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Cisco Webex Alternatives: The Top 5 for 2024

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Author: Mike Walsh | CEO
Cisco Webex Alternatives: The Top 5 for 2024

Webex Alternatives

Zoom BlueJeans ClickMeeting Zoho AnyMeeting
Cost Free – $19.99+ per host, per mo. $12.49 – $16.65 per host, per mo. $30 – $209+/mo. Free – $39+ per host, per mo. Webinar: $48 – $298 per host, per mo.

Conferencing: $12.99 per mo.

Participants Up to 100, depending on plan Up to 150, depending on plan Up to 5,000, depending on plan Up to 100, depending on plan Up to 1,000, depending on plan
Features Integration with productivity apps, cloud recording, HD video and voice, screen sharing, whiteboarding Dolby Voice, HD video Custom invitations, whiteboarding, polling VoIP, meeting recording, calendar integration Host webinars and video conferences, collect audience data, collaborative sessions

For more than two decades, Cisco Webex’s group of online meeting, web conferencing and video conferencing applications have been an integral part of the business world. But for some businesses, the platform isn’t suitable which brings a need for Webex alternatives.

Cisco Webex Overview

Webex is incredibly robust and built to handle complex conferencing on a global scale — and its price point reflects that. However, sometimes too much of a good thing isn’t what a smaller business’ budget needs.

Below is an overview of 5 Webex alternatives for companies ready to explore other options.

1. Zoom

Zoom is an award-winning, next-generation platform for webinars, video conferencing and telecommuting.

Sleek and easy to use, Zoom offers quality and value starting with its free-to-use entry point. Accessing unlimited one-on-one video meetings and larger conferences for up to 100 participants over 40-minute spans is as simple as creating an account. Hosting and joining a meeting is as easy as visiting, or you can create or join a Zoom event via their mobile apps.

Zoom is ready to integrate with your preferred productivity apps, including but not limited to Zendesk, Slack and Google Calendar.

With three paid tiers ranging from $14.99 to $19.99 per host, per month, Zoom allows users to upgrade their experience as their conferencing needs grow. Paid Pro features include:

  • Meeting durations up to 24 hours
  • Customized meeting IDs
  • Up to 1 GB of cloud recording
  • A suite of a la carte add-ons

At the Business and Enterprise levels, on-site deployment, vanity URLs, managed domains and cloud recording transcripts are available.

2. BlueJeans

BlueJeans, now part of Verizon, is a collaborative meeting software for modern businesses that combines HD video and Dolby Voice for crystal clear conferencing.

AI and integrations with the scheduling, messaging and productivity tools your business is already using — like Microsoft Teams, Workplace by Facebook, Office 365, Google Calendar, Slack, Splunk, Trello and more — make online meetings and interactive remote events seamless and intelligent.

After a free 30-day trial, BlueJeans offers three pricing tiers. The first two cater to small and medium-sized businesses with an industry standard of 75 to 100 participants in meetings.

ME and MY TEAM pricing ranges from $12.49 to $16.65 per host, per month, and enterprise-optimized MY COMPANY offers flexible subscription pricing for large businesses looking for meetings with up to 150 participants, unlimited meeting recording and more robust technical specs and integrations.

3. ClickMeeting

ClickMeeting is built to help your business reach its optimal audience and retain clients. The platform puts a heavy focus on webinars, offering integration with live video services such as Facebook Live and YouTube Live, and payments via PayPal for paid user access to content.

Features include:

  • Custom invitations and meeting spaces
  • Whiteboarding and polling features
  • Webinar analytics

Custom invitations spark buzz leading up to meetings, while registration pages and custom meeting spaces keep your business’ brand at the forefront of every event. During your event, use the whiteboard and polling features to share and get feedback, and once the webinar is finished, ClickMeeting’s analytics will help you get the most from your efforts. On-demand webinars with ClickMeeting are a great way to demonstrate your business’ products and expertise.

ClickMeeting’s pricing differs from many competitors in that its feature-packed, scalable plans are available for a single monthly fee, not on a per-host basis. After a free trial, choose MyWebinars for 25 to 100 attendees ($30-$69 per month), MyWebinars Pro for 50 to 500 attendees ($45-$179 per month) or Enterprise for 500 to 5000 attendees, which starts at $209 per month. All of the paid tiers offer a 20% discount for annual payments versus month-to-month.

4. Zoho Meeting

Zoho Meeting lets your business conduct online meetings efficiently using a web browser with no downloads necessary. Designed for companies with multiple teams in different places, Zoho is set up so they can collaborate in real-time.

Features include:

  • Integrated audio conferencing
  • Website embedding
  • Meeting control transferring

Integrated audio conferencing allows desktop sharing and software product demonstrations with colleagues and clients around the globe, without conflicting with their in-house video conferencing platform. You can also transfer control to customers during product presentations.

Users login into Zoho Meeting straight from their Windows, Mac or Linus OS desktop and can choose their browser of choice. You can also embed Zoho Meeting onto your website and rebrand it with your company’s logo and custom colors.

Zoho Meeting offers a 14-day free trial, but like Zoom, they have a free-to-use plan — in this case, for five participants or fewer. Paid plans have a participant count of 50 to 100 and offer limited recording storage, ranging from $10 to $39 per host, per month with a discount for annual billing.

5. AnyMeeting

AnyMeeting from Intermedia splits its platform between webinars and conferences.

Choose webinars to grow your business’ reach and share expertise. With this side of the AnyMeeting platform, you can broadcast your information to large marketing audiences or train and inform colleagues and coworkers in remote locations. Webinars let you collect audience data and follow up to optimize the effectiveness of your campaigns.

If you’re looking to boost productivity and foster collaborations between individuals or teams, choose AnyMeeting Conferencing to conduct collaborative sessions and sales presentations with clients and prospects or between team members.

Because there are two platforms, pricing structures vary, but both offer a 30-day free trial. Webinar ranges from $48-$298 per host, per month, and accommodates between 50 and 1,000 users. Conferencing is $12.99 per month after the trial.

These are only a few of the options available if you’re looking for an alternative to Cisco Webex, but there’s no need to be overwhelmed by what’s out there. Contact us today and let DGI help you find the best video conferencing platform for your business.

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Mike Walsh | CEO

Mike Walsh is a 15+ year veteran in the audio visual industry, bringing extensive knowledge of AV design, implementation, service and sales to DGI. Mike is high energy, providing leadership and driving innovation for the diverse divisions that make up our company. He’s also led a team that was recognized as the top integration firm serving educational markets in the country two years running.

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