ShoreTel Sky Vs SolarWinds (May 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / May 01, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - ShoreTel Sky or SolarWinds?

ShoreTel Sky is more expensive to implement (TCO) than SolarWinds, SolarWinds is rated higher (94/100) than ShoreTel Sky (87/100). SolarWinds offers more features (18) to their users than ShoreTel Sky (8). There is a clear winner in this case and it is SolarWinds!

Looking for the right VoIP solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How ShoreTel, Inc. compares with Samanage?

ShoreTel, Inc.: ShoreTel Sky is a service of ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of IP PBX, unified communications and business phone system solutions. Founded in 1996, ShoreTel believes that technology should enhance communications, making them transparent and natural. ShoreTel’s innovative approach to UC system delivery platforms includes both o...

Samanage: At Samanage, we work hard every day to deliver innovative SaaS-based IT management software. We create robust, easy to use solutions that help you save money and achieve value that was previously not available. We believe enterprise software can be sexy, easy to use, and as intuitive as Gmail or Facebook - that's the kind of experience you deser...

Who's more expensive? ShoreTel Sky or SolarWinds?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of VoIP software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for ShoreTel Sky and SolarWinds.

ShoreTel Sky price starts at $40 per user/month , on a scale between 1 to 10 ShoreTel Sky is rated 6, which is similar to the average cost of VoIP software. SolarWinds price starts at $800 per user/year , when comparing SolarWinds to their competitors, the software is rated 4 - lower than the average VoIP software cost.

Bottom line: ShoreTel Sky is more expensive than SolarWinds.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared ShoreTel Sky Vs. SolarWinds based on some of the most important and required VoIP features. ShoreTel Sky: 3-Way Calling, Call Blocking, Call Forwarding, Call Transfer, Call Waiting, Caller ID, Caller ID with Name, Repeat Dialing. SolarWinds: Asset Management, Billing and Invoicing, Change Management, Contract Management, Customer Survey.

Target customer size

The software can be deployed for small call centers as well as medium and large enterprises. SolarWinds is ideal for all sizes of businesses that need to organize their IT assets and operations.

ShoreTel Sky

ITQlick rating
(4.3/5)

starts at $40 per user/month

ShoreTel Sky is a cloud-based telephony and VoIP solution designed to help the users in unified communication. The core solution includes wireless networking, video surveillance & management and emergency notif...

Categories: Auto Attendant, Automatic Call Distribution (ACD), Broadband Internet, Business Phone Systems.

SolarWinds

ITQlick rating
(5/5)

starts at $800 per user/year

SolarWinds Help-desk is cloud-based help-desk and customer service solution designed for businesses of any size. The solution features include change management, IT asset management and incident management and ...

Categories: Billing & Invoicing, Document Management, Banking CRM, Customer Loyalty, Feedback Management.

Compare specifications

SolarWinds Specifications

ITQlick Score: 94/100
ITQlick Rating: (5/5)
Pricing: 4/10 - average cost
Category: VoIP -> SolarWinds
Company: Samanage
Pricing: starts at $800 per user/year
Typical customers: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: SolarWinds review, SolarWinds pricing, SolarWinds alternatives

Compare features

ShoreTel Sky: 8 Features

3-Way Calling
Call Blocking
Call Forwarding
Call Transfer
Call Waiting
Caller ID
Caller ID with Name
Repeat Dialing

SolarWinds: 18 Features

Asset Management
Billing and Invoicing
Change Management
Contract Management
Customer Survey
Email Integration
Incident / Request Management
ITIL Compliant
Knowledge Base/FAQ
LDAP/Active Directory Synchronization
Mobile Integration
Multi-Site Support
Remote Control Access
Reporting
Rules/Workflows
Scheduling
Self Service Portal
Service Level Agreements
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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ShoreTel
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
87/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
7.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$40 per user/month
Functionality
24
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SolarWinds
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
94/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
4.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$800 per user/year
Functionality
38
RingCentral
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
93/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
4.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$19.99 per user/month
Functionality
34
jive
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
93/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.8/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$30 per user/month
Functionality
7
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Nextiva
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
93/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$18.95 per user/month
Functionality
27
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.