Salesforce Community Cloud Software


Salesforce Community Cloud is a cloud-based enterprise community platform that enables employees, partners and customers to connect at a single location. It allows users to collaborate and share their ideas and content with each other.

Salesforce Community Cloud offers a unified platform where users can create communities that members can join. This platform offers business integration functionality, allowing users to collaborate on business-critical files from within communities.

The social feed feature of the product allows users to follow other team members and helps facilitate their collaboration. This solution also offers a built-in social intelligence feature that delivers suggestions to users based on their interests and behavior patterns.

Other features include customizable templates, branding options and mobile accessibility.

Salesforce Community Cloud caters to the needs of customers in food and beverage, manufacturing, health care, automotive, airline and nonprofit industries.



55 Reviews of Salesforce Community Cloud

Overall rating

4.20 / 5 stars

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October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Customer Portal Software

Pros

We use community cloud to provide information and self-services to our external customers. The tool is very flexible and we are able to create templates for different customer types which allows us to tailor their user interface. With community cloud, the customers are able to login to one application to conduct business with our company. It is also integrated with the other salesforce products which enables all customer data to be stored in salesforce and shared across multiple applications.

Cons

The username must be formatted as an email. Some of our customers do not have business email addresses. Also, if our customer has implemented salesforce internally or has a salesforce id already with another vendor, they cannot use the same email as their username. When a user attempts to create a username, we have no way of knowing if they already have a salesforce id in another system so we must assume if the username meets all of our criteria and the creation fails that they must have another salesforce id with that username.

January 2019

Vinay from Kony Labs

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Partner Community from Salesforce Community Cloud

As the Partners performance is critical for company growth, Partner community presents a powerful way to collaborate with Partners and share the required information to them on a timely basis to make them successful. The partner can see the Quota and current status through the community on a real-time basis through powerful analytics tool and help to grow your company. Partner Community helps a company to optimize every stage of partner lifecycle in easy and quick way

Pros

1. Easy to Setup and rollout - Drag and Drop
2. Deep integration with Salesforce Sales cloud
3. Readily available Partner engagement analytics
4. Cost Effective
5. Easy to share files through Sharepoint and external sources through community
6. Step by Step setup tutorial available

Cons

1. Partner Community is still new in the market and hence it is not the complete solution, Feature and still being developed and deployed every passing release

September 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Amazing customer portal from Salesforce

Pros

Easy to Setup, Domain registration was easy, Dragging and Dropping standard components from Salesforce was an excellent feature, Self Registration with zero code, SSO with AD was one-time setup, User Friendly, More Secured, They give us the IP ranges were they have hosted, Excellent Customer support, Responsive UI, Browser compatible.

Cons

It supports only 10 objects(Tables) to show by default. It doesn't support lower versions of Internet Explorer.

March 2017

mark from DreamzTech Solutions LLC

Company Size: 201-500 employees


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2017

DreamzTech Solutions Review

I like that capability of using the salesforce solution to import data, run reports and expand the document respository. Would like the ability to adjust the CSS file table for more specific setup of my contacts.

Pros

Import of data, ability to run reports and query related to my business, ease of use and tracking abilities of my team.

Cons

Limited ability to set up my own data tables, change cvs file formats and retrieval of reports via handheld device easily and without minimum attempts.

October 2017

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2017

Quick and Easy to Put a Site Together

Pros

Community Cloud makes it quick and easy to put a basic site together that has access to your Salesforce data. There are several pre-defined template options + multiple out of the box widgets that make it possible to get something up and running quickly. A branding editor allows basic changes to the site's colors, logo etc. Access to CSS allows for greater customization.

Cons

Understanding how to work with the Community Builder takes some time and practice. Particularly with understanding how to create new pages, grant access to those pages and the different nuances between setting up pages in different ways. You can grant access to different content based on audience but managing those options can be confusing especially as your site grows more complex. The navigation menu, the pages, the page variations, and the audiences all work together with the Salesforce security model to determine what a user sees. Unfortunately this means there are a lot of places to check when something isn't quite right.

September 2018

Jonathan from Boadrwalk Corporation

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

nice job!

Pros

Salesforce does a great help for our organization since it is easy to use and provides workflows and a maintainable security.

Cons

I think the cons for this is its price for the service it gives. though It is really useful but I suggest to think twice if you really need the system and pay for its service.

June 2018

Deirdre from Turbo Tax

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

Love it!! It Never Fails Me

Pros

So easy and it works with other apps really well. It's a great way to reach out to others who are within your work's workgroup.

Cons

Unless I missed privacy setting, it would be lovely to know others can't see messages posted directly to a specific co-worker and a person working at another company.

March 2017

Wes from FX Well

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2017

Good Stuff

I like Salesforce because it is the leading platform in the industry, has the most robust set of features and definitely has excellent support. If there were an area I'd like to see improvement it would be around 3rd party integration.

