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Score 6.7 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Listening/monitoring

    8.5

    Salesforce Social Studio

    85%

    Topsy

    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%

    Topsy

    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%

    Topsy

    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%

    Topsy

    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%

    Topsy

    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%

    Topsy

    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%

    Topsy

    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 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Topsy is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
    • Salesforce Marketing Cloud Social Studio (Radian6 + Buddy Media) and Topsy are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Salesforce Social Studio

    100%
    54 Ratings
    9.0

    Topsy

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.8

    Salesforce Social Studio

    88%
    38 Ratings
    9.0

    Topsy

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.0

    Salesforce Social Studio

    90%
    9 Ratings

    Topsy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.6

    Salesforce Social Studio

    96%
    10 Ratings

    Topsy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.4

    Salesforce Social Studio

    84%
    10 Ratings

    Topsy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Salesforce Social Studio

    90%
    20 Ratings
    9.0

    Topsy

    90%
    2 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    10.0

    Salesforce Social Studio

    100%
    1 Rating

    Topsy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.6

    Salesforce Social Studio

    76%
    6 Ratings

    Topsy

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.8

    Salesforce Social Studio

    98%
    12 Ratings

    Topsy

    N/A
    0 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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    Apple

    Based off the price, I'd be hesitant to blindly recommend Topsy unless there is a need for the kind of big data it provides access to. If access to every single Tweet ever sent about your brand is important, then there is nothing else out there will do what Topsy does. At $12,000 per user, this is definitely not a product for the small social team, but if you manage a larger brand where reporting and brand sentiment mean a lot, then you owe it to yourself to evaluate Topsy Pro
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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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    Apple

    • Access to every single tweet ever sent since the start of Twitter.
    • Immediate access to results - extremely easy to generate search queries.
    • Multiple ways to visualize data.
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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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    Apple

    • Pricing is steep and on a per-user basis.
    • Limited amount of data sources - Twitter, links and videos.
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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

    Topsy

    Starting Price

    $0 Per User Per Year

    Editions & Modules

    Topsy editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Topsy$12,0001

    Footnotes

    1. Per User Per Year

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    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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    Apple

    Quite simply, there is no other option out there with the amount of data we can get from Topsy. Others (like Radian6) have a large amount of data, but it isn't as easy to find, and creating reports is too cumbersome. Report generation in Topsy takes seconds, not minutes
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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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    Apple

    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    Salesforce

    The platform is rarely down
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    Apple

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Salesforce

    No issues with performance.
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    Apple

    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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    Apple

    The few times we have asked questions, they were answered instantly by our own account rep
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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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    Apple

    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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    Apple

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Apple

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Apple

    • Immediate access to campaign performance data in social. Our sales team regularly requests metrics from campaigns several years old, and with Topsy, we can dig in and find it. This assists in helping them in their sales pitches to new clients and renewing deals with previous clients.
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