Any suggestions on good yext alternative

I feel stuck in a difficult situation. My company is unwilling to have clients pay for Yext due to its high cost, and the major concern is that once you stop paying Yext, you lose all your citations. Currently, I am using BrightLocal to manually track citations and attempting to add new citations using their features. However, I keep encountering issues where many supposedly manual citations are actually paid, and some simply redirect to Yext or similar services. Is it becoming more common for citations to require payment, leaving me no choice but to persuade my company to accept Yext?