Micro Focus Vibe Archived Reviews (More than two years old)

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Real User
Infrastructure Architect at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

It provides synchronization to the desktop. It also provides mobile access and control.

How has it helped my organization?

One remote location does project management via Excel. The local desktop changes synchronize with the server and are available to the project manager on his mobile.

What needs improvement?

The user interface can be changed to 'look' more like a Microsoft one since this will help market the product more. The users only know Microsoft. If someone does not know… more »

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

It is a user-based license. Users outside of the organization do not need a license.

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

Previously, we explored SharePoint.

What other advice do I have?

The design and architecture of the solution leads itself to scalability.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated SharePoint prior to making a decision.
Vendor
Experienced Executive Assistant at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

I was using this product to implement a paperless board approval process. The features that I found most useful were being able to see who made changes to a document… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It made it easier to see where a contract or board item was being held up within the chain of command.

What needs improvement?

I am not sure if it is still for the same version we were using, but as noted below, we did have issues with stability.

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

I have no knowledge about this.

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

We were working from spreadsheets and emails. This was to make the process more seamless and green-friendly.

What other advice do I have?

I worked with a consultant who had a lot of knowledge on how to design process flows within Vibe and I found this very helpful.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have no knowledge about this.
Vendor
Senior Technical Analyst, Technical Services, MIS at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 26 2017

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… more »

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… more »

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… more »

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… more »

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.

What other advice do I have?

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at SharePoint, but the costs were much too high.
Consultant
Business Development and Delivery Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Ease of use! Vibe is extremely easy to train users on so they can get to collaborating quickly and efficiently.

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to centralize all customer data: files, discussions and technical notes.

What needs improvement?

The following issues need some attention: * better integration with MS Office suite * more flexibility in customizing the colors and themes * custom forms and workflows… more »

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

Simple per-user licensing, pricing is fair for the value that the product brings.

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

We did not use a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Initial installation and configuration is fairly easy. What happens next is the "what now?" syndrome. Get some help on training users, finding use cases and encouraging… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate any alternatives.
Consultant
Junior Software Developer at Council For Scientific And Industrial Research (Csir) (ZA)
Jun 23 2017

What do you think of Micro Focus Vibe?

What is most valuable?

HTML and JSP elements are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

We use it as a document repository.

What needs improvement?

You have to press the BACK button at least three times till it will go back to the previous page. This is something that must be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

This is the second year that I am using it.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were no stability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would give the technical support team a 4 out of 10 rating. Micro Focus is neither user-friendly nor developer-friendly.

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

When I got here (my current company), Micro Focus was already…

What is Micro Focus Vibe?

An app that pulls information about your email contacts' interests, experience, etc. from their social media accounts.

Also known as
Novell Vibe
Micro Focus Vibe customers

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