3CX vs. CloudTalk

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
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
N/A
CloudTalk is cloud-based call center software for sales and support teams of all sizes, looking to improve customer experiences through more personalized, data-driven customer interactions. The vendor aims to help teams communicate clearly and efficiently. With CloudTalk users can get local, mobile or toll-free numbers from more than 140+ countries across the world. The vendor says they offer integration with important tools (such a CRM, Helpdesk, or…
$20
per user/month (invoiced annually)
Pricing
3CXCloudTalk
Editions & Modules
Pro
$1.08
per user/per month
Enterprise
$1.31
per user/per month
Standard
Free
CloudTalk Starter
$20.00
per user/month (invoiced annually)
CloudTalk Essential
$25.00
per user/month (invoiced annually)
CloudTalk Expert
$40.00
per user/month (invoiced annually)
CloudTalk Custom
-
per user or company/month (invoiced annually)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
3CXCloudTalk
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.
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Community Pulse
3CXCloudTalk
Considered Both Products
3CX

No answer on this topic

CloudTalk
Chose CloudTalk
CloudTalk is a lot more intuitive and provides more features and analytics than 3CX. The fact it allows for integration as well means we can stay on top of all of our missed calls and know exactly what client rang linking them to their company account.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
3CXCloudTalk
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
CloudTalk
9.7
45 Ratings
15% above category average
Agent dashboard00 Ratings9.945 Ratings
Validate callers00 Ratings9.740 Ratings
Outbound response00 Ratings9.941 Ratings
Call forwarding00 Ratings9.840 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)00 Ratings9.739 Ratings
Warm transfer00 Ratings9.631 Ratings
Predictive dialing00 Ratings10.025 Ratings
Interactive voice response00 Ratings9.829 Ratings
REST APIs00 Ratings9.530 Ratings
Call scripts00 Ratings9.125 Ratings
Call tracking00 Ratings9.336 Ratings
Multichannel integration00 Ratings9.730 Ratings
CRM software integration00 Ratings9.736 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
CloudTalk
9.8
42 Ratings
17% above category average
Inbound call routing00 Ratings9.936 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing00 Ratings9.829 Ratings
Recording00 Ratings9.838 Ratings
Quality management00 Ratings9.834 Ratings
Call analytics00 Ratings9.940 Ratings
Historical reporting00 Ratings9.837 Ratings
Live reporting00 Ratings9.835 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings9.827 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings9.726 Ratings
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User Ratings
3CXCloudTalk
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(14 ratings)
9.9
(45 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(2 ratings)
3.6
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
3CXCloudTalk
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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CloudTalk.io
Cloudtalk is by far the best value-for-price software out there for call center solutions. Packed with features, very accessible, kind and accessible customer support, and cheap, especially when compared with their competitors for the same range of features. Easy entry-level software, especially if you're a startup that doesn't want to make big initial commitments but needs a solution that scales with the business.
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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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CloudTalk.io
  • It's extremely simple to install and integrate
  • Their smart dialer option reduces time spent typing in number and helps make more calls
  • It makes life super easy to keep track of calls being made and how long calls are but also to listen back on calls made
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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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CloudTalk.io
  • A lot of features are still missing, some of which are pretty basic like being able to select multiple filters instead of one.
  • Desktop app has had some instability issue.
  • IVR needs to be self-recorded which can lead to a lower quality.
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Likelihood to Renew
3CX
No answers on this topic
CloudTalk.io
It is working and affordable
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Usability
3CX
No answers on this topic
CloudTalk.io
CloudTalk is super easy to use and has a great quality. It helps to communicate with the clients easily and we can feel that the sound quality is high, while speaking to the client and while listening to the recordings. This is for our department essential in our day to day work.
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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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CloudTalk.io
They are skilled, experienced, and anytime I need something and contact the support time, I get the right person who understands my needs and reacts to them accordingly. So far I was only pleasantly surprised by the level of support these guys provide and coming from a customer service oriented background myself, I can only say keep it up guys, you are doing a fantastic job!
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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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CloudTalk.io
It was a gamble if I'm being honest, plus this is a very nuanced and intricate topic. We didn't necessarily substitute one for the other, it was a much needed state of affairs where we needed the call monitoring and agent tracking pros of CloudTalk more so than ever before.
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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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CloudTalk.io
  • For a similar price it is not necessary to manage so many cell phone accounts
  • Unlike basic telephony. It is possible to have more control of the interactions with our clients.
  • For administrators it allows better control of commercial actions or the corresponding area for communication issues
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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

CloudTalk Screenshots

Screenshot of CloudTalk for Freshdesk - All customer-related data from both systems can be automatically synchronized and always up-to-date. No matter whether one is working in Freshdesk or CloudTalk, the software can provide comprehensive customer data.Screenshot of CloudTalk for Intercom - By integrating Intercom with CloudTalk, essential customer contact details become visible, as well as history of calls and conversations. No matter whether one is working in Intercom or CloudTalk, comprehensive customer data will be presented in both systems. In addition, data synchronization is automatic and regular, so information is always up-to-date.Screenshot of Complete customer interaction history is always within reach. CloudTalk will automatically display previous calls, orders, chats or notes, so agents don’t have to look them up in multiple systems.Screenshot of CloudTalk apps allows agents to make and receive phone calls from anywhere.Screenshot of CloudTalk for Help ScoutScreenshot of Agents can see all caller information in one place. During the phone call, they can look at the client’s history of interactions, orders, chat or notes.