Lifesize Video Conferencing vs. Webex Meetings

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 Meetings
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Webex Meetings is a video conferencing solution powering hybrid work. It enables a seamless collaboration experience and better results with meetings that are designed to give everyone the ability to engage no matter their location, language, or communication style.
$11.95
per month
Pricing
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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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Webex Free
$0.00
user/month
Webex Meet
$14.50
user/month
Webex Suite: Meet + Call Plan
$25.00
user/month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Lifesize Video ConferencingWebex Meetings
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 schedulingWebex Meetings are available at no cost to users. They are included in the Webex Suite, starting at $11.95 per user/per month for Enterprise Agreements.
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Chose Lifesize Video Conferencing
Lifesize Video Conferencing is providing all major features at a reasonable cost as compared to other competitors. The audio and video qualities on offer are also comparable and sometimes superior w. r. t. other players in market. There are no issues in hardware/software …
Chose Lifesize Video Conferencing
Cisco Webex required us to have webcams on all users, whereas Lifesize can utilize a single device (camera) that multiple employees can use at once. I also think that the video quality on the Lifesize camera is exceptional. The meeting software is relatively easy to use and is …
Chose Lifesize Video Conferencing
For the TOC, I would say Lifsize has been good. We do use a combination of Lifesize and Polycom endpoints. Polycom does have more capabilities but at a higher cost.
Chose 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 …
Chose Lifesize Video Conferencing
Better than the recording available via WebEx.
Chose Lifesize Video Conferencing
LifeSize is as easy to use as Go-To or WebEx, but is as immersive a tool as Polycom. It's a happy middle-ground.
Chose Lifesize Video Conferencing
Overall, I'd have to say that on the endpoint side Lifesize really competes well against Polycom and Cisco, and I think they have the best product. On the software front, Lifesize does very well overall and they are continuing to get better.
To sum up, when we look at the total …
Chose Lifesize Video Conferencing
We evaluated BlueJeans, Google Hangouts (Chromebox for Hangouts), Biba, and Cisco. Lifesize had the absolute best in-room and out of box combined experience. I can literally ship a unit across the world and in 3 questions the unit is on Lifesize Cloud, in the directory, and …
Webex Meetings
Chose Webex Meetings
Webex Meetings has one-in-all features as compared to Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Lifesize Video Conferencing. Webex Meetings is a one-stop shop since it has the ability to call, send messages, organize events, and conduct training all in a centralized management hub making it …
Chose Webex Meetings
The pricing point of Webex is far good than that of Zoom, moreover there are no additional license required to be purchased for any other integration unlike zoom, we get a more capacity of video participant in cisco webex with inbuilt feature of Audio dial in with larger …
Chose Webex Meetings
Cisco Webex Meetings has better quality and integration with our on-prem.
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 Meetings
8.0
778 Ratings
1% below category average
High quality audio8.9161 Ratings8.6772 Ratings
High quality video8.9159 Ratings8.5765 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements8.8151 Ratings7.1736 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings8.0701 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 Meetings
8.2
768 Ratings
3% above category average
Desktop sharing8.9156 Ratings8.7766 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings7.7667 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 Meetings
8.2
777 Ratings
0% below category average
Calendar integration8.8113 Ratings8.2735 Ratings
Meeting initiation8.9142 Ratings8.3763 Ratings
Record meetings / events8.8112 Ratings8.6726 Ratings
Slideshows8.997 Ratings8.4658 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings7.6312 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 Meetings
8.4
736 Ratings
0% below category average
Live chat9.092 Ratings8.7714 Ratings
Q&A9.062 Ratings8.4641 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings8.2634 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 Meetings
8.4
729 Ratings
1% above category average
Participant roles & permissions9.0114 Ratings8.5710 Ratings
User authentication00 Ratings8.3679 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings8.4423 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(162 ratings)
8.6
(789 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(24 ratings)
9.9
(46 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(37 ratings)
8.3
(103 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(7 ratings)
9.1
(448 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(15 ratings)
8.7
(423 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(49 ratings)
7.8
(108 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.3
(2 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(5 ratings)
5.5
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(136 ratings)
7.0
(14 ratings)
Configurability
7.7
(10 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(10 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.4
(10 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(18 ratings)
9.1
(419 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(9 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(6 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(3 ratings)
9.1
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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
Good examples: - Conducting trainings and courses - Planning meetings and inviting colleagues to attend - Presenting topics to a large group of people - Speech reproduction is very good - assigning rights and copresentor Not so good: - Interaction with other applications - Mute microphones when using multiple clients - Video call quality - Tracking history, private settings
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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
  • We have a global and diverse team with different devices and operating systems. Webex works smoothly on all of them and everyone can collaborate in real-time saving a lot of time and effort, making meetings much more productive.
  • We can easily capture discussion points and decisions for future reference, without the need for manual note-taking. It helps us in smaller group discussions and brainstorming sessions within the main meeting itself.
