Jostle Software


37 reviews(4.5/5)
37 reviews(4.5/5)

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. Users can create a reference library for employees to read company policies, design manuals, sales materials, forms and budgets.

Pricing is per employee per month. Support is provided via email and an online forum.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 10

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    July 2018

    Great for connecting inside an organization, the team overview is incredibly useful to a new starter

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    Pros

    The best feature of this software is hands down the event handler. Managing meetings is a breeze using Jostle.

    Cons

    The only downside I can point is the erratic crashes on the phone app, albeit annoying not a deal breaker.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mark from Catch The Fire Myrtle Beach

    Specialty: Nonprofits

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2018

    Easy tool to engage your team!

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Value for Money
    Pros

    I like the ease of remembering birthdays and join date anniversaries, as well as the ability to curate discussion online in dedicated forums.

    Cons

    This is not a fault of the software, but it must be used to support true interaction in real life, not to substitute for it!

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Ruth from Glasshat

    March 2018

    Good for keeping up to date with the team, sharing company news and updates

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    Pros

    I found the activity feed quite useful to keep up to date with what people had posted, shared and commented on. It's a good way to share company news that doesn't go straight to your inbox. However, you can also set up email notifications for when something happens so you don't always have to be logged in. It's a good platform for connecting with the rest of the team that's separate to everything else you use (helps to keep it focused on the team).

    Cons

    There is no separate desktop app (for example, like Slack) so you do have to login to the website to fully access this. However there is a mobile app if you wanted to access this on the go.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Jostle Corporation, Jostle

    March 2018

    Thank you very much for leaving a review of our platform and services. We are really sorry to see you were not fully satisfied with Jostle. We appreciate the opportunity to improve and would love to get more details from you as to what has led you to this low rating. We don't recognize your company name and would like to connect with you directly. Can you please reach out to us at dustin@jostle.me We will follow up right away! Thank you in advance!

  • Anthony from BCREA

    January 2018

    Super fun and easy to use

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    Pros

    Fun and easy for the whole office, user friendly and enjoyable. It's kind of like the Facebook for the office.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Andrea from CCV Insurance & Financial

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    November 2017

    WE EXPECTED A TURN KEY INTRANET PLATFORM

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    United our 3 locations and created a faster, more centralized way of communicating within our organization.

    Pros

    Ease of set up and quick on boarding process for staff. Its so easy to launch and train co-workers. Visually pleasant to navigate and helps create a fun corporate cultural with its social media-based style.

    Cons

    I'd like to use the calendar for more than events like scheduling like staff holidays etc. I would like to see the view more in a traditional calendar format rather than a list.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Zachary from ISACA

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    October 2017

    Nice App, Horrible Support

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    Pros

    Pretty yammer-like internal engagement and intranet application. There is document rendering, classified, team view diagrams, and more.

    Cons

    Spectacularly awful SSO integration support. It can be made to work but it was far more painful than any other vendor I've setup SAML authentication with.
    The documentation is horrible and even flat out wrong in some areas.
    'Custom' domains are problematic (see SSO complaint above).
    Support and professional onboarding often consists of an email referencing aforementioned cruddy support documentation.
    They can (and will) setup platform breaking changes at a night's notice. This type of thoughtless customer engagement is what is prompting this review in fact.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: GetApp

    Response: Jostle Corporation, Jostle

    November 2017

    Sorry that our support did not meet your expectations. We have set up a call with you to help us learn to get better.

  • Diane from Celatini Enterprises

    Specialty: Consulting/analytics

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    October 2017

    Connect your company in a flash!!

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    Pros

    If you have employees that are in multiple locations, this product is a fantastic way of connecting everyone! From the field to the office, this product makes it super easy to provide project updates/shout outs, birthday/anniversary notifications, CEO motivational blogs, etc. The set up takes a minimal amount of effort, and makes it easy to keep the entire company up to date 24/7, since employees can log on from almost anywhere!

    Cons

    It's a stand alone product - which is by design - but results in some duplication of entry with other software.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Jeff from Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2017

    We LOOOOVE Jostle...

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    Internal formal & informal announcements & communication moved out of the mailbox and into a shared environment. Staff now have a platform to easily share content and collaborate. All users have their default browser home page set to Jostle. Engagement metrics are outstanding!

    Pros

    People-centric. Clear layout and navigation, easy for users to learn. Very easy to administer. Ability to leverage SAML SSO if your company has the IT resources.

    Cons

    Not many. File Library could be more robust. Lacks the ability to automatically age archive content.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Maxwell from Heyday

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2017

    Jostle is a great tool for organizing our company and keeping everyone in touch with each other

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    Brand-wide communication with customizable feature that best fit out company's style.

    Pros

    How easy it is to start and reference conversations, make brand-wide announcements, and organize shift coverage through Classifieds

    Cons

    The "Teams" area is slightly hard to organize and a little less user friendly than the rest of the site.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mark from Catch The Fire Myrtle Beach

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2017

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

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    Easy to use

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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).

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mae from City of Vaughan

    December 2016

    How-To Forum

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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!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Holly from Sodexo

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    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"....

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jonathan from Catch The Fire

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mae from City of Vaughan

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Danielle from Morgan McKinley

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    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)

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Gayle from Cottsway Housing Association

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jessica from Mcfarland clinic

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sharon from The Hello Foundation

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    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

    Cons

    Can't think of any . . .

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Simmi from Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Cassandra from Health Quality Council of Alberta

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    November 2016

    HQCA Review

    Ease-of-use
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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

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Jostle Corporation, Jostle

    December 2016

    Sorry for the issue you had with downloading Cassandra. I believe this was a short-term issue that was quickly resolved. The team will reach out and make sure things are working well for you now. Brad

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