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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Abstract

Our design department is indeed very happy with Abstract to solve their issues with regard to versioning and collaboration, etc. The admin side of the program is not that great. It's easy and simple, however, it would be nice to limit access more easily and maybe even link Abstract with our directory. The flexibility for accessing the work designers do can't be beaten!
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Socialcast has been a great tool for FactSet. I would recommend it to any firm looking for an easy-to-use tool to centralize communication and collaborate on a global scale.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Abstract
7.5
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
Workflow Automation
Abstract
7.5
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.0
Mobile Access
Abstract
7.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
3.8
Search
Abstract
8.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.0
Task Management
Abstract
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7
Gantt Charts
Abstract
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.0
Scheduling
Abstract
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
Visual planning tools
Abstract
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
3.4

Communication

Abstract
8.7
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.5
Chat
Abstract
10.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.7
Notifications
Abstract
9.3
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.2
Discussions
Abstract
8.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.1
Internal knowledgebase
Abstract
7.5
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.1
Surveys
Abstract
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.7
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Abstract
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Abstract
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
Abstract
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.9

File Sharing & Management

Abstract
7.9
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.7
Versioning
Abstract
10.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
2.1
Document collaboration
Abstract
8.3
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.7
Access control
Abstract
8.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Advanced security features
Abstract
4.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.8
Device sync
Abstract
9.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
4.0
Video files
Abstract
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Audio files
Abstract
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Abstract
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.0

Pros

Abstract

  • Branch management for design files.
  • Good collaborative features like comments and sharing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

  • Socialcast has an exceptional user experience. With very few idiosyncrasies, it works well on every platform I've tried.
  • The platform has such a high level of ease of use, it becomes somewhat addicting.
  • Social analytics are superb.
  • The platform is highly intuitive and requires zero training or coaching in order for network members to become productive with it.
  • It's extremely reliable. Only once in 4 years, was the product not available, and that was only for about a half-hour. In that half-hour, we realized how dependent we were on it. (Very.)
  • The multi-device and deployment options are excellent. On-premise, Private Cloud, and Multi-tenant SaaS all available.
  • The mobile apps for iPhone, tablets, and Android render well with a beautiful UI/UX. The desktop AIR app is equally highly usable.
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Abstract

  • Frequent bugs between Abstract and Sketch.
  • Takes a lot of processing power and battery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

  • The software is a little bit pricey because it is charged by user/month and depending on the deployment method.
  • For companies with a lot of workers the price can increase significantly.
  • The mobile app usability and notifications are poor. Need to be improved.
  • If there were more administrative features available the product would be improved
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Beyond the value FactSet derives from using the platform, Socialcast (the firm) has been a good partner to FactSet. We've experienced very little downtime with the service and they have been responsive and fair with enhancement requests and questions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Abstract

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The UX is its best feature
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Abstract

Abstract 7.8
Based on 4 answers
Customer support seems to be fast at responding. We haven't had issues yet at least
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Abstract

No answers on this topic

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Abstract

There are very few tools that compete with Abstract right now. I would say none of them are even close to this yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Socialcast is great for collaboration & light project management, but anything complex doesn't work well.

Using it as an email notification curator works nice for us.
Richard Bird | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Abstract

  • Saves time on file management
  • Keeps old, archived work
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

  • Definitely more organized project management and team collaboration.
  • Efficiency in carrying out tasks.
  • Creates a spirit of collaboration and friendliness among colleagues.
Elizabeth Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Abstract

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Abstract
8.7
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.1

Usability

Abstract
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

Support Rating

Abstract
7.8
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

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