Ning for Businesses Features

Ning for Businesses

Social Networking, Community

3.3/5 (10 reviews)

Ning for Businesses Feature Summary

  • Membership management
  • Blogs
  • User profiles
  • Email management
  • Community management
  • Group management
  • Photo management
  • Member directory
  • Content moderation
  • Social media management
  • Content sharing
  • Drag & drop builder
  • Video management
  • Activity feed
  • Online forum
  • Document management
  • File management
  • Discussion board
  • Ideation/crowdsourcing
  • Design management
  • Customizable member profiles
  • Member categories
  • Social network marketing
  • Real time updates
  • Email broadcast facility
  • Member sign-in via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Third party integration
  • Custom CSS and JavaScript
  • Custom HTML pages
  • Mobile app
  • SEO optimized
  • Facebook, discus or native comments
  • Template management

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Activity Dashboard
Categorization
Commenting
Content Filter
Content Library
Content Management
Content Repository
Design Management
Document Management
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Forum / Discussion Board
Ideation
Instant Messaging
Interactive Content
Monitoring
Online Forums
Personalized Profiles
Real Time Updates
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Social Network Marketing
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Video Management
Website Integration
Website Management
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Activity Dashboard
Categorization
Commenting
Content Filter
Content Library
Content Management
Content Repository
Design Management
Document Management
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Forum / Discussion Board
Ideation
Instant Messaging
Interactive Content
Monitoring
Online Forums
Personalized Profiles
Real Time Updates
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Social Network Marketing
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Video Management
Website Integration
Website Management
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Ning for Businesses Feature Reviews

9 reviewers had the following to say about Ning for Businesses's features:

Susan Daniels

Ning for me was a great adventure in learning a new platform.

2018-05-11

I got my feet wet with online marketing with Ning as my first and still most loved content management system.

Pros

I used Ning for three different attempts at building a social network that was self-sustaining over a period of several years.

Cons

In the beginning of my Ning journey which was approximately nine years ago, I noticed that there was a great deal of concern by Ning users about some of the developer features and the lack of a member payment feature.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Elena Milner

Ning seems to be alive again. Support is cool

2017-09-04

I suggested Ning software for building alumni community of my college.

Pros

I saw their new design - it`s cool.

Cons

Previous management didn't put any efforts to contact with creators.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Ning


Elena, thank you! We are aspiring for more and making big changes within to make your user experience better. You are welcomed to share your thoughts with our customer support.

Always yours, Ning :)

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Used Ning for years

2018-02-06

Pros

Many many others will only allow a 3rd party software or “patch” to make this work.

Cons

I had to do a third party software to sell products.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Heather Gibbs

Cost-Effective Solution for Building an Internal Website

2019-12-04

We selected Ning as the platform on which to create what is essentially our company intranet for our franchisees. This has proven to be a cost-effective solution in the early stages of developing our intranet and determining our needs.

Pros

Ability to modify/customize the site's appearance and some layout/features within a selection of pre-designed options.

Cons

Also it would be nice to have additional customization options for the site's layout and functionality that a layman site administrator can easily manage.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Sandra Baker

Helped me to create my community, good design studio, ease of use

2017-08-31

Very easy to use, great support working 24/7

Pros

Design studio, extensive guides and support, forum feature.

Cons

Trial period is only 2 weeks - which is quite short for me, as I needed time to attract members and see how to communicate with them

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Ning


Thank you for being sincere! We do care and read your reviews, it's our motivation to become better and give more. You know that we are open for discussion, so you can write to our Customer Support as well. Will be excited to chat with you:)
Always yours, Ning.

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Mark Horoszowski

Low quality product with unfair customer service.

2019-01-30

Pros

The ability to create a basic community quickly is nice - but that's about it.

Cons

We did a short trial with Ning, and quickly found the platform lacked a quality UI, was slow to operate, and challenging to customize.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
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Kadir Eker

Horrible service, horrible support

2019-02-27

Charged me without authorization, refused to refund for the remaining 30 days of the subscription... Never again.

Pros

Simple, easy to use, good for beginners

Cons

Money-hungry organization, poor customer service, impossible to customize

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Liza Uni

Ning is surprising me with new features and updates

2017-09-07

I needed close community for my customers where they can share their idea and discuss relevant topics

Pros

I`m pleasantly surprised with new updates. As I know, a new version will provide an opportunity to add and listen to music. I don`t know for sure, but looking forward to.

Cons

And their dashboard could be better

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Rachael Oppy

Solid solution for creating a company-wide social network

2019-04-25

Pros

Wonderful way to connect company-wide with the message boards and chat functionality.

Cons

It would be nice if the maximum file size limit was increased, as we often have to store files on a separate server and link to them on Ning.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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