8x8 Work vs. Genesys Cloud CX

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
Genesys Cloud CX
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Genesys Cloud CX (formerly PureCloud, Genesys Cloud) is a contact center application optimized for automatic call distribution, interactive voice response, email, social media, chat, and text/SMS. It is also a VoIP interconnect service provider.
$75
per month
Pricing
8x8 WorkGenesys Cloud CX
Editions & Modules
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Genesys Cloud CX 1 - Voice
$75
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 2 - Digital
$95
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 2 - Digital + Voice
$115
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 3 - Digital + WEM
$135
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 3 Digital + WEM + Voice
$155
per month (billed annually) per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 WorkGenesys Cloud CX
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing plans can also be billed hourly.
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Community Pulse
8x8 WorkGenesys Cloud CX
Considered Both Products
8x8 Work
Chose 8x8 Work
We are still using Genesys services for our ACD solution. I still feel that Genesys has a better, more complete offering that is overall more stable and reliable than 8x8. If the choice was mine alone, our entire company would be on Genesys PureCloud. My company chose 8x8 for …
Genesys Cloud CX
Chose Genesys Cloud CX
Genesys Cloud is more expensive than any other platform we tested but it is also more advanced and well suited for businesses that require advance routing and call center management.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 WorkGenesys Cloud CX
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
8.7
342 Ratings
6% above category average
Genesys Cloud CX
-
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
Genesys Cloud CX
-
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
Genesys Cloud CX
-
Ratings
Video conferencing8.6180 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing8.7245 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
Genesys Cloud CX
-
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
Genesys Cloud CX
8.1
384 Ratings
3% below category average
Agent dashboard00 Ratings7.9367 Ratings
Validate callers00 Ratings7.9320 Ratings
Outbound response00 Ratings7.7285 Ratings
Call forwarding00 Ratings8.3309 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)00 Ratings8.4247 Ratings
Warm transfer00 Ratings8.5354 Ratings
Predictive dialing00 Ratings7.8210 Ratings
Interactive voice response00 Ratings8.3301 Ratings
REST APIs00 Ratings8.2253 Ratings
Call scripts00 Ratings8.3282 Ratings
Call tracking00 Ratings8.5345 Ratings
Multichannel integration00 Ratings8.3277 Ratings
CRM software integration00 Ratings7.8267 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
-
Ratings
Genesys Cloud CX
7.8
366 Ratings
6% below category average
Inbound call routing00 Ratings8.5341 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing00 Ratings8.1259 Ratings
Recording00 Ratings8.5346 Ratings
Quality management00 Ratings8.0316 Ratings
Call analytics00 Ratings7.9327 Ratings
Historical reporting00 Ratings7.6340 Ratings
Live reporting00 Ratings7.8335 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings6.6200 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings7.6242 Ratings
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CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
8x8 WorkGenesys Cloud CX
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(408 ratings)
8.6
(408 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(24 ratings)
7.2
(37 ratings)
Usability
9.4
(54 ratings)
9.1
(68 ratings)
Availability
9.2
(9 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Performance
8.9
(9 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(139 ratings)
7.1
(97 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.2
(3 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Online Training
8.8
(3 ratings)
7.6
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(13 ratings)
8.2
(18 ratings)
Configurability
8.5
(8 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.3
(9 ratings)
7.6
(13 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(6 ratings)
5.2
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.6
(9 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Professional Services
8.8
(7 ratings)
7.6
(10 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.1
(7 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.1
(7 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 WorkGenesys Cloud CX
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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Genesys
As I said, I really like the platform because you consolidate everything in the same place. But for Brazil, it still has to adapt. For example, the time zone, the dialing rules. Dialing control is still not clear, it is not transparent. It still needs to evolve.
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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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Genesys
  • One thing that we really love is the bot capabilities. On our inbound calls for our contact center, we've got a voice spot, and that routes all of our calls for us. We've managed to move away from a traditional IBR and move to a single question for the majority of cases and the customers go through so much faster. So at the moment, the time it takes for a customer to get to our queue is about 27 seconds. Previously that was well over a minute. We've seen huge improvements with it.
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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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Genesys
  • Mostly just little things I'd like to see. I know that, obviously, moving from one platform to another one, there's going to be bumps where we're used to doing something one way we have to learn the new way. So that hasn't been too much of a problem, but there are little quirks I think could be better.
  • I think searching through the menus could be a little easier instead of always having to go back to the main menu so then go to the next menu. That could be a little easier. And mostly just other little tweaks like with gamification on some of the scorekeeping would be a good thing.
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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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Genesys
The upcoming upgrades working with Genesys Cloud and Salesforce are very exciting. Even though we don't use Genesys Cloud to the fullest extent it can be used (we just migrated a year ago), when these upgrades roll out, I am very excited to see what it can do to for our agents. I think they are going to be very impressed
