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Data Quadrant Awards 2023

Employee Communications


SoftwareReviews names Poppulo and Workvivo as Employee Communications Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Employee Communications

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Employee Communications Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


Poppulo

Poppulo

Poppulo is an omnichannel platform for the new world of work. Poppulo helps you create the clarity your employees need to drive business outcomes with the industry’s most personalized, data-driven communications. The Poppulo platform makes it easy to reach and engage dispersed and overwhelmed employees, and deliver news securely across any enterprise communication channel — personalised and relevant to every employee. Leveraging our deep experience in scalable email, Poppulo has built a complete enterprise employee comms platform.

8.8

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Score

Composite
Score

+98

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

90%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
14Reviews

Workvivo

Workvivo

Workvivo is an internal communication and engagement platform that is designed to bring what’s happening in the organization alive in a fun, intuitive and highly engaging way, while at the same time being structured completely around what the organization is trying to achieve and connecting employees to this.

8.8

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Score

Composite
Score

+99

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

91%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
17Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Sociabble

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

Staffbase

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Poppulo

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Firstup

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Happeo

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Happeo

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

Poppulo

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Staffbase

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Poppulo

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Poppulo

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Poppulo

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Sociabble


Breadth of Features

Staffbase


Business Value Created

Poppulo


Ease of Customization

Firstup


Ease of Data Integration

Happeo


Ease of IT Administration

Happeo


Ease of Implementation

Poppulo


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Staffbase


Quality of Features

Poppulo


Usability and Intuitiveness

Poppulo


Vendor Support

Poppulo


Other Evaluated Vendors


Sociabble

Sociabble

Sociabble helps companies turn their employees into an informed, engaged, and influential workforce. With Sociabble, employees are better informed about what is happening in their company as well as their workplace and can improve their digital footprint, while enhancing the visibility of the company externally. Sociabble helps companies turn their employees into an informed, engaged, and influential workforce.

8.6

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Score

Composite
Score

+94

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

88%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

17Reviews

Firstup

Firstup

Firstup is redefining the digital employee experience to put people first and lift companies up. Firstup makes communication solutions that build authentic engagement and create two-way conversation between employees and companies. The Firstup orchestration engine connects every worker, everywhere, on any device with personalized information that helps them do their best work.

8.6

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+98

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

18Reviews

Unily

Unily

Unily is the employee experience platform that connects, informs, and engages your enterprise.

8.6

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+93

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

90%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

18Reviews

Haiilo GmbH

Haiilo

One platform for all your communications & advocacy needs. Smarp’s employee communications platform helps enterprise businesses communicate effectively with their entire workforce, corporate and frontline. Through Smarp, businesses can create, aggregate, and automatically deliver personalized content to every employee while empowering them to amplify select messages externally. The result is an increase in profitability and staff retention rates through a better goal and vision alignment, improved employee experience & productivity, and true brand advocacy.

8.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+88

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

88%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

25Reviews

Simpplr Inc

Simpplr

Simpplr's modern intranet software helps connect and engage employees to boost productivity, increase retention, and drive engagement.

8.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+91

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

87%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

15Reviews

Beekeeper

Beekeeper

The Beekeeper team communication app provides real-time unified communications for your frontline and mobile workforce. Internal teams benefit from communication and engagement tools such as secure group messaging, chat bots, HR tools, analytics, employee surveys, and polls.

8.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+96

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

82%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

15Reviews

Staffbase Inc.

Staffbase

We provide an internal communications platform to unite companies and their employees behind a common purpose. Staffbase offers a platform for mobile-first employee communication. Staffbase makes your company intranet accessible on the go with a mobile app. Today, even office workers expect to find everything they need on their phones. Staffbase allows employees to download your company intranet app directly from the app stores onto their phones. Using the company intranet is just as easy as checking the weather or answering a text.

8.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+93

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

15Reviews

LumApps

LumApps

LumApps Social Collaborative Intranet helps companies in all industries improve communications and much more. Lets get in touch! LumApps is the next step in the evolution of the employee intranet. Fully integrated with Microsoft Office 365, as well as G-Suite and other tools, the powerful LumApps Platform lets employees connect and collaborate to create a more efficient and engaged workforce.

8.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+82

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

82%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

14Reviews

Happeo

Happeo

Happeo is a social intranet, designed for businesses that work with Google Workspace and Microsoft 365. An intranet, enterprise social network and collaboration platform that brings your employees together – no matter where they are. Happeo helps in unlocking the value of a few enterprise priorities, such as employee engagement, internal communication structure as well as employee productivity. The platform is awarded for its user-friendliness, workplace integrations, and ease of implementation.

8.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+84

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

83%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

12Reviews

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