Flock vs. Staffbase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Flock
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Flock is a collaborative business messaging application developed by the small (but multinational) company of the same name, designed to compete with Slack. The company boasts that the app is a fast and reliable means of communication, and is available in a free edition.
$250
one-time fee up to 50 attendees
Staffbase
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Staffbase is the employee communication platform for communicators in large, distributed organizations. Using a mobile first approach, it allows internal communicators to reach every employee through various channels like news, mobile magazine, chat rooms and surveys. Analytics and reports allow communicators to find opportunities for impactful communications and to show the impact of their work to stakeholders. With integrations to SharePoint it can also act as a mobile intranet.N/A
Pricing
FlockStaffbase
Editions & Modules
Micro
$250
up to 50 attendees
Add-Ons
$250
one-time fee
Standard
$550
up to 500 attendees
Container
$950
one-time fee
PRO
$950
up to 2000 attendees
PLUS
$1500
up to 5000 attendees
Event App
$1950
one-time fee
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FlockStaffbase
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
FlockStaffbase
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Flock
8.2
7 Ratings
4% above category average
Staffbase
-
Ratings
Task Management5.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Search8.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Flock
8.3
7 Ratings
3% above category average
Staffbase
-
Ratings
Chat9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Flock
7.8
7 Ratings
3% below category average
Staffbase
-
Ratings
Versioning6.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync7.06 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
FlockStaffbase
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
FlockStaffbase
Likelihood to Recommend
Flock FZ-LLC
Flock is a great communication tool. However, it's in a very competitive space. It offers seamless app integration (i.e., google calendar and drive) to allow for easy use across the platform. It's a great communication tool. However, if you don't need an overloaded app, there are other options out there. And for work purposes, it only covers some of what you need.
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Staffbase GmbH
Staffbase is well-suited for companies who want to drive and measure employee engagement through meaningful content. I wouldn't recommend it for companies that maintain a complex SharePoint environment with years of legacy content. It is not intended to be a CMS system. It is a dynamic platform that makes it's easy to share information through the mobile or desktop app and email and push notifications. You don't need a large team to manage it.
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Pros
Flock FZ-LLC
  • Real-time communication is perfect.
  • The mobile apps really let us take everything on the go.
  • It integrates perfectly with our calendar.
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Staffbase GmbH
  • Easy to use back-end for posting and managing content—you don't have to rely on IT for support.
  • Software update releases are included in the licensing fees. No need to get outside developers involved in making changes to the platform.
  • Employee segmentation is extremely easy with an API from your HRIS system.
  • Translations are a breeze!
  • Creating forms on the go is easy and efficient!
  • Use your existing organization's SSO for ease of use and security.
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Cons
Flock FZ-LLC
  • Flock's video and audio quality is sometimes poor as a result of poor internet connectivity
  • It has a messaging limit of 10,000 messages which makes it hard for us to keep messages for future reference
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Staffbase GmbH
  • @Mentions could be added.
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Usability
Flock FZ-LLC
The user interface is fantastic and that makes it easier for all the users
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Staffbase GmbH
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Support Rating
Flock FZ-LLC
We've only needed customer support a few times with Flock (mainly concerning app integration and security), and they've always been timely and helpful, which are the only things I truly need from support. The response rate was still rapid, and there's plenty of support available online as well for Flock.
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Staffbase GmbH
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Alternatives Considered
Flock FZ-LLC
I did not like Google Hangouts. Hangouts is more geared toward personal communication instead of business related communication. Flock is also a lot easier to use and has more options related to a business setting.
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Staffbase GmbH
Since we selected Staffbase, they are one of a few companies that haven't been acquired or changed its business model. We would have invested a lot of time and money rebuilding our intranet otherwise. We selected them because of the standard features included, the free updates, and the reasonable licensing fees. They understand the value of communicating with non-desk employees and keeping them engaged.
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Return on Investment
Flock FZ-LLC
  • It did provide a creative space for conversation and this does equal a great return on investment, considering the investment is free for the base use.
  • For the team members who enjoyed using it, it helped them save time in their day by having a repository for notes and creative ideas.
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Staffbase GmbH
  • Engagement levels increased for non-desk employees without access to a PC.
  • We leverage the tool as part of our crisis management activities, without having to invest in an additional platform.
  • We can issue surveys quickly without investing in additional engagement tools.
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