Bonzai

Bonzai

Intranet platform for SharePoint & Office 365

4.8/5 (6 reviews)

Bonzai Overview

Bonzai is a SaaS based intranet platform with flexible, pre-built features for SharePoint and Office 365. The digital workspace empowers non-technical users to improve engagement, collaboration and productivity across the organization with tools to share news and updates company-wide, manage events and documents, connect employees through an online directory, provide a MarketPlace for the community, and more.

Companies are able to share stories, departmental updates and organizational news across the entire organization, or target content to specific departments. Users are able to post updates and stories to a specific channel, along with navigation features to help employees find relevant content. The platform’s integration with SharePoint and Office 365 helps users better plan, manage and register for events, along with custom event capabilities such as calendar integration, attendance tracking, automated reminders, and more. Tools for document management provide access to important documents such as forms, policies, and procedures, including version history, preview and search functionality.

Bonzai’s MarketPlace feature enables employees to support their favorite charity or buy, sell and give away spare items within the community. Users can add photos, a description of an item or service offered or wanted, and include a price, or donate proceeds from items sold to causes. Social interaction features such as likes, shares, comments, and feedback along with the built-in Yammer integration help create an interactive online community. With Bonzai, teams get intranet access anywhere, anytime, and on any web-enabled device, or through the native iOS app. Customizable branding allows organizations to apply personalized colors, fonts, and logos, as well as images for the background, header and footer.

Pricing

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Pricing options
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Bonzai Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
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Blown away. Finally an intranet that meets today's modern design and usability.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/04/20
Review Source: Capterra

- easy to use software with modern design and templates. The pages are designed for a modern desktop view, so you can fit more content on a page, reducing overall number of pages to manage.
- support, you'll never get stuck
- Their team helps you with the set up of your intranet. They perform user architecture activities and have years of experience doing it, make the migration process that much smoother!

Pros

So much. I love it. I worked on intranets for crown corporation in BC, and I have to say, I prefer Bonzai over an out-of-the-box solution because of it's modern design and team of developers working to improve each year. The product comes with excellent features, you don't need anything else. But I have to say the support is the best part, they are quick and knowledgeable answer your questions! Also, any feedback we received from our users, we can pass on to Bonzai's development team for future enhancements, so we don't even need a custom out-of-the-box intranet.

Cons

Some of the features are not working exactly how users would prefer it to, but this might be due to limitations from SharePoint.

It would also be nice to have a custom permissions, there's been issues with publisher posting the wrong story on the homepage, but it happens so few and far between we can make do with out it.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Brad F.

We are thrilled we replaced the bland Sharepoint look with the dynamic presentation of Bonzai!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/04/10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Our staff like the News and Events,
Document Portal, Employee and Department Spotlights and Marketplace the most. The Doc Portal especially, ensures employees find the correct and most current cersions of documents

Cons

There are a couple of key features missing. We'd like a company calendar that goes beyond that of the clunky Sharepoint calendar. We are also missing site update alerts that would be helpful to authors.

Response from Dynamic Owl

Thank you for your support and feedback Brad. We appreciate your candid review of Bonzai, including areas where we can continue to improve.
We are submitting these feature requests to our Product Development Team on your behalf.

Thank you to you and Unibank for being such an outstanding client to work with.

All the best,
The Bonzai Intranet Team

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Kimberly L.

Bonzai really helped us step up our intranet game!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/04/11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

If you know SharePoint, then this software is super easy to use. We've been able to increase and expand general use of the intranet, employee engagement and communications. We really love the ability to easily upload, tag and store documents. We also love the directory feature. Our employee directory is so much easier to use and find what you need than what we had before. The publishing features of the news articles and important messages are so easy to use which has allowed us to greatly expand the number of people in our organization who can share their message and do so quickly.

Cons

There aren't any significant cons. There are a couple of enhancements we have requested and they are quick to reply on the viability of our suggestions.

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Pat C.

Making SharePoint Pretty & Easy

Reviewed on 2017/03/06
Review Source: Capterra

Our experience with SharePoint in the past was that it was very difficult develop, update and sustain. More importantly we wanted a SharePoint site that didn't look like a typical SharePoint environment. Bonzai solved all of these issues.

