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
Freshchat
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
A solution to engage customers with smarter conversations on any channel, designed so support, marketing, sales, and even bots to have conversations at scale with customers.
$23
per month per user
Pricing
3CXFreshchat
Editions & Modules
Pro
$1.08
per user/per month
Enterprise
$1.31
per user/per month
Standard
Free
Growth
$19
per month (billed annually) per agent
Pro
$49
per month (billed annually) per agent
Enterprise
$79
per month (billed annually) per agent
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
3CXFreshchat
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
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
3CXFreshchat
Considered Both Products
3CX
Chose 3CX
Each product have its own benefit of usages as it focus on different customer segment.
Freshchat

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Top Cons

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Features
3CXFreshchat
Chat Analytics and Reports
Comparison of Chat Analytics and Reports features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Freshchat
8.7
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Chat history and transcripts00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Chat reporting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Chat and web analytics00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
3CXFreshchat
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(14 ratings)
9.0
(25 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
3CXFreshchat
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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Freshworks Inc
its good app Freshdesk Messaging help me to contact the customer and contact the customer to inform my problem to solve it and is a good app and help full app and its easy to use uncomplicated and Freshdesk Helps me provide good quality to the customer and make customer feedback good for a company
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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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Freshworks Inc
  • Freshchat has been offering best-in-class chatbots that primarily focus on intent and engagement.
  • It is quite proactive and has rich media campaigns to segment and target audiences.
  • Freshchat is also one of my favorite software because it offers seamless integration with apps.
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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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Freshworks Inc
  • Bot communications used to take time to appear, but this was fixed recently and we are now more than satisfied to use it.
  • The initial process of setting up a Freshchat account is a long one.
  • The billing is per member/month which can get expensive fast.
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Likelihood to Renew
3CX
No answers on this topic
Freshworks Inc
Because all my work is based on fresh disk
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Usability
3CX
No answers on this topic
Freshworks Inc
I think this is the best evaluation in my opinion
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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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Freshworks Inc
I think this is the right assessment in my opinion
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Implementation Rating
3CX
No answers on this topic
Freshworks Inc
I hope to show new users data because this can save a lot of time
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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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Freshworks Inc
I have not used other messaging apps like Freshchat messaging. I did look at other options when evaluating if I would use Freshchat and it was apparent that Freshchat was the most cost-effective option with the highest potential for customization and the most features that would assist our customer service team the best.
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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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Freshworks Inc
  • Freshchat makes it convenient for me to have a presence on Social Media Platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram and respond to messages from these platforms from a single Freshchat dashboard.
  • Freshchat is a very reliable platform.
  • The platform has helped me in addressing the business problem of relying on poor modes of communication that delay the execution and resolving issues plaguing with our customers.
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ScreenShots

3CX Screenshots

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