Zoom is an online meeting and video conferencing platform known for its webinar capabilities for live virtual events and broadcasting. It features HD video and audio, collaboration tools, chat functionality, and an enterprise cloud phone system. is exactly what they say it is - Awesome!We converted from GoToMeeting to Zoom about a year ago. Instantly, the reliability was far better. While I'm personally not a fan of video conferencing, Zoom does it very well and even has a number of very nice features like backgrounds and automatic recording of a meeting either to their cloud or to a local server. But where Zoom is really shining for us is in phone service. Our staff is geographically distributed all over the United States and we've never had a phone system that will allow us all to transfer calls and all call out on a common number. Zoom Phone allows us to do this, plus - again - a number of great features like call recording, call routing, and logging. My only complaint is that I wish I would have had some money to invest in their IPO. Their stock has been performing amazingly well, just like their service!,Video conferencing. Phone service. Customer service.,The phone service is still maturing. There is room for growth there.,10,After 25 years in business, we now have phone service. That's a positive in our book. We can transfer calls, and have a human receptionist transfer to any member of my team no matter where they are. Video conferencing is now something we do every day. It's brought us closer to our customers, and closer to each other.,GoToMeeting,11,1,Phone Conferencing Chat,We do a lot more conferencing now. The ability to have a single app that controls chat, video, and audio conferencing is amazing.,10,No,10,Yes,Literally, every single time we've contacted them the support was exceptional. Real people providing real answers and real help. Can't ask for more. I hope they never lose this edge as it's a level of service that is rare these days.,The web portal is thoughtfully designed and easy to navigate. The desktop app is also thoughtfully designed and easy to navigate between chat, phone, and conference.,Setting up call routing isn't particularly difficult but it's detailed.,Yes,10Zooming with ZoomWe are a company of a full Zoom use. We use it to allow us to view and control user desktops, presentations for departments, and as a vendor communication tool. We also use Zoom for telehealth communication between a provider and patient. It allows us to support our members, customers, and co-workers with better communication management.,Viewing others' desktops in a full screen or minimized. Multiple people can discuss in a meeting at one time. Allows remote controls for presentation host control Allows a member/patient to speak to a provider or doctor without having to come into the office if unable to. Customer interactions are able to put a face to the name.,Easier connectivity in email product. Zoom Room setup could be simpler. Wish the camera could not pickup objects in background.,10,Zoom has allowed for easier communication within departments & management. Allows meetings to be held in a quick minute. One disadvantage is that because of it's simplicity, it allows too many meetings to happen, taking away from productivity.,Zoom Rooms are okay, but could be built so they're easier to use.,Webex Meetings,Meeting setup Connectivity once profile established Turn camera on/off,Explaining how to share a screen Speaking to user with low bandwith Zoom Rooms,Yes,10Zoom - finally, a collaboration solution that satisfies everyoneZoom is being used across the all organization as the video conferencing solution of the company. The previous product was quite painful in configuration, quality and ease of use. We are really satisfied with Zoom's ability to handle video conferencing, screen sharing and mobile device integration. It is easily configured and worked with no problems.,It is particularly stable. It may be idle for weeks and then operate without any issues. It has a good and simple tablet interface, which lets even the basic user join meetings without IT help. It has good quality and performance in video conferences even between different countries.,There may be some improvement in the desktop interface, sometimes you may need to stop and restart sharing specific windows in your computer.,10,Good feedback from top management, after having a bad previous video conferencing experience Provided cost efficiency as collaboration between countries is improved and travel needs decreased Kept the initial investment costs on minimum,Zoom rooms are quite useful for our organization. Several meeting rooms are reserved for regular meetings and new participants can join easily to the meeting through the tablets running Zoom Rooms. The app is simple and the UI is very well designed. It is intuitive, you can easily navigate and figure out how to use it.,Vidyo and Webex Meetings,400,1,Weekly top management meetings from different countries Regular department meetings from different countries From time to time phone call meetings through Zoom Participants joining to Room conferences through their notebooks,Seamless integration to company network Using it not for meetings but only for projecting