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440 Ratings
2 Ratings

8x8 X Series

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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • 8x8 X Series ranks higher in 2 feature sets: VoIP system collaboration, Mobile apps
  • FluentCloud ranks higher in 1 feature set: Cloud PBX
  • 8x8 X Series and FluentCloud are tied in 1 feature set: Call Management

Cloud PBX

8.7

8x8 X Series

87%
8.9

FluentCloud

89%
FluentCloud ranks higher in 3/5 features

Hosted PBX

8.6
86%
125 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

9.8
98%
49 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

User templates

8.3
83%
131 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Call reports

8.1
81%
171 Ratings
7.8
78%
2 Ratings

Directory of employee names

8.4
84%
187 Ratings
8.7
87%
2 Ratings

Call Management

8.4

8x8 X Series

84%
8.4

FluentCloud

84%
FluentCloud ranks higher in 3/5 features

Answering rules

8.3
83%
226 Ratings
5.6
56%
2 Ratings

Call recording

9.2
92%
187 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Call park

7.9
79%
178 Ratings
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

Call screening

8.0
80%
167 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Message alerts

8.7
87%
218 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

VoIP system collaboration

8.3

8x8 X Series

83%
7.0

FluentCloud

70%
8x8 X Series ranks higher in 4/4 features

Video conferencing

7.6
76%
113 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Audio conferencing

8.2
82%
159 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Video screen sharing

8.7
87%
68 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Instant messaging

8.8
88%
90 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile apps

8.5

8x8 X Series

85%
5.0

FluentCloud

50%
8x8 X Series ranks higher in 2/2 features

Mobile app for iOS

8.5
85%
178 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Mobile app for Android

8.5
85%
137 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • FluentCloud is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

8x8 X Series

83%
266 Ratings
9.6

FluentCloud

96%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.5

8x8 X Series

95%
14 Ratings
10.0

FluentCloud

100%
1 Rating

Usability

9.3

8x8 X Series

93%
39 Ratings

FluentCloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.2

8x8 X Series

92%
8 Ratings

FluentCloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.3

8x8 X Series

93%
8 Ratings

FluentCloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

8x8 X Series

73%
173 Ratings

FluentCloud

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

10.0

8x8 X Series

100%
1 Rating

FluentCloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.6

8x8 X Series

86%
12 Ratings

FluentCloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

7.6

8x8 X Series

76%
8 Ratings

FluentCloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.7

8x8 X Series

87%
6 Ratings

FluentCloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services

8.9

8x8 X Series

89%
7 Ratings

FluentCloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series

The 8x8 X Series allows flexibility to use the company phone system whether you are physically in the office using a handset, or are working remotely using the app on your smartphone. We are able to deploy 8x8 X Series very quickly since there is no requirement for PBX hardware or telco lines since you just need to be connected to the internet. We can easily get new users on the 8x8 phone system immediately.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

I have tried a few programs over the years to record and track calls and this one is by far the best. Easy to use and more functions than I will ever use. I love the reporting options. There was one particular scenario that comes to mind where I was glad to have FluentCloud. I had a client that was really really angry, cussing, yelling, threatening suit, etc. because he had gone to an appointment almost 2 hours away and when he got there the woman told him that we forced her to schedule the appointment, that we were pushy and rude and she just wanted to get off the phone. Thankfully I found the recording and was able to prove to him that she DID schedule the appointment but she also picked the day and time, answered all of the questions and took absolutely no persuasion at all. Basically it was an easy close. The client couldn't believe it and still to this day he is my client.
Janene Buck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

8x8 X Series

  • 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

FluentCloud

  • FluentCloud is excellent at customer service, their staff is always helpful and responsive. I have never had a typical service experience where first diagnosis is always the user's system. Their engineering staff is also hands on, I've been so grateful to have Brian's help in selecting the right router - he even configured it for us.
  • Ease of use, the system is quite easy to use even beyond adding extensions, users, new DID phone numbers and complex routing queues. It's also easy to configure feature codes and program them so users can perform multi-step tasks with a few key punches on their dial pad. We use feature codes to allow callers to switch their caller ID to our DID numbers that are local to the area on the fly.
  • Robust features: ability for whisper coaching, barge in and a dashboard to visually check the status of each user.
Melissa Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 X Series

