Jostle Software


 

Jostle is a cloud-based collaboration and social networking solution that helps businesses share news, align teams, invite participants and recognize contributions. The platform allows employees to discuss topics and share their ideas in an open or closed collaborative environment.

Jostle helps employees share information that can be targeted to specific individuals or groups with "like" and "comment" features included. The system's "shout-out" feature lets users acknowledge individual or team efforts and broadcast a message to the entire organization.

Users can also conduct live polls and share results with their employees. The discussion feature helps teams initiate private conversations or open town-hall meetings to share files and information. The solution can also create party invites and share them with employees.

Established in 2009, Jostle primarily serves customers across the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.

 

Jostle - Broadcast news
 
  • Jostle - Broadcast news
    Broadcast news
  • Jostle - Create employee profile
    Create employee profile
  • Jostle - Set target audience
    Set target audience
  • Jostle - Share articles
    Share articles
  • Jostle - Shoutout feature
    Shoutout feature
  • Jostle - Conduct poll
    Conduct poll
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Mark from Catch The Fire Myrtle Beach
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Easy to use, value for money, and helps to unite a team.

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Easy to use

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The ease of remembering anniversaries and other significant dates makes it easy to foster a sense of team.

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Although there are different categories of entries (article, news, etc. ) it is easy to have duplication at the user interface so one item can show up repeatedly (newest, most popular and such).

Source: Capterra
 

Mae from City of Vaughan

December 2016

December 2016

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The how-to forum is such a great tool that we, unfortunately, under utilize. For some reason, it feels so separate from Jostle that it's never top of mind. The suggest a feature tool is amazing and it is really great to be able to comment, vote and see which suggestions were implemented. Well done!

Source: Capterra
 

Holly from Sodexo
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

LOVE jostle

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We've had great success with Jostle and our engagement is outstanding now. We use this daily with remote teams to stay connected. Our key is to ensure that senior leadership is engaged and active on the site.

Pros

simple user interface

Cons

should be able to export all articles...to archive or to "tell the story"....

Source: Capterra
 

Jonathan from Catch The Fire
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Brilliant tool to help raise the profile of people and stories within your organization

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We've been using Jostle for a few years now and have been consistently impressed by the updates to the platform, the speed of deployment and the impact to our business. Jostle is people focused, and helps you lift the profile of different individuals, and their stories, within your organization. Some intranets we've seen a very focused on content, and work like closed-off social networks. Jostle is much more interesting than that, and has been a big boost to our corporate culture.

Source: Capterra
 

Mae from City of Vaughan

November 2016

November 2016

Great platform

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Overall a great platform. Would have liked a little more assistance launching the platform to the organization. Like a Jostle launch team to help us along the way.

Source: Capterra
 

Danielle from Morgan McKinley
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great platform with fantastic support!

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I've worked with the Jostle platform for a year and a half and have had many good experiences and business successes. I cannot rate enough how great it is to have a knowledgeable and helpful designated account manager (Sally Smith) who is my main point of contact and is always happy to discuss our platform use and suggest new ways of working along with answering any queries I have. This makes our user experience of Jostle align with our business strategy and values, as well as ensuring we continue to optimise the platform when new changes are introduced. I also rate the forum very highly as it's great to be able to discuss thoughts/ideas/best practice with other Jostle users outside of our organisation - and it's great that conversations on the forum are heard by the Jostle team and often make their way into the Jostle newsletter and ultimately influence platform developments and changes.

Pros

The ease of use, how the interface resembles social media and encourages full company engagement

Cons

Some of the areas on the platform are not relevant to our business, but there is not anything we can do to reallocate these sections into something more appropriate. It means the sections remain unused. (not a massive issue as we tend to focus our attention on the News section anyway)

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Keep listening to the forum suggestions - I love the fact you can integrate with Twitter on the update/shout out area. Unfortunately we use this social media platform to target candidates and clients, rather than current and future employees. Our facebook and instagram accounts would be much more relevant for us to promote on Jostle in that way.

