Khoros Marketing vs. Later Social

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Khoros Marketing
Score 7.9 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium) is a social media management platform. Key features include: Plan and Organize Social Campaigns, Manage Real-Time Engagement, and Learn and Prove Social ImpactN/A
Later Social
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Later (formerly Latergramme) in Vancouver offers an Instagram focused social media marketing platform, which supports the planning and scheduling of content to Instagram, as well as Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
$25
per month
Pricing
Khoros MarketingLater Social
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Starter
$25
per month
Growth
$45
per month
Advanced
$80
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Khoros MarketingLater Social
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details33% discount available for annual subscription.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Khoros MarketingLater Social
Considered Both Products
Khoros Marketing
Chose Khoros Marketing
I like Later a lot because it lets us implement the link in bio and make Facebook + Instagram posts at the same time, which cuts time in half.
Later Social

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Khoros MarketingLater Social
Listening/monitoring
Comparison of Listening/monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Khoros Marketing
6.3
117 Ratings
20% below category average
Later Social
-
Ratings
Boolean keyword searches7.390 Ratings00 Ratings
Filtering out noise/spam5.799 Ratings00 Ratings
Sentiment analysis6.889 Ratings00 Ratings
Broad channel coverage5.3111 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing
Comparison of Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Khoros Marketing
7.3
148 Ratings
9% below category average
Later Social
-
Ratings
Content planning and scheduling8.4146 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience targeting7.2112 Ratings00 Ratings
Content optimization5.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management8.4130 Ratings00 Ratings
Engagement
Comparison of Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Khoros Marketing
7.5
113 Ratings
9% below category average
Later Social
-
Ratings
Automated routing and prioritization7.390 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer interaction histories7.7103 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk actions7.594 Ratings00 Ratings
Marketing
Comparison of Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Khoros Marketing
7.0
103 Ratings
11% below category average
Later Social
-
Ratings
Lead generation6.647 Ratings00 Ratings
Content marketing6.486 Ratings00 Ratings
Paid media management7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaigns and promotions7.890 Ratings00 Ratings
Channel coverage/integration
Comparison of Channel coverage/integration features of Product A and Product B
Khoros Marketing
7.6
147 Ratings
12% below category average
Later Social
-
Ratings
Twitter7.7138 Ratings00 Ratings
Facebook7.9143 Ratings00 Ratings
LinkedIn7.4105 Ratings00 Ratings
Google+9.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Instagram7.4132 Ratings00 Ratings
Pinterest6.246 Ratings00 Ratings
YouTube7.533 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting/analytics
Comparison of Reporting/analytics features of Product A and Product B
Khoros Marketing
7.1
131 Ratings
11% below category average
Later Social
-
Ratings
Campaign success analytics8.0121 Ratings00 Ratings
Real-time tracking6.4120 Ratings00 Ratings
Competitor analysis6.877 Ratings00 Ratings
Account management
Comparison of Account management features of Product A and Product B
Khoros Marketing
5.9
136 Ratings
32% below category average
Later Social
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions & privileges6.2132 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile access5.6112 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Khoros MarketingLater Social
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(184 ratings)
9.8
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(34 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(29 ratings)
9.4
(3 ratings)
Availability
9.7
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(31 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.9
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.7
(24 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.4
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(122 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Khoros MarketingLater Social
Likelihood to Recommend
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
The best it could be used for is running campaigns. Be it a product launch or be it any new event that you are hosting. If you need to quickly grab attention, then this might be your choice. Also the report given after the campaign is a good insight for improving your next campaign.
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Later
The free version is more than enough for personal use. But if you have a small business or if you're trying to grow your brand, it's better to use one of the premium plans. It's worth it. Later is especially useful if you manage multiple accounts for multiple brands/companies because you'll be managing everything with just one tool
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Pros
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Reporting is great - easy to create bespoke dashboards for multiple ways to view the data and trends in platform
  • Onboarding and training - a good repository of knowledge articles for users to access on most aspects of the platform for self-learning
  • The user-friendly and intuitive interface allows any user to quickly assimilate how to use the platform.
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Later
  • Later's easy upload feature (drag and drop) is incredibly helpful, especially for multiple images and videos.
  • The drag and drop option for scheduling content is easy, and images and videos load rather quickly depending on size.
  • Captions can be saved if there are posts or common phrases that repeated and shared out from the content.
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Cons
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Look and feel of the interface could use a refresh as it's not very exciting to use
  • Improve analytics features and accuracy
  • Facilitate bulk actions
  • Better alerts/visibility of collaborative actions and assigned tasks
  • Clearer communication around new feature releases and announcements
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Later
  • I wish I could edit the look and feel of my pictures within Later a little easier. There are standard filters, but for brand sake, I need everything to be consistent.
