CoSchedule Marketing Suite vs. PathFactory

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
CoSchedule provides a content calendar, content optimization, and contentmarketing products, with users among 50,000 marketers worldwide, helping them organize their work, deliver projects on time, and prove marketing team value.N/A
PathFactory
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
PathFactory enables you to unlock B2B revenue with AI-powered content intelligence which allows you to generate personalized, engaging, and conversion-focused experiences across the entire B2B buyer journey. Per the vendor, you can accelerate deal velocity and grow your pipeline by recommending the next-best assets for individual buyers and target accounts alike.N/A
Pricing
CoSchedule Marketing SuitePathFactory
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CoSchedule Marketing SuitePathFactory
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CoSchedule Marketing SuitePathFactory
Top Pros
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Features
CoSchedule Marketing SuitePathFactory
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
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Ratings
PathFactory
9.2
139 Ratings
13% above category average
Content hub00 Ratings9.3132 Ratings
Forms / Gated content00 Ratings9.0132 Ratings
Embedded CTAs00 Ratings9.2116 Ratings
Content distribution00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Content promotion00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Content automation00 Ratings9.4103 Ratings
Content Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Content Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
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Ratings
PathFactory
9.1
139 Ratings
15% above category average
Audience profiling and targeting00 Ratings9.2114 Ratings
Closed-loop tracking and reporting00 Ratings9.1109 Ratings
Content performance analytics00 Ratings9.3138 Ratings
Campaign optimization dashboard00 Ratings8.98 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoSchedule Marketing SuitePathFactory
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(10 ratings)
8.9
(140 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoSchedule Marketing SuitePathFactory
Likelihood to Recommend
CoSchedule
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.
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PathFactory
If you are in an industry where content drives pipeline through engagement and education, Pathfactory is an invaluable tool to help people consume more of what you are producing and offers additional entry and interaction points on your website. It also creates very specific and personalized paths through your assets.
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Pros
CoSchedule
  • 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
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PathFactory
  • Create Visually appealing performance report
  • Give more in-depth information about performance metrics than most alternatives
  • Ability to track performance over time and compare this performance across time periods
  • Provide and send auto-run reports to top level management based on predefined criteria and timeframes
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Cons
CoSchedule
  • 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.
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PathFactory
  • Evolving into a more sales-focused UX. While the tool is great for marketing, there are some areas to improve the functionality of PathFactory for Sales in regards to navigating and sending out content as a salesperson.
  • GA goal reporting. I can't speak to this specifically, but I know our web team has run into some issues creating GA goals when we lead to a PathFactory track.
  • Evolved reporting. Reporting is great, but for some use cases, we have had to ask for custom reports that the team is always happy to create! But it would be great if this was self-serve.
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Likelihood to Renew
CoSchedule
No answers on this topic
PathFactory
We have seen a lot of value from our team's use of Path Factory. We also like working with this vendor as they actually take our feedback and implement it on their roadmap. A great vendor with a great product
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Usability
CoSchedule
No answers on this topic
PathFactory
Overall, I think the tool is fairly easy to use to get a basic content uploaded to create a track and even the more complicated features become easier once you become familiarised with the process
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Reliability and Availability
CoSchedule
No answers on this topic
PathFactory
I think there was only one time where we had issues reaching our account manager, otherwise PathFactory was always willing to hop on the phone to talk through strategy, to work through issues, and help build custom solutions to fit our needs. Customer service is a big selling point of PathFactory.
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Performance
CoSchedule
No answers on this topic
PathFactory
The analytics and reports feature is fairly new and have proved very popular with many areas of our business and is growing in popularity. The metrics that are attainable are very insightful and provides a clear picture on the performance of the track.
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Support Rating
CoSchedule
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.
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PathFactory
We meet weekly with Jennifer and I can't say enough about her. When issues have happened or we need help, she jumps on it quickly. If she doesn't know the answer, she pulls in Reggie or another on her team that can help. She goes above and beyond and has been very supportive, even when we had a lot of hard questions to answer from higher-ups. All this is on top of just being an awesome person.
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In-Person Training
CoSchedule
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PathFactory
I was able to browse around the tool quite easily once some basic training was given. I learnt much from using those method and only needed further help when wanting to learn about Reports, External codes and adding forms.
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Online Training
CoSchedule
No answers on this topic
PathFactory
The customer service, from technical through to customer success, is one of the biggest reasons I'd recommend PathFactory. This is true of their training. It can be as bespoke as you like, at least in my experience, and the team is always willing (where possible) to incorporate your suggestions.
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Implementation Rating
CoSchedule
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PathFactory
The PathFactory team was very helpful when implementing the product. They gave us a lot of recommendations on best moving forward. As a note to new users, when implementing I would make sure that you create with your team a system to make sure that the platform is scalable. My team was able to do this through creating a foldering structure, naming conventions for tracks and assets, and ensuring tagging is used on all content uploads. I would also make sure when implementing that you have an understanding of how your team will track success and that your brand team is involved to make sure that there is consistency in the look and feel of the tracks
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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.
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PathFactory
I wasn't involved in the purchase decision, but I am glad we chose them! Their team is helpful and knows how to help you accomplish what you're trying to do. If there's a feature you see isn't working right or that you need their technical team will listen and make actual changes.
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Scalability
CoSchedule
No answers on this topic
PathFactory
Pathfactory is growing in popularity amongst individuals from different parts of the organisation and it would be difficult to forecast how scalable this can become
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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.
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PathFactory
  • We saw ROI within the first 9 months of using PathFactory.
  • Our onboarding team saw quicker adoption of our product while using PathFactory to engage them during the onboarding process.
  • We've been able to more accurately understand our content needs and what works best when prospecting for specific segments. (eg. SMB, mid-market, and enterprise)
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ScreenShots

CoSchedule Marketing Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of Calendar Organizer: Visualizes everything in real time, and shows every project on a unified calendar of record. Helps to keep stakeholders in the know and pivot quickly when priorities change.Screenshot of Content Organizer: Eliminates content bottlenecks from idea to promotion. Optimizes the editorial process, and centralizes publishing and promotion by connecting marketing tools.Screenshot of Work Organizer: Maximizes resources by implementing consistent, defined workflows to speed up production and identify how urgent changes impact proactively planned work.Screenshot of Asset Organizer: Catalogs and maintains control of brand assets with customized taxonomies to find, update, and share files. Folders and files can be shared with stakeholders to make sure work is up-to-date.Screenshot of Idea Board: Used to write down ideas, take in requests, and prioritize the projects that are up-next, before giving them a publish date and putting them on the calendar organizer.Screenshot of An AI-powered Marketing Intelligence Assistant that can be used to write first-draft copy, complete work faster, and generate new ideas.

PathFactory Screenshots

Screenshot of Netflix-like home screen for B2B buyers with personalized resource centers.Screenshot of Gives sales visibility into the content consumption data of leads & accounts, inside a CRM.Screenshot of Content Tracks - Gives B2B buyers bingeable content journeys that accelerate their purchase decisions, whenever and wherever they click.Screenshot of Path Analytics - Gives access to a new class of content consumption data on the level of the visitor, account, and content asset.Screenshot of Guide - Gives buyers spot-on content recommendations, anywhere on a website.Screenshot of Content Track Analytics - Shows how visitors binge content in specific Content Tracks, and assess how particular sequences of content perform.