147 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 100
38 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Listening/monitoring

    8.5

    Salesforce Social Studio

    85%

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    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%

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    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%

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    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%

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    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%

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    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%

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    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%

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    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

    Attribute Ratings

    • Salesforce Marketing Cloud Social Studio (Radian6 + Buddy Media) is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, In-Person Training, Online Training, Implementation Rating
    • Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Salesforce Social Studio

    100%
    54 Ratings
    9.0

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    90%
    14 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.8

    Salesforce Social Studio

    88%
    38 Ratings
    9.2

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    92%
    7 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    Salesforce Social Studio

    90%
    9 Ratings
    7.0

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    70%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    9.6

    Salesforce Social Studio

    96%
    10 Ratings

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.4

    Salesforce Social Studio

    84%
    10 Ratings

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Salesforce Social Studio

    90%
    20 Ratings
    10.0

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    100%
    4 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    10.0

    Salesforce Social Studio

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    80%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    7.6

    Salesforce Social Studio

    76%
    6 Ratings
    6.0

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    60%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    9.8

    Salesforce Social Studio

    98%
    12 Ratings
    8.0

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    80%
    2 Ratings

    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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    Sprout Social

    When we we're determining what's important to us we think budget, are we stuck in a contract; can it grow with our needs without hurting our pockets; can it solve our needs because we're such a large company that we almost need several solutions in one. Reporting - am I able to provide management the details they need to know to prove ROI? Also can we prove that demand generation efforts lead to closed deals?
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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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    Sprout Social

    • Customer service analysis has been extremely useful for determining sentiment and adding context to real time crisis situations.
    • Convenience of pulling data for all social channels at one time is extremely effective in making decisions in real time and to compare against other channel performance. The cross channel export minimizes a great deal of time for exporting data. Nearly all social channel data is available.
    • Reports are extremely user friendly, visual and easy to export. Also the ability to see the raw data and to have it for historical reference is great.
    • Key insights generated in the dashboard page help add fast context for performance.
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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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    Sprout Social

    • While it incorporates MOST platforms not all of them, I believe Pinterest was still in trial. They will need to keep up to date as new platforms emerge.
    • Not a super user friendly interface. I found it to be a bit clunky and dated looking.
    • While their training was good, and they had good support resources, I think they good do more with marketing and education to help my team uncover more value from the software.
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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

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured)

    Starting Price

    $89 per month per user

    Editions & Modules

    Sprout Analytics (Simply Measured) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Standard$891
    Professional$1492
    Advanced$2493

    Footnotes

    1. per month per user
    2. per month per user
    3. per month per user

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Sprout Social’s pricing starts at $99 per user per month for the Standard plan. The Professional plan offers additional features for businesses at $169 per user per month, and the Advanced plan offers solutions for businesses at scale at $279 per user per month. Annually, the Standard plan costs $1,068 per user, the Professional plan is $1,788 per user annually, and the Advanced plan is $2,988 per user per year.

    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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    Sprout Social

    For my current client, it's not right - they would not be actionable with the data to really need this tool. For my past clients, I would suggest they stay on it and i think they would agree.
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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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    Sprout Social

    The interface is very simple and organized around the core elements of the platform : the reports.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Salesforce

    The platform is rarely down
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    Sprout Social

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Salesforce

    No issues with performance.
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    Sprout Social

    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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    Sprout Social

    Extremely fast response and they go above and beyond without asking. The support team has provided me data beyond our limit before and it was not an issue and not an extra cost, really good business support.
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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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    Sprout Social

    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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    Sprout Social

    Very good implementation.
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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.
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    Sprout Social

    Sprinklr is easier to use, deploy and understand for first-time users. It has the right amount of options without becoming difficult to use. In a few hours a new team could be scheduling content and creating some performance reports in an easy way
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    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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    Sprout Social

    • Increased efficiency of reporting. Although I still keep my own spreadsheets and create a few charts and graphs, Simply Measured's reports have saved me countless hours.
    • Greater Visibility: Simply Measured's reports have helped increase the visibility of what the social media team is doing. What executive doesn't like a smart report?
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