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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 Express

For the price, having all of these features is amazing. If you have separate divisions and want to not have a ton of crossover with calls this is a great setup. It isn’t a great setup if you need only one phone since it doesn’t make sense since you won’t use most of the features.
Luke Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

I have tried a few programs over the years to record and track calls and this one is by far the best. Easy to use and more functions than I will ever use. I love the reporting options. There was one particular scenario that comes to mind where I was glad to have FluentCloud. I had a client that was really really angry, cussing, yelling, threatening suit, etc. because he had gone to an appointment almost 2 hours away and when he got there the woman told him that we forced her to schedule the appointment, that we were pushy and rude and she just wanted to get off the phone. Thankfully I found the recording and was able to prove to him that she DID schedule the appointment but she also picked the day and time, answered all of the questions and took absolutely no persuasion at all. Basically it was an easy close. The client couldn't believe it and still to this day he is my client.
Janene Buck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

8x8 Express
FluentCloud
8.9
Hosted PBX
8x8 Express
FluentCloud
9.0
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 Express
FluentCloud
9.0
User templates
8x8 Express
FluentCloud
10.0
Call reports
8x8 Express
FluentCloud
7.7
Directory of employee names
8x8 Express
FluentCloud
8.6

Call Management

8x8 Express
FluentCloud
8.4
Answering rules
8x8 Express
FluentCloud
5.5
Call recording
8x8 Express
FluentCloud
9.5
Call park
8x8 Express
FluentCloud
6.9
Call screening
8x8 Express
FluentCloud
10.0
Message alerts
8x8 Express
FluentCloud
10.0

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 Express
FluentCloud
7.0
Audio conferencing
8x8 Express
FluentCloud
7.0

Mobile apps

8x8 Express
FluentCloud
5.0
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 Express
FluentCloud
5.0
Mobile app for Android
8x8 Express
FluentCloud
5.0

Pros

8x8 Express

  • Being able to forward calls to my cell phone when I am out of office.
  • So much functionality. So many options.
  • One set price instead of a bunch of add-on fees.
Luke Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

  • FluentCloud is excellent at customer service, their staff is always helpful and responsive. I have never had a typical service experience where first diagnosis is always the user's system. Their engineering staff is also hands on, I've been so grateful to have Brian's help in selecting the right router - he even configured it for us.
  • Ease of use, the system is quite easy to use even beyond adding extensions, users, new DID phone numbers and complex routing queues. It's also easy to configure feature codes and program them so users can perform multi-step tasks with a few key punches on their dial pad. We use feature codes to allow callers to switch their caller ID to our DID numbers that are local to the area on the fly.
  • Robust features: ability for whisper coaching, barge in and a dashboard to visually check the status of each user.
Melissa Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 Express

  • Setup is a pain.
  • Transferring numbers take a long time.
Luke Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

  • There are times when calls are really garbled, there was a couple months there that we couldn't listen to any of the recordings because they were not decipherable.
  • They changed something recently where now when you are listening to a recording and you hit pause it takes you back to the beginning when you start again rather than just continuing where you left off. That is a pain in the butt because I have to pause quite often for interruptions.
Janene Buck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 Express

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FluentCloud

FluentCloud 10.0
Based on 1 answer
At this time there our research has found that feature for feature there isn't a better solution for our needs at this cost point. We have had great success and don't foresee a need to change
Melissa Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

8x8 Express

8x8 Express 5.5
Based on 1 answer
If you get less than 4 phones you fall into the online only customer service. There were a couple of times that I could have used more assistance but figuring it out online was a bit of a hassle.
Luke Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

8x8 Express

I love 8x8. Having not used Polycom phones before, the hardest part was learning how to set up and use the actual phones. 8x8 makes it a seamless transition from using other service providers. Their customer service is excellent although if you get their cheapest plan you will only get online assistance.
Luke Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

I have used others besides what is listed below but FluentCloud is by far the best I have used, especially when it comes to tracking and reporting call volume and production of our calls. Being a call center that is production based on call volume having something like FluentCloud is essential.
Janene Buck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

8x8 Express

  • We are still learning all the nuances but we miss much fewer calls.
  • Transitioning calls to the appropriate person is much easier.
  • Ease of use.
Luke Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

  • FluentCloud is a good value, we have done extensive cost comparison and the feature set vs price is very favorable.
  • The lack of a contract and ability to dynamically add or remove extensions as needed is great, we only pay for what we use.
Melissa Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

8x8 Express

General

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

8x8 Express Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

FluentCloud

General

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

FluentCloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Essential$201
Advanced$301
Complete$451
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Unlimited calls to the US and Canada, first-class quality and 99.99% uptime US-based customer support team and fully customizable plans with “A-La-Carte” options.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 Express
9.1
FluentCloud
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 Express
FluentCloud
10.0

Support Rating

8x8 Express
5.5
FluentCloud

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