Now more than ever, in part because of the pandemic, businesses are switching to working from home. In order to better manage and organize at home workers many business's are utilizing video conferencing software.
For years companies have been saving time and money by bringing their meetings online.There are several advantages that video conferencing brings to the workplace. Online audio/video meetings, screen share, easy to use recording, all while minimizing the need for physical meetings.
Each conferencing program has its advantages and limitations. The main limitations include the price per user, the maximum number of concurrent users in a video conference. Depending on your needs it is important to pick the software that is best for you.
Here is a list of the most popular video conferencing software with their maximum number of participants, time limits and pay structure.
|Software||Max # Participants||Meeting Time Limit||Price|
|Zoom||100-500||40 min-24 hrs||$0 - $20/mo/host|
|Cisco Webex Meetings||50-200||Unlimited||$0 - $27.95/mo/host|
|Microsoft Teams||80||4 hrs||(Included in Office 365)
|Google Hangouts||25-Oct||Unlimited||(Included in G Suite)
|Google Meet||100-250||24 Hrs||(Included in G Suite)
|Uber Conference||10-100||5 Hrs||$15/mo/host|
Several of the above options have trials that enable users to try them out and discover their full suite of features. The most useful features to look out for when selecting your video conferencing software include video recording, file and application sharing, remote control, and interactive whiteboards.