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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    8.9

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    89%

    Marin Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    CoSchedule Marketing Suite ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    8.1
    81%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    9.5
    95%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    9.0
    90%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    9.4
    94%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    10.0
    100%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    8.8
    88%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    9.4
    94%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    8.1
    81%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    8.7
    87%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    8.7
    87%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    8.8

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    88%

    Marin Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    CoSchedule Marketing Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Marin Software is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.2

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    72%
    10 Ratings
    10.0

    Marin Software

    100%
    32 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6

    Marin Software

    76%
    23 Ratings

    Usability

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Marin Software

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Marin Software

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    90%
    4 Ratings
    10.0

    Marin Software

    100%
    11 Ratings

    Online Training

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Marin Software

    90%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8

    Marin Software

    98%
    10 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    CoSchedule is great for businesses or agencies who need an overview of all their marketing efforts, and who want to establish collaboration between multiple departments. The calendar view is one of the best we've worked with and makes it easy to see exactly what's happening. There is some slight clunkiness when it comes to admin-related tasks, and a few things aren't easy to find, but there's great support.
    Kèlene Poyurs | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Marin Software

    It's well suited when you have to integrate it with another data source, like an FTP for example. The dimensions you can assign to campaigns or ad group levels help for easier performance management and reporting.What makes it difficult is that everytime you need to update anything on the account, you can't use the publisher but have to do it through Marin. This makes the whole process very time consuming and causes more mistakes. Also if you have paused anything on the publisher and you don't remember to sync marin after, all changes on the publisher will get lost if you make new changes on marin
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    • Visually represent your content in one centralized place
    • Heavily customize your calendar settings (project types, icons, tasks, filters, etc.)
    • Better implement approval procedures
    • Create read-only calendars for stakeholders so they can view the upcoming items on your calendar
    Nate Casimiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Marin Software

    • Marin is a self-serve platform. You can tailor your campaigns per your preference/convenience/needs. You can customize your view, see % changes, create custom columns depending on your Key Performance Indicators, and set any sort of dimensions and labels that will help you filter for your campaigns on a daily basis.
    • Bidding and changes to destination URLs can be done through mass edits within the UI, without having to upload bulk-sheets. You push any changes from Marin to the Engines, and can also pull in your changes from Bing/AdWords engines by syncing your campaigns as well. The system will not publish anything you do not manually post until Midnight PST. You can copy paste straight from your excel bulksheet into the uploading tool (or upload the document through unicode text).
    • The Administrative log keeps track of all changes, and keeps users (through their logins) accountable for any edits. This way, you can filter for your name, and find the edits that you made, just to double check your work, or to make sure you are publishing the correct changes. There is a keyword- group- and campaign-level history/settings log, where you can see the name of the user who created, edited, published, paused, activated, deleted, etc. any item.
    • You can set up alerts that will help you manage accounts: anything from active campaigns with 0 ad copy, to finding keywords in low ad positions.
    • If you push duplicate keywords, the system will reject them, keeping our accounts from getting clouded due to human error. There is no need to download existing keywords or groups and use their keyword or group IDs to make any edits--instead, editing is a breeze because the system detects the new changes automatically. The only need for IDs is when making edits to creative.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    • The import Google Doc to WordPress functionality never worked successfully or reliably for me. So I just manually copy and paste Google Docs to the WordPress editor instead.
    • The social sharing counter was not that helpful, because it only counted Facebook and Google+. Who uses Google+ anymore? Plus, now they don't even show the social counter in the monthly calendar view. so you can't see the numbers without doing some extra digging.
    • In the monthly calendar view, some titles get cut off if they don't wrap cleanly in the day's box. So I would make it look cleaner instead of having words broken up by a hyphen.
    Brandon Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Marin Software

    • Support. They are addressing this currently, and things seem to have improved lately, but we were experiencing long delays in getting support tickets addressed.
    • New Google Shopping campaigns will not even show in the tool. Old PLA campaigns are fine however.
    • Random missing data. Typically this happens after an update, but we've seen data missing in various clients. Usually logging a support ticket and having Marin Support rerun a backend process resolves the issue.
    Robert Frost | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Marin Software

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Marin Software

    Marin Software 7.6
    Based on 23 answers
    I've used Marin Software now at three separate companies where I evaluated the platform along with several other internal partners. In each case, we did make the decision to renew based on our positive experience with the app and the customer support we received at the Enterprise level. Especially when we had complex integration questions or faced the change to Google's enhanced campaigns - Marin worked closely with us to make the transition seamless.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Marin Software

    Marin Software 10.0
    Based on 6 answers
    Marin Software's usability is bar none in the paid search world. All that said, I think Marin Software only appears superior because all the tools in the space provide extremely subpar support. Kenshoo is so complex that I don’t know think half the people that work there know how to use it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite 9.0
    Based on 4 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

    Marin Software

    Marin Software 10.0
    Based on 11 answers
    The times that I have had to contact Marin support, they have been very helpful. When I spoke with them on the phone, they walked me through the process to be able to resolve the issue that I had, The gentleman walked me through all the steps and easily helped me resolve the issue that I had.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Marin Software

    Marin Software 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Interactive helpful videos, summaries, and quizzes help a user learn the platform in demo-mode. The only challenge was that once you clicked certain buttons per instructions, you couldn't necessarily go back to retake notes without redoing the entire module.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Marin Software

    Marin Software 9.8
    Based on 10 answers
    As I said previously I would just highly recommend everyone being hands on during implementation to make sure everyone knows how to use the product. Marin Software does an excellent job with training and answering questions so this is not a significant insight however it makes the process easier in the long run
    Ashlee Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    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

    Marin Software

    Marin is a must have for any enterprise-level PPC account. The time savings from task automation and the very sophisticated bidding platform can help any advertiser or agency effectively scale any account.In both AdWords and Bing, the bulk editing and automated bidding features are less reliable and prone to error. The interfaces are also unnecessarily complicated and outdated.While Google Analytics is a great tool, there are no features that tie true revenue data into these interfaces, limiting the amount you can really optimize around ROI.
    Vincent Misiewicz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    • 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

    Marin Software

    • It has definitely increased employee efficiency because we run on Yahoo Gemini, Bing, and Google. If we had to optimize/report per engine, it would take hours and hours each week.
    • I think it's made optimizations less of a daunting task in my daily routine. I've been able to pinpoint where our ROI suffers and work from there in a matter of minutes.
    • The customer service has gotten better and could still be improved. Our Marin rep used to be horrible at returning messages but once he got support, we were able to implement a ton more pixels and betas.
    Nikita Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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