Capturing the essence of critical opinion in a single number can be complex. However, we strongly believe that with the cloudswave score, we were able to deliver an unbiased weighted average rating that takes into account the degree of importance of each software review source.
We constantly strive to verify the reliability and trustworthiness of our data sources in order to help you make the best software selection decision. Ratings are strictly independent from any kind of affiliation or commercial relationship with cloudswave.
The Cloudswave Score is a weighted moving average. We assign more weight to some review sources than others.
Cloudswave Scores range from 0 to 100. We highlight Cloudswave Scores in three color levels (green, light orange and red) to make it more readable and recognizable. Here is the Cloudswave Scores breakdown :
|General Meaning of Score||Cloudswave Score|
|Very Favorable||81 - 100|
|Favorable||61 - 80|
|Mixed||41 - 60|
|Unfavorable||21 - 40|
|Very Unfavorable||0 - 20|
For a few sources that use non-numerical evaluations, we run their reviews through a natural language processing algorithm to extract the general sentiment, and proceed with a human assessment and/or validation of the result to convert it into a numerical value. However, these non-numerical sources are not weighted as much as numerical rating sources.
Non-numerical reviews are converted into scores according to the following scale.
The cloudswave score is a basis for the attribution of our Cloudswave Awards, a seasonal celebration launched in 2015 to reward the best Business Software on the market throughout various categories.