ReadyTalk Web Meeting Review
Using the browser-based web conferencing tool ReadyTalk is very intuitive. The meeting host can share his screen or single apps during a meeting and also show presentations imported prior to the meeting. The video functionality is limited to 4 simultaneous video feeds.
Web meetings can be started ad hoc or scheduled in advance. The host can use either the online portal or Outlook to plan a meeting. The online portal gives meeting hosts numerous options when setting up meetings such as registration forms, reminder emails if no registration follows and emails with short questionnaires after a meeting. These options are interesting especially in the context of more formal webinars. Less formal meetings are quickly set up via the Outlook Scheduler.
After every meeting the host receives a reporting featuring all participant names as well as the chat communication during the meeting.
Additionally, ReadyTalk can be integrated with other software such as Eloqua Cloud (e-marketing) or salesforce.com (CRM). This functionality comes into play for web conferences in a sales environment, e.g. for lead generation via webcasts.
Bottom line: The online meeting software is very easy to use. The most important features of a web conferencing and webinar software are integrated in the tool.
Runs on Windows XP or later, runs on Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. For chairpersons Java 1.7 or higher is required. For participants either Java or Flash Player 11 or higher is required. Flash Player is required to view recordings. Browsers supported are Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.
Different subscription models for web meetings available:
Meeting 10: up to 10 participants for an annual plan of $24/month. Monthly plan is $29/month.
Meeting 25: up to 25 participants for an annual plan of $34/month. Monthly plan is $44/month.
Meeting 100: up to 100 participants for an annual plan of $59/month. Monthly plan is $74/month.
Single license for unlimited meetings
Voice over IP and phone costs
Integrated VoIP and conference call service with toll & toll-free telephone number
|Most of the essential features are available|
|Intuitive user interface|
|Meetings can be scheduled via Outllook (after installing the necessary add-on) or via the online portal|
|Browser-based solution based on Java and Flash Player, optional installation of additional plugins possible (Outlook Scheduler, Quick Launcher)|
|Pricing and license options are publicly available; cost structure is transparent and easy to understand|
|256-bit AES encryption|
|Java application, runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux: optional browser client (Flash) for participants; Mobile Device Support: iOS and Android|
|Overall Score||8.79 / 10|
Review updated: Feb 2014
Price information updated: Feb 2014