Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued) vs. Lumen Unified Communications & Collaboration

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
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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 It has been discontinued, and is superseded by functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
Lumen Unified Communications & Collaboration
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Lumen Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) (formerly CenturyLink) combine adaptive networking with a portfolio of technologies on a secure global network with end-to-end support. The UC&C portfolio includes cloud, hosted, and fully managed services built on best-in-class applications that can be sold, provisioned, and managed as a solution, wrapped with a customer success practice. Lumen UC&C Solutions: • Cisco WebEx delivered by Lumen - online meetings with integrated…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Lumen Unified Communications & Collaboration
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
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Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Lumen Unified Communications & Collaboration
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
Lumen Unified Communications & Collaboration
-
Ratings
Task Management7.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling7.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Search6.68 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.16 Ratings00 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
Lumen Unified Communications & Collaboration
-
Ratings
Chat6.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys8.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting7.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook6.47 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
Lumen Unified Communications & Collaboration
-
Ratings
Versioning6.68 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files9.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files8.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration6.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control7.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features8.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive8.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync4.88 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Lumen Unified Communications & Collaboration
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Lumen Unified Communications & Collaboration
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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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
While I am happy with the service, it does leave something to be desired. The MPLS circuit connection has been very stable and I am very happy with its uptime. I am also quite happy with the calling plans. I have been able to cut back on costs with the design they have. Support is the reason for the lower score.
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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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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • MPLS circuits
  • Domestic calling plans
  • International calling plans
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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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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Cleaner invoices
  • Easier access to support
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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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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
We do not use any other products.
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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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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Outstanding uptime
  • Good value
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