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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • CoSchedule Marketing Suite ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

8.9

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

89%
7.9

Opal

79%
CoSchedule Marketing Suite ranks higher in 12/16 features

Task Management

8.1
81%
8 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Resource Management

9.5
95%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Scheduling

9.1
91%
10 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Workflow Automation

9.4
94%
9 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Team Collaboration

9.9
99%
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
1.0
10%
1 Rating

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

Search

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Professional Services Automation

8.8

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

88%

Opal

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

Communication

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.1

Opal

61%
Opal ranks higher in 3/3 features

Chat

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Notifications

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Discussions

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

File Sharing & Management

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.1

Opal

91%
Opal ranks higher in 5/5 features

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Document collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Access control

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Opal is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.2

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

72%
10 Ratings
9.2

Opal

92%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Opal

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

90%
4 Ratings

Opal

N/A
0 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

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

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

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 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

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

Pricing Details

CoSchedule Marketing Suite

General

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

Starting Price

Opal

General

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

Starting Price

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

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Opal

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

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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