3CX vs. Webex Contact Center

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
3CX
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Cyprus based company 3CX offers an IP PBX phone system.
$1.08
per user/per month
Webex Contact Center
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Cisco Webex Contact Center is a cloud-based omni-channel (e.g. voice, email, and chat) contact center solution providing customer / agent matching, customer service self-service agent, and built-in chat and voice for collaboration between agents.N/A
Pricing
3CXWebex Contact Center
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
3CXWebex Contact Center
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
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.
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Features
3CXWebex Contact Center
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Webex Contact Center
8.1
29 Ratings
3% below category average
Agent dashboard00 Ratings9.328 Ratings
Validate callers00 Ratings8.726 Ratings
Outbound response00 Ratings6.422 Ratings
Call forwarding00 Ratings9.026 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)00 Ratings9.025 Ratings
Warm transfer00 Ratings8.527 Ratings
Predictive dialing00 Ratings7.017 Ratings
Interactive voice response00 Ratings8.422 Ratings
REST APIs00 Ratings7.826 Ratings
Call scripts00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Call tracking00 Ratings8.026 Ratings
Multichannel integration00 Ratings8.026 Ratings
CRM software integration00 Ratings7.426 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Webex Contact Center
8.3
26 Ratings
1% above category average
Inbound call routing00 Ratings7.825 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing00 Ratings8.424 Ratings
Recording00 Ratings9.025 Ratings
Quality management00 Ratings9.021 Ratings
Call analytics00 Ratings8.423 Ratings
Historical reporting00 Ratings9.125 Ratings
Live reporting00 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings7.523 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings7.621 Ratings
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User Ratings
3CXWebex Contact Center
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(14 ratings)
8.6
(30 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
3CXWebex 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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Cisco
We suggest Webex Contact Center is well suited for a contact centre with anything between 10 agents and 1000 agents. If you are already consuming other WebEx or Cisco services (such as Webex Calling) then the Webex Contact Center should be a fairly easy product to introduce into your business. If you want to get up and running with minimal investment then this solution is worth evaluating.
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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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Cisco
  • Things that it does particularly well include a really good UX or UI so that our agents as well as our administrators, can easily provide remote access from agents, new agents, and old agents, manage interactions with customers, and have a good call experience from start to finish.
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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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Cisco
  • Better integration with Webex Calling.
  • More on premise features integrated into the cloud solution.
  • Better documentation for pebble templates.
  • Better information for changes and when new features are available. Instead of having to look on the what’s coming webpage alerts or a pop-up inside Webex control hub would be nice.
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Usability
3CX
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Cisco
The solution for TTS, ASR, etc. is good. but depend on a third party integration. It would be great if this capabilities were native to the solution. The transcription feature only works for English, so in a global economy it's mandatory to have multi language support for other countries too (i.e.: Spanish and Portuguese)
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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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Cisco
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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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Cisco
Calabrio and Webex Contact Center are both valuable for me working in tandem. They both provide their own information and processes that have become essential in delivering an efficient and effective working environment. They have allowed us to automate processes that were manual and time consuming previously into something that doesn't need hand holding and seems to work as intended.
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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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Cisco
  • Increasing the number of channels agent can reach out to customers, especially text has shaved off a lot of hours from calling , leaving voicemail and waiting for customers to call back.
  • Less Downtime. No Upgrades or certificate Renewal, so fewer overtime hours.
  • Adoption of new features is now so quick, I don't have to worry about upgrading the Software or even hardware to get new features deployed.
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ScreenShots

3CX Screenshots

Screenshot of Video ConferencingScreenshot of Advanced Contact Center ReportingScreenshot of Management DashboardScreenshot of Live ChatScreenshot of 3CX AppScreenshot of See the Status of Your Colleagues

Webex Contact Center Screenshots

Screenshot of Agent desktop viewScreenshot of View of Analyzer - Dark ModeScreenshot of Contact Center in Control Hub viewScreenshot of Supervisor desktop view