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Score 6.4 out of 100
27 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Cloud PBX

    8x8 Express

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Freshdesk Contact Center

    87%
    Freshdesk Contact Center ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Hosted PBX

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    9 Ratings

    Call reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    9 Ratings

    Directory of employee names

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    8 Ratings

    Call Management

    8x8 Express

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Freshdesk Contact Center

    88%
    Freshdesk Contact Center ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Answering rules

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    9 Ratings

    Call recording

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    9 Ratings

    Call park

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    7 Ratings

    Call screening

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings

    Message alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    7 Ratings

    VoIP system collaboration

    8x8 Express

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.4

    Freshdesk Contact Center

    94%
    Freshdesk Contact Center ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Audio conferencing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    7 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • 8x8 Express is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Freshdesk Contact Center is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    8x8 Express

    91%
    1 Rating
    7.5

    Freshdesk Contact Center

    75%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    8x8 Express

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Freshdesk Contact Center

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    5.5

    8x8 Express

    55%
    1 Rating
    8.1

    Freshdesk Contact Center

    81%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8x8, Inc.

    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.
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    Freshworks Inc

    One scenario where Freshdesk Contact Center is well suited is when we have a lot of parents calling in with requests about student transcripts, and or grades, we can better interact with each caller and not have a lot of people on hold waiting for a long time. One scenario where Freshdesk might not be well suited is when callers get the chatbot more often than talking to an actual person.
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    Pros

    8x8, Inc.

    • 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.
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    Freshworks Inc

    • From this centralized help desk, we are able to allocate tickets and communicate with staff and clients via email.
    • The ability to phone a lead or customer directly from Freshdesk is fantastic.
    • Handling of waiting lines.
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    Cons

    8x8, Inc.

    • Setup is a pain.
    • Transferring numbers take a long time.
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    Freshworks Inc

    • Cost - the system was felt to be way overpriced for the feature-set it provided. For the cost of 10 support agents, I could engage with a full-blown VoIP UCaaS provider to support 20-30 users.
    • The system was dependent on the Amazon Web Services system, which was prone to outages, and as it was outsourced by Freshworks to Amazon, resolution time did not have clear SLAs.
    • Non-US support - any issues encountered with the system would go through international channels which decreased resolution time depending on when the development team was available.
    • Call reliability was questionable - sometimes agents would have ringing devices that would have no one on the other end - other times calls would be dropped without explanation.
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    Pricing Details

    8x8 Express

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    8x8 Express editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Freshdesk Contact Center

      Starting Price

      $0 per agent/per month

      Editions & Modules

      Freshdesk Contact Center editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Enterprise691
      FREE02
      Pro393
      Growth154

      Footnotes

      1. per agent/per month, billed annually
      2. per agent/per month
      3. per agent/per month, billed annually
      4. per agent/per ,billed annually

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional $0

      Additional Details

      Usability

      8x8, Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Freshworks Inc

      It's a really simple and affordable software solution if you're looking to upgrade your system or processes to a softphone. The service has been fantastic for both our outbound sales team and our inbound customer service team. As a manager, I'm really grateful I found FreshCaller early on in the process of evaluating companies to go to for a softphone.
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      Support Rating

      8x8, Inc.

      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.
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      Freshworks Inc

      Freshcaller support is great. They will respond very quickly once I submit a ticket. On occasion, they are unable to answer a question and require a deep dive on some research for random questions but that's completely understandable. Overall, great service, great quality, and very accommodating. This is one of the better support groups, in my opinion.
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      Alternatives Considered

      8x8, Inc.

      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.
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      Freshworks Inc

      Because the integration with the CRM was very bad I thought it's better to select something which has good integration with CRM. The fresh caller is available at cheaper prices and hence affordable. We get the entire call history with call recordings. Support is good in Freshcaller but can be improvised.
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      Return on Investment

      8x8, Inc.

      • 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.
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      Freshworks Inc

      • Call logs helps analyse the interactions which each lead - helps space out if need be.
      • Follow ups are simplified due to viewing of past activity.
      • Easy integration helps in saving costs of phone calls.
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