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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

HipChat (discontinued)

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sococo

Great for communication and work from home offices. It has a great visual layout, which removes the disconnect among the organization when working from home. It is less appropriate for bigger companies due to the official capacity limits for meetings. Sococo is an excellent way to check in with staff and be accountable to each other. However, if you are always working from home - this program may not be ideal due to the limitations mentioned earlier.Sococo is good if each employee has access to very high-speed internet. High -speed internet is a limitation for those in rural areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
Sococo
4.7
Mobile Access
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
Sococo
3.0
Search
HipChat (discontinued)
7.2
Sococo
3.0
Task Management
HipChat (discontinued)
Sococo
5.0
Scheduling
HipChat (discontinued)
Sococo
5.0
Workflow Automation
HipChat (discontinued)
Sococo
4.0
Visual planning tools
HipChat (discontinued)
Sococo
8.0

Communication

HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
Sococo
5.7
Chat
HipChat (discontinued)
7.8
Sococo
8.0
Notifications
HipChat (discontinued)
7.8
Sococo
5.0
Discussions
HipChat (discontinued)
6.5
Sococo
6.0
Surveys
HipChat (discontinued)
8.0
Sococo
Internal knowledgebase
HipChat (discontinued)
7.0
Sococo
5.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
HipChat (discontinued)
7.0
Sococo
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
HipChat (discontinued)
Sococo
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
HipChat (discontinued)
Sococo
4.0

File Sharing & Management

HipChat (discontinued)
6.3
Sococo
4.6
Video files
HipChat (discontinued)
6.5
Sococo
3.0
Audio files
HipChat (discontinued)
6.8
Sococo
3.0
Access control
HipChat (discontinued)
6.5
Sococo
5.0
Advanced security features
HipChat (discontinued)
5.7
Sococo
6.0
Integrates with Google Drive
HipChat (discontinued)
6.0
Sococo
5.0
Device sync
HipChat (discontinued)
6.0
Sococo
6.0
Versioning
HipChat (discontinued)
Sococo
6.0
Document collaboration
HipChat (discontinued)
Sococo
3.0

Pros

HipChat (discontinued)

  • HipChat is the first enterprise team chat application, hence it invented the idea of itself.
  • Cross-platform support and hence runs on most of the computing devices
  • Efficient search
  • Completely free for smaller teams
  • Webhooks +1
  • Integrations with Atlassian products and other systems as well. For example, Infra monitoring applications.
  • Custom emojis
  • Media and file sharing directly or in a group
  • Video chat
Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sococo

  • Conference calls. No need for formal invites, excellent call quality and reliability.
  • Virtual rooms - see who's talking with who.
  • Instant chat - can also use Slack as a backend.
John Ball | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HipChat (discontinued)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sococo

  • On rare occasions my co-workers have had problems where they open Sococo and it doesn't recognize when they're speaking. However, restarting the program usually fixes it.
  • Users can 'knock' on another's 'virtual' office to come in to talk. Essentially, the same as waiting for a person to pick up when calling on a landline. An option to auto-let anyone in who knocks would be useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 8.4
Based on 3 answers
If they fix the bugs the last update gave that are causing hipchat to crash more often.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sococo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 7.3
Based on 9 answers
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.
Joe Tresca | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sococo

Sococo 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It was easy to use but still needs lots of improvement to collaborate with other tools
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 7.0
Based on 12 answers
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 .
Ajay Akunuri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sococo

Sococo 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Sococo didn't seem to have a strong support line. In comparison to other products, such as Microsoft Teams, it did not regularly check in with us. There should be opportunities to give feedback on the quality of the program periodically and if we had any issues. Sometimes, Sococo would crash, and we would 'restart it' but not know why it happened.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 8.6
Based on 8 answers
I don't have insights as I was not a part of the implementation. However, I love the end product
Sara Sayre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sococo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

HipChat (discontinued)

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.
Eric Broz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sococo

WebEx Meetings, Skype for Business, and Google Hangouts all require that you create some sort of "call event" that people can join or leave. Sococo gives you the ability to seamlessly move between meetings within one app and also provide a status of available or unavailable, or better yet, people can just see that you're in a meeting and who you're in that meeting with. This provides the opportunity for a boss to step in and determine a meeting isn't super important, so they can talk to someone in the meeting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 7.2
Based on 10 answers
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.
Vladimir Salnikov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sococo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

HipChat (discontinued)

  • 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.
Christina Wofford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sococo

  • Sococo completely overcame the problem of staying in touch with remote development teams.
  • Enabled daily scrum meetings, sprint reviews, etc.
  • Helped keep everybody engaged in the project.
John Ball | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

HipChat (discontinued)

General

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

HipChat (discontinued) Editions & Modules

Edition
HipChat Basic$01
HipChat Plus$21
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
For Server pricing info please visit https://www.hipchat.com/server (Only $1.20/user/month at the highest user tier!)

Sococo

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Sococo Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HipChat (discontinued)
6.8
Sococo
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

HipChat (discontinued)
8.4
Sococo

Usability

HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
Sococo
7.0

Support Rating

HipChat (discontinued)
7.0
Sococo
6.0

Implementation Rating

HipChat (discontinued)
8.6
Sococo

Scalability

HipChat (discontinued)
7.2
Sococo

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