If your team is looking for an online collaboration app and your ideal budget for such an app is to pay nothing at all, you could do worse than Workplace by Facebook. This app has some cool features, but what you’ll discover quickly is that some of the most useful functionality for your team isn’t available in the free Workplace plan, called Workplace Standard. For those features, you’ll need to upgrade to Facebook’s paid version, Workplace Premium.
With Glip, on the other hand, many of these premium features are available for free.
Let us show you why Glip is the team collaboration platform whose free service behaves a lot like a paid, enterprise product.
Chat in real time anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Start video meetings with one click on any device.
Create teams, assign tasks, and manage your calendar to stay on track and deliver projects faster.
File sharing and
Send files and mark up images and PDFs to get instant feedback and streamline workflows.
Work seamlessly with critical business apps, like Google Drive, Box, and Jira.
One of the biggest drawbacks of Workplace by Facebook is that only admins are able to add the all-important integrations of third-party apps to a given group collaborating over the app. With the free Workplace Standard version, admins have access to only a very limited set of app integrations, primarily file storage services like Dropbox. If you want to add some of the other apps on the Workplace platform, you’ll need to upgrade to the paid plan.
Your free RingCentral app, by contrast, gives your team unlimited access to all of our third-party app integrations, which includes dozens of popular apps for file storage, marketing automation, project management, email marketing, customer service tracking, and many other services your team uses every day.
Plus, with Glip, anyone on your team can integrate any apps into their own Glip interface.
Check out our side-by-side comparison below to see some of the other reasons why Workplace’s free service just doesn’t measure up to Glip.
Glip offers several enterprise-grade tools you won’t get from the free version of Workplace by Facebook, or even Workplace Premium, in some cases.
With Glip, you’ll have access to our API platform for custom integrations with your company’s own tools. With Workplace, on the other hand, you’ll have to pay for their Premium service before they give you API access.
Also, Glip’s file sharing includes a native annotation feature that lets you add notes right onto any file uploaded to the Glip workspace—image, document, presentation file, video clip—without altering the version of that file. This means your team can truly collaborate on a document in Glip, each adding their own thoughts and suggestions, without cluttering the file itself with highlighted text, red underlines, or track changes.
Another way Glip sets itself apart from Workplace is with our unmatched levels of customer and technical support.
When rolling out a new collaboration platform or any new productivity app for your team, you’ll want to know that the company behind the app is there when you need them. If you sign up for the free version of Workplace, you can only contact support if you’re an admin on Workplace Premium.
This is yet another area where Glip stands out against not only Workplace by Facebook but all of the other collaboration app companies in the industry. We’re able to offer you 24/7/365 award-winning customer service from our parent company, RingCentral, the leading cloud communications solution provider. Yep, even on our free accounts!
When you’re a Glip user, someone is always here to help.
“All our teams have very specialized tasks, but they all have to work together. Glip is probably the number-one way they communicate.”
Daniel Jagd, VP of Strategy Relations, Travelers Haven
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