eXo Platform

eXo Platform

Enterprise digital collaboration software

4.6/5 (108 reviews)

eXo Platform Overview

eXo Platform is an open-source digital collaboration software designed for your business.
eXo helps your teams to collaborate, get things done, share knowledge, and combine their ideas with others. This impacts your organization’s ability to innovate and reach your performance goals

Pricing

Starting from
US$5,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Open Source
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Brazil, Canada, Europe, Germany, Latin America and 4 others, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch and 11 others, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

eXo Platform Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
98% positive reviews
64
Excellent
42
Very good
1
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
Paolo D.

My pros and cons for e

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/07/22
Review Source: Capterra

I've been working with eXo platform for over a year and a half.
I've been discovering its features, its qualities and the points to be improved in order to create a custom portal with customizations.
Mostly, I consider it as a very good social platform, with a lot of ready-to-use modules and features, like chat, documents, notifications, web calls. Everything is made up in order to be scaled and configured in different environments and techniques.

I enjoyed eXo very much, as I enjoyed its special and very kind team, with whom I still talk on Skype or other instant messages services.

Even, the latest updates, version 5, are bringing a lot of features and bug fixing!

Pros

A lot of features, easy to customize and improve.
very good social platform, with a lot of ready-to-use modules and features, like chat, documents, notifications, web calls.
Everything is made up in order to be scaled and configured in different environments and techniques.

very kind team

Even, the latest updates, version 5, are bringing a lot of features and bug fixing!

Cons

maybe all the deploying part could be improved, looking for example to other new tools that spend only few seconds in order to deploy or redeploy (modules) the whole app.

multitenanting, at least for my experience

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Tal N.

Fantastic product and innovative collaborative tool

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/03/12
Review Source: GetApp

eXo Platform is a relatively new app, that can be helpful for corporation and communication on all different levels. I think, it is best suited for medium to large sized companies, as it has so many functions, most of which is not beneficial for small teams.

Pros

Without a doubt, eXo Platform provides everything you may need to put into action your innovative digital work base or customer experience solution. This app design in a way that it helps you to get real work done, without the platform being the part of the work. Because it is cloud-based, you can easily share any kind of data with your co-workers, which makes collaboration so much easier. If you are looking for a multifunctional social collaboration platform for the enterprise, I suggest you try eXo Platform, as it has an entirely new and sophisticated approach towards collaboration and communication between coworkers.

Cons

This platform is constantly developing, so every week you are faced with different types of updates, which can be annoying. Plus, the app is packed with different functions, some of with you may never use. As a result the interface looks cluttered and not particularly user-friendly. Also, the integration with other applications can be complicated and requires a lot of user experience as well, as blunt luck.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Òscar F.

Your open source enterprise social network

Reviewed on 2014/11/15
Review Source: Capterra

This great piece of software build on top of GateIn portal will give you all GateIn features (Content Management, Single Sign-On, LDAP support, etc) and much more. Using eXo Platform we created a secure portal-based site and an intranet that encourages employees in an organization to exchange knowledge, documents, work collaboratively, task management, contact data... All done socially and mobile.

Some Features:

1. Microblogging and Activity Streams
Activity Stream displays text messages or multimedia content posted by employees , customers, suppliers. It is where you'll find all your company's activity.

2. Document Management
Take advantage of version history, rollbacks, votes, comments and more. It lets you store files in a private and secure environment, in other business systems like SharePoint, or in other cloud storage solutions, such as Google Drive or CMIS repositories.

3. Knowledge Management
Wikis, Forums, Calendar, Answers & FAQ

4.- Profile Management
It's possible to manage and organize all the contacts in your organization in a single directory, together with information on their professional profile.

5.- Groups
Create your own collaboration spaces complete with dashboards, discussion forums, wikis, calendars, and documents. Allow any user to create a collaborative space and invite other users to join with different permissions according to roles

6.- Search
eXo includes an ElasticSearch based search tool segmented according to the sections and contents in your intranet, indexing other contents published by other systems, making it a federated search tool for your organization's entire knowledge base.

7. Add-ons Marketplace
Apart from its native features, you can also integrate eXo with other business applications, productivity tools like BonitaBPM, JasperReports Server, etc.

8.- Mobile
Native iOS and Android app.

The Cons:
We not found any except the lack of a feature found on other enterprise social networks like Yammer (gammification). Anyway, It's open sourced so you can extend it easly!

