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8x8 Contact Center

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 Contact Center

Any business environment where you have remote workers, 8x8 is very well suited for that situation. Large call center operations are also well suited for 8x8 usage. The capabilities of 8x8 Contact Center allow for training (two party call listening). Additionally, the administration of 8x8 is relatively intuitive, and doesn't take a huge amount of time to set up new users.
Gary Savage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

CIC is best suited for business models that rely on heavily leverage Data Integration especially one like ours that require real-time and high-speed data access for billing and customer integration.CIC is not well suited for small organizations < 50 where they are only answering phones in the course of doing business VS. the business is the phone.
Jim Barber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Contact Center Software

8x8 Contact Center
6.8
Genesys PureConnect
7.9
Agent dashboard
8x8 Contact Center
6.9
Genesys PureConnect
7.2
Validate callers
8x8 Contact Center
6.6
Genesys PureConnect
7.8
Outbound response
8x8 Contact Center
7.0
Genesys PureConnect
8.1
Call forwarding
8x8 Contact Center
7.3
Genesys PureConnect
8.0
Click-to-call (CTC)
8x8 Contact Center
6.1
Genesys PureConnect
8.1
Warm transfer
8x8 Contact Center
7.0
Genesys PureConnect
8.5
Predictive dialing
8x8 Contact Center
7.1
Genesys PureConnect
7.9
Interactive voice response
8x8 Contact Center
7.3
Genesys PureConnect
8.0
REST APIs
8x8 Contact Center
6.1
Genesys PureConnect
8.1
Call scripts
8x8 Contact Center
6.9
Genesys PureConnect
7.9
Call tracking
8x8 Contact Center
6.6
Genesys PureConnect
7.5
Multichannel integration
8x8 Contact Center
7.4
Genesys PureConnect
8.0
CRM software integration
8x8 Contact Center
6.7
Genesys PureConnect
7.6

Workforce Optimization (WFO)

8x8 Contact Center
7.5
Genesys PureConnect
7.8
Inbound call routing
8x8 Contact Center
7.6
Genesys PureConnect
8.3
Omnichannel inbound routing
8x8 Contact Center
8.8
Genesys PureConnect
7.9
Recording
8x8 Contact Center
7.2
Genesys PureConnect
8.2
Quality management
8x8 Contact Center
6.7
Genesys PureConnect
8.3
Call analytics
8x8 Contact Center
6.8
Genesys PureConnect
7.3
Historical reporting
8x8 Contact Center
6.5
Genesys PureConnect
7.1
Live reporting
8x8 Contact Center
9.0
Genesys PureConnect
7.6
Customer surveys
8x8 Contact Center
7.4
Genesys PureConnect
7.8
Customer interaction analytics
8x8 Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
7.6

Pros

8x8 Contact Center

  • 8x8 supports multiple platforms which made it easy to implement across our organization, with both physical and virtual phones for all employees.
  • 8x8 offers an easy to learn administration system, which is fairly robust and offers as much or as little customization as you may need for your business.
  • 8x8 comes with great onboarding support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

  • Purely Software Based System: On Microsoft OS. It is an all software-based system making it easy to manage, integrate and interface with other systems
  • One Vendor: All modules, IVR, ACD, Dialer, WFM are from one vendor. So, no compatibility and latency issues at all.
  • Superb Notifier Service: You don't have to restart any process or service for a change to take effect.
Shahbaz Chughtai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 Contact Center

  • The initial live support person can sometimes be difficult to communicate with. However, they will take down your key problems and escalate it to the right person to deal with your issues.
  • Better online chat support. The online chat seems to be limited to a bot to direct to their FAQ or to assist in opening a ticket only. The ability to schedule a chat online instead of calls would help.
Chris Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

  • Licensing can be challenging and very expensive.
  • Client templates are hard to administer and are built very different than the rest of the functionality.
  • Web desktop has been slow to come along and include all the features.
  • Optimizer is very sub-par product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.6
Based on 12 answers
We are so embedded on Pure Connect that we like to progress with it. For instance, we are looking into ways to provide different solutions to our customers, help our business to succeed, and work in a better CX.
One of the biggest advantages is that all is in one platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

8x8 Contact Center

8x8 Contact Center 8.0
Based on 16 answers
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!!
Kelly Disera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.6
Based on 9 answers
Our new hire Contact Center agents are able to pick it up quickly and intuitively use it without many questions. As an Admin I was able to learn it quickly with out much training by using internal and external resources
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

