Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch vs Skype for Business comparison

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  • "The licensing is billed on a yearly basis."
  • "We are using the subscription-based version of Skype for Business. There is a free version of the solution."
  • "We had a license for every one of our users to use Skype for Business. The license we used was part of an overall Microsoft license package."
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  • "Our company pays for a license for us to use the solution."
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    Top Answer:The solution does have a license cost, however, I don't have any knowledge of the exact pricing.
    Top Answer:I'm not sure if it is possible to invite customers to meetings is they are outside the company. There might be some invitation issues with Skype for Business. Skype for Business is not as popular as… more »
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    Also Known As
    Alcatel Lucent OpenTouch, OpenTouch
    Skype for Business Plan 1, Skype for Business Plan 2, Lync Server
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    Overview

    Designed for companies with up to 1500 employees and 3000 devices, OpenTouch Business Edition powers a wide range of enterprise-grade unified communication services. Its single-server design is ideal for enterprises that want to reduce the cost and effort of managing new servers and don't want to install additional software with every new application deployment.

    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
    Bank of Africa (BOA) Group, Battistella S.p.A., Catholic Education Office, Centre National de la Danse (CND), Iona College, Rockville Centre School District, Sahara Computers, University of Johannesburg, Ville de La Tronche
    EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Educational Organization8%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    University10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government15%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise55%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise48%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%

    Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch is ranked 1st in Unified Communications as a Service while Skype for Business is ranked 7th in Virtual Meetings with 18 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch is rated 0.0, while Skype for Business is rated 7.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Skype for Business writes "Communication and collaboration tool with multi-device setup, but lacks dynamic file updating". Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch is most compared with Cisco Unified Communications, Alcatel-Lucent Rainbow, 3CX Live Chat and Digium Asterisk, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Webex, TeamViewer, Zoom, GoToMeeting and Cisco Meeting Server.

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