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Likelihood to Recommend

Social Studio

If you're tasked with publishing content to social on behalf of your organization then this tool is certainly worth considering. You have quick and easy capability to schedule across multiple platforms with drag-and-drop simplicity. It ties into Salesforce's real strength of its CRM platform so you can quickly tie social activity and leads to those already in your database. And it does a good job at monitoring and analyzing brand and competitor content across multiple media types.Having said that, if you're into deep-dive and full functionality SaaS tools then this might not be for you as it covers three areas adequately, but not in enough detail or strength to make it a star performer
Jeremy Cowles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout is great for marketing departments looking to watch their brand and promote their blog. It's especially good for single person posting. I don't see it working well for larger teams and collaborating real time as there isn't a great way to see who is tackling what. You can assign tasks or grab them but it would be great to see who is clicking what or a chat feature perhaps?The dashboard could also use some help to show more about the brand, perhaps specific keywords we watch. Or trends across social platforms that we might care about.
Todd Terwillegar, Content Marketing Certified | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Listening/monitoring

Social Studio
8.3
Sprout Social
7.7
Boolean keyword searches
Social Studio
6.8
Sprout Social
8.1
Filtering out noise/spam
Social Studio
7.0
Sprout Social
6.9
Sentiment analysis
Social Studio
9.8
Sprout Social
7.3
Broad channel coverage
Social Studio
9.7
Sprout Social
8.4

Publishing

Social Studio
8.4
Sprout Social
7.8
Content planning and scheduling
Social Studio
9.9
Sprout Social
7.9
Audience targeting
Social Studio
7.9
Sprout Social
7.8
Content optimization
Social Studio
7.8
Sprout Social
7.7
Workflow management
Social Studio
8.0
Sprout Social
7.9

Engagement

Social Studio
7.5
Sprout Social
7.8
Automated routing and prioritization
Social Studio
9.6
Sprout Social
8.0
Customer interaction histories
Social Studio
9.7
Sprout Social
7.9
Bulk actions
Social Studio
3.3
Sprout Social
7.5

Marketing

Social Studio
5.5
Sprout Social
7.3
Lead generation
Social Studio
5.1
Sprout Social
7.3
Content marketing
Social Studio
5.1
Sprout Social
8.6
Paid media management
Social Studio
5.9
Sprout Social
6.2
Campaigns and promotions
Social Studio
6.0
Sprout Social
7.2

Channel coverage/integration

Social Studio
8.0
Sprout Social
7.9
Twitter
Social Studio
8.9
Sprout Social
9.1
Facebook
Social Studio
9.8
Sprout Social
8.6
LinkedIn
Social Studio
9.8
Sprout Social
7.8
Google+
Social Studio
6.8
Sprout Social
5.6
Instagram
Social Studio
7.8
Sprout Social
8.0
Pinterest
Social Studio
6.5
Sprout Social
8.3
YouTube
Social Studio
6.7
Sprout Social
8.0

Reporting/analytics

Social Studio
8.4
Sprout Social
8.0
Campaign success analytics
Social Studio
8.7
Sprout Social
8.2
Real-time tracking
Social Studio
6.9
Sprout Social
8.5
Competitor analysis
Social Studio
9.5
Sprout Social
7.4

Account management

Social Studio
9.3
Sprout Social
8.1
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Social Studio
9.0
Sprout Social
8.5
Mobile access
Social Studio
9.6
Sprout Social
7.7

Pros

Social Studio

  • Social Listening - boolean search queries that can be narrowed down by source and language, as well as location, to ensure it's relevant to the brand.
  • Owned Channel Monitoring - pulling owned content/comments into streams for moderation, engagement and review.
  • Publishing - scheduling, drafting, tracking brand owned social posts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

  • Analytics Reporting - Sprout Social does a nice job at providing robust analytics across all social media platforms. We use this to monitor our social media performance over a specified time period, including number of posts, increase in followers, and changes in engagements and link clinks.
  • Social Media Scheduling - Sprout Social is good for scheduling social media posts in advance. With the version we use, it also shows us what time we should schedule our posts based on the past performance of our previous posts.
  • Social Media Monitoring - Sprout Social does a good job at monitoring social media mentions and searching for posts containing certain specified keywords.
Jenna Carpentier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Social Studio

  • Some channels not supported yet (Instagram for example) and content from Facebook events is not captured
  • Customisable, and exportable reports still not available in the analyze component of Social Studio - some reporting still needs to be done in Radian6
  • Can't tag people in responses, or tag people/pages in posts for Facebook yet (this means we still schedule some content direct to FB if this is needed)
Nicole Swanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