  • I can even tailor the layout to suit the meeting's purpose and agenda. Webex is intuitive and easy to navigate, even for non-technical users, joining and scheduling meetings is a smooth process.
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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
  • While sharing the content of browsers like Chrome or Firefox it becomes difficult to toggle from one tab to another due to menu dropdown from the top.
  • Sometimes while joining a meeting it asks you to download the app again even if it's downloaded.
  • Limited scheduling option through mobile WebEx app
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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
Cisco Webex Meetings is a platform that consistently performs well and outperforms some of the other solutions that we have used, such as Zoom. It is user friendly and helps our organization accomplish the goal of connecting with external contacts to conduct meetings and share information
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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 Meetings does not provide enough audio feedback for users with visual disabilities to properly navigate the tool. Students, faculty, and staff who are blind or have low vision may not be able to use Webex Meetings. Users with motor disabilities that navigate via keyboard, may not be able to navigate the web conferencing session enough to participate fully.
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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
So personally I have never faced any kind of meeting unavailability issue while scandaling meeting with WebEx the bandwidth is really good and in terms of application performance the same is my opinion what I mentioned for availability it is good and the objective of communication is quite fruitfully achieved with a simple and effective product like WebEx which is often bundled with the purchase of course which is which we have at our company and great discount is being offered so it is easy on our pocket. I really don't have any specific errors which have faced I should mention over here the operation or application uses is quite smooth.
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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
We use browsers to join Webex Meetings and it is very good no issue also appears from Webex APP is very organized and does not consume more resources of PC so no issues appeared. We join audio and video in many ways, all of which are good. We integrated it with active Microsoft Exchange with easy deployment.
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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
I gave this rating for overall support on Webex meetings because if something goes wrong we have the best support here and rarely need to go to help.webex.com. Multiple people have been appropriately trained so finding the answers to any issues we occur is very simple here at work.
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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
It was straight to the point and very informative. effective training often includes clear explanations, hands-on practice opportunities, time for questions and answers, real-world examples, and follow-up support. If you're trying to assess the quality of a specific training session, you might consider these factors. For organizations looking to assess the quality of their in-person training, it's best to solicit feedback directly from the participants. This can be done through anonymous surveys or feedback sessions, enabling the organization to gather firsthand information and improve future training sessions accordingly.
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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
We mostly use training from Cisco's online training programs which is very informative and can be easily incorporated into our daily schedules without disrupting our normal working activities. There are many online training materials are available on cisco's website as well as other third-party training companies may also provide additional training.
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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
That we needed complex implementation that we didn't get tells me 2 things: 1) the product was not designed in a way that "just worked" like some of its peers (Zoom / BlueJeans) and 2) had our company defined actual user needs and validated / verified that they had bought something that matched those, we would have pursued features / designs more closely aligned with what the product actually does: screen share, sometimes video, definitely VOIP audio (always an option regardless of license), and easy recording and retrieval of meetings.
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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
Meetings is the way to go! It blends in with our organization's workflow seamlessly. Teams is great but really suffers in the collaboration department from our personal experience. Webex Meetings is much more fleshed out. The features it has are much more convenient and easier to use. There was a bit of a learning curve, but once you are over that speedbump you are able to get much more use out of Webex Meetings.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Lifesize
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Cisco
We use the free version of Webex Meetings to allow us to connect with suppliers/vendors that demand Webex Meetings be used for collaboration.
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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
I can speak to multiple departments at my organization using Webex Meetings. It has been, and continues to be, our longest online meeting software. It has been deployed across the organization and each department uses it. As I have mentioned, our monthly all-organization Town Halls are hosted on Webex. We have also used it to broadcast a panel-based speaker event.
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Professional Services
Lifesize
No answers on this topic
Cisco
It is a user friendly application. We have had no adoption problems within the company.
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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
  • The costly nature of individual accounts across multiple schools made it difficult to maintain the budget when our student population grew exponentially.
  • Often communicated to clients and stakeholders that we were a trustworthy and elevated provider.
  • Limited engagement and interactive features with students often contributed to complaints around student engagement and buy-in.
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ScreenShots

Lifesize Video Conferencing Screenshots

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