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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

Sococo

Great for communication and work from home offices. It has a great visual layout, which removes the disconnect among the organization when working from home. It is less appropriate for bigger companies due to the official capacity limits for meetings. Sococo is an excellent way to check in with staff and be accountable to each other. However, if you are always working from home - this program may not be ideal due to the limitations mentioned earlier.Sococo is good if each employee has access to very high-speed internet. High -speed internet is a limitation for those in rural areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

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

Screen Sharing

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4
Sococo
Desktop sharing
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4
Sococo

Online Meetings / Events

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

Online Events Collaboration

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.1
Sococo
Live chat
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.3
Sococo
Q&A
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.0
Sococo

Online Events Security

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.6
Sococo
Participant roles & permissions
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.6
Sococo

Project Management

Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
4.7
Task Management
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
5.0
Scheduling
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
5.0
Workflow Automation
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
4.0
Mobile Access
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
3.1
Search
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
3.0
Visual planning tools
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
8.0

Communication

Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
5.7
Chat
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
8.0
Notifications
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
5.1
Discussions
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
6.0
Internal knowledgebase
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
5.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
4.0

File Sharing & Management

Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
4.6
Versioning
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
6.0
Video files
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
3.0
Audio files
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
3.0
Document collaboration
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
3.0
Access control
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
5.0
Advanced security features
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
6.0
Integrates with Google Drive
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
5.0
Device sync
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Sococo
6.0

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

Sococo

  • Conference calls. No need for formal invites, excellent call quality and reliability.
  • Virtual rooms - see who's talking with who.
  • Instant chat - can also use Slack as a backend.
John Ball | 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

Sococo

  • On rare occasions my co-workers have had problems where they open Sococo and it doesn't recognize when they're speaking. However, restarting the program usually fixes it.
  • Users can 'knock' on another's 'virtual' office to come in to talk. Essentially, the same as waiting for a person to pick up when calling on a landline. An option to auto-let anyone in who knocks would be useful.
Anonymous | 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

Sococo

No score
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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

Sococo

Sococo 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It was easy to use but still needs lots of improvement to collaborate with other tools
Anonymous | 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

Sococo

No score
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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

Sococo

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Support Rating

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.8
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

Sococo

Sococo 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Sococo didn't seem to have a strong support line. In comparison to other products, such as Microsoft Teams, it did not regularly check in with us. There should be opportunities to give feedback on the quality of the program periodically and if we had any issues. Sometimes, Sococo would crash, and we would 'restart it' but not know why it happened.
Anonymous | 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

Sococo

No score
No answers yet
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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

Sococo

No score
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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

Sococo

WebEx Meetings, Skype for Business, and Google Hangouts all require that you create some sort of "call event" that people can join or leave. Sococo gives you the ability to seamlessly move between meetings within one app and also provide a status of available or unavailable, or better yet, people can just see that you're in a meeting and who you're in that meeting with. This provides the opportunity for a boss to step in and determine a meeting isn't super important, so they can talk to someone in the meeting.
Anonymous | 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

Sococo

No score
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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

Sococo

  • Sococo completely overcame the problem of staying in touch with remote development teams.
  • Enabled daily scrum meetings, sprint reviews, etc.
  • Helped keep everybody engaged in the project.
John Ball | 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
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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

Sococo

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Sococo Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.9
Sococo
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Lifesize Video Conferencing
10.0
Sococo

Usability

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.9
Sococo
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.1
Sococo

Performance

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.0
Sococo

Support Rating

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.8
Sococo
6.0

In-Person Training

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
Sococo

Online Training

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.1
Sococo

Implementation Rating

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.5
Sococo

Scalability

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4
Sococo

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