About ThoughtFarmer

ThoughtFarmer’s intranet software is designed to help teams manage knowledge, streamline communications, and improve employee engagement.

With ThoughtFarmer, company’s around the world and across industries can:
- Collect, find, and share organizational knowledge
- Keep everyone informed, whether down the hall or around the globe
- Create and manage an awesome intranet, no technical skills required
- Digitize internal processes to improve operational efficiency
- Amplify company culture for a happier, more productive workforce
- Unify digital workplaces with integrations that support diverse teams
- Ensure data safety with enterprise-grade security protocols
- Enjoy a flawless launch with the help of an award-winning support team

ThoughtFarmer was designed to cater to the evolving needs of modern digital workplaces, which is why companies like Destination Canada, Hydro Ottawa, ACCA, and Cannondale rely on our intranet software to keep their teams informed, aligned, and productive.


Key benefits of ThoughtFarmer

Users can manage intranet content with the built-in WYSIWYG editor, drag-and-drop templates, and gallery integrations.

The integrated search engine with search-as-you-type and “did you mean”, alongside customizable navigation, page bookmarking, and filtering, is designed to streamline the process of finding information.

A social feed with shout-outs, @mentions, commenting, and activity streams enables sharing of internal announcements and employee recognition.

Document management tools allow users to upload and manage files including documents, photos, and videos, with previews, document editing, version histories, and customizable permissions.

The interactive organizational chart visualizes connections between locations, departments, groups, and employees, with employee cards displaying titles, contact information, and photos.


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ThoughtFarmer Software - With ThoughtFarmer, anyone can create a beautiful intranet without needing specialized design skills.
ThoughtFarmer Software - Communicate across your organization with confidence, knowing that everyone is getting the right message at the right time.
ThoughtFarmer Software - ThoughtFarmer's comprehensive people directory mean you can find and connect with subject matter experts, quickly
ThoughtFarmer Software - Intranet forms for every role, every department, and every organization.
ThoughtFarmer Software - Organize, promote, and manage company events, effortlessly.
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ThoughtFarmer Software - With ThoughtFarmer, anyone can create a beautiful intranet without needing specialized design skills.
ThoughtFarmer Software - Communicate across your organization with confidence, knowing that everyone is getting the right message at the right time.
ThoughtFarmer Software - ThoughtFarmer's comprehensive people directory mean you can find and connect with subject matter experts, quickly
ThoughtFarmer Software - Intranet forms for every role, every department, and every organization.
ThoughtFarmer Software - Organize, promote, and manage company events, effortlessly.

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Miguel
Miguel
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A delight to use for Intranet Managers, Content Authors and employees

Reviewed on 2018/06/21

An easy to use Intranet portal with social capabilities that enable employees to be more engaged....

An easy to use Intranet portal with social capabilities that enable employees to be more engaged.

Simplified infrastructure for on-premises, no need for massive server farms.

Great setup and onboarding experience with their professional services team. Their support staff is stellar, fast and caring for your needs.

Pros

ThoughtFarmer's ease of use, and the easy deployment on-premises (although a cloud option is available) helped us implement our new Intranet on time and budget while providing users with a top-notch experience for corporate news, events and navigating different processes in our organization.

Social features (likes, commenting, @ mentions) really empower our employees to have a voice be more engaged with our strategic direction, operational insights and celebrating milestones with the recent addition of Shout-outs.

From an extensibility perspective, the platform allows for page templates and widget creation (in browser or with modern development IDEs) and it is now based on React, so page loading and navigation is fast and responsive. Customizing with your own fonts. corporate color theme and images is quick and painless. Need to go a bit further? You can add your own CSS or JavaScript to fill in any gaps from the out of the box theming engine.

A recent overhaul of the search experience brings the experience to what you would expect from enterprise search with the addition of best bets, predictive search, etc.

The people directory is beautifully crafted and thanks to the Employee Directory Connector you can bring your users and their active directory properties (such as department, job title, phone, email) in just a few clicks. For authentication, SAML SSO is an option.

The admin area is intuitive and very powerful as many options are configurable in the UI.

Cons

There are only 2 security roles, admin and user, so roles like help desk or others might get exposed to settings one might not want them to have.

From an integration point of view, would like to see more integration with Office 365 as we use it for more day-to-day collaboration. A SharePoint integration is possible, but not sure if it will also work with SharePoint Online.

Alena
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy to use, easy to manage

Reviewed on 2021/07/22

Our experience with ThoughtFarmer so far has been overwhelmingly positive. Their team has been...

Our experience with ThoughtFarmer so far has been overwhelmingly positive. Their team has been accessible and easy to work with since day one. Their IT team was easy to work with through implementation, and their ongoing Professional Services team has been instrumental in our getting the most out of the platform. Their Help Desk ticket process is simple, and they respond to tickets quickly and find solutions to problems.

Pros

For our organization the most impactful feature has been connectivity with our Active Directory and the ability to more easily control permissions via security groups in ThoughtFarmer. Each user has a profile in the Intranet allowing us to get more granular with permission and security.

Additionally, the product has been very easy to use from an administration perspective, and creating, adding and editing content for our content authors has been simplified and doesn’t require understanding of code to create engaging, interesting content.

Integrating with our existing business processes has also been fairly easy, and in many cases the ThoughtFarmer platform has improved our process. Their “all in one” application has allowed us to reduce the number of applications we use when performing updates to our Intranet, creating efficiencies.

