Saba Meeting Review
Saba Meeting offers an acceptable approach to web conferencing. Setup is quick and the most important basic functionalities are available and arranged in a user-friendly way, which is a plus of the software.
The flexibility in arranging the modules stands out positively. Users can arrange all parts of the console as e.g. the chat window, the list of participants or the video screen according to their liking.
Unfortunately, not all functionality is platform independent. Some of the functions do not work properly under Mac OS X. Screen sharing is platform independent and well integrated.
Bottom line: Saba Meeting covers most of the basic functionalities needed for virtual meetings. Due to the mentioned shortcomings the web conferencing software cannot be ranked higher.
System requirements for desktop client (hosting/attending meetings): Signed Java Applet JRE 1.6 and later; Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit versions), Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.6+, Suse Linux 11; Browser client: Latest versions of popular browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
Online meetings with up to 4 attendess: free of charge;
Online meetings with up to 20 attendees: US$ 15 per month (annual subscription: US$ 180);
Online meetings with up to 40 attendees: US$ 31 per month (annual subscription: US$ 372)
Single license for an unlimited number of meetings. The maximum possible number of attendees depends on the license
Voice over IP and phone costs
VoIP integrated; toll-free conference call service is available at extra cost, and require a pre-paid 1-year subscription of Saba Meeting
|Offers most of the essential functionalities|
|During the meeting host and participants can access all essential features via the local webmeeting console|
|Meetings can be scheduled via the online portal or Outllook (after installing the necessary add-on)|
|Pricing and license options are publicly available; cost structure is transparent and easy to understand|
|128-bit SSL encoding|
|Java Desktop Client running on Windows, Mac, and Linux; optional browser client for participation. Mobile Device Support: iOS and Android|
|Overall Score||8.71 / 10|
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Review updated: Oct 2012
Price information updated: Oct 2012