Response from eXo

Hi Oscar,

Amazing to read so much details in your review, thank you very much! About gamification, it's a topic we are currently working on so we would love to get your feedback and ideas on eXo community website. Feel free to use the request feature section or open a topic in the discussions forums.
Cheers,
The eXo Team

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Òscar F.

Your open source enterprise social network

Reviewed on 2014/11/15
Review Source: Capterra

This great piece of software build on top of GateIn portal will give you all GateIn features (Content Management, Single Sign-On, LDAP support, etc) and much more. Using eXo Platform we created a secure portal-based site and an intranet that encourages employees in an organization to exchange knowledge, documents, work collaboratively, task management, contact data... All done socially and mobile.

Some Features:

1. Microblogging and Activity Streams
Activity Stream displays text messages or multimedia content posted by employees , customers, suppliers. It is where you'll find all your company's activity.

2. Document Management
Take advantage of version history, rollbacks, votes, comments and more. It lets you store files in a private and secure environment, in other business systems like SharePoint, or in other cloud storage solutions, such as Google Drive or CMIS repositories.

3. Knowledge Management
Wikis, Forums, Calendar, Answers & FAQ

4.- Profile Management
It's possible to manage and organize all the contacts in your organization in a single directory, together with information on their professional profile.

5.- Groups
Create your own collaboration spaces complete with dashboards, discussion forums, wikis, calendars, and documents. Allow any user to create a collaborative space and invite other users to join with different permissions according to roles

6.- Search
eXo includes an ElasticSearch based search tool segmented according to the sections and contents in your intranet, indexing other contents published by other systems, making it a federated search tool for your organization's entire knowledge base.

7. Add-ons Marketplace
Apart from its native features, you can also integrate eXo with other business applications, productivity tools like BonitaBPM, JasperReports Server, etc.

8.- Mobile
Native iOS and Android app.

The Cons:
We not found any except the lack of a feature found on other enterprise social networks like Yammer (gammification). Anyway, It's open sourced so you can extend it easly!

Response from eXo

Hi Oscar,

Amazing to read so much details in your review, thank you very much! About gamification, it's a topic we are currently working on so we would love to get your feedback and ideas on eXo community website. Feel free to use the request feature section or open a topic in the discussions forums.
Cheers,
The eXo Team

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Òscar F.

Your open source enterprise social network

Reviewed on 2014/12/18
Review Source: GetApp

This great piece of software build on top of GateIn portal will give you all GateIn features (Content Management, Single Sign-On, LDAP support, etc) and much more. Using eXo Platform we created a secure portal-based site and an intranet that encourages employees in an organization to exchange knowledge, documents, work collaboratively, task management, contact data... All done socially and mobile.

Some Features:

1. Microblogging and Activity Streams
Activity Stream displays text messages or multimedia content posted by employees , customers, suppliers. It is where you'll find all your company's activity.

2. Document Management
Take advantage of version history, rollbacks, votes, comments and more. It lets you store files in a private and secure environment, in other business systems like SharePoint, or in other cloud storage solutions, such as Google Drive or CMIS repositories.

3. Knowledge Management
Wikis, Forums, Calendar, Answers & FAQ

4.- Profile Management
It's possible to manage and organize all the contacts in your organization in a single directory, together with information on their professional profile.

5.- Groups
Create your own collaboration spaces complete with dashboards, discussion forums, wikis, calendars, and documents. Allow any user to create a collaborative space and invite other users to join with different permissions according to roles

6.- Search
eXo includes an ElasticSearch based search tool segmented according to the sections and contents in your intranet, indexing other contents published by other systems, making it a federated search tool for your organization's entire knowledge base.

7. Add-ons Marketplace
Apart from its native features, you can also integrate eXo with other business applications, productivity tools like BonitaBPM, JasperReports Server, etc.

8.- Mobile
Native iOS and Android app.

The Cons:

Pros

eXo is an Enterprise Social Network that will improve productivity across the board in all members of the company. It's very feature rich so if you want your organization's knowledge, private, secure and organized then you have to try it!

