8x8 Express (discontinued) vs. Zimbra Email & Collaboration

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
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Zimbra offers social collaboration software.N/A
Pricing
8x8 Express (discontinued)Zimbra Email & Collaboration
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 Express (discontinued)Zimbra Email & Collaboration
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
8x8 Express (discontinued)Zimbra Email & Collaboration
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 Express (discontinued)Zimbra Email & Collaboration
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
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
-
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
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
-
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
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
-
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
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
-
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
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
-
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
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
-
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
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
-
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
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
-
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
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
-
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)
-
Ratings
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
9.0
6 Ratings
14% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings9.86 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings9.85 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Search00 Ratings9.86 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
7.6
8 Ratings
5% below category average
Chat00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings7.46 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
7.5
9 Ratings
8% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings7.18 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings6.62 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings6.64 Ratings
Best Alternatives
8x8 Express (discontinued)Zimbra Email & Collaboration
Small Businesses
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Score 8.9 out of 10
Stackby
Stackby
Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Score 8.9 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)Zimbra Email & Collaboration
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(8 ratings)
7.0
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 Express (discontinued)Zimbra Email & Collaboration
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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Zimbra is great for an email system for a medium or large organization with appropriate IT staffing. The system is easy to use for end-users, and has a fantastic web interface. Unfortunately, it is overly complex, when considering staffing requirements and price, when compared with Office 365 or Google Apps for smaller organizations. For other education customers, it is hard to compete with Microsoft and Google providing their services for "Free" now though
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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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  • Filter emails with specific information required.
  • Very good storage capacity.
  • Has a mobile version and another web.
  • It has a friendly and modern graphic interface.
  • It is compatible with all operating systems.
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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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Synacor
  • The password change is not activated when you access by IMAP, Pop3 or Exchange sync. You have to know that the password change is required and you must go to the website to do so.
  • The management of mail rules should have more checking options.
  • There should be more applications compatible with Zimbra, the ones that appear in the Zimlets.
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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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Synacor
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Implementation Rating
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Synacor
Overall, we were satisfied with the implementation. We perhaps should have spent more time consulting with Zimbra or others regarding best practices but as we got to know the system better we were able to make changes relatively easily after the fact.
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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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Synacor
We selected Zimbra because it has a lower cost in the market, offers more development features for its open source, has a very easy to use interface and adjusts to the needs of the company.
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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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Synacor
  • Since all of our ROI studies and strategies are performed at the corporate level, I'm really not sure what positive or negative impacts Zimbra has had on our overall business objectives. I can say that at least one positive impact it has on my business objectives, in the medical record department, is the ability to be as paperless as possible.
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