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Greetings All - 

I am really curious to hear a comprehensive update from the platform designers about what is in the works for this platform.

Since 2011 I've managed a site for a client and championed our continued use. Over time I have suggested many improvements and listened to promises about forthcoming upgrades which have still not materialized. 

I deeply appreciate that this platform is run by a small staff but find myself growing frustrated by the lack of evaluation on the platform's functionality. More importantly I am managing the frustrations of 200+ members who are watching other social media platform advance rapidly to increase ease of user experience and provide more tools within a platform and nothing is happening here.

Am I missing something? Are there plans in the works?

Some of my concerns/ our members concerns expressed in the last few years...

-Cumbersome file cabinet and photo sharing 

-Finicky text editor 

-Desire for like button or something similar - easy way for people to indicate  interest in content posted

-Better format for the weekly digest. Eg: Instead of showing every single action, a way to narrow actions. If I create a blog post with a photo and attachments that comes up as four different activities instead of one compelling listing "Sasha Tracy Added a Blog Post"

-More templates for eblasts... something that mirrors an e-newsletter and is more visually appealing 

-New modules and more flexibility in the homepage design

 

I appreciate any admin or member feedback here. I don't know how much longer I can convince my membership to stay that course with a platform that isn't evolving with the times.

 

 

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  • Fri, Nov 10, 2017 12:08 PM

Dear Valued Client,

 

Thank you for your messages and your business.  I am part of a new management team at Groupsite and that is leading the plan for upgrades to the platform.  We are currently working on upgrades to the platform that will enhance the user experience including a new website and mobile applications.  In the first quarter of 2018, the new upgrades will begin to rollout.  

I really appreciate your comments and welcome your suggestions regarding upgrades to the platform moving forward.  Additionally, so that you know that Groupsite is serious regarding upgrading the platform, I will begin posting updates regarding the status of the upgrades next month.  

Also please feel free to reachout to me directly, james@groupsite.com 415-420-8017.  I am new to Groupsite and I have been reaching out to customers like yourself to see how we can do better.  

Again thank you for your business, insight, and patience.

Regards,

James Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Groupsite

Are you still on track to roll out upgrades this quarter? I haven't seen any posts regarding any upcoming updates. 

 

 

Any updates on the thread ? The last major update to the site is sometime in 2008/2009. The Technology landscape has changed quite a bit since then. Looking forward to hear from the core team.

Valued customers,

Thank you for your inquiry.  Groupsite will be providing an outline of upgrades and new features with a time line of next week. 

Please see update in Champions Blog 8/24/2018.

Seriously! I was thrilled to see an email that there were finally some answers to the year long series of inquiries about updates to the platform. Respectfully the blog post offers absolutely no information about any upgrades or corresponding timelines. It sounds like mediocre attempt at kicking the can down the road.

This is really disappointing.

Is there a date on when we can expect the next announcement ? To be honest, personally I am looking for a major overhaul of the platform. The current site is almost a decade old,  way outdated and it's far behind what's been available outside. Just wondering if there is any seriousness in rolling out a new version.

Sanjay, the following was posted on August 27, 2018 in the Champion's Blog:

Customer Update 08.27.2018

Dear Valued Groupsite Customer,

As a follow-up to the 8/24/2018 update, Groupsite is excited to announce the launch of our new website www.groupsite.com. The new website includes a Demo page with three new extensive instructional videos focused on providing knowledge and training concerning many features of the Groupsite platform.

The new website also includes an Industries Page that covers common use cases for: nonprofit organizations; the public sector; corporations; professional associations; healthcare organizations; and educational institutions.

We will continue to add new content and features to the website. Moreover, we are planning a rollout strategy for new features and upgrades to the platform and will share the rollout plan in September.

Thank you for your business. We look forward in continuing to serve you.

Regards,
The Groupsite Team

 

Thank you, Regina. Looking forward to a roadmap of the next version. Just wanted to emphasize that the core platform needs an upgrade, which members use on a daily basis rather than cosmetic changes to the website or addition of some small features. Compared to how technology has evolved and advancements made by other competitors like LinkedIn, Ning etc., Groupsite did not show much improvement especially in the last 5 years.

Any updates on the new rollout?

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