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Pros
"Interesting collaboration features."

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"You can do meetings of up to two hundred people in a single conversation.""Using this solution has helped us to cut long distance calls, as well as video services from third parties.""Video conferencing to hold virtual meetings helps to prevent employee displacement, where everyone can now enjoy the comfort of their own offices.""The simplicity and ease of use are the most valuable features. It's so much easier and quicker than writing an email to someone and waiting for them to read it.""The quality of the meetings is very good.""The most valuable feature is stability.""I use the chat feature to communicate with my staff, which is very helpful.""The calling features are most valuable, especially now as we are working remotely."

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Cons
"Increase in participant numbers reduces quality of video and sound."

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"Make it user friendly.""Skype for Business is good for the PCs with higher bandwidth, but an improvement is required for low bandwidth usage.""If one of the users has a poor internet connection, this failure will compromise the meeting, causing delays and distortions in the communications.""The ease of configuration or the lack of decent tooling to pinpoint your problems is probably its biggest issue.""We need a feature where you can virtually raise your hand to silently let the presenter know that you have a question.""We have had trouble with scalability when trying to host large meetings.""Going forward, I would like to see better call quality and reliability.""There are issues with the bandwidth, particularly for external meetings,"

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"It may be slightly costly, but the features are awesome.""To realize value from the purchase of Skype Business, you need to take advantage of all the important functions of the program.""The cost of Skype for Business is incorporated into our Office 365 licenses."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Interesting collaboration features.
Top Answer: The video conferencing should really be improved. For additional features, I'd like to see more integration with third party websites or third party platforms. It's interesting to have people from… more »
Top Answer: We're a partner of Avaya and I'm the director of digital transformation
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is stability.
Top Answer: The quality of calls has to be improved. I don't know whether it is a server problem that is taking away from the quality, but I have found that it is sometimes poor. We have had trouble with… more »
Top Answer: We use Skype for all of our video conference purposes.
Ranking
18th
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
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4th
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
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Average Words per Review
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8.4
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Also Known As
Flare, Avaya FlareSkype for Business Plan 1, Skype for Business Plan 2, Lync Server
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Overview

Allow users to participate in the context of where they are and what they're doing. Easily connect and communicate to get the most out of every meeting.

Skype for Business offers features including presence, IM, voice and video calls, online meetings, conferencing, and telephony solutions that support enterprise-level collaboration requirements. Skype for Business Record meetings, share your screen, and annotate PowerPoint for real-time collaboration with up to 250 people and use whiteboard, polls, Q&A, and built-in IM during your business meetings to make them more productive. Skype for Business provides new client experience, Skype for Business Server provides several new features to improve manageability of on-premises servers and hybrid solutions. Skype for Business also supports the Lync client experience so that you can choose a phased upgrade approach to the new client experience for users. Skype for Business is also an integral part of Microsoft Office 365, providing PSTN Conferencing, Cloud PBX, PSTN Calling, and Skype Meeting Broadcast capabilities to Office 365 users.
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Sample Customers
ReSource POS, Ballantyne Strong, Landmark Bank, St George Bank, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, Bank Mega EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
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Financial Services Firm32%
Comms Service Provider16%
University11%
Engineering Company11%
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Computer Software Company19%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government8%
Educational Organization7%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise53%
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Avaya IX Meetings is ranked 18th in Virtual Meetings with 1 review while Skype for Business is ranked 4th in Virtual Meetings with 12 reviews. Avaya IX Meetings is rated 7.0, while Skype for Business is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Avaya IX Meetings writes "Contains useful functionality features, but quality was affected by increase in users". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Skype for Business writes "Much easier and quicker than writing an email to someone and waiting for them to read it". Avaya IX Meetings is most compared with Zoom, Webex and Cisco Meeting Server, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Webex, Zoom, TeamViewer, GoToMeeting and Cisco Jabber.

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