Workplace by Facebook alternative for G Suite users

Workplace by Facebook is an
Enterprise Social Network

Workplace 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

   

Page builder

X

Social channels

Branded file templates

X

Analytics

Influencer analysis

Personalized news feed

Announcements

X

Widgets

X

Collaboration platform

   

Integrated Hangouts conferencing

Proprietary chat

Integrated Calendar editing

People directory

Chat and Slack integration

User-creatable channels

Overall features

   

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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