Creately vs. Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Creately
Score 7.2 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Creately aims to provide powerful diagramming features at a very affordable price. The product boasts an intuitive interface so users can quickly and easily come up with professional diagrams. Users can draw flowcharts, organizational charts, wire-frames, SWOT diagrams, Venn diagrams, network diagrams and many other diagrams using Creately.
$5
per month
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Skype for Business was an online messaging and conferencing tool, now superseded by Microsoft Teams.N/A
Pricing
CreatelySkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Editions & Modules
Creately Personal
$8
per month
Creately Team
$8
per month per user
Creately Team
$60
per year per user
Creately Personal
$60
per year
Creately Business
$149
per month Unlimited Users
Creately Business
$1,068
per year Unlimited Users
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CreatelySkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounted prices for non profits, educational institutes, and charities.
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Community Pulse
CreatelySkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Top Pros
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Features
CreatelySkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Creately
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Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.9
195 Ratings
2% below category average
High quality audio00 Ratings8.6191 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings8.3185 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings6.1181 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings8.6146 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.9
191 Ratings
1% below category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.9191 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings6.9120 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Creately
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Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.6
188 Ratings
4% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings9.1174 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings8.8182 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings7.982 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings8.5143 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings8.9115 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.0
173 Ratings
5% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.9171 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings7.694 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings7.594 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.6
156 Ratings
10% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.7142 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.3148 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings5.9109 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.8
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Video conferencing00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Audio conferencing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Video screen sharing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Instant messaging00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CreatelySkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
8.5
(198 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(14 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(40 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CreatelySkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
Cinergix
Creately sells itself as software specializing in a wide variety of areas, which is true in some cases. Visualizing and creating marketing processes, research, user flows, and general flowcharts is an extremely powerful tool. However, in other areas, such as Human Resources, UI/UX prototyping, and Wireframe design, it leaves a little to be desired compared to the competition.
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Microsoft
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams is a remote/virtual team collaboration tool must have...especially if you already use Microsoft tools. Of course, since it now part of an MS 365 subscription, it really doesn't make sense to use anything else. It is easy to use and just works. I'm not sure how anyone who works with digital files/documents and needs to work with other people doing similar work can be effective without such a tool. Of course, there are a number of alternatives like Zoom or Webex, but why pay or use another separate tool if you don't need to. :-)
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Pros
Cinergix
  • Helps to create wonderful charts.
  • Helps co-worker to work on a similar project.
  • It allows importing multiple templates.
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Microsoft
  • Instant messaging to anyone who we know only by name/email. Even if they're offline, they get the message in missed convos and a notification automatically goes to them via Outlook mail. All conversations are saved and accessible via Outlook.
  • Video and voice calls are a norm in the WFH scenario, and an average employee has around 4-5 calls a day. Skype gives notifications for upcoming meetings, allows easy scheduling via outlook calendar, and its audio/video quality [is] reasonably good compared to the amount of data it consumes.
  • Status availabilities - in the WFH scenario, you could be off for lunch, out of office, busy, sharing screens - and might not want to be disturbed. Skype allows you to do that, and in case you're off, ensures that you know that you have missed messages.
  • Screen sharing - we have to share screens at least once or twice a day with a coworker when working on some issues/features, and Skype easily lets us do that. One of the best things about Skype is that the screen can be shared without being on a video/voice call - which is of immense advantage because oftentimes, you could prefer sharing the screen, while it [is] too noisy to talk.
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Cons
Cinergix
  • Can add more tutorials to guide the users in the tool
  • Tools lags sometimes when a diagram with lot of data is loaded
  • It also gets stuck sometime when an Undo functionality is used
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Microsoft
  • Connection issues can be hard to diagnose when they come up(as some knowledge of server information may be needed to reestablish as the connection troubleshooting options on the sky are not as user-friendly as the rest of the platform.
  • Some issues setting up camera/sound could use more info on troubleshooting options with playback sound, video, etc.
  • Statuses sometimes are unreliable and do not display correctly .
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Likelihood to Renew
Cinergix
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Usability
Cinergix
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Microsoft
Very easy to use. Even though Microsoft Teams has a lot of features and integrations, as a user I feel completely comfortable on finding what I need, getting information about the app extensions and using them. It's a very comprehensive tool, intuitive design and does not make me feel tired to be using it. I am glad with the current experience.
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Support Rating
Cinergix
It definitely could be better, but it may also depend on the type of license you are subscribing to.
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Microsoft
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.
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Implementation Rating
Cinergix
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Microsoft
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Cinergix
Creately is a more intuitive solution and has better looking elements, shapes etc.
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Microsoft
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
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Return on Investment
Cinergix
  • We were able to save a lot of time in visualizing strategic processes.
  • We saved meeting time by simply showing our workflows and keeping our coworkers in the loop.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

Creately Screenshots

Screenshot of the diagram creation interfaceScreenshot of the diagrams and visual frameworks available to express ideasScreenshot of Creately VIZ's strategic frameworks used to deliver insights.