Socialtext (discontinued) vs. Virola Messenger

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Socialtext (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Social Text was a tool that focused on social learning and includes Twitter-like microblogging capabilities. The product competed with MindTouch,Confluence, Jive Team Collaboration and other collaboration platforms. It was acquired by PeopleFluent in 2012 and is no longer available as a separate product, though similar capabilities are supplied by the PeopleFluent platform.
$1
Starting Price Per Month
Virola Messenger
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Virola Messenger is a corporate messenger for secure team collaboration. Both self-hosted and cloud Virola servers are available. Main features: private and group chat rooms file transfer and unlimited storage reactions, mentions, replies and discussions continuous voice and video meetings voice meetings recording live avatars issue tracking with task board screen sharing remote…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Socialtext
$1.00
Starting Price Per Month
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Socialtext (discontinued)
7.6
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Virola Messenger
7.8
2 Ratings
0% below category average
Task Management8.01 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access4.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Search9.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Socialtext (discontinued)
7.2
1 Ratings
11% below category average
Virola Messenger
9.5
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Chat7.01 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Notifications6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Socialtext (discontinued)
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Ratings
Virola Messenger
9.0
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Video files00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
We use Social Text as a platform to air our issues with different departments. We voice our concerns and suggestions so we can help find a solution to the problems we incur on a daily basis. We need to have social text as an app so we can communicate in real time not only during work hours.
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Provide Support Live Chat
This is fantastic for offices that have employees working from home. It is a much cleaner and easier way to discuss projects or even have informal conversations. However if all employees are working from the same office, the features are limited as conversation, screen sharing, and task management are less valuable.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Version history - Always keeps the edited versions and one can revert back any time
  • Creating and Editing an article is very easy and intutive
  • Sharing the articles with peers
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Provide Support Live Chat
  • Secure chatting
  • Chatrooms
  • File transfer/ sharing
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Cons
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  • Search needs a ton of improvements. It was very slow a year ago
  • Search result quality was also not that good
  • I know they have improved their UI recently but when i used it last year it did not really have any design elements which could be used to make the articles look more presentable. It was important for us as we used it for external communication as well.
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Provide Support Live Chat
  • A cleaner interface.
  • More intuitive for older generations.
  • Customizable notification tones
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
We have a lot of info in Socialtext already. It would be hard to get all that info out and port it to a different system
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Provide Support Live Chat
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
I frankly like Confluence better than socialtext because of the speed and the quality of search. They also have better design elements which can help make the articles pleasant to the eyes.
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Provide Support Live Chat
It's really early to judge Virola's capabilities with other offerings or tools in the marketplace but with the set of features the tool offers at the moment at the negligible price it can surely be counted as a dark horse to make its way through to be one of the best. Provide that it has the ability to support larger teams, it can really be successful in the future.
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Return on Investment
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  • We get solutions to concerns much faster
  • We promote interactions with the other depts
  • We listen and have discussions
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Provide Support Live Chat
  • Kept everyone in the loop
  • Allowed for seamless project discussions from inside and outside the office.
  • Great way to share screens which was very important.
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ScreenShots

Virola Messenger Screenshots

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