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Score 6.3 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.8

    Abstract

    78%

    Staffbase

    Feature Set Not Supported
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    Abstract ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Workflow Automation

    7.6
    76%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Search

    8.9
    89%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Communication

    8.7

    Abstract

    87%

    Staffbase

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Abstract ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Chat

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Discussions

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal knowledgebase

    7.6
    76%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    8.1

    Abstract

    81%

    Staffbase

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Abstract ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Versioning

    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    6.2
    62%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Advanced security features

    6.8
    68%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    9.1
    91%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Staffbase is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    2.2

    Abstract

    22%
    4 Ratings
    10.0

    Staffbase

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    7.0

    Abstract

    70%
    1 Rating

    Staffbase

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.7

    Abstract

    87%
    7 Ratings

    Staffbase

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Abstract

    • Large teams with dedicated design operations support
    • UX managers that want a facilitated workflow for their teams
    • Disciplined teams of individual contributors that want to adopt a process in their UI workflow
    • Cross-discipline teams that want a central collaboration space for reviewing and critiquing UI artifacts
    • If your files are named "FOR-REALS_FINAL_FINAL_FINAL_Super-Important-Project (copy).sketch"
    • If you're managing multiple pattern libraries
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    Staffbase GmbH

    Staffbase is well-suited for companies who want to drive and measure employee engagement through meaningful content. I wouldn't recommend it for companies that maintain a complex SharePoint environment with years of legacy content. It is not intended to be a CMS system. It is a dynamic platform that makes it's easy to share information through the mobile or desktop app and email and push notifications. You don't need a large team to manage it.
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    Pros

    Abstract

    • Versioning for desginers
    • Collaboration between team members
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    Staffbase GmbH

    • Easy to use back-end for posting and managing content—you don't have to rely on IT for support.
    • Software update releases are included in the licensing fees. No need to get outside developers involved in making changes to the platform.
    • Employee segmentation is extremely easy with an API from your HRIS system.
    • Translations are a breeze!
    • Creating forms on the go is easy and efficient!
    • Use your existing organization's SSO for ease of use and security.
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    Cons

    Abstract

    • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
    • Filtering within files.
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    Staffbase GmbH

    • @Mentions could be added.
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    Pricing Details

    Abstract

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Abstract editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Staffbase

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Staffbase editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Usability

        Abstract

        Abstract has a difficult learning curve. If a feature-branch workflow is new to you, then it will take some getting used to. They make a lot of updates to the interface and these feature releases get ahead of their documentation. They rely heavily on an excellent customer support team and are present on various Slack channels to help design professionals with issues.
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        Staffbase GmbH

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        Abstract

        Abstract by nature is complex and has to respond to whatever changes in Sketch. So there are frequent issues. Support can be slow to respond and are not always helpful, but they are quick to find and patch the bugs. Overall, it's not the best support, but it hasn't been detrimental.
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        Staffbase GmbH

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        Abstract

        I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
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        Staffbase GmbH

        Since we selected Staffbase, they are one of a few companies that haven't been acquired or changed its business model. We would have invested a lot of time and money rebuilding our intranet otherwise. We selected them because of the standard features included, the free updates, and the reasonable licensing fees. They understand the value of communicating with non-desk employees and keeping them engaged.
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        Return on Investment

        Abstract

        • Single source of truth for the team.
        • Could quickly get expensive with corporate accounts.
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        Staffbase GmbH

        • Engagement levels increased for non-desk employees without access to a PC.
        • We leverage the tool as part of our crisis management activities, without having to invest in an additional platform.
        • We can issue surveys quickly without investing in additional engagement tools.
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