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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

Flowdock

Flowdock is well suited for small teams and to environments that doesn't need too much reliability. I think it has some management problems that can make your life difficult if you have to manage a big amount of users. If you want just a tool communication with basic features (without using any integration or robust features) it can be suitable for you. You should try Flowdock using its free version for a small team and compare with others similar products. Flowdock delivers team chat and collaboration features, but is not necessarily the best product. Maybe some usability problems that disturb me won't be so relevant to you.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
Flowdock
4.9
Task Management
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.1
Flowdock
6.7
Gantt Charts
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.0
Flowdock
3.0
Scheduling
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.3
Flowdock
4.0
Workflow Automation
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.8
Flowdock
2.0
Mobile Access
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
Flowdock
7.2
Search
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.5
Flowdock
5.7
Visual planning tools
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.2
Flowdock
6.0

Communication

Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.0
Flowdock
3.8
Chat
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.6
Flowdock
8.9
Notifications
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.8
Flowdock
7.7
Discussions
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
Flowdock
7.7
Surveys
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.1
Flowdock
2.0
Internal knowledgebase
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
Flowdock
1.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.7
Flowdock
1.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Cisco Business Edition 7000
4.1
Flowdock
1.0
Integrates with Outlook
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
Flowdock
1.0

File Sharing & Management

Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.8
Flowdock
7.8
Versioning
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.5
Flowdock
Video files
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.5
Flowdock
8.0
Audio files
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.4
Flowdock
8.0
Document collaboration
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.8
Flowdock
8.0
Access control
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.0
Flowdock
8.0
Advanced security features
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.0
Flowdock
7.0
Integrates with Google Drive
Cisco Business Edition 7000
3.6
Flowdock
Device sync
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
Flowdock

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

Flowdock

  • Mobile app experience
  • Software integrations
  • Notifications
Kyle Golembiewski | 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

Flowdock

  • One thing a little bit annoying is that a lot of links to others Flowdock sections (preferences, external services, etc) will open a new window/tab. Each click may take you to a new window and you can get lost easily.
  • There isn't a quick access list to members of your organization to start a private chat. I took a while to find how to do that. The interface and usability could be better.
  • There isn't an app for Windows Phone.
  • Sometimes you try to load some conversation and it doesn't show anything. It is not frequently but happens sometimes.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Flowdock

Flowdock 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I go with the flow because I'm a newer employee and Flowdock works as advertised. If it were my decision to choose a team communciator for the organization, I'd recommend we go with Slack for its robust features and ever-changing/evolving software integrations. Slack is the outright innovator in the space and will continue to hold that role for some time.
Kyle Golembiewski | 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

Flowdock

Slack is a similar software.
Private chat or channels are well implemented in both softwares and both are also very easy to setup.
Besides of some usability problemas I think Flowdock is still better than Slack in this user experience and design.
The second point is the price. Flowdock is half price of Slack ($3/month). If you are a student or a non-profit organization, you are able to get some special license.
Vinicius Lima | 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

Flowdock

  • Our company uses it by default.
  • I enjoy the ability to communicate outside of text messages...keeps the conversation on in it's own bucket.
Kyle Golembiewski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Business Edition 7000

General

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

Flowdock

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
Flowdock
6.6

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Flowdock
10.0

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