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8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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Score 7.3 out of 100

Cisco Webex Calling

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

Any business that has workers in multiple locations or workers who are based out for the office for significant periods of time will really benefit from the 8x8 cloud-based system. Your direct line follows you around, but because of the Virtual Attendant, office hours and out of hours can be configured so that you only receive calls when you're "at work."
Andrew Steven | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Webex Calling

We use Cisco Webex Calling to do most of our calls and meetings nowadays. There is also the app on the phone but we don't use it much as people use their phone. But when we do have calls with Europe and Asia, it is very convenient and unlimited. Zoom is great and cheaper but tends to crash too often. It is a bit expensive so not all of our employees get the license right away.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Cisco Webex Calling
8.6
Hosted PBX
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Cisco Webex Calling
8.3
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Cisco Webex Calling
8.3
User templates
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
Cisco Webex Calling
8.7
Call reports
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.1
Cisco Webex Calling
8.9
Directory of employee names
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Cisco Webex Calling
8.9

Call Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.1
Cisco Webex Calling
8.6
Answering rules
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.9
Cisco Webex Calling
8.7
Call recording
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.1
Cisco Webex Calling
9.1
Call park
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Cisco Webex Calling
8.2
Call screening
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.2
Cisco Webex Calling
8.5
Message alerts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.5
Cisco Webex Calling
8.5

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Cisco Webex Calling
8.9
Video conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.1
Cisco Webex Calling
8.9
Audio conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Cisco Webex Calling
8.9
Video screen sharing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.8
Cisco Webex Calling
9.1
Instant messaging
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Cisco Webex Calling
8.6

Mobile apps

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.9
Cisco Webex Calling
8.5
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Cisco Webex Calling
8.6
Mobile app for Android
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
Cisco Webex Calling
8.4

Pros

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • Conference call feature is great. We have created multiple conference bridges, we even have one tied to our virtual attendant.
  • We like the flexibility of the auto attendant and being able to have more than one profile saved that we can change as needed
  • Having Virtual office was especially great when hurricane Irma came through last year and our office had no power, it allowed us to continue to operate from our cell phones without the customer realizing there was anything different.
Robbie Mancl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Webex Calling

  • Mobile use - Calling is extremely easy to use via mobile, making it easier for teams to work remotely and thus offer the organization and colleagues all of the benefits that come with this
  • Security - As this is a cloud-based solution, updates are easily implemented meaning better security, which is essential for the company overall.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • Ability to integrate multiple businesses onto a single desk phone (or possibility this is a lack of familiarity with the system).
  • Have had no follow-up from the sales rep following the initial onboarding to ask if everything is alright. Would appreciate this.
  • Hardware delivery was somewhat slow, but there's this thing called coronavirus which may have impacted normal delivery times so not sure.
Jonathan Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Webex Calling

  • Sometimes confusing on how to sign on to the Webex
  • Takes 5-10 minutes to download so if you forget to download before the call they will have to wait and is awkward
  • Don’t see a difference between this and zoom calls
Maureen Trattner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 8.4
Based on 7 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 Webex Calling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 8.7
Based on 6 answers
The web interface is easy to navigate and the data that I need is only ever one or two clicks away. When running reports, I don't have to deal with convoluted filters or awkward logic implementations, it just works and it works well. If I had to fault it for something, I would say that the interface is not consistent all over the place; The account manager portal and the Virtual Office portal have two completely different styles.
Daniel Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Webex Calling

Cisco Webex Calling 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It is a very easy product to deploy and configure and to really take advantage of. It does not matter if you are using it in an office or your home, or for a security office or a collaboration meeting room - you have the right endpoint available for each case and the configuration parameters to improve the functionality you need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.8
Based on 2 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 Webex Calling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.7
Based on 2 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 Webex Calling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 6.2
Based on 82 answers
The support was lackluster. I thought my sales rep was going to set up the phone system for me and it took several weeks of going back and forth and then being handed off to an implementation person who helped a great deal, but overall there was an impatience on both the part of sales and implementation with the number of calls that were needed to understand and set the system up. They both told me they were admonished by their management for spending too much time with me on my calls. I tried the chat feature, tutorials, and webinars, but ultimately needed a live person to help me with the final questions needed to set everything up.
Adrienne Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Webex Calling

Cisco Webex Calling 7.7
Based on 2 answers
I have been working for a long time with Cisco as a provider and also Cisco TAC and Cisco Support Engineers.
The support starts right beforehand in the documentation of the product you are interested in. From the start you have a good, complete, and detailed and easy to read datasheet and there's always someone available to answer any questions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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

Cisco Webex Calling

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 8.2
Based on 4 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 Webex Calling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

As far as capabilities and ease to use, they all seem about the same. If you are not technologically savvy this all can be a bit difficult to set up by yourself. Nextiva had great customer service, but the service was not cost-effective and call texting was ridiculously complicated. If I could have access to tech support via chat it would be a lot less time-consuming.
Guillermo Paxton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Webex Calling

These are all very similar products. But in the end since we were using Webex Meetings and some Teams usage we have already kind of bought into the Cisco dream and suite of products so it just made sense. These other products are good but Webex Calling was above the rest because we could integrate it the easiest.
Joshua Baever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.3
Based on 2 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 Webex Calling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • 8x8 has cut down total monthly phone system cost by approximately 25%.
  • We can now work remotely without missing important calls and messages.
  • We can run many more reports than we could before as to who is calling and when.
  • Auto-attendant allows office personnel to not always have to answer if only basic information is needed by the caller.
William Perdue | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Webex Calling

  • I would consider the heafty investment to be worth it as it has helped bring an element of cohesion between departments in the same division.
  • It has also shown to have positive reviews from our high-level executives when audio conferencing into high profile meetings. It is always important, in my opinion, to invest in technology that is going to keep your data and conversations safe.
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

Cisco Webex Calling

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Cisco Webex Calling
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.4
Cisco Webex Calling

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.7
Cisco Webex Calling
8.2

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Cisco Webex Calling

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Cisco Webex Calling

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.2
Cisco Webex Calling
7.7

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.2
Cisco Webex Calling

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Cisco Webex Calling

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