Axero vs. XWiki Collaboration Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Axero
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Axero's Communifire is an Enterprise Social and Collaboration platform. Used internally, it connects employees, key customers and partners to pursue shared goals. Used to build an online community, it puts the emphasis on working together, not just meeting socially. The platform, designed to encourage the spread and expansion of ideas is suited for organizations that want their community to not only get connected but also feel they are getting things done.
$49
per month
XWiki Collaboration Suite
Score 8.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
XWiki Collaboration Suite (XCS) is a software solution that is built on top of the XWiki Enterprise Open Source project. According to the vendor, XCS tackles 2 main use cases: Information & Knowledge Management Collaborative Work It is available on premise or as SaaS and is packaged with XWiki SAS services. These services include: support, a yearly upgrade, initial setup and configuration.N/A
Pricing
AxeroXWiki Collaboration Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AxeroXWiki Collaboration Suite
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$4 seat
Additional DetailsAxero tailors your investment to meet your unique needs. Custom pricing and volume discounting available. Contact Axero for details.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
AxeroXWiki Collaboration Suite
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Axero
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Ratings
XWiki Collaboration Suite
8.0
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Search00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Axero
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Ratings
XWiki Collaboration Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Notifications00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Axero
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Ratings
XWiki Collaboration Suite
7.8
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AxeroXWiki Collaboration Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AxeroXWiki Collaboration Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Axero Solutions
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.
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XWiki SAS
XWiki is very well suited for a very wide range of web collaboration and web development.
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Pros
Axero Solutions
  • 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.
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XWiki SAS
  • XWiki makes it easy to manage semi-structured information, which is at the heart of every knowledge nexus of organizations. It makes it easy to manage in a single system both structured data (such as memberships, projects), and unstructured data.
  • XWiki offers a very rich API for creating enterprise applications quickly that are easy to maintain and evolve collaboratively.
  • XWiki templating and skinning system is extremely flexible and powerful.
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Cons
Axero Solutions
  • 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)
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XWiki SAS
  • While the basic pieces are available for turning XWiki into an advanced semantic system, some features could be made available more prominently to the user for easing the use of faceted and typed links, paving the way for a new era of collaborative knowledge sharing.
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Likelihood to Renew
Axero Solutions
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.
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XWiki SAS
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Usability
Axero Solutions
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.
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XWiki SAS
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Axero Solutions
Never any problems. Quite impressed
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XWiki SAS
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Performance
Axero Solutions
Works in real time.
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XWiki SAS
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Axero Solutions
I have always found Communifire support to be exceptional. We have had a personal account manager who has been very helpful.
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XWiki SAS
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Axero Solutions
I found the system to be very flexible and the Communifire team very supportive in helping me identify solutions for my goals.
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XWiki SAS
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Alternatives Considered
Axero Solutions
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.
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XWiki SAS
XWiki key differentiators in my opinion:
  • Fast app development framework with very rich API
  • Open-source strategy, opening the way to collaborative innovation
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Return on Investment
Axero Solutions
  • 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.
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XWiki SAS
  • XWiki has a positive impact on the OW2 communication and collaborations strategies. It saves time when developing applications.
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ScreenShots

Axero Screenshots

Screenshot of Mobile intranetScreenshot of Knowledge managementScreenshot of Recognition

XWiki Collaboration Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of XCS HomepageScreenshot of XCS AdminScreenshot of XCS for CollaborationScreenshot of XCS TourScreenshot of User Profile