3CX vs. Avaya Experience Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
3CX
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Cyprus based company 3CX offers an IP PBX phone system.
$1.08
per user/per month
Avaya Experience Platform
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
The Avaya Experience Platform aims to turn moments with customers into momentum for businesses by making it easier to deliver memorable experiences across all channels and devices, at all times, giving employees tools to respond faster, with greater insight, while engaging and satisfying the needs of customers. The solution boasts an innovation without disruption approach to reduce the amount of investment required to add best-in-class technologies into the customer experience workflows to drive…
$48
per month
Pricing
3CXAvaya Experience Platform
Editions & Modules
Pro
$1.08
per user/per month
Enterprise
$1.31
per user/per month
Standard
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
3CXAvaya Experience Platform
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalRequired
Additional DetailsPrice displayed is based on 25 users. 3CX pricing is based on the number of simultaneous calls your business requires or in other words, how many calls your system needs to support at once. Unlike other PBX vendors there is no per extension cost.Digital - $48.00 (Per User/Per Month) Voice - $83.00 (Per User/Per Month) All Media - $125.00 (Per User/Per Month)
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Features
3CXAvaya Experience Platform
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Avaya Experience Platform
8.4
35 Ratings
1% above category average
Agent dashboard00 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Validate callers00 Ratings8.330 Ratings
Outbound response00 Ratings7.529 Ratings
Call forwarding00 Ratings9.033 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)00 Ratings8.826 Ratings
Warm transfer00 Ratings8.733 Ratings
Predictive dialing00 Ratings7.425 Ratings
Interactive voice response00 Ratings8.829 Ratings
REST APIs00 Ratings8.324 Ratings
Call scripts00 Ratings8.127 Ratings
Call tracking00 Ratings9.032 Ratings
Multichannel integration00 Ratings9.030 Ratings
CRM software integration00 Ratings8.829 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Avaya Experience Platform
8.2
35 Ratings
0% below category average
Inbound call routing00 Ratings8.534 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing00 Ratings8.630 Ratings
Recording00 Ratings8.533 Ratings
Quality management00 Ratings8.031 Ratings
Call analytics00 Ratings8.031 Ratings
Historical reporting00 Ratings8.532 Ratings
Live reporting00 Ratings7.831 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings8.028 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings8.027 Ratings
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User Ratings
3CXAvaya Experience Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(14 ratings)
8.7
(52 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(2 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
3CXAvaya Experience Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
3CX
In many scenarios decision is driven by budget and compared to other solutions at the time of purchase [3CX] was simply the cheapest solution for what it has to offer. If you are looking for integrations, extensibility, and advanced functionalities, this might not be a solution for you. At the time of use (and this may have changed by now), there was a lack of APIs, CLI commands, and similar so nothing could be automated with the system. There are ways of importing data through CSV but automation would solve us so much time and support calls if we were able to connect with other systems.
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Avaya
The Avaya Experience Platform is well suited to allow remote working for call center agents. Staff can log in and work from anywhere using Chrome and their user credentials. The technical issues and lack of some features have caused some frustration for our staff and made it difficult to get buy-in for this product across all call center groups. This is difficult because a solution like this is intended to make their work more efficient as opposed to causing frustration.
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Pros
3CX
  • Simplicity: Using a single 3CX interface we can manage every phone and extension used throughout our company.
  • Flexibility: There are a wide variety of options to configure each extension and phone. Changing anything after the hardware is deployed is very easy.
  • Portability: Phones with 3CX can be easily moved or repurposed within an office or at remote locations, including users' homes. The mobile app allows users to use their office extension anywhere without exposing their cell number.
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Avaya
  • The app and the ability to use the "office" phone while on the road.
  • There's an easy implementation and training process to get everyone on board quickly.
  • Flexibility of transferring calls to different mediums - I can switch a phone call to a conference or patch in other parties with ease.
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Cons
3CX
  • I would like to be able to see direct-dial numbers on the handsets. Currently that is not possible but that would be a nice feature.
