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

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Pros
"The solution's voice services work well for our company.""Its price is the most valuable. It is definitely one of the lowest price solutions.""The solution has a very good log-in to the UI when compared to other solutions.""It has great communication capabilities for team chatting and web conferences.""IceWarp has multiple applications that are easy to use for many people."

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"The solution is stable and scalable.""I have found Skype for Business to be stable.""The security seems good.""The solution is easy to use and includes the ability to text message, video and voice chat, and transfer files.""It's a good product, we like using it.""What is most valuable about Skype for Business is that almost everyone knows about it and almost everyone has it. You will be able to reach a large number of people.""The deployment is very fast.""I like the seamless integration to local telecommunications."

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Cons
"I would like to have a trial for mobile applications and more documentation similar to Google Drive with mobile applications.""With multiple databases for VOIP, chat and web IMAP, maintenance is cumbersome.""It is difficult to disable user rights on the console so some users accidentally delete their documents or user details.""Our customers sometimes have problems receiving mail.""The exchange compatibility mode is rather limited. Their technical support can also be better. They only provide online support, and there should be some option for escalating."

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"Skype for Business could improve by having a document channel or repository. Microsoft Teams has a better repository place for documents that you can share with your team. You can access it anywhere from any device.""I am not familiar with all of the features or whether they can hold conferences because we use Zoom for that. But, in my opinion, if they can do something similar to what Zoom is doing, it will be a complete solution.""Lacks a zoom-in feature for whoever is presenting.""Skype for Business could improve the interface. It could be easier to use. Additionally, it's hard to find the people or add people you want to communicate with.""Skype for Business is not stable.""Microsoft Teams, as I see it now, is more useful than Skype for Business.""The challenge we had with Skype for Business was with the signing in when a user signed out and when signing in back in again, there was a bit of a problem. We switched from Skype for Business to Teams, and Teams never had that sign-in problem once we did the switch.""There are not many options, in terms of some other third-party integration."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is definitely one of the lowest price solutions."
  • "Our licensing is on a yearly basis. There were no additional costs."
  • "The license is based on the number of users."
  • "There are various licensing plans available based on geographic zone."
  • "The solution is inexpensive which is its main benefit."
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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:The solution's voice services work well for our company.
    Top Answer:The solution is inexpensive which is its main benefit.
    Top Answer:It is difficult to disable user rights on the console so some users accidentally delete their documents or user details when they are given access to Smart Attachment. There needs to be a way to allow… 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
    6th
    out of 20 in Email Applications
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    3,887
    Comparisons
    2,572
    Reviews
    4
    Average Words per Review
    393
    Rating
    8.5
    7th
    out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
    Views
    2,915
    Comparisons
    1,916
    Reviews
    18
    Average Words per Review
    356
    Rating
    7.2
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Skype for Business Plan 1, Skype for Business Plan 2, Lync Server
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    Overview
    IceWarp helps thousands of organizations streamline all areas of business communication and become more profitable by providing Mail Server complete with GroupWare, Calendaring and Document Management, accessible through an intuitive WebClient, simple to setup in WebAdmin. Customize with add-ons: spam and virus protection, Instant Messaging with video calls, mobile sync and more.
    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
    Marriott, Toyota, Sony, Wendy's, Canon
    EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Construction Company43%
    Cloud Provider14%
    Program Development Consultancy14%
    Media Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government6%
    Retailer5%
    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
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business69%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise47%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise48%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    IceWarp is ranked 6th in Email Applications with 5 reviews while Skype for Business is ranked 7th in Virtual Meetings with 18 reviews. IceWarp is rated 8.6, while Skype for Business is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of IceWarp writes "An inexpensive and scalable solution for small- to medium-sized businesses". 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". IceWarp is most compared with Zimbra Collaboration, Microsoft Exchange, KerioConnect and Google Workspace, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Webex, TeamViewer, Zoom, GoToMeeting and Office 365.

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