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Skype for Business

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1500 Ratings

Skype for Business

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Score 7.8 out of 101

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Skype for Business

Skype for business is literally good for everything no matter if it's a quick conversation, question and answer, or simple file sharing. It can do it all.It is much better and faster way of communication than email if you want to get fast answer. But its integration with Outlook makes it just easy if you want to shoot a question about some email that you received and you do not completely understand it or you have more questions about your project. Less appropriate usage would be for chit chats as your employees can lose focus having fun chatting with other employees in their private conversation.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Skype for Business
7.6
High quality audio
Skype for Business
7.9
High quality video
Skype for Business
7.8
Low bandwidth requirements
Skype for Business
6.8
Mobile support
Skype for Business
7.7

Screen Sharing

Skype for Business
8.3
Desktop sharing
Skype for Business
8.7
Whiteboards
Skype for Business
7.9

Online Meetings / Events

Skype for Business
7.9
Calendar integration
Skype for Business
8.6
Meeting initiation
Skype for Business
8.1
Integrates with social media
Skype for Business
6.9
Record meetings / events
Skype for Business
8.1
Slideshows
Skype for Business
8.0

Online Events Collaboration

Skype for Business
8.0
Live chat
Skype for Business
8.8
Audience polling
Skype for Business
7.7
Q&A
Skype for Business
7.5

Online Events Security

Skype for Business
8.4
User authentication
Skype for Business
8.5
Participant roles & permissions
Skype for Business
8.1
Confidential attendee list
Skype for Business
8.5

Pros

  • This is great for the quick questions. That way we do not have to interrupt the person if they are busy or on the phone.
  • The ability to tell if a person is busy, in a meeting, or away from their desks makes it convenient. No more getting up and walking across the office to see if someone is at their work space.
  • Screen share and the ability to have Skype meetings make collaboration much easier.
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Cons

  • Communication is only as good as the network connection. When a company has a network outage, communication across the network becomes disabled.
  • You lose that personal contact. It is much easier to just chat over communicator rather than speaking face to face.
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Likelihood to Renew

Skype for Business8.5
Based on 6 answers
Because the software is the best in the market. And for sure, we will renew it.
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Usability

Skype for Business8.8
Based on 5 answers
Bottom of line, the software is well integrated in every sort of place, such as companies, personal use. I'll give a high rate because of my experience, professional and personal
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Support

Skype for Business8.0
Based on 2 answers
I'll give a high score because when i need it, my problems are solved with the support team of the company (IT team)
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Implementation

Skype for Business8.0
Based on 2 answers
The implementation should be scheduled for the day dated, so you can avoid problems
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Alternatives Considered

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
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Return on Investment

  • Skype for Business has reduced the necessity to pay for GoToMeeting or another service. Since we have ours bundled with Office 365, this cost is bundled with our email.
  • We are able to communicate with our corporate offices through Skype for Business efficiently.
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Pricing Details

Skype for Business

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