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8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

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

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)
7.5
Sangoma Switchvox
Hosted PBX
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
Sangoma Switchvox
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Sangoma Switchvox
User templates
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Sangoma Switchvox
Call reports
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Sangoma Switchvox
Directory of employee names
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.4
Sangoma Switchvox

Call Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Sangoma Switchvox
Answering rules
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
Sangoma Switchvox
Call recording
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.5
Sangoma Switchvox
Call park
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Sangoma Switchvox
Call screening
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.4
Sangoma Switchvox
Message alerts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Sangoma Switchvox

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Sangoma Switchvox
Video conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.8
Sangoma Switchvox
Audio conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Sangoma Switchvox
Video screen sharing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.9
Sangoma Switchvox
Instant messaging
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Sangoma Switchvox

Mobile apps

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Sangoma Switchvox
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Sangoma Switchvox
Mobile app for Android
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Sangoma Switchvox

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

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)

  • 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

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) 6.7
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

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) 7.5
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

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 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

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) 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

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) 4.3
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

Sangoma Switchvox

Sangoma Switchvox 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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) 6.4
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

Sangoma Switchvox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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 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

Sangoma Switchvox

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

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

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

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

Sangoma Switchvox

General

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

Sangoma Switchvox Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.9
Sangoma Switchvox
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
Sangoma Switchvox

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Sangoma Switchvox

Reliability and Availability

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

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.1
Sangoma Switchvox

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
4.3
Sangoma Switchvox
9.0

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.4
Sangoma Switchvox

Scalability

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

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