Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued) vs. Solgari Cloud Communications

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 The product is discontinued, and superseded by functionality found in Cisco Webex Calling.N/A
Solgari Cloud Communications
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
Solgari Cloud Communications is a unified communications offering from Solgari.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Solgari Cloud Communications
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Solgari Cloud Communications
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
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Solgari Cloud Communications
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Solgari Cloud Communications
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
Solgari Cloud Communications
9.6
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Hosted PBX8.410 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)9.116 Ratings10.01 Ratings
User templates8.317 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Call reports8.34 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Directory of employee names9.116 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.7
21 Ratings
4% above category average
Solgari Cloud Communications
9.2
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Answering rules8.819 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Call recording8.915 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Call park8.719 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Call screening8.320 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Message alerts8.519 Ratings9.01 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
6% above category average
Solgari Cloud Communications
-
Ratings
Video conferencing9.119 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing9.020 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)
7.8
15 Ratings
6% below category average
Solgari Cloud Communications
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Mobile app for iOS7.715 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app for Android7.814 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Solgari Cloud Communications
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Solgari Cloud Communications
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(21 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(20 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Solgari Cloud Communications
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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Solgari
Excellent for small and large companies. Great for sales staff who need to work remotely. No need for inside sales to be in the office all the time.
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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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Solgari
  • Great call quality
  • Love that I've been able to listen into sales calls
  • Love that I've been able to record all our sales calls
  • Love that I've been able to whisper to staff on their sales calls, helping to answer the clients questions whilst they are still on the call
  • Great cloud technology that supports sales staff working remotely
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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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Solgari
  • 3CX keypad could be more intuitive
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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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Solgari
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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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Solgari
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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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Solgari
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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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Solgari
Solgari is way better than Skype or Google hangouts. I love the simplicity of it's usage and how easy the sales team can listen into and records calls.
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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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Solgari
  • Kept our costs low
  • Accelerate our revenue as the software is great for coaching new hires and sales staff
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