Best enterprise social networks in 2021

Discover our comparison of the 12 enterprise social network software that best meet the internal communication and information sharing challenges in your organization.

Best enterprise social networks in 2021

Discover our comparison of the 12 enterprise social network software that best meet the internal communication and information sharing challenges in your organization.

Is your internal communication ineffective?

Finding it difficult to help employees bond?

Looking for a tool to help information flow more easily and help your employees better connect?

With the explosion of teleworking, more and more organizations are implementing an enterprise social network to promote remote exchanges, maintain the link and enrich the employee experience. But what's the tool best suited to your personal needs?

The solution you need is right on this page!

At Talkspirit, we've selected the best software on the market to help you choose.

Here are 12 of the best enterprise social networks and their main assets (October 2020 edition):

  1. Talkspirit
  2. Workplace
  3. Jamespot
  4. Yammer
  5. LumApps
  6. Jalios
  7. Jive
  8. Jostle
  9. Happeo
  10. Whaller
  11. Beekeeper
  12. Chatter

Find out which solution best meets your teams' communication and collaboration challenges.

1. Talkspirit

An enterprise social network that simplifies information sharing, boost exchanges and make collaborative work more fluid.

Talkspirit interface
Source: Talkspirit

Source: Talkspirit

Talkspirit is a secure internal social network 100% made in France that allows you to improve your internal communication, connect your employees and facilitate the circulation of information. This enterprise social network also includes capabilities for remote collaborative work: chat, video conferencing, groups, sharing and co-editing of office documents, surveys, checklists, and more. It's intended for companies (SMEs and middle-market companies), associations, and government agencies. Among its customers: Foncia Group, DHL Express, Gîtes de France, French Army, CNRS, Squad, Sopra-Steria, Eckes Granini, etc.

Key features:

  • complete all-in-one platform
  • easy to handle and use
  • centralization of internal resources (directory, organization chart, documents, and more)
  • home portal to highlight internal news and events
  • multi-domain accessibility and without email, to bring together ALL your employees
  • responsive customer service and user support (FR and EN) seven days a week
  • available in eight languages
  • GDPR : data hosted in the EU (at OVHcloud)

Limitations / disadvantages:

  • absence of a specific project management module

Price:

  • free Essentials plan
  • pay plans from €4 per month per user. Rate drops after 500 users. Preferential conditions for associations.
  • free trial (15 days)
  • free personalized demo

Read what Talkspirit users have to say.

2. Workplace

The platform designed for large companies to connect their employees and simplify internal communication.

Talkspirit - Workplace interface

Source: Workplace

Workplace is an enterprise social network that uses some of the same features as Talkspirit to help companies work on a daily basis, with a strong focus on communication between teams. With Workplace, communicate simply within your company thanks to a familiar and intuitive interface. The platform is intended more for large groups (>20,000 employees).

Key features:

  • user experience known to all: no training required
  • information prioritization
  • machine translation in 46 languages
  • can connect all employees, including blue-collar workers...

Limitations / disadvantages:

  • accessible customer support
  • publisher subject to the Cloud Act*

Rate: starts at  $4 per month per user. Free version. Free 30-day trial for the Premium version.

3. Jamespot

The personalized enterprise social network to simplify communication within your organization!

Talkspirit - Jamespot interface

Source: Jamespot

Jamespot is an internal social network that helps boost team productivity by promoting communication and information sharing to make your teams more agile on a daily basis.

Key features:

  • ready-to-use customizable platform
  • modular, with many downloadable internal applications
  • ability to set up customized workflows
  • publishing, hosting and customer service 100% French

Limitations / disadvantages:

  • need to download the modules in order to be able to use certain functionalities
  • technical support necessary to take full advantage of the platform's flexibility
  • analytical function to be developed

Price:  starts at €5 per month per user, and comes with a free 30-day trial of the Premium version.

4. Yammer

Microsoft 365's enterprise social network to connect all your employees, in parallel with collaboration on Teams.

Talkspirit - Yammer interface

Source: Yammer

Yammer is a social network integrated into the Office suite that helps improve communication and collaborative engagement within the company. Structured around groups, it provides an exchange space where employees can share knowledge, post announcements, gather opinions, and stay informed of upcoming events.

Key features:

  • community building
  • document and knowledge sharing
  • dissemination of information from internal communication
  • good tool for asking for help and asking questions

Limitations / disadvantages:

  • interface not customizable and not very modern
  • no videoconferencing
  • no integration for social networks
  • insufficient integration with Teams and Outlook
  • publisher subject to the Cloud Act*

Price:  starts at €5 per month per user, and comes with a free 30-day trial of the Premium version.

5. LumApps

A social intranet solution that facilitates the integration of your G Suite and Microsoft 365 tools.

Talkspirit - Lumapps interface

Source: LumApps

LumApps is an enterprise social network for connecting, informing and engaging your employees; a holistic social intranet that integrates with your business tools and applications (including the Microsoft and Google tool suites).

Key features:

  • interface customization
  • available in 15 languages
  • officially approved by Google and Microsoft
  • native integrations with Office 365 and G Suite

Limitations / disadvantages:

  • no free trial available, pricing only available with a quote
  • more oriented towards project management and knowledge management than collaboration
  • intrinsically linked to the Microsoft and Google collaborative solutions, therefore subject to the Cloud Act*

Price: only with a quote.

6. Jalios

The digital workplace that transforms the employee experience and promotes collective innovation.

Talkspirit - Jalios interface

Source: Jalios

JPlatform is the intranet and digital workplace solution from French developer Jalios. It enables newer, more transversal ways of working to be stimulated. This all-in-one platform has numerous communication, document management and knowledge capitalization functionalities.