  • You need an SBC per location, which can be a point of failure.
  • You also need a server that might get disconnected, which is another point of failure.
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Avaya
  • One are for improvement for Avaya is the ability to operate behind the VPN. For the virtual employee, this is an issue as we are unable to use it behind the VPN and it must be launched from the remote desktop.
  • The color scheme could definitely use some updating. The charcoal gray background of Avaya's windows, coupled with the black font is not very contrasting. I have used Avaya for years and would love to see an update as to its color scheme to better fit the virtual employee.
  • Avaya could also improve the way an employee moves within the program by titling the icons seen or expanding the Avaya window to allow for a better understanding of what each con does. For example, the Work History window would go unnoticed, had I not been playing with the software one day. These little items are unknown to many professionals in my industry as they sit in the window with no explanation.
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Likelihood to Renew
3CX
No answers on this topic
Avaya
I have always found Avaya's technology and support to be the best in the industry. Even as they worked out financial difficulties and continue to fend off competitors they have adopted and incorporated new technologies. They have done so in a logical and supportive manner and offered all these benefits as they went along. I haven't seen any of their competitors do any of this.
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Usability
3CX
No answers on this topic
Avaya
I find Avaya easy to use but I am not a beginner. I think it is much more difficult for beginners unless the administrator has some basic programming skills. The system is getting more difficult to use but I enjoy learning and haven't found myself stumped yet.
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Support Rating
3CX
The 3CX Phone System is only a five because while they provide set-up/how-to/Q and A documents to help your district or company get started, they do not offer support for free. The documents provided, though, are good enough for you to get you up and running. We also found a good source of help through a sip trunk provider, which was a 3CX reseller provider.
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Avaya
I give it this rating because the support services of Avaya have proven to be reliable when needed. Great feedback for our queries has always been received from the support agents. 24/7 availability of support, which is very essential as our Call Center department also functions this way, therefore, the knowledge and technical support we require is always available to us.
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Implementation Rating
3CX
No answers on this topic
Avaya
No, everything was implemented by Avaya Support
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Alternatives Considered
3CX
The main differences between 8x8, Inc. and 3CX is pricing and ease of use in my opinion. The 3CX system uses annual based pricing plans based on of simultaneous calls your company needs, not the number of extensions/users and offers a free plan. 8x8, Inc. charges per extension with different plans. We currently have 19 extensions so the 3CX system makes more sense for us, however, if your company only has a few extensions you may want to throughly consider both options. In my experience, it was difficult to add new extensions and phones with 8x8 because at least at that time we had 8x8 I could not add anything on the web admin. I had to call a sales rep which took a lot more time. Also, if you didn't purchase a phone and/or headset directly from 8x8 at a usually higher price than Amazon for example then you would have to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to hours on the phone with 8x8 tech support to program the phone to work with the 8x8 system so adding a new extension could turn into a long ordeal. I can easily add new extensions on 3CX directly in the web cpanel. Granted, if you are actually adding a new phone number you would need to purchase that number from a company like ATT first before adding it to 3CX. The difference between a phone number and an extension would be a phone number allows a customer to call in directly using that number. The extension would require the customer to call the main business number then be transferred to the extension. 3CX provides a list of supported phone models on their website
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Avaya
Switched from Polycom to Avaya, although polycom worked well there were too many reoccuring connectivity issues and the turn around time for solving them was also too long. Avaya has fewer connectivity problems and their support is much better too. Pricing wise they were similar so we didn't have much to lose.
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Return on Investment
3CX
  • 3CX has a lot to offer for a very low cost as its business model is based on simultaneous calls and not per device. It's very cost effective and very affordable.
  • As the 3CX server does not require a high-performance server to run, with the Public Cloud option, it might allow even further savings.
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Avaya
  • It does what we need it to do, so we don't heavily invest in this technology but rather into the manufacturing end of our business.
  • We believe we have more than achieved the return on our investment for the Avaya phone system and associated equipment.
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