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Dropbox Business

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Likelihood to Recommend

Dropbox Business

It is well-suited when security is a priority, as it is highly secure. It is also well-suited when you have a higher budget and need a more robust featureset than some of its more affordable competitors. Given its market share, it is also appropriate to use Dropbox where you have a wide array of clients, because chances are, many of them will already be using it
Jonah Dempcy | 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

File Sharing & Management

Dropbox Business
8.9
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.7
Versioning
Dropbox Business
8.8
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
2.1
Video files
Dropbox Business
8.8
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Audio files
Dropbox Business
8.9
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Document collaboration
Dropbox Business
8.3
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.7
Access control
Dropbox Business
9.1
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
File search
Dropbox Business
8.9
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Device sync
Dropbox Business
9.5
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
4.0
Advanced security features
Dropbox Business
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.8
Integrates with Google Drive
Dropbox Business
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Dropbox Business
9.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
User and role management
Dropbox Business
8.9
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
File organization
Dropbox Business
9.1
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Device management
Dropbox Business
8.9
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Cloud Storage Platform

Dropbox Business
9.2
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Performance
Dropbox Business
9.2
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Reliability
Dropbox Business
9.4
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Storage Reports
Dropbox Business
8.8
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Project Management

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

Communication

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

Pros

Dropbox Business

  • Cloud storage of large files. Makes for easy sharing and downloading.
  • Activity tracking allows us to see when files were downloaded and by which users.
  • Able to sync files across devices, so when updates are made they can be pushed to desktop, laptop, etc.
Justin Roodman | 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

Dropbox Business

  • File previews. Dropbox is not the best at allowing you to preview the file. A lot of times people will have to download the file to view it. We've done video work and the client will review it with the Dropbox preview and the quality is very low. This causes the client to thing the video file is low quality.
  • Pricing is a bit on the high side compared to other cloud storage solutions.
Andy Ryan | 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

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 5.0
Based on 4 answers
Dropbox is very expensive and its price is not as competitive as it was. We are looking for an alternative that will enable as to subscribe more users at a more affordable cost.Also, we did not like Dropbox customer service, and felt that they should have found a way to compensate us for some of the damage they were responsible for when restoring our data.
Oran Bar-Tal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 9.0
Based on 18 answers
From the IT department perspective, I give an 8 because there are certain areas where management can get a little tricky. Some areas are not the easiest to understand, and I've found myself chatting with their tech support on a few occasions to find answers to things that should have been evident. From the end user perspective, I give it a 10 - I'll keep pushing this - industry standard - if they don't do it right - no one can. For the end user - it works well. Receiving shared folders and files, sharing folders and files - super simple and easy to teach.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

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

Performance

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 8.9
Based on 14 answers
Dropbox generally performs quite well. Syncing b/w computer and cloud is generally quick, even for large files - and Dropbox does a good job at managing bandwidth to not use all available bandwidth. In addition, Dropbox includes a LAN based syncing mechanism, so two computers on the same network can sync files via LAN vs. over the internet. Dropbox's webpages always to seem to load quickly and display files, even in a folder with large amount of files, quickly. Dropbox's web-based search though is often times slow and inaccurate.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 8.6
Based on 31 answers
Generally we use the help topics and forums mostly. However, as Pro Business account holders we get priority email support and when they say priority, they mean it. The few times we have actually used it, mostly in the beginning, they replied to our questions immediately. The speed at which they responded was awesome. To be honest though, everything in the Dropbox system is so simple, and the help functionality and forums are so helpful, we very rarely ever even think of asking for priority level support.
Brian Muench | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

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

Implementation Rating

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The implementation was actually very simple. Again, as stated previously, the most intriguing part of the entire exercise was the implementation of the directory structure for each account. Once you design and implement it for one, it becomes quite simple to replicate for each account you implement thereafter. You just really need to take time to ensure you implement the first perfectly and those that follow on will be likewise work efficiently and easily.
Brian Muench | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dropbox Business

I think the desktop element of Dropbox was really appealing. I haven't explored enough about Google Drive to know if they have some similar functionalities, but have used it only for some personal storage. For our team, Dropbox was a leader in the industry, so we felt most comfortable migrating to them.
Kelsie Hamilton | 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

Dropbox Business

  • Dropbox has had a very positive impact on our ability to keep the team mobile and able to work from practically anywhere they have access to an Internet connection.
  • We no longer have to worry about accidental breach of privacy or security when using dropbox, where we have full control over which users can see which files – and when they can see and/or interact with them.
  • As a backup solution, it gives us peace of mind when accidents happen or a technical issue arrises. With Dropbox, our files are safe and easily accessible to those who should have access to them.
Jorden Beatty | 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

Dropbox Business

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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

Dropbox Business
9.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Dropbox Business
5.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.1

Usability

Dropbox Business
9.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Dropbox Business
7.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Performance

Dropbox Business
8.9
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Support Rating

Dropbox Business
8.6
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

Implementation Rating

Dropbox Business
10.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Scalability

Dropbox Business
7.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

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