Lifesize Video Conferencing vs. Webex App

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Lifesize is a web conferencing platform focused on making video conferencing systems and video conferencing apps work well together, while still being easy-to-use. Their platform incorporates web conferencing software with meeting room devices and wireless screen sharing.
$12.95
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Webex App
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
The Webex App brings together Webex Calling, Meetings, and Messaging into a single application, fostering collaboration and unlocking more productive ways to work.
$0
user/month
Pricing
Lifesize Video ConferencingWebex App
Editions & Modules
Enterprise
$12.95 per user/month
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Plus
$14.95 per user/month
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Standard
$16.95 per user/month
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Basic Plan
$0.00
user/month
Meet Plan
$13.50
user/month
Meet + Call Plan
$25.00
user/month
Enterprise Plan
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Lifesize Video ConferencingWebex App
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsWith 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
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Community Pulse
Lifesize Video ConferencingWebex App
Considered Both Products
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Chose Lifesize Video Conferencing
Better audio and video than WebEx. Easier user interface.
Chose Lifesize Video Conferencing
Lifesize works into the telepresence infrastructure
Webex App

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.9
161 Ratings
10% above category average
Webex App
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Ratings
High quality audio8.9161 Ratings00 Ratings
High quality video8.9159 Ratings00 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements8.8151 Ratings00 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.9
156 Ratings
11% above category average
Webex App
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Ratings
Desktop sharing8.9156 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.9
149 Ratings
8% above category average
Webex App
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Ratings
Calendar integration8.8113 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation8.9142 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events8.8112 Ratings00 Ratings
Slideshows8.997 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.0
93 Ratings
7% above category average
Webex App
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Ratings
Live chat9.092 Ratings00 Ratings
Q&A9.062 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.0
114 Ratings
8% above category average
Webex App
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Ratings
Participant roles & permissions9.0114 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Lifesize Video Conferencing
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Ratings
Webex App
7.9
551 Ratings
0% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings7.7309 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.2140 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.1425 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.5204 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.8517 Ratings
Search00 Ratings8.2433 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.1228 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Lifesize Video Conferencing
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Ratings
Webex App
8.5
595 Ratings
6% above category average
Chat00 Ratings8.8585 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.6576 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings8.7528 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings8.5282 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings8.1260 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings8.2151 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.8175 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.6382 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Lifesize Video Conferencing
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Ratings
Webex App
8.2
509 Ratings
2% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.9297 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.8436 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.3437 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings7.8411 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.5317 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.1323 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings8.5168 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.5293 Ratings
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User Ratings
Lifesize Video ConferencingWebex App
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(162 ratings)
8.4
(661 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(24 ratings)
8.6
(26 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(37 ratings)
8.9
(392 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(7 ratings)
7.7
(9 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(15 ratings)
8.2
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(49 ratings)
7.9
(395 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.3
(2 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(5 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(136 ratings)
8.8
(11 ratings)
Configurability
7.7
(10 ratings)
7.8
(10 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.4
(10 ratings)
7.9
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(18 ratings)
8.8
(8 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(6 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(3 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
Lifesize Video ConferencingWebex App
Likelihood to Recommend
Lifesize
Lifesize Video Conferencing is a real-time meeting and video conferencing solution that works simply and immediately with features that fit our needs. I recommend it because it is professional, easy to configure, with maximum security, and where collaboration and teamwork are essential. possible, increasing workflow and productivity, to increase communication and efficiency in projects, it offers positive results and a pleasant experience for all.
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Cisco
The biggest use case I have for Webex is the public and private Spaces feature. It is so handy to have a single place where I can collaborate with team members on a single project. We can chat about new ideas and share files just on that specific project. That way I am not having to search email, or a Sharepoint site or a network drives for files. And I don't have to search through a separate chat log for ideas for this project. Add to that that I can use the Webex app on my PC, Mac, iphone and Android tablet and that makes it the killer app.
