Bolste

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Bolste helps drive productivity and increase efficiency, while keeping everyone informed and updated across roles and locations.

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Bolste review by <span>Christopher D.</span>
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What do you like best?

Organization consolidation is the single greatest benefit of using this software. The interface is quite straightforward and takes very little time to get used to.

What do you dislike?

Payment structure - this was cost prohibitive because of how much it cost to enroll 10 employees. This was one of the only reasons it was not adopted. Something with a more approachable cost for start-ups would likely increase adoption rates. For example, if we were able to enroll 10 people for $50 or less a month we would most likely have been able to adopt. Having a real breakdown of how much time people save and directly correlate what that means in dollars helps to illustrate this point. In many companies, it's very difficult to move a big ship. Switching softwares is a beast and even though I was convinced the payment satisfied the utility, the CEO and President of the company dismissed it because they said we couldn't afford another monthly payment of that magnitude. This also has something to do with flexibility of the executive team in general, so a lot of legwork in migration would have been the next step if they entertained the payment scheme.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is all the best from all the rest - stop wasting so much time using 8 different platforms when you can consolidate to just one using Bolste. It's a Type A's dream come true.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am minimizing my time spent go across different project management and communication platforms. My streamlined communication and planning saves time and thus cost to the business. Less miscommunication occurs further compounding this benefit.

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Bolste review by <span>Matthew G.</span>
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Robust cloud based collaborative system

What do you like best?

Bolste has so many features that make it a good tool for a business to help with communication, task tracking, project collaboration. It is very helpful for any organization and for our small business that has team members working from within the office and outside, it allows us to stay connected.

What do you dislike?

I would like a tutorial or a Best Practices forum for the group. Sharing those ideas would be helpful in brainstorming additional ways to use the system within our organization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using this to help reduce emails and improve communication with the staff.

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Bolste review by Agency in Marketing and Advertising
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Bolste is a capable all-in-one solution for businesses that care about results!

What do you like best?

The ability to login to one portal as a team and communicate, share, plan, and generally work together. The reduction in the number of apps needed throughout the day is a true time saver. The ease of use is also a huge positive, as anyone can join the team and immediately collaborate without a large learning curve.

What do you dislike?

There are apps that perform better than Bolste for individual pieces (chat, file sharing, etc), but as an all-in-one platform, Bolste accomplishes the things it needs to be a very useful business solution.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you find your team in the perpetual time-suck that is email plus tons of other apps (Google Docs, Dropbox, Slack, etc.) it's definitely worth a shot to test Bolste and see if your teams can save time and improve results with a tool like Bolste.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to communicate and share with external partners, and clients in order to achieve time-sensitive project deadlines. It has been extremely valuable in keeping all the key players on projects (internal and external) focused on completing projects efficiently and launching them on their proposed timelines.

Bolste review by <span>Sameer B.</span>
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Good but still scope for more improvement

What do you like best?

The best past is having everything in one place ... the ability to share files and work documents (especially bulky CAD drawings, etc.). Equally important is the feature to chat with folks online...a feature which does not invade the privacy (using messenger, whatsapp etc.). We have had a good experience with the product.

What do you dislike?

The speed of file share and file upload could be improved. There are competing services like Dropbox whose free and paid versions offer faster downloads and uploads; and easier access/GUI.

Moreover, Bolste does not seem to offer a free version of their service. It would be great to have a trail version (though basic in nature) to extend forever.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to share files and simultaneously chat about the same has been the greatest benefit. This product ensures that one does not need to switch platforms to brainstorm business ideas and day-to-day functions. This product helps us to explain our point about a certain document right then and there, without the need to use another platform.

Bolste review by <span>brian r.</span>
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found something new and we actually like it!

What do you like best?

i like the interface and the overall usability of the platform. its pretty seamless compared to some of the other products we've used in the past and this one essentially does everything my clients and i need.

What do you dislike?

seems like there's a few bugs still, but i understand that its a fairly new option so i'm looking forward to the next update.

Recommendations to others considering the product

give it a try! its worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

biggest thing has been to help control email and we can work directly in bolste for many of our projects. cool features make it easy to collaborate with other team members even when they are traveling.

Bolste review by <span>Christina C.</span>
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Nice Platform, but needs critical mass of users to deliver on promised value

What do you like best?

I loved that the full suite of engagement tools were included in Bolste's platform - mobile integration, video, chat, talk, file storage, etc.

What do you dislike?

The tech just wasn't quite as crisp and responsive as let's say Slack. The user interface is quite nice but not actually very easy to figure out, and the emails and guidance for joining were hard to navigate, and the mobile integration could use work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use this as a replacement to other tools and use it regularly and exclusively with a group of 100 or more. Otherwise you'll be better off with smaller, more flexible one-off tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to connect 30 distributed people in a group who are all at different companies with different enterprise tools (or lack thereof).

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