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Find out what your peers are saying about GoToMeeting vs. Skype for Business and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Pros
"The key advantage of GoToMeeting is the ability to use it without installing anything.""Even for somebody who does not have a lot of experience, they can easily use it.""It's cost-effective.""GoToMeeting is very handy. It's good software. I would definitely recommend it.""The most valuable feature is the dial-in capability.""The most important feature for me was the iPhone app.""Screenshare is the most valuable feature as well as the number of meeting participants possible in a meeting. It also has good quality.""I like GoToMeeting because it is lighter than other solutions, such as Webex."

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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
"The enrolment for a non-IT user should be easier. It should be simplified for non-IT users.""It is not so stable.""The newer user interface takes a bit longer to get used to.""In addition to the features it already has, I think GoToMeeting should also have additional features that are not present at the moment.""Manageability needs to be improved.""GoToMeeting is too slow, which is why we no longer use it.""The sound quality is good but the video quality needs improvement.""The interface is a little outdated and could be better."

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is a little expensive although now, with the competition from Zoom and other products, they have lowered their prices and it is better.""GoToMeeting is a little bit expensive compared to other products."

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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: There is no lagging and the meeting interaction is seamless.
Top Answer: GoToMeeting is a little bit expensive compared to other products.
Top Answer: I would like to see better support for mobile devices. The limit size of meetings should be increased from 10 people to 25. Integration with Google Docs would be a useful addition.
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
5th
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
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Average Words per Review
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4th
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
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7,836
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Reviews
12
Average Words per Review
447
Rating
8.4
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Also Known As
Skype for Business Plan 1, Skype for Business Plan 2, Lync Server
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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 EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company33%
Financial Services Firm22%
Construction Company11%
Legal Firm11%
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Computer Software Company19%
Comms Service Provider16%
Educational Organization10%
Non Profit9%
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Financial Services Firm32%
Comms Service Provider16%
University11%
Engineering Company11%
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Computer Software Company19%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government8%
Educational Organization7%
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Small Business80%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise7%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise53%
Find out what your peers are saying about GoToMeeting vs. Skype for Business and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,249 professionals have used our research since 2012.

GoToMeeting is ranked 5th in Virtual Meetings with 12 reviews while Skype for Business is ranked 4th in Virtual Meetings with 12 reviews. GoToMeeting is rated 8.0, while Skype for Business is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of GoToMeeting writes "A straightforward setup with good stability and decent pricing". 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". GoToMeeting is most compared with TeamViewer, Office 365, Webex, 3CX and OpenVoice, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Webex, Zoom, TeamViewer, Cisco Jabber and 3CX. See our GoToMeeting vs. Skype for Business report.

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