Percolate, now part of Seismic vs. SessionM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Percolate, now part of Seismic
Score 7.9 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Percolate was a content marketing platform designed to help large brands create content and manage marketing campaigns. The product's capabilities have been integrated into the Seismic platform's digital marketing capabilities, and Percolate is no longer available for sale standalone.N/A
SessionM
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
SessionM is a customer engagement platform that combines customer data management, loyalty program and offer management, and cross-channel campaign management (SMS, email, push, and in-app messages).N/A
Pricing
Percolate, now part of SeismicSessionM
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Percolate, now part of SeismicSessionM
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Percolate, now part of SeismicSessionM
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Percolate, now part of SeismicSessionM
Content Creation
Comparison of Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Percolate, now part of Seismic
8.6
12 Ratings
7% above category average
SessionM
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Ratings
Ideation8.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Approval workflows8.612 Ratings00 Ratings
Content collaboration8.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Content calendar8.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Network for content licensing/production9.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Percolate, now part of Seismic
8.4
12 Ratings
3% above category average
SessionM
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Ratings
Content hub7.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Content distribution8.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Content promotion9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Content automation8.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Content Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Percolate, now part of Seismic
9.4
12 Ratings
19% above category average
SessionM
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Ratings
Closed-loop tracking and reporting9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Content performance analytics10.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign optimization dashboard9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Percolate, now part of SeismicSessionM
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(13 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Percolate, now part of SeismicSessionM
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Very useful for the management, planning, and programming of all social networks, as well as marketing campaigns. One of the best tools to make life easier for community managers and automate daily tasks such as content publishing. It is my favorite for managing my clients' networks.
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SessionM
SessionM is ideal for enterprise restaurants, brands, and organizations to build and drive loyal behaviors via technology platforms. They've built their system via robust APIs integrations, but are now diving into a white label app system that allows smaller brands (100 units+) to utilize their incredible technology in their own brand, as opposed to just bigger players. They're the best at what they do.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Create social content from briefing all the way through to the approval process.
  • Social planner for managing topics and content streams across multiple channels.
  • Robust API and integrations.
  • Image library (with cost-free access/rights to stock photo libraries).
  • Frequent updates to the platform.
  • Built-in community management.
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SessionM
  • Using data science to determine guest tendencies and actions: their system is incredibly smart and tracks historical actions to guess/estimate future actions, and creating programs to influence those actions.
  • Integrated communication platforms to speak to all of our guests within various tactics—email, push notifications, text messages, in-app messages, etc.
  • Loyalty management & CRM: creating and managing a program that runs consistently across the system.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • A lot of the features in Percolate are very well built, but only provide the bare minimum as features go. Its editorial calendar for example lacks export/import features and its multimedia repository only supports images. In many ways, Percolate is trying very hard to be too much at the same time.
  • At the moment, Percolate lacks user level management. We can add users who need to be moderated before posting, but it is for example not possible to add users just for one specific function (like the multimedia database).
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SessionM
  • Some improvement could be made on their integrations process with all platforms (olo, monkey media, etc.).
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
Percolate is a great tool for us, because we need the approval process workflows. The training was great when we first signed on, and the interface is very user friendly. We have trained our interns to use it as well with no issues. It makes keeping up with our content calendar a breeze and we can easily see what posts have been approved and which ones are still pending at a quick glance
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SessionM
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Implementation Rating
Discontinued Products
Rarely has a company shown this much support during implementation. This almost got to the point where it was too much hand holding. Sometimes, social teams just want the keys to the car so they can drive it themselves instead of waiting on someone to drive along with them...
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SessionM
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
Percolate and Falcon have many similarities and provide many of the same features, however Percolate felt a bit more robust than Falcon, although it does come with a higher price tag to match. Both platforms are excellent for content approval workflows, content scheduling, and community management. Percolate offers additional features such as an Asset Management Library and a section for creative briefs and collaboration with internal teams.
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SessionM
SessionM was light years ahead of Fishbowl, in the data science tendency assumptions that are built into the system, plus they don't offer an app for your brand to use. You'd have to employ a 3rd vendor to manage that. It's also important to note that SessionM sees ALL guests and POS content in the system, not just loyalty identified transactions.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Percolate has made it much easier to communicate between teams and has provided a return on investment in that area in particular.
  • Percolate also helps save time because you are able to schedule social media posts across channels easily.
  • It has also been an easy way to work with remote team members, which is very helpful.
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SessionM
  • Our work with SessionM has been so incredibly impactful to our brand loyal guests, and the value they bring to our brand. For example, our loyal guests are worth $100+ more than our non-loyalty guests.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Percolate's integrated marketing calendarScreenshot of Percolate's integrated marketing calendar