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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Flowdock ranks higher in 1 feature set: File Sharing & Management
  • VMware Socialcast (discontinued) ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Communication

Project Management

4.9

Flowdock

49%
6.3

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

63%
VMware Socialcast (discontinued) ranks higher in 5/7 features

Task Management

6.7
67%
2 Ratings
7.7
77%
4 Ratings

Gantt Charts

3.0
30%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Scheduling

4.0
40%
1 Rating
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Workflow Automation

2.0
20%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Mobile Access

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
3.8
38%
3 Ratings

Search

5.7
57%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Visual planning tools

6.0
60%
1 Rating
3.4
34%
3 Ratings

Communication

3.8

Flowdock

38%
7.5

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

75%
VMware Socialcast (discontinued) ranks higher in 7/8 features

Chat

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
4 Ratings

Notifications

7.7
77%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
4 Ratings

Discussions

7.7
77%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
4 Ratings

Surveys

2.0
20%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
3 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

1.0
10%
1 Rating
6.1
61%
4 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

1.0
10%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

1.0
10%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

1.0
10%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

7.8

Flowdock

78%
5.7

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

57%
Flowdock ranks higher in 5/8 features

Video files

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Audio files

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Document collaboration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.7
67%
4 Ratings

Access control

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Advanced security features

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.8
58%
3 Ratings

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Device sync

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Flowdock is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • VMware Socialcast (discontinued) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.6

Flowdock

66%
2 Ratings
7.7

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

77%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Flowdock

100%
1 Rating
9.1

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

91%
2 Ratings

Usability

Flowdock

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Flowdock

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom

Flowdock is well suited for small teams and to environments that doesn't need too much reliability. I think it has some management problems that can make your life difficult if you have to manage a big amount of users. If you want just a tool communication with basic features (without using any integration or robust features) it can be suitable for you. You should try Flowdock using its free version for a small team and compare with others similar products. Flowdock delivers team chat and collaboration features, but is not necessarily the best product. Maybe some usability problems that disturb me won't be so relevant to you.
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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

Broadcom

  • Mobile app experience
  • Software integrations
  • Notifications
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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

Broadcom

  • One thing a little bit annoying is that a lot of links to others Flowdock sections (preferences, external services, etc) will open a new window/tab. Each click may take you to a new window and you can get lost easily.
  • There isn't a quick access list to members of your organization to start a private chat. I took a while to find how to do that. The interface and usability could be better.
  • There isn't an app for Windows Phone.
  • Sometimes you try to load some conversation and it doesn't show anything. It is not frequently but happens sometimes.
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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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Pricing Details

Flowdock

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Flowdock editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

    Starting Price

    $250 per month

    Editions & Modules

    VMware Socialcast (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Broadcom

      I go with the flow because I'm a newer employee and Flowdock works as advertised. If it were my decision to choose a team communciator for the organization, I'd recommend we go with Slack for its robust features and ever-changing/evolving software integrations. Slack is the outright innovator in the space and will continue to hold that role for some time.
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      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

      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      VMware

      The UX is its best feature
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      Support Rating

      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      VMware

      Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
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      Implementation Rating

      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      VMware

      Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
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      Alternatives Considered

      Broadcom

      Slack is a similar software.
      Private chat or channels are well implemented in both softwares and both are also very easy to setup.
      Besides of some usability problemas I think Flowdock is still better than Slack in this user experience and design.
      The second point is the price. Flowdock is half price of Slack ($3/month). If you are a student or a non-profit organization, you are able to get some special license.
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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

      Broadcom

      • Our company uses it by default.
      • I enjoy the ability to communicate outside of text messages...keeps the conversation on in it's own bucket.
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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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