Origami Connect

RATING:

4.7

(27)

About Origami Connect

Origami by Sharemuch Software is an intranet solution designed for various industry verticals. The solution helps organizations convert their Sharepoint sites into a Sharepoint intranet. Key features include document management, employee engagement, employee news and collaboration. The solution can either be deployed in the cloud or on-premise. Origami allows employee engagement by providing a platform for conversations and broadcasting company news, events and other alerts. The system includes social features such as liking, commenting on and sharing events. In addition, the solution enables managers to customize websites with the help of pre-designed templates for different departments. Origami offers features such as a policies and procedures finder, classi...

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Origami Connect Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Origami Connect

1 - 5 of 27 Reviews

Svetlana

Verified reviewer

1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2018

Modern look and feel and easy to use intranet solution for SharePoint

PROS

1. Provides available Web-Parts that could be reused across the site collection, following the provided User Manual; 2. The team was able to adapt the tools from SharePoint 2016 to our SharePoint2013 environment; 3. Provides modern look and feel for News, People Directory and Announcements, Timeline and other communication features. 4. Does not do additional customization on the environment. Out-of-the box SharePoint features are still available for Power Users for future extensions. 5. The parts fit well with the current processes and business needs for the communications of the Program. We are happy that we involved the Origami team in the requirements gathering process;

CONS

It needs to provide responsive design capability. May be it was not available only because we were still using SharePoint 2013 version, as well as - it came as a requirement after implementation.

Vendor Response

Thank you for your review, Svetlana! To your point, responsive design is available in our SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online version of the solution.

Replied June 2018

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Miguel

Verified reviewer

Banking, 501-1,000 employees

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

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed August 2018

An Intranet in a box focused on simplifying the experience for content authors.

I have seen demos of the product and have received response to questions regarding functionality and architecture of the solution as we explored Origami as an option to enhance the experience as we thought of upgrading our existing Extranet portal. The team behind Origami has over 10 years of experience in SharePoint and it shows on the solution and their attention to detail. As described by the team, for a typical implementation they work with you to define Information Architecture, visual aspects, etc. Once those have been ironed out, a deployment can be completed in less than an hour.

PROS

Origami checks all the boxes expected of an Intranet in a box product to accelerate a SharePoint Intranet deployment: - Navigation with drop-downs and a way to edit links from the home page - Featured content web part for news and other content sources that can be used to highlight items such as blog posts, news article pages, events, etc. - Social features such as likes and commenting for employee feedback - Company events – can show past and future events to highlight key dates and company events - People Directory – Clean, easy to find employees by name, title, skills, etc. - Document Center – Search driven experience based on document properties to find forms, templates, etc. - Classifieds – Gallery view, easy to add a new item for sale - Recognition and Shout-outs - These can be curated and allow for employees to nominate others - Quick Poll – Polling employees for feedback. Employees can also submit poll suggestions - Idea Submission and voting UI - Site Directory -Breadcrumbs! Key differentiator: Authoring experience for content creators. Origami will provide guidance and a starting point for article pages and news pages. The template goes beyond page layout structure and provides in-page guidance to make authoring less about formatting content and more about what the content needs to provide to readers. This will reduce friction for others in the org to contribute content and accelerate their time to publish, usually an issue for successful adoption.

CONS

As most Intranet in-a-box solutions, it is using the classic publishing site template and the underlying features it provides. It will be interesting to see how the solution evolves to support modern sites and/or enhance the experience by incorporating modern communication sites and hub sites into the mix.

Vendor Response

Thank you for your review Miguel!

Replied August 2018

Makenzie

Oil & Energy, 51-200 employees

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

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed January 2024

The perfect solution for us.

Working with the team at Origami has been great! Any time an issue has come up with the product, the team worked with us to make sure we fully understood how to utilize the tool and are continuously improving the product features to get us even better options.

PROS

Origami makes implementation easy! While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that some other companies offer, it definitely makes the basic SharePoint pages look 100x better. The product is essentially a design plug-in that goes hand-in-hand with the basic SharePoint site. All tools retain the functionality of SharePoint, but the Origami product makes it feel more like a website that just a basic SharePoint site.

CONS

The ability to customize some tools could be better, but Origami is continuously working to improve features and add more functionality to the solution. From the time we implemented their solution, they have added 4-5 features and significantly upgraded the ones that were already available.

Reason for choosing Origami Connect

The initial cost of the base product is about half of the cost compared to the other solutions we looked at. Once purchased, we decided to upgrade and have a guided implementation/setup - which ended up being the perfect option for us. Other intranet implementations claim to take 4-6 months, but we were up and running with Origami in less than 3 months!

Chris

Sports, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 6 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 May 2024

Made our Intranet migration possible

Great - Project team were very easy to work with and highly knowledgeable

PROS

Quick and simple bolt on for SharePoint. Custom web apps providing a richer and more customised experience for our migration to SharePoint Online. Project lead always made time to chat to help design, implement and resolve any issues if there was any.

CONS

Maybe the reliance on Delve for some web apps. Other limitations are more on the SharePoint side.

Reason for choosing Origami Connect

Price, simplicity along with a structured project implementation plan.

Claire

Non-Profit Organization Management, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 6 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 March 2024

review by CEPI

very good so far, extremely intuitive and great customer service support whenever needed.

PROS

Easy to deploy and implement, great proactive customer service, nice look and feel on the intranet

CONS

such webparts such as the calendar has limited functionalities so we cannot integrate our org-wide calendar with this Origami part and perhaps would be great to have some consistency in webparts (we cannot have automated generated news from a site on the carousel with expanding links webpart for instance, but we can have this feature on the news banner..)

Reason for choosing Origami Connect

More easy to use and deploy, as well as better package overall