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8x8 Virtual Office

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Score 9.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 Virtual Office

Any business that has workers in multiple locations or workers who are based out for the office for significant periods of time will really benefit from the 8x8 cloud-based system. Your direct line follows you around, but because of the Virtual Attendant, office hours and out of hours can be configured so that you only receive calls when you're "at work."
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Vertical Wave IP

The system does more than I've even had the pleasure to implement. I appreciate the staff and the system. It's stable and dynamic enough to meet any companies needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

8x8 Virtual Office
7.8
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
Hosted PBX
8x8 Virtual Office
8.0
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 Virtual Office
8.5
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
User templates
8x8 Virtual Office
6.5
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
Call reports
8x8 Virtual Office
7.5
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
Directory of employee names
8x8 Virtual Office
8.6
Vertical Wave IP
10.0

Call Management

8x8 Virtual Office
8.5
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
Answering rules
8x8 Virtual Office
8.5
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
Call recording
8x8 Virtual Office
8.8
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
Call park
8x8 Virtual Office
8.0
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
Call screening
8x8 Virtual Office
8.5
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
Message alerts
8x8 Virtual Office
8.8
Vertical Wave IP
10.0

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 Virtual Office
7.6
Vertical Wave IP
Video conferencing
8x8 Virtual Office
7.3
Vertical Wave IP
Audio conferencing
8x8 Virtual Office
7.9
Vertical Wave IP

Mobile apps

8x8 Virtual Office
7.5
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 Virtual Office
7.5
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
Mobile app for Android
8x8 Virtual Office
7.5
Vertical Wave IP
10.0

Pros

8x8 Virtual Office

  • The control panel is great and gives us full flexibility over how our system is configured.
  • The customer support at initial setup was superb and we had a dedicated account manager who ensured that we were fully configured and working the way we wanted before handing over to the ongoing support team.
  • The smartphone app is great and is just like having your fully-functional desk phone in your pocket.
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Vertical Wave IP

  • System uptime is tremendous, I almost forget it exists on my server rack.
  • Desktop software is very easy to learn, I can train new receptionists within a few minutes and they don't have to memorize extensions or rely on a sheet of numbers
  • Call recording works well, I am able to find calls based on a number of criteria and it finds the calls fast and I can easily export them for use.
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Cons

8x8 Virtual Office

  • Virtual Office Desktop could be more intuitive for first time user.
  • Virtual Office needs a "Lite" version, more than minimized but not using as much screen real estate as a full-size mode.
  • Would like to see Call Recording server replicating in near real-time to East Coast switch instead of residing at only West Coast switch.
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Vertical Wave IP

  • There are a few interfaces for working with the system and it can be daunting to learn
  • They charge quite a bit annually and if you miss an update they charge you additional fees to catch up.
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Likelihood to Renew

8x8 Virtual Office

8x8 Virtual Office 7.9
Based on 5 answers
its functionality and stability are amazing
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Vertical Wave IP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

8x8 Virtual Office

8x8 Virtual Office 8.2
Based on 3 answers
amazing for what it does best
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Vertical Wave IP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

8x8 Virtual Office

8x8 Virtual Office 7.3
Based on 1 answer
In the time I have used 8x8 Virtual Office, the core system has been up and running almost flawlessly though we do have a slight performance degradation from time to time as is expected of cloud software. The one recurring issue for us is that the fax connection is not always functional for outbound messages. We usually have to retry three or four times to get the fax to connect reliably to the destination machine. Once connected, it's smooth sailing.
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Vertical Wave IP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

8x8 Virtual Office

8x8 Virtual Office 8.2
Based on 1 answer
None of the features that are available slow down the application. The reports (even the ones with hundreds of records) complete very quickly and the web interface as well as the mobile application never struggle to load or complete a task. The analytics will sometimes take some time to reflect the online status of users but it is to be expected due to connection speeds.
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Vertical Wave IP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

8x8 Virtual Office

8x8 Virtual Office 9.1
Based on 2 answers
its just a solid product
Kwame H. Baptiste profile photo

Vertical Wave IP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

8x8 Virtual Office

8x8 Virtual Office 7.3
Based on 2 answers
dunno what that is
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Vertical Wave IP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

8x8 Virtual Office

When we choosing 8x8 we looked at a few alternatives such as Comcast and AT&T. Both of these companies required local equipment or additional cost to host the phone lines. Also, both required a minimum 2yr contract with penalties for canceling early on top of costing more than 8x8. Ultimately we chose 8x8 for the flexibility of being able to move and if it didn't work out there was no penalty for canceling.
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Vertical Wave IP

No answers on this topic

Scalability

8x8 Virtual Office

8x8 Virtual Office 7.3
Based on 1 answer
We've had periods where our organization has grown a considerable amount and we have had no issues in scaling our communications with 8x8. The number of possible extensions that we can use is far more than we expect to go through in a very long time. The only complaint that I have is a very minor inconvenience for me where I have to download activation codes for each phone. I would prefer to have the phones automatically activated as soon as they are plugged in.
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Vertical Wave IP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

8x8 Virtual Office

  • There is no cost for the back end system, this makes it much easier to get started.
  • The only downside on cost is that not only do you have a monthly cost from the service, you also need to have a solid Internet connection. Fortunately, most businesses will already have this, and you would need to pay for service anyway
  • Because it is hosted elsewhere it truly kept us in business after hurricane Irma because we were still able to answer calls and service our customers.
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Vertical Wave IP

  • Good call tracking and automated systems allows for less staff and accurate metrics
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Pricing Details

8x8 Virtual Office

General

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

Vertical Wave IP

General

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

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