eXo Platform Features

eXo Platform

Enterprise digital collaboration software

4.57/5 (108 reviews)

eXo Platform Feature Summary

  • Social messaging
  • Document storage
  • Forums
  • Knowledge management
  • Idea management
  • Active Directory integration
  • RSS feeds
  • CRM integration
  • Calendar management
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Activity streams
  • Task tracking
  • Unified search
  • Enterprise wikis
  • Document sharing
  • Project management
  • Permissions management
  • Customizable branding
  • Centralized data storage
  • Group discussions
  • Content management
  • Content templates
  • Shared calendars
  • Social network
  • Real-time collaboration
  • Company directory
  • Skills tracking
  • Timeline management
  • Project workflow management
  • Task assignments
  • Activity notifications
  • File repository
  • Version control
  • Fulltext search
  • Custom publication workflows
  • Polls & feedback collection
  • Customer extranet
  • Brand advocacy programs
  • Community management tools
  • Partner portal

eXo Platform Features In Depth

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.

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eXo Platform Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about eXo Platform's features:

Òscar Fonseca

Verified Reviewer

Your open source enterprise social network

2014-12-18

.- Search eXo includes an ElasticSearch based search tool segmented according to the sections and contents in your intranet, indexing other contents published by other systems, making it a federated search tool for your organization's entire knowledge base. 7.

Pros

It's very feature rich so if you want your organization's knowledge, private, secure and organized then you have to try it!

Cons

We not found any except the lack of a feature found on other enterprise social networks like Yammer (gammification).

Source: GetApp
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Prasad Londhe

Verified Reviewer

Excellent - This is what we are looking for..

2015-10-08

Better document management facility for organisation with ease of access. Easy integration with real time application using SSO feature..

Pros

SSO Feature. 2. Chat. 3. Better document management feature.

Cons

Don't see any at my end.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Source: GetApp
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Òscar Fonseca

Your open source enterprise social network

2014-11-15

.- Search eXo includes an ElasticSearch based search tool segmented according to the sections and contents in your intranet, indexing other contents published by other systems, making it a federated search tool for your organization's entire knowledge base. 7.

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Source: Capterra
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Response from eXo


Hi Oscar,

Amazing to read so much details in your review, thank you very much! About gamification, it's a topic we are currently working on so we would love to get your feedback and ideas on eXo community website. Feel free to use the request feature section or open a topic in the discussions forums.
Cheers,
The eXo Team

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Divyang Patel

Verified Reviewer

eXo Platform - Suites for Social Collaboration,Crowd and intranet based application

2015-01-21

It is easy for admin to define users with roles,permission and group management.

Pros

eXo platform provides features like calender for defining tasks,events and meetings with reminder functionality, chat application with video confrencing, Blog engine for writing blogs and sharing information, WebDAV support for sharing of documents.

Cons

In Older version of eXo platform some time it distorts UI and UX but after releasing new eXo platform 4.1 version they are fixed and lots of new functionality added.

Source: GetApp
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Response from eXo Platform


Glad we could fix your issues with the new version. Thanks!

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Sanjay Dhonde

Awesome platform with rich collaboration features

2014-12-26

Also, rich collaboration features such as forums, wikis, documents and calendars around social networking, activity streams and workspaces.

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Source: Capterra
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Somnath Mane

Verified Reviewer

Exo is Really gud platform

2015-01-30

It is easy for admin to define users with roles,permission and group management.

Pros

EXo platform provides lot of features like events and meetings with reminder functionality, chatting with video confrencing, sharing information and sharing of documents

Cons

Haven't found any so far.

Source: GetApp
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Stévan Le Meur

The Platform for Enterprise Social Collaboration!

2015-01-28

It has a wiki, a calendar, an instant messages with video conference tool and document management system - all (and a lot more) integrated in one extensible platform.

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Source: Capterra
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Abderrahmane MEJDOUBI

eXo Platform is a very professional Social Collaboration Software.

2016-03-29

Pros

eXo Platform has a very good UI design and also a thoughtful user experience UX.

Cons

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

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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.

