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Likelihood to Recommend

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Socialcast has been a great tool for FactSet. I would recommend it to any firm looking for an easy-to-use tool to centralize communication and collaborate on a global scale.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

If you need a website, WordPress should be on your list. The only exception to that would be a large ecommerce site. I wouldn't recommend WordPress to someone who does hundreds of sales per day via their ecommerce platform. Yes, there are add-ons and plugins that can do it, but you can also mop your floor with your cat. Why do that? There are other platforms that specialize in ecommerce and do it so much better.But if you need a social blog, B2B or B2C lead gen, a non-profit, a membership site, a community bulletin board, news site, arts and music or just a simple about me type of website, WordPress is the perfect platform for you. It's so very popular, that it's not going anywhere. It is a platform that will be supported as long there are websites on the internet! You really can't go wrong. Even if you wanted to do an ecommerce site on WordPress, you can. I just would urge you to look at another solution.
Dave Moll | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
WordPress
Task Management
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7
WordPress
Gantt Charts
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.0
WordPress
Scheduling
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
WordPress
Workflow Automation
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.0
WordPress
Mobile Access
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
3.8
WordPress
Search
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.0
WordPress
Visual planning tools
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
3.4
WordPress

Communication

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.5
WordPress
Chat
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.7
WordPress
Notifications
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.2
WordPress
Discussions
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.1
WordPress
Surveys
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.7
WordPress
Internal knowledgebase
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.1
WordPress
Integrates with GoToMeeting
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.0
WordPress
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.0
WordPress
Integrates with Outlook
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.9
WordPress

File Sharing & Management

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.7
WordPress
Versioning
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
2.1
WordPress
Video files
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
WordPress
Audio files
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
WordPress
Document collaboration
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.7
WordPress
Access control
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
WordPress
Advanced security features
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.8
WordPress
Integrates with Google Drive
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.0
WordPress
Device sync
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
4.0
WordPress

Security

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.5
Role-based user permissions
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.6
API
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.6
Internationalization / multi-language
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.7

Web Content Creation

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.6
Code quality / cleanliness
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.0
Admin section
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.2
Page templates
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.4
Library of website themes
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
9.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.8
Publishing workflow
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
9.0
Form generator
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
7.9

Web Content Management

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.5
Content taxonomy
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.7
SEO support
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.4
Bulk management
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
7.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
9.0
Community / comment management
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.8

Pros

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  • Socialcast has an exceptional user experience. With very few idiosyncrasies, it works well on every platform I've tried.
  • The platform has such a high level of ease of use, it becomes somewhat addicting.
  • Social analytics are superb.
  • The platform is highly intuitive and requires zero training or coaching in order for network members to become productive with it.
  • It's extremely reliable. Only once in 4 years, was the product not available, and that was only for about a half-hour. In that half-hour, we realized how dependent we were on it. (Very.)
  • The multi-device and deployment options are excellent. On-premise, Private Cloud, and Multi-tenant SaaS all available.
  • The mobile apps for iPhone, tablets, and Android render well with a beautiful UI/UX. The desktop AIR app is equally highly usable.
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • It is constantly being improved, with new features added, because of the community code-sourcing aspect.
  • Security vulnerabilities are continually being patched to keep it secure.
  • It has the best plugin repository, by far. So, anytime you have a needed new feature for your website, there is usually a plugin that already exists to allow you to do what you're wanting.
Ben Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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  • The software is a little bit pricey because it is charged by user/month and depending on the deployment method.
  • For companies with a lot of workers the price can increase significantly.
  • The mobile app usability and notifications are poor. Need to be improved.
  • If there were more administrative features available the product would be improved
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • One of the major advantages of WordPress is it is an open source software but sometimes it becomes its disadvantage since it is an open source it is always at the target of hackers especially if the codes have been written by someone else.
  • When you install lots of plugins the website becomes laggy or stutters it takes time to complete the process.
Danish Mirza Baig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Beyond the value FactSet derives from using the platform, Socialcast (the firm) has been a good partner to FactSet. We've experienced very little downtime with the service and they have been responsive and fair with enhancement requests and questions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 37 answers
My rating is based on the knowledge I have of the community that WordPress has had built around it for years now. It's as solid as it comes when you talk about community involvement and expansion. There's no other CMS out there that can match-up with it, hands down.
Mathew Riexinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The UX is its best feature
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 8.5
Based on 15 answers
It's a sophisticated but easy to use piece of software. Many of the content addition pieces are familiar from other pieces of software so there isn't a huge learning curve. And for new areas, there is a lot of info on WordPress.org as well as other WordPress help sites.
Sharon Hurley Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 3 answers
Anyone can visit WordPress.org and download a fully functional copy of WordPress free of charge. Additionally, WordPress is offered to users as open-source software, which means that anyone can customize the code to create new applications and make these available to other WordPress users.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Mostly, any performance issues have to do with using too many plugins and these can sometimes slow down the overall performance of your site. It is very tempting to start adding lots of plugins to your WordPress site, however, as there are thousands of great plugins to choose from and so many of them help you do amazing things on your site.If you begin to notice performance issues with your WordPress site (e.g. pages being slow to load), there are ways to optimize the performance of your site, but this requires learning the process. WordPress users can learn how to optimize their WordPress sites by downloading the WPTrainMe WordPress training plugin (WPTrainMe.com) and going through the detailed step-by-step WordPress optimization tutorials.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 7.9
Based on 12 answers
I give this rating, which I believe to be a great rating for a community based support system that's surrounding it. Most platforms and products have their own, and as WordPress does have their own team that help here and there, a lot of it's handled by community involvement with dedicated users who are experts with the system who love to help people.
Mathew Riexinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
Lori Berkowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 10 answers
As someone who learned how to install and configure WordPress and then began performing the service professionally for other local businesses, and finally ended up teaching and training business owners about the benefits of using WordPress and developing WordPress training products, I am constantly amazed when I hear from business owners that their sites have taken weeks or even months to get built and how much they have paid for it. Getting a professional WordPress site built and fully configured requires only hours or a couple of days. If you learn how to do it yourself, the only cost you have is registering a domain name and getting a web hosting account, which is a requirement for any website. Additionally, WordPress website owners can be up and running and growing their presence online even before deciding on a specific web design "look" for their sites. You can start with any web template and change your theme as soon as you find the design you like, and everything that you have added to your site will remain the same.I have grown to love WordPress, as have thousands of other WordPress users, and I have always taught in my business seminars and workshops that, unless what you plan to do online requires some specific custom-built complex application, then consider using WordPress. WordPress is the ideal platform of choice to consider for most business website needs - it can save you thousands of dollars on web development costs and it puts you in the driver's seat of your own online vehicle!
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Socialcast is great for collaboration & light project management, but anything complex doesn't work well.

Using it as an email notification curator works nice for us.
Richard Bird | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress offers a combination of power and ease of use that no other system matches. For 98% of all small business websites it is completely capable and is going to be easier for clients to use, resulting in fewer support issues. In the rare cases where something is needed that WordPress simply isn't suited to, I find that Drupal usually provides a solution that works.
Dane Morgan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
WordPress is completely scalable. You can get started immediately with a very simple "out-of-the box" WordPress installation and then add whatever functionality you need as and when you need it, and continue expanding. Often we will create various WordPress sites on the same domain to handle different aspects of our strategy (e.g. one site for the sales pages, product information and/or a marketing blog, another for delivering products securely through a private membership site, and another for running an affiliate program or other application), and then ties all of these sites together using a common theme and links on each of the site's menus.Additionally, WordPress offers a multisite function that allows organizations and institutions to manage networks of sites managed by separate individual site owners, but centrally administered by the parent organization. You can also expand WordPress into a social networking or community site, forums, etc.The same scalability applies to web design. You can start with a simple design and then scale things up to display sites with amazing visual features, including animations and video effects, sliding images and animated product image galleries, elements that appear and fade from visitor browsers, etc.The scaling possibilities of WordPress are truly endless.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

  • Definitely more organized project management and team collaboration.
  • Efficiency in carrying out tasks.
  • Creates a spirit of collaboration and friendliness among colleagues.
Elizabeth Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • Because the WordPress platform is free and hosting is not expensive, WordPress usage can positively impact maintenance cost of running a small ecommerce website or a medium-sized blog.
  • Many software companies release free WordPress modules, making it easy to assemble a site with basic functionality quickly.
Michael D. Bower | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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General

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

WordPress

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7
WordPress
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.1
WordPress
9.5

Usability

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0
WordPress
8.5

Reliability and Availability

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
9.5

Performance

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
8.6

Support Rating

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0
WordPress
7.9

In-Person Training

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
7.0

Online Training

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
10.0

Implementation Rating

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
9.0

Scalability

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
WordPress
10.0

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