The Invision Power Software Community Suite is a flexible, integrated set of apps for building great communities on the web. The IPS Community Suite is highly configurable - site owners and administrators can set it up precisely according to their needs. Extensive permission controls allow them to choose who sees or can do what.
Gives fans a place to gather and wax lyrical on your terms. Passionate fans, given the right environment, can propel your brand to new audiences. Unparalled discussion and information sharing capabilities means your employees can share information with less friction and better efficiency. When customers can find the answers they need from peers quickly and easily, their reliance on your support team is reduced - along with your costs. Members who feel invested in your community will also feel invested in - and loyalty to - your brand. Word of mouth is the best recommendation around!
While we believe many kinds of companies can benefit from creating a forum, here are a few example industries where this kind of deep customer engagement is particularly helpful:Gaming - for player info sharing, hints, supportForum Building Software NodeBB
Forums (bulletin boards) are not “chat rooms” where people exchange typed messages in real-time, but a discussion board on any particular topic of interest where people can follow the discussion and type in their own feedbackForum Building Software
Both, the hosted plans and the one time install provide the same set of features. The key difference between the two is that there is no support provided by Discourse for the one time install while the hosted plans come with support.Forum Building Software Discourse