You’re here because you want to do your due diligence before finally deciding on a paid QR Code solution.
If you’ve narrowed it down to QR Tiger and Beaconstac, or are just looking for some QR Tiger reviews to compare it with Beaconstac, you’ve come to the right place!
This blog post is part of our comparison guide series where we take different QR Code generators in the market and compare them with our solution. In this case, we’ll be diving into a detailed QR Tiger vs Beaconstac feature comparison.
All we do is put up side-by-side feature comparison tables of the two QR Code platforms being compared—nothing more.
We don’t like to indulge in marketing tactics of any kind—we have full faith in Beaconstac’s rich feature stack.
Beaconstac, is, in our and our customers’ eyes, the most comprehensive, enterprise-friendly, and scalable QR platform with extensive analytics, customization, and automation capabilities. Remember: the G2 Grid® never lies!
But instead of simply telling you this—we’d rather show you. And we’re confident that this will become evident in the comparative analysis that follows.
Let’s dive in.
Table of Contents
- The essentials to meet your basic QR Code needs
- Advanced features for running professional marketing campaigns
- Enterprise features for a scalable QR Code solution
- Plans and pricing
The essentials: No matter your company size or use case, your QR Code partner should ideally have all these features.
- Both static and dynamic QR Codes?
- Scope of customizing content linked to the QR Code
- Is the QR Code platform easy to use?
- Does the solution tell you anything about QR Code scannability?
Both static and dynamic QR Codes?
When you’re thinking about paying for a QR Code solution, the first thing to consider is if it allows you to create both static and dynamic QR Codes.
Static QR Codes are not trackable, and will not provide you with the flexibility to change the QR Code-linked content after you deploy them.
Why is this important and where might this be useful?
Say you’ve printed out your codes on all your marketing collateral and you’ve noticed an error right before your campaign goes live. In an eleventh-hour scenario like this, dynamic QR Codes allow you to quickly and easily edit the QR Code content on the backend without any hassle whatsoever.
Dynamic QR Codes are also trackable QR Codes—meaning you get precise data and QR Code analytics to measure and fine-tune all your QR Code campaigns.
|Static QR Codes||✔||✔|
|Dynamic QR Codes||✔||✔|
Both Beaconstac and QR Tiger allow you to create static as well as dynamic QR Codes.
Beaconstac provides unlimited static QR Codes through our free online static QR Code generator—no strings attached—so you don’t need to sign up or give away any of your information. Our 14-day free trial allows you to create as many dynamic QR Codes as you like. We also provide our enterprise users with a separate link to test out bulk QR Code generation.
On the flipside, QR Tiger requires you to sign up to download any static QR Code and also has a cap on the number of dynamic QR Codes you can create during your free trial—3.
Scope of customizing content linked to the QR Code
Being able to fully customize your QR Code content gives you more creative control over your campaigns.
QR Codes are a mobile-centric technology. For the same reason, you should only pay for a QR Code generator that allows you to create fully customizable, mobile-friendly landing pages that are in keeping with your brand colors and identity.
QR Tiger offers an H5 editor which lets users create a customizable landing page from scratch. Beaconstac allows you to do the same—albeit in a much more intuitive and user-friendly manner. We provide design templates and also show a real-time preview of what a landing page would look like on an end-user’s phone as you customize its design.
This gives you a proper peek into how your audience will view your QR Code content, and can be extremely useful to know beforehand!
In addition, while QR Tiger does provide a few QR Code types, Beaconstac’s options are comparatively wider in scope. We have pre-made, ready-to-use templates for pretty much any use-case scenario that you can think of.
QR Tiger also does not provide any dynamic forms feature or tailor-made menu template for restaurants.
At Beaconstac, we recognize that these are some of the most important and widespread QR Code use-cases for businesses. Dynamic forms can be used for screening processes, data capture, and even for gathering leads and seamlessly integrating them into your CRM solution.
As far as QR Tiger’s restaurant menu QR Code is concerned, it is nothing but a differently packaged version of a PDF QR Code, whereas Beaconstac provides a dynamic restaurant menu template that updates offerings based on mealtimes and also offers multi-language support.
|Customizable mobile landing pages||✔||✔|
|Multiple campaign templates||✔||✔
(fewer use-cases covered)
|Dedicated restaurant menu template||✔||❌|
Is the QR platform easy to use?
Ease of use is an essential factor to consider while comparing software platforms.
After all—no matter how functionally sophisticated a platform is—if users don’t find it easy and intuitive to use, it’s as good as zilch.
We recognize this fully well at Beaconstac! While QRTiger ticks all the basic boxes when it comes to platform ease of use, Beaconstac does way more when it comes to the tiny details of QR Code management.
With Beaconstac, you get the option to filter all the QR Codes you have deployed based on different factors like name, URL, campaign, QR Code type, and custom labels. QR Tiger does not have this.
For making sorting and organizing your QR Codes that much easier, Beaconstac also provides a custom label option with custom colors that will help you quickly sort and pull out QR Codes for any specific campaign that you’re monitoring.
In addition, we have a dedicated Beaconstac Google Sheets plugin from which you can easily bulk generate QR Codes within a spreadsheet:
|Save QR Code designs for reuse||✔||✔|
|Custom labels for easy identification||✔||✔|
|Filters to sort QR Codes||✔||❌|
|Bulk QR Code creation using simple Google Sheet add-ons||✔||❌|
|Static QR Code API||✔||✔|
|Dynamic QR Code API for automation||✔||✔|
Does the solution tell you anything about QR Code scannability?
An often overlooked aspect of leveraging QR Codes for any use case is making sure that they are easily readable.
Your QR Codes could be as sleek and cool-looking as you’d like—but if users are not able to scan through and engage with your QR Code content—it won’t matter at all.
This is exactly why you need a QR Code solution that tells you about QR Code scannability as and when you customize its design.
Beaconstac provides this essential feature while QR Tiger does not. Each change that you make to the QR Code design gets picked up by our scannability score tool on the dashboard, and you get real-time feedback on a QR Code’s readability.
Both platforms offer error correction—a functionality that ensures that the QR Code remains readable even after wear and tear. This is especially useful if you’re a CPG or F&B brand looking to deploy QR Codes on your packaging. You can set a custom error correction level depending upon the kind of damage or wear and tear that you expect.
Let’s see a QR Tiger vs Beaconstac comparison here:
|Realtime scannability score||✔||❌|
Advanced needs: For running professional QR Code marketing campaigns, consider these features.
- To what extent can you customize the QR Code design?
- Can you personalize QR Code campaigns with advanced settings?
- Which solution provides better QR Code Analytics?
To what extent can you customize the QR Code design?
When it comes to the customization possibilities of the QR Code design itself, here’s how the QR Tiger and Beaconstac compare with each other:
|Custom QR eyes||✔||✔|
|Custom QR pattern||✔||✔|
|Custom background color||✔||✔|
|Custom QR Code templates||✔||✔|
|Multiple download formats||✔
|Custom QR Code size||✔||✔|
|Custom Error Correction Level||✔||✔|
|Gradient Pattern Option||✔||✔|
|Edit Logo Size||✔||❌|
As you can see, both QR Code solutions do well in this regard, allowing you to customize different visual elements of the QR Code design such that it’s in keeping with your brand identity and colors.
Beaconstac offers an additional feature that QRTiger does not: the ability to add your logo as well as customize the logo size as it appears within the QR Code.
Can you personalize QR Code campaigns with advanced settings?
When you’re running professional marketing campaigns, you need to have as many personalization options with advanced settings as possible. This gives you more control over your QR Code campaigns, and also allows you to reach different target audiences with ease.
Here are the campaign personalization features compared across both platforms:
Both platforms do well here—but Beaconstac comes out on top with an additional age-gating feature. This becomes especially important if you’re leveraging QR Codes for your marketing campaign and you need age-appropriate gating for ensuring legal compliance.
With Beaconstac’s age-gating functionality, you can show a pop-up after a QR Code is scanned asking the end-user whether they are above a certain age or not.
Which solution provides better QR Code Analytics?
Marketing without accurate analytics is the data-oriented marketer’s version of shooting in the dark.
As a marketing medium and an engagement channel, QR Codes are no exception. For the same reason—paid QR Code solutions in the market today provide dynamic QR Codes that come with extensive tracking and analytics.
When you deploy a QR Code campaign, you need as much visibility into the audience that you’re trying to reach to make your campaigns effective and ROI-positive.
With a QR Code platform that offers tracking and analytics, you will get both a high-level overview and an in-depth understanding of your audience—thereby setting yourself up for marketing success.
