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Score 6.5 out of 100

Google Drive

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    Axero

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Google Drive

    87%
    Google Drive ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    175 Ratings

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    165 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    160 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    193 Ratings

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    190 Ratings

    File search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    194 Ratings

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    181 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    Axero

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Google Drive

    87%
    Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    178 Ratings

    File organization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    188 Ratings

    Device management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    101 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    Axero

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Google Drive

    87%
    Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    187 Ratings

    Reliability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    189 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    89 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Axero is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Google Drive is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Performance

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Axero

    90%
    7 Ratings
    8.9

    Google Drive

    89%
    196 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Axero

    91%
    2 Ratings
    9.9

    Google Drive

    99%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    8.2

    Axero

    82%
    1 Rating
    5.7

    Google Drive

    57%
    37 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    Axero

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Google Drive

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.1

    Axero

    91%
    2 Ratings
    9.4

    Google Drive

    94%
    14 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Axero

    90%
    4 Ratings
    5.4

    Google Drive

    54%
    83 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Axero

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Google Drive

    90%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    Axero

    91%
    4 Ratings
    8.0

    Google Drive

    80%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Axero Solutions

    Specific scenarios where Communifire would be well suited to an organisation, would be companies that are people focused and committed to frequent and open communication channels from both the top-down and bottom-up. It also would suit organizations that are committed to providing the staff opportunities to collaborate, share and actively contribute to company initiatives and planning. If these aren't elements of your organization's culture, the system would still work for you or those companies who just want to push information out and have an effective intranet. Communifire would cater to these scenarios just as well and is more than capable of providing that type of simple solution.
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    Google

    Drive works wonders as a cloud storage tool for simple to medium complex projects. It allows any digital operation to grow remote and adds remote capabilities to collaborating on digital projects. For a small-medium operation, is an affordable option only bested by a NAS or any other kind of physical on-site storage solution. UI/UX is easy to understand and there's a very short learning curve to it. For bigger or multi-format operations where complex software files are to be used, I'd advise exploring more specific options.
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    Pros

    Axero Solutions

    • Communifire allows people to connect easily through instant chat and messaging. It works similarly to other social media platforms like Facebook so its not hard to learn.
    • Communifire makes it easy to share news and events with our community and the presentation of this information looks very professional.
    • I found Communifire quite easy to configure to our individual needs. There were a lot of options to turn things on or off. This was important to us because in some areas of our community we wanted to allow our contractors many features and in other areas we wanted to really limit what was on offer.
    • We had a big list of things we needed a platform to do. Communifire ticked all the boxes.
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    Google

    • Any user with access can store a file using different platforms like Android, IOS, Windows, or Ubuntu (Desktop version)
    • You can share files with any number of different users with different access rights or you can even keep it public by providing the access link and assign different rights for public access
    • You can open Excel/Word files using google software Sheets/Docs in the browser environment without having to install software like Microsoft Office etc on your Windows OS
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    Cons

    Axero Solutions

    • Some UX issues that could be improved
    • Some architecture decisions don't make complete sense to me (though that's just one man's opinion)
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    Google

    • Having a little bit more control and clarity over what is shared and how it is shared would be a useful improvement.
    • Could be more robust and flexible as far as assigning restrictions.
    • Google Sheets could be enhanced because Excel really is not there yet as a product with equal capabilities as there are still quite a few limitations to the functionality.
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    Pricing Details

    Axero

    Starting Price

    $49 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Axero editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Axero tailors your investment to meet your unique needs. Custom pricing and volume discounting available. Contact Axero for details.

      Google Drive

      Starting Price

      $0 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Google Drive editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Basic$6.001
      Business$12.002
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      Footnotes

      1. per month
      2. per month
      3. per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Discounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.

      Likelihood to Renew

      Axero Solutions

      Our business depends upon this software to provide information on all aspects of our business. The future of business is a marriage between web site and customer interaction. This software will allow us to move in that direction.
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      Google

      For its compatibility, easiness, quick responses, user interface, storage capacity, files management and file listings. These are some of the reasons for giving higher ratings and Google Drive has become an integral part of my professional life. We use this software on daily basis and most of the time saving lot of time.
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      Usability

      Axero Solutions

      This rating has a caveat - there is always room for improvement, and this team gets it. You always learn from customers how to do things better and easier, so it is a constant learning of how people use the site. Although the search engine is exceptional, most people do not use it as their first line of research. Much of the usability has to do with layout - and is not just a software usability item, so the rating is severely dependent up on the layout/options you choose for your usage. And their team will do anything in their power to get the results and layout you want. The areas that need improvement - and acknowledged by the team - are the administrative tools. There are a ton of options, and it takes a little to learn some of those. For most people, however, this won't be an issue, because the support team will always help you. This is always the case with more power. If there were fewer options it would no doubt be easier, but they give you the keys to all of the cars in the lot; so a little more to learn.
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      Google

      It's easy enough to use for computer users of all ages and skill levels. I am an advanced user, and I think the hardest part might be showing someone how to download and set up the app on their device if they weren't too familiar with computers, but overall it is very easy to understand.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Axero Solutions

      Never any problems. Quite impressed
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      Google

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      Axero Solutions

      Works in real time.
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      Google

      The documents load fairly quickly and also update in real time, especially given the fact that multiple people can be using it at once. The "Offline" feature works great to allow the user to make edits and access the document without access to the internet, and then sync changes later once they're back.
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      Support Rating

      Axero Solutions

      I have always found Communifire support to be exceptional. We have had a personal account manager who has been very helpful.
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      Google

      It takes a few days for customer support to get back to you. Although, I have not had to use support too often. Once you get an email back, they are very thorough and work hard to fix the problem quickly. It is a really great resource and a great way to get the help you need if you're stuck. A phone call also works quickly but you have to call during specific times.
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      In-Person Training

      Axero Solutions

      No answers on this topic

      Google

      The effective google workspace using training that my organization received and was conducted by me (as a team lead of the ICT team) was mind-blowing and as a result, our staff is performing well in terms of using the application for their daily jobs than before. Now, in my institution, all teachers and all the administrative personnel are very much interested in cloud storage facilities, in previous my institution was afraid of losing all important documents in the cloud storage. But, after having received the training they are now realized that if anyone has only one google account then he or she can use 15GB of cloud storage freely and they are now happy because now it is not necessary for anyone to carry the traditional pen drive.
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      Implementation Rating

      Axero Solutions

      I found the system to be very flexible and the Communifire team very supportive in helping me identify solutions for my goals.
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      Google

      It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
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      Alternatives Considered

      Axero Solutions

      We selected Communifire for the excellent sales support, strong feature set and quick set up time. We were able to get started immediately and build out features as need required which led to faster execution and higher adoption rates among our team.
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      Google

      Google Drive was the 1st Product that I evaluated of its kind about 15 years ago. I used it then and I still use it. You do not require anything else. It is flexible, easy to use, and accessible. It also gives you a very decent space of 15 GB free of charge. Who needs anything else?
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      Return on Investment

      Axero Solutions

      • We are still building out features of the platform but with implemention of paid features by members, we will be able to cover our operating cost of the platform.
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      Google

      • It is best to use if your university has partnered with Google. Unlimited Cloud Storage plus simplicity is evert student's dream!
      • It would be good, though, if Google would partner with other companies to be able to support/run other file types.
      • It is not pricey for all it's worth!
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