Amazon Chime vs. SendBird

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Chime
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Chime is a communications service from Amazon Web Services with a built-in VoIP solution. Amazon Chime can be used for online meetings, video conferencing, and business calling, and features pay-as-you-go pricing.
$0
per minute
SendBird
Score 8.9 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
SendBird is a packaged messaging-as-a-service that is designed to help developers build and manage messaging function in less than 5 minutes. SendBird says it strives to build the whole messaging SDK and backend from the scratch to help developers save time and resources in order to allow them to focus on making apps and services more engaging. SendBird allows mobile developers to easily attach 1-on-1 messaging and group chat to their application. The developer kit also comes with…
$0
Up to 1,000 chat MAU
Pricing
Amazon ChimeSendBird
Editions & Modules
Business Calling - Inbound
$0.002216
per minute
Business Calling - Phone Numbers
$1
per number per month, US Only
Meetings - Pro
$3
*per user per day
Meetings - Basic
Free
Business Calling - Outbound
Country Dependent
per minute
Business Calling - Receive Text
Free
US Only
Business Calling - Send Text
Country Dependent
Free
$0
Up to 1,000 chat MAU
SPROUT
$49
Up to 10,000 chat MAU
TREE
$149
Up to 30,000 chat MAU, Broadcasting message is available
PARK
$499
Up to 100,000 chat MAU, Broadcasting message is available
ENTERPRISE
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon ChimeSendBird
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details*up to $15.00 per user per monthWe offer Free plan but your Chat MAU will be limited to your service 1,000 and you’ll be limited to send only test broadcasting messages. Q. How is the Chat MAU calculated? A. Chat MAU (monthly active user) is calculated as any user who has sent or received a messaging data using SendBird platform during 30 days. Q. What happens if my app’s popularity explodes and I go beyond the Chat MAU quota? A. We don't have hard ceilings to prevent the Chat MAU rate from exceeding the pricing plan's quota (except for with the Sandbox option), but you will be charged for additional users beyond the stated limit. If your app exceeds the Chat MAU quota, you will be charged $0.012/user with Sprout pricing, $0.011/user with Tree pricing, $0.010/user with Park pricing, and even lower with Enterprise pricing. Q. Can I change the credit card information to another one? A. You can change your credit information on your Dashboard > Billing page.
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Features
Amazon ChimeSendBird
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
10.0
26 Ratings
22% above category average
SendBird
-
Ratings
High quality audio10.026 Ratings00 Ratings
High quality video10.026 Ratings00 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements9.921 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile support10.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
9.2
25 Ratings
14% above category average
SendBird
-
Ratings
Desktop sharing10.025 Ratings00 Ratings
Whiteboards8.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
9.6
25 Ratings
15% above category average
SendBird
-
Ratings
Calendar integration10.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation10.024 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with social media8.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events10.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Slideshows10.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
10.0
22 Ratings
17% above category average
SendBird
-
Ratings
Live chat10.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience polling10.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Q&A10.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
10.0
22 Ratings
18% above category average
SendBird
-
Ratings
User authentication10.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions10.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Confidential attendee list10.016 Ratings00 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
10.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
SendBird
-
Ratings
Video conferencing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Video screen sharing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant messaging10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
Amazon ChimeSendBird
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(27 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon ChimeSendBird
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Amazon Chime is well suited for online video and audio meetings, IMs, and conducting training sessions using a whiteboard. It can be integrated well with Google Calendar and Microsoft outlook. With Amazon Chime mobile app you can attend meetings on the go as well. Meetings can be locked so that only legitimate participants can join the meeting. Amazon Chime is less suited in case you want meeting transcripts as well for your meetings. Given that Amazon Chime is not used by a larger audience so your client or customer may face some difficulties in join the meeting or accessing some of the features of the Chime.
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SendBird
SendBird is well suited tool for those who are having sound technical knowledge and in-hand experience of app development and APIs. One might find it difficult to integrate if not having a technical team or a good technical background. Once implemented, using or management is not an issue. Startups having low budget might find it a little bit costier.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Chat tools, video calls, on spot meeting invite[s] easy to create and use.
  • Ability to record any meeting and automatically downloads the meeting recording after ending the meeting.
  • UI is clean and easy to navigate around Amazon Chime.
  • Ability to invite outside guests easily using Amazon Chime without any issues.
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SendBird
  • Moderation around comments & chats.
  • SendBird UIKit was super helpful for the design team.
  • Our devs raved about the API documentation being so thorough & easy to follow.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • More simplified dial-in numbers. The PIN for our conference line is long and easy to mistype.
  • You do not have to download the Chime app in order to join a conference, but if you want to do anything beyond join (schedule a conference, participate in a group chat, control participants), you have to have the app downloaded and installed. The app that you have to download in order to launch a conference is a memory hog, and slows down a computer's boot up time.
  • The add-in for Microsoft Outlook is particularly clunky. It helps you add scheduled conference calls/video conferences to your Outlook calendar, but it can cause Outlook to crash, and creates a really slow open time for Outlook. If you can avoid downloading the Outlook Add-In, I would.
  • No built-in screen sharing capabilities.
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SendBird
  • It's support system is not that efficient
  • Documentation needs improvement
  • It's pricing is a little bit high comparing to other available options
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
They were very supportive in answering all of our questions when we had problems. Their in-person calls but their support site also had a full set of information that can answer a good portion of your questions before you have to pick up the phone. But when you, you will get good service.
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SendBird
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Better than Skype for Business in terms of loading the application onto your device. Skype had crashing issues always and those are comparatively low when using Amazon Chime. Amazon chime is fast and easy to work with while collaborating and setting up meetings. The audio and video quality are better than Skype for Business.
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SendBird
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • The positive ROI is Amazon Chime helps make our sales reps more professional in their calls leading to an increase in closed/won deals.
  • Amazon Chime has increased overall morale across our sales team because it has greatly improved our call processes when compared to other tools we've used in the past.
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SendBird
  • Using SendBird has decreased the number of support calls to where we were able to hold off on increasing our customer support team's headcount.
  • Customers have raved about having the chat functionality to review & assess their healthcare options without having to call in.
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ScreenShots

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