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Highlights

GoToMeeting and Zoom are both leaders in the video conferencing software space that are used by a wide variety of businesses. Both technologies are used by businesses of all sizes, but Zoom is known for high-quality video and ease of use, while GoToMeeting is known for technical features that meeting organizers can use to tweak the parameters of their video conferences.

Features

Zoom and GoToMeeting both include important video conferencing features such as one-click conference joining, and call recording, but they also have a few standout features that set them apart from each other.

Zoom allows for many people in a call to display their webcam feeds at once, so businesses that host meetings or webinars with many attendees can view their audience more naturally. Additionally, Zoom offers several features to help users improve their appearance, such as their “touch up my appearance” setting. When sharing screens, Zoom also includes advanced features such as sharing audio or only sharing a portion of your screen. Multiple participants are able to share their screen without having to change the presenter. In addition to screen sharing, Zoom also provides other collaboration tools such as whiteboard and drawing that allow presenters to make notes and highlight figures on the fly during a presentation.

GoToMeeting provides robust options for adjusting your video appearance and meeting settings. While the video settings can be complex to adjust for beginners, practiced users can make precise adjustments to their video feed’s brightness, contrast, hue, and more. Additionally, GoToMeeting provides dial-in-numbers for meetings at every price point, which can be important for businesses that expect meeting participants to dial-in to join meetings, rather than use an application. Lastly, GoToMeeting provides unlimited cloud recording space for meeting transcripts and recordings.

Limitations

Though Zoom and GoToMeeting both have robust video conferencing capabilities, they have a few limitations that are important to consider.

Zoom is an easy to use product, but it doesn’t provide as many advanced options as GoToMeeting. This isn’t a problem for businesses that simply need video calling capabilities, but if you want the most customizability in terms of video, GoToMeeting provides more advanced options. Additionally, while Zoom allows for local storage of meeting transcripts and meetings, it doesn’t provide unlimited cloud storage, so businesses planning to store many recordings over a long period of time may want to consider other options. Businesses with employees or clients that prefer to dial-in to meetings may also want to consider that Zoom doesn’t offer that feature at every price point.

GoToMeeting offers a detailed level of customization for video, but its interface is more complex than Zoom’s and may be intimidating for new users. Additionally, while GoToMeeting does have screen sharing capabilities, they lack some of the features Zoom offers, such as sharing audio or allowing presenters to draw with multiple line colors and thicknesses.

Pricing

Zoom’s Pro pricing tier costs $15.00 per host per month and allows meetings as long as 24 hours. The business tier costs $20.00 per host per month and includes custom branding. Additionally, the enterprise tier costs $20.00 per host per month and requires at least 50 hosts. This plan includes unlimited cloud storage. Zoom also offers a free version with limited features and a 40-minute time limit for conferences.

GoToMeeting includes a basic package that allows for video conferencing with up to 100 participants for $49.00 per month. The Standard package supports up to 250 participants and allows users to directly upload meeting recordings to youtube for $99.00 per month. The Pro package supports up to 500 participants and includes custom URLs for meetings and support source tracking for attendees for $199.00 per month. Lastly, the Enterprise package supports up to 3,000 participants for $399.00 per month.

Likelihood to Recommend

GoToMeeting

For board meetings or other scenarios where an accurate record is important, GoToMeeting offers transcription which is incredibly helpful. It is not 100% accurate but still creates a good record to be accessed later. In addition, the ability to take over a participant's computer can be helpful in some limited scenarios. However, the host tools are more limited compared to a service like Zoom. Particularly there are no breakout rooms which is something that I often use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom is an excellent platform that shrinks people's physical distances and connects them virtually. We use Zoom in our school to impart education to my students and I think Zoom has all the necessary features for interacting with your students efficiently and effectively. Zoom is great for small businesses for remote communication among colleagues. However, in my opinion, Zoom is not suitable for external communication for advertising or marketing purposes.
Syed Saad Mahmood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

GoToMeeting
7.9
Zoom
8.4
High quality audio
GoToMeeting
8.4
Zoom
8.5
High quality video
GoToMeeting
8.5
Zoom
8.6
Low bandwidth requirements
GoToMeeting
7.0
Zoom
7.7
Mobile support
GoToMeeting
7.8
Zoom
8.7

