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Score 6.3 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Abstract ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Project Management, Communication, File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.8

Abstract

78%
7.3

Micro Focus Vibe

73%
Micro Focus Vibe ranks higher in 5/6 features

Workflow Automation

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Mobile Access

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Search

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Task Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
2 Ratings

Communication

8.7

Abstract

87%
6.7

Micro Focus Vibe

67%
Abstract ranks higher in 4/5 features

Chat

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Discussions

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
2 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

8.1

Abstract

81%
7.3

Micro Focus Vibe

73%
Micro Focus Vibe ranks higher in 4/7 features

Versioning

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Document collaboration

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Access control

6.2
62%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Advanced security features

6.8
68%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Device sync

9.1
91%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Abstract is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Micro Focus Vibe is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

2.2

Abstract

22%
4 Ratings
9.0

Micro Focus Vibe

90%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

Micro Focus Vibe

99%
5 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Abstract

70%
1 Rating
5.0

Micro Focus Vibe

50%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.7

Abstract

87%
7 Ratings

Micro Focus Vibe

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Abstract

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1

Micro Focus Vibe

71%
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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Micro Focus

Feature of granting the right to
users/groups for specific entries (role-based), access of it through Single
Sign On internally, and for remote users through multiple platforms like
Mobile/PC/Tablet is really helpful in this pandemic or work from anywhere culture
and it helped us in achieving our business outcome, some features are missing
like the ease of document printing, of workflow instant update access.
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Pros

Abstract

  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Micro Focus

  • RSS Feeds: As a project manager (at the time and still am in a sense) being updated as information is posted helped me to stay on top of progress as it happened. The feeds also allows me to foresee problems before they happened, coming in like Super Woman to save the day...kidding (or am I?).
  • Customizable workspaces: While we've got our video project workflows down to a science, our website projects are a different monster. Because we offer customized websites, each client's needs are different from the next. Vibe's Workspaces reflects this - not only for our projects, but for the users as well. Everyone has a different way of organizing their thoughts and with Vibe no one has to fall in line with cookie cutter layouts...or at least they can start out with one and develop it into their own.
  • My god MOBILE DEVICE Support: I know many many many project collaboration tools have migrated to the mobile device platform - but I found that a lot of times, features are limited. I'm always on a go and can't always access my Surface for a brief look at what's going on. But when you fall in love with a platform, it makes it all the better that it is usable outside the confines of my desktop box.
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Cons

Abstract

  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Micro Focus

  • Having build lot of websites over the years this is one of the most user unfriendly systems I [have] run across. The learning curve is very steep and a lot of stuff is not findable on the internet.
  • The Java used under water has some quirks that makes working with the interface almost undoable. If you make a tree and you change something in that tree it is completely reset to the top level every time so the workflow is broken constantly.
  • There is no copy option in the tool which is strange as 80% of the things you build is the same or similar with minor adjustments like a different color code. Like the previous remark this makes the workflow constantly interrupted.
  • The learning curve for a regular user is also a little too steep. They can do too much and it goes beyond the daily things they need to do with it. To configure Novell Vibe so that the user is protected from doing or seeing too much is a lot of work which means you will have to hire an FTE to manage Novell Vibe alone.
  • Because the end product depends on the use of jsp pages a lot it requires you to hire a specialist with a big salary-tag to build it for you. once it is up and running changes will be very dependant on the guy you hired to build it!
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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

    Micro Focus Vibe

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Micro Focus Vibe 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      Abstract

      No answers on this topic

      Micro Focus

      We would never go back to a spreadsheet to manage our inventory! Since Vibe is essentially free for us there's no reason not to continue using it. We plan on rolling out more processes in other departments for the coming year. The biggest obstacle is change. People don't want to change doing things they have been doing for years. If the workflow saves time people will embrace it.
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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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      Micro Focus

      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.
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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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      Micro Focus

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Abstract

      No answers on this topic

      Micro Focus

      The implementation was good, it is the follow up that we need to do ourselves that takes time and effort.
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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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      Micro Focus

      We are a mixed shop (Microsoft and Novell). We had the entire Novell suite and realized Novell Vibe was included. After meeting with Novell and learning what Vibe had to offer for collaboration and application integration, and since we wouldn't incur have any additional costs, we decided to try it before looking at other solutions. We are happy with our decision.
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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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      Micro Focus

      • It has improved communication. Before often people who needed to know certain things weren't getting the information, now it is delivered automatically.
      • Made forms more efficient.
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