In fact, there’s a lot the two of us have in common.
Both Blink and Staffbase offer mobile content, support for XL enterprises (15,000+ employees), and a centralized intranet solution. With either product, non-desk employees get access to the same information, documents, and community as those in the office.
And both are solutions that provide company-wide updates, spark conversations, and track employee engagement.
So... what makes Blink different?
We’re so glad you asked.
Support your frontline with an employee app.
Connect with people on the ground, who may not have access to email, computers, Intranet, etc.
Implement two-way communications, and have more converations.
Roll out to thousands, right away.
Take care of frontline and desk workers, in one app.
Launch an intranet for any large enterprise.
Delight your desk-based workers, and make it easy for corporate to reach all employees.
Implement top-down communications, and control who shares what.
Take some time to build out what you need.
Prioritize your corporate employees.
Beyond internal comms, Blink gives frontline workers mobile access to everything they need to reduce work-related stress and increase productivity.
That’s why the average Blink user opens the app 14 times per day (higher than most social media platforms!), and why Blink clients see staff engagement doubling at a minimum.
Unlike Blink, Staffbase isn’t always focused on the frontline’s needs. Like one Staffbase reviewer said, “The biggest obstacle for us is to get non-desk users excited about the app.”
Give your frontline access with Blink.
Wojciech Przybytko, Bus Driver · Stagecoach
When employees have a clear, simple way to message their supervisors, problems on the frontline get flagged and fixed faster.
That’s why secure, one-on-one and group chats are integral to the Blink platform, and have advanced features like saving messages and file sharing.
Because Staffbase prioritizes top-down comms over two-way conversations, their platform offers basic chats as a paid add-on to advanced subscriptions, with a max of 128 users allowed to chat.
Strengthen your tech stack by seamlessly integrating your existing tools with Blink, and building micro-apps on top of it.
Blink offers integrations with thousands of apps through Single-Sign-On (SSO) — that means you can keep your current systems and reach them all in one app, with just one password.
Staffbase’s out-of-the-box integrations with popular frontline apps are more limited, and lack the ability to integrate local platforms for mobile via SSO.
Tailor-make the app that you and your frontline need.
Eric Eijgenhuijsen, Group Technology Director · Metroline
Blink feels familiar and easy to use for folks at all comfort levels with technology.
Staffbase, on the other hand, is designed like an intranet, with a static (rather than interactive) format.
While this works well for information storage, it often takes several clicks for a user to get what they need, and which reviewers say can sometimes be “unintuitive and hard to understand.”
Give staff one-click access to everything they need.
Managing Director · Transit
We’ll help you go live in as little as 24 hours, with a hands-off IT experience for your team.
Everyone on your frontline has a smartphone in their pocket — that’s why we send text invites directly to their devices, where they can download the app with one click.
Staffbase requires more time to set up, and while desk-workers adopt it quickly, some reviewers say it’s “a challenge” to get non-desk workers to download the app.
Launch your frontline employee app, ASAP.
John Godden · Salutem
Blink allows users to customize their notifications, so they can minimize noise without missing high-priority messages that are vital for the frontline workforce.
Admins can send push notifications, and they can even mark posts as “mandatory” (requiring everyone to acknowledge it). Users can switch notifications on and off, and follow or unfollow posts.
Staffbase also enables push notifications to alert users to certain updates, but there’s no way to tailor these notifications or elevate posts to “urgent” status.
Boost frontline engagement with one-app access to everything workers need.
Connect to your frontline via two-way communication.
Have more efficient conversations with people on the ground.
Customize without limits, and integrate with frontline-first apps.
Give your frontline workers a user-friendly, familiar app.
Roll out right away, even if you have thousands of staff.
Delight desk-based workers with an internal comms solution.
Streamline one-way communication.
Add basic chats as a paid feature to advanced subscriptions (with a user cap).
Implement out-of-the-box integrations with desk-based apps.
Offer a static digital environment that feels more like an intranet.
Spend some time setting up and getting non-desk staff to adopt the platform.
Send basic push notifications.
We default to total transparency — it’s one of our core values.
If you have a question you don’t see on this list, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blink offers four pricing levels based on company size:
Essential: $3.40 per person, per month Business: Price on application Enterprise: Price on application Enterprise Plus: Price on application
Staffbase structures its pricing based on the number of features you use, and provides quotes on a case-by-case basis only.
It’s also important to note that Blink’s platform upgrades are included, and that our pricing is flexible enough to accommodate your organization’s growth over time.
We can make you a fully branded app, but it usually comes with an extra cost. That said, we’ve found that employees often prefer a non-branded, third-party app on their personal phones, because it makes them feel like their privacy is better protected. But basic tweaks, like adding your company logo, for example, we can do easily!
Pretty well, if we do say so ourselves! Blink has an amazing new analytics suite that tracks engagement, turnover, satisfaction, and more, alongside interaction analytics.
Can we, ever! Not only do we integrate MS365 and SAP, but we also integrate with SharePoint and with all of the most popular frontline apps. Single-Sign-On means all external content is accessible inside the app, with just one password.