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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Business Edition 7000

Its well suited for small to medium scale deployments if the infra is in-house. Webex and other SaaS solutions are in demand these days and are cost-effective too, but if for some reason your deployments need a locally-managed data center, then go for the BE7K or the BE6K depending upon your requirement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Great for group calls - the rollover feature is good. It makes it easy to have hotlines. The audio is clear and consistent. Easy to access voice messages and you can see you have voice messages without having to dial in through your number. The speed dial is easy to use - this comes in handy because we are often calling the same departments over and over - with a touch of a button we are able to connect right away; with out looking at a hand out for the digits.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Task Management
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.1
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Gantt Charts
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.0
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Scheduling
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.3
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Workflow Automation
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.8
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Mobile Access
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Search
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.5
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Visual planning tools
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.2
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Communication

Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.0
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Chat
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.6
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Notifications
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.8
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Discussions
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Surveys
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.1
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Internal knowledgebase
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.7
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Cisco Business Edition 7000
4.1
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Integrates with Outlook
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

File Sharing & Management

Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.8
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Versioning
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.5
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Video files
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.5
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Audio files
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.4
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Document collaboration
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.8
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Access control
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.0
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Advanced security features
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.0
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Integrates with Google Drive
Cisco Business Edition 7000
3.6
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Device sync
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Pros

Cisco Business Edition 7000

  • All in one platform that includes all the Cisco UC services in one appliance.
  • All the services are ready to use and preconfigured.
  • Tools available improve productivity and user experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

  • Audio quality is solid
  • It is portable and has good distance capability
  • It's compact and easy to carry
  • Battery life is decent
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Business Edition 7000

  • Licensing should be easy and collaborative.
  • Management interface should be provided with redundancy.
  • I've came across difficulties while I installed Windows server on BE6K. It's hard to gather Windows server keys.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

  • Ability to change ringer based on internal or external call
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Business Edition 7000

I’m a user of both systems and it’s difficult to say whether one is better than the other for features. Cisco is much more user friendly and has a better interface. I think both are suitable for large businesses, but it’s more about preference of the front end. Security features may be lagging with Skype.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

It's less expensive, more compact but not as robust and well-adopted/supported since Spectralink kind of owns the industry. Cisco needs to make more of these lines of DECT phones in order to compete.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Business Edition 7000

  • We were able to sell it to many customers and has proved beneficial always.
  • Less number of complaints.
  • Amazing support from Cisco TAC.
Ujjwal Goel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

  • I set up the desk for new hires in our group - it is super easy to plug in this phone and have them up and running.
  • Having the ability to pre-program speed dial numbers ensures that new hires are able to reach help without having to search for a number.
  • The ability to program ring tones is great, so if we are in the shared space meeting and we hear a phone ring, we know who's phone is ringing - the meeting can go on without everyone leaving to check.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco Business Edition 7000

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Pricing Details

Cisco Business Edition 7000

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.7
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
7.3

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