Creately vs. Google Chat

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Creately
Score 7.7 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Creately aims to provide powerful diagramming features at a very affordable price. The product boasts an intuitive interface so users can quickly and easily come up with professional diagrams. Users can draw flowcharts, organizational charts, wire-frames, SWOT diagrams, Venn diagrams, network diagrams and many other diagrams using Creately.
$6.95
per month
Google Chat
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Google Chat, formerly Hangouts Chat, is a collaboration tool competing with Slack, designed to make it easy for teams to be able to get their work done in one place. From direct messages to group conversations, Chat helps teams collaborate, and with dedicated, virtual rooms to house projects over time — plus threaded conversations — Chat helps users track progress and follow up tasks. Chat currently supports 28 languages and each room can support up to 8,000 members.N/A
Pricing
CreatelyGoogle Chat
Editions & Modules
Creately Online Personal
$6.95
per month
Creately Server
$6.95
per user
Creately Team 5
$40
per month
Creately Desktop
$75
per user
Creately Team 10
$80
per month
Creately Team 25
$200
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CreatelyGoogle Chat
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.95 per userNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWe offer deeply discounted prices for non profits, educational institutes and charities.
More Pricing Information
Features
CreatelyGoogle Chat
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Google Chat
8.0
20 Ratings
2% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.711 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.17 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings6.710 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.519 Ratings
Search00 Ratings8.617 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Google Chat
8.2
20 Ratings
2% above category average
Chat00 Ratings9.120 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.920 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings7.718 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings6.613 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.710 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings8.18 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.816 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Google Chat
8.3
20 Ratings
2% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.513 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.617 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.216 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.417 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.814 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.515 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings8.616 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.118 Ratings
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User Ratings
CreatelyGoogle Chat
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
7.8
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
CreatelyGoogle Chat
Likelihood to Recommend
Cinergix
Creately sells itself as software specializing in a wide variety of areas, which is true in some cases. Visualizing and creating marketing processes, research, user flows, and general flowcharts is an extremely powerful tool. However, in other areas, such as Human Resources, UI/UX prototyping, and Wireframe design, it leaves a little to be desired compared to the competition.
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Google
Well suited for businesses of all sizes. HOWEVER, I would say keep the chat groups limited at the departmental level, ensure that your moderator or the individual responsible for the group keeps it on topic, and have your IT team monitor it from time to time. Google Chat gets used so much in our organization that we have rules and regs in our Employee Handbook regarding its proper use (and when used PROPERLY, it can be very effective).
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Pros
Cinergix
  • Helps to create wonderful charts.
  • Helps co-worker to work on a similar project.
  • It allows importing multiple templates.
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Google
  • Google Hangouts Chat allows you to send and receive messages real time with emoticons that can help you express your mood.
  • You can download and upload image file that can be use for business process and more.
  • Google Hangouts Chat also allows you to make a calls to reach other users.What I like the most is the awesome screen sharing while on call.
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Cons
Cinergix
  • Can add more tutorials to guide the users in the tool
  • Tools lags sometimes when a diagram with lot of data is loaded
  • It also gets stuck sometime when an Undo functionality is used
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Google
  • I wish it was easier to turn the sound off, I hate being in meetings and my chat is blowing up.
  • Needing to "accept" a chat invite from someone within my org seems counter-intuitive.
  • Some people have trouble getting their notifications before midnight, somehow?
  • Prior to downloading the app, group messages didn't come up for me on my computer.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cinergix
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Google
The updates, support, general reviews on Google Chat are great everywhere. The development of the features is ongoing and this adds a great value to Google as a big company in the market. Other applications are limiting communication while Google Chat is allowing communication to grow. It is very easy to use it and teach others how to use Google Chat.
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Usability
Cinergix
No answers on this topic
Google
It's not perfect. There are occasional glitches, drop-outs, and it takes a bit to get everything loaded and working. But it is significantly better than Zoom or GoToMeeting when you're in instructional settings. I know my teacher friends here like it and the administrators and parents seem to be satisfied too.
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Support Rating
Cinergix
It definitely could be better, but it may also depend on the type of license you are subscribing to.
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Google
I have not needed to contact the support folks for Google Hangouts Chat, so I can't speak to this with any accuracy. The online instructions are fairly clearly written, so it is fairly intuitive to start with. I did not feel the need to use the support people anyway.
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Alternatives Considered
Cinergix
Creately is a more intuitive solution and has better looking elements, shapes etc.
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Google
Prior to Google Hangouts, our company used Spark. Spark was not integrated into our email, therefore it couldn't be easily accessed in the same browser. With Spark we also couldn't search our emails for keywords in a conversation, searching had to be done manually. The one feature I enjoyed about Spark was a request to get a user's attention: If I had an urgent question and I wanted to ensure the recipient saw my message/question, I would request their attention and the message screen would pop up on their screen.
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Return on Investment
Cinergix
  • We were able to save a lot of time in visualizing strategic processes.
  • We saved meeting time by simply showing our workflows and keeping our coworkers in the loop.
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Google
  • In my work it allows us to report troubles that may cost loss of investment thru Google Hangouts Chat we were able to communicate on how to fix it.
  • I hope we can make it on our own choice of colors to heightened workers vibe
  • It is connected to your email
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