Allo vs. Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Allo
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Allo is a remote workspace made for asynchronous communication and remote teams. With interactive and visual spaces, teams are able to collaborate around, strategy, design, proposals, initiatives, and processes. This is done with Allo's interactive spaces. Allo includes: Creating interactive documents consisting of images, graphics, diagrams, text, and video Previewing documents and PDF's Previewing Microsoft Office documents Editing Google Suite…
$12
per month per user
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
The Polycom RealPresence Group Series is a video conferencing codec that connects to a standards-based video conferencing infrastructure to allow users to make video conference calls. There are three products in the series – RealPresence Group 300, RealPresence Group 500, and RealPresence Group 700. It is certified to use with Office 365 and Skype for Business.N/A
Pricing
AlloPolycom RealPresence Group Series
Editions & Modules
Team
$12
per month
Enterprise
Custom
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AlloPolycom RealPresence Group Series
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts for annual subscriptions , as well as startups and educational institutions.
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Community Pulse
AlloPolycom RealPresence Group Series
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AlloPolycom RealPresence Group Series
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Allo
8.0
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
-
Ratings
Task Management7.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Search7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Allo
7.0
3 Ratings
14% below category average
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
-
Ratings
Chat7.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications6.73 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Allo
8.0
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
-
Ratings
Video files8.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive7.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AlloPolycom RealPresence Group Series
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(3 ratings)
7.7
(26 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
AlloPolycom RealPresence Group Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Allo
Allo is ideal for brainstorming, designing, and presenting information in a remote company. With its easy-to-use tools and modern, minimalistic, and non-intrusive interface these kinds of tasks can be done in Allo beautifully. However, it was difficult for us to have a detailed project schedule (with automatic reminders for tasks and subtasks). To sum up, Allo is a perfect digital paper canvas but currently, it lacks automation features.
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Poly
If you're always working in the Polycom ecosystem then the Group Series codecs are reliable and the quality of the camera and microphones are extremely good. However, the system relies heavily on either having onsite server technology and/or cloud based bridging capability. In addition, the peripherals like cameras and microphones are quite expensive. Maintenance and support costs also make the ongoing investment a costly one
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Pros
Allo
  • The user interface is very user friendly
  • The features provided allow for a wide variety of ways for teams to collaborate on projects together.
  • customer support is incredibly responsive and fast to address any questions or concerns.
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Poly
  • The audio and video quality can not be matched.
  • For the most part, they are rather simplistic in their use and just work. People don't usually have a hard time operating them
  • They are rather versatile in that we have been able to integrate them with other applications
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Cons
Allo
  • more views for projects
  • more templates
  • task management options inside a canvas (deadlines, recurring etc)
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Poly
  • The only issue that we have experienced with Polycom RealPresence Group Series is the speed dial functionality. When attempting to use the speed dial buttons, the system occasionally sends a call through the computer system, not the phone. While the computer call option is valuable, not everyone can answer calls that way and we have had to do a manual lookup of an extension and call back when that happens.
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Likelihood to Renew
Allo
No answers on this topic
Poly
We love the product and is totally integrated in our company.
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Usability
Allo
No answers on this topic
Poly
The directory is slightly dated and unless you have a Skype for Business integration license, dialing users into a call is difficult. The Group Series Remote whilst minimalistic is actually more difficult to use than the previous HDX remote. Having to recharge the battery on the group series remote is both annoying and difficult as if you do not keep on top of it, you will be faced with a situation where the remote is not working and then have to try and find another one. Not ideal if you need to start a video call (assuming auto join has not been enabled in the admin portal).
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Support Rating
Allo
Support is quick to respond and assist with any issue or question
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Poly
I can't say I've needed support more than a handful of times. One was for trying to connect a Polycom Conference phone and a Real Presence together. After a few months, we came to the conclusion it wasn't possible, that was the only frustrating occurance with support. Any other time if we needed to RMA a device, it was very smooth.
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Alternatives Considered
Allo
Miro is a direct competitor for Allo. It has more features and integrations but Allo appeals much more to us because of the easy-to-navigate and elegant interface, as well as speed. Infinity is an all-in-one project management app. It's ideal for detailed project management and keeping tracts of tasks (and other. items) but Allo is much better for designing and brainstorming.
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Poly
Polycom RealPresence Group Series stands head and shoulders above Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex Meetings both for dependability and robust delivery of function. One established the meetings were very hard to break apart but easy to end when so desired. The installation of the devices, the training of technicians, and end-users were both intuitive and easy to manage, where the same interactions with Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex In my opinion, and experience, were challenging to work through.
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Return on Investment
Allo
  • helps improve and maintain productivity
  • The windows app keeps the cpu very busy so can slow other application
  • team collaboration has been improved since using this program
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Poly
  • Once pexip integrates Polycom/skype this will be a big win for us due to the RPTouch integrating the "one - touch join". This will increase adoption of video greatly.
  • Before the Group series with peripherals was implemented the cost of a video room was twice what it is today. Massive win.
  • Due to provisioning and automated firmware the IT involvement has been greatly reduced. No longer is there a need for manual changes to individual endpoints.
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