IBM Lotus Sametime Competitors and Alternatives

The top IBM Lotus Sametime competitors are
  • Skype for Business
  • WebEx
  • Lync Server
Read reviews of IBM Lotus Sametime competitors and alternatives
Lync Server Logo
Real User
Global Service Leader - Unified Communications and Collaboration at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 23 2017

What is most valuable?

IM, Presence, P2P audio video calls, Conferencing.

How has it helped my organization?

Optimizes our network, encourages adoption, standardizes optimized headsets, strong change management, mobility.

What needs improvement?

Make the Skype applications work with unified end user computing. For example, so that Apple headsets can be used.... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It depends on your infrastructure. There is value in using Skype only when your organization is Microsoft shop.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?


What other advice do I have?

Look at your end users and computing needs and find a suitable solution for them.
WebEx Logo
Real User
Financial Consultant
Jan 23 2018

What do you think of WebEx?

Improvements to My Organization: It allows me to conduct meetings, share files, record events, chat, and have presentations with co-workers. • Valuable Features: Webinar. • Room for Improvement: The charges for US and Asia vary greatly.  It costs more to subscribe to WebEx in Asia. • Use of Solution: Three to five years. • Stability Issues: No stability issues. • Scalability Issues: No scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Very good. Phone support is available 24/7 to get technical help. • Previous Solutions: I have recently switched to a different solution. WebEx is more costly. There are equivalent solutions at a lower cost. • Initial Setup: Set up is convenient. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing: WebEx is cost...
Aimee White
Real User
Website and EComm at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 13 2017

What do you think of Skype for Business?

Enterprise voice in the cloud I've used Skype Business (name change from Lync) in two companies. In one of them I was introduced to it as, "problematic." Now, having used it for months, multiple times a day for video, voice and chat, I never had a problem with it.  Voice calls - great quality if it was with someone in the same building or half way across the globe. No fuzzing or dropping.  Video calls - same. Great quality. No big drain on the computer so I could do other things. Again, good quality for the same building or globally.  Chat - what to say here apart from, it worked. Chat is a nice feature if you want to keep a history of messages.  (source: Meetings - we managed to get +10 people, all from various locations, on different systems, using...

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