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I had tried another VOip service which only lasted 5 days in our clinic since due to poor representative training they were simply not able to troubleshoot. 8x8 definitely solved this problem and can address our problems easily. However, I do feel that 8x8 is most likely geared toward larger business but there could also be a niche with working with small businesses such as ours. Small independent businesses tend to struggle with service based companies since we usually do not have an IT staff and because we do not represent corporations. Nonetheless, small businesses are loyal and can definitely promote your services within small business owners who otherwise may not have heard about 8x8
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Versature is versatile - it will likely perform very well in any office setting. It performs especially well with remote employees. When we had to move our operations to home during the pandemic, everyone was able to smoothly transfer calls to home or cell phones, so we didn't have to transfer equipment from one place to another. When we were in an office setting, however, Versature was also quite the helpful system. I don't see us moving away from Versature in a long time, whether we stay working remotely or we move back into the office.
Read full review Pros Phone call quality is consistently good. The ability to set up and manage users through its dashboard is very useful, eliminating the need to contact someone at 8x8 to perform the work. 8x8 offers a lot of customizable features, so it is easy to tailor the system towards your needs. 8x8 is very responsive and proactive when issues affect their systems. Read full review Working remotely: switching our operations to home was done easily through Versature's online portals. Voicemail: transcription/voicemails received through email are very helpful. Answering rules: since you can have several answering rules over various timelines, Versature allows you to customize your answering rules properly, which makes better use of your time. Read full review Cons Integrations that are available to UK and US and not to Canada, like Pipedrive (the one that came to mind.) and the store (where I should be able to add additional users myself, but as it turned out and was later explained to me by their support team, the feature was not available for Canadian clients. The app, although convenient, glitches almost daily. Also the app is very system-picky, LOL, there's a specific guidelines of adjustments required for MAC users for it to function as needed. We would like to be able to introduce more features for the 8x8 Meet feature, like the host should be able to limit the ability of other participants sharing screens simultaneously (or at all) during the call, the host being able to control participants' permissions for large groups in general, the video links being available for longer than 72 hours, perhaps a larger cloud storage for the video calls etc... Read full review Voicemail transcription that recognizes French: whenever a voicemail comes in French, the transcription is irrelevant. Better voicemail transcription overall: at times, if the person leaving a message speaks too fast or doesn't speak clearly enough, the transcription isn't helpful. Integration of time frames with answering rules: currently two windows when it could be just one in my opinion. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
All our employees love this product. No one has ever had an issue, whether it be the phone or fax. Great during the winter when employees have to work from home because of the snow. Never had an issue with the phone app. Highly recommend this product
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Again for a large call center with many needs, and full time people to manage this may be a good system, but for a small business needing a phone system in my opinion it is overly complicated and difficult to manage without multiple calls on support.
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As mentioned before, we have not had an outage with the phone system per say, There was an issue with the call center where we did have an outage, but it was quickly and promplty handled by 8x8 support, they got us up and going again within 24 hours. The 8x8 hard phone and softphone side of things have been rock solid, I couldn't ask for anything more seeing we are in health care and it's exactly what we were looking for. When and if there is an issue 99% of the time it's user error
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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.
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8x8 support can be phenomenal. After getting in touch with a support member, all of my problems are either solved right away or throughout a small time frame, fine-tuned to my circumstance/issue. Whether they are following up via phone call or email, I have full confidence and faith that any matter will be resolved. Trying to contact the support team is where things get a bit tricky. Raising an issue in the chat can be taxing as we are mostly referred to the general FAQ section of the site. Although it may be helpful to some, it does nothing for those of us that have very specific problems. If each account holder can receive access to a customer service line that differs from non-member account holders, I think we'd have a higher level of trust and a lower level of frustration.
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I usually scour the help section/articles on their website if I am unsure of how to proceed with something. However, it has happened once or twice that I haven't found the answer I was looking for, and I therefore hopped on to their live chat. Their agents are always polite, kind, and quick to answer any question. If they don't know the answer, they will find it for you after a short pause. For those who prefer calling in and speaking with someone, you can just dial 611 from any Versature phone to reach an agent
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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
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online (video) training is good. No issues.
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The implementation of 8x8 X was rather smooth. We had training prior to getting the system. The IT company did a good job on the training. The whole system is wonderful. Saves me so much time with the faxing, as i can just let it go by itself and not have to make sure pages don't get skipped, as with a regular fax machine.
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When our company decided to transition 8x8 was the first choice we decided to go with. We also sat in for demos of ring central but ultimately decided to go with 8x8 due to the positive experience with the onboarding staff
Read full review Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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. Read full review Scalability
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.
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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.
Read full review Return on Investment It's been amazing. We used to have so many complaints about call quality, phone calls cutting in and out, tons of calls where it was dead air, dropped calls etc. Since switching back to 8x8 we have not had one complaint, which is great for business! Being able to communicate with our clients is the only way for us to have a positive ROI! Read full review Good cost when we had shopped around. Good value for the price paid. Read full review ScreenShots