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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

ContactOffice

1. Its cloud-based messaging and collaboration suite includes among others an email solution, calendars, address books, documents, polling tool and more.2. Handling big data, managing events, and reminders. 3. Rich API allowing for a deep integration of the Contact Office applications.4. Universal access to your data through desktop and mobile. 5. Almost every device supported.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
ContactOffice
7.8
Task Management
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.1
ContactOffice
8.7
Gantt Charts
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.0
ContactOffice
7.1
Scheduling
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.3
ContactOffice
8.1
Workflow Automation
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.8
ContactOffice
7.1
Mobile Access
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
ContactOffice
7.3
Search
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.5
ContactOffice
7.1
Visual planning tools
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.2
ContactOffice
9.0

Communication

Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.0
ContactOffice
7.9
Chat
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.6
ContactOffice
8.7
Notifications
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.8
ContactOffice
8.7
Discussions
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
ContactOffice
9.0
Surveys
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.1
ContactOffice
8.6
Internal knowledgebase
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
ContactOffice
8.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.7
ContactOffice
7.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Cisco Business Edition 7000
4.1
ContactOffice
6.0
Integrates with Outlook
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
ContactOffice
7.0

File Sharing & Management

Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.8
ContactOffice
7.9
Versioning
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.5
ContactOffice
7.8
Video files
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.5
ContactOffice
7.4
Audio files
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.4
ContactOffice
8.1
Document collaboration
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.8
ContactOffice
9.0
Access control
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.0
ContactOffice
8.1
Advanced security features
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.0
ContactOffice
7.0
Integrates with Google Drive
Cisco Business Edition 7000
3.6
ContactOffice
7.9
Device sync
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
ContactOffice

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

ContactOffice

  • Can use it from anywhere, can access your documents, emails and others.
  • Can message your group and arrange meetings, and it will notify you.
  • Can manage tasks.
  • Fairly good customer support
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

ContactOffice

  • Data safety concerns
RANDHIR KUMAR | 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

ContactOffice

ContactOffice handles almost all data, all files like doc, pdf, mp3 etc. Task management. Worksection is an all-around project management app that gives users visibility and organization. ContactOffice is a contact management software that helps you to easily manage your data from any computer with a web browser. Worksection is Free: no charge. ContactOffice offers four plans for its Individual version. ContactOffice has more supported Integrations than Worksection.
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

ContactOffice

  • Can get documents from anywhere if you forgot your files.
  • Can connect with anyone in your group, chat, share ideas, and requirements in a single instance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco Business Edition 7000

Pricing Details

Cisco Business Edition 7000

General

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

ContactOffice

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.7
ContactOffice
7.3

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