Crowdbase (discontinued) vs. Personify Community

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
Personify Community
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Small World Labs Community is a hosted collaboration and social networking platform with easy drag & drop modification capabilities. Small World Labs offers implementation and community engagement services, plus an open API for integration with other systems. Small World Labs has clients across industries, but a high concentration in the nonprofit area. Small World Labs was acquired by Personify Corp in 2016.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Crowdbase (discontinued)Personify Community
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Crowdbase (discontinued)Personify Community
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Crowdbase (discontinued)Personify Community
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Crowdbase (discontinued)
7.0
1 Ratings
Personify Community
-
Ratings
Chat7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Crowdbase (discontinued)Personify Community
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Crowdbase (discontinued)Personify Community
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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Personify Corp
You can tell from the CEO and all staff that this is a very competent company that wants you to succeed with integrity. There is a strong
support and services team that works collaboratively with us to make
sure we are always getting what we need. They provide
24x7 emergency support, online ticket support, email support, a client
community, and the ability to call and talk to the same account manager or
community consultant every time (I even have Mariano's skype and he replies on weekends!). They recently launched a client community - so they are now even practicing what they preach. Our questions in the client community are always answered quickly.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Collaboration
  • Interaction with staff
  • Great way to engage staff and support each other
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Personify Corp
  • It's easy to use. The admin panel has a number of drag and drop options to modify the experience
  • Flexibility. There are a large number of standard block features that can be added to areas. In addition, each dynamic block as a number of settings that allow you to tailor the experience you want to create. You can do this without being a programmer.
  • Personalization. There are good tools that allow you to personalize the experience based on whether users are logged in or not, whether they are in particular segments (which we can create) or recommendations based on information the user has provided about themselves.
  • Mobile. Small World Labs has a really great way of doing mobile. They give you a drag and drop interface for designing the mobile environment so there is a lot of flexibility with this. We are currently turning this module on.
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Cons
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  • 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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Personify Corp
  • Integration with our Association Management System (AMS) didn't go as smoothly as I had wished. Having said that all of the issues with that integration have been addressed.
  • Because the platform is updated so frequently you need to stay on top of what is available to you and your end users or you may miss out on key functionality releases.
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Likelihood to Renew
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Personify Corp
From the first conversation and beyond, it has been a pleasure working with Small World Labs. Their staff are genuinely interested in understanding our business and our goals, and actively make recommendation on continued improvement and long-term strategy. All of their staff demonstrate a clear understanding of the product and when to expect new features. Furthermore, their CEO, Michael Wilson, is more than competent and has proven to be an industry expert. He understands both the technical side and the community strategy side of the business. In fact, we have already initiated a project to build a second community with Small World Labs for a separate business unit
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Usability
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Personify Corp
There are a multitude of options to configure the exact user experience you want and what you want to emphasize.
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Reliability and Availability
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Personify Corp
Uptime has never been an issue.
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Performance
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Personify Corp
Speed is not an issue.
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Support Rating
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Personify Corp
The people at Small World Labs are very accessible. I can email, open a ticket, or call and they are there. I'd also point out that senior management is quite available too. We frequently have talks about potential strategies and new things we might be doing, which is great. I think the whole organization genuinely likes what they do and likes helping us succeed.
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In-Person Training
Discontinued Products
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Personify Corp
In-person training is more ad-hoc based on if they are traveling to you or you are going to visit them. I imagine that if I paid for in-person training that it would be set up as well, but I've just used the standard training that comes with the initial set up and ongoing support.
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Online Training
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Personify Corp
Online training is through online webinar & how-to posts and videos in the client community.
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Implementation Rating
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Personify Corp
We had staff turnover at our own organization during the implementation. We were able to get the community up and live in a good timeframe even though that happened and we had to switch some people around for managing the project on our side.
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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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Personify Corp
We evaluated a few different community platform vendors over the course of a couple of months. I believe we also evaluated Jive, Lithium, KickApps, and Powered.
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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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Personify Corp
  • Our community has been very active since the re-launch of our site. Have seen some increases in member engagement.
  • Feedback from our membership has been nothing but positive since we transitioned off of our older Sharepoint community. Look and feel and ease of use have been real pluses for our members.
  • Having the Small World Labs community is allowing us to be more creative with the way we integrate our community into all aspects of our online presence, web-site, social media, etc.
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