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Likelihood to Recommend

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings is more focused on organizations and users with needs above the average: HD video and audio, possibility of participating from any device, by desktop, mobile, video conference equipment or browser, share screen, documents or record and edit meetings , among other features, all safely and up to 1000 participants in each meeting. If a more basic collaborative solution is required, the advice is to use another provider.
Leonardo Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange is very well suited for larger organizations that have offices spread across the globe. This way all staff can still access their mailboxes from any where. But for smaller individual offices, it may be more advantageous to just sign on to a web service to access email instead of Microsoft Exchange.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Webex Meetings
8.1
Microsoft Exchange
High quality audio
Webex Meetings
8.4
Microsoft Exchange
High quality video
Webex Meetings
8.4
Microsoft Exchange
Low bandwidth requirements
Webex Meetings
7.5
Microsoft Exchange
Mobile support
Webex Meetings
8.2
Microsoft Exchange

Screen Sharing

Webex Meetings
8.5
Microsoft Exchange
Desktop sharing
Webex Meetings
8.8
Microsoft Exchange
Whiteboards
Webex Meetings
8.2
Microsoft Exchange

Online Meetings / Events

Webex Meetings
8.4
Microsoft Exchange
Calendar integration
Webex Meetings
8.6
Microsoft Exchange
Meeting initiation
Webex Meetings
8.5
Microsoft Exchange
Integrates with social media
Webex Meetings
7.6
Microsoft Exchange
Record meetings / events
Webex Meetings
8.7
Microsoft Exchange
Slideshows
Webex Meetings
8.6
Microsoft Exchange

Online Events Collaboration

Webex Meetings
8.4
Microsoft Exchange
Live chat
Webex Meetings
8.4
Microsoft Exchange
Audience polling
Webex Meetings
8.5
Microsoft Exchange
Q&A
Webex Meetings
8.4
Microsoft Exchange

Online Events Security

Webex Meetings
8.4
Microsoft Exchange
User authentication
Webex Meetings
8.5
Microsoft Exchange
Participant roles & permissions
Webex Meetings
8.5
Microsoft Exchange
Confidential attendee list
Webex Meetings
8.1
Microsoft Exchange

Secure Email Gateway

Webex Meetings
Microsoft Exchange
7.3
Anti-malware
Webex Meetings
Microsoft Exchange
7.0
Cusomizability
Webex Meetings
Microsoft Exchange
7.3
Data Loss Protection
Webex Meetings
Microsoft Exchange
8.0
Threat Detection
Webex Meetings
Microsoft Exchange
7.2
Sandboxing
Webex Meetings
Microsoft Exchange
6.1
End-to-End Encryption
Webex Meetings
Microsoft Exchange
7.3
Management Tools
Webex Meetings
Microsoft Exchange
8.3

Pros

Webex Meetings

  • it is very robust and Stable
  • Security is one important strength
  • it is easy to use, and even when shared to arrange meetings with customer that are more familiar in using other Meeting Tools, they find it easy to use and better than the tools they have been using.
  • It is curious how they like the way they could change the Virtual Background and how better it looks than others
Mike Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

  • [Microsoft] Exchange is the gold standard for Corporate email. It is flawless in maintaining and delivering email to all of our users. It has been around so long the thing it does the best is just work. Most of the flaws and bugs are already out of the system.
  • The GUI management tools for MS Exchange, whether Online or on-premise, are fairly well documented and for the most part fairly easy to use.
  • [Microsoft] Exchange gives you the option to have an all in one box solution. Its not recommended but for smaller shops its a nice alternative to a more extensive setup that requires multiple servers.
  • If sized correctly, MS Exchanges is fine tuned out of the box to be fairly quick and responsive as to email delivery.
Jeffrey Rudacille | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Webex Meetings

  • Better integration with other platforms such as Panopto (currently only one video source can be saved instead of one explicit presenter and one explicit content window
  • Needs a bigger marketplace similar to Zoom
  • Virtual backgrounds needs improvement and should include motion backgrounds
  • Consolidate all the different products (Webex Meetings, Event, Training, Support centers) into one product
  • Allow fullscreen video of presenter video on secondary monitor
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

  • Some of our customers have asked for a feature called 'plus addressing'. This is widely used in the Linux/Gmail email systems but is not available on Exchange.
  • Inbox rules. The basics are there, however, there is some need for a more robust method of catching and sorting email. Some rule editors include a RegEx editor that would allow for this.
  • As of a few years ago, MS has been focusing more on their development efforts on their cloud solution and now so much on the on-premises application. Most feel that the new features do not make it to the on-prem application, forcing corporations to migrate to the cloud.
  • Anti-SPAM and AntiVirus. MS Exchange has never done a great job of keeping the bad email out of the system. This has opened up an opportunity for other companies to take advantage of selling an email firewall to catch a bad email before reaching Exchange.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 7.6
Based on 34 answers
Cisco Webex Meetings is a platform that consistently performs well and outperforms some of the other solutions that we have used, such as Zoom. It is user friendly and helps our organization accomplish the goal of connecting with external contacts to conduct meetings and share information
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.9
Based on 63 answers
Cisco Webex Meetings is a really easy-to-use solution. Cisco has a mentality linked to joining meetings: one button to push. There is always the same big green button that appears everywhere—on invitation emails, in the calendar, on videoconferencing devices, on the application in our phones and tablets. One button and the meeting is started. Anyone can start a meeting.The solution is therefore minimally demanding for IT teams, and even easy to set up and support for smaller environments where there simply isn't an IT team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 9.0
Based on 134 answers
Has always been very reliable with only a couple of issues in the past year. Video and audio quality is always very good, however the platform does struggle with many people on video and audio (could also have something to do with computer bandwidth). We had over 50 people on a video call and found the platform to crash repeatedly, however for something like this I would recommend leveraging Webex events
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.7
Based on 113 answers
Overall performance of loading the application is fast. On occasions, the meeting can take time to load in the browser version. The app usually loads faster both on desktop and mobile. Integration with MS Outlook is available. While I have not noticed [...] reduced performance within Cisco Webex Meetings because of this integration, I have seen delays in MS Outlook when adding the meeting link to calendars
Brijesh Shirodkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

