8x8 Contact Center vs. Genesys Cloud CX

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 Contact Center
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
8x8 Contact Center is a solution that helps businesses boost engagement, collaboration, and operational effectiveness for customer success. Built on the 8x8 XCaaS platform, 8x8 Contact Center helps businesses to connect and collaborate with individuals working inside and outside of the organization.N/A
Genesys Cloud CX
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Genesys Cloud CX (formerly PureCloud, Genesys Cloud) is a contact center application optimized for automatic call distribution, interactive voice response, email, social media, chat, and text/SMS. It is also a VoIP interconnect service provider.
$75
per month
Pricing
8x8 Contact CenterGenesys Cloud CX
Editions & Modules
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Genesys Cloud CX 1 - Voice
$75
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 2 - Digital
$95
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 2 - Digital + Voice
$115
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 3 - Digital + WEM
$135
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 3 Digital + WEM + Voice
$155
per month (billed annually) per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 Contact CenterGenesys Cloud CX
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing plans can also be billed hourly.
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Community Pulse
8x8 Contact CenterGenesys Cloud CX
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Genesys Cloud CX
Chose Genesys Cloud CX
It supported more languages necessary for our global org.
Chose Genesys Cloud CX
Genesys is an end-to-end solution developed in-house - at the time of evaluating Ring Central it was coupled with Nice In Contact, and did not work seamlessly.
Chose Genesys Cloud CX
It's been great but it was a little slow with the ChatGPT integrations compared to its competitors.
Chose Genesys Cloud CX
Genesys Cloud CX favored well against the competitors. Customers like the user interface performance of Genesys over nice. Genesys was very cost competitive over 8x8.
Chose Genesys Cloud CX
Genesys Cloud was MUCH faster than the other software we demo'd
Genesys' user interface was far superior and easier to use than the others.
Chose Genesys Cloud CX
The reliability and useability of the service is a market leader. Whereas with other systems, our agents have had to deal with separate SIP phone applications and a lack of oversight on their own calls coming in, the Genesys platform has offered a great single pane of glass. …
Chose Genesys Cloud CX
The vendor convinced us with great customer service skills; compared to the other reps from the other companies, this one really convinced us. Prices were similar but it was the enjoyable customer experience that sold us. We did think twice as Genesys is not based in New …
Chose Genesys Cloud CX
Genesys' presentation checked all the boxes in our requirements list. The other vendor presentations missed the mark on many different things. Genesys was the only provider that could offer us everything we wanted/ needed in our requirements without costly development fees and …
Chose Genesys Cloud CX
When looking to replace our aging Avaya system, we looked at various different solutions but a cloud-based one was a must. From the three we evaluated, Genesys Cloud was chosen over the other two as it was an all-in-one solution (not separate UC and CC, no matter how much we …
Chose Genesys Cloud CX
I went with Genesys because of the level of support I use to get. Once Genesys implemented their new org structure, the support and main reason for going with the system have changed in a negative way. I even had a support person tell me they weren't trained on something and …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 Contact CenterGenesys Cloud CX
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Contact Center
7.0
131 Ratings
18% below category average
Genesys Cloud CX
8.1
384 Ratings
3% below category average
Agent dashboard7.8116 Ratings7.9367 Ratings
Validate callers7.0105 Ratings7.9320 Ratings
Outbound response8.0102 Ratings7.7285 Ratings
Call forwarding8.0119 Ratings8.3309 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)5.677 Ratings8.4247 Ratings
Warm transfer8.0115 Ratings8.5354 Ratings
Predictive dialing7.953 Ratings7.8210 Ratings
Interactive voice response7.169 Ratings8.3301 Ratings
REST APIs7.641 Ratings8.2253 Ratings
Call scripts7.469 Ratings8.3282 Ratings
Call tracking6.9115 Ratings8.5345 Ratings
Multichannel integration4.667 Ratings8.3277 Ratings
CRM software integration4.459 Ratings7.8267 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Contact Center
7.8
122 Ratings
6% below category average
Genesys Cloud CX
7.8
366 Ratings
6% below category average
Inbound call routing7.8111 Ratings8.5341 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing8.161 Ratings8.1259 Ratings
Recording8.1108 Ratings8.5346 Ratings
Quality management7.7108 Ratings8.0316 Ratings
Call analytics7.6108 Ratings7.9327 Ratings
Historical reporting7.4100 Ratings7.6340 Ratings
Live reporting9.01 Ratings7.8335 Ratings
Customer surveys7.257 Ratings6.6200 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings7.6242 Ratings
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8x8 Contact CenterGenesys Cloud CX
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
8x8 Contact CenterGenesys Cloud CX
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(135 ratings)
8.6
(408 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.7
(6 ratings)
7.2
(37 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(21 ratings)
9.1
(68 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
4.1
(52 ratings)
7.1
(97 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.5
(4 ratings)
8.2
(18 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
7.3
(1 ratings)
7.6
(13 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.6
(2 ratings)
5.2
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(10 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 Contact CenterGenesys Cloud CX
Likelihood to Recommend
8x8, Inc.
