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Score 7 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Lifesize Video Conferencing

The Lifesize Cloud Platform, combined with the connected Icon Room Systems, provides any business with a reliable, stable, and unrivaled quality video communications solution. I would have no hesitation in recommending this solution to any business, large or small—it just works every time!With the added ability to simply book a meeting directly from Outlook or the browser, invite your room system and be faced with a simple yes or no on the screen of the room system, this is by far the simplest video conferencing solution that I have ever used.
Michael Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

Can have group chats on topics that only concern a few employees. We have a Technology group where we add and brainstorm new applications and software that might be appropriate for our company. It's a good way to organize our ideas and thoughts without having to send out mass email chains and we can discuss the ideas at our next meeting. Microsoft Teams also lets us efficiently communicate with remote workers since email can lag. This allows almost real-time conversations and collaborations for our employees.
Karen Zelzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.9
Microsoft Teams
High quality audio
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.5
Microsoft Teams
High quality video
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.6
Microsoft Teams
Low bandwidth requirements
Lifesize Video Conferencing
5.7
Microsoft Teams

Screen Sharing

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4
Microsoft Teams
Desktop sharing
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4
Microsoft Teams

Online Meetings / Events

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.1
Microsoft Teams
Calendar integration
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.6
Microsoft Teams
Meeting initiation
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
Microsoft Teams
Record meetings / events
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.1
Microsoft Teams
Slideshows
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
Microsoft Teams

Online Events Collaboration

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.2
Microsoft Teams
Live chat
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.3
Microsoft Teams
Q&A
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.0
Microsoft Teams

Online Events Security

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.6
Microsoft Teams
Participant roles & permissions
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.6
Microsoft Teams

Project Management

Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
7.5
Task Management
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Gantt Charts
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
6.5
Scheduling
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Workflow Automation
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
7.2
Mobile Access
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
8.7
Search
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
7.8
Visual planning tools
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
6.6

Communication

Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
8.0
Chat
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
9.0
Notifications
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Discussions
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
8.7
Surveys
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
7.4
Internal knowledgebase
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
7.3
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
7.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
6.8
Integrates with Outlook
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
9.1

File Sharing & Management

Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Versioning
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
8.2
Video files
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Audio files
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
8.5
Document collaboration
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Access control
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
8.0
Advanced security features
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
7.8
Integrates with Google Drive
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
8.2
Device sync
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Teams
8.8

Pros

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • Encrypted Communications: Competing against other newspapers and stations is tough. Lifesize Video Conferencing helps us keep our content original and encrypted.
  • Multiple Screen Sharing: Before, our preferred method of contact was a text message or a FaceTime call. This program allows us to share the same video chat with multiple sources. We've streamed interviews across 4 different games and given live in-game updates - that's something our competitors can never touch us with.
  • Sharable Content: Our meetings and interviews can be recorded and shared amongst our other team members or with the public through social media.
Andrey Lanier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

  • Teams is particularly good at keeping conversation history in sync across multiple devices. Skype for business, which is Microsoft's other chat client, is particularly bad when it comes to this aspect.
  • The sidebar of the application window makes it easy to switch between all aspects of the application in one click. Easy switching between chat, notifications, and meetings.
  • Integrated hierarchy chart within each chat window easily allows you to see where an unfamiliar person you may be chatting with sits in terms of management level in the organization.
Gary Smolyak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • I dislike that they are no longer making the Team/Room 220's. I am not a fan of the Icon editions that are replacing the Team/Room 220's for my classrooms and conference rooms. I do not like, when I remote into the codecs, that the layout is very limited compared to the Team/Room 220's. I can no longer see if someone is in the room or able to access the remote control or adjust the cameras. Because we are not using the "Cloud" with our codecs, users are no longer able to access a directory. The remote control looks almost like the Apple TV remote, which has very few buttons with no labels on it. My users, who are not very tech savvy, would rather not use the equipment unless some else sets it up for them.
  • Software for computers could be more robust. One thing I would like to see is a way to click on one of the video streams to just see it large and be able to toggle which screen I want to see myself, instead of the software deciding which one should be the focus point based on who is talking.
dave g | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

  • Lack of rollout plans from MS that businesses can use to improve user adoption.
  • Slack still has more connectors.
  • Meetings could more intuitive and most of the screen is just pictures of people.
  • The desktop application is very large and absorbs a lot of system resources.
  • Multiple users cannot share screens at once, one at a time only.
  • Can't choose where to put files from conversations, they automatically are put in a Teams SharePoint.
Justin Pink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 10.0
Based on 26 answers
Other than the HIPAA compliance, we have no compelling reason to retain LifeSize when we can already pay for similar services included with our UCaaS service. Our UCaaS vendor, Fuze, includes video conferencing with the VoIP services via single, integrated client software package. Additional limitations include minimal implementation assistance, training service, training materials and assistance driving internal adoption. Issues with slow speed for desktop sharing and audio quality make the technical aspects of Lifesize inferior to competitors.
Bob Brandner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We are a MSFT shop.
Joel Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.9
Based on 29 answers
We rolled out Lifesize with minimal instructions and high adoption. The touchpad on the Phone 2 is solid from a usability perspective. The touchpad on the Phone 2 allows us to remove remotes. The whole Icon experience is so much better than the color multi-function buttons on the room units (which were confusing to people). Thankfully the room units also work well with the Phone 2.
Mike Hamilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.8
Based on 22 answers
It has a lot of great features and we are working to roll it out to our whole organization. It sometimes feels a little under-developed or maybe under used. There are some things I wish it did better - like integrating the group calendar rather than my own calendar and letting us have instant chat vs persistent.
Jill Liegghio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Since we are an educational institution we not only have scheduled classes which must be available, but we have staff members in a variety of areas ranging from recruiting and admissions to advancement and the President's office who need to connect with students, alumni and other interest groups, often at odd hours. I have not, since using Lifesize had anyone complain of not being able to connect
Bill Kopf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

