HipChat (discontinued) vs. Webex App

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
Webex App
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
The Webex App brings together Webex Calling, Meetings, and Messaging into a single application, fostering collaboration and unlocking more productive ways to work.
$0
user/month
Pricing
HipChat (discontinued)Webex App
Editions & Modules
HipChat Basic
$0
per user
HipChat Plus
$2
per user
Basic Plan
$0.00
user/month
Meet Plan
$13.50
user/month
Meet + Call Plan
$25.00
user/month
Enterprise Plan
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HipChat (discontinued)Webex App
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsFor Server pricing info please visit https://www.hipchat.com/server (Only $1.20/user/month at the highest user tier!)
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
HipChat (discontinued)Webex App
Considered Both Products
HipChat (discontinued)
Chose HipChat (discontinued)
Aside from HipChat we used Slack and Cisco Spark. Cisco Spark doesn't look as outdated as Hipchat but still is very limited with integrations and requires a paid version to take full advantage of it. Mobile version of Cisco Spark is limited and doesn't have many settings. Slack …
Webex App
Chose Webex App
I've used a bunch of Webex Solutions which have all been rebranded. I've also used HipChat which for my needs suits me just fine. It is easy to chat and I don't have a bunch of other options that I don't use regularly.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
HipChat (discontinued)Webex App
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
106 Ratings
7% below category average
Webex App
8.0
543 Ratings
2% above category average
Mobile Access7.397 Ratings8.8509 Ratings
Search7.2103 Ratings8.0427 Ratings
Task Management00 Ratings7.6303 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.3136 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.2418 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.9200 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.2222 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
132 Ratings
9% below category average
Webex App
8.5
587 Ratings
6% above category average
Chat7.7132 Ratings8.9577 Ratings
Notifications7.7130 Ratings8.6568 Ratings
Discussions6.5110 Ratings8.7521 Ratings
Surveys7.834 Ratings8.4277 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.043 Ratings8.1255 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting7.023 Ratings8.2151 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.7175 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.6382 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
Webex App
8.1
501 Ratings
0% below category average
Video files6.585 Ratings7.7430 Ratings
Audio files6.873 Ratings8.3431 Ratings
Access control6.660 Ratings8.6313 Ratings
Advanced security features5.949 Ratings8.2318 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive6.027 Ratings8.4168 Ratings
Device sync6.055 Ratings8.7285 Ratings
Versioning00 Ratings7.6291 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings7.7405 Ratings
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
HipChat (discontinued)Webex App
Likelihood to Recommend
6.8
(133 ratings)
8.4
(649 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(2 ratings)
8.6
(26 ratings)
Usability
7.2
(8 ratings)
8.9
(392 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(9 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(7 ratings)
7.9
(395 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.4
(3 ratings)
8.8
(11 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(10 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.6
(8 ratings)
7.9
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.2
(10 ratings)
8.8
(8 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
HipChat (discontinued)Webex App
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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Cisco
The biggest use case I have for Webex is the public and private Spaces feature. It is so handy to have a single place where I can collaborate with team members on a single project. We can chat about new ideas and share files just on that specific project. That way I am not having to search email, or a Sharepoint site or a network drives for files. And I don't have to search through a separate chat log for ideas for this project. Add to that that I can use the Webex app on my PC, Mac, iphone and Android tablet and that makes it the killer app.
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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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Cisco
  • High-quality, high-impact communications in our workflow.
  • It's great for sharing large documents, it doesn't slow down our communications.
  • The dark mode is excellent, it has a good image and seamless integration features.
  • We can record meetings, which is perfect for backing up any information that may be overlooked.
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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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Cisco
  • The PIN message function is getting deleted after some time. I would prefer it to retain all PIN messages.
  • Option to add multiple quiet hours. This will allow me to set quiet hours for the whole weekend and not just the time range similar to weekdays.
  • Paste cells on messages. When I paste, for example, a 3x3 cell from a spreadsheet, the columns and rows are removed.
