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Score 9.1 out of 100
576 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Project Management

8.8

Bolste

88%
7.3

HipChat (discontinued)

73%
Bolste ranks higher in 6/6 features

Task Management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.2
82%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Scheduling

8.2
82%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow Automation

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Access

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
98 Ratings

Search

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
104 Ratings

Communication

8.7

Bolste

87%
7.3

HipChat (discontinued)

73%
Bolste ranks higher in 7/8 features

Chat

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
133 Ratings

Notifications

8.2
82%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
131 Ratings

Discussions

8.2
82%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
111 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

8.2
82%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
43 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
23 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
35 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

8.9

Bolste

89%
6.3

HipChat (discontinued)

63%
Bolste ranks higher in 8/8 features

Versioning

8.2
82%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Video files

9.1
91%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
86 Ratings

Audio files

9.1
91%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
74 Ratings

Document collaboration

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Access control

9.1
91%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
61 Ratings

Advanced security features

8.2
82%
1 Rating
5.8
58%
50 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

9.1
91%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
28 Ratings

Device sync

9.1
91%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
56 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Bolste is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Bolste

91%
1 Rating
6.8

HipChat (discontinued)

68%
134 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8

HipChat (discontinued)

98%
2 Ratings

Usability

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2

HipChat (discontinued)

72%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

HipChat (discontinued)

70%
10 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

HipChat (discontinued)

84%
6 Ratings

Ease of integration

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

HipChat (discontinued)

76%
8 Ratings

Product Scalability

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2

HipChat (discontinued)

72%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Bolste

Bolste is best suited for companies that rely on team work and e-mail communication within/between departments
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Atlassian

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.
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Pros

Bolste

  • Keeps everybody on the same page.
  • Easy to access/use.
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Atlassian

  • 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
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Cons

Bolste

  • There is only 7GB of storage in the Plus Pack.
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Atlassian

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Bolste

Starting Price

$0 per user

Editions & Modules

Bolste editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Basic01
Pro9.992

Footnotes

  1. per user
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Bolste offers three (3) packages that meet the exact needs of any user. BASIC is a free version perfect for an army of one or for small group to try out the solution. PRO is a more robust version perfect for larger teams and SMB organizations. CORPORATE is a full-scale version perfect for enterprise solutions.

HipChat (discontinued)

Starting Price

$0 per user

Editions & Modules

HipChat (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
HipChat Basic$01
HipChat Plus$22

Footnotes

  1. per user
  2. per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

For Server pricing info please visit https://www.hipchat.com/server (Only $1.20/user/month at the highest user tier!)

Likelihood to Renew

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Atlassian

If they fix the bugs the last update gave that are causing hipchat to crash more often.
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Usability

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Atlassian

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.
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Support Rating

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Atlassian

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 .
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Implementation Rating

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Atlassian

I don't have insights as I was not a part of the implementation. However, I love the end product
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Alternatives Considered

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Atlassian

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.
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Scalability

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Atlassian

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.
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Return on Investment

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Atlassian

  • 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.
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