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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Personify Community

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.
Jeffrey Montegut | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Communication

Opal
6.1
Personify Community
Chat
Opal
4.5
Personify Community
Notifications
Opal
9.1
Personify Community
Discussions
Opal
4.5
Personify Community

File Sharing & Management

Opal
9.1
Personify Community
Versioning
Opal
9.1
Personify Community
Video files
Opal
9.1
Personify Community
Audio files
Opal
9.1
Personify Community
Document collaboration
Opal
9.1
Personify Community
Access control
Opal
9.1
Personify Community

Pros

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

Personify Community

  • 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.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Personify Community

  • 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.
Todd Fuhrman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Opal

Opal 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 3 answers
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
Jeffrey Montegut | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 1 answer
There are a multitude of options to configure the exact user experience you want and what you want to emphasize.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Uptime has never been an issue.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Speed is not an issue.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Personify Community

Personify Community 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Online training is through online webinar & how-to posts and videos in the client community.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Opal

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

Personify Community

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.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Personify Community

  • 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.
Todd Fuhrman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Opal

General

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

Personify Community

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Opal
9.3
Personify Community
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Opal
10.0
Personify Community
9.1

Usability

Opal
Personify Community
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Opal
Personify Community
9.1

Performance

Opal
Personify Community
9.1

Support Rating

Opal
Personify Community
9.1

In-Person Training

Opal
Personify Community
9.1

Online Training

Opal
Personify Community
8.2

Implementation Rating

Opal
Personify Community
9.1

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