Venturz — Best Free Alternative to HootSuite

Welcome to the ultimate comparison blog that pits two of the most popular social media management tools against each other - Venturz and Hootsuite. In this blog, we'll take an in-depth look at these two platforms, explore their features, and help you determine which one is better suited for your business needs. So, whether you're a seasoned social media marketer or just starting out, buckle up and get ready to learn about two of the best social media management tools on the market.

OverviewIt is a all in one software to launch, grow and scale a startup. We offer a wide range of tools including CRM, Website Builder, Campaign Management, Affiliate Management, Payments, Capital /Fundraising, and more. Hootsuite is a social media management platform that allows users to schedule and publish content across multiple social media platforms.
Website BuilderOne of the easiest-to-use and feature-rich page builders for quickly launching a full blown website or custom landing pages Does not have a dedicated Website/CMS Builder
Custom Domain Connect your domain instantly for a complete white label experience NA
Custom Theming/Branding Customize your website with a variety of templates and design options for a unique look and feel. NA
SSO Our platform provides various authentication options for easy and secure access. NA
Drag & Drop Our drag & drop functionality offers flexibility in arranging page elements for a seamless user experience. NA
Rich text editor Our text editor provides multiple formatting options for creating engaging content. NA
CSS styling Take control of your website's style with advanced CSS styling options. NA
Custom codeHas robust options for customizing website code NA
Sharing controls Manage sharing settings and permissions for secure collaboration. NA
Form Builder Our form builder offers advanced customization options for gathering data and feedback. NA
Favoriting We offer favoriting options. NA
Page History Keep track of changes and revisions with our page history feature. NA
SEO Optimize your website for search engines with our built-in SEO tools. NA
Auth options Our platform provides various authentication options for easy and secure access. NA
Heading links Customize heading links for a better user experience. NA
Table of contents Easily organize and customize table of contents for longer pages. NA
Full screen mode We offer a full screen mode. NA
Mobile responsive Our platform offers customizable mobile responsiveness for a seamless user experience on all devices. NA
Auto redirection Control redirection options for a better user experience. NA
User, Role, and Access Management Manage users, roles, and access permissions for a secure online presence. NA
Dashboards and Reports Get advanced insights with our dashboard and reporting options. NA
Community/Forum Provides a robust built-in community/forum functionality along with the integrations to 3rd party platforms. Does not have a specific feature or module that allows users to create their own community within the platform.
Custom domain Custom domains available with a paid subscription. NA
Custom branding Customizable community forum functionality with more options than the competitor's platform. NA
SSO Single Sign-On (SSO) functionality to make it easier for users to access the platform. NA
Reactions / Likes Built-in feature for reactions or likes, allowing users to easily show their appreciation for posts or comments. NA
Threaded comments Support for threaded comments, making it easier to follow conversations and discussions within the community/forum. NA
Rich text editor Our platform provides a user-friendly and customizable text editor that allows you to create engaging and visually appealing content for your community/forum. NA
Tags/Groups Customizable tags or groups to help organize and categorize posts and discussions. NA
Post visibility Greater control over post visibility to ensure that content is visible to the right audience NA
Social networks connection Built-in social network integration to make it easier for users to share content on their own social media accounts. NA
SEO Advanced SEO features, including custom metadata, to help boost your website's visibility and search engine rankings. NA
Open graph/Social media Built-in Open Graph and social media sharing features to help promote your community/forum on social media. NA
Online events Built-in features for online events, polls, and live streaming to engage with your community/forum members. NA
Polls Customizable user profiles to help users showcase their interests, expertise, and personalities. NA
Live stream With our built-in live streaming feature, you can host virtual events, webinars, and Q&A sessions to connect with your community in real-time. NA
Recordings You can easily record and save your live streams, webinars, and other events to share with your community later on. NA
User profile Our customizable user profile feature allows your community members to showcase their interests, expertise, and personalities. This helps to foster a sense of community and connection within your platform. NA
