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Score 7.9 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

GoToMeeting

All in all, GoToMeeting is a promising remote meeting software due to its limitless features and functionalities. It is a good software for attending the webinars and conducting online tutorials and teaching. As a teacher using it, this is so far one of the best pieces of software I've used because the video and audio are clear enough that all attendees understand easily.
Philip Mojares | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

GoToMeeting
7.8
Skype for Business
7.5
High quality audio
GoToMeeting
8.4
Skype for Business
8.1
High quality video
GoToMeeting
8.4
Skype for Business
7.9
Low bandwidth requirements
GoToMeeting
7.1
Skype for Business
6.7
Mobile support
GoToMeeting
7.5
Skype for Business
7.2

Screen Sharing

GoToMeeting
8.3
Skype for Business
8.0
Desktop sharing
GoToMeeting
8.9
Skype for Business
8.3
Whiteboards
GoToMeeting
7.7
Skype for Business
7.7

Online Meetings / Events

GoToMeeting
8.2
Skype for Business
8.1
Calendar integration
GoToMeeting
8.5
Skype for Business
8.7
Meeting initiation
GoToMeeting
8.4
Skype for Business
8.3
Integrates with social media
GoToMeeting
7.6
Skype for Business
7.3
Record meetings / events
GoToMeeting
8.2
Skype for Business
7.8
Slideshows
GoToMeeting
8.2
Skype for Business
8.4

Online Events Collaboration

GoToMeeting
8.2
Skype for Business
8.0
Live chat
GoToMeeting
8.3
Skype for Business
8.4
Audience polling
GoToMeeting
8.1
Skype for Business
7.9
Q&A
GoToMeeting
8.2
Skype for Business
7.7

Online Events Security

GoToMeeting
8.3
Skype for Business
8.0
User authentication
GoToMeeting
8.2
Skype for Business
8.1
Participant roles & permissions
GoToMeeting
8.3
Skype for Business
7.8
Confidential attendee list
GoToMeeting
8.4
Skype for Business
8.0

Pros

GoToMeeting

  • On-Demand meetings. I am able to give clients my custom-URL so that if we are in the middle of a call and it would be helpful for them to view my screen, I just tell them the URL to enter and they are seamlessly connected without having to wait on me to email them a link.
  • Reliability. Unlike some other platforms I've used, I don't experience buffering or other technical issues.
  • Integration. GoToMeeting is integrated with my email platform so it's really easy to add GoToMeeting to every calendar invitation. It's also integrated with my marketing automation platform so that I can create custom landing pages for people to book meetings and seamlessly have their info go into my GoToMeeting account.
Nancy Hamlet | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Exson Meza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

GoToMeeting

  • Recording only included shared computer content-not video. Not great for employment searches or guest speakers to classes
  • Website made it hard to find the client to download. They were pushing you to use web interface but we prefer the program to be on our computers (in the dock on Macs)
Dylan Costa, CTS-D, DMC-E | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Stefan Trbojevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting 8.2
Based on 34 answers
ITI has not found an alternative software that can compete with the offerings of GTM. Our diverse needs (webinars, client meetings, internal training) cannot be met by any competitors at this time for our current cost. GTM is simple to use and has allowed ITI to really set ourselves apart from our competition.
Zack Parnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting 8.5
Based on 27 answers
The simplicity of GoToMeetings desktop, mobile, and web-based applications make it a very robust and user-friendly meeting solution. At times, it may be more complex than needed, but it is nice to have so many features that can be used if needed. Once installed, it is very easy to use and navigate.
Rusty Angell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.6
Based on 13 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.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting 8.4
Based on 100 answers
When we have issues, they seem to respond quickly and do everything they can to help us. They have even tried to find other ways we could get more use out of their product, or improve the way we are currently using it. Overall, their support has been fairly good for us.
Parker O'Very | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.8
Based on 39 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.
Chris Lesner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.0
Based on 2 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

GoToMeeting

There is little to choose from when looking at a lot of the platforms in terms of video quality and ease of use. I have preferred Zoom more recently as it seems to work a lot better. BlueJeans is excellent in terms of sounds and video quality as well. PowWow Now is much worse and Skype for Business is not as good in functionality terms either. Slack is fine for one-to-one calling but not web conferencing and I have not used Chantly. The key thing I have found GoToMeeting strongest with is setting up calls and calendaring.
Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Marie Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

GoToMeeting

  • Positive impact: higher participation in advisory board meetings - with increased attendance/participation from a very busy audience, this helps us accomplish our goals more so than strictly in-person attendance.
  • Positive impact: increased employee efficiency - employees/team members are able to effectively communicate and continue progress on team projects while remote/working from home, instead of having to reschedule due to conflcits.
Jodi Sassana | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Sondra Kinder | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

GoToMeeting

General

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

GoToMeeting Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$12/month1
Business$16/month2
EnterpriseCustom Pricing3
  1. 150 Participants
  2. 250 Participants
  3. 3,000 Participants
Additional Pricing Details

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

GoToMeeting
8.1
Skype for Business
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

GoToMeeting
8.2
Skype for Business
9.0

Usability

GoToMeeting
8.5
Skype for Business
7.6

Support Rating

GoToMeeting
8.4
Skype for Business
7.8

Online Training

GoToMeeting
7.3
Skype for Business

Implementation Rating

GoToMeeting
10.0
Skype for Business
7.0

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