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8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 [X Series] has consistently been a good option for internal calls, however, with daily dropped calls through our support line and constant needs for closing and restarting the application we've become frustrated as an organization. We are cautiously optimistic that the latest update will resolve our struggles. In the event that we continue to utilize 8x8 [X Series] for our VCC and soft-phone option moving forward and see what we've come to expect, we will likely pursue another solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

If you are looking for a tool for Teams to use where they can keep everything together, then this will work really well. A complete package than tools such as WhatsApp or Skype for Business when it comes to documenting handling and more polished than the likes of Slack or HipChat for the team working and communication element.
John-James Worrall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
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Hosted PBX
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
User templates
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Call reports
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Directory of employee names
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.4
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

Call Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Answering rules
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Call recording
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.5
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Call park
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Call screening
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.4
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Message alerts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Video conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.8
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Audio conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Video screen sharing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.9
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Instant messaging
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

Mobile apps

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
Mobile app for Android
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

Pros

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • 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

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

  • The mobile use of the platform is very powerful. To be able to answer a video call on your phone and them simply swipe when you get to your desktop to have a seamless transfer is impressive.
  • The simple interface makes it easy for new users. There is nothing to make them feel overwhelmed.
  • Keeping all the information in the threads of conversations makes it easy to find. There is also a search tool, so as long as you know what you need, you can look accross all your conversation to find the information you are looking for.
John-James Worrall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • Customer support needs some serious changes. The inability to email a ticket in is extremely frustrating. 60% of the time support technicians are quick to blame the customers environment for issues without adequate troubleshooting or review from the engineering team.
  • Updates to the VoIP client need to be QA'd better. Making an update available that breaks features such as call forwarding, warm transfers and parking calls in unacceptable.
  • Maintenances on 8x8 infrastructure needs to be done off hours or on weekends. Pushing an update mid day and causing an outage for either desk phones or the 8x8 app is unacceptable. We had several instances this quarter where one or the other would stop working only to have it resolve on its own 2 hours later.
  • 8x8 mobile app has call echo more than 50% of the time. This occurs whether or not we are on wifi.
Daniel Bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

  • We would like to see the ability to break out to Group video conferencing systems. We understand that this is on its way in a software update in the near future.
John-James Worrall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 6.7
Based on 10 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

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

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Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.5
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

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

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Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.8
Based on 4 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

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

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Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 8.1
Based on 4 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

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

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Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 4.3
Based on 112 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

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

No score
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In-Person Training

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 6.4
Based on 6 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

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

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Alternatives Considered

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

The global availability of 8x8 [X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)] was critical to our company wide adoption, ensuring Kaseya can use the platform regardless of geography and with no call degradation or issues. Historically we have found other providers with global exposure have their systems hosted in the US or EMEA exclusively leading to poor telephone quality in the APAC region.
Craig Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

Each of the tools above does something well. We have found that the Unify solution simply does a better job of combining all the features of the other services. \easy to start using, while remaining a powerful tool is a tricky task to pull off, but Unify have done this and they have done it well.
John-James Worrall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.3
Based on 4 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

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

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Return on Investment

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • Mobility very helpful in dealing with the pandemic.
  • We don't measure ROI, but up front costs are much less than traditional pbx.
  • Not a true SaaS solution - you can buy more licenses, but you can't reduce licenses during contract period. Very disappointing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

  • A shortening of timescales as information is not stuck on an internal server somewhere - we can include it as part of the thread. This also applies to updates and revisions. You automatically know which the latest revision is, as it is the most recent in the timeline.
  • The relative cost of implementation is low and there is a wide range of solutions for phones and clients, from software based solutions running on desktop and smartphone or quality hardware to make your desk phone a powerful tool in itself.
John-James Worrall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

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

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

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

General

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

Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard€16.991
Premium€22.991
Ultimate€33.991
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.9
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.1
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
4.3
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.4
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Unify Office by RingCentral, from Atos

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