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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Axero

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.
Wade Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

HipChat (discontinued)

Well suited for
Cross-teams communication.
Webhooks support.Easy integrations with Atlassian products and other systems as well. File sharing directly or in a group.Video/Audio calls.
Not suited for:
Lacks apps integration like Slack.
Lacks quality with video calls.
Slow file transfer for large files.
Frequent downtime due to app instability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
Mobile Access
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
Search
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
7.2

Communication

Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
Chat
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
7.8
Notifications
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
7.8
Discussions
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
6.5
Surveys
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
8.0
Internal knowledgebase
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
7.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
7.0

File Sharing & Management

Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
6.3
Video files
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
6.5
Audio files
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
6.8
Access control
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
6.5
Advanced security features
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
5.8
Integrates with Google Drive
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
6.0
Device sync
Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
6.0

Pros

Axero

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HipChat (discontinued)

  • HipChat is the first enterprise team chat application, hence it invented the idea of itself.
  • Cross-platform support and hence runs on most of the computing devices
  • Efficient search
  • Completely free for smaller teams
  • Webhooks +1
  • Integrations with Atlassian products and other systems as well. For example, Infra monitoring applications.
  • Custom emojis
  • Media and file sharing directly or in a group
  • Video chat
Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Axero

  • 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)
Col Fink | TrustRadius Reviewer

HipChat (discontinued)

  • Mobile app is not very responsive on iOS. Sometimes connection to Hipchat servers is taking too long even on good networks.
  • Both mobile and desktop versions have no alphabetical or recent sorting for groups and chat rooms.
  • Video and audio calls are pretty useless, they're slow and not always work.
  • The whole user interface is simple but very outdated - apparently Atlassian didn't focus too much on Hipchat even though they tried in the last 2 years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 8.4
Based on 3 answers
If they fix the bugs the last update gave that are causing hipchat to crash more often.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Axero

Axero 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 7.3
Based on 9 answers
The app itself had a pleasant if not generic interface. As a user experience expert and engineer I can say the interface is fairly intuitive if not bland. It does what you expect it to do and it's available on iOS and Android devices. If I recall it was generally pretty light weight in terms of installation size.
Joe Tresca | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Never any problems. Quite impressed
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

HipChat (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Works in real time.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

HipChat (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Axero

Axero 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I have always found Communifire support to be exceptional. We have had a personal account manager who has been very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 7.0
Based on 12 answers
HipChat support is good . Responds in timely manner when ever we have raised the request via email , phone and gives us continue update on the request .Though most of the questions are answered by HipChat FAQs , but they can still improve it and add more to the knowledge base .
Ajay Akunuri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 4 answers
I found the system to be very flexible and the Communifire team very supportive in helping me identify solutions for my goals.
Rebecca Verhoeff | TrustRadius Reviewer

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 8.6
Based on 8 answers
I don't have insights as I was not a part of the implementation. However, I love the end product
Sara Sayre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Axero

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.
Teresa Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

HipChat (discontinued)

We tried a lot of chat clients before choosing HipChat. The Skype for Business UI on the Mac side was 5 years old and terrible. Mac users hated the app including our CTO. Cisco Jabber was expensive to license and maintain; Skype was open to the public which took time away due to users dealing with spam and could allow viruses and malware. HipChat being a closed product, centrally managed and available to try without an upfront investment was perfect for our environment. All our Agile teams have their own room, chat and can communicate with others quickly and easily.
Eric Broz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Axero

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 7.2
Based on 10 answers
Actually I never shared of HipChat using with more than 25 persons in team simultaneously, but I believe it can be scaled for much largest collaboration teams. At least it works flawlessly for us, with transparent integration with Jira, and I am not see any reasons for some troubles for work at big scale.
Vladimir Salnikov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Axero

  • 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.
Art Aughey, FDN | TrustRadius Reviewer

HipChat (discontinued)

  • HipChat has increased the effiency with which I am able to communicate with my coworkers, particularly those who work out of other offices. Having a light, portable messaging solution has been beneficial for checking in on small things without the need to send emails or schedule phone calls.
Christina Wofford | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Axero

General

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

Axero Editions & Modules

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

HipChat (discontinued)

General

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

HipChat (discontinued) Editions & Modules

Edition
HipChat Basic$01
HipChat Plus$21
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
For Server pricing info please visit https://www.hipchat.com/server (Only $1.20/user/month at the highest user tier!)

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axero
9.0
HipChat (discontinued)
6.8

Likelihood to Renew

Axero
9.1
HipChat (discontinued)
8.4

Usability

Axero
8.2
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Axero
9.1
HipChat (discontinued)

Performance

Axero
9.1
HipChat (discontinued)

Support Rating

Axero
9.0
HipChat (discontinued)
7.0

Implementation Rating

Axero
9.1
HipChat (discontinued)
8.6

Scalability

Axero
HipChat (discontinued)
7.2

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