ThoughtFarmer Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

ThoughtFarmer

Social, collaborative intranet software for organizations

4.81/5 (31 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
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom

Supported languages

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

Excellent
25

Very good
6

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Poor
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Miguel Tena Calderon

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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Marie Jacaruso

Unmatched Customer Service & Easy-To-Use Software? Choose ThoughtFarmer!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The customer support team for ThoughtFarmer is exceptional! From upgrading to the newest version of the software to working out any issues I had with their features, I can ALWAYS count on the ThoughtFarmer support team to guide me through the process and resolve any issues.

Cons
My company recently upgraded to one of the more recent versions of the software. While I love all the new features that it offers, many features are still being developed or are in the pipeline for the future. Their new FormFlow feature has a lot of potential but still has a lot of limitations given that it's a newer feature.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Nate Russell

Slick, glitch free, and adaptable intranet tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-28
Review Source: Capterra

We’ve built a community platform for lawyers and related professionals to share info and network. The granular access controls and security groups allow good siloing.

Pros
It works solidly and reliably. Very hard to break! I’m sure I’ve spent a thousand hours in this tool as an admin and power user. And the results look great in desktop or mobile.

Cons
Lack of integration with automation services like Zapier or IFTTT. It would be nice to have more ways to publish content to the intranet without manually logging on.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Karri Klemm

Great Product

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-02-14
Review Source: Capterra

We really like ThoughtFarmer. Support has been excellent and the resources available through the ThoughtFarmer community are also a great tool to help troubleshoot and resolve issues as we learned a new program.

Pros
This is a great intranet software; by far better than what we had! We have a lot of options to set-up information to share company wide. It has been very effective in helping streamline procedures and helping keep everyone connected.

Cons
I wish the home page news carousel could be prioritized in an order other than when it is published. We have to go republish items we want to remain up there to bump off other new items that may have expired. For example, we had a company wide "wear red day" for heart healthy month. Once that day was over to get that message to expire we had republish ones that were behind it. We are also working through an issue with getting email notifications sent when a form is submitted. Support has been excellent!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Matthew Flanagan

Thoughtfarmer transformed our old Intranet into a modern one!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-07-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The software is super easy to use from an administration perspective. Not only is it easy for us in the IT Department, we've been able to train most of the management staff on how to run their own pages and make changes. Initial setup took some tweaking to make it our own but Thoughtfarmer support was very helpful whenever we had issues or needed suggestions. The modules themselves on the back-end are very customize-able and we've rarely needed anything besides the tools laid out for us by the software.

Cons
One of the only cons for our organization is that Thoughtfarmer had lacked any good form integration but it seems they improved this with the latest software release.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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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 Control
Activity Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Permission Management
Search Functionality

API (296 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (174 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (179 other apps)
Chat (156 other apps)
Document Management (186 other apps)
File Management (137 other apps)
Projections (145 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (130 other apps)
Third Party Integration (209 other apps)
Workflow Management (135 other apps)

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Additional information for ThoughtFarmer

Key features of ThoughtFarmer

  • Blogging
  • Communication tools
  • Content archiving
  • Content publishing
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable navigation
  • Customizable page headers
  • Data import from Microsoft Word
  • Dev tools
  • Discussion forums
  • Drag-and-drop templates
  • Email newsletters
  • Employee directory
  • Engagement analytics
  • Event calendars
  • Global news publishing
  • Image asset management
  • Interactive organization chart
  • Local news & activity
  • Multi-language
  • Page bookmarking
  • Page sharing
  • Permission management
  • Photo galleries
  • Search functionality
  • Shout outs
  • Social media & RSS feed embedding
  • Team calendars
  • Team collaboration
  • Version history
  • Video support
  • WYSIWYG editor
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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.