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Likelihood to Recommend

Webex Meetings

For a meeting where participant size is large the platform really does well as the host has full control over the meeting. [You] can enable and disable audio of anyone based on [your] requirements. [They] can pass the host control for other members to share content and can create breakout sessions. There seem [to be] scenarios where the Cisco Webex Meetings are less suited. One scenario could be low-speed internet connectivity where the platform does not perform well.
Ravinder Beniwal | 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

Webex Meetings
8.1
Skype
8.0
High quality audio
Webex Meetings
8.4
Skype
8.6
High quality video
Webex Meetings
8.4
Skype
8.2
Low bandwidth requirements
Webex Meetings
7.4
Skype
6.8
Mobile support
Webex Meetings
8.0
Skype
8.3

Screen Sharing

Webex Meetings
8.5
Skype
8.0
Desktop sharing
Webex Meetings
8.8
Skype
8.6
Whiteboards
Webex Meetings
8.2
Skype
7.3

Online Meetings / Events

Webex Meetings
8.3
Skype
7.9
Calendar integration
Webex Meetings
8.5
Skype
7.8
Meeting initiation
Webex Meetings
8.4
Skype
8.1
Integrates with social media
Webex Meetings
7.6
Skype
7.3
Record meetings / events
Webex Meetings
8.6
Skype
8.3
Slideshows
Webex Meetings
8.6
Skype
8.1

Online Events Collaboration

Webex Meetings
8.4
Skype
8.5
Live chat
Webex Meetings
8.4
Skype
8.8
Audience polling
Webex Meetings
8.5
Skype
8.2
Q&A
Webex Meetings
8.4
Skype
8.4

Online Events Security

Webex Meetings
8.4
Skype
7.9
User authentication
Webex Meetings
8.5
Skype
8.3
Participant roles & permissions
Webex Meetings
8.5
Skype
7.6
Confidential attendee list
Webex Meetings
8.1
Skype
7.6

Pros

Webex Meetings

  • Simplicity to meet face to face with anyone in the world instantly and with high quality video.
  • Robust infrastructure around the world to work without interruption.
  • Integrate with most common tools like Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 and Google Calendar.
  • Lots of features.
  • Many features available to get the most out of the tool and make it easier to use.
  • Wide range of training on the tool and the new features.
  • Choose the version that most fits your organization: Cloud, Hybrid or On Premise.
Leonardo Gonzalez | 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reliability and Availability

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 9.0
Based on 138 answers
I gave a rating of 10 because every time I've needed to use Cisco Webex Meetings, it was available. I don't remember it ever being unavailable to me. Any updates or unplanned changes also occur when I first start the program right away so I don't have to worry if the program is out of date or un-secure of anything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.7
Based on 117 answers
I have had a very reliable experience with Cisco Webex Meetings, but there have been a couple of instances where the platform has lagged:
  • During a Webex meeting when many are on video, the platform has struggled not to crash for everyone.
  • Sharing certain screens, for example when sharing my screen to show our project management software everything lags, but with other views it does not.
I have not had any issues with the integration with Outlook, as well as Skype. We are transitioning away from Skype but Webex works well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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

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

Skype

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Skype

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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

Webex Meetings

Microsoft Teams has better integration with office 365 products like Outlook. Collaboration is better with MS teams since it also provides [the] ability to use SharePoint and teams' sites for documents. Cisco Webex Meetings seems to have better audio support via phone whereas audio quality over [the] internet seems to be better in MS Teams.
Brijesh Shirodkar | 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

Scalability

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.9
Based on 118 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

Skype

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Webex Meetings

  • Positively it definitely Less traveling expenses per person (it could have been 6k per year per person in Hotel, Airfare, meals)
  • We see each other more often than while in the office
  • Meetings are arrange more easily, in an ordered manner as well as make everyone be more punctual.
Mike Martinez | 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

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.

Skype

General

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

Skype Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Webex Meetings
8.5
Skype
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Webex Meetings
7.6
Skype
9.6

Usability

Webex Meetings
8.9
Skype
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Webex Meetings
9.0
Skype

Performance

Webex Meetings
8.7
Skype

Support Rating

Webex Meetings
8.3
Skype
7.4

In-Person Training

Webex Meetings
6.4
Skype

Online Training

Webex Meetings
7.8
Skype

Implementation Rating

Webex Meetings
9.1
Skype
10.0

Scalability

Webex Meetings
8.9
Skype

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