Crowdbase (discontinued) vs. Thomson Reuters HighQ

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
HighQ
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
HighQ Collaborate, now from Thomson Reuters (acquired 2019) is a cloud-based enterprise collaboration platform, featuring secure file sharing but also means for sharing documents with users outside the enterprise, as well as a user-interface optimized for mobile devices and intuitive interface, with real-time communication.N/A
Pricing
Crowdbase (discontinued)Thomson Reuters HighQ
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Crowdbase (discontinued)HighQ
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
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Crowdbase (discontinued)Thomson Reuters HighQ
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Crowdbase (discontinued)
7.0
1 Ratings
Thomson Reuters HighQ
8.6
2 Ratings
Chat7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Notifications7.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Discussions7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Crowdbase (discontinued)
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Ratings
Thomson Reuters HighQ
8.2
2 Ratings
Task Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.32 Ratings
Search00 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Crowdbase (discontinued)
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Ratings
Thomson Reuters HighQ
9.4
2 Ratings
Versioning00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(1 ratings)
9.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Crowdbase (discontinued)Thomson Reuters HighQ
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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Thomson Reuters
HighQ Collaborate is well suited to situations where a law firm maintains numerous documents for a client and the client needs access to them on a regular basis. For example, we may store the client's minute book (which is relatively common for a large corporate law firm to do), but the client may need access to documents in that minute book on a regular basis. Likewise, we have an internal system at the firm for hosting digital versions of closing books, however, many clients would not have a similar system because they would only receive closing books irregularly. USBs get lost and the client might not want to put the closing book on the main server where anyone can access it. By putting the closing book on the extranet site, the individuals in the client's organization who should be able to access the closing book can do so.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Collaboration
  • Interaction with staff
  • Great way to engage staff and support each other
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Thomson Reuters
  • Document sharing. This product makes it easy to upload, review and organize documents related to a particular project or matter.
  • Permissions. Collaborate allows very granular permissions to be assigned for shared documents and administrative activities such as workflows.
  • Reliability. The product is cloud-based and rarely, if ever, unavailable.
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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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Thomson Reuters
  • It is just not that exciting. We host documents on there for clients but the extranet sites have ultimately turned out to not be a product that our clients are clamoring for or that we are regularly pushing.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
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Thomson Reuters
The interface is easy to use and overall the software seems pretty robust (I haven't had any crashes yet), so I haven't had to use the support very often. Likewise, I don't think I've ever had a client e-mail me with questions or issues - the software is pretty idiot-proof.
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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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Thomson Reuters
I feel that HighQ does not really have any real competition in this space because it simply accomplishes its goals far better than the competition at lower cost, while requiring less training and administration.
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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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Thomson Reuters
  • Permits fairly simple administration by a single person for hundreds of Extranets
  • One shop stopping for reliable, secure document sharing and signing with external parties
  • Simple enough to use that internal and external users do not need training to take advantage of the product.
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