Cision Review - why 3.9 stars?

Cision Review
ITQlick Score: 82/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.9/5)
Pricing: 8/10 - high cost
Category: Press Releases -> Cision
Ranking:Ranked 6 out of 19 Press Releases systems
Company: Cision
Pricing: starts at $5,700 per license
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Cloud
Links: Cision pricing, Cision alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 25, 2020

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What is Cision?

Cision is an integrated cloud-based and SaaS, public relations suite that enables users to reach out to the right influencers to help spread their message. It serves clients worldwide with nearly 30,000 users over 22 countries since its launch in October 2007. Cision software is a product of Cision Company in the USA.

The core features of this product include; SaaS media monitoring, content marketing, media analysis, press release distribution, social media analysis, executive news briefing, and many others. Cisco features the ability to distribute press releases to newspapers, magazines, journals news desk, news bureaus, and wire services.

It also hosts and builds the site according to the wishes of the user, and it integrates various flows and functions required by the user business.

What is Cision rating? ()

The rating of Cision is 3.9 stars out of 5 and the total score is 82 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Cision's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is Cision the best Press Releases?

Cision is ranked 6 out of 19 software in their category (Press Releases systems).

Who are their main alternatives?

The two main competitors of Cision include Meltwater and Falcon.io Meltwater and Cision solutions both have a subscription pricing model. Cision support only English language in comparison to Meltwater which supports Arabic, Chinese, and many others. Both Meltwater and Cision support mobile devices Android and iPhone.

Cision does not have an API available while Meltwater has an API available. Meltwater software is a product of Meltwater Company in Norway whereas Cision is a product of Cision Company in the US.

Falcon.io and Cision software solutions, both support the English language. Vision is a marketing software while Falcon.io is digital social marketing. Both Falcon.io and Cision allows Non-profit type of customers. Cision software can support small businesses while only large enterprises and medium business can use Falcon.io.

Cision does not offer free trial while Falco.oi does give the user a free trial version. Cision integrates with twitter, facebook, and Pinterest while Falcon.io integrations are Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr, Zendesk, Salesforce, Lexaanalytics and Cloud elements.

What is the cost of Cision?

The cost of license starts at $5,700 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 8 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Cision

What should you ask Cision during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Cision and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Cision in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Is it the right software for you?

Cision software is ideal for businesses of all sizes from small to large organizations and Nonprofit. It caters to public relations and communication, higher education institutes, government administration marketing and advertising and computer software industry.

It has ten offices in the US and 35 other offices in 18 countries around the world. It serves markets in countries like the United States Canada, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Morocco, Italy, Spain, US.

Cision's list of categories:

Marketing
Campaign Management
Influencer Marketing
Social Media
Social Media Management
Reputation Management

Cision's list of features:

Campaign Management
Social Media Management
Sentiment Analysis
Social Media Metrics
Reputation Management

Cision Vs. Alternatives

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Cision
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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82/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
8/10
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$5,700 per license
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PressRush
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92/100
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5/10
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$49 per user/month
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3
Prezly
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91/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5.6/10
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$50 per month
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3
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BuzzStream
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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90/100
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3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$24 per user/month
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3
MyNewsDesk
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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89/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5.2/10
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.