Source: Capterra
 

Gayle from Cottsway Housing Association

November 2016

November 2016

Couldn't live without it!

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Since adopting Jostle in 2014, it has become the main communication tool within our organisation. It is used for corporate announcements, charity fundraising, recognising staff achievements and hundreds of other types of internal comms. Its effect has been very positive and we would not be without it.

Source: Capterra
 

Jessica from Mcfarland clinic
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Best intranet out there

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I love Jostle! It's a great way to organize people, documents and events. The search function makes finding everything you need a breeze.

Pros

Easy to use. Now training necessary.

Cons

It's a shared platform, so you can't customize.

Source: Capterra
 

Sharon from The Hello Foundation
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Jostle is Your Answer!

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We love Jostle. We are nearly an entirely virtual company that was growing beyond the capacity of email and phone calls. Jostle gives us the opportunity to stay connected no matter where we are in the world. We love the left side rolling twitter-like announcements. Our folks share everything personal and professional! New babies, promotions, celebrations, changes, etc. The articles, research, etc. are great but I love the surveys. We can collect company data through surveys nearly instantaneously! And the Jostle folks are cool. We're the customers but we want Jostle to be proud of us, too, we do b/c they help us communicate our important work with kids.

Pros

Ease and applicability

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Can't think of any . . .

Advice to Others

The company is very responsive to customers.

Source: Capterra
 

Simmi from Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Easy to learn. Easy to use.

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When we got Jostle it was an easy set-up with great customer service. Since we've been using it, more and more staff have been engaged and post freely. We use it for philanthropic campaigns, social events and industry knowledge. It's a great tool for all of our resources.

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Limited calendar options.

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Source: Capterra
 

Cassandra from Health Quality Council of Alberta
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

HQCA Review

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We have a small organization and this tool allows us to easily maintain a user-friendly, engaging intranet. Its functionality is simple and easy for new users to get the hang of.

Pros

- userfriendly
- engaging
- nice layout and organized pages
- people view is great for new employees

Cons

- some limitations in personalizing
- sometime shut-downs and won't download content

Source: Capterra
 

Amanda from Houlihan's
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

We love our Jostle intranet!

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We've been Jostle customers for over three years and couldn't be happier with the product. It's hip, fresh, innovative and always evolving. It's connected our culture beyond our expectations and it's really intuitive for users. Service is rarely needed - but when it is - they're quick, responsive, professional and effective. They understand how critical communication is to business and always deliver the highest quality product, speed and connectivity. We're always happy to provide a reference on Jostle's amazing platform!

Pros

Easy to use, Affordable, Great Service, Interactive design, Attractive interface, Great user experience, Tons of storage, Speed, Great search feature

Cons

None

Source: Capterra
 

Andy from Premier Employee Solutions
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Intranet done right!

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We have been using Jostle for a few years. It has transformed how our employees interact with each and how we share files. Our company is disbursed across the US and it sometimes feels like you are on an island all by yourself. Having a central place to log in to for news and important files really helps our employees feel like part of the fold.

The picture directory is great and the shout out feed as well. The admin section can be a little confusing but that is it. We've also been able to get some new features added to support our company. The customer service is GREAT.

It's a great product, it is actively developed and the customer service is top tier. Don't hesitate to sign up.

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G-Suite integration
Easy to use
Actively developed
Picture directory
Interactive Org Chart

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The admin section can be confusion
The Library can be confusing to navigate

Source: Capterra
 

Melinda from Custom Communications
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Jostle and our company

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Jostle has helped our company to communicate on a more personal level with our 600+ employees over nearly a dozen states. We are greatful to have this medium of expression and connectivity!

Pros

News page

Cons

Inability to link to other items within jostle.

Source: Capterra
 

Susan from Fitts Insurance Agency, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Remove "Where is it?" from your office language

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Communication is the Key. We all know it and Jostle makes it easier to communicate anything to anyone in your company. I love the ability to post articles to departments, committees, teams or an individual. Protected data works great in Libraries. HR can store records for their eyes only. Very easy to set up and "grow" with it. We love our Jostle intranet!

