Atlassian Stride (discontinued) vs. Lightning Tools Lightning Conductor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)
Score 4.8 out of 10
N/A
Atlassian has discontinued Stride. Users are being migrated to Slack.N/A
Lightning Tools Lightning Conductor
Score 8.8 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
The Lightning Conductor is a content aggregation tool for Microsoft SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams. Users can build rich, modern content reports based upon SharePoint lists, SharePoint Search, Microsoft Graph or Microsoft 365 Groups. Content can be aggregated from lists and libraries, and other applications such as Planner, To Do, OneDrive, and Teams.
$1,950
per year per installation
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Lightning Conductor WSP
From 1950
per year One WFE
Lightning Conductor Enterprise Edition
POA
per year Four or more WFE
Lightning Conductor Online
From 1950
per year per installation
Lightning Conductor Plus (Includes Data Viewer)
From 2500
per year per installation
Lightning Conductor Online Enterprise Edition (>10,000 users)
POA
per year per installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)Lightning Tools Lightning Conductor
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsStride Free includes: Unlimited users Unlimited group chat rooms Unlimited direct messaging Built-in collaboration tools (Actions & Decisions) File sharing & 5GB storage 10 apps or bots Message history up to 25K messages Stride Meetings Unlimited 1-1 and group video meetings Desktop, mobile, and phone dial-in access Stride Standard includes: Unlimited users Unlimited group chat rooms Unlimited direct messaging Built-in collaboration tools (Actions & Decisions) Unlimited file sharing & storage Unlimited apps and bots Unlimited message history Stride Meetings Unlimited 1-1 and group video meetings Desktop, mobile, and phone dial-in access Screen sharing Remote desktop control Outbound callsPrices stated are minimum per installation for "stock" products. Enterprise editions can be amended to suit business needs if deemed necessary, additional costs incurred and TBD. All packages include free technical support. Free upgrades available to latest versions of tool as they are released. (online version)
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)
8.0
3 Ratings
1% above category average
Lightning Tools Lightning Conductor
8.5
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Mobile Access9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Search6.93 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Task Management00 Ratings8.72 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
4.9
(3 ratings)
8.8
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
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Support Rating
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(0 ratings)
9.1
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User Testimonials
Atlassian Stride (discontinued)Lightning Tools Lightning Conductor
Likelihood to Recommend
Atlassian
Stride works well for those looking for just a communication tool. However, there are a lot of similar programs out there that offer more interesting features without being overwhelming. The simplicity works for and against Stride. Smaller groups would find Stride useful, especially if they are not concerned with the public rooms
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Lightning Tools
Having experience of SharePoint On Premise and also SharePoint Online, there isn't an out of the box app/webpart that enables you to 'roll up content' from a variety of source's (in my case SP Lists, but there are many other data sources it works with) across site collections with an easy to use and intuitive interface which is what Lightning tools excels at.
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Pros
Atlassian
  • Stride is great as a chat tool with your team members online.
  • Stride allows us to share documents and files with one another.
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Lightning Tools
  • Aggregate documents across SharePoint site & libraries
  • Filtering for owner/person responsible & due dates
  • Ease of end-user filtering on columns
  • Color-coding & other formatting
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Cons
Atlassian
  • Dark theme would be nice
  • Better integrations to 1 on 1 chats, some software only works in group/room chat
  • Platform is going away in a few months, so letting it run longer would be nice.
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Lightning Tools
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Calendar/Gantt views
  • Complex/Custom Logic
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Support Rating
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Lightning Tools
The Lightning Tools support team responds quickly, and team members are very friendly and helpful.
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Alternatives Considered
Atlassian
Stride falls short in almost every regard. While Stride is affordable, Slack and Ryver offer vital integrations that increase efficiency and are more enjoyable for employees to use. The features of Slack and Ryver that add personalization of chat (private vs. public) also add a layer of efficiency and flexibility that are hard to pass up for the simplicity and affordability of Stride.
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Lightning Tools
I haven't found another product to compare this one to. Only in SharePoint Online which has a similar App 'Highlight Webpart' ... it's far too complicated to set up and requires learning yet another language and exporting and importing via PowerShell to get any real results that would be useful.
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Return on Investment
Atlassian
  • Stride helps with keeping your email inbox cleaner and more organized. More conversational messages can be done through Stride leaving our emails less cluttered and finding emails easier.
  • Stride assists with keeping a record of all your past conversations with all team members. Referring to previous communications help us keep track of current statuses of projects.
  • Stride helps us keep track of documents we've shared in the past with the team and retrieve them if we need to refer back to them later.
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Lightning Tools
  • Policies easier to portray
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ScreenShots

