Abstract vs. Vuforia Chalk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 6.2 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
Vuforia Chalk
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Scale problem-solving guidance, support and expertise to factory operations & service teams with augmented reality. Vuforia Chalk is a collaboration and communication tool for the organization’s experts to provide real-time assistance to technicians facing complex or unfamiliar challenges. Vuforia Chalk combines augmented reality (AR) with real-time communications to connect a field technician with an expert…N/A
Pricing
AbstractVuforia Chalk
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractVuforia Chalk
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
AbstractVuforia Chalk
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.8
4 Ratings
3% below category average
Vuforia Chalk
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Workflow Automation7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Search8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
8.7
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Vuforia Chalk
8.7
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Chat10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Notifications9.04 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Discussions8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings8.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
8.1
4 Ratings
1% below category average
Vuforia Chalk
9.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Versioning10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control6.24 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AbstractVuforia Chalk
Likelihood to Recommend
2.1
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractVuforia Chalk
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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PTC
Best suited for: - Team of remote support is a great visual way to address technical issues; Especially when talking about production environments. - Team of Project developers, a great tool to do tests remotely when multiple people from the customer need to connect, Vuforia Chalk support group calls and differentiates each person based on the color of annotations. Less suited for: - IT teams, which its support is mainly focused on SW issues.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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PTC
  • Remote support for technical issues in the factory environment.
  • Remote support for Factory Acceptance Tests, when traveling is not possible.
  • Remote support for issues in the industry, when traveling is not possible.
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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PTC
  • Web-version used to be a bit limited, in terms of users and features. Is on the roadmap to improve in future versions
  • No subscription version limited to 3 minutes calls.
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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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PTC
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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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PTC
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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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PTC
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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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PTC
  • Savings in mobility (traveling) when performing determined Factory Acceptance Tests.
  • Customers like the possibility of engaging in Augmented Reality Solutions.
  • Remote support is faster and easier, with a visual tool to see and do annotations in the screen.
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ScreenShots

Vuforia Chalk Screenshots

Screenshot of Chalk is available on mobile and tablet.Screenshot of Chalk leverages video-calls to share the same view of an issue.Screenshot of Both users can mark up the screen with annotations.Screenshot of Chalk uses advanced augmented reality to make annotations "stick" to the digital 3D environment.Screenshot of Chalk drives expertise at scale.