8x8 Contact Center vs. Ooma Office

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 Contact Center
Score 7.5 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
Ooma Office
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
For businesses of all sizes, Ooma provides advanced voice and collaboration features which they describe as flexible and scalable. With plans starting at $19.95 per user per month, Ooma Office is available without contracts or long-term commitments so as to make it easy for a small business to scale its office phone system with Ooma as its business grows. Ooma Office features include: Unlimited Calling in U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico Free Local…
$9.95
per month
Pricing
8x8 Contact CenterOoma Office
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Local Phone Number
$9.95
per month
Toll Free Number
$9.95
per month
Toll Free Calling Plan
$15.00
per month
Base Price
$19.95
per month
User Extension
$19.95
per month
Pro
$24.95
per month
Ooma Linx
$49.99
per month
Ooma Wireless Adapter
$49.99
per month
Ooma DP1 Desk Phone
$89.99
per month
Expansion Base Station
$99.99
per month
Yealink IP Phones
$99.99
per month
Cisco IP Phones
$109.99
per month
Yealink Conference IP Phones
$399.99
per month
Conference Bridge
Free
Ring Groups
Free
Virtual Receptionist
Free
Number Porting
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 Contact CenterOoma Office
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$19.95 per user/month
Additional DetailsOoma Office offers plans starting at $19.95 per user/month with no contracts, ever.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
8x8 Contact CenterOoma Office
Considered Both Products
8x8 Contact Center
Ooma Office
Chose Ooma Office
OOMA is better at customer service and pricing.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 Contact CenterOoma Office
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Contact Center
6.9
131 Ratings
19% below category average
Ooma Office
-
Ratings
Agent dashboard7.8116 Ratings00 Ratings
Validate callers6.9105 Ratings00 Ratings
Outbound response8.0102 Ratings00 Ratings
Call forwarding8.0119 Ratings00 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)5.577 Ratings00 Ratings
Warm transfer8.0115 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive dialing7.953 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive voice response7.169 Ratings00 Ratings
REST APIs7.541 Ratings00 Ratings
Call scripts7.469 Ratings00 Ratings
Call tracking6.9115 Ratings00 Ratings
Multichannel integration4.567 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM software integration4.459 Ratings00 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
Ooma Office
-
Ratings
Inbound call routing7.8111 Ratings00 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing8.161 Ratings00 Ratings
Recording8.0108 Ratings00 Ratings
Quality management7.7108 Ratings00 Ratings
Call analytics7.5108 Ratings00 Ratings
Historical reporting7.3100 Ratings00 Ratings
Live reporting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer surveys7.157 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Contact Center
-
Ratings
Ooma Office
8.1
47 Ratings
1% below category average
Hosted PBX00 Ratings8.425 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)00 Ratings7.831 Ratings
Directory of employee names00 Ratings8.241 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Contact Center
-
Ratings
Ooma Office
8.9
65 Ratings
5% above category average
Answering rules00 Ratings9.357 Ratings
Call recording00 Ratings8.244 Ratings
Call park00 Ratings8.540 Ratings
Call screening00 Ratings8.850 Ratings
Message alerts00 Ratings9.656 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Contact Center
-
Ratings
Ooma Office
9.2
43 Ratings
11% above category average
Audio conferencing00 Ratings9.243 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Contact Center
-
Ratings
Ooma Office
9.0
65 Ratings
8% above category average
Mobile app for iOS00 Ratings9.052 Ratings
Mobile app for Android00 Ratings9.039 Ratings
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8x8 Contact CenterOoma Office
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
8x8 Contact CenterOoma Office
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(135 ratings)
8.8
(68 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.7
(6 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(21 ratings)
8.1
(8 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
3.5
(52 ratings)
8.1
(31 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.4
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 Contact CenterOoma Office
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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Ooma, Inc.
We use Ooma Office for everyone in the company including mobile users. It has allowed us to eliminate the spam callers as well give our mobile and remote users the ability to make business calls - from any device, from anywhere, at any time - without having to worry about any long distance charges, or without giving up their personal telephone numbers (at home or cellular).
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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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Ooma, Inc.
  • Ease of IVR customization: Allows my business to adapt quickly to an ever-changing business economy
  • Plug and Play application: I was up and running within minutes of opening the box with the equipment in it!
  • Find Me, Follow Me for remote access: No matter where I go, I can bring the office with me.
  • Simple, Straightforward Billing: I recognized savings from day 1; my monthly invoice stays the same every month!
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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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Ooma, Inc.
  • Cell phone app could be a little easier to use.
  • Ooma Desktop needs some tweaking to make it more user friendly.
  • I would like my 800 number to be assigned to my personal mailbox vs. having to have its own extension.
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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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Ooma, Inc.
We have found it very easy to configure, manage, and expand our phone operations with Ooma Office. We needed a reliable phone network as this is the first means of communication for our customers - Ooma has made it a lot easier for us to manage. Their support is also available 24x7 so that's a huge plus.
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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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Ooma, Inc.
Their usability is a perfect fit for a small business. We can offer the same features a large company offer their customer at a much more affordable price. The ease of use of the system make it quick to set up and train staff with little time required.
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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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Ooma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Performance
8x8, Inc.
Yes everything loads quickly and its ready for use
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Ooma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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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Ooma, Inc.
Ooma Office support is always available. I've never been on the phone with them for longer than 5 minutes. They are knowledgable, have great active listening skills, are able to make recommendations on how to make Ooma Office work even better for you, and wait times to speak with an agent are reasonable and typically less than 1 minute.
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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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Ooma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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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Ooma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
8x8, Inc.
It was extremely easy
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Ooma, Inc.
Have a plan in place before you start the implementation, open communication with the staff on the changes being made, prepare a reference guide on the system and how to navigate the new setup. Budget and allocate time for helping staff learn the new system. Consolidate and coordinate all the questions internally before reaching out to support.
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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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Ooma, Inc.
We went over to Ooma [Office] after having had Intermedia for several years. Intermedia was good, but they were due for an update on many of their systems, which they did after we left. With Ooma [Office], we have our hold music and other basic, easy to use options that fit well for our small business.
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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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Ooma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Scalability
8x8, Inc.
It was implemented across the board in the company and has worked perfectly
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Ooma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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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Ooma, Inc.
  • System made it one-stop shopping for fax lines and phones numbers and equipment which was convenient.
  • It was a shock to see that $39.98 of service manages to result in about $18 of additional “fees” every month. Makes the service significantly less of a bargain than is advertised.
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