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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 6.1 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

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

I find Polycom RealPresence to be useful when having one on one conversations in purpose built rooms for video conferencing. That is where the quality of the product shines. However, I dislike using Polycom Real Presence for any sort of content sharing because of the issues around resolution.If I need to share content of any kind, I prefer to use other teleconferencing solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.8
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Hosted PBX
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.3
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.2
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
User templates
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.6
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Call reports
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
6.4
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Directory of employee names
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.5
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

Call Management

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.6
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Answering rules
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.3
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Call recording
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.2
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Call park
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.0
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Call screening
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
6.7
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Message alerts
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
6.6
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

VoIP system collaboration

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.5
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Video conferencing
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.9
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Audio conferencing
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
9.0
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Video screen sharing
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.2
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Instant messaging
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.8
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

Mobile apps

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.9
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.9
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Mobile app for Android
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
7.9
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

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

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

  • Allows video conferencing with eagle eye view on the speaker
  • Crystal clear audio and video with zero lagging and freezing
  • Very fast connections to the conferences
Michael Timms | 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

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

  • Back end setup isn't very intuitive.
  • Every now and then we get a delay when conferencing and using multiple features.
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

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

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

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

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

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

Polycom RealPresence is really only the preferred teleconferencing solution when using a purpose built room for a scheduled face to face meeting. For ad hoc video meetings, Hangouts, Skype, and Slack all provide fewer friction points for average use cases. In fact, as Google accounts are nearly ubiquitous at this point, Hangouts has almost become the de facto standard for ad hoc video conferencing amongst our users.
Anonymous | 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

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

  • Personally we have not gotten our money's worth, but this is not Polycom's fault, it is because users found it difficult to use.
  • As for me personally, I used it for video conferencing, but my job was to make sure that it was operational for video conferencing.
  • As stated earlier, even though I found it very easy to use, my users did not, and as such tended to video conference with other apps.
Michael Timms | 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

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

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
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
5.0

Usability

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.2
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

Support Rating

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)
8.3
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

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