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Pros
"Its price is the most valuable. It is definitely one of the lowest price 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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"Making calls and having meetings is easy.""I like the fact that it opens up your video conferencing, and, in many cases, the audio at the same time.""It's a good product, we like using it.""The deployment is very fast.""I use the chat feature to communicate with my staff, which is very helpful.""The most valuable feature is how useful it has been for virtual meetings during the pandemic.""The quality of the meetings is very good.""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."

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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.""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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"The initial setup could be simplified.""The integration with Outlook could be improved.""Going forward, I would like to see better call quality and reliability.""The solution isn't connected to Microsoft Teams, and I feel like there is better communication on that particular solution. The group capabilities are a bit less than Teams.""We are looking for a more collaborative tool, not only in terms of virtual meetings but also for teams to collaborate, share a document, work together, and all those types of things.""There are issues with the bandwidth, particularly for external meetings,""We need a feature where you can virtually raise your hand to silently let the presenter know that you have a question.""The ease of configuration or the lack of decent tooling to pinpoint your problems is probably its biggest issue."

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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."
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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: 
    IceWarp has multiple applications that are easy to use for many people.
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    The license is based on the number of users. With all of the features that are available for the users included with the license, it is reasonably priced.
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    It is underdeveloped with so many features that are available. There are no requirements for new features at this time. I would like to have a trial for mobile applications and more documentation… more »
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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 »
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    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.
    Ranking
    5th
    out of 18 in Email Applications
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    3,750
    Comparisons
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    Average Words per Review
    362
    Rating
    8.7
    5th
    out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
    Views
    5,288
    Comparisons
    4,308
    Reviews
    11
    Average Words per Review
    457
    Rating
    7.8
    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
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider42%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government6%
    Media Company4%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    University9%
    Engineering Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business77%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise8%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    IceWarp is ranked 5th in Email Applications with 3 reviews while Skype for Business is ranked 5th in Virtual Meetings with 13 reviews. IceWarp is rated 8.6, while Skype for Business is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IceWarp writes "Feature-rich, stable, easy to use, easy to set up with Outlook Sync, and good collaboration". 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". IceWarp is most compared with Microsoft Exchange, Zimbra Collaboration, G Suite Enterprise, Kerio Connect and 3CX Live Chat, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Zoom, Webex, TeamViewer, 3CX Live Chat and Adobe Connect.

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