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Skype

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Score 7.9 out of 100

TeamViewer

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Likelihood to Recommend

Skype

Skype is well suited for small offices, interaction with home-based employees, multi-country audio meetings (assuming there is a universal language), one-on-one coaching, or performance appraisal. Low customer assistance center using foreign numbers.It is less appropriate for video conferences where a leader allows many participants to speak, share documents, and interact using their cameras (PC or cell phones) all at the same time. Zoom has taken the lead in this area. It is sad to see that PlaceWare, a pioneer at one time, has lagged behind after Microsoft bought it.
Ricardo G Lopes | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

Teamviewer is best suited for any team who can afford their commercial licensing costs and have a good enough bandwidth to support its connection for a seamless work experience. It could be a bit pocket heavy for small team sizes where budget is stringent and if budget is a problem, then one should look at other cheaper options
Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Skype
7.5
TeamViewer
High quality audio
Skype
8.1
TeamViewer
High quality video
Skype
7.7
TeamViewer
Low bandwidth requirements
Skype
6.7
TeamViewer
Mobile support
Skype
7.5
TeamViewer

Screen Sharing

Skype
7.7
TeamViewer
Desktop sharing
Skype
8.3
TeamViewer
Whiteboards
Skype
7.0
TeamViewer

Online Meetings / Events

Skype
7.4
TeamViewer
Calendar integration
Skype
7.5
TeamViewer
Meeting initiation
Skype
7.7
TeamViewer
Integrates with social media
Skype
6.8
TeamViewer
Record meetings / events
Skype
7.7
TeamViewer
Slideshows
Skype
7.4
TeamViewer

Online Events Collaboration

Skype
8.0
TeamViewer
Live chat
Skype
8.4
TeamViewer
Audience polling
Skype
7.5
TeamViewer
Q&A
Skype
8.0
TeamViewer

Online Events Security

Skype
7.4
TeamViewer
User authentication
Skype
8.1
TeamViewer
Participant roles & permissions
Skype
7.3
TeamViewer
Confidential attendee list
Skype
6.7
TeamViewer

Remote Administration

Skype
TeamViewer
8.5
Screen sharing
Skype
TeamViewer
9.2
File transfer
Skype
TeamViewer
8.7
Instant message
Skype
TeamViewer
8.4
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
Skype
TeamViewer
8.4
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
Skype
TeamViewer
7.9
Over-the-Internet remote session
Skype
TeamViewer
9.1
Initiate remote control from mobile
Skype
TeamViewer
8.5
Remote management of servers & workstations
Skype
TeamViewer
9.0
Remote Active Directory® management
Skype
TeamViewer
8.6
Centralized management dashboard
Skype
TeamViewer
8.0
Session record
Skype
TeamViewer
8.5
Annotations
Skype
TeamViewer
8.2
Monitoring and Alerts
Skype
TeamViewer
8.0
Multi-platform remote control
Skype
TeamViewer
8.8

Pros

Skype

  • Skype for Business has grown quite a lot since its days as Microsoft Lync and is now quite nicely integrated with almost facets of Windows and Office (and other Microsoft stuff).
  • It's nice for inter-office communication when everyone's using Active Directory and has Skype for Business running.
  • Skype for Business works well even on non-Windows and/or non-university machines (e.g. personal computers).
Ho'omana Nathan Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

  • Sharing a screen via TeamViewer is generally very responsive, even if the internet connection (on either the client or host side) isn't great. TeamViewer seems to use an adaptive compression algorithm, that will sacrifice some screen clarity for a more responsive and pleasurable experience.
  • TeamViewer includes a built-in file sharing mechanism that allows for the easy and secure transfer of files from host to client (or vice versa).
  • During the initial install of TeamViewer, you can set it up to "run-only." As in, it will not actually install itself on the computer but will allow for a one-time use remote session. This is ideal for a quick tech support session where the client doesn't want to, or can't, fully install TeamViewer.
  • TeamViewer is a very secure platform, providing multiple layers of security. First, the only way to connect to a client is by knowing the client's machine id - a 9 or 10 digit randomly generated number created on install. In addition, for one-time connection, a randomly generated pin is created on each use. This pin can be set as a simple 4 digit pin, up to a 10 digit strong password including uppercase, lowercase, number and non-alphanumeric characters. In addition, TeamViewer is initially set NOT to open upon login - meaning the computer is not accessible until TeamViewer is manually opened on the client computer.
  • TeamViewer can be used as both an on-demand screen sharing platform - wherein a client only opens TeamViewer when someone needs to get on remotely, and promptly closes it afterward - as well as an always-on screen sharing system. TeamViewer can be set to open automatically at login, and run in the background. A "personal password" can then be created for unattended access - this password can be as strong or as weak as you choose. One the password is set, you can connect to your computer remotely via TeamViewer at any time by knowing the machine ID and the personal password.
  • Initial setup of TeamViewer is a fairly simple procedure, especially useful when talking a client on how to install it over the phone.
  • While screen sharing is TeamViewer's bread and butter, it also includes a plethora of other features including file sharing as well as both video and audio sharing (great for remote tech support).
  • With a TeamViewer account, multiple computers can be logged in via the account and easily accessible within an instance of TeamViewer.
  • TeamViewer is truly cross-platform, with version for Mac, Windows and Linux, as well as for mobile OSs such as iOS and Android.
  • A personal license is free.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Skype

