GroupMap

GroupMap

4.5 / 5 11 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Education (4th - 12th grade, college, universities) Facilitators Workshop organisers Consultants IT SMEs Corporate Government MICE (Conferences, judging competitions, etc)


Average Ratings

11 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $20.00/month
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • GroupMap
  • www.groupmap.com
  • Founded 2013
  • Australia

About GroupMap

Collaborative online brainstorming software which helps you to make informed decisions for your business.


GroupMap Features

  • Audio / Video Conferencing
  • Brainstorming
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Cooperative Writing
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Group Calendars
  • Project Management
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Brainstorming
  • Collaboration
  • Creator Tracking
  • Idea Ranking
  • Project Tracking
  • Status Tracking

GroupMap Reviews Recently Reviewed!


I love the product

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: I love the ability to group an vote. The report that is available is easy to PDF and send without manually typing it all out.

Cons: If you miss a thought while grouping, you have to un-group everything and start over. It would be great to add missed thoughts to a group without starting over. I also wish the tool would prioritize by thoughts in a group as well s votes

Overall: Being able to go back and review the thoughts over all my retrospectives is great.

Vendor Response

by GroupMap on June 06, 2018

Thanks the wonderful feedback Denise. Glad that it's saving you a bunch of time. With your grouping, you can ungroup individual ideas without starting all over. We'll be in contact as needed. We'll aim to make this more clear for our users. Glad you like the time saving reports.

Group Map has changed how I facilitate strategic visioning.

Jun 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is easy to access and use but even the least technologically advanced. After they have completed their work, generating a report is as easy as pushing a button.

Cons: For those accessing the software on handheld devices, a brainstorm once developed is hard to track and read. I will often want to use these for subsequent activities and am thwarted by how the program displays.

Vendor Response

by GroupMap on June 05, 2018

Thanks for your wonderful response and we are glad that you loved the simplicity as well as how it has changed the way you facilitate strategic vision. If you are having any questions about brainstorming on handheld devices or would like to share further feedback, please do write to us at info@groupmap.com. We would love to make your experience even better!

Amazing tool for remote teams.

Jun 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how easy it is to create a process of group brainstorming and decision making, and how easy it is to use.

Cons: I dislike the lack of integrations, IFTTT or Zapier would go a long way towards making this tool useful, as often we have to copy over the information from groupmap to other mediums, and it would be great to automate this process.

Overall: Remote Consensus that can be done synchronously or asynchronously.

Vendor Response

by GroupMap on June 05, 2018

Thanks for you wonderful response. We are glad that it has helped remote teams and to make them the best and the brightest! We are currently working on Slack integration to make your GroupMap experience even better. More to follow too.

Really useful collaboration tool for conducting Agile retrospectives.

Jun 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is extremely easy to use. I love using it for agile retrospectives and the ease with which you can setup a retro board and share it is just great.

Cons: I have observed sometimes that the connection with the server can be clunky and sometimes I think I saved a comment on the board and later find it hadn't been synced. This seems to have improved over time.

Overall: As a scrum master I am able to easily setup and conduct Agile retrospectives. I also love that there is an anonymous posting option

Vendor Response

by GroupMap on June 05, 2018

Great to get some feedback and that we can support your work as a Scrum Master. Glad you love the posting options!

Capterra-loader

There are many good templates to use for different meetings, Customization is also very nice.

May 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Many templates, always one that suits your needs. If not, you can probably change an existing one to make it fit.

Cons: Finding the right template can be a bit of a pain. There are so many and the grouping don't always make sense to me.

Vendor Response

by GroupMap on June 05, 2018

Thanks for such wonderful feedback and glad you like the templates. We have added a search feature for you to find the templates and also re-categorized some of the templates. If you have any other suggestions please let us know. Thanks a bunch!

Capterra-loader

GroupMap has effective online dot voting

May 29, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Lots of configuration options for different types of voting, easy to send out a dot vote and track - surpassing the functionality of any other tool.

Cons: Admin interface and reporting needs better usability. Licensing options are limited for enterprise environment

Vendor Response

by GroupMap on June 05, 2018

That's terrific that you loved our superior dot voting technology. Let us know how you might like the admin and reporting interface or your organisation needs for GroupMap at info@groupmap.com. Would love to understand more.

Capterra-loader

Great collaboration tool I have used for Scrum team stand-ups and retrospectives

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and anonymous login's allow for my teams to voice their true opinions without worrying about perceptions

Cons: As a grandfathered user I enjoy the Monthly price point but my co-workers are unable to receive the same rate and so many of them need to use less effective tools.

Overall: Creating amazing collaboration spaces with team members to get actionable feedback to improve the team

Vendor Response

by GroupMap on June 05, 2018

Thanks for the great feedback Adam and for being a long term supporter and user of GroupMap.

A simple but powerful tool for doing online collaboration

May 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Simple and intuitive to use
2. Easy to do agile retrospectives with distributed teams
3. Ability to share the facilitator capability with others
4. Easy to create and customise templates

Cons: 1. Reporting is not very effective
2. Enterprise admin licences are costly for what you get
3. Sometimes there is a lack of templates for wider use
4. Lack of a survey feature

Overall: Our agile retrospectives became more effective by using groupmap as our development team is distributed geographically. Also it is easy to vote on the feedback and create actions from those feedback points.

Vendor Response

by GroupMap on June 05, 2018

Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Great that you love the simplicity, customise templates and facilitator tools. great that your team got a lot out of it. There is a survey feature in there but would love to know more about what templates you might require. Feel free to let us know at info@groupmap.com.

Great to establish a structure to Retros with a new team

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The predefined structures help, with the ability to customise them. The ability to share easily with many users (who don't have to create accounts) is also great, and has allowed us to run retros with remote teams easily.

Cons: A limitation of the plan I'm on (Basic) is the ability to create templates. For how often we use the software, it's not worth bumping up to the next plan, however.

Grouping across columns also creates issues with the way we use Groupmap it would be good to have an option to disallow this.

Vendor Response

by GroupMap on June 05, 2018

Thanks for your kind feedback and we are glad that you and your team are getting a lot out of the tool, even on the basic plan. We could not work out if you wanted grouping of ideas to be across items or within a column. Most of our users like to have the flexibility to group common ideas across all columns. But please do let us know at info@groupmap.com. Thank you.

Amazing

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to use it to collaborate in a virtual environment. This tool has been so useful to me and my team to be able to communicate and not need to have meetings after meetings.

Cons: There is very little about this product that is bad. The ability to customize the templates allows for great flexibility.

Vendor Response

by GroupMap on April 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this great review. We love helping you and your team achieve so much. It was great to have your work recognised by the management team too! Let us know what we can do to keep you happy.

The best group process support tool in the market today

Jan 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It includes a comprehensive number of templates that I have not seen in any other product at this price range and the simplicity in the use is amazing.

Cons: For remote meetings, you still need to use an audio or video conference platform because GroupMap does not include voice or video support.

Overall: And I have reviewed and used a number of them. As a GDSS expert, I can say that GroupMap is the most brilliantly designed piece of software it has all the features a group facilitator might need to transform our flipchart methods in the digital world.
Participants can access meetings with any mobile device including the facilitator. Yes, you can run a GroupMap meeting from your mobile device.
This product also includes a vast number of templates that you can start to use right out of the box. Besides you also can choose from a number of ready-made canvas that can make your work to invent your own processes much easier.
To be honest, it is difficult to find a "minus" in GroupMap, I would have to think hard to write about anything that needs improvement.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would strongly recommend this product to group facilitators and trainers or educators that want to do interactive work with their groups.

Vendor Response

by GroupMap on June 05, 2018

Thank you for this terrific review Paul, Great to have such wonderful comments and insights from an experienced and GDSS expert!