Jostle Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Jostle

The People Engagement® platform.

4.29/5 (49 reviews)

Jostle overview

What is Jostle?

Jostle’s People Engagement® platform is a new kind of employee intranet. It’s simple, work-relevant approach delivers employee participation rates of over 85%, as measured across all Jostle customers. That’s 5X industry norms.

Includes a full suite of workplace communication tools: share news, plan events, engage in a strategic team discussion. Also includes enterprise-grade instant messaging (chat).

Connects workplaces and helps bring workplace culture alive. Clarifies who is doing what, finds hidden expertise, and provides a powerful employee directory, which also works on your phone.

Surfaces key documents, videos and files and organizes them into easy-to-navigate volumes. Content ownership is clear and curation tools are built in. Files can be viewed at your desktop, or on your phone.

Jostle’s patented TEAMS® technology makes it easy to target information, or start a chat, with exactly the right people. This reduces information clutter and creates an intranet that is relevant to each individual.

Jostle’s platform is turnkey – easy to implement and maintain. Full support is included.
www.jostle.me

Pricing

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Devices

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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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Jostle reviews

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Aaron Kitto

Engaging Intranet

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-21
Review Source: Capterra

An intranet that engaged the staff and is one place to find out news/olds/information and who is who inside the business. A place where users can come and see themselves in the business, who and what they are and how they fit in.

Pros
Easy to use and setup with good support from the on-boarding team and regular catch-ups over the time period. The library is a great tool with good security and functionality. Staff member profiles, that we integrate with G-Suite are helpful and enable users to customize themselves and their images as well as professional profiles. The news section is easy to add and manage the posts as well as items for sale and internal vacancies. The search function is excellent and returns a good set of relevant results to all users from all areas. The Admin area is well laid out and easy to follow with a good range of depth and when you want to do something not available the support team can help you out. Allowing internal and external users means our board members can see what is going on inside of the organisation without death by email.

Cons
Would be nice to have threaded discussions. Creates a number of library groups in g-suite and does not do a great job of cleaning up after itself when groups are removed, unused or empty.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Lesley Yuen

A dedicated team and customer service makes a difference

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-11-02
Review Source: Capterra

We've implemented and used the Jostle platform for almost three years, and since starting, with my current organization, I've been working with the Jostle team quite closely. The Jostle team is very responsive, and dedicated to providing great customer service and support. The 400+ employees at our organization have varying degrees of technical savviness. One main challenge we have is teaching them the essence of great internal communication and content sharing in moving the company towards our business objectives. When we reached out to Jostle, they were very welcoming and embraced the idea that I had pitched them in order to help our employees familiarize themselves. That was, a digital workshop. Two members of the team built a presentation and workbook, then led a two hour session at our company's digital workshop. They were amazing as you can tell how invested they are with all of this training, and ensuring that our employees are utilizing the Jostle platform to its fullest potential. Other than the staff at Jostle, I thought that they are very responsive with customer feedback. They are always taking suggestions from their users and if it makes sense, the feature becomes available to Jostle users. I think that is amazing, since from my experience, most Intranet platforms are always outdated and lacking innovation. Jostle is easy to use, understand, and simple in it's features, layouts, and functionalities. I would highly recommend them.

Pros
Ease of use, simple to use content curation features, ability to visually represent important information in an organized fashion. Very modern and polished.

Cons
The ability to disable certain features when they aren't being used. I think reporting and metrics could be more comprehensive and visual. Maybe the integration of some sort of visual dashboard that allows for goal tracking.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Eric Porado

I just can’t get on board with Jostle

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-11-06
Review Source: Capterra

Not good...I miss Workplace.

Pros
I wish I could have positives about Jostle. If I had to come up with one, it would be having multiple columns viewable at a glance.

Cons
Using the website on my phone is unnerving to say the least. Through the website on my phone, I can’t even post updates half of the time. Pictures don’t want to update, the news feed gets stuck. Now I will say...these issues only happen on my iPhone. However, I have verified on other phones and co-workers say it happens to them on their mobile devices as well.

