79 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
116 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Google Chat ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Project Management, Communication, File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.4

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

74%
8.7

Google Chat

87%
Google Chat ranks higher in 7/7 features

Task Management

7.5
75%
4 Ratings
8.7
87%
8 Ratings

Gantt Charts

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
5 Ratings

Scheduling

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.7
87%
11 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
7 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
9.4
94%
16 Ratings

Search

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
14 Ratings

Visual planning tools

7.5
75%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
7 Ratings

Communication

6.0

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

60%
9.1

Google Chat

91%
Google Chat ranks higher in 8/8 features

Chat

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
9.4
94%
17 Ratings

Notifications

7.5
75%
4 Ratings
8.9
89%
17 Ratings

Discussions

7.5
75%
4 Ratings
8.2
82%
15 Ratings

Surveys

7.5
75%
4 Ratings
8.6
86%
10 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
9.3
93%
8 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
9.4
94%
7 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

1.5
15%
2 Ratings
9.8
98%
15 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

1.5
15%
4 Ratings
8.9
89%
6 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

6.6

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

66%
8.5

Google Chat

85%
Google Chat ranks higher in 8/8 features

Versioning

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
8.4
84%
11 Ratings

Video files

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
14 Ratings

Audio files

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
13 Ratings

Document collaboration

6.5
65%
3 Ratings
8.8
88%
14 Ratings

Access control

6.5
65%
3 Ratings
8.6
86%
11 Ratings

Advanced security features

6.5
65%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
12 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
9.3
93%
15 Ratings

Device sync

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
15 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Google Chat is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

80%
4 Ratings
8.7

Google Chat

87%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Google Chat

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Google Chat

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Google Chat

73%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle

People looking out for a wholly integrates software solution that on one hand manages the project and also the entire supply chain and uses it.
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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

Oracle

  • One of the things that Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server does well is providing a platform for collaborative communication. Various people from various ranks within the organization can interactively exchange ideas safely through the use of awesome tools provided by this software.
  • Another thing it does well is enabling a centralized management. A senior manager does not necessarily need to keep moving from one point to another to communicate. Basically, with this software, he/she communicate from the comfort of his chair across all the departments.
  • Generally, the software does really well in simplifying system administration, in that, it allows the IT department to wholly and easily enforce security and compliance requirements.
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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

Oracle

  • The main aspect is the cost - They should trim it down a bit.
  • My pears have told me this. Even i am telling the same - The interface just fails to grab that attention. High time the team should work on this.
  • Though many aspects are brought into one product, they lacked to provide individual attention to each feature (like a messaging app) and improvise it.
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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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Pricing Details

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server 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

    Google Chat

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Google Chat 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

      Usability

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Oracle

      The only feature that makes Beehive Enterprise Collaborative software stack up against similar software is unification. It is wholly unified. Basically, it allows IT to function as one platform providing services like email, team workspace, and conferencing. Uniquely, this results in saving time and cost related to managing separate systems
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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

      Oracle

      • It is difficult to put a number on the ROI of a collaborative software, if not this then we would have used something else. It is not possible to pin down a number on a specific email or scheduling software.
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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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