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Likelihood to Recommend

NetBase

Best suited to processing large volumes of social media mentions. As with any social analysis tool, a degree of expertise and understanding of social media platforms, audience trends etc. is important to get the most out of the tool, so an "expert user" approach should be prioritised over making it accessible to lots of people with minimal training. The pricing model is particularly suitable for a small number of users who are likely to be looking at a large number of brands/topics.
Scott Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Radian6

Radian6 in my opinion is a very no-nonsense type of tool. I know what I am going to get. So in a sense of where it is best suited, I feel as though it is best suited for clients that need a basic read on volume for their brand as well as spikes in conversation over the last 3 months. Radian lacks an automated analysis that is usable. As with other tools, automated sentiment tends to be crap. When comparing to Sysomos, I tend to lead on Radian more because I see them as similar tools though Radian gives me more information. Sysomos has an influencer/'authoritative' portion that the basic Radian tool seems to lack, however, from prior vendor conversations (Im not sure if they have changed it since), Sysomos' was primarily based on twitter followers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Listening/monitoring

NetBase
7.8
Radian6
Boolean keyword searches
NetBase
7.0
Radian6
Filtering out noise/spam
NetBase
7.0
Radian6
Sentiment analysis
NetBase
8.0
Radian6
Broad channel coverage
NetBase
9.0
Radian6

Publishing

NetBase
8.5
Radian6
Content planning and scheduling
NetBase
9.0
Radian6
Audience targeting
NetBase
8.0
Radian6
Content optimization
NetBase
8.0
Radian6
Workflow management
NetBase
9.0
Radian6

Engagement

NetBase
8.3
Radian6
Automated routing and prioritization
NetBase
8.0
Radian6
Customer interaction histories
NetBase
8.0
Radian6
Bulk actions
NetBase
9.0
Radian6

Marketing

NetBase
8.4
Radian6
Lead generation
NetBase
9.0
Radian6
Content marketing
NetBase
8.0
Radian6
Paid media management
NetBase
9.0
Radian6
Campaigns and promotions
NetBase
7.5
Radian6

Channel coverage/integration

NetBase
8.4
Radian6
Twitter
NetBase
8.5
Radian6
Facebook
NetBase
8.5
Radian6
LinkedIn
NetBase
8.5
Radian6
Google+
NetBase
8.5
Radian6
Instagram
NetBase
8.5
Radian6
Pinterest
NetBase
8.0
Radian6
YouTube
NetBase
8.5
Radian6

Reporting/analytics

NetBase
8.7
Radian6
Campaign success analytics
NetBase
9.0
Radian6
Real-time tracking
NetBase
9.0
Radian6
Competitor analysis
NetBase
8.0
Radian6

Account management

NetBase
8.0
Radian6
Role-based user permissions & privileges
NetBase
9.0
Radian6
Mobile access
NetBase
7.0
Radian6

Pros

NetBase

  • Ease of reporting, conversation analysis, easy to build dashboards that give quick glimpses of the conversation/topic and allow you to drill down as needed.
  • Accurate sentiment driven triggered alerts let you keep your pulse on the conversation.
  • Topic setup is easy. Topics are easy to set up and advanced Boolean search functionality enables the use of wildcards to enhance topics.
  • Data access is outstanding. With 27 months of historical data built in and access to firehose data for social media platforms, data acquisition is second to none.
Ted Tagalakis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Radian6

  • The amount of the information that radian6 can pull from multiple social platforms is absolutely phenomenal. Its just not only the pull but the way the information can be presented in dashboards was way good. It helped us understand in various aspects of our social presence.
  • Multiple profiles helped us to break down the Big/Huge social buzz cloud to smaller and more manageable pieces. This helped us concentrate on the lows and helped us to plan better on turning them to highs.
  • Radian6 allowed us to follow thru the crowd trends with the latest information presented in a single view. This also helped us to collect the social opinion on the product releases.
  • The ease of use, one need not be an expert to start using this platform. The interface is easily understandable by anyone.
  • A keyword can be edited quickly to tailor the needs and the results were quick.
Mahesh Aluvala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetBase

  • NetBase has implemented many changes recently, but did not keep us informed. A newsletter or something like that would help.
  • I noticed a couple of problems with the data, but I was told they were due to "glitches" which was not very helpful.
  • We find a lot of repeats of the same exact posts, which seems odd and skews the data.
Melissa Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Radian6

  • Radian6 does not pull data from a handful of major sites that provide extremely useful content, such as LinkedIn groups, Amazon reviews, and Google+.
  • Radian6 also does not capture comments made in response to Facebook fan page post or pick up posts proactively made by fans to pages unless the fans make all their content public.
  • The query search for Radian6 basically consists of "and" "or" and "not" as filtering tools but doesn't provide other valuable filtering options such as narrowing your search to specific sites or links.
  • Radian6's website is entirely in Flash, which makes your computer slow down quite a bit.
  • The collaboration process has some glitches. For example, when a user creates a campaign or keyword to track, everyone on the team can see it but will not have the ability to modify anything.
  • In addition to the license fee, there is a per-topic profile fee, which is where you tell it what data you want to pull in. If you want to separate data, there is only so much you can do within one topic profile. If you go over your data limit, you'll be charged!
  • It's very expensive. If you're a small - mid-sized company you can probably get the same results with a much more affordable software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NetBase