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Pros
Lifesize
  • The touchpad makes it extremely easy to join or start conference calls with a single pushbutton.
  • The Lifesize solution is affordable and has been extremely reliable for our video conference calls.
  • Camera quality is great and provides clear video for our organization.
  • The pan/tilt/zoom features are very helpful to focus in on specific people or items during a training or demonstration.
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Cisco
  • High-quality, high-impact communications in our workflow.
  • It's great for sharing large documents, it doesn't slow down our communications.
  • The dark mode is excellent, it has a good image and seamless integration features.
  • We can record meetings, which is perfect for backing up any information that may be overlooked.
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Cons
Lifesize
  • Lack of features or options to integrate with other solutions
  • Audio was just ok. If it was a meeting with more than 3-4 people, it seemed it was too much
  • I had a hard time with support. They were not very responsive and felt like an up-hill battle at times.
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Cisco
  • The PIN message function is getting deleted after some time. I would prefer it to retain all PIN messages.
  • Option to add multiple quiet hours. This will allow me to set quiet hours for the whole weekend and not just the time range similar to weekdays.
  • Paste cells on messages. When I paste, for example, a 3x3 cell from a spreadsheet, the columns and rows are removed.
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Likelihood to Renew
Lifesize
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.
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Cisco
I don’t have access to video features.) In an age when our smartphones
do everything but call our friends, family, or clients, it’s refreshing
to have a desktop app that can make calls in the smartphone’s place. It
seems appropriate in a time when we’re all worried about the robots
rising and taking over the world. Why not transfer the functionality of a
telephone to the same computer where we program those world-dominating
robots? It’s practical. Cisco Jabber takes the classic idea of making
calls with a phone and puts it in the same place where we spend most of
our worktime. This frees up desk space, as well as keeps the smartphone
available for what it was invented to do: take Instagram photos. Not to
mention, because it has its own number, it makes it easier to contact
clients without having to give them your personal phone number. Need to
make a call, but you don’t want to share your home phone? Cisco Jabber
makes that easy. And best of all, because you call through your
computer, all you need is a microphone to speak and speakers to listen,
and you never have to pick up the phone at all. If you hate having
sweaty ears, then Cisco Jabber is your app of choice. Note: Because I
have access to phone features only, and Cisco Jabber has more available
that I can’t use, I can see where it may also be a pro for business
owners that Cisco apparently allows custom features availability for
users, depending on roles.
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Usability
Lifesize
Overall experience with Lifesize Video Conferencing has been great. While it serves it's basic purpose of allowing smooth video/audio meetings of people located at different places with option of screen sharing/chatting/ recording, what add to it's pros are it's accessibility from various platforms, flexibility to switch to a listen only mode in case of network issues and ease of operation.
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Cisco
Webex is quite usable, and it is, in fact very easy to use as well. You don't need a lot of documentation to learn how to use the app as it's mostly self-explanatory. The user interface is easy on the eyes, and people can see buttons without issues. Overall, WebEx's front-end design is great and I don't have much issue with it.
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Reliability and Availability
Lifesize
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
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Cisco
I would say every time I open it, it is there, there are times that our users have to sign out and back in to get it to work or even do a full exit as the app will disconnect from the controlling the desk phone, but some easy steps to sign-out or fully exit the app gets the user back up and running quickly.
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Performance
Lifesize
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.
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Cisco
Software loads and runs well. I like the ability to run the full app version, or, just run through a browser using a lightweight webex experience. In a pinch, this ability has saved my bacon when I had to connect in an emergency on a borrowed phone or computer
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Support Rating
Lifesize
Support has been decent throughout our use of Lifesize Video Conferencing. There were times we needed to make changes, customizations and additions to the application which took a little longer than expected. Overall the support team for Lifesize was very responsive to our requests. When we experienced issues with the application they were resolved to our expectations.
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Cisco
The support team is quick in reverting to the issues faced, and it has multiple language support, which would be very helpful for some instances. Their expertise in resolving queries is instantaneous. Most of the common lags/issues in the application are identified and fixed with regular updates.