Cons

We not found any except the lack of a feature found on other enterprise social networks like Yammer (gammification).

eXo Platform Pricing

Starting from
US$5,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Open Source
Subscription
Value for money

eXo Platform Enterprise Edition plans:
Professional: $5 / user / month (Starting at 100 users)
Enterprise: $5 / user / month (Starting at 300 users)
Enterprise Unlimited: $9 / user / month (Starting at 500 users)

eXo Platform Features

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Chat
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Permission Management
  • Search Functionality

  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • File Management
  • Projections
  • SSL Security
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for eXo Platform

Key features of eXo Platform

  • Active Directory integration
  • Activity notifications
  • Activity streams
  • Brand advocacy programs
  • CRM integration
  • Calendar management
  • Centralized data storage
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Community management tools
  • Company directory
  • Content management
  • Content templates
  • Custom publication workflows
  • Customer extranet
  • Customizable branding
  • Document sharing
  • Document storage
  • Enterprise wikis
  • File repository
  • Forums
  • Fulltext search
  • Group discussions
  • Idea management
  • Knowledge management
  • Partner portal
  • Permissions management
  • Polls & feedback collection
  • Project management
  • Project workflow management
  • RSS feeds
  • Real-time collaboration
  • Shared calendars
  • Skills tracking
  • Social messaging
  • Social network
  • Task assignments
  • Task tracking
  • Timeline management
  • Unified search
  • Version control

Benefits

Collaborate on projects
Build your company culture
Share knowledge
Boost your productivity
Engage your communities
Drive innovation

GetApp Analysis

eXo Platform is an enterprise social networking solution that allows companies to connect their employees, partners, and customers through collaborative or content-driven intranets, extranets, or community websites, enabling better teamwork, employee engagement and productivity. It improves internal collaboration processes, makes idea management more efficient, and reduces email dependence.

eXo is open source, which affords customers the freedom to avoid the traditional vendor lock-in associated with bigger proprietary players. While it provides integrated, full-featured capabilities right out of the box, it is highly customizable and extensible. Some of eXo Platform’s core features are social networking, collaboration, video calls and chat, content and document management, and localization and mobility.

eXo Platform's home screen is clutter-free and shows what's happening within the company through the activity feed. The sidebars contain quick links to other pages.

What is eXo Platform?

Robust, affordable, and with a user-centric interface, eXo Platform comes packed with numerous social collaborative features and readily integrates with various third-party business applications for a seamless information flow. With eXo, users can share links, documents, and status updates, follow their colleagues’ activities in the activity stream, create workspaces for specific teams or projects, collaborate on files or tasks, and share knowledge via the eXo Platform enterprise wiki.

eXo Platform is available in the cloud, can be installed within your company’s premises, and offers native iPhone, iPad and Android apps for mobile or remote workers.

Personalized dashboards can be created with drag-and-drop ease, so the page only shows the most useful and relevant information.

eXo Platform Main Features

Social Networking

Social networks are, no doubt, powerful collaboration channels – Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn being the foremost examples. And because social networks play a big role in reshaping users’ behaviors, practices and processes, taking the social approach to enterprise collaboration makes sense, especially considering the virtually zero learning curve.

eXo Platform introduces the power of social networks into the enterprise via connections, which allow users to connect with co-workers, vendor partners, and clients; profiles, which help users identify experts and find colleagues with relevant knowledge and experience; and activity feeds, where status updates, comments, and files are streamed through dedicated workspaces to facilitate task/project collaboration among teams.

eXo Platform allows users to create their own user profiles and connect, collaborate, and share activity streams with their colleagues.

Collaboration

Effective collaboration is the heart and soul of team-based endeavors. A team’s capacity to coordinate and work toward shared goals is essential for them to rally a project to completion on time, on budget, and according to specifications.

eXo Platform enables collaboration through calendars, workspaces, wikis and forums. Workspaces allow authorized team members to share tasks, events, documents, and other relevant materials. Wikis enable collaborators to build knowledge bases, documentation, even procedural standards that everyone in the team can refer to for process consistency. eXo’s full-featured forum app provides all the requisite discussion tools to ensure community bulletin boards serve their purpose: permissions, moderation, notifications, polls, locking, bans, pruning, and search.

For collaboration on documents or projects, workspaces can be created. Other users can then be invited, and all related activities are stored in the workspace for everyone to see and access. Each space is equipped with default features that include the activity stream, forums, wikis, documents, and agenda, among others.

Video Calls and Chat

Global teams are now more a norm than an aberration. One setback of virtual collaboration, however, is the lack of face-to-face communication between colleagues, as some things just can’t be conveyed through email - things such as a sense of personal connection, and non-verbal cues like facial expression and gestures.

