AnswerHub software


30 reviews(4.0/5)
30 reviews(4.0/5)

AnswerHub is an online developer community solution available for deployment either in the cloud or on-premise. It is suitable for midsize businesses to large enterprises across various industries.

AnswerHub enables team collaboration and ideation, customer self-service portals and privately managed Q&A sites. Users can share information among team members, propose and track the progress of ideas and build a knowledge base for both customers and partners.

AnswerHub includes built-in gamification, so users can recognize and reward team members for their knowledge. Team members can be identified according to their field of expertise enabling fresh queries to be routed to the specific people.

AnswerHub offers services on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via an online knowledge base including tutorials, case studies and eBooks and through a ticketing portal.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , HP-UX , AIX , Solaris , Unix , IBM OS/400 , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    March 2018

    One of the best off-the-shelf Q&A products in the market

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    AnswerHub made it extremely to set up the infrastructure for a Q&A community, and it was overall a great experience working with them. Looking to the future, I hope they can modernize some aspects of the platform, including analytics, moderation workflows, the templating language, and API.

    Pros

    Easy to configure and customize for most Q&A needs. AnswerHub has very robust user and content management features out of the box (e.g. privileges, tagging, following questions, etc). The application can be easily extended through their API. Hosted and self-hosted options are priced competitively, and customer support is extremely responsive.

    Cons

    The built-in analytics are lacking and somewhat rudimentary. The question and answer moderation functionality could be improved, especially to enable more complex workflows. Finally, the API could be more stable and get more active development to support more use cases.

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

    Response: DZone, DZone Software

    May 2018

    Thank you for your kind review and constructive feedback! In our latest release our analytics within the admin panel have received a complete overhaul. The take a sneak peak at the new look, check out the photos on our Capterra profile. We've also made considerable strides on the functionality of our API and we hope that it helps improve ease of use.

  • Verified Reviewer

    March 2018

    Intuitive Q&A features. Super flexible in personnalisation. Support team with goodwill!

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    Pros


    - Great customer support.
    - Highly configurable (permissions, theme).
    - Easy to make changes in the code yourself once you get the hang of it.
    - Responsive to any screen format.

    Cons


    - No easy personnalisation via the admin dashboard though avdertised, you need IT skills, patience and curiosity to make theme / feature changes (minimal code documentation). Or you will need to go through professional services all the time.
    - Few bug fixe releases
    - Not regular enough new feature releases; we have had known bugs pending for a long time.
    - Lack of moderation action logs ("post I have reported", actions taken by moderators etc...)
    - Missing in-app notifications; there is only email notifications.
    - Weak for knowledge base use (could use more tree-structure navigation and more wiki-style).

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

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

    March 2018

    Stable, flexible and community driven.

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    Pros

    The software is extremely stable, we've found great flexibility with add-ons and community-driven tools, and bringing it into our domain has been fairly simple. The team at AnswerHub is also extremely helpful when working on user issues together.

    Cons

    At times I wish the moderation tools were more flexible on the front end. I often find myself wanting to do some simple account investigation or moderation, and it would be great if I didn't have to manually search the back end to do so.

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

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

    March 2018

    AH user for ~6 years. Product is well featured and easy-to-use for end users, moderators and admins.

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    Value for Money

    Offers a feature often requested by our employees and customers, and does it in a way that is intuitive, quick and useful. The pricing is also reasonable for what our company needs.

    Pros

    It offers a strong set of capabilities at a reasonable price, and the company is good about responding to and addressing issues and questions with the product itself. I appreciate the extensibility of AH, and am glad to see improvements come to the product over time.

    From an end-user perspective, it takes very little time to learn how to work with the system, and the gamification engine does help keep some users engaged.

    The Q&A style of discussion offered by AH is also often a very strong selling point, both for customer end users but even within our company itself.

    Cons

    The company's professional services has struggled to be as effective partner with us as we need, causing delays to much needed functionality. Part of the issue is what I see as growing pains for the company, trying to grow it's customer-base while attempting, and not always delivering on the responsiveness they used to have. The tool's current reporting and analytics is somewhat rudimentary, and although I hear they are working on improvements, I'm still waiting.

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

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    March 2018

    overall really good experience, very good offering of Q&A in enterprise space.

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    Pros

    making stackoverflow like functionality available to enterprise companies. very flexible and easy to customize, if you have the right skills available.

    Cons

    not enough bug fix releases, and to few regular new features releases in the last 18 month. operational support could be improved.

    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 Dealogic

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    March 2018

    I liked the idea of the product and its pretty easy to get a use up and running.

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    Gave a good appreciation of whats possible with such a tool

    Pros

    AnswerHub is fairly intuitive and easy to use. Those that appreciate the aims of the product embrassed it

    Cons

    Levels of privilege were faily basic. Would like to see more levels in order to spead the admin and functions.

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

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

    March 2018

    Overall a nice experience, a few hurdles here and there, but continues to improve.

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    No special benefits.

    Pros

    Functionality and features of the site are nice, the site layout is well done also, overall pleased with the product.

    Cons

    The reporting functionality is the greatest weak point of this software and needs some much needed love and attention.

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

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    March 2018

    From users point of view, experience is great and solution is easy to use

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    Pros

    Intuitive for end-users and pretty simple to use. We like the built-in rewarding system as it encourages users to use AnswerHub more frequently. UI is minimalistic and not cluttered with a lot of gadgets from the start.

