4me.com vs. MindTouch

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
4me.com
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Next-Generation Enterprise Service Management Built for the world’s most demanding enterprises. 4me® combines ITSM with ESM and SIAM capabilities making it possible for all internal departments, such as IT, HR and Facilities, to work seamlessly with each other, as well as with external managed service providers. The vendor describes…
$0
per user per month
MindTouch
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
MindTouch is a customer experience management platform with content management and help authoring capabilities. Formerly known as MediaWiki, it is optimized for building knowledge bases for customer self-service and agent assistance purposes.N/A
Pricing
4me.comMindTouch
Editions & Modules
4me.com Freemium
$0
per user per month
4me Premium
on Request
per month per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
4me.comMindTouch
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
4me.comMindTouch
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
4me.comMindTouch
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
4me.com
8.7
1 Ratings
7% above category average
MindTouch
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Ratings
Organize and prioritize service tickets10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Expert directory9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Service restoration6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service tools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
4me.com
8.3
1 Ratings
1% above category average
MindTouch
-
Ratings
Configuration mangement8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset management dashboard10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
4me.com
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
MindTouch
-
Ratings
Change requests repository10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change calendar10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Service-level management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
4me.comMindTouch
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.6
(110 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(18 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.5
(29 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(31 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(10 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(5 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
1.4
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
4me.comMindTouch
Likelihood to Recommend
4me.com
Great visibility of asset assignment to user but not so good if you track also assignment of user rights through CI for users. It would be nice if you can group types of assets/configuration items to user not to show everything mixed up. There is great options to adopt product to your particular needs, there are options for adding some special fields in process automation to help to have tailored process from enduser fill in forms to complex workflow which utilises various specialists
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MindTouch
If a company doesn't want to make their knowledge base public-facing, you lose a lot of the value of using MindTouch in a closed environment. MindTouch is not ideal for extremely structured content management scenarios that are strong DITA advocates. Companies that require localization might not be good fits either.
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Pros
4me.com
  • IT processes automation
  • Responsive GUI
  • Weekly updates which pinpoint some difficulties in daily usage
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MindTouch
  • MindTouch helps to easily organize our help articles to ensure that our end user is receiving the proper information.
  • The MindTouch platform is extremely easy to navigate which reduces the turnaround time for our team to publish new material.
  • The editor tools supplied through MindTouch make styling our documentation a breeze.
  • The contextual help tool allows our customers to consume documentation based on the page they are viewing in our platform.
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Cons
4me.com
  • It is easy to do first deployment in wrong direction - maybe there should be better guidance how to setup services/service instances to properly work at the end.
  • Reporting is based on predefined templates - to get most of them you have to properly implement services in IT - it is not an easy process
  • Integration with O365 for out of office would be helpfull
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MindTouch
  • When we do have a support issue, we frequently need to go through multiple people, contacts, ways of explaining things, etc,. before someone on their end actually understands our problem. It's rare that the first person we talk to understands the big picture or appreciates our use case.
  • The draft functionality is a promising start but lacks some key features that cause us regular frustration. For example, you can only create one draft of a page at a time. This is fine if changes come to you in perfect sequential order, but it makes it impossible for us to update a live page while a draft exists. More specifically, if we're working on updating content on a page for a new feature being released next month, but then we notice a typo today, we can't fix the typo in production without first deleting the draft or doing some hacky workaround of temporarily copying/pasting the source HTML of the draft page and saving it someplace else.
  • Existence of, or integration with, true source control would be a huge win, but it's something currently lacking in the product. MindTouch's content reuse feature is helpful in the right situations, but it's not robust enough to scale well for lots of content.
  • Version history of page changes is not 100% reliable. Sometimes items don't show up at all or there is a delay before the diff is visible. Also, creating a draft does not register at all in the page version history.
  • In-site search is poor, unless you know the *exact* title of what you're looking for. We tell our customers to use Google, not the MindTouch search. Google is excellent at searching our MindTouch site.
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Likelihood to Renew
4me.com
No answers on this topic
MindTouch
We've put lots and lots of content into the MindTouch system, of course, so that makes it harder to opt out, but we're also very pleased with their rate of development and weekly pushing of improvements, as well as their response and solutions to our questions and input All in all, a winning combination.
