Hivebrite Software


 

Hivebrite is a cloud-based online community management platform for incubators, businesses, schools, and nonprofits including institutions with limited resources. It helps organizations build brand engagements and opportunities for members to network with people around the world. It features a member directory, a dashboard, an events page, a media center, groups, job boards, a member inbox, fundraising and online membership.

Hivebrite provides a suite of tools to manage and engage members with full control over their brand and community. It allows users to customize community websites with their own logos and colors. Users can create multiple admins with users rights and roles for managing the website.

Users can choose from multiple options to define their members access the platform including signup forms, paid signup, SSO (Single Sign On), social sign-in (LinkedIn, Facebook or Xing). Hivebrite’s integrated content management system enables users to manage content like creating public pages, member area, menus and more.

Hivebrite offers mobile application available for iOS and Android, which users can brand with logos, colors and branding.  The platform also allows external integration with customer relationship management systems and social media sites.

 

Hivebrite - Multiple devices
 
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Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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Anne from Food Manufacturing
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Virtually aesthetic

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Its features are exceptional. You can customize it anything you like from it. The navigation of it is also convenient to use.

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So far, I don't see any cons from this software. But there is still room to improve and for the better of service.

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Crystal from Lake County Schools
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2018

January 2018

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The features and customization of this software is out of this world. Definitely easy to use and customer support is always ready and willing to help.

Cons

Although some features are customizable not all are, including the font which is okay but I believe that with an update they'll resolve that.

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Carola from Hotel Management School Maastricht
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

It is easy to get familiar with the platform and you will explore a lot of possibilities.

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Happy alumni, more contact with the industry and therefor more added value to our curriculum.

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User friendly, a lot of possibilities to customize, in line with GDPR, adequate and friendly helpdesk.

Cons

Specific wishes on features is hard to get developped, since there are a lot of wishes. Would be nice to have a group of user in the same country where you can share your do and dont's.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

Hivebrite is excellent at bringing people together virtually

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Virtual communities are vibrant and collaborative with this software that delivers what it promises.

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It's very easy to learn, understand, and use. Customization, depending on your community's need, is very flexible and multi-options are available.

Cons

Speaking of customization, there's still a lot left to be desired in the types of fonts that can be used.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jennifer from Stetson

March 2018

March 2018

Great tool working in School of Business Dept

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It is easy to use, I could teach myself how to use it, it was very straightforward. I had been searching online for a while for a project just like this.

Cons

Sometimes the price can be a bit much, which makes it difficult being in a team, we can't all use the software.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kirsten from Black Family Enterprises

February 2018

February 2018

A Great platform to build brand engagement

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I like that Hivebrite is an all in one community engagement platform that helps build connective engagement among out group.

Cons

There is a bit of a learning curve to Hivebrite and sometimes people are hesitant to add "one more thing" to their arsenal.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Christoph from German Marshall Fund of the United States
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

A great platform for online engagement

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Functionality: Hivebrite has almost endless features and options to customize the platform, so that the platform is tailored to the needs of the network. Features and functions can also be used in a non-traditional way, enabling the administrator to create specific features, that would otherwise not be possible.

Look and Feel: From a user perspective, the portal is very easy to navigate (pending on how it is customized). The world map feature that displays network member geographically is a great asset for networking.

Administration: The setup and maintenance of the platform via the back-office are very intuitive. This applies to the user profiles, as well as the architecture of the site. It's mostly a one -click process.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nettie from Love Your Melon
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

The team at Hivebrite was incredible. They were and continue to be flexible to our needs!

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The ability to streamline our Program to best fit our users. Hivebrite integrates numerous functions that provide an easy to use interface for our team as well as incredible customer service and support for questions that arose during the setup process!

Pros

The Front Office interface and mobile software is very user friendly. Our team members love the aesthetic and multi-faceted system that Hivebrite provides. It is also very customizable from the Back Office so from an Admin perspective, setup was easy!

