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Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Enterprise collaboration and online community software.

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Zimbra Collaboration Suite Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Zimbra Collaboration Suite product overview

Price starts from

$

25

/momonth
Per User

What is Zimbra Collaboration Suite?

Zimbra Community provides a full suite of social tools including blogs and microblogs, forums and wikis, media galleries and video embedding, content editing anf web pages, tags and tag clouds. Use Zimbra Community to set up a personal profile, find people and send friend requests, publish real-time updates on a live activity stream, create events and polls, like statuses and leave comments, receive notifications, use @mentions and hashtags and set up RSS feeds.

Key benefits of using Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Integration with powerful 3rd party tools and applications.

Search expertise with advanced Q&A tracking and reporting. Use content reputation and quality scoring, and badging and points to evaluate content.

Unified messaging integration with Cisco and Mitel to provide instant messaging, visual voicemail, click-to-call and call record history.

Design a social workflow in which community members can pose challenges, suggest ideas and vote on their favorite content.

Social analytics to display community health and effectiveness.

Dynamic content recommendations that connect people to the content they need quickly and tailored network suggestions that help build their personal networks

Email digests that are personalized with content recommendations to keep people better connected

Built with Big Data in mind; Zimbra Analytics data has been designed to make it easy to integrate with business intelligence systems

Ensure privacy and control of your data by running your community on your own premises, or at a trusted partner

Support for groups and subgroups (microsites) that feature configurable themes, layouts, roles and permissions

Basic moderation as well as advanced moderation capabilities for auto-moderation, word and phrase filtering and user banning

Configurable permissions for managing security and access requirements

Reputation management system including crowdsourced abuse reporting; extensible abuse management and reporting

Pre-built integration with Sitecore for web content management, Salesforce.com for customer relationship management, Microsoft SharePoint for document management and support for custom integration with other enterprise software applications

Social network authentication, Oauth and SSO support for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com, Google, Active Directory and custom solutions

Email integration with all major email servers with support for activity notifications, site-wide emails and daily or weekly digests

Support for localization of all unicode and double-byte characters and right-to-left languages; language packs for system translation in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese and Simplified Chinese; plus support for dynamic translation of user-generated content in all languages supported by Lionbridge (GeoFluent) integration

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
FAQs/Forum
Email/Help Desk
Chat
Phone Support

Training options

Live Online
In Person
Documentation
Webinars

Zimbra Collaboration Suite pricing information

Value for money

4.4

/5

71

Price starts from

$

25

/momonth
Per User

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Zimbra Collaboration Suite features

Functionality

4.2

/5

71
Total Features15 5 categories

Most valued features by users

Access Controls/Permissions
File Sharing
Content Management
Task Management
Mobile Access
Contact Management
Calendar Management
Real Time Editing

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Zimbra Collaboration Suite users reviews

Overall rating

4.4

/5

71

Positive reviews

94%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.3/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

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33

3

0

1

Pros
We can integration this suite with informative applications like Ted, IBM redbooks to view our daily feeds which is quite helpful for the people who are more interested in gaining knowledge.

sv

shashank v.

What I like the best about Zimbra are its splendid storage volume and the mobile version. Our colleague has access to emails even when they are traveling or away from the office.

Andrea W.

I like the easy installation and the web administrative console which can be used for many admin tasks. The Desktop app is great and easy to use.

Mouhsen I.

Cons
The update processes are complex, since they must be done in a controlled environment, because they can produce an error and place the entire service offline.

JB

JOSE B.

Hard to customize the installation, lost data when I needed to migrate to another server. The API uses XML-RPC which is not easy to use, JSON is a lot easier.

Mouhsen I.

The read messages do not drop down to low priority, so if I leave one unread so I can come back to it. The message gets buried in the inbox.

LM

Lauren M.

