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Ceros Overview

What is Ceros?

Our cloud-based experiential content creation platform 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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Product Description

Ceros empowers designers and marketers to create beautiful and interactive content experiences.


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Ceros
Company Website
Year Founded
2012
HQ Location
New York, NY
Twitter
@Cerosdotcom
16,999 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
254 employees on LinkedIn®

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Ceros' customer service was great at responding to me quickly and, for the most part, with helpful responses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Just about everything else, unfortunately. The idea behind the software is genius, but Ceros needs to prioritize what their customers are asking for and understand basic needs of users before continuing to sell without prefacing that there are so many flaws. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

While the benefits are there, they're hidden very well behind a steep learning curve, a sales team lacking in organization and understanding of the user end of the product, resources that aren't given unless the client asks for them, and many, many more unfortunate issues that arose in my short time working with Ceros. There's a ridiculous amount of potential with this product, but they definitely have a long way to go.

For example, there is no offline editing mode, meaning that, unless you are connected to the internet, you cannot design. As a designer myself, I know that I'll get some of my best ideas quickly and unexpectedly, and Ceros does not (and has admitted that in no time in the near future will they) align for that offline experience.

Ceros never remembers login information. Closing a window means logging you out, refreshing a window after a short period of time means logging out, and closing the browser means logging you out. It's not the worst thing on this list, but it is horrendously inconvenient.

When your design is published, Ceros has admitted that it is impossible for those viewing your project to zoom in or out of your project on mobile or desktop, making it out of the question for those with visual impairments to have even the slightest chance at viewing your creation.

It is impossible to hyperlink - any piece of text you'd like to link to must be done with a "hotspot", an additional element that must be placed like a mask in a layer over the element you'd like users to click through, instead of simply being able to link something as you would, well, anywhere else.

On the page, there are no default templated menu options for people to get to certain sections. Instead, a menu must be created completely from scratch with individual text boxes, rectangular shapes, and hotspots that act as jumplinks to bring users down, all grouped together and pinned to the top of the page.

There is no data visualization tool within Ceros. Ceros suggested I use their Chartblocks integration, which was difficult to use, would not allow me to sign in, and had four font options. Four. Instead, I was told that if I did not want to use their integration, I would have to create everything by hand – incredibly tedious and disappointing.

I could go on, but I'll save readers time by saying that unless the design you're creating is simple, you have an enormous amount of patience, and don't mind constantly switching between Firefox, Chrome, and their desktop app, there just might be a better alternative out there for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Ceros to create an interactive data visualization page for our readers to better understand and work with the original data we collected for an event. With Ceros, there are quite a few benefits in comparison to stagnant design, such as being able to present more information in a seemingly smaller place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It makes our blog content significantly more engaging and inviting, increasing the dwell time on our site by 100%. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The client services team is backlogged and spread thing. That means if you need design help with a piece, you would have to fill out a brief significantly three weeks in advance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Grappling for attention and keeping people on our website. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AF
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how easy they developed this to use. Its quite similar to Photoshop which is good because a lot of our users have experience with Photoshop and find Ceros easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Personally its a little bit expensive. Maybe this could be looked at a bit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great for the Marketing team to use. No coding skills required which is also good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to allow users to use and manage Ceros which doesn't have no coding involved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graphic Designer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The product is exceptional in that it enables you to make your own substance without being a visual architect or composing a ton of code. It was additionally decent that examination were gathered on the substance to check client association. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It took for a spell to learn- - particularly for our understudy laborers who were utilized to Adobe inventive suite applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I was asked to make a poster and I didn't know even where to start but venngage help me a lot to make my designs. Also I'm happy that I came across it on line. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I like the help cuz when starting some people may be their first time to use venngage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Publication Design Manager
Publishing
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Not every designer can be the Swiss Army knife that we hope to be. As a static designer, I'm finding that my skills are slowly becoming stale as we move into the age of interactive design. My favorite thing about Ceros is that a layout designer can whip up an infographic, microsite, e-book, etc. and bring it to life. The platform is intuitive and feels so familiar, since it looks so similar to the Adobe programs we all love. Ceros is easy to learn, easy to use, and puts your static assets to shame. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One of the types of content that we offer our clients is an assessment. Users should be able to click between a variety of options, fill out a lead generation form, and then be filed into a specific category. I've found that creating quizzes is not as easy as it should be in this platform, and receiving results isn't intuitive either. The analytics are a little wishy-washy when it comes to what user selected which answers. Also, building the assessment is convoluted and not as turn-key as I would have hoped. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If your company dabbles with interactive content, then Ceros is right for you. If your company is currently producing strictly static content and are looking for a fresh start, then Ceros is right for you. If you're reading this review thinking to yourself, "I wonder if Ceros is right for me," then Ceros is definitely right for you. The only reason I would shy away from recommending Ceros is if you're interested in creating quizzes and quizzes only. Otherwise, I have no reason not to tell everyone to use Ceros. It's been the most talked about platform at my company for two years now, and it only keeps getting better. Ceros is constantly listening to user feedback, making changes and updates, and adding new features. It really is a game-changing platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the B2B world, companies are trying to push out the latest and greatest assets to their audience. They want their pieces clicked on and read first. Now that we're in a digital age, people are done reading boring content. People don't want to flip through exhausting PDFs to learn about something. Ceros brings exciting, interactive content to the table like never before. There are animations and clickable objects everywhere. There's movement and action that people are looking for to keep them enticed. Our clients are no longer producing stale content, and that's the biggest benefit there is! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

