Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued) vs. eXo Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Cisco Business Edition 7000 was a collaboration and universal communication, VOIP / telephony, conferencing and messaging platform for enterprises of 1000 to 5000 employees. It has been discontinued, and is superseded by functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
eXo Platform
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
eXo Platform is an open-source, social-collaboration software designed for enterprises. Some key features include: Enterprise Social Network, Enterprise Content Management and Social Collaboration.
$5
engaged user/month
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)eXo Platform
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Enterprise
5$
engaged user/month
Professional Edition
5$
engaged user/month
Enterprise Unlimited
9$
engaged user/month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)eXo Platform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$5 per engaged user
Additional DetailsProfessional: Starting at 100 users// Enterprise: Starting at 300 users// Enterprise Unlimited: Starting at 500 users
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Community Pulse
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)eXo Platform
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)eXo Platform
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.2
10 Ratings
9% below category average
eXo Platform
9.2
5 Ratings
16% above category average
Task Management7.710 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.18 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Scheduling6.98 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.08 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Mobile Access7.410 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Search6.58 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.16 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.0
10 Ratings
14% below category average
eXo Platform
9.5
4 Ratings
17% above category average
Chat6.19 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Notifications7.39 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Discussions7.29 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Surveys8.37 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.39 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting7.15 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts6.86 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook6.27 Ratings10.03 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.5
10 Ratings
7% below category average
eXo Platform
9.1
5 Ratings
12% above category average
Versioning6.58 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Video files9.86 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Audio files8.18 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Document collaboration6.59 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Access control7.38 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Advanced security features8.410 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive8.94 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Device sync4.68 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)eXo Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(11 ratings)
10.0
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)eXo Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Cisco business edition are well suited for the environment where we need regular communication as they are easy to dial and has got great features. The product is well suited for both small business and large enterprises. Speed dial, good voice quality are key features of Cisco phones. They are not well suited in scenarios where we do not have LAN connectivity or internet. Sometimes we may face latency and jitteriness which is not good.
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eXo Platform
It is especially suitable for working together remotely or from disconnected locations, allowing them to access collaborative work and tools to facilitate communication. Internal and cloud options also seem to offer a flexible adoption roadmap. It addresses the problems of efficient collaboration and effective communication between employees, particularly with regard to working and completing projects
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • The platform supports up to 5,000 users connected at the same time in voice and video calls.
  • Everything is virtually deployed on Cisco servers with reliability.
  • Intuitive configuration and user-friendly web interface.
  • It has several types of IP phones and is compatible with legacy and multi-brand hardware with SIP protocol.
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eXo Platform
  • I personally love the user-friendly interface. Often you find software which is difficult to learn, and not utilized as often as it should be because of this. With eXo Platform, the interface is easy to understand, and is not particularly challenging to new users and non-tech savvy individuals.
  • It allows you to get work done, without feeling like using the platform is part of the actual work. It feels more like a natural system you would use in your leisure time to connect with friends and family, rather than a social intranet designed to facilitate employee communication and help you meet project deadlines.
  • The cloud platform allows users to easily share information and files, and collaborate on project work. Another benefit to this is it makes mobile collaboration possible.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • More cloud based services need to be added to the default service package.
  • Companies frequently require a small contact center within the UC environment. It would be nice to see a build it contact center in the box.
  • It would be nice to see some advanced AI based services (IVR voice recognition service) in the BE7K application list.
  • Call recording should be also built in.
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eXo Platform
  • As the platform appears to be packed with features and functionality it may be a bit daunting at first to get used to it.
  • The initial adoption in a corporate setting would involve a number of questions, such as integration with other applications, data migration and security and the optimum adoption road map in order to maximise the benefit from the platform.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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eXo Platform
It is a stable platform that has uniquely solved my issues.
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Usability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
eXo Platform
This platform has a pleasant user interface, is very easy to use, and offers a lot of useful accessories and add-ons. At first it can be a little intimidating, but it doesn't take long to get used to it. It is considerably reliable and safe. Facilitates connection and collaboration with coworkers. It provides tools that allow you to capture, organize and act according to the internal knowledge of your team.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
eXo Platform
The eXo platform offers a high quality support, which satisfies the requirements of our company, especially when the platform begins to be used, due to the amount of tools that can be overwhelming. Support responses are made in a short period of time.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
I've used 220s and 240s too, but it takes a lot of time to set them up, a lot of time to download the iso files, and set up of datastores. 7k saves the engineer a lot of pre-build assessment and evaluation time. Gets a lot done in a lot less time, returns are a happy engineer and a happier customer.
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eXo Platform
We selected this product firstly because it's easy to use for end-users, even if it's not so simple to configure from an administrative point of view. Managing and tracking overall activities is quite easy and it's also possible to have an immediate vision of everything that is done on the platform. Users feel confident and are encouraged to share resources.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • It has allowed for mostly smooth communication from department to department/office to office.
  • It allows for saved phone # / last contact to appear quickly.
  • It has allowed for safety warnings/announcements to emerge all across every office so that everyone within the organization is on the same page about events when they occur.
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eXo Platform
  • The eXo platform is a great agile tool for concentrating internal human capital.
  • It is excellent for improving communication and collaboration between the company and group members.
  • It generates an effective collaborative work and maximizes productivity with the improvement of teamwork.
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ScreenShots

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