Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued) vs. HipChat (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Cisco Business Edition 7000 was a collaboration and universal communication, VOIP / telephony, conferencing and messaging platform for enterprises of 1000 to 5000 employees. It has been discontinued, and is superseded by functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
HipChat (discontinued)
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Hipchat was discontinued by Atlassian. Users are being migrated to Slack.
$0
per user
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)HipChat (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
HipChat Basic
$0
per user
HipChat Plus
$2
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)HipChat (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFor Server pricing info please visit https://www.hipchat.com/server (Only $1.20/user/month at the highest user tier!)
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Community Pulse
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)HipChat (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)HipChat (discontinued)
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.3
10 Ratings
7% below category average
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
106 Ratings
7% below category average
Task Management7.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling7.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.410 Ratings7.397 Ratings
Search6.68 Ratings7.2103 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.1
10 Ratings
12% below category average
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
132 Ratings
9% below category average
Chat6.29 Ratings7.7132 Ratings
Notifications7.39 Ratings7.7130 Ratings
Discussions7.39 Ratings6.5110 Ratings
Surveys8.37 Ratings7.834 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.39 Ratings7.043 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting7.15 Ratings7.023 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook6.47 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.6
10 Ratings
6% below category average
HipChat (discontinued)
6.3
95 Ratings
25% below category average
Versioning6.68 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files9.86 Ratings6.585 Ratings
Audio files8.28 Ratings6.873 Ratings
Document collaboration6.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control7.38 Ratings6.660 Ratings
Advanced security features8.410 Ratings5.949 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive8.94 Ratings6.027 Ratings
Device sync4.78 Ratings6.055 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)HipChat (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
6.8
(133 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)HipChat (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Cisco business edition are well suited for the environment where we need regular communication as they are easy to dial and has got great features. The product is well suited for both small business and large enterprises. Speed dial, good voice quality are key features of Cisco phones. They are not well suited in scenarios where we do not have LAN connectivity or internet. Sometimes we may face latency and jitteriness which is not good.
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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
Discontinued Products
  • The platform supports up to 5,000 users connected at the same time in voice and video calls.
  • Everything is virtually deployed on Cisco servers with reliability.
  • Intuitive configuration and user-friendly web interface.
  • It has several types of IP phones and is compatible with legacy and multi-brand hardware with SIP protocol.
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Atlassian
  • HipChat is very stable and reliable. I have never had issues with not being able to connect or being able to communicate with others on HipChat.
  • HipChat integrates quite well with other applications, such as Jira and Stash. This is a main selling point for my team. It provides a convenient feed of actions on a JIRA story or Stash pull request.
  • HipCat does a good job of allowing 1-1 and group chats. It is simple to start a new conversation and it is easy to hold a group conversation and keep track of who is in the room.
  • I like how HipChat has away/here/on mobile statuses. This makes it easy to see if a person is available to be contacted.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • More cloud based services need to be added to the default service package.
  • Companies frequently require a small contact center within the UC environment. It would be nice to see a build it contact center in the box.
  • It would be nice to see some advanced AI based services (IVR voice recognition service) in the BE7K application list.
  • Call recording should be also built in.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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
Discontinued Products
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
Discontinued Products
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
Discontinued Products
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
Discontinued Products
I've used 220s and 240s too, but it takes a lot of time to set them up, a lot of time to download the iso files, and set up of datastores. 7k saves the engineer a lot of pre-build assessment and evaluation time. Gets a lot done in a lot less time, returns are a happy engineer and a happier customer.
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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
Discontinued Products
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
Discontinued Products
  • It has allowed for mostly smooth communication from department to department/office to office.
  • It allows for saved phone # / last contact to appear quickly.
  • It has allowed for safety warnings/announcements to emerge all across every office so that everyone within the organization is on the same page about events when they occur.
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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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ScreenShots

HipChat (discontinued) Screenshots

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