Pulsar CORE vs. Synthesio Social Intelligence Suite

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
Synthesio Social Intelligence Suite
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Synthesio, an Ipsos company (acquired 2019) offers social monitoring and engagement tools. Synthesio competes with major listening vendors like Radian6 and Sysomos. A point of differentiation is that Synthesio offers a mix of technology and human analysis. In their view, human analysis is required to validate and interpret the data. Customers are large, particularly French, brands.
$1,200
per month
Pricing
Pulsar CORESynthesio Social Intelligence Suite
Editions & Modules
TRAC (starter package)
$1,200
150,000 mentions
Synthesio
$1,200.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Pulsar CORESynthesio Social Intelligence Suite
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 CORESynthesio Social Intelligence Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pulsar CORESynthesio Social Intelligence Suite
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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Ipsos
It's a very good tool. It covers every need we have for social media listening & monitoring. Bad thing is that those who were selling us the software were not much concerned about costs and were not reducing although there are a lot of market leaders like Sprinklr who are really good with compensation & value addition
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Pros
Pulsar
  • Track engagements over time
  • Easy to use interface
  • Modern and updated display
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Ipsos
  • Synthesio has an unlimited volume, which helps us to not worry about going over budget. This helps us focus on refining our search to pull in the mentions that have the most value.
  • Synthesio has an excellent support team. They are always available to answer any questions we have.
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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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Ipsos
  • I’d love better graphics when I pull reports.
  • The sentiment data is still inaccurate.
  • We are unable to weed out all mentions of the arena associated with the bank.
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Likelihood to Renew
Pulsar
No answers on this topic
Ipsos
Ben Farkas was the representative that worked with us on this project, while we have been very excited with the work he provided, especially the customer service, we just did not have enough time with the product hands on to be comfortable giving it the 10 we think it deserves. As the Data tracking was done beyond our expectations and the finished product (infographic) were all excellent, we used this service to fill our need in being shorthanded to cover the data ourselves. Synthesio provided outstanding customer service, their data tracking and materials where top notch, just we lacked the hands on experience to speak to everyday use.
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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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Ipsos
No answers on this topic
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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Ipsos
Everything we needed was handled, in many cases during the first time we used Synthesio the representative made adjustments and explained them to us, some things we did not even consider when setting up the service.
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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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Ipsos
I have used Meltwater, Hootsuite for the same tracking purpose. Every tool has it own pros and cons. The best way to decide is go by the reviews of the people who have actually used it. Budget is yet another factor to consider.
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Return on Investment
Pulsar
  • Input into our algorithm for brand strength and stature
  • Quick engagement tracking
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Ipsos
  • It has helped us understanding the on going topics on our social page quite well.
  • Really helped us in community management in due time for social accounts. Saved a lot of clicks and time as well as resources.
  • Employees feel really happy with the tool because it lets them do the work fast and securely.
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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.