NextCloud: A platform for application and product management
June 12, 2021

NextCloud: A platform for application and product management

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Nextcloud

As per the business requirement, type of project and client necessity, our employees from business operations allocate the projects to the development teams in our segment. We use different software frameworks and tools for development, Communication, Data and storage management, documentation, project management and configuration management. We've been using Nextcloud for almost a year now. Even though the software has been used in multiple projects in our company, my team and I got a chance to use it due to a client necessity. We use Nextcloud to communicate with the in-house team to ensure data leakage on our internal servers do not take place and to ensure we have full control. Since monitoring data can be achieved, this assists us heavily for maintainability. Since it provides access seamlessly for organizational data on many types of integrated storage its productive to use Nextcloud to share information through diverse teams during collaboration. It's definitely easy to use and helps achieve business goals effectively which is the main reason to choose Nextcloud.
  • Testing services for software optimization along with well secured online collaboration facilities and stability for quality management and hot fixes.
  • Receive, share and manage emails, tasks, calendar and documentation related material with encrypted video conferencing facilities.
  • Provide teams to host their own collaboration platform while ensuring security, compliance & flexibility to integrate additional setups.
  • Manage organizational data by enabling access with user roles and managing how access is provided for team members to use protected company /client data.
  • Some of the functionalities that are essential is being hidden from the viewable user interface. User experience needs to be improved for options in operational features.
  • User interface isn't great and during conflicts sometimes local files are being renamed.
  • It may take a large time to sync incase theres a file conflict.
  • We have used Nextcloud on 4 projects now due to the benefits we've made by our first project maintaining data on Nextcloud.
  • Great for ROI because less expenditure than other existing tools and software.
Finding and maintaining files is a lot easier than Google Drive. The versioning facilities, security, maintainability seems to outperform Google Drive and since the client also insisted due to the reliability we've switched from Google Drive to Nextcloud.

Do you think Nextcloud delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Nextcloud's feature set?

Yes

Did Nextcloud live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Nextcloud go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Nextcloud again?

Yes

Nextclod is a very reliable solution to manage client and organization data, the cloud platform allows to manage files and organizational data efficiently.

Easy for individuals who has less experience or computer literacy to cope up with the application and to flexibly manage or operate while for those who wishes to minimize privacy measures related to data stored in the cloud.

It’s available on most platforms and provides add-on facilities and effective integration to additional setups which can be connected to manage company or business requirements.

However, it's less appropriate for single users to host because appropriate hardware is required for hosting and other services.

Nextcloud Feature Ratings

Versioning
8
Video files
10
Audio files
10
Document collaboration
9
Access control
10
File search
10
Device sync
8
User and role management
10
File organization
10
Device management
9
Performance
10
Reliability
10
Storage Reports
10

Using Nextcloud

3000 - Software engineers for development and application management including versioning, Quality and product management, Business Analysts for requirement documentation and information management and DevOps Engineers for system and maintainability.
40 - Documentation skills, product management, System integration, Application management and quality assurance.
  • Collaboration.
  • Versioning.
  • Integration and application simplicity.
  • Stability.
  • Integrated with organizational apps.
  • Connected to business accounts.
  • Hosted on servers.
  • On site server creations.
  • Host on multiple client sites.
It's actually a great tool for our internal team to manage applications. It can be easily used with minimal computer literacy and provides great operational features for business related tasks.

Evaluating Nextcloud and Competitors

Yes - Google Drive was replaced due to the file maintainability issues and versioning. Nextcloud operations are very efficient and effective for the client product so the team switched for better productivity and application stability.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
The features we needed and pricing was very flexible and it actually provided more options for integration to organizational applications.
We would improve application integration methods and techniques we've used based on our experience as to current implementation. However, there will be no major changes but a few minor corrections to international setups.

Nextcloud Implementation

The implementation must be done seamlessly to maximize performance in all interconnected systems and operations to have a satisfying end result for productivity.
Yes - The implementation had been done in 2 stages.
  • Integration of other applications and devices sync.

Nextcloud Support

So many documents and videos on internal configuration settings as well as other functionality details provided by a very large online Nextcloud community.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
Immediate help available
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Escalation required
Our managers and system architect purchased for designing and integrating with a flexible model related to client expectation and business continuity.
Application sync was taking way long due to a conflict and the support team fixed it in no time after I explained the situation. They made necessary configuration changes and assisted to re-initiate the sync which was very helpful.

Using Nextcloud

Very easy to use because it has a very simple UI which doesn't need a large computer literacy to manage the operations.
ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
Unnecessarily complex
  • Maintainability and stability.
  • File management and collaboration.
  • Testing and maintenance.
  • Syncing apps.
  • Complex integrations.

Nextcloud Reliability

It's a very convenient platform with reliable sources and a support team to assist when required. Love the support provided.
Sometimes support may take some time due to the severity or complication of understanding the issue.
Other than sync issues and conflict issues performance has been excellent.