Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams vs. Versature

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Skype for Business was an online messaging and conferencing tool, now superseded by Microsoft Teams.N/A
Versature
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Versature is a telephony and VoIP software solution from Versature.N/A
Pricing
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft TeamsVersature
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft TeamsVersature
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft TeamsVersature
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft TeamsVersature
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.5
193 Ratings
6% below category average
Versature
-
Ratings
High quality audio8.0189 Ratings00 Ratings
High quality video7.7184 Ratings00 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements6.5181 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile support7.8145 Ratings00 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.5
190 Ratings
6% above category average
Versature
-
Ratings
Desktop sharing8.7190 Ratings00 Ratings
Whiteboards8.2119 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.8
187 Ratings
5% below category average
Versature
-
Ratings
Calendar integration8.1173 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation8.1181 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with social media7.683 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events7.5142 Ratings00 Ratings
Slideshows7.7114 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.5
172 Ratings
1% above category average
Versature
-
Ratings
Live chat9.1170 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience polling8.493 Ratings00 Ratings
Q&A8.093 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.0
155 Ratings
5% below category average
Versature
-
Ratings
User authentication8.1141 Ratings00 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions7.9147 Ratings00 Ratings
Confidential attendee list8.0109 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Versature
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
User templates00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Call reports00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Directory of employee names00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Versature
9.5
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Answering rules00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Message alerts00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Versature
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Audio conferencing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft TeamsVersature
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
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User Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft TeamsVersature
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(196 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(40 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft TeamsVersature
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Skype is useful for collaborations across distances, including work from home, as well as a more convenient way to communicate with a large group of people. Skype is also useful to communicate with specific parties quickly, rather than relying on cellular service in areas where not as available. Skype is less useful if the team does not use computers , tablets, smartphones, etc in daily workflow as it would rarely be used.
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Versature
Versature is versatile - it will likely perform very well in any office setting. It performs especially well with remote employees. When we had to move our operations to home during the pandemic, everyone was able to smoothly transfer calls to home or cell phones, so we didn't have to transfer equipment from one place to another. When we were in an office setting, however, Versature was also quite the helpful system. I don't see us moving away from Versature in a long time, whether we stay working remotely or we move back into the office.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Instant messaging to anyone who we know only by name/email. Even if they're offline, they get the message in missed convos and a notification automatically goes to them via Outlook mail. All conversations are saved and accessible via Outlook.
  • Video and voice calls are a norm in the WFH scenario, and an average employee has around 4-5 calls a day. Skype gives notifications for upcoming meetings, allows easy scheduling via outlook calendar, and its audio/video quality [is] reasonably good compared to the amount of data it consumes.
  • Status availabilities - in the WFH scenario, you could be off for lunch, out of office, busy, sharing screens - and might not want to be disturbed. Skype allows you to do that, and in case you're off, ensures that you know that you have missed messages.
  • Screen sharing - we have to share screens at least once or twice a day with a coworker when working on some issues/features, and Skype easily lets us do that. One of the best things about Skype is that the screen can be shared without being on a video/voice call - which is of immense advantage because oftentimes, you could prefer sharing the screen, while it [is] too noisy to talk.
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Versature
  • Working remotely: switching our operations to home was done easily through Versature's online portals.
  • Voicemail: transcription/voicemails received through email are very helpful.
  • Answering rules: since you can have several answering rules over various timelines, Versature allows you to customize your answering rules properly, which makes better use of your time.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Probably the biggest area is the video element as it has historically struggled in this area.
  • The need to be forced to federate with another organisation by providing yours and enabling the other organisation settings is a bit tedious but once done, allows for simple collaboration between third-parties.
  • Functionality wise, as it's an older product and being superseded by MS Teams, it feels as if it's run its course but was very good for what it does/did at the time.
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Versature
  • Voicemail transcription that recognizes French: whenever a voicemail comes in French, the transcription is irrelevant.
  • Better voicemail transcription overall: at times, if the person leaving a message speaks too fast or doesn't speak clearly enough, the transcription isn't helpful.
  • Integration of time frames with answering rules: currently two windows when it could be just one in my opinion.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
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.
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Versature
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Usability
Microsoft
Very easy to use. Even though Microsoft Teams has a lot of features and integrations, as a user I feel completely comfortable on finding what I need, getting information about the app extensions and using them. It's a very comprehensive tool, intuitive design and does not make me feel tired to be using it. I am glad with the current experience.
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Versature
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Microsoft
I have only had to reach out to the Support team at Skype for Business once with an issue, and I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the quickness and thoroughness of their response. The wait time was short and my question was dealt with politely and clearly, so I would say the support team has it together.
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Versature
I usually scour the help section/articles on their website if I am unsure of how to proceed with something. However, it has happened once or twice that I haven't found the answer I was looking for, and I therefore hopped on to their live chat. Their agents are always polite, kind, and quick to answer any question. If they don't know the answer, they will find it for you after a short pause. For those who prefer calling in and speaking with someone, you can just dial 611 from any Versature phone to reach an agent
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
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.
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Versature
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
For the below reason I will always choose this app over its competitors: Better audio and video quality, Little to no disconnections or freezing when on a call/video conference Integrates well with mailbox/ calendar/ one drive, and SharePoint is easy to use
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Versature
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • We almost lost our biggest client because of the poor performance early on in our implementation...the online meetings were poor quality for audio and bandwidth refreshing
  • Many of the employees in our company disliked the quality so much, they started to sign up for free Cisco WebEx accounts to use instead
  • The majority of employees in our company lost trust in our CTO because of his decision to switch from Cisco WebEx to Skype for Business
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Versature
  • Good cost when we had shopped around.
  • Good value for the price paid.
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