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Webex Meetings

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Score 8.2 out of 100

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Webex Meetings

This solution is built for business. They have the back end support and metrics that administrators love and they have the one button to push features that make joining meetings so easy. This solution works for the technical and non-technical and is a great fit for any company. It's also built to be video first so make sure your users are ready for that because it's an important feature that if missed or turned off (which you can do) will just make the solution lose so much of its depth.
Joshua Baever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

You may be wondering why to choose Skype for Business and pay for Skype when there is also a free option. The free Skype doesn't come with features that would be helpful to a big group as it only has the capability to connect less than 25 participants in any one meeting. If you have a large group of employees that need to meet, Skype for Business is definitely worth the upgrade.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Webex Meetings
8.0
Skype for Business
7.5
High quality audio
Webex Meetings
8.2
Skype for Business
8.1
High quality video
Webex Meetings
8.2
Skype for Business
7.9
Low bandwidth requirements
Webex Meetings
7.5
Skype for Business
6.7
Mobile support
Webex Meetings
8.2
Skype for Business
7.1

Screen Sharing

Webex Meetings
8.6
Skype for Business
8.0
Desktop sharing
Webex Meetings
8.8
Skype for Business
8.3
Whiteboards
Webex Meetings
8.4
Skype for Business
7.6

Online Meetings / Events

Webex Meetings
8.3
Skype for Business
8.0
Calendar integration
Webex Meetings
8.7
Skype for Business
8.8
Meeting initiation
Webex Meetings
8.5
Skype for Business
8.4
Integrates with social media
Webex Meetings
7.4
Skype for Business
7.0
Record meetings / events
Webex Meetings
8.5
Skype for Business
7.6
Slideshows
Webex Meetings
8.6
Skype for Business
8.2

Online Events Collaboration

Webex Meetings
8.4
Skype for Business
7.9
Live chat
Webex Meetings
8.4
Skype for Business
8.4
Audience polling
Webex Meetings
8.4
Skype for Business
7.8
Q&A
Webex Meetings
8.4
Skype for Business
7.6

Online Events Security

Webex Meetings
8.3
Skype for Business
7.8
User authentication
Webex Meetings
8.3
Skype for Business
7.9
Participant roles & permissions
Webex Meetings
8.6
Skype for Business
7.7
Confidential attendee list
Webex Meetings
7.9
Skype for Business
7.9

Pros

Webex Meetings

  • Webex was easily accessible throughout the org for meetings - the integration with Outlook was pretty good.
  • Webex did a good job with screen sharing and the standard webconference (non-audio) features.
  • The Webex app was not insignificant. I used it on an iphone as a supplement and it was very useful.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

  • It offers work tools that manage to maintain a stable connection and quality in each individual and group call.
  • Allows sharing the computer screen for excellent communication.
  • It is a tool that adapts to the current business dynamics that requires it to be efficient in communication through rapid and assertive communication with clients or interested parties.
  • Video calls for the organization of work meetings have become a common experience in smart organizations because they understand that in order to adapt to a constantly changing world they must use more effective work tools.
  • You can make individual and group video calls, send images, emoticons, text messages, voice messages, share files, share the screen in two or group with other communication tools.
Exson Meza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Webex Meetings

  • The call me feature doesn’t work sometimes and we have to make attendees physically dial in.
  • The screen share feature sometimes stops working while in the middle of a meeting but the audio still works. There’s no way to reconnect and continue to share the screen.
Melissa Rances, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

