Kalo

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Kalo 1

There were 27 reviews of Kalo found on Facebook, Capterra, and GetApp. Most of the feedback was positive. The major themes of the positive feedback were the ease of managing the platform for a team of freelance writers, ease of integrating new freelancers, and the ability to work comfortably on the platform. On the other hand, the major themes of the negative feedback were the unorganized nature of the work layout, difficulty in signing up new members by businesses, and lack of feedback from the support team on work verification. Their largest competitors that were called out in other reviews were Precoro and Promena.

METHODOLOGY

We started our analysis by looking through the feedback and reviews on the three websites—Facebook, Capterra, and GetApp. However, we found that the reviews on GetApp were adapted from Capterra reviews and we noted this to avoid multiple entries during our analysis. We found 27 reviews in all (24 on Capterra and three review-related posts on Facebook), taking reviews from individual employees as the customer standpoint and those from companies or businesses as the business standpoint. The positive and negative feedback which were repeated by different reviewers were noted, and we identified those with the highest frequencies as the major themes.

We then searched further through Capterra and GetApp to get Kalo's competitors and found a list of Kalo's alternatives on GetApp. These alternatives were listed as companies being used by people whose industry is similar to that of people using Kalo. We then selected two of the listed alternatives based on their high overall star ratings.

KALO'S REVIEWS FROM THE CONSUMER STANDPOINT

PROS:

  • It is an excellent resource for managing freelance work and opportunities as well as networking with clients.
  • It is easy to search through the platform, and the design interface is approachable.
  • The website's load time is excellent.

CONS:

  • The work-layout is not well organized, and navigation within assignments could be difficult.
  • There is a need for repeated verification of samples when they are being updated since history cannot be updated.
  • Workflow specific to the editorial pitching process is absent.
  • There is no avenue to meet and network with freelancers that are part of Kalo's system but not connected to an individual's business.
  • Others include difficulty in signing up new members by businesses, delay in payment, and difficulty in claiming posted jobs.

KALO'S REVIEWS FROM THE BUSINESS STANDPOINT

PROS:

  • Kalo is an efficient platform for paying freelancers for their work.
  • Issuing assignments, tracking progress, creating invoices, and making payments when managing a team of freelance writers is easy.
  • Work-flow from freelance sourcing to completion is excellent.
  • There is the ability to store information about freelancers and contractors.

CONS:

COMPETITORS

1. PRECORO:

"Precoro is a robust procure-to-pay system for your business. Automated purchasing, simple sourcing and spend analytics — all in one easy-to-use platform."

2. PROMENA:

"Promena is an e-auction, e-procurement and e-sourcing solution designed to help enterprises manage purchasing activities efficiently & effectively."
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Kalo 2

From the reviews that we analyzed about Kalo, the vast majority were positive. However, one negative about Kalo from a business standpoint is that it lacks the ability to be customized to meet companies' specific business needs. Below is an explanation of our research methodology and the requested information that we found about Kalo.

METHODOLOGY

We found 83 reviews of Kalo across Kalo's Linkedin, Twitter, and page on G2 Crowd (80 reviews on G2 Crowd plus three review-related posts on Twitter equals 83). We reviewed all posts on Kalo's Linkedin, but there were no reviews whatsoever. The only information included there were a few comments from Linkedin users, but those comments did not relate whatsoever to a review of Kalo.

We determined the positives and negatives about Kalo by reviewing all posts from the past two years on Kalo's Linkedin, Twitter, and page on G2 Crowd. To determine the positive and negative themes, we took note of how often certain topics were mentioned, both positive and negative, and the recurring topics that multiple people mentioned were the ones we included herein. We determined whether the majority of the reviews were positive or negative by counting the number of four and five-star reviews of the company on G2 Crowd. Among the 80 reviews of Kalo on G2 Crowd, over half were either four or five-star reviews and our metric for a positive review was a four-star rating or better. Accordingly, we determined that most of the reviews were positive for that reason.

We identified the positives and negatives from a consumer standpoint based on those aspects that affect employees individually. In contrast, we identified the positives and negatives from a busienss standpoint based on those aspects that affect companies' operations and not just the employees individually.

positives & negatives about kalo from a consumer standpoint

There were 83 reviews of Kalo found across Kalo's Linkedin, Twitter, and page on G2 Crowd combined. Most of the feedback was positive and customers were very pleased with Kalo overall. The major themes of positive feedback from a consumer standpoint were Kalo's ease of use, the work time and manual effort that it saves consumers, and the excellent customer support/service Kalo provides to consumers. The major themes of negative feedback from a consumer standpoint were its complicated onboarding process, the lack of page differentiation on the platform, certain tasks requiring too many steps, and problems with electronic document signing.

positives & negatives about kalo from a business standpoint

The major themes of positive feedback from a business standpoint are its comprehensive and organized document management system, its record-keeping functionalities, the amount of money it saves companies due to its affordability, and the time it saves employees that can then be spent on other pressing matters. The major themes of negative feedback from a business standpoint were the lack of ability to customize/tailor the product to a company's specific needs, the requirement that the company add funds through Kalo in order to pay freelancers, and its technical bugs/glitches which can negatively impact the business's operations.
None of Kalo's competitors were called out in any review across Kalo's Linkedin, Twitter, and page on G2 Crowd.
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