Zoom Review - why 4.6 stars?

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jul 13, 2020

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What is Zoom?

Main category: Video Conferencing

Zoom is a VoIP and video conferencing software created for small to large businesses. It provides integrated scheduling, cloud, and local recording, group collaboration, premium audio, Zoom meetings and rooms, and video webinar features. This solution was built by Zoom Video Communications which was founded in 2011. It currently has up to 5,000 employees and is located in San Jose, California.

Zoom rating -

The rating of Zoom is 4.6 stars out of 5 and the total score is 97 out of 100. The rating and score are based on ITQlick expert review. We publish unbiased reviews, learn more in our score and rating methodology page

Typical Customers

The typical customers include the following business size: Small business, Medium business, Large business.

Zoom 3 Pros

  • Easy to set-up and use
  • Drag and drop interface
  • Can host up to 1,000 participants

Zoom 2 Cons

  • No email integration
  • More expensive than other video conferencing solutions

Competitors & Alternatives

TimeViewer is an online meetings management software for small to large companies available at the same price range as Zoom. Zoom has an app version for iOS and Android devices while TimeViewer has an app for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. TimeViewer also has call sharing, chat, collaboration, whiteboard, user management, live/video conferencing, and meeting management features as Zoom.

However, Zoom still offers more functions than TimeViewer such as customizable branding, document management and storage, single sign-on, and role-based permission. Both have high customer reviews online but Zoom is a more beneficial video conferencing solution. Skype for Business is a video conferencing software for the same client size as Zoom.

However, Skype for Business pricing is lower than Zoom at $2 per month. Skype can be downloaded in iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Skype provides the same features as Zoom including API, chat, collaborative workspace, instant messaging, video streaming, and live video conferencing. Both have excellent vendor reputation online but Skype can be a cheaper alternative to Zoom. . The full list of competitors can be found here.

Zoom Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $14.99 per user/month. 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 3 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Zoom

Questions to ask the vendor during a demo

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Is it the right software for you?

Zoom is great for businesses of all types and sizes as well as freelancers. Nasdaq, Uber, Delta, and Box are among its clients.

Zoom Categories

Communications
Video Conferencing
VoIP
Attendance Tracking
Scheduling

Zoom specifications

ITQlick Score: 97/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.6/5)
Company: Zoom Video Communications
Address: 55 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113, United States
Pricing: Starting from $14.99 per user/month
Website:Visit Zoom website
Typical customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

Zoom Features

24/7 Telephone Support
Basic Reports
Chat
Dashboard
Email integration
Call Conferencing
Call Recording
Communications

Zoom Vs. Alternatives

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Zoom
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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97/100
Pricing score 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
3/10
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$14.99 per user/month
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13
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6/10
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$22.90 per user/month
Functionality score
15
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Facetime
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90/100
Pricing score 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
2/10
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Has a free version
Functionality score
3
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88/100
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$89 per license
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3
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ITQlick Score
87/100
Pricing score 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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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.