8x8 Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 9.1
Based on 6 answers
The application itself uses a hub and spoke model that can help isolate errors in one section of the application from the rest, creating a much more stable overall program. Of all of the outages that we've had with our contact center platform, I can count on one hand how often it was truly a Genesys issue rather than a network issue, server issue or issue with a platform relied upon for an integration (web services, db calls).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

8x8 Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Some of the client applications take a bit of time on initial load, but with the move towards web based applications that issue is alleviated. You can tell that effort really isn't putting into the desktop apps any longer and that the client development effort is being put into bringing Interaction Connect closer to feature parity with the desktop (and bringing wholly new features to Connect).As far as IVR operations, web service calls, database operations: they all operate reasonably.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

8x8 Contact Center

8x8 Contact Center 6.9
Based on 69 answers
The agents took ownership and solved the problem. Restating and clarifying everything I said kept 8x8 from getting a "10" here. Despite the agents restating and clarifying too much, the senior technicians know what they are doing! They kept digging and digging until they found the problem, fixed it, and (most importantly) tested it before ending the call. This is not consistent with call center industry standards as most agents with other firms "fix" a problem and hang up. We don't learn how bad the "fix" was until later.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 7.7
Based on 16 answers
Some cases are resolved quickly others are taking longer and the reseller sometimes has to chase support several times and explain the issue seen several times. While being a direct customer before, I recognise this and it seems that when a case moves to another engineer they don’t read the previous case notes or don’t understand what has been done. This, from a customers perspective, slows down resolution times.
Ruud Reinold | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

8x8 Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.2
Based on 4 answers
I liked the setup of the whole class. The instructor knew the topic well enough to answer questions from entry level to a more advanced one.
Instructor encouraged participation of the whole class and was able to engage every one. Also provided "real live" examples so everyone can relate to it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

8x8 Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.3
Based on 3 answers
The online training itself is good. You are provided resources and can self study to a certain point, but the pacing always felt off. Either snails pace or like trying to drink from a fire hose. I think this easily could have had to do with course material and my personal preparations, though. I would say my main gripe is that since the acquisition the team responsible for actually booking training is very unresponsive and often not knowledgeable about the courses they offer. Booking my last training was a real chore.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

8x8 Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 6.1
Based on 21 answers
Don't try to go the perfect solution as a first target. Work on answer the more needs with a simple solution. Then analyse and try again to answer the most needs with adding a bit if complexity only if require. No needs to customise straight from the beginning or deployment takes too long.
Laurent Pret | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

8x8 Contact Center

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.
Chris Bugg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Call Manager, you had to buy all the components that are out of the box for PureConnect. The licensing model is more expensive on the Cisco side vs the Genesys PureConnect side. Lastly was on the Cisco side since you have to connect/integrate all the components on the cisco side you have to have so many vendors to install those parts. This drives the cost up even more so it was not worth going that route for our organization.
Micheal McComber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

8x8 Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Genesys PureConnect's core and adjunct model allows for fairly easy growth in satellite locations via off site session managers, remote located media servers, remote content servers, etc to allow you to spread the infrastructure out while not pushing as much network traffic to your core data centers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

8x8 Contact Center

  • 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.
Michael Furman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

  • We're improving our CX by optimizing our call centers, using additional attributes and keys to identify the best rep for the job.
  • We are also streamlining the journey of each individual customer by using PureConnect as the central interface for omnichannel interactions, allowing us to pick up the conversation where we left off.
  • Using additional attributes that start with the contact center interaction, we're able to track a student journey and proactively step in - increasing our individualized support to focus on the student outcome.
Blake Dunham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

8x8 Contact Center

Pricing Details

8x8 Contact Center

General

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

Genesys PureConnect

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 Contact Center
7.3
Genesys PureConnect
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
8.6

Usability

8x8 Contact Center
8.0
Genesys PureConnect
8.6

Reliability and Availability

8x8 Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
9.1

Performance

8x8 Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
8.8

Support Rating

8x8 Contact Center
6.9
Genesys PureConnect
7.7

In-Person Training

8x8 Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
8.2

Online Training

8x8 Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
8.3

Implementation Rating

8x8 Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
6.1

Scalability

8x8 Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
8.2

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