Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued) vs. NICE CXone

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 The product is discontinued, and superseded by functionality found in Cisco Webex Calling.N/A
NICE CXone
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
NICE CXone is a cloud-based contact center platform that manages customer interactions across multiple communication channels. It includes features such as omnichannel routing, workforce optimization, automatic call distribution (ACD), interactive voice response (IVR) system, feedback management, and interaction analytics.
$71
per month per user
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)NICE CXone
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Digital Agent
$71
per month per user
Voice Agent
$94
per month per user
Omnichannel Agent
$110
per month per user
Essential Suite
$135
per month per user
Core Suite
$169
per month per user
Complete Suite
$209
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)NICE CXone
Free Trial
NoYes
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 6000 (discontinued)NICE CXone
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)NICE CXone
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
NICE CXone
-
Ratings
Hosted PBX8.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)9.116 Ratings00 Ratings
User templates8.417 Ratings00 Ratings
Call reports8.34 Ratings00 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
NICE CXone
-
Ratings
Answering rules8.819 Ratings00 Ratings
Call recording9.115 Ratings00 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
NICE CXone
-
Ratings
Video conferencing9.119 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)
7.3
15 Ratings
10% below category average
NICE CXone
-
Ratings
Mobile app for iOS7.315 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app for Android7.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
NICE CXone
8.1
547 Ratings
3% below category average
Agent dashboard00 Ratings8.9527 Ratings
Validate callers00 Ratings8.1444 Ratings
Outbound response00 Ratings9.2464 Ratings
Call forwarding00 Ratings7.7420 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)00 Ratings8.4382 Ratings
Warm transfer00 Ratings8.5500 Ratings
Predictive dialing00 Ratings7.9302 Ratings
Interactive voice response00 Ratings9.1352 Ratings
REST APIs00 Ratings5.4285 Ratings
Call scripts00 Ratings6.0303 Ratings
Call tracking00 Ratings8.4481 Ratings
Multichannel integration00 Ratings8.3343 Ratings
CRM software integration00 Ratings9.4342 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
NICE CXone
7.7
525 Ratings
7% below category average
Inbound call routing00 Ratings7.8485 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing00 Ratings7.7354 Ratings
Recording00 Ratings8.4467 Ratings
Quality management00 Ratings7.3452 Ratings
Call analytics00 Ratings8.1460 Ratings
Historical reporting00 Ratings8.5451 Ratings
Live reporting00 Ratings8.3437 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings5.0281 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings8.1299 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)NICE CXone
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.3 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.3 out of 10
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)NICE CXone
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(21 ratings)
8.5
(578 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.6
(24 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.3
(552 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
3.7
(7 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(19 ratings)
7.6
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(7 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.4
(5 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.4
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)NICE CXone
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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NICE Systems
NICE CXone offers a comprehensive range of tools that cover every aspect of customer interaction, from omnichannel communication to analytics and workforce optimization. It makes it very simple for us administrators to provide everything the customer needs. At the moment, I cannot think of a scenario where CXone is less appropriate, at least when comparing it to its competitors.
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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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NICE Systems
  • We can restrict the access for agents in this so that easily restrict them to avoid from the mistakes
  • The managers can easily setup a schedule via HOO for Holidays and during emergency which is more helpful.
  • The studio is more friendly with action items instead of coding, also the help option is very handy and easy to understand.
  • The call trace is more helpful and exact view of how the call process and it's very helpful for troubleshooting
  • Reporting is very easy and helpful.
  • Dashboard is awesome, no word to describe it
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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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NICE Systems
  • There can be changes in interface of the app, however it's still very good
  • I would appreciete detailed web page with all necessary information, but when I need anything, the customer support is very quick and provide all the information
  • Hardly to find any other :)
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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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NICE Systems
Nice made it possible for employees to work from anywhere with access to the internet, it made it possible to extract data from contacts in a very thorough way. In addition, the meticaes can be fully customized and the day-to-day monitoring of the operation is more visible.With nice, contacts with clients abroad became easier.
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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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NICE Systems
Things could be improved, such as call history and a user-friendly UI. Besides that, it was a great way to track and manage our team remotely, which changed the game for us post-covid. Everything else was pretty simple to use whether it was answering calls, dialing a customer, or leaving a voicemail. Overall, everything is very straightforward.
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Reliability and Availability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
NICE inContact CXone is available when you need it. I have been using it for about a year and I have never suffered any issues that caused my not to have access to the product. If there are updates, they must be downloaded and install in the background because I do not see them
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Performance
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
NICE inContact CXone performs very well even on old computers that are limited in resources. I use a older computer with limited memory and it seems to handle NICE inContact CXone very well in most cases. There will be times when it acts up for whatever reason bust over ninety percent of the time.
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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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NICE Systems
inContact only allows specific users to contact them for support. Even though I use the product daily and it accounts for a large amount of my workload, I still have to contact an authorized user to create an incident. These users are managers and their schedules are very busy. This can result in delays in incidents being opened and resolved.
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In-Person Training
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
We did not have face-to-face training and I believe that there was no mistake by nice, as the system was acquired amidst the pandemic and social restrictions.
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Online Training
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
I would rate 10, since the explanations were far enough to catch all the usabilities.I would rate 10, since the explanations were far enough to catch all the usabilities.I would rate 10, since the explanations were far enough to catch all the usabilities.I would rate 10, since the explanations were far enough to catch all the usabilities.
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Implementation Rating
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
In spite of not having a relevant participation in the implementation process, I understand that the main insights are, internal tests before presenting to the final customer, this avoids the highest delay in the acquisition process, such as more frequent errors, tests that may mitigate the errors at the time of implementation.
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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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NICE Systems
When it comes to this specific situation (cell centers) NICE definitely has an ADP beat. The analytics, scheduling, and forecasts are extremely well-tailored for this situation. ADP has a more comprehensive solution in my opinion - I feel their UI and mobile app are also more user-friendly. But in terms of performance management functionality, NICE has a more robust system and is able to create additional metrics if we need them When I used ADP there were no custom options available.
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Scalability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
I rated 10, because Nice CX one is very much functional. You can simply acess it by website Nice, in any navigator, desktop, notebook or mobile, so you can in a fast way run on every departament of the company.
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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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NICE Systems
  • CXone's omnichannel capabilities and advanced analytics tools enable streamlined processes, increasing agent productivity and reducing handling times. This efficiency translates into cost savings by minimizing operational expenses and maximizing resource utilization.
  • With comprehensive insights into customer interactions and preferences, companies can deliver personalized experiences, leading to higher customer satisfaction and loyalty. With the Voice of the Customer tool, we are able to measure customer satisfaction and provide these statistics to potential future clients.
  • The cloud-based platform is very scalable, allowing us to quickly make adjustments to existing contact delivery as well as stand up new products in a more timely fashion.
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ScreenShots

NICE CXone Screenshots

Screenshot of CXone DashboardScreenshot of the Enlighten Copilot, which gives agents smarter interactions, personalized coaching, and automation opportunities.Screenshot of CXone Workforce Management, the omnichannel forecasting and scheduling engine.Screenshot of CXone Studio, a visual tool that does not require programming skills, but instead empowers everyone—from business user to routing flow programmer—to build and manage routing flows for all channels.Screenshot of CXone Interaction Analytics, which is used to get actionable insights from every voice, digital, and self-service customer interaction.Screenshot of CXone Performance Management, used to align employee performance, contact center goals, and customer expectations with continuous improvement.