Khoros Marketing vs. SocialBee

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
SocialBee
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
SocialBee is an AI-powered social media management tool that empowers its customers to share content across multiple social networks from one place. Using such a tool, the user can set a posting schedule, have content shared as planned, and then analyze the performance of their accounts. Supported platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Google my Business, TikTok, YouTube, and Bluesky. The AI Copilot can generate an entire social…
$29
per month
Pricing
Khoros MarketingSocialBee
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Khoros MarketingSocialBee
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Khoros MarketingSocialBee
Considered Both Products
Khoros Marketing
Chose Khoros Marketing
The insights given by khoros are deep and relevant to the team.
Also Khoros has a better user interface then SocialBee.
SocialBee

No answer on this topic

Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Khoros MarketingSocialBee
Listening/monitoring
Comparison of Listening/monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Khoros Marketing
6.3
117 Ratings
20% below category average
SocialBee
-
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
SocialBee
9.3
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Content planning and scheduling8.4146 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Audience targeting7.2112 Ratings00 Ratings
Content optimization5.05 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Workflow management8.4130 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Engagement
Comparison of Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Khoros Marketing
7.5
113 Ratings
9% below category average
SocialBee
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Automated routing and prioritization7.390 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer interaction histories7.7103 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk actions7.594 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Marketing
Comparison of Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Khoros Marketing
7.0
103 Ratings
11% below category average
SocialBee
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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
SocialBee
10.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Twitter7.7138 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Facebook7.9143 Ratings10.01 Ratings
LinkedIn7.4105 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Google+9.018 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Instagram7.4132 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Pinterest6.246 Ratings10.01 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
SocialBee
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Campaign success analytics8.0121 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Real-time tracking6.4120 Ratings00 Ratings
Competitor analysis6.777 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
SocialBee
8.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Role-based user permissions & privileges6.2132 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile access5.6112 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Khoros MarketingSocialBee
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(184 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(34 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(29 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.7
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(31 ratings)
10.0
(1 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 MarketingSocialBee
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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SocialBee
SocialBee is very ideal for busy individuals or small agencies that are not privileged with time. Social media management can be one of the most tedious tasks in anybody's business. SocialBee covers the majority of the tasks. Set it up once and you're done (practically forever) With all its powerful features though, it can be a little more complicated for a non-techie person. If your requirements are just simple post-scheduling, you can use other alternatives.
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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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SocialBee
  • All major social platforms are available.
  • Posts can be organized per category, per client.
  • Hashtag organizer.
  • Links manager, with integrations to popular link shortener tools (we use Switchy, and it works smoothly)
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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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SocialBee
  • Though it's not clunky, it can improve on the loading speeds while working.
  • The UI/UX can be further improved (nice and neat instead of big cards especially on the categories page)
  • I would love it if the scheduler can be expanded into 2-weeks or monthly range. So we can post categories that are on a 2x a month and 1x a month frequency.
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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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SocialBee
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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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SocialBee
Currently, SocialBee is the only software that we use for our social media clients, the confidence that we have for SB is above the fold. It saves us a lot of time and business management is easy because it's highly quantifiable with the client as to the number of posts, schedules, and results.
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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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SocialBee
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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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SocialBee
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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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SocialBee
I have encountered their support just a couple of times since the platform is very straightforward for me. But on those occasions, it was so smooth. They responded to my concerns in just a few hours. Not too many companies offer that convenience nowadays. Plus, they do live webinars regularly which is totally amazing!
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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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SocialBee
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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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SocialBee
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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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SocialBee
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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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SocialBee
SocialBee provides multiple features that you can get from other multiple different tools. It's kinda all in one solution for social media management. So cost-wise, it saves us a lot of money. It is also from a stable company with a sufficient MRR that helps with the security and development of the software.
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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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SocialBee
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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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SocialBee
  • It provides us higher margin because it requires minimal resources.
  • Lesser working time means more marketing and leads generation time.
  • Very cost efficient solution.
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