Team collaboration Comprehensive collaboration features, including real-time editing and document collaboration. NA
Member Directory Built-in member directory and messaging features to help members connect and collaborate with each other. NA
Member messaging Our built-in member messaging feature allows your community members to easily connect and communicate with each other. This helps to foster collaboration and community building within your platform. NA
Customer support Dedicated customer support to help you troubleshoot any issues and ensure that your community/forum runs smoothly. NA
CRM Offers a cost-effective and flexible pricing model, without compromising on features or functionality. Offers limited CRM (customer relationship management) capabilities through its social media monitoring and engagement tools.
Contact Management Our CRM provides extensive customization options for managing your contacts, allowing you to tailor your contact management to your specific needs. Does not allow users to add custom fields to contacts or import contacts from CSV files.
Granular segmentation Has smart list functionality, allowing you to segment your contacts in granular detail and target them with specific marketing campaigns. Cannot segment contacts based on specific engagement metrics like website visits or email opens.
Geo location data Provides advanced mapping options, allowing you to easily visualize and analyze geographic data. Does not have the ability to target ads based on specific locations like zip codes or neighborhoods.
Custom properties Allows you to set default values for custom properties, making it easier to manage your data and streamline your workflow. Cannot add custom fields for lead source or industry.
Detailed activity report Has comprehensive activity reports that provide you with valuable insights into your customer interactions and sales performance. Can't generate detailed reports on individual contact activity.
Real time updation Offers real-time syncing with other tools, allowing you to seamlessly integrate your workflows across different platforms. Does not have the ability to update contact information in real-time.
Messaging Messaging features include SMS and WhatsApp support, allowing you to reach your customers on their preferred communication channels. Does not offer an integrated messaging system.
Lead Scoring Our CRM offers advanced AI-based lead scoring, allowing you to prioritize your leads and focus on the ones with the greatest potential. No built-in lead scoring system.
Sales pipeline management Our sales pipeline management integrates with VoIP services, providing transcription and other advanced features. No built-in sales pipeline management system.
Call Tracking Integrates with VoIP services and provides transcription functionality, allowing you to track your calls and gain valuable insights into your sales process. No built-in call tracking capabilities.
Company Insights Our CRM provides comprehensive data on companies, allowing you to gain insights into their operations, revenue, and other key metrics. No built-in company insights database.
Landing Page Builder Landing page builder offers a wide range of customization options to create pages that align with your brand. No built-in landing page builder.
Ad Management Provides ad creation options and extensive customization options, allowing you to create and manage your ad campaigns with ease. Lacks the ability to create and manage Google Ads campaigns.
Form Builder Our CRM provides payment processing options for your forms, allowing you to seamlessly collect payments from your customers. Does not have a built-in form builder.
Live Chat Venturz offers chatbot functionality and proactive messaging in our live chat feature, providing a seamless customer experience. No built-in live chat system.
CRM Help Desk Using our CRM help desk, you can manage customer inquiries and issues with ease, with a dedicated customer portal for easy access. Does not have a built-in help desk system.
Prospect Tracking With Venturz's prospect tracking, you have extensive integration options to keep track of leads from various sources. Lacks the ability to track prospect engagement with emails or website content.
Sales Automation Our sales automation workflows help you automate your sales processes, saving you time and effort. The sales automation capabilities are limited compared to other CRM
Ticketing Using our ticketing system, you can provide multi-channel support and customize the platform to suit your needs. No built-in ticketing system.
Team Email/Inbox Venturz offers a vast collection of attractive email templates to help you create visually appealing emails that catch the recipient's attention. It does not have a built-in team email/inbox module or feature
Shared inbox Our shared inbox functionality comes with robust user permission controls and team chat functionality that enables teams to collaborate more efficiently. NA
Number of team members Venturz allows unlimited users on all plans, so you can have as many team members as you want. NA
Custom email domain We provide customizable email domains with many custom options to help you create a professional image for your brand. NA
