Localist vs Citrix ShareFile
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Our previous website calendar system consisted of our staff manually entering events when the public would email them to us. Even with copy/pasting each field, it would take up some time to process a lot of requests. Now, we can approve or deny events with the click of a button and the public takes the time to format the events themselves. This also allows for required fields so we don't receive events with missing information.
Localist brings together all the event management and marketing automation tools you need in one place. Our user-friendly platform makes all events (free and paid, online and in-person) more discoverable, by centralizing and automating all of your event and calendar assets. With extensive integrations and an API, Localist works with all of your existing tools. And, we centralize the event listings process with a streamlined workflow.
Sharefile is a cloud-hosted file server at its most basic level that replaces the need to host one within a workplace or business. It also allows you to offer download links to consumers to upload or download specific files, provided you have the proper rights. Because it is hosted offshore, it has the advantage of not requiring the office to operate servers or an Infrastructure rack.
Take productivity to the next level with ShareFile. Securely send, share, get feedback, approvals and even e-signatures on any file, fast. Business-class file sharing meets real-time collaboration to accelerate productivity with automated workflows you customize and control. Give real-time feedback, request approvals, co-edit-even get legally binding e-signatures seamlessly-on any device. Plus, with real-time tracking, you always know exactly where things stand. Using SSAE 16 Type II certified
We looked at many different event software solutions before deciding on Localist. It's a great product, and the customer service is unparalleled.
- Nicky E. Associate Director of Digital Media
I'm very familiar with Localist after having used it for a few years so I'm reluctant to change to a different email merge system but I do find it to be user-friendly and easy to introduce people to.
- Raymond R. Web Designer
In our particular application, there just isn't very much traffic. The idea of a dedicated event calendar can feel like too much when everyone already uses their own CRM or email lists to communicate about events. More flexible integrations would be a nice feature, like if Localist could pull in events automatically from third-party CRMs. Customizeable reminder messages and follow-up messaging would also add value.
- Craig B. Assistant Director
Overall I liked it as it solves the purpose and all my documents are secure.
- Neelam R. Associate
Well, after around 10 years of using Sharefile without any issues and only using customer support about 2-3 times we were told that the charges would be basically multiplying by ten times the amount and if we didn't like it, TOO BAD!!!! No negotiation, no warning period (don't consider a 30-60 window after being told you're screwed to quit service or pay a valid warning), no understanding, just "do this or else... don't like it, we don't care.... see ya later scrub." Very unprofessional and in my opinion can and maybe will break your company. With a marketing plan/ploy like that where you corner customers and then on top of that don't care about them in the slightest sense you are heading for disaster.
- Tim B. Practice Manager
Easy to navigate UI. ShareFile has an add-on that integrates into standard Outlook email platform. The add-on allows you to email large files using a secure third party FTP, where sensitive documents can only be accessed by permitted parties. It's easy to set permissions if you allow the document to be shared with others. Works well for cloud sharing documents and files where collaboration is needed. You can set a time duration for files to automatically delete themselves, so that makes managing storage capacity easier.
- Joey P. Staff Engineer
|The solution is very flexible to our needs and the branding capabilities are impressive
|The ease of use and empowerment of users to submit events
|Localist is very easy to setup and administer and is a very powerful calendar platform to help manage and promote our many events on campus
|Administrators love the ease of setup, reporting and the configuration flexibility."
|The webinar on Channels was so confusing that it took me months to figure out what they were talking about
|Again, lots of learn-by-doing
|We also found an issue with users being able to create their own avatar, in some cases the avatar could be offensive and there is no way to easily "report" that to the calendar admins
|Support has been generally terrible
|Anything outside of the basic functionality is simply not supported and they have been unwilling to implement ANY requests that we've made
|On several occasions the answers provided by support have been blatantly wrong and only through our own channels have we been able to fix problems that the vendor created."
|It is nice how you can see who has opened the attachments and when they opened them
|It is also nice that the links expire for security purposes
|I like that you can share documents and choose who has access to them
|I like how easy it is to upload, move and share files
|I also like how I can grant permissions to people to see some files but not others in the same folders
|The encryption that they add to each files that are sent out giving peace of mind for anyone that using their service, because we know, it will be safe and secure."
|Difficulty getting the branding loaded
|It's DEFINATELY a coding problem and it took 3 different tech people to finally get it right, but this was a minor annoyance comp[ared to others
|I dislike the outlook extension for Sharefile
|Sometimes the transferring takes lot of time
|It is boring to wait until the transferring is complete
|Sometimes documents that were intact were showing up as corrupted and had to be forced to reload
|Similar issues on the desktop app but nothing insurmountable."
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