3CX vs. Gladly

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
Gladly
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Gladly Software headquartered in San Francisco offers their omnichannel customer service platform, providing one platform to oversee customer correspondences and also provide customer self-help.
$38
Per Month Per User
Pricing
3CXGladly
Editions & Modules
Pro
$1.08
per user/per month
Enterprise
$1.31
per user/per month
Standard
Free
Task Based
$38.00
Per Month Per User
Customer Facing
$150.00
Per Month Per User
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
3CXGladly
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
3CXGladly
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Gladly
8.0
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Gladly
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Gladly
10.0
2 Ratings
26% above category average
IVR00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
3CXGladly
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(14 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
3CXGladly
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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Gladly Software
Any business that has a customer base could benefit from Gladly. If you call, text, social media message, etc Gladly can do all of these functions and keeps all of these conversations easily located so that you can refer back to previous conversations. The ability to leave notes on the account is very helpful.
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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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Gladly Software
  • Easy to use interface. Supporting customers is as easy as texting a friend.
  • True Omnichannel support system where all channels live on the same screen without the need to hop between applications.
  • Built-in knowledgebase (Answers) reducing team member ramp time and providing a template for consistent solutions for our customers.
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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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Gladly Software
  • Gladly has errors where it times out and I lose a call. Which negatively reflects on me.
  • If a contact is not currently assigned to me and I don’t know their info I can’t find them easily even if I was associated with the ticket.
  • The inbox could notify you better of completed tasks and keep better track of your history in your own account.
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Likelihood to Renew
3CX
No answers on this topic
Gladly Software
Gladly really has all the information needed about a customer that you would need.If gladly does have a specified space for specific information you can add notes in multiple locations to remind you self of special circumstances. Gladly meets all our expectations and continues to provide a see less transaction
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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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Gladly Software
Gladly is always available to support its customers. That being said, we really haven’t needed support. The product is intuitive and stable. The reality is the support we receive is more collaboration on how we can help Gladly continue to revolutionize this space.
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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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Gladly Software
Gladly truly delivers what other vendors promote:
  • True Omnichannel support.
  • Easy to use UI.
  • Robust reporting.
  • Full SaaS solution.
  • Built-in knowledgebase.
  • Simple implementation.
  • Great support team.
  • True business partnership.
  • Full 360 views of your customer.
  • Reduced ramp time for agents.
It truly is the future of Customer Support software. True game changer.
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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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Gladly Software
  • It positively helps us communicate with each other before we communicate with the timer if there are any questions or issues.
  • Gladly helps prioritize email vs phone call and chat so that you are focusing on the most important task at hand.
  • Gladly allows you to view what other representatives are doing and if they are busy or available for questions.
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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