What users are saying about

Amazon Chime

14 Ratings

Sococo

7 Ratings

Amazon Chime

14 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 101

Sococo

7 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 101

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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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Sococo

Well suited for large distributed teams. Hard to introduce where someone who should know better has mandated an inferior Microsoft product.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Amazon Chime
7.3
Sococo
High quality audio
Amazon Chime
9.0
Sococo
High quality video
Amazon Chime
8.7
Sococo
Low bandwidth requirements
Amazon Chime
5.0
Sococo
Mobile support
Amazon Chime
6.5
Sococo

Screen Sharing

Amazon Chime
6.0
Sococo
Desktop sharing
Amazon Chime
6.0
Sococo

Online Meetings / Events

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

Online Events Collaboration

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

Online Events Security

Amazon Chime
9.0
Sococo
Participant roles & permissions
Amazon Chime
9.0
Sococo

Project Management

Amazon Chime
Sococo
7.3
Mobile Access
Amazon Chime
Sococo
9.7
Search
Amazon Chime
Sococo
5.0

Communication

Amazon Chime
Sococo
7.8
Chat
Amazon Chime
Sococo
8.2
Notifications
Amazon Chime
Sococo
8.1
Discussions
Amazon Chime
Sococo
10.0
Internal knowledgebase
Amazon Chime
Sococo
5.0

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Chime
Sococo
7.0
Device sync
Amazon Chime
Sococo
7.0

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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  • Conference calls. No need for formal invites, excellent call quality and reliability.
  • Virtual rooms - see who's talking with who.
  • Instant chat - can also use Slack as a backend.
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Cons

  • Amazon Chime can be invasive as it pops up on your computer one minute or so before your meeting time.
  • Screen sharing - this isn't a real con as the screen sharing is great, it's at times just really small and hard to view when there are a handful of people on the call.
  • Log in - this can sometimes be a challenge but [it's] not too bad.
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  • It would be great if it supported other major browsers. Not everyone has Chrome installed.
  • The ongoing subscription cost is difficult to justify. This is the only reason we stopped using it.
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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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I prefer Sococo over Lync/Skype for a few reasons.I feel the user interface is slicker, better voice clarity, easier to hop between calls. And, all call members can go to a common chat room on their own accord instead of one person trying to invite everybody. I also feel that it's easier to share one's screen and swap between different shared screens with Sococo.
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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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  • Overall, I feel that it has positively affected my team, and helped us easily communicate and accomplish our goals.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Chime

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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