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Score 7 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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Zimbra

Zimbra is great for an email system for a medium or large organization with appropriate IT staffing. The system is easy to use for end-users, and has a fantastic web interface. Unfortunately, it is overly complex, when considering staffing requirements and price, when compared with Office 365 or Google Apps for smaller organizations. For other education customers, it is hard to compete with Microsoft and Google providing their services for "Free" now though
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Amazon Chime
7.9
Zimbra
High quality audio
Amazon Chime
8.6
Zimbra
High quality video
Amazon Chime
8.5
Zimbra
Low bandwidth requirements
Amazon Chime
7.0
Zimbra
Mobile support
Amazon Chime
7.6
Zimbra

Screen Sharing

Amazon Chime
7.6
Zimbra
Desktop sharing
Amazon Chime
7.6
Zimbra
Whiteboards
Amazon Chime
7.5
Zimbra

Online Meetings / Events

Amazon Chime
7.6
Zimbra
Calendar integration
Amazon Chime
7.0
Zimbra
Meeting initiation
Amazon Chime
7.8
Zimbra
Integrates with social media
Amazon Chime
7.5
Zimbra
Record meetings / events
Amazon Chime
8.0
Zimbra
Slideshows
Amazon Chime
7.7
Zimbra

Online Events Collaboration

Amazon Chime
7.1
Zimbra
Live chat
Amazon Chime
8.0
Zimbra
Audience polling
Amazon Chime
6.5
Zimbra
Q&A
Amazon Chime
7.0
Zimbra

Online Events Security

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

Project Management

Amazon Chime
Zimbra
9.0
Task Management
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
9.4
Gantt Charts
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
9.2
Scheduling
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
9.4
Workflow Automation
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
7.4
Mobile Access
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
9.4
Search
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
9.4
Visual planning tools
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
9.1

Communication

Amazon Chime
Zimbra
8.5
Chat
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
8.4
Notifications
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
9.1
Discussions
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
9.1
Surveys
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
8.8
Internal knowledgebase
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
8.8
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
8.5
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
7.3
Integrates with Outlook
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
8.2

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Chime
Zimbra
8.5
Versioning
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
7.7
Video files
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
9.1
Audio files
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
8.9
Document collaboration
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
9.2
Access control
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
9.5
Advanced security features
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
9.4
Integrates with Google Drive
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
7.3
Device sync
Amazon Chime
Zimbra
7.2

Pros

Amazon Chime

  • Great call quality! The conference line is crystal clear.
  • Strong video quality. We've never had problems with the video conference feed cutting out.
  • The app is pretty user friendly and easy to use.
  • Easy to send invites and to give teammates the ability to schedule calls/video conferences on behalf of another account.
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Zimbra

  • The management of incremental mail backup. It is very simple, and the administrators of my company recover information quickly.
  • The management of the distribution lists is structured. This allows easy distribution of mass information.
  • The web application is very complete and intuitive.
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Cons

Amazon Chime

  • Needs voicemail
  • Easier deployment for customers who need to include their AD
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Zimbra

  • The password change is not activated when you access by IMAP, Pop3 or Exchange sync. You have to know that the password change is required and you must go to the website to do so.
  • The management of mail rules should have more checking options.
  • There should be more applications compatible with Zimbra, the ones that appear in the Zimlets.
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Implementation

Amazon Chime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zimbra

Zimbra 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall, we were satisfied with the implementation. We perhaps should have spent more time consulting with Zimbra or others regarding best practices but as we got to know the system better we were able to make changes relatively easily after the fact.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Chime

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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Zimbra

Zimbra is a significantly cheaper option than one of the Microsoft solutions, such as Exchange. It is able to run in a free environment, as it is in the case of Linux. It offers the advantages of a powerful mail manager, such as indexed searches and the integration of contacts and notes, all in one platform. It is constantly updated and the operation of its connection in mobile equipment is remarkable and very efficient. Additionally, it is able to easily integrate with Outlook solutions with its connector, which brings all the benefits of Zimbra to the user under the interface known as "mail manager." So far, I have been using Zimbra for several years and I have not missed my previous work platforms.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Chime

  • 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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Zimbra

  • We have a stable mail service. We do not have any issues.
  • We have better control of the licenses that we activate. This allows us to save on costs.
  • We can create custom domains for the different businesses that we manage, quickly. This helps us to have high availability and a better commercial image.
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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

Zimbra

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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