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441 Ratings
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8x8 X Series

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Cloud PBX

    8.7

    8x8 X Series

    87%

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8x8 X Series ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Hosted PBX

    8.6
    86%
    126 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

    9.8
    98%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    User templates

    8.3
    83%
    132 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call reports

    8.1
    81%
    171 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Directory of employee names

    8.4
    84%
    188 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call Management

    8.4

    8x8 X Series

    84%

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8x8 X Series ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Answering rules

    8.3
    83%
    227 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call recording

    9.2
    92%
    188 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call park

    7.9
    79%
    179 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call screening

    8.0
    80%
    168 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Message alerts

    8.7
    87%
    219 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VoIP system collaboration

    8.3

    8x8 X Series

    83%

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    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%
    160 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video screen sharing

    8.7
    87%
    68 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Instant messaging

    8.8
    88%
    91 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile apps

    8.5

    8x8 X Series

    85%

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8x8 X Series ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Mobile app for iOS

    8.5
    85%
    179 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile app for Android

    8.5
    85%
    138 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

    8x8 X Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    74%
    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 4/4 features

    High quality audio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    192 Ratings

    High quality video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    187 Ratings

    Low bandwidth requirements

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    184 Ratings

    Mobile support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    149 Ratings

    Screen Sharing

    8x8 X Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    78%
    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Desktop sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    193 Ratings

    Whiteboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    119 Ratings

    Online Meetings / Events

    8x8 X Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    77%
    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Calendar integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    177 Ratings

    Meeting initiation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    184 Ratings

    Integrates with social media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    85 Ratings

    Record meetings / events

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    146 Ratings

    Slideshows

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    114 Ratings

    Online Events Collaboration

    8x8 X Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    78%
    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Live chat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    174 Ratings

    Audience polling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    96 Ratings

    Q&A

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    96 Ratings

    Online Events Security

    8x8 X Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    75%
    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User authentication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    143 Ratings

    Participant roles & permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    148 Ratings

    Confidential attendee list

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    110 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • 8x8 X Series is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Implementation Rating
    • Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    8x8 X Series

    83%
    267 Ratings
    7.4

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    74%
    198 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.5

    8x8 X Series

    95%
    14 Ratings
    9.0

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    90%
    7 Ratings

    Usability

    9.3

    8x8 X Series

    93%
    39 Ratings
    8.8

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    88%
    14 Ratings

    Availability

    9.2

    8x8 X Series

    92%
    8 Ratings

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.3

    8x8 X Series

    93%
    8 Ratings

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.3

    8x8 X Series

    73%
    173 Ratings
    8.4

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    84%
    76 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    10.0

    8x8 X Series

    100%
    1 Rating

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.6

    8x8 X Series

    86%
    12 Ratings
    7.0

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    7.6

    8x8 X Series

    76%
    8 Ratings

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.7

    8x8 X Series

    87%
    6 Ratings

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services

    8.9

    8x8 X Series

    89%
    7 Ratings

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Skype is useful for collaborations across distances, including work from home, as well as a more convenient way to communicate with a large group of people. Skype is also useful to communicate with specific parties quickly, rather than relying on cellular service in areas where not as available. Skype is less useful if the team does not use computers , tablets, smartphones, etc in daily workflow as it would rarely be used.
    Anonymous | 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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    • Quickly check a user's status and communicate with them.
    • Video conferencing is breathtaking, and the voice quality is excellent.
    • It's a very user-friendly site with straightforward responses.
    • Cloud, hybrid and on-premise deployment options are available for document sharing via chat.
    • The video conferencing quality is excellent, and it is possible to organize your groups in a professional manner.
    • This tool is easy to use and integrates with Calendar to view team members' schedules.
    Roshni Rahman | 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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    • Skype's UI leaves a lot to be desired, especially considering newer platforms like Zoom, Teams, Slack, Meet, and so on. It's slow and lacks many features that are now de facto in the newer communication apps.
    • Skype calendar also is often buggy - meeting times do not get updated on the calendar even if the correct time does come up on the Outlook calendar.
    • It does not give you the option to mute chats - oftentimes, you want to keep some group chats on mute without leaving them entirely.
    • Closing off a chat before it's saved will remove it from Skype history. You'd need to go search for it on Outlook mail.
    Dushyant Pathak (DKP) | 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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams 9.0
    Based on 7 answers
    The software is simple to install and configure. It is rather simple to explain for correct use. It is possible to profile users for the different functions offered. It is integrated quite completely with Outlook and with Active Directory security. It performs all communication functions well with one or more interlocutors and the possibility of granting control of your computer is convenient.
    Emiliano Monterubbianesi | 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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams 8.8
    Based on 14 answers
    Skype for Business is fairly user-friendly and has a good UI. It has strong audio and video conference call capabilities. It's easy to conduct meetings with various stakeholders across different locations and timezones. The chat and share a file or share my screen functions work seamlessly. If your company uses Office 365, then I would highly recommend it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams 8.4
    Based on 76 answers
    I have only had to reach out to the Support team at Skype for Business once with an issue, and I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the quickness and thoroughness of their response. The wait time was short and my question was dealt with politely and clearly, so I would say the support team has it together.
    Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams 7.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Skpe for business is utilized company wide in regards to my company. Everyone not only uses it, but uses it often. It is an effective way of communicating. It also integrates very nicely with outlook and all conversation history is pushed to a folder within the outlook system. We also have it so that if someone misses a message, they are sent an email reminder saying that there is a message that went unread.
    Greg Golding | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    For the below reason I will always choose this app over its competitors: Better audio and video quality, Little to no disconnections or freezing when on a call/video conference Integrates well with mailbox/ calendar/ one drive, and SharePoint is easy to use
    Jian Groenewald | 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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    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

    Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

    • Skype for Business has enabled a migration in part away from fixed line telephony and introduced the user to mobile working with a headset which cannot be overstated as being a game changer.
    • Being able to schedule Skype for Business meetings through Outlook has meant meetings with colleagues without a meeting room has been a great enabler.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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