3CX vs. Glance

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
Glance
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Glance is a conferencing platform focused on customer engagement through visualization and collaboration.
$19
per month
Pricing
3CXGlance
Editions & Modules
Pro
$1.08
per user/per month
Enterprise
$1.31
per user/per month
Standard
Free
Lite
$19.00
per month
Professional
$35.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
3CXGlance
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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User Ratings
3CXGlance
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(14 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
3CXGlance
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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Glance
Glance is an ideal tool where the customer base is not very technologically savvy. We support farmers, so this demographic is known for being behind on the technological advances of their industry. We are primarily a call center. Glance has helped our new agents be better equipped from day one, which results in their onboarding time being much quicker since they are able to see common issues first-hand
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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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Glance
  • Being able to start a meeting right from your task bar with minimal clicks is key for great customer service.
  • The ability to customize our support domain makes it an easy address to verbally give the customer.
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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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Glance
  • We would like more reporting features and more granularity with what we see.
  • We would like to schedule our own reports.
  • We would like more control over the user templates.
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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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Glance
Easy to get hold of and always very helpful. Having a support team dedicated to one product and one that will support all of your users (not just the admins) made it easy to implement in a small business.
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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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Glance
Glance, while lacking some features of its competitors, is easy to use and standalone. Support for this application is dedicated to it and you can get near immediate support. This was key given the demographic of our staff.
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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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Glance
  • Glance has reduced the amount of time an agent spends on a single call by nearly 30%. This reduction in time has helped us attend to more customers and more quickly.
  • The speed at which our agents picked up this tool speaks to the ease of use and integration of Glance.
  • Overall, this has helped our team managers train their teams on the product more efficiently.
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ScreenShots

3CX Screenshots

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