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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Abstract

Our design department is indeed very happy with Abstract to solve their issues with regard to versioning and collaboration, etc. The admin side of the program is not that great. It's easy and simple, however, it would be nice to limit access more easily and maybe even link Abstract with our directory. The flexibility for accessing the work designers do can't be beaten!
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Vibe

I think Micro Focus Vibe is very well suited for organizations that work in a team collaboration front and have to share documents. I think this really shines in organizations that have a standard set of information that gets lost in the sauce because of the sheer amount of people in an organization. In this case, the Wiki is very helpful in this setting. I wouldn't quite recommend this site for video production houses unless you are patient enough to correlate your needs to the many many features available through Vibe...because it all boils down to patience.
Cori Fowler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Abstract
7.5
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Workflow Automation
Abstract
7.5
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Mobile Access
Abstract
7.0
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Search
Abstract
8.0
Micro Focus Vibe
9.4
Task Management
Abstract
Micro Focus Vibe
8.0
Scheduling
Abstract
Micro Focus Vibe
9.0
Visual planning tools
Abstract
Micro Focus Vibe
5.7

Communication

Abstract
8.7
Micro Focus Vibe
7.9
Chat
Abstract
10.0
Micro Focus Vibe
Notifications
Abstract
9.3
Micro Focus Vibe
8.8
Discussions
Abstract
8.0
Micro Focus Vibe
8.1
Internal knowledgebase
Abstract
7.5
Micro Focus Vibe
8.1
Surveys
Abstract
Micro Focus Vibe
6.7

File Sharing & Management

Abstract
7.9
Micro Focus Vibe
7.3
Versioning
Abstract
10.0
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Document collaboration
Abstract
8.3
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Access control
Abstract
8.0
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Advanced security features
Abstract
4.0
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Device sync
Abstract
9.0
Micro Focus Vibe
7.0
Video files
Abstract
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Audio files
Abstract
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6

Pros

Abstract

  • Branch management for design files.
  • Good collaborative features like comments and sharing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Vibe

  • Novell Vibe connects GroupWise mail with Vibe natively which means you can access Vibe from within the mail product.
  • Once forms and workflows are set up, the access structure on who sees what or not is very effective.
  • You can use Novell Vibe as your main intranet with everything from wiki's, blogging and more fully automated and still in synch with your internal organisational structure.
  • After playing with it for a while i found that through jsp it is highly configurable.
Rob Zweistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Abstract

  • Frequent bugs between Abstract and Sketch.
  • Takes a lot of processing power and battery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Vibe

  • The most pressing improvement is in printing. In speaking with Novell techs Vibe was designed as a web tool, no paper necessary. However in the real world our folks love their paper printouts. Vibe utilizes views for various functions. A print view that's easily configured would be an awesome upgrade.
  • Customized in JSP. Vibe is completely customized using JSP. I don't know it. I'm not a programmer. I can work things out, but programming isn't my forte.
Richard Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Micro Focus Vibe

Micro Focus Vibe 9.9
Based on 5 answers
It meets our current business needs and provides the scalability we need for future growth. It can be installed on Windows or Linux (Our alpha install was on Linux. Our beta was on Windows. We went with Windows). There are additional features, and application integrations, that we haven't taken advantage as of yet due to the lack of current business needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Abstract

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Micro Focus Vibe

Micro Focus Vibe 5.0
Based on 1 answer
At this moment it still looks you need to do a lot to be able to use it and to be honest that time should be used for work not for configuring a communication tool for the business. Yes I understand that it takes time to learn something to use in the organisation , but with this tool I see the help desk having to answer a lot of questions on how to use it or once someone has done something how to undo it.
Rob Zweistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Abstract

Abstract 7.8
Based on 4 answers
Customer support seems to be fast at responding. We haven't had issues yet at least
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Vibe

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Abstract

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Micro Focus Vibe

Micro Focus Vibe 7.1
Based on 2 answers
The implementation was good, it is the follow up that we need to do ourselves that takes time and effort.
Rob Zweistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Abstract

There are very few tools that compete with Abstract right now. I would say none of them are even close to this yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Vibe

The main alternatives were Sharepoint or creating a custom Drupal install. Sharepoint was too expensive and didn't fit into our Novell environment. The Drupal solution we found was beyond our technical ability.
Jason Preuss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Abstract

  • Saves time on file management
  • Keeps old, archived work
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Vibe

  • Novell Vibe has increased employee efficiency by providing a central file repository for our team.
  • Novell Vibe has increased our customer service capabilities by allowing our team to track customer projects and support issues more effectively.
Donna Moyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Abstract

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Micro Focus Vibe

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Abstract
8.7
Micro Focus Vibe
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract
Micro Focus Vibe
9.9

Usability

Abstract
Micro Focus Vibe
5.0

Support Rating

Abstract
7.8
Micro Focus Vibe

Implementation Rating

Abstract
Micro Focus Vibe
7.1

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