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Score 8.7 out of 100

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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

For instant messaging without going into depth it's very quick and simple and the CPU footprint is quite low and therefore easily able to run on older hardware. The audio only capability has always been very good, but the video aspect where you have more than one person on video does seem to struggle. It's understandable given the codec has been in operation for a number of years but for basic collaboration it has served the purpose pretty well and until forced to migrate, most companies will happily continue to use it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Creately
Skype for Business
7.5
High quality audio
Creately
Skype for Business
8.0
High quality video
Creately
Skype for Business
7.8
Low bandwidth requirements
Creately
Skype for Business
6.9
Mobile support
Creately
Skype for Business
7.1

Screen Sharing

Creately
Skype for Business
7.6
Desktop sharing
Creately
Skype for Business
8.0
Whiteboards
Creately
Skype for Business
7.3

Online Meetings / Events

Creately
Skype for Business
7.7
Calendar integration
Creately
Skype for Business
8.3
Meeting initiation
Creately
Skype for Business
8.2
Integrates with social media
Creately
Skype for Business
6.7
Record meetings / events
Creately
Skype for Business
7.5
Slideshows
Creately
Skype for Business
7.7

Online Events Collaboration

Creately
Skype for Business
7.6
Live chat
Creately
Skype for Business
8.4
Audience polling
Creately
Skype for Business
7.2
Q&A
Creately
Skype for Business
7.3

Online Events Security

Creately
Skype for Business
7.6
User authentication
Creately
Skype for Business
7.7
Participant roles & permissions
Creately
Skype for Business
7.7
Confidential attendee list
Creately
Skype for Business
7.3

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

  • Group Chat option allows multiple people to have a conversation away from the main presentation
  • Integration with Microsoft Office allows easy usage of excel, PowerPoint and other MS programs
  • Easy calendar integration for Microsoft Outlook
  • Mobile interface is very easy and intuitive
Mark DiNallo | 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

  • Reporting, especially if you are in need of knowing who logged in and participated in a session
  • The browser-based application (for those that didn't want to download the desktop app) always seemed to have issues for our clients in other locations of the country
  • Call clarity was frequently not good, and sometimes the meeting organizer/host couldn't even get audio connected.
Randy Palmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Creately

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Creately

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 8.0
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

Skype for Business 8.0
Based on 78 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

Skype for Business 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

As Skype for Business is most widely used all over the world it gives you access to connect you with people out of your organization. It's much faster than any other messengers. You can connect with your mobile phone with low speed of internet also. Other messengers [require] more space and bandwidth than skype.
Vrushali Raskar | 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

  • With federation with external partners, it has helped us close deals in terms of sales.
  • It is a stable product that has had very few outages, which has kept end users happy with minimal service interruptions.
  • Meetings have high security compliance which meets our organization's security requirements
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Creately

General

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

* per user

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

General

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

Skype for Business Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Creately
8.4
Skype for Business
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Creately
Skype for Business
9.0

Usability

Creately
Skype for Business
8.0

Support Rating

Creately
5.6
Skype for Business
8.0

Implementation Rating

Creately
Skype for Business
7.0

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