Crownpeak Digital Accessibility and Quality vs. Khoros Communities

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Crownpeak Digital Accessibility and Quality
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Crownpeak Digital Accessibility and Quality is a digital governance and web content management and monitoring solution designed to support excellent customer experience across all digital touchpoints, supporting web accessibility needs, error catching, SEO best practices, brand compliance, and analytics with benchmarking. Crownpeak Digital Accessibility and Quality can be integrated into an existing CMS.N/A
Khoros Communities
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Lithium Community is a fully-featured community platform and is focused on the needs of marketers. Lithium most often competes with Jive Team Collaboration and Get Satisfaction.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Crownpeak Digital Accessibility and QualityKhoros Communities
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is variable based on the needs of the customer.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Accessibility Testing
Comparison of Accessibility Testing features of Product A and Product B
Crownpeak Digital Accessibility and Quality
6.5
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Khoros Communities
-
Ratings
Accessibility Scanning and Assessment6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic or Scheduled Scanning8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic Fixes6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Ranking6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Manual Auditing Services6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance Reporting and Tracking6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
HTML and CSS scanning6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
PDF scanning6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
JavaScript scanning6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrations and Interoperability6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Color/Contrast Analysis6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Crownpeak Digital Accessibility and QualityKhoros Communities
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(18 ratings)
8.4
(96 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(2 ratings)
5.7
(7 ratings)
Usability
9.8
(15 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(15 ratings)
5.3
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.4
(87 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Crownpeak Digital Accessibility and QualityKhoros Communities
Likelihood to Recommend
Crownpeak
If you have a fully customized cms and have people working on the site with html and css knowledge this is the best tool ever, all specifics can be checked. Using ab tests and optimization services we identify best practices of the website and everywhere the best practices aren't implemented we find using the custom checkpoints. Aspects that cannot be automated via a quick IT solution is turned into a checkpoint and that's great!
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros Communities is my go-to when I'm part of a big company with lots of customers who want to help each other. It's awesome for talking about products, giving ideas to make them better, and getting help when I need it. If my team is spread out or we're working from home, Khoros Communities is handy for sharing updates and working together. It's also a good tool for events, helping with planning and discussing what happened. But if my group is small or not very active, or if I just need a simple place to chat without too many extras, Khoros Communities might be more than I need. Plus, I've got to be ready to keep an eye on things to keep the community positive, and it works best when I have a plan to grow and keep the community lively.
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Pros
Crownpeak
  • Preconfigured checkpoints to gather a baseline.
  • Reporting at regular intervals to identify pain points.
  • Mapping to WCAGG standard to understand how to resolve errors.
  • Ability to add customized checkpoints to align with messaging changes
  • Aggregating images in a visual repository to scan for relevancy.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Increase in suggestions from our clients to know what we should improve.
  • Reduce technical support costs and incredibly increase sales.
  • It helps to interact with customers and we receive positive and negative reviews and based on their comments we can make changes that increase sales.
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Cons
Crownpeak
  • It would be helpful if the Issues page under Website showed the WCAG level for each issue (A, AA, AAA). You currently have to look up the guideline to find the level.
  • There is no indicator that a page is currently being scanned. During a website scan, some of the reports are blank or missing information. Having a notification on the main page showing which websites are being scanned would be helpful.
  • Some ADA compliance items are left off, such as keyboard navigation, tabbing, etc.
  • It doesn't view the websites on mobile devices or if using a screen reader. Some pages or formatting changes depending on resolution. The DQM, from what I have seen, doesn't account for that.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Self Service, Low and No Code. The Community Managers should be able to some UI Tasks by self with doing any code updates.
  • Salesforce Integration: The basic Integration should also include the basic level of business requirement. (Contacts and Accounts Mapping)
  • Slack Connector Update: There is no update on this connector till the time its launch. The other team has lot of options to push the notification in multiple slack channels. And unfortunately Khoros does not. This creates a lot work for Community team to bring internal teams to the community to respond or acknowledge an post.
  • More Integrations: Since now the Khoros communities does not comes up with the integrations with basic support tools like JIRA, Confluence, Github etc.
  • Search Improvisation: Apart from last search update there is no updates we see in this feature. The team should think of Putting Some AI based Search into the community which helps the Community managers to manage the content accordingly
  • Some update on AI and Gen AI: Khoros communities did not shared any thoughts about their plans for putting these technology in community
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Likelihood to Renew
Crownpeak
We've seen competitors, they're not doing as well of a job as dqm is. It's a wonderful tool and there a huge opportunities for crownpeak
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give Khoros Communities a solid 8. The system is extremely easy to use, enabling our team and community members to navigate and interact with the platform with ease. The wide range of features offered by Khoros Communities has greatly enriched our online interactions and improved the efficiency of our customer service. The technical support team has also been extremely helpful, could be quicker sometimes for answering our questions but they efficiently resolving any problems we have encountered. The platform is perfectly scalable, capable of handling our growing user base without any performance problems. What's more, Khoros Communities offers excellent integration capabilities with our other software tools, making our operations smoother and more efficient
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Usability
Crownpeak
I had a small learning curve in order to become fluent with the platform as it doesn't work like the other automated accessibility tools that I've used. However, once I was up to speed, I like it better than any of the other tools and find the data more useful, digestible, and relevant.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Like every backend, it can always be improved upon. The excellent thing is that Khoros have a hugely active customer support community as well as a fantastic case management system to triage support issues and requests. So regardless of your level of knowledge or familiarity, you're well supported out of the box.
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Reliability and Availability
Crownpeak
Haven't had issues accessing the dashboard when needed.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
I've hardly ever seen downtime in any of their production communities. There's the occasional reboot needed for config reasons or if patches are applied, but these take place after customer approval and typically last only a few minutes.
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Performance
Crownpeak
No issues with speed and performance
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Crownpeak
DQM support teams are responsive and knowledgeable, and will spend time working directly with client and agency teams to ensure the best outcomes are achieved. I can't fault the level of input and engagement from Crownpeak support teams across the board.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
They are responsive and proactive. They are really on top of things. They send personal emails to check in on you. It feels like they really know you. You only get emails from 3-4 people at Khoros – they must be customer assigned.
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In-Person Training
Crownpeak
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
I think it is engaging and has good instructors.
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Online Training
Crownpeak
Product is straight-forward but the training was helpful and beneficial
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
It was out of the box training - pre-recorded/ not live. There was nothing for more advanced topics like APIs. They do have a good knowledge base and community that you can access and folks in there are responsive. I would however like more advanced training options.
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Implementation Rating
Crownpeak
The initial process is not clear but after the first cookie banner all others are faster to implement.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
We were up against a hard stop with Jive’s contract ending and Khoros connected us with a deployment partner to do accelerated deployment using a template approach. It could have happened in 2 weeks. We did not end up going that way since we wanted more customization. Lithium handled technical stuff like migration, but a lot of the process is self-deployment. It’s one of the ways they teach use of the system is having the user self-implement.

