeff Fralick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Conversocial
Salesforce
8.3
Customer data management / contact management
Conversocial
Salesforce
9.1
Workflow management
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.1
Territory management
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.1
Opportunity management
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.8
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.3
Contract management
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.4
Quote & order management
Conversocial
Salesforce
7.7
Interaction tracking
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.6
Channel / partner relationship management
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.0

Customer Service & Support

Conversocial
Salesforce
8.5
Case management
Conversocial
Salesforce
9.0
Call center management
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.4
Help desk management
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.3

Marketing Automation

Conversocial
Salesforce
8.2
Lead management
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.3
Email marketing
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.1

CRM Project Management

Conversocial
Salesforce
8.0
Task management
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.4
Billing and invoicing management
Conversocial
Salesforce
6.7
Reporting
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Conversocial
Salesforce
8.8
Forecasting
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.5
Pipeline visualization
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.9
Customizable reports
Conversocial
Salesforce
9.1

Customization

Conversocial
Salesforce
8.7
Custom fields
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.7
Custom objects
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.8
Scripting environment
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.3
API for custom integration
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.8

Security

Conversocial
Salesforce
8.9
Single sign-on capability
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.9

Social CRM

Conversocial
Salesforce
8.2
Social data
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.3
Social engagement
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.1

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Conversocial
Salesforce
8.3
Marketing automation
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.5
Compensation management
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.2

Platform

Conversocial
Salesforce
8.0
Mobile access
Conversocial
Salesforce
8.0

Pros

Conversocial

  • Previous conversations: This is one of the main reasons why I personally love Conversocial over Hootsuite and other social media engagement tools. Conversocial pulls in all previous interactions we've had with community members and it helps us identify if we've already addressed their problem, if they are a detractor/advocate, and so much more. With other engagement tools, it's frustrating as a community member may repost the same thing over and over again, but at different time periods. If you're unable to see what someone has said in the past, we may waste our time replying to the same thing multiple times, or we also risk responding with the same general advice, when we could try a different approach.
  • Tags and filters: Conversocials use of tags and filters are extremely simple to use. They have shortcuts which help you easily assign a tag to an item and then you can easily pull up each of those tags within Conversocial itself or your can open up an external report. If my team is in a hurry and wants to quickly see a certain tag, we can use the filter option and within seconds we have all the information we need.
  • Simple shortcuts: Conversocial has several shortcuts that save my team a lot of time. One single button on my keyboard can apply sentiment and archive something so it's out of my way. I can also use shortcuts to apply a tag, assign an item, and do other tasks. It may seem like a small benefit but each second saved really adds up throughout each day and week.
  • Communication: As we know, technology has issues and every tech issue Conversocial has experiences has been handled extremely well. I've never encountered any issues contacting Conversocial, we're always notified when they are working on a solution and once the problem has been fixed. We also receive random pop-ups within Conversocial to notify us of known issues before our team experiences them, and when there is a new feature that we should be aware of. Their communication is always on point and it's great to know that we can always rely on them.
Amy Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Salesforce nails the reporting suite. It's so robust and refined, that it makes my job 10 times more efficient.
  • Task and recurring meetings. I love logging in everyday and knowing exactly what I have lined up for the day, or at least an idea of it. This helps me organize my calendar.
  • Notes, emails, plugins. I love being able to take notes directly into the Account/Opportunity, and then in turn send emails directly to the client from there as well. Also, if i'm in my work email, and I email a client directly, I can then easily attach said email into my Salesforce account via one easy click.
John Hilburn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Conversocial

  • I would like to see an improvement in the reporting dashboard which is something I mentioned to Josh (the CEO) on a call back in April. He said that it is something they are working on but to remember that this is truly a customer service social media platform so some of the features that I would like to see may not fit well with the users of the product.
Kellen McAvoy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Quick access to report "button(s)" on dashboard. Right now you have to go to the Reports Tab, find the report template and run it. In Sales, we look at the same reports daily, and for individual sales personnel, being able to click 1 button to get to their accounts with the through date always being updated to "today" (so it doesn't have to be selected every single day before running the report) - would be of great help.
Leslie Bradford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Conversocial

Conversocial 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Compared to systems used in the past, Conversocial is superior because of their excellent service and ability to integrate all of social media into one program, saving enormous amounts of time.
DeeGee Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 48 answers
While it's not perfect and can be overly complicated at times, there is not another solution out there that can do what it does. To get the same functionality you would need numerous disparate tools to match the amount of functionality Salesforce has. Having it all aggregated on one platform makes the complicated parts far more bearable
John Cupoli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Conversocial

Conversocial 9.2
Based on 4 answers
Because of the number of features it offers and the manner in which they're presented. I've explored a number of other tools that just don't do it as well. When sorting through and responding to hundreds of social media messages each day, the number of clicks it takes to do something really matters. Conversocial does a great job of minimizing clicks and presenting the data we need without having to click to find it
Nolan Perry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.5
Based on 36 answers
Salesforce is like a bucket of legos. Everyone gets the same bucket, but can build anything you want out of it. I've worked on Salesforce instances for: construction, non-profits, job training, music industries, medical insurance, medical billing, paid parking, and international medical diagnostic companies.
Kyle Dugger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Conversocial

Conversocial 8.7
Based on 2 answers
Downtime is very rare, and the occasional occurrences are typically a problem with Twitter or FB API.
Andrey Grigoryev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.8
Based on 27 answers
All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years. Accordingly, I only recall our instance of Salesforce having one unscheduled, brief down time over 6 years. I can't remember for sure, but it may have been due to our Internet Service Provider (ISP) versus Salesforce itself. Also, Salesforce does it's best to keep customers in the loop:

