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Score 10 out of 100

Salesforce Community Cloud

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Likelihood to Recommend

Discourse

Discourse is perfect for communities and basically the best forum software out there. Wherever a forum would make sense, Discourse is probably the best solution. Having said that, small corporations with little external outreach have limited advantages with Discourse, since it's designed to facilitate discussions which happen at a slower pace while startups and small corporations will probably want to move faster with software like Slack.
Elio Qoshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Community Cloud

Community Cloud is the perfect tool for people that are looking for a solution where they can create a web portal that is integrated with their existing Salesforce data and want to make some of that data available and interactable for people that doesn't really require a Salesforce user license, whether they are customers, employees or the general public. As a standalone product without integration to the Salesforce ecosystem, it really doesn't make sense as a regular web portal presents itself as a better option.
Pedro Henrique de Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Discourse

  • User Privileges : Teams, Trust Levels, Moderation, Private and Public Threads make it possible to have as much transparency, privacy or power decentralization as one wishes.
  • Gamification: Badges and Achievements can be customized for User Activity and frequent readers and writers.
  • Mailing List mode: Users can choose to use forum threads without the User Interface by subscribing via mailing list mode.
Elio Qoshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Community Cloud

  • It has a lot of features baked in that are ready to go out of the box which should satisfy most use cases.
  • It can be relatively easily customized to meet the individual needs of a company without giving too much ability to poorly build it.
  • Integrates well with the rest of an existing Salesforce org if you have one.
  • Users will already be familiar with the UI if they're using Salesforce for other reasons.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Discourse

  • Unsure of how to use tags, since they are all lowercase and it feels a bit messy for a user-centric experience.
  • Private Messages can be seen by Administrators, something which might not be clear to everybody.
  • Mailing List Mode is very powerful but it's a bit tiresome to set-up consistently compared to the experience of the Graphical User Interface.
Elio Qoshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Community Cloud

  • None that come to mind - integrations, experience, and use is great! However, if you're trying to learn it yourself, you may benefit from consulting an expert. Or, if you're wondering if it's good for you, a business analysis will suit you well before you implement to save yourselves, time, money, efforts, and even people.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Discourse

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Salesforce Community Cloud

Salesforce Community Cloud 9.2
Based on 4 answers
Salesforce has done a fantastic job building a platform for expandability and customization. It allows us to build custom components and templates for our community that increases the overall usability and adoption of the tools we put out for our customer. With the addition of Lightning as a framework to the platform, we have a modern set of tools to facilitate this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Discourse

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Salesforce Community Cloud

Salesforce Community Cloud 9.0
Based on 10 answers
Again, since we provide and recommend solutions, I can't speak to every client's individual experience, but can offer general reflections as to keep their collaborations private, that they are satisfied with the experience. We hear a lot about how this system helps to encourage collaborations between their own business partners, customers, and internal members, and enables quality integrations with other products that help drive revenue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Discourse

No score
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Salesforce Community Cloud

Salesforce Community Cloud 7.6
Based on 35 answers
We have weekly calls with our Salesforce reps. They bring new ideas to the table and help with taxonomy builds. They have also answered many questions and connected us to the right people for us to grow our knowledge and utilization of the platform. They are a good partner overall in comparison.
Joseph Alleruzzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Discourse

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Salesforce Community Cloud

The only other software which I know that is similar would be the social software from Jive. We chose not to go with Jive because Salesforce Communities has a more reputable and well known product. The cost was definitely higher but the sales and service support have been great so far
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Discourse

  • Community Members are eager to jump into the discussion.
  • Conversations can be tracked easier without the risk of being lost in a sea of messages as people tend to construct their posts more carefully than on any workspace messenger.
  • It's open source and configurable with many other add-ons to help integration with other services.
Elio Qoshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Community Cloud

  • Improved online admission application completion rates from mid-60%s to mid-80%s.
  • Positive user experience from start-to-finish to leverage one data system for all prospective student data
  • Fewer data integrations transforming and loading sensitive student data by leveraging Salesforce Community Cloud to access already existing data
Nathan Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Discourse

General

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

Salesforce Community Cloud

General

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

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