Livestorm vs. VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Livestorm
Score 5.2 out of 10
N/A
French company Livestorm offers their webinar platform which integrates with many other enterprise applications via Zapier and features polling, session recording and sharing, and webinar data collection and tracking.
$0
A free plan to discover Livestorm. All features included, such as unlimited webinars and instant meetings. Up to 20 minutes per webinar and up to 10 registrants per webinar.
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Socialcast was an enterprise social networking and collaboration platform by VMware. The VMware Socialcast platform allowed an organization's employees to share information and documents with co-workers in real time through a Facebook- or Twitter-like news feed. VMware announced its end of availability (EOA) effective May 2018.
$250
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Webinar Basic
$0.00
A free plan to discover Livestorm. All features included, such as unlimited webinars and instant meetings. Up to 20 minutes per webinar and up to 10 registrants per webinar.
Meet Basic
$0.00
Limited Instant and Scheduled Meetings for up to four participants
Meet Premium
$31.00
Full features for Instant and Scheduled Meetings.
Webinar Premium
$99.00
A premium experience with removed limitations to get the full benefits of Livestorm for up to 100 seats. + $99 to add 250 seats, + $209 to add 1,000 seats.
Enterprise
Contact sales
An enterprise-grade experience with premium service.
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
LivestormVMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Livestorm
10.0
3 Ratings
26% above category average
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
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Ratings
Dashboards10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Livestorm
9.5
3 Ratings
14% above category average
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
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Ratings
High quality audio9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile support10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Livestorm
9.4
3 Ratings
12% above category average
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
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Ratings
Calendar integration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Slideshows10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Event registration10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Livestorm
10.0
3 Ratings
17% above category average
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
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Ratings
Audience polling10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Q&A10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Livestorm
10.0
3 Ratings
16% above category average
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Participant roles & permissions10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Confidential attendee list10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Marketing
Comparison of Online Events Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Livestorm
10.0
3 Ratings
21% above category average
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
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Ratings
Branding options10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration to Marketing Automation10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Livestorm
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Ratings
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
4 Ratings
23% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings3.83 Ratings
Search00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings3.43 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Livestorm
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Ratings
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.5
4 Ratings
6% below category average
Chat00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings6.14 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Livestorm
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Ratings
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.7
4 Ratings
35% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings2.12 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings6.74 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings5.83 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
LivestormVMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Small Businesses
BigMarker
BigMarker
Score 8.9 out of 10
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Zoho Meeting
Zoho Meeting
Score 8.9 out of 10
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
GoTo Webinar
GoTo Webinar
Score 8.5 out of 10
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(3 ratings)
7.7
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Livestorm
Livestorm is well suited to use when you need to reach a group of more than ten people. It wouldn't be a good solution if you wanted interaction from the audience in more than the form of chat.
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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
Livestorm
  • Very intuitive to use and easy to customize.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Lots of good data for analytics.
  • Participants do not need to download anything.
  • Feedback and recommendations are acted on.
  • Easy to logistical information on registrants and attendees.
  • Supports integrations.
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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
Livestorm
  • It would be helpful to have higher quality replays
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Livestorm
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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
Livestorm
Making sure the permission settings for your camera, microphone or browser can sometimes be tricky. If we have a guest, we always have to double-check these. It's also not super intuitive that you need to "Get on Stage" from the webinar page.
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VMware
The UX is its best feature
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Support Rating
Livestorm
The customer service representatives are extremely attentive. They do an excellent job of trying to understand the scope of the issue and follow it through until it has been resolved. When I have provided them with recommendations for improvement they have taken them to heart and many times implemented them. I trust that if I ever have a problem they will be there to help
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VMware
Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
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Implementation Rating
Livestorm
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VMware
Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
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Alternatives Considered
Livestorm
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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
Livestorm
  • It's been great! It's the very bottom of the funnel for us so it helps accelerate leads and create opportunities.
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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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ScreenShots

Livestorm Screenshots

Screenshot of Access complete analytics in a built-in dashboard.Screenshot of Learn more about attendees with detailed participation reports.Screenshot of Engage with your audience in real-time with questions, chats, and polls.