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Communifire

Enterprise social collaboration app


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Published 02/23/2015 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Communifire is an enterprise collaboration software that expands the functionality of traditional social intranets to cover a comprehensive range of productivity, collaboration and social communications tools.

The app leaves no stone unturned, covering expected features such as content sharing, activity streams and task management, as well as advanced tools such as polls & surveys, job boards, events, issue & case tracking, and ideation.

Communifire provides collaboration for internal teams, external stakeholders and customers alike through its customizable workspaces. Workspaces are used to share and collaborate with specific people on specific projects.

These spaces let you share articles, files, photos and videos, start discussions, view and manage tasks, create wikis and blogs, share calendars, manage cases, and formulate ideas. You can keep up to date on all activity through a real-time activity feed which supports commenting, rating, liking and following.

Communication helps you discover and build connections with fellow employees across your company with an employee directory. Employees can create personal profiles that include personal, work and contact information. You can publish content on your profile page such as blogs, articles, photos and videos.

You can search the company directory to find people, see who’s connected to who, and who is online. Communifire’s private and group messaging lets you make contact with your coworkers instantly. Gamification features encourage employee competition and rewards.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Communifire is offered by Axero, a social software company based in San Diego. The bootstrapped company was founded in 2007 by Vivek Thakur, the author of ASP.NET 3.5 Applicaton Architectre and Design, and Tim Eisenhauer, technical editor of the same book.

From humble beginnings in offices above a ceramics factory Axero has grown its client base to 790, 000 users, bagging such prestigious clients as Dannon, Toyota, Hyundai and about.com. Axero has done all this without receiving any funding and remaining a small team of only 23 staff.

What are the differences to other apps?

Communifire is as feature-rich as they come, covering everything from activity streams, content sharing and messaging, to ideation, issue and case tracking, and jobs boards. One of the app’s stand-out features are its workspaces which are highly customizable, flexible and comprehensive.

You can create public spaces, private spaces, hybrid spaces, “nested” or sub-spaces, and isolated spaces. Member management and moderation of these spaces means you can decide exactly who you share which information with, whether customer or coworker.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Communifire was built by a couple of ASP.NET technology experts with extensive experience in systems and design. This has meant that the app’s architecture was built to perfection. The blue and white themed interface has a professional feel and is consistent, clean and user-friendly.

Familiar social media tools, icons, buttons, and layout make the app easy to navigate for anyone living in the modern world. High quality images and videos, sharp colors and neat font make for an enjoyable experience.

How does the registration process work?

You can sign up for a free 14-day trial of Communifire by clicking on the orange “free trial” link at the top right hand corner of the website homepage. This leads you to a form to fill in with your name, company, email and password, along with your credit card details. The free trial is of the basic plan.

What does it cost to use the application?

ommunifire’s plans start from $49 per month with options for limited user plans, unlimited user plans, self-hosted, and source code licensing.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Communifire is a great product for mid-size to large companies with multiple departments and locations. The app offers large and dispersed companies a way to communicate and collaborate with various departments, partners and customers, as well as to discover and connect with workers across the organization. The affordable pricing options suit any budget.

  • Activity streams, discussion forums, and private & group messaging
  • Task management, issue & case tracking, and notifications
  • Ideation, knowledgement, and content sharing
  • Blogs, wikis, jobs boards, web pages, and polls & surveys
  • Shared calendars and event management
  • Dynamic virtual workspaces for different teams/ projects
  • Employee profiles, searchable employee directory, & connections


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