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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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Cisco
I don’t have access to video features.) In an age when our smartphones
do everything but call our friends, family, or clients, it’s refreshing
to have a desktop app that can make calls in the smartphone’s place. It
seems appropriate in a time when we’re all worried about the robots
rising and taking over the world. Why not transfer the functionality of a
telephone to the same computer where we program those world-dominating
robots? It’s practical. Cisco Jabber takes the classic idea of making
calls with a phone and puts it in the same place where we spend most of
our worktime. This frees up desk space, as well as keeps the smartphone
available for what it was invented to do: take Instagram photos. Not to
mention, because it has its own number, it makes it easier to contact
clients without having to give them your personal phone number. Need to
make a call, but you don’t want to share your home phone? Cisco Jabber
makes that easy. And best of all, because you call through your
computer, all you need is a microphone to speak and speakers to listen,
and you never have to pick up the phone at all. If you hate having
sweaty ears, then Cisco Jabber is your app of choice. Note: Because I
have access to phone features only, and Cisco Jabber has more available
that I can’t use, I can see where it may also be a pro for business
owners that Cisco apparently allows custom features availability for
users, depending on roles.
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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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Cisco
Webex is quite usable, and it is, in fact very easy to use as well. You don't need a lot of documentation to learn how to use the app as it's mostly self-explanatory. The user interface is easy on the eyes, and people can see buttons without issues. Overall, WebEx's front-end design is great and I don't have much issue with it.
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Reliability and Availability
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Cisco
I would say every time I open it, it is there, there are times that our users have to sign out and back in to get it to work or even do a full exit as the app will disconnect from the controlling the desk phone, but some easy steps to sign-out or fully exit the app gets the user back up and running quickly.
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Performance
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Cisco
Software loads and runs well. I like the ability to run the full app version, or, just run through a browser using a lightweight webex experience. In a pinch, this ability has saved my bacon when I had to connect in an emergency on a borrowed phone or computer
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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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Cisco
The support team is quick in reverting to the issues faced, and it has multiple language support, which would be very helpful for some instances. Their expertise in resolving queries is instantaneous. Most of the common lags/issues in the application are identified and fixed with regular updates.
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In-Person Training
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Cisco
I am very satisfied with my experience with Webex App in online training. The creation of the event is very easy with the possibility of scheduling it in advance. The management of participants, organizers, and animators is complete. The invitations are automated and by simply using emails we can create all the schedules of the training session
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Online Training
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Cisco
Very easy to create. All operations are done without any problems with our business growth. All people like the experience including me as an instructor. The tools that WebEx App offers us are very complete for working in a virtual classroom, whether it is sharing the screen, the different display modes, the whiteboard, or even the scoring tools on the screen, it allows me to do my job as an instructor as if I was face to face with the participants.
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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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Cisco
There was quite a bit of back and forth with TAC and Cisco Reps to get it fully up and running but we did get there. Some of which had to do with documentation was not fully understandable. But with Cisco TAC we were able to get fully up and running.
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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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Cisco
A lot of drops from calls/meetings frustrated me and my customers in some cases, but with Webex App, I see very less (or even null) drops, even when I am streaming HD content through my camera, even when I connected with the support team for other products for an explanation, they blame it on ISP even though my ISP gives around 200 Mbps speed, Webex App is miraculously never "affected" by ISP speed.
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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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Cisco
Once everything is in place on the back end getting Webex on a user's PC is now very easy and with single sign-on, users are able to sign in without having to remember another password. Just make sure you have all the user settings in CUCM, CUC set right, and that they have the needed licenses in Webex Control Hub.
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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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Cisco
  • Cisco Jabber helped us develop a Business Continuity Plan in case of emergencies.
  • It allowed our employees to answer their office-phones remotely.
  • It saved us a 10.000$ investment every 4 years on the desk phones for only the Turkey office, possibly much higher figures on the global scale of Hilti.
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ScreenShots

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