Compare GoToMeeting vs. Skype for Business

GoToMeeting is ranked 10th in Virtual Meetings with 1 review while Skype for Business is ranked 3rd in Virtual Meetings with 10 reviews. GoToMeeting is rated 7.0, while Skype for Business is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of GoToMeeting writes "Easy setup, easy login for attendees, but too sensitive to noise, system goes down a lot". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Skype for Business writes "Reduces costs and increases comfort for employees that would normally travel to meetings". GoToMeeting is most compared with Skype for Business, TeamViewer and Webex, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Webex, TeamViewer and Zoom.
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Pros
Ease of setup and login by attendees. Facilitates sharing visually, and not just via audio.

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Video conferencing to hold virtual meetings helps to prevent employee displacement, where everyone can now enjoy the comfort of their own offices.Using this solution has helped us to cut long distance calls, as well as video services from third parties.You can do meetings of up to two hundred people in a single conversation.We chose Skype for Business after other colleagues suggested that we give it a try. It has served us well.We really like the screen sharing tool. The user experience is smooth, and user-friendly.The Microsoft tech support are very good. They get back to you. I log a support call, and I usually have someone on the phone within a half an hour, so it is pretty good.It saves trouble, and it saves us time.Our employees use this solution for a communal space to collaborate for organizational decision making.

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Cons
Poor error recovery, too sensitive to transmission errors. Needs better codecs and more robust system software that can handle network glitches.

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If one of the users has a poor internet connection, this failure will compromise the meeting, causing delays and distortions in the communications.Skype for Business is good for the PCs with higher bandwidth, but an improvement is required for low bandwidth usage.Make it user friendly.I venture to say that 30% of the people using this solution at our company have had issues with stability, due to the volatility and crashes.Sometimes the connection crashes, which is understandable if you are traveling. But, it would be nice if this could be stabilized somehow.There are some issues with stability during phone calls. Sometimes the connectivity drops, and it is frustrating.Sometimes Skype is slow, and we cannot use other elements of our devices while using the Skype solution.We would like to better customize our instructions within the Outlook plugin/invite, but we are unable to do so.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Negotiate for discounts.

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To realize value from the purchase of Skype Business, you need to take advantage of all the important functions of the program.It may be slightly costly, but the features are awesome.It may be considered costly for certain markets, such as in India.The pricing is really good. It is quite affordable because it came with our Office 365. It is on a per-user license, which is nice. I quite like that they have made it very granular with all of their licensing.We negotiated a fair price with Microsoft. It is definitely worthwhile to negotiate with them for the best price for your solution.We have been able to save money by moving our conferencing solution to Skype for Business Conferencing.

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Ranking
10th
out of 18 in Virtual Meetings
Views
2,838
Comparisons
2,497
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
202
Avg. Rating
7.0
3rd
out of 18 in Virtual Meetings
Views
4,943
Comparisons
4,159
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
316
Avg. Rating
8.3
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Also Known As
Skype for Business Plan 1, Skype for Business Plan 2
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Overview

GoToMeeting web conferencing software makes it simple and cost-effective to collaborate online with colleagues and customers. Best of all, meeting participants can share their webcams in high definition, so you can enjoy more personal interactions _ without needing a complicated setup.

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
AAPT, ACD Groupe, Addison Fire, Avigilon Corporation, Basic Industries Ltd., Bitdefender, Branson School Online, Budd Van Lines, Business Fitness, Business Wire
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