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Likelihood to Recommend

MaestroConference

This is best suited for webinars where you want increase participant engagement. Maestroconference has helped us avoid the type of webinar where the presenter has no idea if people are listening and participants often lose interest and end up checking email. The interaction level can become extremely high leading to increased engagement, satisfaction and buy-in.
Tasha Walsh | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral

RingCentral proved to be a LIFE SAVER when we were forced to implement a Work from Home strategy in just a week - had we been on our previous solution of an on-prem PBX we would have had to scramble for both Phone and Conferencing solutions. Not only were we able to get up and running, we didn't even need any training on RingCentral for our users because they already knew how to interact with RingCentral from ANY location!
Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

MaestroConference
RingCentral
7.9
Hosted PBX
MaestroConference
RingCentral
7.8
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
MaestroConference
RingCentral
7.8
User templates
MaestroConference
RingCentral
7.6
Call reports
MaestroConference
RingCentral
7.7
Directory of employee names
MaestroConference
RingCentral
8.6

Call Management

MaestroConference
RingCentral
8.3
Answering rules
MaestroConference
RingCentral
8.4
Call recording
MaestroConference
RingCentral
8.8
Call park
MaestroConference
RingCentral
8.4
Call screening
MaestroConference
RingCentral
7.8
Message alerts
MaestroConference
RingCentral
8.1

VoIP system collaboration

MaestroConference
RingCentral
8.2
Video conferencing
MaestroConference
RingCentral
8.4
Audio conferencing
MaestroConference
RingCentral
8.5
Video screen sharing
MaestroConference
RingCentral
8.6
Instant messaging
MaestroConference
RingCentral
7.3

Mobile apps

MaestroConference
RingCentral
7.8
Mobile app for iOS
MaestroConference
RingCentral
7.8
Mobile app for Android
MaestroConference
RingCentral
7.8

Pros

MaestroConference

  • The number one strength of Maestro Conference is the ability for the host to create "break out" groups where members of the call can interact with each other in smaller groups as if they were in an in-person conference.
  • Another quality of Maestro Conference that I love is the fact that the host can then "weave in and out" of the different break out groups, listening in, providing support and getting feedback. It's an incredibly tool that Maestro offers.
  • Lastly I think Maestro Conference has excellent customer service.
Daphne Cohn | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral

  • RingCentral service is solid and resilient to issues.
  • RingCentral is easy to manage as an admin. Users, login styles, extensions, hardware, extensions, and more are always configurable and it makes it easy to support users.
  • RingCentral offers many hardware options. It is easy to procure new hardware as well as outfit older hardware with the help of an adapter.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MaestroConference

  • The call sound quality was often pretty poor, and we had a lot of trouble with calls being dropped. Over the years I would periodically throw in the towel and go back to Free Conferencing just to have reliable quality. But they only have 3 of 4 breakout rooms and I couldn't conduct the rooms easily. Then I try MC again to see if the engineering had improved. It was like a wave. Sometimes better, sometimes worse.
  • The conductor interface has an annoying glitch wherein we could not change a persons attribute fields on the fly. I would interview my callers and assign them to one class or another based on their answers, and the partner up people into breakout rooms based on their answers. This meant editing the two attribute fields , and it just plain didn't work 75% of the time.
  • Maestro Conference repositioned its business away from small educators like me, to large organizations like political action committees. The price became too high for me, and it just no longer made sense. I repositioned my product to work with less expensive and less complicated solutions.
  • The add on features, like recording each conference room, were insanely expensive.
  • VOIP and MC didn't mix. The MC dialer never worked. Neither did Skype. This meant that my international callers were out of luck. This was FRUSTRATING to say the least. Now I just use Skype. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral

  • There have been moments of dropped calls for no apparent reason, though that have been few and far between.
  • There are no announcements given when the system crashes. It doesn't happen often, but it has in the last month or two and created a huge problem for my sales team.
  • It would be nice if it were connected to our CRM, or even just a general Caller ID network, as not knowing who is calling can be problematic at times.
Jillian Straw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MaestroConference

MaestroConference 5.9
Based on 3 answers
we have found no other company with the technology that allows us to conduct webinars with this level of interactivity. We've also been watching as the company has added on addtional functionality and are very please with how it is developing.
Tasha Walsh | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral

RingCentral 9.8
Based on 8 answers
We are grandfathered into our unlimited toll-free minutes plan. We are very unlikely to switch because of that. It has been the major factor saving us a lot of money compared to switching to other solutions. I don't know any other company that still offers these unlimited plans.
Justin Bongard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MaestroConference

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral

RingCentral 8.9
Based on 2 answers
RingCentral is a flexible and versatile platform. But there is always room for improvement. While I as a technologically inclined user have no problem navigating the interface and configuring my extension to my hearts content. I have had some negative experiences with less technologically inclined users having difficulty with the smartphone app (mostly they are trying to handle calls while in areas with poor 4G signal), I wish RingCentral had a better way of handling these calls or rejecting them if data rates are too low.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MaestroConference

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral

RingCentral 7.4
Based on 19 answers
I have tried chat, email, and telephone support. I have not been able to get any reponse whatsoever on resolving an issue where my telephone number (which we have had for over 20 years) released. We had discontinued service with Ring Central and moved to another carrier. After about 1 week; the number was inadvertently transferred back to Ring Central. It now reports as disconnected and they are not willing to resolve the issue.
Mike McCloskey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MaestroConference

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral

RingCentral 9.0
Based on 1 answer
If someone has an existing system I tell them to keep that running initially and keep RingCentral separate initially until the system is configured and tested to one's satisfaction. After testing and configuration is completed, then roll over the main phone numbers to the new RingCentral system. I've seen one person who immediately flipped over to RingCentral without properly configuring/testing the software and had many issues with missed customer calls until I helped him sort out his configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MaestroConference

Maestro Conference is the only service I know that allows you to create break out groups and allow participants to actively engage with each other and with the host. It is the most like an "in-person" event of any service I have used. And the customer service has always been excellent
Daphne Cohn | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral

Almost all competitors charge for calls by the minute. Some have packages for minutes, but for a business doing large volumes of calls, this is simply not cost-effective. RingCentral having unlimited calling instantly makes it a lower-cost option than most competitors at this scale. Quality of service is comparable to those that we've tested. Teleconferencing or web-conferencing alone can easily cost as much as RingCentral, but RingCentral has a full suite of services available and keeps billing/budgeting simple.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MaestroConference

  • When the monthly call with breakout rooms was working well I had a lot of good conversion. When it was not, because of sound quality of dropped calls, I was giving people a poor experience. Since I was using MC as the centerpiece of my TRIAL calls, it was a two edged sword.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral

  • I would say that RingCentral makes everyone more accessible to one another. The tool has an employee directory that instinctively pairs you with the right people when you need it. For larger companies, this feature can save time (and therefore money) when trying to reach people across different departments and teams.
  • Because RingCentral acts as a work phone, and its ease of use is simple and makes you more accessible to clients, etc., you could also argue that it helps strengthen client relationships.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

MaestroConference

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Varies*

* services needed: see http://maestroconference.com/services

RingCentral

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MaestroConference
8.3
RingCentral
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

MaestroConference
5.9
RingCentral
9.8

Usability

MaestroConference
RingCentral
8.9

Support Rating

MaestroConference
RingCentral
7.4

Implementation Rating

MaestroConference
RingCentral
9.0

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