8x8 Meet (discontinued) vs. GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 Meet (discontinued)
Score 7.6 out of 10
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8x8 Meet was offered as a simple-to-use video conferencing and collaboration solution for businesses, that unlimited meetings and minutes. Meet has been discontinued, and is no longer available as a standalone conference solution.N/A
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
Score 9.7 out of 10
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GlobalMeet Collaborationiwas an audio, web and video conferencing solution that is designed to make global communication easy from anywhere using any device. As of 2023 the product has reached EOL and will no longer be sold.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Meet (discontinued)
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Ratings
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
7.2
46 Ratings
11% below category average
High quality audio00 Ratings7.446 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings6.736 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings7.335 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings7.313 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
6.0
39 Ratings
28% below category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings7.639 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings4.326 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
6.6
43 Ratings
22% below category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings6.034 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings7.040 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings6.735 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings5.821 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
6.8
35 Ratings
22% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.233 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings4.314 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
7.2
38 Ratings
15% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.634 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings6.736 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings6.228 Ratings
Best Alternatives
8x8 Meet (discontinued)GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
Small Businesses
Zoom Workplace
Zoom Workplace
Score 8.2 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)
Score 9.2 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)
Score 9.2 out of 10
Google Meet
Google Meet
Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(47 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(14 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
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The only issue that I have faced so far is learning the program. Being a new admin with 8x8 X Series, you have a lot of questions and need help figuring stuff out. They have great customer service. Every page on the admin portal they have a chatbot. When you need help you can click on the chatbot and right away you are either directed to helpful documents or a customer service rep.
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GlobalMeet is well suited for an organization that wants a simple web conference platform with no added features. It seems like this is the way to go if you want to not spend a lot of money for a service. GlobalMeet is not well suited for large organizations, or someone who needs to host multiple meetings and needs robust features such as attendance tracking, presentation sharing, and ease of use.
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Pros
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  • The system allows our employees to work from home and continue to be connected to the phone system.
  • Meetings are easy to join & establish.
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  • Easy to use system for business conference calls
  • Recording feature useful to playback information from the meeting
  • Accessibility of domestic and international call in numbers make it possible for participants to call in no matter where they are traveling or located.
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Cons
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  • Less wait time on Service calls.
  • Admin view is rather complex.
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  • There is a cost for the conferencing services unlike competitors like FreeConferenceCall.com or Skype which have free options. However, you pay for what you get and the audio/connection quality can and has been an issue for us with other vendors.
  • There are a lot of shortcuts that can be used on the line to mute/unmute lines, record the audio, request operator assistance, etc. However, these are difficult to memorize so we end up forgetting or relying on a print-out of the shortcuts that we keep near our desks. I wish there was an easier way to use these such as voice commands.
  • In the post-conference email recaps you get the phone numbers of those who dialed in. However, it can be difficult to know who these numbers belong to unless you remember the direct #s for the participants. I wish there was a way to save contact info for certain phone numbers within the system and let GlobalMeet add the names to the numbers for all future post-conference emails.
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Likelihood to Renew
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GlobalMeet is not a very good tool. There are better web meeting platforms available in the marketplace. The system is clunky, not intuitive, and experiences often technical issues. They have made updates recently but it is too little too late. It may be a good platform for smaller organizations with tighter budgets.
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Usability
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I have provided such a high rating because setting up the meeting only requires a few clicks. Within a couple minutes of telling my team that I will set up a meeting and send an invite, that invitation is already sitting in their inbox. I move at a fast pace and GlobalMeet is keeping up
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Reliability and Availability
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We have never had an issue with the availability of GlobalMeet. It has always been available when we needed it.
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Performance
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For the most part GlobalMeet loaded everything quickly. The only problem that we had was when the whole company was on a training at one time, we had a hard time with screen sharing and the pages loading in a timely manner. Everything seemed to slow down when lots of people were on the system at once
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Support Rating
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As previously mentioned, I was in charge of facilitating a weekly meeting with 60 attendees. I had major issues with the screenshare crashing repeatedly during the meeting. I got in contact with a GlobalMeet Technician immediately. He was extremely responsive and worked with my technician to resolve all of the issues quickly. After his intervention, I never had the same issue again.
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Implementation Rating
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GlobalMeet was easy to get set up with the company and starting to use.
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Alternatives Considered
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I was not involved in the purchasing decision, but choose GlobalMeet over Skype in some situations since not all organizations permit their colleagues to join other Skype environments. WebEx is not widely deployed in the organization. I have just started using Teams, and I am not as familiar with using it yet. However, I have had success with joining other organizations that use Teams on a call. It is disappointing that functionality such as the whiteboard is not mutually available in those situations (yet).
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Scalability
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This product seems to be able to handle the growing amount of work within our company without any problems.
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Return on Investment
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  • The cell phone app, 8x8 work, is great and allows users not to be tied to their desks
  • Moves calls to other line if unanswered.
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  • The price for webinar for GlobalMeet is quite pricey compared to other similar vendors.
  • GlobalMeet can be used for unlimited free calls and video conferencing, hence in our company with extensive global calls this platform is very cost-effective.
  • Unlike most conferencing software. Other users don't have to download GlobalMeet App and therefore it is easy to send meeting invite to clients.
  • Attentively support system that responds fast to queries and this saves time for us.
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