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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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Genesys
Everything is very good. It is very useful, friendly to users and it makes our work easier than what we expected. I think that I don't need any help from someone on how to use Genesys coz basically they will directly feed it to you without any hassle on using it.
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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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Genesys
We had a couple of times where there were application issues or unplanned outages, but they were resolved very quickly. We were never in the position where it was a total outage, which is very important.
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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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Genesys
The pages are loading quickly but not every time. There is a delay sometimes. About the integrations, everything is working as expected, there is no slow down.
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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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Genesys
Support does indeed resolve the issue but they seem to be really slow and I have to stay on them to get my ticket handled. Everyone I have interacted with is very professional and pleasant. Other than being slow its been a good experience
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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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Genesys
Genesys team that provide trainings are friendly and professional. They helped us to understand well the product and the functionalities. The training was detailed with use cases. At the end, we got a task to develop that ended with success and we got some Genesys rewards. It was amazing experience
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Online Training
8x8, Inc.
online (video) training is good. No issues.
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Genesys
I have taken the preparatory course for Genesys Cloud Certification. I must say that it is a good training for administrators and analysts. The bibliography is very clear and is easy to identify the topics, which are conveniently separated. It is, in my opinion, mandatory for those who want to exercise the position of Genesys Cloud platform administrators.
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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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Genesys
The support engineer that I partnered with during the implementation was exceptional. Every element of the process was done together and the end result of the efforts to grow the knowledge to be able to hand over at the end enabled a pretty smooth transition.
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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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Genesys
We actually evaluated quite a few products before we moved to Genesys Cloud CX. We had a vendor selection process which went for about six months, and it was pretty rigorous. Five9 was one of them. I think we didn't check out Topdesk so that they were out of the picture, but I think Nice inContact was also there as part of that. So those were the two top contenders. We like Genesys for their workforce management. Five9 - I think they were using some age-old software, to be honest, that was not as automated as Genesys, so we liked it.
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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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Genesys
Genesys provides Licensing in 3 tier subscription types of licenses on top based on any business requirements then any sort of feature/functionality inclusion (or removal) is discussed openly. There are 2 types of billing models available which are "Named" and "Concurrent" based on the type of roles users will perform in Genesys Cloud CX environment (eg. Agent, Supervisor, Administrator, and Business Users) Also, the billing period/frequency starts on the actual day the platform is delivered.
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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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Genesys
We were able to successfully implement Genesys Cloud (formerly PureCloud) to multiple departments successfully with a range from low call volumes to very high.
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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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Genesys
Professional services are definitely much more experienced than the support teams, and the price for their services is very fair. I wish that the support team could help answer simple questions about work that the PSS team does, however, so that we do not have to use our SOW for simple Q&A emails.
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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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Genesys
  • That's a good question. I've been with the company for seven months. I don't know if there's been a huge impact on ROI or finances.
  • Now, in Genesys, I need a carrier that fits directly into Genesys. So, for us, that's going to cut the costs of having a traditional SBC with a traditional Telco. Genesys offers us that. You can't do that with another traditional telephone system. So one of the advantages, I think, for the dollar, is that I can bring my own carrier that fits directly into Genesys and eliminate the physical layer, so I can also play with my channels on that side. I can manage my telephone according to the times of year when the call centers are busier or less busy. From a financial point of view, that can be a positive thing.
  • In terms of return on investment, the company I work for had already been on Genesys PureConnect for years. So moving to PureCloud was a logical one because PureConnect was disappearing. I'm not sure if I have the answer, whether we've made savings or huge savings. One thing's for sure: ease of use, the whole customer experience aspect, the fact that we can chat and interact by email, these are things that weren't possible with the old versions. That's a positive thing.
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ScreenShots

Genesys Cloud CX Screenshots

Screenshot of Genesys Cloud directories, used to find the right person in an organizationScreenshot of a dashboard where agents can see the activities in their queueScreenshot of a dashboard where contact center managers are shown key metricsScreenshot of the built-in Call Center Co-browsing capability