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Fuze

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Fuze

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Score 7.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 Virtual Contact Center

It works well in the model which we're using it for which is an 'overflow' situation. It would work fine for people calling in and choosing various options to get routed to different groups. It is scalable and flexible to use for various workflows. What I can't speak to is the limitations of the scalability. So I can't speak to using this on a larger level.
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Fuze

Fuze is definitely great for smaller offices or organizations. It works well even for our larger corporate office with about 150-200 users. It might be more difficult to implement for very large offices with hundreds of users without a solid and stable internet connection or a private network line into Fuze datacenters for QoS and stability
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Feature Rating Comparison

Contact Center Software

8x8 Virtual Contact Center
8.8
Fuze
Agent dashboard
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
8.0
Fuze
Validate callers
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
9.0
Fuze
Outbound response
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
10.0
Fuze
Call forwarding
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
10.0
Fuze
Click-to-call (CTC)
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
8.0
Fuze
Warm transfer
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
9.0
Fuze
Predictive dialing
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
8.0
Fuze
Interactive voice response
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
8.0
Fuze
Call scripts
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
9.0
Fuze
Call tracking
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
9.0
Fuze

Workforce Optimization (WFO)

8x8 Virtual Contact Center
8.8
Fuze
Inbound call routing
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
10.0
Fuze
Recording
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
9.0
Fuze
Quality management
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
9.0
Fuze
Call analytics
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
8.0
Fuze
Historical reporting
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
7.5
Fuze
Live reporting
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
9.0
Fuze

Cloud PBX

8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
6.8
Hosted PBX
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
7.5
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
7.3
User templates
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
6.2
Call reports
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
6.4
Directory of employee names
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
6.7

Call Management

8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
7.3
Answering rules
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
7.2
Call recording
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
7.4
Call park
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
7.5
Message alerts
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
7.0

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
7.8
Video conferencing
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
7.5
Audio conferencing
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
8.2

Mobile apps

8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
7.6
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
7.6
Mobile app for Android
8x8 Virtual Contact Center
Fuze
7.7

Pros

  • Makes it easy for patients to get routed to additional employees to take their call.
  • Fairly easy and intuitive interface for staff to track calls taken, time required, and end result.
  • Has the flexibility to manage multiple workflows for multiple lines of business or needs.
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  • Set up large "conference calls".
  • Voicemail that goes directly to email.
  • Fuze voice app that pushes to a connected personal phone.
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Cons

  • For our business needs and workflow the Virtual Contact Center does not have sufficient deficiencies that warrant pointing out. We'd be nitpicking at that point.
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  • Fuze support response time is typically very slow and they routinely miss their SLAs.
  • Some admin portals have an interface that are in need of updating. They are very much still in the middle of their rebranding as some portals reference "Fuze" while others reference "Thinking Phones." This is a bit confusing for new end users when their primary web portal is "portal.thinkingphones.com"
  • The canned reports are very limited and seem and the tech driving them leads to some reports missing or chopping off longer fields even though they are standard fields for any Fuze call (i.e. "ABCDEFG" shortened to "ABCD...")
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Likelihood to Renew

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Fuze7.2
Based on 9 answers
Overall ease of use with the product. It helps of move quicker and more efficient all while providing us the necessary information that we need on the back end. A great product for any organization to adopt, especially if you have a sales department who are responsible for generating revenue. Highly recommend Fuze
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Usability

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Fuze6.6
Based on 4 answers
I have found it easy to use once you understand the interfaces
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Reliability and Availability

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Fuze9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because the people who designed Fuze were Data-center people, they thought of availability first, there really isn't any excuse for telephony downtime, and they certainly do well with this. There has never been a total outage, just a few features sometimes have been offline while Fuze moves the service to other servers, NEVER calling, sometimes chat or physical phones (which can be fixed by rebooting them). The uptime on the Fuze systems is basically: Always up, always available.
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Performance

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Fuze9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Support

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Fuze6.3
Based on 47 answers
Support is lacking the ability in an emergency to directly get in touch with a technician to work on critical issues. Most cases take at least 1-2 hours before any work is done to look at the issue.
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In-Person Training

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Fuze9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Fuze9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Implementation

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Fuze7.8
Based on 46 answers
It was a slow implementation and we made LOTS of changes over the first year of using Fuze. This is likely a problem from both Fuze and the company I work for not getting all of the stakeholders involved.
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Alternatives Considered

We made our decision over a decade ago and have not considered anything else since.
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I used Cisco's voip system which was lacking in features. and some of our customer facing support divisions used incontact which was a horrible experience for everyone.
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Scalability

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Fuze9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Return on Investment

  • There are very few missed calls across 1/3 of our locations so we can safely state that customer service has improved across that group of locations.
  • Fewer missed calls leads to an increase in appointments scheduled which leads to more staff being booked and more revenue for the company.
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  • We are only using the free version so far so the return on investment has been exponential!
  • The morale and rapport of our team is a lot tighter due to frequently seeing each others' faces and expressions, rather than just listening in on a conference call.
  • We are able to see that the employees are all on task during the meetings, and we don't have anyone logged in but away from their phone.
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Pricing Details

8x8 Virtual Contact Center

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

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