  • App improvement - connectivity issues
  • Base level training - new employee handbook/training
  • Simplify steps on an overwhelming dashboard. Maybe the ability to set up quick links for functions we do often- to update VM is many, many steps.
  • Customer service when placing a ticket - we have had many issues with them not taking the time to understand our question/problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

  • There are times when calls are really garbled, there was a couple months there that we couldn't listen to any of the recordings because they were not decipherable.
  • They changed something recently where now when you are listening to a recording and you hit pause it takes you back to the beginning when you start again rather than just continuing where you left off. That is a pain in the butt because I have to pause quite often for interruptions.
Janene Buck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

8x8 X Series

General

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

Starting Price

$12 Per User/Per Month

8x8 X Series Editions & Modules

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

FluentCloud

General

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

Starting Price

$20 per user per month

FluentCloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Essential$20.001
Advanced$30.001
Complete$45.001
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Unlimited calls to the US and Canada, first-class quality and 99.99% uptime US-based customer support team and fully customizable plans with “A-La-Carte” options.

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 9.5
Based on 14 answers
Everyone at the company now have the experiance needed to make phone calls, meetings, video conferencing. It's easy to use is unmatched in the industry. It's been a solid product throughout. The phone tree was easy to setup with the implementation team and they guided us throughout the process
Steve Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

FluentCloud 10.0
Based on 1 answer
At this time there our research has found that feature for feature there isn't a better solution for our needs at this cost point. We have had great success and don't foresee a need to change
Melissa Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 9.3
Based on 39 answers
Most of the easy day-to-day questions are no longer even questions due to the ease of use and simplified experience on 8x8. Changing voicemail via the desk phone or mobile app could be simplified or match the ease of using the 8x8 desktop app.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 9.2
Based on 8 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

FluentCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 9.3
Based on 8 answers
No problems with performance, Pages load as they should. I can't answer on the reports side as only a handful of our Admins ( call center ) currently use that side of the software. It does intergrate very well with Office for meetings and conferences. Sometimes there is a slight lag or static when users are talking, but we found this to be a cause of a users computer had not restarted in a while, Once the user restarts thier computer the problem is resolved, So this is not an issue with 8x8
Steve Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 7.3
Based on 173 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

FluentCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The person giving the training was very engaged, He also listened and answered all the questions. He created a video for our company while he was training in case we needed to reference it again in the future. The questions he could not answer were answered within 24 hours via an email to the IT support staff here so we could share the answers with the rest of the group
Steve Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 8.6
Based on 12 answers
None that I can think of, Besides the call tree which can get complex, the problems we ran into were not a sticking point seeing the project as a whole was such a great success. One would expect more issues to arise when implementing a whole new phone infrastructure in a company this size
Steve Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series had competitive pricing and we absorbed another environment that was already under contract. In an attempt to have a single unified ucaas we migrated to 8x8. Cisco UCM and 3CX were more involved when setting up but gave us the ability to do anything we wanted with our calls. We had more freedom and did not have forced obsolescence with our PC or wireless clients. 8x8 on the other hand was very easy to setup once we had our call routing and flow and requires us to constantly update.
Daniel Bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

I have used others besides what is listed below but FluentCloud is by far the best I have used, especially when it comes to tracking and reporting call volume and production of our calls. Being a call center that is production based on call volume having something like FluentCloud is essential.
Janene Buck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 7.6
Based on 8 answers
At this time, we’re very happy with the pricing model that we have worked out and they have provided for us. Just be sure to do your homework, and use your comparisons to work out your cost with 8x8. They will be very straightforward with you on what they can
adjust for you.
Jondre Chandler | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Scalability

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 8.7
Based on 6 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

FluentCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Professional Services

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 8.9
Based on 7 answers
PS had all the users etc. set up by our go-live date. All hard phones were activated and when we received them, all we had to do was set them up and punch in the activation code to activate them.
Steve Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

8x8 X Series

  • 8x8 [X Series] has been a staple for our organization for years, while it has worked, it has become dated and requires a massive update.
  • The latest update took us offline for 72 hours. Despite adhering to the instructions given in the update email.
  • Mobile and desktop apps do not function properly. The "Helper Tool" does not work and is a nuisance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

  • FluentCloud is a good value, we have done extensive cost comparison and the feature set vs price is very favorable.
  • The lack of a contract and ability to dynamically add or remove extensions as needed is great, we only pay for what we use.
Melissa Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

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