presentations to TV displays wirelessly, especially when a company visitor is unable to connect his/her computer to the display with cable,Extending the use from offices to the retail stores,10,SAP ERP, Cisco IronPort Web Security Appliance, Dell EMC Data Domain,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Vendor Reputation,We would not change our selection and decision,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,none,10,9,No,Actually never needed such a help. Never had such a big issue,Setting up or joining a meeting is quite easy through user interface Document sharing is quite easy Mobile devices can easily join or share,none,Yes,10Zoom InnovationsWe recently deployed Zoom globally. We've successfully deployed to Japan, Europe, Asia, North America, Brazil. We currently use it throughout all departments,Content Sharing Amazing Admin Portals Live data capturing,Registration to iPads/Androids to multiple rooms with a single activation code Webinar with more than 1 spotlight feature Recording in side by side view instead of picture in picture,10,Saved cost Amazing Scheduling syncing with Office 365 Easy meetings from mobile app,We currently use a couple of Zoom Rooms, but are in a migration to changing to a lot more. I love the upgrading and managing all the Zoom Rooms on the admin portal,Cisco WebEx Room Series (formerly Cisco Spark Room Series),26000,9000,Webinar Collaboration Meetings globally,Webinar for Global Meetings Scheduling display DIgital Signage,Q&A Polling Live Closed Captioning,10,Microsoft Office 2016, Okta, Jamf Pro,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability,Maybe seeing more options than just a few and the compatibility with our company,Implemented in-house,Firewall Scheduling Display Features (check-in) Compatibility with CIsco,10,Yes,10,No,We had an issue with live capturing of our calls because they were an attendee in a Webinar. They are not creating a feature if we promote them they will now start capturing the data of the call for the promoted panelist,Quick join links Webinar Q&A,Closed captioning Cloud Recording Chat,Yes,10Blast off with Zoom!Zoom is used by individual teachers to participate in training sessions and webinars. We also use it to be able to bring in speakers that normally would not be able to come into our classrooms.,The controls for the Zoom while in the meeting are relatively easy to find and understand. It is nice to be able to control how you see other members of the meeting. The meeting invitation that is received before the meeting gives clear directions that are easy to follow.,As a school with limited budgets, we are currently using the free version so our recorded meeting length is limited. It would be nice to see that limit increased or removed. I had one meeting where we joined through the invitation, but had no sound. We then had to also call into the meeting to be able to hear. There was no clear direction on why we had to this or what we could change.,8,It has allowed us to save money on bringing trainers to our school. We have saved money on sending teachers to workshops when their is a comparable option using Zoom. We are able to still conduct team meetings even when some might be away from the school.,I have participated in Zoom Rooms through my graduate school courses. These were a nice feature to be able to set-up class meeting times and to have a chance to meet with my professors in real time. It made my online courses feel more interactive and allowed for more participation.,Skype,No,Product Features Product Reputation Prior Experience with the Product,I honestly don't believe we would change anything about our process as it has worked out well for our school.,It is easy to set-up a meeting and send invitations to participants. It is very clear to see who is in attendance at the meeting. The ability to control the sound and picture is very straight forward.,9Zoom - the answer to all the other video solutionsZoom is used by our sales, marketing, customer success, and product teams. Obviously for sales calls, demos, and internal conferencing some solution is needed within any org, and Zoom is the best product we've tried in its category. Simple to use, very reliable, doesn't cut out or buffer, and no one has issues using the product on the receiving end of an invite. All complaints are minor usability issues and not core product problems.,Video calling - No buffering, automatic adjustment, and very rarely does anyone have to say "can you hear me now?" Audio calling - Perfect and recorded for future review Conference calls - Easy to bring in 10+ parties without any loss in quality Screen sharing - Easy to use, get to choose what window or monitor to share Scheduling - Easy to schedule an event and export to calendar then invite guests,User experience in scheduling - Every time I go to export to a Google calendar, it makes me re-auth my account then opens the wrong calendar as I'm logged into multiple Google accounts. Recording editing - Could use some more robust tools for editing a recorded video/audio before export. Air time recording - Does not automatically cut out muted segments with only one participant in recordings.,10,More professional - If your conferencing software works on sales calls it just makes everything go more smoothly Time savings - Saves time in scheduling as well as executing calls. No one has to fumble to make it work, which wastes call time. With other solutions we may lose 10 minutes of a 30 minute call while people make the software work Call review - Now we have saved and named recordings of all of our calls to review when needed, hosted in the cloud.,Do not use.,GoToMeeting, Skype, Google Hangouts, UberConference and WebEx Meetings,Dropbox, HubSpot, Grasshopper, Vidyard,Recording Video and audio calls Invitations,Export to calendar Accessing recordings saved by team members,8Zoom - A Great Business Conferencing Tool for those tired of WebExZoom is a product that has not been widely adopted yet, but there are portions of our sales and technical teams that are using Zoom in a secondary capacity besides WebEx due to some of the ease of use functionality that makes it more appealing to use. It also appears to have less issues with connectivity by and large, which makes it especially appealing when dealing with customers; however, due to the company's mandate to use WebEx for sales calls, the adoption in that capacity is very limited.,Zoom is simple to use. Zoom has a variety of tools that are set up in a fairly intuitive manner. Zoom makes hosting meetings very simple and they seem to not experience as much lag and connectivity as some of their major competitors.,WebEx is a household name; Zoom still has room to grow in that regard. Zoom, though easier to use than WebEx, in some ways, does not include a one time password functionality like WebEx, which makes things more convenient. To my knowledge, Zoom does not support file transfer and also does not include co-browsing and/or removing attendees from meetings,9,It makes life easier when meeting with internal teams, except for a slightly less convenient file transfer limitation The experience has been positive in the limited number of cases that I have used Zoom with customers as well. Overall, Zoom is simple to use, and that makes the time spent more about the meeting than trying to facilitate the meeting, which is exactly what a solution like Zoom is supposed to accomplish; they get out of their own way quicker than WebEx, in my opinion.,I do not use Zoom Rooms beyond a couple of occasions when customers have invited me to their own personal Zoom Room for a meeting that they initiated.,WebEx Event Center, Cisco WebEx Teams (formerly Cisco Spark), Cisco WebEx Room Series (formerly Cisco Spark Room Series), Skype, Skype for Business and GoToMeeting,Skype, Microsoft Office 2016, Outreach,50,,Sales Marketing Internal dialogue,Simplified UI cuts down on load time for meetings. Onsite/remote co-led meetings Internal screen sharing for territory and account alignment and strategy sessions,Replacing incumbent as provider of choice,8,Not Sure,Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Prior Experience with the Product,I would simply encourage more individuals who decide how we spend our tech budget to consider zoom and I would try to demonstrate the differences in a very methodical yet dynamic manner so as to encourage them to consider the updated of having a solution that is easier to use. I would also prefer for my company to have an actual subscription for all sales people instead of a few pocket licenses here or there, so as to ensure greater usability and familiarity with the product.,5,I do know that the times that others have been on the call that have experienced issues with Zoom, they have always spoken about how Zoom is pretty responsive about dealing with support issues, which was good to hear.,Web calling is simple, easy and yet elegant inherently through the Zoom interface. The startup of each conference is simple and elegant as well. Screen sharing is relatively easy and switching between users in this regard is also fast and simple.,File sharing was either not available or not easily available last time I used the solution. I believe they may have updated the tool since then, but I think I recall it being a little slow to load.,Yes,9Zoom is by FAR the best web conference tool out there! It's AMAZING!Zoom is being used across our whole organization. It's solving a huge business problem by allowing us to have a reliable web conference that provides extremely clear video during video conferences, while also having very few technical issues. We have also held webinars with more than 100 viewers. Our customers have rarely had issues joining our Zoom conferences for calls as well. Zoom is used for all of our internal meetings, customer calls, sales calls, etc. It's extremely easy to install and use. It's MUCH better than GoToMeeting, WebEx, Blue Jeans, or ANY other web conference tool out there!,It's extremely easy to install and very intuitive to use. The video quality is unparalleled. We've used other web conference tools in the past, and the video quality used to be grainy or laggy. Zoom is awesome, and you'll be very pleased with the video quality. Zoom Rooms are AWESOME for larger companies because you can just walk into your meetings, press "Start," and start your video conference meeting!,The Zoom Scheduler Chrome extension isn't perfect. When you make a Zoom meeting from a calendar event, the Zoom meeting doesn't have all of the settings applied to it. It doesn't automatically record to cloud, although my Zoom account meeting settings are set to automatically do so. One or two customers have ran into technical issues with Zoom. They absolutely couldn't install it, and they had to dial in using the conference numbers. Although extremely rare, I guess some computers just can't work with Zoom. It may have been a network issue, but we're not sure. Zoom Rooms can be quite expensive, but absolutely worth it. Smaller companies likely can't shell out the dough for this, however.,10,It's had a huge positive impact because it has helped us connect better with our internal employees, and with customers. Due to minimal technical issues, we can quickly jump on a Zoom call with employees for quick questions or on-the-fly meetings. We can also easily set up customer calls using the Zoom Scheduler Chrome extension. Zoom rooms have been used on a daily basis, and they help us all throughout the day because we can quickly start and end meetings with the Zoom room features. Also, we have multiple offices, and it's improved collaboration because we can quickly and easily jump in Zoom meetings with our fellow remote employees. Our customers have loved Zoom as well because it just works! Most of our customers use other web conference tools, and they're always pleasantly surprised at how easy Zoom is to install and use.,Yes, we've been using Zoom Rooms ever since we switched over to Zoom. We're extremely satisfied with the Zoom Rooms. However, there have been some technical issues recently with the audio, and we found out that we need to upgrade them. Our CSM notified us that we can get them upgraded for free - we would just need a Zoom technician to come over and upgrade the software.,GoToMeeting, WebEx Meetings, Skype and BlueJeans,YouCanBook.Me, SurveyMonkey, Wrike, Periscope Data,Setting up and running meetings are extremely easy to perform. Sharing your screen is very intuitive as well. Creating Zoom meetings for calls on-the-fly is extremely easy using the Zoom Scheduler Chrome extension. It integrates well with Google calendar. Dialing in from your iPhone has never been easier with the iPhone one-tap feature. You can open up the Google calendar app on your phone, open up the event details, and tap the iPhone one-tap number. Boom. You're dialed in.,After sharing your screen, some of our customers found it a little bit difficult to share mouse control. The module disappears from the top after a while, and the person sharing his/her screen needs to move the mouse up to the top to activate the module in order to be able to share his/her screen.,Yes,10Working remotely? Zoom is a must - hands down.Zoom is a part of our business. We are a remote company, and we use Zoom and Slack to keep our team connected. From meetings with the team, working with our clients, to training and troubleshooting with our customers... Zoom is our go to tool. We cannot go back to Skype.,Web conference Group meetings One-on-one meetings Screensharing,Clarity when there's network issues (not enough info when there's a network issue) Mobile app is terrible Web chat is bare bones. It resets for new people joining Signing in takes about 30 seconds,10,Saved us from skype Immediate collaboration Team closeness,We use different Zoom rooms for each department. We have a ops room, a course room, a education room. We also have a family room for those quick one off meetings. We also use breakout rooms for our students to separate a large group into smaller brain teams.,Skype, Google Hangouts and,Slack, Asana, Google Drive,15,,Meetings One-on-one Live troubleshooting,Using Zoom to teach a classroom Using Zoom to have a virtual retreat for the organization Using Zoom for major team meetings,Zoom webinars,10,Sharing screen Having conversations with one or more people,Creating a webinar with one or multiple hosts,Yes,9Zoom is a New World Video PlatformZoom is used by the majority of our support staff, and is starting to be used by our field employees. This includes a few hundred offices, involving around 2500 regular users. Its greatest strengths are ease of use, reasonable cost, powerful encoding technology, end-to-end encryption, and one of the richest feature sets of any video conferencing platform. Notable features include cloud recording, support for legacy equipment, on-prem, and cloud, baked-in virtual backgrounds, polling, breakout rooms, whiteboards, file sharing, and best of all, a fully integrated conference room system. We use it for team meetings, recruiting, telehealth, executive meetings, company webcasts, outreach, chat, and one-on-ones.,Features! See above for its rich feature set. It's so easy to onboard users onto the platform because it's easy to get them excited about all the ways Zoom can help them. My users are buying popup greenscreens left and right because they're so excited about Zoom's Virtual Background feature, for instance. Integration. The best example of which is Zoom's full integration with the Kubi robot. This robot is a tablet mounted on a swiveling stand which can be controlled remotely through Zoom to be able to look all around a room. My company uses it for telehealth purposes, and my team in particular uses the robot for video shoots in which we need a quick and easy remote shot of a crowd or event. We even have someone using Zoom and a Kubi to remotely monitor an empty front desk and greet guests who walk into the building. Few (if any) platforms can boast integration with such pioneering technology. Price. Zoom is very reasonably priced to be sure. Not only are we saving by using it instead of other, more expensive video platforms--we are saving thousands in other, less measurable fields. Since the inception of Zoom at my company, travel costs have dipped significantly (because most managers and directors are more inclined to use the reliable Zoom platform to communicate, as opposed to traveling between offices). We were also able to almost eliminate several costly teleconferencing services. Ironically, full video meetings with high-quality VoIP audio are significantly cheaper than traditional phone-only teleconferences. Lastly, this may be anecdotal, but there is a perceived increase in productivity since Zoom allows more direct team communication than was previously possible.,While very good for what it is, the Zoom Room solution for conference rooms has some flaws. We have just over 30 of these rooms throughout the company, and issues with connectivity are a bit frequent, and this is likely due to the fact that it uses two consumer devices (a PC or Mac plus an iPad) which require a constant connection for the platform to work. Many may find it easier to support a conference room system involving one mini PC running Zoom (reminder, Zoom is available for Linux on PCs as well as Windows and Mac) and a simple wireless keyboard/mouse to control the meeting, instead of using a Wi-Fi connected tablet. I would personally like to see even more cross-platform integrations on the part of Zoom. For instance, Facebook Live is a powerful new outreach platform, and would be even more powerful if it could sync up with Zoom. Imagine starting a Facebook Live broadcast through a Zoom Webinar room and reaching hundreds of followers with full video. Virtual Reality is another growing technology. I actually found it possible to stream a virtual reality video through Zoom by using Zoom's Screen Share feature for Android. By mirroring an Android phone running a VR app, I was able to broadcast a 360 video in a standard Zoom room so that other Android and iPhone users could view through Google Cardboard. But this is more of a workaround than a baked-in feature. Something like a "Go VR" button which converted your video to a stereoscopic mode, or that enabled VR streaming through consumer VR cameras like the Ricoh Theta, would be truly amazing through Zoom. (UPDATE Jan 26, 2017: Zoom recently announced support for Facebook Live),10,I'm more involved in the support aspect of Zoom than the financial, but I can say that it represents significant savings, both because it is more reasonably priced than many competitors, and because its ease of use leads, naturally, to reduced travel cost. Its feature set allows companies to condense multiple platforms into one Zoom subscription. Why continue paying for a costly enterprise teleconference account when Zoom has VoIP audio and baked-in teleconferencing? Reduced support needs is another plus. Supporting Zoom is a breeze compared to supporting other platforms. Having been part of a very small team supporting Zoom companywide for the past two years, I can attest that my job has gotten easier and easier as people quickly got used to the platform. This has allowed me the freedom to take on multiple projects in addition to being the Zoom support grunt. And, it saves the company as less heads are required to scale and support the platform. Zoom has produced a productivity metric which my company has never previously been able to observe. Because it is the standard for communications throughout the company, we can easily draw up a weekly productivity glance by measuring the amount, duration, and purposes of Zoom meetings. Zoom's reporting features are very good, so this is an easy task every week, and the chiefs love seeing it.,We have over 30 Zoom Rooms throughout the company, with plans for many more. I've previously described some of their flaws. Despite those, the Zoom Rooms system is really great, and they do work 90+% of the time. They recently added great features like ultrasonic detection which allows you to share a laptop screen with, literally, one click. They also now have voice control, allowing one to say "Hey Zoom, start a meeting" to start a meeting. And they recently released an Android controller version (in addition to the existing iOS version), so IT folks reluctant to use iOS no longer have to give in. Camera control through the iPad is another big plus. Plus Zoom continually strengthens baked-in remote support for these rooms, so they keep getting better. Sticky features like this, and the fact that they're among the cheapest conference room solutions out there, do add value to the platform. But they still have work to do to make them more solid.,Adobe Connect, BlueJeans, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting,, Skype for Business and WebEx Meetings,Skype for Business, Slack, IFTTT,,6,Internal video meetings are the currently most important use case, and I'd imagine this is the case for many other companies Zoom Chat is the most popular company chat platform. Large Zoom webinars are commonly used for internal and external purposes. Zoom is widely used throughout the company as a recording platform, for recording screen shares or video as a shareable .mp4. We have over 30 Zoom Rooms set up throughout the company, with plans for many more.,Virtual Backgrounds are a really innovative baked in feature. No longer do users have to install extra applications like ManyCam or Xsplit--Zoom already includes greenscreen capability. Zoom's integration with the Kubi robot allows for a wide range of use cases, from remote robotic monitoring of an office to more interactive face to face meetings. Zoom's sizeable collection of international numbers allows us to set up calls all around the globe.,Attention tracking is a brand new Zoom feature that our marketing people really seem to be excited about. It lets the host know if participants don't have Zoom as the active window (and therefore aren't paying full attention) during webinars. Zoom will hopefully, in the not too distant future, have support for Virtual and Augmented reality. Zoom's brand new integration with Facebook Live and YouTube live will really expand our outreach abilities. We're planning many big FB Live videos.,10,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Prior Experience with the Product Vendor Reputation Analyst Reports Third-party Reviews,We would not change our process. We got extremely lucky in picking Zoom early-on. We did our due diligence in evaluating other platforms, and were able to find a diamond in the rough.,Implemented in-house,Yes,Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled,None, it was as smooth as could possibly be expected.,10,Self-taught,I was in charge of learning the platform well enough to train others, and it wasn't difficult at all to learn the features just by using Zoom.,7,Take advantage of Zoom's ability to create separate environments. You can make one where none of Zoom's features are enabled, and one where all of them are.,Some - we have done small customizations to the interface,Some - we have added small pieces of custom code,We have used Arduino microcontrollers to run custom macros to get Zoom to do interesting things. For instance, I used an Arduino Micro with microphone sensors embedded in a table which would auto-detect when someone at a certain seat at the table was speaking. It would then use XSplit to switch the camera to focus on that person. Then if the person adjacent to the first speaker starts speaking, the Arduino triggers XSplit to focus on them. The whole setup cost under $30 since Arduinos and components are cheap and XSplit and Zoom are free. Compare that to something like the PolyCom EagleEye which does the same thing but would cost $15,000 just for the auto-focusing cameras. I made another one with photoreceptors so that if someone hovers their hand over a receptor, it triggers AutoHotKey scripts to do stuff like start or stop sharing in Zoom, advance a PowerPoint slide, etc. There are tons of possibilities for making custom setups like this.,10,Yes,When they first released Breakout Rooms, it was missing a few key elements to make it a great experience. I outlined ways in which it could improve, and the rep informed me that most of them were already in the works, and that the rest he already took the liberty of adding to their feature list.,Using video. Zoom's technology allows video to perform well even with poor network strength, which greatly reduces confusion and frustration among users. It's very easy to get into a meeting with video. Zoom's great new features like Polling, Breakout Rooms, and Registration are all easy to use. They're more complex features which do require explanation, but despite their complexity, it's still rather easy to provide training for using these features. Screen sharing is now easier than ever since Zoom added a Screen Share button to its client home screen. Plus instant share in Zoom Rooms is now possible thanks to ultrasonic detection.,Scheduling meetings might benefit from being simplified. The scheduling popup is a bit more complicated than many expect, and since we use Outlook companywide, it takes an extra step to get an invite to open in Outlook and send it from there. There is a way to schedule so that it goes right to Outlook, but it requires the user to go to "Meetings" first, and then click on a Schedule dropdown and select "Outlook". Nobody knows about this. So, I wish we could configure Zoom so that the Schedule button on the Home Screen automatically goes to Outlook if Outlook is detected. Difficulties with logging in is probably the most common support call we get. This is because we use Zoom's SSO feature. The feature is just fine, but it's just the nature of the beast that logging in with SSO takes more steps. Zoom's back end might need some work. For instance, there are advanced user features like Virtual Background, Breakout Rooms, Automatic Recording, etc. Currently, the only way to enable these features for users is by individually clicking through each user and checking each checkbox. So, I've had to write scripts