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Find out what your peers are saying about GoToMeeting vs. Skype for Business and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"I like GoToMeeting because it is lighter than other solutions, such as Webex.""The most valuable feature is the dial-in capability.""I think all the features are very useful, especially the rooms features and we present with screen sharing. Instead of organizing conferences, we are able to do that online. This has been saving us from spending on travel. From the beginning of this year, because of GoToMeeting, I have canceled I think three or four business trips.""GoToMeeting's security is very good. I've never known anybody to crash a GoToMeeting.""Screenshare is the most valuable feature as well as the number of meeting participants possible in a meeting. It also has good quality.""The key advantage of GoToMeeting is the ability to use it without installing anything.""It's cost-effective.""Even for somebody who does not have a lot of experience, they can easily use it."

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"It has benefited my organization because I can use it on the phone, I can use it on a laptop, wherever I want. The communication channel is very easy now and I can call and chat. It's experienced. Together, my team manages everything. It's very easy.""I like the fact that it opens up your video conferencing, and, in many cases, the audio at the same time.""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 most valuable feature is how useful it has been for virtual meetings during the pandemic.""It's a good product, we like using it.""The deployment is very fast.""People are now able to virtually collaborate with their staff and have a conference call. We don't need a phone line to make that conference call and we are saving on that. People are able to share their presentations. Also, they can chat using the Skype""The calling features are most valuable, especially now as we are working remotely."

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Cons
"I don't know whether it is an issue or not but my boss was asking me if person one is in one room, and another person wanted to use another room at the same time, I don't know whether it is possible.""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.""The newer user interface takes a bit longer to get used to.""In addition to the features it already has, I think GoToMeeting should also have additional features that are not present at the moment.""The solution could scale a bit easier if you need to add more people to meetings.""I didn't like the fact that they tried to make their new version look like Zoom.""Manageability needs to be improved.""The solution could always be more secure."

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"There are issues with the bandwidth, particularly for external meetings,""The ease of configuration or the lack of decent tooling to pinpoint your problems is probably its biggest issue.""There are not many options, in terms of some other third-party integration.""We have found that there is a lag because it cannot integrate with the internal landline.""We have had trouble with scalability when trying to host large meetings.""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 initial setup could be simplified.""We need a feature where you can virtually raise your hand to silently let the presenter know that you have a question."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is a little expensive although now, with the competition from Zoom and other products, they have lowered their prices and it is better."
  • "GoToMeeting is a little bit expensive compared to other products."
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  • "The cost of Skype for Business is incorporated into our Office 365 licenses."
  • "We purchased an open license."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The solution worked well specifically for audio meetings.
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    The pricing may be visible on the website, however, I can't speak to how much we paid or the exact costs involved.
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    I can't speak to how it can be improved as far as audio meetings go. The solution could scale a bit easier if you need to add more people to meetings.
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    The most valuable feature is how useful it has been for virtual meetings during the pandemic.
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    There is a licensing cost, as far as I know, but I'm not sure how much it costs. If you buy the Microsoft suite, you get this product as well. So if you are already installing the suite, you get all… more »
    Top Answer: 
    This service could be improved by adding some missing features. It lacks integration with Teams, which is a feature I would like to see in the next release.
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    Also Known As
    Skype for Business Plan 1, Skype for Business Plan 2, Lync Server
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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.

    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
    AAPT, ACD Groupe, Addison Fire, Avigilon Corporation, Basic Industries Ltd., Bitdefender, Branson School Online, Budd Van Lines, Business Fitness, Business Wire
    EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Legal Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization8%
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    Financial Services Firm26%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    University9%
    Engineering Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business83%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise6%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Find out what your peers are saying about GoToMeeting vs. Skype for Business and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    GoToMeeting is ranked 6th in Virtual Meetings with 15 reviews while Skype for Business is ranked 5th in Virtual Meetings with 13 reviews. GoToMeeting is rated 8.0, while Skype for Business is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of GoToMeeting writes "A straightforward setup with good stability and decent pricing". 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". GoToMeeting is most compared with Zoom, TeamViewer, Webex, BlueJeans Meetings and Adobe Connect, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Zoom, Webex, TeamViewer, 3CX Live Chat and HCL Connections. See our GoToMeeting vs. Skype for Business report.

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