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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Chime

I would LOVE to be able to recommend Amazon Chime but as an enterprise solution is simply is not there. It is perfect for small business or office settings who do not rely on conferencing as a major function of their business. If your organization is constantly relying on conferencing there are other market leaders. Amazon is a leader in so many ways, [with] conferencing they are still playing catch up, but they will get there.
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appear.in

It is well suited in videoconferences with few participants. It is less appropriate in videoconferences with more than four participants or webinars. In that case, I would recommend software with more functions. In our company, we use appear.in as a second option. We have a more robust software, but it does not allow simultaneous meetings. In that case, we use appear.in.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Amazon Chime
7.9
appear.in
10.0
High quality audio
Amazon Chime
8.6
appear.in
10.0
High quality video
Amazon Chime
8.5
appear.in
10.0
Low bandwidth requirements
Amazon Chime
6.9
appear.in
Mobile support
Amazon Chime
7.6
appear.in

Screen Sharing

Amazon Chime
7.6
appear.in
10.0
Desktop sharing
Amazon Chime
7.6
appear.in
10.0
Whiteboards
Amazon Chime
7.5
appear.in

Online Meetings / Events

Amazon Chime
7.6
appear.in
10.0
Calendar integration
Amazon Chime
6.9
appear.in
Meeting initiation
Amazon Chime
7.8
appear.in
Integrates with social media
Amazon Chime
7.5
appear.in
Record meetings / events
Amazon Chime
8.0
appear.in
Slideshows
Amazon Chime
7.7
appear.in
10.0

Online Events Collaboration

Amazon Chime
7.2
appear.in
Live chat
Amazon Chime
8.0
appear.in
Audience polling
Amazon Chime
6.5
appear.in
Q&A
Amazon Chime
7.0
appear.in

Online Events Security

Amazon Chime
7.2
appear.in
User authentication
Amazon Chime
7.5
appear.in
Participant roles & permissions
Amazon Chime
7.7
appear.in
Confidential attendee list
Amazon Chime
6.5
appear.in

Pros

  • The one thing Amazon Chime has going for it is it is backed by its top tier web services platform. Amazon Chime may not have the market share yet, but it has the visibility and commitment from its development teams to be a mainstay in conferencing for the foreseeable future.
  • Amazon Chime offered a very easy to use interface that is friendly not only through the desktop application but the web and mobile interfaces.
  • Amazon Chime offers a variety of ways to allow first-time users to join meetings. Either through standard invites and meeting ID's etc. It is easy to get new people, customers or first time/one time users involved, collaborating and contributing.
Jesse Bickel, MS - PMP profile photo
  • Very easy to use.
  • Very easy to create an account.
  • It has the same basic features as other robust programs.
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Cons

  • Needs voicemail
  • Easier deployment for customers who need to include their AD
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  • Allow more participants online in the videoconference.
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Likelihood to Renew

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appear.in3.6
Based on 1 answer
We are using a larger tool suite that already includes video conferencing instead of our older approach of using different apps from different vendors.appear.in has a simple but great set of features but its pricing scheme is not as scalable as we really need in a 500+ employee company.
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Usability

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appear.in9.1
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use, technical and non-technical colleagues have used it with no instructions needed. That says all about the app and services.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Chime WILL become an industry leader. Amazon is still behind WebEx and is gaining ground on Microsoft. The advantage Microsoft will have is the ability to embed in organizations through Office, and have that advantage over WebEx as well. We selected Amazon Chime as another platform because it aided in our support from the AWS Web Services Support Team.
Jesse Bickel, MS - PMP profile photo
It is a very simple tool. It can be accessed by all very fast. Sometimes we do more than one videoconference simultaneously and appear.in helps a lot as a second option, especially with few participants.
Leonardo Barbosa Corrêa profile photo

Return on Investment

  • Amazon Chime has a positive impact on our organization with respect to reaching out and getting supported by AWS staff and Web services technical personnel.
  • Amazon Chime currently does not cost us anything as our organization is a recipient of meeting requests more so then initiators. Given this, it is nice to be able to have access to a product as no cost.
  • One negative aspect to Amazon Chime, but it is not Amazon's fault is that our organization has so many options to conference as it is. Amazon Chime just dilutes the pool. Our organization is a believer in centralized IT and centralized solutions. Having another conferencing solution makes it difficult.
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  • Sometimes we do more than one videoconference simultaneously. Appear In helps a lot as a second option, especially with few participants.
  • When our main system failed, we used appear.in so that the meeting could be held.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Chime

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon Chime Editions & Modules
Amazon Chime
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appear.in

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
appear.in Editions & Modules
appear.in
Edition
appear.in FREE
$01
appear.in PRO
$9.991
appear.in Business
$99.99 and up2
1. per user
2. per user/room
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