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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Opal

I honestly cannot recommend this tool enough. Opal is such a valuable tool for brand content creators and there is nothing like it available. If you're serious about content marketing and have a need to find ways to collaborate, plan and provide more visibility among teams, then Opal really is the only way to go. One more thing that's not being mentioned: The tool is simply amazing but it's only as amazing is the team behind the tool. Their customer support and willingness to quickly be in touch when needed is a key feature within itself. Seriously, such a good team of people.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zerys

Great for if you are looking for content produced quickly, efficiently, and to a set of standards you provide. Not so great if you aren't very sure of what you are looking for. Like at a hairdresser's: if you are less specific in your requests you are more likely to be disappointed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Opal
7.9
Zerys
Task Management
Opal
9.1
Zerys
Gantt Charts
Opal
9.1
Zerys
Scheduling
Opal
9.1
Zerys
Workflow Automation
Opal
9.1
Zerys
Mobile Access
Opal
1.0
Zerys
Search
Opal
9.1
Zerys
Visual planning tools
Opal
9.1
Zerys

Communication

Opal
6.1
Zerys
Chat
Opal
4.5
Zerys
Notifications
Opal
9.1
Zerys
Discussions
Opal
4.5
Zerys

File Sharing & Management

Opal
9.1
Zerys
Versioning
Opal
9.1
Zerys
Video files
Opal
9.1
Zerys
Audio files
Opal
9.1
Zerys
Document collaboration
Opal
9.1
Zerys
Access control
Opal
9.1
Zerys

Content Creation

Opal
Zerys
9.0
Ideation
Opal
Zerys
10.0
Approval workflows
Opal
Zerys
10.0
Content collaboration
Opal
Zerys
7.0

Content Publishing

Opal
Zerys
8.5
Content hub
Opal
Zerys
7.0
Embedded CTAs
Opal
Zerys
10.0

Pros

Opal

  • Content planning: you can look at one asset and see how it is being used across multiple channels by multiple teams.
  • Content collaboration: it is really easy to see what other people and teams are contributing to an asset, or how they are using it. We can also duplicate content that was created by another team to use as a starting point in our own content collaboration.
  • High level/big picture overview: Opal allows us to see content that is being created, planned and scheduled very easily; it goes beyond social content (which we can also see in Sprinklr) to show us content created across multiple channels.
Kelly Rigotti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zerys

  • The customization options for the written pieces you can request are endless and thorough.
  • Some writers are very fast and effective, making our link-building process quicker.
  • It provides notifications along every step of the writing process so that you always know where in the pipeline your content is.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Opal

  • No publishing capabilities, for the most part.
  • No analytics tie-ins.
  • Rather pricey.
  • Requires someone to really manage the structure in order to keep the tool organized and use it effectively. When this is done right, though, it's worthwhile.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zerys

  • Some writers have a poor grasp of the English language, which lowers the quality of the work they provide.
  • The UI can be confusing due to the amount of things you can click on on a given page.
  • Can be difficult to learn to use due to its complexity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Opal

You get for what you paid for. Opal has more features
Teena Thach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zerys

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Opal

  • Opal allows for more discipline in marketing as teams are better aligned on messaging and big moments.
  • Opal cuts down on communication breakdowns and mistakes, which in the end leads to more happy customers.
  • I think Opal provides the team with more confidence as everyone is on the same page. With everything in one place rather than communications being lost in emails, etc., everyone is more efficient and can work knowing that there is one source of truth.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zerys

  • Zerys has allowed us to grow our linkbuilding campaigns much more quickly than we would if we tried to create all of the content in-house.
  • We save so much time hiring outside writers to write content rather than writing it ourselves.
  • We are able to take on more projects than ever because we can rely on Zerys' writers to get things done on time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Opal

General

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

Zerys

General

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

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