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Score 7.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Skype

It's well suited to help desk situations, office environments, collaborative situations and overall IRC type situations. One of the biggest reasons we like Skype is the fact it's easy to use, quick, and relatively easy to monitor. I don't believe Skype would do so well in a remote work situation, where a user works from home or from a remote location over a public network. I think Skype really shines in an isolated network where all users are on the same domain / building / geographic area. Our users are spread over 2 states; however, they're all on the same domain and connected by a long haul link directly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Skype
7.5
High quality audio
Skype
8.0
High quality video
Skype
7.8
Low bandwidth requirements
Skype
6.6
Mobile support
Skype
7.4

Screen Sharing

Skype
8.0
Desktop sharing
Skype
8.7
Whiteboards
Skype
7.2

Online Meetings / Events

Skype
8.2
Calendar integration
Skype
8.5
Meeting initiation
Skype
8.7
Integrates with social media
Skype
8.1
Record meetings / events
Skype
8.5
Slideshows
Skype
7.4

Online Events Collaboration

Skype
8.4
Live chat
Skype
8.7
Audience polling
Skype
8.3
Q&A
Skype
8.2

Online Events Security

Skype
8.6
User authentication
Skype
8.9
Participant roles & permissions
Skype
8.2
Confidential attendee list
Skype
8.8

Pros

Skype

  • Ease of managing contacts, with a few clicks I can add, move or delete contacts into my Skype home screen. Adding members to group chat is also extremely easy.
  • The away feature, if you miss a conversation an email with a summary of that conversation is sent to your email. This is handy if you're often away from your desk like I am.
  • Emoticons, haha, but in all reality the widely available emoticons adds a certain human touch to the text only conversations. Use of video and voice emoticons give us a way to express emotions over chat. This is good when you're often talking to people you don't see in person or talk to on the phone very often.
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Cons

Skype

  • The system should have automatic quality control while video conferencing, even if the network condition is poor.
  • Some people suffered from troubleshooting of their installation of Skype.
  • A recording function could be welcome for people.
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Likelihood to Renew

Skype

Skype 8.1
Based on 3 answers
Sleeker options available on the market but this is included with Microsoft
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Usability

Skype

Skype 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It is very useful in terms of integration the organization and very cost effective for a large organization.
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Support

Skype

Skype 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Whenever I have had issues, they got resolved very quickly. My experiences have been very good with Skype in this regard.
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Implementation

Skype

Skype 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No, It was implemented by third party
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Alternatives Considered

Skype

Not used any till now.
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Return on Investment

Skype

  • It is extremely helpful in presentations on conference calls with my Outstation and NRI clients. It helped me to acquire many clients.
  • It is very much required for data sharing in my domain. And it also affects my performance.
  • It is very effective for taking interviews of Outstation applicants and it saves both time and money.
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Pricing Details

Skype

General

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

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