What users are saying about

Amazon Chime

14 Ratings

Stride

5 Ratings

Amazon Chime

14 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 101

Stride

5 Ratings
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Score 6.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Chime

Because of the consistent and unending inconveniences and difficulties we have had with Amazon Chime, I am not likely at all to ever recommend this solution. Having a call/meeting software solution is essential to our sales cycle because most of our meetings have to happen through a computer, and if this solution is weak then it negatively effects everything. Our prospects have had a lot of difficulty connecting to calls and some meetings have been canceled altogether because of this.
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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
7.3
Stride
High quality audio
Amazon Chime
9.0
Stride
High quality video
Amazon Chime
8.7
Stride
Low bandwidth requirements
Amazon Chime
5.0
Stride
Mobile support
Amazon Chime
6.5
Stride

Screen Sharing

Amazon Chime
6.0
Stride
Desktop sharing
Amazon Chime
6.0
Stride

Online Meetings / Events

Amazon Chime
7.7
Stride
Calendar integration
Amazon Chime
6.0
Stride
Meeting initiation
Amazon Chime
8.3
Stride
Record meetings / events
Amazon Chime
8.5
Stride
Slideshows
Amazon Chime
8.0
Stride

Online Events Collaboration

Amazon Chime
8.5
Stride
Live chat
Amazon Chime
9.0
Stride
Q&A
Amazon Chime
8.0
Stride

Online Events Security

Amazon Chime
9.0
Stride
Participant roles & permissions
Amazon Chime
9.0
Stride

Project Management

Amazon Chime
Stride
8.8
Mobile Access
Amazon Chime
Stride
9.0
Search
Amazon Chime
Stride
8.5

Pros

  • One of the few things that Amazon Chime does well is scheduling calls with Gmail. It's pretty easy to do.
  • Another thing Amazon Chime does will is basic functions like muting and unmuting the mic and screensharing.
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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

I have used GoToMeeting, which is a major competitor to Amazon Chime, and I can confidently say that GoToMeeting is literally ten times better. We rarely have any of the issues with GoToMeeting that we do with Amazon Chime. I highly recommend GoToMeeting over Amazon Chime because your meetings and demos will go much smoother and the user interface is much cleaner.
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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

  • Amazon Chime has been an incredibly cost effective way to add video and conference line services (with screen sharing) to our day to day operations because we have an account for free for being Vonage customers.
  • A pro account only costs $15 a month, and you only need one pro account for a small office. If others in your organization need to join, all you need is a basic account to join. You need a pro account in order to launch and administer meetings.
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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