Private inboxes With our private inbox feature, you can restrict access to your email account, ensuring your privacy. NA
Message sorting/filtering Offers advanced message filtering options with smart filters that help you organize your email more efficiently. NA
Labeling The labeling feature comes with multiple color options and sub-labels to help you categorize your emails. NA
A/B Testing Offers advanced A/B testing options, allowing you to test multiple variations of your emails and choose the winner that resonates with your audience. NA
Personalization Our personalization feature comes with dynamic content options to help you personalize your emails based on recipient data. NA
Workflow Automation Provides advanced automation features, including branching, allowing you to automate your email workflows and save time. NA
Analytics and Reporting The analytics and reporting feature provides advanced reporting options, helping you track and analyze your email performance and make data-driven decisions. NA
Templates Offers an extensive library of customizable templates, with the option to share templates across your team. NA
Segmentation Provides advanced options to segment your email lists based on custom rules and criteria. NA
Integration Offers integrations with multiple third-party platforms, and all plans come with API access to ensure seamless integrations. NA
Drag-and-drop email builder Drag-and-drop email builder comes with an intuitive interface and advanced customization options, with no CSS coding required. NA
Mobile Optimization Offers advanced mobile optimization options, including device-specific customization, to ensure your emails look great on all devices. NA
Helpdesk + Live chat Helpdesk and Live chat offers custom chat triggers to improve customer engagement. NA
CMS CMS has a high website page limit and includes dynamic content for a more personalized experience. NA
Chat widget With our Chat widget, you can fully customize and target it to specific audiences for maximum impact. NA
Set availability Makes scheduling availability easy with our automatic availability updates and flexible scheduling options. NA
Chatbot/AI Chatbot/AI integration is highly customizable and can be tailored to your business needs. NA
Ticketing Ticketing provides recurring ticket options and customizable workflows for efficient task management. NA
Read receipts We understand the importance of being able to track when your emails have been read. That's why we offer read receipts as a standard feature in our email communication tools. NA
Chat History Logging Our Chat History Logging features comprehensive search and chat log filtering for easy reference. NA
Reporting and analytics Get detailed insights with our Reporting and analytics features that include funnel visualization options. NA
Canned responses Create personalized responses with ease using our customizable Canned responses, which can be shared across your team. NA
Ticketing and task management Venturz Ticketing and task management is highly customizable and can be tailored to fit your unique business needs. NA
Visitor tracking Track visitors in real-time with our Visitor tracking features that give you a better understanding of customer behavior. NA
Multi-channel support Offers multi-channel support with channel-specific settings for a seamless customer experience. NA
Campaigns Venturz takes campaign management to the next level with advanced options for segmentation, targeting, and automation. With our platform, you can easily create targeted campaigns, automate your marketing efforts, and optimize your strategies for greater success. No built-in campaign planner or project management tool to track campaign progress and goals
One time We offer the option to create one-time campaigns as well as recurring campaigns. Cannot schedule one-time messages for specific time zones or delivery windows
Drip automation Offers a high level of customization and branching for drip automation campaigns. No advanced triggers or branching logic for automated campaigns
Multimedia content We offer a wide range of content management options for multimedia content. Cannot track multimedia engagement metrics, such as video views or image clicks
Custom segments Allows users to create custom segments with advanced customization options. Cannot create custom segments based on user behavior or engagement history
Entry/Exit paths Provides advanced path tracking features to track the entry and exit paths of leads. Cannot track entry or exit paths for individual users in campaigns
Customizable Templates Offers a large library of customizable templates with versioning options. Cannot create custom templates from scratch
Email Tracking & Engagement Notifications Provides comprehensive email tracking options with engagement notifications for unsubscribes. Cannot track engagement on specific email elements, such as buttons or links
A/B Testing Offers extensive test options with customizable test duration. Limited options for A/B testing criteria, such as subject lines or email templates
2 Way Messaging Venturz provides advanced two-way messaging options with automatic message forwarding. No built-in two-way messaging feature for customer support or lead generation
