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8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

It is VERY well-suited for those people who travel a lot. I have 8x8 Work on my cell phone, my laptop, and desktop computer at work. This makes me SO much more accessible than the typical insurance agent. Anyone who doesn't have a software program will never know that someone was trying to reach them over a weekend per se. I had one client who got into an accident, needed to make a claim and didn't know what to do. I saw that they called in on a Saturday morning and the call came right through to my cell phone when no one picked up at the office (since I am closed on weekends).
Matthew Raspopovich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

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.
Brian Duffy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

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

Call Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Vonage Business Communications
Answering rules
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Vonage Business Communications
Call recording
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Vonage Business Communications
Call park
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Vonage Business Communications
Call screening
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.0
Vonage Business Communications
Message alerts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Vonage Business Communications

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Vonage Business Communications
Video conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Vonage Business Communications
Audio conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.6
Vonage Business Communications
Video screen sharing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.1
Vonage Business Communications
Instant messaging
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Vonage Business Communications

Mobile apps

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.5
Vonage Business Communications
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Vonage Business Communications
Mobile app for Android
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
5.7
Vonage Business Communications

Pros

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • The control panel is great and gives us full flexibility over how our system is configured.
  • The customer support at initial setup was superb and we had a dedicated account manager who ensured that we were fully configured and working the way we wanted before handing over to the ongoing support team.
  • The smartphone app is great and is just like having your fully-functional desk phone in your pocket.
Andrew Steven | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

  • 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.
Nate Casimiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • The mobile app is good but can be too much at times, almost taking over the phone.
  • It would be nice if there was a way that when a voicemail is sent via email that it could mark it as listened to once the email has been opened.
  • The setup for the auto attendant is very intuitive, granted it works well once set up.
  • It would be nice if a call placed on hold could be picked up by another extension
Robbie Mancl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

  • 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.
Philip Schmitz, CIC | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 6.3
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

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Communications 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.8
Based on 21 answers
The actual 8x8 and user portion work great, the administrative side of things, not so much. Things are not user-friendly as an admin and make it difficult for me to navigate and understand what is going on. Also, in the switch from the previous system to the new one, things didn't switch over correctly, creating more work for myself. Also, there have been issues with accessing for some users.
Matt LaMunyan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Communications 7.9
Based on 2 answers
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
Parker Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vonage Business Communications

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

Vonage Business Communications

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
I very rarely rate 10 as I believe there is always room for improvement. With that having been said, 8x8 customer support has been outstanding each and every time I have had to use it. They are quick in taking action, and quick in finding a solution to my problem
Christopher Alcumbrack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Communications 8.9
Based on 20 answers
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.
Andrea Vahoua | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 8.4
Based on 4 answers
This was already in place before I joined the organization but given that we're still satisfied with it, I would say that the implementation was a success across the board.
Daniel Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

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

Vonage Business Communications

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.
Elvin Thomas | 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

Vonage Business Communications

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • For me - the ROI is being able to close business much faster. I love being able to receive electronic faxes while I’m out of the office as I receive purchase orders and know they have arrived with the email update.
Tim Layton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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

Vonage Business Communications

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
Vonage Business Communications
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.3
Vonage Business Communications
10.0

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Vonage Business Communications
7.9

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.9
Vonage Business Communications

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.6
Vonage Business Communications

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
5.6
Vonage Business Communications
8.9

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.4
Vonage Business Communications

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Vonage Business Communications

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