As you may be aware, the deadline is fast approaching when Atlassian will discontinue support for Stride and HipChat, on February 15th 2019.
Atlassian's advice, for customers still using the platform is simply to migrate over to Slack, but is this the right choice for you? Modular brings you your own hosted Riot: a cheaper and more privacy-preserving alternative to Slack which lets you keep control of your data, without locking you in a closed system. Beware: freedom inside!
So here are a few things you might want to consider before going through moving your whole company / organisation / family over to a new communication system.
Slack is 4 times more expensive than HipChat. While by choosing Modular you will be saving 25% of your previous costs. That's a $78 saving per user per year between Atlassian’s recommended route and the Modular one!
Modular allows you to enable end-to-end encryption. This means that only the users participating in the conversation can read it. I.e. we don’t have access to your content. It sounds obvious but not many other apps can guarantee that.
Modular is built on the Matrix open standard. This means that by migrating to Modular, you’re migrating to a whole ecosystem of apps, integrations and service providers. Today we are providing you the messaging service, but tomorrow you might just as well host it yourself, or choose another Matrix hosting provider, completely transparently for your users. Besides, with Modular your data is hosted in a standalone server, operationally independent from our other customers, reducing the risk of downtime.
Not only does Modular let you bridge to other apps and networks like Slack, IRC and XMPP, but it also lets you interact with millions of other Matrix users, if you choose to enable federation.
And there is more! Riot is open source, cross-platform and doesn’t compromise on features or user experience. Check the table below for a full feature comparison between Riot hosted by Modular, HipChat Cloud and Slack!
Convinced? Continue all of your conversations where you left off using our seamless migration tools…
|Feature||Riot Modular||HipChat Cloud||Slack|
|Group and 1:1 messaging||Y||Y||Y|
|Group and 1:1 voice and video calls||Y||Y||Y|
|Widgets and Integrations||Y||Y||Y|
|Web, Desktop, Android, iOS Clients||Y||Y||Y|
|Unlimited message history||Y||N||Y|
|Optional end to end encryption||Y||N||N|
|Can migrate from cloud hosting to self hosting||Y||Y||N|
|Ability to chat with users outside your organisation||Y||N||N|
|Interoperable (Slack, IRC, XMPP)||Y||N||N|
|Open source built on Open standards||Y||N||N|
|Price ($ / user / month)||$1.50||$2.00||$8.00|
In order to use the HipChat to Modular migration tool you must first be signed in to your Modular account. You must also have set up your hosted homeserver before you can begin the migration.
If you have not done so already, set up your hosted homeserver now:
Once your new Modular Hosted homeserver is up and running you can import your data in just a few easy steps: