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Score 7.7 out of 100

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

    Creately

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    74%
    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 4/4 features

    High quality audio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    192 Ratings

    High quality video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    187 Ratings

    Low bandwidth requirements

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    184 Ratings

    Mobile support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    149 Ratings

    Screen Sharing

    Creately

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    78%
    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Desktop sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    193 Ratings

    Whiteboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    119 Ratings

    Online Meetings / Events

    Creately

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    77%
    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Calendar integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    177 Ratings

    Meeting initiation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    184 Ratings

    Integrates with social media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    85 Ratings

    Record meetings / events

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    146 Ratings

    Slideshows

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    114 Ratings

    Online Events Collaboration

    Creately

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    78%
    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Live chat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    174 Ratings

    Audience polling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    96 Ratings

    Q&A

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    96 Ratings

    Online Events Security

    Creately

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    75%
    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User authentication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    143 Ratings

    Participant roles & permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    148 Ratings

    Confidential attendee list

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    110 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Creately is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Creately

    84%
    2 Ratings
    7.4

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    74%
    198 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Creately

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    90%
    7 Ratings

    Usability

    Creately

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    88%
    14 Ratings

    Support Rating

    5.6

    Creately

    56%
    4 Ratings
    8.4

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    84%
    76 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Creately

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Creately

    Very good online option for flowcharts and other purposes; can be quite cost-effective, too, depending on how you use it.
    Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Skype is useful for collaborations across distances, including work from home, as well as a more convenient way to communicate with a large group of people. Skype is also useful to communicate with specific parties quickly, rather than relying on cellular service in areas where not as available. Skype is less useful if the team does not use computers , tablets, smartphones, etc in daily workflow as it would rarely be used.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Creately

    • Creately provides the same experience that other similar tools (i.e. Visio) provides, but presents it in a much more colorful, unique manner. The colors are vibrant, and my clients have always been impressed with the quality and feel.
    • Creately provides a lot of creative control over how your images look. I can play with the opacity and color scheme, or use what they already provide.
    • Creately also allows me to create wireframes for clients to review, whether desktop or mobile. I can create simple, easy to understand frames and concepts in minutes - they're super professional looking and ready to share.
    • I like the pricing model. Right now I can pay month-to-month, or pay a one-time fee for a year. It's also less expensive than Visio, which is very nice.
    Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    • Quickly check a user's status and communicate with them.
    • Video conferencing is breathtaking, and the voice quality is excellent.
    • It's a very user-friendly site with straightforward responses.
    • Cloud, hybrid and on-premise deployment options are available for document sharing via chat.
    • The video conferencing quality is excellent, and it is possible to organize your groups in a professional manner.
    • This tool is easy to use and integrates with Calendar to view team members' schedules.
    Roshni Rahman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Creately

    • The transition Creately made this year to their new non-Flash platform seems to almost function like a beta release in some instances.
    • Customer support sometimes takes a while to return and the responses are not always the best or most helpful. Follow up isn't great, either.
    Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    • Skype's UI leaves a lot to be desired, especially considering newer platforms like Zoom, Teams, Slack, Meet, and so on. It's slow and lacks many features that are now de facto in the newer communication apps.
    • Skype calendar also is often buggy - meeting times do not get updated on the calendar even if the correct time does come up on the Outlook calendar.
    • It does not give you the option to mute chats - oftentimes, you want to keep some group chats on mute without leaving them entirely.
    • Closing off a chat before it's saved will remove it from Skype history. You'd need to go search for it on Outlook mail.
    Dushyant Pathak (DKP) | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Creately

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional
    6.95

    Starting Price

    $40 per month

    Creately Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Creately Desktop$751
    Creately Server6.951
    1. per user
    SaaS Edition
    Creately Online Personal6.951
    Creately Team 5$401
    Creately Team 10$801
    Creately Team 25$2001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    We offer deeply discounted prices for non profits, educational institutes and charities.

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Creately

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams 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

    Creately

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams 8.8
    Based on 14 answers
    Skype for Business is fairly user-friendly and has a good UI. It has strong audio and video conference call capabilities. It's easy to conduct meetings with various stakeholders across different locations and timezones. The chat and share a file or share my screen functions work seamlessly. If your company uses Office 365, then I would highly recommend it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Creately

    Creately 5.6
    Based on 4 answers
    I haven't used Creately's support. I don't know what to rate this to be honest. If there was an "N/A," I'd use that. I like products where I don't have to do a lot of research or studying to learn how to use the software. Creately allows me to jump in and go.
    Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams 8.4
    Based on 76 answers
    I have only had to reach out to the Support team at Skype for Business once with an issue, and I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the quickness and thoroughness of their response. The wait time was short and my question was dealt with politely and clearly, so I would say the support team has it together.
    Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Creately

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams 7.0
    Based on 4 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

    Creately

    In terms of pricing and functionality, Creately was the clear winner at the time, although the jury is still out on Creately's new version in terms of how simple it may be to use.
    Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    For the below reason I will always choose this app over its competitors: Better audio and video quality, Little to no disconnections or freezing when on a call/video conference Integrates well with mailbox/ calendar/ one drive, and SharePoint is easy to use
    Jian Groenewald | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Creately

    • Creately is less expensive and dare I say more professional looking than Visio. It looks great at a fraction of the price.
    • Creately allows me to share ideas and processes with my clients. It shows that I understand their business processes, and increases their trust in my abilities to work with them.
    Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    • Skype for Business has enabled a migration in part away from fixed line telephony and introduced the user to mobile working with a headset which cannot be overstated as being a game changer.
    • Being able to schedule Skype for Business meetings through Outlook has meant meetings with colleagues without a meeting room has been a great enabler.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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