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Performance

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.0
Based on 15 answers
Lifesize is an amazing platform for VC. However, it is a costly solution for any scaling startup. However, implementation and user acceptability was fairly easy and worth the additional spend. Quality has always been on point and support has always taken care of us. Our account manager also ensured a seamless transition process for Google Hangouts. Will go with this solution again at any other organization.
Anthony Sopher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

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Support Rating

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.7
Based on 84 answers
Most of the front-line call takers are only as knowledgeable enough to tell you to reboot or reset. If your issue is more complicated than that, it will need to be escalated. On the other hand - most of our problems have been on our network side. The techs are ALWAYS super nice and try to be as helpful as possible. They do care about fixing the problem.
Heather Pence | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.8
Based on 98 answers
Getting support for any MS Product kind of feels like pulling teeth. I have looked for support on the slowness of Teams to try and resolve it, but there is nothing really out there even from the MS reps other than deleting the hidden appsdata folder for Teams or uninstall/reinstall the software or just use the web-based Teams app.
Charles R. Coggins III | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.1
Based on 5 answers
There was a very knowledgeable person each and every time I trained with them. I believe after 30-45 minutes of admin training, I had all that I needed. End user training is a breeze for our staff. In a matter of 15 minutes, we can train internally. It is that easy to use!
Michael Gunderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

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Implementation Rating

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 7.5
Based on 278 answers
The implementation was pretty easy and fast, You can do it with your internal team and it should not be any problem. Integration with other software is also pretty easy. But, if for some reason you have any issues with implementation or integration you can contact Lifesize Video Conferencing support team 24/7.
Ana Tarasova | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

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Alternatives Considered

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize provides a great high-quality professional video conferencing solutions that, with accompanying software like Lifesize Cloud or Zoom, can connect to a multitude of different devices anywhere in the world. While Polycom certainly has more brand recognition in the industry for its communication platforms, I think Lifesize is a comparable product that works just as well as Polycom.
Derek Letellier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

Personally, I have used a number of applications similar to Teams for a variety of functions. However, with regard to my current organizational use, I would say my experience with Teams provides a much more well-rounded user experience than Skype for Business. Teams performs the functions of Skype and also integrates many other features integral to applications like Slack, Webex Teams, and Yammer. Teams also has the added benefit of being connected within the Microsoft network of apps. Users can leverage the powerful cloud computing of O365 in order to access other materials stored on the shared platform. This is a huge benefit of staying within the same ecosystem.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 7.4
Based on 18 answers
It's pretty impressive the number of people the system can support both in total and per conference. The system handles large numbers of connections pretty well, although there's little control over how participants are displayed on screen. One of its greatest strengths is adding large number of both video and audio connections simultaneously.
Peter Grant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

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Return on Investment

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • We have five locations across Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, with key stakeholders and cross-location teams that work together every regardless of physical location. This resource is critical in keeping our teams connected.
  • Has improved collaboration and communication by having as close to face to face meetings as possible with remote team members. Conference rooms were often times double booked because of LifeSize, which as a determining factor in us moving to a cloud subscription.
  • Nothing negative
Travis Bell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

  • We were already paying for Office 365 but now we got a great collaboration tool to go along with it.
  • We are able to stay connected with employees across the United States and no longer have to fly people back to headquarters for meetings and conferences, saving on transportation and lodging costs.
Michael Eberhard | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Lifesize Video Conferencing

General

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

Lifesize Video Conferencing Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$14.95 per user/month1
Enterprise$12.95 per user/month1
Standard$16.95 per user/month1
  1. Call for pricing
Additional Pricing Details
With every plan, you get the collaboration features you use everyday, at no additional cost: • Unlimited video conferences • Downloadable desktop and mobile apps • Secure encryption set by default • Unlimited meeting duration • Free, browser-based web app • Two-way and group chat with popular chat integrations • Centralized, name-based directory • Online reporting and account management • Email and calendar scheduling

Microsoft Teams

General

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

Microsoft Teams Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Microsoft 365 Business Basic$5.001
Microsoft 365 Business Standard$12.501
Office 365 E3$20.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for non profit organizations.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.9
Microsoft Teams
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Lifesize Video Conferencing
10.0
Microsoft Teams
10.0

Usability

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.9
Microsoft Teams
7.8

Reliability and Availability

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.1
Microsoft Teams

Performance

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.0
Microsoft Teams

Support Rating

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.7
Microsoft Teams
7.8

In-Person Training

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
Microsoft Teams

Online Training

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.1
Microsoft Teams

Implementation Rating

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.5
Microsoft Teams

Scalability

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4
Microsoft Teams

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