Retroly vs. GoRetro

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May 1, 2022
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Retroly vs. GoRetro: How to choose the perfect retrospective platform [2022]

GoRetro reviews is our latest blog series where we provide the facts about different retrospective tools – no BS and no hyperbole needed. Keep scrolling for our analysis and to learn more about all the retrospective tools out there. Enjoy! 😊

Retroly is a retrospective tool that puts simplicity in the center. Their design aims to give teams an effective retrospective meeting. We built GoRetro from the ground up during the Covid era to serve modern teams as they navigate this new world. Deep data integration is the real game changer, providing you with the tools to bring your retrospective to life and increase participation rates.

GoRetro vs. Retroly: The high-level comparison

When the time comes to get your organization’s processes in order, the first step is knowing you need a solution. But the next step, actually picking and onboarding a new platform is where things get tricky. 

👉  Both GoRetro and Retroly offer similar basic functionality and pricing packages, but GoRetro shines when it comes to data integration, reports, happiness tracking, action items, and so on. GoRetro was built specifically for Scrum Masters and is used by more than 40,000 organizations across diverse industries and sizes, so this should not come as a surprise. Nevertheless, Retroly has some really nice UX and we loved its vast templates for different games and whiteboard activities. 

Continue reading below and see how GoRetro and Retroly compare for all your organization’s needs.

More Top Retrospective Tools

In addition to GoRetro and Retroly, there are many other quality Agile retrospective tools. We researched and reviewed the leading retrospective tools and highlighted the essential information you need to know about each. Whether you're a Fortune 100 company or a smaller startup organizing a retrospective meeting, our review can help you narrow down your choices and decide which retrospective tool is right for your needs. See all of our top picks.

What is GoRetro? 

GoRetro is a free SOC-2 certified, Agile sprint retrospective tool that facilitates the entire retro process, making it simple, collaborative and data-driven. GoRetro is used by thousands of Agile teams across the globe, from garage startups to the biggest enterprises in the world (over 20% of S&P 500 companies use GoRetro), and constantly praised for its simplicity, ease of use, and flexibility.

GoRetro's What went well retrospective board

What is Retroly? 

Retroly is a tool for teams that want to flourish and have impactful retros every single time. It helps remote or co-located teams to improve their performances with retrospectives.

Retorly retrospective
Image source: Retorly

GoRetro features

GoRetro is fully packed with retrospective features and uses for you and your team: create unlimited retro boards, use pre-built and fully customizable retrospective templates, invite unlimited team members, comment, vote, drag/drop/merge, create actions items, follow up trends in the analytics panel, export, and much more. Additionally, GoRetro׳s advanced data-driven features give you superpowers: You can say goodbye to juggling endless spreadsheets and tabs. Use your real-time sprint data to run better retros and improve your team’s performance; get a sense of what is happening, identify gaps in planning, and see what your team actually spends their time on. GoRetro will allow you to analyze your sprints to identify trends, track improvements and uncover stumbling blocks. On average, we can  increase participation by 80%. Save time on technical preparation and focus on what's important: getting better. 

Retroly features

It offers customizable boards, sorting cards, an easy to use interface, and the ability to export the meeting notes to CSV, DOC or PDF.

What GoRetro and Retroly users have to say

Retroly is not included under G2, but GoRetro is ranked as the top performer of spring 2022. It has plenty of strong reviews and testimonials, which mention its data driven insights, simplicity, time saving and boost in participation as core benefits. 

What makes GoRetro unique?

❗The most important thing to know is that GoRetro is a SOC-2 and ISO 27001 certified, secured by design platform that gives the same level of security for all tiers, whether you pay or not. This is not applicable for Retroly.

Sure, you can always use a spreadsheet to run your retrospective meetings. But will a spreadsheet consume data from your ticket system? Run AI models to identify bottlenecks, and help you focus on the big picture? 

To us, GoRetro is the secret sauce, the way to get superpowers and transform your work. And yes, it offers ease of use, seamless collaboration, and flexibility. The user interface is dead-simple, so you can get going quickly. But it has much, MUCH, more to offer: It can analyze your burndown, show you feedback on both macro and micro levels, and even boost your team's energy. Why is GoRetro different from other tools? Well, it lets you have engaging, focused, productive, valuable, in-context and honest retros, using your own data, unlike any other tool out there. 

The GoRetro security team spends days and nights to make sure your data is secured at the highest standards out there. We are SOC-2 and ISO 27001 certified, audited and evaluated by an independent auditor in all aspects of product, infrastructure, and policies. GoRetro has been certified as compliant with their stringent requirements.

GoRetro pricing

GoRetro free plan gives you the power to run meaningful retrospectives in a collaborative way. You get one team, unlimited users, unlimited private retrospectives, 5 public boards, and access to all our pre-built templates and advanced facilitation features, wrapped up with the highest level of security

In the premium tier, users can benefit from advanced features such as integrations, data models, automatic sprint analysis, AI models, and so on.

The security team of GoRetro does not discriminate and offers the same level of security across all tiers. Plus, GoRetro is SOC2 & ISO 27001 certified, ensuring your data is protected by the latest security standards.

Retroly pricing

Free tier with one retro board, up to two teams and maximum of 5 users per team. Pro accounts, priced at $10 a month, allow you to have unlimited retro boards and up to 20 participants per board. 

Full comparison

Retroly
Pricing Free and Paid for advanced features Paid
Free trial
Unlimited users
Unlimited teams
Unlimited boards
Security compliant
Integrations
Facilitator controls
Pre-built templates
Customizable
Board privacy
Action items
Card voting
Merge, sort and search cards
Card comments
Analytics
Reports
SAML single sign-On
Exporting
Support
Knowledge base
Participation analysis
Timer
Happiness pools
Anonymous participation
Public boards
Real time sprint monitor analytics
Micro/Macro sprint analysis
Joker cards
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Determining the right software fit for your team 

We know that the road to a new platform for your organization can seem like a long and complicated one, but by pairing the information we’ve reviewed with your unique insight about your team, it won’t be difficult to find the right retrospective tool to suit your needs. Our core product values are simplicity, ease of use and flexibility. We believe that retrospecting should not take you or your team out of focus or be an obstacle; it should be a fun experience. As such, we’ve made our user interface, features, and overall design seamless and intuitive. From the onboarding process to the meeting itself, GoRetro is your trusted partner.

👉 GoRetro is continuously releasing new features, so be sure to check out our changelog for updates.

👉 You can find useful articles at our Help Center and at our Blog. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our support team.

Happy retrospecting!

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