Looking for a good Meet Edgar alternative?

We’ve been evaluating social media management tools for years. Let us help you in your search.

You’re on our page because you’re curious about Agorapulse – cool! Why don’t we start with a Agorapulse v. Edgar comparison of our features and pricing. 

 

Here we go!

1. Agorapulse is truly an all-in-one solution.

Our solution includes publishing, replying, listening, reporting, and CRM capabilities (plus much more) in every plan we offer.

Unlike Edgar, we don’t require a completely separate tool in order to reply to the comments you’ve received on the posts you’ve published. You’ll have your Inbox, your Fans and Followers, and your Reports all in one place for one affordable price.

Our Inbox works a lot like email -- allowing you to effectively work through all your important conversations in one, clean stream.You can even set up moderation rules to keep away spam like auto-direct messages or assign messages with particular words to a teammate. This makes you even more focused on breezing through your messages and hitting Inbox Zero.

2. We offer scheduling options that will blow you away.

Edgar was built for publishing, but we think we do it better. All personal feelings aside, we offer tons more scheduling options. AND we offer scheduling options for Instagram!

With Agorapulse, you can schedule or queue a post to publish a set amount of times or repeat in custom increments.

republish content options

 

Sadly, Edgar doesn’t these scheduling must-haves.

And yes, we have Queue Categories.

queue categories example

Whether you schedule your posts one-by-one or via bulk upload, you can make sure your social media content stays organized and evenly distributed by assigning categories to your queue calendar.

Bulk upload images to your queue. Add more variety to your queues by shuffling them. Reign your queues in by pressing pause. You’re in control.

See our Queue Categories in action here.

3. Our unlimited reports will tell you how your posts are doing.

If you are a good social media manager, you have data to prove your worth on social.

That’s why we include reporting for all of our customers.

Our unlimited, downloadable reports for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn come with every subscription. Our reports are available on the Web and as customizable PowerPoint slides. In addition, you can download your Content Reports via CSV so that you can view your breakdown of engagement on each post.

best day social report

 

Now you can post and respond, then with a click, see and present the results of these efforts all in one place.

 Download report samples from this welcome page.

4. You'll get teamwork functions to keep everyone on track.

Working by yourself isn’t very “social,” is it? That’s why Agorapulse helps you work with others with ease.

Our social media management tool gives you tons of options to delegate, communicate, and collaborate.

If you’re staring at an inbox or monitored item and don’t know how to respond, assign it with a custom note to a teammate or client with better skills to answer. Spot a bit of good news on Twitter? Share the happiness with your colleague.

twitter assign tweetNervous about an intern posting pixelated Grumpy Cat memes to all your pages? That’s hard to control with Edgar. But not with Agorapulse. We give you the ability to assign publishing roles to all your team’s users will keep the “wild horses” under control.

assign team roles

Your publishing calendar will give you color-coded guidance as to what content has been assigned to you, put in draft mode, or has been approved.

facebook content calendar

5. With Agorapulse CRM functionality, you don’t need another tool for your customer management.

Often the biggest hassle of social media management is juggling a closet full of apps that work with your social channels.

Giving you the ability to send out messages without being able to reply to others or know who they are isn’t how we do social.

Our inbox allows you to manage and assign comments, replies. You can even reply on Facebook and Twitter through messaging!

facebook reply in PM

With our moderation rules, you can:

  • Auto-assign comments to the appropriate team member
  • Auto-tag or bookmark comments associated with a campaign
  • Auto-hide or delete comments that may ruin your reputation

Check out how to use moderation rules.

Our customer relationship management (CRM) tool gives you data out-of-the-box so you can immediately better engage your audience or support your clients.

social crm

With Agorapulse, you can say goodbye to the added clutter and expense of additional CRM tool.

6. We gather your Facebook and Instagram ad comments.

Agorapulse has our Inbox so that you’ll never miss a comment on your Facebook or Instagram posts — whether they’re organic or paid. (As a kind reminder, Edgar doesn’t capture comments on ANY posts.)

Our connection to both Facebook’s Marketing API and Graph API means that comments are in sync 100% of the time.

If you know what an API is, let me get geekier with you. What makes our sync system unique is a combination of simultaneous calls to both the Marketing API (aka the Ads API) AND the Graph API. 

If you’re an Edgar user, you most likely rely on native Facebook to manage comments on their sponsored posts. Not only is that an extra step, but with the way Facebook delivers comments, you have to sift through each and every ad to see if any new comments have been posted. This tedious work often leaves negative comments out in the open — which can ruin your reputation. Ugh!

Again, we serve you ALL of your ad comments directly in your Social Inbox. Simply filter by ad comments, and BAM! they’re ALL there without crazy clickthroughs or fear that you might have missed something.

social media commenting

To find out how an agency like NewFire Media likes dark post commenting with Agorapulse, read this post.

7. Agorapulse is more affordable for large teams and agencies who value ROI.

Say you use Edgar to the max and apply it to 25 accounts. And you have five people on your team.

You pay $49/mo just for scheduling, right?

In order for you to get:

  • An inbox to receive comments
  • Unlimited analytics / reports
  • Teamwork functionality
  • CRM capabilities
  • A way to capture comments on your Facebook and Instagram ads

You’d have to additionally one of the big name management tools out there. To meet the 25 social profiles and 5 team members, you’d have to get Hootsuite Business or SproutSocial Corporate.

Let’s put that all together.

Say you’re keen on Hootsuite. You’ll need the Hootsuite Business plan to get all those profiles and accounts. That will run you $499/mo. Add that to Edgar ($49/mo), and you’ll be paying $548 a month.

If you’re leaning toward SproutSocial, you’ll need the Corporate plan multiplied by 5 to accommodate your users and an extra $50 to get your seats from 15 to 25. The Sprout cost there will be $795/mo. Along with your Edgar cost, that combo will run you $844 per month.

Here they are side by side.

Tool

Monthly Price

Edgar + Hootsuite Business

 

$548

Edgar + Sprout Corporate

$844

To keep things simple, you could just use one tool like Agorapulse — which will run you just $199/mo.

Shall we add that to our handy table?

 

Tool(s)

Monthly Price

Edgar + Hootsuite Business

$548

Edgar + Sprout Corporate

$844

Agorapulse

$199

We’ll take a moment of silence and let the numbers do the talking here.

Let's Review

We gave you a lot of things to think about, no? Here is a rundown of what I’ve mentioned so far, in addition to a couple other goodies like customizing content for each social network, bulk uploading images, and YouTube integration.

Feature

Agorapulse

Edgar

All-in-one social media management solution

Yes

No

Flexible post scheduling options (inc. custom increments)

Yes

No

Queue Categories (including the ability to shuffle and pause your queues)

Yes

Yes

Bulk upload images

Yes

No

Instagram Publishing

Yes

No

Unlimited analytics to track your progress

Yes

No

Teamwork functionality

Yes

No

CRM capabilities to build better relationships

Yes

No

Solution to capture Facebook and Instagram ad comments

Yes

No

Affordable pricing for teams and agencies

Yes

No

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