Bluescape vs. Thomson Reuters HighQ

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bluescape
Score 5.9 out of 10
N/A
Bluescape is a cloud-based, software as a service company based in Silicon Valley, CA, that provides a digital whiteboard of the same name.
$10
per month
HighQ
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
HighQ Collaborate, now from Thomson Reuters (acquired 2019) is a cloud-based enterprise collaboration platform, featuring secure file sharing but also means for sharing documents with users outside the enterprise, as well as a user-interface optimized for mobile devices and intuitive interface, with real-time communication.N/A
Pricing
BluescapeThomson Reuters HighQ
Editions & Modules
Team
$10
per user, per month (10-50 licenses)
Business
$20
per user, per month (10+ licenses)
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
10+ licenses
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BluescapeHighQ
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
BluescapeThomson Reuters HighQ
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Bluescape
-
Ratings
Thomson Reuters HighQ
8.2
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.32 Ratings
Search00 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Bluescape
-
Ratings
Thomson Reuters HighQ
8.6
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Chat00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Bluescape
-
Ratings
Thomson Reuters HighQ
9.4
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
BluescapeThomson Reuters HighQ
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(5 ratings)
9.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
BluescapeThomson Reuters HighQ
Likelihood to Recommend
Bluescape
This digital version of a pin-up space is absolutely an improvement to my workflow. The input is so robust. What you do with it is where the magic happens. This program is best suited for team collaboration. It helps to discuss how/where the team will contribute information to it--whether that is discussing the templates or a plan of action. Otherwise, the workspace can tend to get messy. I like the idea of having a presentation mode, where some of the markups could be hidden. The idea of a working session with consultants or clients sounds appealing, but at the same time, there is a desire for a cleaned up, clear shareout.
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Thomson Reuters
HighQ Collaborate is well suited to situations where a law firm maintains numerous documents for a client and the client needs access to them on a regular basis. For example, we may store the client's minute book (which is relatively common for a large corporate law firm to do), but the client may need access to documents in that minute book on a regular basis. Likewise, we have an internal system at the firm for hosting digital versions of closing books, however, many clients would not have a similar system because they would only receive closing books irregularly. USBs get lost and the client might not want to put the closing book on the main server where anyone can access it. By putting the closing book on the extranet site, the individuals in the client's organization who should be able to access the closing book can do so.
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Pros
Bluescape
  • Allows for a high volume of images and sketches to be put into the canvas
  • Lets you drop in text, freehand sketching, and shapes quick and easy
  • Can connect images and texts together using connectors, which can be customized
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Thomson Reuters
  • Document sharing. This product makes it easy to upload, review and organize documents related to a particular project or matter.
  • Permissions. Collaborate allows very granular permissions to be assigned for shared documents and administrative activities such as workflows.
  • Reliability. The product is cloud-based and rarely, if ever, unavailable.
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Cons
Bluescape
  • You can use Zoom with Bluescape but it requires solid bandwidth and memory by users.
  • A breadcrumb trail would be nice to watch students performance.
  • I would like individual user analytics for each of my students to see where they’ve been and what contributions each has made.
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Thomson Reuters
  • It is just not that exciting. We host documents on there for clients but the extranet sites have ultimately turned out to not be a product that our clients are clamoring for or that we are regularly pushing.
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Support Rating
Bluescape
No answers on this topic
Thomson Reuters
The interface is easy to use and overall the software seems pretty robust (I haven't had any crashes yet), so I haven't had to use the support very often. Likewise, I don't think I've ever had a client e-mail me with questions or issues - the software is pretty idiot-proof.
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Alternatives Considered
Bluescape
We have Workware installed on different computers in our office that were supposed to be great for presentation but we had issues after a user connected their laptop then they no longer had access to our server. If they had files they needed for the presentation they had to save them to their desktop to make sure they were accessible.
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Thomson Reuters
I feel that HighQ does not really have any real competition in this space because it simply accomplishes its goals far better than the competition at lower cost, while requiring less training and administration.
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Return on Investment
Bluescape
  • Especially in a remote work environment, Bluescape helps us continue collaborating without missing a beat
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Thomson Reuters
  • Permits fairly simple administration by a single person for hundreds of Extranets
  • One shop stopping for reliable, secure document sharing and signing with external parties
  • Simple enough to use that internal and external users do not need training to take advantage of the product.
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ScreenShots

Bluescape Screenshots

Screenshot of Bluescape Collaborative Workspace