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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Terminus ABM Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

100%
16 Ratings
8.2

Terminus ABM Platform

82%
30 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.7

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

87%
4 Ratings
9.0

Terminus ABM Platform

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

100%
1 Rating

Terminus ABM Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

100%
5 Ratings

Terminus ABM Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Hootsuite

Sparkcentral has an extremely dedicated customer service team The platform UX is brilliant Reports are very detailed & easy to export The system is stable more than 98% of the time Queue management is extremely easy They need to work on a mobile app / making the website mobile friendly The ability to add more social media channels is essential
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Terminus

Terminus ABM Platform is well suited for organizations beginning their ABM journey. It is easy to implement and there is a great team to help you do so. Ongoing customer success teams ensure you are taking full advantage of the platform and work to help you develop an ABM strategy that fits your business needs.
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Pros

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).
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Terminus

  • Serving account targeted ads across a wide range of display ad providers
  • Matching account based browsing data to target lists
  • Identifying need and interest in particular accounts with intent data
  • Identifying anonymous web traffic on our site from target accounts
  • Reporting on ABM activity and metrics
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Cons

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.
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Terminus

  • Support times are iffy. We've had slower replies and resolutions to issues since they acquired Sigstr and now support both products.
  • Display advertising generally has low ROI, in part due to "banner blindness". If you're not continuously developing engaging creatives, you're going to see very little return with this platform.
  • Their UI needs serious work. Some options are locked after you move to the next screen in their campaign wizard (nothing should ever be locked in draft) and unless they've recently changed it, you can't delete dead draft campaigns - just archive them.
  • There are a few serious discrepancies in the analytics when it comes to identifying which end companies have people who have viewed your ads (i.e. Microsoft has huge numbers because Azure is their product).
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Pricing Details

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

Starting Price

$0 Unlimited amount of seats, Best for starters in Messaging

Editions & Modules

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Starter Package$1
Omnichannel Package$$2
Enterprise Package$$$3

Footnotes

  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

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional 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)

Terminus ABM Platform

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Terminus ABM Platform editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Hootsuite

    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.
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    Terminus

    Terminus is a turn-key partner in the B2B Account-Based Marketing space. Their model is flexible and efficient which in turn provides effective results. Their sales staff is great and never tries to up-sell, but rather coach and educate our teams to be better at our jobs. It has been great to collaborate
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    Usability

    Hootsuite

    The system meets all my expectations.
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    Terminus

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Hootsuite

    Incredible customer service team that replies back very quickly, follows up on the reported issue till it's resolved in a very timely manner.
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    Terminus

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    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.
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    Terminus

    Drift has banners available in their email tool, furthermore, we are able to mimic a Sigstr banner in HubSpot when we build emails by placing the banner image with a link in the bottom of an email, it's just a more manual process. I can't recommend any other solution over Sigstr, they own what they do and don't try to reach in their product marketing and I respect their product for that.
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    Return on Investment

    Hootsuite

    • Customers appreciate fast responses to the things they post on social media. This tool allows that to happen.
    • The dashboard allows us to keep up with how many are waiting in our queue so we can keep up with how busy we are during the day and manage it.
    • Customer satisfaction has seemed to increase while using this tool.
    • Being able to add notes with the customers address and phone info is awesome as well.
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    Terminus

    • Combining chat, advertising experiences & a very tight contact list - we saw a 684% increase in on-site engagement.
    • 900% increase in deal size after using chat with our advertising campaigns
    • 50% higher attendance for our events when leveraging our intent data for targeting
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