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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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Stride

Stride is great tool to communicate with team members online especially if your company is located in multiple areas. You are able to see within the Stride application who is available to chat with. If a team member is unavailable, you are still able to leave a message and Stride will send an email to the user notifying them of a message has been sent.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Amazon Chime
7.9
Stride
High quality audio
Amazon Chime
8.7
Stride
High quality video
Amazon Chime
8.5
Stride
Low bandwidth requirements
Amazon Chime
6.8
Stride
Mobile support
Amazon Chime
7.6
Stride

Screen Sharing

Amazon Chime
7.6
Stride
Desktop sharing
Amazon Chime
7.6
Stride
Whiteboards
Amazon Chime
7.5
Stride

Online Meetings / Events

Amazon Chime
7.6
Stride
Calendar integration
Amazon Chime
6.8
Stride
Meeting initiation
Amazon Chime
7.8
Stride
Integrates with social media
Amazon Chime
7.5
Stride
Record meetings / events
Amazon Chime
8.0
Stride
Slideshows
Amazon Chime
7.7
Stride

Online Events Collaboration

Amazon Chime
7.2
Stride
Live chat
Amazon Chime
8.0
Stride
Audience polling
Amazon Chime
6.5
Stride
Q&A
Amazon Chime
7.0
Stride

Online Events Security

Amazon Chime
7.2
Stride
User authentication
Amazon Chime
7.5
Stride
Participant roles & permissions
Amazon Chime
7.7
Stride
Confidential attendee list
Amazon Chime
6.5
Stride

Project Management

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

Pros

  • Audio and video quality is very good
  • Easy to sign on and start conversations, other tools I've used sometimes can be confusing or don't always work properly.
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  • 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 is not user friendly. People who we have meetings with who have never used Amazon Chime regularly have difficulty connecting to the call, especially if the call is international.
  • You have to download Amazon Chime to share your screen. When we need our prospects to share their screen for a product training, asking them to download a meeting software is awkward and not smooth.
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  • Sending messages via the giphy integration is slow.
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Alternatives Considered

Chime and Biba are interchangeable to me, both accomplish the same task. We have transitioned to Chime as it was created by Amazon and we support Amazon, so it was an easy decision for us. I do enjoy Chime more as it just seems to work effortlessly. I would recommend it to all.
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Slack is a comparable solution. They both are a great solution for chat system. Unfortunately, Stride will be discontinued early next year in February of 2019. This would no longer be a solution if you are looking for a long term chat system. We are currently looking for a new chat tool for the years to come.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive - easy communication with the chat room feature for all teams (15+) throughout our campus.
  • Positive - user-friendly and easy to navigate so we weren't hindered with the transition.
  • Positive - Amazon Chime allows you to call in via the phone if a computer is not available. We are always on the go and phones are all that are available.
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  • 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
Additional Pricing Details

Stride

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Stride Free includes: Unlimited users Unlimited group chat rooms Unlimited direct messaging Built-in collaboration tools (Actions & Decisions) File sharing & 5GB storage 10 apps or bots Message history up to 25K messages Stride Meetings Unlimited 1-1 and group video meetings Desktop, mobile, and phone dial-in access Stride Standard includes: Unlimited users Unlimited group chat rooms Unlimited direct messaging Built-in collaboration tools (Actions & Decisions) Unlimited file sharing & storage Unlimited apps and bots Unlimited message history Stride Meetings Unlimited 1-1 and group video meetings Desktop, mobile, and phone dial-in access Screen sharing Remote desktop control Outbound calls