Key features:

  • community and collaborative spaces
  • functional richness and modularity
  • content creation, sharing and management
  • creation of training courses with the Social Learning application
  • Task management with the kanban view
  • integration with Office 365
  • available in 16 languages

Limitations / disadvantages:

  • training required to use some of the features
  • pricing only on quotation (online purchase not possible)
  • no live video

Price: only with a quote; free 30-day trial period available.

7. Jive

Unleash the productivity of your employees and develop collective intelligence.

Talkspirit - Jive interface

Source: Jive

Jive is an enterprise social network that increases employee engagement and productivity. It includes several communication tools (chat, videoconferencing, groups, news feeds...) and employee engagement tools (surveys, gaming, training...). This intranet also allows the creation of several portals, so that each team or department can access its own resources and news.

Key features:

  • ready-to-use platform
  • creation of groups, workspaces, and blog posts
  • RSS feed management and messaging integration (Gmail and Office 365)
  • gamification: creation of missions, competitions, and badges
  • recommendation of relevant content with PeopleGraph
  • task management module
  • guest access for your partners and providers

Limitations / disadvantages:

  • lack of responsiveness of customer support
  • busy homepage
  • search functionality to be improved
  • no free trial version
  • platform implementation may take time
  • publisher subject to the Cloud Act*

Price:  starts at $5 per month per user.

8. Jostle

The software to connect your employees and develop your business culture.

Talkspirit - Jostle interface

Source: source

Jostle is a platform focused on employee engagement. The internal social network allows you to bring your business culture to life thanks to several key features: chat, videoconferencing, information and document sharing, event planning, etc.

Key features:

  • usability
  • ability to post articles
  • access to internal resources (organization chart, directory, file library...)
  • organization and promotion of events
  • creation and follow-up of tasks
  • creation of custom HTML pages
  • accessible from a television with JostleTV
  • integrations with G Suite, Office 365 and Slack

Limitations / disadvantages:

  • publisher subject to the Cloud Act*
  • lack of customization options
  • integrations to be developed
  • no access without email
  • analysis function to be improved

Price:  starts at $4 per month per user, with a free 14-day trial.

9. Happeo

The multilingual G Suite intranet designed for employees.

Talkspirit - Happeo interface

Source : Happeo

Happeo is a social intranet solution for G Suite that streamlines communication and information sharing through an integrated chat, a personalized news feed, an organization chart and an employee directory.

Key features:

  • Google Cloud partner (integration of all G Suite tools)
  • Slack integration
  • centralization of other productivity tools (directory, page editors, channels...)
  • certifications: ISO 27001 & GDPR
  • creation of dynamic and intuitive pages
  • data hosted in Europe (Finland & Netherlands)

Limitations / disadvantages:

  • no access to or integration with Microsoft 365 software and other collaborative tools
  • lack of collaboration features
  • poor ergonomics
  • limited analytics function

Price: only with a quote, with a free 7-day trial version.

10. Whaller

A secure social network, to exchange and share information within your company.

Talkspirit - Whaller interface

Source: Whaller

Whaller is a platform that helps companies, organizations and associations to create their own secure internal social network. This platform is organized around spheres, watertight discussion spaces that allow the exchange of messages and documents.

Key features:

  • fully customizable platform
  • document sharing, polls, events...
  • access rights management
  • data hosting in France
  • motivational tools (badges, points, cards with integrated quizzes...)
  • creation of tight and secure spheres
  • possibility to invite people from outside the organization
  • KANBAN module that allows tasks to be grouped by sphere

Limitations / disadvantages:

  • poor ergonomics
  • limited upload size
  • no live video
  • impossibility to create and modify documents directly in the platform
  • mobile application to be developed

Price: with quote, with a free version and a free trial period.

11. Beekeeper

The internal communication platform that increases the commitment of field employees.

Talkspirit - Beepkeeper interface

Source: Beepkeeper

Beekeeper is a communication application that allows you to connect your office and field employees, transmit information remotely and increase their productivity. It's a tool particularly adapted to industries with teams dispersed over several sites (hospitality, production, trade, construction, etc.).

Key features:

  • instant messaging
  • sharing company news and documents
  • instant message translation
  • workflow automation: chatbots, ad scheduling, and more.
  • employee development
  • surveys that provide instant feedback

Limitations / disadvantages:

  • no videoconferencing
  • no shared calendar
  • not possible to share videos
  • non-customizable interface

Price: only with a quote; free 30-day trial version available.

12. Chatter

The enterprise social network that connects and motivates your employees.

Talkspirit - Chatter interface

Source: Chatter

Chatter is Salesforce's enterprise social network that helps optimize knowledge sharing and communication in the enterprise. It's designed primarily for sales teams, and includes all the essential features of an internal social network: groups, polls, news feeds, document storage and sharing, and more.

Key features:

  • easy-to-handle
  • business process connection
  • a contribution scoring system that encourages employees to participate in discussions
  • creation and follow-up of tasks
  • Q&A module to answer frequently asked questions
  • storage and file sharing
  • recommendations of contents/people according to the activities and interests of the employees

Limitations / disadvantages:

  • no videoconferencing or instant messaging
  • high pricing
  • requires a Salesforce subscription
  • not possible to modify shared documents directly on the platform
  • no dedicated mobile application (need to use the Salesforce application)
  • publisher subject to the Cloud Act*

Price: starts at €25 per month per user, with a free 30-day trial. Free access for Salesforce customers.

*CloudAct: US federal law on the surveillance of personal data, adopted in 2018, which obliges US service providers to provide the federal authorities with all stored data on request, regardless of the location of the servers (even in the EU) (Source: Wikipedia)

Now it's up to you :)

By now, you may have noticed that all enterprise social networks are different in terms of functionality, aesthetics, and ergonomics. Choose the one that will help your employees the most. Many of these platforms offer demos, so don't hesitate!

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