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Score 10 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Nextcloud

Nextcloud is well suited in any collaboration scenario where users wants to share comments and resources as well as organize events or work together.
It is also very well suited for non-profit organizations as it is free to use and very simple even for non-tech users.
I can't imagine scenarios where it might not be appropriate as running requirements are minimal (php, mysql) so even a single user could find benefit to use it as an alternative for basic icloud or gmail use (files with desktop and mobile clients, calendar and address book).
Joseph Costa | 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

File Sharing & Management

Nextcloud
9.7
Skype for Business
Versioning
Nextcloud
10.0
Skype for Business
Video files
Nextcloud
10.0
Skype for Business
Audio files
Nextcloud
10.0
Skype for Business
Document collaboration
Nextcloud
10.0
Skype for Business
Access control
Nextcloud
10.0
Skype for Business
File search
Nextcloud
8.0
Skype for Business
Device sync
Nextcloud
10.0
Skype for Business

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Nextcloud
10.0
Skype for Business
User and role management
Nextcloud
10.0
Skype for Business
File organization
Nextcloud
10.0
Skype for Business

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Nextcloud
Skype for Business
7.5
High quality audio
Nextcloud
Skype for Business
8.2
High quality video
Nextcloud
Skype for Business
7.9
Low bandwidth requirements
Nextcloud
Skype for Business
6.8
Mobile support
Nextcloud
Skype for Business
7.1

Screen Sharing

Nextcloud
Skype for Business
8.0
Desktop sharing
Nextcloud
Skype for Business
8.3
Whiteboards
Nextcloud
Skype for Business
7.6

Online Meetings / Events

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

Online Events Collaboration

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

Online Events Security

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

Pros

Nextcloud

  • File sharing (internal, public or federated).
  • One software, many activities (files, address book, calendar, chat, edit, email) ...
  • Groupware, sharing between users or groups is really easy and finely controlled.
  • Integrations and many apps.
Joseph Costa | 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

Nextcloud

  • Merge talk and file client apps on mobile devices.
Joseph Costa | 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

Nextcloud

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

Nextcloud

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

Nextcloud

Nextcloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I never needed support as everything always worked fine. The documentation on Nextcloud website is extensive and clear. The community is very active on the forum and should support you if you don't already find what you are looking for.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.9
Based on 41 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

Nextcloud

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

Nextcloud

Even excluding the budget and privacy concerns, we selected Nextcloud for its simplicity of use and the UI is very clear.
It just does what it is supposed to do.
  • No license.
  • Much, much ease of use.
  • Not opening several windows.
  • No un-useful services.
  • No automatic update.
  • Control over data.
  • Open-source software.
  • Integrations.
Joseph Costa | 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

Nextcloud

  • We do not spend money on software license (unlike Office 365).
  • Very simple maintenance and upgrading.
  • Very simple backup and restore.
Joseph Costa | 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

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Pricing Details

Nextcloud

General

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

Skype for Business

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nextcloud
10.0
Skype for Business
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Nextcloud
Skype for Business
9.0

Usability

Nextcloud
Skype for Business
7.6

Support Rating

Nextcloud
9.0
Skype for Business
7.9

Implementation Rating

Nextcloud
Skype for Business
7.0

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