RealPresence Review - why 3.9 stars?

RealPresence Review
ITQlick Score: 88/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.9/5)
Pricing: 5/10 - average cost
Category: Video Conferencing -> RealPresence
Ranking:Ranked 4 out of 48 Video Conferencing systems
Company: Polycom
Pricing: starts at $89 per license
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop
Links: RealPresence pricing, RealPresence alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Oct 26, 2020

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What is RealPresence?

RealPresence is a desktop-based video conferencing software that allows executives to organize video communication sessions with the dynamic workforce and make encrypted calls through the hierarchy. It also allows them to maintain app control through a central communication management system. These features assist organizations in implementing enterprise video communication systems, which they can scale long-term.

The software highlight features include Share Application Window, View Shared Content, Acoustic Fence, and Resource Manager. RealPresence is from the stables of Poly, a private Telecommunications company founded in 2019, from the merger between Plantronics and Polycom. It has its headquarters in Santa Cruz, California, USA, and a current workforce of 5000-10000.

What is RealPresence rating? ()

The rating of RealPresence is 3.9 stars out of 5 and the total score is 88 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are RealPresence's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is RealPresence the best Video Conferencing?

RealPresence is ranked 4 out of 48 software in their category (Video Conferencing systems).

What are RealPresence's pros? (4 Pros)

  • The software desktop interface is intuitive
  • Users can sustain Full HD video over an iffy internet connection
  • Initial configuration requires little technical know-how
  • The software can cast video over HDMI

What are RealPresence's cons? (2 cons)

  • Some users sometimes experience freeze-ups
  • The software does not support Chromecast wireless setup

Who are their main alternatives?

Popular alternatives to RealPresence: Zoom, TeamViewer, Facetime, Ubiq Hive, Arkadin, eyeson, Personify Live Software, Vidyo Infrastructure, Glance Networks Software, TrueConf Server. The full list of competitors can be found here.

What is the cost of RealPresence?

The cost of license starts at $89 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 5 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for RealPresence

What should you ask Polycom during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with RealPresence and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching RealPresence in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Is it the right software for you?

The software is suitable for small, medium, and large-sized companies from across a wide array of industries. Departments, Hospitals, Retail outlets, and even freelancers who require a secure enterprise-level video conferencing system would find RealPresence useful. Lincoln Fire and Rescue is one notable customer to which the software caters.

RealPresence's list of categories:

Video Conferencing
Virtual Server
Chat

RealPresence Vs. Alternatives

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Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
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88/100
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5/10
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ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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90/100
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
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ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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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
5/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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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.