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No answers yet
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Support Rating

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.3
Based on 115 answers
The response time is very fast via email. Most of the time, they also follow-up with a call but I usually need my questions answered via email.I think their support emails are bit bland and impersonal. They may think it's a good idea to list all applicable managers in their emails but that's not really all the important to me. In fact seeing so many people listed makes me wonder if I'd have to contact someone else to get my question answered or problem resolved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange 8.0
Based on 15 answers
We have a good enterprise agreement with Microsoft which affords us quick phone support. I have found the support staff knowledgeable and prompt with a solution when required. At times it may be difficult to schedule a call back, this is mainly due to our need for calls early in the morning which happens to be during a shift change at Microsoft support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 6.4
Based on 1 answer
It is very good to have an in-person training at times as well as they can show you in in person how to configure an operating system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

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Online Training

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 7.8
Based on 2 answers
We mostly use training from Cisco's online training programs which is very informative and can be easily incorporated into our daily schedules without disrupting our normal working activities. There are many online training materials are available on cisco's website as well as other third-party training companies may also provide additional training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

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Implementation Rating

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 9.1
Based on 17 answers
That we needed complex implementation that we didn't get tells me 2 things: 1) the product was not designed in a way that "just worked" like some of its peers (Zoom / BlueJeans) and 2) had our company defined actual user needs and validated / verified that they had bought something that matched those, we would have pursued features / designs more closely aligned with what the product actually does: screen share, sometimes video, definitely VOIP audio (always an option regardless of license), and easy recording and retrieval of meetings.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

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Alternatives Considered

Webex Meetings

I find Cisco Webex Meetings to be the easiest to use from the following standpoints:- Google Hangouts can have firewall issues for my customers; Cisco Webex Meetings doesn't- Our company finds it hard at times to take presenter rights in Teams, and we often need to present- Skype can be difficult to log into; Cisco Webex Meetings isn't- Some of my accounts weren't allowed by their internal IT teams to use Zoom when Zoom had security issues; Cisco Webex Meetings was always considered an acceptable option
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

There is nothing I've seen in any organization I've been part of in over 20 years that's been used in place as the corporate solution for email. The standardization of Exchange across nearly all major corporations and government agencies is near complete I not really aware of any viable alternatives. There is Yahoo or Google, but these are not used by anyone I've worked for so no really things to compare against.
Mark Metz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.9
Based on 114 answers
  • Pay as you grow [the] solution. Only add license[s] when more user need it
  • License include[s] Cisco Webex Meetings and Webex Teams. Can be shared for entire departments and sites as needed
  • Using cloud storage, so meeting and presentation can be store on cloud. No need to provide on-premise server
  • For remote/branch user they can seamlessly join meeting from their endpoint device
  • License assignment is very simple using cloud console
Budi Ezeddin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

Webex Meetings

  • Webex Meetings has made it a seamless experience with meeting with customers during the pandemic.
  • Some customers are moving away from Webex Meetings to MS Teams due to costs which need to be reduced to compete.
  • Having face to face meetings via Webex Meetings has reduced travel costs when an in-person meeting is not necessary.
(Brian) Keith Klevenski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

  • There have been hiccups and downtime with our on-premise installation but overall the local installation has saved us money in the long run versus paying a monthly fee for ~125 mailboxes.
  • Our internet service likes to take mid-day breaks every so often. Having a local Exchange server allows us to continue to communicate internally and manage meetings, presentation, and other events at our site.
  • Despite the overall good that Exchange has provided our organization it is a time suck. Managing the server, spam appliance, backups, and storage space is a constant battle and has taken away from some of our other initiatives. This is not specific to Exchange but any on-premise email server.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Webex Meetings

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Webex Meetings Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.001
Starter$13.501
Plus$17.951
Business$26.951
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing available by monthly or annual subscription, with discounts available for annual commitments.

Microsoft Exchange

General

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

Microsoft Exchange Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Webex Meetings
8.5
Microsoft Exchange
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Webex Meetings
7.6
Microsoft Exchange
9.0

Usability

Webex Meetings
8.9
Microsoft Exchange

Reliability and Availability

Webex Meetings
9.0
Microsoft Exchange

Performance

Webex Meetings
8.7
Microsoft Exchange

Support Rating

Webex Meetings
8.3
Microsoft Exchange
8.0

In-Person Training

Webex Meetings
6.4
Microsoft Exchange

Online Training

Webex Meetings
7.8
Microsoft Exchange

Implementation Rating

Webex Meetings
9.1
Microsoft Exchange

Scalability

Webex Meetings
8.9
Microsoft Exchange

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