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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

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

Creately

Very good online option for flowcharts and other purposes; can be quite cost-effective, too, depending on how you use it.
Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Communication

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

File Sharing & Management

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

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

Creately

  • Creately provides the same experience that other similar tools (i.e. Visio) provides, but presents it in a much more colorful, unique manner. The colors are vibrant, and my clients have always been impressed with the quality and feel.
  • Creately provides a lot of creative control over how your images look. I can play with the opacity and color scheme, or use what they already provide.
  • Creately also allows me to create wireframes for clients to review, whether desktop or mobile. I can create simple, easy to understand frames and concepts in minutes - they're super professional looking and ready to share.
  • I like the pricing model. Right now I can pay month-to-month, or pay a one-time fee for a year. It's also less expensive than Visio, which is very nice.
Richard Crane | 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

Creately

  • The transition Creately made this year to their new non-Flash platform seems to almost function like a beta release in some instances.
  • Customer support sometimes takes a while to return and the responses are not always the best or most helpful. Follow up isn't great, either.
Mike Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Creately

Creately 5.6
Based on 4 answers
I haven't used Creately's support. I don't know what to rate this to be honest. If there was an "N/A," I'd use that. I like products where I don't have to do a lot of research or studying to learn how to use the software. Creately allows me to jump in and go.
Richard Crane | 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

Creately

In terms of pricing and functionality, Creately was the clear winner at the time, although the jury is still out on Creately's new version in terms of how simple it may be to use.
Mike Eisenberg | 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

Creately

  • Creately is less expensive and dare I say more professional looking than Visio. It looks great at a fraction of the price.
  • Creately allows me to share ideas and processes with my clients. It shows that I understand their business processes, and increases their trust in my abilities to work with them.
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cisco Business Edition 7000

General

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

Cisco Business Edition 7000 Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Creately

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
6.95*

* per user

Creately Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Creately Desktop$751
Creately Server6.951
  1. per user
SaaS Edition
Creately Online Personal6.951
Creately Team 5$401
Creately Team 10$801
Creately Team 25$2001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
We offer deeply discounted prices for non profits, educational institutes and charities.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.7
Creately
8.4

Support Rating

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Creately
5.6

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