Workplace by Facebook alternative for G Suite users

Workplace by Facebook is an
Enterprise Social Network

What is Workplace? Facebook Workplace is a platform for internal collaboration and communication in companies. Launched in 2016, Workplace is a powerful tool for employee engagement, however, it won’t take care of your social intranet and productivity needs since it doesn’t integrate with Google Apps. It doesn’t have a page builder either, so it lacks static information.

Comparison overview:
Happeo vs Workplace by Facebook

Digital Workplace

Happeo

Workplace

Integrated Drive editing

Integrated Docs editing

X

Integrated Sheets editing

X

Integrated Slides editing

X

Third-party app launcher

Search

Social Intranet

Happeo

Workplace

Page builder

X

Social channels

Branded file templates

X

Analytics

Influencer analysis

Personalized news feed

Announcements

X

Widgets

X

Collaboration platform

Happeo

Workplace

Integrated Hangouts conferencing

Proprietary chat

Integrated Calendar editing

People directory

Chat and Slack integration

User-creatable channels

Overall features

Happeo

Workplace

User-first design

Mobile app

Push notifications

Single Sign On

ISO compliant security

GDPR compliant

Fast time to deploy

Top-down communications

X

Bottom-up communications


Training required

X

X

Custom branding

limited

Multilingual

G Suite integration

limited

Office 365 integration

X

Sharepoint

Conclusion 1

Workplace by Facebook is not an intranet

Since it functions solely as an Enterprise Social Network, you’ll need separate intranet software for your static communication needs.

Conclusion 2

Workplace by Facebook - not a digital workplace

Strong dynamic communication features with social information are great for conversation and collaboration – which isn’t productive if it’s not based around work-content. The lack of deep productivity integration (Drive, Docs, Sheets etc.) means it doesn’t work as a collaboration platform.

Conclusion 3

Workplace by Facebook - better than Yammer, but not a full Internal Communications suite

With limited G Suite integration and branding capabilities, Workplace by Facebook is a strong Enterprise Social Network but needs an intranet to compliment higher-level Internal Communications activity.

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