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Score 8.3 out of 100

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CoSchedule

CoSchedule is well suited for:
  1. Marketing teams who are trying to move away from spreadsheets.
  2. Small teams that are quickly expanding in size.
  3. Organizations who can't afford expensive project management tools.
Nate Casimiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hootsuite

The Hootsuite free version is great for small businesses that do not need extremely detailed tracking. It can easily publish content across multiple social media formats. I have not had any issues in content failing to publish because of software error. The at-a-glance analytics provides a lot of information when targeted a specific age range or the time when subscribers are online. It has worked well for my private business.
Trish Lofton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

CoSchedule
8.6
Hootsuite
Task Management
CoSchedule
9.2
Hootsuite
Resource Management
CoSchedule
8.6
Hootsuite
Gantt Charts
CoSchedule
9.0
Hootsuite
Scheduling
CoSchedule
9.5
Hootsuite
Workflow Automation
CoSchedule
8.4
Hootsuite
Team Collaboration
CoSchedule
8.4
Hootsuite
Support for Agile Methodology
CoSchedule
8.1
Hootsuite
Support for Waterfall Methodology
CoSchedule
9.4
Hootsuite
Document Management
CoSchedule
9.6
Hootsuite
Email integration
CoSchedule
8.2
Hootsuite
Mobile Access
CoSchedule
8.9
Hootsuite
Timesheet Tracking
CoSchedule
7.2
Hootsuite
Change request and Case Management
CoSchedule
7.6
Hootsuite
Budget and Expense Management
CoSchedule
9.0
Hootsuite

Professional Services Automation

CoSchedule
8.8
Hootsuite
Quotes/estimates
CoSchedule
9.0
Hootsuite
Invoicing
CoSchedule
9.0
Hootsuite
Project & financial reporting
CoSchedule
9.0
Hootsuite
Integration with accounting software
CoSchedule
8.0
Hootsuite

Listening/monitoring

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
7.0
Boolean keyword searches
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
6.9
Filtering out noise/spam
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
6.1
Sentiment analysis
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
6.6
Broad channel coverage
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
8.2

Publishing

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
8.1
Content planning and scheduling
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
9.2
Audience targeting
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
7.4
Content optimization
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
7.6
Workflow management
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
8.1

Engagement

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
7.8
Automated routing and prioritization
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
7.6
Customer interaction histories
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
7.6
Bulk actions
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
8.1

Marketing

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
6.8
Lead generation
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
6.9
Content marketing
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
7.2
Paid media management
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
6.5
Campaigns and promotions
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
6.6

Channel coverage/integration

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
8.5
Twitter
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
9.4
Facebook
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
9.1
LinkedIn
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
8.9
Google+
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
8.8
Instagram
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
7.5
Pinterest
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
8.1
YouTube
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
7.5

Reporting/analytics

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
7.1
Campaign success analytics
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
7.3
Real-time tracking
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
7.4
Competitor analysis
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
6.6

Account management

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
8.0
Role-based user permissions & privileges
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
8.2
Mobile access
CoSchedule
Hootsuite
7.8

Pros

CoSchedule

  • The monthly calendar view gives me a broad overview of all the content we have in production.
  • The notes section within each blog topic helps me keep an organized list of items or links relevant to that topic.
  • The headline analyzer gives me another option to test my headline before publishing, to see how it scores.
Brandon Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hootsuite

  • When it works, the ability to write ONE post and apply it to multiple platforms is great. Huge timesaver, and ensures consistency of content across your platforms.
  • The customizability of streams is a cool feature. You can really dial in a dashboard that fits your unique needs, instead of trying to adapt yourself to a default vanilla setup. Whichever content streams (both existing and scheduled) are important to you can be placed front and center and edited as needed.
Brock Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CoSchedule

  • Would like to replicate some of the functionality of Buffer (sharing other content easily from multiple sources) to consolidate our marketing calendar in one place.
Jeremy Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hootsuite

  • I personally don't like the way Hootsuite displays multiple social channels on the interface. It's very utilitarian and it does have a modern look, but there's just something about the multiple column look that really bugs me. It feels a bit dated and cluttered.
  • I've used both the free and the pro versions before. Pro is somewhat overpriced for the value that it provides and the free version limits you to too few social profiles which puts you in a position to either overpay or go to another option like Buffer which is cheaper but isn't as reliable. I'd say somewhere around $12-15/mo. would make the single-user Pro tier more palatable.
Garrett Genest | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CoSchedule

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 8.4
Based on 73 answers
At this time we are satisfied that Hootsuite offers the most of what we are looking for at the most reasonable price point. As the social media landscape and monitoring/scheduling software changes, so do our needs. We re-evaluate our tools semi-annually or as new tools emerge onto the market. If we find at any point that we aren't gaining an advantage, then we are open to switching products.
Laura Pence | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CoSchedule

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 9.3
Based on 27 answers
The layout of horizontal columns for each stream or search is a very cumbersome way to display information. There isn't an easy way to sort, filter, or otherwise re-organize the streams to limit the current view to relevancy. This is one of the primary reasons why we plan to move to another platform.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CoSchedule

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 18 answers
Gliches have made it a bit of a bind, particularly when you just want to 'click and send' a web article after you have read it - and then you have to deal with support (a great team but not always able to solve the problems with the gliches). Gliches with it loading properly, gliches with 'double ups in FB on the posts (the personal page and the business page if both clicked will lead to 2 lots of postings to each page!)
Michael Royal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CoSchedule

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 16 answers
HootSuite does everything it is designed to do very well: the product's performance is very reliable and efficient. Like other tools, there is always a room for new developments and updates, and the HootSuite team recognizes this and focuses on new development as well.
Igors Skute | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CoSchedule

CoSchedule 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I didn't have to use their official support, but I can say that they put out a lot of content online to help users. Their YouTube page has quite an array of tutorial videos explaining how things work and how to get the most out of their tools. If you're struggling, before picking up a phone or blasting off an email, try searching for your problem on YouTube or their forums.
Ben Caplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 7.4
Based on 49 answers
The system is pretty self-guided so I haven't had much need for support. The support forum and could be better, chat feature and email work when needed without too much time to wait for help. You'll know if they are online to chat or not. I find chat is the fastest way to get questions answered
Matthew Veil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

CoSchedule

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 8 answers
HootSuite offers all the necessary online materials, including guidelines on how to use and also optimize usage of the tool. There are numerous video trainings and lots of webinars, so there is no lack of basic training information. Users that want to use HootSuite for professional purposes, like market segment analysis or competitor analysis might need to request private training options.
Igors Skute | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CoSchedule

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 43 answers
One person of the organization must take the time to understand the product throughly. Next that person should work with the Hootsuite team to maximize the architecture of your platform and mitigate any problems that may crop up. Also, if a team members voices a concern or is having a problem roll your sleeves up and help them if not it can kill support for the product and end any chances of a renewal. Lastly, set aside enough time to allow for training and refresher training. Solve all problems ambiguity can not be permitted
Edgar Carpenter IV | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CoSchedule

CoSchedule provides collaborative planning of projects. The calendar view is very well designed. Meetings and tasks can be scheduled and tracked easily. Whatever is being done, no matter how big the task/project is, it gives a bird-eye view of everything. Additionally, it also integrated very well with WordPress. Their customer service team is also very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hootsuite

Main other tool we looked at was Buffer. While I like both of them, the free version of Hootsuite allowed us to connect to 3 social media platforms and we prefer the calendar and stream layouts for management of activity.
Ed Hart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CoSchedule

  • Probably too early to tell for certain but it is definitely value priced right now. Fully developed content management platforms are running in $15-$20k per year range and more. You can get into a CoSchedule solution for $
  • Team has found it easy to sign on and review tasks so this is a big time saver. More could be done to enable Guests easier access to content they need to review
  • It's way faster that other scheduling apps we have tried. The fact that it runs on a cloud based app or inside your Wordpress app is a real plus. Auto save feature also means you don't have to remember to save your content.
Al Schoneman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hootsuite

  • It enables me to spend less time worry about posting and I'm able to schedule and walk away. Saves time, which increases productivity.
  • Being unable to tag companies and people on LinkedIn impacts the reach and engagement of my posts, which impacts monthly success, which negatively impacts my social efforts overall.
  • Having an easy, formal review process between us and client is a huge help in saving time for us and the client. Saved time = saved money/productivity.
Jarad Matula, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CoSchedule

General

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

Hootsuite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoSchedule
8.6
Hootsuite
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
8.4

Usability

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
9.3

Reliability and Availability

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
10.0

Performance

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
10.0

Support Rating

CoSchedule
9.0
Hootsuite
7.4

In-Person Training

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
6.0

Online Training

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
10.0

Implementation Rating

CoSchedule
Hootsuite
10.0

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