Amazon Alexa for Business vs. Sembly.AI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Alexa for Business
Score 5.8 out of 10
N/A
Alexa for Business is a service that enables organizations and employees to use Alexa to get more work done. With Alexa for Business, employees can use Alexa as their intelligent assistant to be more productive in meeting rooms, at their desks, and with Alexa devices. IT and facilities managers can also use Alexa for Business to measure and increase the utilization of the existing meeting rooms in their workplace.
$3
per month per user
Sembly.AI
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Sembly (formerly Powow) is a SaaS platform from the company of the same name in New York City, that helps to make meetings more effective by using proprietary AI algorithms to transcribe and analyze meetings, transforming them into actionable insights.
$0
per month per user
Pricing
Amazon Alexa for BusinessSembly.AI
Editions & Modules
Enrolled users
$3
per month per user
Shared devices
$7
per month per device
Sembly Personal
$0
per month per user
Sembly Professional
$10
per month per user
Sembly Team
$20
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon Alexa for BusinessSembly.AI
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional DetailsAdditional per meeting hour costs.
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User Ratings
Amazon Alexa for BusinessSembly.AI
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon Alexa for BusinessSembly.AI
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Virtual assistants at work are still new features and have a lot to improve. 
The more features we have, the more we want new features.
In small environments we have "noise" between virtual assistants, making use inappropriate.
But in more distributed environments it is very good.
We still have a lot to learn (both, us and our Alexas).
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Powow AI
Powow is well suited for meetings, multi-meetings, and having everyone in the team involved. It simplifies the process of decision-making and any process within our business that needs multiple people working at the same time. It allows people to focus on the meeting instead of taking notes as Powow uses audio transcription to create summaries about everything said. It also allows getting relevant insights and analytics that are really helpful for the business. In my own case, being a fashion and design store requires hand on meetings and work that can't be done thru the internet. Also, for very important meetings or information, you can't really rely on the transcripts as they are not perfect. Even though Powow is relatively new, it has mainly positive aspects.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Communication between people on the team.
  • Interactive personal assistant.
  • Better workspace management.
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Powow AI
  • It facilitates the communication among people within our business.
  • Includes the option to have multi-meetings.
  • Provides a transcript of everything said during the meeting.
  • Provides summaries for easy recap and follow up.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Could have a feature for group chats.
  • Alexa has some problems hearing nearby voices.
  • Website suggestions are irrelevant sometimes (should have user evaluation functionality for the answer, improving accuracy).
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Powow AI
  • As it is a new platform, some functions can be pretty basic.
  • The summarizing notes are not always perfect, this could be improved.
  • Navigation around the platform is not as intuitive as it could be for new users.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
We looked at two other alternatives: Google Nest and Apple. But Alexa already has popular devices that many people on the team already had in their homes. And it would be easier to integrate into the professional environment. The cost of Amazon products is also much lower, which makes the product more competitive.
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Powow AI
Even though all of the mentioned platforms are helpful for meetings and teamwork, Powow is so much better. First, it allows multi-meetings, facilitating the job of the managers and heads of every team to be involved in all the work done. Also, it has audio transcripts that avoid the need for note-taking, making people pay full attention to the meeting. Provides as well insights and analysis related to the business and meeting content that are really helpful for the business. The AI component to extract patterns and sentiments across multiple meetings is a huge tool for managers and heads of teams to identify key issues and mitigate risks.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Difficulties with technology integration.
  • Identify all possible uses.
  • We still lost a lot of time making new settings.
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Powow AI
  • Reduced the design thinking and design process time in half as it helped with team communication.
  • Allowed to start multiple projects during the year.
  • Gave helpful insights that allowed the business to increase customer satisfaction and sales.
  • Cut costs on physical offices as 90% of the job is done remotely.
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ScreenShots

Sembly.AI Screenshots

Screenshot of Meeting summary (Glance View)Screenshot of AI-powered Key Points like actions, issues, risks, events and requirementsScreenshot of Cross- and in-meeting search and sharingScreenshot of AI-generated Summaries with Action ItemsScreenshot of Automatic Meeting Minutes