Abstract vs. Amazon Chime

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.3 out of 10
N/A
Abstract, from the company of the same name headquartered in San Francisco, offers a collaboration tool for developers and others, featuring a version controlled master file set and approval workflow.N/A
Amazon Chime
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Chime is a communications service from Amazon Web Services with a built-in VoIP solution. Amazon Chime can be used for online meetings, video conferencing, and business calling, and features pay-as-you-go pricing.
$0
per minute
Pricing
AbstractAmazon Chime
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Business Calling - Inbound
$0.002216
per minute
Business Calling - Phone Numbers
$1
per number per month, US Only
Meetings - Pro
$3
*per user per day
Meetings - Basic
Free
Business Calling - Outbound
Country Dependent
per minute
Business Calling - Receive Text
Free
US Only
Business Calling - Send Text
Country Dependent
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractAmazon Chime
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details*up to $15.00 per user per month
More Pricing Information
Features
AbstractAmazon Chime
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
Amazon Chime
-
Ratings
Task Management3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Amazon Chime
-
Ratings
Chat10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.2
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Amazon Chime
-
Ratings
Versioning8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
-
Ratings
Amazon Chime
9.9
26 Ratings
21% above category average
High quality audio00 Ratings10.026 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings9.926 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings9.921 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings10.021 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
-
Ratings
Amazon Chime
9.1
25 Ratings
13% above category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings9.925 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings8.311 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
-
Ratings
Amazon Chime
9.6
25 Ratings
15% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings10.022 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings10.024 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings8.39 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings9.923 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings9.921 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
-
Ratings
Amazon Chime
10.0
22 Ratings
17% above category average
Live chat00 Ratings10.022 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
-
Ratings
Amazon Chime
10.0
22 Ratings
18% above category average
User authentication00 Ratings10.018 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings10.021 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings10.016 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
-
Ratings
Amazon Chime
10.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Video conferencing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Audio conferencing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Video screen sharing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Instant messaging00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
AbstractAmazon Chime
Small Businesses
Stackby
Stackby
Score 9.6 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.7 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10
TeamViewer
TeamViewer
Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
AbstractAmazon Chime
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
9.9
(27 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
8.8
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractAmazon Chime
Likelihood to Recommend
Abstract
  • Large teams with dedicated design operations support
  • UX managers that want a facilitated workflow for their teams
  • Disciplined teams of individual contributors that want to adopt a process in their UI workflow
  • Cross-discipline teams that want a central collaboration space for reviewing and critiquing UI artifacts
  • If your files are named "FOR-REALS_FINAL_FINAL_FINAL_Super-Important-Project (copy).sketch"
  • If you're managing multiple pattern libraries
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Amazon AWS
Amazon Chime is well suited for online video and audio meetings, IMs, and conducting training sessions using a whiteboard. It can be integrated well with Google Calendar and Microsoft outlook. With Amazon Chime mobile app you can attend meetings on the go as well. Meetings can be locked so that only legitimate participants can join the meeting. Amazon Chime is less suited in case you want meeting transcripts as well for your meetings. Given that Amazon Chime is not used by a larger audience so your client or customer may face some difficulties in join the meeting or accessing some of the features of the Chime.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Amazon AWS
  • Chat tools, video calls, on spot meeting invite[s] easy to create and use.
  • Ability to record any meeting and automatically downloads the meeting recording after ending the meeting.
  • UI is clean and easy to navigate around Amazon Chime.
  • Ability to invite outside guests easily using Amazon Chime without any issues.
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Amazon AWS
  • More simplified dial-in numbers. The PIN for our conference line is long and easy to mistype.
  • You do not have to download the Chime app in order to join a conference, but if you want to do anything beyond join (schedule a conference, participate in a group chat, control participants), you have to have the app downloaded and installed. The app that you have to download in order to launch a conference is a memory hog, and slows down a computer's boot up time.
  • The add-in for Microsoft Outlook is particularly clunky. It helps you add scheduled conference calls/video conferences to your Outlook calendar, but it can cause Outlook to crash, and creates a really slow open time for Outlook. If you can avoid downloading the Outlook Add-In, I would.
  • No built-in screen sharing capabilities.
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Likelihood to Renew
Abstract
as already explained this software only does branching... the rest is really poor and basic
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Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Usability
Abstract
Abstract has a difficult learning curve. If a feature-branch workflow is new to you, then it will take some getting used to. They make a lot of updates to the interface and these feature releases get ahead of their documentation. They rely heavily on an excellent customer support team and are present on various Slack channels to help design professionals with issues.
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Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Abstract
Abstract by nature is complex and has to respond to whatever changes in Sketch. So there are frequent issues. Support can be slow to respond and are not always helpful, but they are quick to find and patch the bugs. Overall, it's not the best support, but it hasn't been detrimental.
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Amazon AWS
They were very supportive in answering all of our questions when we had problems. Their in-person calls but their support site also had a full set of information that can answer a good portion of your questions before you have to pick up the phone. But when you, you will get good service.
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Alternatives Considered
Abstract
I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
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Amazon AWS
Better than Skype for Business in terms of loading the application onto your device. Skype had crashing issues always and those are comparatively low when using Amazon Chime. Amazon chime is fast and easy to work with while collaborating and setting up meetings. The audio and video quality are better than Skype for Business.
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Return on Investment
Abstract
  • Single source of truth for the team.
  • Could quickly get expensive with corporate accounts.
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Amazon AWS
  • The positive ROI is Amazon Chime helps make our sales reps more professional in their calls leading to an increase in closed/won deals.
  • Amazon Chime has increased overall morale across our sales team because it has greatly improved our call processes when compared to other tools we've used in the past.
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