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Score 7.3 out of 100

Skype for Business

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LoopUp

LoopUp works well as a cheaper option than WebEx and GoToMeeting. It may not have all the same functions as the competitors, but allows large groups to collaborate and do work for small/mid sized companies. One of the large advantages is you can pay per use rather than having to pay out a subscription.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

You may be wondering why to choose Skype for Business and pay for Skype when there is also a free option. The free Skype doesn't come with features that would be helpful to a big group as it only has the capability to connect less than 25 participants in any one meeting. If you have a large group of employees that need to meet, Skype for Business is definitely worth the upgrade.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

LoopUp
6.8
Skype for Business
7.5
High quality audio
LoopUp
7.0
Skype for Business
8.2
High quality video
LoopUp
6.0
Skype for Business
7.9
Low bandwidth requirements
LoopUp
6.0
Skype for Business
6.8
Mobile support
LoopUp
8.0
Skype for Business
7.1

Screen Sharing

LoopUp
7.0
Skype for Business
8.0
Desktop sharing
LoopUp
7.0
Skype for Business
8.3
Whiteboards
LoopUp
Skype for Business
7.6

Online Meetings / Events

LoopUp
8.5
Skype for Business
7.9
Calendar integration
LoopUp
8.0
Skype for Business
8.7
Meeting initiation
LoopUp
9.0
Skype for Business
8.4
Integrates with social media
LoopUp
Skype for Business
6.9
Record meetings / events
LoopUp
Skype for Business
7.6
Slideshows
LoopUp
Skype for Business
8.1

Online Events Security

LoopUp
7.7
Skype for Business
7.9
User authentication
LoopUp
7.0
Skype for Business
8.0
Participant roles & permissions
LoopUp
8.0
Skype for Business
7.7
Confidential attendee list
LoopUp
8.0
Skype for Business
8.0

Online Events Collaboration

LoopUp
Skype for Business
7.9
Live chat
LoopUp
Skype for Business
8.4
Audience polling
LoopUp
Skype for Business
7.8
Q&A
LoopUp
Skype for Business
7.5

Pros

LoopUp

  • Easily connect and identify users
  • Allows for Screen Sharing
  • Moderator can manage those in the call
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

  • It offers work tools that manage to maintain a stable connection and quality in each individual and group call.
  • Allows sharing the computer screen for excellent communication.
  • It is a tool that adapts to the current business dynamics that requires it to be efficient in communication through rapid and assertive communication with clients or interested parties.
  • Video calls for the organization of work meetings have become a common experience in smart organizations because they understand that in order to adapt to a constantly changing world they must use more effective work tools.
  • You can make individual and group video calls, send images, emoticons, text messages, voice messages, share files, share the screen in two or group with other communication tools.
Exson Meza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LoopUp

  • Screen sharing hangs from time to time
  • Didn't work as well on Apple Products
  • Relies on specific network configuration for optimal performance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

  • Having multiple Chats/Conversations open, make Skype unresponsive from time to time. Sometimes it has tendencies of crashing even on high-end machines.
  • Grouping chats - Works well, however, there is no option to group appointed meeting conversation with other regular conversations/chats that were not initiated by calendar event.
  • Should be able to have some themes to choose from. Microsoft is going for a dark theme in Windows insider program. Personal Skype already has it why wouldn't Skype for business have it? It is pleasant to the eye, at least in my opinion and for my eyes.
Stefan Trbojevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LoopUp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 9.0
Based on 7 answers
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.
Emiliano Monterubbianesi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LoopUp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.6
Based on 13 answers
Skype for Business is great for instant messaging, with some minor issues. It has an acceptable quality for audio and video conferencing. Its integration with Microsoft Office is a big plus.The one that is a real setback is the screen sharing during conferences, which can be really annoying to watch if it doesn't disconnect too often.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LoopUp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.9
Based on 42 answers
As every team has strengths and weaknesses, I believe that every team can improve on points such as speed, practicality, communication. I haven't had many occurrences for which I needed Skype support, but the ones I did have were well attended to and got resolved.
Layon Domiciano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

LoopUp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Greg Golding | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LoopUp

Loopup is a cheaper alternative than GoToMeeting. You do sacrifice some of the features, but for most staff requiring a dial in and screen sharing it does the job. If cost reduction is at the forefront, you may want to look more seriously at LoopUp as a screen sharing tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

I have used Google Hangouts previously, and I believe that Skype is a better service. It is intertwined with the calendar. Also, when installing it as part of the Office 365 package, it is only a second install. I also like how it saves the messages within Outlook. Skype for Business also uses end to end encryption. This makes all business communication more secure than Google Hangouts
Marie Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LoopUp

  • The product was quick and easy to setup, so large integration and roll out was not required.
  • Had a great overall cost.
  • Looked at Skype for Business for additional functionality and overall cost savings over a 3 year period.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

  • Using Skype for Business has allowed our sellers to collaborate with clients all over the world quickly and effectively, ultimately encouraging positive client relationships.
  • The ability to train our sellers and excellence teams across the globe has been undeniably helpful in communicating the latest business developments and seller strategies.
Sondra Kinder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LoopUp

General

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

Skype for Business

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LoopUp
7.0
Skype for Business
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

LoopUp
Skype for Business
9.0

Usability

LoopUp
Skype for Business
7.6

Support Rating

LoopUp
Skype for Business
7.9

Implementation Rating

LoopUp
Skype for Business
7.0

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