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Find out what your peers are saying about GoToWebinar vs. Skype for Business and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Pros
"I can extract the activity and the attendance reports, along with every single question that was asked during the webinar, which is a feature that we highly value.""The interface is browser-based and simple, which is an advantage over other solutions.""All of their features are good. They are more or less equivalent to the competition. There's less disturbance, less jitter, the voice is always good even at a low bandwidth."

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"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.""I like the fact that it opens up your video conferencing, and, in many cases, the audio at the same time.""There are free versions of the solution available.""Making calls and having meetings is easy."

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Cons
"The sharing of cameras is limited to meeting organizers.""GoToWebinar would be improved with the inclusion of support for video endpoints.""Some of my friends also use GoToWebinar to collect clients for affiliate marketing. In those cases, they found some features were missing with respect to some of the competition. And the worst part is the price."

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"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,""The integration with Outlook could be improved.""It would be ideal if the solution could make instant messages more permanent. Currently, if you close the conversation, you lose the instant messages that you shared during the meeting. If those could last beyond the meeting, that would be a great addition, due to the fact that frequently, people give each other key details, important information, or email addresses, etc., during the meeting. If you don't write it down during the meeting, after the meeting closes, it's gone forever. That can be quite frustrating.""The solution isn't connected to Microsoft Teams, and I feel like there is better communication on that particular solution. The group capabilities are a bit less than Teams."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is a monthly subscription and the price is quite expensive if you're not paying annually."

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"The cost of Skype for Business is incorporated into our Office 365 licenses."

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Ranking
14th
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
Views
412
Comparisons
291
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
490
Rating
8.0
5th
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
Views
6,474
Comparisons
5,012
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
477
Rating
8.1
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Also Known As
Skype for Business Plan 1, Skype for Business Plan 2, Lync Server
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Overview
Web conferencing SaaS for larger webinars
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
Avigilon Corporation, Bitdefender, British Library's Business & IP Centre, Business Wire, Clarity, Colt, Conversion Rate Experts, Cornerstone Home Lending Inc., DemandGen, DPR Construction
EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Media Company12%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm32%
Comms Service Provider16%
University11%
Engineering Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company19%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise47%
Find out what your peers are saying about GoToWebinar vs. Skype for Business and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
522,693 professionals have used our research since 2012.

GoToWebinar is ranked 14th in Virtual Meetings with 3 reviews while Skype for Business is ranked 5th in Virtual Meetings with 9 reviews. GoToWebinar is rated 8.0, while Skype for Business is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of GoToWebinar writes "Good scheduling capability with no time limits, but the interface and technical support need improvement". 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". GoToWebinar is most compared with Adobe Connect, ReadyTalk and Webex, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Webex, Zoom, TeamViewer, Cisco Jabber and Cisco Meeting Server. See our GoToWebinar vs. Skype for Business report.

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