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Score 6.3 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Abstract ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Project Management, Communication, File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.8

Abstract

78%
6.3

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

63%
VMware Socialcast (discontinued) ranks higher in 5/7 features

Workflow Automation

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Mobile Access

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
3.8
38%
3 Ratings

Search

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Task Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
4 Ratings

Gantt Charts

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
3.4
34%
3 Ratings

Communication

8.7

Abstract

87%
7.5

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

75%
VMware Socialcast (discontinued) ranks higher in 5/8 features

Chat

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
4 Ratings

Notifications

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.2
82%
4 Ratings

Discussions

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
4 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
6.1
61%
4 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
3 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

8.1

Abstract

81%
5.7

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

57%
Abstract ranks higher in 4/8 features

Versioning

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Document collaboration

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
6.7
67%
4 Ratings

Access control

6.2
62%
4 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Advanced security features

6.8
68%
2 Ratings
5.8
58%
3 Ratings

Device sync

9.1
91%
3 Ratings
4.0
40%
2 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • VMware Socialcast (discontinued) is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

2.2

Abstract

22%
4 Ratings
7.7

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

77%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

91%
2 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Abstract

70%
1 Rating
9.0

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.7

Abstract

87%
7 Ratings
9.0

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

90%
2 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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VMware

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.
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Pros

Abstract

  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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VMware

  • 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.
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Cons

Abstract

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

  • 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
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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

    VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

    Starting Price

    $250 per month

    Editions & Modules

    VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      Abstract

      No answers on this topic

      VMware

      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
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      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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      VMware

      The UX is its best feature
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      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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      VMware

      Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
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      Implementation Rating

      Abstract

      No answers on this topic

      VMware

      Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
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      Alternatives Considered

      Abstract

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

      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.
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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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      VMware

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