Chatter (discontinued) vs. Hiver

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Chatter (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Chatter was a collaboration platform with integration into the business process and the ability to conduct actions like approving expense reports and creating support cases from the activity feed itself. It was acquired by Salesforce and is currently discontinued.N/A
Hiver
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Hiver helps you manage customer support and sales right from your Gmail. With Hiver, teams can collaborate on Shared email accounts like support@ or sales@ without having to leave their Gmail accounts. Hiver works like a full-fledged help desk, built right into Gmail. It gives you everything you need to do outstanding customer support, without any of the complexities and feature overload that come with other help desk products. Hiver is used by thousands of companies…
$14
/user/month
Pricing
Chatter (discontinued)Hiver
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
PLUS PLAN
$14.00
/user/month
PREMIUM PLAN
$22.00
/user/month
ENTERPRISE PLAN
$34.00
/user/month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Chatter (discontinued)Hiver
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Chatter (discontinued)Hiver
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Chatter (discontinued)
8.3
52 Ratings
6% above category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Task Management8.836 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts8.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling7.930 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.932 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.049 Ratings00 Ratings
Search7.944 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.833 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Chatter (discontinued)
8.4
54 Ratings
5% above category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Chat9.050 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications7.153 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions8.151 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys8.034 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase8.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting9.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts8.920 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook9.023 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Chatter (discontinued)
8.5
48 Ratings
5% above category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Versioning8.828 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files8.833 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files7.930 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.941 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control8.034 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features8.929 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive9.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync8.027 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Chatter (discontinued)
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Ratings
Hiver
1.7
3 Ratings
130% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Chatter (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Hiver
3.0
3 Ratings
90% below category average
Email support00 Ratings3.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Chatter (discontinued)Hiver
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(56 ratings)
1.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(7 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.6
(27 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Chatter (discontinued)Hiver
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
[Chatter] is the tool that makes our relations
stronger. It provides advanced ways of communication. I have trained my many
team members because of the easy features and functions of this tool, It is very user-friendly. Give it a try if you want to improve your relations with your
customers. It will surely enhance the productivity of your organization.
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Hiver
Any work environment where more than one team member is able to address certain customer requests. We used to use Groups, but then it was confusing as to whether or not someone responded, and we needed more transparency between team members. Another example is a person emailing with a billing question. We used to reply and add the billing department's email address or forward the email to billing, but with Hiver, simply assigning it to the billing HIVER Inbox allows anyone to reply directly to the customer without the issue of either the customer or team member remembering to reply all or accidentally replying only to the team member forwarding the email.
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Pros
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  • Chatter provides us with a live internal conversation for all to see without the noise that other mediums have i.e. e-mail.
  • One of the main features that really works well is the 'Groups' that you can join. We have multiple groups set up to not only distribute procedural changes and communicate news etc, but also have conversations around upcoming tasks in the months ahead.
  • Chatter works really well in instances where we need to look over historical conversations that have been had and the sentiment of those conversations with our shareholders, often using hashtags.
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Hiver
  • It's easy to set up, and manage ongoing.
  • The customer service and support is amazing- I get check ins, quick responses to enquiries and extras from time to time.
  • It knows what it's doing- it's here to take the issue of gmail not being the best when it comes to shared inboxes and it has provided the perfect solution!
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Cons
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  • Groups does not have the private messaging functionality. Since most collaboration takes place in Groups, private messaging would allow for relevant conversations to be contained and not reside separately.
  • On a Group index page, there are two boxes for Information and Description. These content types seem redundant. You could replace both with a content type called About the Group. There could also be another box listing the Owners for quick reference.
  • On the main index page, the newsfeed has the same look and feel of most social platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Jive, IBM Connections, SharePoint. There could be an alternate display of tiles that shows People you interact with most frequently, Files you access most often, most recent Topics, etc. The display could be something like Delve in Microsoft Office 365.
  • On the main index page in the right rail, it would be useful to have the ability to incorporate RSS feeds to gather outside content. Many departments heavily leverage RSS feeds to compile competitive intelligence and cultivate general awareness.
  • For user profiles, can we combine Feed and Overview into one consolidated view? It would save users a click to find relevant information about the person. Also, the Contact module should also have the person's phone number for convenience.
  • The Files feature does not allow for real-time, concurrent document editing. You have to download the document, make your edits, save, and then upload a new version, which only allows for one editor at a time.
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Hiver
  • There is currently no way to create a support ticket unless related to an email already received. It would be extremely beneficial to be able to take a call and create a support ticket within HIVER based on the call in the same manner that we can create a ticket from an inbound email.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
Chatter can fulfill at least 85-90% of our business requirements in an easy-to-use platform. Usability is a key requirement and we have had our share of bad usability experiences. In our experience, even the most novice users were able to pick up Chatter in a relatively short amount of time with little/no assistance.
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Hiver
No answers on this topic
Usability
Discontinued Products
It is easy to use but the impact of it feels like it is a bit antiquated. It does not feel collaborative and real time. Chatter is more akin to email versus Slack or Hangouts where it feels like problems are being solved as you are communicating.
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Hiver
Easy to use
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Support Rating
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If I ever came to a situation where i needed help they do a very good job of getting back to us quickly to explain our error or why we are not seeing something. The support is quick to help provide groups or teams if you seek. Fortunately it is user friendly so I rarely need support
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Hiver
Support is there, can be slow at times.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
Skype is used more for audio calls. Chatter is used to track updates on items of interest in Salesforce. Chatter is deeply integrated with other Salesforce products. No other competing products come close. Slack is a traditional project management tool. So it does not compete with Chatter. Because of its close integration with Salesforce, it is a unique tool for Salesforce users.
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Hiver
Hiver was the only option we looked at. There didn't appear to be many alternatives in the market
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Chatter has closed deals faster, and brought us in revenue at a quicker rate in turn.
  • Chatter has left some things undone simply because people didn't see it and it has cost us a few deals.
  • Overall, Chatter has brought us a cleaner, more efficient Salesforce process and brought in revenue because of organization.
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Hiver
  • Hiver has increased the efficiency by which we address emailed questions and concerns.
  • Hiver increases transparency between team members.
  • Information pertinent to one or more team members is searchable by all applicable team members making it easier to research a situation that otherwise could have been stored in details across separate member email histories.
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ScreenShots

Hiver Screenshots

Screenshot of Hiver in GmailScreenshot of Access shared mailboxScreenshot of Collision alerts feature