8x8 X Series vs. Vonage Business Communications

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 X Series
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
8x8 XCaaS aims to erase the boundary between Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) to help organizations deliver modern communications experiences. With one integrated platform for customer and employee communications, businesses can respond to customer inquiries faster while maintaining the context and content of each engagement as it progresses through the customer journey.
$24
per month
Vonage Business Communications
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Vonage Business Cloud is a communication solution aimed at small-midsize companies. It integrates with third party applications, and includes IP-PBX capabilities, video conferencing, and collaboration tools. Pricing starts at $19.99 per month and increases with the amount of phone lines needed.N/A
Pricing
8x8 X SeriesVonage Business Communications
Editions & Modules
X2
$24
Per User/Per Month
X4
$44
Per User/Per Month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 X SeriesVonage Business Communications
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
8x8 X SeriesVonage Business Communications
Considered Both Products
8x8 X Series
Chose 8x8 X Series
Although RingCentral and 8x8 provider similar offerings, I find the pricing and ease of use more appealing to 8x8. I also like the US-based customer support that 8x8 offers. I feel the feature set for Vonage for Business is not as strong as either RingCentral or 8x8. For …
Chose 8x8 X Series
Moved from Vonage to 8x8 and can confidently say that 8x8 is far better. From memory, I think Vonage may be slightly cheaper but comparing price to functionality, support and other key variables 8x8 is a far better value.
Chose 8x8 X Series
8x8 seemed to be a more established business platform than Vonage, which seemed to still be a little stuck in its consumer roots. We also checked out RingCentral which was pricier and we didn't particularly like the fact that it would have a virtual answer instead of just …
Chose 8x8 X Series
Very well, overall, on par if not better product than all.
Chose 8x8 X Series
8x8 beats out all the other players in quality, reliability, and ease of configuration. They are not the lowest cost, but they are comparable for the basic features. Once you jump into enterprise features, you pay for what you get- and you get quality and ease of configuration, …
Chose 8x8 X Series
8x8 X Series has all of the features I need, and plenty that I don't utilize at the moment - but I will when I add more people to my team. The features are easy to implement and use. I have never had a problem with dropped calls, bad connections, etc., as I used to have with …
Chose 8x8 X Series
8x8 outperformed all companies and produce results - exactly what we needed. 8x8 may not be the cheapest VoIP company, but their system works solid.
Chose 8x8 X Series
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) seemed to present the optimal combination of cost, features, scalability to support our growth, track record, and positive reviews.
Chose 8x8 X Series
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) provides more functionality for more users at a cost slightly lower than the competition.
Chose 8x8 X Series
Significantly cheaper than other services and overall a more pleasant customer service and sales experience.
Chose 8x8 X Series
We liked the flexibility of 8x8. We liked the fact that they supply VOIP services to the regulator in the UK. We liked the robustness of their network and the quality of their support. We liked the initial discounts and the low cost of entry. We liked that they are a NASDAQ …
Vonage Business Communications
Chose Vonage Business Communications
We evaluated the listed cloud VOIP providers for clients and ourselves, as well as various on-premise solutions. While not perfect, Vonage had the best balance of cost, ease of use, support, reliability, and hardware offerings.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 X SeriesVonage Business Communications
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
8x8 X Series
9.0
334 Ratings
9% above category average
Vonage Business Communications
9.4
5 Ratings
15% above category average
Hosted PBX8.8189 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)10.049 Ratings9.04 Ratings
User templates8.7209 Ratings00 Ratings
Call reports8.5265 Ratings00 Ratings
Directory of employee names9.0299 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
8x8 X Series
8.6
381 Ratings
2% above category average
Vonage Business Communications
9.4
5 Ratings
14% above category average
Answering rules8.9340 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Call recording8.9293 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Call park8.8272 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Call screening7.8258 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Message alerts8.6328 Ratings10.05 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
8x8 X Series
9.2
276 Ratings
11% above category average
Vonage Business Communications
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Ratings
Video conferencing9.1175 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing8.9239 Ratings00 Ratings
Video screen sharing9.5121 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant messaging9.3175 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
8x8 X Series
9.4
331 Ratings
12% above category average
Vonage Business Communications
10.0
5 Ratings
16% above category average
Mobile app for iOS9.3268 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Mobile app for Android9.4216 Ratings10.04 Ratings
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User Ratings
8x8 X SeriesVonage Business Communications
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(400 ratings)
1.9
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(24 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.4
(54 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.2
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.9
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(139 ratings)
8.5
(10 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.5
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.1
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.2
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.6
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
8.8
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 X SeriesVonage Business Communications
Likelihood to Recommend
8x8, Inc.
