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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    8.9

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    89%

    Ion, by Rock Content

    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

    9.1
    91%
    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%

    Ion, by Rock Content

    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

    Content Creation

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Ion, by Rock Content

    75%
    Ion, by Rock Content ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Ideation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    99 Ratings

    Content collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.1
    51%
    94 Ratings

    Content Publishing

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Ion, by Rock Content

    86%
    Ion, by Rock Content ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Content hub

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    104 Ratings

    Forms / Gated content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    107 Ratings

    Embedded CTAs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    108 Ratings

    Content distribution

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    93 Ratings

    Content promotion

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    86 Ratings

    Content automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    90 Ratings

    Content Reporting & Analytics

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Ion, by Rock Content

    84%
    Ion, by Rock Content ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Audience profiling and targeting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    91 Ratings

    Closed-loop tracking and reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    95 Ratings

    Content performance analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    116 Ratings

    Campaign optimization dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    107 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Ion, by Rock Content is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.2

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    72%
    10 Ratings
    9.8

    Ion, by Rock Content

    98%
    135 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Ion, by Rock Content

    70%
    22 Ratings

    Usability

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4

    Ion, by Rock Content

    74%
    17 Ratings

    Availability

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Ion, by Rock Content

    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Ion, by Rock Content

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.0

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    90%
    4 Ratings
    10.0

    Ion, by Rock Content

    100%
    36 Ratings

    Online Training

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Ion, by Rock Content

    80%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Ion, by Rock Content

    100%
    12 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Ion, by Rock Content

    100%
    2 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

    Ion, by Rock Content

    If you want to choose a quick start template and fill in the fields with your content, Ion will be fantastic for you. We've done this with whitepapers and quizzes and it's been great and extremely easy to use.If you have an exact idea of what you want, and a background in web development, you may get frustrated. Ion has some quirks that make it tricky to fully customize - everyone once in a while I really just want to go into the HTML and make some changes, but can't.If you are looking to reuse a piece of content for specific targeting (industry or account-specific), Ion is great. The dynamic substitutions are great and very helpful.
    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

    Ion, by Rock Content

    • Quick Starts make it so easy to get started.
    • Real-time updates are awesome and save a ton of wasteful process.
    • The combination of user friendliness for simple things and the flexibility to do more complex things is great.
    • Chat support is excellent and deeper-dive support has been super helpful.
    • The ability to use these tools in the cloud or embedded has given us tactic flexibility.
    Steve Gandola | 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

    Ion, by Rock Content

    • Ion University, while stacked with a wealth of information, is difficult to navigate from a troubleshooting perspective. The tutorial videos are all very helpful, but they are also very long. Sometimes I would want to search for how to address a particular issue I was struggling with and it would be a two-minute segment buried in a 45-minute video.
    • Again, getting back the self-guidance side of things. I think a lot of the tutorials are set up in a way that makes sense to Ion, but not as much to the end user.
    • I think the controls admins use when creating new users could be a bit more straightforward.
    Taylor Bornstein | 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

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Ion, by Rock Content

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional
    $5,500

    Starting Price

    $0 per year

    Ion, by Rock Content Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Managed Services + SaaSCustom1
    1. per year
    Additional Pricing Details
    ion’s Build Anything SaaS platform provides organizations with an entirely new and agile interactive content marketing capability. It enables non-technical marketers and designers to create, test and measure an unlimited number of all types of interactive content marketing experiences. It includes unlimited seats, experiences, tests, customization, phone and email support, analytics and more.

    Likelihood to Renew

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Ion, by Rock Content

    Ion, by Rock Content 7.0
    Based on 22 answers
    We use it for every landing page and we plan on only doing more dynamic content creation. We dont see that option coming in-house any time ever in the future. ION has a very robust platform for us to work with that really allows us to do more for our customers in regards to having the one-to-one conversation.
    Laura Medley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Ion, by Rock Content

    Ion, by Rock Content 7.4
    Based on 17 answers
    Usability is straightforward, with extensive documentation and tutorials provided to ensure landing pages are built to specifications and can be optimized for performance. Built-in platform funnels give insight into customer dropoff, success/failures, and conversions (at a glance). Setting up a landing page can be done quickly and easily, with numerous integrations (CRMs like SalesForce, for instance) supported
    Leah Jakaitis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Ion, by Rock Content

    Ion, by Rock Content 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Sometimes the editor can be a little slow.
    Kelly Saux | 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

    Ion, by Rock Content

    Ion, by Rock Content 10.0
    Based on 36 answers
    The ION support team is amazing. There has not been a single issue they they could not solve for me. If there is a feature or request that they do not have, they have even, on occasion, created custom scripts for our team.*Update 6/5/17 - ION has continued to delight on multiple occasions. I appreciate their attention to detail and ability to solve whatever issue I have. After 3+ years of use and support, ION still has my full endorsement.
    Chris Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Ion, by Rock Content

    Ion, by Rock Content 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    They offer a great amount of online training, videos, articles, etc. There is usually an answer available if you run into an issue. I would recommend taking advantage of the online training they offer. I wish I would have done it sooner.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Ion, by Rock Content

    Ion, by Rock Content 10.0
    Based on 12 answers
    There were a lot of things we learned about the tool once we really got in and got our hands dirty. Being hands-on was essential for our team to be able to utilize ION in the most effective manner.
    Jessica Hill | 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

    Ion, by Rock Content

    I was not the decision maker to choose this over Uberflip, but the UI is much more appealing to me. It's incredibly easy to use, clean, and from a backend standpoint, it requires little to no tech savvy'ness. Our team has really enjoyed using it and has required no training what-so-ever.
    Aubyn Scolnick | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    CoSchedule Marketing Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Ion, by Rock Content

    Ion, by Rock Content 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Separate client portfolios enable scalability, however, some elements are still grouped for all accounts so it's difficult to scale for an ad agency with multiple clients. Would prefer totally separate sections of the platform for all clients with each element housed separately.
    Georgia Dardick | 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

    Ion, by Rock Content

    • Though we have not had the service long enough to see any measurable outcomes, we've been able to create interactive web content faster than ever before
    • The speed with which we can build interactive pages and re-use assets has been critical as projects we've done with Ion have made their way around and more and more internal clients have said "me too" for their own projects
    • It is very pricey at $28K for the base annual subscription (dropping to $24k after the first year), so depending on your budgetary situation, that may make no sense for your team--but we had contract money set aside for a company to build us a microsite for around the amount, so we just used it for Ion instead and will now be building the microsite ourselves using it
    Jesse Bond | TrustRadius Reviewer

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