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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Polycom RealPresence Group Series has been the best system I've worked with thus far. I would highly recommend it for colleges/universities, hospital or wellness administrative areas, executive/corporate companies, and businesses that employ more than 25 people. I would recommend it if a group uses the phone frequently, and plans meetings and conferences on a regular basis. It would be less ideal in a work setting with few staff or one in which a staff does not interact frequently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

  • Polycom are still a high-end videoconferencing manufacturer and it shows. The build quality is very high, with quality components provided. In the current environment where 'huddle-room' systems are taking over and are a mix of solutions from multiple manufacturers, you can tell the difference when you open the box and get dedicated hardware that is designed to work as a single package.
  • The audio quality is very good. May sound like an odd thing to consider audio quality before video quality, but if the sound is poor, it doesn't matter how good the video is - you wont stay in the meeting.
  • Great video from the dedicated cameras. The image quality is high and the camera is silent when it moves to presets.
John-James Worrall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 Express

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

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

  • We needed to interact with the networking staff who were intent on using Cisco products, and this slowed down implementation.
  • Though it was easy to train users to operate the equipment those who were not trained frequently had difficulty starting up a meeting without assistance
Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 Express

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Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Polycom RealPresence Group Series 7.3
Based on 1 answer
We love the product and is totally integrated in our company.
Anonymous | 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

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Polycom RealPresence Group Series 8.2
Based on 1 answer
They are responsive and very knowledgeable.
Anonymous | 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

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

The Polycom RealPresence Group Series was top of the line. It had a lot more features as well as the ability to integrate with Microsoft Teams. With Highfive, you had to pay to keep the device running and it was more like renting it. Although we pay maintenance with Polycom we will own the devices. The Highfive camera also didn't move. Lifesize was comparable but it did not integrate with Microsoft Teams at the time. It may as of now, I am not sure.
Anonymous | 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

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

  • Once pexip integrates Polycom/skype this will be a big win for us due to the RPTouch integrating the "one - touch join". This will increase adoption of video greatly.
  • Before the Group series with peripherals was implemented the cost of a video room was twice what it is today. Massive win.
  • Due to provisioning and automated firmware the IT involvement has been greatly reduced. No longer is there a need for manual changes to individual endpoints.
Adam Bruneau | TrustRadius Reviewer

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8x8 Express

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Pricing Details

8x8 Express

General

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

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

General

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

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