8x8 Meet (discontinued) vs. GlobalMeet Webcast

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 Meet (discontinued)
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
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 Webcast
Score 7.7 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
GlobalMeet Webcast enables users to conduct online broadcasts and features HD video streaming and interactive audience engagement tools. It also offers customized event branding, webcast recording and editing capabilities, and event reporting.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
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsThere are 2 ways to consume GlobalMeet Webcast. (1) As a fully managed event- which means the GlobalMeet professional services team helps setup the webcast portal, run the rehearsal and is the production manager during the live event. (Picture a TV news producer- taking people on and off camera, launching pre-recorded videos, advancing presentation slides, troubleshooting technical issues that arise, etc.) Typical price for a managed event is between $ 4K and $10K – price dependent on the Attendee Capacity (500 – 100K) and then any “extras” needed such as captions, transcriptions, translations, on-site production A/V for hybrid events, etc. (2) As a license (paid monthly or annually) that can be used to hold as many webcast events as desired. The license is ‘self-service’ but if there are particular events where professional services are required, the user can add the managed component to a single event,w hich GlobalMeet states is fairly common among license customers. Licenses can be used all year for marketing events, webinars, monthly meetings, etc and managed services can be added for the big annual meeting, CEO Town Hall or other high profile event. Typical license costs between $ 30K - $90K / year (cost dependent on the max # of attendees needed for meetings- 1K, 5K, 50K etc and the feature set.)
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Community Pulse
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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
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Ratings
GlobalMeet Webcast
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
High quality audio00 Ratings9.53 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
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Ratings
GlobalMeet Webcast
9.6
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
GlobalMeet Webcast
10.0
3 Ratings
19% above category average
Audience polling00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
GlobalMeet Webcast
9.7
3 Ratings
15% above category average
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
8x8 Meet (discontinued)GlobalMeet Webcast
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 Meet (discontinued)GlobalMeet Webcast
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
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
They are easy to work with and successful in what they do for clients.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • 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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GlobalMeet
  • Careful planning - they were thoughtful and thorough in helping us plan our needs
  • Reflexive to requests - as we had suggestions or requests, we felt they listened and responded
  • Good culture - it feels like they have a strong company culture that resonates well in supporting each other and clients.
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Cons
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  • Less wait time on Service calls.
  • Admin view is rather complex.
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GlobalMeet
  • Although I love the polling feature, there are a few kinks that could be worked out, as the dialogue box at times interferes with the presentation.
  • Have the "guest" and "host" bubbles bigger when logging in, sometimes guests get confused and log in as a host accidentally thinking they need a password to join.
  • A kink I've noticed lately, is not being able to upload presentations forcing me to use screenshare. I'm not sure if it's a naming convention or why this error occurs.
  • I have limited use in the webcam feature as when using it in the past there was a serious lag time making it difficult to communicate, but, it could've been my internet speed as well... I'll have to give it another shot.
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Alternatives Considered
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GlobalMeet
GlobalMeet is much superior in service and attention to detail for their client's events. Repeat business is a gauge of success and they have much repeat business.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • 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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GlobalMeet
  • This platform allowed us to quickly pivot from a large-scale in-person meeting we had planned (before the pandemic) to a fully online version, which was paramount in maintaining our annual budget. It was a success and so appreciated by our entire audience!
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