8x8 Contact Center has made my Care Center run much more efficiently. It is a move that I wish we had made many years ago. There have not been any days that we have had a disruption in service and the quality of the calls are always perfect.
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Genesys
As I said, I really like the platform because you consolidate everything in the same place. But for Brazil, it still has to adapt. For example, the time zone, the dialing rules. Dialing control is still not clear, it is not transparent. It still needs to evolve.
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Pros
8x8, Inc.
  • Tracks all inbound and outbound calls from our organization.
  • Gives us the ability to record and review calls.
  • Gives the user the ability to receive phone call either via computer, cell phone, or polycom phone when in-house - all received from the same static number/extension.
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Genesys
  • One thing that we really love is the bot capabilities. On our inbound calls for our contact center, we've got a voice spot, and that routes all of our calls for us. We've managed to move away from a traditional IBR and move to a single question for the majority of cases and the customers go through so much faster. So at the moment, the time it takes for a customer to get to our queue is about 27 seconds. Previously that was well over a minute. We've seen huge improvements with it.
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Cons
8x8, Inc.
  • Post-sale support through the online ticket system is painfully slow.
  • It's hard to get in contact with people for license help and understanding why phone numbers are not properly distributed in your account. i.e. Our account has 48 free local numbers and we had to purchase 120 additional numbers. But for some reason only 25 of the 48 free numbers are being utilized, and there's no good way in the Admin UI to see which numbers are which, or reallocate paid numbers into those 'free' slots.
  • The system has bugs which pop up from time to time such as when a user uses the 'Do Not Disturb' option in their app or on their phone - it does not always turn off on the back-end of the system, even though the phone or app shows the user as available. This causes inbound phone calls to be routed directly to Voicemail, and the only notice the user has is when someone reaches out by other means to say "Why is your phone going directly to voicemail?" - which initiates a service ticket for IT who cannot see this in the admin center. And unless 'flipping' DND on then off again fixes it, it requires a ticket with 8x8 which is, as mentioned before, slow.
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Genesys
  • Mostly just little things I'd like to see. I know that, obviously, moving from one platform to another one, there's going to be bumps where we're used to doing something one way we have to learn the new way. So that hasn't been too much of a problem, but there are little quirks I think could be better.
  • I think searching through the menus could be a little easier instead of always having to go back to the main menu so then go to the next menu. That could be a little easier. And mostly just other little tweaks like with gamification on some of the scorekeeping would be a good thing.
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Likelihood to Renew
8x8, Inc.
I really love using this product it has made my job easier to preform my daily tasks. As a customer service agent and claims support agent its awesome
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Genesys
The upcoming upgrades working with Genesys Cloud and Salesforce are very exciting. Even though we don't use Genesys Cloud to the fullest extent it can be used (we just migrated a year ago), when these upgrades roll out, I am very excited to see what it can do to for our agents. I think they are going to be very impressed
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Usability
8x8, Inc.
The system is flexible, adaptable and easy to use and research. Once again the reporting is fantastic and gives up the information we need to be successful and even make changes or tweaks. The 8x8 Contact Center team is there to assist with questions when needed or to help get through an issue. Charlie Knutson is the best!!
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Genesys
Everything is very good. It is very useful, friendly to users and it makes our work easier than what we expected. I think that I don't need any help from someone on how to use Genesys coz basically they will directly feed it to you without any hassle on using it.
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Reliability and Availability
8x8, Inc.
The only issue I have ran across was on getting the updated new version
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Genesys
We had a couple of times where there were application issues or unplanned outages, but they were resolved very quickly. We were never in the position where it was a total outage, which is very important.
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Performance
8x8, Inc.
Yes everything loads quickly and its ready for use
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Genesys
The pages are loading quickly but not every time. There is a delay sometimes. About the integrations, everything is working as expected, there is no slow down.
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Support Rating
8x8, Inc.
The initial live support person seems to be just collecting information and is outsourced. Sometimes it is difficult to communicate with them, but going through this process gets me to the right person and having my support ticket opened in order. It's usually very smooth thereafter.
