Micro Focus Vibe Review

Our end users find great value in building team workspaces to collaborate not only with internal employees, but with third-party consultants and customers as required.


What is most valuable?

Our end users find great value in building team workspaces to collaborate not only with internal employees, but with third-party consultants and customers as required. It is an invaluable tool for us as a 'company portal'.

How has it helped my organization?

Having one centralized collaboration space to bring all employees together has been quite beneficial for our organization as we have 120+ remote locations in rural areas with slower internet connections.

This allows head office and regional office users to share documents with those remote users as shared network drives are not an option.

What needs improvement?

Vast improvements have been made in newer releases to make the product more end-user friendly, however they still have some room to make the experience smoother.

The end user experience could be improved. Some functions are a little too complicated for the average user.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used MicroFocus Vibe in our corporate environment since 2012.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We had a difficult time upgrading from version 3.2 to 4.0.2 with Oracle as our backend database. We had to engage with support on more than one occasion to make the upgrade a success. Issues aside, support is and has always been excellent.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We wanted to implement a cluster member in each of our two datacenters. However, Vibe requires a shared disk configuration between both servers and that wasn't a workable option for us at the time.

How are customer service and technical support?

MicroFocus, NetIQ and Novell have always had excellent technical support. I would rate it at 10/10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used a version of Plone but we wanted a more universally supported product.

How was the initial setup?

The documentation is quite clear. I would say it's very straightforward to deploy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

No comments here as I am not in charge of purchasing. I do remember it being a fraction of the cost of SharePoint if you don't already have device/user client access licenses. We are not an Active Directory environment.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at SharePoint, but the costs were much too high.

What other advice do I have?

Take the training offered by MicroFocus. It will help you get started on the right foot.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

MicroFocus Vibe 4.0.2
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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