Chatter (discontinued) vs. Webex Meetings

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Chatter (discontinued)
Score 9.3 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
Webex Meetings
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Webex Meetings is a video conferencing solution powering hybrid work. It enables a seamless collaboration experience and better results with meetings that are designed to give everyone the ability to engage no matter their location, language, or communication style.
$11.95
per month
Pricing
Chatter (discontinued)Webex Meetings
Editions & Modules
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Webex Free
$0.00
user/month
Webex Meet
$14.50
user/month
Webex Suite: Meet + Call Plan
$25.00
user/month
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Chatter (discontinued)Webex Meetings
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsWebex Meetings are available at no cost to users. They are included in the Webex Suite, starting at $11.95 per user/per month for Enterprise Agreements.
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Chatter (discontinued)
Webex Meetings

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Chatter (discontinued)Webex Meetings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Chatter (discontinued)
8.3
52 Ratings
5% above category average
Webex Meetings
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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
Webex Meetings
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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
Webex Meetings
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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
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Chatter (discontinued)
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Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.0
771 Ratings
0% below category average
High quality audio00 Ratings8.6765 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings8.5759 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings7.1732 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings7.9695 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.2
762 Ratings
3% above category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.7760 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings7.7662 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.2
771 Ratings
0% below category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings8.2730 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings8.2758 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings7.6309 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings8.6720 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings8.4654 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Chatter (discontinued)
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Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.4
730 Ratings
1% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.7710 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings8.1628 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings8.3636 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.4
725 Ratings
0% above category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.3675 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.4706 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings8.4419 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Chatter (discontinued)Webex Meetings
Small Businesses
Stackby
Stackby
Score 9.6 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.7 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10
TeamViewer
TeamViewer
Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Chatter (discontinued)Webex Meetings
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(56 ratings)
8.6
(782 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.1
(2 ratings)
9.9
(46 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(7 ratings)
8.4
(103 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(449 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(424 ratings)
Support Rating
7.6
(27 ratings)
7.8
(108 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(14 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(10 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(420 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(9 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
Chatter (discontinued)Webex Meetings
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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Cisco
Good examples: - Conducting trainings and courses - Planning meetings and inviting colleagues to attend - Presenting topics to a large group of people - Speech reproduction is very good - assigning rights and copresentor Not so good: - Interaction with other applications - Mute microphones when using multiple clients - Video call quality - Tracking history, private settings
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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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Cisco
  • We have a global and diverse team with different devices and operating systems. Webex works smoothly on all of them and everyone can collaborate in real-time saving a lot of time and effort, making meetings much more productive.
  • We can easily capture discussion points and decisions for future reference, without the need for manual note-taking. It helps us in smaller group discussions and brainstorming sessions within the main meeting itself.
  • I can even tailor the layout to suit the meeting's purpose and agenda. Webex is intuitive and easy to navigate, even for non-technical users, joining and scheduling meetings is a smooth process.
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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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Cisco
  • While sharing the content of browsers like Chrome or Firefox it becomes difficult to toggle from one tab to another due to menu dropdown from the top.
  • Sometimes while joining a meeting it asks you to download the app again even if it's downloaded.
  • Limited scheduling option through mobile WebEx app
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Likelihood to Renew
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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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Cisco
Cisco Webex Meetings is a platform that consistently performs well and outperforms some of the other solutions that we have used, such as Zoom. It is user friendly and helps our organization accomplish the goal of connecting with external contacts to conduct meetings and share information
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Usability
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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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Cisco
Webex Meetings does not provide enough audio feedback for users with visual disabilities to properly navigate the tool. Students, faculty, and staff who are blind or have low vision may not be able to use Webex Meetings. Users with motor disabilities that navigate via keyboard, may not be able to navigate the web conferencing session enough to participate fully.
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Reliability and Availability
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Cisco
So personally I have never faced any kind of meeting unavailability issue while scandaling meeting with WebEx the bandwidth is really good and in terms of application performance the same is my opinion what I mentioned for availability it is good and the objective of communication is quite fruitfully achieved with a simple and effective product like WebEx which is often bundled with the purchase of course which is which we have at our company and great discount is being offered so it is easy on our pocket. I really don't have any specific errors which have faced I should mention over here the operation or application uses is quite smooth.
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Performance
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Cisco
We use browsers to join Webex Meetings and it is very good no issue also appears from Webex APP is very organized and does not consume more resources of PC so no issues appeared. We join audio and video in many ways, all of which are good. We integrated it with active Microsoft Exchange with easy deployment.
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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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Cisco
I gave this rating for overall support on Webex meetings because if something goes wrong we have the best support here and rarely need to go to help.webex.com. Multiple people have been appropriately trained so finding the answers to any issues we occur is very simple here at work.
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In-Person Training
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Cisco
It was straight to the point and very informative. effective training often includes clear explanations, hands-on practice opportunities, time for questions and answers, real-world examples, and follow-up support. If you're trying to assess the quality of a specific training session, you might consider these factors. For organizations looking to assess the quality of their in-person training, it's best to solicit feedback directly from the participants. This can be done through anonymous surveys or feedback sessions, enabling the organization to gather firsthand information and improve future training sessions accordingly.
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Online Training
Discontinued Products
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Cisco
We mostly use training from Cisco's online training programs which is very informative and can be easily incorporated into our daily schedules without disrupting our normal working activities. There are many online training materials are available on cisco's website as well as other third-party training companies may also provide additional training.
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Implementation Rating
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Cisco
That we needed complex implementation that we didn't get tells me 2 things: 1) the product was not designed in a way that "just worked" like some of its peers (Zoom / BlueJeans) and 2) had our company defined actual user needs and validated / verified that they had bought something that matched those, we would have pursued features / designs more closely aligned with what the product actually does: screen share, sometimes video, definitely VOIP audio (always an option regardless of license), and easy recording and retrieval of meetings.
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Alternatives Considered
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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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Cisco
Meetings is the way to go! It blends in with our organization's workflow seamlessly. Teams is great but really suffers in the collaboration department from our personal experience. Webex Meetings is much more fleshed out. The features it has are much more convenient and easier to use. There was a bit of a learning curve, but once you are over that speedbump you are able to get much more use out of Webex Meetings.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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Cisco
We use the free version of Webex Meetings to allow us to connect with suppliers/vendors that demand Webex Meetings be used for collaboration.
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Scalability
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Cisco
I can speak to multiple departments at my organization using Webex Meetings. It has been, and continues to be, our longest online meeting software. It has been deployed across the organization and each department uses it. As I have mentioned, our monthly all-organization Town Halls are hosted on Webex. We have also used it to broadcast a panel-based speaker event.
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Professional Services
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Cisco
It is a user friendly application. We have had no adoption problems within the company.
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Return on Investment
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  • 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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Cisco
  • The costly nature of individual accounts across multiple schools made it difficult to maintain the budget when our student population grew exponentially.
  • Often communicated to clients and stakeholders that we were a trustworthy and elevated provider.
  • Limited engagement and interactive features with students often contributed to complaints around student engagement and buy-in.
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