Abstract vs. IBM B2B Cloud Services

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.3 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
IBM B2B Cloud Services
Score 9.3 out of 10
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IBM B2B Cloud Services provide capabilities for streamlining on-boarding of trading partners. It also allows shared business process to be handled more effectively due to better visibility and control.N/A
Pricing
AbstractIBM B2B Cloud Services
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractIBM B2B Cloud Services
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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Features
AbstractIBM B2B Cloud Services
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
IBM B2B Cloud Services
8.2
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Task Management3.01 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
IBM B2B Cloud Services
8.4
4 Ratings
5% above category average
Chat10.02 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Discussions7.05 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings9.63 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
IBM B2B Cloud Services
8.3
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Versioning8.05 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings8.82 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
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AbstractIBM B2B Cloud Services
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User Ratings
AbstractIBM B2B Cloud Services
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
8.6
(4 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
AbstractIBM B2B Cloud Services
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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IBM
We have just started to use IBM B2B Cloud Services within our department. We were looking for a cloud-based solution to manage all of our partner's B2B processes within a single interface. We did not want to have to go through the hassle of managing any sort of solution ourselves; thus, we came to the conclusion that a cloud-based solution would work best for our department. So far, we have found that the product has been reliable, and not having to worry about maintenance and patch cycles is always a good thing.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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IBM
  • Document process management
  • Transition services, including planning, design, project management and testing
  • Translation, community and visibility service
  • Trading partner community support
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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IBM
  • Can't rely on huge data sets
  • Organizations is huge, it's tough to handle
  • Limited feature sets
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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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IBM
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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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IBM
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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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IBM
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Abstract
I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
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IBM
IBM B2B Cloud Services stands out among the competition with its solid performance, wealth of features, and multiple platform compatibility. While it can be more expensive than competitive services, its core components are powerful enough to work with multiple levels of marketing campaigns and outreach efforts. The service works well among different levels of clients and can be utilized better across different viewing devices
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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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IBM
  • We feel that IBM B2B Cloud Services will drive down our maintenance costs because my group is no longer responsible for patching and maintaining infrastructure.
  • High availability of IBM B2B Cloud Services will allow us to have a greater up time with less downtime.
  • Having a single platform where all B2B integrations are shown and presented in a single interface will allow us to quickly and effectively manage those integrations and see which ones are really needed. A single view will provide instant visibility into any sort of problems that may arise as well.
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