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Pros
"Its price is the most valuable. It is definitely one of the lowest price solutions.""It has great communication capabilities for team chatting and web conferences.""IceWarp has multiple applications that are easy to use for many people."

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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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"The exchange compatibility mode is rather limited. Their technical support can also be better. They only provide online support, and there should be some option for escalating.""Our customers sometimes have problems receiving mail.""I would like to have a trial for mobile applications and more documentation similar to Google Drive with mobile applications."

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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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"It is definitely one of the lowest price solutions.""Our licensing is on a yearly basis. There were no additional costs.""The license is based on the number of users."

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

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Top Answer: IceWarp has multiple applications that are easy to use for many people.
Top Answer: The license is based on the number of users. With all of the features that are available for the users included with the license, it is reasonably priced.
Top Answer: It is underdeveloped with so many features that are available. There are no requirements for new features at this time. I would like to have a trial for mobile applications and more documentation… more »
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Ranking
4th
out of 18 in Email Applications
Views
4,090
Comparisons
3,053
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
362
Rating
8.7
5th
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
Views
6,149
Comparisons
4,793
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
IceWarp helps thousands of organizations streamline all areas of business communication and become more profitable by providing Mail Server complete with GroupWare, Calendaring and Document Management, accessible through an intuitive WebClient, simple to setup in WebAdmin. Customize with add-ons: spam and virus protection, Instant Messaging with video calls, mobile sync and more.
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
Marriott, Toyota, Sony, Wendy's, Canon
EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider43%
Computer Software Company17%
Media Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company3%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm32%
Comms Service Provider16%
University11%
Engineering Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company19%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business77%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise8%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise47%
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IceWarp is ranked 4th in Email Applications with 3 reviews while Skype for Business is ranked 5th in Virtual Meetings with 9 reviews. IceWarp is rated 8.6, while Skype for Business is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IceWarp writes "Feature-rich, stable, easy to use, easy to set up with Outlook Sync, and good collaboration". 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". IceWarp is most compared with Microsoft Exchange, Zimbra Collaboration, Microsoft Exchange Online, Kerio Connect and Barracuda Email Security Gateway, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Webex, Zoom, TeamViewer, Cisco Jabber and Cisco Meeting Server.

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