8x8 is well suited for our small private practice. Even though we are close to each other, it makes managing and transferring calls effortless. Concurrent calls are also a strong suit. Even if two people are logged into the same user account, being able to answer two lines at the same time and flip between devices is a great feature to have.
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Vonage
Vonage Business Cloud is well suited if you have small or limited IT staff and/or you have many remote workers and little or no on-prem hardware. I would recommend Vonage to small to medium-sized businesses. It would not be well suited to a large organization where everyone works in the same building and the IT staff has servers and staff to manage a VoIP system.
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Pros
8x8, Inc.
  • Automatically routes incoming calls to the available agent with the appropriate skills, ensuring that customers are served promptly.
  • Integrates with email systems to provide a unified view of customer interactions.
  • Allows sales representatives to share their screens with customers and prospects, demonstrating products and services effectively.
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Vonage
  • Eliminates physical phone consoles that can be pricey and unnecessary for staff.
  • Has a companion app that allows you to use your personal cell phone to check messages or make calls.
  • The desktop application is easy to use and has a number of customizable settings so that the app can be minimized but alert you of incoming calls.
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Cons
8x8, Inc.
  • 8x8's emails with billing info or auto-payments does not attach a pdf copy of the invoice for reference; you have to log in to your dashboard and navigate through several links to obtain a copy of your invoice, which is frankly just inconvenient.
  • While 8x8 is very feature rich, a lot of it appears to be oriented towards call centers and therefore may not be required or useful for small offices (like ours).
  • While 8x8 is very responsive to issues affecting its system, the frequent update alerts can become distracting.
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Vonage
  • They do not take billing support calls. Online chat only. That can be dicey.
  • Desktop app can have some hiccups and there are frequent updates. Sometimes it switches from my headset to webcam for no reason I can tell. Miss the call be for I figure it out.
  • Text messaging does not handle images. Frustrates my clients when they think they can send me a pic of a signed doc or vin# and I don't get it.
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Likelihood to Renew
8x8, Inc.
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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Vonage
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Usability
8x8, Inc.
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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Vonage
I thought it had very practical and useful usability. It has a clean and simple interface with large fonts that make it easy to read. It isn't particularly difficult, although figuring out some operations may be a bit challenging. For the most part though, it isn't very difficult to use
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Reliability and Availability
8x8, Inc.
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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Vonage
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Performance
8x8, Inc.
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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Vonage
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Support Rating
8x8, Inc.
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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Vonage
We hardly have any issues with it to where we need to call them. There was a point where our connections across the board were terrible and it held us up in production quite a bit but since then things have been pretty simple and streamlined.
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In-Person Training
8x8, Inc.
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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Vonage
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Online Training
8x8, Inc.
online (video) training is good. No issues.
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Vonage
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Implementation Rating
8x8, Inc.
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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Vonage
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Alternatives Considered
8x8, Inc.
Hands down 8x8 is superior to the Spectrum Ring Central that we had tried. Interestingly, they supplied the same phone hardware but were unable to suggest an adapter for wifi for the phones. Cost wise very similar but customer experience very different. Above all else, the quality of customer service has made all the difference
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Vonage
We believe Vonage Business Cloud is best for our organization over the AT&T and the Verizon platforms for several reasons including price, ease of use, connectivity, and other options. Since we have implemented this solution along with newer Polycom phones, we have had very few issues with our phones or our phone platform.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8x8, Inc.
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.
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Vonage
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Scalability
8x8, Inc.
8x8 100% suits Business needs to connect with from anywhere and everywhere. The Softphone features is very light and very easy to use also very reliable with Zero Downtime. Can also be set personal Voicemail over softphone at anytime and logs everything is very easy to find.
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Vonage
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Professional Services
8x8, Inc.
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.
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Vonage
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Return on Investment
8x8, Inc.
  • 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!
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Vonage
  • We were able to remove expensive and out of date phones, and replace them with the user's choice of a new phone or Bluetooth, so we saved money.
  • There was training time that needed to be committed for a 50+ person office which reduced productivity for a while.
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