Compare Skype vs MessageBird vs Jive Communications

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Software Description:

Skype is one of the most used VoIP tools in the world. Now it is included with Office 365 package, along with 60 minutes a month to call more than 60 destinations worldwide. Skype offers instant messages, group video conferencing, video chat, group chat, file sharing, screen sharing. It is also possible to call landlines and mobile phones at low prices.

There is also Skype for business, the solution that empowers business teams and individuals to communicate and cooperate, with cloud-based and on-premise deployment possibility. Video conferencing has the capacity of 250 participants in one single connection. Thie list of features now joins AI chatbot capability.

As for mobile devices, Skype is available for Android, iOS, and Windows phone users. The pricing is very flexible. Skype-to-Skype calls are free, while landline and mobile calls are paid. Rates are minimal, it can be paid for the minutes, or subscription-based for international calls for a specific region.

Software Description:

MessageBird is on a mission to modernize and simplify the overcomplicated space of customer communication. As the only leading cloud communications platform with its own telecommunications carrier infrastructure, MessageBird connects over 15,000 enterprises to their global customers via the fastest and most reliable SMS, Voice and Chat APIs in the world.

Today MessageBird is powered by a world-class team of over 20 nationalities from offices in Amsterdam, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, London, Hamburg, and Shanghai. In October 2017 MessageBird announced a $60M Series A funding led by Accel, marking the largest Series A raised by any European software company or Y Combinator graduate to date.

Software Description:

Jive provides cloud-based phone systems and Unified Communications services. Jive’s customers include high-growth businesses and public sector institutions needing a scalable platform that is more flexible and cost-effective than their existing legacy systems. Jive’s cloud architecture offers an integrated, seamless experience that provides richer context and creates more efficient connections between co-workers and clients. Jive’s cloud delivery model ensures that each organization always has the latest technology, features, and applications—making Jive the last phone system you’ll ever need.

Features:

  • Click-to-Dial
  • Scheduling
  • Notifications
  • External Integrations
  • Contact Management
  • Chat
  • Contact Sharing

Features:

  • SMS
  • Marketing Automation
  • Click-to-Dial
  • Dashboard
  • Call Tracking
  • Call Recording
  • Chat
  • Scheduling
  • Contact Management
  • Email Integration
  • Multi-User
  • Password & Access Management
  • External Integrations
  • Notifications
  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API

Features:

  • SMS
  • Custom Data Forms
  • Calendar Management
  • Project Management
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Email Integration
  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Call Disposition
  • History/Version Control
  • API
  • Multi-User
  • External Integrations
  • Notifications
  • Contact Sharing
  • Contact Management
  • Call Recording
  • Call Tracking
  • Softphone
  • Click-to-Dial
  • Chat
  • Scheduling

Summary:

  • 1:1 Video Calls

  • Voice Calls

  • Calls to Mobiles and Landlines

  • Group Video Calls & Conferencing

  • Instant Messaging

  • SMS

  • Voice Messages

  • File Sharing & Transfer

  • Screen Sharing

  • Contact Sharing

Summary:

    No key features associated with this application.

Summary:

  • Build a call flow within minutes using Jive's intuitive Dial Plan Editor.

  • Jive Video enables real-time collaboration and improves decision making.

  • Jive Contact Center delivers a broad set of features and real-time reports.

  • Jive Voice lets you enjoy all-inclusive features like unlimited voicemail boxes.

  • With Jive Voice and Find Me/Follow Me you don't ever have to miss a call again.

Skype-to-Skype

Free
Included in plan:
  • Voice Calls
  • Video Calls
  • Conferencing
  • File Sharing
  • Screen Sharing
  • Messaging

FAQs:

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Users of Skype are individuals and businesses, regardless of industry or size.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Deployment: Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows Mobile, Xbox, Web-based.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Skype is used as a telecommunications software.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • No, it doesn't.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No, it doesn't.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: FAQs, Community, Online Support, Phone Support, Virtual Agent.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Integrations: MS Word, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, MS Lync, WorkXpress, Agile CRM, Lucid Meetings, Wimi, Mendix, Grasshopper, SalesExec, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, OnePage CRM, Moxie Concierge, Cayzu, Helpdesk, Interactive Intelligence CaaS, Bitium, BigContacts, 8×8 Virtual Contact Center, 1CRM, Slack, GroupWise, Yugma.

FAQs:

    What is this service generally used for?
  • Two factor authentication, customer support, customer service, notifications, alerts, marketing, promotions and customer feedback. The use cases are infinite.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, MessageBird offers REST APIs for SMS, Voice, Chat, Programmable Conversations, Number Lookup, Reporting and Verify for 2FA One-Time Passwords.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes, it does.

    MessageBird has an extensive library of Developer Tutorials for common use cases. These can be found on the MessageBird Developer Portal, along with the API Reference Documentation and Official SDKs (Software Development Kits).

    MessageBird also has a Developer Tutorial Youtube Playlist with visual Quickstart tutorials for sending your first message to developing your first application using one of the APIs.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • MessageBird offers integrations with Zendesk, IFTTT, Zapier, Smooch, Tray.io, StdLib, Amio and Front.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, it does.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Enterprises and SMBs looking to reach their customers around the world.

FAQs:

    Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes!

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Jive’s customers include high-growth businesses and public sector institutions.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • 24/7 customer support

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Businesses in need of a scalable platform that is more flexible and cost-effective than their existing legacy systems. Jive will be your first and last phone system!

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes!

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Who uses Skype
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
  • WinPhone
Languages:
English, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Finnish, Estonian, French, Japanese, Chinese, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses MessageBird
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Languages:
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses Jive Communications
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
Spanish, Portuguese, English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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