  • I find the new interface of Skype very unintuitive compared to previous versions. Every time I am talking with someone I end up clicking on icons until I find the chat area or the screen sharing option.
  • In newer versions of Skype, I've had many issues with audio feedback being slow or interrupted, despite the fact that I have high speed internet. This is extremely annoying if you are trying to discuss difficult and complex topics.
  • Sometimes the video option randomly doesn't work, and I also find it difficult to add people to your Skype phonebook if you don't know their exact Skype username.
Maike Holthuijzen | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

  • - A difficulty that we have experienced in the company and that has been detected with each stumble that has been had, is the fact that the different versions are not compatible with each other, so if some user accidentally updates his version (very normal fact ), compatibility problems are generated that have caused our support department to have to communicate with each user who is under that condition to ask him to delete the new version, and then reinstall the correct version.
  • Although it really does not have to be a limitation, the software does not have the functionality to work through proxy servers, which could become a limiting factor of some relevance for those who want to take care of "their presence" when working in an open network.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Skype

Skype 8.6
Based on 4 answers
I think so far there is no reason not to renew the license. We have been using Skype for a long time and are very satisfied with it.
Tejashwi Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.1
Based on 40 answers
As long as I continue to provide remote support for my clients, it's a no brainier. For what I pay out, I probably make it back tenfold in the ability to provide remote support from wherever and whenever. Not to mention the saved gas money for a fix that only takes 5 minutes but it takes you 20 minutes to get there. As my business continues to grow, and I support more and more clients, my need for TeamViewer will only grow.
Justin Kuhlman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Skype

Skype 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Because it's reliable, cheap and requires a low bandwidth during voice and video calling.
sohail ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.4
Based on 17 answers
TeamViewer is a system that is very easy to understand and grasp the concept of which is a very nice thing because users that don't have much technology and computer background can use the system easily. While being easy to understand for the average user, it doesn't lose the functionality and features that IT people love to see with software that makes it easier for us to do our jobs.
Jordan Paquette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Skype

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It's usually without problem, but we have had connectivity issues on occasion.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Skype

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The application is built on VNC which is a very stable technology.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Skype

Skype 7.4
Based on 37 answers
Anytime I had any problems with Skype, the Customer team was there to help me. However, their help section is so advanced that I found many answers there without being forced to ask them in any other communication channels. It works really well and it is a very reliable tool for companies.
Kinga Odziemek | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.0
Based on 23 answers
As I said earlier, TeamViewer is safe, has a lightweight, beautiful, and easy-to-use graphical user interface for all our employees. Remote access is easy to do and always solves any open problem in so-called technicians. A grade of 10 is for all of that. It is a tool that we recommend for anyone who wants to use something reliable and functional.
João Mauricio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Skype

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.9
Based on 2 answers
I have never used the online training either. I have watched a few informational videos that were helpful when learning how to do a specific procedure within TeamViewer and get the most out of the software by utilizing one of the many features that are available with the software. Again, 5 if for neutral.
Jordan Paquette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Skype

Skype 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No, It was implemented by third party
sohail ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.8
Based on 6 answers
Well I don't have any key insights regarding implementation of TeamViewer.
Ratulsnigdha Saha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Skype

Slack, WebEx, and Google Hangouts. Skype is not as fancy as Slack or WebEx, and not as international or widespread as Google Hangouts, however. As I've stated, it really shines in our closed environment and isolated domain. The truth is we have been using a Windows-only domain on our isolated environment and Skype fits very nicely into that. The simple integration into our current setup was easy and fast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer was the best option for remote control and with the ability for participants to point on the screen during presentations. It was the fastest/smoothest experience for remote control, and allowed logging into the computer before logging in after a reboot. It was also the only one with a concurrent user licensing model, which was a huge selling point.
Kristopher Kauth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Skype

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've rarely had problems with the product.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Skype

  • My department does not use Skype in a way that would be seen as generating a return on investment but for what the product does it is a good value.
  • It really closes the distance gap in working with offices that are far away. Conference calls can be so soul crushing, this is a much better option.
  • The only negative impact is that it is not the only video conferencing tool that I use. Given that it is not as strong of a multi user platform I can't say that it may cover every need that every office would have.
Jason Hartigan | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

  • TeamViewer has saved my company a great deal of time, my team members and I are able to deploy our solutions to our overseas customers without having to travel there.
  • TeamViewer has also saved my company good amount of finances, other PC sharing software are mostly premium and require payment to take advantage of all the features, TeamViewer is free yet has excellent service delivery.
  • TeamViewer has generally improved our organization's relationship with our clients.
Majute shivugu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Skype

General

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

TeamViewer

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Skype
8.1
TeamViewer
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Skype
8.6
TeamViewer
9.1

Usability

Skype
9.0
TeamViewer
9.4

Reliability and Availability

Skype
TeamViewer
8.0

Performance

Skype
TeamViewer
9.0

Support

Skype
7.4
TeamViewer
9.0

In-Person Training

Skype
TeamViewer
5.0

Online Training

Skype
TeamViewer
8.9

Implementation

Skype
8.0
TeamViewer
9.8

Scalability

Skype
TeamViewer
10.0

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