8x8 X Series vs. Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 X Series
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
8x8 XCaaS aims to erase the boundary between Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) to help organizations deliver modern communications experiences. With one integrated platform for customer and employee communications, businesses can respond to customer inquiries faster while maintaining the context and content of each engagement as it progresses through the customer journey.
$24
per month
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000) was a telephony and VoIP business phone with unified communications features from Cisco, targeted at SMBs. The product is discontinued, and superseded by functionality found in Cisco Webex Calling.N/A
Pricing
8x8 X SeriesCisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
X2
$24
Per User/Per Month
X4
$44
Per User/Per Month
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 X SeriesCisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
8x8 X SeriesCisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 X SeriesCisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
8x8 X Series
8.8
333 Ratings
7% above category average
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.7
18 Ratings
6% above category average
Hosted PBX8.3188 Ratings8.210 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)10.049 Ratings9.216 Ratings
User templates8.3208 Ratings8.417 Ratings
Call reports8.3264 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Directory of employee names8.8298 Ratings9.216 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
8x8 X Series
8.6
380 Ratings
2% above category average
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.8
21 Ratings
5% above category average
Answering rules8.9339 Ratings8.919 Ratings
Call recording9.0292 Ratings9.115 Ratings
Call park8.7272 Ratings8.819 Ratings
Call screening7.5258 Ratings8.820 Ratings
Message alerts8.7328 Ratings8.519 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
8x8 X Series
8.8
275 Ratings
6% above category average
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.7
20 Ratings
5% above category average
Video conferencing8.7174 Ratings9.219 Ratings
Audio conferencing8.4238 Ratings8.920 Ratings
Video screen sharing9.0120 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Instant messaging9.0175 Ratings8.616 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
8x8 X Series
9.3
330 Ratings
11% above category average
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
7.5
15 Ratings
10% below category average
Mobile app for iOS9.2268 Ratings7.515 Ratings
Mobile app for Android9.5215 Ratings7.614 Ratings
Best Alternatives
8x8 X SeriesCisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.1 out of 10
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
8x8 X SeriesCisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(399 ratings)
8.7
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(24 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.4
(54 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.2
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.9
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(139 ratings)
9.4
(19 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.5
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.1
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.2
(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
7.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 X SeriesCisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
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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Discontinued Products
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000) is well suited on small and medium sites that need entry-level voice and IP telephony capabilities, together
with powerful, easy-to-use collaboration tools. However , if a single user interface or VMware servers are deal breakers for you, I suggest another call system will likely be a better fit.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • provides phone support for many models of phones and conferencing devices
  • provides full telephony support for pretty much any phone requirement including call centre options
  • 911 service dialing options and tracking
  • bundle pricing on voice, phone and server licensing
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Include tools for inter-cluster migration, currently these are provided by 3rd parties
  • Improve the software upgrade process by automating the pre-upgrade and post-upgrade checks
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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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Discontinued Products
Happy with Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000); works great for us and costs to maintain it are well in hand. it also fits our current and future requirements going forward.
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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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Discontinued Products
BE6K [is] not just a bare metal server ,it is [a] complete solution with its own management tools.
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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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Discontinued Products
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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Discontinued Products
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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Discontinued Products
Overall, the product provides excellent value for money. Our employees may interact at the same time on the Cisco Business Edition 6000 without disrupting the conversation. We have a significant number of employees that perform the same thing with calls, texting, and presence, and none of them have an issue.
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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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Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Online Training
8x8, Inc.
online (video) training is good. No issues.
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Discontinued Products
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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Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
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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Discontinued Products
Both Mitel and [Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)] allow the benefit of virtualization. If desired you could have an entirely virtual system. Cisco handles the virtualization a little better, however Mitel MiCollab is easier to integrate presence and calls. Cisco underlying architecture seems to be a little more stable, Mitel seems to be a little more user friendly. There are pros and cons and both are good solutions.
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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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Discontinued Products
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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Discontinued Products
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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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Discontinued Products
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Been easy to scale as our business has grown and from acquisitions
  • Been pretty easy to maintain the software and upgrade it over its lifetime to date
  • Software and license renewals are pretty straight forward
  • Adding newer model hardware to the system is pretty straight forward
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