Overall, the implementation was super easy to do. Doing single sign-on (SSO) was the only hard part. The implementation ended up taking nine weeks total, but in hindsight, we could have done in it six. Most of the implementation time was spent in course work, which consisted of on-demand training - approximately 7-8 hours that you are required for you to do, before they turn on the system. During this nine week period, about 50% of my time was spent on implementation.

We had a deployment manager who we were able to email 1-1. I leaned on him heavily. He was great at all hours, for example, they would call back at 7pm PST. They were very responsive.

Content migration strategy is important to consider. Moving from an existing community you need to strategically choose how your layout will be. Two different systems will have two different ways to format communities. For example, Jive has communities with sub-communities, whereas Khoros has community, category, and boards.

Contact migration is also an important consideration. You need to think through how you are going to move contacts from your old community to a new one. For example, are you going to create new logins and passwords? We were hoping to use the integration with Salesforce.com to be a portal, but ended up using an in-house solution that works well to maintain same the same logins. The next related question is are you going to be able to keep them connected to all the posts in your old community? We migrated old posts. If you have a tech-savvy team, you can do a self-migration. Khoros has a migration services team that we utilized. It cost us $10k to move content and posts were kept tied to the user.

The next consideration is your launch/promotion plan. Khoros helped us out and gave us a lot of examples. They shared pre-launch email dates, follow-up emails, FAQ pages (e.g. to explain why switching, why better).
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Alternatives Considered
Crownpeak
One of the most similar solutions to Crownpeak is the Yext tool because it has a good set of functions that can be managed from content to customer experiences, it is fascinating to be able to track all user interactions through users, in the same way as in Crownpeak that allows all users to create digital experiences.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Large companies and organizations with complex community needs are well served by Khoros communities. The platform's advanced analytics and reporting features helps organizations seeking deeper insights. The gamification is the best way to boost user engagement, Khoros Communities has a rich feature set. Also with customization options offered by Khoros Communities, companies can develop a unique and customized community experience.
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Scalability
Crownpeak
haven't had issues accessing when needed.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
I think I would give Khoros an overall 7, while there were things we really liked about it. I also saw things that just did not work well for us. We like using iG but it was not the friendliest in using it on that platform. Sometimes the software would glitch or lag which is not helpful during high critical moments
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Return on Investment
Crownpeak
  • When driving Customer Care, it was great to be able to add the Autofix tool to the web estate - a quick-win that really drives the accessibility agenda.
  • Building reports off the back of DQM gives senior stakeholders an understanding of the importance of usability and accessibility.
  • The gamification of league tables highlights to stakeholders the areas that need focus and budget in order to improve.
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Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • We are able to see what our different cohorts of customers are doing within the community, and we are able to create content and programs based on the engagement we get from these different groups.
  • We have been able to start an Idea Exchange space where our customers can share, vote, and comment on features they would like to see in our products. It quickly became a very popular place within the Community.
  • With the discussion forums, we are able to use the Accepted Solutions functions to help deflect tickets and Support interactions working on a 1-to-many scale.
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ScreenShots

Crownpeak Digital Accessibility and Quality Screenshots

Screenshot of DQM banishes the silos and brings it all together in one powerful but simple to use dashboard, providing visibility and control across all your global digital properties.Screenshot of Do you know what's actually out there on your sites? Take control with a global view of your digital assets.Screenshot of Web accessibility is legally mandated in many countries. We make it easy to ensure compliance and expand audience by adhering to industry best-practice standards for accessible web design.Screenshot of Powerful reports and diagnostic tools provide deep insight across your global web properties, so you can drive improvement, manage risk and react quickly.

Khoros Communities Screenshots

Screenshot of Community helped generate a 4.2/5 customer satisfaction rating for Consorsbank.Screenshot of Samsung saw support savings up 255% YOY and growing. Their community drives 60% of SEO traffic.Screenshot of Microsoft has seen $2M+ in SEO value and $145M case deflection savings since adopting community.Screenshot of Sony Europe generates $4M in value and 7M searches per monthScreenshot of Syndicate community content throughout digital channels to better engage your audience.Screenshot of On-demand, peer-generated questions and answers to increase prospect and customer engagement.