Pulsar CORE vs. PunchTab (Discontinued)

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
PunchTab (Discontinued)
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
PunchTab was a tool that embeds a sharing button on a webpage or blog and encourages people to engage and share content via social channels (Facebook, Twitter and Google+) by offering rewards and prizes. It was acquired by Walmart Labs and integrated into the Sam's Club ecommerce experience. It is no longer available.
$99
per month
Pricing
Pulsar COREPunchTab (Discontinued)
Editions & Modules
TRAC (starter package)
$1,200
150,000 mentions
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Pulsar COREPunchTab (Discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
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 COREPunchTab (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pulsar COREPunchTab (Discontinued)
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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Walmart Labs
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Pros
Pulsar
  • Track engagements over time
  • Easy to use interface
  • Modern and updated display
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Walmart Labs
  • Ease of use - we can create a new campaign in under ten minutes
  • Customer support - we've never had an issue go unanswered for more than an hour
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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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Walmart Labs
  • Limited ability to add custom data collection fields
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Likelihood to Renew
Pulsar
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Walmart Labs
Until something better comes along, Punchtab is the best there is. Support has been great, pricing is great and the product fulfills our needs
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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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Walmart Labs
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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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Walmart Labs
Extremely fast support from a knowledgeable team
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Implementation Rating
Pulsar
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Walmart Labs
Nothing more required than signing up and authenticating with Facebook/Twitter
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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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Walmart Labs
Rafflecopter, Woobox - Punchtab offered powerful custom features, and allows us to run a variety of campaigns across multiple platforms
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Return on Investment
Pulsar
  • Input into our algorithm for brand strength and stature
  • Quick engagement tracking
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Walmart Labs
  • An average campaign generates around 2500-5000 new followers on our channels with a very minimal investment.
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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.