GroupTweet (discontinued) vs. Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GroupTweet (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
GroupTweet allowed contributors to Tweet from a single Twitter account without the need to share the organization's Twitter password. Authorized contributors can tweet directly from their own personal Twitter accounts (if desired) using any Twitter app each prefers. The tool is now discontinued.
$7.99
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Skype for Business was an online messaging and conferencing tool, now superseded by Microsoft Teams.N/A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
GroupTweet (discontinued)Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Editions & Modules
5 contributors
$7.99 per month
per month
10 contributors
$14.99 per month
per month
30 contributors
$24.99 per month
per month
Unlimited contributors
$39.99 per month
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GroupTweet (discontinued)Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOffer educational discounts for schools & teachers. Email edu@GroupTweet.com. Plan on activating multiple accounts with GroupTweet or need a custom-priced plan? Email custom@GroupTweet.com.
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Community Pulse
GroupTweet (discontinued)Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
GroupTweet (discontinued)Skype 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
GroupTweet (discontinued)
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Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.9
195 Ratings
2% below category average
High quality audio00 Ratings8.7191 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings8.4185 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings6.0181 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings8.7146 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
GroupTweet (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.8
191 Ratings
2% below category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.9191 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings6.7120 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
GroupTweet (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.7
188 Ratings
5% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings9.2174 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings8.9182 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings7.982 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings8.6143 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings9.0115 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
GroupTweet (discontinued)
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Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.9
173 Ratings
6% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.9171 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings7.594 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings7.494 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
GroupTweet (discontinued)
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Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.5
156 Ratings
10% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.7142 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.3148 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings5.6109 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
GroupTweet (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.8
1 Ratings
13% 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
GroupTweet (discontinued)Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(198 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(14 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(40 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
GroupTweet (discontinued)Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
GroupTweet will work well for any brand that needs to extend their message through advocates authorized by GroupTweet. Our media company, The Breaking News Network, is the largest hyperlocal media network devoted to social good, and unique in providing a way for any community newsmaker to get their word out through our city feeds. Over 4,000 Twitter feeds - for example, city politicians, civic groups, nonprofits and performing arts organizations - are authorized to share content on our 400 city feeds.
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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
Discontinued Products
  • Since Twitter is a vehicle for breaking news, our correspondents in each of our 400 cities uses a simple hashtag to syndicate their local news and events. It is simple to use and correspondents don't have to do anything differently to share their messages across our city feeds.
  • We can mobilize our correspondents to collectively promote news and events that impact the public good. For example, we can develop advocate networks to support initiatives like crowdfunding campaigns
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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
Discontinued Products
  • GroupTweet would be awesome if the service for collaboratively distributing info extended to Facebook, G+ and other social networks. However, that's probably something out of their control to develop.
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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
Discontinued Products
GroupTweet is simply the best way to syndicate messages across Twitter. It takes time to build the foundation of authorized users, but once the user base understood the power we provided to get their message out, it has become institutionally utilized.
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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
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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
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
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
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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
Discontinued Products
There is no other product like GroupTweet! It is simple and takes no extra resources to use it, just add a hashtag. We are unusual in that we use GroupTweet for over 400 Twitter accounts. It would also work well for single accounts with a number of collaborative users.
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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
Discontinued Products
  • Since The Breaking News Network is noncommercial, we use GroupTweet to extend our facility to support the community by functioning as Twitter based bulletin boards. By offering a free and valuable service to the community instead of a pushy sales person trying to sell advertising, we create a lot of good will.
  • In the future, we will use GroupTweet to get advocate networks to support crowdfunding initiatives we bring forward with our new crowdfunding marketing company, BNN Funding. For more information on how we develop massive advocate networks, BNNFunding.com
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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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