Oracle Content Marketing (Compendium), legacy vs. Zerys

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle Content Marketing (Compendium), legacy
Score 9.6 out of 10
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Oracle Content Marketing of the Oracle Marketing Cloud, based on technology acquired with Compendium in 2013, was a content marketing solution designed to make it easy to create and distribute compelling content across multiple channels to a targeted audience. The solution enabled users to plan, produce, and deliver engaging content across multiple personas and channels throughout the customer life cycle. Oracle Content Marketing / Compendium solutions were aimed at helping marketers acquire…N/A
Zerys
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Zerys is a content marketing platform for advertisers and agencies which contains workflow controls, calendaring with email alerts, as well as content strategy tools and action plans. Zerys also features a collaboration space and role assignment for teams, as well as a Content Services Marketplace should outside help for content generation be required, with budgeting features.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Oracle Content Marketing (Compendium), legacyZerys
Content Creation
Comparison of Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Content Marketing (Compendium), legacy
7.2
6 Ratings
10% below category average
Zerys
7.6
2 Ratings
5% below category average
Ideation6.36 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Approval workflows9.16 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Content collaboration7.66 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Content calendar7.56 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Network for content licensing/production5.54 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Content Marketing (Compendium), legacy
6.6
6 Ratings
20% below category average
Zerys
7.5
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Content hub6.56 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Forms / Gated content6.14 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Embedded CTAs7.15 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Content distribution7.25 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Content promotion6.14 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content automation6.75 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Content Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Content Marketing (Compendium), legacy
6.6
6 Ratings
14% below category average
Zerys
7.8
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Audience profiling and targeting6.15 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Closed-loop tracking and reporting6.14 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content performance analytics8.26 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Campaign optimization dashboard6.45 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Competitive analytics6.35 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Oracle Content Marketing (Compendium), legacyZerys
Likelihood to Recommend
6.3
(6 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle Content Marketing (Compendium), legacyZerys
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
Oracle is great for a very basic blog. The look of ours was designed and built on the back end/code side, so I'm not sure if there are a lot of clean, modern templates like you see in a lot of blogs today to choose from or not. It has been great having a number of authors who can write content directly in the platform and then submit it to our content managers for scheduling and publishing. I think the biggest issue people may have with it is the look of the interface. It needs an update.
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Zerys
I sold a few inbound marketing contracts with the expectation that I could find writers for the project on Zerys. We were looking for good writers that can understand the tone and branding of our business and after a few trials with some of the writers at Zerys, I finally found the one that understood us and then created amazing content in no time.
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Pros
Oracle
  • Permission levels are also nice so a random user cannot just post without a certain level of access.
  • I also like being able to update the code if necessary.
  • It's easy for users to access and write, and there's a nice workflow to review any content before it gets published.
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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.
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Cons
Oracle
  • Templates are a good thing, but hard to set up and require a lot of work. (Other Oracle tools are more user-friendly when it comes to template design.)
  • While they did a good job updating the interface, I still believe more work can be done to make it more user-friendly.
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Zerys
  • There are instances where the writers don't understand the article to be written and don't give you the content you are looking for.
  • The auto reporting feature needs some work. Too many email alerts and no option to change that.
  • Hard to find good writers. Often writers only loosely follow directions so you end up reworking their content anyway.
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Likelihood to Renew
Oracle
Easy to use, and supporting several permutations, the CM suite is an excellent solution for a mid to large size business. It's meant to be used by a team, and the functionality can work across websites and landing pages. There's also the high benefit of translation management, providing support for localized products.
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Zerys
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Usability
Oracle
It has never been down since we have used this software.
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Zerys
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Support Rating
Oracle
To be perfectly honest, every one of my concerns and problems has been handled by the support team in a very timely manner. If they could not fix my issue they assured me it be addressed in future updates.
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Zerys
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Implementation Rating
Oracle
Don't forget about customer service once you have a closed the sale with a customer. Oracle seemed to not care about our needs/timeline after we gave them our Purchase Order
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Zerys
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
While OCM was a lot more money, they were able to prove to us that they are a much better solution to use and worth the extra cost. The reporting, capabilities along with the analytics that was easy to download was a big discussion factor for us.
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Zerys
Access to many freelancer writers covering a wide range of topics and the relative ease with which you can manage the writing and editing process with a freelancer writer is good. I believe Zerys has acquired a talented group of writers that are well-versed in a diverse number of topics. Zerys is reliable, and the customer service response is fast, which I greatly appreciate. I do not believe Zerys' interface is as simple as it could be, however.
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • Everyone had their own plan and executed them without taking into consideration the impact of another ongoing project. Compendium has created communication between teams that were not communicating before.
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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.
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ScreenShots

Oracle Content Marketing (Compendium), legacy Screenshots

Screenshot of Content marketers can see every aspect of their content production process at a glance, which is essential for a successful content marketing strategy.Screenshot of Leveraging Oracle Content Marketing’s Business Units feature results in improved marketing alignment by empowering marketing leaders to view one unified content calendar, content repository, and analytics dashboard across the entire organization. Corporate executives can drill down on content creation, distribution, and impact for individual business units in order to make necessary changes to drive success at the divisional level.