Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Enterprise collaboration and online community software.

About Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Zimbra Community provides a full suite of social tools including blogs and microblogs, forums and wikis, media galleries and video embedding, content editing anf web pages, tags and tag clouds. Use Zimbra Community to set up a personal profile, find people and send friend requests, publish real-time updates on a live activity stream, create events and polls, like statuses and leave comments, receive notifications, use @mentions and hashtags and set up RSS feeds.

Zimbra Collaboration offers a range of messaging and collaboration tools that include the ability to set up a personal cloud with an inbox that integrates with your email, The personal cloud also has voice, task, address book and calendar, files and application sharing abilities. You can use the click-to.call feature, chat and visual voicemail tools in stay connected to team members at all times. Document and folders can be shared instantly over the secure Zimbra platform. Integrate Zimbra with external applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Socialcast as well as apps such as Oracle and SAP.

Pricing starting from:

US$25,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription
  • Open Source

Key benefits of Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Integration with powerful 3rd party tools and applications.

Search expertise with advanced Q&A tracking and reporting. Use content reputation and quality scoring, and badging and points to evaluate content.

Unified messaging integration with Cisco and Mitel to provide instant messaging, visual voicemail, click-to-call and call record history.

Design a social workflow in which community members can pose challenges, suggest ideas and vote on their favorite content.

Social analytics to display community health and effectiveness.

Dynamic content recommendations that connect people to the content they need quickly and tailored network suggestions that help build their personal networks

Email digests that are personalized with content recommendations to keep people better connected

Built with Big Data in mind; Zimbra Analytics data has been designed to make it easy to integrate with business intelligence systems

Ensure privacy and control of your data by running your community on your own premises, or at a trusted partner

Support for groups and subgroups (microsites) that feature configurable themes, layouts, roles and permissions

Basic moderation as well as advanced moderation capabilities for auto-moderation, word and phrase filtering and user banning

Configurable permissions for managing security and access requirements

Reputation management system including crowdsourced abuse reporting; extensible abuse management and reporting

Pre-built integration with Sitecore for web content management, Salesforce.com for customer relationship management, Microsoft SharePoint for document management and support for custom integration with other enterprise software applications

Social network authentication, Oauth and SSO support for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com, Google, Active Directory and custom solutions

Email integration with all major email servers with support for activity notifications, site-wide emails and daily or weekly digests

Support for localization of all unicode and double-byte characters and right-to-left languages; language packs for system translation in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese and Simplified Chinese; plus support for dynamic translation of user-generated content in all languages supported by Lionbridge (GeoFluent) integration

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$25,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription
  • Open Source

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Features

Total features of Zimbra Collaboration Suite: 15

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Email Management
  • File Sharing
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Access
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Task Management
  • Video Conferencing

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(67)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,2/5
Customer Support
3,9/5

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Giridhar S.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Email Client Software

Reviewed on 2019/03/25

Zimbra, an instant mail setup client which is the best for the corporate sector as we can easily...

Zimbra, an instant mail setup client which is the best for the corporate sector as we can easily deliver messages and receive the same which works in real time. I have been using Zimbra mail server from the past 2 years and it works remain excellent till time as I don't even have any late deliverability nor any delayed task on it. The features were actually well built for an employee who used to use this on a daily basis and can interact with their colleagues/staff members/clients easily and on time.

Pros

The most I like in Zimbra is:
1. Faster Deliverability of Emails in real time
2. Can add Email Signature to all our emails
3. Can send Events/Meetings Invites
4. User Responsive in design and lite speed software
5. Can use Out of Office option if you're in leave and send automatic responsive email to them
6. Can Import/Backup all emails/contacts with a single click
7. Can search through all our emails by using search options
8. There is an inbuilt Calendar for our quick meetings lookup in it

Cons

Hmm.. At Present, there's no cons or least liked about this software as I have been using it from past 2 years and going with the same speed till now :)

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great solution for Linux based on-prem or cloud email collaboration suite

Reviewed on 2020/05/26

The deployment was easy, I was able to easily connect the server to our LDAP server and import all...

The deployment was easy, I was able to easily connect the server to our LDAP server and import all of our users. The migration of content was a bit more difficult due to the nature of our old system, practically nothing supports GroupWise, so we had to migrate one account at a time via IMAP from the old server to the new server.

Pros

It is based on Linux, it can do SSO sign-on with Active Directory, as well as most LDAP based authentication directory services. The web mail is full featured, not a light client. They provide both ActiveSync and CalDAV/CardDAV access, which is important for us as a design company using mostly Mac computers.

