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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Flowdock

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.
Vinicius Lima | 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

Project Management

Flowdock
4.9
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
Task Management
Flowdock
6.7
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7
Gantt Charts
Flowdock
3.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.0
Scheduling
Flowdock
4.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
Workflow Automation
Flowdock
2.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.0
Mobile Access
Flowdock
7.2
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
3.8
Search
Flowdock
5.7
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.0
Visual planning tools
Flowdock
6.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
3.4

Communication

Flowdock
3.8
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.5
Chat
Flowdock
8.9
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.7
Notifications
Flowdock
7.7
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.2
Discussions
Flowdock
7.7
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.1
Surveys
Flowdock
2.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.7
Internal knowledgebase
Flowdock
1.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Flowdock
1.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Flowdock
1.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
Flowdock
1.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.9

File Sharing & Management

Flowdock
7.8
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.7
Video files
Flowdock
8.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Audio files
Flowdock
8.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Document collaboration
Flowdock
8.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.7
Access control
Flowdock
8.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Advanced security features
Flowdock
7.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.8
Versioning
Flowdock
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
2.1
Integrates with Google Drive
Flowdock
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.0
Device sync
Flowdock
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
4.0

Pros

Flowdock

  • Mobile app experience
  • Software integrations
  • Notifications
Kyle Golembiewski | 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

Flowdock

  • 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.
Vinicius Lima | 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

Flowdock

Flowdock 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Kyle Golembiewski | 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

Flowdock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

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

Support Rating

Flowdock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

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

Implementation Rating

Flowdock

No answers on this topic

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Flowdock

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.
Vinicius Lima | 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

Flowdock

  • 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.
Kyle Golembiewski | 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

Flowdock

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

Flowdock
6.6
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Flowdock
10.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.1

Usability

Flowdock
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

Support Rating

Flowdock
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

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