When teams can’t be in the same room at the same time due to time zone and geographic constraints, the next best thing to a face-to-face communication is video conferencing. eXo Platform has built-in video calling and instant messaging capabilities to make meetings more effective and information exchange faster through one-on-one or team chat rooms.

eXo makes team collaboration more effective with video calls and chat conversations.

Content and Document Management

Content sharing is a staple with team undertakings, and content scattered across emails and various file folders can be difficult to locate, organize, and make sense of. More than just a social platform, eXo provides a centralized data hub where users can upload and share, and tag and retrieve task-related files and documents. It also allows users to build multiple easy-to-access websites for pain-free content classification, search, and publishing.

eXo Platform’s unified search feature provides a single interface to make searching for any content type easier. The search-ahead helper field displays the most relevant search results, and filtering options are available for a more advanced search. The app makes both structured and unstructured content easily available and secure through workflows and an advanced security management system.

eXo Platform's document management system makes it easy for users to upload and share files. Unstructured content can be located through an advanced search functionality.

Localization and Mobility

eXo Platform is available in over 20 languages, thanks to an active eXo community of more than 200 contributors translating the platform in various languages. For on-the-go updates and collaboration, the software offers native mobile apps that can be downloaded on your iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

eXo Platform is available in 20+ languages.

eXo Platform Integrations

eXo Platform is based on open standards that help customers develop and augment their platform. It also provides add-ons to connect to third-party software. From the add-on center, eXo Platform can be used with Microsoft Exchange, Bonitasoft, [Google Drive] (http://www.getapp.com/collaboration-software/a/google-drive/), [Box] (http://www.getapp.com/collaboration-software/a/box/), SharePoint, and more.

eXo Platform Pricing

eXo Platform offers two subscription modes: cloud and on-premise. The eXo Cloud Premium plan is priced at $3 per user per month, with two months free for annual subscriptions. For a three-year commitment, you pay $72 per user, which is essentially one year of service free.

The on-premise edition starts at $1,200 per year for 25 users. Varying user tiers are available, including unlimited users.

eXo Platform Bottom Line

  • Open source enterprise social network that comes pre-built with numerous collaboration features
  • Offers powerful social networking features such as chat, comments, video conferences, and ratings while keeping discussions within the context of work
  • Keeps group files and documents in one central repository
  • Uses role-based access permissions to maintain data security
  • Available in the cloud, on-premise and has native mobile apps for iOS and Android devices

eXo Platform FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for eXo Platform.

Q. What type of pricing plans does eXo Platform offer?

eXo Platform offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$5,00/month

Pricing model: Open Source, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

eXo Platform Enterprise Edition plans:
Professional: $5 / user / month (Starting at 100 users)
Enterprise: $5 / user / month (Starting at 300 users)
Enterprise Unlimited: $9 / user / month (Starting at 500 users)

Q. What are the main features of eXo Platform?

eXo Platform offers the following features:

  • Active Directory integration
  • Activity notifications
  • Activity streams
  • Brand advocacy programs
  • CRM integration
  • Calendar management
  • Centralized data storage
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Community management tools
  • Company directory
  • Content management
  • Content templates
  • Custom publication workflows
  • Customer extranet
  • Customizable branding
  • Document sharing
  • Document storage
  • Enterprise wikis
  • File repository
  • Forums
  • Fulltext search
  • Group discussions
  • Idea management
  • Knowledge management
  • Partner portal
  • Permissions management
  • Polls & feedback collection
  • Project management
  • Project workflow management
  • RSS feeds
  • Real-time collaboration
  • Shared calendars
  • Skills tracking
  • Social messaging
  • Social network
  • Task assignments
  • Task tracking
  • Timeline management
  • Unified search
  • Version control

Q. Who are the typical users of eXo Platform?

eXo Platform has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does eXo Platform support?

eXo Platform supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

Q. What type of pricing plans does eXo Platform offer?

eXo Platform has the following pricing plans:

Open Source, Subscription

Q. Does eXo Platform support mobile devices?

eXo Platform supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does eXo Platform integrate with?

eXo Platform integrates with the following applications:

Facebook, Google Drive, Intercom, LinkedIn, ONLYOFFICE, ONLYOFFICE, Salesforce Sales Cloud, SharePoint, Twitter, ezyCollect

Q. What level of support does eXo Platform offer?

eXo Platform offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials