Sococo - it's like being in the same room!
John Ball | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 06, 2018

Sococo - it's like being in the same room!

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Sococo

We used Sococo to facilitate a large software development project with teams spread across four countries. Using the virtual rooms that Sococo provides we found that we were able to collaborate with other engineers hundres of miles away as if we were in the same building.

Throughout the day we used the text chat facility. If we wanted to exchange more than a few words the we could immediately switch to a voice conversation. We had daily scrum meetings with each team every morning and these worked better than physical meetings because we didn't have to wait for people to file into a physical room. The order for speaking was easy as Sococo shows participants clockwise in the order they join. Simply make the last one in start then go anticlockwise.

As conference call software Sococo is much better than Skype for Business. You don't need to search for a special client as it sorks on the Chrome browser, it works on Linux and, most importantly, you don't need to mess arywith pre-arranged meeting invites. Just invite people to a room and have an ad-hoc discussion whenever you want.
  • Conference calls. No need for formal invites, excellent call quality and reliability.
  • Virtual rooms - see who's talking with who.
  • Instant chat - can also use Slack as a backend.
  • It would be great if it supported other major browsers. Not everyone has Chrome installed.
  • The ongoing subscription cost is difficult to justify. This is the only reason we stopped using it.
  • Sococo completely overcame the problem of staying in touch with remote development teams.
  • Enabled daily scrum meetings, sprint reviews, etc.
  • Helped keep everybody engaged in the project.
Sococo lacks the power of Slack for storing and searching old messages but I think Dlack is overkill in most situations. When using instant messages ad an alternative to a quick phone call who needs a record?

Skype for Business is just awful for conference calls. You can't have ad-hoc meetings. Also people outside the organisation (contractors, etc.) won't have the client software.
Well suited for large distributed teams. Hard to introduce where someone who should know better has mandated an inferior Microsoft product.

Sococo Feature Ratings

Mobile Access
10
Search
5
Chat
10
Notifications
10
Discussions
10
Internal knowledgebase
5
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Not Rated
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Not Rated
Integrates with Outlook
Not Rated
Versioning
Not Rated
Video files
Not Rated
Audio files
Not Rated
Document collaboration
Not Rated
Access control
Not Rated
Advanced security features
Not Rated
Integrates with Google Drive
Not Rated
Device sync
7