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GoToWebinar vs WebEX Event Center & more affordable options

Posted by Paul Richards on Sep 25, 2015 8:00:00 AM

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Hello AV & IT Pros!

                Usually in our industry when a company become the market leader they set a standard price for their services which does not normally remain the most competitive price. This is the case with GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar. When this happens companies like Citrix will claim that they have a superior product and justify the additional cost by the benefit of their services.

                In this review we will do a side by side comparison of GoToWebinar, Zoom Webinar and Cisco’s Webinar service called “WebEX Event Center”. We will compare the basic features required to host effective webinars and the pricing. Let’s start with pricing to get a overview of each service

Pricing billed monthly

 

100 Attendees

500 Attendees

1,000 Attendees

GoToWebinar

$109/month

$249/month

$369/month

WebEX Event Center

$99/month

$379/month

$479/month

Zoom Webinar

$40/month

$140/month

$340/month

 Monthly pricing options are a nice way to try out these different webinar platforms without having to lock into a year. Most services also offer a free trial you can use as well. Contact CRS Sales to try Zoom Webinar free. 

Pricing billed annually

 

100 Attendees

500 Attendees

1,000 Attendees

GoToWebinar

$89/month

$199/month

$299/month

WebEX Event Center

$79/month

$304/month

$383/month

Zoom Webinar

$33/month

$116/month

$283/month

 

Feature

GoToWebinar

WebEX Event Center

 

Zoom Webinar

 

Screen Sharing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Branded Registration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Panelists Allowed

Up to 24

Up to 5

Up to 25

Dual Screen Support

 Yes

Yes

Yes

Q&A Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Post Reporting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Maximum Attendees

1,000 (GoToWebcast in Beta)

1,000

3,000

 So as you can see from the list above all three service offer a very similar platform at varying prices. Cisco's unique competitive edge is networking and security.

Cisco Event Center

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Cisco is an extermely trusted name for security and larger enterprises that are already Cisco customers may prefer thier WebEX event center platform. They interface layout is straight forward and you can tell WebEX has put in some serious R&D into making this look clean and modern. 

GoToWebinar

GoToWebinar

GoToWebinar benefits from the GoToMeeting's huge industry presence as the #2 web conferencing platform for professionals after Skype. GoToWebinar's interface is also very similar as GoToMeeting and therefore makes a easy transistion for customers already familiar with GoToMeeting. This natural step up to Webinar status is a huge benefit from Citrix customers who value the smooth transition and reduced training times.

Zoom Webinar

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Zoom's webinar offering comes in strong with great features and the lowest price point. Zoom has some features that go above and beyond Cisco and GoToWebinar which are noted above. One nice benefit is the ability to accomodate H.323 and SIP systems for panelists who would like to join from a traditional Polycom, Cisco, Tandberg or Lifesize room video conferencing system. Other benefits include integration with Salesforce and Slack. Overall it really depends on user preference. The Zoom interface is extremely clean and easy to use which we love over here at CRS.

Summary

CRS is a authorized Zoom.US video conferencing partner. We can help your organization try Zoom before you buy and consult about various technologies without bias. See our current product lists here

Why buy Zoom from CRS?

  • We use Zoom.US everyday to work with our customers!
  • Consult with dedicated Account Managers.
  • Partner with a established audio visual integration company that understands web conferencing.
  • Try before you buy! Check out our 1 Month Pro & H.323/SIP access plan!
  • There is a reason the worlds largest and fastest growing companies are using Zoom

Topics: Zoom.US, WebEX, WebEX Event Center

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