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GlobalMeet Collaboration

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Score 6.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

GlobalMeet Collaboration

GlobalMeet Collaboration is great for giving product trainings, presentations and webinars over the phone to a wide number of users remotely. It is well suited for meetings where screens and documents need to be shared live during a conference call for easy collaboration
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Skype for Business

You may be wondering why to choose Skype for Business and pay for Skype when there is also a free option. The free Skype doesn't come with features that would be helpful to a big group as it only has the capability to connect less than 25 participants in any one meeting. If you have a large group of employees that need to meet, Skype for Business is definitely worth the upgrade.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

GlobalMeet Collaboration
6.2
Skype for Business
7.5
High quality audio
GlobalMeet Collaboration
7.0
Skype for Business
8.2
High quality video
GlobalMeet Collaboration
6.9
Skype for Business
8.0
Low bandwidth requirements
GlobalMeet Collaboration
6.3
Skype for Business
6.6
Mobile support
GlobalMeet Collaboration
4.5
Skype for Business
7.3

Screen Sharing

GlobalMeet Collaboration
6.5
Skype for Business
8.0
Desktop sharing
GlobalMeet Collaboration
7.1
Skype for Business
8.3
Whiteboards
GlobalMeet Collaboration
5.9
Skype for Business
7.6

Online Meetings / Events

GlobalMeet Collaboration
6.8
Skype for Business
8.1
Calendar integration
GlobalMeet Collaboration
6.9
Skype for Business
8.8
Meeting initiation
GlobalMeet Collaboration
6.7
Skype for Business
8.4
Integrates with social media
GlobalMeet Collaboration
7.2
Skype for Business
7.2
Record meetings / events
GlobalMeet Collaboration
7.0
Skype for Business
7.9
Slideshows
GlobalMeet Collaboration
6.1
Skype for Business
8.4

Online Events Collaboration

GlobalMeet Collaboration
5.5
Skype for Business
8.1
Live chat
GlobalMeet Collaboration
6.2
Skype for Business
8.5
Audience polling
GlobalMeet Collaboration
4.3
Skype for Business
8.0
Q&A
GlobalMeet Collaboration
6.1
Skype for Business
7.9

Online Events Security

GlobalMeet Collaboration
7.0
Skype for Business
8.1
User authentication
GlobalMeet Collaboration
6.1
Skype for Business
8.2
Participant roles & permissions
GlobalMeet Collaboration
7.1
Skype for Business
7.9
Confidential attendee list
GlobalMeet Collaboration
7.9
Skype for Business
8.2

Pros

GlobalMeet Collaboration

  • Something that GlobalMeet does well is distributing a meeting to users. The system integrates well with our Outlook system and allows easy meeting distributions.
  • GlobalMeet is good at providing an easy way to record web meetings. The feature works well and is easy to download after.
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Skype for Business

  • It offers work tools that manage to maintain a stable connection and quality in each individual and group call.
  • Allows sharing the computer screen for excellent communication.
  • It is a tool that adapts to the current business dynamics that requires it to be efficient in communication through rapid and assertive communication with clients or interested parties.
  • Video calls for the organization of work meetings have become a common experience in smart organizations because they understand that in order to adapt to a constantly changing world they must use more effective work tools.
  • You can make individual and group video calls, send images, emoticons, text messages, voice messages, share files, share the screen in two or group with other communication tools.
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Cons

GlobalMeet Collaboration

  • There is a cost for the conferencing services unlike competitors like FreeConferenceCall.com or Skype which have free options. However, you pay for what you get and the audio/connection quality can and has been an issue for us with other vendors.
  • There are a lot of shortcuts that can be used on the line to mute/unmute lines, record the audio, request operator assistance, etc. However, these are difficult to memorize so we end up forgetting or relying on a print-out of the shortcuts that we keep near our desks. I wish there was an easier way to use these such as voice commands.
  • In the post-conference email recaps you get the phone numbers of those who dialed in. However, it can be difficult to know who these numbers belong to unless you remember the direct #s for the participants. I wish there was a way to save contact info for certain phone numbers within the system and let GlobalMeet add the names to the numbers for all future post-conference emails.
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Skype for Business

  • Having multiple Chats/Conversations open, make Skype unresponsive from time to time. Sometimes it has tendencies of crashing even on high-end machines.
  • Grouping chats - Works well, however, there is no option to group appointed meeting conversation with other regular conversations/chats that were not initiated by calendar event.
  • Should be able to have some themes to choose from. Microsoft is going for a dark theme in Windows insider program. Personal Skype already has it why wouldn't Skype for business have it? It is pleasant to the eye, at least in my opinion and for my eyes.
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Likelihood to Renew