to turn features on or off companywide as they're released. Either that, or we use an intern to do all of the clickwork. Zoom needs a way to turn a feature on or off simultaneously for all users or a group.,Yes,10,10,10,10,Facebook Live Kubi Robot Zapier,IFTTT/Zapier--IFTTT integration would be appreciated in addition to Zapier. But besides that, I'm pretty sure there are loads more useful recipes besides just scheduling meetings and adding webinar registrants. VR--Virtual Reality support and integration with any of the various VR platforms would be a huge selling point for us. Imagine integration with the Ricoh Theta camera or the Daydream headset Google Home/Alexa/Siri/Cortana--Zoom just got started with Siri support, but if there were scores of phrases to use with voice platforms like this, Zoom would be amazing. Imagine saying "OK Google, invite John Doe and Jane Doe to a meeting". Augmented Reality--Zoom's Virtual Backdrops feature is great, but it would be a lot of fun if it could overlay customize-able bits of useful information in a video feed.,File import/export,10,Don't be afraid to go to and submit a feature request.,10,10,There were not any special conditions. However, we are grandfathered into their earlier pricing model, having been early adopters.,Nothing is necessary, they're already very easy to work with.,Yes,The latest update we did happened to be the 4.x update, which has all kinds of improvements like Facebook Live integration, improvements to Breakout rooms, voice integration, multiple screen sharing capabilities, multiple co-hosts, etc There are always minor process update--Zoom continually improves the flow of their platform I've heard people say, when other companies release updates, it's like "oh geez, now I have to update again." But when Zoom updates, it's like opening a pile of great presents.,Lots more great new features Minor updates to improve useability Possibly changing some UI elements,YesZoom ups the ante on video conferencingI have used Zoom across an organization when I worked remotely. It was used for all of our virtual meetings. Now, I use Zoom individually across an organization, but it is not the primary video conferencing tool.,Multiple video streams. Easy desktop sharing. Mobile accessibility.,Uses high amounts of bandwidth with video. A breakout room function similar to Adobe Connect would be nice. Polling within Zoom would be nice.,10,Improved collaboration with colleagues across multiple time-zones Easy scheduling for recurring meetings Easy to share recordings with peers,I did not use this functionality.,Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts and Skype,Google Hangouts, Adobe Connect, Skype,100,,All-hands meetings Video conferencing Training Training,Office hours Just-in-time training Recor Record training/screenshare,Teach students Support student study groups,10,Not Sure,,NA,Don't know,5,10,No,Logging in with video (easy to configure) Using conference call option is easy to use Screen sharing is easy and straightforward,Desktop sharing is a little tricky, but easy to get used to Requires a lot of bandwidth and CPU to view video clearly,Yes,10Great collab and webinar tool!It's used across the whole org, as a remote collab tool for remote staff. We're also using it for a a few months as our main webinar solution. We also have 5 Zoom Rooms deployed across our remote locations.,Quality of voice and video Simplicity, especially for external users,Upgrading the client is sometimes troublesome. Often the client tells me it's updated while it isn't. A few of our customers have IT policies denying the use of remote collab tools other than WEBEX. Maybe a wide campaign to make Zoom well known and, at least, allowed at those orgs would be nice...,10,We added some costs, but we have way more licenses allowing much more collaboration than before, with WEBEX. User adoption was easy, with the simple usage, quality and features available on Zoom.,Great feature, way cheaper than traditional VC. We love it, especially after adoption Logitech POP + Harmony to automate room startup.,WebEx Meetings, Skype for Business, Skype and GoToMeeting,Skype for Business,130,4,Online meetings Webinars Sales,Online classes mixing remote VC rooms and individuals on theirs PCs. That was a nice surprise,Allowing a full home office workforce to work as productive as local staff.,10,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability,No.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,None,10,9,No,I haven't needed any extraordinary help, just a few doubts while deploying and minor issues later on...,Sharing Polling Webinar setup,None,Yes,10
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Very easy to access. Zoom Rooms are amazing and easy to use. The Zoom Admin Portal usability is really easy to use and manage
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Once I learned where the features and controls were, it was a very easy program to use. I have both participated in meetings and hosted sessions with Zoom. In fact, my second time using Zoom was as a host. It was very easy to set-up the meeting and invite people. I am glad that I now have access to this program.
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April 03, 2018

