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8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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Score 6.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

It is VERY well-suited for those people who travel a lot. I have 8x8 Work on my cell phone, my laptop, and desktop computer at work. This makes me SO much more accessible than the typical insurance agent. Anyone who doesn't have a software program will never know that someone was trying to reach them over a weekend per se. I had one client who got into an accident, needed to make a claim and didn't know what to do. I saw that they called in on a Saturday morning and the call came right through to my cell phone when no one picked up at the office (since I am closed on weekends).
Matthew Raspopovich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jive

It's definitely worth considering Jive for the type of application we've developed i.e. a central shared repository for all employees to host and discuss information. I can't say I have ever used a superior tool, but they may exist. I'm just not sure I would want to use it exclusively for file hosting, though. It does integrate with various other tools, so perhaps it would be fine if used in conjunction with another tool for that purpose.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

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

Call Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Jive
Answering rules
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Jive
Call recording
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Jive
Call park
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Jive
Call screening
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.0
Jive
Message alerts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Jive

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Jive
Video conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Jive
Audio conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.6
Jive
Video screen sharing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.1
Jive
Instant messaging
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Jive

Mobile apps

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

Pros

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • The control panel is great and gives us full flexibility over how our system is configured.
  • The customer support at initial setup was superb and we had a dedicated account manager who ensured that we were fully configured and working the way we wanted before handing over to the ongoing support team.
  • The smartphone app is great and is just like having your fully-functional desk phone in your pocket.
Andrew Steven | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jive

  • Individual design
  • Presence of Russian language (localization can be independently established)
  • You can configure several information tapes with different themes. One for work, the second for communication
  • A newly-arrived network user immediately receives a prepared block for beginners. After completing several game tasks, the user will receive the basics of using Jive.
  • There is a template for each scenario. There is even a template for planning R&D, and there are more than twenty of them.
  • Integrates with MS Office, Google Drive, Google Docs
  • There are all platforms (even Winphone and blackberry)
  • You can create forum threads
Anna Stepanenko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • The mobile app is good but can be too much at times, almost taking over the phone.
  • It would be nice if there was a way that when a voicemail is sent via email that it could mark it as listened to once the email has been opened.
  • The setup for the auto attendant is very intuitive, granted it works well once set up.
  • It would be nice if a call placed on hold could be picked up by another extension
Robbie Mancl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jive

  • Search functionality is very weak
  • The information architecture and taxonomy doesnt allow for easy discoverability of content
  • It's hard to navigate the and find spaces/groups that I already know about
  • The main profile/interface does not allow easy access to key tasks or common tasks.
Terry Rydzynski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 6.3
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

Jive

Jive 6.6
Based on 17 answers
There are always external factors that can impact this decision but currently, the Jive platform is maintaining its lead in the market place in this area. If the innovation in this space by Jive continues, then this number will remain high. Integration with other systems and adaptability to changes in the market or in client needs will also make this decision hard to predict more then 6 months into the future
Chris Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.8
Based on 21 answers
The actual 8x8 and user portion work great, the administrative side of things, not so much. Things are not user-friendly as an admin and make it difficult for me to navigate and understand what is going on. Also, in the switch from the previous system to the new one, things didn't switch over correctly, creating more work for myself. Also, there have been issues with accessing for some users.
Matt LaMunyan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jive

Jive 6.1
Based on 4 answers
It was harder to use that expected. The admin needs to be code savvy to truly customize the system. And users need to trained on the system and the setup. Trainings and monitoring need to continue to enforce use.
Anonymous | 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

Jive

Jive 5.0
Based on 2 answers
Uptime was OK. But there was one day that the system crashed for a whole day. Our company was unable to operate. And all the plugins to word/excel froze causing those systems to freeze.

Jive posted a statement to the media saying all customers were up, but we were not.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Jive

Jive 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The product worked as designed. It just didn't work for our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 5.6
Based on 112 answers
I very rarely rate 10 as I believe there is always room for improvement. With that having been said, 8x8 customer support has been outstanding each and every time I have had to use it. They are quick in taking action, and quick in finding a solution to my problem
Christopher Alcumbrack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jive

Jive 6.9
Based on 4 answers
They did an OK job when I needed them. Except for the one day the system went down. Jive pointed the finger at the hosting company, and the hosting company pointed the finger at Jive. No reliable information came to us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jive

Jive 5.0
Based on 3 answers
Jive online training is there. It is OK/average. I feel some other companies are doing better. It is not a piece that is required to have a successfully implementation, but it could be useful to improve it
Maxime Guglielmetti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 8.4
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

Jive

Jive 3.0
Based on 2 answers
If I did this over, I would hire out the implementation. They know the best practices and could have guided us to make an easier to use setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Jive

Jive and IBM/HCL Connections have very similar features, but Jive has a much much better UI/UX compared to IBM/HCL Connections (which is horrendous). The usability factor alone was enough to tip the choice in Jive's favor. When compared with Atlassian Confluence, it came down to a toss-up between target user audience. Out of the box, Jive is more tailored to ordinary users that may not be tech-savvy, while Confluence being highly customizable and extensible, demands more from its users.
Patrick Li | 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

Jive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • For me - the ROI is being able to close business much faster. I love being able to receive electronic faxes while I’m out of the office as I receive purchase orders and know they have arrived with the email update.
Tim Layton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jive

  • Makes us seem bigger than we are.
  • Makes it so the person that manages this part of the business can go on vacation and can pass on these duties to other people when he is gone.
  • Helped us fulfill MSA requirements from our clients to have phone support. Couldn’t have closed some of our deals without it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

General

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

Jive

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)
7.1
Jive
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.3
Jive
6.6

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Jive
6.1

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.9
Jive
5.0

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.6
Jive
9.0

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
5.6
Jive
6.9

Online Training

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Jive
5.0

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.4
Jive
3.0

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Jive

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