Pulsar CORE vs. Pulsar RESEARCH

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pulsar CORE
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Pulsar is a social media monitoring platform offering social listening, owned channels analytics, and social CRM. Customers use Pulsar for brand tracking and campaign measurement. The platform includes 4 tools: TRAC: Social media listening across topics, audiences and content diffusion. CORE: Owned channels analytics to measure your content performance and audience growth. FLOW: Social customer relationship management and social media publishing. TEAM: Analyse your internal social networks…
$1,200
150,000 mentions
Pulsar RESEARCH
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Pulsar RESEARCH, from Pulsar headquartered in London, includes continuous and one-off research programs integrating quantitative and qualitative methodologies, to turn audience data into strategic insight.N/A
Pricing
Pulsar COREPulsar RESEARCH
Editions & Modules
TRAC (starter package)
$1,200
150,000 mentions
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Pulsar COREPulsar RESEARCH
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices listed are on a 'starting from' basis. All TRAC packages have unlimited user log-ins, unlimited search queries and are charged on the amount of mentions pulled in. Bespoke packages are available.
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User Ratings
Pulsar COREPulsar RESEARCH
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pulsar COREPulsar RESEARCH
Likelihood to Recommend
Pulsar
I think that Pulsar is a good tool for brands or agencies who have a set list of competitors or subbrands that they are looking to do a monthly/weekly comparison of engagement metrics. When you have the brand account inputted, the data is shown in a visually tangible way and easy to comprehend.
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Pulsar
Pulsar is well suited for delivering social listening campaign insights and reporting over a longer period of time. The information and report we create are great... eventually, but it takes a long time to feel like they have gathered enough content that we can readily use. If they were able to speed up the delivery of the data and insights that would be incredibly helpful for our teams in many instances where we have a short runway to providing insights for our clients.
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Pros
Pulsar
  • Track engagements over time
  • Easy to use interface
  • Modern and updated display
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Pulsar
  • Social listening across multiple platforms
  • Identifies target audiences with easily understood data visualizations
  • Provides customizable, engaging reports with impressive quality assets
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Cons
Pulsar
  • Unfortunately, when exporting data it is often hard to read in an easy format.
  • I've used other tools where you can get historical data once you put into the tool but Pulsar cannot do that.
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Pulsar
  • Pulsar is awesome. However it would be great if they were able to pull data and insights across a few other social platforms that we know our targets are using.
  • Having easily accessible "Hot To" videos on platform use would have definitely helped us get off the ground faster.
  • They should do away with the need to have to use boolean information in order to access deeper dives into searches.
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Usability
Pulsar
Pulsar is not a complex tool by any means. The interface is updated and comprehensive, and I've used multiple tools in the past where the interface was very outdated and exporting data was often a difficult process since it was not well organized. The tool works well in visualizing complex data.
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Pulsar
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Support Rating
Pulsar
I have not had to reach out to Pulsar support before but my coworkers have and said the support was good.
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Pulsar
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Alternatives Considered
Pulsar
I think that Pulsar is one of the more updated platforms that I have used and the metrics exported/shown in the dashboard are accurate. I think that some tools report inaccurate metrics gathered from social media platforms due to the new APIs, something that often causes confusion and lack of clarity.
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Pulsar
Pulsar does an excellent job standing up to and standing out from their competition. The thing that attracted us to the platform is its ongoing platform updates and improvements. A lot of SAS platforms get people to sign up and then they don't continue to refine their platform. They don't stay ahead of the curve in delivering leading-edge solutions. Pulsar has continued to modify and expand its solutions. That's really important - especially when you are recommending platform investments for your company... that last thing you want is to talk something up and then it doesn't deliver. Pulsar definitely has delivered.
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Return on Investment
Pulsar
  • Input into our algorithm for brand strength and stature
  • Quick engagement tracking
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Pulsar
  • Ease of use
  • Great data visualization options
  • Increased client engagement during reporting and presentations
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ScreenShots

Pulsar CORE Screenshots

Screenshot of The activity dashboard gives you a thorough snapshot of all the key numbers in your datasetScreenshot of Pulsar TRAC advanced location detection gives you up to 100% geo-localised data by city, country and GPS coordinatesScreenshot of The Network map visualizes the engagement patterns within your audience and identifies the most influential usersScreenshot of Slice and dice the data with contextual, behavioural and content filtersScreenshot of See the bigger picture. Pulsar CORE gives you integrated brand-level metrics across all owned channels, so you can measure the total reach and engagement you're getting.