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8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

Keep in mind that, as with all hosted voip, charges are by extension. Whereas with a traditional PBX there's no recurring cost to having a bunch of little-used phones around, with voip each of those has a monthly cost. Organization with heavy ring-group configurations may want to look elsewhere due to technical difficulties.In a traditional, straight-forward office environment, 8x8 should be a great solution. It's also great for distributed organizations because the hosted nature puts everyone on the same footing without pbx hardware in multiple locations. 8x8 is also good for flexibility when staff are moving between home and various locations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Grasshopper

Seems like it is perfectly suited for ANY small to medium business. I can imagine that a business would outgrow the system eventually, but probably around 75-100 employees? Great system for offices that are not managed full time, companies with remote workers, budget conscience start ups, anyone with a need for a registered office line.
David Renberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.1
Grasshopper
8.2
Hosted PBX
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.1
Grasshopper
8.8
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Grasshopper
8.1
User templates
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.1
Grasshopper
7.1
Call reports
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.0
Grasshopper
8.6
Directory of employee names
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Grasshopper
8.3

Call Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Grasshopper
8.4
Answering rules
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Grasshopper
8.2
Call recording
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Grasshopper
8.3
Call park
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Grasshopper
8.2
Call screening
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.9
Grasshopper
8.3
Message alerts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Grasshopper
8.9

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Grasshopper
8.0
Video conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Grasshopper
7.9
Audio conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Grasshopper
7.6
Video screen sharing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Grasshopper
8.2
Instant messaging
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Grasshopper
8.4

Mobile apps

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.5
Grasshopper
8.5
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Grasshopper
8.5
Mobile app for Android
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
5.7
Grasshopper
8.4

Pros

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • Pricing is economical and many features are included in the standard package without having to piecemeal basic features to create a solution.
  • Customer support is great to work with and we have never had to wait to talk to a live person.
  • The admin portal is very user friendly & easy to learn [how] to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Grasshopper

  • Extremely user-friendly interface - even non-tech-savvy users can manage their user setup and call handling on their own.
  • Excellent customer support.....on the few occasions that I've need help the Grasshopper team has been quick, helpful, professional, and friendly.
  • Impressive voice talent for those who don't want to (or shouldn't!) creates their own greetings and messages.
Trisha Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • It is very difficult to schedule meetings in the future in the smartphone app.
  • The smartphone app should add the ability to temporarily disable incoming calls on the smartphone when someone is working in their office.
  • It would be nice to have better ways to configure assistants to manage the phone calls of their executives. There were limitations and the workarounds were not ideal. We did come from a Cisco Call Manager system offered much more functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Grasshopper

  • There isn't much I can think of, although right now one of my team members isn't having her calls come through for some reason. We have to troubleshoot it and see if it isn't an issue with her phone first. But obviously its never good when things like that happen. Can't put the blame anywhere yet as we haven't yet looked at the issue.
  • Placing calls from within the Grasshopper app isn't always so solid. I've tried placing outgoing calls from the app and I've had issues where the person I called couldn't hear me or the call would just drop out of nowhere. It hasn't happened in a while but it did happen a few times when I first started using it. Admittedly that was over 4 years ago so it may not be an issue anymore.
  • This is a little out there but it would interesting if there were an option to SEND faxes as well. If I could take pictures of a document with my phone, or if there is an existing pdf file on my phone, the ability to send it would be great. It seems a little unnecessary because at that point you might think, well why not just email it? I agree but there are still some people and companies out there (strangely) that like to receive things via fax (i.e. the IRS still has some services that can only be taken care of if documents are mailed or faxed in). I'm sure eventually this will go the way of the dinosaur though.
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 6.2
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

Grasshopper

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.8
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

Grasshopper

Grasshopper 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The admin functions are kind of confusing in the old interface which was my most recent experience on the admin side.
Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.9
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

Grasshopper

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

Grasshopper

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 5.6
Based on 112 answers
The level of support has varied dramatically. The sales/billing department has been responsive when I have called for questions related to this area. However, the technical support has been inconsistent based on the specific rep received. At times they have been unable to diagnose the problem (or user error in setup) when trying to set up ring groups and call sequencing to fit our specific needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Grasshopper

Grasshopper 8.3
Based on 42 answers
Support at Grasshopper is the reason I continue to integrate the calls with my nonprofit. A satisfying customer service experience paired with unparalleled service and cost is the reason we keep coming back. Phone service is simple yet an integral part of what most if not all small businesses need to succeed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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

Grasshopper

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 8.4
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

Grasshopper

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

We previously used the Allworx on-site VOIP system. Having migrated away from Allworx, we are finding the administration of 8x8 very similar, so we came from a background of VOIP administration. Using that experience, helped us transition to 8x8 very easy. Also, not being tied to internal hardware made for a better, more flexible deployment.
Brian Goffron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Grasshopper

Grasshopper is more reliable in terms of the actual connection and quality of the call compared to Uber Conference & Google Hangouts. We choose Grasshopper over both of these platforms because it provided us a dedicated phone number we can use in our email signatures, allows us to screen phone calls, and provides extensions for different departments / members of the team so external callers can reach the person they were looking for without having to go through an operator
Courtney Mudd | 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

Grasshopper

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • 8x8 has enabled us to totally streamline our voice calls.
  • We now no longer publish our mobile phone numbers as we receive direct line calls straight to the 8x8 mobile app, eliminating the need to give out additional and personal number details.
  • One single, fixed price gives us all the calls we need so we can budget precisely.
Andrew Steven | TrustRadius Reviewer

Grasshopper

  • Grasshopper has been positive overall because it is inexpensive and agile/easy to use
  • Our customers are happy that they can reach us easily, and our reps are happy to use their phones mobilely
  • Integration with G-suite and intercom is great - saves time and keeps us from having to waste time logging calls
Becky Jewell Laughton | 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

Additional Pricing Details

Grasshopper

General

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

Grasshopper Editions & Modules

Edition
Solo$291
Partner$491
Small Business$891
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.1
Grasshopper
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.2
Grasshopper

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Grasshopper
6.0

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.9
Grasshopper

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.6
Grasshopper

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
5.6
Grasshopper
8.3

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.4
Grasshopper

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Grasshopper

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