Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued) vs. Socialtext (discontinued)

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 It has been discontinued, and is superseded by functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
Socialtext (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Social Text was a tool that focused on social learning and includes Twitter-like microblogging capabilities. The product competed with MindTouch,Confluence, Jive Team Collaboration and other collaboration platforms. It was acquired by PeopleFluent in 2012 and is no longer available as a separate product, though similar capabilities are supplied by the PeopleFluent platform.
$1
Starting Price Per Month
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Socialtext (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Socialtext
$1.00
Starting Price Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Socialtext (discontinued)
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)Socialtext (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Socialtext (discontinued)
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
Socialtext (discontinued)
7.6
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Task Management7.710 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.18 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Scheduling7.08 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.18 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile Access7.410 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Search6.68 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.16 Ratings8.01 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
Socialtext (discontinued)
7.2
1 Ratings
11% below category average
Chat6.29 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Notifications7.39 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Discussions7.39 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Surveys8.37 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.39 Ratings10.01 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
6% below category average
Socialtext (discontinued)
-
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 sync4.78 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Socialtext (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Socialtext (discontinued)
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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Discontinued Products
We use Social Text as a platform to air our issues with different departments. We voice our concerns and suggestions so we can help find a solution to the problems we incur on a daily basis. We need to have social text as an app so we can communicate in real time not only during work hours.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Version history - Always keeps the edited versions and one can revert back any time
  • Creating and Editing an article is very easy and intutive
  • Sharing the articles with peers
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Search needs a ton of improvements. It was very slow a year ago
  • Search result quality was also not that good
  • I know they have improved their UI recently but when i used it last year it did not really have any design elements which could be used to make the articles look more presentable. It was important for us as we used it for external communication as well.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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Discontinued Products
We have a lot of info in Socialtext already. It would be hard to get all that info out and port it to a different system
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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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Discontinued Products
I frankly like Confluence better than socialtext because of the speed and the quality of search. They also have better design elements which can help make the articles pleasant to the eyes.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • We get solutions to concerns much faster
  • We promote interactions with the other depts
  • We listen and have discussions
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