Lightning Tools Lightning Conductor Screenshots

Screenshot of MODERN SHAREPOINT LIST ROLLUP
The Lightning Conductor is a powerful, modern, responsive SharePoint Content Aggregator that can be configured quickly and easily by business users. Using the Lightning Conductor you can aggregate content from SharePoint Lists such as Tasks, Document Libraries, Contact Lists, and Custom Lists making it easy to view your content in one place even if it is distributed across many sites and site collections. Key data can be highlighted using conditional formatting and data-bars as shown. Content from Search and Microsoft Graph can also be aggregated with the Lightning Conductor just as easily.Screenshot of CONTENT AGGREGATION WITHIN MICROSOFT TEAMS
The Lightning Conductor Web Part can be used within Microsoft SharePoint or Microsoft Teams. Even if your content is stored within SharePoint sites, it is very useful to have your aggregated Documents, Tasks, Announcements, Calendars or Custom Lists from multiple sites displayed in a single handy view in Microsoft Teams right where you are working! You can add the Lightning Conductor as a Teams Tab in any of your Microsoft Teams Channels.Screenshot of BUILDING REPORTS ON MICROSOFT GRAPH
The Lightning Conductor can be used (without code) to aggregate content from Microsoft Graph as well as Search and SharePoint Lists. In this example, we are displaying Microsoft Planner Plans and Microsoft Planner Tasks where users can Add new Tasks, Assign Users to Planner Tasks, Delete Tasks, and Complete Tasks. The same can be performed on Microsoft To Do items and displayed within Modern SharePoint pages or Microsoft Teams Tabs. The Lighting Conductor can also contain multiple views of content, making it ideal to display all of your tasks from SharePoint Task lists, Microsoft To Do and Microsoft Planner in a single web part or Teams Tab.

*Microsoft Graph Reports are only available for SharePoint Online and not SharePoint 2019.Screenshot of BUILDING REPORTS ON MICROSOFT 365 GROUPS
Powered by Microsoft Graph, the Microsoft 365 Group Rollup Provider enables users to aggregate content by browsing and selecting Microsoft 365 Groups. Within Microsoft 365 Groups, you’ll be able to select entities such as Drive Items, Owners, Members, Planner Plans, Planner Tasks, Events, Posts,  Sites, Lists, and Calendars.

*Microsoft Graph Reports are only available for SharePoint Online and not SharePoint 2019.Screenshot of AGGREGATING USING SEARCH
When performance is critical, you can use search for your rollups! The Lightning Conductor offers three data source configurations to get to your content. Object Model (Real Time Aggregation from SharePoint Lists), Microsoft Graph (Aggregation from Graph Entities such as Planner, OneDrive, Outlook), and Search. The Search Data Source enables you to aggregate content from large SharePoint lists and libraries when performance is critical. Thousands of documents can be displayed in under a second using Search.Screenshot of HIGHLIGHT KEY BUSINESS DATA WITHIN YOUR VIEWS
We empower end users and Site Owners to highlight the data that is important to them, the data that they need to prioritize! Using conditional formatting, data bars, and icons, you can configure conditions to highlight the data that is most important to you or your team. Icons and Data Bars can be any color or size that you desire. Examples include highlighting High Priority tasks, Showing data bars for the completion progress of Tasks, or indicating which tasks are assigned to you.