What it is · What it's for · How to use it · How it's calculated
The Crozdesk Score is a clever little algorithm, which calculates the overall quality of business cloud software in relation to its competitors. This fully automatic predictive scoring mechanism, analyses qualitative and quantitative characteristics of software on the basis of large amounts of data gathered from around the web.
The aim of this is to simplify the process of choosing online software providers for your business. The system has been purpose-built to synthesise performance data from a wide range of sources into a single clear aggregate figure.
It gives you a quick overview of how good this software is likely going to be for the purpose set out by its primary category. The breakdown of different factors shows you instantly what users are saying about it, what our experts think and other useful information.
We collect user reviews from a diverse range of sources across the web, including the Google Apps Marketplace and many others. This element aims to capture what users are thinking and saying about the software across the web. Review data is updated regularly and our team is continually increasing its reach.
User ratings and reviews alone are not always enough to make an informed decision about an application. Our experts regularly review software. The objective verdict of these reviews is included as a minor factor in the scoring process. This is based on a fixed rating scheme which includes: UI/UX, design, ease of use, features / functionality, integrations and similar criteria. Expert ratings are generally accompanied by an in-depth software review post included in the software profile.
The Buzz Score is an indicator of how popular the app is. We compare pages which are closely related to it within its particular field. This includes press mentions and related authoritative sources to give users an idea of a provider’s relative popularity on the web. The higher the score the more 'buzz' there is around the app.
The relevant recent interest score monitors trends in web traffic and mentions relating to that particular provider. It then analyses the overall trend over a 3 months period to determine whether the software is gaining or losing in popularity. A software with little 'buzz', but high growth, might just be the next big thing.
We are constantly testing / adding new data sources and ranking factors to our algorithm to improve it further. Once they become more mature and improve the quality of the overall score, they will be added to the list here.
The score is calculated automatically on the basis of large amounts of data we find around the web. To avoid abuse, Crozdesk internal factors, such as our own user and expert reviews, are generally a very small fraction of the score data. Only if we can't find any other relevant data, we give more weight to these. We don't tweak or edit this data, so whether a service is a customer of ours is not taken into account in any way.