Since launching our first edition of The CMX Guide to Community Platforms back in 2015, the landscape for community software has changed drastically. More and more large enterprises are buying the software, the platforms are starting to define standards (that may or may not map back to what you need in your organization), and community builders are becoming more and more mature in their professions.Back in 2016, we researched the platform decisions of over 400 community professionals and found that only X% were applying a rigorous approach to making their platform decision.This is dangerous. Community platforms range from “free” (but involve thousands of hours of your company’s time to implement and maintain) to hundreds of thousands of dollars in licensing fees and development work annually. This is no small investment.Picking a community platform should not be easy. But at the very least, it should be a clear process and comparing all the platforms out there should be a cinch.We’ve done the heavy lifting for you.Dive right in to the best platforms on the market today. Click here.
We’ve identified and clarified the questions you need to ask from the first edition.
Plus, this edition includes downloadable sheets for every platform, so you can print them out and share them with your team in whatever way is easiest for you.We’ve worked with many of our members going through the process internally to outline exactly what you need to keep track of in your platform comparison process.
We didn’t make this in a silo. We didn’t go out and hire a bunch of virtual assistants to do research on our behalf. We got on the phone or had extended email exchanges with dozens of companies, and now we’re bringing you the best in class. We reached out to our community for testimonials as well as feedback on the layout of the guide. We hired an amazing community builder to work with us, who has worked for a platform company and knows the ins and outs of how hard this work can be (hi Harmony!).This is the real deal. Because we love you.Start off on the right foot and get smart about how you make your community platform decision. Download The CMX Guide to Community Platforms now.