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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Opal

I honestly cannot recommend this tool enough. Opal is such a valuable tool for brand content creators and there is nothing like it available. If you're serious about content marketing and have a need to find ways to collaborate, plan and provide more visibility among teams, then Opal really is the only way to go. One more thing that's not being mentioned: The tool is simply amazing but it's only as amazing is the team behind the tool. Their customer support and willingness to quickly be in touch when needed is a key feature within itself. Seriously, such a good team of people.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Polycom RealPresence Group Series has been the best system I've worked with thus far. I would highly recommend it for colleges/universities, hospital or wellness administrative areas, executive/corporate companies, and businesses that employ more than 25 people. I would recommend it if a group uses the phone frequently, and plans meetings and conferences on a regular basis. It would be less ideal in a work setting with few staff or one in which a staff does not interact frequently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Opal
7.9
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Task Management
Opal
9.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Gantt Charts
Opal
9.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Scheduling
Opal
9.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Workflow Automation
Opal
9.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Mobile Access
Opal
1.0
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Search
Opal
9.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Visual planning tools
Opal
9.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Communication

Opal
6.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Chat
Opal
4.5
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Notifications
Opal
9.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Discussions
Opal
4.5
Polycom RealPresence Group Series

File Sharing & Management

Opal
9.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Versioning
Opal
9.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Video files
Opal
9.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Audio files
Opal
9.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Document collaboration
Opal
9.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
Access control
Opal
9.1
Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Pros

Opal

  • Content planning: you can look at one asset and see how it is being used across multiple channels by multiple teams.
  • Content collaboration: it is really easy to see what other people and teams are contributing to an asset, or how they are using it. We can also duplicate content that was created by another team to use as a starting point in our own content collaboration.
  • High level/big picture overview: Opal allows us to see content that is being created, planned and scheduled very easily; it goes beyond social content (which we can also see in Sprinklr) to show us content created across multiple channels.
Kelly Rigotti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

  • Polycom are still a high-end videoconferencing manufacturer and it shows. The build quality is very high, with quality components provided. In the current environment where 'huddle-room' systems are taking over and are a mix of solutions from multiple manufacturers, you can tell the difference when you open the box and get dedicated hardware that is designed to work as a single package.
  • The audio quality is very good. May sound like an odd thing to consider audio quality before video quality, but if the sound is poor, it doesn't matter how good the video is - you wont stay in the meeting.
  • Great video from the dedicated cameras. The image quality is high and the camera is silent when it moves to presets.
John-James Worrall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Opal

  • No publishing capabilities, for the most part.
  • No analytics tie-ins.
  • Rather pricey.
  • Requires someone to really manage the structure in order to keep the tool organized and use it effectively. When this is done right, though, it's worthwhile.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

  • We needed to interact with the networking staff who were intent on using Cisco products, and this slowed down implementation.
  • Though it was easy to train users to operate the equipment those who were not trained frequently had difficulty starting up a meeting without assistance
Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Opal

Opal 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Polycom RealPresence Group Series 7.3
Based on 1 answer
We love the product and is totally integrated in our company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Polycom RealPresence Group Series 8.2
Based on 1 answer
They are responsive and very knowledgeable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Opal

You get for what you paid for. Opal has more features
Teena Thach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

The Polycom RealPresence Group Series was top of the line. It had a lot more features as well as the ability to integrate with Microsoft Teams. With Highfive, you had to pay to keep the device running and it was more like renting it. Although we pay maintenance with Polycom we will own the devices. The Highfive camera also didn't move. Lifesize was comparable but it did not integrate with Microsoft Teams at the time. It may as of now, I am not sure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Opal

  • Opal allows for more discipline in marketing as teams are better aligned on messaging and big moments.
  • Opal cuts down on communication breakdowns and mistakes, which in the end leads to more happy customers.
  • I think Opal provides the team with more confidence as everyone is on the same page. With everything in one place rather than communications being lost in emails, etc., everyone is more efficient and can work knowing that there is one source of truth.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

  • Once pexip integrates Polycom/skype this will be a big win for us due to the RPTouch integrating the "one - touch join". This will increase adoption of video greatly.
  • Before the Group series with peripherals was implemented the cost of a video room was twice what it is today. Massive win.
  • Due to provisioning and automated firmware the IT involvement has been greatly reduced. No longer is there a need for manual changes to individual endpoints.
Adam Bruneau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Pricing Details

Opal

General

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

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Opal
9.3
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Opal
10.0
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
7.3

Support Rating

Opal
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
8.2

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