Pros

Features
Scale
View of Consumer

Cons

Complex
Expensive if you don't understant how to properly uttilize all features and functions.

February 2018

Brittney from GroupOne

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2018

Salesforce Review

The leading platform in the industry.

Pros

Very customizable. I love being able to set up and add to the page. Looking forward to learning more about the details of this software.

Cons

Takes practice to learn the software as there are many features offered. Also not the most appealing webpage to look at.

July 2017

Sulabh from Meredith

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

July 2017

Great way to collaborate with customers

Pros

"Ease of use" is way too easy and is pretty handy for our users to adapt to this. Accelerators provided by Salesforce helped us understand this feature deeply.

Cons

Salesforce should do a better job in the area of customer support. Most of the times when I have questions about this topic - I prefer to search in the community rather than logging a ticket with Salesforce because of the tier structure they have. It takes days to get the issue resolved by Salesforce wherein someone from the Salesforce community will respond in few hours if not minutes.

December 2016

Ashley from Freeman

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2016

Salesforce Community Cloud

Salesforce is nailing it when it comes to communities & collaboration in general. They truly have gotten the tools down for what is needed to provide excellent communication with your community within your company & continues to only improve on that.

Pros

Great tools for collaboration.

March 2017

David from showNets LLC

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2017

Great Company - Better Products

Pros

Ease of use and customization is the best in the industry. Great client support. Nothing else to say really.

Cons

Nothing. The product sells and speaks for itself. Great stuff. Best cloud solution by far in the industry.

November 2017

Deirdre from Turbo Tax

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

Salesforce Success Cloud

Pros

Their support staff is always there when I need them. I am looking forward to the path towards growing my business.. Very easy to use.....Seamless

March 2017

Brian from HotSchedules

Company Size: 201-500 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2017

It works well but for none sales position just another company facebook

Pros

It is easy to use. Keeps an entire company connected in one place. Groups are easy to create and I will never forget someone's birthday.

Cons

Just another Facebook if you are not a sales person or someone who enters sales information. Our company still uses but non sales people no longer login.

October 2016

nicola from sei mani

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2016

robust and engaging

love the community portal and the evolution of Lightening has made it so usable and intuitive. customisation is key!

Pros

ease of use

Cons

reports and dashboards

December 2016

Edward from Deloitte

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2016

Increase engagement with Partners & Customers

Salesforce give you a Portal, out of the box to engage with your Partners & Customers. From Case Management to Collaboration, to Sales. This product is fully customisable and gets better every year. Using Chatter, Knowledgebase, Ideas, SOS, Live Support and more these applications are fully integrated into your CRM, giving a 360 degree view of your Partner/Customers and increase engagement.

Pros

Chatter, knowledge base, full integration and customisation make this product an invaluable addition to any company wanting to increase engagement with your Partner/Customer

July 2017

Patrick from rocnetsupply

Company Size: 2-10 employees


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

July 2017

Salesforce, yay

Pros

Fairly easy to use. The sales people don't get to see what others are doing. You can determine exactly who sees what information

Cons

It seems kind of clunky sometimes. It isn't very easy to tailor specifically to your needs, you just use as is

May 2017

Naveen from Astrea IT Services Pvt Ltd

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2017

Salesforce Communities: Industry leading portal solution

It is easy to setup and fairly powerful. Salesforce provides industry leading security best practise, so the data is secure.

Pros

Salesforce Communities provides a portal for employees, customers and partners. A standard interface is available out of the box with basic UI configuration. For advanced user interface custom development can be used. Standard Salesforce objects are used as database.

Cons

It is a relatively expensive solution. For small organization budget can be an issue. However the advantage is that it is fairly easy to setup a basic version of Salesforce Communicities.

March 2017

Taylor from Sales

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

March 2017

My Salesforce Review

Building reports is difficult in salesforce. When i worked at Forcepoint and used this site daily, it always took most of my time during the day to build that report.

Pros

Moderate to easy use.

Cons

Building reports is weak.

March 2017

Craig from XYN Management

Company Size: 2-10 employees


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2017

SalessForce Craig

I work in SalesForce and rely on it's object and workflow rules to manage our data that we are using. SalesForce is powerful but not the most intuitive software to use on day to day basis. I have gained appreciation for the workflow rules, process builder and approval rules that allow for custom made SalesForce functions to help manage our data structures and data that we pass between our visual pages.

Pros

Ability to manipulate and change data structures on the fly to account for different processes. Also the plug-ins and ability to tie in things such a docusign, conga workflow are among some of the reasons SalesForce will continue to attract so much business.

Cons

Not intuitive and can be a bit of a pain to navigate through the various ways to get through anything.