    Cons

    Administration interface is totally different from the overall product look, some options are hard to locate or in places I wouldn't expect them. Some minor problems with search (queries don't always return what I'm looking for and I'm using exact words from the question). Can't override global notifications properties for all users but have to click through each one of them (I can do it for new users but not existing ones). Administrating privileges is quite complex and confusing at times until you figure out all the specifics (group-level, global, role permissions, ...). Can't get any logs out of cloud server except with help from AnswerHub - would be great if we could look at logs directly through administration (recent SSO problems). Minor bugs with shortcuts on Markdown editor which collide with shortcuts on our Slovenian keyboards. Advanced Analytics could be more user-friendly.

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

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2018

    Internal Use ; Knowledge Base ; Hard to build a community

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    We are trying to put in place a knowledge base internally. This software enable us to do so and to optimize our way of interacting with it.

    Pros

    It allows a lot of possibilities, the support team is easy to reach and helpful, The principle of the Accepted Answer is very useful.

    Cons

    There is some customization works that are hard to made on our own and that complexify the daily use. The "Idea's" are not yet well implemented.

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

    March 2018

    I would like to see more stabilities and performance enhancement to our site

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    Pros

    The interface is intuitive and easy to use. There are certainly a lot of features we like. For example, an user can control visibility of an answers. As an administrator, I can adjust points given to user actions.

    Cons

    Each time there is a software upgrade, we have to re-validate our custom theme and plugins. This hinders us from upgrading smoothly
    Bugs in the current version don't get patches to be fixed.

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

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    March 2018

    Solves our internal Q&A needs

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    Pros

    Easy to understand format for users to ask and answer questions. And doesn't need much maintenance, so just keeps working.

    Cons

    Slack integration is poor, can just inform that a question was asked, and don't get additional notifications or interactions as more things happen. I feel if it had better slack integration more questions asked on slack could be converted into Answerhub questions and answers.
    Plugin management is a little annoying, but very few people have to deal with that, so not too worried.

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

    March 2018

    We've been using AnswerHub for 4 years and right from the beginning the community started to form.

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    Pros

    The software is very easy to use as an administrator and for users it is very intuitive so users can figure out what to do by themselves.

    Cons

    We need detailed usage stats and this area is the part where AnswerHub should improve most. There is an included analytics but in this age of detailed analytics it is unfortunately outdated.

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

    March 2018

    Works fairly well. We've used it for 6+ years.

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    It helps our support organization be more productive - customers can get their own answers, and support can post answers here too.

    Pros

    Very few products do this well. I think stack overflow is based on this product.
    If you're support organization needs help to track issues and get help from user communities, or have user communities help themselves, this is the product for you.

    Cons

    Its a Java app. If something goes wrong, it takes a while to figure out the problem.
    There have been times that other IPs have scraped our site and made it unusable.
    Managing spammers is not ideal. But same goes for many other similar products.

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

    March 2018

    AnswerHub

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    Pros

    Its easy to customize and easy to use. There are lots of modules, but we have not impelmented them.

    Cons

    Requires lots of customization. Every time there is an update, all the custom work that was done requires updates. I recommend out of the box use and limit how much you customize.

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

    March 2018

    pretty good. Responsive feedback.

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    Pros

    It was customizable which was nice. They also had a lot of features that we needed already built out so we didn't have to do it ourselves.

    Cons

    It wasn't easy to customize. The code sometimes was very hidden and we weren't sure if things were in a jar file or if they were in some other location.

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

    March 2018

    Robust, feature-rich software allowing great flexibility in enabling community to support themselves

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    Pros

    Ability to define different spaces and target/tailor content to each space.
    Ability to configure the different levels and karma assigned to people for answering questions.
    Being able to subscribe to updates of posts so it's like an email/forum-based tool as well.

    Cons

    Administrative interface could be more user-friendly as it's difficult to understand various configurations.

    Spam control could be improved as I can't find options to require approval of new users - we have many spam users sign up for our answerhub and need to go back and delete all these fraudulent accounts.

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

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    March 2018

    Overall, I'm having a good experience with the AnswerHub platform.

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    We moved a lot of the user's features request from a ticket-based platform, which is closed, to this open platform that is accessible for all users to see and participate.

    Pros

    Very customizable - for me, it's a plus, when the product is missing features and there are ways to work around it.
    Good search, good support community, good support.

    Cons

    Some built-in items (kb,etc.) are implemented as plugins, which means you can't convert from one item to another.
    We had to do a lot of customizations, for stuff we'd expect to be out-of-the-box (such as blocking users from posting before validating their emails).

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

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    March 2018

    It had served our Q&A forum needs

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    Pros

    Not many hiccups. It serves the purpose of Q&A community. It has easy to use UI. Fast and responsive and reliable.

    Cons

    Search is something that needs to be improved. Admin panel also needs some improvements. Not many updates and feature releases.

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

    March 2018

    The folks at DZone are wonderfully responsive both electronically and in person.

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    Value for Money

    Our corporate level product forums are primarily based on functionality of this product, although we fail to take full advantage of its functionality.

    Pros

    I like any number of features that come with this platform including Space/SubSpaces, metadata grouping, the wide variety of email notification selections, and the flexibility of the formats.

    Cons

    I wish the new content list was formatted as Master/Detail instead of standard single column list. I also would prefer that there were more choices than just publish or delete when reviewing content as a Moderator. There should be a means of sending a Question back to draft status.

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

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2018

    AnswerHub is one of the key tools we have to help move projects forward and create solutions.

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    Finding solutions.

    Pros

    Ease of use. Hands down the most useful platform out there for managing a community and generating a truly usable resource for developers.

    Cons

    I wish collapsing long threads was simplified. But overall the most helpful thing would be having more users involved and using the platform.

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