3CX vs. NICE CXone

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
NICE CXone
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
NICE CXone is a cloud-based contact center platform that manages customer interactions across multiple communication channels. It includes features such as omnichannel routing, workforce optimization, automatic call distribution (ACD), interactive voice response (IVR) system, feedback management, and interaction analytics.
$71
per month per user
Pricing
3CXNICE CXone
Editions & Modules
Pro
$1.08
per user/per month
Enterprise
$1.31
per user/per month
Standard
Free
Digital Agent
$71
per month per user
Voice Agent
$94
per month per user
Omnichannel Agent
$110
per month per user
Essential Suite
$135
per month per user
Core Suite
$169
per month per user
Complete Suite
$209
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
3CXNICE CXone
Free Trial
YesYes
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
3CXNICE CXone
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
NICE CXone
8.1
547 Ratings
3% below category average
Agent dashboard00 Ratings8.7527 Ratings
Validate callers00 Ratings8.2444 Ratings
Outbound response00 Ratings9.1464 Ratings
Call forwarding00 Ratings7.8420 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)00 Ratings8.2382 Ratings
Warm transfer00 Ratings8.5500 Ratings
Predictive dialing00 Ratings8.2302 Ratings
Interactive voice response00 Ratings8.9352 Ratings
REST APIs00 Ratings5.9285 Ratings
Call scripts00 Ratings6.1303 Ratings
Call tracking00 Ratings8.4481 Ratings
Multichannel integration00 Ratings8.3343 Ratings
CRM software integration00 Ratings9.3342 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
NICE CXone
7.8
525 Ratings
6% below category average
Inbound call routing00 Ratings8.0485 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing00 Ratings7.8354 Ratings
Recording00 Ratings8.4467 Ratings
Quality management00 Ratings7.5452 Ratings
Call analytics00 Ratings8.3460 Ratings
Historical reporting00 Ratings8.6451 Ratings
Live reporting00 Ratings8.3437 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings5.7281 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings8.2299 Ratings
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User Ratings
3CXNICE CXone
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(14 ratings)
8.4
(578 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(24 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(552 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
3.7
(7 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(2 ratings)
7.9
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
3.1
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(7 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.4
(5 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.4
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
3CXNICE CXone
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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NICE Systems
NICE CXone offers a comprehensive range of tools that cover every aspect of customer interaction, from omnichannel communication to analytics and workforce optimization. It makes it very simple for us administrators to provide everything the customer needs. At the moment, I cannot think of a scenario where CXone is less appropriate, at least when comparing it to its competitors.
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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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NICE Systems
  • We can restrict the access for agents in this so that easily restrict them to avoid from the mistakes
  • The managers can easily setup a schedule via HOO for Holidays and during emergency which is more helpful.
  • The studio is more friendly with action items instead of coding, also the help option is very handy and easy to understand.
  • The call trace is more helpful and exact view of how the call process and it's very helpful for troubleshooting
  • Reporting is very easy and helpful.
  • Dashboard is awesome, no word to describe it
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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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NICE Systems
  • There can be changes in interface of the app, however it's still very good
  • I would appreciete detailed web page with all necessary information, but when I need anything, the customer support is very quick and provide all the information
  • Hardly to find any other :)
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Likelihood to Renew
3CX
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
Nice made it possible for employees to work from anywhere with access to the internet, it made it possible to extract data from contacts in a very thorough way. In addition, the meticaes can be fully customized and the day-to-day monitoring of the operation is more visible.With nice, contacts with clients abroad became easier.
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Usability
3CX
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
Things could be improved, such as call history and a user-friendly UI. Besides that, it was a great way to track and manage our team remotely, which changed the game for us post-covid. Everything else was pretty simple to use whether it was answering calls, dialing a customer, or leaving a voicemail. Overall, everything is very straightforward.
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Reliability and Availability
3CX
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
NICE inContact CXone is available when you need it. I have been using it for about a year and I have never suffered any issues that caused my not to have access to the product. If there are updates, they must be downloaded and install in the background because I do not see them
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Performance
3CX
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
NICE inContact CXone performs very well even on old computers that are limited in resources. I use a older computer with limited memory and it seems to handle NICE inContact CXone very well in most cases. There will be times when it acts up for whatever reason bust over ninety percent of the time.
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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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NICE Systems
inContact only allows specific users to contact them for support. Even though I use the product daily and it accounts for a large amount of my workload, I still have to contact an authorized user to create an incident. These users are managers and their schedules are very busy. This can result in delays in incidents being opened and resolved.
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In-Person Training
3CX
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
We did not have face-to-face training and I believe that there was no mistake by nice, as the system was acquired amidst the pandemic and social restrictions.
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Online Training
3CX
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
I would rate 10, since the explanations were far enough to catch all the usabilities.I would rate 10, since the explanations were far enough to catch all the usabilities.I would rate 10, since the explanations were far enough to catch all the usabilities.I would rate 10, since the explanations were far enough to catch all the usabilities.
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Implementation Rating
3CX
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
In spite of not having a relevant participation in the implementation process, I understand that the main insights are, internal tests before presenting to the final customer, this avoids the highest delay in the acquisition process, such as more frequent errors, tests that may mitigate the errors at the time of implementation.
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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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NICE Systems
When it comes to this specific situation (cell centers) NICE definitely has an ADP beat. The analytics, scheduling, and forecasts are extremely well-tailored for this situation. ADP has a more comprehensive solution in my opinion - I feel their UI and mobile app are also more user-friendly. But in terms of performance management functionality, NICE has a more robust system and is able to create additional metrics if we need them When I used ADP there were no custom options available.
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Scalability
3CX
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
I rated 10, because Nice CX one is very much functional. You can simply acess it by website Nice, in any navigator, desktop, notebook or mobile, so you can in a fast way run on every departament of the company.
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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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NICE Systems
  • CXone's omnichannel capabilities and advanced analytics tools enable streamlined processes, increasing agent productivity and reducing handling times. This efficiency translates into cost savings by minimizing operational expenses and maximizing resource utilization.
  • With comprehensive insights into customer interactions and preferences, companies can deliver personalized experiences, leading to higher customer satisfaction and loyalty. With the Voice of the Customer tool, we are able to measure customer satisfaction and provide these statistics to potential future clients.
  • The cloud-based platform is very scalable, allowing us to quickly make adjustments to existing contact delivery as well as stand up new products in a more timely fashion.
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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

NICE CXone Screenshots

Screenshot of CXone DashboardScreenshot of the Enlighten Copilot, which gives  agents smarter interactions, personalized coaching, and automation opportunities.Screenshot of CXone Workforce Management, the omnichannel forecasting and scheduling engine.Screenshot of CXone Studio, a visual tool that does not require programming skills, but instead empowers everyone—from business user to routing flow programmer—to build and manage routing flows for all channels.Screenshot of CXone Interaction Analytics, which is used to get actionable insights from every voice, digital, and self-service customer interaction.Screenshot of CXone Performance Management, used to align employee performance, contact center goals, and customer expectations with continuous improvement.