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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat is well suited to situations where there is a well defined need for monitoring. Specific campaign, industry, program. We set out to solve a problem of a lack of general visibility of online conversation, and found that marketers liked knowing that the data was available but didn't know what to do with it. Need really specific use-cases in mind.
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Sysomos MAP

It is well suited to quick turn projects that require very little as far as specific data is concerned. If you're trying to dig into the mentions to garner insights, it can be difficult to view things and find the most relevant content. But if you're looking for broad overviews leveraging big data insights, it is excellent.
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Pros

Sysomos Heartbeat

  • We are starting to get support alerts sooner than when we would just get tagged with complaints. Currently if there is anything negative being said about us we are alert as it happens which allows for us to get on top of the issue should there be one at the present time.
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Sysomos MAP

  • Ad-hoc research. During planning phase of a campaign it is a helpful tool to understand the marketplace, key influencers and topics that engage a target demographic.
  • Post-event hashtag analysis. Rapid generation of reporting on efficacy of a campaign, key voices, topics that resonated, viral reach and more.
  • User interface. Friendly and accessible enough to minimize training needs and enable decentralized access, though we have found some hand-holding is still required to get the most out of the platform.
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Cons

Sysomos Heartbeat

  • Expand forum capabilities, make those posts easier to read and track in platform
  • Expand Facebook capabilities - pull in more data from public pages
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Sysomos MAP

  • Their influencer/klout score algorithm is worthless - it caps out at 10 so the New York Times and Jo Schmo gamer dude and Justin Bieber all have the same score.
  • The Boolean builder can be frustrating, it will tell you there is an error, but gives you no indication of where. In a complex string it can take forever to figure out what you messed up.
  • Twitter listening only goes back one year. If you ever need to compare something year over year, without anticipating the need in advance and downloading reports, you're screwed.
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Likelihood to Renew

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat 7.9
Based on 6 answers
While I was not responsible for the renewing of the software, I was recommend to those that were responsible, that we should.
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Sysomos MAP

Sysomos MAP 8.9
Based on 10 answers
There are two differentiating features that Sysomos MAP has that the competitor tools I have experienced (Radian6, Meltwater Buzz) did not: user-friendly Boolean queries for searches and near-real-time results. The former is important because, of course, your results are only as good as your search/campaign. With Sysomos, once you master Boolean queries (which isn't terribly difficult) you're set for creating any kind of listening report. I strongly prefer this to the "campaign creator" forms that other services provide. Second, Sysomos MAP returns results almost immediately - like a Google search. So if you get your results and see that you need to tweak your query - no big deal. Or if you have a last-minute request for a client - not an issue. Meltwater can take up to 48 hours for a search to fully populate. This is a major issue if you get your full set of results back and see that you need to adjust the query; you're looking at another two days of wait time. A long wait on results can also prove problematic in agency settings where clients or prospective clients often need results with a quick turnaround.
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Usability

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a pretty easy product to pick up and run with. Though the queries and tags you use to monitor can be tricky at times and require you to think your ultimate goal of what you want to achieve
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Sysomos MAP

Sysomos MAP 9.0
Based on 5 answers
The product is very easy to use. The platform is visual and data is easy to read. Boolean construction can sometimes be difficult, but the boolean constructor tool is helpful for boolean beginners. For more experienced boolean constructors, the boolean display at the top is very helpful in identifying where there may be holes in the construction
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Reliability and Availability

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't noticed an issue of this being at all.
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Sysomos MAP

Sysomos MAP 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Not really an availability issue, but concurrency licensing rules mean that only one user can be logged in at a time.
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Performance

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This has not been an issue. It is actually beating TweetDeck when we are tagged within a post that TweetDeck is monitoring.
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Sysomos MAP

Sysomos MAP 8.3
Based on 4 answers
If searching over longer time frame, it can take a while to return results. SOmetimes as long as two to three minutes.
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Support

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat 6.0
Based on 1 answer
I didn't find my account manager too keen on helping me. I had to do majority of the research all on my own.
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Sysomos MAP

Sysomos MAP 7.2
Based on 5 answers
Varies person to person but generally they are helpful. The sales team is especially bright & useful in training team members for initial runs through MAP
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Online Training

Sysomos Heartbeat

No score
No answers yet
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Sysomos MAP

Sysomos MAP 8.0
Based on 5 answers
We had a kick-off training with the whole team where they walked us through the functionality. This was a pretty effective and comprehensive training.
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Implementation

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos Heartbeat 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The implementation was pretty easy.
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Sysomos MAP

Sysomos MAP 8.0
Based on 5 answers
Some users might require some help getting keyword sets built if they are new to social listening.
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Alternatives Considered

Sysomos Heartbeat

Sysomos is lacking the robust features provided by Radian6, however it is much cheaper. It is good for departments with tight budgets. Radian6 offers more powerful monitoring tools, sentiment analysis and robust reporting functionality than Sysomos
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Sysomos MAP

  • Crimson Hexagon is on par with Sysomos but is better for deep sentiment insights and post emotion analysis.
  • Sprinklr is clunkier than Sysomos and used primarily for client specific publishing, not analytics or listening.
  • Other tools such as Julius, Socialbakers and Spredfast all offer different capabilities and are specialized for particular disciplines in the agency.
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Return on Investment

Sysomos Heartbeat

  • Being able to service multiple stakeholders in the same organisation.
  • A possibility to maintain a need based backend structure.
  • Creation of need specific tags improves employee efficiency.
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Sysomos MAP

  • Sysomos MAP allowed you to tell a story from the data and analytics, making client presentations more powerful and easier to follow.
  • Research efficiency shot through the roof. Instead of spending time gathering the data, we could focus on interpreting it and making the best insights/recommendations possible.
  • Overall, the platform is very intuitive. It allowed me as a new team member to contribute almost immediately.
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Pricing Details

Sysomos Heartbeat

General

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

Sysomos MAP

General

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

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