The concept have video conferencing have reached a completely new level with the worldwide spread of the pandemic. Business have shifted from the corporate offices to the homes of the employees. Formal meetings have shifted from the meeting rooms and conference halls to the study rooms of people.
The surge created a huge demand for the video conferencing tools that can help to conduct these meetings. Here is small list of video conferencing tools for Small and Medium Sized Businesses.
It is one of the best video conferencing service for small and medium sized business. The application best suits small and medium sized businesses where it allows you to host meetings with up to 3000 people depending on the service plan you have selected. The tool however allows only 25 people among these participants to participate in the video stream at a time. This is also the reason why the tool is good for a small business.
GoToMeeting is a simple to use application and works perfectly on desktops, mobiles, and web browsers. The application allows you to host an immediate meeting a schedule a meeting in the near future.
GoToMeeting allows a 14 day free trial for its users. The professional plan for the tool costs $14 per host per month, on the other hand, the business plan costs $19 per host per month. The tool offers customer support 14/7. The website also provides helpful training documents and videos with useful tips.
Zoom gained an immense popularity and is one of the best option for the overall video conferencing experience. The tool offers plans and services that can fit in the budget of all businesses. The application is easy to use and provides a wide range of features and options that allows you to host meaningful and constructive meetings.
The one features that makes this video conferencing tool powerful is, every participant of the video call receives an HD video feed as well as webcam on the same time. This features is limited in some tools. It other powerful features include: Active Speaker Views, Meeting Recording, Telephonic Dial in Numbers, Screen Sharing, and Group Messaging. The application can run on mobile devices and also integrate with Chrome as well as Outlook.
The tool suits for all the businesses that wants to integrate with the other platforms and programs. The tool can be the best choice for the Office 365 users. Apart from the video conferencing options, the tool also gives you access to the most popular Office programs such as the Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Being a small business, you have three options to choose from. These plans range from $5 to $20 per user per month. All these plans allows you to host meetings with up to 250 participants.
The application also gives you options to create polls, share your screen and work on a digital whiteboard. In addition, the tool allows for the collaboration among the employees. The meetings cam be hosted via a desktop or a mobile application. The participants can also turn their cameras on or off once the meeting is started.
The tool is supported with ample documents and tutorials by the Microsoft and helps the users to understand how to use the MS Team video feature.
Webex Meetings is a tool provided by Cisco. It is a conference service ideal for cloud collaboration. Webex Meetings gives access to two different platforms, the Webex Meetings and WSebex Teams. Webex Meetings is one of the most powerful platforms that allows you to host meetings with up to 200 people depending on the service plan you have selected.
The tool offers plans starting from $14.95 which go up to $29.95 per host per month. You can also save up to 10% by paying annually. One of the most important part is, its plans differ by the number of people that attend the meeting, every plan has all the features of the tool.
The tool offers HD video quality, speaker views, video recording, screen sharing, and powerful integrations with Microsoft Office 365, Google Calendar, and Outlook.
Overall, most of these video conferencing tools are available on the web on the browser as well as the mobile applications. You can choose the application that best suits your business and make the best out of it.
Source – Business News daily