Graduway vs. PeopleGrove
Which is right for you?
Choosing an alumni network software can be difficult. You must consider budget, scalability, functionality, ease of use and other factors. When comparing two leading alumni relations software providers—Graduway and PeopleGrove—it’s important to consider the features and benefits each provides and how it will best serve your alumni engagement strategy.
Dedicated team to assist with implementation and optimization
Easily customizable platform and additional support services with no extra fees
Access to a community of thought leaders and knowledge base of current trends, best practices, guides, templates and how-to articles
Global platform with 30+ languages
24/7 worldwide support
Seamless user registration—optimized 4-step process to reduce abandoned registrations
Access to Gravyty’s ecosystem of products that provides end to end coverage from alumni recruitment and mentoring to donor cultivation and stewardship
Trusted by the world’s leading institutions + organizations
Your brand.Your message.
Graduway delivers the control you need – a fully customized website for an exclusive virtual alumni network that’s always on-brand, translated and localized. Our tools make it easy to manage user permissions and collect data for your platform and user activity. Additional customization requests can be submitted to our support team. Take complete control of the message and image presented to your alumni community.
PeopleGrove, on the other hand, offers little customization with few widgets presented as a website rather than a community space. An effective digital community relations platform should complement your brand. Don’t confuse your community and cloud your message by using a rigid platform.
Ease of use.
Graduway’s platform is built with your community in mind. Inviting your constituents is easy and registration is even easier. This means your platform can be launched and thriving in no time. Let the connecting begin!
Conversely, the PeopleGrove experience is particularly frustrating. Users can register via LinkedIn, which auto populates many fields. Yet, registrants must still complete numerous pages of information, which has a significant effect on registration abandonment. Lower registration diminishes engagement and hurts your chances for success.
Personalized user experiences.
Graduway utilizes soft and hard data to create a fully personalized experience for users. From the feed, mentoring, premium groups, photo albums, job board, and directory search, each user is served content which is unique based on their interests, location, and educational and professional history to ensure optimal value and higher levels of interest and engagement.
On the other hand, PeopleGrove focuses on mentoring and career advancement. Although they offer many features comparable to Graduway, these are often upcharges for each feature and support instance. Their platform is less likely to bring value to the end-user other than matching mentors. A sense of community and purpose better engages users and keeps them coming back.