8x8 Contact Center vs. Zendesk Talk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 Contact Center
Score 7.5 out of 10
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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
Zendesk Talk
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Zendesk Talk is call center software built on the Twilio cloud communication platform that integrates with the Zendesk Support ticketing system. This allows customer service teams to provide phone support from the same platform they use to manage all other channels.N/A
Pricing
8x8 Contact CenterZendesk Talk
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 Contact CenterZendesk Talk
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
8x8 Contact CenterZendesk Talk
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
Zendesk Talk
8.1
15 Ratings
3% below category average
Agent dashboard7.8116 Ratings7.415 Ratings
Validate callers6.9105 Ratings7.911 Ratings
Outbound response8.0102 Ratings8.513 Ratings
Call forwarding8.0119 Ratings7.614 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)5.577 Ratings8.612 Ratings
Warm transfer8.0115 Ratings7.811 Ratings
Predictive dialing7.953 Ratings7.67 Ratings
Interactive voice response7.169 Ratings8.59 Ratings
REST APIs7.541 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Call scripts7.469 Ratings8.35 Ratings
Call tracking6.9115 Ratings7.413 Ratings
Multichannel integration4.567 Ratings7.69 Ratings
CRM software integration4.459 Ratings9.68 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
Zendesk Talk
7.4
15 Ratings
11% below category average
Inbound call routing7.8111 Ratings7.611 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing8.161 Ratings7.69 Ratings
Recording8.0108 Ratings7.814 Ratings
Quality management7.7108 Ratings7.712 Ratings
Call analytics7.5108 Ratings7.712 Ratings
Historical reporting7.3100 Ratings6.912 Ratings
Live reporting9.01 Ratings5.413 Ratings
Customer surveys7.157 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings8.19 Ratings
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8x8 Contact CenterZendesk Talk
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
8x8 Contact CenterZendesk Talk
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(135 ratings)
8.0
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.7
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(21 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
3.4
(52 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.4
(4 ratings)
-
(0 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 CenterZendesk Talk
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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Zendesk
Zendesk Talk is a great partner that helps us in the customer care area by managing every type of contact with customers (both phone calls and emails). I know there is also the possibility to have integration with instant messaging apps (like messenger and WhatsApp but I have never used them in my experience). In my opinion, the best scenario for Zendesk Talk is represented by a context with a high amount of contacts/requests where a unique platform could be a help both on the external side (customers) and on the internal side (a lot of colleagues who are working in the same area and have to work in a coordinate way). For customers, they could benefit from tailor-made answers, also based on past contacts for the same topic, and avoid waiting times during phone calls, with an immediate follow-up. For internal work management, operators don't overlap in a single request, and even if the same operator is not available the one who manages the request later has complete visibility of the entire topic from the historical point of view. Last but not least, I think that Zendesk Talk helps a lot in the context in which the request's speed is a KPI to manage constantly.
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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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Zendesk
  • Call recording is a nice feature! It is great for training purposes and for quality assurance.
  • The metrics you get from Explore are a great insight into how the team is handling the call volumes.
  • Zendesk Talk has met most of our needs. It can be a bit unreliable at times.
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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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Zendesk
  • The lag on the phone is by far the most annoying thing with Zendesk talk due to the voice over IP.
  • Using the Reporting feature in Zendesk has never been a walk in the park. We have to customize a lot of fields and when something doesn't seem to add up, it at times feels like pulling teeth to get to the final answer of what went wrong.
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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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Zendesk
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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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Zendesk
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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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Zendesk
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Performance
8x8, Inc.
Yes everything loads quickly and its ready for use
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Zendesk
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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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Zendesk
In our experience, we have had to go through many support people then ultimately getting frustrated enough to go directly to our point of contact who then doesn't always seem to be able to assist. We tend to get the support we need when it is escalated up to me and I reach out to our point of a contact person to express our frustration.
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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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Zendesk
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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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Zendesk
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Implementation Rating
8x8, Inc.
It was extremely easy
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Zendesk
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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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Zendesk
Slack and Zoom phones cannot compare because they have no ticketing systems. Zendesk Talk was the only option we considered because we were already using Zendesk for our email ticketing with customer concerns. We then expanded to using Zendesk's chatbot and then the Zendesk Talk system to keep it all integrated and streamlined.
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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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Zendesk
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Scalability
8x8, Inc.
It was implemented across the board in the company and has worked perfectly
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Zendesk
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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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Zendesk
  • We were able to reduce global headcount by 20% in our call centers.
  • Allowing customers to leave voicemails creates the personal touch needed and really increases our customer connectivity score. We saw increases in our CSAT scores after the implementation of this solution.
  • Call handling time and case reopen rates both decreased. Y/y it decreased 18% and 60%.
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