SocialCast - Software to implement an internal social network and very useful to improve team collaboration
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 15, 2017

SocialCast - Software to implement an internal social network and very useful to improve team collaboration

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Socialcast

SocialCast is used by the IT department of my company.

We use SocialCast to create an internal social network for employees to help them integrate with other people in different areas and improve their own productivity when working in teams. It is an environment that can be used to share ideas and documents but it can be used for social interaction also.

We are now starting to use it to schedule our meetings and to share common files related to projects.

SocialCast is also excellent to deliver important messages to everybody in a simple way instead of sending tons of emails every day.

  • You can create public spaces separated by subjects of interests and put members inside.
  • Private messages are available to create a privacy between members.
  • You can follow a member to see any thoughts and ideas shared in the social network.
  • Single sign-on (SSO) support. It may help to convince people to adopt the platform
  • The tool used to say "thanks" to another member for some accomplishment is amazing!
  • 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
  • Improvement in team communication
  • Easy way to spread news and interesting feeds.
  • Less e-mail floods (non-read messages a lot of times)
CA Flowdock, Igloo and SocialCast are similar tools that deliver essential features to build an internal social network.
SocialCast is reliable and supported by VmWare. This can make people feel "safer".
SocialCast has also a clean interface where you can find options and features quickly. The interface is friendly and fast and is not annoying like the CA Flowdock interface (which opens a new tab/window in almost every place you click).
SocialCast would be suited in scenarios that you need to build an internal social network to get your employees connected about what is going on inside the company.
Also you can use it to improve communication between people by creating a specific conversation about some project, for instance. There are some basic functionalities like file sharing and chat history that can help you keep track of your activities and progress.

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) Feature Ratings

Task Management
8
Gantt Charts
Not Rated
Scheduling
Not Rated
Workflow Automation
Not Rated
Mobile Access
3
Search
8
Visual planning tools
3
Chat
9
Notifications
8
Discussions
8
Surveys
Not Rated
Internal knowledgebase
7
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Not Rated
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Not Rated
Integrates with Outlook
Not Rated
Versioning
Not Rated
Video files
7
Audio files
7
Document collaboration
7
Access control
7
Advanced security features
6
Integrates with Google Drive
Not Rated
Device sync
4