ThoughtFarmer

Social, collaborative intranet software for organizations

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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.

ThoughtFarmer Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$500.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany
Supported Languages
Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German and 3 others, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Media

Recent news can be communicated across the organization
Birthdays and employment anniversaries can be displayed to all users
Work resources can be stored and organized
Various themes and color schemes are available
The employee directory provides users with access to their colleagues' names, photos, and contact details
ThoughtFarmer video ThoughtFarmer screenshot: Recent news can be communicated across the organization ThoughtFarmer screenshot: Birthdays and employment anniversaries can be displayed to all users ThoughtFarmer screenshot: Work resources can be stored and organized ThoughtFarmer screenshot: Various themes and color schemes are available ThoughtFarmer screenshot: The employee directory provides users with access to their colleagues' names, photos, and contact details

ThoughtFarmer Reviews

ThoughtFarmer Reviews

Overall rating
4.8
/
5
Excellent
29

Very good
8

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.8
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
5
100% recommended this app
Miguel T.

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

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.


Josh A.

Finally found the right Intranet!

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.


Nate R.

Slick, glitch free, and adaptable intranet tool

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.


David K.

Collaboration made easy


Marie J.

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


Miguel T.
Industry: Banking
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 6/21/2018
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Josh A.
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Finally found the right Intranet!

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 9/30/2020
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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Nate R.
Industry: Legal Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Slick, glitch free, and adaptable intranet tool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 1/28/2020
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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

David K.
Industry: Legal Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Collaboration made easy

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/20/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

You can set up a corporate Intranet quite easily with this product. There are a lot of out-of-the-box cool templates, features and functionalities. Integration with Active Directory is also a very nice feature, the security of the sections of our Intranet isa based on AD Security Groups. Support is quite excellent also!

Cons

Document collaboration and and co-authoring is not really possible. Working with files is still difficult in ThoughtFarmer. You can upload Word documents , and edit it using a small app that runs on your computer. Unfortunately, sometimes the files get lock, and changes get lost. As a workaround, we've started linking files on Office 365 to collaborate instead of having the files directly on the Intranet.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Marie J.
Industry: Machinery
Company size: 51-200 Employees

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 11/27/2019
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9.3/10
Based on 37 user ratings
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ThoughtFarmer Pricing

ThoughtFarmer Pricing

Starting from
$500.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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.

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.

Value for Money
4.8/5
Based on 37 user ratings
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ThoughtFarmer Features

ThoughtFarmer Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.4/5
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Additional information for ThoughtFarmer

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

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.

  • ThoughtFarmer FAQs

    ThoughtFarmer FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for ThoughtFarmer.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does ThoughtFarmer offer?

    ThoughtFarmer offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $500.00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    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.

    Q. What are the main features of ThoughtFarmer?

    ThoughtFarmer offers the following features:

    • 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

    Q. Who are the typical users of ThoughtFarmer?

    ThoughtFarmer has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does ThoughtFarmer support?

    ThoughtFarmer supports the following languages:

    Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does ThoughtFarmer offer?

    ThoughtFarmer has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does ThoughtFarmer support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices ThoughtFarmer supports

    Q. What other apps does ThoughtFarmer integrate with?

    ThoughtFarmer integrates with the following applications:

    Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Okta, SharePoint, Wufoo

    Q. What level of support does ThoughtFarmer offer?

    ThoughtFarmer offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials