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Likelihood to Recommend

LiveWebinar

  • If you need your own branded meetings, webinar solution.
  • If you need many features to tweak the system/
  • If you need up to 1000 participants in a meeting, this would be a good platform to have.
  • Quickly start a meeting with no hassle, no installations, just share a link via email or chat.
  • Customers can join on mobile devices.
  • Less appropriate if you have participants who need to call in and you don't have that particular plan.
Dani S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

Skype is well suited for small offices, interaction with home-based employees, multi-country audio meetings (assuming there is a universal language), one-on-one coaching, or performance appraisal. Low customer assistance center using foreign numbers.It is less appropriate for video conferences where a leader allows many participants to speak, share documents, and interact using their cameras (PC or cell phones) all at the same time. Zoom has taken the lead in this area. It is sad to see that PlaceWare, a pioneer at one time, has lagged behind after Microsoft bought it.
Ricardo G Lopes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

LiveWebinar
6.5
Skype
Dashboards
LiveWebinar
6.5
Skype

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

LiveWebinar
7.5
Skype
7.7
High quality audio
LiveWebinar
8.0
Skype
8.4
Mobile support
LiveWebinar
7.0
Skype
7.8
High quality video
LiveWebinar
Skype
8.0
Low bandwidth requirements
LiveWebinar
Skype
6.7

Online Meetings / Events

LiveWebinar
8.5
Skype
7.6
Calendar integration
LiveWebinar
9.0
Skype
7.5
Record meetings / events
LiveWebinar
7.0
Skype
8.0
Slideshows
LiveWebinar
9.0
Skype
7.7
Event registration
LiveWebinar
9.0
Skype
Meeting initiation
LiveWebinar
Skype
7.8
Integrates with social media
LiveWebinar
Skype
6.9

Online Events Collaboration

LiveWebinar
7.8
Skype
8.2
Audience polling
LiveWebinar
9.0
Skype
7.9
Q&A
LiveWebinar
6.6
Skype
8.3
Live chat
LiveWebinar
Skype
8.5

Online Events Security

LiveWebinar
9.0
Skype
7.4
Participant roles & permissions
LiveWebinar
9.0
Skype
7.3
Confidential attendee list
LiveWebinar
9.0
Skype
6.9
User authentication
LiveWebinar
Skype
8.0

Online Events Marketing

LiveWebinar
9.0
Skype
Branding options
LiveWebinar
9.0
Skype
Integration to Marketing Automation
LiveWebinar
9.0
Skype

Screen Sharing

LiveWebinar
Skype
8.0
Desktop sharing
LiveWebinar
Skype
8.5
Whiteboards
LiveWebinar
Skype
7.5

Pros

LiveWebinar

  • LiveWebinar makes it easy to share video clips and offer explanations simultaneously.
  • LiveWebinar allows the host to turn off the chat function so individuals are not distracted during the teaching.
  • LiveWebinar offers the ability to switch between teacher visuals, videos and power points, just as if doing 'in person.'
Lynn DeLaurentis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

  • Skype for Business has grown quite a lot since its days as Microsoft Lync and is now quite nicely integrated with almost facets of Windows and Office (and other Microsoft stuff).
  • It's nice for inter-office communication when everyone's using Active Directory and has Skype for Business running.
  • Skype for Business works well even on non-Windows and/or non-university machines (e.g. personal computers).
Ho'omana Nathan Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LiveWebinar

  • Call-in feature for meeting participants should be a standard feature. With my plan, I cannot access this.
  • Account assistant login is cumbersome.
  • Paintbrushes for whiteboard/presentation annotations could be improved and should include stamps (checkmarks, red big arrow, etc.).
Dani S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

  • I find the new interface of Skype very unintuitive compared to previous versions. Every time I am talking with someone I end up clicking on icons until I find the chat area or the screen sharing option.
  • In newer versions of Skype, I've had many issues with audio feedback being slow or interrupted, despite the fact that I have high speed internet. This is extremely annoying if you are trying to discuss difficult and complex topics.
  • Sometimes the video option randomly doesn't work, and I also find it difficult to add people to your Skype phonebook if you don't know their exact Skype username.
Maike Holthuijzen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LiveWebinar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 9.4
Based on 5 answers
I think so far there is no reason not to renew the license. We have been using Skype for a long time and are very satisfied with it.
Tejashwi Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LiveWebinar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Because it's reliable, cheap and requires a low bandwidth during voice and video calling.
sohail ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LiveWebinar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 7.4
Based on 47 answers
When I have been faced with a specific issue, in most cases, I instantly was able to find the solution in an online FAQ. Also, on Skype I always witness new updates and bug fixes on a regular basis. Still, it is always something wrong with specific details like duplicate text messages or software over installing. As for me, it could be fewer mistakes when we are talking about Microsoft.
Yurii Aliabiev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

LiveWebinar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No, It was implemented by third party
sohail ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LiveWebinar

LiveWebinar doesn't require participants to download software and can easily run from computers or mobile devices. Webex and Adobe Connect also have challenges with staying connected, these are probably equal and may be somewhat related to the internet service more than the program, or the browser being used. LiveWebinar was easy to set up and start using.
Lynn DeLaurentis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

Slack, WebEx, and Google Hangouts. Skype is not as fancy as Slack or WebEx, and not as international or widespread as Google Hangouts, however. As I've stated, it really shines in our closed environment and isolated domain. The truth is we have been using a Windows-only domain on our isolated environment and Skype fits very nicely into that. The simple integration into our current setup was easy and fast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LiveWebinar

  • With the lifetime plan, we paid off this investment in 3-5 months vs. having a subscription-based solution. After that, the application is "free."
  • We spent quite some time researching and testing all the features before we could make a decision.
  • Positive effect on client relationships, as we don't have any additional cost to arrange another meeting.
Dani S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

  • My department does not use Skype in a way that would be seen as generating a return on investment but for what the product does it is a good value.
  • It really closes the distance gap in working with offices that are far away. Conference calls can be so soul crushing, this is a much better option.
  • The only negative impact is that it is not the only video conferencing tool that I use. Given that it is not as strong of a multi user platform I can't say that it may cover every need that every office would have.
Jason Hartigan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

LiveWebinar

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$14,99*

* per account

Skype

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveWebinar
8.5
Skype
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

LiveWebinar
Skype
9.4

Usability

LiveWebinar
Skype
9.0

Support Rating

LiveWebinar
Skype
7.4

Implementation Rating

LiveWebinar
Skype
10.0

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