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

8 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 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

  • Blogs
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Email Management
  • Employee Directory
  • Event Calendar
  • Newsletter Management
  • Photo Gallery
  • Social Sharing
  • Survey Management
  • Telephony
  • Activity / News Feed
  • Blogs
  • Calendar Management
  • Content Management
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Employee Directory
  • Knowledge Management
  • Policy Management
  • Search
  • Wiki
  • Chat
  • Content Management
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • File Sharing
  • Search

ThoughtFarmer Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

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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.

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.

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Completely satisfied with our experience. Exceeded expectations.

May 29, 2018
5/5
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Features & Functionality
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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

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

May 29, 2018
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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

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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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

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

May 29, 2018
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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.