8x8 Work vs. CloudTalk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 Work
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
8x8 Work is a collaboration hub for phone, video, and messaging. It brings secure unified communication and collaboration experiences to every employee.
$24
per month
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
CloudTalk is cloud-based call center software for sales and support teams of all sizes, looking to improve customer experiences through more personalized, data-driven customer interactions. The vendor aims to help teams communicate clearly and efficiently. With CloudTalk users can get local, mobile or toll-free numbers from more than 140+ countries across the world. The vendor says they offer integration with important tools (such a CRM, Helpdesk, or…
$20
per user/month (invoiced annually)
Pricing
8x8 WorkCloudTalk
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
CloudTalk Starter
$20.00
per user/month (invoiced annually)
CloudTalk Essential
$25.00
per user/month (invoiced annually)
CloudTalk Expert
$40.00
per user/month (invoiced annually)
CloudTalk Custom
-
per user or company/month (invoiced annually)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 WorkCloudTalk
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
8x8 WorkCloudTalk
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8x8 Work
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 WorkCloudTalk
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
8.7
342 Ratings
6% above category average
CloudTalk
-
Ratings
Hosted PBX8.3194 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)10.049 Ratings00 Ratings
User templates8.3213 Ratings00 Ratings
Call reports8.3272 Ratings00 Ratings
Directory of employee names8.7307 Ratings00 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
8.5
389 Ratings
1% above category average
CloudTalk
-
Ratings
Answering rules8.8348 Ratings00 Ratings
Call recording8.7300 Ratings00 Ratings
Call park8.8279 Ratings00 Ratings
Call screening7.5264 Ratings00 Ratings
Message alerts8.6336 Ratings00 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
8.7
283 Ratings
5% above category average
CloudTalk
-
Ratings
Video conferencing8.6180 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing8.6245 Ratings00 Ratings
Video screen sharing9.0126 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant messaging8.8181 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
9.0
338 Ratings
8% above category average
CloudTalk
-
Ratings
Mobile app for iOS8.9274 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app for Android9.1223 Ratings00 Ratings
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
-
Ratings
CloudTalk
9.7
45 Ratings
15% above category average
Agent dashboard00 Ratings9.945 Ratings
Validate callers00 Ratings9.740 Ratings
Outbound response00 Ratings9.941 Ratings
Call forwarding00 Ratings9.840 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)00 Ratings9.739 Ratings
Warm transfer00 Ratings9.631 Ratings
Predictive dialing00 Ratings10.025 Ratings
Interactive voice response00 Ratings9.829 Ratings
REST APIs00 Ratings9.530 Ratings
Call scripts00 Ratings9.225 Ratings
Call tracking00 Ratings9.436 Ratings
Multichannel integration00 Ratings9.830 Ratings
CRM software integration00 Ratings9.836 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
-
Ratings
CloudTalk
9.9
42 Ratings
18% above category average
Inbound call routing00 Ratings9.936 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing00 Ratings9.929 Ratings
Recording00 Ratings9.938 Ratings
Quality management00 Ratings9.934 Ratings
Call analytics00 Ratings9.940 Ratings
Historical reporting00 Ratings9.937 Ratings
Live reporting00 Ratings9.935 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings9.927 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings9.826 Ratings
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8x8 WorkCloudTalk
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Nextiva Contact Center
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
8x8 WorkCloudTalk
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(408 ratings)
9.9
(45 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(24 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.4
(54 ratings)
7.7
(5 ratings)
Availability
9.2
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.9
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(139 ratings)
3.6
(11 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(13 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Configurability
8.5
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.3
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.6
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
8.8
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.1
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 WorkCloudTalk
Likelihood to Recommend
8x8, Inc.
8x8 is well suited for our small private practice. Even though we are close to each other, it makes managing and transferring calls effortless. Concurrent calls are also a strong suit. Even if two people are logged into the same user account, being able to answer two lines at the same time and flip between devices is a great feature to have.
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CloudTalk.io
Cloudtalk is by far the best value-for-price software out there for call center solutions. Packed with features, very accessible, kind and accessible customer support, and cheap, especially when compared with their competitors for the same range of features. Easy entry-level software, especially if you're a startup that doesn't want to make big initial commitments but needs a solution that scales with the business.
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Pros
8x8, Inc.
  • Automatically routes incoming calls to the available agent with the appropriate skills, ensuring that customers are served promptly.
  • Integrates with email systems to provide a unified view of customer interactions.
  • Allows sales representatives to share their screens with customers and prospects, demonstrating products and services effectively.
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CloudTalk.io
  • It's extremely simple to install and integrate
  • Their smart dialer option reduces time spent typing in number and helps make more calls
  • It makes life super easy to keep track of calls being made and how long calls are but also to listen back on calls made
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Cons
8x8, Inc.
  • 8x8's emails with billing info or auto-payments does not attach a pdf copy of the invoice for reference; you have to log in to your dashboard and navigate through several links to obtain a copy of your invoice, which is frankly just inconvenient.
  • While 8x8 is very feature rich, a lot of it appears to be oriented towards call centers and therefore may not be required or useful for small offices (like ours).
  • While 8x8 is very responsive to issues affecting its system, the frequent update alerts can become distracting.
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CloudTalk.io
  • A lot of features are still missing, some of which are pretty basic like being able to select multiple filters instead of one.
  • Desktop app has had some instability issue.
  • IVR needs to be self-recorded which can lead to a lower quality.
