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Beekeeper

by Beekeeper

Beekeepers mission is to transform the way 2 billion frontline employees work with a mobile-first communication platform that reaches every shift, location, and language through real-time one-on-one and group messaging. Dedicated streams deliver important operational communications to your entire workforce or specific subgroups. Managers keep staff productive and turnover low by automating workflows and messaging to their teams, while leveraging an analytics dashboard to measure engagement. Qui Learn more about Beekeeper

The #1 All-in-One communication & productivity platform used for reaching and connecting every individual in an organization. Learn more about Beekeeper

Disciple

by Disciple Media

Disciple is where communities thrive. Our platform helps people build independent, valuable and trusted social networks in a safe space that they own and control. We take the best interactive features from social media - like groups, livestreaming and profiles - and put them in your own, dedicated space away from the noise, advertising and algorithms of social media. The result? A thriving, interactive, social network in a dedicated, safe space that you own and control. Launch yours today. Learn more about Disciple

Disciple makes it easy to create and launch your own, dedicated social network. Your own social space for your community to thrive. Learn more about Disciple

Hivebrite

by Hivebrite

Unlock the potential of your community with Hivebrite, the most advanced all-in-one community management and engagement platform. Easy to set up and fully branded to match your colors, Hivebrite helps you build brand engagement and create opportunities for your private community. Manage your member database, centralize the communication with your members, create events and collect online payments, all from a single user-friendly interface. Learn more about Hivebrite

Unlock the potential of your community with the most flexible and powerful all-in-one solution for community management and engagement. Learn more about Hivebrite

----> Built for service businesses (B2C), SaaS, & agencies. NiceJob is the easiest way to get more great reviews and build a great reputation. NiceJob automates your social media marketing using your great customer reviews and photos. And we help you improve your search engine results, website traffic, and sales by publishing your reviews and photos to your website. Unlike competitors, we have no contracts, a 14-day free trial, and are only $75/month ---> Try it free at get.nicejob.co <--- Learn more about NiceJob

----> NiceJob is the easiest way to get more great reviews, referrals and sales. No contracts, 14-day free trial, then just $75/month. Learn more about NiceJob

White Label Social Networking Software with full suite of API's for Brands, Healthcare, Gaming and Education. ONEsite was established in 2005 as a subsidiary of Catalog.com, Inc., the worlds oldest hosting company. We do custom implementations using our secure application to provide a unique solution for our Clients. Learn more about ONEsite

White Label Social Networking Software with full suite of API's for Brands, Healthcare, Gaming and Education Learn more about ONEsite

idloom-wall is a revolutionary intranet / extranet platform combining the righteousness of traditional intranet solutions with the power of social media features and applications. Specialized in knowledge and expertise management, idloom-wall combines the strength of a collaborative platform with the flexibility and agility of a social network that you can taylor-fit to your organizations particular needs. Learn more about idloom-wall

idloom-wall gathers all the best tools social media have to offer within one single multi-purpose intranet / extranet platform. Learn more about idloom-wall

The all-in-one social and collaborative intranet platform, specifically designed for mid-sized and large businesses that work with Google's G Suite. The platform brings together intranet, collaboration and social networking into one unified solution, and is used by more than 300k users worldwide to unlock the value of employee engagement. Happeo is award-winning for its user-friendliness, best workplace integrations, and ease of implementation. Watch the full demo video or start a free trial! Learn more about Happeo

All-in-one digital workplace and social intranet platform, designed to work seamlessly with Google's G Suite. Learn more about Happeo

MangoApps

by MangoApps

Easily create a private social network for your employees using our ESN solution so your employees can easily connect & communicate. With an intelligent employee platform at its core, MangoApps is designed for & serves organizations with 50-50,000 employees in a broad range of industries from retail, healthcare, manufacturing, not-for-profit, professional services, financial services, media, technology and the public sector. Learn more about MangoApps

Easily create a private social network for your employees using our ESN solution so your employees can easily connect & communicate. Learn more about MangoApps

