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eXo Platform Reviews

eXo Platform

Open Source Enterprise Social Collaboration

4.61/5 (94 reviews)
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eXo began as an open source project in 2002, as the industry's first Java portlet container. The eXo Project catalyzed a portal market dominated by a handful of very large vendors selling six-figure software and lock in. We opened the floodgates to choice in this market, and customers came.
The eXo Project grew into a company in 2003, as a response to customer demand. That customer -- the U.S. Department of Defense -- kicked off a tradition that continues to this day: Building great software in partnership with our customers. We can do this because we release our code in the open. It's how the DoD found us, when we were just university students hacking away, and it's how we choose to do business with our customers.
Today, eXo is a rapidly growing global company, with U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, California, global headquarters in France, and offices in Tunisia, Ukraine, and Vietnam. The company has established technology leadership and proven value by their large European installed base and strategic partnership with Red Hat.

eXo Platform 4 is open-source social-collaboration software designed for enterprises. eXo Platform lets companies deliver connected and collaborative user experiences securely to their employees, customers and business partners. With its easy control of interaction and social collaboration, eXo Platform 4 is built on a robust and highly extensible foundation. Complementary collaborative applications are fully integrated with a social layer designed for ef�ficient communication and maximum productivity.
www.exoplatform.com

eXo Platform Reviews (94)

Most positive review

 Software Genial

Es un software increible, tiene todo lo que una intranet puede tener. Con estas caracteristicas me cambiaría a la versión empresarial. Le agregaría lo de Webex y sería lo mas completo del mercado.

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Reviewed 25th of November, 2015 by Ricardo Pérez Contreras

Most critical review

 very good engine !

Doesnt seem to be 21 CFR Part 11 compliant. Many social add-on and features, you'll probably find the ones that fit your company needs. It was very easy to use and can be accessed anywhere in the world. Its price point is very competitive and customer service (at least for the free trial) was good.

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Reviewed 4th of December, 2015 by ron thomas

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#14 in Project Collaboration

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eXo Platform Screenshots (28)

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Security and privacy

Encryption

No
Encryption of sensitive data at rest
Yes
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

No
Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

No
Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Specifications

Intended Users
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Linux, Mac, Windows, Web-based, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
Brazil, Canada, Europe, Germany, Latin America, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

eXo Platform Pricing

Starting from: $5.00/month
Pricing model: Freemium, Open-source, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

On Premise Editions: You can download a 30 days free trial of the Community & Enterprise edition.
Contact us for the White label edition.
eXo Cloud: All the eXo Platform features, hosted in the Cloud.

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Key Features of eXo Platform

  • Document Storage
  • Knowledge Management
  • Idea Management
  • Rss feeds
  • Activity dashboard
  • CRM Integration
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaborative workspace

Benefits

Why an Enterprise Social Platform?

A Social World
These days, every application and website integrates a social layer. The social graph and activity streams are central to enterprise collaboration. IT organizations must have a solution.

Social is Enterprise Ready
Consumers have already transformed enterprise users’ practices and processes. A social platform must be secure and robust. It must be standard, leverage IT investments and be professionally supported.

Social is Open and Affordable
Nobody wonders whether they should deal with social any more, but how. It is essential to build a social platform with no liability and no vendor lock-in. The ideal platform in a commodity world should be open source and affordable.

Social Intranet:
eXo Platform 4 is an out-of-the-box social intranet solution that integrates rich
collaboration, document management, wikis, forums and calendars, all integrated
around activity streams, social networking and collaborative spaces. In addition,
eXo Platform 4 has very strong web content management, from creating and
storing documents and articles to publication processes.

Enterprise Garde Portal
eXo Platform is the presentation layer of your enterprise’s information system,
aggregating content and services from different sources into a uni�ed web portal
and for mobile devices. eXo Platform 4 is built using enterprise standards, such
as Java EE, WebDAV, CalDAV, JCR and CMIS, to maximize its interoperability with
your existing IT assets. Also, eXo Platform can integrate with enterprise
directories (like Active Directory and OpenLDAP) and support the main single
sign-on solutions like CAS, OpenAM and SPNEGO.

Extensible Platform
eXo Platform 4 is more than just a social intranet application. It is a platform
designed to provide a �exible and extensible environment that can evolve with
your business needs. One of the biggest advantages of eXo Platform 4 is that you
can customize it, enhanced by its extensibility via APIs, plugins, extensions and a
built-in IDE.

Alternatives to eXo Platform

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, Box, SharePoint, and more.

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.

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

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aliah jn

not an open source platform as advertise in the search engine.

05/09/2016

Your product is very good but no download option for open source platform as result in the google search engine.

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Cristian Bejenariu

Open Source?

28/06/2016

How is this open source? I saw no option to download it. Only paid options. This is misleading the search engines.

Pros

Looks great.

Cons

It's marketed as open source but no open source option is provided.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
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Abderrahmane MEJDOUBI

eXo Platform is a very professional Social Collaboration Software.

29/03/2016

Pros

eXo Platform has a very good UI design and also a thoughtful user experience UX. I had a lot of fun to use, it greatly facilitates the management and communication within a team, I strongly recommends. Very good reliability.

Cons

Nothing, eXo has a very good qualities to be your favorite SCS (Social Collaboration Software).

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering eXo Platform

I recommend eXo for you as a good SCS (Social Collaboration Software), It's a great platform with a lot of features, I recommend it.

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André Lucas

Great Software but hard to start

25/03/2016

Pros

Incredible number of add-ons and features. Very good reliability.

Cons

Not fully translated, making some pages bilingual. Hard to get started as it delivers a great deal of its features right away.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering eXo Platform

It's a great platform with many features. I'd suggest to take your time to learn and adapt.

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Jean Franco

Replacing many with a single solution

25/03/2016

Pros

The software allows me to replace many solutions with a single integrated nice platform. I like the openness of the vendor is one of the biggest positive point for the choice I've made.

Cons

So far the product has been perfect for my needs, and we're able to replace not only the social network platform, but file archival and search mechanisms.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering eXo Platform

Plan big, as the software is not only a social network platform, you'll be able to replace document managers software with it.

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Hideki Itaki

Comprehensive tool!

23/03/2016

Pros

Comprehensive functionality for the enterprise social tool.

Cons

eXo is a company with creativity and very friendly.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering eXo Platform

It is very important to build an evaluation team with active members.

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Oscar Fonseca

Your open source enterprise social network

22/03/2016

Pros

Open Source software and a good knowledge management system are mandatory nowadays. eXo is a social collaboration platform packed with a lot of features for organizations wanting to add a social dimension to their existing information system or build a social intranet.

Cons

eXo Platform creates real business value as it enables faster communication and better decision making across our whole organisation but it's difficult to engage employees without help.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering eXo Platform

My recommendation to others is to read all documentation and don't be intimidated by the strength of this program.

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ron thomas

Verified Reviewer

very good engine !

04/12/2015

Many social add-on and features, you'll probably find the ones that fit your company needs. It was very easy to use and can be accessed anywhere in the world. Its price point is very competitive and customer service (at least for the free trial) was good.

Pros

Inexpensive and web based

Cons

Doesnt seem to be 21 CFR Part 11 compliant.

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Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

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Somya Jain

Verified Reviewer

very good product !

30/11/2015

eXo allows you to create your own social intranet with the essential collaboration features: chat, forum, activity stream, share documents, wiki, calendar...the perfect software if you're looking for a user-friendly all-in-1 solution for your company.

Pros

eXo allows you to create your own social intranet with the essential collaboration features: chat, forum, activity stream, share documents, wiki, calendar...the perfect software if you're looking for a user-friendly all-in-1 solution for your company.

Cons

i don't see anything to dislike about it.

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Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

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Brian Jett

Verified Reviewer

Exo Community Platform

28/11/2015

Great product! Contains all the features we were looking for in a corporate intranet, and enables us to host internally. The exo communtiy has been incredibly helpful in troubleshooting and implementation advice.

Pros

Ability to host internally, open source code, great community.

Cons

Implementing SSO in the open source version is challenging.

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Ease of use
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Time used: Less than 6 months

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Who is eXo Platform For?



A platform for organizations wanting to add a social dimension to their existing information system or build a social intranet that stays extensible, eXo Platform provides a social communication solution befitting of companies of all sizes, from smaller teams to global organizations. Its customers represent various industry sectors, but most of them are from finance, healthcare, education, and the public sector.

Target departments are IT, HR, communication, marketing, and other core business departments. Some of eXo Platform’s customers are Bureau Veritas, Orange, Red Hat, Caixa, HSBC, NATO, The BlueBook Network, UCLA, and Johns Hopkins University.

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