Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued) vs. Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

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 It has been discontinued, and is superseded by functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Skype for Business was an online messaging and conferencing tool, now superseded by Microsoft Teams.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
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)Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Considered Both Products
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)

No answer on this topic

Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Chose Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Personally I prefer Skype for call and video quality.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
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
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Task Management7.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling6.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Search6.58 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
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Chat6.19 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 Outlook6.37 Ratings00 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
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Versioning6.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files9.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files8.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration6.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control7.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features8.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive8.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync4.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.9
195 Ratings
2% below category average
High quality audio00 Ratings8.6191 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings8.3185 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings6.1181 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings8.6146 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.9
191 Ratings
1% below category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.9191 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings6.9120 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.6
188 Ratings
4% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings9.1174 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings8.8182 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings7.982 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings8.5143 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings8.9115 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.0
173 Ratings
5% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.9171 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings7.694 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings7.594 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.6
156 Ratings
10% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.7142 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.3148 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings5.9109 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.8
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Video conferencing00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Audio conferencing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Video screen sharing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Instant messaging00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
8.5
(198 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(14 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(40 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
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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Microsoft
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams is a remote/virtual team collaboration tool must have...especially if you already use Microsoft tools. Of course, since it now part of an MS 365 subscription, it really doesn't make sense to use anything else. It is easy to use and just works. I'm not sure how anyone who works with digital files/documents and needs to work with other people doing similar work can be effective without such a tool. Of course, there are a number of alternatives like Zoom or Webex, but why pay or use another separate tool if you don't need to. :-)
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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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Microsoft
  • Instant messaging to anyone who we know only by name/email. Even if they're offline, they get the message in missed convos and a notification automatically goes to them via Outlook mail. All conversations are saved and accessible via Outlook.
  • Video and voice calls are a norm in the WFH scenario, and an average employee has around 4-5 calls a day. Skype gives notifications for upcoming meetings, allows easy scheduling via outlook calendar, and its audio/video quality [is] reasonably good compared to the amount of data it consumes.
  • Status availabilities - in the WFH scenario, you could be off for lunch, out of office, busy, sharing screens - and might not want to be disturbed. Skype allows you to do that, and in case you're off, ensures that you know that you have missed messages.
  • Screen sharing - we have to share screens at least once or twice a day with a coworker when working on some issues/features, and Skype easily lets us do that. One of the best things about Skype is that the screen can be shared without being on a video/voice call - which is of immense advantage because oftentimes, you could prefer sharing the screen, while it [is] too noisy to talk.
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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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Microsoft
  • Connection issues can be hard to diagnose when they come up(as some knowledge of server information may be needed to reestablish as the connection troubleshooting options on the sky are not as user-friendly as the rest of the platform.
  • Some issues setting up camera/sound could use more info on troubleshooting options with playback sound, video, etc.
  • Statuses sometimes are unreliable and do not display correctly .
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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Microsoft
The software is simple to install and configure. It is rather simple to explain for correct use. It is possible to profile users for the different functions offered. It is integrated quite completely with Outlook and with Active Directory security. It performs all communication functions well with one or more interlocutors and the possibility of granting control of your computer is convenient.
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Usability
Discontinued Products
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Microsoft
Very easy to use. Even though Microsoft Teams has a lot of features and integrations, as a user I feel completely comfortable on finding what I need, getting information about the app extensions and using them. It's a very comprehensive tool, intuitive design and does not make me feel tired to be using it. I am glad with the current experience.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
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Microsoft
I have only had to reach out to the Support team at Skype for Business once with an issue, and I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the quickness and thoroughness of their response. The wait time was short and my question was dealt with politely and clearly, so I would say the support team has it together.
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Implementation Rating
Discontinued Products
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Microsoft
Skpe for business is utilized company wide in regards to my company. Everyone not only uses it, but uses it often. It is an effective way of communicating. It also integrates very nicely with outlook and all conversation history is pushed to a folder within the outlook system. We also have it so that if someone misses a message, they are sent an email reminder saying that there is a message that went unread.
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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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Microsoft
For the below reason I will always choose this app over its competitors: Better audio and video quality, Little to no disconnections or freezing when on a call/video conference Integrates well with mailbox/ calendar/ one drive, and SharePoint is easy to use
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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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Microsoft
  • Skype for Business has enabled a migration in part away from fixed line telephony and introduced the user to mobile working with a headset which cannot be overstated as being a game changer.
  • Being able to schedule Skype for Business meetings through Outlook has meant meetings with colleagues without a meeting room has been a great enabler.
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