Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued) vs. IBM B2B Cloud Services

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 It has been discontinued, and is superseded by functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
IBM B2B Cloud Services
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
IBM B2B Cloud Services provide capabilities for streamlining on-boarding of trading partners. It also allows shared business process to be handled more effectively due to better visibility and control.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)IBM B2B Cloud Services
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)IBM B2B Cloud Services
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)IBM B2B Cloud Services
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)IBM B2B Cloud Services
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.3
10 Ratings
7% below category average
IBM B2B Cloud Services
8.2
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Task Management7.710 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.18 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Scheduling6.98 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.18 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Mobile Access7.410 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Search6.58 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.16 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.1
10 Ratings
12% below category average
IBM B2B Cloud Services
8.4
4 Ratings
5% above category average
Chat6.19 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Notifications7.39 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Discussions7.39 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Surveys8.37 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.39 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting7.15 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts6.96 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook6.37 Ratings9.63 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
8% below category average
IBM B2B Cloud Services
8.3
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Versioning6.58 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Video files9.86 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Audio files8.18 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Document collaboration6.59 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Access control7.38 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Advanced security features8.410 Ratings8.82 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive8.94 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Device sync4.78 Ratings8.92 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)IBM B2B Cloud Services
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)IBM B2B Cloud Services
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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IBM
We have just started to use IBM B2B Cloud Services within our department. We were looking for a cloud-based solution to manage all of our partner's B2B processes within a single interface. We did not want to have to go through the hassle of managing any sort of solution ourselves; thus, we came to the conclusion that a cloud-based solution would work best for our department. So far, we have found that the product has been reliable, and not having to worry about maintenance and patch cycles is always a good thing.
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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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IBM
  • Document process management
  • Transition services, including planning, design, project management and testing
  • Translation, community and visibility service
  • Trading partner community support
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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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IBM
  • Can't rely on huge data sets
  • Organizations is huge, it's tough to handle
  • Limited feature sets
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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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IBM
IBM B2B Cloud Services stands out among the competition with its solid performance, wealth of features, and multiple platform compatibility. While it can be more expensive than competitive services, its core components are powerful enough to work with multiple levels of marketing campaigns and outreach efforts. The service works well among different levels of clients and can be utilized better across different viewing devices
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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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IBM
  • We feel that IBM B2B Cloud Services will drive down our maintenance costs because my group is no longer responsible for patching and maintaining infrastructure.
  • High availability of IBM B2B Cloud Services will allow us to have a greater up time with less downtime.
  • Having a single platform where all B2B integrations are shown and presented in a single interface will allow us to quickly and effectively manage those integrations and see which ones are really needed. A single view will provide instant visibility into any sort of problems that may arise as well.
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