About Noodle


Noodle is a hybrid social intranet solution that can either be deployed in the cloud or hosted on local servers. It is designed for communication, collaboration and sharing resources within teams.

Noodle allows employees to create and customize a personalized profile with a picture and work description. The workflow feature can automate time-off requests, requests for management approval and rule setting for creating, editing and sharing documents.

Noodle offers a built-in instant messenger that employees can use to chat with each other and collaborate in groups on common tasks.

Users can also embed videos and photos in their messages. Users can create unlimited calendar entries and publish upcoming events. Calendars can be both private and shared based on users’ needs.

Noodle’s photo album feature allows users to store and share company events or product photos.

Noodle also helps with building shared document folders, conducting online meetings, creating custom electronic forms and distributing and assigning tasks through a task manager.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

28 Reviews of Noodle

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.39 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

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January 2018

Angela from American Urological Association

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Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2018

Noodle helped to bring back life to an old outdated intranet site.

Pros

Noodle has a cloud based system that will allow you to access your website outside of your company's network. They have also integrated a Single Sign On (SSO) option for the cloud based users as wel. This makes it easier to login your intranet site if your company already is using a SSO software especially Windows Active Directory.

The interface allows you to easily build pages and has a drag and drop feature that most people are familiar with. It also has features that will allow you to easily setup a photo gallery, create a poll, make and merge calendars, and create interactive forms. Using Noodle allowed our company to retain existing functionality from our old intranet site while incorporating new ones.

Cons

It would be nice if Noodle would allow you to connect to an external database or use an API widget in order to use existing custom built applications/import data. There are some features that are incorporated in the site (while useful) that are not intuitive to the end users that cannot be disabled.

April 2017

Stinus from Morson Group

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2017

Up and Running in No Time

It is a pleasure recommend Noodle from Vialect. The product is incredibly easy to learn to use from a design perspective and practically intuitive for the standard user. With help from the Noodle help center we have managed to build and extensive, interactive and informative intranet that is relied upon within our organisation of 500 staff. Maintenance is easy as long as you have a good map in place for your content. We have delegated responsibility for content to section contributors thereby avoiding the need for extra resource to maintain the intranet. Further, content is written and maintained by the subject matter experts. At a fraction of the price of many other products but yet feature rich and with the best support I have ever experienced from a vendor, we highly recommend Noodle from Vialect.

Pros

Easy to use, low cost, high ROI, outstanding support, flexible, robust, secure and safe.

Cons

Less flexible in design to some of the high end product.

February 2016

Aaron from Bold Brew Studios LLC

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

February 2016

One of the Most Economical Intranet Options Available with Great Support

My client was seeking an Intranet portal for a network of over 65 different offices across North America and Noodle was by far the most economical and most flexible platform on the market. One of the greatest strengths of Noodle is the permission levels available per user/group. Intranet applications in general are still relatively behind in terms of their usability and design, but Noodle does a great job of simplifying the Intranet but still includes many valuable tools and applications. In addition, the team at Noodle does an outstanding job of providing quick support and listening to opinions on future improvements. If you're looking for an easy-to-use, cost-effective platform for your intranet, Noodle is one of the most economical and flexible platforms out there. When Noodle works out of the box on mobile, i'll gladly give it a 5 star rating!

Pros

- Customer Support: The team at Noodle is quick to help out with support requests and issues
- Permissions: The ability to have multiple permission levels per user or per group.
- Searching/Filtering users : The People section on Noodle enables searching for users and custom fields.
- Notify and Memo Manager Features: Great way to mass email all users or specific groups right from the Intranet site.
- Portals: Portals have a lot of content features and styling options

Cons

- Lacks mobile responsiveness and isn't meant for mobile use quite yet
- Scroll windows can sometimes cause confusion when adding members to groups or permissions

July 2018

Eliot from Global Companies

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2018

Centralized our intraoffice communication - buildout required time investment

Pros

Secure and centralized our intraoffice communication. Because we use Noodle as the hub for policies, human resources, and training documents and videos, it took a lot of time and effort to get this running. The time invested wasn't due to the Noodle programming, but due to the large amount of information we needed to publish.

Logging in and updating is simple. The layout is user friendly and customizable.

Cons

Internal messaging is only delivered if the employee is looking at the Noodle program. There is no desktop function that sends the message or an indicator to look at messages received unless you are in Noodle.

April 2016

Craig

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

April 2016

Easy to Use with Intuitive Features

Our organization has now evaluated many document management, corporate social networking, internal portal and content management systems. Keeping an eye out for ease of use and rich but simple feature set that met our requirements. Noodle was the perfect product for this and also at a price that easily fit into our budget. Additionally, their customer support, ability to adapt to our requirements and energetic attitude was very refreshing. We sent a short list of similar products to a test group of 15 users. The users unanimously voted Noodle as their preferred choice as a document management and internal social networking site.

Pros

Robust and Easy to Use Features
Easily Deployed and Managed
Modest System Requirements
Ability to Install on Multiple Platforms w/ multiple database software options
Does not require a high amount of user training
Intuitive User Interface
Easily Customized Look and Feel
Easy to apply our company branding

Cons

There is no out of the box MS Office Integration. However, after speaking with sales and their technical teams we were able to determine a solution that would be included in a future release for integration with MS Office 2013.

Does not appear to support NTLM so users are required to login, this makes it difficult to make company announcements that would appear on the users web browsers home page (forcing the user to login to see them).

April 2018

Jason from CFS

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Great intranet site

Pros

It is great to input information and the customer support has been amazing. The ability to input so many options and white label the intranet is outstanding

Cons

The only small issue I have is there are a few things to input for changes that were difficult but that being said it is updated so frequently that features come out often

August 2018

Jessica from CBS Parts Ltd.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Positive experience!

I think our site helps highlight staff involvement. It's also an extra level of security & visibility on documents such as policies and procedures that need to be kept off of our public site but still easy to access.

Pros

I managed to create a useful site for our staff in less than 48 hours. It went up so fast and is incredibly easy to populate with content.

Cons

Sometimes certain things have a mind of their own... the home screen skews percentages of columns depending on what section I put in it... but I can't seem to figure out why... I also don't like that if I lock down editing for an area, users can't 'like' anything there... makes the like button sort of useless.

August 2018

Colleen from CAC Associates, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

CAC Associates, Inc.

Love the software and especially happy with the Customer Support team who helped to customize a solution for our team.

Pros

Easy to use and customize. It is a source of invaluable information for our team.

Cons

Some formatting lost when copy/pasting from other applications.

April 2016

Craig from Tsunami Tsolutions

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

April 2016

Wonderfully Simple yet Perfectly Featured

Our organization has now evaluated many document management, corporate social networking, internal portal and content management systems. Keeping an eye out for ease of use and rich but simple feature set that met our requirements. Noodle was the perfect product for this at a price that easily fit into our budget. Additionally, their customer support, ability to adapt to our requirements and energetic attitude was very refreshing. We sent a short list of similar products to a test group of 15 users. The users unanimously voted Noodle as their preferred choice as a document management and internal social networking site. Pros: Robust and Easy to Use Features Easily Deployed and Managed Modest System Requirements Ability to Install on Multiple Platforms w/ multiple database software options Does not require a high amount of user training Intuitive User Interface Easily Customized Look and Feel Easy to apply our company branding Cons: - There is no out of the box MS Office Integration. However, after speaking with sales and their technical teams we were able to determine a solution that would be included in a future release for integration with MS Office 2013. - Does not appear to support NTLM so users are required to login, this makes it difficult to make company announcements that would appear on the users web browsers home page (forcing the user to login to see them).

April 2017

Rick from Sports Physio UK

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2017

Physiotherapy Clinic

We used vialect/Noodle as our intranet platform for our UK physiotherapy clinic franchise - Sports Physio UK. The customer support with setting up the platform was excellent, and their tech team are always prompt to rectify any glitches or issues we come across. This platform has given our Team a place to collaborate (formally and informally), share information, disseminate news/updates within the team, and share documents/files. The great thing is, it is future proof for us and can grow with us and adapt to our evolving needs.

Pros

Customer and tech support. The features of the platform.

Cons

Can be a bit tricky getting some of the functionality working properly, but that is due to user skill level. Any issues, we contact the support team and they help us get it sorted.

August 2018

Andrea from Maverick of Texas Construction

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2018

Noodle

The customer support was so helpful during our set up process. Anytime I needed anything, he answered emails within minutes. He's able to answer questions and resolve any issues right-of-way.

Pros

The desktop version is user-friendly and easy to navigate.

Cons

Doesn't have an app. The mobile versions isnt the most user-friendly.

February 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

A great alternative if you want to build your inatrnet

Pros

Noodle is very well made. Its easy to apply forums, interact with others inside the organization, and you're able to customize your own page just how you want. You also don't have to host it anywhere on the web and you can apply restrictions so that others can't log in unless they're in your network.

Cons

The issues I found were similar to SharePoint and Wordpress in that you are almost limited with how you create your work, but nothing is impossible. Another issue I found was the pricing. If you have Office 365 license you could just use SharePoint. But Noddle is a good alternative if you're wanting to work around all that.

September 2017

Melissa from Suttell & Hammer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

September 2017

Very generic

It's a more fun way for employees to interact than just via email.

Pros

It's easy for a person who doesn't have IT experience to setup and run. The layout is simple and most users have no issues finding things. The email notifications are handy too.

Cons

It looks very generic and unprofessional. You have to delete your cookies for profile updates to take place. The chat box doesn't have emojis, spell check, or allow you to have the chat up while navigating Noodle. It's just ok, overall.

December 2018

Marissa from Nexrep

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2018

Noodle

As a customer service representative, it is always helpful to have different information sources when assisting customers. Noodle is our main additional source.

Pros

Noodle is easy to navigate. We use noodle for updates and to find information to help our customers. I never have any problems using Noodle to do this.

Cons

Currently, I do not have any dislikes about Noodle.

February 2018

Eric from BECI

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use