CEROS' design interface closely resembles programs that designers already use, such as Photoshop and InDesign. It's extremely easy to use and any designer can work in the program quickly--truly within a week they will have a grasp. CEROS allows for clean, professional, interactive and eye-catching creations, from quizzes and infographics to flip books and microsites. You can get very creative with your work and make it from scratch, or download one of CEROS" already-made templates. If you see something you like that CEROS created for another publisher, agency, etc., chances are you can download that same template and repurpose it for your own use. For those in sales or marketing, the program can help create engaging presentations that move away from simplistic PowerPoints. The ability to share a preview link helps a company work with clients to ensure it was they want, providing a level of QA that you can't get with Adobe Creative Suite. Lastly, the support team at CEROS is fast and helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

From a publisher's standpoint, CEROS inability to set a creation live for the future makes it difficult to work with. The use of scheduling is imperative when clients want their campaign to launch on a certain day; therefore, you will have to set reminders to go within CEROS and publish it live. In addition, the lack of capturing readers' information makes for another drawback. Readers who come to a publisher site cannot enter in their information on a CEROS creation. This is a big selling point when we work with clients who would like to capture an email database from a quiz; as a result, we cannot offer them this option and must revert to using a separate program. Lastly, the responsiveness can be tricky on certain websites. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please keep in mind that CEROS training is required for designers who will be using it, but it is extremely easy to pick up. The program is costly so make sure your company will be getting the most out of the product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As mentioned, we are able to provide our clients animated products that we could not before, which helps us to create more revenue for our company. We no longer need to rely on an engineering team to create a custom product and can complete it within our design team. The product makes for efficient designing and production, allowing us to provide a faster turnaround time for our clients. Nothing makes a client happier than having a product be created in less than five business days and have it go live. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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VP Demand Generation
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

We were looking for a way to create interactive ebooks, something outside of a PDF. We came across the Ceros product and have been really impressed. It is easy to use so my team who are not graphical designers can maintain and fix assets. It is a collaborative platform so our graphics firm can do their piece while we are editing, and we can review it together online.

