Lingo vs. Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Lingo
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Lingo is a telephony and VoIP software solution from Lingo.
$15
per month
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Skype for Business was an online messaging and conferencing tool, now superseded by Microsoft Teams.N/A
Pricing
LingoSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Editions & Modules
Small Team
$15
per month
Standard
$30
per month
Plus
$40
per month
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
LingoSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
LingoSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
LingoSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
Lingo
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
User templates8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Lingo
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.9
195 Ratings
2% below category average
High quality audio00 Ratings8.6191 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings8.3185 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings6.1181 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings8.6146 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Lingo
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.9
191 Ratings
1% below category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.9191 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings6.9120 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Lingo
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.6
188 Ratings
4% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings9.1174 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings8.8182 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings7.982 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings8.5143 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings8.9115 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Lingo
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.0
173 Ratings
5% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.9171 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings7.694 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings7.594 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Lingo
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.6
156 Ratings
10% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.7142 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.3148 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings5.8109 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Lingo
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.8
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Video conferencing00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Audio conferencing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Video screen sharing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Instant messaging00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
LingoSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(198 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(14 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(40 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
LingoSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
Lingo
Lingo is great for small to mid sized company working with big box retailers that want to manage EDI in a cost effective but also time efficient manner. If you are looking for complete automation and integration, or a highly developed interface this is not the EDI platofrm for you
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Microsoft
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams is a remote/virtual team collaboration tool must have...especially if you already use Microsoft tools. Of course, since it now part of an MS 365 subscription, it really doesn't make sense to use anything else. It is easy to use and just works. I'm not sure how anyone who works with digital files/documents and needs to work with other people doing similar work can be effective without such a tool. Of course, there are a number of alternatives like Zoom or Webex, but why pay or use another separate tool if you don't need to. :-)
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Pros
Lingo
  • User friendly, easy to see what needs to be done for each retail partner and completing all required documents
  • Its price is competitive compared to other options
  • Nice that they don't send a million update and confirmation emails like some platforms
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Microsoft
  • Instant messaging to anyone who we know only by name/email. Even if they're offline, they get the message in missed convos and a notification automatically goes to them via Outlook mail. All conversations are saved and accessible via Outlook.
  • Video and voice calls are a norm in the WFH scenario, and an average employee has around 4-5 calls a day. Skype gives notifications for upcoming meetings, allows easy scheduling via outlook calendar, and its audio/video quality [is] reasonably good compared to the amount of data it consumes.
  • Status availabilities - in the WFH scenario, you could be off for lunch, out of office, busy, sharing screens - and might not want to be disturbed. Skype allows you to do that, and in case you're off, ensures that you know that you have missed messages.
  • Screen sharing - we have to share screens at least once or twice a day with a coworker when working on some issues/features, and Skype easily lets us do that. One of the best things about Skype is that the screen can be shared without being on a video/voice call - which is of immense advantage because oftentimes, you could prefer sharing the screen, while it [is] too noisy to talk.
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Cons
Lingo
  • Cost setup for each retail partner is steep. In this digital age, it seems like a rip off to have to pay for this service
  • ERP/Warehouse integration - it does not have the ability to integrate with our ERP setup currently.
  • Sometimes there are just one too many steps to submit documents - wish it automatically prompted to the next submission step to remember to get through all steps more easily and not get lost in submitting documents
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Microsoft
  • Connection issues can be hard to diagnose when they come up(as some knowledge of server information may be needed to reestablish as the connection troubleshooting options on the sky are not as user-friendly as the rest of the platform.
  • Some issues setting up camera/sound could use more info on troubleshooting options with playback sound, video, etc.
  • Statuses sometimes are unreliable and do not display correctly .
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Likelihood to Renew
Lingo
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Usability
Lingo
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Very easy to use. Even though Microsoft Teams has a lot of features and integrations, as a user I feel completely comfortable on finding what I need, getting information about the app extensions and using them. It's a very comprehensive tool, intuitive design and does not make me feel tired to be using it. I am glad with the current experience.
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Support Rating
Lingo
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Implementation Rating
Lingo
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Lingo
We used SPS for a brief time because our warehouse had the capability to integrate with this program. It was very expensive and the interface for manually processing was not user friendly or easy to navigate. The integration was going to be an additional large cost. Lingo, while it does not have the integration capabilities, was the lower cost and easier to use option. We could get things done quickly for a lower cost and easily teach our third party warehouse to help in the process.
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Microsoft
For the below reason I will always choose this app over its competitors: Better audio and video quality, Little to no disconnections or freezing when on a call/video conference Integrates well with mailbox/ calendar/ one drive, and SharePoint is easy to use
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Return on Investment
Lingo
  • It helps us save money on EDI processing
  • It was user friendly so we could have our warehouse take over helping us process ASNs and take over steps on processing EDI orders for no additional cost- this has saved our admin time needed for these orders
  • We were able to add all our retailer partners with specific requirements without issue. It helps us stream the processing and save time/money on these orders where the margins are not always great and the rules complicated
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Microsoft
  • Skype for Business has enabled a migration in part away from fixed line telephony and introduced the user to mobile working with a headset which cannot be overstated as being a game changer.
  • Being able to schedule Skype for Business meetings through Outlook has meant meetings with colleagues without a meeting room has been a great enabler.
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