ThoughtFarmer Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

ThoughtFarmer

Social, collaborative intranet software for organizations

4.8/5 (40 reviews)

ThoughtFarmer overview

What is ThoughtFarmer?

ThoughtFarmer is a social intranet solution designed to centralize collective intelligence, improve internal communication, promote collaboration, and more. The software offers a variety of features for managing communication through activity streams, forums, and blogs, search and navigation, content, knowledge, and document.

ThoughtFarmer’s communication tools allow users to customize the branding and language of their intranet, and support social media and RSS feeds, global news publishing, email newsletters, videos, blogging, and more. Intranet analytics provide users with insight into activity, engagement, and popular searches, with the ability to drill-down to different sections, groups, and pages. Content can be managed and published using the built-in WYSIWYG editor, drag-and-drop templates, version histories, and image asset management. Customizable page headers, cards, and dev tools allow users to configure their intranet, and old content can be archived manually or automatically.

ThoughFarmer’s social features include activity streams, shout-outs and @mentions for employee recognition, commenting, and personalized employee profiles. Each user can be provided with a personalized homepage, tailored to their role. Users can follow pages to automatically receive updates and notifications for changes, and provide feedback on content using likes. The interactive org chart visualizes the relationships between users, groups, and departments, and can be used to find colleagues and contact details.

Pricing

Starting from
$500/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), French and 3 other languages, Spanish, Korean, German
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ThoughtFarmer user reviews

Excellent
32

Very good
8

Average
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Miguel T.

A delight to use for Intranet Managers, Content Authors and employees

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-21
Review Source: Capterra

An easy to use Intranet portal with social capabilities that enable employees to be more engaged. Simplified infrastructure for on-premises, no need for massive server farms. Great setup and onboarding experience with their professional services team. Their support staff is stellar, fast and caring for your needs.

Pros
ThoughtFarmer's ease of use, and the easy deployment on-premises (although a cloud option is available) helped us implement our new Intranet on time and budget while providing users with a top-notch experience for corporate news, events and navigating different processes in our organization. Social features (likes, commenting, @ mentions) really empower our employees to have a voice be more engaged with our strategic direction, operational insights and celebrating milestones with the recent addition of Shout-outs. From an extensibility perspective, the platform allows for page templates and widget creation (in browser or with modern development IDEs) and it is now based on React, so page loading and navigation is fast and responsive. Customizing with your own fonts. corporate color theme and images is quick and painless. Need to go a bit further? You can add your own CSS or JavaScript to fill in any gaps from the out of the box theming engine. A recent overhaul of the search experience brings the experience to what you would expect from enterprise search with the addition of best bets, predictive search, etc. The people directory is beautifully crafted and thanks to the Employee Directory Connector you can bring your users and their active directory properties (such as department, job title, phone, email) in just a few clicks. For authentication, SAML SSO is an option. The admin area is intuitive and very powerful as many options are configurable in the UI.

Cons
There are only 2 security roles, admin and user, so roles like help desk or others might get exposed to settings one might not want them to have. From an integration point of view, would like to see more integration with Office 365 as we use it for more day-to-day collaboration. A SharePoint integration is possible, but not sure if it will also work with SharePoint Online.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Steve B.

ThoughtFarmer - specializing in Intranet websites

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-10-29
Review Source: Capterra

We are working with a knowledgeable team in TF to help us achieve Intranet success. There are also tools and processes that we have in place. For example Content Governance for consistency, leveraging Analytics to understand how employees are using our Intranet and keeping our content fresh for relevancy.

Pros
Integration with our systems did require custom development work from TF and we crossed the finish line. This work was part of our scope, so no surprises. The TF is knowledgeable, diligent and responsive. All qualities you hope to find with your vendor. The software is intuitive and easy to use. It supported our custom branding and allowed for our content management team to achieve their results.

Cons
There were some limitations in the software that were logged as feature requests that we hope to see in production soon. It's difficult for a vendor to support the many 3rd party applications and integrations. We did find some workarounds, so no real issues here. This product was a significant improvement from our previous solution, so difficult to isolate cons this early in our implementation.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Brittany L.

Excellent Customer Service

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

The customer service team at ThoughtFarmer is great. Every time there is an issue, or we don't know how to solve a question, we reach out to the team. They are speedy with their replies, and usually have very straight forward direction and imagery to help solve the problem. Thank you [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] for all of your help in the first year of our Intranet!

Pros
The software is overall straight forward to use. The Thoughtfarmer community page is a great way to learn tips and tricks on various software capabilities that we didn't realize were there.

Cons
Challenges with employees connecting to the intranet when off of our Network - but this also may not be a Thoughtfarmer problem! This has made it a bit challenging for our jobsite employees (who never come into the office) to get used to using the Intranet and integrating it in their daily lives. But everyone in the office has had a great experience with it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Margo G.

Easy to Set Up, Use, and Exciting for Employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-03-10
Review Source: Capterra

ThoughtFarmer allowed us to finally centralize all of our company information into one portal. The setup was easy, and we enlisted representatives from different teams at our company to help fill out each team page. Employees were very excited about the launch and all of the setup and training was definitely worth having a working system that our employees like to use.

Pros
The onboarding process and training were extremely helpful. The software itself is highly intuitive so not a ton of training was needed to get us up and running right away. Our support representative was there to answer any and all questions, and the entire support team was extremely fast with all of our questions.

Cons
I have very few complaints about the software itself. Nothing comes to mind of anything I didn't like.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Josh A.

Finally found the right Intranet!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-09-30
Review Source: Capterra

It took far too long to find this product, and perhaps ThoughtFarmer needs marketing help, but this product is a near-perfect fit for our medium-size video production company. The organization and simplicity of this database will be easy for our employees to use, and hopefully they will enjoy using it.

Pros
I love the simplicity, user experience and features offered in ThoughtFarmer, as well as the ability to administrate without needing a deep IT background.

Cons
The calendar integrations are one-way, and can only come from ThoughtFarmer. We use other programs and it would be helpful if ThoughtFarmer could receive RSS calendar feeds, not just create them.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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ThoughtFarmer pricing

Starting from
$500/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Pricing is based on the number of users.
50-99 users: $10/user/month
100-199 users: $8/user/month
200-499 users: $6/user/month
500-999 users: $5/user/month
1000+ users: $4/user/month
ThoughtFarmer can also be deployed on-premise.

ThoughtFarmer features

Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts/Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
File Sharing
Search/Filter
Task Management
Version Control

API (404 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (312 other apps)
Mobile Access (313 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (385 other apps)
Workflow Management (300 other apps)

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Additional information for ThoughtFarmer

Benefits

Users can manage intranet content with the built-in WYSIWYG editor, drag-and-drop templates, and gallery integrations.

The integrated search engine with search-as-you-type and “did you mean”, alongside customizable navigation, page bookmarking, and filtering, is designed to streamline the process of finding information.

A social feed with shout-outs, @mentions, commenting, and activity streams enables sharing of internal announcements and employee recognition.

Document management tools allow users to upload and manage files including documents, photos, and videos, with previews, document editing, version histories, and customizable permissions.

The interactive organizational chart visualizes connections between locations, departments, groups, and employees, with employee cards displaying titles, contact information, and photos.