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Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 [X Series] has consistently been a good option for internal calls, however, with daily dropped calls through our support line and constant needs for closing and restarting the application we've become frustrated as an organization. We are cautiously optimistic that the latest update will resolve our struggles. In the event that we continue to utilize 8x8 [X Series] for our VCC and soft-phone option moving forward and see what we've come to expect, we will likely pursue another solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Regardless of everything, no one can argue that the CUCM is among the best, especially when you’re using Cisco Phones. So, unless you’re on a very tight budget or have multi-vendor phones, don’t go for 3rd party systems, as they lack the simplicity of configuration that is built-in within the CUCM. Having everything within the Cisco ecosystem will exponentially lower the time required from IT to configure and manage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.8
Hosted PBX
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.2
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.1
User templates
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.6
Call reports
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
6.5
Directory of employee names
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.2
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8

Call Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.7
Answering rules
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.8
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
Call recording
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.5
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
6.8
Call park
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
Call screening
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.4
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
6.8
Message alerts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.4

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Video conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.8
Audio conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.8
Video screen sharing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.0
Instant messaging
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.9
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9

Mobile apps

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.9
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.0
Mobile app for Android
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.8

Pros

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • We love the conference calling since many users are working from home.
  • The fact that we can reprogram it on the fly without having 8x8 do it is a big plus.
  • Being able to take the phones with us using the app on our cell phones is a bonus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

  • This solution is extremely stable and has been running in our environment for several years without (unscheduled) downtime.
  • The ability to have voicemails automatically sent as an email message is extremely helpful in helping us to keep in touch while away from the desk.
  • The Call Manager provides us very granular settings to route our calls as we want.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • Customer support needs some serious changes. The inability to email a ticket in is extremely frustrating. 60% of the time support technicians are quick to blame the customers environment for issues without adequate troubleshooting or review from the engineering team.
  • Updates to the VoIP client need to be QA'd better. Making an update available that breaks features such as call forwarding, warm transfers and parking calls in unacceptable.
  • Maintenances on 8x8 infrastructure needs to be done off hours or on weekends. Pushing an update mid day and causing an outage for either desk phones or the 8x8 app is unacceptable. We had several instances this quarter where one or the other would stop working only to have it resolve on its own 2 hours later.
  • 8x8 mobile app has call echo more than 50% of the time. This occurs whether or not we are on wifi.
Daniel Bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

  • Administration web page is little bit hard to understand at the beginning specially if you are not familiar with naming convention and GU Interfaces.
  • Call Detail Record interface is fine but would be desirable to include more options that fit organization needs in terms of reporting purposes.
  • Self Care Portal interface could be more useful to the end user if it includes options to manage some features without administrators involving.
Leonardo Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 6.6
Based on 10 answers
We've had an excellent experience with 8x8 Virtual Office. We have downtime very rarely and the service provided by all reps is excellent. The little quirks that I've mentioned as cons are minor inconveniences but I prefer working like that than hosting our own PBX.
Daniel Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have been using this product for 20+ years and will continue too. This is a great product and new features are always coming out.
Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.5
Based on 21 answers
It's really easy to use. You don't have to be technical at all to figure it out, you just have to be able to read and follow directions otherwise you will not set the system up properly and you'll need to call support. The system has so many checks and balances it's near impossible to screw it up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 5.8
Based on 3 answers
Although it's very easy to use, once you understand the concepts of IP telephony, as I said before, I think Cisco could have improved the management interface of the platform, adding modern technologies and the design language of the other platforms like DNA Center, etc. This interface hasn't had a substantial improvement for about 10 years
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.8
Based on 4 answers
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.
Daniel Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 8.1
Based on 4 answers
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.
Daniel Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 4.5
Based on 112 answers
I had very good interactions with the general support staff, whether it was over the phone or using the support portal. They are very responsive and do their very best to answer my questions to my satisfaction. My experience with follow-up by our sales representative has been below expectations, especially when it came to modifying our account.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 9.1
Based on 16 answers
CUCM is supported by most third-party vendors for related products, so it makes finding solutions to specific needs easy. Also Cisco TAC is very knowledgeable, and we have never run into a problem they have not been able to resolve. Usually they are resolved without the need to escalate tickers either.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

N/a. No in-person training.
Cindy Pierre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 6.5
Based on 6 answers
I can only respond to this question with regards to transferring ownership of the account. that was easy and smooth.
Cindy Pierre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This was the first phone system we implemented that could span multiple locations. We were very satisfied once fully implemented
Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

The global availability of 8x8 [X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)] was critical to our company wide adoption, ensuring Kaseya can use the platform regardless of geography and with no call degradation or issues. Historically we have found other providers with global exposure have their systems hosted in the US or EMEA exclusively leading to poor telephone quality in the APAC region.
Craig Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

We have been a Cisco based shop and have looked at other cloud voice options such as MS Teams pbx, and others, but ultimately, the features, endpoints, and reliability of Cisco has been the common factor in staying with them as our voice provider. Their integrations, room systems, and hybrid design allows for us to be flexible and keep a high up time vs reliance on 100% cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.3
Based on 4 answers
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.
Daniel Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • Mobility very helpful in dealing with the pandemic.
  • We don't measure ROI, but up front costs are much less than traditional pbx.
  • Not a true SaaS solution - you can buy more licenses, but you can't reduce licenses during contract period. Very disappointing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

  • Communication and collaboration - Our offices are able to communicate both internally and externally due to this system.
  • Down time - Struggles with CUCM has caused a lot of down time due to the instability of the system.
  • High Costs - the cost of both the license and the maintenance was much higher than other systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

General

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

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) Editions & Modules

Edition
8x8 Express$121
X2$241
X4$441
  1. Per User/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

General

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

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Must contact sales team for pricing

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.8
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.6
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
5.8

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.1
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
4.5
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.1

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.5
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

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