Trust.salesforce.com is the salesforce.com community's home for real-time information on system performance and security. On this site you'll find:

Live and historical data on system performance
Up-to-the minute information on planned maintenance
Phishing, malicious software and social engineering threats
Best security practices for your organization
Information on how we safeguard your data
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Conversocial

Conversocial 8.5
Based on 2 answers
Extremely fast, practically in real time.
David Tull | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.0
Based on 18 answers
Salesforce performance in general is excellent. "The cloud infrastructure beneath Force.com has been fine-tuned over the past 10 years. It powers nearly 100,000+ businesses running more than 185,000 applications that 3 million users count on every day."
Points per Salesforce -
1) Multitenant kernel - With a multitenant platform, each business that uses the app doesn’t have its own copy. Instead, all businesses share a single copy and then customize it for their specific needs.
2) ISO 27001 certified security - You can’t compromise when it comes to enterprise-level security. Force.com is road-tested and trusted by nearly 100,000+ companies, including many of the world’s most security-conscious organizations, such as banks and health care providers.
3) Proven reliability - All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years.
4) Proven, real-time scalability - Force.com is used by many of the world's largest enterprises, including Cisco, Japan Post Network, and Symantec. Applications can automatically scale from a few users to millions of page views, as needed.
5) Real-time query optimizer - You need fast access to your data. The Force.com query optimizer delivers under 300ms response time, at a massive scale.
6) Real-time transparent system status - You can always see real-time system performance, availability, and security information at trust.salesforce.com.
7) Real-time upgrades - Unlike traditional software platforms, our upgrades never break your customizations, code, or integrations. We upgrade the platform for you 3 to 4 times each year. As a result, you’re always on the latest version, with access to the latest features, performance, and security enhancements.
8) Real-time sandbox environments - With a single click, you can create copies of your applications, configuration, and data in separate environments for development, testing, and training.
9) Three global production data centers and disaster recovery - Force.com runs on three geographically dispersed, mirrored data centers with built-in replication, disaster recovery, a redundant network backbone, and no single points of failure
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Conversocial

Conversocial 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Our account rep at Conversocial has set up a call with me every two weeks to check in, talk about new features, or answer questions. I know I can email or call her for help anytime. Their support team also responds quickly.
Nolan Perry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 6.0
Based on 32 answers
Since we do not pay for Premier Support, the agreed upon response times are still pretty good. It is a little ridiculous that you should need to pay tens of thousands of dollars for their best support options and training.
Brent Booth | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Conversocial

Conversocial 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Comprehensive training in all aspects of the software and general usages (including social media) for both agents and managers. Simulation workshops really made the live deployment process very smooth.
Andrey Grigoryev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.9
Based on 11 answers
All instructors are Salesforce certified. If you have done any type of customization, then it probably makes more sense to use the consulting partner who implemented your instance of Salesforce for training
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Conversocial

Conversocial 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Outstanding & comprehensive training both on-line and instructor-led. Another crucial differentiator from competitors in our eyes.
Andrey Grigoryev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.1
Based on 15 answers
The quality of Salesforce's standard online training is high, but limited by nature as to what it covers.
Here are some common online courses -
Getting Started: Navigating Salesforce
Getting Started: Using the Sales Cloud
Getting Started: Administering Salesforce
Getting Started with Reports and Dashboards
Social Media Goes to Work: Chatter
Securing your Salesforce Organization
Getting Started with Data.com
Getting Started with Force.com Pages (Visualforce)
Writing Secure Applications on Force.com
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Conversocial

Conversocial 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Without any tech requirement on our end, this was an extraordinarily easy implementation to run, compared to other platforms like live chat or email.
David Tull | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.4
Based on 16 answers
Executive involvement is critical. Make sure you have a good handle on the metrics you would like to ultimately manage. Work as a team to document your business requirements. Whiteboard often. Understand Salesforce's best practice capabilities.

Have a central person identified to handle all report and analysis requests (ie - don't allow multiple people to create reports; have one person create reports and distribute them to decision makers via the Salesforce dashboard or whatever form). Make sure you understand critical dates and develop the project plan accordingly
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Conversocial

Early on we did comparisons with Hootsuite and later with Adobe. While they have similarities, the difference at the time and likely currently, was the personal interest and general accessibility of Conversocial's platform and people. The combination of an effective CRM solution and a team that was readily available to help proved to be the winning formula for our business.
Conway Stone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce is head and shoulders above any other CRM available on the market. It integrates with Gmail and almost any other third-party tool that your company plans to use, making it the most robust and integrated tool available.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Conversocial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Salesforce has the unique ability to scale to new products and offerings quickly growing with your enterprise.
Todd Duclos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Conversocial

  • On Twitter alone, tweets sent from @CBC (including @replies to followers) totalled more than 50,000 in the past year.
  • The average volume from other North American broadcast network was around only 4,000.
Dan Fricker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Salesforce.com has contributed to a more efficient overall organization in particular lowering cycle times required by technology in the field and in finance.
  • Salesforce.com has played a large part in a formidable increase in our sales close rate.
  • Salesforce.com has dramatically increased our insight into our business.
Irene Chivily Von Toussaint | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Conversocial

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Salesforce

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Conversocial
8.4
Salesforce
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Conversocial
9.1
Salesforce
10.0

Usability

Conversocial
9.2
Salesforce
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Conversocial
8.7
Salesforce
9.8

Performance

Conversocial
8.5
Salesforce
9.0

Support Rating

Conversocial
9.1
Salesforce
6.0

In-Person Training

Conversocial
9.1
Salesforce
7.9

Online Training

Conversocial
9.1
Salesforce
9.1

Implementation Rating

Conversocial
9.1
Salesforce
9.4

Scalability

Conversocial
Salesforce
10.0

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