Amazon Chime vs. Sococo

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
Sococo
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Sococo is a remote collaboration tool with integrations with third-party applications such as Google Docs, Atlassian JIRA, and Box.
$14.99
per month per seat
Pricing
Amazon ChimeSococo
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
Sococo
$14.99 or $13.99 if paid annually
per month per seat
Sococo Unlimited
$24.99
per month per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon ChimeSococo
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details*up to $15.00 per user per monthSococo pricing plan includes a 10 seat minimum and 500 minutes per seat per month. Additional minutes price at $5 per 1,000 minutes. Sococo unlimited include a 100 seat minimum with unlimited minutes per seat per user.
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Features
Amazon ChimeSococo
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
Sococo
-
Ratings
High quality audio10.026 Ratings00 Ratings
High quality video9.926 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
Sococo
-
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
Sococo
-
Ratings
Calendar integration10.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation10.024 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with social media8.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events10.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Slideshows9.921 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
Sococo
-
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
Sococo
-
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
10% above category average
Sococo
-
Ratings
Video conferencing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Video screen sharing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant messaging10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
-
Ratings
Sococo
4.7
3 Ratings
50% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings3.03 Ratings
Search00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
-
Ratings
Sococo
5.3
5 Ratings
41% below category average
Chat00 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
-
Ratings
Sococo
4.6
2 Ratings
55% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Amazon ChimeSococo
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(27 ratings)
1.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(9 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon ChimeSococo
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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Social Communications Company
We tried Sococo as means of gamifying a natively remote office. It does the job but the tool suffers from a lack of integrations. You will run out of free minutes very quickly and the additional charges are too high to make business sense.
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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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Social Communications Company
  • Visual layout - the virtual office visible was very helpful because it made the organization feel closer and as a whole, much more connected. Further, you can group departments in your layout, so it gave a good visual understanding of who was part of each 'department/team.'
  • Sound - the sound quality was good overall in meetings, and I liked the realistic sounds for opening and closing an office, etc. It allowed for a real office feel, and this is especially important since a lot of companies offer the option to work from home now - this removes the 'disconnect' that usually exists when working from home.
  • Communication options - it allowed for multiple ways to communicate and places to communicate - i.e., in the auditorium, lunchroom, conference room, or a smaller room. Very realistic and a variety in that sense.
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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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Social Communications Company
  • 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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Usability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Social Communications Company
It was easy to use but still needs lots of improvement to collaborate with other tools
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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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Social Communications Company
Sococo didn't seem to have a strong support line. In comparison to other products, such as Microsoft Teams, it did not regularly check in with us. There should be opportunities to give feedback on the quality of the program periodically and if we had any issues. Sometimes, Sococo would crash, and we would 'restart it' but not know why it happened.
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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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Social Communications Company
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
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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Social Communications Company
  • Morning meetings are much simpler with sococo than without. Small powwows with coworkers to work out little bugs are also a lot more enticing since setup is essentially nonexistent.
  • It might be argued that the cost of sococo isn't worth the benefits of simplicity and ease of use.
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