CoSchedule Marketing Suite vs. Percolate, now part of Seismic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
Score 8.3 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
Percolate, now part of Seismic
Score 7.9 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Percolate was a content marketing platform designed to help large brands create content and manage marketing campaigns. The product's capabilities have been integrated into the Seismic platform's digital marketing capabilities, and Percolate is no longer available for sale standalone.N/A
Pricing
CoSchedule Marketing SuitePercolate, now part of Seismic
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CoSchedule Marketing SuitePercolate, now part of Seismic
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CoSchedule Marketing SuitePercolate, now part of Seismic
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CoSchedule Marketing SuitePercolate, now part of Seismic
Content Creation
Comparison of Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
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Ratings
Percolate, now part of Seismic
8.6
12 Ratings
7% above category average
Ideation00 Ratings8.610 Ratings
Approval workflows00 Ratings8.612 Ratings
Content collaboration00 Ratings8.110 Ratings
Content calendar00 Ratings8.512 Ratings
Network for content licensing/production00 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
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Ratings
Percolate, now part of Seismic
8.4
12 Ratings
3% above category average
Content hub00 Ratings7.611 Ratings
Content distribution00 Ratings8.611 Ratings
Content promotion00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Content automation00 Ratings8.511 Ratings
Content Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Content Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
-
Ratings
Percolate, now part of Seismic
9.4
12 Ratings
19% above category average
Closed-loop tracking and reporting00 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Content performance analytics00 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Campaign optimization dashboard00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoSchedule Marketing SuitePercolate, now part of Seismic
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(10 ratings)
8.5
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoSchedule Marketing SuitePercolate, now part of Seismic
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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Very useful for the management, planning, and programming of all social networks, as well as marketing campaigns. One of the best tools to make life easier for community managers and automate daily tasks such as content publishing. It is my favorite for managing my clients' networks.
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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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  • Create social content from briefing all the way through to the approval process.
  • Social planner for managing topics and content streams across multiple channels.
  • Robust API and integrations.
  • Image library (with cost-free access/rights to stock photo libraries).
  • Frequent updates to the platform.
  • Built-in community management.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • A lot of the features in Percolate are very well built, but only provide the bare minimum as features go. Its editorial calendar for example lacks export/import features and its multimedia repository only supports images. In many ways, Percolate is trying very hard to be too much at the same time.
  • At the moment, Percolate lacks user level management. We can add users who need to be moderated before posting, but it is for example not possible to add users just for one specific function (like the multimedia database).
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Likelihood to Renew
CoSchedule
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Discontinued Products
Percolate is a great tool for us, because we need the approval process workflows. The training was great when we first signed on, and the interface is very user friendly. We have trained our interns to use it as well with no issues. It makes keeping up with our content calendar a breeze and we can easily see what posts have been approved and which ones are still pending at a quick glance
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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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Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
CoSchedule
No answers on this topic
Discontinued Products
Rarely has a company shown this much support during implementation. This almost got to the point where it was too much hand holding. Sometimes, social teams just want the keys to the car so they can drive it themselves instead of waiting on someone to drive along with them...
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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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Discontinued Products
Percolate and Falcon have many similarities and provide many of the same features, however Percolate felt a bit more robust than Falcon, although it does come with a higher price tag to match. Both platforms are excellent for content approval workflows, content scheduling, and community management. Percolate offers additional features such as an Asset Management Library and a section for creative briefs and collaboration with internal teams.
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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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  • Percolate has made it much easier to communicate between teams and has provided a return on investment in that area in particular.
  • Percolate also helps save time because you are able to schedule social media posts across channels easily.
  • It has also been an easy way to work with remote team members, which is very helpful.
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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.

Percolate, now part of Seismic Screenshots

Screenshot of Percolate's integrated marketing calendarScreenshot of Percolate's integrated marketing calendar