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Usability
4me.com
Tool has built-in automation module which helps to more precisely define user requests or workflow condition. This from one hand gives end-user easy and understandable forms to fill in, and from other had it ensure all needed information has been fulfilled for further steps in workflow. Once you follow service principle which is base for that tool it will help you to track in detail your business and your partners
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MindTouch
The site is responsive across multiple devices and screens. It has a clear path to contact support. The articles are searchable. Site users do have trouble navigating the site and finding what they need. That may be due to the architecture of the site, but it'd be nice if MindTouch offered more solutions are this. Our content is organized by product line. And many of those product lines have overlapping training content, so we have extensive duplicate content.
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Performance
4me.com
No answers on this topic
MindTouch
MindTouch is a hosted site, so as a heavy user there are times when I notice that pages are slow to load, or something happens like Amazon Web Services crashing the entire east coast for a few hours, that you do notice even if it isn't actually the fault of the MT tool itself. It's the risk of using a hosted tool, but the benefits are pretty amazing and outweigh these performance issues.
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Support Rating
4me.com
No answers on this topic
MindTouch
It's good. Pretty solid. We got a lot of input to get up and running, but did a lot of the setup and customization work ourselves, because of our high standards. We've gotten good response and results on specific projects related to customization and our CSM is also pretty responsive. Overall, I think that the jobs of CSMs and support folks would be easier if the product weren't wonky in some ways. They seem to have to do more "workarounds" for basic functionality that should just work out of the box
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Online Training
4me.com
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MindTouch
Written documentation and videos are very good and have helped on numerous occasions when I've had to look up how to accomplish a certain task. The reason I have not given a full score is mainly because there have been some inaccuracies in the documentation because updates to the MindTouch framework have slightly changed the way things work. But this is usually the same type of challenges I face when making documentation for the software solution we develop. So all in all I'm very satisfied with both the personal webinars and the online documentation MindTouch provides for their service.
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Implementation Rating
4me.com
No answers on this topic
MindTouch
Just know that there is so much more involved than adding your content. There are so many pieces to launching your site -- especially if you are moving from another platform. If you are not a person who typically works in the "website" realm, do your homework, ask your web people, engineers, etc., because there's a lot to do that you won't know about until you are unexpectedly smacked in the face with it. Learn from my mistakes! We are very happy now, but it was a long road getting to launch day for us
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Alternatives Considered
4me.com
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MindTouch
I will be brief. DealerTeam is built upon Salesforce and we try to support native apps. We used Desk.com first for basic Help Ticket management. The product did not satisfy how our customers were looking for information. We upgraded to Service Cloud with Knowledge Base and spent one year writing content and developing our support agency. Again, our customers were upset about submitting help tickets and waiting for answers. They wanted access to self-help while working with a customer. Today we continue to use Service Cloud with MindTouch integration and have found complete success. There is simply no other solution I know of that is a flexible and easy to use as MindTouch when it come to providing customer success and product support
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Scalability
4me.com
No answers on this topic
MindTouch
We tried to migrate to MindTouch for 5 months and failed, remained with Zendesk
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Return on Investment
4me.com
  • As we are finance institution we are strictly regulated so this product helps us in many fields to satisfy regulatory requests through easy workflow management setup.
  • Product is easy to implement, easy to adopt so we use it in different segments of business (central purchase department, security office, IT department) for tracking and standardising various processes in each niche.
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MindTouch
  • Our operational efficiently has improved significantly. Prior to Mindtouch, we managing duplicate content in two separate authoring solutions. Delivering content predictably and consistently was difficult and stressful for writers. In Mindtouch, we were able to optimize our content (remove redundancies) giving us more time to test, review, and improve content quality.
  • Traffic to our knowledge center is increasing monthly.
  • Internally, SMEs and customer-facing teams are recognizing the value Mindtouch brings through self-service knowledge. These SMEs want to contribute more to content, either as contributing writers or collaborators with tech writers.
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ScreenShots

4me.com Screenshots

Screenshot of Portfolio ManagementScreenshot of Change Calendar showing possible conflicts of changesScreenshot of Customer SLA Reports: after defining a SLA the report is automatically thereScreenshot of Waterline Portfolio Management analysisScreenshot of Agile Project ManagementScreenshot of Enterprise Resource planning with 4me

MindTouch Screenshots

Screenshot of Content from MindTouch site visualized with Wave Analytics.Screenshot of Example MindTouch implementation from customer Whirlpool.Screenshot of Example MindTouch implementation from customer Conga.Screenshot of Example MindTouch implementation from customer Cisco Meraki.Screenshot of Example MindTouch implementation from customer Hitachi Data Systems.Screenshot of Example MindTouch implementation from customer Zuora.