Compare Skype vs RingCentral 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:

This service offers PBX features such as multiple extensions; Call control; Outlook, Salesforce, Google Docs, DropBox and Box integration; SMS; video conferencing and web conferencing; fax; auto-receptionist; call logs; and rule-based call routing and answering.
It is flexible, cloud-based VoIP PBX service packed with advanced features, and gives its users a fully featured phone system that integrates with several business applications (Gmail, Outlook, Salesforce, Zendesk, Desk.com) so they can make calls without leaving the program.

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:

  • Call Tracking
  • Call Disposition
  • Softphone
  • File Transfer
  • Video
  • Video Courses
  • Chat

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:

  • Available phone numbers: Freephone numbers; Local numbers; Non-geo numbers; International numbers.

  • Cloud PBX: Hosted PBX service; Auto-Receptionist; Multi-level IVR;User templates; Music on hold; Extensions; Dial-by-Name Directory; Call Monitoring.

  • Phone service and devices: VoIP service; Caller ID control; RingOut®; RingMe®; Desk phones; Conference phones; Analogue adapters; Desktop app.

  • Call management: Answering rules; Call Forwarding; Automatic Call Recording; Presence; Call Flip; Call Park.

  • Voicemail and greetings: Voicemail; Voicemail-to-email; Visual voicemail; Greetings.

  • RingCentral Messaging: Unlimited texts; Mobile devices.

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

Pricing:

  • Credit card required: No
  • Entry: £9.99 month/user.
    Standard: £16.99 month/user.
    Premium: £24.99 month/user.
    Enterprise: £34.99 month/user.
    All options have 30 day free trial.

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:

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • RingCentral is a feature rich VoIP phone system for medium-sized businesses.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • RingCentral is generally used as a cloud-based business phone system.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • It works on: Android, iPhone-iPad, Mac, Windows, Web-based, Windows Phone, Mobile Web App

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Integrations: Cloud storage integration, Microsoft Outlook, Salesforce, Zendesk, Desk.com, Google, Oracle Sales Cloud.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • RingCentral has an API.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • It offers: FAQs, a Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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 RingCentral
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

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