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8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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Score 7.2 out of 100
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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

Sangoma Switchvox

Really Digium Switchvox is a great product, it's more of an overall service and it's great. Starting at the phones, I think they're well engineered, from button placement to make call handling a breeze, bright status indicators and programmable keys that keep things simple, and a clear back-lite screen, to light up those late night support calls. I've watched the web management interface grow into a gorgeous, friendly, informational tool that gives me a system that can do 95% of the things my customers request.The only times I've seen it as less appropriate is when it comes to the more budget restricted. I've always believed you get what you pay for, and Digium Switch provides a lovely packaged, turnkey product, that doesn't require an expert to maintain once installed. On top of that, you're paying for the service. I can speak from experience, and countless support calls, that Digium Switchvox's support is second to none. They're efficient, intelligent, friendly, and professional, I've never had a bad experience, keep up the great work!
Josh McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.1
Sangoma Switchvox
Hosted PBX
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.1
Sangoma Switchvox
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Sangoma Switchvox
User templates
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.9
Sangoma Switchvox
Call reports
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.9
Sangoma Switchvox
Directory of employee names
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Sangoma Switchvox

Call Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.6
Sangoma Switchvox
Answering rules
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Sangoma Switchvox
Call recording
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Sangoma Switchvox
Call park
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Sangoma Switchvox
Call screening
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Sangoma Switchvox
Message alerts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Sangoma Switchvox

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Sangoma Switchvox
Video conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.9
Sangoma Switchvox
Audio conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Sangoma Switchvox
Video screen sharing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.8
Sangoma Switchvox
Instant messaging
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.6
Sangoma Switchvox

Mobile apps

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.3
Sangoma Switchvox
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.1
Sangoma Switchvox
Mobile app for Android
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
5.4
Sangoma Switchvox

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

Sangoma Switchvox

  • Allows us to forward phones internally or externally.
  • Allows us to set up our favorite contacts to sync up on telephone screen for quick calls.
Lisa Burns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • At times call quality with callers outside the 8x8 system at times is poor.
  • Voicemail boxes are not very large, and can fill quickly.
  • A means to mark all received faxes at one time as read within Virtual Office would be nice.
Christopher Alcumbrack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sangoma Switchvox

  • I've installed quite a few of these systems for a number of customers, and I've found a number of times having access to the second Ethernet port on some of the larger systems, and the ability to do some sort of static routing, and firewall functionality. I would love to have the ability to connect one port to the carrier's cpe router, and the other port to the customer's network.
  • I've worked with Voip products for a number of years, and various asterisk iterations. I'd like to see more access to the asterisk cli for troubleshooting, and/or potentially some sort of shell access.
  • I'd like to see the Digum Switchvox phones have vpn functionality. It would be great to deploy a field office with a pre-provisioned phone that automatically connects back to the corporate network via a secure vpn tunnel from most internet connections. Currently we either use a softphone, manually program a Cisco phone that does have the capability, or deploy an semi expensive router that support a secure tunnel. It would be much easier to sell a customer on a remote office and a fancy Digium phone, if they didn't need the extra hardware.
Josh McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 6.6
Based on 8 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

Sangoma Switchvox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.7
Based on 13 answers
I have found both the use, and administration of 8x8 to be very straight forward. After a brief period of familiarization all of my users have found the use of the system quite simple. The system is scalable in some regards as it allows for simple use, or more broad usage of features. You can simply have a desk phone, and use the system like a simple phone. Or you can use the Virtual Office program and app to use all of the features offered.
Christopher Alcumbrack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sangoma Switchvox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sangoma Switchvox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.6
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

Sangoma Switchvox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 5.7
Based on 104 answers
Very easy to use. In this day of age, finding a company with a great product, competitive pricing and top ofthe line customer service is hard to do. We found it with 8x8 and look forward to using it for many years to come.We also will be happy to recommend it to anyone else who is looking for suggestions.
Tim Layton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sangoma Switchvox

Sangoma Switchvox 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have not had to use Support yet, so I did not rate this. I have not had to reach out for anything.
Lisa Burns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 8.3
Based on 4 answers
This was already in place before I joined the organization but given that we're still satisfied with it, I would say that the implementation was a success across the board.
Daniel Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sangoma Switchvox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

If I had a choice to pick otherwise, I would. I came into the company when they already had 8x8 and it is such an issue. The fact that you have to have the VO AND the VCC open at the same time, llike why? I would definitely not choose them over quite a few companies.
Josh Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sangoma Switchvox

I've installed, and maintained a number of different phone systems over the last few years, including nationwide level Voip service providers relying entirely on custom built Asterisk systems, to SOHO systems connected to cloud level services. So far Digium Switchvox has been one of my favorites when it comes to ease of use, customer service, and over all reliability. While there are a few things I'd like to see done a little differently, updates are released frequently with fixes, and new features.
Josh McClelland | 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

Sangoma Switchvox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • We were able to use desk phones we already had minimizing the initial investment.
  • It allowed us to transition to remote work seamlessly when the need arose.
  • Users required less training because the features were similar to other commonly used phone systems.
Bret Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sangoma Switchvox

  • Ease of forwarding calls when out of office has been a life-saver.
Lisa Burns | 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

Sangoma Switchvox

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)
7.0
Sangoma Switchvox
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.6
Sangoma Switchvox

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Sangoma Switchvox

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Sangoma Switchvox

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.6
Sangoma Switchvox

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
5.7
Sangoma Switchvox
9.0

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.3
Sangoma Switchvox

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Sangoma Switchvox

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