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We performed a comparison between IceWarp and Zimbra Collaboration based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Email Applications solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed IceWarp vs. Zimbra Collaboration Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The solution's voice services work well for our company.""The solution has a very good log-in to the UI when compared to other solutions.""Its price is the most valuable. It is definitely one of the lowest price solutions.""IceWarp has multiple applications that are easy to use for many people.""It has great communication capabilities for team chatting and web conferences."

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"The product is easy to set up.""Good email solution and it's open-source.""A lot of other products like Microsoft Exchange offer email or collaboration features, but they are not as fast as Zimbra.""The backup and storage management features of Zimbra Collaboration are valuable.""The web interface is powerful and easy to use.""Zimbra Collaboration's sharing features are most valuable.""Zimbra Collaboration has integrated a lot of their party tools and they have good documentation available.""One of the most valuable features involves the solution's automatic backup, which I find to be pretty simple and straightforward, and obviates the need for additional software."

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Cons
"With multiple databases for VOIP, chat and web IMAP, maintenance is cumbersome.""The exchange compatibility mode is rather limited. Their technical support can also be better. They only provide online support, and there should be some option for escalating.""Our customers sometimes have problems receiving mail.""It is difficult to disable user rights on the console so some users accidentally delete their documents or user details.""I would like to have a trial for mobile applications and more documentation similar to Google Drive with mobile applications."

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"The installation is not straightforward, it can take two days for the full implementation.""I can confidently say that Zimbra is good enough for 2,000 client users. But, at the same time, if my client needs more than that and we have two options—Zimbra or Microsoft—I'm going with Microsoft because many admins will speak to Microsoft's ability to handle that many.""Zimbra should provide a desktop client. Right now, we are using a web browser for accessing our emails. There should also be a desktop client.""There are some security issues.""It is good and competent, but you have to pay for video and group chat features.""I would like to see a Microsoft schedule function added.""The solution could use more integration with third-party tools.""Zimbra Collaboration could improve the migration from a basic solution to a more containerized solution. For example, the installation should be able to extend to the containers and manage them with some solution, such as OpenShift or Kubernetes."

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  • "It is definitely one of the lowest price solutions."
  • "Our licensing is on a yearly basis. There were no additional costs."
  • "The license is based on the number of users."
  • "There are various licensing plans available based on geographic zone."
  • "The solution is inexpensive which is its main benefit."
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  • "If you choose the network edition, it is a little pricier. They have the open-source edition too which is only community supported."
  • "We are using perpetual licenses. We have deployed it in our local data center, and we buy perpetual licenses on a per-user basis."
  • "When it comes to the licensing of Zimbra Collaboration, my license covers the servers and I find its terms to be much simpler than those of Microsoft Exchange."
  • "We do not pay for licenses to use this solution."
  • "The price of the solution is low."
  • "It's very expensive. When we compare the cost with Google Workspace, it's so expensive."
  • "There is an annual standard licensing fee to use Zimbra Collaboration and there is no other cost."
  • "Zimbra Collaboration is expensive, and there is no perpetual license option."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution's voice services work well for our company.
    Top Answer:The solution is inexpensive which is its main benefit.
    Top Answer:It is difficult to disable user rights on the console so some users accidentally delete their documents or user details when they are given access to Smart Attachment. There needs to be a way to allow… more »
    Top Answer:Zimbra is a free, open source collaborative software suite. The features I like best are the ease of integration and the email, calendar, and collaboration server with web interface. In addition, I… more »
    Top Answer:The stability is good and keeps getting better with each new update.
    Top Answer:The solution is very low cost. It's an open-source solution. It's not an expensive option.
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    Rating
    8.5
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    Reviews
    14
    Average Words per Review
    359
    Rating
    7.9
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    Overview
    IceWarp helps thousands of organizations streamline all areas of business communication and become more profitable by providing Mail Server complete with GroupWare, Calendaring and Document Management, accessible through an intuitive WebClient, simple to setup in WebAdmin. Customize with add-ons: spam and virus protection, Instant Messaging with video calls, mobile sync and more.
    Zimbra Collaboration provides administrators and their end users innovative features that solve the challenges faced by organizations using today's legacy communications infrastructure.
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    Sample Customers
    Marriott, Toyota, Sony, Wendy's, Canon
    NEC Biglobe, City of Ventura, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Hola Publishing, BIG, Sleepwell, LaFayette College, Xmission, DNA, Ring Line, Future Group, TIGC
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Construction Company43%
    Real Estate/Law Firm14%
    Cloud Provider14%
    Program Development Consultancy14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Retailer6%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Security Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government8%
    Retailer5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business69%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise47%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business65%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise20%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Buyer's Guide
    IceWarp vs. Zimbra Collaboration
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IceWarp vs. Zimbra Collaboration and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    656,862 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IceWarp is ranked 6th in Email Applications with 5 reviews while Zimbra Collaboration is ranked 3rd in Email Applications with 14 reviews. IceWarp is rated 8.6, while Zimbra Collaboration is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IceWarp writes "An inexpensive and scalable solution for small- to medium-sized businesses". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zimbra Collaboration writes "Automatic backup with good web client features for an easily scalable, stable, installable and manageable solution". IceWarp is most compared with Microsoft Exchange, KerioConnect, Google Workspace, Microsoft Exchange Online and Fortinet FortiMail, whereas Zimbra Collaboration is most compared with Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Exchange Online, KerioConnect, Google Workspace and Open-Xchange. See our IceWarp vs. Zimbra Collaboration report.

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