Pulsar CORE vs. Verint Messaging

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
Verint Messaging
Score 7.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Verint Messaging (formerly Conversocial) is a social customer service software that enables companies to engage in large volumes of social media conversations with their customers. The cloud-based software combines intelligent prioritization with team management workflows to enable companies to quickly and efficiently join and create conversations with their customers.N/A
Pricing
Pulsar COREVerint Messaging
Editions & Modules
TRAC (starter package)
$1,200
150,000 mentions
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Pulsar COREVerint Messaging
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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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Community Pulse
Pulsar COREVerint Messaging
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User Ratings
Pulsar COREVerint Messaging
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pulsar COREVerint Messaging
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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Verint
From experience, you may ask the Conversocial team to make recommendations on licenses for larger vs. smaller social customer service teams. The need for support and the amount of usage you may get from the tool's robust offering may differ as a result of those precedents. The tool is adaptable in both scenarios it would seem.
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Pros
Pulsar
  • Track engagements over time
  • Easy to use interface
  • Modern and updated display
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Verint
  • Previous conversations: This is one of the main reasons why I personally love Conversocial over Hootsuite and other social media engagement tools. Conversocial pulls in all previous interactions we've had with community members and it helps us identify if we've already addressed their problem, if they are a detractor/advocate, and so much more. With other engagement tools, it's frustrating as a community member may repost the same thing over and over again, but at different time periods. If you're unable to see what someone has said in the past, we may waste our time replying to the same thing multiple times, or we also risk responding with the same general advice, when we could try a different approach.
  • Tags and filters: Conversocials use of tags and filters are extremely simple to use. They have shortcuts which help you easily assign a tag to an item and then you can easily pull up each of those tags within Conversocial itself or your can open up an external report. If my team is in a hurry and wants to quickly see a certain tag, we can use the filter option and within seconds we have all the information we need.
  • Simple shortcuts: Conversocial has several shortcuts that save my team a lot of time. One single button on my keyboard can apply sentiment and archive something so it's out of my way. I can also use shortcuts to apply a tag, assign an item, and do other tasks. It may seem like a small benefit but each second saved really adds up throughout each day and week.
  • Communication: As we know, technology has issues and every tech issue Conversocial has experiences has been handled extremely well. I've never encountered any issues contacting Conversocial, we're always notified when they are working on a solution and once the problem has been fixed. We also receive random pop-ups within Conversocial to notify us of known issues before our team experiences them, and when there is a new feature that we should be aware of. Their communication is always on point and it's great to know that we can always rely on them.
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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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Verint
  • I would like to see an improvement in the reporting dashboard which is something I mentioned to Josh (the CEO) on a call back in April. He said that it is something they are working on but to remember that this is truly a customer service social media platform so some of the features that I would like to see may not fit well with the users of the product.
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Likelihood to Renew
Pulsar
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Verint
The only two reasons we would not continue using Conversocial are it's lack of comprehensive analytics and its lack of Radian6's categorization tools. Tags make up for the categorization pretty well, however, and we're considering switching everything over to this now that we've tested tags for a couple months within Conversocial. (I previously wrote that Conversocial lacks support for some social channels like Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube, but they have now added Instagram and YouTube.)
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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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Verint
Because of the number of features it offers and the manner in which they're presented. I've explored a number of other tools that just don't do it as well. When sorting through and responding to hundreds of social media messages each day, the number of clicks it takes to do something really matters. Conversocial does a great job of minimizing clicks and presenting the data we need without having to click to find it
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Reliability and Availability
Pulsar
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Verint
Downtime is very rare, and the occasional occurrences are typically a problem with Twitter or FB API.
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Performance
Pulsar
No answers on this topic
Verint
Extremely fast, practically in real time.
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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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Verint
Our account rep at Conversocial has set up a call with me every two weeks to check in, talk about new features, or answer questions. I know I can email or call her for help anytime. Their support team also responds quickly.
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In-Person Training
Pulsar
No answers on this topic
Verint
Comprehensive training in all aspects of the software and general usages (including social media) for both agents and managers. Simulation workshops really made the live deployment process very smooth.
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Online Training
Pulsar
No answers on this topic
Verint
Outstanding & comprehensive training both on-line and instructor-led. Another crucial differentiator from competitors in our eyes.
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Implementation Rating
Pulsar
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Verint
Without any tech requirement on our end, this was an extraordinarily easy implementation to run, compared to other platforms like live chat or email.
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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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Verint
Early on we did comparisons with Hootsuite and later with Adobe. While they have similarities, the difference at the time and likely currently, was the personal interest and general accessibility of Conversocial's platform and people. The combination of an effective CRM solution and a team that was readily available to help proved to be the winning formula for our business.
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Return on Investment
Pulsar
  • Input into our algorithm for brand strength and stature
  • Quick engagement tracking
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Verint
  • One of the biggest benefits we are seeing is that we have reduced the number of post-holiday complaints coming into head office. Since we are responding to issues and concerns as they arise, we can impact overall customer satisfaction.
  • The efficiencies gained from using a centralized platform for managing the response process has enabled us to reduce our team by 50%.
  • We can track that we are responding to a fan's first message within 30 minutes.
  • We can track the number of messages each user engages with.
  • We can see the most effective times of day to post and reply.
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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.

Verint Messaging Screenshots

Screenshot of Powers consistent experiences across different messaging platforms, in multiple languages, through a seamless blend of bots and human agentsScreenshot of Verint Messaging offers the real-time and historical analytics necessary for the most demanding modern contact centers, with insights and reporting of the performance of humans and botsScreenshot of Agents can move across interaction types as “Conversations” without losing context, such as during bot-to-human agent handoversScreenshot of In addition to topical insights like emergent phrases mentioned and tags being assigned to conversations, the engagement dashboard provides high-level views of how the business is performing overallScreenshot of An overview of the business value of Verint MessagingScreenshot of At the broadest level, the Verint Messaging dashboard includes an overall and per channel view of real-time messaging volume, and other KPIs