Ceros Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Ceros

Create stunning interactive content, no coding required.

4.5/5 (46 reviews)

Ceros overview

What is Ceros?

Ceros is a cloud-based content creation platform that empowers marketers and designers to create rich, engaging web content without writing a single line of code. The Ceros studio is the only platform of its kind with the ability to produce interactive 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.What is Ceros?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-perfectCeros screenshot: Access the Noun Project's entire icon library directly from the Ceros studio.

Ceros user reviews

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Gina L.

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 L.

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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Chris C.

A Godsend for interactive content

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-05-18
Review Source: Capterra

Ceros has allowed us to evolve our blog with professional interactive content pieces that our audience seems to absolutely love.

Pros
The limitations of what can be created through Ceros are seemingly endless; from quizzes, dynamic content, infographics, microsites, and more. Back-end analytics are fantastic too.

Cons
Build absolutely needs to be outsourced to in house designers or Ceros' dedicated support team (who are great). It's not a tool you can just pick up and run with.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Eva R.

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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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Gabby G.

Ceros Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-05
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, the platform is great and the customer service is amazing! I don't have web development experience. I actually came from commercial printing and self-taught Ceros with their educational tools. I've been able to create dynamic sites.

Pros
As an Adobe based designer, the Ceros platform is easy to create a layout with previous Adobe InDesign experience. Ceros Inspire is an amazing tool for quick layout templates to get your ideas following and also features some custom created sites for inspiration. The animation is easy to add and elevate any layout as someone who hasn't worked much with After Effects or other timeline animation tools.

Cons
The functionality could use some work. Features like paragraph and character styles are missing in the capabilities. The latest major update added some capabilities like "adaptive" layouts, meaning not quite responsive, but better than nothing mobile layout conversion from desktop designs. The platform isn't great for customizing SEO or social sharing.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Ceros pricing

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Ceros features

API
Activity Dashboard
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Engagement Tracking
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Social Media Integration
Template Management

Alerts/Notifications (443 other apps)
Analytics/ROI Tracking (389 other apps)
Campaign Analytics (458 other apps)
Campaign Management (721 other apps)
Contact Management (405 other apps)
Data Import/Export (508 other apps)
Multi-Channel Marketing (418 other apps)
Performance Metrics (383 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (597 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (551 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

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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

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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.