Beekeeper is a mobile-first communication platform used for reaching and connecting everyone in an organization as well as increasing engagement. In 2016 Beekeeper was selected for the Gartner Cool Vendor Report in the category Social Software & Collaboration.
With Beekeeper companies can reach every employee, both desktop and non-desktop. Users can get real-time notifications the moment things happen and send instant messages to teammates anywhere they go via mobile or tablet. Users can also share product and company updates as well as health and safety information.
Beekeeper helps increase engagement through live activity streams between specific teams or the entire company by sharing achievements, celebrating success stories and even starting a competition between properties.
Beekeeper is a useful tool for a variety of industries including hospitality, retail, logistics, transportation, food industry, manufacturing, NGOs, finance and event management. Users can manage their profile pages and create groups that replicate the structure of each organization. Companies can target specific segments through automated messaging campaigns whether sent immediately or scheduled for a future date and time.
‘Worker bees’ are messages or actions that can be scheduled to take place automatically when a user does an action to set off a trigger, such as being inactive for a certain number of days or first time logging in.
Beekeeper measures communication and tracks the company’s pulse through detailed analytics on usage, engagement and communication success. Users can also connect their Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as RSS blog feeds to keep track of all the updates in one place.
Higher engagement with staff.
Running a busy luxury hotel takes lots of real time communication - Beekeeper bridged that gap in the most relevant, up to the minute way. It's really transformed the way people get their daily digestion of information for the day here. The ability to communicate by picture, video or polling has been quickly adopted by my team. I love that our posts have a running slideshow in our employee cafeteria to broadcast to all. It really stimulates creativity and camaraderie with the staff. The best part of all is the HUMAN customer support - one of the customer representatives helped us launch, adopt and embrace its functionality (like a really cool friend).
We are still getting used to all its features, so far so good. Cleaning up posts by administrators is laborious...maybe we can post with a feature of selecting how many days its up? Id love an archive of tagged posts if possible.
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- Game changer for communication in hotels were the majority of staff are traditionally not connected via email.
- Intuitive user interface
- Ability to broadcast feeds on a communication monitor
- Interactivity - ability to comment, like, poll users
- Opening a hotel is a labor of love and life changing experience. Beekeeper helped link everyone and allowed us to share with the entire team the many different moving parts that went into bringing this property to life.
- Mobile - allows our team members to capture and share what is occurring at work in real time.
- Limited features - platform is almost too simple. Would like to see some additional features. I often compare Beekeeper to Facebook for work and features this site offers.
- Lack of a calendar feature - Would be ideal if there were a calendar feature where events could be posted, users could be invited and could RSVP for events.
More efficient communication, increased engagement of employees
We have 120 employees across every province in Canada and were looking for a tool to group all communication and to build a strong sense of community despite the distance. We decided to implement BeeKeeper 2 months ago and are already noticing positive results.
What we liked the most about this software is the ease of use: our employees did not even need to be trained on the tool and were able to start using it right away. It is cross-platform, very intuitive and fun to use!
The team at BeeKeeper is also very helpful and supportive both during and after the implementation, taking into account our feedback and pushing new features requests.
We have a strong brand identity and it was important to personalize the tool to reflect our DNA, which we were able to do very easily with BeeKeeper.
The chat capabilities are a bit limited on certain platforms but the team mentioned that they are will be releasing an improved version soon.
The dashboard already has great capabilities, but we really hope that some new features will be released soon in order to help us increase the engagement of our employees.
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It is mobile based not desktop, making it great to use in a non desktop work environment. Good integration with Zapier. We've experienced fantastic employee adoption and are slowly adding more features and finding more uses for the software.
The product is very easy to use for all employees, which helps the adoption rate immensely. BeeKeeper helps our department stay in contact across the country since we only see each other face to face a couple of times a year. This has also served as a great avenue for communication and a great place to post internal articles and development related material for the department.
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Get instant feedback with quick surveys and polls to better understand the company’s collect opinion and measure the impact and success of your communication with KPIs.
Beekeeper’s smart automation includes trigger-based workflows and internal messaging campaigns that can be scheduled by day or time.
Beekeeper enables secure instant messaging, whether one on one or group chats with file sharing capabilities for various file types including images and documents.
Drive audiences into streams by organizing and managing team members into groups, replicating the structure of the organization, and sending out campaigns.
Celebrate achievements and spread success stories on live feed activity streams that can be either for specific teams or the entire company.
All data is securely encrypted, clients can choose on which server and where their data is stored.
Below are some frequently asked questions for Beekeeper.
Beekeeper offers the following pricing plans:
Free Trial: Available
For pricing information please contact Beekeeper.
Beekeeper offers the following features:
Beekeeper has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits
Beekeeper supports the following languages:
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
We do not have any information about what Beekeeper pricing plans
Beekeeper supports the following devices:
Beekeeper integrates with the following applications:
Dropbox, Intuit Online Payroll, JIRA Software, Labor Time Tracker, MailChimp, Twitter, UserVoice, Wrike, Zendesk, Zoho CRM
Beekeeper offers the following support options:
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials