Crowdbase (discontinued) vs. Flowdock

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Score 2.0 out of 10
N/A
Crowdbase was collaboration software from the company of the same name in Quebec. The company has ceased operations and the product is no longer available.
$100
per month
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
Crowdbase (discontinued)Flowdock
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Crowdbase (discontinued)Flowdock
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Community Pulse
Crowdbase (discontinued)Flowdock
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Crowdbase (discontinued)Flowdock
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Crowdbase (discontinued)
7.0
1 Ratings
Flowdock
3.8
2 Ratings
Chat7.01 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Notifications7.01 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Discussions7.01 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Crowdbase (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Flowdock
4.9
2 Ratings
Task Management00 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Search00 Ratings5.72 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Crowdbase (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Flowdock
7.8
1 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
User Ratings
Crowdbase (discontinued)Flowdock
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(1 ratings)
6.6
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Crowdbase (discontinued)Flowdock
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
I wouldn't suggest Crowdbasefor smaller companies, even for bigger companies a more integrated solution would be desirable. It may suit companies that want their collaboration separate from project management and CRM, but at least for our organisation it seems to make more sense to have most of our work tools in one place
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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
Discontinued Products
  • Collaboration
  • Interaction with staff
  • Great way to engage staff and support each other
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Broadcom
  • Mobile app experience
  • Software integrations
  • Notifications
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • It is very limited
  • Although it has an API it doesn't link to the services we use.
  • It isn't customisable like podio.
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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
Discontinued Products
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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
Discontinued Products
Crowdbase's strength may lie in its ability to do just one main thing well, but for us this was a massive limitation. I know that it is not trying to be Podio and it is therefore unfair to compare the two but there are features that overlap. for us Podio was better suited.
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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
Discontinued Products
  • Encourages communication
  • Easy to use
  • Before crowdbase we never though of collaborating this way
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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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