At first glance iBabs and Easy2Meet distinguish themselves mainly on personal preference and taste, but first glances can be deceiving. To learn what the most important differences are between iBabs and Easy2Meet, we have to look at the foundation of the two meeting options. This difference ‘at the back’ has consequences for the implementation, security, data storage methods, compatibility with current software and grip you experience when using and managing the software.
Easy2Meet is an add-in for Office 365
Companies that use this platform have basically laid the groundwork already.
Beide software opties nemen veiligheid serieus, maar de security is zeker niet hetzelfde:
Easy2Meet: In-company Microsoft security
Easy2Meet, on the other hand, is part of Office 365. Companies that have already purchased the security tools of Microsoft will find it easy that Easy2Meet uses the same principles. You store your own data, allowing you to control your own database.
The previous section already mentioned the data storage difference:
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The switch from traditional meetings to paperless meetings is also an important issue. The software needs to be up and running before you can start. The different foundations also lead to differences in this regard:
If you go with iBabs, the software producer will arrange the implementation together with your IT department. This involves creating a user database where roles and rights are managed. Naturally, this takes time, depending on the size of the project. iBabs makes sure that rights and roles are assigned to all meeting participants and organisers.
When it comes to user experience, there are also differences between iBabs and Easy2Meet. Essentially, both are good meeting apps that do what they promise (plus a little more). Performance is high-quality for both. Both iBabs and Easy2Meet facilitate meetings on computers, tablets and telephones. Users of iBabs indicate that the iOS feels very pleasant. Easy2Meet does not distinguish between Windows, Android or iOS when it comes to user experience; the tool works smoothly and intuitively on all devices.
Of course, a meeting app should be secured with a password. How does this work in both apps:
Easy2Meet: Single Sign In
Users of Easy2Meet log on with their current, personal Office 365 password (Single Sign On). This means that you have one password for all yourOffice 365 applications. This is also the password to which IT management can apply the security policy of the organisation.
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It is convenient for paperless meetings if you’re able to immediately plan new meetings and appointments. You can use this feature when the digital diary (usually Outlook) and the meeting app are linked. iBabs and Easy2Meet do things differently:
Easy2Meet: integrated directly
Easy2Meet is a feature of Microsoft Office 365. As a Microsoft user, you benefit from the fact that everything is linked: Easy2Meet gives you direct access to your Outlook Calendar. From the app, you can access your Outlook (Exchange) address book directly. This allows you to conveniently view the availability of your colleagues and add colleagues to your appointments.
From Outlook, you can link a meeting by pressing the green Easy2Meet button. This will open Easy2Meet and copy all meeting data into the app. This will automatically turn your meeting into an Easy2Meet meeting, which includes many advantages. For example, it saves time for secretaries who already use Outlook.
Both iBabs and Easy2Meet are nice meeting tools that save paper, printing costs and time. There are, however, differences in licensing and price:
Easy2Meet is more flexible, because the licence is signed per user and you can quit per month. In addition, an Easy2Meet licence is roughly 15-30% cheaper per person than an iBabs licence.
Although users of both meeting apps are generally very satisfied, you never know how things will turn out. You may eventually want to stop using the app. This is what you can expect:
If you want to stop using Easy2Meet, you inform the provider and the service will be cancelled. Because you have all data in-house, You don’t need to do anything else. Your documents will be in the same order in your own SharePoint environment. Easy2Meet works with monthly contracts, so you can stop every month.