  • I wish there was a direct integration with things like Canva and Lightroom to make uploading and editing my images seamless.
  • The biggest thing I wish Later did was allowing a better threshold for the free accounts. All of the helpful and useful features are for paid only (video posts, multi-image posts, analytics, etc). I can't justify the cost for just a few posts a month. I end up doing all of the video and multi-image posts manually, which lately has me questioning the benefit of Later's free version as a small business.
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Likelihood to Renew
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
There is no product like Khoros. Our company lives and dies by the analytics, and to date, we have not seen a more comprehensive analytics structure for any social media management tool. Khoros support is also fantastic, responding and resolving any and all questions, ideas, or complaints, usually in 24 hours.
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Later
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Usability
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros Marketing is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. The calendar visibility is the view I use most so I can see all posts going out on all of our channels. It allows us to time posts in a proper cadence so we don't overlap with other pressing content.
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Later
Later is extremely easy to use. I love the visual planner portion of the tool so I can see ahead of time what my images will look like next to and stacked amongst each other! The posts are so easy to set up, tag, and schedule. UX and UI are great!
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Reliability and Availability
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
• We still experience a bit of downtime and slowness here but things have drastically improved in the last year with their feature updates and reconfigured hosting.
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Later
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Performance
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros has greatly improved the performance of its SaaS products in the last 5 years. Their applications, including Conversations, Intelligence, and Experiences, all load quickly with real-time data. This performance is critical to provide meaningful, social customer support, and marketing. The performance maintains integrity even when you deploy powerful integrations like Salesforce Customer Relationship Manager.
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Later
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Overall, support does a great job and is timely in their responses and efforts. We have had to contact support many times due to the Capture app. Some tickets have remained open for months, while others get resolved quickly. I understand this is not always up to support and they often have to wait for their engineering team to fix issues that we identified, but it's difficult to deal with issues that are affecting our workflow, especially for extended amounts of time.
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Later
Later are not just a software tool, they also provide marketing advice, tips, and tutorials via their blog. I’ve only had to reach out to them for help a few times and have found them to respond much faster than other tools in their category. I receive weekly emails with updates, marketing tips and invites to online events. I look forward to their emails as I’ve learned a lot of things that I’ve been able to actually implement.
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In-Person Training
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
• As a very early customer, we did not undergo formal training but worked closely with the team to get the system set up to do what we wanted. However, online training resources are now available with many blog posts / video lessons and tutorials.
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Later
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Online Training
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
it is important to note that my perspective is not necessarily common - I'm a geek/nerd/poweruser in general, so I found the online resources to be more than adequate (and often very aesthetically pleasing, too). That said, a less "geeky" person might struggle a bit.
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Later
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Implementation Rating
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
The implementation team from Khoros were great - they worked hard to understand our somewhat complex organization, and were with us all the way through face to face meetings, user training, and technical training. We had a clearly defined account manager and implementation manager, who worked really effectively together and with us.
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Later
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Alternatives Considered
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
On some accounts that I am on, I use Asana in place of Khoros marketing but I much prefer Khoros Marketing. I prefer Khoros Marketing over Asana because I can post directly (and schedule posts) on Khoros but not on Asana. Also, I can moderate directly on Khoros but not Asana
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Later
I went with Later for the lower cost subscription. The Hootsuite copy features is missed, but Later has hashtag suggestions which is nice. I really need something to post across multiple platforms. I also needed the ability to schedule more than the 5 free scheduled posts offered by Hootsuite. Later has been working great for what I need it to do to support my small event promotion business.
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Scalability
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros seems to struggle a little past a certain level of scale. More than 30 separate per day makes it difficult to view all content in the weekly calendar view, which is frustrating and could cause issues. However, the ability to schedule one post across multiple channels is hugely valuable and cuts down on a lot of duplicative work.
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Later
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Return on Investment
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Negatively impacted relationship with Khoros as they're notoriously difficult to engage with or able to produce viable results from our feedback.
  • Negatively impacted KPI reporting, as metrics were inaccurate for six months.
  • Negatively impacted resource management, as there've been so many restrictions with this platform that simple, day-to-day tasks take so much longer.
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Later
  • Increased social media involvement - Since utilizing Later and another social media scheduling tool, we have seen our growth rise as much as 12% in just a few months. This includes followers, likes, and engagement. This is huge for us since social media is a great way to generate new customers and increase brand awareness.
  • Easier reporting - Analytics tools on most of the big three (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) are pretty limited. Later is a great way to take a look at our Analytics, and it makes it easy to understand the numbers.
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