3CX vs. Provide Support Live Chat

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
Provide Support Live Chat
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Provide Support has been a live chat and website monitoring software provider since 2003. The vendor says more than 30000 customers use their live help software globally. The vendor also says they are serving businesses and organizations from a variety of industries such as E-Commerce, Travel, Tourism & Hospitality, Auto Sales, Car Rental, Consulting, Insurance, Financial, Government, Real Estate, Web Design and Development, Web Hosting, Education, and Pharmacy.
$24
per month
Pricing
3CXProvide Support Live Chat
Editions & Modules
Pro
$1.08
per user/per month
Enterprise
$1.31
per user/per month
Standard
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
3CXProvide Support Live Chat
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.Provide Support Live Chat is offered as a SaaS. The price depends on the number of required operator profiles and chosen billing period. The more profiles and the longer billing period, the less price per 1 operator profile per month. Small Business package (1 operator) - $13/month if billed annually or $24 if billed monthly. Corporate Plan (3 operators) - $25.80/month if billed annually or $53 if billed monthly. Enterprise Plan (10 operators) - $59.40/month if billed annually or $108 if billed monthly.
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User Ratings
3CXProvide Support Live Chat
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(14 ratings)
9.7
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(2 ratings)
9.7
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
3CXProvide Support Live Chat
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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Provide Support Live Chat
Provide Support Live Chat is a very user friendly tool. It allows my Customer Service Team to perform their daily duties and easily access live chats when needed. It's really great because we can ask for contact information so we can research questions if needed and then reply back in a timely manner. Our customers and potential customers can always have access to a live person.
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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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Provide Support Live Chat
  • Incoming chat notifications
  • Easy to add additional operators to the room
  • Easy to see information of the person you are chatting with
  • Chat transcripts are automatically emailed
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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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Provide Support Live Chat
  • Does not allow us to flag a particular 'consumer' as a scammer.
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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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Provide Support Live Chat
They are there when I need them.
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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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Provide Support Live Chat
We elected to continue with Provide Support Live Chat because it was more economical compared to Salesforce's option. While Salesforce contained more integration options, we did not see the need to dramatically increase our costs just to have direct integration with Salesforce records and accounts. We haven't evaluated other options since we are happy with Provide Support Live Chat.
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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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Provide Support Live Chat
  • I was not a part of the business decision to start using Provide Support Live Chat. I have been with the company for 6 years and I can say it is well worth it.
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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

Provide Support Live Chat Screenshots

Screenshot of Native chat agent appsScreenshot of Customizable chat windowScreenshot of Provide Support chat on a websiteScreenshot of Wide set of chat window localizationsScreenshot of Chat statistics app