8x8 Work vs. Talkdesk

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
Talkdesk
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Talkdesk is a cloud-based contact center platform with voice, digital channel, and workforce engagement management capabilities. Talkdesk’s key features are its customizable user interface, built-in AI automation, and its integration with numerous CRM and helpdesk applications.
$85
per month per user
Pricing
8x8 WorkTalkdesk
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
CX Cloud Essentials
$85
per month per user
CX Cloud Elevate
$115
per month per user
CX Cloud Elite
$145
per month per user
Industry Experience Clouds
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 WorkTalkdesk
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
8x8 WorkTalkdesk
Considered Both Products
8x8 Work
Chose 8x8 Work
We are in the midst of fully transitioning out of 8x8 X Series, however, it has been great to use these last few years to assist our client's needs.
Talkdesk

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 WorkTalkdesk
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
8.2
349 Ratings
0% above category average
Talkdesk
-
Ratings
Hosted PBX8.4196 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)7.652 Ratings00 Ratings
User templates8.3218 Ratings00 Ratings
Call reports8.2278 Ratings00 Ratings
Directory of employee names8.7314 Ratings00 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
8.5
396 Ratings
1% above category average
Talkdesk
-
Ratings
Answering rules8.9355 Ratings00 Ratings
Call recording8.7307 Ratings00 Ratings
Call park8.8285 Ratings00 Ratings
Call screening7.4271 Ratings00 Ratings
Message alerts8.6343 Ratings00 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
8.7
288 Ratings
5% above category average
Talkdesk
-
Ratings
Video conferencing8.5182 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing8.6249 Ratings00 Ratings
Video screen sharing8.9128 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant messaging8.7186 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
8.9
344 Ratings
7% above category average
Talkdesk
-
Ratings
Mobile app for iOS8.8280 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app for Android9.1227 Ratings00 Ratings
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
-
Ratings
Talkdesk
8.4
435 Ratings
1% above category average
Agent dashboard00 Ratings8.4416 Ratings
Validate callers00 Ratings8.1365 Ratings
Outbound response00 Ratings8.4381 Ratings
Call forwarding00 Ratings8.6370 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)00 Ratings8.9345 Ratings
Warm transfer00 Ratings8.9392 Ratings
Predictive dialing00 Ratings8.6194 Ratings
Interactive voice response00 Ratings8.2270 Ratings
REST APIs00 Ratings8.1215 Ratings
Call scripts00 Ratings7.9190 Ratings
Call tracking00 Ratings8.7386 Ratings
Multichannel integration00 Ratings8.0281 Ratings
CRM software integration00 Ratings7.8335 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Work
-
Ratings
Talkdesk
8.7
422 Ratings
5% above category average
Inbound call routing00 Ratings8.7384 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing00 Ratings8.5272 Ratings
Recording00 Ratings9.3406 Ratings
Quality management00 Ratings9.0367 Ratings
Call analytics00 Ratings8.9381 Ratings
Historical reporting00 Ratings8.5388 Ratings
Live reporting00 Ratings8.8382 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings8.0208 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings8.4238 Ratings
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User Ratings
8x8 WorkTalkdesk
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(415 ratings)
8.2
(448 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(25 ratings)
8.7
(36 ratings)
Usability
9.4
(54 ratings)
8.6
(264 ratings)
Availability
8.9
(10 ratings)
9.8
(6 ratings)
Performance
8.9
(10 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
7.6
(139 ratings)
8.6
(130 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(3 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
8.9
(4 ratings)
8.4
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(13 ratings)
8.0
(205 ratings)
Configurability
8.5
(8 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.4
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.7
(10 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Professional Services
8.8
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.1
(7 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.1
(7 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 WorkTalkdesk
Likelihood to Recommend
8x8, Inc.
8x8 support was one of the major deciding factors in moving away from our old system. We'd experience business impact issues with our routing systems and wouldn't hear back for days/week, if at all. With 8x8 Work, we have guaranteed SLAs depending on impact levels, this has been a great peace of mind when/if issues occur. We also onboard new locations containing older POT/analog equipment that our old provider were not compatible with. 8x8 saved us money in not needed to overhaul our older devices at this time.
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Talkdesk
Despite the cost, the ease with which you are able to navigate the system is actually tedious. We have to have specialists in the business to aid in getting some of the reports and making changes to the system. Calls are delayed between us and customers as there is no tower on our continent for the system.
