I have been trying to capture the overall more strategic pro's and con's of transitioning an external (open) community (on cloud) from an Overview (widgets) theme to a Page (tiles) theme. At the same time we are evaluating moving from Bunchball to JIVE Rewards - which is more tile friendly.
I would appreciate any assistance.
Thank you & Happy Editing or commenting
|Topic||Pro's For Transitioning to Pages / Tiles||Con's for Transitioning to Pages / Tiles||Comments|
|JIVE Strategy/ Roadmap||JIVE iterating & building on the Tile Framework (each update will include Tile enhancements)|
|Mobile||Responsive, Mobile Friendly||Widgets are not responsive & mobile friendly|
|API||Allows for easy integration with API's.|
|Upgrades||Provides an upgrade-safe framework for add ons and custom tiles, which is easier for upgrades and reduces costs.||Some legacy customizations are limited / not possible or may need to be converted to the tile and add-on framework on Cloud.|
|Layout & Visual Design||Ability to more fully control layout and visual design||Home Pages on External Communities that have transitioned to pages still tend to still be Overview due to branding / graphics (although designed to have a type of tile feel)|
|Tile & Widget Comparison||With 2015.3 onward the parity from widgets to tiles closed the gap significantly, and in some cases tile functionality is starting to outpace widgets Widget and Tile Comparison Grid for Cloud (2016.3)||Waiting for 2016.2 Updated Matrix|
|Drag & Drop||Current limitations on drag/drop functionality. A lot of people like this convention||In future releases Jive will look to bring more of this back to tile pages.|
|Infrastructure Design||Pages / Tiles make it possible to flatten out the infrastructure – you can have different sets of content all within the same space structure. It make make it easier for users to follow and participate in certain conversations or topics without as many clicks & pages could eliminate the need for subspaces & therefore eliminate the need for tiles that can't show activity from sub-spaces.||Current limitation to 5 pages||Widgets/overview pages do not offer this option.|
|Gamification (JIVE rewards vs Bunchball)||JIVE iterating & building on JIVE REWARDS with each release.||JIVE rewards is not widget compatible|
|Ideation||Lack of idea tiles|