Avaza vs. Google Chat

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avaza
Score 9.2 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Avaza is a software suite targeted for all business sizes. It includes modules for project management and collaboration, resource scheduling, team chat, time tracking, expense management, quoting and invoicing. Depending on their business needs, companies can use as many, or as few, of the modules as they need. According to the vendor, Avaza also offers powerful reports so users can run a better business. The project management module is designed with both list view and Kanban style…
$0
Unlimited Project Collaborators, 1 Admin, 1 Timesheet/ Expense User, 1 Resource Scheduling User
Google Chat
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Google Chat, formerly Hangouts Chat, is a collaboration tool competing with Slack, designed to make it easy for teams to be able to get their work done in one place. From direct messages to group conversations, Chat helps teams collaborate, and with dedicated, virtual rooms to house projects over time — plus threaded conversations — Chat helps users track progress and follow up tasks. Chat currently supports 28 languages and each room can support up to 8,000 members.N/A
Pricing
AvazaGoogle Chat
Editions & Modules
Free Plan
$0
Unlimited Project Collaborators, 1 Admin, 1 Timesheet/ Expense User, 1 Resource Scheduling User
Startup Plan
$11.95
Unlimited Project Collaborators, 1 Admin, 2 Timesheet/ Expense Users, 1 Resource Scheduling User
Basic Plan
$23.95
Unlimited Project Collaborators, 2 Admins, 5 Timesheet/ Expense Users, 1 Resource Scheduling User
Business Plan
$47.95
Unlimited Project Collaborators, 5 Admins, 5 Timesheet/ Expense Users, 1 Resource Scheduling User
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AvazaGoogle Chat
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
AvazaGoogle Chat
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Avaza
8.0
7 Ratings
6% above category average
Google Chat
7.9
20 Ratings
1% above category average
Task Management10.07 Ratings8.711 Ratings
Resource Management7.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.14 Ratings7.17 Ratings
Scheduling8.06 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Team Collaboration10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.05 Ratings8.419 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings6.610 Ratings
Search00 Ratings8.517 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Avaza
10.0
4 Ratings
30% above category average
Google Chat
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates9.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Avaza
-
Ratings
Google Chat
8.2
20 Ratings
2% above category average
Chat00 Ratings9.020 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.920 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings7.718 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings6.513 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.610 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings8.18 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.616 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Avaza
-
Ratings
Google Chat
8.3
20 Ratings
2% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.513 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.617 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.316 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.317 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.814 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.515 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings8.416 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.018 Ratings
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AvazaGoogle Chat
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User Ratings
AvazaGoogle Chat
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(7 ratings)
7.7
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
AvazaGoogle Chat
Likelihood to Recommend
Avaza Limited
We are a pretty unique business because we deal with bookkeeping, marketing, and HR and across all 3 departments, we have been able to successfully use the tool. Other software we have tried usually caters to one industry at a time.
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Google
Well suited for businesses of all sizes. HOWEVER, I would say keep the chat groups limited at the departmental level, ensure that your moderator or the individual responsible for the group keeps it on topic, and have your IT team monitor it from time to time. Google Chat gets used so much in our organization that we have rules and regs in our Employee Handbook regarding its proper use (and when used PROPERLY, it can be very effective).
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Pros
Avaza Limited
  • It switches between Kanban view, List view, and Gantt charts which fits varying preferences!
  • It helps us work smart by creating dependencies and linking tasks to calendars
  • It has a clean, intuitive dashboard that's very easy to navigate
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Google
  • Google Hangouts Chat allows you to send and receive messages real time with emoticons that can help you express your mood.
  • You can download and upload image file that can be use for business process and more.
  • Google Hangouts Chat also allows you to make a calls to reach other users.What I like the most is the awesome screen sharing while on call.
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Cons
Avaza Limited
  • The interface and taxonomy could use an update, sometimes it's hard to figure out where things logically are or should be.
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Google
  • I wish it was easier to turn the sound off, I hate being in meetings and my chat is blowing up.
  • Needing to "accept" a chat invite from someone within my org seems counter-intuitive.
  • Some people have trouble getting their notifications before midnight, somehow?
  • Prior to downloading the app, group messages didn't come up for me on my computer.
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Likelihood to Renew
Avaza Limited
Because it has been amazing and easy to work with.
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Google
The updates, support, general reviews on Google Chat are great everywhere. The development of the features is ongoing and this adds a great value to Google as a big company in the market. Other applications are limiting communication while Google Chat is allowing communication to grow. It is very easy to use it and teach others how to use Google Chat.
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Usability
Avaza Limited
Avaza is very easy to use, but the mobile app needs work.
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Google
It's not perfect. There are occasional glitches, drop-outs, and it takes a bit to get everything loaded and working. But it is significantly better than Zoom or GoToMeeting when you're in instructional settings. I know my teacher friends here like it and the administrators and parents seem to be satisfied too.
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Support Rating
Avaza Limited
They are always available and open to doing a call or a shared screen to walk through the issues.
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Google
I have not needed to contact the support folks for Google Hangouts Chat, so I can't speak to this with any accuracy. The online instructions are fairly clearly written, so it is fairly intuitive to start with. I did not feel the need to use the support people anyway.
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Alternatives Considered
Avaza Limited
Avaza takes the easy of Asana and adds the invoicing and bookkeeping capabilities you need all in one place.
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Google
Prior to Google Hangouts, our company used Spark. Spark was not integrated into our email, therefore it couldn't be easily accessed in the same browser. With Spark we also couldn't search our emails for keywords in a conversation, searching had to be done manually. The one feature I enjoyed about Spark was a request to get a user's attention: If I had an urgent question and I wanted to ensure the recipient saw my message/question, I would request their attention and the message screen would pop up on their screen.
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Return on Investment
Avaza Limited
  • Avaza has made it easier to see how long I spend on certain types of projects and where I could be spending more time.
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Google
  • In my work it allows us to report troubles that may cost loss of investment thru Google Hangouts Chat we were able to communicate on how to fix it.
  • I hope we can make it on our own choice of colors to heightened workers vibe
  • It is connected to your email
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ScreenShots

Avaza Screenshots

Screenshot of All-in-One Project Management SoftwareScreenshot of Visual Project Resource Scheduling for TeamsScreenshot of Time & Expense TrackingScreenshot of Team ChatScreenshot of Time TrackingScreenshot of Expense Management