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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

Brand Embassy is excellent for brands that utilize a great influx of traffic, though even smaller channels will surely see a ton of improved feedback by using the platform. Having the ability to approach each audience differently yet organize the results and responses together, with the option for comparison and having the report issued separately or together is a great deal better than to have to do the manual work yourself (not to mention it is not going to be as insightful nor precise).
Milko Aritonoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

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

Pros

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

  • Social CRM: we appreciate this tool, because we focus on influencers a lot these days. It is important to know the person we are communicating with so we can prioritize who are we going to answer first. Influencers can cause passionate discussion and thanks to Brand Embassy we can quickly respond to them. Therefore we mark influencers in our social CRM. We also appreciate the fact that our online care team knows what the person has been dealing with lately.
  • Analysis: our colleagues sometimes want to know how their product is doing and what people say about it on social media and how much is it discussed. Thanks to Brand Embassy we can generate a simple overview of the amount of questions and comments about specific product according to our tags.
  • Simplicity: we prefer simple, yet effective tools, which Brand Embassy surely is. Our social care team does not have to switch between channels and social networks which increases their effectiveness. We also appreciate that our team can see any discussion about O2 wherever on the web, which is very useful for us as we enter the world of sport games, football and hockey. That causes passionate discussions on sport pages and online media outlets.
Pavla Šedivá | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

  • 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

Cons

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

  • In terms of reports that we get from Brand Embassy, it would be great to have information about the number of cases, or conversations that we have with our customers. At the moment, we have just info about number of interactions and the total workload.
  • There are options to tag every conversation, in order to track why our customers contact us. Their tag menu is a bit too small, it would be great if it was larger.
Milica Isailovic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

  • 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

Likelihood to Renew

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone 7.7
Based on 5 answers
I still use the platform:- its use is customer friendly- improves and speed up customer care on SM - improves speed and quality of internal processes/communication- monitor/measure all valuable metrics
Michaela Havelková | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

Sparkcentral 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

Support Rating

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone 9.1
Based on 3 answers
It is difficult to describe just how awesome the support guys and gals at Brand Embassy are. Ever-present and eager to help, with kind and helpful attitude and you can really feel they are doing this to help you make results
Milko Aritonoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

Sparkcentral 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Sparkcentral is very concerned about its customer satifsfaction, and will go to great lengths to get issue fixed rapidly
Kim Daenen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

Generally I don't see huge differences between social CRM tools - it's mainly in the details of how well it's implemented and connected to your channels. For example other tools cannot easily process non-standard channels like custom made forums or have a e-mail based ticketing for private follow ups. Brand Embassy shines in this area.
Dušan Šimonovič | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

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

Return on Investment

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

  • + We can fully monitor every mention of our brand.
  • + We are able to respond faster and more accurately (thanks to customer history)
  • + As more employees can work all at once, we can solve more posts from different sources immediately.
Ondřej Ullmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

  • 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

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Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

Sparkcentral

Pricing Details

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

General

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

Sparkcentral

General

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

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