  • This is not a great platform for teams. Their basic $99 plan includes a single user, and charges quite a bit to add more.
  • This is not a great platform for agencies that have more than 5 accounts or less than 100 without paying a hefty price tag. Their deluxe plan is $149 for only 10 accounts. My team has access to more than 30 pages, and we'd have to disconnect a profile, then connect a new one, wait for it to load, and then produce a new report for our clients. It was too cumbersome to be effective.
  • Value overall. Other competitors are offering more users and the same amount of pages for less money.
  • Technical support. Our team spent about $2,500 with this company across 2 years - we published our final reports, made a single request for support with 3 different team members, and it was denied four times.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Social Studio

Social Studio 8.5
Based on 3 answers
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.
Nicole Swanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 6.2
Based on 61 answers
While I am currently no longer working with the company in which I was employed and utilized Sprout Social, I do know that the company is still utilizing Sprout Social on a daily basis and I do not foresee a time when the subscription would be cancelled.
Jennifer Wagner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Social Studio

Social Studio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It looks good, is easy to use and totally customisable to individual users. It does everything I need in one place. I spend many hours of everyday in this platform and I still like it!
Nicole Swanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 5.5
Based on 18 answers
Sprout Social is extremely easy to use and would only require minimal training for a new user. They have many features and functionalities that I absolutely love. I can't speak highly enough of their mobile app! As I've mentioned, this app has been a life saver when I've been traveling and have been unable to access a desktop
Olivia Ann Hurst | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Social Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 7.7
Based on 8 answers
I have never seen it in maintenance or downtime mode — I am always able to access this product.
Lizzie Maldonado | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Social Studio

Social Studio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I am able to contact support directly via email rather than through an account manager. I get a support auto response immediately with a case number. I usually get an initial response from a support person via email within a 24 hour period and then if it's not resolved quickly I get further phone of email support until the matter resolved. I always get an email asking if I am happy with the resolution before the case is closed
Nicole Swanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 3.0
Based on 13 answers
The folks at Sprout are great. Answering the simplest questions right via Twitter or Facebook, the more complex issues i've had they respond back via email within a couple hours if not sooner. Extremely impressed with their customer support, they really know their product and aren't just trying to get you to upgrade to a higher tier
Lisa Kribs-LaPierre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Social Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Their training is good, but the promotion of it is even better. I don't need or have the time for training, but I was always happy to know it was there. They did a great job sending updates out and making me aware when there was a new feature that I may want training for. As for the training I never used it, so I can't comment on that
Ryan Montano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Social Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sprout Social

Sprout Social 8.9
Based on 10 answers
Make sure you do it all the way. Do not break it into phases. Pour yourself a coffee, start it in the morning and you'll be done before you finish that coffee.
Valentin Vesa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Social Studio

We chose to use Social Studio when it was still called Radian6, before the acquisition by Salesforce. The product was really realiable and full of features that, at that time, were suitable for our purposes. At the time there were practically no competitors for size and functionality.
Andrea Casano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

Sprout social is a bit more advanced than Hootsuite in my experience, but it does not stack up to other social media monitoring or analytics tools that I've used as far as functionality. Having said that, it is a significantly less expensive tool than others such as Cision or Crimson Hexagon.
Jimmy Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Social Studio

  • We were able to benchmark high-level metrics (i.e. Share of Voice) against our competitors YoY.
  • While it was difficult and time-consuming, I was able to create reports using the data pulled in from Social Studio.
  • There were other tools for comparable prices that had more advanced analytics that would have saved time/money had we been using them (Crimson Hexagon).
Jimmy Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sprout Social

  • Sprout Social has positively impacted our interactions with guests and potential travelers looking for information because we can answer their questions in a timely manner.
  • Sprout Social has positively impacted the way we are able to schedule campaigns and track their process.
  • There is no direct data to indicate an ROI. We can measure link clicks but we cannot translate that into bookings as of yet.
Stephanie MacMillan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Social Studio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Sprout Social

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Social Studio
8.8
Sprout Social
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Social Studio
8.5
Sprout Social
6.2

Usability

Social Studio
9.0
Sprout Social
5.5

Reliability and Availability

Social Studio
Sprout Social
7.7

Performance

Social Studio
Sprout Social
8.0

Support Rating

Social Studio
9.0
Sprout Social
3.0

Online Training

Social Studio
Sprout Social
7.3

Implementation Rating

Social Studio
Sprout Social
8.9

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