Verint Community (Telligent) - flexible platform for experienced community teams
September 19, 2020

Verint Community (Telligent) - flexible platform for experienced community teams

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Telligent Community

Overall Satisfaction with Verint Community (Telligent Community)

Verint Community is used as the platform that hosts an external online community to support connecting early childhood systems builders and professionals across the United States. It allows for peer-to-peer connections to form organically, provides a place for people from different organizations to work together on complex problems, provides a place for members to crowdsource and discuss resources from across the early childhood field, and ask for help and guidance from peers.
  • Open API allows for integrations and custom development work so that you can enhance the out-of-the-box features
  • Flexible back-end system administration and design elements that allow you to create the user experience that makes sense for your community and use cases
  • Strong discussion forum functionality with multi-level threading
  • Ability to create an online community that has public-facing groups and content as well as member-only, private, and secret groups.
  • Search is strong
  • While still not ideal, the reports/analytics are stronger than some other community platforms
  • The user experience out-of-the-box could be improved, especially the new member onboarding and welcoming experience. For example, it isn't easy for users to figure out how to subscribe to the various applications that are turned on for a group (blog, calendar/events, wikis, ideas); by default group members are only subscribed to discussion forums. We wish that system admins could define default notification, subscription, and email digest settings for users.
  • The design of some of the widgets could be improved and made consistent across application types.
  • You can do anything you want with the Verint Community platform if you have a developer or a development team -- if you don't, it can be costly to enhance the out-of-the-box features to get the experience you are trying to build for your members.
  • The Automation Rules that have been enhanced recently hold a lot of promise, but need to be made easier for a non-programmer. Some standard automation rules need to be created in order to support driving desired member behaviors.
  • The system does not allow for file collaboration and isn't integrated out-of-the-box with file storage platforms like Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, etc. -- having version control on uploaded files would be a welcome enhancement. This would allow us to build collaboration groups where people from various organizations could more easily collaborate together on files.
  • Our community is very new, so not a lot to report yet.
  • We were able to launch our community in 4 days to respond to COVID-19 -- this has shown the possibility to our professional community of working together in an online community.
We chose Verint because we are building a technical ecosystem of various technology platforms and needed an online community platform that would allow flexibility and scale as we grow. The open API was a big factor in the decision. We liked the pricing model and as our community grows, the cost will not be prohibitive.
We are a relatively new customer, so this is hard to rate at this point. We do get very quick and good responses when we post questions in the customer community. Our support tickets are handled well overall.
If you are an experienced online community professional, Verint offers the flexibility you need. You do need to have a lot of expertise if you want to build a solid user experience because there isn't a template out-of-the-box that is just ready to go for various use cases. It will take awhile to fully understand the capabilities of Verint Community.

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It is appropriate for relatively advanced external online community teams that have a clear sense of what they want to build. If you have a development team, this is the online community platform for you! It is much more flexible than other platforms. It is an excellent replacement for Jive-x external online communities (you can almost lift and shift). I would not recommend it for internal, employee social intranets or enterprise social networks because it doesn't have the file collaboration functionality and doesn't integrate with Microsoft 365 or Google Enterprise.