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8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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

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)
7.4
Sangoma Switchvox
Hosted PBX
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Sangoma Switchvox
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Sangoma Switchvox
User templates
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
Sangoma Switchvox
Call reports
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.1
Sangoma Switchvox
Directory of employee names
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Sangoma Switchvox

Call Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.1
Sangoma Switchvox
Answering rules
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.9
Sangoma Switchvox
Call recording
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.1
Sangoma Switchvox
Call park
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Sangoma Switchvox
Call screening
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.2
Sangoma Switchvox
Message alerts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.5
Sangoma Switchvox

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Sangoma Switchvox
Video conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.1
Sangoma Switchvox
Audio conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Sangoma Switchvox
Video screen sharing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.8
Sangoma Switchvox
Instant messaging
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Sangoma Switchvox

Mobile apps

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.9
Sangoma Switchvox
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Sangoma Switchvox
Mobile app for Android
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
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)

  • 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

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) 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

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) 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

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) 7.7
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

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) 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

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

In-Person Training

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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

Sangoma Switchvox

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

Sangoma Switchvox

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

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)

  • 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

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)
7.5
Sangoma Switchvox
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.4
Sangoma Switchvox

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.7
Sangoma Switchvox

Reliability and Availability

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

Performance

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

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.2
Sangoma Switchvox
9.0

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.2
Sangoma Switchvox

Scalability

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

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