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Likelihood to Renew
8x8, Inc.
All our employees love this product. No one has ever had an issue, whether it be the phone or fax. Great during the winter when employees have to work from home because of the snow. Never had an issue with the phone app. Highly recommend this product
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CloudTalk.io
It is working and affordable
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Usability
8x8, Inc.
Again for a large call center with many needs, and full time people to manage this may be a good system, but for a small business needing a phone system in my opinion it is overly complicated and difficult to manage without multiple calls on support.
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CloudTalk.io
CloudTalk is super easy to use and has a great quality. It helps to communicate with the clients easily and we can feel that the sound quality is high, while speaking to the client and while listening to the recordings. This is for our department essential in our day to day work.
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Reliability and Availability
8x8, Inc.
As mentioned before, we have not had an outage with the phone system per say, There was an issue with the call center where we did have an outage, but it was quickly and promplty handled by 8x8 support, they got us up and going again within 24 hours. The 8x8 hard phone and softphone side of things have been rock solid, I couldn't ask for anything more seeing we are in health care and it's exactly what we were looking for. When and if there is an issue 99% of the time it's user error
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CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
Performance
8x8, Inc.
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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CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
8x8, Inc.
8x8 support can be phenomenal. After getting in touch with a support member, all of my problems are either solved right away or throughout a small time frame, fine-tuned to my circumstance/issue. Whether they are following up via phone call or email, I have full confidence and faith that any matter will be resolved. Trying to contact the support team is where things get a bit tricky. Raising an issue in the chat can be taxing as we are mostly referred to the general FAQ section of the site. Although it may be helpful to some, it does nothing for those of us that have very specific problems. If each account holder can receive access to a customer service line that differs from non-member account holders, I think we'd have a higher level of trust and a lower level of frustration.
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CloudTalk.io
They are skilled, experienced, and anytime I need something and contact the support time, I get the right person who understands my needs and reacts to them accordingly. So far I was only pleasantly surprised by the level of support these guys provide and coming from a customer service oriented background myself, I can only say keep it up guys, you are doing a fantastic job!
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In-Person Training
8x8, Inc.
The person giving the training was very engaged, He also listened and answered all the questions. He created a video for our company while he was training in case we needed to reference it again in the future. The questions he could not answer were answered within 24 hours via an email to the IT support staff here so we could share the answers with the rest of the group
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CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
Online Training
8x8, Inc.
online (video) training is good. No issues.
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CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
8x8, Inc.
The implementation of 8x8 X was rather smooth. We had training prior to getting the system. The IT company did a good job on the training. The whole system is wonderful. Saves me so much time with the faxing, as i can just let it go by itself and not have to make sure pages don't get skipped, as with a regular fax machine.
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CloudTalk.io
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Alternatives Considered
8x8, Inc.
Hands down 8x8 is superior to the Spectrum Ring Central that we had tried. Interestingly, they supplied the same phone hardware but were unable to suggest an adapter for wifi for the phones. Cost wise very similar but customer experience very different. Above all else, the quality of customer service has made all the difference
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CloudTalk.io
It was a gamble if I'm being honest, plus this is a very nuanced and intricate topic. We didn't necessarily substitute one for the other, it was a much needed state of affairs where we needed the call monitoring and agent tracking pros of CloudTalk more so than ever before.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8x8, Inc.
At this time, we’re very happy with the pricing model that we have worked out and they have provided for us. Just be sure to do your homework, and use your comparisons to work out your cost with 8x8. They will be very straightforward with you on what they can
adjust for you.
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CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
Scalability
8x8, Inc.
8x8 100% suits Business needs to connect with from anywhere and everywhere. The Softphone features is very light and very easy to use also very reliable with Zero Downtime. Can also be set personal Voicemail over softphone at anytime and logs everything is very easy to find.
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CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
8x8, Inc.
PS had all the users etc. set up by our go-live date. All hard phones were activated and when we received them, all we had to do was set them up and punch in the activation code to activate them.
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CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
8x8, Inc.
  • It's been amazing. We used to have so many complaints about call quality, phone calls cutting in and out, tons of calls where it was dead air, dropped calls etc. Since switching back to 8x8 we have not had one complaint, which is great for business! Being able to communicate with our clients is the only way for us to have a positive ROI!
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CloudTalk.io
  • For a similar price it is not necessary to manage so many cell phone accounts
  • Unlike basic telephony. It is possible to have more control of the interactions with our clients.
  • For administrators it allows better control of commercial actions or the corresponding area for communication issues
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ScreenShots

CloudTalk Screenshots

Screenshot of CloudTalk for Freshdesk - All customer-related data from both systems can be automatically synchronized and always up-to-date. No matter whether one is working in Freshdesk or CloudTalk, the software can provide comprehensive customer data.Screenshot of CloudTalk for Intercom - By integrating Intercom with CloudTalk, essential customer contact details become visible, as well as history of calls and conversations. No matter whether one is working in Intercom or CloudTalk, comprehensive customer data will be presented in both systems. In addition, data synchronization is automatic and regular, so information is always up-to-date.Screenshot of Complete customer interaction history is always within reach. CloudTalk will automatically display previous calls, orders, chats or notes, so agents don’t have to look them up in multiple systems.Screenshot of CloudTalk apps allows agents to make and receive phone calls from anywhere.Screenshot of CloudTalk for Help ScoutScreenshot of Agents can see all caller information in one place. During the phone call, they can look at the client’s history of interactions, orders, chat or notes.