Open Social

RATING:

4.4

(14)

About Open Social

Open Social is a cloud-based community engagement solution that helps organizations manage collaboration, communication, and engagement with external or internal stakeholders using digital spaces. The platform enables managers to maintain member profiles, create and edit cookies consent and data policies and activate Google Analytics for web pages. Open Social offers a host of features such as private messaging, Single Sign-On (SSO), activity monitoring, tagging, push notifications, email encryption, multilingual translation and more. Using the built-in white-labelling capabilities, administrators can personalize the interface with custom menus, images, colours and other attributes. Additionally, members can develop custom content, manage visibility across groups a...
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Open Social Reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4

Customer Support

4

Value for money

4

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for Open Social

1 - 5 of 14 Reviews

Rogier

Human Resources, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

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

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2021

Open Social for HR-community

Start up and implementing of our old knowledge base has been rather easy for us. The monthly sessions with our customer success manager [SENSITIVE CONTENT] are very nice for getting additional support in terms of developing and expanding the community. Also technical support is usually pretty quick and effective.

PROS

The possibility to have an open front end of the website (with knowledge base) and a closed back-end for the community is really important to us. Now we can integrate the knowledge base with the community part and really make it a whole 'product'.

CONS

Although open social works on Drupal (which is an open source CRM) it's not that easy to get off the beaten track. That is off course understandable from a development point of view but that makes you more dependent of the Open Social support team.

Reason for choosing Open Social

Combination of possibilities within Open Social as a platform. For example the opportunity to have an open 'front end website' (for sharing knowledge articles) and a closed community back-end (for HR-professionals to interact with each other). The amount possibilities within Open Social were comparable with other companies but the price of Open Social is a bit lower.

mhamed

Recreational Facilities and Services, 1 employee

Used daily for less than 2 years

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

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2023

Drupal social

PROS

the whole dev is an artist work i really love the all the orchestra ,I really started a social site with more than what was facebook or twitter It was a dream, Easy accessible and can go on with a lot free goodness to start a business from poverty.

CONS

It was the top of drupal distribution for me on the time of drupal 7 and most of 8 but it become a little difficult on the the updates lot of issius , I love the dist but i ve lost a lot to make it standing . on drupal 9 I can not even work locally on it if not the updates of drupal there are updates of php or mysql and sometimes my mac updates something and nothing goes .

Reasons for switching to Open Social

Drupal is more attractive as a community and cms then to the group module so to open social dist to make things fast but it might be my error

Olariu Romeo

Newspapers, 2-10 employees

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

OVERALL RATING:

1

EASE OF USE

1

VALUE FOR MONEY

1

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

1

Reviewed September 2022

Drupal rebranded

Opensocial just wants to rebrand drupal and make money on con the back of ontributors' work. If we analyze well, opensocial is actually just a template, with small modifications of the drupal source code and some modules created by drupal contributors and the support service only wants to extort money from customers. They also have the insensitivity of not informing what their list price is, many of the clients probably don't even know that they use drupal, an opensource software. The administration interface is all rebranded with opensocial logos and links. I asked for a price list for their modules that are for money, but they didn't want to tell me the price. They said that at this stage they do not communicate prices by email, after two weeks of almost daily conversations with an individual from their team. They are probably looking for large corporations, who are not interested in prices, I did not understand well what their sales policy is, their prices are not transparent and they do not respect European laws regarding price transparency.

PROS

Nothing except the template part, which is only partially their merit, the 90% credit must be given to the bootstrap community

CONS

OpenSocial is not a software, it's just a template that makes small changes to the standard source code of drupal, which they try to sell probably for gold to uninformed people. I think that drupal should ban this project because opensocial does not bring anything new, many of the modules created by them, are now abandoned, or is not covered by the security advisory policy.so opensocial practically does not contribute to drupal, it just tries to sell drupal that is free

Reason for choosing Open Social

I didn't choose Opensocial only tested it, it's just a miserable template for drupal instalable as a profile that looks a bit like copy-paste facebook full of bugs and non-functional ( today 564 open issues)

Bruce

Entertainment, 1 employee

Used daily for less than 12 months

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

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed October 2020

Overall Kudos

I am pleased with the versatility and future possibilities! As an Open Source user, however I wish there was a more direct way to get help even if it were on a modest fee basis! I can afford very little in the development stage but believe once fully in production can develop enough income via a advert model to pay for additional tech. Whether that future tech comes from within the Open Social Community or outside, it would still require strong interaction due to the unique elements within its structure!

PROS

It serves the goals and needs I have been searching for many years. It is set to replace a 20 year old non CMS that I programmed with the same features philosophy (Social Media) and tools in mind however technology has surpassed its capabilities! Flexibility: The ability to reconstruct many features to conform to my needs! The Open Source Community, while seemingly minimal in manpower is committed and engaged!

CONS

Regarding pricing, I use the Open Source version as the SaaS version is seeming targeted at multinational and very large organizations. Hence well beyond my means. Huge learning curve which is as much a Drupal issue as it is Open Social. Turnaround on support is slow (however, considering that it is Open Source that is to be expected) I have received feedback from many Beta Testers (Lay Users) that the navigation is hard to understand and even though I have provided comprehensive documentation on the platform, still find it technically difficult! Several joined but have not returned! Note: these beta testers come from the World of Facebook and Twitter!

Reason for choosing Open Social

Technical superiority! - but again not a paid user!

Reasons for switching to Open Social

Technologically antiquated, needed a CMS

David

Public Policy, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

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

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed February 2021

Great tool for Community Development

Very positive. Great company to partner with. Extremely responsive and supportive.

PROS

We needed to create a regional social network for a smart cities initiative, and Open Social was incredibly easy to deploy and set up. We've had some great uptick in our community and everyone finds it very easy to use.

CONS

You're limited in design (e.g. fonts), although extensions like dashboards are really helpful.

Reason for choosing Open Social

We were looking for an innovation/challenge platform, and with Open Social we realized we could have that plus so much more in terms of community engagement. Now, the challenge component is secondary to all the other uses we've found for it across our initiative.

Vendor Response

Hi David, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback with us. We're grateful for your positive experience and we're glad you feel we're on the right track! If you have any question please feel free to reach out https://www.getopensocial.com/about-us/#contact

Replied March 2021