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1996 Ratings
36 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Skype

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Business Edition 7000

Based on the business model, this likely wouldn’t serve a small or start up company that doesn’t need all the features and can support itself on a more economical infrastructure. For a large business with multiple locations, this product is well suited. It offers a lot of features and integrations for collaboration as well as the support of a known company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

[Skype is] most suited for face-face communication that can't be had in person, great for teaching I have found and or meetings. Not so useful with those who are computer illiterate or have low internet skills, and groups of children
Char Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.8
Skype
Task Management
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.5
Skype
Gantt Charts
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.0
Skype
Scheduling
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.3
Skype
Workflow Automation
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.8
Skype
Mobile Access
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.9
Skype
Search
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.5
Skype
Visual planning tools
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.2
Skype

Communication

Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.1
Skype
Chat
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.6
Skype
Notifications
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.1
Skype
Discussions
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.4
Skype
Surveys
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.1
Skype
Internal knowledgebase
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.4
Skype
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.7
Skype
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Cisco Business Edition 7000
4.1
Skype
Integrates with Outlook
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
Skype

File Sharing & Management

Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.8
Skype
Versioning
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.5
Skype
Video files
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.5
Skype
Audio files
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.4
Skype
Document collaboration
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.8
Skype
Access control
Cisco Business Edition 7000
4.9
Skype
Advanced security features
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.3
Skype
Integrates with Google Drive
Cisco Business Edition 7000
3.6
Skype
Device sync
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
Skype

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.0
High quality audio
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.6
High quality video
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.2
Low bandwidth requirements
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
6.8
Mobile support
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.3

Screen Sharing

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.0
Desktop sharing
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.6
Whiteboards
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
7.3

Online Meetings / Events

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
7.9
Calendar integration
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
7.8
Meeting initiation
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.1
Integrates with social media
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
7.3
Record meetings / events
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.3
Slideshows
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.1

Online Events Collaboration

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.5
Live chat
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.8
Audience polling
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.2
Q&A
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.4

Online Events Security

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
7.8
User authentication
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
8.3
Participant roles & permissions
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
7.6
Confidential attendee list
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
7.6

Pros

Cisco Business Edition 7000

  • All in one platform that includes all the Cisco UC services in one appliance.
  • All the services are ready to use and preconfigured.
  • Tools available improve productivity and user experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

  • Perfect for chatting via text. Has emojis, file sharing, audio sharing, and even video sharing capabilities.
  • Good for video chats. You can do 1 on 1 sessions with a good quality video.
  • Privacy is also another important function they have. They allow for private conversations between users.
  • Ability to delete conversations with sensitive information you may not want seen by users not authorized. Can share confidential information via Skype.
  • Customizable profiles to fit your company culture.
Nestor Navarro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Business Edition 7000

  • Licensing should be easy and collaborative.
  • Management interface should be provided with redundancy.
  • I've came across difficulties while I installed Windows server on BE6K. It's hard to gather Windows server keys.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

  • This is really small, but I'd love to see the emoticons updated to emojis.
  • Make calling free like some other communications app providers.
  • Grant the ability to not show that you're online even when you are. Sometimes you want to make a call, but you don't want other people to see you're online and start messaging you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 9.6
Based on 5 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.
Tejashwi Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Because it's reliable, cheap and requires a low bandwidth during voice and video calling.
sohail ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 7.4
Based on 50 answers
I am not aware of the current support level for Skype for business, as I have never used even though I have the product.However, the support for Skype's personal paid users is not where it could be. Users who pay for Skype features do not have a clear path to reach out to support. So, rating 6, can be better as soon as I need to use Skype for business support and get a good experience. I will say that I will renew Skype for Business subscription, which is a significant inconsistency on my end. The explanation is that Skype for Business comes bundled with Office for Business, with no additional cost, so why not.
Ricardo G Lopes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It can be used on the phone via mobile application as well as on the desktop by logging in to the website. Easily installed and ready to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Business Edition 7000

MS Teams again is an app hosted on cloud and earlier on box like BE and I feel hardware of Cisco is better and support from TAC is way better than anybody.
Ujjwal Goel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

We find Skype to be more user-friendly than Zoom, possibly because I personally have been using Skype for a lot longer and have become used to its functionality. I also find the video and sound quality to be better than Zoom. On a more personal note, I believe Discord has a better interface for regular messages and voice chats than both Zoom and Skype.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Business Edition 7000

  • High ROI, the communication platform provides all the necessary that is required employees to be always connected wherever they are. This improves companies overall performance and certainly income.
  • Simplified maintenance and user friendly interfaces. The platform has all the admin tool to make support easy and efficient.
  • Employees are enabled with all the Unified Communication services and they are more productive which again improves overall company's performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

  • Because Skype is free, it has had a positive impact on our business objectives. This year we had several budget constraints, and Skype allowed us to conduct important meetings with stakeholders for free.
  • Since the video / audio quality of Skype is not always very good, it impacts the efficiency of meetings. Meetings end up lasting longer if calls are dropped or if the audio cuts out repeatedly. Time lost on a Skype call equates to less research productivity, which negatively impacts the objectives of our research team.
  • The real-time screen sharing in Skype allows for members of my research team to quickly see results from collaborators in different institutions. Seeing results (either in plots or slide shows) rather then hearing about them is much more meaningful and helps us build on the work of our collaborators. This positively impacts our research.
Maike Holthuijzen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Business Edition 7000

General

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

Skype

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.7
Skype
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
9.6

Usability

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
9.0

Support Rating

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
7.4

Implementation Rating

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Skype
10.0

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