Business Hangouts

Business Hangouts

5 / 5 15 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Enterprises, Marketers, Educators/eLearning, Government Agencies, Religious Organizations, Non Profits, Franchise Operators, Online Academies, Event Organizers/Promoters, Software Developers/Vendors


Average Ratings

15 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $29.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    Host webinars with 5-5,000 people. Get Started Today! No Download or PIN
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Business Hangouts
  • www.business-hangouts.com
  • Founded 2011
  • United States

About Business Hangouts

Business Hangouts is a robust webinar solution built on top of Google and YouTube. This fully customizable webinar service requires no downloads and no PINs for viewers. Record direct to YouTube. The service comes with an integrated email service which will reminder viewers of the upcoming webinar and follow up after with your brand. It includes support for multiple presenters, private or public events, multiple sharing options, and unified chat with full moderator controls.


Business Hangouts Features

  • Attendee Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Live Chat
  • Multi-Presenter
  • On-Demand Webinars
  • Online Payments
  • Polls / Voting
  • Q & A
  • Reminders
  • Screen Sharing
  • Social Sharing

Business Hangouts Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Good program for conferncing

Oct 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Use this with our faculty advising and teaching online classes. Can add multiple students who can interact well. Can't beat the price.

Cons: Not much to comment negatively. I like using this and switched from Skype and found better connections with my group.

An incredibly robust program with the best support!

Feb 03, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: the control I have over branding, ability to integrate with my YouTube and my website, capturing the data of who and how long a person participated

Cons: there is a bit of learning to the program as it is very robust - but with anything of value, this is the case. A one click and done program could not do ANY of the work this program does. Thankfully there is a team of professionals and experienced users to help you learn.

Overall: I have been using the Business Hangouts platform since September of 2014.

If I were to list all of the ways it could be used the book would be too long to read, but I can tell you that if you have a need or desire to run an internet show, teaching seminar or other webinar scenario - you need look NO FURTHER! There is a way to do it and customize it to your brand, demonstrate live and/or recorded, capture leads, generate new leads and all in one easy to use format.
The only other thing to remark on is the extremely helpful and responsive support is UNMATCHED anywhere. No other company holds a weekly meeting to LISTEN to user ideas and help with technical support. No other team has a community of helpful response within 24 hours. They listen and they respond...and you get help from other experienced users too.

As a well experienced Business Hangouts user, I always say, "Tell me what you want to do and I will show you how you can use Business Hangouts to get it done."

Recommendations to other buyers: Give it a try, ask for help to do the things you want to do - if a non-techie like me can do it, so can you!

BHOA - Single User

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to Use

Cons: Can't think of any

Overall: I don't use the Business Hangout On Air very much myself, but do use it for Testing and Training purposes.

Having said that, I am a producer for another BHOA user, where we do 3 to 5 BHOA's a week. We have 40 - 50 Liver Viewers, with a hundred or more who will watch the recording within the week.

For most BHOAs we almost have a full Panel from around the World.

The best part of a BHOA is the Support provided to this product. An Awesome Team, who listen to the End Users.

Thank you for a wonderful, easy to use product

Recommendations to other buyers: If you like to have a real conversation with your online community, BHOA is the way to go. Live conversations, even with those who may not wish to join the Panel. That includes the ability to those who watch the recording to be part of the conversation.

Quickest way to engage your target audience using real-time audio-video and screen sharing.

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Reliable service, easy to set up an event with custom emails and graphics. I embed the event in my website for custom registration URLs. I've met the coders and find they are responsive to queries.

Cons: None really.
Oh, yes, I'd like them to fix "recurring events monthly" to also include "4th Wednesday" not just "the 20th." That's about it.

Overall: FRONT END: Face-to-face meetings increases trust factor for our brand. End users report:
- easy registration
- appreciate custom reminder emails
- reliable countdown mechanism
- rolling welcome graphics and welcome video options

"Thank-you" and "sorry we missed you" timed arrival emails extends interaction with registrants.

- Live events have great controls for:
- camera view
- adding up to 10 panel participants
- sharing screens
- bringing viewer comments to the screen
- ousting spammers
Less discernible skipping of audio/video when compared to Skype or GoToWebinar, where high speed internet access is available. Cost is better than GTW.

BACK END: 5 minute set up. Easy to copy event set-up to subsequent event or make the event repeatable. Stats on registrants, viewers & those who reviewed the event. Training and tech support AAA+ quick response.

Recommendations to other buyers: As with any virtual event, I recommend a headset mic/earphones like the Lifechat LX3000. Sound isn't as obvious until you listen to the recorded version of your hangout. Also recommend an HD Video cam, not those built-in to a laptop. We use Logitech C920 with excellent success.

In a class of its own!

Jan 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I started using Business-Hangouts shortly after it became available in 2013 and have continued to use it daily since then. It contains a feature set that allows maximum customization with minimum work.

The learning curve can be as simple or as steep as you like. Original setup is quick and easy., but like any precision tool, it takes time to learn all the available options and use them for maximum impact. There are a great many features that can be set in various ways to achieve exactly what you want.

Better than the software itself is the support one receives. Customer service is unmatched in the industry. Anyone looking for webinar software should seriously take a look at BUsiness-Hangouts

Business hangouts

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how easy it makes my life! most of what I do is communicating with other employees.

Cons: Nothing negative to say about business hangouts.

Overall: Hangouts is great. I love how easy it makes things being able to communicate with other colleges in different offices. Very handy to have.

Easy to Use Webinar Service in Google Apps for Work

Nov 17, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I started using Business Hangouts about two months ago and have found the product to be simple and easy to use. I can have multiple presenters, viewers don't need to download anything, and all my sessions are recorded to YouTube. Great product.

Pros: Customer Event Pages and Emails Moderator Controls Records Direct ot YouTube Part of Google Ecosystem

Cons: User Interface is a bit clunky. They said a new version is coming out soon.

Recommendations to other buyers: Give it a try. They have a free trial.

Easier and Quicker Online Meeting Platform

Jun 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Better than GotoMeeting or Webex. Helps me to setup webinar quickly .It did everything what I wanted to in easier and quicker way!!

Best Online Platform for Webinar and Online meetings!

Jun 02, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Using it from last 1 years and frankly speaking it's improved a lot ....

Lots of new features added..it's simply great we are using it for internal video conference and online meetings ..it's simplified our recordings and presentations..and it's provide great user interaction!

I highly recommend Business Hangouts.

Great for medium to large webinars

Jun 02, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Currently use for conducting weekly webinars to over 150 attendees.

Oct 19, 2017
5/5
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Apr 29, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Apr 18, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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2 / 5
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3 / 5
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Feb 25, 2017
4/5
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Mar 01, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money