Cisco Business Edition 4000 (discontinued) vs. Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Business Edition 4000 (discontinued)
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Cisco Business Edition 4000 was a small business phone system designed to be easy-to-use and manage, and quick to deploy. It has been discontinued, and is superseded with functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Score 7.7 out of 10
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The vendor provides the Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series as an affordable, reliable voice and video communications endpoint, and state it is also user- and eco-friendly. It is designed to improve productivity, foster collaboration, and reduce operating expenses with simple, full-featured, and cost-effective communications to deliver a superior user experience.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 4000 (discontinued)Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 4000 (discontinued)Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
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
Cisco Business Edition 4000 (discontinued)Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
Cisco Business Edition 4000 (discontinued)Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Small Businesses
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Score 8.0 out of 10
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Score 8.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Headsets
Cisco Headsets
Score 9.1 out of 10
Cisco Headsets
Cisco Headsets
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Headsets
Cisco Headsets
Score 9.1 out of 10
Cisco Headsets
Cisco Headsets
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 4000 (discontinued)Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(6 ratings)
5.6
(7 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 4000 (discontinued)Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
The availability of numerous subscription options is one of the most impressive features of Cisco Business Edition 4000. Businesses can purchase prepaid subscriptions for 1, 3, or 5 years, depending on their needs and budget. The Cisco Business Edition 4000, which is cloud-managed, is the phone system that the small-scaled industry has been waiting for. It seamlessly blends the old and modern, allowing [organizations] to meet their conventional communication demands while remaining compatible with cutting-edge communication technology.
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Cisco
The 6900 series is the best option for offices that need IP telephony flawlessly making and receiving calls and can fit on most of the user types due to the number of models. It does not fit for companies that want to use video, none of the models has a video embedded and the tools to integrate those devices with video are that good[.]
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Call routing
  • Voicemail
  • SIP Trunking
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Cisco
  • Compatibility with Cisco enterprise telephony platforms.
  • All the basis and essential telephony features included.
  • Ergonomic design and high quality materials.
  • Excellent voice quality.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • Integration with other vendors
  • More suitable GUI for newbies in IT
  • Integration with other Cisco products in term of WAN connections
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Cisco
  • I wish the color was jazzier ( I know that's not a word probably) but something that allows you to give your phone character.
  • The cord tangles to easily.
  • The phone could be a little smaller.
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Usability
Discontinued Products
As it is a completely cloud-based product this is easy to access. We easily manage or access it from anywhere. It is very easy to deploy and easy to manage and use. Its mobile device integration feature is very good and we loved it. It is ideal for remote access.
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Cisco
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
The support once you have been able to actually connect with someone is great. The challenge is that it is very difficult at times to get someone from support at short notice to work with you, especially when you have a production impacting issue. I had a licensing issue that took me about 1 week to get support attention, once connected with them was resolved with two days.
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Cisco
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
Cisco Business Edition 4000 is an simple to use, cloud-hosted system based on Cisco's IP telephony technology. It is a optimal solution for for SMB businesses and supports up to a maximum of 200 IP Phones. For customers looking for larger user group, Cisco BE 6000 or BE7000 would be a better option.
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Cisco
When looking at phone models, it's really important to consider not only the price tag, we all care about effective pricing, but also remembering that actual humans will need to leverage that device to accomplish work, connect with another human for some reason, or save a life.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Optimal solution for small/medium organizations.
  • Lowers cost with reduced IT overheads and cloud management.
  • Rapid deploy model helps for fast setup.
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Cisco
  • Very high ROI and competitive price.
  • By providing the essential telephony services the 6900 series IP Phones increase employees productivity.
  • Company saves a lot of money when it comes to communication between branches, and this model provides all the necessary facilities for that.
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