Source: Software Advice
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Danna Moreno

Verified Reviewer

Excelente

2015-07-30

The system of groups and activities are well designed and helps to engage people from all levels of the company.

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Time used: Free Trial

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Business Development ( company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Great Collaboration Software

2014-12-15

Collaboration made easy!

Source: GetApp
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Digambar Kadam

easy to use eXo

2015-02-03

Using eXo Platform we created a secure portal-based site and an intranet that encourages employees in an organization to exchange knowledge, documents, work collaboratively, task management, contact data...

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Source: Capterra
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Ananda Subedi

Verified Reviewer

Exo is an amazing platform

2015-06-30

platform, from social collaboration to extensive document management capabilitie

Pros

It's very friendly to use and also easy to develop your own portlets into it.

Cons

It would be great if it has some good documentation.

Time used: Free Trial

Source: GetApp
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Somya Jain

Verified Reviewer

very good product !

2015-11-30

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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Time used: Free Trial

Source: GetApp
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Fabio Pereira

Verified Reviewer

Amazing Social Platform

2014-12-15

Very well integrated social collaboration software.

Source: GetApp
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Response from eXo Platform


Thank you for your posting of this review and for trying out eXo. looking forward to connect with you on our community site!

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Dietmar Schmidt

Verified Reviewer

Enterprise social media at its best

2015-01-07

eXo helps to keep in touch with your team and collegues all over the world. Great UI Implementation.

Pros

Rich collaboration features.

Cons

-

Source: GetApp
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Jean Franco

Verified Reviewer

Much more than a social platform

2015-01-02

What we ended up with is a much more feature rich way of doing business, interact and get things done. eXo proved to be the way of making people using social media tools to work better.

Pros

All in one platform, including file sharing.

Cons

No cons, the installation requires a bit of understanding of linux (our preferred system), but otherwise just plain easy.

Source: GetApp
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Response from eXo Platform


No cons, yay! Thank you for the great review

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Thomas Conti

Very intuitive Platform

2017-08-15

Pros

eXo Platform solve the information silly issue and make information easily accessible so an organisation can better control communications and information deliveries.

Cons

- open source is not very pushed forward and - more flexible pricing options through editions - Project management features are not very advanced

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Devang Parikh

Nice Tool

2018-05-16

Pros

A good open source alternative for collaboration, members can use it network and do project management

Cons

it's costly and heavy to load, I tried the open source version on my local server and due to the tools used in development it loaded slowly.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Robert Jessup

Verified Reviewer

Collaboration platform for the project

2018-04-05

Pros

I like that the platform provides a convenient interface for promoting social collaboration within the company.

Cons

Also, when the chat screen is opened, my browser slows down.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Bhoomin Pandya

eXo Platform

2014-10-05

eXo is a great Open Source Collaborative-Social-Enterprise-Content & Knowledge-Management-Platform that offers complete Portal Life-Cycle Management facilities like: 1.

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Source: Capterra
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Response from eXo


Hi Bhoomin,

Thank you for your review and good luck with your agriculture portal project. Let us know when it's live and we will happily get the word out ;)
Cheers,
The eXo Team

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Nguyen Trong Anh

Anh Nguyen - Exo

2015-01-30

It is professional social collaboration platform, including Document Management, Wikis and way more.

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Source: Capterra
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Michal Kubacki

Fantastic platform, intranet and professional social media under one roof

2015-01-25

Flexible deployment. Document Management Knowledge Management Cons: Haven't found yet so far.

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Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

eXo Platform is the best intranet solution: besides all basic features to collaborate and connect.

2017-12-17

Pros

eXo Platform is the best intranet solution: besides all basic features to collaborate and connect with your colleagues, you can organize and customize your own dashboard, choose existing gadget and add external one: essential when you need an overwall view of your work and colleagues activity!

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Oscar Fonseca

Your open source enterprise social network

2016-03-22

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
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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.

Source: Software Advice
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Ambarish Bura

What a greate learning platform

2014-12-18

A full-featured collaborative / document / social networking suite.

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Source: Capterra
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Response from eXo


Thank you for the great feedback Ambarish! :)

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