8x8 Express (discontinued) vs. Webex App

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 Express (discontinued)
Score 7.0 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
Webex App
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
The Webex App brings together Webex Calling, Meetings, and Messaging into a single application, fostering collaboration and unlocking more productive ways to work.
$0
user/month
Pricing
8x8 Express (discontinued)Webex App
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Basic Plan
$0.00
user/month
Meet Plan
$13.50
user/month
Meet + Call Plan
$25.00
user/month
Enterprise Plan
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 Express (discontinued)Webex App
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
8x8 Express (discontinued)Webex App
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 Express (discontinued)Webex App
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
2% below category average
Webex App
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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
5% above category average
Webex App
-
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
8% above category average
Webex App
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Ratings
Calendar integration9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation7.92 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
9% above category average
Webex App
-
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
Webex App
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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
Webex App
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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
Webex App
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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
13% above category average
Webex App
-
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
Webex App
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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
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
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Ratings
Webex App
8.0
543 Ratings
2% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings7.7305 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.4139 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.2419 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.9201 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.8509 Ratings
Search00 Ratings8.0427 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.3224 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
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Ratings
Webex App
8.5
587 Ratings
6% above category average
Chat00 Ratings8.9577 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.6568 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings8.7522 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings8.4277 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings8.0256 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings8.2152 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.5176 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.6383 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
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Ratings
Webex App
8.1
501 Ratings
0% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.6291 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.6429 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.1430 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings7.8406 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.5312 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.2318 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings8.3169 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.4284 Ratings
Best Alternatives
8x8 Express (discontinued)Webex App
Small Businesses
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Score 9.0 out of 10
Stackby
Stackby
Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Score 9.0 out of 10
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Score 8.7 out of 10
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
8x8 Express (discontinued)Webex App
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(8 ratings)
8.5
(649 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(26 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(393 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(9 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.1
(396 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(11 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(10 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(8 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 Express (discontinued)Webex App
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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Cisco
The biggest use case I have for Webex is the public and private Spaces feature. It is so handy to have a single place where I can collaborate with team members on a single project. We can chat about new ideas and share files just on that specific project. That way I am not having to search email, or a Sharepoint site or a network drives for files. And I don't have to search through a separate chat log for ideas for this project. Add to that that I can use the Webex app on my PC, Mac, iphone and Android tablet and that makes it the killer app.
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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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Cisco
  • High-quality, high-impact communications in our workflow.
  • It's great for sharing large documents, it doesn't slow down our communications.
  • The dark mode is excellent, it has a good image and seamless integration features.
  • We can record meetings, which is perfect for backing up any information that may be overlooked.
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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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Cisco
  • The PIN message function is getting deleted after some time. I would prefer it to retain all PIN messages.
  • Option to add multiple quiet hours. This will allow me to set quiet hours for the whole weekend and not just the time range similar to weekdays.
  • Paste cells on messages. When I paste, for example, a 3x3 cell from a spreadsheet, the columns and rows are removed.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
I don’t have access to video features.) In an age when our smartphones
do everything but call our friends, family, or clients, it’s refreshing
to have a desktop app that can make calls in the smartphone’s place. It
seems appropriate in a time when we’re all worried about the robots
rising and taking over the world. Why not transfer the functionality of a
telephone to the same computer where we program those world-dominating
robots? It’s practical. Cisco Jabber takes the classic idea of making
calls with a phone and puts it in the same place where we spend most of
our worktime. This frees up desk space, as well as keeps the smartphone
available for what it was invented to do: take Instagram photos. Not to
mention, because it has its own number, it makes it easier to contact
clients without having to give them your personal phone number. Need to
make a call, but you don’t want to share your home phone? Cisco Jabber
makes that easy. And best of all, because you call through your
computer, all you need is a microphone to speak and speakers to listen,
and you never have to pick up the phone at all. If you hate having
sweaty ears, then Cisco Jabber is your app of choice. Note: Because I
have access to phone features only, and Cisco Jabber has more available
that I can’t use, I can see where it may also be a pro for business
owners that Cisco apparently allows custom features availability for
users, depending on roles.
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Usability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
Webex is quite usable, and it is, in fact very easy to use as well. You don't need a lot of documentation to learn how to use the app as it's mostly self-explanatory. The user interface is easy on the eyes, and people can see buttons without issues. Overall, WebEx's front-end design is great and I don't have much issue with it.
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Reliability and Availability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
I would say every time I open it, it is there, there are times that our users have to sign out and back in to get it to work or even do a full exit as the app will disconnect from the controlling the desk phone, but some easy steps to sign-out or fully exit the app gets the user back up and running quickly.
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Performance
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
Software loads and runs well. I like the ability to run the full app version, or, just run through a browser using a lightweight webex experience. In a pinch, this ability has saved my bacon when I had to connect in an emergency on a borrowed phone or computer
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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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Cisco
The support team is quick in reverting to the issues faced, and it has multiple language support, which would be very helpful for some instances. Their expertise in resolving queries is instantaneous. Most of the common lags/issues in the application are identified and fixed with regular updates.
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In-Person Training
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
I am very satisfied with my experience with Webex App in online training. The creation of the event is very easy with the possibility of scheduling it in advance. The management of participants, organizers, and animators is complete. The invitations are automated and by simply using emails we can create all the schedules of the training session
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Online Training
Discontinued Products
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Cisco
Very easy to create. All operations are done without any problems with our business growth. All people like the experience including me as an instructor. The tools that WebEx App offers us are very complete for working in a virtual classroom, whether it is sharing the screen, the different display modes, the whiteboard, or even the scoring tools on the screen, it allows me to do my job as an instructor as if I was face to face with the participants.
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Implementation Rating
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
There was quite a bit of back and forth with TAC and Cisco Reps to get it fully up and running but we did get there. Some of which had to do with documentation was not fully understandable. But with Cisco TAC we were able to get fully up and running.
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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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Cisco
A lot of drops from calls/meetings frustrated me and my customers in some cases, but with Webex App, I see very less (or even null) drops, even when I am streaming HD content through my camera, even when I connected with the support team for other products for an explanation, they blame it on ISP even though my ISP gives around 200 Mbps speed, Webex App is miraculously never "affected" by ISP speed.
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Scalability
Discontinued Products
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Cisco
Once everything is in place on the back end getting Webex on a user's PC is now very easy and with single sign-on, users are able to sign in without having to remember another password. Just make sure you have all the user settings in CUCM, CUC set right, and that they have the needed licenses in Webex Control Hub.
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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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Cisco
  • Cisco Jabber helped us develop a Business Continuity Plan in case of emergencies.
  • It allowed our employees to answer their office-phones remotely.
  • It saved us a 10.000$ investment every 4 years on the desk phones for only the Turkey office, possibly much higher figures on the global scale of Hilti.
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