Response from Jostle Corporation


Hi Eric,
We're sorry to hear you're having a tough time getting on board with Jostle. I understand that you are using Jostle via the browser on your iPhone, for the best experience with Jostle on mobile we recommend using our mobile app. You can head to the App Store and find it by searching 'Jostle'. If any of your co-workers are Android users we have an app in the Play Store as well! Hopefully, this improves your experience.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Danielle Grainger

Great platform with fantastic support!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-03
Review Source: Capterra

I've worked with the Jostle platform for a year and a half and have had many good experiences and business successes. I cannot rate enough how great it is to have a knowledgeable and helpful designated account manager (Sally Smith) who is my main point of contact and is always happy to discuss our platform use and suggest new ways of working along with answering any queries I have. This makes our user experience of Jostle align with our business strategy and values, as well as ensuring we continue to optimise the platform when new changes are introduced. I also rate the forum very highly as it's great to be able to discuss thoughts/ideas/best practice with other Jostle users outside of our organisation - and it's great that conversations on the forum are heard by the Jostle team and often make their way into the Jostle newsletter and ultimately influence platform developments and changes.

Pros
The ease of use, how the interface resembles social media and encourages full company engagement

Cons
Some of the areas on the platform are not relevant to our business, but there is not anything we can do to reallocate these sections into something more appropriate. It means the sections remain unused. (not a massive issue as we tend to focus our attention on the News section anyway)

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jennifer Austin

Easy, colorful, fun!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
We implemented Jostle in order to keep our company's culture alive and keep employees connected as we rolled out our work at home initiative. We loved how easy it was to set up, how intuitive it is to use and how fun it can be. I describe the news page as is "Facebook and Twitter had a baby" because there are sections for brief updates and longer articles, and as soon as employees get in, they already feel like they know how to use the program.

Cons
It does take champions to keep people engaged and logging in. Also, the discussions -- rather like a workplace-appropriate chat room for project or task oriented conversations -- did not work as well for us as we had hoped it would because people needed more prompts to go back in and view updated comments.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jostle pricing

Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Pricing is per employee per month and varies depending on the size of the team. Contact Jostle for more information.

Jostle features

Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Search Functionality

API (299 other apps)
Activity Tracking (135 other apps)
Document Management (188 other apps)
Projections (145 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (130 other apps)
Third Party Integration (211 other apps)
Workflow Management (137 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Jostle

Key features of Jostle

  • Instant messaging (enterprise-grade chat)
  • Company-wide NEWS (real-time sharing of workplace stories)
  • Employee recognition (Shout-Outs)
  • LIBRARY that organizes files, documents, videos
  • Org chart, including for flat teams & matrix structures
  • EVENTS calendar with sync to personal calendars
  • Integration with A/D, HRIS, email systems
  • Full-featured employee intranet
  • Polls, photo albums, employee notices, etc.
  • Comprehensive search for people, skills & documents
  • Detailed employee directory
  • CLASSIFIEDS for employee buy & sell (optional)
  • Target info to org units, locations, employee types, etc.
  • Weekly email newsletter (auto-generated)
  • Employee kiosk access for lunch rooms, etc.
  • Works on any desktop or phone (iOS or Android)
  • Employee engagement alalytics
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Benefits

Drives employee engagement and workplace culture.

Shares workplace stories and celebrations.

Recognizes workplace anniversaries and birthdays.

Enables simple peer-peer recognition.

Surfaces key documents & videos. Makes it easy to keep them current and organized.

Uncovers hidden expertise. Make it easy to find people by name, role, location, expertise, etc.

Connects employees and encourages participation.

Pushes out initiatives, announcements, safety notices, etc. in a reliable way.

Targets information to the right people to reduce noise (information clutter).

Simple and elegant. Turnkey with no employee training required. Can be implemented without in-house IT skills.