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Score 10 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Nextcloud

Nextcloud is well suited in any collaboration scenario where users wants to share comments and resources as well as organize events or work together.
It is also very well suited for non-profit organizations as it is free to use and very simple even for non-tech users.
I can't imagine scenarios where it might not be appropriate as running requirements are minimal (php, mysql) so even a single user could find benefit to use it as an alternative for basic icloud or gmail use (files with desktop and mobile clients, calendar and address book).
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

I honestly cannot recommend this tool enough. Opal is such a valuable tool for brand content creators and there is nothing like it available. If you're serious about content marketing and have a need to find ways to collaborate, plan and provide more visibility among teams, then Opal really is the only way to go. One more thing that's not being mentioned: The tool is simply amazing but it's only as amazing is the team behind the tool. Their customer support and willingness to quickly be in touch when needed is a key feature within itself. Seriously, such a good team of people.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Nextcloud
9.7
Opal
9.1
Versioning
Nextcloud
10.0
Opal
9.1
Video files
Nextcloud
10.0
Opal
9.1
Audio files
Nextcloud
10.0
Opal
9.1
Document collaboration
Nextcloud
10.0
Opal
9.1
Access control
Nextcloud
10.0
Opal
9.1
File search
Nextcloud
8.0
Opal
Device sync
Nextcloud
10.0
Opal

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Nextcloud
10.0
Opal
User and role management
Nextcloud
10.0
Opal
File organization
Nextcloud
10.0
Opal

Project Management

Nextcloud
Opal
7.9
Task Management
Nextcloud
Opal
9.1
Gantt Charts
Nextcloud
Opal
9.1
Scheduling
Nextcloud
Opal
9.1
Workflow Automation
Nextcloud
Opal
9.1
Mobile Access
Nextcloud
Opal
1.0
Search
Nextcloud
Opal
9.1
Visual planning tools
Nextcloud
Opal
9.1

Communication

Nextcloud
Opal
6.1
Chat
Nextcloud
Opal
4.5
Notifications
Nextcloud
Opal
9.1
Discussions
Nextcloud
Opal
4.5

Pros

Nextcloud

  • File sharing (internal, public or federated).
  • One software, many activities (files, address book, calendar, chat, edit, email) ...
  • Groupware, sharing between users or groups is really easy and finely controlled.
  • Integrations and many apps.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

  • Content planning: you can look at one asset and see how it is being used across multiple channels by multiple teams.
  • Content collaboration: it is really easy to see what other people and teams are contributing to an asset, or how they are using it. We can also duplicate content that was created by another team to use as a starting point in our own content collaboration.
  • High level/big picture overview: Opal allows us to see content that is being created, planned and scheduled very easily; it goes beyond social content (which we can also see in Sprinklr) to show us content created across multiple channels.
Kelly Rigotti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nextcloud

  • Merge talk and file client apps on mobile devices.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

  • No publishing capabilities, for the most part.
  • No analytics tie-ins.
  • Rather pricey.
  • Requires someone to really manage the structure in order to keep the tool organized and use it effectively. When this is done right, though, it's worthwhile.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nextcloud

Nextcloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I never needed support as everything always worked fine. The documentation on Nextcloud website is extensive and clear. The community is very active on the forum and should support you if you don't already find what you are looking for.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Nextcloud

Even excluding the budget and privacy concerns, we selected Nextcloud for its simplicity of use and the UI is very clear.
It just does what it is supposed to do.
  • No license.
  • Much, much ease of use.
  • Not opening several windows.
  • No un-useful services.
  • No automatic update.
  • Control over data.
  • Open-source software.
  • Integrations.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

You get for what you paid for. Opal has more features
Teena Thach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nextcloud

  • We do not spend money on software license (unlike Office 365).
  • Very simple maintenance and upgrading.
  • Very simple backup and restore.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opal

  • Opal allows for more discipline in marketing as teams are better aligned on messaging and big moments.
  • Opal cuts down on communication breakdowns and mistakes, which in the end leads to more happy customers.
  • I think Opal provides the team with more confidence as everyone is on the same page. With everything in one place rather than communications being lost in emails, etc., everyone is more efficient and can work knowing that there is one source of truth.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Nextcloud

General

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

Opal

General

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

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