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Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acarda Outbound

I think that Acarda is a fantastic tool for any company that is perhaps not selling software, not offering technical support, has minimal technical needs internally, and wants a tool that just works well. We have had issues with support and dropped calls from other outbound and VOIP systems, Acarda was a really solid platform. I would imagine that the average Sales, Billing and Support Team of a small business or StartUp would find a lot to love here.
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Fuze

Fuze is very good around collaboration, meetings are simple to set up once initial familiarity is done. The telephony is consistently of a high quality and very reliable which keeps the users happy. The chat functionality is improving and becoming more useful and being picked up as a tool by a growing number of users. Fuze lacks the flexibility of being able to compete with WebEx regarding remote control of a computer for someone who does not have Fuze installed. This is required by customer support personnel dealing with customers who need to have an issue resolved but cannot install software without change control.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.0
Hosted PBX
Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.8
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.0
User templates
Acarda Outbound
Fuze
6.2
Call reports
Acarda Outbound
Fuze
6.7
Directory of employee names
Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.3

Call Management

Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.4
Answering rules
Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.6
Call recording
Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.2
Call park
Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.3
Message alerts
Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.4

VoIP system collaboration

Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.6
Video conferencing
Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.2
Audio conferencing
Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.9

Mobile apps

Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.9
Mobile app for iOS
Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.9
Mobile app for Android
Acarda Outbound
Fuze
7.9

Pros

Acarda Outbound

  • Simple Setup.
  • Great Support Team.
  • Never dropped calls.
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Fuze

  • Availability to use your work number anytime anywhere. Our recruiters make themselves available as much as they can. Being able to answer calls from their worklines while not in the office and make calls from their work numbers is a big deal.
  • Setting up new phones and numbers is very easy with their hub. I don't always have to go directly to their support team to setup new users. As long as I have the mac address of the phone and we have free numbers I can set a new user up in minutes.
  • Their support team is great as well. If I do need to get help with an issue their support team is quick to respond and very knowledgeable about their systems. Their team is also able to fix most support cases within the same day.
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Cons

Acarda Outbound

  • Lacked the level of integrations we needed with other software.
  • That's it. It was great otherwise.
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Fuze

  • There is lack of customization. I would love to have access to set up background colors for my Fuze, add wallpapers as a background. Change the font, color of numbers and texts that appear on the screen.
  • I have seen a button saying you have an upgrade on Fuze. And i see it quite a few times. I would want to have like one upgrade that pushes a couple of updates together rather than couple of small upgrades.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acarda Outbound

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 7.4
Based on 14 answers
1,000% will renew. For the price, for the features, for the support, for the implementation, for the ability to deploy to a new site, or a new company acquisitioned that has an older PBX, we can get them to Fuze with so little effort, dump the phones on their desk, and give them all the features and "WOW" that they would expect from a modern enterprise.
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Usability

Acarda Outbound

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 7.9
Based on 7 answers
It does the core job very well. If I'm looking for a stripped down version that will work fairly well, then Fuze is great. If you're looking for something feature rich, there are better solutions. Fuze is economical and if you aren't doing anything fancy, it's a great platform
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Reliability and Availability

Acarda Outbound

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because the people who designed Fuze were Data-center people, they thought of availability first, there really isn't any excuse for telephony downtime, and they certainly do well with this. There has never been a total outage, just a few features sometimes have been offline while Fuze moves the service to other servers, NEVER calling, sometimes chat or physical phones (which can be fixed by rebooting them). The uptime on the Fuze systems is basically: Always up, always available.
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Performance

Acarda Outbound

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Since Fuze runs across multiple devices and platforms they really strived to make a lightweight interface that is optimized for phone calls, chat, and collaboration. The web client loads fast, the chat is always up-to-date, phone calls arrive on-time. The desktop client is the most feature rich and basically it just adds desktop sharing functionality as well as VoIP for calling, and the mobile client doesn't consume a lot of battery, and it stays running to get phone calls, chats, and can do meetings over Wifi, Cellular Data, or Cellular voice.
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Support

Acarda Outbound

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 6.7
Based on 69 answers
Support is an area Fuze could improve. With the most recent updates it's become much better however there are sometimes days that will pass before a response from support is received and in most case connectivity is used as a standard response. Recently had a call where when dialed in via the iOS app it was very difficult to hear however when I dialed in, it was clear.
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In-Person Training

Acarda Outbound

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 9.1
Based on 1 answer
At many of our sites with more than 50 users, Fuze sent someone onsite to train. This worked surprisingly well, as the trainer allowed the users to set the pace and answered TONS of questions. Fuze has a very streamlined training process, their staff is very professional, very knowledgeable and very engaging.
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Online Training

Acarda Outbound

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Fuze has vast amounts of training videos and guides on how to use its products and services. There are literally endless-hours of training and I often point end-users to a particular video which addresses the specific needs of the user, for example: how to check voicemail. Or, how to share your desktop, etc.
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Implementation

Acarda Outbound

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 7.4
Based on 68 answers
Implementation on the other hand was fairly good. Getting the network infrastructure setup was a bit of work, but at least we had a bit of help from Fuze, in regards to that. Afterwards, we just had to notify our employees to install the Fuze client on their laptops and phones. After all that, the implementation went pretty smoothly
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Alternatives Considered

Acarda Outbound

I am not super familiar with the competitors because we moved away from this style of support soon after adopting Acarda, but I had no complaints while using it.
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Fuze

Although Skype and GoToMeeting are great products in their own right, I feel that Fuze has a more professional look and is more intuitive to use and navigate than other products. I feel that Fuze is more suited for business purposes and seems less like an instant messenger.
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Scalability

Acarda Outbound

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Fuze does have scalability limits but most of that is how many end-points they can put on a virtual PBX, or VCX as they call them, I THINK its limit is somewhere between 2,000 and 5,000, but we've not had issues with that because we have put users into various VCXs some by location, some by department or function. Either way, we have 7,000 currently deployed, and are going to end up with over 15,000 when we are done, Fuze is VERY scalable.
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Return on Investment

Acarda Outbound

  • Easy to get started with.
  • Great workflow, especially for people starting in the industry.
  • Helped us meet our daily call goals.
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Fuze

  • We receive constant negative feedback from mangers about the system not functioning correctly. (This is mainly due to lack of support from Fuze)
  • This has had a positive impact in that the system is cheaper and we are missing less calls due to the functionality of the system.
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Pricing Details

Acarda Outbound

General

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

Fuze

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

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