Let’s compare Beaconstac and QR Tiger on this front:
|Track scans/Time of day||✔||✔|
|Track scans/Device type||✔||✔|
|Exact GPS location||✔||❌|
|Weekly email reports||✔||✔|
|Top performing QR Codes||✔||✔|
|End-User characteristics with Google Analytics||✔||✔|
Both platforms do well in this domain—but if you need precise and pin-point attribution for that extra bit of fine-tuning required for achieving your campaign goals and more—Beaconstac fares better. As a user on Beaconstac, you can track the exact GPS coordinates of each scan received depending on whether end-users have given you the permission to do so. This feature is not provided by QR Tiger.
Just something to note here: we’re not collecting personally identifiable information whatsoever. Any form of data collected is done purely with the consent of the audience that you’re trying to reach.
Enterprise features: If you’re an enterprise looking for a scalable and secure QR Code solution, look for these features.
- Is there a clear winner when it comes to providing enterprise-grade security?
- Scalability—can you deploy QR Codes at scale?
- Does the QR Code solution allow you to collaborate on campaigns seamlessly?
- How do the two platforms compare when it comes to customer service and support?
- Can you retarget users who scan your QR Codes?
- Is there a white-labeling capability?
- What are the integration capabilities of both platforms?
Is there a clear winner when it comes to providing enterprise-grade security?
The rising popularity of QR Codes comes with added security threats posed by bad actors trying to exploit the channel.
In order to fortify your digital security against the same, you need a QR Code solution that provides you with the highest grade of safety possible. In the world of software and particularly that of QR Code generators, this translates to SOC-2 Type 1 and Type 2 certifications, GDPR compliance, SSO login, two-factor authentication, access management, and so on.
Let’s see how QR Tiger and Beaconstac stack up against each other in this regard:
When it comes to your digital security while using QR Codes—Beaconstac is by far and wide the safest QR Code generator out there in the market. We’re also the only QR Code platform to be both SOC-2 Type 1 and Type 2 certified!
QR Code Tiger does provide a few features like two-factor authentication, GDPR compliance, and password protection. But when you’re looking for an enterprise-level QR Code solution, security is paramount. And when it comes to ensuring enterprise-level security, Beaconstac emerges as the clear winner.
Scalability—can you deploy QR Codes at scale?
At the enterprise level, you need the ability to scale your QR Code processes while deploying campaigns.
Here we look at the QR Code bulk generation and other scalability features of both QR Code solutions:
|Bulk QR Code generation with spreadsheets
(upload CSV or XLSX files)
(up to 2000 QR Codes)
(only 100 QR Codes)
|Bulk QR Code creation using simple Google Sheet add-ons||✔||❌|
|Static QR Code API||✔||✔|
|Dynamic QR Code API for automation||✔||✔|
Both QR Tiger and Beacontac offer API for static and dynamic QR Codes such that you can set up bulk-generation processes within your own software tools or CRM solutions.
While both QR Code solutions allow users to bulk-create codes, there is a huge difference between the number of QR Codes that you can generate in one go. With Beaconstac, you can create upto 2000 QR Codes in one go, whereas QR Tiger allows you to create 100 at a time.
In addition, Beaconstac is also the only QR Code platform out there that has a dedicated Google Sheets plugin that will give you the ability to bulk-create QR Codes and manage your QR Codes from within a Google Sheet spreadsheet.
Does the QR Code solution allow you to collaborate on campaigns seamlessly?
QR Code campaigns—regardless of the particular use-case they’re purposed for—will require extensive collaboration at the enterprise level.
Apart from working closely with members of your own team, you might also have to provide access to members from different departments within your organization to facilitate smooth cross-functional collaboration.
Also, if you happen to be a marketing or advertising agency providing QR Code solutions as part of a wider marketing solution to multiple clients, you need to configure access separately for each client.
Beaconstac simply comes out on top here: you can add multiple users to your account, create separate teams and set up access to different team members individually, create your own asset library that will be your go-to branding toolkit within the platform, a feature to lock your saved templates from further design changes, and so on. We also offer a Slack integration to make it even easier for you to collaborate on all things QR.
QR Tiger falls short on all these fronts. They do not provide multiple user functionality or any kind of access management whatsoever.
|Add multiple users||✔||❌|
|Configure separate teams||✔||❌|
|QR Code management with custom labels||✔||❌|
|QR transfer across teams||✔||❌|
How do the two platforms compare when it comes to customer service and support?