API Offers robust API key management for seamless integration with third-party tools. API feature lacks comprehensive documentation and resources for developers,
Auto-Responders We offer automatic responder triggers with extensive customization options. Cannot create custom auto-responder scenarios based on user behavior or engagement
CAN SPAM Compliance Offers comprehensive compliance reporting and settings for CAN-SPAM regulations. Cannot track compliance metrics, such as complaint rates or unsubscribe rates
Activity Dashboard Fully customizable dashboard with custom widgets for real-time data analysis. Cannot track activity across multiple campaigns or channels
Customizable CTAs Offers CTA grouping and advanced customization options for maximum flexibility. Cannot create custom CTAs based on user behavior or engagement
Message Personalization Offers extensive personalization options with dynamic content. lacks advanced customization options, such as creating custom message personalization scenarios based on user data or behavior
ROI Tracking Venturz provides advanced tracking options for comprehensive ROI tracking. Cannot track ROI on specific campaign elements, such as individual email sends or landing pages
Provides limited tracking options Custom report scheduling and real-time data for customized analytics. Lacks advanced options for real-time reporting across multiple campaigns or channels,
Scheduled Messaging Offers extensive scheduling options with recurring schedules for maximum efficiency. Cannot schedule messages for specific social media platforms or channels
Spam Blocker Advanced spam quarantine and blocking options to ensure optimal deliverability. Lacks advanced options for managing spam or unsubscribe requests
Template Management Provides extensive template categorization options for efficient management. Cannot create custom templates from scratch
Analytics Provides robust flexibility in custom reporting and dashboard creation, with extensive support for mobile app reporting. Does not offer machine learning-powered predictive analytics features
Sessions - Digital Analytics Our Sessions - Digital Analytics feature allows for comprehensive tracking and analysis of user sessions. Does not offer granular session tracking
Standard Event Tracking Numerous event tracking options, and our Engagement feature provides extensive tracking of user engagement Does not offer advanced event-tracking features, such as the ability to track custom events or to track user interactions with specific elements on a page.
Engagement Advanced tracking and analysis of conversions, and our Retention feature offers in-depth analysis of user retention. Does not offer sentiment analysis capabilities
Entry and Exit Tracking Comprehensive funnel analysis capabilities, and our Mobile Reporting feature offers extensive reporting options for mobile devices. Venturz Analytics also offers complete customization options for creating reports and dashboards. Does not offer detailed information about where users are coming from when they visit a website
Conversions Advanced options for site search reporting, and our Load Time Monitoring feature includes a dedicated report for website performance monitoring. Lacks advanced conversion tracking features, such as multi-channel attribution or funnel analysis.
Retention Our platform provides robust retention analysis capabilities to help you keep users engaged with your website. Does not offer detailed retention analysis features, such as cohort analysis or retention curves.
Return Venturz offers advanced tools to track and analyze return visitors to your website. Lacks advanced return on investment (ROI) tracking features, such as the ability to track revenue generated by specific marketing campaigns.
Funnels Our platform provides in-depth funnel analysis capabilities to help you optimize your website's user flow. No advanced funnel analysis features, such as the ability to set up custom funnels or to analyze drop-off rates at each stage of a funnel.
Mobile Reporting Venturz provides extensive mobile reporting features to help you understand your mobile users. Lacks detailed mobile reporting features, such as the ability to analyze mobile user behavior in a granular way.
Custom Reports and Dashboards We offer a wide range of customization options for reports and dashboards, so you can get the insights you need to make informed decisions. Lacks advanced customization options for reports and dashboards, which can make it harder to present data in a way that is tailored to specific business needs.
Site Search Reporting Site search reporting is a breeze with Venturz, and you can monitor website performance with our dedicated load time monitoring tools. Does Not offer detailed site search reporting features, such as the ability to analyze search query data in a granular way.
Load Time Monitoring Venturz provides dedicated reports for website performance monitoring, so you can ensure your website is fast and reliable. No advanced load time monitoring features, such as the ability to set up custom load time alerts or to analyze load time data in a granular way.
