3CX vs. Bright Pattern Contact Center

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
3CX
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Cyprus based company 3CX offers an IP PBX phone system.
$1.08
per user/per month
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Bright Pattern provides an AI-powered omnichannel contact center software. With the purpose of making customer service, sales, and marketing brighter and faster than ever before, Bright Pattern offers advanced omnichannel cloud platform with embedded AI. Bright Pattern’s…
$70
Monthly
Pricing
3CXBright Pattern Contact Center
Editions & Modules
Pro
$1.08
per user/per month
Enterprise
$1.31
per user/per month
Standard
Free
Voice Select
$70
Monthly
Professional
$100
Monthly
Premium
$140
Monthly
Enterprise
Call for Info
Monthly
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
3CXBright Pattern Contact Center
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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.One-time set-up fee includes 45 hours of services for workflow implementation and training: Discovery and Design Workshop; Configuration and Customization to customer requirements; Testing and Evaluation; Agent and Supervisor Training; Administration Mentoring & Knowledge Transfer
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3CXBright Pattern Contact Center
Top Pros
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Features
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Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Bright Pattern Contact Center
9.8
22 Ratings
16% above category average
Agent dashboard00 Ratings10.021 Ratings
Validate callers00 Ratings9.721 Ratings
Outbound response00 Ratings9.721 Ratings
Call forwarding00 Ratings9.820 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Warm transfer00 Ratings9.822 Ratings
Predictive dialing00 Ratings10.018 Ratings
Interactive voice response00 Ratings9.720 Ratings
REST APIs00 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Call scripts00 Ratings9.817 Ratings
Call tracking00 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Multichannel integration00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
CRM software integration00 Ratings9.720 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Bright Pattern Contact Center
9.7
21 Ratings
16% above category average
Inbound call routing00 Ratings9.820 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing00 Ratings9.719 Ratings
Recording00 Ratings10.021 Ratings
Quality management00 Ratings9.419 Ratings
Call analytics00 Ratings10.016 Ratings
Historical reporting00 Ratings9.721 Ratings
Live reporting00 Ratings9.319 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings9.918 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings9.114 Ratings
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User Ratings
3CXBright Pattern Contact Center
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(14 ratings)
10.0
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(22 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(2 ratings)
10.0
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
3CXBright Pattern Contact Center
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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Bright Pattern, Inc.
As a contact centre technology vendor, we haven't yet come across a customer for whom Bright Pattern Contact Center wasn't a great fit. The platform is well suited to any organisation that wants to deliver great customer service. Bright Pattern Contact Center universally gets great user ratings and there is a reason for that.
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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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Bright Pattern, Inc.
  • AI platform integration - IBM Watson, Google Dialogflow, for example
  • Quality Management - out of the box sentiment anlysis
  • Unified agent desktop - ability to see all channels in one pane of glass
  • Robust analytic widgets that can also drive wall boards
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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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Bright Pattern, Inc.
  • Tenant configuration backups from within admin would be nice for archiving.
  • AI strategy and platform integrations could use more work.
  • Built-in reporting would benefit from enhanced visualizations
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Usability
3CX
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
It's pretty simple for agents to pick up quickly, it takes a bit longer for supervisors to get familiar with. QA tools are pretty barebones but functional enough. It can be as simple or complex as you need it to be, if you spend some time configuring the settings or working with Bright Pattern's support team to build out what you need.
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Reliability and Availability
3CX
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
It is always on. The only outage to date that I have experienced was with an upstream telco provider a few years ago. The inbound leg telco was hit by a DDOS attack which led to delays in routing calls to the platform. This was not the fault of the Bright Pattern platform but the telco provider. We have had a few minor carrier issues with call quality, or a handful of brief drops, but Bright Pattern is quick to identify these and change carriers when it starts to happen.
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Performance
3CX
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
All pages load when expected, and reports render either in the web browser or as a download. I never really have issues with accessing the admin or agent desktop sites. It just works.
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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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Bright Pattern, Inc.
Although we have only had 1 very short outage in our 4 years of service. Bright Pattern support was easy to contact and solved our sisue very quickly as well as provided more than adequate information on an RCA (Root Cause Analysis) for our clients
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In-Person Training
3CX
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
In-person and virtual training was great, but Bright Pattern could use some online training videos similar to other platforms. I would welcome online training videos to keep the steady flow of new agents up to date. Admin training is one of the largest areas that need video. The static documentation is great. It is pretty easy to follow and configure your contact center as you progress through each step. The documentation is available online on an easy to use knowledgebase or wiki style site. You do not need a user account to access the help docs, meaning that users at any level can freely access the materials to learn about the platform.
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Online Training
3CX
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
Online training is documentation based only. It is thorough and step by step, but no videos. It would also be helpful to have more information within the help docs on custom reporting. I find that many of the Bright Pattern specific configurations for the Jasper Reporting Server have to be "stumbled" across through existing report templates and they are not clearly listed out somewhere. In person training will not generally go into great depth on report customizations.
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Implementation Rating
3CX
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
As an implementor, I have found the Bright Pattern Contact Center very easy to work with. The platform operates in the manner which I think. Therefore, everything I do seems logical and works exactly as expected. Many solutions are much more difficult to work with and make implementations difficult
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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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Bright Pattern, Inc.
I appreciate the ease of the BP setup against the others, for example you have Studio with CXOne and unless you have had official training they dont want you to change the IVR they want to charge you or at least charge you several thousand to become trained in studio, Avaya was just very clunky at the time where as Genesis was very good i just think the GUI of BP beats them all
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Scalability
3CX
No answers on this topic
Bright Pattern, Inc.
Very flexible and will scale without any intervention from my team. Scaling at the carrier/telco layer is handled by Bright Pattern, if you use their offered telecom
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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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Bright Pattern, Inc.
  • We were able to automate features such as information change requests and W-2 reprint requests which cut down up to 4,000 agent interactions a day during the W-2 season.
  • With training features and the ability to specify skills, new agents are able to jump in quickly and build up their level of support gradually as they become ready to handle more interactions at once.
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ScreenShots

3CX Screenshots

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Bright Pattern Contact Center Screenshots

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