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Email Client Software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Zimbra, an instant mail setup client which is the best for the corporate sector as we can easily deliver messages and receive the same which works in real time. I have been using Zimbra mail server from the past 2 years and it works remain excellent till time as I don't even have any late deliverability nor any delayed task on it. The features were actually well built for an employee who used to use this on a daily basis and can interact with their colleagues/staff members/clients easily and on time.

Pros

The most I like in Zimbra is: 1. Faster Deliverability of Emails in real time 2. Can add Email Signature to all our emails 3. Can send Events/Meetings Invites 4. User Responsive in design and lite speed software 5. Can use Out of Office option if you're in leave and send automatic responsive email to them 6. Can Import/Backup all emails/contacts with a single click 7. Can search through all our emails by using search options 8. There is an inbuilt Calendar for our quick meetings lookup in it

Cons

Hmm.. At Present, there's no cons or least liked about this software as I have been using it from past 2 years and going with the same speed till now :)

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great solution for Linux based on-prem or cloud email collaboration suite

Reviewed a year ago

The deployment was easy, I was able to easily connect the server to our LDAP server and import all of our users. The migration of content was a bit more difficult due to the nature of our old system, practically nothing supports GroupWise, so we had to migrate one account at a time via IMAP from the old server to the new server.

Pros

It is based on Linux, it can do SSO sign-on with Active Directory, as well as most LDAP based authentication directory services. The web mail is full featured, not a light client. They provide both ActiveSync and CalDAV/CardDAV access, which is important for us as a design company using mostly Mac computers.

Cons

The software itself is great. My only issue was for the few times I needed to reach out to Zimbra/Synacor's support, the response time was a bit slow (1-2 days). I assume if this had been an outage and had called in rather than only email my request, I would've received a faster response.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Reviewed a month ago

My experience with using Zimbra was favorable.

Pros

Zimbra was easy to use once you mastered learning how to use it.

Cons

I had no complaints about using this software. I would continue using it but it is no longer an option

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Its a good product with low cost on-premise mailing and collaboration suite!!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Our organization is based on Linux with end user using the same and we really don;t want to go MS Exchange option so we left with choices of Lotus Notes (Which is a very good yet expensive product), Novell groupwise and Zimbra. Having tested Zimbra around more than 10 years ago we choose this. It has the flexibility to provide mobile base, thick client and thin web base client. So it was good choice and we are quite satisfied with our decision back then

Pros

Its scale-able, robust, secure and low cost. Based on Postfix and other opensource packages it provides good emailing solution. All the included packages are thoroughly tested before included in release. With most of the world going to cloud for email for the organizations need low cost yet secure and scale-able on premise mailing solution Zimbra is a good option. It has very good Web base UI which is very easy to use. There is no performance issues. Visibility with logs is very good . Zimlets are very cool features you can add on

Cons

The support is a bit so so maybe because of change of so many owners of the company. The web ui can use skin option to make it look and feel like different email platform in the market, e.g. if someone is use to outlook or gmail ui then a them/skin could provide that

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Zimbra -Messsage and Mail

Reviewed 4 months ago

Easily collaborate with your team and share documents. It's open source, making it simple to use and deploy for businesses of all sizes.

Pros

Documents can be shared instantly. We can use Zimbra desktops to obtain Zimbra experience. Sync your Google, Yahoo!, and Outlook calendars. Zimbra is a BSP hosting partner because of its flexible deployment and virtualization readiness. Vmware Vsphere and KVM hypervisors are also fully supported. In addition, unlike other email companies, Zimbra's technology never locks me out.

Cons

- Setting up the setup server is a little tricky for system administrators; it necessitates linux administrator knowledge. - When one service fails, it can affect others, particularly LDAP services.

Zimbra Collaboration Suite FAQs and common questions

Zimbra Collaboration Suite has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $25.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Open Source, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Zimbra Collaboration Suite has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Zimbra Collaboration Suite supports the following languages:
English


Zimbra Collaboration Suite supports the following devices:
Android


No, Zimbra Collaboration Suite does not have an API available.


Zimbra Collaboration Suite offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support

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