GlobalMeet Collaboration

GlobalMeet Collaboration 8.5
Based on 2 answers
It's the standard in the organization. I've never heard anyone say anything negative about it, so I don't think IT would spend the time and resources to switch.
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Skype for Business

Skype for Business 8.7
Based on 6 answers
I honestly feel that with most people using iPhone nowadays, it's easy to just call or use FaceTime if you need to be in touch with a client. Unless you need to have a conference call, there are plenty of ways to get in touch with a client otherwise besides using a somewhat inefficient program.
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Usability

GlobalMeet Collaboration

GlobalMeet Collaboration 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The screen-sharing feature works well and one of my attorneys is very pleased with the features and functionality of GlobalMeet. Making a user-friendly app is important and GlobalMeet has accomplished this goal
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Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.5
Based on 12 answers
Skype for Business is great for instant messaging, with some minor issues. It has an acceptable quality for audio and video conferencing. Its integration with Microsoft Office is a big plus.The one that is a real setback is the screen sharing during conferences, which can be really annoying to watch if it doesn't disconnect too often.
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Reliability and Availability

GlobalMeet Collaboration

GlobalMeet Collaboration 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We have never had an issue with the availability of GlobalMeet. It has always been available when we needed it.
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Skype for Business

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

GlobalMeet Collaboration

GlobalMeet Collaboration 7.3
Based on 1 answer
For the most part GlobalMeet loaded everything quickly. The only problem that we had was when the whole company was on a training at one time, we had a hard time with screen sharing and the pages loading in a timely manner. Everything seemed to slow down when lots of people were on the system at once
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Skype for Business

No score
No answers yet
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Support

GlobalMeet Collaboration

GlobalMeet Collaboration 5.6
Based on 11 answers
As previously mentioned, I was in charge of facilitating a weekly meeting with 60 attendees. I had major issues with the screenshare crashing repeatedly during the meeting. I got in contact with a GlobalMeet Technician immediately. He was extremely responsive and worked with my technician to resolve all of the issues quickly. After his intervention, I never had the same issue again.
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Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.7
Based on 35 answers
Microsoft Customer support is terrible all around. We have tried to get ahold of them constantly and get in the loops of customer service where no one knows what to do and no individuals are able to help us ever. The online forums are fine, but also throw you in a custom service loop as well.
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Implementation

GlobalMeet Collaboration

GlobalMeet Collaboration 8.2
Based on 1 answer
GlobalMeet was easy to get set up with the company and starting to use.
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Skype for Business

Skype for Business 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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

GlobalMeet Collaboration

Our small non-profit organization appreciates the ease of use of the platform for conference call needs. Other platforms can be much more complicated for users unfamiliar with conference call technology. We use it several times a month for committee meetings, regional rep check ins, and meetings with our board of directors.
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Skype for Business

I have used Google Hangouts previously, and I believe that Skype is a better service. It is intertwined with the calendar. Also, when installing it as part of the Office 365 package, it is only a second install. I also like how it saves the messages within Outlook. Skype for Business also uses end to end encryption. This makes all business communication more secure than Google Hangouts
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Scalability

GlobalMeet Collaboration

GlobalMeet Collaboration 7.3
Based on 1 answer
This product seems to be able to handle the growing amount of work within our company without any problems.
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Skype for Business

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

GlobalMeet Collaboration

  • The price for webinar for GlobalMeet is quite pricey compared to other similar vendors.
  • GlobalMeet can be used for unlimited free calls and video conferencing, hence in our company with extensive global calls this platform is very cost-effective.
  • Unlike most conferencing software. Other users don't have to download GlobalMeet App and therefore it is easy to send meeting invite to clients.
  • Attentively support system that responds fast to queries and this saves time for us.
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Skype for Business

  • Using Skype for Business has allowed our sellers to collaborate with clients all over the world quickly and effectively, ultimately encouraging positive client relationships.
  • The ability to train our sellers and excellence teams across the globe has been undeniably helpful in communicating the latest business developments and seller strategies.
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Pricing Details

GlobalMeet Collaboration

General

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

Skype for Business

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

GlobalMeet Collaboration
5.8
Skype for Business
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

GlobalMeet Collaboration
8.5
Skype for Business
8.7

Usability

GlobalMeet Collaboration
10.0
Skype for Business
7.5

Reliability and Availability

GlobalMeet Collaboration
9.1
Skype for Business

Performance

GlobalMeet Collaboration
7.3
Skype for Business

Support

GlobalMeet Collaboration
5.6
Skype for Business
7.7

Implementation

GlobalMeet Collaboration
8.2
Skype for Business
8.2

Scalability

GlobalMeet Collaboration
7.3
Skype for Business

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