8x8 Contact Center vs. Twilio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 Contact Center
Score 7.7 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
Twilio
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Twilio offers a CPaaS and CCaaS solution, with the combination of its programmable Voice, Video, and Messaging APIs, as well as the Twilio Flex cloud contact center. Additional capabilities include Twilio's Elastic SIP Trunking, as well as API for WhatsApp.
$0
per min per participant
Pricing
8x8 Contact CenterTwilio
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Programmable Video
$0.0015
per min per participant
WhatsApp Business API
$0.0042
Per WhatsApp Template message sent
WhatsApp Business API
$0.005
Per WhatsApp session message
Elastic SIP Trunking
$0.007
Per min for termination
Programmable Messaging
$0.0075
per message sent or received
Programmable Voice
$0.0085
per minute to receive a call
Programmable Voice
$0.013
per min to make a call
Elastic SIP Trunking
$0.045
Per min for origination
Twilio Conversations
$0.05
per active user per month
Twilio Authy
$0.09
per authentication
Programmable Wireless
$0.1
per MB
Twilio Flex (Contact Center)
$1
per active user hour (5000 hours free)
Programmable Wireless
$2.00
per SIM card
Twilio SendGrid Email API
$14.95
per month up to 100k emails. (Up to 40k emails free for 30 days)
Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns
$15
per month for 5,000 contacts and 15,000 emails. Your first 2,000 contacts are free
Twilio Flex (Contact Center)
$150
per named user per month (5000 hours free)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 Contact CenterTwilio
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details1. Pay-as-you-go pricing: Simple usage-based pricing means you don’t get locked into big contracts. 2. Volume discounts: Discounts trigger as your usage grows, so you always get a fair price. 3. Start building today with free trial credit and full API access.
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Community Pulse
8x8 Contact CenterTwilio
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 Contact CenterTwilio
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Contact Center
7.0
130 Ratings
18% below category average
Twilio
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Ratings
Agent dashboard7.8115 Ratings00 Ratings
Validate callers7.0104 Ratings00 Ratings
Outbound response8.1101 Ratings00 Ratings
Call forwarding8.0118 Ratings00 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)5.776 Ratings00 Ratings
Warm transfer8.1114 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive dialing7.952 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive voice response7.269 Ratings00 Ratings
REST APIs7.841 Ratings00 Ratings
Call scripts7.468 Ratings00 Ratings
Call tracking6.9114 Ratings00 Ratings
Multichannel integration4.767 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
7.9
121 Ratings
5% below category average
Twilio
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Ratings
Inbound call routing7.8110 Ratings00 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing8.161 Ratings00 Ratings
Recording8.1107 Ratings00 Ratings
Quality management7.8107 Ratings00 Ratings
Call analytics7.6107 Ratings00 Ratings
Historical reporting7.499 Ratings00 Ratings
Live reporting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer surveys7.257 Ratings00 Ratings
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8x8 Contact CenterTwilio
Small Businesses
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 7.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
Conversica
Conversica
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
Conversica
Conversica
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
8x8 Contact CenterTwilio
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(134 ratings)
6.5
(67 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.8
(6 ratings)
8.1
(5 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(21 ratings)
9.5
(10 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
6.2
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
4.7
(52 ratings)
5.8
(16 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.6
(4 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
7.3
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 Contact CenterTwilio
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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Twilio
Twilio excels in customer service applications, enabling automated SMS updates or voice calls for order confirmations and support. It's ideal for implementing two-factor authentication, enhancing security for online services. However, it's less suitable for businesses needing in-depth, custom telephony infrastructure, as it primarily offers standard, API-driven solutions, or for regions with limited internet connectivity, where cloud-based services may be unreliable.
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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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Twilio
  • Easy to see my team in one place, when they log in and out and what call status they are in.
  • Twilio is a simple, user friendly way to log in and out of work activities.
  • Excellent services and support.
  • The omnichannel feature which allows agents to get request from all channels.
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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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Twilio
  • In my opinion, online support is extremely subpar for clients.
  • In my experience, no way to talk with anyone without a $1,500 investment monthly in their service.
  • In my experience, be prepared to wait at least 2-4 days to receive even one response from their support.
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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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Twilio
We have standardized our processes surrounding Twilio. The entire process just works! There is no significant gap that we need to fill. Instead of thinking about Twilio's replacement, we'd rather focus on our customers with Twilio. It meets all our uses-cases currently. We haven't even explored the entire suite of applications to determine what other use cases we may potentially use.
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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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Twilio
Overall the product API is extremely well documented so it is very easy to build a product with their technology. The website is a little bit cumbersome to use as they have greatly expanded the number of products that they have over the years, but the dashboard UI has not been improved much since.
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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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Twilio
No answers on this topic
Performance
8x8, Inc.
Yes everything loads quickly and its ready for use
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Twilio
The problem tends to be us, the user, rather than Twilio. We don't reach out to support fast enough (spend time struggling), but when we have, they've solved our issue immediately. We are rural, so there are signal issues to accommodate, however, we find that a few staff on a few cellular networks can triangulate where we all have signal to put up a sign.
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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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Twilio
I've never had to contact Authy's support. Of course, that's because Authy is so simple and easy to use that there hasn't been any need to. Authy correctly implements the time-based one-time password (TOTP) protocol, and becomes it conforms to the standard, it easily replaces Google Authenticator for your needs.
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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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Twilio
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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Twilio
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
8x8, Inc.
It was extremely easy
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Twilio
The developer APIs and SDKs are super easy to follow.
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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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Twilio
Twilio was referred to me by a business colleague, and I can't be more thankful! Twilio has helped my Facebook page by leaps and bounds, and I haven't even considered trying another chat option for my page. It is easy to set up, and customer service is quick to answer any and all questions you may have. I highly recommend 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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Twilio
Being in South Africa, direct local currency support would be nice
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Scalability
8x8, Inc.
It was implemented across the board in the company and has worked perfectly
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Twilio
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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Twilio
  • Adding in phone numbers onto our onboarding sequence has increased our user activity by about 30%. We believe due to the users being more invested in the application now.
  • On top of that, our first SMS has increased our week 1 retention by about 15%. Pushing users to go on the app more than 2-3 times has been a struggle and SMS seems to be a solid driver in retention.
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