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Score 7.9 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MangoApps

MangoApps is well suited to enable interactions between colleagues located in distant places, if the people have the right culture, and are already demanding this type of feature. If the whole company is not ready to embrace this culture, MangoApps is missing a little something to encourage the refractory to join the party. And with this type of tool, we only really benefit from the tool's value when a large number of users participate.
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

Project Management

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

Communication

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

File Sharing & Management

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

Pros

MangoApps

  • MangoApps provide a large number of options to interact within a community. People can post updates, ask questions, create polls, quizzes, wiki, surveys, chats, or forms.
  • The Web interface is a modern application (Facebook inspired). The navigation (although not the most efficient) is overall quite intuitive.
  • MangoApps has a web interface, and apps for desktop (Windows, Mac), and mobile.
  • MangoApps features a centralized notification system. Unread messages are notified from the Web app, the mobile, or the desktop app. The synchronization status is synchronized.
  • MangoApps integrates with Active Directory.
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

MangoApps

  • The notification system in the desktop app is not informative enough. Some notifications are shown without any context (for example we sometimes just see "Yes" or "No"), and it's difficult to understand the context (in our case the original question).
  • Messages posted in a big chat group (in our case more than 15k people) make the app crash.
  • HipChat does not support animated GIFs (they just appear static).
  • It's not easy to post transversal questions or updates across groups. A lot of content needs to end in a unique group, losing some opportunity to reach a wider audience.
  • A gamification system is available (people can earn points and badges by completing some actions), but the reward system is quite obscure. As a result, many of us do not feel compelled to gain more badges. It feels like as if we're earning badges randomly.
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

MangoApps

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

MangoApps

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

MangoApps

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

MangoApps

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

MangoApps

Although, Facebook at Work featured a very modern interface and was praised by many of the beta testers, we primarily didn't choose Facebook at Work due to data security reasons.
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

MangoApps

  • MangoApps opened new communication channels between people who would not have naturally communicated before with e-mail alone
  • MangoApps is slowly helping move some communications away from the private e-mail channels into a more opened and public channel, more easily archivable. However, it might take years before we see a majority of discussions happening here.
  • As any introduction of a new tool, MangoApps also disrupted the usages and common practices. Some people had being using their own social tools, and some other were already using e-mail as a social tool. Took some time before the usage of MangoApps rose enough to be mildly useful.
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

MangoApps

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

MangoApps Editions & Modules

Edition
1. Enterprise Messaging$3.001
2. Enterprise Social Network (ESN)$4.001
3. Social Company Intranet$5.001
4. Team & Vendor Collaboration$7.001
5. Full MangoApps Suite$12.001
  1. Per User
Additional Pricing Details
MangoApps has the most advanced digital workplace tools at affordable prices. Our pricing plans let you pick the solution that is right for you, without having to purchase features you do not need. Visit our pricing page to learn more - https://www.mangoapps.com/pricing

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

MangoApps
6.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

MangoApps
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.1

Usability

MangoApps
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

Support Rating

MangoApps
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

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