TrueDialog vs. Ocelot: You Decide
Ocelot offers SMS for higher education institutions, but their platform is missing some key features administrators need to truly reach students. You shouldn’t spend more money to get fewer capabilities when there’s TrueDialog’s Five-Star rated, cloud-based SMS texting platform.
When you compare Ocelot with TrueDialog, you’ll instantly see the difference. Ocelot doesn’t offer mass texting, so schools can’t send their student population or student segments important notifications, event invites, reminders or alerts. That’s a big deal.
TrueDialog is an enterprise-grade SMS texting platform that emperors you to do significantly more to reach and connect with students. We’ve been doing this for more than a decade and have plenty of industry accolades to back up our work. Our platform isn’t complicated or expensive, either.
Before you invest in SMS, make sure you’re getting everything you need now with a platform that will scale. With TrueDialog, you’ll get more features, capabilities and flexibility, including CRM and SIS integrations for truly native texting, mass and 1:1 texting, mobile apps, and administrative controls. Look at all of our features and compare them with Ocelot.
|Mass Text Messaging|
|50%+ Savings With Enterprise Volume Pricing|
|No Limits on Message Volume/Subscribers per Campaign|
|Direct Carrier Connections|
|CRM Integrations||No Native CRM Integrations|
|AI assistant for Chat, Text, Social Messaging|
|Microsoft Azure ISO 9001 Cloud Dual Database|
|No Setup Fee Across All Pricing Plans|
|Short Codes and Long Codes|
|FERPA & FCC Compliant Platform|
|Android & iOS Mobile Apps|
|Multi-User Team-to-1 Dialog at Scale|
|Call Center SMS Texting Solution|
|Free Multi-Channel Urgent Alert System|
|Fully Documented SMS API|
|Text Scheduling Engine|
|Overall capabilities and value to cut costs
and reach more students.
What Are You Missing with Ocelot?
Ocelot has some great features higher education institutions need, but TrueDialog has more at a lower cost. We look at higher ed institutions as enterprise businesses because they operate similarly. That’s why we built an enterprise-grade SMS platform that isn’t limited to a few features.
One of the most critical missing features of Ocelot is mass texting. We’ve got that. Send text messages to one person, a group of people or a million. Our platform can handle it and ensure reliable delivery at a low price. Have more than one staff member or department wanting to chime into a texting thread? We’ve got that, too.
In fact, we have a whole list of features Ocelot doesn’t offer. Whether you need texting for admissions, student retention, financial aid, urgent alerts, career services or alumni engagement, TrueDialog is the only platform you’ll need.
Let’s Talk about Cost
TrueDialog can save you 50% or more from what you’re likely spending to text your students, faculty & staff, parents, and alumni. How?
We’re built to be less expensive
TrueDialog has direct carrier connections, a robust ISO 9001 cloud-database and 99.99% uptime. This all adds up to outstanding deliverability at prices well below our competitors who rely on third parties and intermediaries.
We don’t require coding
Coding takes resources. Our no-code integrations mean there’s zero coding, so you can move faster and save money. Whether you use long or short codes, you’ll spend less to send thousands to millions of 1-to-1 or mass text messages per month.
We don’t charge extra for amazing features
We don’t believe in charging for features you really need. We built our SMS platform with dozens of standard features you’ll actually use. We also offer a range of pricing plans to fit your requirements and your budget.
We streamline your vendor management
Some SMS vendors use automation tools as intermediaries between their messaging services and client databases. With TrueDialog, you work directly with us, and only us, with no extra fees or slow delivery rates.
We offer volume discounts
Many vendors build their interfaces on top of other providers’ SMS APIs. As resellers, they can’t offer volume discounts. We built our own API, so the more texts you send, the more you save.
We’ve been doing this a long time
For more than 10 years, TrueDialog has been innovating our five star-rated SMS texting solution for large-scale businesses, racking up the awards, and delivering the most reliable, robust solution on the market.
Utilize our administrative controls to monitor agent texts, response times & language.
Send & Receive
Send and receive SMS text messages directly from your desktop computer or from within your CRM without leaving the app or opening a new window.
Unique Text Numbers
Assign institution-owned, unique business text numbers to each rep or agent with their own text inbox.
Reps can manage multiple SMS text conversations at the same time and more than one rep can join each texting dialog.
Use TrueDialog anywhere, anytime with our Android and iOS mobile apps.
Engage in multi-agent, team-based texting with each student, all from the same threaded text conversation.
Grant different access levels: mass texting, individual texting, group texting or view-only. Add and remove employees on-demand.
Enjoy an extra layer of compliance protection with our SMSafe ISO 9001 cloud-based duplicate opt-out database.
With our full suite of calling APIs, you can easily deploy click-to-call, bridge calls, conference calls, recorded audio, and call forwarding.
Search & Review
Store, search and easily review the history of all SMS interactions.