HipChat (discontinued) vs. Nifty

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HipChat (discontinued)
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Hipchat was discontinued by Atlassian. Users are being migrated to Slack.
$0
per user
Nifty
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
Nifty consolidates projects, work, and communications in one place. Nifty simplifies and automates the tracking of project milestones, communications with teammates and clients, collaborative document creation, and more in a centralized workspace! Nifty enables organizational oversight across projects and teammates with project & team workload overviews. With communications, project management, and workflow collaboration centralized in one place, teams can consolidate their workday as well…N/A
Pricing
HipChat (discontinued)Nifty
Editions & Modules
HipChat Basic
$0
per user
HipChat Plus
$2
per user
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HipChat (discontinued)Nifty
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$89 simple flat-rate pricing
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)Nifty
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
106 Ratings
7% below category average
Nifty
9.6
3 Ratings
25% above category average
Mobile Access7.397 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Search7.2103 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Management00 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
132 Ratings
9% below category average
Nifty
-
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
Nifty
-
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
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
HipChat (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Nifty
9.3
2 Ratings
23% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
HipChat (discontinued)Nifty
Small Businesses
Stackby
Stackby
Score 9.6 out of 10
Stackby
Stackby
Score 9.6 out of 10
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Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.8 out of 10
SAP Ruum
SAP Ruum
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
HipChat (discontinued)Nifty
Likelihood to Recommend
6.8
(133 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.2
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(7 ratings)
-
(0 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)Nifty
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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Nifty
I've found myself recommending Nifty to other business owners as well as for personal use. I've personally found it to be invaluable when it comes to:
  • Daily / Weekly / Monthly / Quarterly recurring tasks
  • Creating templates for company processes such as new product creation, marketing strategy, on-boarding, quarterly goals, content management
  • Having forms zapped into a new task from multiple locations ensuring they're never overlooked
  • Having clear milestones and timelines for projects
  • Communicating on projects, tasks, and just in general
  • Assigning different components of projects to different people
  • Creating prior requirements that must be completed before completing the task
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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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Nifty
  • An overview of project timelines and milestones.
  • One-on-one or group conversations.
  • Tracking the status of projects and tasks.
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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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Nifty
  • Time Expense could be improved since we cannot edit the previous/past time logs entered.
  • Lacks expense management and Purchase order management functionality
  • Newest product updates are not always stable and I had to reach Nifty's support team a couple of times in the past to fix the issues with new updates e.g. our document management and meeting integrations had to be re-authorized
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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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Nifty
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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Nifty
No answers on this topic
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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Nifty
No answers on this topic
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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Nifty
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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Nifty
There's no comparison. Nifty does what all of these do all in one place (with the exception of Slack's community aspect with hashtagging - not sure if Nifty can do this, never tried) Nifty even has the ability to import directly from many other platforms - I've personally imported projects from Trello and Asana, saving tons of time in migration.
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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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Nifty
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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Nifty
  • Consistent communications.
  • Staying on project schedule.
  • Aligned projects with business strategies.
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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!).

Nifty Screenshots

Screenshot of Project DiscussionsScreenshot of Project MilestonesScreenshot of Project Overview