Support is top notch. They answer questions very quickly (even immediately at times), and are always thorough. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some browser specific issues sometimes, but that's about it. there are some features that would be nice, but that's not a dislike and I'm sure it will come. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The resulting products are great. We have experienced a big uptick in click thrus with the eBooks produced with Ceros. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The ability to create engaging, interactive content in a relatively simple, inexpensive way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The platform wasn't as intuitive as we expected. We had some issue with hosting the content on our site. It was also really unfortunate that you have to design multiple versions of a piece of content for mobile & desktop. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great tool for companies hoping to create simple, attractive content. If you're hoping to use it for more complicated subject matter or needing to use sophisticated features, it may not be for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were looking for a way to outsource rich media content for our clients in order to free up our internal designers and developers for other projects. We wanted to cut down the total time and resources it would take to produce these pieces of content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The product is extremely user-friendly. Looks and feels a lot like Photoshop Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The hardest part was figuring out the lightbox feature and how to gate content Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The product is fantastic! My only recommendation is to utilize their support site - they have a ton of great articles, videos, and webinars to help you learn what you need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interactive content got much higher engagement for us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Web Development & Graphic Design
Retail
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The best part that made us leave our previous platform provider has to be the transitions to create a page that becomes interactive for the user. The system is built to allow users to produce content very quickly and on the fly as the studio is hosted online rather than physical downloaded software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not being able to schedule creative to go live in the future. This is something that should be a standard tool in todays world. We also suffer from loading speeds of ceros content where the rest of the page has loaded and we are still waiting for Ceros to finish loading.

The SDK kit is more of a complex integration than we first imagined. There were a fair few bugs which we didn't expect to see which involved us rebuilding over 5000 hotspots on all our creative to work on iPad as the training didn't cover this specific area! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Support are great at listening to developing the system to our needs and requirements. I cannot fault this, but with teething issues out the way, it is a great platform for any business to use for custom pages without the requirement of development time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Ceros for landing pages, look books, internationally across all devices to help promote marketing campaigns and merchandising products / brand launches. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Brad Hess of Ceros

We appreciate your review, Adam. Our dev team has worked relentlessly over the past few months to improve page speed, and your request to schedule content is on our roadmap. Thanks for your thoughts!

Content Marketing Manager
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The simplicity of the service. I provide my Ceros contacts with some specs/requirements for content, and they are able to produce quality pieces I can distribute. The communication between our team and Ceros is constantly flowing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We have had some trouble with mobile optimization and creating one piece of content that is optimized for multiple platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure to have a clear idea of your company's strategy prior to reaching out to Ceros. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving problems in the area of content marketing. We want to show that our company is an educated resource when it comes to business solutions, a service that is not highly fashionable or easy to market. Ceros is taking our content that is textually rich but visually lacking and turning it into something we can share. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graphic Designer
Retail
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I'm a big fan of the customer support - the team respond quickly to our enquiries and have listened to our suggestions and needs. Whilst not everything has been put onto the road map as quickly as we would have liked, the product has been developed well over the time we have been working with Ceros. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

For me, I need the option to schedule an experience going live. This is so important with an E-Commerce site as when going into a sale period, we need the flexibility to push something live at a set time. We expected this to be a standard function with the Ceros product but unfortunately it has not yet been developed - I've been told it is on the road map for the future.

Also, I would like to see a better analytics area. I've suggested the idea of a heatmap a few times - again, I've been reassured this is to be discussed at the next planning meeting. It would significantly improve the post-launch end of an experience... After all, the creators need to know the best approaches and what worked well when creating more content! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take time to look through Ceros' examples area on the site - plenty of great content there to see what is achievable with their product. It's continually developing so it's good to check out their release notes frequently too! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We recently created a LookBook intended to inspire the customer - Ceros supplied us with example links and suggestions of what may be achievable on this task. I feel their input did help us on our way towards creating the content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Brad Hess of Ceros

Thanks for your review Grace. You are right–a brand new analytics environment is in the works. You can also integrate with Google Analytics to get granular page-level data. Let us know if you have any other good ideas for the Ceros studio!

Founder + Creative Director
Design
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Three things.

1) The platform is user friendly taking no time for new users to get acquainted with it.

2) Their customer service is genuinely caring and helpful. In three years, they've always gone above and beyond when answering questions or providing help. They even recently added an in-app customer service chat. So while you're working you can chat with someone on their end to help you through any challenges you may be encountering.

3) They regularly ask for feedback which fuels their frequent software updates. It seems they are pushing updates every few weeks. It's pretty amazing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We've been an early adopter having used Ceros since 2013. Early on our frustration was the lacking of typography features. Though has greatly improved since then, it is still something they could build upon even more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a bit pricey. However if you are producing substantial digital content on at least a monthly basis, you can make it back very quickly as it will lower your costs for designers and developers. In essence what used to take up to three people to produce in the past went down to one, plus it can be created in a fraction of the time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ceros freed us from worrying about the talent, time, and costs associated to building beautiful digital experiences. It has enabled us to design and iterate great content quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Brad Hess of Ceros

Thanks so much for your candid remarks, Chez!

