Deltek Collaboration vs. VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Deltek Collaboration
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Deltek Collaboration is designed to enable users to collaborate more effectively with internal and external team members through easy document sharing, instant feedback and automatic notifications. This is so users spend less time sorting through an onslaught of emails and unorganized documents and spend more time delivering the best projects to meet client demands.N/A
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Socialcast was an enterprise social networking and collaboration platform by VMware. The VMware Socialcast platform allowed an organization's employees to share information and documents with co-workers in real time through a Facebook- or Twitter-like news feed. VMware announced its end of availability (EOA) effective May 2018.
$250
per month
Pricing
Deltek CollaborationVMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Deltek CollaborationVMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
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
Top Cons
Features
Deltek CollaborationVMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Collaboration
9.1
2 Ratings
14% above category average
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
4 Ratings
23% below category average
Task Management10.02 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Gantt Charts9.02 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Scheduling8.52 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Mobile Access9.02 Ratings3.83 Ratings
Search9.52 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Visual planning tools9.52 Ratings3.43 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Collaboration
9.4
2 Ratings
17% above category average
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.5
4 Ratings
6% below category average
Chat10.02 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Notifications10.02 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Discussions10.02 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Surveys8.02 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.52 Ratings6.14 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting10.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts10.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook10.02 Ratings7.92 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Collaboration
9.6
2 Ratings
17% above category average
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.7
4 Ratings
35% below category average
Versioning8.02 Ratings2.12 Ratings
Video files9.02 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Audio files9.52 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Document collaboration10.02 Ratings6.74 Ratings
Access control10.02 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Advanced security features10.02 Ratings5.83 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive10.01 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Device sync10.02 Ratings4.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Deltek CollaborationVMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.7
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Deltek CollaborationVMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Deltek, Inc.
Deltek Collaboration is best suited for companies and employees that are needing to work closely with other people. Working with agencies, for example, can take so much time waiting to hear back on the status of a project or getting files, so when you can have it all in one place it saves a lot of time and effort.
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VMware
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.
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Pros
Deltek, Inc.
  • Integrations with file sharing platforms.
  • Project-based spaces making information easy to find.
  • Good communication tools.
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VMware
  • 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.
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Cons
Deltek, Inc.
  • In general, I have never noticed negative features in Deltek Collaboration. This software allows me to collaborate with my whole team without problems.
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VMware
  • 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
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Likelihood to Renew
Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
VMware
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
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Usability
Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
VMware
The UX is its best feature
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Support Rating
Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
VMware
Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
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Implementation Rating
Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
VMware
Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
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Alternatives Considered
Deltek, Inc.
Before Deltek, we had just communicated around projects through Slack since it was free. It did work well for communication and you could share files, but it is not nearly as robust as Deltek Collaboration. It was not easy to look back and find necessary files, and the collaboration didn't work nearly as well.
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VMware
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.
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Return on Investment
Deltek, Inc.
  • Improved communication.
  • Centralized location for all documentation.
  • Better organization for projects.
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VMware
  • Definitely more organized project management and team collaboration.
  • Efficiency in carrying out tasks.
  • Creates a spirit of collaboration and friendliness among colleagues.
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