Screen Sharing

GoToMeeting
8.4
Zoom
8.6
Desktop sharing
GoToMeeting
8.7
Zoom
9.0
Whiteboards
GoToMeeting
8.1
Zoom
8.3

Online Meetings / Events

GoToMeeting
8.2
Zoom
8.4
Calendar integration
GoToMeeting
8.3
Zoom
8.4
Meeting initiation
GoToMeeting
8.5
Zoom
8.7
Integrates with social media
GoToMeeting
7.2
Zoom
7.7
Record meetings / events
GoToMeeting
8.6
Zoom
8.8
Slideshows
GoToMeeting
8.4
Zoom
8.5

Online Events Collaboration

GoToMeeting
8.3
Zoom
8.4
Live chat
GoToMeeting
8.4
Zoom
8.7
Audience polling
GoToMeeting
8.2
Zoom
8.2
Q&A
GoToMeeting
8.2
Zoom
8.4

Online Events Security

GoToMeeting
8.2
Zoom
8.4
User authentication
GoToMeeting
8.2
Zoom
8.3
Participant roles & permissions
GoToMeeting
8.2
Zoom
8.5
Confidential attendee list
GoToMeeting
8.2
Zoom
8.4

Pros

GoToMeeting

  • Online meeting rooms allow you to have the same link for all meetings that are recurring. This helps for people using different platforms for their calendar as they can plug in the link and it will always be correct.
  • Your connection status is helpful so you know when you may not have a great connection and need to switch locations or WiFi networks before you start a call. Catching this early means you aren't midway through a call and realize you're breaking up.
  • Personal meeting rooms allow a more polished look for guests of a meeting. Your photo, title, and other business information are shown and can be a holding place for your guests which is a more professional setting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

  • It's a great way to connect around the world with minimal bandwidth consumption.
  • Meeting our peers and exchanging ideas is made possible through the use of high-quality video and audio calls.
  • Exceptional audio and video quality; we are recording meetings and transferring them to other storage.
  • Compared to other apps, it has more features and allows for efficient file sharing within the chatbox.
Muhammad Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

GoToMeeting

  • The software could be optimized for low bandwidth internet connections.
  • More user customization could be added.
  • To use the software you have to pay expensive subscription amount after trial period.
  • Separate GoToTraining suit by LogMeIn for hosting a training, so it could be integrated with GoToMeeting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

  • You need an app to make the calls and meetings, but it would be perfect if it had a web-based option.
  • Sometimes when internet speed drops, the audio quality also drops; I would understand the video quality dropping, but the audio doesn't consume much bandwidth, so it would be nice to have a consistent audio even on low internet speeds.
Alban Kaperi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting 7.7
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

Zoom

Zoom 9.5
Based on 15 answers
We're sticking with Zoom for the foreseeable future--given its compelling feature set, ease of use, and advanced technology, there's just no other competition to be excited about. Plus it's a Gartner-recognized industry leader, so it's a rather easy choice.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting 8.4
Based on 28 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

Zoom

Zoom 8.7
Based on 27 answers
Everything is easy to understand and use, new users need no training. On the flipside there are minor annoyances such as calendar export being cumbersome (need re-auth every time) and also not having recordings shared within a team or forcing people to name them.
Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

GoToMeeting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
There have been less than a handful of outages during our two years with Zoom, and whenever there was one, an email informing us of the outage went out immediately, and they had the issue resolved shortly thereafter.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

GoToMeeting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Zoom has among the best performance of any video conference platform, as I've mentioned several times. Besides that, their Chat platform works great, and their back end always runs smooth. It's unfortunate that reporting can now only be done by one month at a time, but nonetheless, it only takes a second to run any kind of Zoom report, whether it's an attendee report, Poll results, a user report, a list of meetings from the past month, etc.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting 8.7
Based on 99 answers
We have actually had fairly limited experience with customer support, which is a good thing since we have not really required it. The product is very stable and it is quite rare for significant challenges to arise. Also, the general ease of navigation of the product and the integration into calendars really eliminates the need for deep customer service
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom 7.8
Based on 41 answers
As I've written before, Zoom makes us feel like we matter and that we're a client rather than a customer. They want us to succeed and they put in the time to make sure that we do. I feel like they're more of a business partner rather than simply a vendor or supplier. They spent a lot of time onboarding with us, giving us demos, helping us get set up, and then giving us follow-up to be sure it's going well.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting 10.0
Based on 3 answers
It just works, get into the software and start using.
Brian Sossamon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 14 answers
If you receive any pushback from higher ups, point to any of the various positive reviews like this one. Or show Zoom's excellent Gartner report, or articles describing Zoom's partnership with Sequoia capital. It's not difficult to show how Zoom is a trustworthy industry leader with best-in-class technology.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

