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Score 7.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

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.
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IBM Aspera on Cloud

There is no better transfer service being offered for the price, and no other transfer service that isn't renting pipe from IBM can touch the speed. Aspera can be used by any part of an organization, workspaces can be spun up in less than a minute, files can be transferred as fast as the pipe allows, and shared in seconds.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

OpenText Hightail
8.2
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Task Management
OpenText Hightail
8.2
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Scheduling
OpenText Hightail
7.4
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Workflow Automation
OpenText Hightail
8.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Mobile Access
OpenText Hightail
7.5
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Search
OpenText Hightail
9.3
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Visual planning tools
OpenText Hightail
9.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Communication

OpenText Hightail
7.8
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Notifications
OpenText Hightail
8.1
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Discussions
OpenText Hightail
8.6
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
OpenText Hightail
7.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Integrates with Outlook
OpenText Hightail
7.5
IBM Aspera on Cloud

File Sharing & Management

OpenText Hightail
8.8
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Versioning
OpenText Hightail
8.3
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Video files
OpenText Hightail
9.4
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Audio files
OpenText Hightail
9.4
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Document collaboration
OpenText Hightail
9.8
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Access control
OpenText Hightail
8.5
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Advanced security features
OpenText Hightail
9.3
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Integrates with Google Drive
OpenText Hightail
7.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Device sync
OpenText Hightail
8.5
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Pros

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
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IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • This program provides a hub to share and upload information to various partners and organizations.
  • Media upload/download is fast and easy to use
  • Able to access this program anywhere
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Cons

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.
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IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • The upload window doesnt stay on top of the web browsers. It kept getting lost if another browser tab was opened.
  • The system lacks ability to customize the due notifications when the upload/download is completed. The users should be able to choose if they want a sound notification or another way to be notified of large uploads/downloads that take time.
  • Multiple downloads of the same name (same file)have no distinct file names automatically given by the system to distinguish between them. I think the system should prompt an error message in that instance.
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Support

OpenText Hightail

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IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 8.6
Based on 2 answers
The support team is supportive and reactive. You can open a ticket and chat with the support team.
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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IBM Aspera on Cloud

Other services were very barebones and did not offer storage options. The option of not using on-premise storage for a transfer solution is a game-changer. We can rely on the distributed node advantage for data protection and speed, while still maintaining the integrity of our software packages and not worrying about size requirements.And the speed. Not even a contest. Aspera gives us more speed than we can use, and our clients get the benefit of being able to transfer content whenever and wherever.
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Return on Investment

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.
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IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • I am able to share/receive large bite files very fast
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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.

IBM Aspera on Cloud

General

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

IBM Aspera on Cloud Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Hightail
9.3
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.3

Support

OpenText Hightail
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.6

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