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Likelihood to Recommend

Lua

I wouldn't recommend Lua because they were recently acquired by another company and will be shutting down. It was unfortunate that we were only given 2 months notice right after signing up for another 1-year term.
Anonymous | 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

Communication

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

Project Management

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

File Sharing & Management

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

Pros

Lua

  • It is easy to communicate in real-time.
  • Easy to set up different groups.
Anonymous | 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

Lua

  • The application for iPad is not optimized.
Anonymous | 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

Lua

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Lua

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

Lua

Lua 5.0
Based on 1 answer
They are closing operations, so there's no support to rate
Anonymous | 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

Lua

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

Lua

We chose Lua because of their price point and feature set compared to other tools.
Anonymous | 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

Lua

  • It has been great for communication and broadcasts, its a shame that they are closing down.
Anonymous | 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

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Pricing Details

Lua

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$2,500

Lua Editions & Modules

Edition
Lua1
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Lua
1.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Lua
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.1

Usability

Lua
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

Support Rating

Lua
5.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

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