Account & Profile
Account and Profile

Account & Profile

Users can manage personal details and personalize their community experience with ease.

Profile

Users can share and manage profile streams, profile photos and banners, account information, and their events, topics, and groups.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise
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Account Settings

Users can manage login details, privacy settings, notification settings, date and time, and account status.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Social Login

Users can log in using existing information from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Single Sign-On

Users can log in using existing credentials from other systems using a connection with ADFS.

SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Registration

The registration process for users is fully customizable in terms of fields and process.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Multi-Language

Users can set the language of the platform according to preference.

Enterprise
Information Management
Information Management

Information Management

Users can create, manage, and share information in various ways.

Post

Users can share short messages and images through posts with the community, a group, or another user.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Topic

Users can create long posts in the form of news, blogs, or discussions. The name 'topic' is adjustable and flexible.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Book

Users can create a set of pages that appear in a hierarchical sequence that have chapters, sections, subsections, etc.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Basic Page

Site managers can share general community information using the basic page.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Discussion Moderator

Users can hold discussions moderated by moderators.

Enterprise

Course

Users can follow training courses provided by the community.

Enterprise

Landing Page

Content and site managers can create graphically appealing pages to promote events, groups, or discussions.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Social Embed

Users can share items from social media platforms such as tweets or YouTube videos with the community.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Attachment

Users can add attachments to all content and comments.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Tagging

All content except for posts can be tagged with labels; making content organized and easy to find.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Follow

Users can follow the content of their choice to stay informed.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Explore

Users have an overview of all activities, users, groups, and content in the community.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Search

A powerful search function allows users to easily find what they need.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Resource Library

A system that structures content so that information is easy to browse and find.

Enterprise

GEO Location Filter

Users have the ability to search for users/events/groups near a certain location.

Enterprise

Google Translate Widget

It's possible to translate your site with the google translate functionality.

Enterprise

Inline Feedback in Forms

When a form is saved, the feedback for incorrect input is provided as a summary at the top of the page and under the separate fields.

Distro | Enterprise

Crowd Innovation

Community members participate in innovation challenges and activities that can consist of several phases.

Enterprise
Collaboration
Collaboration

Collaboration

Users can work towards and achieve shared goals in groups and events.

Events

Users can create, organize, and manage events.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Groups

Users can create and join public, open, and closed groups.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise
Updated

Workspaces

Users can work together with a group in a separate workspace. The module is still experimental. It is only available upon request and requires additional manual development.

Enterprise
Activity Stream & Notifications
Activity Stream & Notifications

Activity Stream & Notifications

Users are regularly informed about activities of their choosing.

Activity Stream

Activity streams chronologically display activities of a group, user, or the whole community.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Notification Center

Users are notified of activity with notifications appearing in the header.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Email Notifications

Users can receive and choose the frequency of email notifications about community activity.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Push Notifications

Users can choose to receive push notifications about community activity.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium

Latest Block

Users can easily find the latest topics, events, groups, and new users.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Twitter Feed

View the latest tweets in a block on the community site.

Enterprise
Social Features
Social Features

Social Features

Users can interact and connect using various methods.

Private Message

Users can send private messages to a user or a group of users.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Comment

Users can provide comments on various community content.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Like

Users can express that they like, enjoy, or support certain content by using the 'like' button.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Mention

Users can mention and tag other users in all content and comments.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Social Sharing

Users can share public content on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise
Privacy
Privacy

Privacy

Users have full control over their content and data privacy.

Content Visibility

Users can determine the visibility of content they create. They can choose between public, the community only, or group members only.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Profile Visibility

Users can decide which profile information is visible to other community members.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise
Platform Configuration
Platform Configuratie

Platform Configuration

Users can configure the platform according to community needs and wants.

Customised Look and Feel

Site managers can style the platform according to their community using colors, images, and more.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Customised Menu

Site managers can customise the header and footer menus to make relevant content easily accessible.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Taxonomy Management

Site managers can configure the taxonomies that are used to categorize topics, events, and users.

Distro | SaaS Basic | Enterprise

Migration

User information and other content can be migrated to Open Social from other platforms.

SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Other Configurations

There are many other configuration possibilities such as regional settings, time and date, email verification, system email configurations, and many more.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Alternative Landing Page

Site managers can choose and design different homepages for logged in users and non-logged in users.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium

Social Icons for Organisation

You can add links to your organization's social profiles (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

Enterprise

Subscribe to a Newsletter

Users can sign up for a newsletter.

Enterprise
Community Management
Community Management

Community Management

Community Managers can monitor member performance and increase engagement.

User Analytics

Site managers can statistically analyze user behavior and activity.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Google Analytics

Google analytics can be activated for every page.

Distro | SaaS Premium | Enterprise

User Roles

Users can be assigned various roles with extra rights such as the content manager and site manager roles.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Feature Content

Site managers can make important content stand out for extra attention.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Content and Comment Management

Content and site managers can oversee and be notified when new content or comments are created in the community.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise
Updated

User Management

Site managers can manage users easily.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Export User Information

User information can be easily exported by a site manager.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Onboarding Tour Module

Community members can see onboarding tips as soon as they have created an account. These tips explain all the basic features of the platform. The tips can be hidden if it is unnecessary and will not appear a second time.

Distro | Enterprise
GDPR Features
GDPR features

GDPR Features

Open Social has implemented features that help communities comply with the GDPR.

Consent to Data Policy

Site managers can create and update data policies, and regular users are able to provide or withdraw consent.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Inform User Data Usage

Site managers can explain which personal information is collected on the sign-up page, the settings page, and the edit profile page.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Disable User Profile Fields

Site managers can disable and clear the data of default profile fields (such as email address, phone number, etc.). This allows communities to collect as little personal information as possible.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

Delete Account and Remove Personal Data Feature

Users can delete their account from Open Social. Users are clearly informed about which information is deleted, anonymized, and retained.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise
Performance
Performance feature set

Performance

Users can reach and use the platform in a fast and reliable way.

Fast Loading

Platform users will experience an enhanced loading speed of the platform and its pages.

Distro | SaaS Basic/Premium | Enterprise

    

Why should you use Open Social?

We're a great match for your external, volunteer and ideation community. Read our award-winning business case: ‘Greenpeace Greenwire, the ‘social network that experienced a 600% increase in volunteering’.

Build a flexible social community to share knowledge, work together, and encourage dialogue.
Open Social is ideal for collaboration and effective communication - both vital for a growing volunteer community!
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