NetBase 8.1
Based on 88 answers
We've had a good experience using the tool and have invested quite a bit of time training the internal team on how to get the most benefit out of it. There would need to be a compelling reason or business case to port over all of our existing topics and tool know-how to another platform.
Alisa Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Radian6

Radian6 6.7
Based on 25 answers
I found an alternative solution to be better (first Jive, and then Spredfast because it has a better listening component and engagement capabilities). Radian 6 was expensive to scale. The B2B company I worked for targeted several industries - ie. robotics, medical device design, automotive. Radian6 charged both by keyword and user. It was impossible to scale due to cost restrictions. Therefore, we could only use the tool to monitor and react to certain product keywords and not proactively to get involved in important conversations in various industries. Instead we went with a service that integrated with our social intranet. This allowed the social team to quickly find internal experts based on their profiles, host a conversation about the social media post internally, and the publish a response back out. This was better than getting user licenses and training thousands of employees on a tool they may only use a few times a year or trying to manage the social media monitoring process via email
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NetBase

NetBase 9.0
Based on 13 answers
Very simple to use, quick to pick up on the key principles, and a task-centric design (ie. Topics to set up what you want to analyze, Analysis to do the exploration/analysis, and Dashboards to pull results and findings together to generate reports.) All intuitive, drag & drop etc.
Scott Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Radian6

Radian6 9.0
Based on 7 answers
• Would rate this a 6. The User Interface is pretty intuitive, but the platform was still considered pretty intimidating by our non-technical staff when they first saw it. It took a while to get used to it and feel comfortable. There was quite a lot of setup work in the beginning (for example, we had to build our own reports using a canned report as a template, and this was not simple). Although it took a while to get it setup correctly, it’s quite intuitive once that work has been done.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

NetBase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Radian6

Radian6 9.2
Based on 4 answers
The platform is rarely down
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

NetBase

NetBase 9.5
Based on 6 answers
NetBase constantly updates the platform with features. The platforms ability to analyze complex social listening topics is exceptional. Its fast and gives you the ability to create standardized reports for a quick topic analysis. Additionally, the standard overview tab provides the topic at a glance and assists in quickly identifying areas to further analyze. Great product with excellent support behind it!
Ted Tagalakis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Radian6

Radian6 8.9
Based on 4 answers
Could vary based on your internet connection
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NetBase

NetBase 9.1
Based on 11 answers
Our NetBase support team is always there for us and has never let us down. They are willing to roll up their sleeves and dive into any issue or complex business problem that we are looking to solve.
Ted Tagalakis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Radian6

Radian6 8.7
Based on 9 answers
I don't remember having to reach out to support quite often when working with Radian6. However, before I started in that position working with the platform, my manager relayed to me that the customer support for Radian6 and Salesforce overall was quick and efficient, and that they usually got back to him within a day or so
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

NetBase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Radian6

Radian6 6.2
Based on 5 answers
• We initially received dedicated online training for our team which was delivered by our account rep. This was pretty effective since it happened after our data had been loaded into the system and it had been configured for specific needs our organization. The training was perhaps a bit shallow though, as it was only an hour long. Online videos are available to be taken individually, and these have been useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NetBase

NetBase 9.6
Based on 4 answers
We had an internal implementation meeting with the NetBase team as well as a business seat implementation for one of our clients. I would highly recommend having all stakeholders attend an implementation meeting as they can understand the power of this platform.
Ted Tagalakis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Radian6

Radian6 9.5
Based on 5 answers
Implementation was pretty simple. Just a matter of giving the account rep a list of our search terms and having him set the system up to pull the data we wanted to see. Once this had been done, we tweaked it with his help. Process was pretty smooth, although there was some back and forth until it worked the way we wanted.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NetBase

We've used several different social media tools, and Netbase is by far the best. It's easy to understand (after a topic is set up), easy to export and looks very clean for client presentations. With Radian 6, we got a word cloud, but had to create any other graphs and visuals by hand since they only exported to an Excel. It was the same with Simply Measured, the reporting was just ugly and unpresentable to clients. Visible Intelligence was just inaccurate, and kept pulling in spam posts that were full of porn
Sarah Flagg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Radian6

We use Union Metrics for reporting purposes, but for social listening they are not as robust as Radian6. The same scenario with Sprout Social. We used them as part of Meltwater, but didn’t continue with the service. Radian6 has not been glitchy, provided quick results from keyword searches, and produces ready to report dashboard results
Alexis Ramsey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetBase

  • Positive - NetBase allows us to quickly gather a high level over view of a topic, which helps for new business pitch and being able to inform the account teams of basic information.
  • Negative - We have to use other tools to gather news, which affects our budget.
Scott Reitzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Radian6

  • Monitoring social brand awareness is not something you can consider to have a meaninful impact in your business ROI short term, however it's a must for taking care of long term relationships and customer intimacy.
  • Radian6 connects with other analytical tools like webtrends, Google Analytics, etc..however it's not directly linked to a revenue driven platform, you can´t see the immediate ROI generated in the tool.
  • If you bet for social relationships you should consider this tool, no question on that. Social Commerce might be of course impacted postively by the proper use of this tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NetBase

General

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

Radian6

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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