CommUnity by Personify vs. Sherpany

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CommUnity by Personify
Score 10.0 out of 10
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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
Sherpany
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Sherpany is a meeting management software designed for leaders and administrators. This software fosters paperless meetings, drives the focus on decision-making and strives to turn meetings into true value creators for large and midsize enterprises. Built-in close collaboration with executives, directors, and corporate secretaries, Sherpany aims to ensure an impeccable user experience throughout the entire meeting process. Compliant with EU…N/A
Pricing
CommUnity by PersonifySherpany
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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CommUnity by PersonifySherpany
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsContact our sales team
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CommUnity by PersonifySherpany
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User Ratings
CommUnity by PersonifySherpany
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(3 ratings)
9.7
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CommUnity by PersonifySherpany
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Sherpany
Sherpany helps us to retrieve information from previous meetings quickly. Participants for conferences can be contacted and their records can be viewed every time, wherever, and whether they are provided by the data they collect.
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Pros
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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Sherpany
  • It makes preparation for a board meeting very easy.
  • It allows us to easily retrieve data from earlier meetings.
  • It helps me to keep track of important information.
  • It avoids the need (and burden) to carry around paper binders.
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Cons
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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Sherpany
  • Changes with new versions should be well communicated in advance and consider in more detail the impact on existing boardrooms
  • Too expensive
  • Generally, more possibilities for customizing e.g. it should be possible to define security levels for access individually (why do I have to retype my email every time I synchronize?) or it should be up to the users whether and how they want to use labels (why can I only have one label per document?)
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Sherpany
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Usability
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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Sherpany
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Reliability and Availability
Personify Corp
Uptime has never been an issue.
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Sherpany
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Performance
Personify Corp
Speed is not an issue.
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Sherpany
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Support Rating
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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Sherpany
They're good when needed. Sherpany offers a much more efficient way of working
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In-Person Training
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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Sherpany
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Online Training
Personify Corp
Online training is through online webinar & how-to posts and videos in the client community.
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Sherpany
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Implementation Rating
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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Sherpany
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Alternatives Considered
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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Sherpany
Much easier to annotate documents, better User Interface which makes it very easy to access material discussed in earlier Meetings; also very easy to navigate between different topics on the agenda.
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Return on Investment
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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Sherpany
  • The only negative thing I can see is that members can be victims of technostress and sometimes forget their password, how to find a document in a session. My role is to help them, reassure them and find a solution with them
  • The positive is that all our members are often members of several committees at once and instead of receiving folders with a ton of documents, which are often cumbersome and heavy, everything is on the IPads. They can also annotate their documents as they want.
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Screenshot of All your meetings organised in a single timelineScreenshot of Follow easily your tasks and decisionsScreenshot of Easy access to meetings, agendas and documentsScreenshot of Private and simple to use annotation toolsScreenshot of Multi-device support