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Score 7.3 out of 100

Skype

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Webex Board Series

The Cisco Webex board is designed not only for audio/video meetings with sharing needs, but to make collaboration meetings impeccable. Mixed with Webex Meetings and/or Webex App (formerly Webex Teams), you'll get the ultimate collaboration experience. You can keep tracking of all docs/whiteboards you worked on and share it easily across the team. Unfortunately, it is a high end product, so may not fit in all budgets.
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

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.0
High quality audio
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.6
High quality video
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.2
Low bandwidth requirements
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
6.8
Mobile support
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.3

Screen Sharing

Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.0
Desktop sharing
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.6
Whiteboards
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
7.3

Online Meetings / Events

Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
7.9
Calendar integration
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
7.8
Meeting initiation
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.1
Integrates with social media
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
7.3
Record meetings / events
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.3
Slideshows
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.1

Online Events Collaboration

Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.5
Live chat
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.8
Audience polling
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.2
Q&A
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.4

Online Events Security

Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
7.9
User authentication
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
8.3
Participant roles & permissions
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
7.6
Confidential attendee list
Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
7.6

Pros

Cisco Webex Board Series

  • Proximity connection is great, anyone can share to the board easily.
  • The whiteboard feature is great, and being able to save and go back is a great feature.
  • Dialing into meetings with face to face contact brings the participants together.
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 Webex Board Series

  • If you are not a Webex Teams user there could be an easier way to save the whiteboards. They autosave into Teams but if you don't have that it's a clunky process to email the whiteboard to yourself. Not terrible, but not easy either.
  • They could make a mobile cart for these as you have to do to a third party to get a mobile cart and I would like to see a Cisco version of this.
Joshua Baever | 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 Webex Board Series

Cisco Webex Board Series 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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 Webex Board Series

Cisco Webex Board Series 8.6
Based on 2 answers
  • Plug and play board.
  • User friendly interface, very easy to use.
  • Joining any meeting with one click only.
  • Webex assistant helps to manage calendar and run a meeting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Webex Board Series

Cisco Webex Board Series 8.6
Based on 6 answers
As with all Cisco Support, there is no problem to say. Sometimes its longer but generally in 24 hours, the case is resolved. We never did any RMA for this type of device. We recommended the Cisco support for the Cisco Webex Board. Also, in case of a problem, you have a good Cisco community.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Webex Board Series

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 Webex Board Series

Cisco Webex is best integrated between all apps and devices. The Webex boards are specially designed to work with Webex. Other vendors often have apps on not best suited devices and that causes many issues.
Benjamin Bubbers | 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 Webex Board Series

  • Hard to say...! To be honest, this a toy for big kids!
  • Price is high, so you must have collaboration needs, not only meetings needs to pay for that plus value.
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

Screenshots

Skype

Pricing Details

Cisco Webex Board Series

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 Webex Board Series
8.8
Skype
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Webex Board Series
9.1
Skype
9.6

Usability

Cisco Webex Board Series
8.6
Skype
9.0

Support Rating

Cisco Webex Board Series
8.6
Skype
7.4

Implementation Rating

Cisco Webex Board Series
Skype
10.0

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