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Score 6.3 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

The software is well suited in most areas of messaging. The communication features it contains and the messaging quality it utilizes provides for standards, like scalability, manageability and, most importantly, secure communications. Again, the software is well suited for scenarios where an organization is aimed at making use of a centralized management. it is built to provide a unified collaborative platform characterized by a single object model and also has a database storage for almost all communication records.
Stephen Mwangi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Chat

I would highly recommend Google hangouts. It is extremely helpful in increasing communication, especially in an environment like the one we have here. We are a mobile workplace, with a lot of employees that work from home or in the field, and Google Hangouts helps connect everyone. It is the easiest way for people to quickly get answers or to make others aware of breaks, etc. As someone who hates talking on the phone, Google Hangouts is my preferred method of communication.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.9
Google Chat
8.9
Task Management
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.7
Google Chat
9.5
Scheduling
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.5
Google Chat
8.5
Mobile Access
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.5
Google Chat
9.0
Search
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.8
Google Chat
8.8
Visual planning tools
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
5.9
Google Chat
9.0
Gantt Charts
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Google Chat
8.8
Workflow Automation
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Google Chat
8.8

Communication

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.9
Google Chat
8.8
Chat
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
8.4
Google Chat
9.2
Notifications
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.6
Google Chat
8.8
Discussions
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.6
Google Chat
8.7
Surveys
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
4.7
Google Chat
8.4
Internal knowledgebase
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.0
Google Chat
8.3
Integrates with Outlook
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.2
Google Chat
8.5
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Google Chat
8.8
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Google Chat
9.6

File Sharing & Management

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.8
Google Chat
7.9
Versioning
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
5.5
Google Chat
8.0
Video files
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.0
Google Chat
7.0
Audio files
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
8.0
Google Chat
8.3
Document collaboration
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
8.0
Google Chat
7.7
Access control
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
9.0
Google Chat
7.7
Advanced security features
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
10.0
Google Chat
7.7
Integrates with Google Drive
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.0
Google Chat
8.5
Device sync
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Google Chat
8.5

Pros

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

  • Easy to collaborate via multiple channels like email, shared docs, conferencing etc.
  • Time management between team members, easy to schedule meetings etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Chat

  • Offers great features and capabilities such as chats, file sharing, screen sharing and much more thereby making collaboration and communication seamless.
  • With Google Hangouts Chat, we have a single platform where we can get work done hence we are now more productive with this software.
  • The software is easy to use and requires no special training - everything is straightforward
  • The software is affordable
  • Integration with other Google products is easy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

  • The only area that the software has room for improvement is in the mail part. To a large extent, the email capabilities to the Oracle Beehive Enterprise Collaborative Server is not user-friendly. My opinion is that if the mail option was made in a more separate appearance to that of the calendar, task management, and address books it would appear more user-friendly.
Stephen Mwangi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Chat

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Chat

Google Chat 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Kristi R-C, CTS, CQT | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Chat

Google Chat 7.0
Based on 3 answers
I haven't used that so far, so that's a plus point that I don't have to contact the support team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

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
Stephen Mwangi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Chat

[I feel] Google Hangouts Chat is better in many ways. First, it is affordable with no compromises on features and capabilities. In addition, it integrates well with other Google products. The ease of use is another reason why this software wins.
Gakuya Kasarani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Chat

  • With Google Hangouts Chat, we save time
  • Google Hangouts Chat makes working together easy as well as handling workflows
  • Ease of integration with other Google services improves user experience
  • The software is worth having
Maina Mwalimu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

General

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

Google Chat

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.5
Google Chat
8.8

Usability

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Google Chat
8.0

Support Rating

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Google Chat
7.0

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