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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9.4 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

Opal

I honestly cannot recommend this tool enough. Opal is such a valuable tool for brand content creators and there is nothing like it available. If you're serious about content marketing and have a need to find ways to collaborate, plan and provide more visibility among teams, then Opal really is the only way to go. One more thing that's not being mentioned: The tool is simply amazing but it's only as amazing is the team behind the tool. Their customer support and willingness to quickly be in touch when needed is a key feature within itself. Seriously, such a good team of people.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

CoSchedule
8.6
Opal
7.9
Task Management
CoSchedule
9.2
Opal
9.1
Resource Management
CoSchedule
8.6
Opal
Gantt Charts
CoSchedule
9.0
Opal
9.1
Scheduling
CoSchedule
9.5
Opal
9.1
Workflow Automation
CoSchedule
8.4
Opal
9.1
Team Collaboration
CoSchedule
8.4
Opal
Support for Agile Methodology
CoSchedule
8.1
Opal
Support for Waterfall Methodology
CoSchedule
9.4
Opal
Document Management
CoSchedule
9.6
Opal
Email integration
CoSchedule
8.2
Opal
Mobile Access
CoSchedule
8.9
Opal
1.0
Timesheet Tracking
CoSchedule
7.1
Opal
Change request and Case Management
CoSchedule
7.5
Opal
Budget and Expense Management
CoSchedule
9.0
Opal
Search
CoSchedule
Opal
9.1
Visual planning tools
CoSchedule
Opal
9.1

Professional Services Automation

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

Communication

CoSchedule
Opal
6.1
Chat
CoSchedule
Opal
4.5
Notifications
CoSchedule
Opal
9.1
Discussions
CoSchedule
Opal
4.5

File Sharing & Management

CoSchedule
Opal
9.1
Versioning
CoSchedule
Opal
9.1
Video files
CoSchedule
Opal
9.1
Audio files
CoSchedule
Opal
9.1
Document collaboration
CoSchedule
Opal
9.1
Access control
CoSchedule
Opal
9.1

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

Opal

  • Content planning: you can look at one asset and see how it is being used across multiple channels by multiple teams.
  • Content collaboration: it is really easy to see what other people and teams are contributing to an asset, or how they are using it. We can also duplicate content that was created by another team to use as a starting point in our own content collaboration.
  • High level/big picture overview: Opal allows us to see content that is being created, planned and scheduled very easily; it goes beyond social content (which we can also see in Sprinklr) to show us content created across multiple channels.
Kelly Rigotti | 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

Opal

  • No publishing capabilities, for the most part.
  • No analytics tie-ins.
  • Rather pricey.
  • Requires someone to really manage the structure in order to keep the tool organized and use it effectively. When this is done right, though, it's worthwhile.
Anonymous | 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

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Opal

You get for what you paid for. Opal has more features
Teena Thach | 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

Opal

  • Opal allows for more discipline in marketing as teams are better aligned on messaging and big moments.
  • Opal cuts down on communication breakdowns and mistakes, which in the end leads to more happy customers.
  • I think Opal provides the team with more confidence as everyone is on the same page. With everything in one place rather than communications being lost in emails, etc., everyone is more efficient and can work knowing that there is one source of truth.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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CoSchedule

Pricing Details

CoSchedule

General

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

Opal

General

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

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