8x8 Express (discontinued) vs. Genesys Cloud CX

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 Express (discontinued)
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
8x8 Express was a cloud-based phone system that included unlimited calling within the U.S and Canada, HD video conferencing, business SMS and team chat, pre-configured. As of March 2023 8x8 Express is end of sale and no longer available.N/A
Genesys Cloud CX
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Genesys Cloud CX (formerly PureCloud, Genesys Cloud) is a contact center application optimized for automatic call distribution, interactive voice response, email, social media, chat, and text/SMS. It is also a VoIP interconnect service provider.
$75
per month
Pricing
8x8 Express (discontinued)Genesys Cloud CX
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Genesys Cloud CX 1 - Voice
$75
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 2 - Digital
$95
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 2 - Digital + Voice
$115
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 3 - Digital + WEM
$135
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 3 Digital + WEM + Voice
$155
per month (billed annually) per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 Express (discontinued)Genesys Cloud CX
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing plans can also be billed hourly.
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Community Pulse
8x8 Express (discontinued)Genesys Cloud CX
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 Express (discontinued)Genesys Cloud CX
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
8.0
6 Ratings
1% below category average
Genesys Cloud CX
-
Ratings
High quality audio8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
High quality video8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
8.5
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Genesys Cloud CX
-
Ratings
Desktop sharing8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
8.7
2 Ratings
9% above category average
Genesys Cloud CX
-
Ratings
Calendar integration9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
8.5
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Genesys Cloud CX
-
Ratings
Live chat8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
9.3
5 Ratings
21% above category average
Genesys Cloud CX
-
Ratings
User authentication9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
8.0
6 Ratings
2% below category average
Genesys Cloud CX
-
Ratings
Hosted PBX7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Directory of employee names8.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
8.9
6 Ratings
8% above category average
Genesys Cloud CX
-
Ratings
Answering rules9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Call recording9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Call park9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Call screening9.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Message alerts9.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Business SMS/External Messaging8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Fax8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Voicemail Transcription9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
9.7
3 Ratings
12% above category average
Genesys Cloud CX
-
Ratings
Mobile app for iOS9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app for Android9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Unified Communications Platform and Collaboration
Comparison of Unified Communications Platform and Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
7.1
5 Ratings
6% below category average
Genesys Cloud CX
-
Ratings
Centralized communications management8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Team messaging8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Team document sharing6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Call and meeting analytics6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
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Ratings
Genesys Cloud CX
8.1
384 Ratings
3% below category average
Agent dashboard00 Ratings7.9367 Ratings
Validate callers00 Ratings7.9320 Ratings
Outbound response00 Ratings7.7285 Ratings
Call forwarding00 Ratings8.3309 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)00 Ratings8.4247 Ratings
Warm transfer00 Ratings8.5354 Ratings
Predictive dialing00 Ratings7.8210 Ratings
Interactive voice response00 Ratings8.3301 Ratings
REST APIs00 Ratings8.2253 Ratings
Call scripts00 Ratings8.3282 Ratings
Call tracking00 Ratings8.5345 Ratings
Multichannel integration00 Ratings8.3277 Ratings
CRM software integration00 Ratings7.8267 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Genesys Cloud CX
7.8
366 Ratings
6% below category average
Inbound call routing00 Ratings8.5341 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing00 Ratings8.1259 Ratings
Recording00 Ratings8.5346 Ratings
Quality management00 Ratings8.0316 Ratings
Call analytics00 Ratings7.9327 Ratings
Historical reporting00 Ratings7.6340 Ratings
Live reporting00 Ratings7.8335 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings6.6200 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings7.6242 Ratings
Best Alternatives
8x8 Express (discontinued)Genesys Cloud CX
Small Businesses
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Score 9.2 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Score 9.2 out of 10
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Score 8.6 out of 10
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
8x8 Express (discontinued)Genesys Cloud CX
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(8 ratings)
8.6
(408 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(37 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(68 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
7.1
(97 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(18 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(13 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.2
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(10 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 Express (discontinued)Genesys Cloud CX
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
The 8x8 app is great and very user friendly and straightforward. Team Members can adjust their own setting as needed.
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Genesys
As I said, I really like the platform because you consolidate everything in the same place. But for Brazil, it still has to adapt. For example, the time zone, the dialing rules. Dialing control is still not clear, it is not transparent. It still needs to evolve.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • So easy to use!
  • Voicemail - can be accessed anywhere, includes transcription of the voicemail and an email message with the recording
  • Telephone services without all the fees of a landline service
  • Auto attendant, offering recordings of our messages
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Genesys
  • One thing that we really love is the bot capabilities. On our inbound calls for our contact center, we've got a voice spot, and that routes all of our calls for us. We've managed to move away from a traditional IBR and move to a single question for the majority of cases and the customers go through so much faster. So at the moment, the time it takes for a customer to get to our queue is about 27 seconds. Previously that was well over a minute. We've seen huge improvements with it.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • We are just starting to use the platform and using limited features at the moment and 8x8 is doing everything we need it to do.
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Genesys
