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Likelihood to Recommend

Crowdbase

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Socialcast has been a great tool for FactSet. I would recommend it to any firm looking for an easy-to-use tool to centralize communication and collaborate on a global scale.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Communication

Crowdbase
7.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.5
Chat
Crowdbase
7.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.7
Notifications
Crowdbase
7.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.2
Discussions
Crowdbase
7.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.1
Surveys
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.7
Internal knowledgebase
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.9

Project Management

Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
Task Management
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7
Gantt Charts
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.0
Scheduling
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
Workflow Automation
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.0
Mobile Access
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
3.8
Search
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.0
Visual planning tools
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
3.4

File Sharing & Management

Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.7
Versioning
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
2.1
Video files
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Audio files
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Document collaboration
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.7
Access control
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Advanced security features
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.8
Integrates with Google Drive
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.0
Device sync
Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
4.0

Pros

Crowdbase

  • Collaboration
  • Interaction with staff
  • Great way to engage staff and support each other
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

  • Socialcast has an exceptional user experience. With very few idiosyncrasies, it works well on every platform I've tried.
  • The platform has such a high level of ease of use, it becomes somewhat addicting.
  • Social analytics are superb.
  • The platform is highly intuitive and requires zero training or coaching in order for network members to become productive with it.
  • It's extremely reliable. Only once in 4 years, was the product not available, and that was only for about a half-hour. In that half-hour, we realized how dependent we were on it. (Very.)
  • The multi-device and deployment options are excellent. On-premise, Private Cloud, and Multi-tenant SaaS all available.
  • The mobile apps for iPhone, tablets, and Android render well with a beautiful UI/UX. The desktop AIR app is equally highly usable.
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Crowdbase

  • It is very limited
  • Although it has an API it doesn't link to the services we use.
  • It isn't customisable like podio.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

  • The software is a little bit pricey because it is charged by user/month and depending on the deployment method.
  • For companies with a lot of workers the price can increase significantly.
  • The mobile app usability and notifications are poor. Need to be improved.
  • If there were more administrative features available the product would be improved
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Crowdbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Beyond the value FactSet derives from using the platform, Socialcast (the firm) has been a good partner to FactSet. We've experienced very little downtime with the service and they have been responsive and fair with enhancement requests and questions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Crowdbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The UX is its best feature
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Crowdbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Crowdbase

No answers on this topic

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Crowdbase

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Socialcast is great for collaboration & light project management, but anything complex doesn't work well.

Using it as an email notification curator works nice for us.
Richard Bird | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Crowdbase

  • Encourages communication
  • Easy to use
  • Before crowdbase we never though of collaborating this way
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

  • Definitely more organized project management and team collaboration.
  • Efficiency in carrying out tasks.
  • Creates a spirit of collaboration and friendliness among colleagues.
Elizabeth Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Crowdbase

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Crowdbase
2.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.1

Usability

Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

Support Rating

Crowdbase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

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