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Score 7.2 out of 100

Slack

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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

Slack

Slack is the appropriate software for small, medium, or large companies, this software is capable of adapting to any work area and allows all sectors to maintain wide communication that helps them have a better sharing of information and data of great importance. Its chat channels are very stable, it has a perfect interface that is very easy to use and quite comfortable. The chat channels are very complete, allowing you to transfer all kinds of files and share any image with the members of the chat channels. It does not matter if Slack is in the project sector, or in the Sales sector, it will also bring remarkable results in performance, planning, and work communication.
Jessica Alvarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
Slack
8.1
Task Management
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.1
Slack
7.8
Gantt Charts
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.0
Slack
7.6
Scheduling
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.3
Slack
7.8
Workflow Automation
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.8
Slack
7.6
Mobile Access
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
Slack
9.2
Search
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.5
Slack
8.4
Visual planning tools
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.2
Slack
8.0

Communication

Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.0
Slack
8.7
Chat
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.6
Slack
9.7
Notifications
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.8
Slack
9.0
Discussions
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
Slack
9.0
Surveys
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.1
Slack
8.0
Internal knowledgebase
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
Slack
8.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.7
Slack
8.5
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Cisco Business Edition 7000
4.1
Slack
9.0
Integrates with Outlook
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
Slack
8.3

File Sharing & Management

Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.8
Slack
8.3
Versioning
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.5
Slack
7.8
Video files
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.5
Slack
8.4
Audio files
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.4
Slack
8.4
Document collaboration
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.8
Slack
8.0
Access control
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.0
Slack
8.4
Advanced security features
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.0
Slack
7.9
Integrates with Google Drive
Cisco Business Edition 7000
3.6
Slack
8.6
Device sync
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
Slack
8.7

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

Slack

  • The main feature that I love about Slack is the section below the main panel, where I can access unread messages, specific threads of conversations and also gives me access to all the mentions that have been during my downtime . In addition, I also have a visualization of the messages saved in this section, so I have everything in one place, everything very organized.
  • Slack has an excellent integration with the Marketing system of our company, in this way we can have a wide administration of emails and marketing automation while conducting a team conversation. This integration is quite functional and has a very notable success for our Marketing sector, we can have long conversations while managing the marketing, all from one place.
  • I love the notification system that Slack has, it's the great synchronization it has. Slack allows me to receive notifications on all devices linked to my Slack account, which helps me receive notifications on my phone and also on my desktop computer. These notifications are sent simultaneously, which allows me to be active and view all the movement that occurs in the chat channels.
Sasha Brito | 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

Slack

  • The search feature could really be improved. It is quite difficult to find something specific with the search function as no matter the parameters and filters that you set, it seems to never return what you are looking for.
  • The UI could use some help. The basics are there and easy to use, but Slack offers a ton of ways to customize the experience and this causes the setting screen to be a huge convoluted mess, but also switches and options can be found in numerous places. This makes it quite difficult when you are trying to find a specific option or need to know if it even exists.
  • The Android mobile app (can't speak for iOS) can be buggy at times. Navigation sometimes doesn't work as expected and the read/unread status on the contact list can be erroneous. I mostly use it for after hours messaging so it's very light use and therefore not a big issue, but it could be annoying to a mobile-only workforce.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Slack

Slack 9.7
Based on 12 answers
It is just an all around excellent product for a company with over 100 employees whom work in various locations around the country. We have remote workers, as well as people that work in the office every shift, so it makes it much easier to communicate with everybody in the simplest and fastest way.
Diamond Jeffries | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Slack

Slack 8.9
Based on 26 answers
Everything just works. I think the navigation and usability is quite intuitive. I have never had to look up any information or google how to use a feature of Slack (both in the desktop form and on the mobile app). I've never heard any complaints from our other employees either. I have been asked to remind people how to set up reminders, ironically. Although that itself is really simple too (you type "/remind" and then the reminder details).
Joshua Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Slack

Slack 8.3
Based on 130 answers
I've never had to contact support for Slack which is a great testament to its ease and use. Adding people outside of the organization takes a little getting used to, but ultimately allows for greater collaboration between FTE and contractors. There is no clear alternative to this software, so it's the best we can do for now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Slack

Slack 10.0
Based on 4 answers
It always helps if you communicate to everyone in the organization how important it is to drop whatever other chat tools they are using and jump quickly to Slack. They will all fall in love with it.
Anonymous | 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

Slack

Slack is widely used in IT organizations. It gives return values of we had [invested] in it. It provides most of [the] features which need in [the] organization like file sharing, chatting, etc. It has many app integration[s] for task management, meeting schedules, etc. UI is not modern but it is easy to use for any employees.
Kenil Vavaliya | 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

Slack

  • Slack has helped us to embody one of our company's highest principles, "Care for each other like family, but act like a high-performing team." Because the majority of our employees are remote, Slack has been utterly vital in helping to foster camaraderie in our smaller teams.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Business Edition 7000

General

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

Cisco Business Edition 7000 Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Slack

General

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

Slack Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$8.001
Plus$15.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.7
Slack
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Slack
9.7

Usability

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Slack
8.9

Support Rating

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Slack
8.3

Implementation Rating

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Slack
10.0

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