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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Chime

Amazon Chime is a superior alternative to other free video conference/conference call programs. The call and video quality are great, and you can have multiple participants on both video and call. It's well suited for an organization that wants an affordable option for video and conference calls, but may not be appropriate for organizations with limited budgets or those who do very little conferencing.
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Stride

Stride works well for those looking for just a communication tool. However, there are a lot of similar programs out there that offer more interesting features without being overwhelming. The simplicity works for and against Stride. Smaller groups would find Stride useful, especially if they are not concerned with the public rooms
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Amazon Chime
8.0
Stride
High quality audio
Amazon Chime
8.4
Stride
High quality video
Amazon Chime
8.2
Stride
Low bandwidth requirements
Amazon Chime
7.5
Stride
Mobile support
Amazon Chime
8.1
Stride

Screen Sharing

Amazon Chime
7.8
Stride
Desktop sharing
Amazon Chime
8.1
Stride
Whiteboards
Amazon Chime
7.5
Stride

Online Meetings / Events

Amazon Chime
7.6
Stride
Calendar integration
Amazon Chime
7.1
Stride
Meeting initiation
Amazon Chime
8.0
Stride
Integrates with social media
Amazon Chime
7.5
Stride
Record meetings / events
Amazon Chime
8.0
Stride
Slideshows
Amazon Chime
7.5
Stride

Online Events Collaboration

Amazon Chime
7.2
Stride
Live chat
Amazon Chime
8.3
Stride
Audience polling
Amazon Chime
6.5
Stride
Q&A
Amazon Chime
6.9
Stride

Online Events Security

Amazon Chime
8.2
Stride
User authentication
Amazon Chime
8.3
Stride
Participant roles & permissions
Amazon Chime
8.3
Stride
Confidential attendee list
Amazon Chime
8.0
Stride

Project Management

Amazon Chime
Stride
8.2
Mobile Access
Amazon Chime
Stride
9.0
Search
Amazon Chime
Stride
7.3

Pros

Amazon Chime

  • Very simple custom URL for easy sharing. No long dial in, participant codes, international numbers.
  • No software to download for either party, probably the best reason to switch. People hate when you invite them to a meeting and then you first have to download the software. Many companies block their employees from downloading outside software.
  • Manage Team. It is very easy to manage the users on your account, add, delete. This is a huge time saver.
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Stride

  • Stride is great as a chat tool with your team members online.
  • Stride allows us to share documents and files with one another.
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Cons

Amazon Chime

  • Sometimes it's a little too basic and simple
  • I've come across multiple times where notifications won't go away even after viewing all unread messages
  • Requires a lot of updates
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Stride

  • Dark theme would be nice
  • Better integrations to 1 on 1 chats, some software only works in group/room chat
  • Platform is going away in a few months, so letting it run longer would be nice.
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Support

Amazon Chime

Amazon Chime 7.0
Based on 2 answers
I've only needed to contact support once and they were able to get right to the point and answer the questions that I had perfectly
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Stride

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Chime

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.
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Stride

Stride falls short in almost every regard. While Stride is affordable, Slack and Ryver offer vital integrations that increase efficiency and are more enjoyable for employees to use. The features of Slack and Ryver that add personalization of chat (private vs. public) also add a layer of efficiency and flexibility that are hard to pass up for the simplicity and affordability of Stride.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Chime

  • We use the free version, and we benefit from better access to discussions with prospective hires which can lead to increase win percentage.
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Stride

  • Stride helps with keeping your email inbox cleaner and more organized. More conversational messages can be done through Stride leaving our emails less cluttered and finding emails easier.
  • Stride assists with keeping a record of all your past conversations with all team members. Referring to previous communications help us keep track of current statuses of projects.
  • Stride helps us keep track of documents we've shared in the past with the team and retrieve them if we need to refer back to them later.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Chime

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Stride

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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