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How to choose the right community vendor?


1454 web graphics%2FFacebook 1033x458.pngYou know there are so many choices for community vendors these days. Picking one that will work best for your organization can seem daunting, to say the least. That’s why we’ve put together a short, simple checklist that highlights features that mark best-in-class online community platforms today.


Okay, okay, we are a bit biased and we do believe that Lithium provides some exceptional features. Hey! You can’t blame us! But we know it’s not all about us. We want you to be sure your platform is right for you and that as you evaluate vendors (including us), that you are aware of some of the latest capabilities that will give you and your customers the very best experience.


Here’s some of what you should look for from a vendor’s platform:

  • Incorporates all types of social engagement
  • Allows highly customized experiences to achieve a seamless brand experience
  • Provides detailed data on user activity, trends, individual user interests
  • Integrates with existing business processes and web/business systems

There’s so much more, and I highly encourage you to download the list and use it to evaluate community platforms and vendors. And hey, if there’s a feature or functionality that you wish for and don’t see it on our list, don’t be shy! Let us know.  After all, that’s what community is all about.


Download the Online Community Checklist.


I'm also biased as i'll promote Lithium all day long, I'm one of the biggest supporters and critics but thats just because i want to see it continue to be the best solution in the market. However product aside consider the support thats available to you during and after purchase. As a user of a few different community solutions and forums over the years the lithium support community is a feature in itself!


Anyone making that consideration for the new community or forum platform dont underestimate the support thats on tap in their own forums... Some of these so called social platforms dont even have their own community..... 


I just wanted to find out what the best plan would be for a recruitment agency that is seeking to keep tabs on our social media pages and to see if we are reaching the right target market. 


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