Nextcloud vs. CommUnity by Personify

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nextcloud
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Nextcloud offers their open source, self-hosted Content Collaboration Platform, combining what they describe as an easy user interface for consumer-grade cloud solutions with the security and compliance measures enterprises need. Nextcloud brings together universal access to data through mobile, desktop and web interfaces with next-generation, on-premise secure communication and collaboration features like real-time document editing, chat and video calls, putting them under…N/A
CommUnity by Personify
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Small World Labs Community is a hosted collaboration and social networking platform with easy drag & drop modification capabilities. Small World Labs offers implementation and community engagement services, plus an open API for integration with other systems. Small World Labs has clients across industries, but a high concentration in the nonprofit area. Small World Labs was acquired by Personify Corp in 2016.N/A
Pricing
NextcloudCommUnity by Personify
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NextcloudCommUnity by Personify
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
NextcloudCommUnity by Personify
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Nextcloud
8.4
11 Ratings
0% below category average
CommUnity by Personify
-
Ratings
Versioning5.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files8.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files10.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration9.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control8.211 Ratings00 Ratings
File search7.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Nextcloud
9.0
11 Ratings
4% above category average
CommUnity by Personify
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Ratings
User and role management8.211 Ratings00 Ratings
File organization9.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Device management9.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Nextcloud
8.1
10 Ratings
5% below category average
CommUnity by Personify
-
Ratings
Performance5.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Reliability9.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Storage Reports9.98 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
NextcloudCommUnity by Personify
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(11 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NextcloudCommUnity by Personify
Likelihood to Recommend
Nextcloud
For a SOHO business, this solution is ideal. You don't need to administrative overhead of other products like GSuite, and it saves licensing costs. The maintenance effort is minimal as long as you use their default applications. Migrations to newer versions can be done with a few commands and run automatically. If you're planning on using Nextcloud in large deployments with many users, you'll start to see higher costs on your resources and maintenance. There will be a point at which Gsuite becomes easier to manage.
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Personify Corp
You can tell from the CEO and all staff that this is a very competent company that wants you to succeed with integrity. There is a strong
support and services team that works collaboratively with us to make
sure we are always getting what we need. They provide
24x7 emergency support, online ticket support, email support, a client
community, and the ability to call and talk to the same account manager or
community consultant every time (I even have Mariano's skype and he replies on weekends!). They recently launched a client community - so they are now even practicing what they preach. Our questions in the client community are always answered quickly.
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Pros
Nextcloud
  • Remote collaboration platform with just the right tools.
  • Ease of access from any device, anywhere.
  • Solid templates for development teams to collaborate without distraction.
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Personify Corp
  • It's easy to use. The admin panel has a number of drag and drop options to modify the experience
  • Flexibility. There are a large number of standard block features that can be added to areas. In addition, each dynamic block as a number of settings that allow you to tailor the experience you want to create. You can do this without being a programmer.
  • Personalization. There are good tools that allow you to personalize the experience based on whether users are logged in or not, whether they are in particular segments (which we can create) or recommendations based on information the user has provided about themselves.
  • Mobile. Small World Labs has a really great way of doing mobile. They give you a drag and drop interface for designing the mobile environment so there is a lot of flexibility with this. We are currently turning this module on.
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Cons
Nextcloud
  • Slow in comparison to other solutions
  • May be complex for the start since there are lots of apps and features
  • May be not focusing on core topics
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Personify Corp
  • Integration with our Association Management System (AMS) didn't go as smoothly as I had wished. Having said that all of the issues with that integration have been addressed.
  • Because the platform is updated so frequently you need to stay on top of what is available to you and your end users or you may miss out on key functionality releases.
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Likelihood to Renew
Nextcloud
No answers on this topic
Personify Corp
From the first conversation and beyond, it has been a pleasure working with Small World Labs. Their staff are genuinely interested in understanding our business and our goals, and actively make recommendation on continued improvement and long-term strategy. All of their staff demonstrate a clear understanding of the product and when to expect new features. Furthermore, their CEO, Michael Wilson, is more than competent and has proven to be an industry expert. He understands both the technical side and the community strategy side of the business. In fact, we have already initiated a project to build a second community with Small World Labs for a separate business unit
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Usability
Nextcloud
No answers on this topic
Personify Corp
There are a multitude of options to configure the exact user experience you want and what you want to emphasize.
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Reliability and Availability
Nextcloud
No answers on this topic
Personify Corp
Uptime has never been an issue.
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Performance
Nextcloud
No answers on this topic
Personify Corp
Speed is not an issue.
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Support Rating
Nextcloud
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.
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Personify Corp
The people at Small World Labs are very accessible. I can email, open a ticket, or call and they are there. I'd also point out that senior management is quite available too. We frequently have talks about potential strategies and new things we might be doing, which is great. I think the whole organization genuinely likes what they do and likes helping us succeed.
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In-Person Training
Nextcloud
No answers on this topic
Personify Corp
In-person training is more ad-hoc based on if they are traveling to you or you are going to visit them. I imagine that if I paid for in-person training that it would be set up as well, but I've just used the standard training that comes with the initial set up and ongoing support.
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Online Training
Nextcloud
No answers on this topic
Personify Corp
Online training is through online webinar & how-to posts and videos in the client community.
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Implementation Rating
Nextcloud
No answers on this topic
Personify Corp
We had staff turnover at our own organization during the implementation. We were able to get the community up and live in a good timeframe even though that happened and we had to switch some people around for managing the project on our side.
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Alternatives Considered
Nextcloud
Nextcloud stacks up pretty well against Mattermost and ownCloud. I really appreciate the fact that Nextcloud seems to integrate with other products pretty seamlessly and allows for extensibility that our product team can extend and improve functionality without a tremendous ramp-up time. We once used ownCloud in previous years, but they went the wrong way, and have found Nextcloud to be the right direction over time.
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Personify Corp
We evaluated a few different community platform vendors over the course of a couple of months. I believe we also evaluated Jive, Lithium, KickApps, and Powered.
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Return on Investment
Nextcloud
  • It allowed us access to our files from any device over the internet.
  • It helped manage and organize our file sharing with third parties.
  • It provided a secure wrapper for accessing files.
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Personify Corp
  • Our community has been very active since the re-launch of our site. Have seen some increases in member engagement.
  • Feedback from our membership has been nothing but positive since we transitioned off of our older Sharepoint community. Look and feel and ease of use have been real pluses for our members.
  • Having the Small World Labs community is allowing us to be more creative with the way we integrate our community into all aspects of our online presence, web-site, social media, etc.
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