Notion vs. CommUnity by Personify

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Notion
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Notion aims to present users with an all-in-one workspace — for notes, tasks, wikis, and databases, from Notion Labs in San Francisco.
$5
per month per user
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
NotionCommUnity by Personify
Editions & Modules
Personal Pro
$48
per year per user
Team
$96
per year per user
Enterprise
Custom
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NotionCommUnity by Personify
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
NotionCommUnity by Personify
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NotionCommUnity by Personify
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Notion
8.4
22 Ratings
7% above category average
CommUnity by Personify
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Ratings
Task Management9.320 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts9.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling7.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.612 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access9.418 Ratings00 Ratings
Search7.721 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.716 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Notion
8.6
20 Ratings
7% above category average
CommUnity by Personify
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Ratings
Chat7.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications8.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions8.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase9.717 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts8.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Notion
8.4
21 Ratings
4% above category average
CommUnity by Personify
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Ratings
Versioning9.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files7.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files7.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control8.418 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features7.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive9.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.911 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
NotionCommUnity by Personify
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(27 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
-
(0 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
NotionCommUnity by Personify
Likelihood to Recommend
Notion Labs, Inc
Notion is good for a plethora of use cases. The templates that it offers give just a few established pages for common uses but these are some of my favorites:
  • Kanban board: we use it a lot in my company to manage tasks and meetings
  • Note taking: whether in a professional or academic environment, Notion is well suited to take notes of everything regardless.
  • Software documentation: the "code" component to insert code snippets is perfect for creating tutorials and documentation for software development.
  • Finance control: I use the "my finances" template to have a proper following of my monthly transactions, which allowed me to be more responsible with my money.
  • Inventory management: Since I own multiple peripherals and general equipment, being able to have a portable inventory of all of it that includes their original value, warranty length and current state has been perfect to know when clean, maintain or straight up replace everything.
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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
Notion Labs, Inc
  • Team Collaboration. In Notion's software is the ability to see precisely who is working on a project and where. This eliminates any confusion when on calls or when working on the same project simultaneously. It is easy to tag co-workers to precise moments and build conversation streams.
  • Text Coding. When transitioning text from our Notion ideation and drafting boards to our website backends, the coding holds on all of the text.
  • Organization. Whether it's utilizing a "pin board" set up or nestling pages within pages, it is possible to keep everything organized and easy to find for every member of your team.
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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
Notion Labs, Inc
  • The increase in integrations with third parties will always promote the adoption of the platform in companies.
  • Personalization with logos and corporate colors sometimes makes the difference when selecting a tool in a corporation.
  • Having multiple functionalities for working in manufacturing companies and with devices developed by third parties encourages other companies to select Notion as their flagship tool to offer implementation packages under alliances that favor its use.
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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
Notion Labs, Inc
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
Notion Labs, Inc
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
Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Personify Corp
Uptime has never been an issue.
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Performance
Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Personify Corp
Speed is not an issue.
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Support Rating
Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
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
Notion Labs, Inc
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
Notion Labs, Inc
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
Notion Labs, Inc
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
Notion Labs, Inc
Trello only has the Kanban board feature and is great for task management, while Notion has a vast array of features, is easier to use, and has a more visually-appealing interface. I choose to use Notion over Trello due to its increased versatility and greater customization capabilities.
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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
Notion Labs, Inc
  • In just a short amount of time, the majority of my course draft has been transferred into an interactive online course, always live
  • Sufficient control over page structure gives a clean look, with sufficient means to add some personal touches
  • After a learning period, I could concentrate on the content rather than the tech
  • A huge motivational drive to learn more about no-code platforms (enthusiastic learner!)
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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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