Campaign Tracking Our platform offers extensive options for tracking campaign performance, so you can optimize your advertising campaigns for maximum ROI. Does not offer the ability to track campaigns over time,
E-Commerce Tracking You can easily track e-commerce data and gain insights into how users interact with your online store. Lacks advanced e-commerce tracking features, such as the ability to track sales data across multiple channels or to analyze customer behavior in a granular way.
API / Integrations You can easily integrate Venturz with a wide range of third-party tools using our robust API integrations. Our platform also offers powerful QA testing tools to help you ensure your website is running smoothly. Does not offer open API, which can make it harder for businesses to build custom integrations with other tools.
QA Testing Our platform provides dedicated tools for website QA testing, so you can ensure your website is functioning properly. Lacks built-in QA testing features
User, Role, and Access Management With our user, role, and access management features, you have full control over who can access your website and what they can do. Lacks the ability to set up custom user roles or to assign specific permissions to different user groups.
Demographics We provide detailed demographic data to help you understand your audience and tailor your website to their needs. Limited demographic data available
User Segmentation Our platform offers advanced features for user segmentation, so you can target specific user groups with customized experiences. Does not offer the ability to set up custom user segments or to analyze user behavior across multiple segments.
Geolocation Our geolocation analysis capabilities help you track user behavior by location and optimize your website accordingly. Choose Venturz for a comprehensive and powerful analytics platform. Limited geolocation data available
Affiliate Venturz offers a comprehensive affiliate management solution with advanced features such as auto-tracking of referrals and affiliate performance, auto-generated affiliate referral links and coupons, and auto-tier commissions. We also provide robust fraud protection features to safeguard your business. NA
Automatic tracking of referrals and affiliate performance Offers robust and flexible automatic tracking of referrals and affiliate performance, giving you a wide range of options to choose from. NA
Auto-generated affiliate referral links and coupons Easy-to-use system that automatically generates affiliate referral links and coupons, making it simple for you to track and incentivize your affiliates. NA
Auto-tier commissions & MLM features Advanced auto-tier commissions and MLM features that make it easy to set up and manage complex commission structures. NA
Fraud protection
Top-of-the-line fraud protection features to keep your affiliate program secure and minimize the risk of fraudulent activity. NA
In-app chat & bulk emails Offers in-app chat and bulk email options, making it easy for you to communicate with your affiliates and keep them engaged. NA
S2S Events Tracking Venturz provides advanced S2S events tracking capabilities, allowing you to track conversions and other important metrics with ease. NA
SubID/Advertiser Variables Offers a wide range of SubID/advertiser variable options, giving you the flexibility you need to track and analyze your affiliate program performance. NA
Tracking Audit Log Venturz provides detailed tracking audit logs, giving you a clear picture of what's happening in your affiliate program at all times. NA
Pixel and Postback Management Advanced pixel and postback management capabilities, making it easy for you to track and optimize your affiliate program performance. NA
Payment Methods Management Venturz offers robust payment method management options, making it easy for you to pay your affiliates and manage your program finances. NA
Affiliate Access Management Advanced affiliate access management features, giving you full control over who has access to your program and what they can do. NA
Affiliates Newsletters Venturz offers an easy-to-use system for creating and sending affiliate newsletters, keeping your affiliates informed and engaged. NA
Custom Cookie Time Provides advanced custom cookie time options, allowing you to set custom cookie durations for specific affiliates and campaigns. NA
Custom Commission Events Venturz offers a wide range of custom commission event options, giving you the flexibility you need to set up and manage complex commission structures. NA
Manual Commission Adjustments Provides advanced manual commission adjustment options, giving you full control over your commission payouts and allowing you to make adjustments as needed. NA
Location Targeting Venturz offers advanced location targeting features, allowing you to target specific geographic regions with your affiliate program and optimize your performance. NA
Fundraising/Capital Our platform offers extensive fundraising integrations, providing you with the flexibility to manage your fundraising campaigns with ease. NA
Investor CRM With Venturz, you can fully customize your investor CRM to suit your business needs, with a wide range of options available for fields and data points. NA