Cons

The software itself is great. My only issue was for the few times I needed to reach out to Zimbra/Synacor's support, the response time was a bit slow (1-2 days). I assume if this had been an outage and had called in rather than only email my request, I would've received a faster response.

Syed arbab W.
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Its a good product with low cost on-premise mailing and collaboration suite!!

Reviewed on 2018/04/17

Our organization is based on Linux with end user using the same and we really don;t want to go MS...

Our organization is based on Linux with end user using the same and we really don;t want to go MS Exchange option so we left with choices of Lotus Notes (Which is a very good yet expensive product), Novell groupwise and Zimbra. Having tested Zimbra around more than 10 years ago we choose this. It has the flexibility to provide mobile base, thick client and thin web base client. So it was good choice and we are quite satisfied with our decision back then

Pros

Its scale-able, robust, secure and low cost. Based on Postfix and other opensource packages it provides good emailing solution. All the included packages are thoroughly tested before included in release. With most of the world going to cloud for email for the organizations need low cost yet secure and scale-able on premise mailing solution Zimbra is a good option. It has very good Web base UI which is very easy to use. There is no performance issues. Visibility with logs is very good . Zimlets are very cool features you can add on

Cons

The support is a bit so so maybe because of change of so many owners of the company. The web ui can use skin option to make it look and feel like different email platform in the market, e.g. if someone is use to outlook or gmail ui then a them/skin could provide that

Cynthia R.
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Zimbra Transition

Reviewed on 2019/02/03

Zimbra was chosen as a preferred suite for our company because it allows for a simple client that...

Zimbra was chosen as a preferred suite for our company because it allows for a simple client that every member of our workforce could use without feeling overwhelmed with Outlook or Office 365. With Zimbra it has been easier to encourage collaboration with different teams and team members. More experienced team members who need or desire the muscles of Outlook and easily set Zimbra in Outlook.

Pros

Ok lets begin with the good. Zimbra is a suite that comes with the basic calendar, contact list and the ability to create tasks. It allows you to set reminders, tasks and appointments and share them with coworkers quickly. This is perhaps the best features of this software. It is a relatively simple program without all the bells and whistles of the beast known as Outlook. It is the simplicity of this software and security that makes it ideal for our company. We have just migrated to Zimbra and the roll out for the most part was successful. One thing I absolutely love about Zimbra is the ability to set it up in Outlook. This gives me the collaboration within my team using Zimbra and the features I've come to love in Outlook.

Cons

If you are use to the larger and more powerful collaboration suite known as Office 365, you'll be a bit disappointed with Zimbra. Zimbra is not going to search for you, talk for you or keep your emails forever. What you'll find is a simple program that allows you to collaborate with your coworkers and management without the bells and whistles. It can be a disappointment if you're use to a larger suite. Communication is limited to just responding to an email, and emails are set to a 30 day retention limit. You can use a "Zimlet" to capture and save emails however. As stated above being able to incorporate Zimbra into Outlook is a way to overcome some of the limitations of Zimbra.

Elizabeth del valle G.
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  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Zimbra Collaboration Suite is a great software that allows us to be communicated effectively.

Reviewed on 2018/05/30

Zimbra Collaboration Suite has brought me many benefits professionally speaking. Having this...

Zimbra Collaboration Suite has brought me many benefits professionally speaking. Having this software has been a very pleasant experience since we migrated from another mail service to Zimbra. With this things seem simpler. Its interface helps a lot so that any user finds it easy to handle it.

Pros

What I like most about the Zimbra Collaboration Suite is that it groups several services in a single package. To have a list of contacts, a tool to plan activities, a calendar and most importantly: email service, covers all my needs at a professional level. It has been the best investment that has been made in the institution where I have been working for several years.

Cons

I really do not find major flaws in this software. For a low price I think it covers very well the needs that can be presented to us in an office to keep communications.

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Zimbra Collaboration Suite offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$25,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source
  • Free Trial: Available

Zimbra Collaboration Server (ZCS) is sold per user mailbox in bundled packs of 25, 250 and 2,500. Packs are available as annual, multi-year and perpetual software licenses. Open Source Edition Zimbra Open Source Edition is a free email and collaboration solution ideal for individuals or smaller organizations that do not require Zimbra Support, advanced administration, business continuity and only IMAP email on desktops and devices. Special discounts are available for government, education and non-profit organizations.

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Zimbra Collaboration Suite has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Zimbra Collaboration Suite supports the following languages:

English

Zimbra Collaboration Suite supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations Zimbra Collaboration Suite has

Zimbra Collaboration Suite offers the following support options:

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

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