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Score 5.8 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Onebox

If you are looking for a strong product that is highly customizable, Onebox is a great choice. It can be difficult to navigate, but almost every feature you would need is included somewhere.
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

Onebox
Skype for Business
7.5
High quality audio
Onebox
Skype for Business
8.1
High quality video
Onebox
Skype for Business
8.0
Low bandwidth requirements
Onebox
Skype for Business
6.7
Mobile support
Onebox
Skype for Business
7.3

Screen Sharing

Onebox
Skype for Business
8.0
Desktop sharing
Onebox
Skype for Business
8.3
Whiteboards
Onebox
Skype for Business
7.7

Online Meetings / Events

Onebox
Skype for Business
8.2
Calendar integration
Onebox
Skype for Business
8.8
Meeting initiation
Onebox
Skype for Business
8.4
Integrates with social media
Onebox
Skype for Business
7.4
Record meetings / events
Onebox
Skype for Business
8.0
Slideshows
Onebox
Skype for Business
8.4

Online Events Collaboration

Onebox
Skype for Business
8.1
Live chat
Onebox
Skype for Business
8.5
Audience polling
Onebox
Skype for Business
8.0
Q&A
Onebox
Skype for Business
7.9

Online Events Security

Onebox
Skype for Business
8.2
User authentication
Onebox
Skype for Business
8.2
Participant roles & permissions
Onebox
Skype for Business
8.0
Confidential attendee list
Onebox
Skype for Business
8.3

Pros

Onebox

  • Very detailed scheduling for call routing. You can schedule a different hunt group every 15 minutes or more granular if you choose. It is flexible enough to meet the needs of any organization.
  • Personal attendant. You can customize the message and customize which number is displayed, either your number or the number of the caller.
  • Setting up hunt group is very easy. You can also customize how the numbers in the hunt group are called. You can set up sequential dialing or "blast" dialing. You can also get as granular as setting up how many rings it will try for each number before continuing on.
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

Onebox

  • The scheduling is very granular, but the interface for setting up the schedule isn't the easiest to navigate.
  • I would like the ability to copy or clone schedules. We have 3 different schedules on three different hunt groups and when there are changes to be made, I would like to be able to make the change on one schedule and copy that for another hunt group.
  • The interface for the users to change some of their settings (password, phone, email, etc) isn't very user friendly. I usually have to walk users through changes, and at that point, it is easier for me to just make the changes myself.
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

Onebox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 8.8
Based on 6 answers
I honestly feel that with most people using iPhone nowadays, it's easy to just call or use FaceTime if you need to be in touch with a client. Unless you need to have a conference call, there are plenty of ways to get in touch with a client otherwise besides using a somewhat inefficient program.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Onebox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.5
Based on 12 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

Onebox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.8
Based on 37 answers
Microsoft Customer support is terrible all around. We have tried to get ahold of them constantly and get in the loops of customer service where no one knows what to do and no individuals are able to help us ever. The online forums are fine, but also throw you in a custom service loop as well.
Chris Lesner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Onebox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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

Onebox

I was not an employee when Onebox was selected, but I have used Avaya and Nortel PBXs in the past and while it is not as powerful, it has a lot of great features and a much lower cost of entry.
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

Onebox

  • It has given us a central communication point for a geographically diverse workforce.
  • It gave us the ability to start an inbound help desk call center without purchasing a separate product.
  • We use the conference bridges for better collaboration across our organization.
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

Onebox

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

Onebox
5.0
Skype for Business
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Onebox
Skype for Business
8.8

Usability

Onebox
Skype for Business
7.5

Support

Onebox
Skype for Business
7.8

Implementation

Onebox
Skype for Business
8.2

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