Ceros Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Ceros

Create stunning experiential content, no coding required.

4.47/5 (43 reviews)

Ceros overview

What is Ceros?

Ceros is a cloud-based experiential content creation platform that empowers marketers and designers to create rich, engaging web content without any coding or development. The Ceros studio is the only platform of its kind with the ability to produce bespoke experiential content at scale, allowing brands to holistically improve consumer touch points across the funnel.

With Ceros, stunning interactive content experiences can be created in a fraction of the time and cost of leveraging traditional development resources. Projects can start from either a blank canvas or from one of the many dynamic, customizable templates available in the studio. The workspace environment is collaborative so multiple users can work together in the platform in real-time, and go from an idea to live content in a matter of days, not weeks.

As an end-to-end solution for content creators, Ceros offers complete creative control. Easily drag and drop assets onto the canvas, add animations and create interactions with the click of a button. Whether seated across the table or across the world, live previewing allows users to share their creations with others instantaneously as they build. Published content is then seamlessly hosted in the cloud and can live anywhere on the web.
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Ceros screenshot: Drag and drop assets from your desktop into the Ceros studio.Ceros screenshot: Bring your content to life by quickly adding animations and interactions to the assets on your canvas.Ceros screenshot: Check out how your content is performing on a granular level with our built-in analytics tool.Ceros screenshot: Pull assets from around the web and embed them into your Ceros content.Ceros screenshot: The wide range of tools available in the Ceros studio ensure that your designs are pixel-perfect Ceros screenshot: Access the Noun Project's entire icon library directly from the Ceros studio.

Ceros reviews

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Gina Lipere

Ceros is a True Game Changer for the Interactive Industry

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-20
Review Source: Capterra

Ceros is the WYSIWYG platform for interactive design that every non-web designer has been looking for. I'm simply a graphic designer who can bob and weave my way around InDesign and Illustrator in my sleep, but once Dreamweaver and HTML are involved, I'm lost. When you think about how advanced design is getting on the internet, graphic design gets to be very limiting. Ceros solves that problem. I, as a traditionally static designer, can jump into this easy-to-use platform and whip up lively experiences with fun interactions and animations. The content I create in Ceros is so much more engaging than anything I could create as a simple static PDF. For our team, it's been a cost effective way to create web experiences without paying an outside developer. Both our internal team and our clients love the Ceros work that we do. As Ceros adds new features, our design work gets increasingly better, so I hope to continue to use Ceros and make my work even stronger each year.

Pros
Many of my interactive designs have complicated carousels, click-to-reveals, navigation, menus, etc. Some of these things can really give you grey hairs at a young age, but Ceros makes detailed interactions easy to build out. The tools are laid out easily so that you know what each button is going to do and how it's going to interact with other objects on your canvas. It can be tedious, but it beats having to learn coding and deal with the HTML myself. A few other honorable mentions: Ceros has an excellent array of templates that users can take and build onto; Ceros also is very receptive to feedback from users, and I've found in my 3+ years using the platform that a lot of idea I've added to the suggestion box have been implemented.

Cons
The lack of functionality for quizzes and assessments is a bummer. To define what I mean by quizzes, I'm strictly talking about assets where you're posed with a question, you select an answer (possibly multiple choice) and the end result after a handful of questions is to be dumped into a specific bucket category. I've talked to many Ceros reps about making quizzes, and while it's doable, it's extremely convoluted and the output of metrics is unorganized. With that said, the analytics you receive from any experience isn't really all that much to brag about. The Ceros platform has a really nice display of visuals for users to see, but once it's time to pass the data onto a client or anyone outside of the Ceros platform, you get this extremely messy and hard-to-read CSV file. I don't love that. It would be better if you could export the graphs and data visuals straight from the backend of Ceros.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lisbeth Linert

Great software

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-06
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience is good. the customer service is great!

Pros
Ease of used and ability to make it what you want it to be.

Cons
Some features could be easier to use. I wish there was a direct mailing feature integrated into the software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Eva Rodriguez

Easy to use and unlimited possibilities

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-03
Review Source: Capterra

Love the platform, people and overall branding :)

Pros
Ceros is SO EASY to use. It's been my secret weapon for three years now ... especially when I need to make a project really sing.

Cons
The worst things about Ceros are that the experiences crash when left untouched for several months, there are a ton of bugs, and sometimes the pixels are off. I wish there were more advanced typography settings.

