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Score 8.8 out of 100

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool

Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

Skype for Business does the job it is designed for adequately and admirably. Our organization uses it to ensure all staff are able to contact each other via their work phone numbers, no matter whether they are working in the office, at home, or somewhere else entirely. To this end, it is very effective.
Adam Jackson FGCLP MAHRI | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Kanban Tool
8.4
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Task Management
Kanban Tool
9.0
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Resource Management
Kanban Tool
8.8
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Gantt Charts
Kanban Tool
8.6
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Scheduling
Kanban Tool
8.3
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Workflow Automation
Kanban Tool
5.7
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Team Collaboration
Kanban Tool
8.1
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Support for Agile Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.6
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.3
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Document Management
Kanban Tool
8.6
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Email integration
Kanban Tool
7.9
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Mobile Access
Kanban Tool
8.0
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Timesheet Tracking
Kanban Tool
8.2
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Change request and Case Management
Kanban Tool
8.9
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Budget and Expense Management
Kanban Tool
8.2
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

Professional Services Automation

Kanban Tool
9.8
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Quotes/estimates
Kanban Tool
10.0
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Invoicing
Kanban Tool
10.0
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Project & financial reporting
Kanban Tool
10.0
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
Integration with accounting software
Kanban Tool
9.0
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.5
High quality audio
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
8.0
High quality video
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.9
Low bandwidth requirements
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
6.7
Mobile support
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.1

Screen Sharing

Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.6
Desktop sharing
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
8.0
Whiteboards
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.2

Online Meetings / Events

Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.7
Calendar integration
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
8.2
Meeting initiation
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
8.2
Integrates with social media
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
6.9
Record meetings / events
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.6
Slideshows
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.5

Online Events Collaboration

Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.7
Live chat
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
8.3
Audience polling
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.4
Q&A
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.4

Online Events Security

Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.4
User authentication
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.7
Participant roles & permissions
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.6
Confidential attendee list
Kanban Tool
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.0

Pros

Kanban Tool

  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

  • Group Chat option allows multiple people to have a conversation away from the main presentation
  • Integration with Microsoft Office allows easy usage of excel, PowerPoint and other MS programs
  • Easy calendar integration for Microsoft Outlook
  • Mobile interface is very easy and intuitive
Mark DiNallo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kanban Tool

  • Some of the boards we have could do with more than 22 card colors, although it is enough for most projects.
  • Really looking forward to the iOS application, which is said to be coming in 2015.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

  • Probably the biggest area is the video element as it has historically struggled in this area.
  • The need to be forced to federate with another organisation by providing yours and enabling the other organisation settings is a bit tedious but once done, allows for simple collaboration between third-parties.
  • Functionality wise, as it's an older product and being superseded by MS Teams, it feels as if it's run its course but was very good for what it does/did at the time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams 9.6
Based on 8 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

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams 8.3
Based on 14 answers
Skype for Business is fairly user-friendly and has a good UI. It has strong audio and video conference call capabilities. It's easy to conduct meetings with various stakeholders across different locations and timezones. The chat and share a file or share my screen functions work seamlessly. If your company uses Office 365, then I would highly recommend it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 7.4
Based on 5 answers
This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams 8.2
Based on 78 answers
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.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams 7.0
Based on 4 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

Kanban Tool

Kanban is superior to Scrum and AGILE because it can visually organize all your projects and data into one board. Kanban integrates with JIRA which digs deeper into the project data when it is needed. By integrating Kanban with JIRA, you don't need any other tool for project management that is effective for both the business and the development teams. Kanban is recommended for any user groups who wish to increase their efficiency to deliver products, transparency for all users and on-time productivity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

We have switched to Teams, and it does offer a lot more so I think that it was the right choice, but Skype [for Business (formerly Lync)] was a very functional tool. The main issues were the bandwidth issues. The work computers aren't particularly high in RAM or processing speed so it would lag quite a bit. It worked well and was fairly intuitive otherwise.
Heather Hicks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kanban Tool

  • We have been able to track projects much more efficiently
  • We have had less missed deadlines as we can see where a project is in the workflow
Care Bach Gerland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

  • We almost lost our biggest client because of the poor performance early on in our implementation...the online meetings were poor quality for audio and bandwidth refreshing
  • Many of the employees in our company disliked the quality so much, they started to sign up for free Cisco WebEx accounts to use instead
  • The majority of employees in our company lost trust in our CTO because of his decision to switch from Cisco WebEx to Skype for Business
Randy Palmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

General

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

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool
8.9
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool
9.1
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
9.6

Usability

Kanban Tool
6.0
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
8.3

Support Rating

Kanban Tool
7.4
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
8.2

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool
8.2
Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams
7.0

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