Compare Office 365 vs. Zoom

Office 365 is ranked unranked in Content Collaboration Platforms with 9 reviews while Zoom is ranked 7th in Virtual Meetings with 3 reviews. Office 365 is rated 7.8, while Zoom is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Office 365 writes "Multi-user editing and integration with OneDrive brings better focus and efficiency". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zoom writes "Easy to use, works well with low bandwidth, and saves us a lot of money in travel expenses". Office 365 is most compared with Atlassian Confluence, TeamViewer and HCL Verse, whereas Zoom is most compared with TeamViewer, Skype for Business and Adobe Connect. See our Office 365 vs. Zoom report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is the integration with OneDrive, which has allowed us, a small business, easy access to a cloud environment, with no need to back up the data from five different computers.Many of the features in Office 365 are good, but I think Excel is a very good tool.It's very stable.The functionality that is most valuable is the solution's ability to detect patient data in email attachments. Whenever a user sends out an email with patient data embedded in an attachment, it triggers an alert. The tool can detect a social security number and various other forms of patient identity. Emails are then automatically generated and sent.Most of the work that seems not to work offline works perfectly with Microsoft Office 2013, like converting a Word document to a PDF file.The cloud service and Skype are the most valuable features.It is very easy to deploy.Cloud-based management is valuable and software deployment is positive.

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The most valuable feature of this solution is its ease of use.The best thing about Zoom is that it is very easy to use.

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Integration between Outlook calendar and Google Calendar would be a good improvement since many of our team use Android phones and personal Gmail accounts as their main calendar application.Using Visual Basic, I have had a lot of trouble with relative paths when programming for Excel, and sometimes it is very difficult to debug programs.There are several additional features we would like to see, such as advanced features of SAN protection in Office 365. The main thing is the SAN protection; we would like to see a lot of advanced features added because we had a lot of spam attacks.Improvements can be made to the products generic offering. It's not customized for health care. It doesn't understand the meaning of health care related concepts. Providing a greater degree of industry specificity would make the tool much more unique and valuable.The feature to convert PDF file to a Word document needs improvement as well as the feature to save the file automatically when typing, without using the save command.Using Office 365 is not that flexible on some mobile devices, like Android.Their support is so terrible and unusable except during dire emergencies.There are some complexities to the initial setup if you use some of the more advanced features.

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It takes time to acclimate end users to the product.It is important for us to have Zoom integration with our Active Directory environment.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is not really high, but one can get the software with the license key for free.The pricing is good for all the features that we receive, e.g., Skype for Business.​The pricing/licensing is easy to manage.

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Zoom is a very cheaply priced video conferencing solution, and using this product has saved our business a lot of expense.

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In Content Collaboration Platforms
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out of 36 in Virtual Meetings
Views
2,106
Comparisons
1,716
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
207
Avg. Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
Microsoft Office 365, Office 365 Enterprise, Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Enterprise E3, Office 365 Enterprise E5, Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium, Office 365 F1
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Overview

Office 365 is more than just Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. It provides powerful services like business-class email, online storage, and teamwork solutions that you can access from anywhere. Bring teams and resources together with solutions like Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business that make working together more productive and enjoyable regardless of where participants are located. Easily implement security and privacy controls to help protect business data and devices against malicious threats and help you meet your compliance obligations. Automatic updates ensure your employees will always have the latest features and security updates.

Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Our easy, reliable cloud platform for video, phone, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Message me to learn more about how Zoom can help your business or organization Visit zoom.com and follow @zoom_us.

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Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company21%
Software R&D Company21%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government8%
Retailer5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company17%
K 12 Educational Company Or School15%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
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