Compare Crowdstack With Circle

Discover why Crowdstack is the best audience engagement choice for organizations of all types.

Richest feature set

Flat fee pricing with unlimited usage

Custom profile fields

Built-In premium membership system

Member management tools

Custom wording

Why Organizations Choose Crowdstack Over Circle

Expansive Content

Crowdstack offers native support for all of the following:

  • Topics
  • Private Messaging
  • Resources/File Sharing

Not available on Circle:

  • Surveys
  • Databases
  • Help Desk
  • Blogs
  • Calendar Events

Expansive Content Types

Crowdstack offers native support for all of the following:

  • Topics
  • Private Messaging
  • Resources/File Sharing

Not available on Circle:

  • Surveys
  • Databases
  • Help Desk
  • Blogs
  • Calendar Events

More Customization

Crowdstack gives you more tools to make it your own:

  • Flexible Roles - Get as detailed as you like with Crowdstack's customizable roles and permissions. With Circle, you have very little control over permissions.
  • Custom Profile Fields - Collect and display nearly any kind of profile information for your members.
  • Custom Wording - Change any wording used on the front end. Great for translating or simply making the words more suitable for your brand.

More Customization

Crowdstack gives you more tools to make it your own:

  • Flexible Roles - Get as detailed as you like with Crowdstack's customizable roles and permissions. With Circle, you have very little control over permissions.
  • Custom Profile Fields - Collect and display nearly any kind of profile information for your members.
  • Custom Wording - Change any wording used on the front end. Great for translating or simply making the words more suitable for your brand.

Power Features

Crowdstack gives you the following features that are not available on Circle:

  • Automation Rules - Create super powerful workflows to automate things like content and member moderation, sending DRIP email campaigns, sending kudos for first posts, and retaining inactive members.
  • Premium Memberships - Our native premium membership system allows you to craft your own paid membership plan.
  • Member Management - Crowdstack offers powerful tools for filtering, managing, and communicating with your members.
  • Gamification - Use activity points to encrouage participation and recognize/reward active community members.

Power Features

Crowdstack gives you the following features that are not available on Circle:

  • Automation Rules - Create super powerful workflows to automate things like content and member moderation, sending DRIP email campaigns, sending kudos for first posts, and retaining inactive members.
  • Premium Memberships - Our native premium membership system allows you to craft your own paid membership plan.
  • Member Management - Crowdstack offers powerful tools for filtering, managing, and communicating with your members.
  • Gamification - Use activity points to encrouage participation and recognize/reward active community members.

Feature Comparison

 
Circle
Crowdstack
Fee Structure Usage-Based Flat Rate
Design Basic & CSS Detailed Themes & CSS
Unlimited Members
Unlimited Usage
Topics
Private Messages
Resources/File Sharing
Calendar
Blogs
Surveys
Support Ticket System
Databases
Custom Profile Fields
Custom Roles (For Permissions)
Custom Wording
Subgroups
Advanced Reporting
API
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Embeddable Widgets
Content Moderation
(Minimal)
GDPR Compliance Features
Gamification
Community Management Services
Automation Rules
Premium Memberships
Member Management Tools
Age Check Tools
Did you know that the management team behind Crowdstack has been creating online community platforms for over 20 years? These platforms have served hundreds of thousands of sites and millions of end users over the years. We have unequalled experience building scalable, feature-rich audience engagement services. Crowdstack is our latest and greatest!
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