ISL Groop doesn’t make it into our ranking

The web conferencing solution ISL Groop failed in our first round of testing and will not be considered for detailed evaluation. The tool simply doesn’t perform in key areas when we apply our evaluation criteria.

Web conferences are set up in the online portal, which cannot be connected to a local email client. So the host must copy the email addresses of the attendees into the mail, which also does not contain an automated Outlook invitation. So in addition to not being able to effortlessly send an invitation to all attendees, the host cannot keep track whom he has invited – paper and pencil are not really an option.

ISL Groop only runs on Windows. For every meeting the tool creates a meeting-specific .exe-file, which means that the host must download and install anew for every meeting.

So really, there are many downsides to ISL Groop. If any updates are implemented we will go back and check again. But until that happens the solution will not be included in our comparison of online meeting tools.

7 comments

  1. We are thinking about using DRE's BCN. It is a web conferencing plus a business collaboration tool. Have you evaluated their web conferencing center and if so, what do you think?

  2. Hi William,

    The tool is on our testing list and we will have a look at it soon. If you want to be informed immediately of our results you can subscribe to our RSS-feed.

  3. I'm using ISL Groop on Mac and it works fine. Must also say that I'm actually very satisfied with the product, the voice is clear, no time lag, I can create content from my powerpoint slides, share application, etc. It's great stuff!

  4. Hi Mark, Hi Frederick,

    Thanks for your feedback. You are right: ISL Groop does run on Mac. When we tested the tool at the beginning of September that information was not included in the system requirements section of their homepage. Now, however, ISL Online has made this a lot clearer by adding a download button for Mac users to their homepage as well as two lines to their manual under system requirements.

  5. You may also want to have a look at GoMeetNow. It’s a web conferencing service with video and free teleconferencing integrated into it.

  6. Hi Charles,

    we already did ;-). RHUB GoMeetNow actually is our number 4. Here's the comparison of GoMeetNow to the other tools in our top 5.

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