Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued) vs. Intermedia Unite

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 It has been discontinued, and is superseded by functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
Intermedia Unite
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Intermedia Unite is a unified communications option and collaboration platform for SMBs, providing a PBX phone system, vide and web conferencing with screen sharing, chat, and file management and sharing.
$15.99
per month per user
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Intermedia Unite
Editions & Modules
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Unite For Teams
$15.99
per month per user
Unite With Teams
$22.99
per month per user
Unite Pro
$27.99
per month per user
Unite Enterprise
$32.99
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Intermedia Unite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsIntermedia Unite helps employees to be more productive and collaborative, increasing efficiency and decreasing the costs of expensive on-premises systems.
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Community Pulse
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Intermedia Unite
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Intermedia Unite
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
Intermedia Unite
-
Ratings
Task Management7.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling7.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Search6.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.2
10 Ratings
11% below category average
Intermedia Unite
-
Ratings
Chat6.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications7.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys8.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting7.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts7.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook6.57 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.6
10 Ratings
7% below category average
Intermedia Unite
-
Ratings
Versioning6.68 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files9.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files8.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration6.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control7.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features8.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive8.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync4.98 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Intermedia Unite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Intermedia Unite
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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Intermedia
If you have seasonal workers, need to quickly scale, or cut contracts, [Intermedia] Unite is awesome. Highly recommend for companies that need an at home workspace.
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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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Intermedia
  • No contracts
  • Scale up or down very quickly
  • Easy to deploy - no hardware required.
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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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Intermedia
  • The price is on the higher end
  • Normal issues for VoIP - if users have low bandwidth, high jitter or latency
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Usability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Intermedia
The web interface takes a little getting used to, but once you are familiar, it is very easy to use and administrate. The end user has a very easy to use app.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Intermedia
Intermedia [Unite] support is top notch. Their response time is great and don't have a lot of issues.
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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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Intermedia
[Intermedia] Unite has no contracts and offers great service. Other companies require contracts, and for highly scalable businesses, this isn't optimal.
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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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Intermedia
  • During offseason, we scaled back to 150 phones and during peak, we scaled up to 400 phones. No contracts, no fees, just month to month billing. Awesome
  • Support and ease of deployment has been a huge ROI for [Intermedia] Unite.
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ScreenShots

Intermedia Unite Screenshots

Screenshot of The Intermedia Unite Mobile App makes it easier than ever to stay connected and be reachable, wherever you go.Screenshot of The Intermedia Unite Desktop App brings together all your essential collaboration tools together, making teamwork easier than ever.Screenshot of Unite Envision Call Analytics -Actionable insights to help the right people make the right decisions at the right timeScreenshot of AnyMeeting Video Conferencing - Unite includes a built-in video conferencing  platform that allows you to maintain productivity with HD audio and video, screen sharing, and artificial intelligence capabilities on both mobile and desktop devices.