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Genesys
Support does indeed resolve the issue but they seem to be really slow and I have to stay on them to get my ticket handled. Everyone I have interacted with is very professional and pleasant. Other than being slow its been a good experience
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In-Person Training
8x8, Inc.
Detailed training and good quality to provide our customers to achieve their needs and to give the best we can as far as information and technology and the best service we can to have the customers be satisfied with the technology and the best quality to get the best answers to their doubts.
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Genesys
Genesys team that provide trainings are friendly and professional. They helped us to understand well the product and the functionalities. The training was detailed with use cases. At the end, we got a task to develop that ended with success and we got some Genesys rewards. It was amazing experience
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Online Training
8x8, Inc.
its was with the best quality and the best performance we could have as far as detailed information for us to get the best training on how to get used of 8*8 and provide the best quality and technology to provide to our customers when they need and made us fell comforatble in how to use it
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Genesys
I have taken the preparatory course for Genesys Cloud Certification. I must say that it is a good training for administrators and analysts. The bibliography is very clear and is easy to identify the topics, which are conveniently separated. It is, in my opinion, mandatory for those who want to exercise the position of Genesys Cloud platform administrators.
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Implementation Rating
8x8, Inc.
It was extremely easy
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Genesys
The support engineer that I partnered with during the implementation was exceptional. Every element of the process was done together and the end result of the efforts to grow the knowledge to be able to hand over at the end enabled a pretty smooth transition.
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Alternatives Considered
8x8, Inc.
Vonage was priced right on the install but escalated as the year went on and by the end of the second year, they had lost the edge they had over many other companies and forced a change by me. We had to work with a single account manager and that was hard when things went wrong on the system. The downtime was minimal with them also.
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Genesys
We actually evaluated quite a few products before we moved to Genesys Cloud CX. We had a vendor selection process which went for about six months, and it was pretty rigorous. Five9 was one of them. I think we didn't check out Topdesk so that they were out of the picture, but I think Nice inContact was also there as part of that. So those were the two top contenders. We like Genesys for their workforce management. Five9 - I think they were using some age-old software, to be honest, that was not as automated as Genesys, so we liked it.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8x8, Inc.
It is pretty much "Par for the course" with the options out there with other vendors.
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Genesys
Genesys provides Licensing in 3 tier subscription types of licenses on top based on any business requirements then any sort of feature/functionality inclusion (or removal) is discussed openly. There are 2 types of billing models available which are "Named" and "Concurrent" based on the type of roles users will perform in Genesys Cloud CX environment (eg. Agent, Supervisor, Administrator, and Business Users) Also, the billing period/frequency starts on the actual day the platform is delivered.
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Scalability
8x8, Inc.
It was implemented across the board in the company and has worked perfectly
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Genesys
We were able to successfully implement Genesys Cloud (formerly PureCloud) to multiple departments successfully with a range from low call volumes to very high.
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Professional Services
8x8, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Genesys
Professional services are definitely much more experienced than the support teams, and the price for their services is very fair. I wish that the support team could help answer simple questions about work that the PSS team does, however, so that we do not have to use our SOW for simple Q&A emails.
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Return on Investment
8x8, Inc.
  • The ROI for us is measured more within the CSAT and NPS score increase we have seen thus far, both scores have gone up significantly since we have streamlined our process with 8X8.
  • We are now focusing our attention on retention with the hopes of seeing a second wave of ROI with 8X8.
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Genesys
  • That's a good question. I've been with the company for seven months. I don't know if there's been a huge impact on ROI or finances.
  • Now, in Genesys, I need a carrier that fits directly into Genesys. So, for us, that's going to cut the costs of having a traditional SBC with a traditional Telco. Genesys offers us that. You can't do that with another traditional telephone system. So one of the advantages, I think, for the dollar, is that I can bring my own carrier that fits directly into Genesys and eliminate the physical layer, so I can also play with my channels on that side. I can manage my telephone according to the times of year when the call centers are busier or less busy. From a financial point of view, that can be a positive thing.
  • In terms of return on investment, the company I work for had already been on Genesys PureConnect for years. So moving to PureCloud was a logical one because PureConnect was disappearing. I'm not sure if I have the answer, whether we've made savings or huge savings. One thing's for sure: ease of use, the whole customer experience aspect, the fact that we can chat and interact by email, these are things that weren't possible with the old versions. That's a positive thing.
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ScreenShots

Genesys Cloud CX Screenshots

Screenshot of Genesys Cloud directories, used to find the right person in an organizationScreenshot of a dashboard where agents can see the activities in their queueScreenshot of a dashboard where contact center managers are shown key metricsScreenshot of the built-in Call Center Co-browsing capability