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In-Person Training
Lifesize
Sensus was really helpful in the initial setup and training of our technical Support Team. Sensus gave us training on site so that it would be our own equipment that was set up. Then the in house tech team took over to train other users who would be using the system. When needed the Sensus and Lifesize tech support were really helpful in trouble shooting or guiding us through any difficulty.
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Cisco
I am very satisfied with my experience with Webex App in online training. The creation of the event is very easy with the possibility of scheduling it in advance. The management of participants, organizers, and animators is complete. The invitations are automated and by simply using emails we can create all the schedules of the training session
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Online Training
Lifesize
I gave this rating because Lifesize's website offers multiple quality videos that shows you exactly how the software works. The videos are divided into different categories which makes searching for a video fairly simple! If for some reason you have a question not answered in one of the how-tos you can always contact support. Excellent product, excellent service!
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Cisco
Very easy to create. All operations are done without any problems with our business growth. All people like the experience including me as an instructor. The tools that WebEx App offers us are very complete for working in a virtual classroom, whether it is sharing the screen, the different display modes, the whiteboard, or even the scoring tools on the screen, it allows me to do my job as an instructor as if I was face to face with the participants.
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Implementation Rating
Lifesize
Great for companies that need to accomplish multiple things at once while at different places. From our experience, broadcasting news is most favorable considering the level of excellence you get with the product plus the affordability. It can be used both privately amongst employees, or shared publicly through covering events
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Cisco
There was quite a bit of back and forth with TAC and Cisco Reps to get it fully up and running but we did get there. Some of which had to do with documentation was not fully understandable. But with Cisco TAC we were able to get fully up and running.
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Alternatives Considered
Lifesize
When compared to Zoom, one of the massive benefits that Lifesize brings is total peace of mind with security. Call encryption is part of the core in Lifesize and not an optional feature as in Zoom. I don't know about you, but every conversation can contain private and confidential information, so protecting me, my team, and my customers is totally covered with Lifesize! When compared with other providers, the quality of the video and lip sync on Lifesize is simply flawless. With the ability to deliver a call at 4k ultra high definition at 60 frames per second, the platform is simply awesome! Zoom is only 720p and the data share is only 5 frames per second. Zoom is simply substandard when compared to Lifesize. We often speak with clients who are using Teams or Skype for Business, but when you compare the video and audio quality with that achieved by Lifesize, they simply do not match up. If you want excellent quality video and ultra-sharp audio, then Lifesize is the only way to go!
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Cisco
A lot of drops from calls/meetings frustrated me and my customers in some cases, but with Webex App, I see very less (or even null) drops, even when I am streaming HD content through my camera, even when I connected with the support team for other products for an explanation, they blame it on ISP even though my ISP gives around 200 Mbps speed, Webex App is miraculously never "affected" by ISP speed.
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Scalability
Lifesize
With LifeSize Cloud, it's very easy to simply add another Icon to your system and join it to your cloud. You can easily and instantly create meetings and add users both in your organization and out without any difficulty. The cooperation between the Icons and cloud users running on their laptops makes it easy to scale this out to your entire company, including joint venture without difficulty.
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Cisco
Once everything is in place on the back end getting Webex on a user's PC is now very easy and with single sign-on, users are able to sign in without having to remember another password. Just make sure you have all the user settings in CUCM, CUC set right, and that they have the needed licenses in Webex Control Hub.
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Return on Investment
Lifesize
  • Training users on how to use the software is quick and easy.
  • Calling abroad saves a good chunk of money for both the end user and company.
  • Does save on travel as remote users are able to have a similar experience as the people attending the meetings and no need to travel to the other locations for meetings.
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Cisco
  • Cisco Jabber helped us develop a Business Continuity Plan in case of emergencies.
  • It allowed our employees to answer their office-phones remotely.
  • It saved us a 10.000$ investment every 4 years on the desk phones for only the Turkey office, possibly much higher figures on the global scale of Hilti.
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