Digital Content Manager
Computer Software
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

A lot of the Ceros interface is similar to Adobe CS products like Illustrator, so going between the two programs to create and then animate was very easy to pick up. The workflow on many things is similar, including the use of layers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some of the workflow is so similar between Ceros and Illustrator that I get a little frustrated when there's an Illustrator shortcut that doesn't work in Ceros. But these are really minor things, like the fact that ctrl+shift+> or < doesn't affect type size. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The on-site support with Ceros is amazing. If I run into a question or there's something I'm not sure how to do, the live chat link is right there and the team is unbelievably knowledgeable and responsive. I never feel like I'm on my own. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our landing pages have always felt a step behind others in our industry and this allows us to do something fun and attention-grabbing that also more clearly communicates features and benefits. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

This is an incredibly easy tool to use and get started on. The onboarding process was so easy based on the help from the Ceros team. It's been a pleasure to see all that we can do with such willing and passionate support all along the way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are things we haven't been able to use, yet. We've only built out infographics, which is one of many creatives we can design. I'd like to see the full capability of the tool - not a bad review, just ramping up. It seems like there are a lot of new features being added, as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use the Ceros team as much as you can. They are a wonderful resource that is really willing to help you achieve success. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are now connecting and engaging with our audience. Before, we were sending out static graphics that were lost in the competition. Now, we can have our visitors come on a journey with us through the content we're producing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Brad Hess of Ceros

Our team was thrilled to read your note – thanks! All I'd ask is if you'd please consider revising your review after you get a chance to try out all the platform functionality.

AM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I really love the fact that any e-book can be brought to life with engaging content and interactivity. I also found the real time edits to be useful as the file became a living and breathing document. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There were restrictions to it's ability to be responsive for mobile usage. We had to reconfigure page sizes to accommodate. Also, there were times when edits didn't seem to take, not sure if that had to do with the number of layers we had built into the file. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ask as many questions before taking on ebook development. Also, be more prepared with imagery and finalizing your document before you start building. Finally, make sure you've determined proportion to work with multiple screen sizes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had wanted to showcase research findings. Ceros helped us do that in a more engaging way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Creative Director and Owner
Graphic Design
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I love the built in animation features, these allow me to add exciting elements to my designs without having to learn how to code. This way I can concentrate on what I am good at....designing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Limitations on adding music to the experience, some editing features that many of the adobe products offer.

As for the subscriptions, they are quite expensive. As a small agency it would be great to have a monthly payment with a reasonable subscription to be able to offer to more of my clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try. The support team is amazing at helping you get going as well as trouble shooting any issues that may come up. Plus it adds another credential to your resume to offer to clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to offer an exciting experience to otherwise dull pdf type publications for my clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Assistant Web Designer
Apparel & Fashion
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Ceros is easy to use for anyone who is familiar with Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop. UX from those platforms to Ceros is pretty seamless and because of that it's so easy to work on and create beautiful and interactive experiences. When you need help, the Ceros Support is always quick to answer sometimes within only an hour! At first, I was a little annoyed at a few missing features from Photoshop I've grown accustomed to but Ceros is updated frequently and on the support forums they're taking suggestions for new updates from users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The inability of changing the loading wheel unless you pay extra for it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had the problem of needed an update on our website, we wanted our imagery to be more impactful and have a more interactive shopping experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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SVP Marketing
Marketing and Advertising
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The experiences are beautiful, the Ceros team is easy to work with, and it's an affordable solution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be great if the Ceros team could come to us with new projects, but that would require them to become an agency (as opposed to being a provider of experiences). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would highly recommend Ceros to other marketers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ceros helps us bring our content (sponsored stories, guides, whitepapers) etc to life in the form of an online experience/infographics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Brad Hess of Ceros

Thanks for your valuable thoughts, Ben! We will take your suggestion to heart.

AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The experience of using Ceros is smooth and consistent. Their WYSIWYG interface is slick and deep, their stability is wonderful and the performance of the embedded content is nicely optimized for speed. It really is a game changer, so long as you have the content to to take advantage of all of Ceros's strengths. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a great platform but you need to have the content to produce. It is expensive it you are not going to take advantage of it. The built in analytics are good, but you will want to make sure you add Google Analytics to track deep interactions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You will be happy using Ceros. Their support is really wonderful and their team is very focused on customer success. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Ceros to solve the problem of not having dedicated developers for our content team. It performed very well for us, leading to great new leads and content downloads. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director of eCommerce
Retail
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The capabilities of the Ceros platform are extensive if you are looking at adding a digital lookbook or brochure. Additionally, the training to produce these pieces is very short --- especially if your design/creative staff is used to Adobe creative products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you plan to embed video into your digital pieces, please we aware of your compression settings. Adding just a few 20-30 second videos could turn your smooth and fast loading lookbook into a clunky and slow loading disappointment. Be mindful when developing.

Also, while the platform is mobile friendly, it was adaptive and not responsive (at least our version of the platform). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be mindful if you plan to make your digital pieces shoppable that you will need to schedule additional time and resources for their SDK implementation. These capabilities are not ready 'out of the box.' Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to create a shareable lookbook for our customers to access anywhere (desktop, mobile, etc.). Ceros even worked with us so that their platform had a bit more shareable functionality. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I like the interactive elements and how they can be used to bring certain stories on our site to life. We've used Ceros in the past for very immersive content to great success. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some of the embeds didn't work or render properly, especially on mobile. Also, some of the content was pretty heavy in terms of load times, and significantly increased page load times. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure that it load times are not affected by Ceros assets and that it works well on mobile. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sometimes we don't have the resources to fully build out interactive elements in house, making Ceros a better solution from both a technical and design perspective. The teams we have worked with Ceros have been pretty responsive overall, and helped flush out the concept and deliver a pretty great product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The end-result of the product is great. The creative experience and working with the designer was fast - we had great communications with weekly conference calls. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Working through technical issues embedding the Ceros code into our domain. There was back and forth between the Ceros tech team and our web team for about a month, resolving issues with load time, flickering of animations, mobile compatibility. It was a painful back and forth process. Luckily we had enough time before the launch date, but it could have delayed the launch. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think there's a lot of opportunity with Ceros, but there needs to be a more seamless way to technically integrate their product with their client's web platforms. I'd love to scale these projects globally, but I don't feel comfortable expanding with our global partners until we've worked out the kinks to resolve technical issues. There needs to be tighter partnership to find/resolve issues and integrate those resolutions into future projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Goal of this project was to provide a new, engaging experience for our ebooks & tipsheets. Goal of converting to the Ceros interactive experience was to measure engagement better and increase conversion. We have yet to see the benefits because we haven't launched the interactive publicly yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Brad Hess of Ceros

Thanks for your review. We'll take your issues to the product team, and do appreciate your honesty. Hopefully you can update your review after the content has launched and you've seen how interactivity's positive impact on conversion!

Cheers,

Brad

Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I really like how easy it is to create and adjust web pages with Ceros. Compared to prior experiences using something different, the Ceros way is leaps and bounds quicker and easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how you can't see objects that you drag into the scratch area on the editing screen. It would be nice to see what is outside the bounds of the page you are creating, just in case there are assets there that you might save for later. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The one problem that we solved for sure by using Ceros is that we cut the time it takes to edit our websites homepage in half. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

This powerful tool allows our company to reach our customers in ways that are more effective, efficient, and engaging than we were ever able to do before. As an added bonus, their team is a absolute pleasure to work with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have no complaints. My team loves using this platform and working with the Ceros team. I do however hope that they create a way to export Ceros experiences as video of gif files sometime in the future. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The chat tool is extremely helpful for any questions that come up in the design process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We struggled for a while to find ways to make our content more engaging. With Ceros, we're able to create beautiful interactive designs that make our content both engaging and aesthetically pleasing to our customer Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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