Atlassian Stride (discontinued) vs. VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)
Score 4.8 out of 10
N/A
Atlassian has discontinued Stride. Users are being migrated to Slack.N/A
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Socialcast was an enterprise social networking and collaboration platform by VMware. The VMware Socialcast platform allowed an organization's employees to share information and documents with co-workers in real time through a Facebook- or Twitter-like news feed. VMware announced its end of availability (EOA) effective May 2018.
$250
per month
Pricing
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsStride Free includes: Unlimited users Unlimited group chat rooms Unlimited direct messaging Built-in collaboration tools (Actions & Decisions) File sharing & 5GB storage 10 apps or bots Message history up to 25K messages Stride Meetings Unlimited 1-1 and group video meetings Desktop, mobile, and phone dial-in access Stride Standard includes: Unlimited users Unlimited group chat rooms Unlimited direct messaging Built-in collaboration tools (Actions & Decisions) Unlimited file sharing & storage Unlimited apps and bots Unlimited message history Stride Meetings Unlimited 1-1 and group video meetings Desktop, mobile, and phone dial-in access Screen sharing Remote desktop control Outbound calls
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Community Pulse
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)
8.0
3 Ratings
1% above category average
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
4 Ratings
23% below category average
Mobile Access9.02 Ratings3.83 Ratings
Search6.93 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Task Management00 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings3.43 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)
-
Ratings
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.5
4 Ratings
6% below category average
Chat00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings6.14 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)
-
Ratings
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.7
4 Ratings
35% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings2.12 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings6.74 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings5.83 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
4.9
(3 ratings)
7.7
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Atlassian
Stride works well for those looking for just a communication tool. However, there are a lot of similar programs out there that offer more interesting features without being overwhelming. The simplicity works for and against Stride. Smaller groups would find Stride useful, especially if they are not concerned with the public rooms
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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
Atlassian
  • Stride is great as a chat tool with your team members online.
  • Stride allows us to share documents and files with one another.
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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
Atlassian
  • Dark theme would be nice
  • Better integrations to 1 on 1 chats, some software only works in group/room chat
  • Platform is going away in a few months, so letting it run longer would be nice.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Atlassian
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
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
VMware
The UX is its best feature
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Support Rating
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
VMware
Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
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Implementation Rating
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
VMware
Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
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Alternatives Considered
Atlassian
Stride falls short in almost every regard. While Stride is affordable, Slack and Ryver offer vital integrations that increase efficiency and are more enjoyable for employees to use. The features of Slack and Ryver that add personalization of chat (private vs. public) also add a layer of efficiency and flexibility that are hard to pass up for the simplicity and affordability of Stride.
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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
Atlassian
  • Stride helps with keeping your email inbox cleaner and more organized. More conversational messages can be done through Stride leaving our emails less cluttered and finding emails easier.
  • Stride assists with keeping a record of all your past conversations with all team members. Referring to previous communications help us keep track of current statuses of projects.
  • Stride helps us keep track of documents we've shared in the past with the team and retrieve them if we need to refer back to them later.
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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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