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Score 9 out of 100

Skype for Business

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Hightail

Hightail is my go-to source when I need to send large files that would never fit as regular attachments. That being said, sometimes there are files that would perfectly fit as attachments but I want the security that Hightail provides when sending sensitive or private material. It's very comforting knowing that the content I'm sending is only being received and viewed by the intended parties. It's also comforting for my clients when it's THEIR content that I'm sending for review.
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | 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

Project Management

OpenText Hightail
8.3
Skype for Business
Task Management
OpenText Hightail
8.2
Skype for Business
Scheduling
OpenText Hightail
7.6
Skype for Business
Workflow Automation
OpenText Hightail
8.0
Skype for Business
Mobile Access
OpenText Hightail
7.9
Skype for Business
Search
OpenText Hightail
9.2
Skype for Business
Visual planning tools
OpenText Hightail
8.9
Skype for Business

Communication

OpenText Hightail
7.8
Skype for Business
Notifications
OpenText Hightail
8.0
Skype for Business
Discussions
OpenText Hightail
8.4
Skype for Business
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
OpenText Hightail
7.0
Skype for Business
Integrates with Outlook
OpenText Hightail
7.6
Skype for Business

File Sharing & Management

OpenText Hightail
8.6
Skype for Business
Versioning
OpenText Hightail
7.9
Skype for Business
Video files
OpenText Hightail
9.3
Skype for Business
Audio files
OpenText Hightail
9.3
Skype for Business
Document collaboration
OpenText Hightail
9.8
Skype for Business
Access control
OpenText Hightail
8.3
Skype for Business
Advanced security features
OpenText Hightail
9.1
Skype for Business
Integrates with Google Drive
OpenText Hightail
6.8
Skype for Business
Device sync
OpenText Hightail
8.0
Skype for Business

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

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

Screen Sharing

OpenText Hightail
Skype for Business
8.0
Desktop sharing
OpenText Hightail
Skype for Business
8.3
Whiteboards
OpenText Hightail
Skype for Business
7.6

Online Meetings / Events

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

Online Events Collaboration

OpenText Hightail
Skype for Business
7.9
Live chat
OpenText Hightail
Skype for Business
8.4
Audience polling
OpenText Hightail
Skype for Business
7.8
Q&A
OpenText Hightail
Skype for Business
7.6

Online Events Security

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

Pros

OpenText Hightail

  • It’s great for sending large-sized art files for print
  • It’s secure and files can be easily tracked
  • I like that it tells you how long it will take for the desired file to upload
Saryia Green | 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

OpenText Hightail

  • I wish the screen would auto refresh faster, but that could be an issue with our bandwidth or IT pipeline and not the product.
  • I'd like a quicker way to get people up to speed than giving them a link to watch a multitude of videos and tutorials.
Richard Peterson | 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

OpenText Hightail

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

OpenText Hightail

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

OpenText Hightail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

OpenText Hightail

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

OpenText Hightail

We looked at Dropbox because it's very well known in the industry and widely used. We didn't use it for a couple of reasons. First, our server security presented too many challenges and our IT director nixed the idea. Secondly, a lot of people used DropBox for personal use and we thought it could be confusing to have to navigate between the two choices. Hightail offers a single sign-in that can be shared amongst users so there is never a conflict between personal and professional use.
Lisa Moughan | 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

OpenText Hightail

  • Team members can view and give feedback on videos, which is very useful.
  • The storage really can't be overstated. It's great.
  • It's generally pretty affordable for how much you can host on their server.
Sarah Bandy | 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

OpenText Hightail

General

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

OpenText Hightail Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$01
Pro$152
BusinessCustom2
Teams$303
  1. 100MB per file upload
  2. per user, per month
  3. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Lite: Send large files with anyone. Files are limited to 100MB for each file size uploaded, 2GB storage max. Files expire after 7 days. Pro: Send large files with anyone and set advanced security permissions such as expiration dates and access codes. Files are limited to 25GB for each file size uploaded, with unlimited storage. Teams: Send large files, collaborate in real-time and manage creative projects with your team. The Hightail Teams plan allows you to purchase multiple users online (from 1-30 users per organization) and allows users to send file sizes up to 50GB with unlimited storage. The Teams plan also includes features such as file previews, organization, annotations, version control, discussions, follow-ups, approval routing and more. Business: Create unlimited visual project folders (called a Space) with collaboration and project management features such as approval routing and assigning to-dos, upload unlimited files up to 100GB each, protect them with access codes and manage user permissions., plus intuitive admin controls , detailed activity analysis for your entire company, advanced organization options and priority support.

Skype for Business

General

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

Skype for Business Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Hightail
9.3
Skype for Business
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Hightail
Skype for Business
9.0

Usability

OpenText Hightail
Skype for Business
7.6

Support Rating

OpenText Hightail
Skype for Business
7.9

Implementation Rating

OpenText Hightail
Skype for Business
7.0

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