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8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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Score 6.7 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

Mitel MiCollab

Excellent for the receptionist - allows easy transfer and viewing of incoming calls. The chat feature is helpful as well. Transfer and conference options are easy to use click option. Good for sales as well - easy to sync phone and smartphone so they are never out of reach. Also good for checking message and calls that may have been missed
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

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

Call Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Mitel MiCollab
Answering rules
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Mitel MiCollab
Call recording
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Mitel MiCollab
Call park
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Mitel MiCollab
Call screening
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.9
Mitel MiCollab
Message alerts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Mitel MiCollab

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Mitel MiCollab
Video conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Mitel MiCollab
Audio conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Mitel MiCollab
Video screen sharing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Mitel MiCollab
Instant messaging
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Mitel MiCollab

Mobile apps

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

Project Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
7.3
Task Management
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
5.4
Gantt Charts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
8.0
Scheduling
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
6.1
Workflow Automation
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
9.0
Mobile Access
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
6.4
Search
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
9.7
Visual planning tools
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
6.2

Communication

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
5.9
Chat
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
7.2
Notifications
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
7.6
Discussions
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
6.3
Surveys
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
10.0
Internal knowledgebase
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
3.9
Integrates with GoToMeeting
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
1.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
4.0
Integrates with Outlook
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
6.9

File Sharing & Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
6.3
Video files
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
7.1
Audio files
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
6.3
Document collaboration
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
5.4
Access control
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
6.3
Advanced security features
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
6.3
Integrates with Google Drive
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
8.0
Device sync
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Mitel MiCollab
5.0

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

Mitel MiCollab

  • For a user, once you get everything set up, attendance is pretty seamless.
  • This provides easy access for meetings that involve only a call.
  • We use it also to share screens and information and it works well for this.
Anonymous | 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

Mitel MiCollab

  • SIP registration can be difficult at times and tricky during the first time setup. I would recommend taking the MiCollab class offered through Mitel as well as having experience with SIP and Wireshark.
  • If you need to have a clustered MiCollab setup for SIP (one MiCollab server on LAN, the other on DMZ), this can add to the cost. It would be nice if they offered an all-in-one solution with a single MiCollab server.
Steve Davis | 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

Mitel MiCollab

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

Mitel MiCollab

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) 7.9
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

Mitel MiCollab

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

Mitel MiCollab

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

Mitel MiCollab

Mitel MiCollab 6.9
Based on 3 answers
Support is typically handled by a reseller. Buyers should evaluate the reseller as much as they evaluate Mitel for the product suite.The few times when the reseller was not able to handle the issue directly, Mitel did step up and quickly answer/address the question/issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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

Mitel MiCollab

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

Mitel MiCollab

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

Mitel MiCollab

8x8 is a great solution, we have just been on the MiTel MiCollab and Mitel softwares for many years. Prior to joining this company I was responsible for the communications system. 8x8 at the time was the best choice, however, I would now pick MiTel and the MiCollab softwares over 8x8. While 8x8 offers fairly simple set up and integrated SMS & Faxing all in one platform, it does not allow the amount of custom programming etc. that MiTel does
Erik Jensen | 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

Mitel MiCollab

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

Mitel MiCollab

  • We have only had this for our organization for just a few months but hopefully it will help with our communication as a whole.
  • We are hoping it will help with scheduling conflicts being as we can share our calendars within the organization as a whole.
  • Will save time on trying to contact people since we can see who is in office and out of office!
Heather Keene | 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

Mitel MiCollab

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
Mitel MiCollab
6.2

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.2
Mitel MiCollab

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Mitel MiCollab

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.9
Mitel MiCollab

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.6
Mitel MiCollab

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
5.6
Mitel MiCollab
6.9

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.4
Mitel MiCollab

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Mitel MiCollab

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