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"It was just chosen because somebody at the company said, "We need a meeting thing. Hey, go find a meeting thing." It wasn't me, but somebody else in the organization was like, "Alright, let's use GoToMeeting. It's free."""Pricing is reasonable. It's not expensive. The pricing is one of the great selling points for the product.""The solution worked well specifically for audio meetings.""It works, it's reliable.""GoToMeeting's security is very good. I've never known anybody to crash a GoToMeeting."

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"It's nice that it's an all-in-one solution and everything is all in one place.""The most innovative feature of Office 365 is the Power Apps, which allows us to automate literally everything that we want automated. For example, sending attachments to specific folders on SharePoint, adding people's SharePoint when certain apps are performed, or emailing certain people at certain instances, such as when you've done a follow-up with the CRM and you need a marketing email to be sent out at a particular point.""If you have a global solution, you can go from one product to the other very easily. And then you can share data between all the different tools of Office which is good because participation and sharing is very good. That's the most important aspect of Office 365.""The most valuable feature is the integration between net and mobile devices.""Quarantine email alerts to users to allow the email to their inbox (tricky but handy) - tricky if one doesn't have third-party email security, handy if one has got good third party email security).""My primary use case is for preparing presentations to teach, often on PowerPoint.""There are all sorts of really good tools for use on the information security side that allow us to make sure that our people are doing business and doing business right.""The products are quite simple for the end-users to use, the up-time is very good, the product is practically maintenance-free, and the multi-layer security is excellent from the security standpoint."

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"Sometimes we'll run into issues where firewall rules aren't set correctly and won't work.""GoToMeeting breaks down a lot. We're not sure if it's breaking down, but we start getting very erratic community channels. I don't know if it's because of GoToMeeting or if we're not buying enough bandwidth. Maybe it is just the infrastructure that it's running on. I'm not quite sure.""I didn't like the fact that they tried to make their new version look like Zoom.""The solution could scale a bit easier if you need to add more people to meetings.""The solution could always be more secure."

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"It could be more user-friendly for inexperienced people.""Normally, they have a way to work with specific developments, and I think they shouldn't allow the partners to make some changes they have made. When I have a client with a lot of changes, we have a problem with that because there aren't rules to develop inside the ERP, so you can do anything.""Performance-wise, Office 365 needs a lot of bandwidth. The problem is, the solution requires very high bandwidth and internet usage. Meaning, the desktop application consumes a lot of internet data. Sometimes, when the connection is slow, it won't work and it won't load. This is an area for improvement for Office 365.""Microsoft Defender for Office 365 could use some customization, but this area for improvement is trivial.""If two people update the same file, it causes issues.""As a private user, I do not appreciate the cloud features, but I doubt that this is something Microsoft would consider a feature request.""I would like to see better integration with Teams, and better usability with SharePoint.""Data protection and email security are almost the same for all the organizations, irrespective of their segment (SMB or enterprises), with standard subscription at least basic Data loss prevention and Advance threat protection can be enabled for SMB segments, it is available in enterprise version / Premium versions."

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  • "The pricing is high and has actually caused us to limit the number of licenses we purchase due to budgeting."
  • "I think that we pay $9.99 USD per user, monthly."
  • "Most of the time, we purchase Microsoft Exchange licenses, which are less expensive and provide only an email platform and 50 gigabytes of email storage for free."
  • "We have a license to use this solution. We have an E3 license which covers many different solutions."
  • "I would rate the solution 3 out of 5 for the price. I think Microsoft presents a good solution concerning the price."
  • "For the moment, we are paying on a monthly basis because we are still adapting the support and how we want to proceed. I think we will move to paying for the annual license."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis, or we prepay them."
  • "The price of Office 365 is very expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Sometimes we'll run into issues where firewall rules aren't set correctly and won't work. However, that hasn't happened probably in the last year or so. It seems like GoToMeeting changed something… more »
    Top Answer:There's a lot there in terms of apps and features.
    Top Answer:We are using the Enterprise Edition. We pay a yearly subscription fee on a per-user basis. It's reasonably priced.
    Top Answer:We find that there is an abundance of features. Nothing is missing for us right now. We have found that, with Teams, if you are including one more person who is not in the company ecosystem… more »
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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

    GoToMeeting web conferencing software makes it simple and cost-effective to collaborate online with colleagues and customers. Best of all, meeting participants can share their webcams in high definition, so you can enjoy more personal interactions _ without needing a complicated setup.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    AAPT, ACD Groupe, Addison Fire, Avigilon Corporation, Basic Industries Ltd., Bitdefender, Branson School Online, Budd Van Lines, Business Fitness, Business Wire
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Legal Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Manufacturing Company23%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm3%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business79%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise51%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise28%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    GoToMeeting is ranked 8th in Virtual Meetings with 5 reviews while Office 365 is ranked 3rd in Content Collaboration Platforms with 29 reviews. GoToMeeting is rated 8.0, while Office 365 is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of GoToMeeting writes "A straightforward setup with good stability and decent pricing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Office 365 writes "Great vulnerability insights, offers very impressive cash savings, and offers great information security tools". GoToMeeting is most compared with Zoom, Skype for Business, TeamViewer and Adobe Connect, whereas Office 365 is most compared with Atlassian Confluence, Amazon WorkDocs, Citrix ShareFile, Box and Workplace by Facebook.

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