Abstract vs. Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.5 out of 10
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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
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Cisco Business Edition 7000 was a collaboration and universal communication, VOIP / telephony, conferencing and messaging platform for enterprises of 1000 to 5000 employees. It has been discontinued, and is superseded by functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
Pricing
AbstractCisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractCisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AbstractCisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AbstractCisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.3
10 Ratings
7% below category average
Task Management3.01 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings7.18 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings8.18 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings6.78 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.2
10 Ratings
11% below category average
Chat10.02 Ratings6.29 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings7.49 Ratings
Discussions7.05 Ratings7.39 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings7.49 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings7.25 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings6.57 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
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.6
10 Ratings
7% below category average
Versioning8.05 Ratings6.68 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings6.79 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings7.48 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings8.510 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings4.88 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.28 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Best Alternatives
AbstractCisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Small Businesses
Stackby
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Score 9.8 out of 10
Stackby
Stackby
Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.7 out of 10
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
AbstractCisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
8.5
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractCisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
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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Cisco business edition are well suited for the environment where we need regular communication as they are easy to dial and has got great features. The product is well suited for both small business and large enterprises. Speed dial, good voice quality are key features of Cisco phones. They are not well suited in scenarios where we do not have LAN connectivity or internet. Sometimes we may face latency and jitteriness which is not good.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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  • The platform supports up to 5,000 users connected at the same time in voice and video calls.
  • Everything is virtually deployed on Cisco servers with reliability.
  • Intuitive configuration and user-friendly web interface.
  • It has several types of IP phones and is compatible with legacy and multi-brand hardware with SIP protocol.
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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  • More cloud based services need to be added to the default service package.
  • Companies frequently require a small contact center within the UC environment. It would be nice to see a build it contact center in the box.
  • It would be nice to see some advanced AI based services (IVR voice recognition service) in the BE7K application list.
  • Call recording should be also built in.
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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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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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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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Alternatives Considered
Abstract
I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
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Discontinued Products
I've used 220s and 240s too, but it takes a lot of time to set them up, a lot of time to download the iso files, and set up of datastores. 7k saves the engineer a lot of pre-build assessment and evaluation time. Gets a lot done in a lot less time, returns are a happy engineer and a happier customer.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • It has allowed for mostly smooth communication from department to department/office to office.
  • It allows for saved phone # / last contact to appear quickly.
  • It has allowed for safety warnings/announcements to emerge all across every office so that everyone within the organization is on the same page about events when they occur.
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