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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco VoIP PBX is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.5

3CX

65%
12 Ratings
9.0

Cisco VoIP PBX

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

5.4

3CX

54%
4 Ratings
8.0

Cisco VoIP PBX

80%
2 Ratings

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco VoIP PBX

Smaller organizations, offices in remote locations, and locations were internet service is intermittent or costly would benefit from using Cisco VoIP PBX. The ability to combine the internet and phone service results in improved and consistent connectivity. And the overall expense to outfit a small to medium size office is extremely cost-effective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco VoIP PBX

  • Handles endpoint properly, like Cisco phone, voice gateway, etc.
  • It's scalable, users can be added in the future, use the internet for calling instead of a traditional analog line.
  • Good voice quality, easy to use.
mandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Daniel Merkl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco VoIP PBX

  • There are no outstanding issues with this system to-date.
  • Aesthetically speaking, the actual devise could use a sleeker and less "boxy" look.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

3CX

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$0

3CX Editions & Modules

Edition
StandardFree
Pro1.082
Enterprise1.312
  1. none
  2. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Price 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.

Cisco VoIP PBX

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Cisco VoIP PBX Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

3CX

3CX 5.4
Based on 4 answers
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.
Laura Steinbrink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco VoIP PBX

Cisco VoIP PBX 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Cisco offers online instruction on the use of the VoIP but it has to be sought out. Likely, the do offer additional support but this is managed by our IT department so it is difficult to determine just how accessible Cisco has been regarding the implementation and ongoing support for this product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco VoIP PBX

I have used Avaya VoIP PBX, but I don't see that is being used more nowadays, because Cisco has been upgrading their VoIP PBX with enhanced features. Can not say Avaya VoIP PBX is bad, but if I compare Cisco VoIP PBX with Avaya VoIP PBX, I feel Cisco VoIP PBX would have the upper hand.
mandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Artur Bittencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco VoIP PBX

  • Positive impact is users are happy with service provided by Cisco VoIP PBX.
  • End-users are happy by using multiple functions like conferencing, transferring, call park, etc.
mandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

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