CloudTalk vs. Skype

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
CloudTalk is cloud-based call center software for sales and support teams of all sizes, looking to improve customer experiences through more personalized, data-driven customer interactions. The vendor aims to help teams communicate clearly and efficiently. With CloudTalk users can get local, mobile or toll-free numbers from more than 140+ countries across the world. The vendor says they offer integration with important tools (such a CRM, Helpdesk, or…
$20
per user/month (invoiced annually)
Skype
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Skype (the personal edition) is a free web meeting, video conferencing, and VoIP software. The free version includes audio and video Skype-to-Skype calls, ability to call mobile phones and landlines, paid international calling, and conference calling capabilities for up to 25 people.N/A
Pricing
CloudTalkSkype
Editions & Modules
CloudTalk Starter
$20.00
per user/month (invoiced annually)
CloudTalk Essential
$25.00
per user/month (invoiced annually)
CloudTalk Expert
$40.00
per user/month (invoiced annually)
CloudTalk Custom
-
per user or company/month (invoiced annually)
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudTalkSkype
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
CloudTalkSkype
Considered Both Products
CloudTalk

No answer on this topic

Skype
Chose Skype
Since it has been longer out there it does not make mistakes that “newbie” tools can make. It is stable and trusted so both my team and my clients enjoy using it. It is simple and quick to hop on a call or have a short chat with Skype, and manage contacts.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CloudTalkSkype
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
CloudTalk
9.7
45 Ratings
15% above category average
Skype
-
Ratings
Agent dashboard9.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Validate callers9.740 Ratings00 Ratings
Outbound response9.941 Ratings00 Ratings
Call forwarding9.840 Ratings00 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)9.739 Ratings00 Ratings
Warm transfer9.631 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive dialing10.025 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive voice response9.829 Ratings00 Ratings
REST APIs9.530 Ratings00 Ratings
Call scripts9.225 Ratings00 Ratings
Call tracking9.436 Ratings00 Ratings
Multichannel integration9.830 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM software integration9.836 Ratings00 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
CloudTalk
9.9
42 Ratings
18% above category average
Skype
-
Ratings
Inbound call routing9.936 Ratings00 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing9.929 Ratings00 Ratings
Recording9.938 Ratings00 Ratings
Quality management9.934 Ratings00 Ratings
Call analytics9.940 Ratings00 Ratings
Historical reporting9.937 Ratings00 Ratings
Live reporting9.935 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer surveys9.927 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics9.826 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
CloudTalk
-
Ratings
Skype
7.4
134 Ratings
8% below category average
High quality audio00 Ratings7.9131 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings7.8129 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings6.4126 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings7.6114 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
CloudTalk
-
Ratings
Skype
6.9
115 Ratings
15% below category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings7.3114 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings6.457 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
CloudTalk
-
Ratings
Skype
6.7
115 Ratings
20% below category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings6.882 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings7.1103 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings6.162 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings7.174 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings6.666 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
CloudTalk
-
Ratings
Skype
7.7
108 Ratings
9% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.4107 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings7.362 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings7.359 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
CloudTalk
-
Ratings
Skype
7.3
97 Ratings
14% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings7.084 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings7.380 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings7.758 Ratings
Best Alternatives
CloudTalkSkype
Small Businesses
Nextiva Contact Center
Nextiva Contact Center
Score 9.0 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
Google Meet
Google Meet
Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudTalkSkype
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(45 ratings)
7.0
(136 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(1 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
7.7
(5 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
3.6
(11 ratings)
10.0
(42 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudTalkSkype
Likelihood to Recommend
CloudTalk.io
Cloudtalk is by far the best value-for-price software out there for call center solutions. Packed with features, very accessible, kind and accessible customer support, and cheap, especially when compared with their competitors for the same range of features. Easy entry-level software, especially if you're a startup that doesn't want to make big initial commitments but needs a solution that scales with the business.
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Microsoft
Skype is well suited for quick calls back and forth, in both video and audio, among team members who have it already installed and who know how to use it. It is less well-suited when trying to do a presentation for somebody who does NOT have it installed or who lacks internet speed.
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Pros