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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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Talkdesk
  • We were able to replace on-premise solution with Talkdesk Cloud solution within project timelines
  • We were able to migrate region by region while keeping our existing IVR numbers to minimize the impact on customer.
  • We were able to integrate Talkdesk with our cloud CRM, AWS storage and reporting applications
  • The IVR flow changes are easier to understand and manage and to onboard any new team members to support the agents
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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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Talkdesk
  • From experience, customer service is terrible, we've had 5 account executives over 18 months, extremely difficult to get timely answers to pressing issues.
  • Integration with other tools, such as ServiceNow, is not truly integration (in my opinion). There was a marked difference between what the salesperson communicated during the evaluation period and what we actually got once we purchased and implemented the product.
  • We continue to have stability issues which force our agents to restart the Talkdesk client. I frequently receive vague error messages ('something went wrong') that can be frustrating as there's no actual detail to what happened. To be fair, it has improved since we implemented the tool, but if you were to ask our agents what frustrated them, Talkdesk would be at the top of their list.
  • Being a multi-channel platform was one of the things that drew us to Talkdesk; however, the chat channel lags way behind voice in customization and reporting.
  • Lack of training resources. The 'Talkdesk Academy' is often very out-of-date. Would be nice to have actual webinars or online training (even paid training) for various functions of the tool like reporting, WFM, IVR, etc.
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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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Talkdesk
Renewing the use of talkdesk is a cost-effective solution for our company. By continuing to use it, we can leverage potential cost savings and efficiencies. For instance, talkdesk may have features that automate certain processes or enable better resource allocation, resulting in reduced operational costs. Secondly, renewing the contract contributes to enhanced customer service. Talkdesk likely offers specific functionalities that improve customer satisfaction and support. This could include features such as intelligent routing or real-time analytics that help agents provide personalized assistance and resolve issues more effectively. Thirdly, renewing the contract ensures seamless integration and compatibility with other systems or technologies used in our company. Having a unified system across different departments or functions enhances efficiency and reduces potential disruptions caused by incompatible systems. Moreover, there may be benefits gained from data sharing or streamlined workflows enabled by an integrated platform.
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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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Talkdesk
Talkdesk so far has lived up to its mission grants us a platform to use and engage with our population. They are able to reach us consistently and as they need with very few interruptions in services which for a tech company is not an easy thing to achieve. The platform is very simple to use and understand
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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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Talkdesk
I have never had a problem making a phone call or an issue getting a line out. More times than not it is the customer that will have a bad connection or have a lot of noise on their end. I have had experience w/ dropped calls, but never not being able to access a line
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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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Talkdesk
We have never had a Talkdesk performance issue. As long as you follow the system requirements, which are MINIMAL, neither will you.
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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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Talkdesk
If Talkdesk had a dedicated phone support line I would have given this rating an overall 10. Their knowledge base is absolutely HUGE and at times very helpful. It's easy to search through and their customer support chat system works perfectly fine, but there are just some times that you need to speak to a human on the phone to ensure you are always on the same page.
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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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Talkdesk
I was shown how to use Talkdesk and was happy with it. I learned all I needed.
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Online Training
8x8, Inc.
online (video) training is good. No issues.
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Talkdesk
Training was simple as the app is easy to use. The phone has gone through upgrades since but it's very adaptive and doesn't require a complete session. There are articles available for self help in case something is forgotten. There are a lot of functions to talkdesk and we have not used all of them
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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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Talkdesk
Really easy to get set up out of the box. Anything I needed to understand further, I was able to just hop into the Academy and self-teach. I could then bring my team-members to those same sections so they could learn as well without me having to put together complicated SOP's / etc
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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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Talkdesk
We were unable to easily access call metrics using WM. Since the switch to Talkdesk, we have not had to struggle with our reporting at all. All the information we need is readily available and can be exported. We are also able to modify the metrics that we need and have them compiled in different ways. The information on Talkdesk is modifiable and makes it easy for us to get the numbers that we need at the end of the day.
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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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Talkdesk
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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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Talkdesk
We have over 200 employees in 11 states across the United States. Everyone uses Talkdesk. I believe that says a lot about the product and its flexibility. We need to be able to rely on system in order to assist our customers. Reliability and sustainability is important to our success
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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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Talkdesk
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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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Talkdesk
  • Decreased average response time on emails - due to proper forecasting by our team but of course by usage of data received from this tool.
  • Increase in quality audit scores through weekly reviews by this tool.
  • Employee morale and company survey as agents are not stressing with the easy use of this tool.
  • Reduced average handle time to ensure first response is addressed or first rings are addressed immediately.
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