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Score 10 out of 100

Workplace by Facebook

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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

Workplace by Facebook

Workplace is great as a team collaboration and communication tool that is easy to deploy and eliminates friction. I would also recommend it to small agencies who need a client communication portal as it does a great job filling the need. It is also a great tool for associations, community teams, and specialty groups like a club or employee group. As long as guidelines are set and you do not have a predisposition towards paranoia, I would think any group that has a need for communication that needs to be centralized, this can serve you well.
David Faustina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Nextcloud
9.7
Workplace by Facebook
7.8
Versioning
Nextcloud
10.0
Workplace by Facebook
7.9
Video files
Nextcloud
10.0
Workplace by Facebook
8.3
Audio files
Nextcloud
10.0
Workplace by Facebook
8.3
Document collaboration
Nextcloud
10.0
Workplace by Facebook
7.2
Access control
Nextcloud
10.0
Workplace by Facebook
7.8
File search
Nextcloud
8.0
Workplace by Facebook
Device sync
Nextcloud
10.0
Workplace by Facebook
8.2
Advanced security features
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
7.6
Integrates with Google Drive
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
7.1

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Nextcloud
10.0
Workplace by Facebook
User and role management
Nextcloud
10.0
Workplace by Facebook
File organization
Nextcloud
10.0
Workplace by Facebook

Project Management

Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
7.3
Task Management
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
7.0
Gantt Charts
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
7.3
Scheduling
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
6.9
Workflow Automation
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
7.0
Mobile Access
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
8.6
Search
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
7.8
Visual planning tools
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
6.5

Communication

Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
7.6
Chat
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
8.8
Notifications
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
8.5
Discussions
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
8.3
Surveys
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
7.7
Internal knowledgebase
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
7.2
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
6.9
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
6.7
Integrates with Outlook
Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
6.8

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

Workplace by Facebook

  • It is so easy to introduce to employees because it has the same look and feel as Facebook, which the majority of our employees are already familiar with.
  • It's a communications, collaboration, and file/document sharing tool all rolled up into one. It eliminates the need for other software.
  • Our HR team uses it constantly to keep employees up to date on company news and for polling to get feedback on new initiatives.
Adam Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nextcloud

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

Workplace by Facebook

  • Limited project management options - no good way to track tasks or projects, so other tools are needed.
  • Easy to dismiss for people who don't see the value - the Facebook-like nature of the tool can be a liability when it comes to wanting management to take it seriously.
  • Chat interface has downsides - the standalone chat applications can be a bit buggy, and the chat interface within the web view is not ideal.
  • No intuitive way to message a group - chat options like Slack are better at easily messaging a group or department, where in Workplace you have to be a member of a group to start a conversation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Nextcloud

No score
No answers yet
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Workplace by Facebook

Workplace by Facebook 5.1
Based on 2 answers
Having to download multiple apps just to use the tool is very cumbersome. Facebook would have make this better by wrapping it in as a main feature within their app, but having to use multiple apps to see discussions and walls is so frustrating.
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

Workplace by Facebook

Workplace by Facebook 8.4
Based on 25 answers
Workplace by Facebook is an excellent fit in respect of support and documentation. It has excellent tutorials and documentation, as well. The UI and UX are already great as it is developed and maintained by Facebook, so most of the times, there is no need for any support or documentation.
Rahul Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workplace by Facebook

We simply chose this tool to avoid the dispersion of our employees when using it, and since it is an extension of Facebook social network, there was no greater risk of resistance to change. If another option was chosen, perhaps our team would not be as efficient as possible in carrying out the work activities. This was the most important reason and I think we were not wrong.
Marlon Seijas | 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

Workplace by Facebook

  • Workplace by Facebook hasn't had any negative impact on my business as of yet and the only positive impact I can think of is that it easily helps me find agents for my clients in different states.
  • Workplace by Facebook hasn't helped me make any money, but it does educate me on the new tools my company releases so that I can better help my clients.
Katelyn Rylee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Workplace by Facebook

Pricing Details

Nextcloud

General

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

Workplace by Facebook

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nextcloud
10.0
Workplace by Facebook
8.0

Usability

Nextcloud
Workplace by Facebook
5.1

Support Rating

Nextcloud
9.0
Workplace by Facebook
8.4

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