GoToMeeting

We also frequently use Zoom, Google Meet, and DialPad Meetings. Personally, I like Google Meet best as it integrates perfectly with our Google Calendar. GoToMeeting outshines Zoom, it is easier to use and less costly. DialPad Meetings is great for internal use collaborating with fellow employees but doesn't compare to these larger platforms when it comes to meeting with big groups. GoToMeeting scores well when compared to the other three options we commonly use.
Laura Samoisette, LEED AP, WELL AP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom cannot be beaten for ubiquity - 100% of my clients and prospective clients are already familiar with Zoom. This is the #1 reason why I use Zoom. Additionally, Zoom integrates with AcuityScheduling, saving me a lot of time in creating meetings and adding them to the calendar. Zoom is disappointing in terms of video quality, interactivity features, and privacy. In cases where I need to use the recording of webinars for digital products, I will always use Crowdcast, and in cases where privacy is essential, I will use JitsiMeet.
Sarah Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

GoToMeeting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoom

Zoom 8.0
Based on 6 answers
No there are no aspects that I would recommend to be changed as far as Zoom that I would like to change. The user interface, resource-sharing capabilities, participant ease of use, meeting invitations, and easy integration with other apps make it worthy of the pricing that it demands or proposes from its users/stakeholders.
Santanu Sen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

GoToMeeting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the Basic licenses are completely free, and because it's very easy to configure and install Zoom, and because anyone can join Zoom from a link without needing an account, scaling is a Breeze. There are absolutely no roadblocks. My company keeps adding more Zoom Pro license every week since it's so in demand. We were able to convert users from several different platforms onto Zoom with no trouble at all.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Professional Services

GoToMeeting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoom

Zoom 8.8
Based on 4 answers
It's a terrific tool for virtual meetings, presentations, and get-togethers. It's an incredible method to connect with individuals all around the world. It's a professional tool that enables us to share our experiences while continuing to work. It's simple to use, works with Google Calendar, and allows you to arrange meetings. If you work from home or abroad, Zoom includes great features like screen sharing, remote control, presentation mode, and even backdrops. I have been able to keep my work life balanced by integrating with other software. Clients were happy getting a simpler form of communication platform
Mohiuddin Robin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

GoToMeeting

  • It makes the quality of our video conferences better, by providing a better audio and video quality.
  • It is really expensive software, so our company thinks to shift from it to other similar programs (like Skype for Business or Zoom)
  • It allows to have a meeting with more participants.
Lusine Petrosyan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

  • It enables me to send and receive messages from my team members during video calls, handling online presentations.
  • With the ability to quickly stop, mute, and even receive notifications when someone enters or exits the meeting room, I'm never obligated to show up while making a call.
  • It is possible to record online meetings for future reference and more effective customer service. As we dealt with a lockdown, Zoom helped our business run smoothly.
Aurpa Fiza | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

GoToMeeting

General

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

Starting Price

$14 per month

GoToMeeting Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$12.001
Business$16.002
EnterpriseCustom Pricing3
  1. Per Organizer / Per Month for 150 Participants [billed annually]
  2. Per Organizer / Per Month for 250 Participants [billed annually]
  3. 3,000 Participants
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing available by monthly or annual subscription, with discounts for annual commitments.

Zoom

General

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

Starting Price

$14.99 per month

Zoom Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Virtual H.323/SIP Room Connector$491
Business19.991
  1. per month
SaaS Edition
BasicFree1
Pro14.992
Business19.992
Enterprise19.992
  1. Free
  2. per month/per license
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts available for each plan if you pay annually.

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