Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued) vs. Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000) was a telephony and VoIP business phone with unified communications features from Cisco, targeted at SMBs. The product is discontinued, and superseded by functionality found in Cisco Webex Calling.N/A
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
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 6000 (discontinued)Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (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
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.7
18 Ratings
6% above category average
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
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Ratings
Hosted PBX8.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)9.216 Ratings00 Ratings
User templates8.417 Ratings00 Ratings
Call reports8.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Directory of employee names9.216 Ratings00 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.8
21 Ratings
5% above category average
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
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Ratings
Answering rules8.919 Ratings00 Ratings
Call recording9.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Call park8.819 Ratings00 Ratings
Call screening8.720 Ratings00 Ratings
Message alerts8.519 Ratings00 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.7
20 Ratings
5% above category average
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
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Ratings
Video conferencing9.219 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing8.920 Ratings00 Ratings
Video screen sharing8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant messaging8.616 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
7.5
15 Ratings
10% below category average
Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
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Ratings
Mobile app for iOS7.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app for Android7.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Score 8.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
Cisco Headsets
Cisco Headsets
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
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 6000 (discontinued)Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(21 ratings)
5.6
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(19 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000) is well suited on small and medium sites that need entry-level voice and IP telephony capabilities, together
with powerful, easy-to-use collaboration tools. However , if a single user interface or VMware servers are deal breakers for you, I suggest another call system will likely be a better fit.
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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
  • provides phone support for many models of phones and conferencing devices
  • provides full telephony support for pretty much any phone requirement including call centre options
  • 911 service dialing options and tracking
  • bundle pricing on voice, phone and server licensing
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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
  • Include tools for inter-cluster migration, currently these are provided by 3rd parties
  • Improve the software upgrade process by automating the pre-upgrade and post-upgrade checks
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
Happy with Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000); works great for us and costs to maintain it are well in hand. it also fits our current and future requirements going forward.
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Cisco
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Usability
Discontinued Products
BE6K [is] not just a bare metal server ,it is [a] complete solution with its own management tools.
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Cisco
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
Overall, the product provides excellent value for money. Our employees may interact at the same time on the Cisco Business Edition 6000 without disrupting the conversation. We have a significant number of employees that perform the same thing with calls, texting, and presence, and none of them have an issue.
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Cisco
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
Both Mitel and [Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)] allow the benefit of virtualization. If desired you could have an entirely virtual system. Cisco handles the virtualization a little better, however Mitel MiCollab is easier to integrate presence and calls. Cisco underlying architecture seems to be a little more stable, Mitel seems to be a little more user friendly. There are pros and cons and both are good solutions.
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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
  • Been easy to scale as our business has grown and from acquisitions
  • Been pretty easy to maintain the software and upgrade it over its lifetime to date
  • Software and license renewals are pretty straight forward
  • Adding newer model hardware to the system is pretty straight forward
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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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