HipChat (discontinued) vs. Hiver

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HipChat (discontinued)
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Hipchat was discontinued by Atlassian. Users are being migrated to Slack.
$0
per user
Hiver
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Hiver helps you manage customer support and sales right from your Gmail. With Hiver, teams can collaborate on Shared email accounts like support@ or sales@ without having to leave their Gmail accounts. Hiver works like a full-fledged help desk, built right into Gmail. It gives you everything you need to do outstanding customer support, without any of the complexities and feature overload that come with other help desk products. Hiver is used by thousands of companies…
$14
/user/month
Pricing
HipChat (discontinued)Hiver
Editions & Modules
HipChat Basic
$0
per user
HipChat Plus
$2
per user
PLUS PLAN
$14.00
/user/month
PREMIUM PLAN
$22.00
/user/month
ENTERPRISE PLAN
$34.00
/user/month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HipChat (discontinued)Hiver
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
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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Features
HipChat (discontinued)Hiver
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
106 Ratings
7% below category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Mobile Access7.397 Ratings00 Ratings
Search7.2103 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
132 Ratings
9% below category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Chat7.7132 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications7.7130 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions6.5110 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys7.834 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.043 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting7.023 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
HipChat (discontinued)
6.3
95 Ratings
25% below category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Video files6.585 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files6.873 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control6.660 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features5.949 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive6.027 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync6.055 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
HipChat (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Hiver
1.7
3 Ratings
129% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
HipChat (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Hiver
3.0
3 Ratings
87% below category average
Email support00 Ratings3.03 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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HCL Connections
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
HipChat (discontinued)Hiver
Likelihood to Recommend
6.8
(133 ratings)
1.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.2
(8 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(7 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.4
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.6
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.2
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HipChat (discontinued)Hiver
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Hiver
Any work environment where more than one team member is able to address certain customer requests. We used to use Groups, but then it was confusing as to whether or not someone responded, and we needed more transparency between team members. Another example is a person emailing with a billing question. We used to reply and add the billing department's email address or forward the email to billing, but with Hiver, simply assigning it to the billing HIVER Inbox allows anyone to reply directly to the customer without the issue of either the customer or team member remembering to reply all or accidentally replying only to the team member forwarding the email.
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Pros
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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Hiver
  • It's easy to set up, and manage ongoing.
  • The customer service and support is amazing- I get check ins, quick responses to enquiries and extras from time to time.
  • It knows what it's doing- it's here to take the issue of gmail not being the best when it comes to shared inboxes and it has provided the perfect solution!
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Cons
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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Hiver
  • There is currently no way to create a support ticket unless related to an email already received. It would be extremely beneficial to be able to take a call and create a support ticket within HIVER based on the call in the same manner that we can create a ticket from an inbound email.
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Likelihood to Renew
Atlassian
If they fix the bugs the last update gave that are causing hipchat to crash more often.
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Hiver
No answers on this topic
Usability
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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Hiver
Easy to use
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Support Rating
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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Hiver
Support is there, can be slow at times.
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Implementation Rating
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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Hiver
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
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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Hiver
Hiver was the only option we looked at. There didn't appear to be many alternatives in the market
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Scalability
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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Hiver
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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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Hiver
  • Hiver has increased the efficiency by which we address emailed questions and concerns.
  • Hiver increases transparency between team members.
  • Information pertinent to one or more team members is searchable by all applicable team members making it easier to research a situation that otherwise could have been stored in details across separate member email histories.
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ScreenShots

HipChat (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of HipChat is with your team, whenever, wherever. Try it on your desktop, web, mobile, tablet, & wearable.Screenshot of Give your eyes the respite they deserve from your blaring white screen with HipChat dark mode!Screenshot of HipChat becomes your command center by integrating with over 100 awesome apps/tools your team already loves (like Uber!).

Hiver Screenshots

Screenshot of Hiver in GmailScreenshot of Access shared mailboxScreenshot of Collision alerts feature