Creativity 365 vs. Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Creativity 365
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Creativity 365 is a comprehensive, cross-device contention creation tool set designed for both business and creative professionals. The suite aims to help individuals and teams collaborate and improve their productivity and efficiency. The set includes five apps along with 1TB Kdan Cloud storage and access to all of Kdan Mobile's online communities. Platforms: Android, iOS, Mac, Windows According to the vendor key features and business benefits…N/A
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Score 6.0 out of 10
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The Polycom RealPresence Group Series is a video conferencing codec that connects to a standards-based video conferencing infrastructure to allow users to make video conference calls. There are three products in the series – RealPresence Group 300, RealPresence Group 500, and RealPresence Group 700. It is certified to use with Office 365 and Skype for Business.N/A
Pricing
Creativity 365Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Creativity 365Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMonthly $9.99 (*3-day free trial available) Semi-annually $39.99 Annually $59.99 (*14-day free trial available) Also, comes with a free stylus.** Quarterly plan with 7-day free trial to come in the following months. *Special and bulk purchasing options available for educational institutions and businesses. *Free trials only available on iTunes. **Free stylus details. Currently, new users subscribing to our Creativity 365 annual plan will receive an Adonit Dash 3 stylus. Once the free stylus has been shipped order is no refundable.
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Creativity 365Polycom RealPresence Group Series
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Features
Creativity 365Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Creativity 365
9.4
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
-
Ratings
Task Management9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Search10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Creativity 365
9.6
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
-
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Chat10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Creativity 365
9.5
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
-
Ratings
Versioning9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Creativity 365Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
7.7
(26 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Creativity 365Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Kdan Mobile Software Ltd.
I think in a world where I have to churn out videos and other content for my business, I think that Creativity 365 really allows us in the office to be on the same page when it comes to getting stuff done. These days, especially with a lot of remote work, a collaborative effort can still feel like an individual one, but the coolest thing is that this software makes it feel less and less like that.
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Poly
If you're always working in the Polycom ecosystem then the Group Series codecs are reliable and the quality of the camera and microphones are extremely good. However, the system relies heavily on either having onsite server technology and/or cloud based bridging capability. In addition, the peripherals like cameras and microphones are quite expensive. Maintenance and support costs also make the ongoing investment a costly one
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Pros
Kdan Mobile Software Ltd.
  • Different platforms integrations
  • collaboration through teams, messaging, doc share
  • Easy to use very simple for streamlining
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Poly
  • The audio and video quality can not be matched.
  • For the most part, they are rather simplistic in their use and just work. People don't usually have a hard time operating them
  • They are rather versatile in that we have been able to integrate them with other applications
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Cons
Kdan Mobile Software Ltd.
  • Since it's a content creation toolset, it would be great if there was a photo editing tool.
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Poly
  • The only issue that we have experienced with Polycom RealPresence Group Series is the speed dial functionality. When attempting to use the speed dial buttons, the system occasionally sends a call through the computer system, not the phone. While the computer call option is valuable, not everyone can answer calls that way and we have had to do a manual lookup of an extension and call back when that happens.
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Likelihood to Renew
Kdan Mobile Software Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Poly
We love the product and is totally integrated in our company.
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Usability
Kdan Mobile Software Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Poly
The directory is slightly dated and unless you have a Skype for Business integration license, dialing users into a call is difficult. The Group Series Remote whilst minimalistic is actually more difficult to use than the previous HDX remote. Having to recharge the battery on the group series remote is both annoying and difficult as if you do not keep on top of it, you will be faced with a situation where the remote is not working and then have to try and find another one. Not ideal if you need to start a video call (assuming auto join has not been enabled in the admin portal).
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Support Rating
Kdan Mobile Software Ltd.
I contacted customer service once and got my problem solved very quickly.
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Poly
I can't say I've needed support more than a handful of times. One was for trying to connect a Polycom Conference phone and a Real Presence together. After a few months, we came to the conclusion it wasn't possible, that was the only frustrating occurance with support. Any other time if we needed to RMA a device, it was very smooth.
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Alternatives Considered
Kdan Mobile Software Ltd.
Airtable has a free version that offers basic functionalities that Creativity 365 does not offer. Airtable integrates with 25 different applications and software to make collaboration easier, while Creativity 365 only integrates with 13. Even though key features of Creativity 365 and Airtable should matter you should also carefully explore the integrations provided by each product. Very often you will already be making use of various kinds of SaaS software in your company and it’s much more beneficial to choose software that integrates well with each other. If you do that you will be able to guarantee an effortless transfer of data between your teams and software used, which can significantly reduce the time spent on migrating between one solution and the next.
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Poly
Polycom RealPresence Group Series stands head and shoulders above Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex Meetings both for dependability and robust delivery of function. One established the meetings were very hard to break apart but easy to end when so desired. The installation of the devices, the training of technicians, and end-users were both intuitive and easy to manage, where the same interactions with Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex In my opinion, and experience, were challenging to work through.
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Return on Investment
Kdan Mobile Software Ltd.
  • simplified our editing process
  • allowed our teams to collaborate better
  • negative: Not everyone got adept at using it quickly
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Poly
  • Once pexip integrates Polycom/skype this will be a big win for us due to the RPTouch integrating the "one - touch join". This will increase adoption of video greatly.
  • Before the Group series with peripherals was implemented the cost of a video room was twice what it is today. Massive win.
  • Due to provisioning and automated firmware the IT involvement has been greatly reduced. No longer is there a need for manual changes to individual endpoints.
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