CloudTalk.io
  • It's extremely simple to install and integrate
  • Their smart dialer option reduces time spent typing in number and helps make more calls
  • It makes life super easy to keep track of calls being made and how long calls are but also to listen back on calls made
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Microsoft
  • The instant chat function is great. Very straightforward, easy to use, easy to learn, no technical issues.
  • Video calls are pretty easy also, user friendly and a mostly stable connection with no issues.
  • Voice calls are easy also, eliminates the need for an external landline or the need to use your cell phone. Clear connections, not really any dropped calls.
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Cons
CloudTalk.io
  • A lot of features are still missing, some of which are pretty basic like being able to select multiple filters instead of one.
  • Desktop app has had some instability issue.
  • IVR needs to be self-recorded which can lead to a lower quality.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
CloudTalk.io
It is working and affordable
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Microsoft
I have given this rating as this need to give more than that as it's very helpful for us and makes our work more efficient and fast.
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Usability
CloudTalk.io
CloudTalk is super easy to use and has a great quality. It helps to communicate with the clients easily and we can feel that the sound quality is high, while speaking to the client and while listening to the recordings. This is for our department essential in our day to day work.
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Microsoft
Skype is not as good as Facetime in terms of ease to glance at it and figure out how it works. I think that's a result of Skype trying to be too many things at once. A lot of the menu and UI could be streamlined, and I would jettison some of the additional functions that have been tacked on over the years to simplify. That being said, while some options are slightly hard to find, they all work flawlessly once found.
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Support Rating
CloudTalk.io
They are skilled, experienced, and anytime I need something and contact the support time, I get the right person who understands my needs and reacts to them accordingly. So far I was only pleasantly surprised by the level of support these guys provide and coming from a customer service oriented background myself, I can only say keep it up guys, you are doing a fantastic job!
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Microsoft
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.
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Implementation Rating
CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Alternatives Considered
CloudTalk.io
It was a gamble if I'm being honest, plus this is a very nuanced and intricate topic. We didn't necessarily substitute one for the other, it was a much needed state of affairs where we needed the call monitoring and agent tracking pros of CloudTalk more so than ever before.
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Microsoft
Microsoft Teams provides basically the same services. Local number calling is not available (that I know of) but that only matters if you have any need to use it. Teams is a little more stable, especially with a lot of people on a call. Skype is easier to set up and to operate. Skype also has a larger install base.
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Professional Services
CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
The service provided is up to date, as discussed before buying.
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Return on Investment
CloudTalk.io
  • For a similar price it is not necessary to manage so many cell phone accounts
  • Unlike basic telephony. It is possible to have more control of the interactions with our clients.
  • For administrators it allows better control of commercial actions or the corresponding area for communication issues
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Microsoft
  • Overall Skype is a good investment. We use regular Skype so its a product that comes with Windows PC's as a standard app. We dont use Skype for Business so this cuts cost overall.
  • Using the basic functions of Skype and not Skype for business does have some downsides but you do save money. There are many other apps we use as well as Skype in order to accomplish all of our goals.
  • The downside of course is that the more you want Skype to do, the more money it will cost the organization as a whole. It does have many more functions which you have to upgrade to Skype for business for. That is my only criticism.
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ScreenShots

CloudTalk Screenshots

Screenshot of CloudTalk for Freshdesk - All customer-related data from both systems can be automatically synchronized and always up-to-date. No matter whether one is working in Freshdesk or CloudTalk, the software can provide comprehensive customer data.Screenshot of CloudTalk for Intercom - By integrating Intercom with CloudTalk, essential customer contact details become visible, as well as history of calls and conversations. No matter whether one is working in Intercom or CloudTalk, comprehensive customer data will be presented in both systems. In addition, data synchronization is automatic and regular, so information is always up-to-date.Screenshot of Complete customer interaction history is always within reach. CloudTalk will automatically display previous calls, orders, chats or notes, so agents don’t have to look them up in multiple systems.Screenshot of CloudTalk apps allows agents to make and receive phone calls from anywhere.Screenshot of CloudTalk for Help ScoutScreenshot of Agents can see all caller information in one place. During the phone call, they can look at the client’s history of interactions, orders, chat or notes.