Zoom - the answer to all the other video solutions

Score 10 out of 10
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Everything is easy to understand and use, new users need no training. On the flipside there are minor annoyances such as calendar export being cumbersome (need re-auth every time) and also not having recordings shared within a team or forcing people to name them.
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November 02, 2017

Zoom is by FAR the best web conference tool out there! It's AMAZING!

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Zoom has been by far the easiest web conference tool for our internal employees and for our customers to use. Customers who've never used it find it extremely intuitive, and they've all loved Zoom! By clicking the Zoom link, you're automatically launched into the session after the Zoom app installs. There's no confusion in joining or leaving sessions, sharing/unsharing your screen, etc.!
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February 01, 2017

Zoom is a New World Video Platform

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Zoom is the most intuitive and useable platform we've yet encountered. I was not onboard with my current company for very long before we picked Zoom, but the difference in support calls I had to take before and after we switched to Zoom was astounding. People seem to get Zoom very quickly.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

High quality audio (349)
High quality video (348)
Low bandwidth requirements (297)
Desktop sharing (343)
Whiteboards (205)
Calendar integration (296)
Meeting initiation (337)
Integrates with social media (120)
Record meetings / events (319)
Slideshows (209)
Live chat (294)
Audience polling (155)
Q&A (184)
User authentication (218)
Participant roles & permissions (255)
Confidential attendee list (171)

About Zoom

Zoom is a popular online meeting and video conferencing platform known for its webinar capabilities for live virtual events and broadcasting. It features HD video and audio, collaboration tools, chat functionality, and an enterprise cloud phone system.

In addition to the above features, Zoom also offers:

Zoom Rooms
Zoom offers hardware and software bundles for businesses looking to streamline their web conferencing services.

Zoom Phone
With Zoom Phone, users can bundle their voice, video, voicemail, messaging, meetings, and conferencing through one application. It can carry out calls over cellular voice, cellular data, or WiFi connections and is supported on Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android devices.

Zoom offers a free, Basic version that supports online meetings up to 100 participants and offers the basic tools users need to run online audio and video conferences. Its next level of offerings are its Pro offering that is $14.99/mo/host and its Business offering that is $19.99/mo/host. Both of these offerings include the same features as the Basic option but add on more features such as increased meeting duration (24 hours), reporting tools, and admin dashboards.

Zoom also supports an Enterprise level offering at $19.99/mo/host, but requires businesses have a minimum of 50 hosts/users. Its key features are support for up to 1,000 participants, unlimited cloud storage, a dedicated customer success manager, and executive business reviews.

Zoom Features

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software Features
Has featureHigh quality audio
Has featureHigh quality video
Has featureLow bandwidth requirements
Has featureChrome compatible
Has featureFirefox compatible
Has featureSafari compatible
Has featureIE compatible
Has featureAvailable for Linux
Has featureAvailable for OS X
Has featureAvailable for Windows
Does not have featureMobile support
Screen Sharing Features
Has featureDesktop sharing
Has featureDocument/File sharing
Has featureApplication sharing
Has featureWhiteboards
Online Meetings / Events Features
Has featureScheduling
Has featureCalendar integration
Has featureMeeting initiation
Has featureEnd meetings
Has featureIntegrates with social media
Has featureRecord meetings / events
Has featureDial-in attendance
Has featureOnline attendance
Has featureMute
Has featureSlideshows
Has featureMedia
Has featureInternational calling
Has featureMultiple webcam streams
Online Events Collaboration Features
Has featureLive chat
Has featureAudience polling
Has featureQ&A
Has featureMeeting space storage
Has featureAnnotation
Has featureRemote support features
Online Events Security Features
Has featureUser authentication
Has featureParticipant roles & permissions
Has featureParticipant list
Has featureConfidential attendee list
Has featureSecure file sharing
Additional Features
Has featureMobile Screen Sharing
Has featureVideo Breakout Rooms
Has featureScreen share video with audio

Zoom Video

Zoom Product Overview Video -- Zoom is revolutionizing the ways teams collaborate. Whether you're connecting multiple conference rooms or adding remote attendees. Meeting face-to-face is as simple as a single touch.

Zoom Integrations

Slack,, Marketo, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, Pardot, Zapier, Skype for Business (formerly Lync), Microsoft One Drive, Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, LTI Canvas, LTI Blackboard, LTI Moodle, LTI Desire2Learn, Kubi

Zoom Competitors


Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?No
On-premise EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Virtual H.323/SIP Room Connector49/month
SaaS EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Zoom Room Conference Room49/month

Zoom Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Live Chat
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Zoom Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Blackberry, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
Supported Languages: English