All of us at Beaconstac strive to ensure that we provide excellent customer service and support because we know that it is essential to our customers. Be it for getting started and setting up your QR Code campaigns or for custom technical support, we’re always there to help in a responsive manner across multiple channels: phone, email, and live chat.
From what we could gather, QR Tiger also provides good customer support and we’d like to shout them out for that!
At the same time, we also know that the level of customer support and care that we provide is the best among all the QR Code solutions out there. We’re not just saying this—our G2 reviews and ratings are a testament to this!
|Phone support quality||✔||❌
|Email support quality||✔||✔|
(4.9/5 based on 231 reviews)
(4.7/5 based on 49 reviews)
Can you retarget users who scan your QR Codes?
As a marketer, you know that retargeting using popular channels like Google Ads and Facebook Pixel at the right place and right time can be one of the most effective ways to reach your audience.
But in order to do the same, you need a reliable data warehouse of leads and prospects that have been carefully vetted for their intent and likelihood of converting to paying customers.
QR Codes have your back when it comes to this! They are a reliable indicator of intent—meaning that when someone scans your QR Code—you can be assured that they are interested in your brand and are more likely to convert.
The QR Code medium is thus an effective way to build your own first-party data as a brand!
This is especially crucial at a time when companies like Google and Apple are doubling down on data safety and privacy of users, and rolling back features like cookies and other ways of collecting third-party data.
In this regard, both platforms allow you to retarget users based on the first-party data that you collect via QR Codes on Facebook and Google:
|Facebook Pixel retargeting||✔||✔|
|Google AdWords retargeting||✔||✔|
Is there a white-labeling capability?
As an enterprise brand, you might value having consistency across all the software platforms that you use.
Or if you’re a marketing and advertising agency offering QR Codes as an engagement solution to clients, you might want to completely remove all traces of Beaconstac branding from the platform and market it as your own.
Beaconstac has you covered in this regard—we provide a white-labeling feature where you can replace all forms of Beaconstac branding on the dashboard with your own logo and colors. QR Tiger does not offer this feature to its users.
|White label the platform itself||✔||❌|
What are the integration capabilities of both platforms?
Being able to automate QR Code processes without any coding involved or directly integrate QR Code data into your own software of choice is crucial when you’re deploying QR Code campaigns at scale. Ideally, you don’t want to be moving from one platform to another all the time—it leads to cluttered workflows that in turn lead to inefficiencies and problems down the line.
Direct integrations or integrations via third-party tools like Zapier and Integromat allow you to automate QR Code processes and also integrate data from the QR Code generator into a particular tool that you use for your business.
But you might still be wondering: what are some real-world applications of these integrations in the context of QR Code usage at scale?
Say you want to send automated email reports based on the number of scans a QR Code has received, trigger a message to the end-user when they scan a QR Code or get a notification within your own CRM solution when a particular QR Code-related event occurs. All of these scenarios require a ‘no-coding required’ integration that allows you to set up automated triggers and processes beforehand.
Here is how Beaconstac and QR Tiger compare with each other when it comes to integration capabilities:
|Google Sheets plugin||✔||❌|
As you can see, all the integration options offered by QR Code Tiger are primarily through a third-party automation application called Zapier. We provide this and a Google Sheets plugin in addition to direct integrations to popular tools like Slack, and Google Analytics directly from the Beaconstac dashboard itself.
Pricing and plans: Weigh your options based on affordability, features included, and payment flexibility.
Beaconstac offers four standard subscription tiers in addition to custom enterprise QR Code solutions. QR Tiger only provides three standard QR Code subscriptions.
Let’s look at the pricing and plans offered by both Beaconstac and QR Tiger compare:
SOC-2 security certification
Phishing URL detection
Anomaly detection safety framework
Live-tech support included
No SOC-2 compliance
No Phishing URL detection
No Anomaly detection safety framework
No live-tech support provided
GPS tracking included
No GPS tracking provided
All integrations provided
Only Zapier & Hubspot integration provided
Multi-user access team management
You’ve made it through! Reached a decision yet?
That’s it with the feature comparison tables!
We know that was a bit hefty—but hopefully, you now know which QR Code solution works best for you.
If you would like to give Beaconstac a shot, you can schedule a demo, start your 14-day trial, or directly purchase our solution.