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Full mobile device support HyperOffice is optimized for mobile access and compatible with all major mobile platforms like iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and many otherHyperOffice is optimized for mobile access and compatible with all major mobile platforms like iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and many other Exchange accounts can be accessed on mobile devices using ActiveSync or OMA (Outlook Mobile Access). Both offer limited functionality on different devices.Exchange: Exchange accounts can be accessed on mobile devices using ActiveSync or OMA (Outlook Mobile Access). Both offer limited functionality on different devices. Sharepoint: Versions older than 2007 don’t fully support mobile devices. Not Avaliable Excellent Fair
Full Mac Compatibility Excellent Exchange : The front end for Exchange on Mac is Entourage, which is mostly a personal information manager, and much less powerful than Outlook. Sharepoint : Sharepoint is not designed for Mac, and Mac browsers not too good for dynamic Sharepoint portals. Exchange : The front end for Exchange on Mac is Entourage, which is mostly a personal information manager, and much less powerful than Outlook. Sharepoint : Sharepoint is not designed for Mac, and Mac browsers are not too good for dynamic Sharepoint portals. Excellent Excellent citrix has issues the Mac Safari browserCitrix has issues the Mac Safari browser
Full cross-browser support (IE6+, Firefox 2.0+, Safari) HyperOffice is completely web based and compatible with all popular desktop and mobile browsersHyperOffice is completely web based and compatible with all popular desktop and mobile browsers Exchange’s Outlook Web Access as well as Sharepoint portals are known to have issues with browsers other than IE0Exchange’s Outlook Web Access as well as Sharepoint portals are known to have issues with browsers other than IE Cisco’s productivity applications are web based and compatible with all popular browsersCisco’s productivity applications are web based and compatible with all popular browsers Google’s business applications are completely web based and compatible with all popular browsersGoogle’s business applications are completely web based and compatible with all popular browsers Citrix application portals are known to have issues with browsers like Safari and FirefoxCitrix application portals are known to have issues with browsers like Safari and Firefox
Live phone support for all users Free phone support. 9am to 8pm EST. Microsoft has paid support packages. 

WebOffice: 24/7 Support

WebEx: Paid support packages
Free support.  9am to 5pm EST Free support. 7am to 7pm EST
Ability to customize interface ExcellentHyperOffice lets users easily customize brand, logo, layout, color scheme and tools etc. It also allows users to create entire websites from scratch without any knowledge of HTML. Exchange’s Outlook Web Access as well as Sharepoint portals are known to have issues with browsers other than IE0Although completely customizable, only experts can do the customization. GoodWebOffice lets users customize brand, logo, layout, color scheme and tools etc. GoodGoogle lets users customize brand, logo, layout, color scheme and tools etc. Citrix application portals are known to have issues with browsers like Safari and FirefoxCitrix lets users customize brand, logo, layout, color scheme and tools etc., but it is not very amenable to end users.
Free Live Training Excellent Not Avaliable GoodCisco offers free sessions, but most training has an attached price tag. Excellent Not Avaliable
Free Online Training Videos Excellent Not Avaliable GoodCisco offers paid as well as free training videos. Excellent Not Avaliable
Guaranteed Uptime 99.99% Not ApplicableSince MS products are server based, uptime depends on the user’s server and network configuration. Online versions of MS products include a 99.9% guarantee. 99.99% 99.9%In the recent past, some users of Google Apps have experienced significant downtime, and the uptime guarantee has not been met. Information not available
SAS 70 Compliant Yes Not Yet Yes Yes Information not available
128-Bit SSL Encryption Available, $199 one-time Not ApplicableLevel of encryption depends on the underlying server infrastructure. Online versions of MS products have 128 bit encryption built in. $299.95/year Information not available. Inbuilt
Experience in Online Collaboration Software 10 years 1 year 3 yearsCisco acquired the collaboration wing of its solution suite – weboffice – in 2005. The web conferencing solution – WebEx – however, has existed since 1995. 2 years 5 yearsCitrix acquired Expertcity in 2003 to found Citrix Online, the online collaboration division of its business.

 

 

Total Collaboration Suite

SharePoint

WebOffice

GoogleDocs

Citrix

Included Storage (for base plans) 5GB 1GB 1GB Not specifiedNo storage limits have been specified. However, there is a limit of 5000 documents and 1000 spreadsheets, with each file also having a limit. Excellent
Web Folders (Mounted Drive) Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Good Excellent
Advanced File Permissions ExcellentHyperOffice allows users to create “profiles” for different users, wherein you can hide certain information from some users, and let it remain visible for others. Good Good Good Excellent
Version Control Excellent Not Avaliable Good Fair Excellent
Automatic Change Notifications Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent
Document Commenting Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent
Audit Trails for Regulatory Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent
Compliance Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent
Full Document Search Excellent Not Avaliable Not AvaliableWebOffice allows full text search for an additional cost. Not Avaliable Excellent

 

 

Total Collaboration Suite

SharePoint

WebOffice

GoogleApps

Citrix

Gantt Charts Excellent Not Avaliable Not Avaliable Fair Excellent
Discussion Forums Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent
Voting Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Good Excellent
Customizable Fields for CRM Capabilities Excellent Not Avaliable Not Avaliable Fair Excellent
Schedule Followup Tasks Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent
Share Activity & Conversation History Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent

 

 

Total Collaboration Suite

SharePoint

WebOffice

GoogleDocs

Citrix

Intranet and Extranet Publishing Tool Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent
Easy to use Wiki Excellent Not Avaliable Good Fair Excellent
HTML Site Builder for Intranet and Extranet Portals Excellent Not Avaliable Good Fair Excellent
Customize content for different user groups Excellent Not Avaliable Good Not Avaliable Excellent
Tailor portals for users by adding or removing content and applications Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent
Multiple Group Support for different audiences Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent
Ranking Subtotal 54 41 33 27 -
Price $50 $16,000 - 95,000The range is so vast because a number of other components are needed to set up a comparable full power MS SharePoint solution – Windows Server, SQL Server, Search Server, Internet Connector etc etc. SharePoint Online, MS’s hosted offering of SharePoint costs $45 $60 $21This is a hypothetical figure, since Google only has annual plans starting at $50 per user per year. -

 

 

Total Collaboration Suite

Exchange

WebOffice

GoogleMail

Citrix

Fully Integrated Business Email Excellent Not Avaliable Fair Good Fair
POP3 & IMAP Support Excellent Not Avaliable Fair Not Avaliable Fair
Protection from Spam & Viruses Excellent Not Avaliable Fair Not Avaliable Fair
Included Email Storage 5GB Not AvaliableNot applicable since MS Exchange is an in house software. For Exchange Online, a 1 GB storage is included for full access, and 200 MB for web only access. - 25GB 100MB
Email Archiving Excellent Not Avaliable Fair Good Good
Multiple Domain Support Excellent Not AvaliableKnown to work best only with MS Products – Windows, IE etc. Fair Not Avaliable Fair
Email Support on any mobile device (including iPhone and BlackBerry) Excellent Not Avaliable Fair Not Avaliable Fair
Unlimited Aliases (i.e. sales@yourcompany.com) Excellent Not Avaliable Fair Not Avaliable Fair

 

 

Total Collaboration Suite

Exchange

WebOffice

GoogleMail

Citrix

Global Address Book Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Fair
Easy import & export of contact lists Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Fair
Internal & Remote-accessible contacts directory Excellent Good Excellent Not Avaliable Fair
Online & Offline access to Outlook contacts Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Fair Fair

 

 

Total Collaboration Suite

Exchange

WebOffice

GoogleMail

Citrix

Two way synching with Outlook 2003 and 2007 Excellent Not Avaliable Good Good Fair
Synch Email, Calendars, Contacts, and Tasks with Outlook Excellent Not Avaliable GoodNo synching for folders. GoodOnly calendar synching. Fair
Mobile Device Synching Excellent Not Avaliable Fair Not Avaliable Fair
Ranking subtotal 42 39 16 29 13
Price $50 $10,000 plus running expenses $60 $21This is hypothetical since their base plan is an annual plan costing $50 per user $90

 

 

HyperBase

Microsoft

WebOffice

Google

Citrix

Easy web form builder Excellent Not Avaliable Not Avaliable Not Avaliable Not Avaliable
Multi-table relationships Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Not Avaliable
Workflow routing Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Not Avaliable Not Avaliable
Automated communications Excellent Not Avaliable Good Not Avaliable Not Avaliable
Ranking subtotal 12 - 8 -  -
Price $50 - $60 - -

 

 

HyperBase

Microsoft

WebOffice

Google

GoToMeeting

Unlimited, on-the-fly meetings Excellent Not Avaliable Excellent Good Excellent
Full audience participation with individual desktop sharing Excellent Not Avaliable Fair Good Excellent
Integrated Outlook to schedule meetings and invite participants Excellent Good Fair Good Excellent
Record and play back meetings Excellent Good Excellent Good Excellent
Integrated audio conferencing Excellent Good Excellent Good Excellent
Integrated video conferencing Excellent Good Excellent Good Fair
Ranking Subtotal 18 14 12 9 15
Price $60 $68 $70 $21 $50
           
Ranking Total 144 97 81 83 32

 

 

 

WebOffice is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. ("Cisco"). The use of WebOffice® and Cisco® in our advertising materials is to distinguish Cisco's WebOffice® product from HyperOffice and to allow potential customers to compare and contrast our respective product offerings. For the avoidance of doubt: HyperOffice does not make or license WebOffice; likewise, Cisco does not make or license HyperOffice.

Founded in 1998, HyperOffice is a market leader in cloud collaboration and communication software for small and medium sized businesses. We provide the most comprehensive suite of solutions developed over more than 12 years of understanding your growing business needs. HyperOffice's capabilities include customer portal & intranet software, online document management, online project management, shared calendars, contact management software, business email, Outlook sharing and synchronization, push email and mobile collaboration, online database software and web forms and much more - offered as an integrated, easy to use solution accessible over any web connected PC, Mac, or mobile device. HyperOffice is also a viable Microsoft Sharepoint alternative and Microsoft Exchange alternative for growing companies looking for the power of enterprise class messaging and collaboration - but without the associated costs and hassles.
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