Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued) vs. FreeConference.com

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 The product is discontinued, and superseded by functionality found in Cisco Webex Calling.N/A
FreeConference.com
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
FreeConference is a telephony and VoIP software solution from FreeConference.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)FreeConference.com
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)FreeConference.com
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)FreeConference.com
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)FreeConference.com
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.6
18 Ratings
8% above category average
FreeConference.com
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Hosted PBX8.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)9.116 Ratings00 Ratings
User templates8.417 Ratings00 Ratings
Call reports8.34 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Directory of employee names9.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.8
21 Ratings
6% above category average
FreeConference.com
9.0
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Answering rules8.819 Ratings00 Ratings
Call recording9.115 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Call park8.819 Ratings00 Ratings
Call screening8.920 Ratings00 Ratings
Message alerts8.419 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
9% above category average
FreeConference.com
8.0
3 Ratings
0% above category average
Video conferencing9.119 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Audio conferencing8.920 Ratings8.03 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)
7.3
15 Ratings
10% below category average
FreeConference.com
-
Ratings
Mobile app for iOS7.315 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app for Android7.314 Ratings00 Ratings
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Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)FreeConference.com
Small Businesses
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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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)FreeConference.com
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(21 ratings)
8.0
(3 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)FreeConference.com
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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FreeConference.com is best suited when the big-name video conferencing brands are simply not working. It offers an alternative when compatibility seems to be an issue when attempting to video conference. It is less appropriate for first invitations since most people are not familiar with the brand.
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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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  • I love the ability to make long distance calls without charge.
  • I was delighted when they added the ability to screen share and show my slides to my customers.
  • I also love that FreeConference.com immediately provides replays of your meetings - in case somebody wasn't able to attend live.
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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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  • Not being able to use 800 number (toll free).
  • The website interface could be spruced up a bit.
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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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iotum
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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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iotum
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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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iotum
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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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iotum
Call quality is very similar to the above products. However, most of our community partners and collaborators are not aware of FreeConference and are thus less able to utilize it without prompting and sometimes assistance from us.
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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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  • BEST ROI ever! It's all free and has let me access people globally. Thanks!
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