ContactOffice vs. Flowdock

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ContactOffice
Score 4.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
ContactOffice is a private label cloud collaboration suite including messaging, collaboration and mobility technologies. It is a suite of web applications (Mail, Docs, Calendar, Contacts) that are accessible anytime, anywhere and from any device.N/A
Flowdock
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Flowdock is a collaboration tool built around a chat and team inbox interface. Flowdock is available via app or as a browser-based solution. It was originally offered by Rally Software Development, which was acquired by CA Technologies, which was acquired by Broadcom in 2018.N/A
Pricing
ContactOfficeFlowdock
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ContactOfficeFlowdock
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ContactOfficeFlowdock
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ContactOffice
7.8
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Flowdock
4.9
2 Ratings
46% below category average
Task Management8.73 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.13 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Scheduling8.13 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.12 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Mobile Access7.33 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Search7.12 Ratings5.72 Ratings
Visual planning tools9.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
ContactOffice
7.9
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Flowdock
3.8
2 Ratings
71% below category average
Chat8.73 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Notifications8.73 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Discussions9.02 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Surveys8.62 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase8.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting7.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts6.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook7.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
ContactOffice
7.9
3 Ratings
3% below category average
Flowdock
7.8
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Versioning7.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files7.42 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Audio files8.13 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document collaboration9.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access control8.12 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Advanced security features7.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
ContactOfficeFlowdock
Small Businesses
Stackby
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Score 9.8 out of 10
Stackby
Stackby
Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.7 out of 10
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
ContactOfficeFlowdock
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(3 ratings)
6.6
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ContactOfficeFlowdock
Likelihood to Recommend
ContactOffice
1. Its cloud-based messaging and collaboration suite includes among others an email solution, calendars, address books, documents, polling tool and more. 2. Handling big data, managing events, and reminders. 3. Rich API allowing for a deep integration of the Contact Office applications. 4. Universal access to your data through desktop and mobile. 5. Almost every device supported.
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Broadcom
Flowdock is well suited for small teams and to environments that doesn't need too much reliability. I think it has some management problems that can make your life difficult if you have to manage a big amount of users. If you want just a tool communication with basic features (without using any integration or robust features) it can be suitable for you. You should try Flowdock using its free version for a small team and compare with others similar products. Flowdock delivers team chat and collaboration features, but is not necessarily the best product. Maybe some usability problems that disturb me won't be so relevant to you.
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Pros
ContactOffice
  • Can use it from anywhere, can access your documents, emails and others.
  • Can message your group and arrange meetings, and it will notify you.
  • Can manage tasks.
  • Fairly good customer support
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Broadcom
  • Mobile app experience
  • Software integrations
  • Notifications
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Cons
ContactOffice
  • Data safety concerns
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Broadcom
  • One thing a little bit annoying is that a lot of links to others Flowdock sections (preferences, external services, etc) will open a new window/tab. Each click may take you to a new window and you can get lost easily.
  • There isn't a quick access list to members of your organization to start a private chat. I took a while to find how to do that. The interface and usability could be better.
  • There isn't an app for Windows Phone.
  • Sometimes you try to load some conversation and it doesn't show anything. It is not frequently but happens sometimes.
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Likelihood to Renew
ContactOffice
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Broadcom
I go with the flow because I'm a newer employee and Flowdock works as advertised. If it were my decision to choose a team communciator for the organization, I'd recommend we go with Slack for its robust features and ever-changing/evolving software integrations. Slack is the outright innovator in the space and will continue to hold that role for some time.
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Alternatives Considered
ContactOffice
ContactOffice handles almost all data, all files like doc, pdf, mp3 etc. Task management. Worksection is an all-around project management app that gives users visibility and organization. ContactOffice is a contact management software that helps you to easily manage your data from any computer with a web browser. Worksection is Free: no charge. ContactOffice offers four plans for its Individual version. ContactOffice has more supported Integrations than Worksection.
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Broadcom
Slack is a similar software.
Private chat or channels are well implemented in both softwares and both are also very easy to setup.
Besides of some usability problemas I think Flowdock is still better than Slack in this user experience and design.
The second point is the price. Flowdock is half price of Slack ($3/month). If you are a student or a non-profit organization, you are able to get some special license.
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Return on Investment
ContactOffice
  • Can get documents from anywhere if you forgot your files.
  • Can connect with anyone in your group, chat, share ideas, and requirements in a single instance.
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Broadcom
  • Our company uses it by default.
  • I enjoy the ability to communicate outside of text messages...keeps the conversation on in it's own bucket.
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