Great product that is easy to implement and sustain. We were able to execute from design to go-live in a matter of months. The team is incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating, providing guidance on the best way to utilize SharePoint.

Only a couple of minor points that precludes me from scoring them 5 stars in all categories. First, Bonzai is not available for SharePoint 2016. Second, when releases and updates are made, our team would appreciate more information/clarity/updates.

Overall, I would recommend Bonzai to others.

Response from Dynamic Owl

Hi Pat,

Thank you for your review! Happy to hear your experience has been positive overall.

Bonzai is in fact available for SP 2016. I will have someone on the team reach out to provide you with more information.

We also appreciate your feedback on customer communications. We are armed and ready to improve this experience for you!

All the best,

Team Bonzai

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Chuck T.

The team at Dynamic Owl has been a great partner to work with. They're expertise is second to none.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/04/10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Bonzai intranet platform helped us solve 5 key areas of opportunity for our organization's intranet:
1. Responsive design provides our users with a custom user experience no matter what device they are accessing our intranet from.
2. Clean and modern user interface.
3. Personalization to improve employee productivity and efficiency.
4. Social interaction capabilities to drive employee engagement.
5. One centralized truth for all company Communications and Events.

Cons

The Bonzai intranet platform currently needs to be installed on each site collection in your environment versus installing it at the farm level.

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User Recommendation
10/10
Based on 6 reviews
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Bonzai Pricing

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Value for Money
4.7/5
Based on 6 reviews
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Bonzai Features

  • Access Control
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Commenting
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Storage
  • Search Functionality
  • Third Party Integration

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Chat
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Communication Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • File Management
  • Permission Management
  • Projections
  • SSL Security
Features
4.3/5
Based on 6 reviews
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Additional information for Bonzai

Key features of Bonzai

  • Activity / news feed
  • Attendance management
  • Audio / video conferencing
  • Chat / messaging
  • Commenting
  • Customizable branding
  • Discussion boards
  • Discussions / forums
  • Document access and tracking
  • Document portal
  • Document tagging
  • Employee directory
  • Event calendar
  • Event planning
  • File sharing
  • Forms creation
  • Knowledge management
  • Locations directory
  • MarketPlace
  • People directory
  • Search
  • Search
  • Search & filter
  • Send event updates and reminders
  • Site directory
  • Version control
  • Version control

Benefits

  • Spread information company-wide and keep teams up-to-date with timely stories, organizational news and departmental updates that interest and engage every department.

  • Store documents in the cloud for access anywhere, and anytime with full version control
    and detailed tracking on who made what changes, and when.

  • Bonzai’s integration with SharePoint and Office 365 helps organizations plan, manage and register for events with tools for attendance tracking and reminders to drive a higher number of participants.

  • Allow employees to support their favorite charities via Bonzai's MarketPlace, or sell, exchange and give away spare items within the employee community.

  • Align the company's intranet with its corporate identity through customizable branding such as colors, logos, fonts and images to match the organization's industry and style.

  • Bonzai FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Bonzai.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Bonzai offer?

    Bonzai offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Contact Bonzai for detailed pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of Bonzai?

    Bonzai offers the following features:

    • Activity / news feed
    • Attendance management
    • Audio / video conferencing
    • Chat / messaging
    • Commenting
    • Customizable branding
    • Discussion boards
    • Discussions / forums
    • Document access and tracking
    • Document portal
    • Document tagging
    • Employee directory
    • Event calendar
    • Event planning
    • File sharing
    • Forms creation
    • Knowledge management
    • Locations directory
    • MarketPlace
    • People directory
    • Search
    • Search
    • Search & filter
    • Send event updates and reminders
    • Site directory
    • Version control
    • Version control

    Q. Who are the typical users of Bonzai?

    Bonzai has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Bonzai support?

    Bonzai supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Bonzai offer?

    Bonzai has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Bonzai support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Bonzai supports

    Q. What other apps does Bonzai integrate with?

    Bonzai integrates with the following applications:

    Google Analytics, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Teams, Office 365, SharePoint, Skype, Skype for Business, Yammer

    Q. What level of support does Bonzai offer?

    Bonzai offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support