  • Mostly just little things I'd like to see. I know that, obviously, moving from one platform to another one, there's going to be bumps where we're used to doing something one way we have to learn the new way. So that hasn't been too much of a problem, but there are little quirks I think could be better.
  • I think searching through the menus could be a little easier instead of always having to go back to the main menu so then go to the next menu. That could be a little easier. And mostly just other little tweaks like with gamification on some of the scorekeeping would be a good thing.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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Genesys
The upcoming upgrades working with Genesys Cloud and Salesforce are very exciting. Even though we don't use Genesys Cloud to the fullest extent it can be used (we just migrated a year ago), when these upgrades roll out, I am very excited to see what it can do to for our agents. I think they are going to be very impressed
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Usability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Genesys
Everything is very good. It is very useful, friendly to users and it makes our work easier than what we expected. I think that I don't need any help from someone on how to use Genesys coz basically they will directly feed it to you without any hassle on using it.
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Reliability and Availability
Discontinued Products
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Genesys
We had a couple of times where there were application issues or unplanned outages, but they were resolved very quickly. We were never in the position where it was a total outage, which is very important.
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Performance
Discontinued Products
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Genesys
The pages are loading quickly but not every time. There is a delay sometimes. About the integrations, everything is working as expected, there is no slow down.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
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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Genesys
Support does indeed resolve the issue but they seem to be really slow and I have to stay on them to get my ticket handled. Everyone I have interacted with is very professional and pleasant. Other than being slow its been a good experience
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In-Person Training
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Genesys
Genesys team that provide trainings are friendly and professional. They helped us to understand well the product and the functionalities. The training was detailed with use cases. At the end, we got a task to develop that ended with success and we got some Genesys rewards. It was amazing experience
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Online Training
Discontinued Products
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Genesys
I have taken the preparatory course for Genesys Cloud Certification. I must say that it is a good training for administrators and analysts. The bibliography is very clear and is easy to identify the topics, which are conveniently separated. It is, in my opinion, mandatory for those who want to exercise the position of Genesys Cloud platform administrators.
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Implementation Rating
Discontinued Products
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Genesys
The support engineer that I partnered with during the implementation was exceptional. Every element of the process was done together and the end result of the efforts to grow the knowledge to be able to hand over at the end enabled a pretty smooth transition.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
8x8 has a much lower cost that avaya for the same features. 8x8 is a bit more user friendly than some other larger well established brands. It still uses industry standards in terminology and call flows to for anyone with voip experience its a pain free switch to make over.
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Genesys
We actually evaluated quite a few products before we moved to Genesys Cloud CX. We had a vendor selection process which went for about six months, and it was pretty rigorous. Five9 was one of them. I think we didn't check out Topdesk so that they were out of the picture, but I think Nice inContact was also there as part of that. So those were the two top contenders. We like Genesys for their workforce management. Five9 - I think they were using some age-old software, to be honest, that was not as automated as Genesys, so we liked it.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Genesys
Genesys provides Licensing in 3 tier subscription types of licenses on top based on any business requirements then any sort of feature/functionality inclusion (or removal) is discussed openly. There are 2 types of billing models available which are "Named" and "Concurrent" based on the type of roles users will perform in Genesys Cloud CX environment (eg. Agent, Supervisor, Administrator, and Business Users) Also, the billing period/frequency starts on the actual day the platform is delivered.
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Scalability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Genesys
We were able to successfully implement Genesys Cloud (formerly PureCloud) to multiple departments successfully with a range from low call volumes to very high.
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Professional Services
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Genesys
Professional services are definitely much more experienced than the support teams, and the price for their services is very fair. I wish that the support team could help answer simple questions about work that the PSS team does, however, so that we do not have to use our SOW for simple Q&A emails.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Being able to listen to phone calls when there is a discrepancy
  • Keeping the honest honest by knowing we can listen to calls
  • Easy to communicate internally, been very helpful and time saving
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Genesys
  • That's a good question. I've been with the company for seven months. I don't know if there's been a huge impact on ROI or finances.
  • Now, in Genesys, I need a carrier that fits directly into Genesys. So, for us, that's going to cut the costs of having a traditional SBC with a traditional Telco. Genesys offers us that. You can't do that with another traditional telephone system. So one of the advantages, I think, for the dollar, is that I can bring my own carrier that fits directly into Genesys and eliminate the physical layer, so I can also play with my channels on that side. I can manage my telephone according to the times of year when the call centers are busier or less busy. From a financial point of view, that can be a positive thing.
  • In terms of return on investment, the company I work for had already been on Genesys PureConnect for years. So moving to PureCloud was a logical one because PureConnect was disappearing. I'm not sure if I have the answer, whether we've made savings or huge savings. One thing's for sure: ease of use, the whole customer experience aspect, the fact that we can chat and interact by email, these are things that weren't possible with the old versions. That's a positive thing.
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ScreenShots

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Genesys Cloud CX Screenshots

Screenshot of Genesys Cloud directories, used to find the right person in an organizationScreenshot of a dashboard where agents can see the activities in their queueScreenshot of a dashboard where contact center managers are shown key metricsScreenshot of the built-in Call Center Co-browsing capability