ThoughtFarmer

Social, collaborative intranet software for organizations

About ThoughtFarmer

ThoughtFarmer is a social intranet solution designed to centralize collective intelligence, improve internal communication, promote collaboration, and more. The software offers a variety of features for managing communication through activity streams, forums, and blogs, search and navigation, content, knowledge, and document.

ThoughtFarmer’s communication tools allow users to customize the branding and language of their intranet, and support social media and RSS feeds, global news publishing, email newsletters, videos, blogging, and more. Intranet analytics provide users with insight into activity, engagement, and popular searches, with the ability to drill-down to different sections, groups, and pages. Content can be managed and published using the built-in WYSIWYG editor, drag-and-drop templates, version histories, and image asset management. Customizable page headers, cards, and dev tools allow users to configure their intranet, and old content can be archived manually or automatically.

ThoughFarmer’s social features include activity streams, shout-outs and @mentions for employee recognition, commenting, and personalized employee profiles. Each user can be provided with a personalized homepage, tailored to their role. Users can follow pages to automatically receive updates and notifications for changes, and provide feedback on content using likes. The interactive org chart visualizes the relationships between users, groups, and departments, and can be used to find colleagues and contact details.

Pricing starting from:

US$10,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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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    Markets

    United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Armenia, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bhutan, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ecuador, Spain, Falkland Islands, France, United Kingdom, Georgia, French Guiana, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, India, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, South Korea, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Maldives, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Paraguay, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Taiwan, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, South Africa

    Supported Languages

    Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, zh-hant

    Pricing starting from:

    US$10,00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    ThoughtFarmer Software - Create a customized homepage with engaging images from Unsplash, dynamic newsfeeds, interactive polls, event calendars, and commonly used applications by simply dragging and dropping your desired features and functionality.
    ThoughtFarmer Software - Create a customized homepage with engaging images from Unsplash, dynamic newsfeeds, interactive polls, event calendars, and commonly used applications by simply dragging and dropping your desired features and functionality.
    ThoughtFarmer Software - Notify employees of critical announcements regardless where they are.
    ThoughtFarmer Software - Create fun and engaging event invitations that get employees excited! Set custom questions that you'd like answered during registration, manage registrations, and set a close time. Employees can add comments and add the event to their calendar.
    ThoughtFarmer Software - Communicate important announcements across your intranet with the broadcast feature
    ThoughtFarmer Software - Give employees a voice and collect the data you need with surveys and forms
    ThoughtFarmer Software - Employees can create customized news feeds
    ThoughtFarmer Software - The employee directory gives employees visibility into the human capital across your organization. Browse or search for groups on the intranet in the group directory. Filter group results by default or custom group type and tags.
    ThoughtFarmer Software - View an interactive org chart from the employee directory or profile pages. See how your organization is structured and who manages whom, along with profile photos and basic profile information. Export a diagram of all or part of the org chart.
    ThoughtFarmer Software - Create interactive virtual spaces for groups to share knowledge, collaborate on projects, and build relationships.
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    ThoughtFarmer Software - Create a customized homepage with engaging images from Unsplash, dynamic newsfeeds, interactive polls, event calendars, and commonly used applications by simply dragging and dropping your desired features and functionality. ThoughtFarmer Software - Create a customized homepage with engaging images from Unsplash, dynamic newsfeeds, interactive polls, event calendars, and commonly used applications by simply dragging and dropping your desired features and functionality. ThoughtFarmer Software - Notify employees of critical announcements regardless where they are. ThoughtFarmer Software - Create fun and engaging event invitations that get employees excited! Set custom questions that you'd like answered during registration, manage registrations, and set a close time. Employees can add comments and add the event to their calendar. ThoughtFarmer Software - Communicate important announcements across your intranet with the broadcast feature ThoughtFarmer Software - Give employees a voice and collect the data you need with surveys and forms ThoughtFarmer Software - Employees can create customized news feeds ThoughtFarmer Software - The employee directory gives employees visibility into the human capital across your organization. Browse or search for groups on the intranet in the group directory. Filter group results by default or custom group type and tags. ThoughtFarmer Software - View an interactive org chart from the employee directory or profile pages. See how your organization is structured and who manages whom, along with profile photos and basic profile information. Export a diagram of all or part of the org chart. ThoughtFarmer Software - Create interactive virtual spaces for groups to share knowledge, collaborate on projects, and build relationships.

