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Skype for Business

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

3CX Phone System

The biggest advantage of 3CX is Windows operability. While it makes much more sense to use some flavor of Unix; there are situations where deploying in a Won environment makes sense. Once established, it can later be migrated to an inherently stable Unix environment. There are situations where an organization needs to be compatible with other installs, likely using Asterisk. That would be a strong consideration against 3CX.
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Skype for Business

It is a tool that adapts very well to meetings of a high professional level, being very effective for the transmission of information and the reduction of logistics expenses and the growth of the personnel. Skype adapts well as a tool of communication at a distance with the work teams, since it allows the reduction of the operative expenses and the execution times of the strategic instructions of the organization, guaranteeing the adequate use of the available time for the production of the company. It does not adapt very well for the organization of meetings at distances that merit communication with personnel located in communities of difficult access, which do not have an excellent connection to the internet, therefore the tool is more advisable for office activities but not field.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
7.6
High quality audio
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
7.9
High quality video
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
7.8
Low bandwidth requirements
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
6.7
Mobile support
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.0

Screen Sharing

3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.4
Desktop sharing
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.7
Whiteboards
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.1

Online Meetings / Events

3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.0
Calendar integration
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.6
Meeting initiation
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.2
Integrates with social media
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
6.9
Record meetings / events
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.2
Slideshows
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.1

Online Events Collaboration

3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.0
Live chat
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.9
Audience polling
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
7.6
Q&A
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
7.5

Online Events Security

3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.4
User authentication
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.5
Participant roles & permissions
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.1
Confidential attendee list
3CX Phone System
Skype for Business
8.5

Pros

  • Multi-platform support.
  • Available in free an in value-added tiers.
  • Stable
  • Mature product
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  • Status: Integration with Outlook and Outlook calendar makes it easy for you if you accept a meeting invitation. Skype will read your calendar data and change your status to "In a Meeting" where you won't get disturbed by side chats or notifications.
  • Remote connection: another great tool if you need to connect with someone and show them how something is done. For example, you need to install your company printer on their machine, it is easier to take control than to explain chatting.
  • Video and Audio calls: Skype always had high-quality calls, nothing has changed in that department, you can always call a colleague and have a talk about something that must be explained quickly.
  • Ability to add Skype contacts outside of your organization. It makes Skype for Business also your personal Skype, but you shouldn't share your organization email easily with everyone.
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Cons

  • Stability under Windows
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  • Although it can also be used from the web, the most effective is that you install Skype on your computer or mobile (and your client as well). This is usually problematic for people who are not used to using technology.
  • Use the Microsoft system completely free of charge for a trial version so companies can validate if this application meets the expectations of the company.
  • Have a fully customized videoconference room with the logo and corporate colors of the company, with the Skype for Business account.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Skype for Business7.7
Based on 5 answers
I honestly feel that with most people using iPhone nowadays, it's easy to just call or use FaceTime if you need to be in touch with a client. Unless you need to have a conference call, there are plenty of ways to get in touch with a client otherwise besides using a somewhat inefficient program.
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Usability

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Skype for Business10.0
Based on 4 answers
Usability is great. Everyone in the organization can use basic chat functions and other features (like video conference, and screen share,) enhance the products capabilities
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Support

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Skype for Business7.3
Based on 1 answer
I have never heard any of the engineers or techs say that they have has any problems with skype for business in terms of support from the manufacturer. With that said I am going to say that there are not many issues and when there are, they are fixed rather quicky.
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Implementation

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Skype for Business8.2
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Skpe for business is utilized company wide in regards to my company. Everyone not only uses it, but uses it often. It is an effective way of communicating. It also integrates very nicely with outlook and all conversation history is pushed to a folder within the outlook system. We also have it so that if someone misses a message, they are sent an email reminder saying that there is a message that went unread.
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Alternatives Considered

Both are great - 3CX was chosen for its Windows compatibility, The operation has been very straightforward and was easily integrated and maintained. The ability to migrate later to a stable Unix platform is considered a real plus. We have been very pleased with the ease of use and the stability that the 3CX system provides, even on a Windows platform.
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We select Skype for Business over Google Talk because in terms of image and sound quality Google Talk is not up to Skype, it must improve its transmission platform to compete with Skype.
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Return on Investment

  • Stable and inexpensive software.
  • uses basic computer equipment.
  • Interfaces with Industry standard VoIP switches.
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  • Skype for Business came with our Business Office 365 subscription. We went with another product which meets our needs much better.
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Pricing Details

3CX Phone System

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Skype for Business

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details