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Daria Wilczynska

Great software

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-12
Review Source: Capterra

For me the experience has been great. I have been working with the software for over 2 years and have created several custom content pages for various brands. They are always improving and adding new features and listen to their users. As an example, you no longer have to create separate experience for desktop or mobile - it now lives in one file and you can just switch between and resize or replace the elements independently. You don't have to be a developer to understand this software and in a way can be more free in design. You don't have to worry as much about how to implement it - once you have an understanding of how the various animations and other tools work - alone or together to create the effect you need. Tech support is almost immediate and very helpful.

Pros
Overall I'm very happy working with this software - once you get to know it and have a better understanding of the tools and how they can help you, it's pretty simple to create great animated content whether it's a landing page, quiz or a article embedded graph. You can make it as simple or complex as you want and additionally you can embed other code (like JS or forms) to add features that might not exist within Ceros. Ceros has a lot of various standard JS type animations which can transform a page into something that is fun or exciting to scroll through. I'm very impressed with the Inspire gallery showing so many different applications and fun projects using the software and it gives us ideas to use in next project.

Cons
While there are not a lot of things I am not happy with, I do wish there were more shape features and line options ( octagon, maybe a free form shape, dotted or double line - sort of like Photoshop ). I also would like to see a masking tool. There are occasional bugs.

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Meredith Burall

Easy to use and wonderful support team

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-06
Review Source: Capterra

Using this platform has made our process of creating interactive and dynamic content so much easier. The response from our internal teams has been incredible. Working with the Ceros team has been great - they are really invested in our success and support us as much as they can.

Pros
The software feels familiar, which made onboarding and training quick. The Ceros team provides so many training resources, both on their site and via regular webinars, which helps to train my team and keep us up to date on new features. The IT support team is incredibly responsive - some of the best I’ve experienced!

Cons
I think there are a lot of opportunities for the software to expand its functionality around paragraph and character styles that would make layout and styling faster and more streamlined. The animations are good but I would like to see them be more customizable, and the interactions more dynamic, in the future.

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Ceros pricing

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Ceros features

API
Customizable Branding
Engagement Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Social Media Integration

A/B Testing (201 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (346 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (200 other apps)
Campaign Analysis (287 other apps)
Campaign Management (344 other apps)
Campaign Segmentation (202 other apps)
Content Management (263 other apps)
Customizable Templates (280 other apps)
Data Import/Export (247 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (253 other apps)
Email Marketing Management (199 other apps)
Monitoring (241 other apps)
Multi-Channel Marketing (242 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (344 other apps)
Third Party Integration (332 other apps)

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GetApp Analysis

One of the biggest problems content marketers face today is consumer content fatigue. As brands continue to pump out more and more digital content, web users are becoming less and less engaged due to high volume and low quality.

Ceros is an interactive content creation platform designed to help marketers and designers create unique content that engages their audiences and keeps them coming back for more. Without any coding or deployments, Ceros lets you build and publish interactive infographics, eBooks, microsites, lookbooks, magazines, and more. Because the platform is in the cloud, you can work collaboratively in real time on projects. When you’re happy with your design, you can publish with the click of a button.

The app is comprised of three main components: the Admin, where you manage your projects, content, and analytics; the Studio, where you can design rich media content and apply animation and interaction effects; and your published content, which is HTML5 code that is hosted or embeddable in your website, blog, or other site.

Ceros integrates with Google Analytics, marketing automation and CRM platforms, lead gen tools, Google Fonts, Noun Project icons, and more.


What is Ceros?

Ceros is a cloud-based content creation platform that provides marketers and designers with a robust set of tools to design and publish rich, interactive content with no coding. It supports collaborative editing and lets you develop HTML5 content that works on any device type without the need for cross-browser testing, custom coding, or deployments.

Once you’ve published content in Ceros, you can drive traffic to it standalone or embed it into any web page as easily as dropping in a YouTube embed code. On the backend, the platform provides detailed performance metrics such as page views, average time spent, social shares, video plays and play rate, interaction clicks, clicks on outbound links, and more. All data can be exported as CSVs.


Who is Ceros For?

  • Experience level: Beginner to advanced
  • Industry: All industries
  • Business size: Midsize businesses to large enterprises
  • Departments/roles: Marketing department: VP of marketing, content marketing, digital marketing, marketing designer, creative director, brand marketer
  • Budget/point: Starts at $2,000 per month
  • Example customers: Red Bull, Dallas Cowboys, Uniqlo, Bloomberg, NewsCred, Contently, Mashable, and BNY Mellon

Main Features

Design Studio

The Design Studio is where the actual designing and editing take place. It’s a collaborative platform powered by drag-and-drop technology. The Studio is set up to be extremely intuitive for Adobe InDesign and Photoshop users. The canvas, toolbar, layer panel and inspector panel are very similar to what you’ll find in standard design software. The Studio also provides over 800 Google Font families, thousands of icons from Noun Project, and support for images, GIFs, and video files.

In addition to standard design functionality, Ceros also provides over 60 animation effects and several interaction effects to create dynamic visual effects and layered content.

Publishing and Embedding

By default, content built in the Studio is private until it’s published. When you’re ready to publish, all you have to do is click a button. You’ll get a direct link to content that functions as a standalone page and embed code options for you to drop into your blog or website.

Published content can be edited in the Studio. Live content won’t be updated until the Republish button is clicked. Once you republish, your content will be updated everywhere it appears on the web in real time.

Analytics Dashboard

Ceros’ analytics dashboard provides the metrics on content performance and audience engagement. The data provided can be used to compare actual performance against targets or tweak content for better results in real time.

The metrics being tracked fall into two categories: Basic and Engagement. Basic analytics tracks high-level performance data about visitors, page views, and referrals. Engagement metrics provide granular data such as average time spent, interaction clicks, social shares, video plays, and link clicks. Analytics data can be exported as CSVs.

Ceros also integrates with Google Analytics, marketing automation and CRM platforms, and other analytics platforms.

Ceros Academy

Ceros Academy is a section of the Ceros website where video tutorials explaining how Ceros is used are available on demand. It’s divided into several sections, with each section containing subsections for organization. The Getting Started section provides video overviews of the Ceros Admin and Ceros Studio, how images and videos are uploaded into the design canvas, animating content, and using layers and interactions.

Advanced Editing shows which editing tools and functions are available, such as fonts, time-triggered events, anchor points, smart groups, and vector icons. Publishing and Embedding discusses how to publish experiences, embed Ceros content into websites or social media pages, use vanity domain names, among others. Software Development Kit tackles SDK-related queries, and Analytics explains basic and engagement analytics and how to link Google Analytics with Ceros.


Integrations

On the design side, Ceros integrates with Google Fonts and Noun Project’s icon library. On the marketing side, Ceros integrates with Google Analytics; marketing automation platforms like HubSpot, Eloqua, and Marketo; ad retargeting; lead gen platforms; and more.


Bottom Line

  • Interactive content creation software for designers and marketers
  • No coding or deployments necessary to create or publish content
  • Cloud-based design studio that supports collaborative editing and real-time content updates
  • A platform that outputs responsive HTML5 code that works across devices and browsers
  • Published content that can be hosted standalone or embedded in your own website or blog
  • Provides detailed analytics to help you understand how viewers interact with your content

Additional information for Ceros

Key features of Ceros

  • Interactive content creation, no coding necessary
  • Publishing options: standalone web page or embeddable iframe
  • Embed Ceros content into any website, WebView app, or blog
  • Built-in analytics platform
  • Update live content instantly across the web
  • Direct integrations with HubSpot and Marketo
  • Projects start with either a blank canvas or template
  • Drag-and-drop studio environment
  • Embed iframe content within any Ceros experience
  • Embed lead-gen forms in any Ceros experience
  • Integrate 3rd-party analytics
  • Google Font integration with over 800 fonts
  • Upload custom brand fonts
  • Social media integrations
  • ChartBlocks responsive chart building tool
  • Track your content against your KPIs and goals
  • Build interactive infographics, eBooks, micro-sites, & more.
  • Drive higher conversion rates with interactive content.
  • Improve your landing pages with interactive content.
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Benefits

More Engaging Content - Create unique, compelling experiences that stand out in the ever-growing sea of online content.

Creative Freedom - Bring your vision to life with easy-to-use design and animation tools.

Simple Production - Build interactive content without the hassle of custom coding and cross-browser testing.

Flexible Distribution - Send traffic to standalone content or embed your assets anywhere you want them to appear across the web.

Measurable Results - Drive increased brand engagement and conversions with immersive interactive experiences.

Granular Insights - Understand how people are interacting with your published content.