vBulletin Review - why 4.3 stars?

vBulletin Review
ITQlick Score: 62/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.3/5)
Pricing: 3.8/10 - low cost
Category: Self-Service Portal -> vBulletin
Ranking:Ranked 6 out of 8 Self-Service Portal systems
Company: vBulletin
Pricing: starts at $15 per user/month
Typical customers: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: vBulletin pricing, vBulletin alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Apr 08, 2021

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What is vBulletin?

vBulletin is a portal and internet forum management solution for businesses of all sizes. It also offers blog management, control portal, member management, and other capabilities. The software was designed and launched by vBulletin Solutions Inc headquartered in California, United States.

What is vBulletin rating? ()

The rating of vBulletin is 4.3 stars out of 5 and the total score is 62 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are vBulletin's typical customers?

Customers of the software include businesses of all sizes and a variety of types. Major industries where it can be used include marketing and advertisement, technology and software development, web services, retail and wholesale, financial services, education, and others.

Is vBulletin the best Self-Service Portal?

vBulletin is ranked 6 out of 8 software in their category (Self-Service Portal systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

The software offers comprehensive forum and blog management with integration capabilities. Important forum user management services include user registration and banning options, unlimited moderators and super moderators, user groups, and permission system. For board maintenance, it offers task scheduler, control panel, and post pruning. Membership management features include member profile pages, private messaging, friends list, online status, signature editor, and uploading of pictures.

vBulletin offers tracking and filtering of private messages with custom folders. Other forum management capabilities include language and phrase management, template engine, and avatar options etc. For blog management, vBulletin offers blog control panel, customization, and permission system.

Who are their main alternatives?

Popular alternatives to vBulletin: Clinked, Huddle, happierWork, BlackMonk, HyperOffice, Globys. The full list of competitors can be found here.

What is the cost of vBulletin?

The cost of license starts at $15 per user/month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 3.8 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for vBulletin

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vBulletin Vs. Alternatives

ITQlick rating
Score
Pricing
License pricing
Functionality
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vBulletin
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
62/100
Pricing
3.8/10
License pricing
$15 per user/month
Functionality
3
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Clinked
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
83/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
$83 per month
Functionality
6
Huddle
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
80/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$11 per user/month
Functionality
17
Review
happierWork
ITQlick rating
5/5
Score
77/100
Pricing
2.2/10
License pricing
$10 per user/year
Functionality
17
BlackMonk
ITQlick rating
4/5
Score
76/100
Pricing
3.2/10
License pricing
$70 per user/month
Functionality
8
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.