Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued) vs. Zoom

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 The product is discontinued, and superseded by functionality found in Cisco Webex Calling.N/A
Zoom
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Zoom helps consolidate communications and collaboration in the boardroom, classroom, operating room, and everywhere. Zoom is an intelligent collaboration platform that makes connecting easier, more immersive, and more dynamic. Zoom technology facilitates collaboration through solutions like Zoom Team Chat, Phone, Meetings, omnichannel cloud Contact Center, smart recordings, and Whiteboard.
$5
per month per license
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Zoom
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Add-On Zoom Translated Captions
$5
per month per license
Add-On - Zoom Whiteboard
$24.90
per year
Pro
$149.90
per year per user
Business
$199.90
per year per user
Business Plus
$250.00
per year per user
Add-On - Conference Room Connector
$499
per year
Basic
Free
Enterprise
Custom
Add-On - Large Meetings
starting at $600
per year
Add-On - Cloud Storage
starting at $120
per year
Add-On Audio Conferencing
starting at $1200
per year
Add-On Zoom Phone Power Pack
Starting at $300
per year per user
Add-On - Zoom IQ for Sales
Contact Sales
Add-On - Quality of Service Subscription
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Zoom
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Zoom
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Zoom
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
Zoom
5.9
18 Ratings
32% below category average
Hosted PBX8.210 Ratings5.310 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)9.216 Ratings5.612 Ratings
User templates8.417 Ratings00 Ratings
Call reports8.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Directory of employee names9.216 Ratings6.714 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
Zoom
6.7
21 Ratings
20% below category average
Answering rules8.919 Ratings6.511 Ratings
Call recording9.115 Ratings8.118 Ratings
Call park8.819 Ratings5.811 Ratings
Call screening8.820 Ratings6.511 Ratings
Message alerts8.519 Ratings6.315 Ratings
Business SMS/External Messaging00 Ratings6.87 Ratings
Voicemail Transcription00 Ratings7.111 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
Zoom
-
Ratings
Video conferencing9.219 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)
7.4
15 Ratings
12% below category average
Zoom
7.4
21 Ratings
15% below category average
Mobile app for iOS7.415 Ratings8.119 Ratings
Mobile app for Android7.514 Ratings6.814 Ratings
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Zoom
7.2
712 Ratings
11% below category average
High quality audio00 Ratings7.7706 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings7.6708 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Zoom
7.5
702 Ratings
6% below category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.1701 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Zoom
7.5
707 Ratings
6% below category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings7.5630 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings7.9689 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings7.7662 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Zoom
7.3
616 Ratings
5% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings7.4598 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Zoom
7.1
594 Ratings
6% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings6.7514 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings6.9567 Ratings
Unified Communications Platform and Collaboration
Comparison of Unified Communications Platform and Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Zoom
5.5
13 Ratings
30% below category average
Centralized communications management00 Ratings4.910 Ratings
Team messaging00 Ratings5.311 Ratings
Team document sharing00 Ratings6.711 Ratings
Call and meeting analytics00 Ratings5.011 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Zoom
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Zoom
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(21 ratings)
7.0
(732 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
4.2
(16 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
6.8
(39 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(19 ratings)
4.3
(39 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(7 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(13 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(8 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)Zoom
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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Zoom
I think Zoom runs circles around Teams! I just wish starting meetings was easier - anyone with a link should be able to start the meeting the way you can in Teams. It would also be great to be able to see participants when you are sharing your screen.
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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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Zoom
  • I love how easy it is to set the focus on the presenter. It is annoying when people don't spotlight themselves as a presenter, so you get to see the whole gallery of attendees in smaller, two-inch windows.
  • I like the capability of having break-out rooms. Even though I don't use them very often, it is nice to have them available if the right situation presents itself for smaller group chats.
  • The recording quality is better than I have experienced with other products (Microsoft Teams, WebEx, etc.), and the fact that it is already an MP4, so I don't have to convert it for publishing on our intranet is huge to me.
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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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Zoom
  • Sharing zoom complete information is not visible on the screen, and also a bit is confusing minimizing and maximizing.
  • Every time someone enters the chat, a chat box appears on my screen, and some features are missing from this version.
  • Automatic conference connection based on a schedule isn't an option, and neither is enhanced security measures.
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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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Zoom
We're sticking with Zoom for the foreseeable future--given its compelling feature set, ease of use, and advanced technology, there's just no other competition to be excited about. Plus it's a Gartner-recognized industry leader, so it's a rather easy choice.
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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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Zoom
Zoom is made for the non tech office. It has features that can be made to do what you need to run things on a day to day basis. Immediately we we able to get meetings going with remote employees. The ability to be able to add smartphone connected people was a big plus. Zoom met our needs at the time.
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Reliability and Availability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Zoom
There have been less than a handful of outages during our two years with Zoom, and whenever there was one, an email informing us of the outage went out immediately, and they had the issue resolved shortly thereafter.
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Performance
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Zoom
Zoom has among the best performance of any video conference platform, as I've mentioned several times. Besides that, their Chat platform works great, and their back end always runs smooth. It's unfortunate that reporting can now only be done by one month at a time, but nonetheless, it only takes a second to run any kind of Zoom report, whether it's an attendee report, Poll results, a user report, a list of meetings from the past month, etc.
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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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Zoom
As I've written before, Zoom makes us feel like we matter and that we're a client rather than a customer. They want us to succeed and they put in the time to make sure that we do. I feel like they're more of a business partner rather than simply a vendor or supplier. They spent a lot of time onboarding with us, giving us demos, helping us get set up, and then giving us follow-up to be sure it's going well.
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Implementation Rating
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Zoom
If you receive any pushback from higher ups, point to any of the various positive reviews like this one. Or show Zoom's excellent Gartner report, or articles describing Zoom's partnership with Sequoia capital. It's not difficult to show how Zoom is a trustworthy industry leader with best-in-class technology.
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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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Zoom
Zoom cannot be beaten for ubiquity - 100% of my clients and prospective clients are already familiar with Zoom. This is the #1 reason why I use Zoom. Additionally, Zoom integrates with AcuityScheduling, saving me a lot of time in creating meetings and adding them to the calendar. Zoom is disappointing in terms of video quality, interactivity features, and privacy. In cases where I need to use the recording of webinars for digital products, I will always use Crowdcast, and in cases where privacy is essential, I will use JitsiMeet.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Zoom
The billing and price model is really fair for so many functions that they offer, our remote work requires each of the features that Zoom offers, so accepting payment for a tool like this is the least we can do. I like that billing arrives on time and that they offer opportunities and payment times.
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Scalability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Zoom
Because the Basic licenses are completely free, and because it's very easy to configure and install Zoom, and because anyone can join Zoom from a link without needing an account, scaling is a Breeze. There are absolutely no roadblocks. My company keeps adding more Zoom Pro license every week since it's so in demand. We were able to convert users from several different platforms onto Zoom with no trouble at all.
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Professional Services
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Zoom
Zoom is perfect for our business. We use it to video chat with prospective clients. The name recognition alone gives us credibility and it is very easy to screen share and send content out.
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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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Zoom
  • It enables me to send and receive messages from my team members during video calls, handling online presentations.
  • With the ability to quickly stop, mute, and even receive notifications when someone enters or exits the meeting room, I'm never obligated to show up while making a call.
  • It is possible to record online meetings for future reference and more effective customer service. As we dealt with a lockdown, Zoom helped our business run smoothly.
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