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The Best Video Conferencing Tools for Business.

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The Best Video Conferencing Tools for Business

Video conferences are now more important than ever, not only in business but in our private lives too. There are so many video conferencing apps to use that the list seems endless; making the right decision for your business and employees should be well considered. Not all video meeting services have the same features, so here at Lily we wanted to share the tools we feel are best to support your business in staying connected.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is extremely user-friendly and has many core components that make it stand out from other collaboration software.
For a round up of it's best features, see below. 

Microsoft Teams is packed full of helpful features making it ideal for businesses. The main features of Teams are:

  • Fully mobile: works on desktop, tablet and mobile.
  • Chat functionality: The basic chat function is commonly found within most collaboration apps and can take place between teams, groups, and individuals.
  • Document storage in SharePoint: Every team who uses Microsoft Teams will have a site in SharePoint Online, which will contain a default document library folder. All files shared across all conversations will automatically save to this folder. Permissions and security options can also be customised for sensitive information.
  • Online video calling and screen sharing: Enjoy seamless and fast video calls to employees within your business or clients outside your business.
  • Full telephony: That’s right! The days of seeking VoIP vendors and overspending on a phone system are finally over. Microsoft Teams can completely replace your business’ existing phone system. Note this requires additional licensing.
  • Online meetings: This feature can help enhance your communications, company-wide meetings, and even training with an online meetings function that can host up to 10,000 users. Online meetings can include anyone outside or inside a business. This feature also includes a scheduling aid, a note-taking app, file uploading, and in-meeting chat messaging.
  • Audio conferencing: This is a feature you won’t find in many collaboration platforms. With audio conferencing, anyone can join an online meeting via phone. With a dial-in number that spans hundreds of cities, even users that are on the go can participate with no internet required. Note this requires additional licensing.
  • Microsoft take security seriously: Many video platforms such as Zoom and House Party have been hacked and millions of users compromised.
  • Teams allows users to connect to other apps such as Trello, a visual organising tool for individuals and teams to help organise and prioritise their workload.

As a telecomms company, the importance of voice integration with video makes the Microsoft Teams for Business stand out compared to other video conferencing tools on the market. 

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Collaborate is extremely user friendly and hosts many great features as a Unified Comms Solution.

The main features of Collaborate are:

  • Fully mobile: works on desktop, tablet and mobile.
  • Chat functionality: The basic chat function allows you to instantly message individuals or groups and send files.
  • Online video calling and screen sharing: Enjoy seamless and fast video calls to employees within your business or anyone external using a Chrome browser.
  • Ad-hoc and planned conferencing: Quick and easy multi-party collaboration using My Room, a personal and fully managed conferencing space for voice, video and sharing. The solution allows you to copy a guest link to email outside users to allow them to enter the call without having to download any software.
  • Full telephony: Use your desktop or mobile as a softphone, no need for a device, just simply add a headset for noise purposes. The full telephony feature set and service includes bundled minutes.
  • Audio conferencing: Users can dial into the Conference, they just need to call the allocated number and pin in the unique Conference ID. 
  • Users can identify their availability by using different statuses. The status can be set to automatic or can be changed depending on the circumstance example lunch or away. Other users can see the status and will know not to call when seeing certain icons/colours as this indicates the user isn’t available.

Collaborate ties in seamlessly with our existing hosted VoIP phone services. For more information about Collaborate and our cloud telephony solutions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Which video conferencing is right for me?

We have created a comparison guide, to show the differences between Microsoft Teams, Collaborate, e-LG and On-Premise phone solutions. This guide will help you to understand which video conferencing platform will suit your businesses needs and the features which will support your growth.

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We hope this allows you to identify which software will support your business best. Get in touch for a free demonstration of the product or products if you still haven’t come to a decision.  



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