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Aspera Managed File Transfer

This is well suited in a high paced, collaborative work environment where a large volume of media needs to constantly be shared on a regular basis.I recommend this program if you need to share media with multiple partners, in smaller work settings this program might not be the best suited for media sharing.
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OpenText Hightail

Hightail is my go-to source when I need to send large files that would never fit as regular attachments. That being said, sometimes there are files that would perfectly fit as attachments but I want the security that Hightail provides when sending sensitive or private material. It's very comforting knowing that the content I'm sending is only being received and viewed by the intended parties. It's also comforting for my clients when it's THEIR content that I'm sending for review.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
8.2
Task Management
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
8.5
Scheduling
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
6.0
Mobile Access
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
6.7
Search
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
10.0
Visual planning tools
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
10.0

Communication

Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
8.4
Notifications
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
8.3
Discussions
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
10.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
7.0

File Sharing & Management

Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
9.6
Versioning
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
10.0
Video files
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
9.2
Audio files
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
9.3
Document collaboration
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
10.0
Access control
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
8.7
Advanced security features
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
9.8
Device sync
Aspera Managed File Transfer
OpenText Hightail
10.0

Pros

  • This program provides a hub to share and upload information to various partners and organizations.
  • Media upload/download is fast and easy to use
  • Able to access this program anywhere
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  • The desktop application that Hightail offers makes sending files super simple. There's no need to log into an account via browser. The app sits right in your dock (on a Mac) and you can be sending out files to your clients in a matter of seconds.
  • The option to compress large files into zip folders further makes downloading the files on the receiving end much quicker as well. I don't have to worry that an incredibly large file or multiple files will take a long time to download for my client.
  • Numerous security options are offered for the files that you send. You can password protect the download so that only those who have the password can download it. You can also set an expiration date on the download. Also, Hightail offers identity verification so you can make sure that only your intended recipient can download your files and that the link cannot be forwarded and downloaded by others.
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Cons

  • The upload window doesnt stay on top of the web browsers. It kept getting lost if another browser tab was opened.
  • The system lacks ability to customize the due notifications when the upload/download is completed. The users should be able to choose if they want a sound notification or another way to be notified of large uploads/downloads that take time.
  • Multiple downloads of the same name (same file)have no distinct file names automatically given by the system to distinguish between them. I think the system should prompt an error message in that instance.
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  • It was difficult to share videos, sometimes insisting that the user make a password and become a member before viewing.
  • The links can expire quickly and instead of resetting, you just have to make a new one.
  • The last iteration of OpenText Hightail before they merged with OpenText was kind of clumsy looking.
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Alternatives Considered

Aspera Managed File Transfer racks up evenly against its' competitors. I use different programs to share and upload media to different affiliates, however this program seems to be one of the most popular in the industry. This could be due to the ease of use, and the fact that media is able to be shared in a very fast time frame.
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Honestly, once we started using Google Drive more efficiently and saw what improvements OpenText Hightail had made, it was hard to choose. But now that we more consistently use Google Drive, I use it probably 75% more than I use OpenText Hightail for the same tasks. I'm not sure how much longer I'll be a customer at OpenText but it's great to have both options.
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Return on Investment

  • I am able to share/receive large bite files very fast
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  • Prevents us from having to mail hardcopies of large files we can't email
  • Quick and easy to use
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Pricing Details

Aspera Managed File Transfer

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Aspera Managed File Transfer Editions & Modules
Aspera Managed File Transfer
Additional Pricing Details

OpenText Hightail

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
OpenText Hightail Editions & Modules
OpenText Hightail
Edition
Lite
$01
Pro
$152
Business
Custom2
Teams
$353
1. 100MB per file upload
2. per user, per month
3. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Lite: Send large files with anyone. Files are limited to 100MB for each file size uploaded, 2GB storage max. Files expire after 7 days. Pro: Send large files with anyone and set advanced security permissions such as expiration dates and access codes. Files are limited to 25GB for each file size uploaded, with unlimited storage. Teams: Send large files, collaborate in real-time and manage creative projects with your team. The Hightail Teams plan allows you to purchase multiple users online (from 1-15 users per organization) and allows users to send file sizes up to 50GB with unlimited storage. The Teams plan also includes features such as file previews, organization, annotations, version control, discussions, follow-ups, approval routing and more. Business: Create unlimited visual project folders (called a Space) with collaboration and project management features such as approval routing and assigning to-dos, upload unlimited files up to 100GB each, protect them with access codes and manage user permissions., plus intuitive admin controls , detailed activity analysis for your entire company, advanced organization options and priority support.