Investor Database Our investor database offers advanced search and filtering capabilities, giving you the ability to segment and target investors effectively. NA
Investor Updates Using our platform, you can schedule automatic updates for your investors, ensuring they are always up-to-date on your progress. NA
Pitch Deck Hosting Venturz offers extensive customization options for branding and design in our pitch deck hosting feature, allowing you to create a professional and engaging presentation. NA
Data Room Our data room feature provides extensive customization options for branding and design, ensuring a seamless and professional experience for your investors. Na
Startup Docs Venturz offers extensive document storage and sharing capabilities, allowing you to manage and share your startup documents with ease. NA
Order Book Management System This feature allows you to manage and track all of your orders in one place, providing you with greater visibility and control over your fundraising efforts. NA
Cash Settlement We understand the importance of managing your cash settlements effectively. That's why we are pleased to offer a cash settlement feature on our platform, allowing you to manage your transactions with ease. NA
Security Issuance Our platform now offers security issuance capabilities, providing you with a streamlined process for issuing and managing your securities. NA
Payments/Finance We provide seamless payment gateway integrations with all major providers to ensure that our customers never miss out on a sale. Unlike our competitors, our credit card processing is smooth and reliable, ensuring that your transactions are processed without any issues. We also offer a mobile payment solution for our customers who are always on-the-go. NA
Credit Card Processing At Venturz, we take data privacy very seriously, and that's why we offer top-notch encryption for all our transactions to ensure that your sensitive information is always secure. NA
Mobile Payments Venturz offers a seamless mobile payment solution, allowing customers to conveniently make payments through their mobile devices. NA
Encryption We understand the importance of data security and encryption. That's why we prioritize the protection of our customers' data through robust encryption measures. NA
Digital Wallet Integration Offers seamless integration with all major digital wallets to provide our customers with the flexibility they need to make payments. NA
E-commerce Integration Our e-commerce integrations are second to none, allowing our customers to seamlessly connect their online stores to our platform and enjoy hassle-free transactions. NA
POS Integration Our POS integration is not only available but also fully functional, providing our customers with an easy way to manage transactions both online and in-store. NA
Multi-Currency We understand that the world is a global village, which is why we provide support for multiple currencies, allowing our customers to make and receive payments from all over the world. NA
Online payment portal We provide our customers with a comprehensive online payment portal that allows them to manage their transactions with ease. NA
Accounting integration We offer seamless integration with all major accounting software, ensuring that our customers can manage their finances with ease. NA
Invoicing Tool Our robust invoicing tool is designed to make it easy for our customers to generate and send invoices to their clients, ensuring that they get paid on time. NA
Subscription Management We understand that managing subscriptions can be a hassle, which is why we offer our customers robust customization options to manage their subscriptions with ease. NA
Dispute handling We provide our customers with a dedicated helpdesk to handle any disputes that may arise, ensuring that their transactions are always smooth and hassle-free. NA

The Bottom Line

User-Friendly Interface

Venturz boasts of a sleek and intuitive interface that makes managing multiple social media accounts a breeze. Unlike Hootsuite, which can be overwhelming for beginners, Venturz's clean and simple dashboard is easy to navigate and understand.

Customizable Reports

When it comes to generating reports, Venturz stands out with its customizable report builder. This feature allows you to create detailed reports that highlight the metrics that matter most to your business. Hootsuite's reporting options are limited in comparison, with only a few pre-built templates available.


Venturz offers a more cost-effective solution for social media management, especially for small to medium-sized businesses. With flexible pricing plans and a range of features, Venturz offers better value for money compared to Hootsuite.

Advanced Analytics

While Hootsuite offers basic analytics, Venturz provides advanced analytics capabilities that go beyond just social media metrics. With Venturz, you can track your website's traffic and engagement, measure your SEO performance, and get a 360-degree view of your online presence. Hootsuite falls short in this area, with limited analytics capabilities.

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