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
Webex Meetings
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Webex Meetings is a video conferencing solution powering hybrid work. It enables a seamless collaboration experience and better results with meetings that are designed to give everyone the ability to engage no matter their location, language, or communication style.
$11.95
per month
Pricing
3CXWebex Meetings
Editions & Modules
Pro
$1.08
per user/per month
Enterprise
$1.31
per user/per month
Standard
Free
Webex Free
$0.00
user/month
Webex Meet
$14.50
user/month
Webex Suite: Meet + Call Plan
$25.00
user/month
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
3CXWebex Meetings
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
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.Webex Meetings are available at no cost to users. They are included in the Webex Suite, starting at $11.95 per user/per month for Enterprise Agreements.
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Features
3CXWebex Meetings
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.1
759 Ratings
1% above category average
High quality audio00 Ratings8.7754 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings8.5748 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings7.2721 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings8.1683 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.3
750 Ratings
4% above category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.7748 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings7.9650 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.3
759 Ratings
1% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings8.5719 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings8.4746 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings7.8304 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings8.6708 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings8.4644 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.3
718 Ratings
1% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.7698 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings8.1617 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings8.2625 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.4
714 Ratings
0% above category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.4664 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.4696 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings8.4410 Ratings
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User Ratings
3CXWebex Meetings
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(14 ratings)
8.6
(770 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(46 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(102 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(450 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(425 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(2 ratings)
7.8
(108 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(14 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(10 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(421 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(9 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
3CXWebex Meetings
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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Cisco
Good examples: - Conducting trainings and courses - Planning meetings and inviting colleagues to attend - Presenting topics to a large group of people - Speech reproduction is very good - assigning rights and copresentor Not so good: - Interaction with other applications - Mute microphones when using multiple clients - Video call quality - Tracking history, private settings
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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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Cisco
  • We have a global and diverse team with different devices and operating systems. Webex works smoothly on all of them and everyone can collaborate in real-time saving a lot of time and effort, making meetings much more productive.
  • We can easily capture discussion points and decisions for future reference, without the need for manual note-taking. It helps us in smaller group discussions and brainstorming sessions within the main meeting itself.
  • I can even tailor the layout to suit the meeting's purpose and agenda. Webex is intuitive and easy to navigate, even for non-technical users, joining and scheduling meetings is a smooth process.
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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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Cisco
  • While sharing the content of browsers like Chrome or Firefox it becomes difficult to toggle from one tab to another due to menu dropdown from the top.
  • Sometimes while joining a meeting it asks you to download the app again even if it's downloaded.
  • Limited scheduling option through mobile WebEx app
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Likelihood to Renew
3CX
No answers on this topic
Cisco
Cisco Webex Meetings is a platform that consistently performs well and outperforms some of the other solutions that we have used, such as Zoom. It is user friendly and helps our organization accomplish the goal of connecting with external contacts to conduct meetings and share information
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Usability
3CX
No answers on this topic
Cisco
Webex Meetings does not provide enough audio feedback for users with visual disabilities to properly navigate the tool. Students, faculty, and staff who are blind or have low vision may not be able to use Webex Meetings. Users with motor disabilities that navigate via keyboard, may not be able to navigate the web conferencing session enough to participate fully.
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Reliability and Availability
3CX
No answers on this topic
Cisco
So personally I have never faced any kind of meeting unavailability issue while scandaling meeting with WebEx the bandwidth is really good and in terms of application performance the same is my opinion what I mentioned for availability it is good and the objective of communication is quite fruitfully achieved with a simple and effective product like WebEx which is often bundled with the purchase of course which is which we have at our company and great discount is being offered so it is easy on our pocket. I really don't have any specific errors which have faced I should mention over here the operation or application uses is quite smooth.
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Performance
3CX
No answers on this topic
Cisco
We use browsers to join Webex Meetings and it is very good no issue also appears from Webex APP is very organized and does not consume more resources of PC so no issues appeared. We join audio and video in many ways, all of which are good. We integrated it with active Microsoft Exchange with easy deployment.
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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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Cisco
I gave this rating for overall support on Webex meetings because if something goes wrong we have the best support here and rarely need to go to help.webex.com. Multiple people have been appropriately trained so finding the answers to any issues we occur is very simple here at work.
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In-Person Training
3CX
No answers on this topic
Cisco
It was straight to the point and very informative. effective training often includes clear explanations, hands-on practice opportunities, time for questions and answers, real-world examples, and follow-up support. If you're trying to assess the quality of a specific training session, you might consider these factors. For organizations looking to assess the quality of their in-person training, it's best to solicit feedback directly from the participants. This can be done through anonymous surveys or feedback sessions, enabling the organization to gather firsthand information and improve future training sessions accordingly.
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Online Training
3CX
No answers on this topic
Cisco
We mostly use training from Cisco's online training programs which is very informative and can be easily incorporated into our daily schedules without disrupting our normal working activities. There are many online training materials are available on cisco's website as well as other third-party training companies may also provide additional training.
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Implementation Rating
3CX
No answers on this topic
Cisco
That we needed complex implementation that we didn't get tells me 2 things: 1) the product was not designed in a way that "just worked" like some of its peers (Zoom / BlueJeans) and 2) had our company defined actual user needs and validated / verified that they had bought something that matched those, we would have pursued features / designs more closely aligned with what the product actually does: screen share, sometimes video, definitely VOIP audio (always an option regardless of license), and easy recording and retrieval of meetings.
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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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Cisco
Meetings is the way to go! It blends in with our organization's workflow seamlessly. Teams is great but really suffers in the collaboration department from our personal experience. Webex Meetings is much more fleshed out. The features it has are much more convenient and easier to use. There was a bit of a learning curve, but once you are over that speedbump you are able to get much more use out of Webex Meetings.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
3CX
No answers on this topic
Cisco
We use the free version of Webex Meetings to allow us to connect with suppliers/vendors that demand Webex Meetings be used for collaboration.
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Scalability
3CX
No answers on this topic
Cisco
I can speak to multiple departments at my organization using Webex Meetings. It has been, and continues to be, our longest online meeting software. It has been deployed across the organization and each department uses it. As I have mentioned, our monthly all-organization Town Halls are hosted on Webex. We have also used it to broadcast a panel-based speaker event.
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Professional Services
3CX
No answers on this topic
Cisco
It is a user friendly application. We have had no adoption problems within 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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Cisco
  • The costly nature of individual accounts across multiple schools made it difficult to maintain the budget when our student population grew exponentially.
  • Often communicated to clients and stakeholders that we were a trustworthy and elevated provider.
  • Limited engagement and interactive features with students often contributed to complaints around student engagement and buy-in.
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