One final piece of the Yuuguu puzzle had been missing until recently. We waited for the corporate version of the web conferencing solution before evaluating the tool. Now that it is available we will have a thorough look at features offered and overall performance.
Since our last rating in May omNovia has enhanced its range of features and also increased user friendliness by providing straightforward access to the already existing features.
The tool now rates at a 7.3 of 10. Main areas of improvement were the number of features, the simplified set-up of meetings, and security.
Although we found an overall improvement to omNovia there are still a few soft spots that pull the score down. The omNovia Event Manager e.g. allows you to set up meetings all right, however it is a bit formal and tedious when you want to informally invite your colleagues.
All in all omNovia has upgraded in key areas leaving room for further improvement.
Manipeer has approached us with a request to rate their web conferencing tool vzRoom. Our preconditions for evaluation of online conferencing solutions are that the vendor at least offers direct access to an online trial version and publicly available price information. Since vzRoom does not meet with this minimum standard we will not evaluate the software.