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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Aspera on Cloud

It is best suited to products and companies which extensively use IBM cloud and other cloud hosted services by IBM. This is because since the existing interface is a little challenging to use, IBM's own products and platform is well integrated with IBM Aspera on Cloud and there's relatively little work for the integration team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

Hightail is my go-to source when I need to send large files that would never fit as regular attachments. That being said, sometimes there are files that would perfectly fit as attachments but I want the security that Hightail provides when sending sensitive or private material. It's very comforting knowing that the content I'm sending is only being received and viewed by the intended parties. It's also comforting for my clients when it's THEIR content that I'm sending for review.
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.8
OpenText Hightail
8.4
Versioning
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
OpenText Hightail
7.5
Video files
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.9
OpenText Hightail
9.2
Audio files
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
OpenText Hightail
9.2
Document collaboration
IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0
OpenText Hightail
9.7
Access control
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.7
OpenText Hightail
8.2
File search
IBM Aspera on Cloud
5.0
OpenText Hightail
Device sync
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0
OpenText Hightail
7.6
Advanced security features
IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
9.1
Integrates with Google Drive
IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
6.5

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.7
OpenText Hightail
User and role management
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.9
OpenText Hightail
File organization
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
OpenText Hightail
Device management
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0
OpenText Hightail

Cloud Storage Platform

IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1
OpenText Hightail
Performance
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
OpenText Hightail
Reliability
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
OpenText Hightail
Storage Reports
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.8
OpenText Hightail

Project Management

IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
8.4
Task Management
IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
8.3
Scheduling
IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
7.7
Workflow Automation
IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
8.0
Mobile Access
IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
8.2
Search
IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
9.2
Visual planning tools
IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
8.8

Communication

IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
7.7
Notifications
IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
7.9
Discussions
IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
8.3
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
IBM Aspera on Cloud
OpenText Hightail
7.6

Pros

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Ease of use: the Graphical User Interface doesn't require technical know-how to operate
  • Delivery Receipts: this allows us the confidence to know our files have reached our customers
  • Activity Monitor: lets you know how much data you have used, which is important for budgeting reasons.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

  • It’s great for sending large-sized art files for print
  • It’s secure and files can be easily tracked
  • I like that it tells you how long it will take for the desired file to upload
Saryia Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Track upload/download usage OVERALL to know how much space is left
  • Track cloud storage overall to know how much space is left
  • More easily send single links to users for download, rather than full access (I know it is possible, but it is not intuitive)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

  • I wish the screen would auto refresh faster, but that could be an issue with our bandwidth or IT pipeline and not the product.
  • I'd like a quicker way to get people up to speed than giving them a link to watch a multitude of videos and tutorials.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 7.9
Based on 5 answers
The support from IBM is fast and reliable. Very knowledgeable engineers provide you with the support on Aspera. We had a very good experience when opened tickets and we were able to get our issues resolved quickly. Most solutions are provided within a day so you can expect a quick turnaround time. Overall, the support has been very good.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The service provided by the authorized vendor was excellent. It was a good collaboration between the vendor IT team and internal IT team. They provided us with a timeline and we verified and approved that timeline. Daily stand ups and weekly meetups were conducted to update the internal team on progress. They were able to deliver all deliverables on time also, they conducted both alpha testing and beta version testing in time. Overall, they were able to complete the implementation in the given timeline.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

IBM Aspera on Cloud

Aspera comes with IBM cloud so there isn’t really a choice. Since it’s built-in, it integrates well and there was no need to buy another solution. Therefore, I did not consider other options. It worked fine, gave access files, push data securely, and did it faster than standard HTTPS.
Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

We looked at Dropbox because it's very well known in the industry and widely used. We didn't use it for a couple of reasons. First, our server security presented too many challenges and our IT director nixed the idea. Secondly, a lot of people used DropBox for personal use and we thought it could be confusing to have to navigate between the two choices. Hightail offers a single sign-in that can be shared amongst users so there is never a conflict between personal and professional use.
Lisa Moughan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Aspera has changed the way we do business. We are now able to share huge file sets electronically, saving on external drives, shipping costs, time, and effort.
  • Our industry is very slow to commit to electronic alternatives to physical media. In less than three years, the positive results of using this service have caused over 70% of our user base to fully commit to electronic delivery, with the number of physical fulfillments quickly being driven toward zero.
  • Transfers within our own company, which formerly relied solely on FTP/HTTP transfer drives that would take days now take minutes with Aspera. Our software team relies on the speed and accuracy of the transfers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

  • Team members can view and give feedback on videos, which is very useful.
  • The storage really can't be overstated. It's great.
  • It's generally pretty affordable for how much you can host on their server.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

IBM Aspera on Cloud

General

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

IBM Aspera on Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Pay as You Go$0.951
Standard Edition$716.402
Advanced Edition$10,440.003
Enterprise EditionContact sales4
  1. per transferred gigabyte
  2. per transfer volume starting at 1 terabyte per year
  3. per transfer volume starting at 6 terabytes per year
  4. per transfer volume starting at 60 terabytes per year
Additional Pricing Details

OpenText Hightail

General

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

OpenText Hightail Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$01
Pro$152
BusinessCustom2
Teams$303
  1. 100MB per file upload
  2. per user, per month
  3. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Lite: Send large files with anyone. Files are limited to 100MB for each file size uploaded, 2GB storage max. Files expire after 7 days. Pro: Send large files with anyone and set advanced security permissions such as expiration dates and access codes. Files are limited to 25GB for each file size uploaded, with unlimited storage. Teams: Send large files, collaborate in real-time and manage creative projects with your team. The Hightail Teams plan allows you to purchase multiple users online (from 1-30 users per organization) and allows users to send file sizes up to 50GB with unlimited storage. The Teams plan also includes features such as file previews, organization, annotations, version control, discussions, follow-ups, approval routing and more. Business: Create unlimited visual project folders (called a Space) with collaboration and project management features such as approval routing and assigning to-dos, upload unlimited files up to 100GB each, protect them with access codes and manage user permissions., plus intuitive admin controls , detailed activity analysis for your entire company, advanced organization options and priority support.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1
OpenText Hightail
9.3

Support Rating

IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.9
OpenText Hightail

Implementation Rating

IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0
OpenText Hightail

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