Sococo vs. Workplace from Meta

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sococo
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Sococo is a remote collaboration tool with integrations with third-party applications such as Google Docs, Atlassian JIRA, and Box.
$14.99
per month per seat
Workplace from Meta
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Facebook at Work allows users to interact with co-workers through the Facebook interface.
$4
per month per user
Pricing
SococoWorkplace from Meta
Editions & Modules
Sococo
$14.99 or $13.99 if paid annually
per month per seat
Sococo Unlimited
$24.99
per month per seat
Enterprise Live
$2.00
per month per user
Enhanced Admin & Support
$2.00
per month per user
Workplace Core
$4.00
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SococoWorkplace from Meta
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSococo pricing plan includes a 10 seat minimum and 500 minutes per seat per month. Additional minutes price at $5 per 1,000 minutes. Sococo unlimited include a 100 seat minimum with unlimited minutes per seat per user.
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Features
SococoWorkplace from Meta
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Sococo
4.7
3 Ratings
50% below category average
Workplace from Meta
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Ratings
Task Management5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access3.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Search3.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Sococo
5.3
5 Ratings
41% below category average
Workplace from Meta
-
Ratings
Chat5.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications5.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Sococo
4.6
2 Ratings
55% below category average
Workplace from Meta
-
Ratings
Versioning6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
SococoWorkplace from Meta
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(5 ratings)
7.4
(55 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
5.6
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.4
(21 ratings)
User Testimonials
SococoWorkplace from Meta
Likelihood to Recommend
Social Communications Company
We tried Sococo as means of gamifying a natively remote office. It does the job but the tool suffers from a lack of integrations. You will run out of free minutes very quickly and the additional charges are too high to make business sense.
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Meta Platforms Inc
Well suited: - leadership communication. When our CEO posts a video to all company - it always gets the highest engagement - recognition/achievements posts - live streams for education, knowledge sharing - we are a company of 12000 associates and there is no other corporate channel for us to gather more than 500 people in one place. Less appropriate: - sharing some very targetted messages - it's impossible to do at Workplace without creating a group. So we use email channel for such targetted communications - instant communication like in a chat (probably it's less appropriate in our specific case because we use MS Teams for such quick communication instead of WP chats)
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Pros
Social Communications Company
  • Visual layout - the virtual office visible was very helpful because it made the organization feel closer and as a whole, much more connected. Further, you can group departments in your layout, so it gave a good visual understanding of who was part of each 'department/team.'
  • Sound - the sound quality was good overall in meetings, and I liked the realistic sounds for opening and closing an office, etc. It allowed for a real office feel, and this is especially important since a lot of companies offer the option to work from home now - this removes the 'disconnect' that usually exists when working from home.
  • Communication options - it allowed for multiple ways to communicate and places to communicate - i.e., in the auditorium, lunchroom, conference room, or a smaller room. Very realistic and a variety in that sense.
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Meta Platforms Inc
  • Bring groups of people together to share info, stories, updates, etc.
  • The chat app is pretty decent.
  • Workplace Live is a good large-group meeting broadcast platform.
  • It's pretty intuitive to use for anyone who's used Facebook.
  • It provides different levels of "security" for groups, allowing you to have open, closed, and "secret" groups.
  • It's easy to paste images into your posts and comments, without having to necessarily go through the process of saving an image as a file, etc.
  • It has search capabilities for finding old information.
  • It's available for both desktop/laptop and mobile devices.
  • It's secured to allow only those within the company to see company-related info (but it also has a few inter-company groups, which can be useful, too).
  • Workplace Chat has the ability to set it to Do Not Disturb.
  • You can set notifications, including email notifications, if you want to be alerted to new activity in your groups, etc.
  • You can use Markdown to format your text
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Cons
Social Communications Company
  • It would be great if it supported other major browsers. Not everyone has Chrome installed.
  • The ongoing subscription cost is difficult to justify. This is the only reason we stopped using it.
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Meta Platforms Inc
  • It would be helpful if a review confirmation checkbox was able to be placed by files that needed to be read or reviewed. Along the same line, approve, review again, etc. would be helpful checkboxes to add by files, proposals.
  • The layout is clean but suffers a bit from the center column width with two sidebars and a lot of empty space. It almost looks like a going out of business sale retail store where you notice the empty shelves. Workplace feels a bit bare at times. I think some good design modifications can help. Now on mobile, it is a great layout. I am addressing specifically the desktop browser login.
  • An admin control dashboard would be really effective and even more so with more users on the platform.
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Usability
Social Communications Company
It was easy to use but still needs lots of improvement to collaborate with other tools
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Meta Platforms Inc
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.
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Support Rating
Social Communications Company
Sococo didn't seem to have a strong support line. In comparison to other products, such as Microsoft Teams, it did not regularly check in with us. There should be opportunities to give feedback on the quality of the program periodically and if we had any issues. Sometimes, Sococo would crash, and we would 'restart it' but not know why it happened.
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Meta Platforms Inc
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Social Communications Company
I prefer Sococo over Lync/Skype for a few reasons. I feel the user interface is slicker, better voice clarity, easier to hop between calls. And, all call members can go to a common chat room on their own accord instead of one person trying to invite everybody. I also feel that it's easier to share one's screen and swap between different shared screens with Sococo.
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Meta Platforms Inc
Workplace by Facebook is so much more than just a project management tool like Basecamp or Slack. The ability to disseminate information to employees is easier and better with Workplace by Facebook. It can also be used for informal messaging and sharing of information. It combines the best features of both with the same look and feel as Facebook.
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Return on Investment
Social Communications Company
  • Morning meetings are much simpler with sococo than without. Small powwows with coworkers to work out little bugs are also a lot more enticing since setup is essentially nonexistent.
  • It might be argued that the cost of sococo isn't worth the benefits of simplicity and ease of use.
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Meta Platforms Inc
  • We can meet the project times, that with the communication in real time.
  • We provide solutions to our suppliers in a reliable and efficient manner.
  • When a business can save time and at the same time respond to the demands of customers, this translates into greater market capture of action for the company.
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ScreenShots

Workplace from Meta Screenshots

Screenshot of Use groups to communicate with a team, region or entire company. Make sure that important updates get to the right people, and listen to feedback through comments and reactions on posScreenshot of News Feed helps every employee stay up to date with the information they care about, without getting distracted by the rest.Screenshot of The Knowledge Library is a new home for your key resources. It's a single place to create, store and share static content such as HR policies or working from home advice on desktop or mobile, so your company knowledge is accessible and discoverable.Screenshot of Go live from a mobile phone or Portal. It's the perfect way to check in with your team, especially when you can't be together in person. And unlike email, you can get feedback or answer questions in real time through comments, likes and reactions.