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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix ShareFile

ShareFile works very well for sending encrypted attachments through the Outlook app. The one-click feature makes it intuitive for users. There are two scenarios I can think of where it wouldn't fit as well. If you have a significant user base who does not use the Outlook app ShareFile may be harder to implement as users would have to go to the web portal. Additionally, the Outlook app has an automated feature where it will encrypt files over a certain size. This inconsistency can annoy some users but that will be more of a deployment detail.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

Hightail is my go-to source when I need to send large files that would never fit as regular attachments. That being said, sometimes there are files that would perfectly fit as attachments but I want the security that Hightail provides when sending sensitive or private material. It's very comforting knowing that the content I'm sending is only being received and viewed by the intended parties. It's also comforting for my clients when it's THEIR content that I'm sending for review.
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Citrix ShareFile
8.0
OpenText Hightail
8.4
Versioning
Citrix ShareFile
8.1
OpenText Hightail
7.6
Video files
Citrix ShareFile
7.0
OpenText Hightail
9.2
Audio files
Citrix ShareFile
6.4
OpenText Hightail
9.2
Document collaboration
Citrix ShareFile
7.4
OpenText Hightail
9.7
Access control
Citrix ShareFile
9.4
OpenText Hightail
8.2
File search
Citrix ShareFile
8.6
OpenText Hightail
Device sync
Citrix ShareFile
8.8
OpenText Hightail
7.6
Advanced security features
Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
9.1
Integrates with Google Drive
Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
6.5

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Citrix ShareFile
8.9
OpenText Hightail
User and role management
Citrix ShareFile
9.0
OpenText Hightail
File organization
Citrix ShareFile
8.9
OpenText Hightail
Device management
Citrix ShareFile
8.8
OpenText Hightail

Cloud Storage Platform

Citrix ShareFile
8.4
OpenText Hightail
Performance
Citrix ShareFile
8.4
OpenText Hightail
Reliability
Citrix ShareFile
8.7
OpenText Hightail
Storage Reports
Citrix ShareFile
8.2
OpenText Hightail

Project Management

Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
8.4
Task Management
Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
8.3
Scheduling
Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
7.7
Workflow Automation
Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
8.0
Mobile Access
Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
8.2
Search
Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
9.2
Visual planning tools
Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
8.8

Communication

Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
7.7
Notifications
Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
7.9
Discussions
Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
8.3
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
Citrix ShareFile
OpenText Hightail
7.6

Pros

Citrix ShareFile

  • Authenticated electronic document signatures--self-signing, and sending out for signatures. This is a robust feature that also allows for additional information to be added to documents being sent for signatures, such as dates, notes, and items omitted but needed.
  • Encrypted emails through ShareFile, Citrix apps for Outlook, Gmail, and Mac email systems. Encrypted email messages cannot be cut/pasted, nor forwarded without encryption. If only the attachments need to be encrypted, the email message can be unencrypted. Also, two options for securely opening an encrypted email (one with less credentials, one with more).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

  • It’s great for sending large-sized art files for print
  • It’s secure and files can be easily tracked
  • I like that it tells you how long it will take for the desired file to upload
Saryia Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Citrix ShareFile

  • Software can close or quit all on its own sometimes.
  • The password reset can be a pain with all the "choose a picture" steps to prove you are not a robot.
  • I sometimes see issues with synchronizing long file paths and special characters.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

  • I wish the screen would auto refresh faster, but that could be an issue with our bandwidth or IT pipeline and not the product.
  • I'd like a quicker way to get people up to speed than giving them a link to watch a multitude of videos and tutorials.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 10.0
Based on 4 answers
The cost is fair and the program does what it has promised to do. Customer service is attentive. I'm not aware of any better-sounding file sharing systems out there that would tempt us to discontinue ShareFile.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 8.7
Based on 15 answers
ShareFile is so easy to use I was able to download all of my projects files and have them set up to sync before my supervisor could even come over to explain the process to me. It is a neatly organized and intuitive software that allows even the less tech-savvy to become power users.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 9.0
Based on 26 answers
Easy to use, easy to integrate with Outlook. I only gave it a 9 because I have found that sometimes it does not play nicely with Outlook and can slow it down. But, when that happens (not frequent), I restart Outlook and all is well again
Andrew Simpson | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 8.9
Based on 16 answers
We find that tickets circle around Level 1 techs and response time is slow as Australia is not in a great time zone compared to their support team. When escalated to Level 2 and 3, sometimes issues get resolved but we find many times that our environment is blamed and they do not always take responsibility of their platform. We have also sometimes had to escalate issues to our local technical and sales reps to see any progress on tickets.
Alvin Landicho | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Citrix ShareFile

Dropbox was sufficient, but it required downloading Adobe Acrobat. And I'll tell you this - many people in our organization aren't the best with installing the 'right' software (i.e., they do a Google search, click a link, click the wrong download button and install some other nonsense like a toolbar or what have you) and then it has caused more issues than are needed. ShareFile is plug & play.
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

We looked at Dropbox because it's very well known in the industry and widely used. We didn't use it for a couple of reasons. First, our server security presented too many challenges and our IT director nixed the idea. Secondly, a lot of people used DropBox for personal use and we thought it could be confusing to have to navigate between the two choices. Hightail offers a single sign-in that can be shared amongst users so there is never a conflict between personal and professional use.
Lisa Moughan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Citrix ShareFile

  • POSITIVE IMPACT: Considering the process we were using prior to ShareFile (FTP and WinZip), our ROI was almost immediate. ShareFile took the complexity out of the process and gave us control and audits over our file collaboration functions.
  • POSITIVE IMPACT: We all know that a happy user is soo much better than an unhappy one. I have approximately 20 users at this time and they have provided nothing but POSITIVE remarks about how simple and fast it is to use.
  • POSITIVE IMPACT: Centralized management as an IT Manager is paramount. ShareFile is easy to manage and deploy to end users. I would say it's as close to effortless as it can possibly be.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

  • Team members can view and give feedback on videos, which is very useful.
  • The storage really can't be overstated. It's great.
  • It's generally pretty affordable for how much you can host on their server.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Citrix ShareFile

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Citrix ShareFile Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$55 ($50)1
Advanced$85 ($77)1
Premium$135 ($122)1
Virtual Data Room$375 ($338)1
  1. per month (billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details

OpenText Hightail

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OpenText Hightail Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$01
Pro$152
BusinessCustom2
Teams$303
  1. 100MB per file upload
  2. per user, per month
  3. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Lite: Send large files with anyone. Files are limited to 100MB for each file size uploaded, 2GB storage max. Files expire after 7 days. Pro: Send large files with anyone and set advanced security permissions such as expiration dates and access codes. Files are limited to 25GB for each file size uploaded, with unlimited storage. Teams: Send large files, collaborate in real-time and manage creative projects with your team. The Hightail Teams plan allows you to purchase multiple users online (from 1-30 users per organization) and allows users to send file sizes up to 50GB with unlimited storage. The Teams plan also includes features such as file previews, organization, annotations, version control, discussions, follow-ups, approval routing and more. Business: Create unlimited visual project folders (called a Space) with collaboration and project management features such as approval routing and assigning to-dos, upload unlimited files up to 100GB each, protect them with access codes and manage user permissions., plus intuitive admin controls , detailed activity analysis for your entire company, advanced organization options and priority support.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix ShareFile
8.4
OpenText Hightail
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix ShareFile
10.0
OpenText Hightail

Usability

Citrix ShareFile
8.7
OpenText Hightail

Performance

Citrix ShareFile
9.0
OpenText Hightail

Support Rating

Citrix ShareFile
8.9
OpenText Hightail

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