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95 Ratings
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Score 6.3 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.8

    Abstract

    78%

    Axure RP

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Abstract ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Workflow Automation

    7.6
    76%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Search

    8.9
    89%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Communication

    8.7

    Abstract

    87%

    Axure RP

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Abstract ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Chat

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Discussions

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal knowledgebase

    7.6
    76%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    8.1

    Abstract

    81%

    Axure RP

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Abstract ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Versioning

    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    6.2
    62%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Advanced security features

    6.8
    68%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    9.1
    91%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Abstract is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Axure RP is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    2.2

    Abstract

    22%
    4 Ratings
    6.9

    Axure RP

    69%
    24 Ratings

    Usability

    7.0

    Abstract

    70%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Axure RP

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.7

    Abstract

    87%
    7 Ratings
    8.3

    Axure RP

    83%
    4 Ratings

    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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    Axure Software Solutions

    Axure is a robust tool for teams who seek a reliable, proven, and powerful prototyping tool (and have the budget for it!). Because it has been around for a longer time than some similar products, it includes a ton of features to make incredibly realistic and interactive prototypes. Teams who use Axure will likely benefit from how the tool enables users to create master designs that designers can share and reuse, saving time that may otherwise have been spent building a design from the ground up. However, this tool can be very difficult for new users to learn, so it’s not a great solution for teams who don’t have a lot of wiggle room between adopting the tool and using it to create designs on a deadline. Also, the tool is less intuitive than some of its other competitors, which can make it more time-consuming to whip up a design. For teams who often need to iterate on prototypes quickly, Axure is likely not to be the most efficient solution.
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    Pros

    Abstract

    • Versioning for desginers
    • Collaboration between team members
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    Axure Software Solutions

    • Axure RP allows you to use adaptive views which is great for responsive design and development.
    • Axure RP is a very robust prototyping tool that has the ability to add realistic interactions.
    • There are numerous templates and formats available for wires, user flows, etc.
    • Master styles make it easy to update design features across numerous project pages, taking out the monotonous work.
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    Cons

    Abstract

    • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
    • Filtering within files.
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    Axure Software Solutions

    • Sharing and versioning of the prototypes when working with multiple designers. It uses Subversion to checkout pages and components while they are being worked on, but issues and errors occur frequently.
    • The functions that allow interactions can be basic and cumbersome so when it comes to complex animations or transitions, Axure could really use improvements. . Collision can happen with interactions causing unintended results. Workarounds have to be made to create a complex interaction to describe how the interaction should function.
    • Too many interactions or a large prototype can cause slow performance. So its better to keep the prototype small. However, a larger project would need a different solution or approach to manage features. Can be difficult when aiming for consistency within the interactive wire.
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    Pricing Details

    Abstract

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Abstract editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Axure RP

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Axure RP editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        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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        Axure Software Solutions

        Axure feels like a tool that started with a simple interface that wasn't redesigned over time. Simple tasks sometimes require clicking through multiple layers. Crucial pieces of functionality are hidden under text links, or just flatly aren't discoverable. Much of the quirks of the interface only come from having screwed up numerous times, and knowing that certain things are just difficult to accomplish.
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        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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        Axure Software Solutions

        I've never used the support for Axure but they do have an online community that can be helpful when you're unsure how to accomplish a specific bit of interactivity. Overall the community for Axure is a great benefit for the software. There are also a lot of shared library assets which can help reduce the time you spend on projects.
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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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        Axure Software Solutions

        Axure is more full features than most of its competitors. We needed the interactivity that Axure provides and that others were lacking in. We also had some individuals on the team that were familiar with Axure from their prior experience and we wanted to take advantage of that knowledge to quickly roll it out.
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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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        Axure Software Solutions

        • Putting designs to paper makes it easier for those on the business side to evaluate the cost of the project beyond just looking at written requirements.
        • Axure licenses are very expensive and may not be well suited for small businesses or individuals.
        • Axure licenses are permanent rather than being subscription based which saves money in the long run.
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