Cons

The lack of customizable options when it comes to font, color, sizing, and general edits. However, I believe that this is something that is being developed so it's really only a growing pain that Hivebrite is adjusting to!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Hivebrite, Hivebrite

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Nettie, thanks so much for your kind words. We really enjoy having you as a client. You have had some great ideas for product upgrades so it has been a pleasure doing some developments for Love Your Melon.
Concerning the customization of fonts, text, etc... this will indeed go live to our clients in about 1 month or so. We are confident you will be pleased with the development!
Thanks again.
The Hivebrite Team

UPDATED: Hi Nettie, the new text editor is now live, hope you enjoy it!

 

Dave from The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Foundation, and, 360Armor (www.lecf.org and www.360armor.org)

July 2017

July 2017

After over a year trying to build with a major competitor, finding Hivebrite was a gift.

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-User's layout is easily intuitive and makes sense.
-Content rich design has a lot of useful places for various types of data/info.
-Elegant visual design that draws your members towards useful info.
-Clean, cool, contemporary presentation.
-For admin, the backend is smart, efficient, and makes sense relatively easy for an intelligent novice to quickly get it and get to work designing and building.
-We're a U.S. law enforcement nonprofit and our member base is law enforcement. Obviously, data storage, login security, and hacking issues are important to us. We spent a lot of money trying to make another vendor's package adequately secure and never really got there. Hivebrite's top-tier data storage coupled with leveraging Google's streamlined sign-in authentication can't be beat.
-Tech support is outstanding, brilliant people who know how to engage efficiently, and even smile.
-Value. We shopped hard. We're getting so much more than we could find anywhere else, at a great price point.
-After over a year of struggling to get a competitor's product to work, we almost launched nationally with the thought to just make-do. But just a couple weeks before launch, our engineer spent several nights scouring the competition. He sold us on abandoning all our work and switching one of our endeavors to Hivebrite. After our first day of building, we knew this was the platform for both projects. We know what's out there. Hivebrite can't be beat.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Liesa from IREBS Community of Real Estate
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2016

September 2016

internal networking platform with intuitive interface

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It is was nice to work with such an experienced partner in community management, that not only offers good value for money, but also offers good advice in building a professional community platform.

Pros

I especially like the event user tap. Via Hivebrite, you can invite your members easily to an event and the platform ensures a smooth processing of payments. Furthermore, Hivebrite provides a platform, which completely undertakes the task of data management. If there is missing data of your members, you can easily start a campaign to collect the data you need. Since I am not an IT nerd, I really enjoy the user friendliness and the intuitive handling of the platform. Our alumni and student community is really happy about our new homepage. Especially the live feed and the weekly digest, which summarizes news, forum discussions or job opportunities, has become a must read for every community member.

Cons

Some features are not costumizable, but the Hivebrite team is doing the best to fulfill the special requirements of an alumni association and takes every suggestion into consideration.

Advice to Others

Finally, I can really recommend the hivebrite professional community platform and the team that stands behind it.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Hivebrite, Hivebrite

Date: September 2016

September 2016

 

Thank you so much Liesa!

 

John from The International Association of Hotel General Managers
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2016

September 2016

An excellent, user-friendly platform which has been adapted to our needs - the perfect solution!

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Hivebrite are incredibly professional, the team are highly competent, very flexible to our needs and solution focussed in their approach.

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The software is very easy to use, simplistic for the user on the front-end and adaptable to our needs

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Hivebrite, Hivebrite

Date: September 2016

September 2016

 

Thanks a lot John ! It is a true pleasure to work with the IAHGM team.

 

Robert from Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2016

September 2016

Hivebrite is cooler + has richer functionality + is more flexible + is a ridiculously-good value

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Seriously.

I found Hivebrite at the very end of an exhaustive search of over 50 different alumni management platforms. After countless platform demos that would generally end with having witnessed a feature/function-poor platform, or witnessing a polished platform that cost 3x or 4x what my non-profit was looking to spend, I met Jean, who gave me a tour of the Hivebrite platform. I think at one point I literally asked Jean ¿What¿s the catch?¿ because I didn¿t get it: Hivebrite was the sexiest, most-feature-rich platform I had seen, yet its price point was one of the lowest of all the vendors I had vetted.

