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Likelihood to Recommend

3CX

The 3CX system is a well-thought out phone system with many features and options. The plan pricing is very affordable and flexible depending on your business needs. However, the key to having a solid, well-performing system with 3CX is the quality of your Internet connection. You may want to discuss your Internet connection type and speeds with a 3CX reseller before deciding on a 3CX system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Talk

Well suited in the way it records each interaction. This is specifically helpful for my managers that may be dealing with an escalated issue to hear exactly what took place on a call with one of their agents. It's also an amazing way for them to develop and grow their agents to become more productive and impactful on their calls.
Shea Mworia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Contact Center Software

3CX
Zendesk Talk
6.7
Agent dashboard
3CX
Zendesk Talk
5.5
Validate callers
3CX
Zendesk Talk
4.4
Outbound response
3CX
Zendesk Talk
4.7
Call forwarding
3CX
Zendesk Talk
8.6
Click-to-call (CTC)
3CX
Zendesk Talk
7.8
Warm transfer
3CX
Zendesk Talk
5.7
Interactive voice response
3CX
Zendesk Talk
5.0
REST APIs
3CX
Zendesk Talk
9.0
Call tracking
3CX
Zendesk Talk
7.8
Multichannel integration
3CX
Zendesk Talk
7.5
CRM software integration
3CX
Zendesk Talk
7.5

Workforce Optimization (WFO)

3CX
Zendesk Talk
6.4
Inbound call routing
3CX
Zendesk Talk
7.0
Omnichannel inbound routing
3CX
Zendesk Talk
9.7
Recording
3CX
Zendesk Talk
8.9
Quality management
3CX
Zendesk Talk
6.6
Call analytics
3CX
Zendesk Talk
4.6
Historical reporting
3CX
Zendesk Talk
5.2
Live reporting
3CX
Zendesk Talk
6.8
Customer surveys
3CX
Zendesk Talk
3.9
Customer interaction analytics
3CX
Zendesk Talk
4.9

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Talk

  • Call recording is a nice feature! It is great for training purposes and for quality assurance.
  • The metrics you get from Explore are a great insight into how the team is handling the call volumes.
  • Zendesk Talk has met most of our needs. It can be a bit unreliable at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

3CX

  • It can include outgoing fax functionality
  • Voice quality appears to suffer greatly with weak Internet signal
  • Setting up conference calls could be made simpler
  • Can include texting capability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Talk

  • Call transfer should be much easier
  • A group of users can be made to contact or call in between themselves like an Extension system for all the users in the system
  • Text to speech would be awesome
Sohaib Ahmed Khattak - PCI QIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

3CX

3CX 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's been doing really good job for us. Are there better PBX systems out there? For sure there are, with more features and better support. But those are way more expensive and harder to implement and maintain. This system is almost no brainier, next -> next -> next -> finish and you have installed it. With a few more configs to hook it up to your SIP or PRI lines, you are up and running! Everything is GUI based so it's easy to navigate. It have everything you need to run serious call centre so I would recommend it for anyone unless you are Fortune 500 company with billions of budget for IT, then spend the big money and go with Cisco PBX.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Talk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

3CX

3CX 5.7
Based on 5 answers
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.
Laura Steinbrink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Talk

Zendesk Talk 5.6
Based on 3 answers
During setup and demo, the implementation team gave us like $4 in credits, as if we were going to steal minutes from them. We had to go back and ask for more credits multiple times to complete our setup/proof-of-concept
Vincent Frisina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

3CX

We didn't want Cisco Call Manager anymore. We used a very old version previously, but nonetheless it didn't have a very good name in the company. PureCloud was too call center focused so in the end, we like 3CX best. A small pilot was configured very fast, and after we went full production, there were no big issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Talk

Zendesk Talk has many of the features as the other phone systems I have used. My only reservation is their lack of focus on a feature that will allow their clients to remain PCI compliant.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Artur Bittencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Talk

  • A decrease in employee turnover by 47% due to increased morale from not being bogged down with emails. They feel like they can focus more of their attention on the customer's needs and resolve their issues quicker.
  • Limiting how many people can be in the queue has led to issues with customers getting frustrated with hold times and being harder to save when they are calling in to cancel our services.
Shea Mworia | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

3CX

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

3CX Editions & Modules

Edition
StandardFree
Pro1.082
Enterprise1.312
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing 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.

Zendesk Talk

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Zendesk Talk Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

3CX
8.7
Zendesk Talk
7.9

Usability

3CX
8.0
Zendesk Talk

Support Rating

3CX
5.7
Zendesk Talk
5.6

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