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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/L2/U3/DSCR6U01J87J.pngHuddle in a large, global organizationHuddle is being used by different divisions to streamline their work, collaborate, minimize email chains and approve documents electronically. The electronic approval feature is the most relevant and useful feature for most of the employees in our organization. Since the employees in our organization work on global teams, electronic approvals are quite practical (versus face-to-face/hard copy approvals).,Huddle allows users to use the native document file types. For example, Word files are still in a Word, not a "Huddle" file version. Huddle workspaces are invitation-only. If someone should not be in the workspace, they will not be invited and provided access to the documents. Or, they can be removed from the workspace if needed. Communication about documents is located with the documents in a discussion thread under the document preview. Thus, email inbox clutter can be limited.,The approval feature could use an automated workflow/process option. It could allow approvals to be automatically sent from one reviewer to the next in a sequence. It would be great if Google Docs could be uploaded into Huddle. The version I use does not allow for this capability. A feature to allow simultaneous editing would be useful. Locking files should be a feature that is retained, but the users should have the ability to choose which one they want to use.,9,People across the world are able to collaborate on projects more effectively. Approvals are streamlined, making the process of doing business quicker. Training employees throughout the organization on the Huddle features was challenging for our large organization.,Tibbr,Google Drive, TibbrHuddle reviewWe use Huddle as a document collaboration tool across the entire company. We rely heavily on document versioning, locking and comments to for ad hoc document workflows.,When it works, the Huddle Desktop app is great - opening files from the web interface directly in desktop apps and having the file locked and unlocked automatically makes using document locking very easy for our staff. Comment streams on documents are good as far as they go. The iPhone app is very slick, and is liked by all.,The desktop app is occasionally unreliable and it is never easy to get to the bottom of it with the tech support people... Tasks are virtually useless as they have no context. We want tasks to be against documents so we can make our workflow more formal but they are not, so we don't use them. A reimplementation of to do and calendar facilities with files/documents as the context would make a huge difference to us. The Huddle Office plugins are a great idea, but they cause us far too many Word and Excel crashes so we have to turn them off.,5,Allowed us to migrate off Lotus Quickplace, which was EOL, so mandatory.,MS SharePoint and M-Files,Zoom, Lookeen Desktop Search, Ditto
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May 27, 2016

User Review: "Huddle in a large, global organization"

Score 9 out of 10
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Huddle is being used by different divisions to streamline their work, collaborate, minimize email chains and approve documents electronically. The electronic approval feature is the most relevant and useful feature for most of the employees in our organization. Since the employees in our organization work on global teams, electronic approvals are quite practical (versus face-to-face/hard copy approvals).
  • Huddle allows users to use the native document file types. For example, Word files are still in a Word, not a "Huddle" file version.
  • Huddle workspaces are invitation-only. If someone should not be in the workspace, they will not be invited and provided access to the documents. Or, they can be removed from the workspace if needed.
  • Communication about documents is located with the documents in a discussion thread under the document preview. Thus, email inbox clutter can be limited.
  • The approval feature could use an automated workflow/process option. It could allow approvals to be automatically sent from one reviewer to the next in a sequence.
  • It would be great if Google Docs could be uploaded into Huddle. The version I use does not allow for this capability.
  • A feature to allow simultaneous editing would be useful. Locking files should be a feature that is retained, but the users should have the ability to choose which one they want to use.
If you must simultaneously edit documents on a project, Huddle is not a good option. Also, if your team is not technically savvy, the learning curve can be challenging. Finally, if you need hundreds or thousands of people working on a project, Huddle might not be the right choice. I think it is better for teams under 100 people.
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September 12, 2016

"Huddle review"

Score 5 out of 10
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We use Huddle as a document collaboration tool across the entire company. We rely heavily on document versioning, locking and comments to for ad hoc document workflows.
  • When it works, the Huddle Desktop app is great - opening files from the web interface directly in desktop apps and having the file locked and unlocked automatically makes using document locking very easy for our staff.
  • Comment streams on documents are good as far as they go.
  • The iPhone app is very slick, and is liked by all.
  • The desktop app is occasionally unreliable and it is never easy to get to the bottom of it with the tech support people...
  • Tasks are virtually useless as they have no context. We want tasks to be against documents so we can make our workflow more formal but they are not, so we don't use them. A reimplementation of to do and calendar facilities with files/documents as the context would make a huge difference to us.
  • The Huddle Office plugins are a great idea, but they cause us far too many Word and Excel crashes so we have to turn them off.
Huddle is a decent solution for low-mid volume document colaboration. Much quicker to interact with than Sharepoint, and well suited to a mobile workforce who are sporadically connected.
Read Rob Butterworth's full review

Huddle Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (2)
3.2
Scheduling (1)
5
Mobile Access (2)
8.0
Search (2)
7.2
Chat (1)
8
Notifications (2)
5.5
Discussions (2)
4.0
Internal knowledgebase (2)
2.7
Integrates with Outlook (1)
5
Versioning (2)
4.7
Video files (2)
3.2
Audio files (2)
3.2
Document collaboration (2)
7.5
Access control (2)
6.7
Advanced security features (2)
6.0
Device sync (1)
5

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Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?No

Huddle Technical Details

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Mobile Application:No