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Score 7.5 out of 100

Fuze

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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

Fuze

Fuze provides a great platform for a large number of users to communicate effectively with candidates and clients. It also provides good meeting functionality and the ability for managers to report call times and usage is a very helpful tool, particularly in sales. The Hub is becoming more intuitive and hopefully, the portal will follow in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

8x8 Express
Fuze
7.2
Hosted PBX
8x8 Express
Fuze
7.2
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 Express
Fuze
6.8
User templates
8x8 Express
Fuze
7.1
Call reports
8x8 Express
Fuze
7.2
Directory of employee names
8x8 Express
Fuze
7.7

Call Management

8x8 Express
Fuze
7.5
Answering rules
8x8 Express
Fuze
7.6
Call recording
8x8 Express
Fuze
7.2
Call park
8x8 Express
Fuze
7.7
Message alerts
8x8 Express
Fuze
7.6

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 Express
Fuze
7.9
Video conferencing
8x8 Express
Fuze
7.5
Audio conferencing
8x8 Express
Fuze
8.4

Mobile apps

8x8 Express
Fuze
8.1
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 Express
Fuze
8.0
Mobile app for Android
8x8 Express
Fuze
8.2

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

Fuze

  • Support Team - the best I have ever worked with. They help 24/7 on any issue I could come across. Usually it is an item I could fix myself and they fix it and show me how to fix the same issue if I have it in the future.
  • Contact Center - We do Commercial Collections involving Sales and Collections. We have 50 people on the phone at one time. Contact Center lets a Manager listen live and gives help if the rep needs help selling or collecting.
  • Pandemic 2020 - without Fuze we would have been unable to work for 3 months. They saved our "rears" since we already had all their services up and running for years.
Wendy Wilcox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 Express

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

Fuze

  • Android and iOS apps do not always handle disruptions from other phone activities well. Inbound phone calls and changes to Bluetooth connections (earpiece to car, for example) can foul up an ongoing meeting.
  • We would love the ability to easily move calls between devices -- Software to desk phone, desk phone to mobile client, etc. Fuze has made some improvements in this area, but there are still a couple of missing pieces.
  • The Fuze Meetings module is still a bit behind the major players like WebEx, Zoom, etc., in features and general usability.
John Dennis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 Express

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 6.4
Based on 19 answers
Cost and support and the primary driving factors. The management team has been extremely responsive and assisting even with the obstacles and hurdles we experienced during implementation. We are still learning how best to manage the solution and comfort and pleasure with the solution will increase as our knowledge and skillsets improve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

8x8 Express

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 7.3
Based on 12 answers
Fuze was built with the end-user in mind. It was built to have a common interface on mobile and desktop. Fuze Web is new, and it also has the exact same interface as the desktop and mobile, and they are still working on the ability to make phone calls from the browser itself, currently it can do meetings just fine. Everything about Fuze was built with the end-user in mind.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

8x8 Express

No score
No answers yet
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Fuze

Fuze 8.5
Based on 3 answers
We've had a few outages over the past year. More than other vendors I've used. They usually have outages fixed within an hour. The downside is they do not provide root cause of outages. If they do at takes them at least a month to get it to you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

8x8 Express

No score
No answers yet
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Fuze

Fuze 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Since Fuze runs across multiple devices and platforms they really strived to make a lightweight interface that is optimized for phone calls, chat, and collaboration. The web client loads fast, the chat is always up-to-date, phone calls arrive on-time. The desktop client is the most feature rich and basically it just adds desktop sharing functionality as well as VoIP for calling, and the mobile client doesn't consume a lot of battery, and it stays running to get phone calls, chats, and can do meetings over Wifi, Cellular Data, or Cellular voice.
D. SKye Hodges | 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

Fuze

Fuze 6.8
Based on 94 answers
I think it is improving but as I said previously there is a stress on the billing side of the business which gives a perhaps unfairly poor impression of support. The recent interaction that I have had with Support is definitely better and from my experience as good as it has been.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

8x8 Express

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 8.0
Based on 2 answers
At many of our sites with more than 50 users, Fuze sent someone onsite to train. This worked surprisingly well, as the trainer allowed the users to set the pace and answered TONS of questions. Fuze has a very streamlined training process, their staff is very professional, very knowledgeable and very engaging.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

8x8 Express

No score
No answers yet
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Fuze

Fuze 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Fuze has vast amounts of training videos and guides on how to use its products and services. There are literally endless-hours of training and I often point end-users to a particular video which addresses the specific needs of the user, for example: how to check voicemail. Or, how to share your desktop, etc.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

8x8 Express

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 7.6
Based on 114 answers
Personally I didn't have any trouble getting started with Fuze. It was installed on my computer on my first day and I was good to go! Little to no hiccups. I was not with the company when they first adapted Fuze so I can not speak to the implementation as a whole.
Danielle Bulla | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Fuze

Fuze was far more expensive and more complicated to set up. Our current platform took a few days to set up with SSO. Our contact center took a bit longer but works amazingly.
Justin Lacroix | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

8x8 Express

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 7.1
Based on 3 answers
Fuze does have scalability limits but most of that is how many end-points they can put on a virtual PBX, or VCX as they call them, I THINK its limit is somewhere between 2,000 and 5,000, but we've not had issues with that because we have put users into various VCXs some by location, some by department or function. Either way, we have 7,000 currently deployed, and are going to end up with over 15,000 when we are done, Fuze is VERY scalable.
D. SKye Hodges | 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

Fuze

  • We receive constant negative feedback from mangers about the system not functioning correctly. (This is mainly due to lack of support from Fuze)
  • This has had a positive impact in that the system is cheaper and we are missing less calls due to the functionality of the system.
Mikey Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

8x8 Express

Fuze

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

Fuze

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Fuze Editions & Modules

Edition
US Outbound$0.021
Fuze Meetings$152
  1. Per Minute
  2. Per User/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
https://www.fuze.com/fuze-plans

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