  • Having multiple Chats/Conversations open, make Skype unresponsive from time to time. Sometimes it has tendencies of crashing even on high-end machines.
  • Grouping chats - Works well, however, there is no option to group appointed meeting conversation with other regular conversations/chats that were not initiated by calendar event.
  • Should be able to have some themes to choose from. Microsoft is going for a dark theme in Windows insider program. Personal Skype already has it why wouldn't Skype for business have it? It is pleasant to the eye, at least in my opinion and for my eyes.
Stefan Trbojevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 6.1
Based on 11 answers
ES UNA APLICACION EXCELENTEQUE NOS SIRVE PARA AHORAR TIEMPOS Y POTENCIA LA PRODUCTIVIDAD It's an excellent application that saves us time and increases productivity
Salvador Pineda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 9.0
Based on 7 answers
The software is simple to install and configure. It is rather simple to explain for correct use. It is possible to profile users for the different functions offered. It is integrated quite completely with Outlook and with Active Directory security. It performs all communication functions well with one or more interlocutors and the possibility of granting control of your computer is convenient.
Emiliano Monterubbianesi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 6.7
Based on 19 answers
It's extremely easy to learn how to use the WebEx Meetings platform. All attendees have to do is join the meeting and then they'll see the presenters screen. Presenters just have to learn how to share their desktop, documents and videos and how to add additional presenters if need be
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.6
Based on 13 answers
Skype for Business is great for instant messaging, with some minor issues. It has an acceptable quality for audio and video conferencing. Its integration with Microsoft Office is a big plus.The one that is a real setback is the screen sharing during conferences, which can be really annoying to watch if it doesn't disconnect too often.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.2
Based on 92 answers
It's just easy to speak to someone in Webex support and get answers to your problems. The system is so intuitive a new user becomes an expert by the end of the first call. The help sections answer pretty much everything I have ever asked and only really needed to contact support once which was a seamless interaction.
David Marsh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.8
Based on 40 answers
There are only ever minor bugs on Microsoft's Skype for Business. This makes it easy to troubleshoot for users and IT departments. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app provides a solution to most problems resulting from the application. The simplicity and ease of the tool makes it less probable for need of support.
Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 6.5
Based on 8 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 for Business

Skype for Business 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Skpe for business is utilized company wide in regards to my company. Everyone not only uses it, but uses it often. It is an effective way of communicating. It also integrates very nicely with outlook and all conversation history is pushed to a folder within the outlook system. We also have it so that if someone misses a message, they are sent an email reminder saying that there is a message that went unread.
Greg Golding | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Webex Meetings

Por la integración de los componentes que tiene con Meraki y Webex en su uso ha digo necesario integrar los compañeros y todos los factores que realizan la interconexión para favorecer el uso y conectividad de cada usuario y o sistema implementado. Que ayuda a el uso correcto de Cisco Webex.For the integration of the components that it has with Meraki, I have said that it is necessary to integrate the partners and all the factors that make the interconnection to favor the use and connectivity of each user and system implemented. That helps ensure the correct use of Cisco Webex.
Jesus Moctezuma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

I have used Google Hangouts previously, and I believe that Skype is a better service. It is intertwined with the calendar. Also, when installing it as part of the Office 365 package, it is only a second install. I also like how it saves the messages within Outlook. Skype for Business also uses end to end encryption. This makes all business communication more secure than Google Hangouts
Marie Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Webex Meetings

  • Allows our organization to collaborate easily with outside vendors and externally based employees.
  • Doesn't limit the flexibility of telecommuting if there are onsite meetings. Adding to work/life balance benefits.
  • More often than not, being able to share content in a remote meeting allows for less misunderstanding and miscommunication about topics and objectives discussed.
Cordell Yin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

  • Using Skype for Business has allowed our sellers to collaborate with clients all over the world quickly and effectively, ultimately encouraging positive client relationships.
  • The ability to train our sellers and excellence teams across the globe has been undeniably helpful in communicating the latest business developments and seller strategies.
Sondra Kinder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Webex Meetings

General

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

Skype for Business

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Webex Meetings
8.4
Skype for Business
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Webex Meetings
6.1
Skype for Business
9.0

Usability

Webex Meetings
6.7
Skype for Business
7.6

Support Rating

Webex Meetings
8.2
Skype for Business
7.8

Implementation Rating

Webex Meetings
6.5
Skype for Business
7.0

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