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Top Rated
657 Ratings
147 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 100

SharpSpring from Constant Contact

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657 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Listening/monitoring

    8.5

    Salesforce Social Studio

    85%

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Salesforce Marketing Cloud Social Studio (Radian6 + Buddy Media) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Boolean keyword searches

    7.0
    70%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Filtering out noise/spam

    7.0
    70%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sentiment analysis

    10.0
    100%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Broad channel coverage

    10.0
    100%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publishing

    8.5

    Salesforce Social Studio

    85%

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Salesforce Marketing Cloud Social Studio (Radian6 + Buddy Media) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Content planning and scheduling

    10.0
    100%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audience targeting

    8.0
    80%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content optimization

    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow management

    8.0
    80%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Engagement

    7.6

    Salesforce Social Studio

    76%

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Salesforce Marketing Cloud Social Studio (Radian6 + Buddy Media) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Automated routing and prioritization

    9.9
    99%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customer interaction histories

    9.9
    99%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bulk actions

    3.1
    31%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Marketing

    5.5

    Salesforce Social Studio

    55%

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Salesforce Marketing Cloud Social Studio (Radian6 + Buddy Media) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Lead generation

    5.0
    50%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content marketing

    5.0
    50%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Paid media management

    6.0
    60%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Campaigns and promotions

    6.0
    60%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Channel coverage/integration

    8.1

    Salesforce Social Studio

    81%

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Salesforce Marketing Cloud Social Studio (Radian6 + Buddy Media) ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Twitter

    9.0
    90%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Facebook

    10.0
    100%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    LinkedIn

    10.0
    100%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Google+

    6.8
    68%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Instagram

    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pinterest

    6.5
    65%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    YouTube

    6.7
    67%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting/analytics

    8.6

    Salesforce Social Studio

    86%

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Salesforce Marketing Cloud Social Studio (Radian6 + Buddy Media) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Campaign success analytics

    8.9
    89%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Real-time tracking

    7.0
    70%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Competitor analysis

    9.9
    99%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Account management

    9.5

    Salesforce Social Studio

    95%

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Salesforce Marketing Cloud Social Studio (Radian6 + Buddy Media) ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Role-based user permissions & privileges

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile access

    9.9
    99%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    Salesforce Social Studio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    74%
    SharpSpring from Constant Contact ranks higher in 9/9 features

    WYSIWYG email editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    466 Ratings

    Dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    450 Ratings

    Ability to test dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    431 Ratings

    Landing pages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    438 Ratings

    A/B testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    393 Ratings

    Mobile optimization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.6
    36%
    424 Ratings

    Email deliverability reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    813 Ratings

    List management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    496 Ratings

    Triggered drip sequences

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    471 Ratings

    Lead Management

    Salesforce Social Studio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    89%
    SharpSpring from Constant Contact ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Lead nurturing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    482 Ratings

    Lead scoring and grading

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    488 Ratings

    Data quality management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    464 Ratings

    Automated sales alerts and tasks

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    460 Ratings

    Campaign Management

    Salesforce Social Studio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    86%
    SharpSpring from Constant Contact ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Calendaring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    336 Ratings

    Event/webinar marketing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    317 Ratings

    Social Media Marketing

    Salesforce Social Studio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    69%
    SharpSpring from Constant Contact ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social sharing and campaigns

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    314 Ratings

    Social profile integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    360 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Salesforce Social Studio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    86%
    SharpSpring from Constant Contact ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    484 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    484 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    445 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Salesforce Social Studio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    81%
    SharpSpring from Constant Contact ranks higher in 6/6 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    363 Ratings

    Role-based workflow & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    401 Ratings

    Customizability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    438 Ratings

    Integration with Salesforce.com

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    216 Ratings

    Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    98 Ratings

    Integration with SugarCRM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    91 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Salesforce Marketing Cloud Social Studio (Radian6 + Buddy Media) is rated higher in 8 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Salesforce Social Studio

    100%
    54 Ratings
    9.2

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    92%
    520 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.8

    Salesforce Social Studio

    88%
    38 Ratings
    7.8

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    78%
    32 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    Salesforce Social Studio

    90%
    9 Ratings
    7.9

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    79%
    70 Ratings

    Availability

    9.6

    Salesforce Social Studio

    96%
    10 Ratings
    7.4

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    74%
    3 Ratings

    Performance

    8.4

    Salesforce Social Studio

    84%
    10 Ratings
    3.7

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    37%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Salesforce Social Studio

