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Score 6.3 out of 100
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Score 5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.8

    Abstract

    78%

    Opal

    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%

    Opal

    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%

    Opal

    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

    • Opal is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    2.2

    Abstract

    22%
    4 Ratings
    9.2

    Opal

    92%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Abstract

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Opal

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    7.0

    Abstract

    70%
    1 Rating

    Opal

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.7

    Abstract

    87%
    7 Ratings

    Opal

    N/A
    0 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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    Opal

    I honestly cannot recommend this tool enough. Opal is such a valuable tool for brand content creators and there is nothing like it available. If you're serious about content marketing and have a need to find ways to collaborate, plan and provide more visibility among teams, then Opal really is the only way to go. One more thing that's not being mentioned: The tool is simply amazing but it's only as amazing is the team behind the tool. Their customer support and willingness to quickly be in touch when needed is a key feature within itself. Seriously, such a good team of people.
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    Pros

    Abstract

    • Versioning for desginers
    • Collaboration between team members
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    Opal

    • Content planning: you can look at one asset and see how it is being used across multiple channels by multiple teams.
    • Content collaboration: it is really easy to see what other people and teams are contributing to an asset, or how they are using it. We can also duplicate content that was created by another team to use as a starting point in our own content collaboration.
    • High level/big picture overview: Opal allows us to see content that is being created, planned and scheduled very easily; it goes beyond social content (which we can also see in Sprinklr) to show us content created across multiple channels.
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    Cons

    Abstract

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

    • No publishing capabilities, for the most part.
    • No analytics tie-ins.
    • Rather pricey.
    • Requires someone to really manage the structure in order to keep the tool organized and use it effectively. When this is done right, though, it's worthwhile.
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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

      Opal

      Starting Price

      $10,000 per year

      Editions & Modules

      Opal 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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        Opal

        No answers on this topic

        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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        Opal

        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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        Opal

        You get for what you paid for. Opal has more features
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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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        Opal

        • Opal allows for more discipline in marketing as teams are better aligned on messaging and big moments.
        • Opal cuts down on communication breakdowns and mistakes, which in the end leads to more happy customers.
        • I think Opal provides the team with more confidence as everyone is on the same page. With everything in one place rather than communications being lost in emails, etc., everyone is more efficient and can work knowing that there is one source of truth.
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