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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Axero

Specific scenarios where Communifire would be well suited to an organisation, would be companies that are people focused and committed to frequent and open communication channels from both the top-down and bottom-up. It also would suit organizations that are committed to providing the staff opportunities to collaborate, share and actively contribute to company initiatives and planning. If these aren't elements of your organization's culture, the system would still work for you or those companies who just want to push information out and have an effective intranet. Communifire would cater to these scenarios just as well and is more than capable of providing that type of simple solution.
Wade Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workplace by Facebook

I think Workplace by Facebook is a great communication vehicle for any mid-sized to large company. (Since it's more groups-oriented than "regular" Facebook, it might not work well for smaller companies.) I also don't have any idea what the cost is for having it, but that also be a reason that it wouldn't be worth the expense for smaller companies. For larger companies, I think it's a terrific way for folks to communicate with one another and for "the powers that be" to communicate with employees. Facebook Live is only suitable when you have a limited number of people who need to be on screen and it wouldn't really be suitable as a vehicle for instructor-led online training -- it's really most suitable for presentations (although, via the comments area, does allow for questions to be asked in writing)
Laura Gillenwater | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Axero

  • Communifire allows people to connect easily through instant chat and messaging. It works similarly to other social media platforms like Facebook so its not hard to learn.
  • Communifire makes it easy to share news and events with our community and the presentation of this information looks very professional.
  • I found Communifire quite easy to configure to our individual needs. There were a lot of options to turn things on or off. This was important to us because in some areas of our community we wanted to allow our contractors many features and in other areas we wanted to really limit what was on offer.
  • We had a big list of things we needed a platform to do. Communifire ticked all the boxes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workplace by Facebook

  • It provides a user interface that is familiar and proven to assist in engaging people to use the platform. The layout is clean and minimal and pleasing and that helps staff become comfortable with interacting with one another.
  • Group insights are a fantastic feature that allows you to see how a certain topic, discussion or file is performing with the staff or audience. If you are seeking feedback on a particular memo, for instance, the insights will catalog who has viewed, how many comments, questions or interactions, etc. It helps to see in real-time, the things staff or clients are excited about and then the items where no one comments.
  • Cataloging of historical information is a real benefit. The dashboard has a notes section where I will keep a lot of private and or personal reflections that I can reference at a later time. I may jot a few notes about a project so I can recall them at a later point. Many programs do this, but again, this is all within the same house and for time and memory sake, this really works well.
  • Segmenting is very easy to do. We have set up Groups for various projects, teams, clients or cohorts. You can segment as much as you want and one person may be in more than one group but maybe not all groups. Basic segmenting that works well. Notifications are sent when new posts or news is released.
  • The platform is not the same portal as Facebook so there is no chance that posts get put on the wrong timeline. With this said, what I like most is the ease of onboarding and no one has had any trouble getting up and going on Workplace. It is like Facebook, easy and something most if not all will have familiarity in navigation.
David Faustina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Axero

  • Some UX issues that could be improved
  • Some architecture decisions don't make complete sense to me (though that's just one man's opinion)
Col Fink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workplace by Facebook

  • There's a slight concern over the privacy and security of company and employee information. This concern is increasing with each revelation about Facebook's use of data.
  • I am not a fan of the Messenger and Workplace App being separate; just like with regular Facebook. I wish they were combined in the same app.
  • Although overall I do find Workplace by Facebook productive, occasionally I find myself losing time by scrolling and clicking too much on company gossip and news.
Adam Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Our business depends upon this software to provide information on all aspects of our business. The future of business is a marriage between web site and customer interaction. This software will allow us to move in that direction.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workplace by Facebook

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Usability

Axero

Axero 8.2
Based on 1 answer
This rating has a caveat - there is always room for improvement, and this team gets it.You always learn from customers how to do things better and easier, so it is a constant learning of how people use the site. Although the search engine is exceptional, most people do not use it as their first line of research.Much of the usability has to do with layout - and is not just a software usability item, so the rating is severely dependent up on the layout/options you choose for your usage. And their team will do anything in their power to get the results and layout you want.The areas that need improvement - and acknowledged by the team - are the administrative tools. There are a ton of options, and it takes a little to learn some of those. For most people, however, this won't be an issue, because the support team will always help you. This is always the case with more power. If there were fewer options it would no doubt be easier, but they give you the keys to all of the cars in the lot; so a little more to learn.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workplace by Facebook

Workplace by Facebook 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Having to download multiple apps just to use the tool is very cumbersome. Facebook would have make this better by wrapping it in as a main feature within their app, but having to use multiple apps to see discussions and walls is so frustrating.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Never any problems. Quite impressed
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workplace by Facebook

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Performance

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Works in real time.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workplace by Facebook

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Support Rating

Axero

Axero 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I have always found Communifire support to be exceptional. We have had a personal account manager who has been very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workplace by Facebook

Workplace by Facebook 8.5
Based on 48 answers
Workplace by Facebook is an excellent fit in respect of support and documentation. It has excellent tutorials and documentation, as well. The UI and UX are already great as it is developed and maintained by Facebook, so most of the times, there is no need for any support or documentation.
Rahul Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 4 answers
I found the system to be very flexible and the Communifire team very supportive in helping me identify solutions for my goals.
Rebecca Verhoeff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workplace by Facebook

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Alternatives Considered

Axero

We selected Communifire for the excellent sales support, strong feature set and quick set up time. We were able to get started immediately and build out features as need required which led to faster execution and higher adoption rates among our team.
Teresa Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workplace by Facebook

Workplace offers more features with less of a learning curve than other options, which has helped adoption and usefulness. It is built for communication, which it excels at, but it is not built to address all business needs and other project management, document review, and communication tools are still needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Axero

  • We are still building out features of the platform but with implemention of paid features by members, we will be able to cover our operating cost of the platform.
Art Aughey, FDN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workplace by Facebook

  • We can meet the project times, that with the communication in real time.
  • We provide solutions to our suppliers in a reliable and efficient manner.
  • When a business can save time and at the same time respond to the demands of customers, this translates into greater market capture of action for the company.
Marlon Seijas | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Axero

General

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

Axero Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Axero tailors your investment to meet your unique needs. Custom pricing and volume discounting available. Contact Axero for details.

Workplace by Facebook

General

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

Workplace by Facebook Editions & Modules

Edition
Advanced$4.001
Enterprise$8.001
  1. per person/per month
Additional Pricing Details

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