There was no catch. Jean and his team have built¿and are continuing to evolve¿an incredibly sophisticated alumni management and engagement platform. Let me expound just a bit on a few points:

»»Cooler. Richer functionality.
- The overall structure of the site is clean and tastefully executed.
- The map interface of the `Events¿ of `People¿ is not just slick, but also super-functional as an intuitive and inviting way for alumni to engage with relevant fellow alumni and happenings. It¿s leaps and bounds better than anything I had seen from any provider.
- With its ability to have alumni create `pitch pages¿ for their businesses and ventures, interact in group and forum tabs, post and attend events together, Hivebrite simply does more¿and does it better¿than any other provider. Hivebrite¿s functionality actually gave me ideas on how I can create engagement with alumni that I had not previously thought of.
- Targeting a specific segment of your alumni for an email campaign is perfectly straightforward. Did I mention they have integrated email-campaign analytics?
- With all this functionality housed under one roof, I no longer need to waste time toggling back and forth between my alumni CRM/Eventbrite/MailChimp/etc.

»»More flexible.
- When you talk to the support team at Hivebrite, if the answer isn¿t ¿Yes¿, it¿s ¿We¿ll make that a priority in our next iteration¿. They have integrated many, many adaptation requests into their platform, and their platform is what it is today largely due to them improving based upon their client feedback. They have really valued my input and make me feel like we are on a team together, working to develop an awesome solution for my alumni and for my organization. That means the world to me.

Thank you Jean, Flo, and the whole Hivebrite team for helping me do more for my alumni.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Hivebrite, Hivebrite

Date: September 2016

September 2016

 

Thanks Rob - Such a detailed and enthusiastic review means the world to us. We're definitely a team!

 

Sandra from Glion Institute of Higher Education
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2016

September 2016

Super user-friendly, responsive, fun and simple platform for alumni!

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It has been a great pleasure to work with Hivebrite team and to introduce this platform to alumni. As a luxury institution, we needed a unique product that would offer a high-quality solution for our end-users and optimise the current alumni network. This is exactly what we got from Hivebrite - a true win-win solution: a user-friendly and fun platform for alumni; and simple management and strong support for the alumni association.
The platform offers an easy-access to the alumni from anywhere and more opportunities to engage and stay connected.
Moreover, the Hivebrite team is constantly improving everyone's experience by actively listening to suggestions and finding innovative solutions for all requests.

Pros

The features offered by Hivebrite platform are very useful for both end-users and the administrator, for example:
- The possibility to connect with channels like LinkedIn simplifies the login for users: one less password to remember! And the simpler it is, the greater number of people will stay connected which will facilitate the administrators' jobs.
- The interactive map and "check-ins" are an excellent tool for alumni to find each others and strengthen the network.
- The possibility to create chapters is one of the most important features for our network. Through the chapter live feed, alumni can discuss the popular topics in their countries or organize more gatherings independently. For administrator, this feature helps in chapter management and creating greater alumni communities around the world.

But the greatest advantage of this platform is that it is constantly improving. The Hivebrite team takes every suggestion into consideration in order to develop new features that enhance the users' experience even further. I cannot give them enough positive feedback!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Hivebrite, Hivebrite

Date: September 2016

September 2016

 

Thank you Sandra ¿ it is an honor for us to work with Glion !

 

Pascal from CEMS

May 2016

May 2016

Modern approach to the Alumni management. Strong IT architecture

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Being still a relatively young company (compared to Graduway, Simplicity, Intraworld...), Hivebrite is proposing a solution that benefits from a wide knowledge of the existing solutions, but with the force of a solid foundation based on Ruby/Ruby on Rails and flexible architecture. The Team is really professional in its answers to our Request for Proposals

Review Source: Capterra
 

Khuong

April 2018

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Pascal from CEMS
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

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