    Features

    Total features of ThoughtFarmer: 78

    • @mentions
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Active Directory Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Approval Process Control
    • Archiving & Retention
    • Blogs
    • Calendar Management
    • Client Portal
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Contact Management
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Forms
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Security
    • Discussions / Forums
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Management
    • Employee Activity Monitoring
    • Employee Communities
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Photos
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Engagement Tracking
    • Event Calendar
    • Feedback Management
    • File Management
    • File Sharing
    • File Transfer
    • Forms Management
    • Forum / Discussion Board
    • Knowledge Base Management
    • Meeting Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Alerts
    • Multi-Language
    • Newsletter Management
    • Online Forums
    • Personalization
    • Policy Management
    • Private Network
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real-time Updates
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Remote Support Software
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • SSL Security
    • Screen Sharing
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Single Sign On
    • Survey/Poll Management
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Tagging
    • Task Management
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Unified Directory
    • User Management
    • Version Control
    • Video Conferencing
    • Wiki
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,8 /5
    (48)
    Value for Money
    4,8/5
    Features
    4,5/5
    Ease of Use
    4,7/5
    Customer Support
    5/5

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    Miguel T.
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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 C.
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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.
    Brittany L.
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Excellent Customer Service

    Reviewed on 2020/10/27

    The customer service team at ThoughtFarmer is great. Every time there is an issue, or we don't know...

    The customer service team at ThoughtFarmer is great. Every time there is an issue, or we don't know how to solve a question, we reach out to the team. They are speedy with their replies, and usually have very straight forward direction and imagery to help solve the problem. Thank you [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] for all of your help in the first year of our Intranet!

    Pros

    The software is overall straight forward to use. The Thoughtfarmer community page is a great way to learn tips and tricks on various software capabilities that we didn't realize were there.

    Cons

    Challenges with employees connecting to the intranet when off of our Network - but this also may not be a Thoughtfarmer problem! This has made it a bit challenging for our jobsite employees (who never come into the office) to get used to using the Intranet and integrating it in their daily lives. But everyone in the office has had a great experience with it.

    Steve B.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    ThoughtFarmer - specializing in Intranet websites

    Reviewed on 2020/10/29

    We are working with a knowledgeable team in TF to help us achieve Intranet success.

    There are also...

    We are working with a knowledgeable team in TF to help us achieve Intranet success.

    There are also tools and processes that we have in place. For example Content Governance for consistency, leveraging Analytics to understand how employees are using our Intranet and keeping our content fresh for relevancy.

    Pros

    Integration with our systems did require custom development work from TF and we crossed the finish line. This work was part of our scope, so no surprises. The TF is knowledgeable, diligent and responsive. All qualities you hope to find with your vendor.

    The software is intuitive and easy to use. It supported our custom branding and allowed for our content management team to achieve their results.

    Cons

    There were some limitations in the software that were logged as feature requests that we hope to see in production soon. It's difficult for a vendor to support the many 3rd party applications and integrations. We did find some workarounds, so no real issues here. This product was a significant improvement from our previous solution, so difficult to isolate cons this early in our implementation.

    Margo G.
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    • Industry: Venture Capital & Private Equity
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy to Set Up, Use, and Exciting for Employees

    Reviewed on 2021/03/10

    ThoughtFarmer allowed us to finally centralize all of our company information into one portal. The...

    ThoughtFarmer allowed us to finally centralize all of our company information into one portal. The setup was easy, and we enlisted representatives from different teams at our company to help fill out each team page. Employees were very excited about the launch and all of the setup and training was definitely worth having a working system that our employees like to use.

    Pros

    The onboarding process and training were extremely helpful. The software itself is highly intuitive so not a ton of training was needed to get us up and running right away. Our support representative was there to answer any and all questions, and the entire support team was extremely fast with all of our questions.

    Cons

    I have very few complaints about the software itself. Nothing comes to mind of anything I didn't like.

    Alternatives Considered

    Jostle, Noodle, Happeo and Simpplr

    Reasons for Switching to ThoughtFarmer

    I spent a good amount of time performing a competitive analysis on various Intranet software - ThoughtFarmer checked all of the boxes for all the features and functionality we needed, plus we liked their interface the best.
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    ThoughtFarmer FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for ThoughtFarmer.

    ThoughtFarmer offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$10,00/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+

    ThoughtFarmer supports the following languages:

    Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, zh-hant

    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, Okta, OneLogin, Ping Identity, SharePoint Azure AD Connect, Slack, Twitter, Wufoo

    ThoughtFarmer offers the following support options:

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

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