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Score 7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Chime

I would LOVE to be able to recommend Amazon Chime but as an enterprise solution is simply is not there. It is perfect for small business or office settings who do not rely on conferencing as a major function of their business. If your organization is constantly relying on conferencing there are other market leaders. Amazon is a leader in so many ways, [with] conferencing they are still playing catch up, but they will get there.
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Skype

Skype is easy to use at any corner of this world. The video chatting feature is awesome. But updates should be more frequent because I found that Skype does not work perfectly with Windows 7. There is always a problem while starting it, it hangs up a lot.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Amazon Chime
7.9
Skype
7.5
High quality audio
Amazon Chime
8.6
Skype
8.0
High quality video
Amazon Chime
8.5
Skype
7.8
Low bandwidth requirements
Amazon Chime
6.9
Skype
6.6
Mobile support
Amazon Chime
7.6
Skype
7.4

Screen Sharing

Amazon Chime
7.6
Skype
8.0
Desktop sharing
Amazon Chime
7.6
Skype
8.7
Whiteboards
Amazon Chime
7.5
Skype
7.2

Online Meetings / Events

Amazon Chime
7.6
Skype
8.2
Calendar integration
Amazon Chime
6.9
Skype
8.5
Meeting initiation
Amazon Chime
7.8
Skype
8.7
Integrates with social media
Amazon Chime
7.5
Skype
8.1
Record meetings / events
Amazon Chime
8.0
Skype
8.5
Slideshows
Amazon Chime
7.7
Skype
7.4

Online Events Collaboration

Amazon Chime
7.2
Skype
8.4
Live chat
Amazon Chime
8.0
Skype
8.7
Audience polling
Amazon Chime
6.5
Skype
8.3
Q&A
Amazon Chime
7.0
Skype
8.2

Online Events Security

Amazon Chime
7.2
Skype
8.6
User authentication
Amazon Chime
7.5
Skype
8.9
Participant roles & permissions
Amazon Chime
7.7
Skype
8.2
Confidential attendee list
Amazon Chime
6.5
Skype
8.8

Pros

Amazon Chime

  • The one thing Amazon Chime has going for it is it is backed by its top tier web services platform. Amazon Chime may not have the market share yet, but it has the visibility and commitment from its development teams to be a mainstay in conferencing for the foreseeable future.
  • Amazon Chime offered a very easy to use interface that is friendly not only through the desktop application but the web and mobile interfaces.
  • Amazon Chime offers a variety of ways to allow first-time users to join meetings. Either through standard invites and meeting ID's etc. It is easy to get new people, customers or first time/one time users involved, collaborating and contributing.
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Skype

  • When we a colleague travels for business, we are able to easily connect with them using Skype.
  • It provides a fast, efficient and powerful messaging platform.
  • The ability to communicate with a large group of people through video conferencing.
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Cons

Amazon Chime

  • Sometimes people are confused because they don't necessarily know or understand what Amazon Chime is because they haven't heard of it. However, they trust the "Amazon" brand, so once they click and sign in, things are fine.
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Skype

  • I think it needs to stay relevant, stay current. It's getting lost in all of the other newer video chat softwares and apps available now.
  • Maybe connect it with another app, like google+, for instance, would help get it to be utilized more.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Chime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 8.1
Based on 3 answers
I think so far there is no reason not to renew the license. We have been using Skype for a long time and are very satisfied with it.
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Usability

Amazon Chime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It is very useful in terms of integration the organization and very cost effective for a large organization.
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Support

Amazon Chime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Whenever I have had issues, they got resolved very quickly. My experiences have been very good with Skype in this regard.
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Implementation

Amazon Chime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No, It was implemented by third party
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Chime

AWS Chime is very comparable to Zoom meeting. Monthly costs are usually cheaper but are variable and can fluctuate. Reporting on AWS Chime is great but needs some additional back-end set-up that could be cumbersome. Overall... ease, quality, look and set-up is very easy. Equipment required, quality and cost is what makes this a great product.
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Skype

I think Zoom is more suited for a company, whereas Skype is more for personal use. Zoom has the meeting capabilities that are more geared toward company usage compared to Skype
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Return on Investment

Amazon Chime

  • Cost is very comparable to Zoom meeting, can even be cheaper per month depending on use
  • Most cost-effective product on the market
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Skype

  • It is extremely helpful in presentations on conference calls with my Outstation and NRI clients. It helped me to acquire many clients.
  • It is very much required for data sharing in my domain. And it also affects my performance.
  • It is very effective for taking interviews of Outstation applicants and it saves both time and money.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Chime

General

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

Skype

General

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

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