Alternative to Sprout Social
Sprout Social is a social media management software intended to automate social posting for businesses and streamline their interaction on social platforms in general. It offers three paid service plans, starting with $99 per user per month.
Fortunately for those who work in the field of SMM, there are other social posting services out there that provide you with all the necessary functionality for free, without paid plans and trial time limits.
Perhaps the best alternative to Sprout Social is POSTOPLAN. It is a relatively new kid on the block but has already managed to garner a lot of attention thanks to being the only service that provides its users with so many free features.
According to the creators of POSTOPLAN, one day they needed to use a posting management service and were disappointed. There is no information about which service it was and what exactly disappointed them, but that incident prompted them to come up with POSTOPLAN– a social media management service for everyone!
While Sprout Social limits users to only 30 days of free trial and charges at least $99 each month thereafter, POSTOPLAN provides the opportunity to manage your company’s social pages for free without any time limits.
POSTOPLAN users have to pay only if they wish to get PRO accounts, which come with advanced functionality. A single PRO account that covers one social profile is $1.90 per month, meaning that, for instance, advanced features for managing profiles on 10 different social platforms would cost your company $19 monthly. Compare this with the Sprout Social plans for 10 social profiles ($149-$249 per month) and decide for yourself. Oh, and if your marketing strategy requires using more than 10 social platforms, you will still have to pay for each extra one on top of that $149-$249 plan fee.
If you want to add more users to your Sprout Social account, you’ll end up paying for each user yet another full fee for the desired plan. With POSTOPLAN, you can simply add an unlimited number of users.
We have done some research and put together a table comparison for Sprout Social and its alternative regarding most useful social media management features:
|Support for messaging apps|
|Support for messaging apps|
|Recycling old posts|
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And it’s a truly useful feature
$50 per signup
$100 and more per active account registration
9 cool themes to choose from
When it comes to language versions, once again Sprout Social loses to the alternative, since it has only 5 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian. POSTOPLAN offers 9, including German, Dutch, Russian, and Ukrainian in addition to the same 5 offered by SS.
In addition to the social platforms you can manage through Sprout Social – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc. – POSTOPLAN also supports Google My Business and the Telegram messaging app.
Sprout Social requires users to pay substantial monthly fees for service plans that are still, in certain aspects, limited.
POSTOPLAN may be the best alternative to Sprout Social, since it allows users to pay only the minimum amount and ONLY for the features they really use.