Mogana TashianiConsultant and Research Analyst (Technology) at Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific
VijayKumar4AVP - Global Talent Acquisition at CtrlS Datacenters
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I can view the status and availability of colleagues or team members, which makes it easy to approach them when they are available."
"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."
"The webinar should be integrated into Sametime for a larger number of participants."
"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."
"The cost of Skype for Business is incorporated into our Office 365 licenses."
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HCL Sametime is ranked 12th in Virtual Meetings with 1 review while Skype for Business is ranked 4th in Virtual Meetings with 9 reviews. HCL Sametime is rated 9.0, while Skype for Business is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HCL Sametime writes "Easily communicate and share files with colleagues". 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". HCL Sametime is most compared with Office 365, Webex, HCL Connections and Cisco Jabber, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Webex, Zoom, TeamViewer, Cisco Jabber and HCL Connections.
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