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Attribute Ratings

  • PanTerra Streams is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.1

3CX

71%
14 Ratings
8.0

PanTerra Streams

80%
9 Ratings

Support Rating

5.4

3CX

54%
4 Ratings
8.1

PanTerra Streams

81%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

3CX

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

PanTerra Streams

76%
8 Ratings

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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PanTerra

PanTerra Streams is well suited for file sharing amongst different groups in the organization. This enables both parties to work at a higher speed towards achieving set goals. Also, the messaging feature enables the team to communicate frequently in case they need any clarification. It is also well suited for voicemail messages.
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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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PanTerra

  • Setup is not rushed, and when the system is built, there is no charge.
  • Software is stable, we only went to customer service 3 times last year to deal with minor problems.
  • Call quality is good and the control panel is simple.
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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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PanTerra

  • Onboarding process was rough in the beginning.
  • Installation and setup was not that easy.
  • I'm not happy about the shipping charges. It didn't show up in my offer, and my salesman didn't tell me.
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Pricing Details

3CX

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

3CX editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
StandardFree1
Pro1.082
Enterprise1.313

Footnotes

  1. none
  2. per user/per month
  3. per user/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

Price 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.

PanTerra Streams

Starting Price

$12.95 per month per seat

Editions & Modules

PanTerra Streams editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Business Basic17.951
Business Plus24.952
Professional29.953
Call Center44.954

Footnotes

  1. per month per seat
  2. per month per seat
  3. per month per seat
  4. per month per seat

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional Free Remote, On-site varies, flexible terms

Additional Details

Request 30% discount on pricing for a limited time on all seat types.

Pricing & Features

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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PanTerra

Overall I'd rate Pantera streams 9 out of 10 because I still use it and it continues to be of great importance to me and my company. The job gets done. The company stays In profit all thanks to Pantera Streams
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Implementation Rating

3CX

No answers on this topic

PanTerra

What I got as insight from our implementation team was that it did not take much time and the process was quick and easy. Besides that, the short time we were obliged to wait explains how comfortable it is to implement the software.
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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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PanTerra

Invoca has been more on cloud-center and call center data around for an SEO functionality for marketing campaigns. PanTerra borrows on the same start but does not center for SEO or marketing, instead high-end KPI reporting while Invoca is to be used more for the VOC (Voice of the Cusomter) analytics instead
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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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PanTerra

  • Instead of having different programs with [the] monthly cost for phone fax [interoffice] communications everything is composed to one monthly rate instead.
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