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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Huddle ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Communication, File Sharing & Management
  • Opal ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

6.8

Huddle

68%
7.9

Opal

79%
Opal ranks higher in 6/7 features

Task Management

7.7
77%
4 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Scheduling

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Mobile Access

7.3
73%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Search

7.3
73%
4 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Gantt Charts

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Workflow Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Communication

7.3

Huddle

73%
6.1

Opal

61%
Huddle ranks higher in 3/5 features

Chat

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Notifications

5.4
54%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Discussions

3.9
39%
2 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Internal knowledgebase

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

9.4

Huddle

94%
9.1

Opal

91%
Huddle ranks higher in 5/7 features

Versioning

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Video files

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Audio files

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Document collaboration

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Access control

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Advanced security features

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Device sync

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Opal is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Huddle

83%
4 Ratings
9.2

Opal

92%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Huddle

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Opal

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Ideagen

If you must simultaneously edit documents on a project, Huddle is not a good option. Also, if your team is not technically savvy, the learning curve can be challenging. Finally, if you need hundreds or thousands of people working on a project, Huddle might not be the right choice. I think it is better for teams under 100 people.
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Opal

I honestly cannot recommend this tool enough. Opal is such a valuable tool for brand content creators and there is nothing like it available. If you're serious about content marketing and have a need to find ways to collaborate, plan and provide more visibility among teams, then Opal really is the only way to go. One more thing that's not being mentioned: The tool is simply amazing but it's only as amazing is the team behind the tool. Their customer support and willingness to quickly be in touch when needed is a key feature within itself. Seriously, such a good team of people.
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Pros

Ideagen

  • Usability is excellent.
  • Makes it easy to track who has worked on what.
  • Makes older versions of your files available.
  • Sharing documents is super simple.
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Opal

  • Content planning: you can look at one asset and see how it is being used across multiple channels by multiple teams.
  • Content collaboration: it is really easy to see what other people and teams are contributing to an asset, or how they are using it. We can also duplicate content that was created by another team to use as a starting point in our own content collaboration.
  • High level/big picture overview: Opal allows us to see content that is being created, planned and scheduled very easily; it goes beyond social content (which we can also see in Sprinklr) to show us content created across multiple channels.
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Cons

Ideagen

  • The desktop app is occasionally unreliable and it is never easy to get to the bottom of it with the tech support people...
  • Tasks are virtually useless as they have no context. We want tasks to be against documents so we can make our workflow more formal but they are not, so we don't use them. A reimplementation of to do and calendar facilities with files/documents as the context would make a huge difference to us.
  • The Huddle Office plugins are a great idea, but they cause us far too many Word and Excel crashes so we have to turn them off.
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Opal

  • No publishing capabilities, for the most part.
  • No analytics tie-ins.
  • Rather pricey.
  • Requires someone to really manage the structure in order to keep the tool organized and use it effectively. When this is done right, though, it's worthwhile.
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Pricing Details

Huddle

Starting Price

$20 per month

Editions & Modules

Huddle editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Huddle101
Huddle PlusContact sales team2
Huddle PremierContact sales team3

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Opal

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Opal editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Alternatives Considered

    Ideagen

    Huddle is quite different from Tibbr. They serve different purposes for the most part. However, they both allow colleagues to improve their communication with one another, minimize email inbox clutter, and improve processes. We use both of these in our organization. Huddle has allowed us to store documents, share communication and generally work in the cloud.
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    Opal

    You get for what you paid for. Opal has more features
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    Return on Investment

    Ideagen

    • This has made it a lot easier for remote workers to access important documents without needing to use the VPN at home (which does not always work).
    • It clearly shows who updated the last document and when so it is clear who you need to ask if you have questions or something.
    • We have used it in client settings, so this saves money as we do not need to request a separate client laptop or VPN token.
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    Opal

    • Opal allows for more discipline in marketing as teams are better aligned on messaging and big moments.
    • Opal cuts down on communication breakdowns and mistakes, which in the end leads to more happy customers.
    • I think Opal provides the team with more confidence as everyone is on the same page. With everything in one place rather than communications being lost in emails, etc., everyone is more efficient and can work knowing that there is one source of truth.
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