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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 6 out of 100

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

MCA Suite

It is a good tool for smaller companies entering the MCA space, but doesn't scale all that well, and provides limited options for reporting customization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite
MCA Suite
6.0
Customer data management / contact management
Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite
MCA Suite
6.0

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite
MCA Suite
1.0
Customizable reports
Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite
MCA Suite
1.0

Security

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite
MCA Suite
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite
MCA Suite
8.0

CRM Project Management

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite
MCA Suite
4.0
Reporting
Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite
MCA Suite
4.0

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

MCA Suite

  • They have lots of detail on the deal pages.
  • It allows for multiple internal and external users.
  • It has global search functionality.
Anonymous | 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

MCA Suite

  • Poor reporting.
  • Filtering is clunky.
  • They could improve on data visualization.
  • Renewal advances that are not refinances are difficult to manage.
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

MCA Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

MCA Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

MCA Suite

We haven't used any others.
Anonymous | 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

MCA Suite

  • We've been able to grow our working capital program over the years with the help of MCA Suite.
  • Data management is difficult, and we struggle with reporting.
  • We have granted merchants dedicated to their advances for tracking purposes.
Anonymous | 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)

MCA Suite

General

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

MCA Suite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite
9.9
MCA Suite
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite
8.7
MCA Suite

Support Rating

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite
9.0
MCA Suite

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