    90%
    20 Ratings
    8.3

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    83%
    80 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    10.0

    Salesforce Social Studio

    100%
    1 Rating

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.6

    Salesforce Social Studio

    76%
    6 Ratings
    4.5

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    45%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.8

    Salesforce Social Studio

    98%
    12 Ratings
    7.7

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    77%
    15 Ratings

    Configurability

    Salesforce Social Studio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    45%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Salesforce Social Studio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    45%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Salesforce Social Studio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    30%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Salesforce Social Studio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    82%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Salesforce Social Studio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    10%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Salesforce

    If you have to manage a great volume of mentions and you don't require a specific model of dashboard, or if you don't have the budget for a AI based platform, this is a very good option that could cover your needs. Also great if you have to manage a great volume of users and projects, to have the flexibility and agility to setup your own monitoring
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    Constant Contact

    SharpSpring is great for creating and tracking campaigns that span multiple channels. With the Salesforce integration, we are able to keep our Sales team focused inside Salesforce without them needing to learn a new tool. Our Marketing team uses SharpSpring to nurture leads before handing them off to the Sales team. Though the features are available, SharpSpring would not be suitable for social media management or blogs; our third-party tools do a better job at that.
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    Pros

    Salesforce

    • The amount of the information that radian6 can pull from multiple social platforms is absolutely phenomenal. Its just not only the pull but the way the information can be presented in dashboards was way good. It helped us understand in various aspects of our social presence.
    • Multiple profiles helped us to break down the Big/Huge social buzz cloud to smaller and more manageable pieces. This helped us concentrate on the lows and helped us to plan better on turning them to highs.
    • Radian6 allowed us to follow thru the crowd trends with the latest information presented in a single view. This also helped us to collect the social opinion on the product releases.
    • The ease of use, one need not be an expert to start using this platform. The interface is easily understandable by anyone.
    • A keyword can be edited quickly to tailor the needs and the results were quick.
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    Constant Contact

    • Their Emailers are very easy to construct and user-friendly. It takes your Newsletter and sales emails to the next level, especially with the action groups and trigger functionalities.
    • The life of the lead functionality allows you to see when leads get warmer, so you know when to send them what. Helps improve conversions.
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    Cons

    Salesforce

    • Jack of all trades, master of none: OK so this might sound a bit harsh, but while the tool accomplished three similar functions competently, and all under one bonnet, the fact that none of them are outstanding in functionality and capability in my book that also counts as a weakness, regardless of the fact they are all combined in one software suite. It would seem that Salesforce needs to think more carefully about who the target user audience is here - publishers, sellers and marketers, or insight types who work with the content - it's a bit lacklustre in all three areas
    • Simplicity vs total control: I mentioned previously that it has a very intuitive, accessible and 'simplistic' (in a good way) UI which makes getting to grips with the tool great for early adopters. BUT with this comes the downfall that it is rather simplistic, and the rich functionality that is available in other platforms is just not seen here. For example, the engagement scores for competitor brands (not client / owned brands) are not available, meaning you can't do deeper dive analysis on content performance for rival organizations. The ability to only export content in 90 day chunks is also frustrating
    • For such a large organisation, think about how much support you're going to need from Salesforce. You might have to be prepared to wing it on your own
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    Constant Contact

    • The landing page builder is a bit hard to use. Doesn’t have much flexibility.
    • Sometimes confusing between types of workflows to use. Opportunity versus visual.
    • If you imported contacts that weren’t formatted correctly. It is hard to delete a bull amount. Need to type DELETE for each one manually. No bull options to make changes.
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    Pricing Details

    Salesforce Social Studio

    Starting Price

    $0 Per Org Per Month

    Editions & Modules

    Salesforce Social Studio editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Basic$1,000.001
    Pro$4,000.002
    Corporate$12,000.003
    Enterprise$40,000.004

    Footnotes

    1. Per Org Per Month
    2. Per Org Per Month
    3. Per Org Per Month
    4. Per Org Per Month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    Starting Price

    $399 per month

    Editions & Modules

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    1,000 Contacts$3991
    2,500 Contacts$4992
    5,000 Contacts$6993
    10,000 Contacts$8994
    20,000 Contacts$1,2995

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Salesforce

    I spent a lot of time researching the right platform for me and our organisation (thanks to the other reviews on TrustRadius also). Having used other platforms when I found frustrations getting my everyday work done, I knew exactly what I wanted and this is why I chose Social Studio. While there have been a few hiccups, the quarterly update releases and the outstanding tech support have kept me more than happy.
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    Constant Contact