Pros

the ability to control who sees what. Also to store everything in one central location

Cons

Events. Time consuming to post to. Too many options. Would be nice if we could customize the form for us, choosing only the items we want our employees to have available. Also - show time as busy so no duplication of events.

Advice to Others

Keep up the good work.

Source: Capterra
 

Lesley from Century Group
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

A dedicated team and customer service makes a difference

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We've implemented and used the Jostle platform for almost three years, and since starting, with my current organization, I've been working with the Jostle team quite closely. The Jostle team is very responsive, and dedicated to providing great customer service and support. The 400+ employees at our organization have varying degrees of technical savviness. One main challenge we have is teaching them the essence of great internal communication and content sharing in moving the company towards our business objectives. When we reached out to Jostle, they were very welcoming and embraced the idea that I had pitched them in order to help our employees familiarize themselves. That was, a digital workshop. Two members of the team built a presentation and workbook, then led a two hour session at our company's digital workshop. They were amazing as you can tell how invested they are with all of this training, and ensuring that our employees are utilizing the Jostle platform to its fullest potential.

Other than the staff at Jostle, I thought that they are very responsive with customer feedback. They are always taking suggestions from their users and if it makes sense, the feature becomes available to Jostle users. I think that is amazing, since from my experience, most Intranet platforms are always outdated and lacking innovation. Jostle is easy to use, understand, and simple in it's features, layouts, and functionalities. I would highly recommend them.

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Ease of use, simple to use content curation features, ability to visually represent important information in an organized fashion. Very modern and polished.

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The ability to disable certain features when they aren't being used. I think reporting and metrics could be more comprehensive and visual. Maybe the integration of some sort of visual dashboard that allows for goal tracking.

Advice to Others

There are many ways to be innovate with the platform! Make sure to chat with the Jostle team on how you can create more employee engagement and log-ins. As with all new technology, adoption is always the biggest hurdle.

Source: Capterra
 

Larry from CDC Small Business Finance
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Engagement+++++

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We embraced Jostle about two years ago as a way to boost awareness of company success stories, important organizational issues and employee news. Jostle has proven to be a colorful, engaging, fun way to accomplish these objectives. It's been a great answer to our internal communication challenges.

Source: Capterra
 

Christa from Mariner Holdings
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Just what we were looking for!

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Jostle has allowed us to up our internal communication game! We have associates located across the US and now everyone is privy to the same information. We also use it as a document storage library, allowing every associate an easy way to access any document they would need during the sales process or for their clients. Our associates love being able to give shout-outs and seeing anniversary and birthdays.

Pros

Ease of use and loading content. Love the library, shout out features and being able to see birthdays and work anniversarys

Cons

I wish it could be customized a bit more to fit some of our unique needs.

Advice to Others

We made a big deal about it when we launched it and have made it the only way we do all company communication. We have about a 98% adoption rate because of this.

Source: Capterra
 

Jennifer from Kravitz, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

We love to Jostle!

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We brought in Jostle to try and preserve our corporate culture as more employees transitioned to work at home status. It has been a team-builder and morale booster! The system is very easy to use -- while there are some ins and outs to the Teams Setup, it is almost plug and play otherwise. We have some super-users on staff and have really benefited from the People and News functionality. I feel like it's a good value for what we gain from it on a daily basis.

Pros

Ease of use, friendly colorful format, brings people together and makes them feel empowered.

Cons

Certain elements (building teams) are a little more involved to maintain.

Source: Capterra
 

Josh from Rock Region METRO

October 2016

October 2016

Love it, amazing!

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My company did not have an intranet when I came and I took it upon myself to get us one. I looked at first at one we could host on our servers, but since our IT department is outsourced I decided to find a turn-key hosted solution. The Jostle platform was everything we were looking for and more. It is basically our company's own personal Facebook now and Jostle has continued to roll out new features to improve on the already great product. Well worth the money!

Source: Capterra