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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

This is a great tool to use to manage social media accounts especially if you have several different pages you manage like we do. It is very user friendly, and easy to train new agents on. I have no complaints. We love this tool! Thank you again Sparkcentral! You rock
Melinda Cox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

Khoros Care is great for engaging customers, getting a clear picture of their profile and overall history, and integrating a large variety of platforms to maximize your accessibility. For both Care and Marketing, this is a top-notch platform that allows you to have almost everything in one place, and for those used to a more standard call center style format with their representatives, the workflow is fantastic. I would highly recommend this program to anyone that utilizes customer service and marketing, which is pretty much everyone. While not as useful to smaller companies simply due to not needing to manage such a large amount of interactions, it is still something I would certainly recommend moving to as you grow your digital footprint.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

  • The biggest advantage of the Sparkcentral platform is its "inbox zero" philosophy. With this, our customer support requests are queued within the app, and agents need to work down the queue to keep it empty.
  • The app is designed from the ground up for customer care - instead of taking a generic social platform, and sprinkling in some customer care tools. Everything about Sparkcental is designed for helping our customers.
  • Sparkcentral allows us to do much better CRM. We can make customer notes, see recent interactions, determine who helped the customer (and when).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

  • The platform works well to manage large volumes of inbound conversations with the different auto tagging and routing features.
  • The platform is very user friendly, which reduces the time required to train a Representative.
  • The analytics dashboard allows us to deep dive into many different data points. From inbound volumes, to Team/Representative performance, and command center displays, we are able to track our performance in the moment.
Rob Hahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

  • In the beginning our team had the option to see what another user was typing as they responded to a post. With the latest update, this was taken away. That feature was key for us to shadow agents remotely who are still in training to provide real time feedback.
  • Our company has a number of different brands that we manage. Having a truly unified queue would be a great addition for us!
  • The bulk resolve should allow the option to select on the posts that you wish to resolve instead of selecting a time frame for bulk resolve. Often we find that marketing posts generate more volume in the evening. However, there are sometimes posts where the customer needs assistance during that time. So, if we were to bulk resolve for a certain number of evening hours we would potentially miss a customer's concern through that option as it is currently. But, if the option was to go through and select on all marketing posts and then bulk resolve you would ensure that you are not missing a post where a customer needs assistance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

  • Given our scale and huge number of tags, the tool can lag at times. This slows the team down.
  • All reports are manual, it would be great to have automated reporting.
  • The time to agent response statistic does not take trading hours into consideration. This makes it much harder for us to report on our service level.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite 8.7
Based on 4 answers
Sparkcentral has never given us a good reason to consider any other option. Aside from all the positive points I mentioned in previous areas of this review, something else that has really impressed us is their customer service (makes sense, they're a customer service company after all!). Any time we have a question or concern, we send them an email and we get a response almost instantly.
Andrew (Drew) Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium) 8.1
Based on 11 answers
I give Khoros [Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)] a 9 because 10 does not exist and there is always something to improve. But we are very comfortable working with Khoros and the platform resolves many of our problems related to reporting (Marketing + Intelligence) or Care.
Lucas Diorio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

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Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium) 8.1
Based on 6 answers
The ability to auto tag, manually tag, make notes, and "snooze" posts is extremely helpful. The efficiency of the work flow for agents is also a huge plus. It keeps agents moving quickly and prioritizing responses for the cases that need it most.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

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Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium) 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

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Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium) 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Sparkcentral is very concerned about its customer satifsfaction, and will go to great lengths to get issue fixed rapidly
Kim Daenen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium) 5.5
Based on 9 answers
Khoros [Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)] has made several improvements to its support and engagement for clients. Response times have improved and the need to seek support has drastically reduced, highlighting the improvements in the experience to reduce customer pain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

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Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The team received training (from the same executive team member who has been supporting us) over the web and this was of very high quality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

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Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium) 6.9
Based on 16 answers
I was very satisfied. It was very smooth as they know what they are asking for. The requirements gathering was smooth. It was a short cycle. Deployment just took a couple of weeks.

After doing a deployment and a release, my recommendations would have been to mine more of our tags, words that I’m looking for, i.e. to pull in a bigger vocabulary from our historical cases of searchable words and phrases. When we eventually did this, it made the system run so much better. We just sucked it out of old cases and run a report which dumps into spreadsheet
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

Sparkcentral does what it has offered to do, where other software made empty promises, Sparkcentral delivers. They also inform us, anytime they are undergoing maintenance or when Twitter or Facebook has an API change, where in previous cases we would have to discover this ourselves.
Tukio Machini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

Hootsuite, Sprout social were two tools we had used previously - they were certainly manageable for smaller-scale social media support, however, were largely no-frills and did not offer the level of depth in integrations and analytics that Khoros did. Workflow was also not up to scratch from an enterprise perspective.
Liam Woods | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

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Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium) 7.8
Based on 9 answers
I see the Khoros team bringing on new employees and different expertise as their platform grows to more brands. They are dedicated to ensure they are growing with their customers and building new products to fulfill the needs of their customers request
Bill Gerth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

  • Positive: Clients really like the reporting features.
  • Positive: Being able to search users for our clients who may have reported a complaint [somewhere] other than on social media. Also being able to see if they've reached out to us but deleted a comment is helpful.
Renn Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

  • Khoros has had a massive impact on our Social Support strategy. There's nothing like it that we've seen out there that comes close to the capabilities that this platform has. It is an extremely robust and powerful tool which is always growing.
  • We've been able to reach more customers quicker on Social and listen to more content than before using Social Web. This greater reach has had a profound impact on our customer behavior with many choosing to use Social as a first point of contact. Growth in certain channels such as Twitter, as a result, has been exponential.
  • Like many businesses we measure a lot of data, specifically focussing on NPS and how easy it was to achieve your goal. This approach is enhanced by the data that Khoros gives us as an organization, allowing more effective quality monitoring, development, and reviews to take place within the teams.
Robert Thomson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

General

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

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter Package$1
Omnichannel Package$$2
Enterprise Package$$$3
  1. Unlimited amount of seats, Best for starters in Messaging
  2. Unlimited amount of users, Best for growing Messaging Teams
  3. Unlimited amount of users, Best for advanced organizations
Additional Pricing Details
Starter Package $ Unlimited amount of seats Best for starters in Messaging Channels can include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Web Chat, App Chat, SMS, Webform Access to all platform features Basic chatbot and automation options No API integrations Up to 2000 closed conversations/month Self service onboarding 24/7 support Omnichannel Package $$ Unlimited amount of users Best for growing Messaging Teams Channels can include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Web Chat, App Chat, SMS, Webform, WeChat, Telegram, Line, ABC, RCS Access to all platform features AI based chatbot and automation options Standard API integrations Up to 5000 closed conversations/month Guided onboarding 24/7 support Enterprise Package $$$ Unlimited amount of users Best for advanced organizations Channels can include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Web Chat, App Chat, SMS, Webform, WeChat, Telegram, Line, ABC, RCS Access to all platform features Advanced AI based chatbot and automation options Advanced API integrations Custom amount of closed conversations/month Customer Success Manager 24/7 support We calculate our price on monthly conversations. There is no extra fee for extra agents. Price on demand. (Request a Demo only, No Pricing Page available yet)

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

General

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

Khoros Care (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Pricing is variable based on the needs of the customer.

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