Cons

We have very few complaints about the software or vendor. We do wish there was more control over Admin roles, as an Admin has full access to all functionality, rather than being able to assign different functions to different individuals or groups. The Admin Panel is robust, and we would prefer to lock down certain functions to our IT teams and not to the other Intranet Admins.

We also wish the in-app alerts were more robust. Currently they only say whether content was changed or not, but does not tell the user what changed (unless the user is an editor, who can see version history on the page itself, not within the alert). Ideally we would like there to be a summary of changes visible to all users, even if they are not editors themselves.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft SharePoint

Reasons for Choosing ThoughtFarmer

Our previous Intranet was built entirely in-house (a static website built on HTML), so maintaining and updating took at least basic code knowledge. We also received requests for features/functionality from end users that we couldn't accommodate with our limited code experience. Switching to ThoughtFarmer meant our editors don't need to have an understanding of code to perform updates/add content, and our end users appreciate all the functionality that comes built into the platform.

Reasons for Switching to ThoughtFarmer

We chose ThoughtFarmer after careful consideration primarily because we were looking for an ongoing partnership and an expert in Intranets. Their Professional Services during implementation and throughout migration ensured we were using the tool effectively and making good decisions for our end users.
Adriana
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  • Industry: Executive Office
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A Fantastic Intranet Platform!

Reviewed on 2024/01/17

We have had the best experience dealing with ThoughtFarmer. From the first demo call I had they...

We have had the best experience dealing with ThoughtFarmer. From the first demo call I had they have been helpful, respectful, and professional. The support they have offered us through the setup process was incredibly valuable and I would encourage anyone considering ThoughtFarmer to take advantage of their Implementation Services.

Pros

ThoughtFarmer is super user-friendly intranet software. It was easy to build out the site and will be simple to maintain. I'm excited about their content review feature to help manage our content as time goes on. Their implementation services and overall customer service was EXCELLENT. With their implementation services, you get bite-sized workshops that take you through all the important features and best practices so the process of building an intranet isn't overwhelming. Super helpful, especially if this is your first intranet site.

Cons

The only thing that I don't love about ThoughtFarmer is their app navigation. Clicking through the site the way you would on a desktop just isn't super functional. That said, the search feature combats most issues that would arise from that, and I also understand that it's hard to fit a whole site into an app without watering it down.

V
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Great product!

Reviewed on 2024/01/17

We have had so many changes within our company not just in staff but direction and overall...

We have had so many changes within our company not just in staff but direction and overall priorities, so pivoting has been important for us and whenever I bring ideas to bring each vision to life I have had to call support for assistance and have really created some great relationships. Their goal is to help you succeed and look good and I always appreciate their efforts and support.

Pros

Ease of use and seamless integration and great customer support.
Whenever I call support they take the time to understand our unique requirements and tailor a solution that perfectly suited our needs. They have always been responsive, proactive, and attentive to our concerns. Any issues or questions we've had were promptly addressed, ensuring minimal disruption to our day-to-day operations. It's reassuring to know that we have their support whenever we need it.

Cons

Limited customization options. Some of out departments may wish for more flexibility in customizing their department page's appearance or features to better align with each department's unique needs and branding. This may be more of an us issue rather than Thoughtfarmer, but we've brought some ideas to the table that weren't able to come to life due to limited options.

Jennifer
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

ThoughtFarmer Revolutionized Our Internal Communication

Reviewed on 2023/12/12

It's been overwhelmingly positive. The platform itself is excellent and incredibly easy to use, the...

It's been overwhelmingly positive. The platform itself is excellent and incredibly easy to use, the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable, and I love how the company is always striving to do more and make more enhancements and improvements. I would highly recommend ThoughtFarmer to anyone!

Pros

There are so many amazing aspects to ThoughtFarmer's interactive intranet platform. I brought an interactive intranet to my company for the first time they had ever experienced one. Therefore, it was crucial to have an intuitive, insightful, and easy-to-use tool for our staff. I have used other platforms before, but ThoughtFarmer's is not only the easiest one to use, but also the most professional and functional. After less than a year, internal communication has been transformed and is thriving now at RICK Engineering with the RICK Hub (our ThoughtFarmer intranet) as a center hub for everything, and employees are more engaged than ever across all of our offices. ThoughtFarmer's staff made our build and enhancements since then incredibly smooth and pleasant. They're always helpful, prompt, and forward-thinking, and absolute pleasure to work with.

Cons

I honestly do not have any true dislikes or complaints. The current platform/process for pulling statistics has shortcomings and is not very easy to use. However, ThoughtFarmer has demonstrated a new stats platform they are working on now and will be launching soon. So, we're really looking forward to that.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft SharePoint, Jive, Yammer, Slack and Happeo

Reasons for Switching to ThoughtFarmer

Ease of use, fair pricing, compatibility with our needs and existing platforms, professional appearance, functionality
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ThoughtFarmer FAQs

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ThoughtFarmer offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$5,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Pricing is based on the number of users. 50-99 users: $10/user/month 100-199 users: $8/user/month 200-499 users: $6/user/month 500-999 users: $5/user/month 1000+ users: Enterprise licence (contact us) ThoughtFarmer can also be deployed on-premise.

ThoughtFarmer has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

ThoughtFarmer supports the following languages:

Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

ThoughtFarmer supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

ThoughtFarmer integrates with the following applications:

Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Okta, OneLogin, Ping Identity, SharePoint Azure AD Connect, Slack, Twitter/X

ThoughtFarmer offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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