Who Uses This Software?

Organizations with 100-10,000 employees, in multiple locations. Broad range of industries, with representation in the financial services, architecture, engineering, healthcare, and manufacturing.


Average Ratings

18 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $4.00/month/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Includes installation, support and maintenance, administrative training
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • OpenRoad Communications
  • www.thoughtfarmer.com/
  • Founded 2006
  • Canada

About ThoughtFarmer

ThoughtFarmer is a modern intranet software that drives employee engagement and boosts productivity. Designed as a central location for employees to share and find information, ThoughtFarmers features were developed to help employees get work done, regardless of where work actually happens.


ThoughtFarmer Features

  • Activity / News Feed
  • Blogs
  • Calendar Management
  • Content Management
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Employee Directory
  • Knowledge Management
  • Policy Management
  • Search
  • Wiki
  • Blogs
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Email Management
  • Employee Directory
  • Event Calendar
  • Newsletter Management
  • Photo Gallery
  • Social Sharing
  • Survey Management
  • Telephony
  • Collaboration
  • Content Management
  • Document Management
  • File Sharing
  • Real-time Chat
  • Search
  • Activity / News Feed
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Discussion Threads
  • File Sharing
  • Push Notifications
  • Search
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Video Conferencing

ThoughtFarmer Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

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

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

Great value for intranet

Mar 25, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: After a bit of a learning curve, it's very easy to use as an administrator. Once you understand the concept of adding pages/forums/groups etc, everything is based on that concept. The search functionality is excellent and used extensively by our staff. Being able to give people access to different areas/content or message everyone/individual groups makes it a very useful tool for a multi-office company.

Cons: If there is anything I would suggest it would be to have more integration with MS Office documents. Being able to edit documents directly in the software would be great. But on the whole it's an extremely useful software!

Overall: We initially looked into ThoughtFarmer as a way to connect multiple offices and keep our entire company aware of corporate initiatives and news.

Capterra loader

Thoughtfarmer transformed our old Intranet into a modern one!

Jul 16, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The software is super easy to use from an administration perspective. Not only is it easy for us in the IT Department, we've been able to train most of the management staff on how to run their own pages and make changes.

Initial setup took some tweaking to make it our own but Thoughtfarmer support was very helpful whenever we had issues or needed suggestions. The modules themselves on the back-end are very customize-able and we've rarely needed anything besides the tools laid out for us by the software.

Cons: One of the only cons for our organization is that Thoughtfarmer had lacked any good form integration but it seems they improved this with the latest software release.

ThoughtFarmer for the Intranet WIN!!

Nov 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Using this software is like riding a bike - takes a little practice using all the different features, but once you've done it a bit, it's a piece of cake!! I don't have to go back to notes to remember how I made something work a certain way - it's all very logical and easy to do time and time again.

Cons: I guess what I liked least about the software is that it uses rich text editor which is a bit different from Word, so it took a little bit to get used to. But that's stretching trying to find something negative to say... lol

Overall: Our company did not have any Intranet at all when we purchased ThoughtFarmer, so it was overwhelming to try to imagine how to sort and categorize all of our documentation. We utilized ThoughtFarmer's professional services to help us with it, and it was worth every penny!! They were so great to work this - their process is easy to follow and allowed us to get all of our staff involved. The results were a very logical and easy to follow Information Architecture that I'm not sure we would have ever gotten to without their help - certainly not in the time frame they made it happen in!!

ThoughtFarmer review

Jul 16, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use. It takes a few moments to get used to the card system. The administrative tools are great (especially with the new version 9)

Cons: If some0one leaves the company, we need to transfer the user's ownership to someone else. We don't always have the replacement right away. There is no way to know once the pages are transfered who it belonged to. There could maybe have a sort of history log as to who had the pages so that we could group them then transfer them to another person (maybe if someone changes departments and transfers them to another)

Overall: The product is great and the support as well. Everyone I talk to is very professional and very responsive. I would definitely recommend it to others.

Capterra loader

ThoughtFarmer has changed the way our organization communicates and collaborates

May 29, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The easy-to-use platform makes it simple for anyone in our organization to post content. The message boards and alignment with individuals' roles has made it much easier for us to communicate with targeted groups and virtually eliminated the mess of mass emails we used to live with.

Cons: The lack of integrated form-building/workflows in the system is limiting, but we've found ways to work around this in most cases. The platform does allow you to embed Wufoo forms, but it's not as elegant or efficient as truly integrated forms that could be linked to the user's identity.

Fantastic and user-friendly intranet software

May 29, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: ThoughtFarmer turned our intranet from an outdated repository of information to a dynamic site for employees. The kudos feature is great, and the news feed is really good. Very easy to use - all kinds of people (with varying tech savviness) have been posting news items. I like that we can target the audience, e.g. post specifically to leaders.

Cons: Adding header images doesn't quite do what's expected in terms of resizing images. I don't love that almost everything you do ends up in the activity feed, i.e. people creating pages and adding events to group calendars. Not all relevant to the whole organization and it makes some of the more pertinent information harder to see.

A strong and versatile social intranet

Mar 25, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Our organization has used ThoughtFarmer for 5 years and we have found it to be an invaluable communication tool that is quick to learn and intuitive. Collaboration has been made easy using this social intranet, regardless of the location of staff or their schedules. Technical support is delivered quickly and reliably through both their helpdesk and the helpful community site.

Cons: ThoughtFarmer's workflow elements could be more robust, but each software update adds more and more workflow pieces.

User-Friendly Interface For Less Tech-Savvy Team

Jul 16, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I feel like I do not need to be a developer or programmer to click around the back end with ease. The front end is also extremely easy to use for our staff, many of whom are older or less comfortable with using the internet as a whole.

Cons: I don't have much to say about what I don't like; I suppose our organization has had some very custom needs lately and it has taken some time to figure those out and get them set up, but ThoughtFarmer has done their very best to work with us and get them implemented, and it is shaping up.

Overall: Fantastic, quick customer service responses; we love that it is Canadian; user-friendly interface on the front and back ends. Would reccommend to anyone.

Thoughtfarmer is a great tool with all the features you want to run your intranet.

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy of use. Our staff was not very tech savvy when we started and easily adjusted to this product. Their home page is well thought out and customizable giving you the news you want at your fingertip.

Cons: Nothing comes to mind about this software. Customer support is only challenging since we are hosting the software on premise so needs our IT staff on hand to get issues resolved.

Overall: We use it as an intranet supporting workplace collaboration as well keeping communication flowing thru the organization.

Capterra loader

Completely satisfied with our experience. Exceeded expectations.

May 29, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use and how easily certain aspects can be customized are probably my favorite parts. But, it seems worth mentioning that the implementation process was also pretty enjoyable and informative. I feel like we learned a lot and were able to really launch something that our employees would engage. And they did.

Cons: There isn't a particular part of ThoughtFarmer that we don't enjoy. The only issue I have is... I wish it had a learning management system integrated. But, that's more of a just a wish/request.

Overall: Employee engagement

A great way to disseminate information

a social experience at work that helps users hear and be heard

A compelling product!

Jun 11, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The platform is very user-friendly which is helpful in our organization since our colleagues range from tech-savvy to comfortable with technology to not too familiar with technology!

I like how you can link a document to other areas of the platform, and when you make an edit to the original, it makes it on the other document as well, efficient!

Cons: To be honest, I have no complaints at this point in time. I have been using the program for 6 months and when I need help, I ask, and the response time is quick, and I have not come across anything that isn't fixable!

Easy-to-use custom intranet

Jun 11, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Customizable, user-friendly interface. Predictive search function is excellent. The staff at ThoughtFarmer provided excellent training for our team to get our intranet up and running and made it easy for us to transition from our old system to the new one.

Cons: We are happy with the software overall. There are a few areas where we'd like to be able to sort/alphabetize tables but these are fairly minor details.

We implemented ThoughtFarmer as our Intranet software 5 years ago, and are happy with the product

May 29, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The product is easy to use, there's very little reliance on IT, customer service is great, usually get a response within a few hours

Cons: n/a, software has been continuously enhanced over the past 5 years, new features added to make the product more engaging, the company listens to its customers, and tries to add requests to the roadmap

Overall: It's easy for employees to add content to the Intranet, also to connect all employees in the company

User Friendly

Jul 16, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to create content, administer and navigate

Cons: Form or registration feature is an add-on service. But not necessary for our business since we use shared documents for this.

Overall: Support team and Account Manager are very responsive in a timely manner.

Overall, TF team is constantly fishing for feedback to improve their solution and service.

Watching what other clients did with their TF intranet and sharing best practice is inspiring and gives us ideas.

Honest Company and Solid Product

May 29, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: They have excellent support and really embrace the "social" side of Intranet. User's like its simplicity and clean interface.

Cons: Not much. Would like to see more content management features and Box integration. An easy way to create custom (branded) iOS intranet Apps would also be nice.

i'm happy with the outcome. Fairly easy to use, but can be improved.

May 30, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Straightforward to administer and easy to train people on how to use it. It synchs with AD;

Looks good on the front end. The support is good and they are quite prompt in replying back with an answer.

Cons: The features can be more intuitive, as some editing features on the front end can be a bit confusing for irregular users or novice users. It needs a cropping tool or some kind of picture editor on the front end.

Overall: Timely distribution of staff and organization information;

Better staff participation

Interactive and more interest from staff overall

ThoughtFarmer

Oct 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: No hassle, quite flexible, easy to use, no infrastructure needed. Most of all - no programming skills required.

Cons: Could have even more flexibility and I think it will.

Overall: A modern looking, feature rich intranet which draws people together.

Everything we have thought of they provided! Definitely gone over and above with customer support!!!

May 29, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The dedication we got from the team have been over whelming. The exercises and training's we received were well worth it for our IT staff and for our end users.

Cons: Besides getting used to it there hasn't been any complaints. Our users love it and really enjoy the ease of access we get.