Ceros Features

Ceros

Create stunning interactive content, no coding required.

4.51/5 (47 reviews)

Ceros Features In Depth

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.

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Ceros Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Ceros's features:

Holly Celeste F.

My favorite platform

2019-11-05

I'm always a fan of Ceros' marketing, too.

Pros

I love that we can build immersive content experiences for all our clients, with tools that help us accomplish just about anything we think of when it comes to cool callouts, animations, layouts.

Cons

I wish metrics were available in a more customizable dashboard, and easier to download or share a custom report with a client... although I suspect Ceros is focusing more on one-on-one client relationships vs. agencies, so I won't hold my breath for that.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Nonprofit Organization Management company, 51-200 employees)

Great content development tool

2020-10-30

We have loved the support we get, the design features, the templates and the learning tools that the team offers us.

Pros

They have a good analytics section as well that we are still learning but it's great to have that available.

Cons

However, for organizations that are content marketing-focused, it's a fantastic tool to have at your disposal.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Gina L.

Ceros is a True Game Changer for the Interactive Industry

2019-11-20

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.

Pros

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jonathan H.

Amazing product for the marketing team on the go

2019-11-05

We couldn't ask for a better simple web experience tool.

Pros

Easy to use, responsive account management and product team.

Cons

The desktop app could stay logged in! Sometimes a pain with translation tools.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris C.

A Godsend for interactive content

2021-05-18

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

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Robert R.

Creating Experiences with Content

2018-10-16

Pros

It was also nice that analytics were collected on the content to gauge user interaction.

Cons

It took awhile to learn--especially for our student workers who were used to Adobe creative suite applications.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Services company, 10001+ employees)

Makes HTML 5 animation approachable

2019-03-12

Producing interactive content pieces for customers and prospects.

Pros

The tool has a good number of features and basic analytics. Support has been helpful getting us up and running.

Cons

There is still a decent learning curve. It takes some time to get ramped up. By default, the code runs on their servers and we are still assessing impact to SEO (there is an option to download and run on our side, but that makes updating harder).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Gabby G.

Ceros Review

2019-11-05

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

Ceros Inspire is an amazing tool for quick layout templates to get your ideas following and also features some custom created sites for inspiration.

Cons

The platform isn't great for customizing SEO or social sharing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Meredith B.

Easy to use and wonderful support team

2019-11-06

Using this platform has made our process of creating interactive and dynamic content so much easier.

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

The animations are good but I would like to see them be more customizable, and the interactions more dynamic, in the future.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Pasmi S.

An easy tool for interactive creations

2020-01-30

Overall it has been a great tool, after experimenting with a few projects, this tool has become very handy in presenting things in very interactive and creative ways. The support team has also been very helpful anytime I struggle and are able to resolve issues quite quickly.

Pros

The amount of interactions and templates stored on the tool makes it easy to create almost any kind of project.

Cons

Sometimes a little complicated with all the designing, as a beginner it is easy to get lost.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel B.

Verified Reviewer

Ceros: Making Interactive Content More Accessible for Agencies

2017-12-26

Pros

Gives agencies and marketing teams the ability to make complex, interactive content without the need for a developer; tools simply require a skillset similar to Adobe Creative Suite; excellent customer support and onboarding; outstanding visuals; easy to embed; lets anyone view a live preview link for a project in process.

Cons

Fairly expensive, but you get your money's worth; not easy to create certain forms of content (like quizzes); responsiveness can be tricky on certain websites.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1001-5000 employees)

Beautiful content creator

2019-04-15

Pros

With Ceros you can create some seriously good looking content. The interactive/moving content is really unique.

Cons

Creating content with Ceros can be time-consuming if you do not come from a design background.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David D.

Level up your digital marketing

2019-11-08

Pair that with this very powerful game-changing application, and you've got a huge win for any digital marketing team.

Pros

We can create so much more content at a higher frequency with the same or less amount of work.

Cons

Sometimes a very random issue can only be resolved with a couple quit and restarts, but that is very rare. It's a solid platform.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lauren D.

Ceros Critique

2019-11-05

As I get more familiar with it, I feel like I will take larger risks in my design and approach in a project.

Pros

What I like most about this software is how easy it is to use.

Cons

The Desktop to Mobile conversion.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Nathan A.

User-friendly tool to build interactive content

2020-12-09

Overall, the tool works great. The demo/sales process was very useful to me as a buyer.

Pros

We've only just started using this service, but it is so easy to pick up and start creating content. The navigation and tools feel like most other design tools out there.

Cons

Not gonna lie, it feels awfully expensive, but when we started comparing what we'd spend elsewhere to get similar content created, it starts to make a lot of sense.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Eva R.

Easy to use and unlimited possibilities

2019-12-03

Love the platform, people and overall branding :)

Pros

Ceros is SO EASY to use.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kristen S.

Ceros Review

2019-11-05

AWESOME. Great client relations team, great customer support. 10/10.

Pros

I love how dynamic the platform and design interface is , truly graphic designer friendly, doesn't take a lot of code or web design knowledge.

Cons

Not the most SEO friendly platform I've worked with, there aren't drag and drop pre-designed design blocks, and although features do continue to be rolled out and product updates, there are some formatting and functionality features missing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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hannah b.

The idea was super cool, but the time needed to learn it and the money turned us off

2018-05-04

Not much seeing as I wound up canceling after using it for a few months.

Pros

They have a ton of premade templates that you can use to jump off with if you are not quite ready to build a template from scratch.

Cons

The complexity. I mean, they are really targetting graphic designers, which I am not, so I can't be mad, but it is insane. I loved the demo and was super jazzed to get started with the software, but once I started I realized I was not going to be able to make anything worthwhile. The time needed to really delve into the software and learn everything that it can do totally turned me off. The price seemed great for everything it could create, but if you are not an expert in photoshop it is a waste of money. You might as well just stick with Canva because you are going to get frustrated and hate everything you create.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Daria W.

Great software

2019-11-12

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.

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jess R.

Great product that has changed the way we create content

2019-11-14

Pros

Now we create content through the lens of user interaction and functionality instead of static web and white pages – we're seeing a dramatic increase in our engagements rates across the board, not only in click rates but time spent on the pages themselves.

Cons

The learning curve from static to interactive content can be steep, especially for teams that don't have designers available to work solely on this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lisbeth L.

Great software

2019-11-06

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

I wish there was a direct mailing feature integrated into the software.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 1001-5000 employees)

Great for proposals, microsites and hosting other content

2019-11-08

Pros

It takes a bit to get the hang of it, but once you do it's a pretty easy-to-use software that lets you create cool content.

Cons

I wish there were easier ways to create a menu bar or scroll up and down the page in the editor.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kayla P.

Love this product!

2019-12-02

Pros

I'm able to create impressive, engaging and unique content that makes both internal teams and external prospects and customers really excited about what we're doing, and it brings a new level of creativity to the way we think about producing marketing collateral and assets.

Cons

The only negative thing I've noticed about this software is that there can sometimes be bugs or the studio can sometimes freeze when creating really complex content with lots of layers or interactions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Justin U.

Stunning product with okay features

2018-06-19

Ceros also helps make your infographics interactive, condensing the size of the final product, and helping deliver snackable nuggets of info, as opposed to super long-form content.

Pros

It uses a similar approach to animations as PowerPoint (fly in, fly out, fade in/out, etc) with an interface that is similar to Adobe Illustrator.

Cons

Ceros is very expensive for what it can do. The short trial costs too much, and you don't get to keep the assets you create. Animation options are also somewhat limiting. You can't really combine multiple animations on the same object simultaneously. It's also very time consuming to create assets that are worthwhile.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Chase H.

Great software for creating interactive, eye-catching experience

2019-11-05

We've had a lot of fun working with the platform and have a great customer success manager who always finds us great examples to work from and answers any and all questions. It's been a big timesaver and has come in handy for a lot of projects.

Pros

WYSIWYG interface with lots of animations and tools to create content. The support for embedding other code and objects (and even embedding ceros experiences inside other ones) has been great.

Cons

A few bugs here and there, and is a little on the pricier side.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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