Jostle

by Jostle Corporation

Meet our People Engagement platform - a complete, intuitive intranet. We help you improve employee engagement, express your culture, and make communication happen. Thats what extraordinary workplaces are all about. We're achieving unheard of employee participation rates that are 5X higher than both traditional employee portals and social intranets. Our software runs in the cloud & requires no customization. You can be up in running in one week. Become extraordinary with us. Learn more about Jostle

Workplaces should be extraordinary. So we're doing something about it. Our People Engagement platform is a complete, intuitive intranet Learn more about Jostle

Honeycommb

by Honeycommb

Custom Social Networks You Own & Control Honeycommb is the only consumer grade, complete, custom social network solution in the world that gives you total control and ownership over all data and content. Used by Lady Gaga, The MLB Players Association and other notable brands, Honeycommb provides a full suite of community capture and engagement tools. Learn more about Honeycommb

A social platform for brands, creators, influencers and community alike. Learn more about Honeycommb

OnSemble is more than an employee intranet it's a complete hub that connects your people to the information they need when they need it. It's the homepage for your organization. OnSemble's drag and drop interface means your imagination is the only limit, design pages that reflect your culture without entering a single line of code. It's is an intranet that your employees with love, and actually use. Learn more about OnSemble Intranet Portal

More than an intranet portal. An employee collaboration, engagement and document platform that allows you to build without programming. Learn more about OnSemble Intranet Portal

Unily's Digital Experience Cloud is an award-winning digital experience platform that empowers modern businesses with the best tools to communicate, collaborate and innovate. Whether you need a platform to power your workforce or a portal to connect with your customers, Unilys adaptable DXC delivers extraordinary digital experiences in any scenario. Use its Intranet, Extranet and Portal solutions to support your internal teams with exceptional enterprise experiences. Learn more about Unily

Unily's Digital Experience Cloud is an award-winning digital experience platform that empowers modern businesses with the best tools to Learn more about Unily

Areitos

by LatInc Corporation

Best for companies with 500+ employees, Areitos is the ultimate white-label social media platform to build your own private social networks! Areitos is an innovating and affordable networking platform that supports your organization internal communication, community development and management. Multi-lingual (We can add your language!!!), web/mobile, in-house or Cloud hosting, 100% branding and customizable, APIs and integration with LinkedIn and other social media or company platforms. Learn more about Areitos

Get your own Social media platform or private online/mobile app with built-in community development features. 100% Customizable! Learn more about Areitos

Built for State Associations and Corporate teams of 2 or more people. CrowdLink is a connected mobile event app that enables your audience to engage with tools that hypercharge their experience without the pain of filling out information every time someone signs up. CrowdLink is directly connected to our event management platform Connect Space so now you can manage everything from registrations to connections, meetings, certification and education credits all in one technology platform. Learn more about Crowdlink Mobile Event App

CrowdLink is a connected mobile event app that enables your audience to engage with tools that hypercharge their event experience. Learn more about Crowdlink Mobile Event App

Zoho Connect is a team collaboration app, that unifies people, resources, and the apps they need. Users can share ideas, hold real-time discussions, contact anyone in the network, create their own apps, build their knowledge base, manage their work plans, and also access apps designed to make team work easy and quick.With Zoho Connect, faster communication and better collaboration is guaranteed. Learn more about Zoho Connect

Zoho Connect is a team collaboration software that brings people and the resources they need to one place, making it easier to get work Learn more about Zoho Connect

Tribe offers a fully customizable social networking software to build highly engaging social sites. Our modern design coupled with AI-based personalized activity feed, gamification system & subgroup feature allow you to build habit-forming social destinations with deep connections. Users can post articles, ask questions, submit answers, upvote, comment and share multiple types of content. Leverage our highly modular social engine, native integrations, widgets, and API to keep members hooked. Learn more about Tribe

Tribe offers a platform to build engaging social networking sites with rich activity feeds, groups and support for multiple post types. Learn more about Tribe

Bitrix24 is free social intranet software available both in cloud and on premise. It's 100% free when used by small teams. Bitrix24 comes with over 30 free intranet tools, open source code, mobile apps, API, content management systems, social and classic interfaces, and integrations for Active Directory, SharePoint lists, Outlook and MS Exchange. Unlimited user plans are available. Learn more about Bitrix24

#1 social intranet and private social networking software for businesses used by over 4 million businesses worldwide. Learn more about Bitrix24

Opentute

by Opentute

Opentute is a Social Learning Network. Our cloud-based product enables you to launch a branded learning and communication platform. Opentute includes such major features as course-builder, quiz-builder, dashboard, instant messages and notifications, channels and e-commerce. We revolutionise the way online learning is done these days buy flipping the 'Push' to 'Pull' model with a learner-centric approach. There are no technical skills required to build learning and track performance. Learn more about Opentute

We enable businesses to create Learning & Comms website in minutes. Learn more about Opentute

A flexible white-label social networking solution tailored to you. VeryConnect's easy-to-use platform enables you to build your community with your mission in mind. Share posts, tag people, send private messages, create groups and share files. The scalability of the platform lets you alter the features to suit your needs as your community grows. Request a free demo today to see how VeryConnect can help you create your online community. Learn more about VeryConnect

Software that helps you create, engage and grow your online community. Request a demo today. Learn more about VeryConnect

Revolutionize internal communications by bringing together all employees inside a private and secure enterprise social network. Learn more about Yammer

Revolutionize internal communications by bringing together all employees inside a private and secure enterprise social network. Learn more about Yammer

An enterprise social network to Engage employees, Promote an open enterprise culture and Facilitate knowledge sharing Learn more about eXo Platform

An enterprise social network to Engage employees, Promote an open enterprise culture and Facilitate knowledge sharing Learn more about eXo Platform

Open source solution providing support for email, contacts, and group calendaring, and consists of a server and client. Learn more about Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Open source solution providing support for email, contacts, and group calendaring, and consists of a server and client. Learn more about Zimbra Collaboration Suite

SocialEngine PHP is a feature-rich white label social networking app that lets you create a social network right out of the box. Learn more about SocialEngine

SocialEngine PHP is a feature-rich white label social networking app that lets you create a social network right out of the box. Learn more about SocialEngine

Clinked

by Rabbitsoft

Clinked offers customised cloud solutions for businesses. Securely share files, communicate with clients and keep track of your tasks. Learn more about Clinked

Clinked offers customised cloud solutions for businesses. Securely share files, communicate with clients and keep track of your tasks. Learn more about Clinked

mooSocial

by mooSocial

Build your online community with this Mobile-Friendly Social Network software. It is "white labeled" app, configureable and expandable. Learn more about mooSocial

Build your online community with this Mobile-Friendly Social Network software. It is "white labeled" app, configureable and expandable. Learn more about mooSocial

Jive's Interactive Intranet software provides a single platform for employee collaboration without complication. Learn more about Jive

Jive's Interactive Intranet software provides a single platform for employee collaboration without complication. Learn more about Jive

Honey is a simple and beautiful modern intranet. We believe in loving your job and the tools you use at work. Learn more about Honey

Honey is a simple and beautiful modern intranet. We believe in loving your job and the tools you use at work. Learn more about Honey

Sprinklr is an enterprise software platform built to manage customer experiences at scale. Learn more about Sprinklr Platform

Sprinklr is an enterprise software platform built to manage customer experiences at scale. Learn more about Sprinklr Platform

phpFox

by phpFox LLC

The Ultimate Solution to build online community or social network sites Learn more about phpFox

The Ultimate Solution to build online community or social network sites Learn more about phpFox

Kentico CMS

by Kentico Software

Kentico is an all-in-one CMS, E-commerce, and Online Marketing platform that drives business results for companies of all sizes. Learn more about Kentico CMS

Kentico is an all-in-one CMS, E-commerce, and Online Marketing platform that drives business results for companies of all sizes. Learn more about Kentico CMS

IBM Connections

by IBM Connections

IBM Connections is a business social network platform that helps you get work done, by engaging the right people to deliver results. Learn more about IBM Connections

IBM Connections is a business social network platform that helps you get work done, by engaging the right people to deliver results. Learn more about IBM Connections

Enables you to build your own private social networks for your business, or organization. Learn more about Whaller

Enables you to build your own private social networks for your business, or organization. Learn more about Whaller

SaaS, All-in-One Digital Marketing Platform - up to 60% less and very powerful. Unlimited users and contacts in marketing CRM. Learn more about Captavi Platform

SaaS, All-in-One Digital Marketing Platform - up to 60% less and very powerful. Unlimited users and contacts in marketing CRM. Learn more about Captavi Platform

Social networking platform for building online community sites. Learn more about Dolphin

Social networking platform for building online community sites. Learn more about Dolphin

MeetVibe

by MeetVibe

Connecting the Right People at the Right Time. Discover, Connect, Schedule. Learn more about MeetVibe

Connecting the Right People at the Right Time. Discover, Connect, Schedule. Learn more about MeetVibe

PG Dating Pro is a flexible community builder for niche dating and social dating sites. Learn more about PG Dating Pro

PG Dating Pro is a flexible community builder for niche dating and social dating sites. Learn more about PG Dating Pro

Hoop.la

by Social Strata

Hoop.la is a customizable and easy-to-use Enterprise social community. Learn more about Hoop.la

Hoop.la is a customizable and easy-to-use Enterprise social community. Learn more about Hoop.la

Socibd

by Social Build

Makes it easy to build and manage your social networking site for your business. Learn more about Socibd

Makes it easy to build and manage your social networking site for your business. Learn more about Socibd

NING is the online platform for the worlds organizers, activists and influencers to create social experiences that inspire action. Learn more about Ning for Businesses

NING is the online platform for the worlds organizers, activists and influencers to create social experiences that inspire action. Learn more about Ning for Businesses

Alma Suite

by Alma Suite

Messaging App combined with a Task Manger and a Newsfeed to improve internal communication and avoid pitfalls. Other features available Learn more about Alma Suite

Messaging App combined with a Task Manger and a Newsfeed to improve internal communication and avoid pitfalls. Other features available Learn more about Alma Suite

JomSocial

by JomSocial

Social networking component for Joomla that provides user profile management, Facebook integration, photo, video sharing and more. Learn more about JomSocial

Social networking component for Joomla that provides user profile management, Facebook integration, photo, video sharing and more. Learn more about JomSocial

Cloud based social networking component for Joomla! Features include profile management, photo galleries, and videos. Learn more about JomSocial

Cloud based social networking component for Joomla! Features include profile management, photo galleries, and videos. Learn more about JomSocial

Hearsay Social

by Hearsay Systems

150,000 advisors and agents at the worlds largest financial services and insurance firms to engage with customers. Learn more about Hearsay Social

150,000 advisors and agents at the worlds largest financial services and insurance firms to engage with customers. Learn more about Hearsay Social

Socioh

by Socioh

All your social media marketing needs in one app. Socioh is easy to install, fast-performing, and gives you results you've wanted. Learn more about Socioh

All your social media marketing needs in one app. Socioh is easy to install, fast-performing, and gives you results you've wanted. Learn more about Socioh

Crea8socialPRO

by pRocrea8 Technology Solutions

Leading Social Networking Software with most compelling features you need to start a vibrant online community. Learn more about Crea8socialPRO

Leading Social Networking Software with most compelling features you need to start a vibrant online community. Learn more about Crea8socialPRO

Jamroom

by Talldude Networks

Social networking software that offers web communities building, branding, media sharing for media producers, schools, and churches. Learn more about Jamroom

Social networking software that offers web communities building, branding, media sharing for media producers, schools, and churches. Learn more about Jamroom

tessello

by Brightwave Group

Award-winning platform enabling companies to transform their L&D offerings into something extraordinary. Learn more about tessello

Award-winning platform enabling companies to transform their L&D offerings into something extraordinary. Learn more about tessello

YouNow

by YouNow

Video chat solution that allows anyone to broadcast to a live audience, expand social media following, and discover content creators. Learn more about YouNow

Video chat solution that allows anyone to broadcast to a live audience, expand social media following, and discover content creators. Learn more about YouNow

BuddyPress

by BuddyPress

Open source social networking software for building communities inside WordPress sites. Learn more about BuddyPress

Open source social networking software for building communities inside WordPress sites. Learn more about BuddyPress

Hallwaze

by Hallwaze

Hallwaze fosters organic connections and conversations within and across organizational silos to deliver better business value. Learn more about Hallwaze

Hallwaze fosters organic connections and conversations within and across organizational silos to deliver better business value. Learn more about Hallwaze

OSSN V4 - It allows you to make a social networking website and helps your members build social relationships! Learn more about Open Source Social Network

OSSN V4 - It allows you to make a social networking website and helps your members build social relationships! Learn more about Open Source Social Network

Encompass

by iModules

Specifically designed to provide integrated management of online communities and a full-featured content management system. Learn more about Encompass

Specifically designed to provide integrated management of online communities and a full-featured content management system. Learn more about Encompass

Build your own social-collaborative, mobile hub with Concursive. Learn more about ConcourseConnect

Build your own social-collaborative, mobile hub with Concursive. Learn more about ConcourseConnect

Monitor what people are saying about your brand, product, competitors and market on social media to generate leads and gather intell. Learn more about Social Media Monitoring Platform

Monitor what people are saying about your brand, product, competitors and market on social media to generate leads and gather intell. Learn more about Social Media Monitoring Platform

Movable Type is a social publishing platform equipped with powerful functions that help users publish information online. Learn more about Movable Type

Movable Type is a social publishing platform equipped with powerful functions that help users publish information online. Learn more about Movable Type

An online forums software that helps you to create external and internal communities where problems are solved and ideas are exchanged. Learn more about Zoho Discussions

An online forums software that helps you to create external and internal communities where problems are solved and ideas are exchanged. Learn more about Zoho Discussions

Collective[i]

by Collective[i]

Collective[i] hosts one of the largest networks of sales data that is combined with AI and predictive analytics to create intelligence. Learn more about Collective[i]

Collective[i] hosts one of the largest networks of sales data that is combined with AI and predictive analytics to create intelligence. Learn more about Collective[i]

ConferenceNet

by ConferenceNet

Customizable online registration and payment processing software. Learn more about ConferenceNet

Customizable online registration and payment processing software. Learn more about ConferenceNet

Allows you to deliver on-demand videos from any app including web portals, SharePoint, or any popular Learning Management Systems. Learn more about KZO Business Video Suite

Allows you to deliver on-demand videos from any app including web portals, SharePoint, or any popular Learning Management Systems. Learn more about KZO Business Video Suite

Orchidnet

by Orchid Software

Mobile friendly intranet solution that provides organisations with the tools for content creation and sharing. Learn more about Orchidnet

Mobile friendly intranet solution that provides organisations with the tools for content creation and sharing. Learn more about Orchidnet

Stackla

by Stackla

A user-generated content marketing platform that puts customer stories at the heart of brand marketing. Learn more about Stackla

A user-generated content marketing platform that puts customer stories at the heart of brand marketing. Learn more about Stackla

SocialGO

by Bright Things

Cloud-based networking solution which helps firms with advertising, event management, social media integration and group management. Learn more about SocialGO

Cloud-based networking solution which helps firms with advertising, event management, social media integration and group management. Learn more about SocialGO

Social Network

by Azterik Media Group

Social networking software that includes advertisement module, messaging, content management, video conferencing capabilities. Learn more about Social Network

Social networking software that includes advertisement module, messaging, content management, video conferencing capabilities. Learn more about Social Network

Crescendo

by SocialFlow

Cadence analyzes real-time conversational data and automatically delivers your message to the right audience at the right time for max Learn more about Crescendo

Cadence analyzes real-time conversational data and automatically delivers your message to the right audience at the right time for max Learn more about Crescendo

Elgg

by Curverider

Open source social application engine providing elegant, flexible and scalable solutions for organisations, groups and individuals. Learn more about Elgg

Open source social application engine providing elegant, flexible and scalable solutions for organisations, groups and individuals. Learn more about Elgg

InstEngine

by InstEngine

Mobile framework that helps you create your own social network. Learn more about InstEngine

Mobile framework that helps you create your own social network. Learn more about InstEngine

Build powerful mobile-friendly online communities and social networking sites with our open source social CMS builder. Learn more about pH4Social

Build powerful mobile-friendly online communities and social networking sites with our open source social CMS builder. Learn more about pH4Social

Power Bulletin

by Dimension Software

Create a forum to connect your business, customers and colleagues. Learn more about Power Bulletin

Create a forum to connect your business, customers and colleagues. Learn more about Power Bulletin

Social HubSite

by Phase 2 Solutions

Social HubSite brings all your committee communication into one place w/o the distractions from email and real-time collaboration. Learn more about Social HubSite

Social HubSite brings all your committee communication into one place w/o the distractions from email and real-time collaboration. Learn more about Social HubSite

Account management system that links tightly with popular accounting / ERP software including Sage 50 Learn more about Suntico

Account management system that links tightly with popular accounting / ERP software including Sage 50 Learn more about Suntico

ArrowChat

by ArrowSuites

PHP social networking software with mySQL compatibility, major internet browsers support. Learn more about ArrowChat

PHP social networking software with mySQL compatibility, major internet browsers support. Learn more about ArrowChat

phpSocial

by phpSocial

Connects users with each other, with features such as live chat, groups, pages, profiles, messages, comments, and more. Learn more about phpSocial

Connects users with each other, with features such as live chat, groups, pages, profiles, messages, comments, and more. Learn more about phpSocial

Connects work colleagues and gives them a full picture of each other increasing teamwork and work quality. Learn more about Socialtext People

Connects work colleagues and gives them a full picture of each other increasing teamwork and work quality. Learn more about Socialtext People

PrimeTime

by MediaPlatform

Enterprise YouTube that allows employees to search, view, manage and share streaming video through an intuitive, channel-based portal. Learn more about PrimeTime

Enterprise YouTube that allows employees to search, view, manage and share streaming video through an intuitive, channel-based portal. Learn more about PrimeTime

Anahita

by Anahita

Open source platform for building social web and mobile app services. Learn more about Anahita

Open source platform for building social web and mobile app services. Learn more about Anahita

ARISalign

by Software AG

Social BPM platform and community site, combining social networking tools with intuitive tools for process design and modeling. Learn more about ARISalign

Social BPM platform and community site, combining social networking tools with intuitive tools for process design and modeling. Learn more about ARISalign

AssociCom

by AssociCom

For associations to build online member communities with library, groups, tagging, and unique information discovery capabilities. Learn more about AssociCom

For associations to build online member communities with library, groups, tagging, and unique information discovery capabilities. Learn more about AssociCom

Customer-to-customer marketing platform that enables companies to build, grow and scale their in-person community. Learn more about Bevy

Customer-to-customer marketing platform that enables companies to build, grow and scale their in-person community. Learn more about Bevy

CBSubs

by Joomlapolis

Member subscription solution for Joomla. It allows you to charge subscription fees for goods, automate marketing, collect donations. Learn more about CBSubs

Member subscription solution for Joomla. It allows you to charge subscription fees for goods, automate marketing, collect donations. Learn more about CBSubs

ClearVale

by BroadVision

Cloud-based platform that enables business to create a social enterprise eco-system of interconnected networks. Learn more about ClearVale

Cloud-based platform that enables business to create a social enterprise eco-system of interconnected networks. Learn more about ClearVale

Connexa

by Connexa Network

Connexa is a community management platform with tools to build, scale and sustain online communities. Learn more about Connexa

Connexa is a community management platform with tools to build, scale and sustain online communities. Learn more about Connexa

CurationSoft

by CurationSoft

Curation software for bloggers and social media marketers with search, drag and drop to any html editor. Learn more about CurationSoft

Curation software for bloggers and social media marketers with search, drag and drop to any html editor. Learn more about CurationSoft

Build your own custom social networks using powerful social technology and Native code for iOS and Android apps. Learn more about ExistSocial

Build your own custom social networks using powerful social technology and Native code for iOS and Android apps. Learn more about ExistSocial

FitChalk

by FitChalk

Easy-to-use gym management software. Manage memberships and billing, member engagement, attendance, workouts, scores, and more. Learn more about FitChalk

Easy-to-use gym management software. Manage memberships and billing, member engagement, attendance, workouts, scores, and more. Learn more about FitChalk

Build a vibrant community for a business, brand, team, cause, group and many more. Learn more about Follr

Build a vibrant community for a business, brand, team, cause, group and many more. Learn more about Follr

Freestone Social

by Peach New Media

Freestone Social helps you reach your members and give them a place to interact while including Freestone's LMS functionality Learn more about Freestone Social

Freestone Social helps you reach your members and give them a place to interact while including Freestone's LMS functionality Learn more about Freestone Social

gloodoo

by REPL Group

Mobile enterprise toolkit for automating document and task management, employee communications, end workplace recognition. Learn more about gloodoo

Mobile enterprise toolkit for automating document and task management, employee communications, end workplace recognition. Learn more about gloodoo

Groupsites

by Groupsite.com

Branded websites with social networking, discussion forums, email lists, and calendars allowing members to communicate and share. Learn more about Groupsites

Branded websites with social networking, discussion forums, email lists, and calendars allowing members to communicate and share. Learn more about Groupsites

A customizable PHP based social networking software to allow you to start your own online community portal. Learn more about Handshakes

A customizable PHP based social networking software to allow you to start your own online community portal. Learn more about Handshakes

HighQ Collaborate

by HighQ Solutions

Combines document management and file sharing with enterprise social collaboration, productivity, and knowledge sharing tools. Learn more about HighQ Collaborate

Combines document management and file sharing with enterprise social collaboration, productivity, and knowledge sharing tools. Learn more about HighQ Collaborate

HiveSocial

by Enterprise Hive

Enterprise social collaboration and externally facing social software for organizing online communities. Learn more about HiveSocial

Enterprise social collaboration and externally facing social software for organizing online communities. Learn more about HiveSocial

Incentive

by Incentive

Incentive's social intranet includes wikis, blogs, feeds, microblogging, social networks and helps teams get stuff done, together. Learn more about Incentive

Incentive's social intranet includes wikis, blogs, feeds, microblogging, social networks and helps teams get stuff done, together. Learn more about Incentive

Delivers the best in social networking, web analytics, and content management to make social software fit business and IT needs. Learn more about Ingeniux Cartella

Delivers the best in social networking, web analytics, and content management to make social software fit business and IT needs. Learn more about Ingeniux Cartella

Jamespot

by Jamespot

Digital Workplace that increase your collaboration and simplify your communication Learn more about Jamespot

Digital Workplace that increase your collaboration and simplify your communication Learn more about Jamespot

Software that allows to create a social networking website, provides member role management, notifications, ads management. Learn more about Jcow

Software that allows to create a social networking website, provides member role management, notifications, ads management. Learn more about Jcow

Linkr

by xnCode

Powerful yet affordable self-hosted solution for a superior workgroup communication. Learn more about Linkr

Powerful yet affordable self-hosted solution for a superior workgroup communication. Learn more about Linkr

memberNet

by introNetworks

Create lasting online communities with an easy-to-use visual interface that encourages activity. Learn more about memberNet

Create lasting online communities with an easy-to-use visual interface that encourages activity. Learn more about memberNet

MetaSight

by The Morphix Company

Automatic social network discovery from enterprise email. Uses email traffic to map social networks. Learn more about MetaSight

Automatic social network discovery from enterprise email. Uses email traffic to map social networks. Learn more about MetaSight

MonoX

by Mono Software

Social networking and content management platform with blog engine, activity streams, tags, openID & RPX support, built-in web parts. Learn more about MonoX

Social networking and content management platform with blog engine, activity streams, tags, openID & RPX support, built-in web parts. Learn more about MonoX

NetVillage

by netVillage.com

Software and platforms for creating, hosting, and managing community-enabled web sites, or special-interest user groups. Learn more about NetVillage

Software and platforms for creating, hosting, and managing community-enabled web sites, or special-interest user groups. Learn more about NetVillage

Niftychat

by Niftysol

Enterprise chat app that increases employee collaboration and customer interaction for corporations and small business. Learn more about Niftychat

Enterprise chat app that increases employee collaboration and customer interaction for corporations and small business. Learn more about Niftychat

Offiria

by Offiria

Self-hosted social networking platform for enterprises that facilitates internal communications, employee and business engagements. Learn more about Offiria

Self-hosted social networking platform for enterprises that facilitates internal communications, employee and business engagements. Learn more about Offiria

Gives you a direct line of communication with and among your customers and prospects while enhancing brand awareness. Learn more about OmniSocial Engaged

Gives you a direct line of communication with and among your customers and prospects while enhancing brand awareness. Learn more about OmniSocial Engaged

A social network solution with video capabilities for engaging customers across mobile, online and social platforms. Learn more about Piksel Video Platform

A social network solution with video capabilities for engaging customers across mobile, online and social platforms. Learn more about Piksel Video Platform

Sitrion provides award-winning mobile solutions for the digital workplace, making work better for working people every day. Learn more about Sitrion One

Sitrion provides award-winning mobile solutions for the digital workplace, making work better for working people every day. Learn more about Sitrion One

SkaDate offers multiple features like classifieds, chat, and bad words and spam filter. There is a support service and free Forum. Learn more about SkaDate Software

SkaDate offers multiple features like classifieds, chat, and bad words and spam filter. There is a support service and free Forum. Learn more about SkaDate Software

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What is Social Networking Software?

Social Networking software supports customer interaction with one another as well as with the organization.

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Social Networking Software Buyers' Guide

1. What is social networking software?

Social networking software allows users within your organization to collaborate on specific tasks by sharing various types of media with one another. With social networking software, users involved in a specific project have a virtual shared workspace, allowing them to receive updates and news about meetings, events, and other information vital to their individual project roles. Internal social networking content can also be shared externally (in the form of articles, blogs, podcasts, and newsletters).


2. The benefits of social networking software

  • Improved collaboration between employees: By creating project-specific user groups, group members can easily share updates on projects, related media, and timelines for completion. Organizing events and meetings using internal social networking software lets you distribute invitations and share meeting minutes with attendees. Employees have a platform to discuss projects through comments and live chat. 
  • Team building: Just as traditional social networks allow users to feel connected regardless of physical location, social networking software allows employees to feel more socially attached to the rest of their organization.

3. Typical features of social networking software

  • User profiles: Allows users to create profiles that contain basic information. 
  • Group management: Gives managers the ability to edit policies for groups and specific members. 
  • Activity and news feeds: Provides a continuous stream of updates as they occur in real time.
  • Event management: Provides users with information about upcoming events.
  • Real-time chat: Gives users the ability to chat with other members of their user groups.
  • Social media tagging: Allows user to mention or tag themselves and other users on posts and media uploaded to the platform.

The social networking software directory lets you filter by feature(s) to view only options that meet your business needs, which can help you narrow your software shortlist. 


4. The cost of social networking software

Most social networking software is priced on a "per user, per month" basis and can be broken down into three pricing tiers, listed below based on their starting price.

Price ranges:

  • $0-$4.99
  • $5-$10
  • $10+

Additionally, some social networking apps offer a one-time purchase option. 

*The pricing included is for the entry-level/lowest-priced offering that was found on vendor websites on December 1, 2018. Pricing data is collected based on the ten most reviewed products from this source.


5. Considerations when purchasing social networking software

  • Data security: For many organizations, data security is of the utmost importance. Businesses should carefully examine the social networking configuration schema to decide what specifically should be shared between certain users versus the company at large. Being that many enterprise social networking apps allow users and administrators to automate media sharing to external social media platforms, companies will have to set up strict policies for how this is automated and from which accounts.
  • Getting users involved: Most users already have experience with some form of social networking. Although this familiarity with social media concepts would seem to make it easier for employees to buy into a company's social network, the idea of adding yet another posting platform may overwhelm some users. Before you implement a social networking platform, consider not only how you bring users to the party, but also how you'll keep them there.

  • Telecommuting is becoming increasingly popular: Since 2005, the number of workers spending at least half their time working from home has more than doubled. With more and more employers opting to decentralize their workforce, the need for digital collaboration platforms will become increasingly important as employers search for better ways to bring employees together.
  • Wearable computing technology will optimize business social networking: Considering that 54% of small and midsize businesses plan to deploy wearable technology over the next one to two years, many opportunities will arise within the business social media landscape to use this technology. By implementing wearable tech's video and data-capture features, users can be virtually present in any conversation even when physical limitations do not allow it. 

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