Noodle has a cloud based system that will allow you to access your website outside of your company's network. They have also integrated a Single Sign On (SSO) option for the cloud based users as wel. This makes it easier to login your intranet site if your company already is using a SSO software especially Windows Active Directory. The interface allows you to easily build pages and has a drag and drop feature that most people are familiar with. It also has features that will allow you to easily setup a photo gallery, create a poll, make and merge calendars, and create interactive forms. Using Noodle allowed our company to retain existing functionality from our old intranet site while incorporating new ones.
It would be nice if Noodle would allow you to connect to an external database or use an API widget in order to use existing custom built applications/import data. There are some features that are incorporated in the site (while useful) that are not intuitive to the end users that cannot be disabled.
It is a pleasure recommend Noodle from Vialect. The product is incredibly easy to learn to use from a design perspective and practically intuitive for the standard user. With help from the Noodle help center we have managed to build and extensive, interactive and informative intranet that is relied upon within our organisation of 500 staff. Maintenance is easy as long as you have a good map in place for your content. We have delegated responsibility for content to section contributors thereby avoiding the need for extra resource to maintain the intranet. Further, content is written and maintained by the subject matter experts. At a fraction of the price of many other products but yet feature rich and with the best support I have ever experienced from a vendor, we highly recommend Noodle from Vialect.
Easy to use, low cost, high ROI, outstanding support, flexible, robust, secure and safe.
Less flexible in design to some of the high end product.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
It's a more fun way for employees to interact than just via email.
It's easy for a person who doesn't have IT experience to setup and run. The layout is simple and most users have no issues finding things. The email notifications are handy too.
It looks very generic and unprofessional. You have to delete your cookies for profile updates to take place. The chat box doesn't have emojis, spell check, or allow you to have the chat up while navigating Noodle. It's just ok, overall.
Likelihood to recommend: 5/10
My client was seeking an Intranet portal for a network of over 65 different offices across North America and Noodle was by far the most economical and most flexible platform on the market. One of the greatest strengths of Noodle is the permission levels available per user/group. Intranet applications in general are still relatively behind in terms of their usability and design, but Noodle does a great job of simplifying the Intranet but still includes many valuable tools and applications. In addition, the team at Noodle does an outstanding job of providing quick support and listening to opinions on future improvements. If you're looking for an easy-to-use, cost-effective platform for your intranet, Noodle is one of the most economical and flexible platforms out there. When Noodle works out of the box on mobile, i'll gladly give it a 5 star rating!
- Customer Support: The team at Noodle is quick to help out with support requests and issues - Permissions: The ability to have multiple permission levels per user or per group. - Searching/Filtering users : The People section on Noodle enables searching for users and custom fields. - Notify and Memo Manager Features: Great way to mass email all users or specific groups right from the Intranet site. - Portals: Portals have a lot of content features and styling options
- Lacks mobile responsiveness and isn't meant for mobile use quite yet - Scroll windows can sometimes cause confusion when adding members to groups or permissions
Secure and centralized our intraoffice communication. Because we use Noodle as the hub for policies, human resources, and training documents and videos, it took a lot of time and effort to get this running. The time invested wasn't due to the Noodle programming, but due to the large amount of information we needed to publish. Logging in and updating is simple. The layout is user friendly and customizable.
Internal messaging is only delivered if the employee is looking at the Noodle program. There is no desktop function that sends the message or an indicator to look at messages received unless you are in Noodle.
Noodle is offered at $6 per user, per month pricing as well as local server licensing at $60 per user account.
Growing companies don’t have time to use dozens of separate apps and platforms for common workday tasks. With a social intranet platform like Noodle, however, it’s possible for employees to share ideas, post documents, merge schedules, and upload photos all from within a single, unified site. Noodle is a web-based solution intended to enhance communication, encourage innovation, and increase corporate wisdom.
With multiple levels of adoption, companies can choose which features are right for them. Noodle fits somewhere between open source intranets and higher-cost solutions like Microsoft SharePoint, with partial flexibility and no work investment.
Key Noodle features include system-wide apps, real-time activity streams, customizable portals, instant messaging, and integrated employee profiles. Companies get access to 15 system applications from the get-go, providing employees with the ability to share, collaborate, and complete tasks inside Noodle from the moment they start using the web-based solution.
For organizations that currently share information through a combination of email, file servers, and static webpages, Noodle is a welcome alternative. The web-based intranet replaces outdated technologies and connects employees through a built-in corporate social network. Using a combination of profile pages, activity and status feeds, and instant messaging, employees are able to quickly share information. Noodle also increases employee engagement by making knowledge and work more transparent.
Every page within a company’s intranet includes a search engine, which helps Noodle users find what they’re looking for in a flash. Wiki-based page editing makes it easy for employees to update company pages, blogs, and forums. At the same time, strong permission controls limit the information that certain employees have access to, preventing contractors or freelancers from reading, posting, or modifying selected types of content.
The app is available locally or in the cloud. Cloud-hosted Noodles are hosted in Rackspace, which is a leader in IT security. When companies choose local hosting, they have the option to sync Noodle with Active Directory, as well.
Employee profile pages offer a glimpse into what individuals within a company have been working on and what they have on the horizon in the coming days and weeks. Employees can review their colleagues’ profiles to see the history of the content they’ve created, along with more personal information, which is accessible through status updates and personal photos.
Customize your profile page to reflect your personal aesthetic and professional reputation. You can select your own profile picture, add links to your social media accounts, and include a brief biography. Profile pages serve as a great place to keep to-do lists and post family photos, as well. Your page should give colleagues a good idea about who you are both inside and outside of the office. Noodle also gives you the option to download a shortcut that stores your password for faster access.
Activity feeds promote engagement from within Noodle. Users are able to see personalized views of their feeds—singling out the work of specific colleagues or reviewing certain types of content first—with the ability to filter content and have the newest updates routed directly to their email inboxes.
Keep your activity feed updated by sharing real-time information with status updates. Your colleagues will see your status update and then scroll down to “like” or comment on the items in their feeds. Examples of typical items in a feed might include meeting updates and links to documents that have been newly created or edited. New content will display under the “What’s New” icon.
Noodle has developed a smarter, faster way for employees to communicate. The social intranet’s built-in instant messenger application provides a way for employees to chat and collaborate on all types of projects. It notifies users when they have new messages through a blinking light on the web browser.
In addition to chatting with colleagues through Noodle’s instant messenger, you can also share photos and videos. Built-in video conferencing makes it possible to launch video conferences with multiple colleagues. You can shortlist the contacts you communicate with most frequently, as well. The app keeps an archive of all chat logs for future reference.
The ability to securely share documents is a key component to any intranet. Noodle has focused on providing its users with a seamless way to share and collaborate on documents. Not only do users have the ability to create an unlimited number of folders for any type of file or document, but they can also utilize advanced tools that require colleagues to “check-in” or “check-out” documents online.
You can set up a workflow to manage your documents. The workflow you create will automatically move, archive, or delete certain documents based on the timeline you selected. Documents can be shared individually or in bulk, with the ability to track which users have viewed each document and which, if any, have made modifications or edits.
Noodle integrates with Google Calendar and Microsoft Active Directory.
A free 30-day trial is available for organizations with up to 15 users. Companies that opt for the Cloud Pro account can expect to pay $3 per user, per month, with a minimum of 50 users. An On-Premise solution is available, as well. Noodle’s On-Premise solution costs $9,500 for the first 1,000 users.