Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued) vs. FluentCloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
Score 8.6 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 The product is discontinued, and superseded by functionality found in Cisco Webex Calling.N/A
FluentCloud
Score 9.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
FluentCloud, from FluentStream Technologies, is a dynamic, cloud-based business phone system. FluentCloud includes FluentStream's leading phone system, phone service and customer support team, all in one. The FluentCloud product aims to provide businesses with new telecommunications flexibility, with an emphasis on price and performance. In addition, the vendor offers a wide range of custom applications and communications integration strategies to businesses and software…
$20
per user per month
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)FluentCloud
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Essential
$20.00
per user per month
Advanced
$30.00
per user per month
Complete
$45.00
per user per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)FluentCloud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUnlimited calls to the US and Canada, first-class quality and 99.99% uptime US-based customer support team and fully customizable plans with “A-La-Carte” options.
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Community Pulse
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)FluentCloud
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)FluentCloud
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.6
18 Ratings
5% above category average
FluentCloud
8.9
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Hosted PBX8.110 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)9.116 Ratings9.01 Ratings
User templates8.417 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Call reports8.34 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Directory of employee names9.216 Ratings8.72 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.8
21 Ratings
4% above category average
FluentCloud
8.4
2 Ratings
0% below category average
Answering rules8.919 Ratings5.62 Ratings
Call recording9.115 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Call park8.819 Ratings6.92 Ratings
Call screening8.820 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Message alerts8.519 Ratings10.02 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
FluentCloud
7.0
1 Ratings
17% below category average
Video conferencing9.219 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing8.920 Ratings7.01 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)
7.4
15 Ratings
12% below category average
FluentCloud
5.0
1 Ratings
50% below category average
Mobile app for iOS7.415 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Mobile app for Android7.414 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Enterprises
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Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)FluentCloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(21 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(19 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)FluentCloud
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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FluentStream Technologies
I have tried a few programs over the years to record and track calls and this one is by far the best. Easy to use and more functions than I will ever use. I love the reporting options. There was one particular scenario that comes to mind where I was glad to have FluentCloud. I had a client that was really really angry, cussing, yelling, threatening suit, etc. because he had gone to an appointment almost 2 hours away and when he got there the woman told him that we forced her to schedule the appointment, that we were pushy and rude and she just wanted to get off the phone. Thankfully I found the recording and was able to prove to him that she DID schedule the appointment but she also picked the day and time, answered all of the questions and took absolutely no persuasion at all. Basically it was an easy close. The client couldn't believe it and still to this day he is my client.
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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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FluentStream Technologies
  • FluentCloud is excellent at customer service, their staff is always helpful and responsive. I have never had a typical service experience where first diagnosis is always the user's system. Their engineering staff is also hands on, I've been so grateful to have Brian's help in selecting the right router - he even configured it for us.
  • Ease of use, the system is quite easy to use even beyond adding extensions, users, new DID phone numbers and complex routing queues. It's also easy to configure feature codes and program them so users can perform multi-step tasks with a few key punches on their dial pad. We use feature codes to allow callers to switch their caller ID to our DID numbers that are local to the area on the fly.
  • Robust features: ability for whisper coaching, barge in and a dashboard to visually check the status of each user.
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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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FluentStream Technologies
  • There are times when calls are really garbled, there was a couple months there that we couldn't listen to any of the recordings because they were not decipherable.
  • They changed something recently where now when you are listening to a recording and you hit pause it takes you back to the beginning when you start again rather than just continuing where you left off. That is a pain in the butt because I have to pause quite often for interruptions.
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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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FluentStream Technologies
At this time there our research has found that feature for feature there isn't a better solution for our needs at this cost point. We have had great success and don't foresee a need to change
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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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FluentStream Technologies
No answers on this topic
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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FluentStream Technologies
No answers on this topic
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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FluentStream Technologies
I have used others besides what is listed below but FluentCloud is by far the best I have used, especially when it comes to tracking and reporting call volume and production of our calls. Being a call center that is production based on call volume having something like FluentCloud is essential.
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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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FluentStream Technologies
  • FluentCloud is a good value, we have done extensive cost comparison and the feature set vs price is very favorable.
  • The lack of a contract and ability to dynamically add or remove extensions as needed is great, we only pay for what we use.
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ScreenShots

FluentCloud Screenshots

Screenshot of Completely hosted VoIP solution with 99.99% uptimeScreenshot of Online web portal with full self-management capabilitiesScreenshot of Full Call Reporting Dashboards