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Skype for Business was a unified communications tool superseded by Microsoft Teams.
For personal use, Skype Desktop and Mobile apps are still available for download, but for business functionality the vendor now fully supports Microsoft Teams as the replacement for Skype for Business.
- Not involved in purchase decisions.
- Microsoft spent a lot of money in order to purchase Skype. Millions of people use Skype every day. Skype should concentrate on solving these issues rather than thinking of launching new features.
- It is nowhere in competition for apps like zoom
- most preferred communication tool
- easy to track meetings at one place
- group calls
- group chats
- organization of contacts
- connect with organization chart
- Increased communication.
- One platform for many media options.
- Saved conversation history.
- Improved agility
- Lowered the cost
- Requires no IP phones
- Easy-to-use and capable of meeting our needs in terms of both audio and video, it's an excellent choice.
- Attendees should not incur unnecessary outing costs, and setting up the meeting is simple.
- Only business meeting options and customer handling are appropriate to ensure a smooth meeting.
- Positive - Easy to use, great audio and video quality.
- Negative - Hard to connect to a mobile phone if you do not use a mobile phone with google suites (eg: Hauwei P40 Lite)
- The meeting is easy to coordinate.
- The only business meeting option is very suitable for holding a smooth meeting.
- Customer handling.
- Suitable for personal and professional use.
- Unnecessary travel expense should be avoided.
- Merging Skype with Teams has made things complicated for our users who only want to use it to chat. We do have some older machines and chatting in Teams uses more memory than Skype did.
- Since we subscribe to the entire Office 365 package, it is economical for conferences, although many of our users prefer Zoom over Teams because of simplicity. So we have purchased some Zoom licenses as well because of this.
- Having the Teams Channels feature is very nice for group projects, so the versatility of Microsoft Teams is a plus. We have both features in one product--Chat for quick conversations and Channels for more in-depth project conversations.
- Offsets travel costs
- Offsets lost time and productivity by allowing rapid organization of conferences
- Facilitates decision making by inclusion rather than by exclusion
- Communication is efficient, and it has allowed for more efficient time management, particularly with the mobile app, which is very user-friendly.
- Clear, concise communication channels allow people to communicate at any time and from any location.
- All the best features of Skype are contained in a single application. While this may be beneficial in the long run, there are some drawbacks.
- It's included for free in the Office 365 bundle, and it improves productivity by providing simple, direct means of communication.
- An easy-to-deploy method ensures that all employees can communicate with each other at all times.
- Internal communication has become more efficient, and time management has improved due to the mobile app, which is highly user friendly.
- In the move to WFH for the over 90000 employees of the firm in 13 different timezones, Skype for [Business], as the primary communication tool has been the most critical factor in ensuring there's not a communication breakdown.
- An average of 7 calls a day and around 50-60 text messages are sent via Skype for [Business]. These communications are critical for [the] continued delivery of our services.
- Video/voice calling and screen sharing features of Skype have played a great role in simulating a shared workspace scenario in the virtual mode as best as possible.
- Allows integration with enterprise voice systems
- Searching through history and conversation which is handy if you cant recall a conversaion
- cannot do offline messages.
- Easy to use functionality helps colleagues to easily connect.
- User interface is very good.
- I didn’t find any negative impact of using Skype i our company.
- Comes free with office 365 bundle
- Deployment is easy and took less time
- Efficient internal communication
- Made people work smarter
- Made collaboration easier
- Made Communication better
- Quick connect with Team
- Meeting initiation from anywhere with anyone
- Quick turnaround
- Better communication among team members
- Social media connect
- Costs reduction.
- Investment recovery.
- More efficient mobility.
- Off-site team collaboration
- Full-time communication between customers and internal teams
- Lost time due to driving to in-person meetings reduced
- It provides work of calling, screen sharing, files and documents sharing so [it] saves nearly 50% of expenses use[d] to buy different software for each work.
- It is easy to install, easy to use and learn thus saving time, and time is money as we all know. Which leads to employees working on work they are assigned instead of giving time to learn Skype for Business.
- Calling to phone numbers from Skype for Business is cheaper than network providers so again saving money equivalent to 5-10%.
- So we are using it for some tasks where this tool performs really well so yes the ROI is positive for our organization
- Ensured that staff are able to communicate with each other at all times
- Instant messages sent to offline staff are sent as emails
- Some staff abuse the "away" and "do not disturb" settings to avoid phone calls