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We performed a comparison between HCL Sametime and Skype for Business based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Virtual Meetings solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed HCL Sametime vs. Skype for Business report (Updated: September 2022).
633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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  • "We purchased an open license."
  • "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."
  • "Previously, I did not use another solution."
  • "Our company pays for a license for us to use the solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I can view the status and availability of colleagues or team members, which makes it easy to approach them when they are available.
    Top Answer:Sametime hangs sometimes and therefore needs to get restarted. There are very limited features such as limited file size sharing (one at a time) and limited number meeting participants that can… more »
    Top Answer:I use Lotus Sametime for internal communications across regions. I'm a consultant and therefore, I need to connect with teams in the United States and the United Kingdom. With Sametime, I can connect… more »
    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 »
    Ranking
    23rd
    out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
    Views
    417
    Comparisons
    263
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    7th
    out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
    Views
    2,971
    Comparisons
    2,044
    Reviews
    17
    Average Words per Review
    360
    Rating
    7.1
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    Also Known As
    Lotus Sametime, IBM Lotus Sametime
    Skype for Business Plan 1, Skype for Business Plan 2, Lync Server
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    Overview

    HCL Sametime. Secure Conversations Across Any Device ​

    Your company can’t afford to take any data risks, but your teams still need to be able to interact and react quickly, wherever they are working. Sametime offers modern instant messaging, file-sharing, and online meetings with the proven security your business can trust.

    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
    Connect2Cloud, Superior Group, Daifuku Co. Ltd., Seaward, The City of Fort Worth, Christian Brothers Services, Berlitz, Deutsche Notes User Group, Danske Fysioterapeuter, Slumberland, La Vacanza, Rheinmetall AG
    EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government13%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    University10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government14%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise48%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    HCL Sametime is ranked 23rd in Virtual Meetings while Skype for Business is ranked 7th in Virtual Meetings with 18 reviews. HCL Sametime 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". HCL Sametime is most compared with HCL Connections, Office 365, Zoom and Webex, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Webex, TeamViewer, Zoom, GoToMeeting and 3CX Live Chat.

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