    We have been very impressed with all aspects of this software and the potential for it to radically change how we operate is huge! Support has been exceptional and we have discovered many extra uses for the software than originally thought. Not only will it give us benefits for our company's growth, but for our client's growth as well.
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    Usability

    Salesforce

    • Would rate this a 6. The User Interface is pretty intuitive, but the platform was still considered pretty intimidating by our non-technical staff when they first saw it. It took a while to get used to it and feel comfortable. There was quite a lot of setup work in the beginning (for example, we had to build our own reports using a canned report as a template, and this was not simple). Although it took a while to get it setup correctly, it’s quite intuitive once that work has been done.
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    Constant Contact

    This rating is coming from an administrative perspective. With so many features, workflows, dashboards, and more, there is certainly a lot going on, and even the most savvy software user can get a little overwhelmed when trying to decide how to best implement and utilize the platform to its full potential. That being said, the SharpSpring platform is well-implemented and well-organized, with most solutions being fairly intuitive, once you have a grasp of the software. It is fairly easy to learn, but difficult to master. Just like any powerful platform, however, the complexity is worth it, and once you are comfortable navigating and problem solving within SharpSpring, it becomes a great marketing and sales tool which can do virtually anything you need it to.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Salesforce

    The platform is rarely down
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    Constant Contact

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Salesforce

    No issues with performance.
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    Constant Contact

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Salesforce

    I don't remember having to reach out to support quite often when working with Radian6. However, before I started in that position working with the platform, my manager relayed to me that the customer support for Radian6 and Salesforce overall was quick and efficient, and that they usually got back to him within a day or so
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    Constant Contact

    The support is great which really helps overcome challenges if you become stuck and the training videos are great too. Same-day replies are great and I even got some help with some CSS code on the chat. Not many organizations would do this or even respond.
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    Online Training

    Salesforce

    • We initially received dedicated online training for our team which was delivered by our account rep. This was pretty effective since it happened after our data had been loaded into the system and it had been configured for specific needs our organization. The training was perhaps a bit shallow though, as it was only an hour long. Online videos are available to be taken individually, and these have been useful.
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    Constant Contact

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Salesforce

    Implementation was pretty simple. Just a matter of giving the account rep a list of our search terms and having him set the system up to pull the data we wanted to see. Once this had been done, we tweaked it with his help. Process was pretty smooth, although there was some back and forth until it worked the way we wanted.
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    Constant Contact

    Overall I would say to be patient and bring everyone who will be touching the platform to the onboarding sessions. The Virtual Classroom lets you onboard as quickly or slowly as you want. Sales, marketing, design, account management, get 'em all in on it. For the most part, they will be happy to use this platform. I recommend getting as many people as possible to see the SharpSpring demo.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Salesforce

    We do not make the decision for tools in most cases, however Social Studio does out-weigh all other tools on the Social Listening aspect. It is not just key-words the way most tools are. This also allows you to personalize the source, including magazines, forums etc web-wide. It also allows you to narrow down geographical information and languages.
    Read full review

    Constant Contact

    We use different CRMs for different clients, mostly due to budget and other requirements. SharpSpring from Constant Contact is in the middle, price-wise, but is slightly more user-friendly than ActiveCampaign when it comes to certain things, such as drip campaigns and workflows. Though the price can be prohibitive to some clients, it is extremely robust. I definitely prefer the list-building, the ability to send smart emails and the WYSIWYG editor.
    Read full review

    Return on Investment

    Salesforce

    • I would actually say that Radian6 decreased our efficiency as a team because it took so much time and effort to train people on how to use it.
    • Radian6 helped us understand the overall sentiment of our brand. This gave us great insight and helped us structure our online customer service strategy.
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    Constant Contact

    • Streamlined Processes - sales and marketing are now all in the same place.
    • Reduced Number of Platforms/Tools - CRM/lead management, email, automation, landing pages, forms, etc are all in the same place rather than using multiple tools.
    • Time-saving - sales pipeline is very easy to use for sales. For marketing, we have dozens of workflows that eliminate much of our manual processes from the past.
    • Return on Investment - We're more focused on moving the building the business than ever before because SharpSpring has simplified so many of our business operations and we're seeing massive results!
    • Lead generation - Up SIGNIFICANTLY (between 3x & 4x) since setting up SharpSpring.
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