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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

    3CX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Zoom

    83%
    Zoom ranks higher in 4/4 features

    High quality audio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    689 Ratings

    High quality video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    691 Ratings

    Low bandwidth requirements

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    615 Ratings

    Mobile support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    90 Ratings

    Screen Sharing

    3CX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Zoom

    86%
    Zoom ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Desktop sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    684 Ratings

    Whiteboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    450 Ratings

    Online Meetings / Events

    3CX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Zoom

    84%
    Zoom ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Calendar integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    613 Ratings

    Meeting initiation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    671 Ratings

    Integrates with social media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    293 Ratings

    Record meetings / events

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    644 Ratings

    Slideshows

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    466 Ratings

    Online Events Collaboration

    3CX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Zoom

    84%
    Zoom ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Live chat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    586 Ratings

    Audience polling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    379 Ratings

    Q&A

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    424 Ratings

    Online Events Security

    3CX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Zoom

    84%
    Zoom ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User authentication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    503 Ratings

    Participant roles & permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    555 Ratings

    Confidential attendee list

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    393 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.4

    3CX

    64%
    12 Ratings
    8.8

    Zoom

    88%
    705 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    3CX

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    Zoom

    95%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    3CX

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Zoom

    88%
    39 Ratings

    Availability

    3CX

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoom

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    3CX

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoom

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    5.4

    3CX

    54%
    4 Ratings
    8.3

    Zoom

    83%
    53 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    3CX

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoom

    100%
    14 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    3CX

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    Zoom

    77%
    15 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    3CX

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoom

    100%
    1 Rating

    Professional Services

    3CX

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Zoom

    91%
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zoom

    In the new area of pandemic-era meetings online, I really like the opportunity that Zoom provides to have a meeting space. The audio and video quality is typically good, with problems usually being blamed on the bandwidth of the service provider. The recordings are great to be able to use once they have been processed. In fact, if there was one thing I would improve about recordings, it would be the amount of time it takes to render the video ready for output and sharing.
    Randy Palmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Zoom

    • The ease of hosting & joining meetings with a simple URL.
    • The ability to screen-share and share control of screens seamlessly makes collaboration even better.
    • Participants limit in a zoom meeting is way better than other collaboration tools.
    • Ability to restrict unwanted users from joining the meeting even with the meeting password.
    Sameera Srivastava | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Daniel Merkl | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zoom

    • Sharing zoom complete information is not visible on the screen, and also a bit is confusing minimizing and maximizing.
    • Every time someone enters the chat, a chat box appears on my screen, and some features are missing from this version.
    • Automatic conference connection based on a schedule isn't an option, and neither is enhanced security measures.
    Muhammad Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    3CX

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    3CX Editions & Modules

    Edition
    StandardFree
    Pro1.082
    Enterprise1.312
    1. none
    2. 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.

    Zoom

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $14.99 per month

    Zoom Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Virtual H.323/SIP Room Connector$491
    Business19.991
    1. per month
    SaaS Edition
    BasicFree1
    Pro14.992
    Business19.992
    Enterprise19.992
    1. Free
    2. per month/per license
    Additional Pricing Details
    Discounts available for each plan if you pay annually.

    Likelihood to Renew

    3CX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zoom

    Zoom 9.5
    Based on 15 answers
    We're sticking with Zoom for the foreseeable future--given its compelling feature set, ease of use, and advanced technology, there's just no other competition to be excited about. Plus it's a Gartner-recognized industry leader, so it's a rather easy choice.
    Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    3CX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zoom

    Zoom 8.8
    Based on 39 answers
    Zoom has been very good in terms of usability as I have rarely had issues joining the meetings on desktop and it has always provided me with a stable audio and video and it makes it very easy for me to get through any meetings without much problem. I have found that it helps create a very friendly environment with my team through the creation of conferences and moderated chat rooms.
    Bart Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    3CX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zoom

    Zoom 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    There have been less than a handful of outages during our two years with Zoom, and whenever there was one, an email informing us of the outage went out immediately, and they had the issue resolved shortly thereafter.
    Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    3CX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zoom

    Zoom 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Zoom has among the best performance of any video conference platform, as I've mentioned several times. Besides that, their Chat platform works great, and their back end always runs smooth. It's unfortunate that reporting can now only be done by one month at a time, but nonetheless, it only takes a second to run any kind of Zoom report, whether it's an attendee report, Poll results, a user report, a list of meetings from the past month, etc.
    Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    3CX

    3CX 5.4
    Based on 4 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

    Zoom

    Zoom 8.3
    Based on 53 answers
    As I've written before, Zoom makes us feel like we matter and that we're a client rather than a customer. They want us to succeed and they put in the time to make sure that we do. I feel like they're more of a business partner rather than simply a vendor or supplier. They spent a lot of time onboarding with us, giving us demos, helping us get set up, and then giving us follow-up to be sure it's going well.
    Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    3CX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zoom

    Zoom 10.0
    Based on 14 answers
    If you receive any pushback from higher ups, point to any of the various positive reviews like this one. Or show Zoom's excellent Gartner report, or articles describing Zoom's partnership with Sequoia capital. It's not difficult to show how Zoom is a trustworthy industry leader with best-in-class technology.
    Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zoom

    Zoom cannot be beaten for ubiquity - 100% of my clients and prospective clients are already familiar with Zoom. This is the #1 reason why I use Zoom. Additionally, Zoom integrates with AcuityScheduling, saving me a lot of time in creating meetings and adding them to the calendar. Zoom is disappointing in terms of video quality, interactivity features, and privacy. In cases where I need to use the recording of webinars for digital products, I will always use Crowdcast, and in cases where privacy is essential, I will use JitsiMeet.
    Sarah Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    3CX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zoom

    Zoom 7.7
    Based on 15 answers
    Overall I feel it is a fair price for what you pay for and the time constraints are not an issue at all. Zoom allows users to be on there for hours and hours and also you can launch as many meetings as you want. Overall I am very happy with using Zoom for our business.
    Brandon Losover | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    3CX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zoom

    Zoom 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Because the Basic licenses are completely free, and because it's very easy to configure and install Zoom, and because anyone can join Zoom from a link without needing an account, scaling is a Breeze. There are absolutely no roadblocks. My company keeps adding more Zoom Pro license every week since it's so in demand. We were able to convert users from several different platforms onto Zoom with no trouble at all.
    Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Professional Services

    3CX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zoom

    Zoom 9.1
    Based on 8 answers
    Zoom is an all-around, robust, and equipped tool that serves a huge requirement for communicating and running business processes very effectively. The calendar integration is very helpful in notifying the team members [of] any meeting upcoming and is also apt for mobile use in special cases as well. The phone call feature is also very standout. Minimum bugs and ease of use make it the first choice for any company.
    Santanu Sen | 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

    Zoom

    • It enables me to send and receive messages from my team members during video calls, handling online presentations.
    • With the ability to quickly stop, mute, and even receive notifications when someone enters or exits the meeting room, I'm never obligated to show up while making a call.
    • It is possible to record online meetings for future reference and more effective customer service. As we dealt with a lockdown, Zoom helped our business run smoothly.
    Aurpa Fiza | TrustRadius Reviewer

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