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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000) is well suited for midrange environments. If you want to silo your communication and collaboration environment is easy to implement without effecting your datacenter environment (Storage,vCPU,vRAM). You have your own little island with the BE6000. And with a second pair, you could easily cluster your environment and have a redundant solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

I would recommend this model in lobbies, break rooms, hotels, manufacturing floor "pole phones" or other places where a larger physical phone isn't necessary to provide dial-tone and basic feature access.
Sean Nilsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.8
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Hosted PBX
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.3
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.2
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
User templates
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.6
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Call reports
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
6.4
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Directory of employee names
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.5
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

Call Management

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.6
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Answering rules
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.3
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Call recording
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.2
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Call park
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.0
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Call screening
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
6.7
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Message alerts
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
6.6
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

VoIP system collaboration

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.5
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Video conferencing
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.9
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Audio conferencing
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
9.0
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Video screen sharing
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.2
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Instant messaging
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.8
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

Mobile apps

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.9
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.9
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Mobile app for Android
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.9
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

Pros

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)

  • It helps with easy installation and setup for new office / migration.
  • Supports Hybrid Cloud and on-prem deployments.
  • Scalable Solution - catering to upgrade from a legacy platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

  • They have four bottons for features configurable at phone button template.
  • They have a botton for call pick, transfer and conference (models like 3905 does not have).
  • Their speakers are great.
  • It is possible to work with dual extension when using a 6921 model for instance, very usefull function.
Leonardo Lacerda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)

  • Cost could always be lower, but you get a solid product for your investment
  • Licensing can still be confusing if you need multiple products on the appliance
  • Redundancy/DR
Eric Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

  • Some models do not have [LCD] display.
  • Some Cisco advanced telephony service are not supported or difficult to start, since no physical buttons exist.
  • More color variants should be introduced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
BE6K [is] not just a bare metal server ,it is [a] complete solution with its own management tools.
Oleksandr Tsapenko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000) 8.3
Based on 6 answers
Support for the Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000) comes in the form of Cisco SmartNET or Cisco TAC Support. Cisco TAC Support thrives on providing an easy way to get support and they have never disappointed us, whether it was for hardware replacement or simple day-to-day questions that we needed answers to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)

We couldn't get the MiCollab to work properly. It always crashed. With Mitel, we couldn't change our provider to someone else that had more capability and less cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

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.
Sean Nilsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)

  • This system facilities upgrading legacy phone systems to VoIP and lowers the total cost of ownership with cost-effective, time-saving operations.
  • Faster deployment times, with pre-installed, ready to use applications.
  • Support for Hybrid Cloud helps easier migration to cloud, if necessary.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

  • They are very scalable
  • They are supported by almost every feature from CUCM and Voice Gateways
Leonardo Lacerda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)

General

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

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.6
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
7.6

Usability

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.2
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

Support Rating

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.3
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

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