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Ooma Office

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Score 9.4 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ooma Office

The only thing I "forget" about sometimes is that I now only have a corded handset and can't pick up the phone and take it with me on the property. This is an equipment constraint, not an application problem. I just need to upgrade my phone! I can't really think of anything else.
Wendy White | 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

Cloud PBX

Ooma Office
8.8
Skype for Business
Hosted PBX
Ooma Office
9.0
Skype for Business
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Ooma Office
8.6
Skype for Business
Directory of employee names
Ooma Office
8.8
Skype for Business

Call Management

Ooma Office
9.5
Skype for Business
Answering rules
Ooma Office
9.7
Skype for Business
Call recording
Ooma Office
8.9
Skype for Business
Call park
Ooma Office
9.3
Skype for Business
Call screening
Ooma Office
9.6
Skype for Business
Message alerts
Ooma Office
10.0
Skype for Business

VoIP system collaboration

Ooma Office
8.8
Skype for Business
Audio conferencing
Ooma Office
8.8
Skype for Business

Mobile apps

Ooma Office
8.6
Skype for Business
Mobile app for iOS
Ooma Office
9.0
Skype for Business
Mobile app for Android
Ooma Office
8.3
Skype for Business

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

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

Screen Sharing

Ooma Office
Skype for Business
8.0
Desktop sharing
Ooma Office
Skype for Business
8.3
Whiteboards
Ooma Office
Skype for Business
7.6

Online Meetings / Events

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

Online Events Collaboration

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

Online Events Security

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

Pros

Ooma Office

  • Technical Support is spot on! Fully knowledgable, VERY helpful, and easy to get in touch with. What more can one ask?
  • AMAZING value for money! When I tell you that get way more than you pay for, multiply that 3. The regular package is more than enough for a smaller business, but the great thing is that Ooma Office also offers a PRO package. Ooma Office is a well-thought-out, useful and a forward-moving company as a whole.
  • Easy to use. Super simple to install and set up.
The Post Hole Co | 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

Ooma Office

  • If you already have your own VOIP phones you will not be able to use them with Ooma. Even though provisioning VOIP phones is not that difficult Ooma's tech support DOES NOT provide support or information to provision phones. They are the only VOIP business provider that I know of that doesn't.
  • The Efax usage is not as user friendly as most other Efax services. Instead of using email to send a fax (like may other services do) you must log in online to your Ooma portal to use the Efax. Very cumbersome if your industry uses fax a great deal.
  • Ooma considers 20 or less users to be a Small Business and to use the Ooma Office which limits your use of their inexpensive service. Any company with more users must use their Enterprise service at a higher per user cost.
Rocky Stone | 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

Ooma Office

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

Ooma Office

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

Ooma Office

Ooma Office 9.7
Based on 24 answers
Support has told me how to set the system to do certain things, and more than once we’d already set the system as instructed and still it wasn’t functioning as desired - support seemed a bit stumped when this happened.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.8
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

Ooma Office

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

Ooma Office

We used them before we switched, and they're just a little pricier. For exactly the same service, it was 50% cheaper with Ooma Office, and we were looking for savings, so it was the ideal switch. We're very happy with the decision to switch providers as Vonage didn't have any products that were substantially better.
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

Ooma Office

  • Nearly 60% reduction in telephone costs; results were almost immediate
  • 10-15% reduction in time spent on the phone or on calls that may not be revenue impacting.
  • I can literally take my office with me anywhere! I can use my Ooma equipment anywhere I have access to HSI!
Wendy White | 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

Ooma Office

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$19.95*

* per user/month

Skype for Business

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ooma Office
9.4
Skype for Business
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Ooma Office
Skype for Business
9.0

Usability

Ooma Office
Skype for Business
7.6

Support Rating

Ooma Office
9.7
Skype for Business
7.8

Implementation Rating

Ooma Office
Skype for Business
7.0

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