Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued) vs. Staffbase

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 It has been discontinued, and is superseded by functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
Staffbase
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Staffbase is the employee communication platform for communicators in large, distributed organizations. Using a mobile first approach, it allows internal communicators to reach every employee through various channels like news, mobile magazine, chat rooms and surveys. Analytics and reports allow communicators to find opportunities for impactful communications and to show the impact of their work to stakeholders. With integrations to SharePoint it can also act as a mobile intranet.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Staffbase
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Staffbase
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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Features
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Staffbase
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
Staffbase
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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
Search6.68 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
Staffbase
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Chat6.29 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 Outlook6.47 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
Staffbase
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Versioning6.68 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files9.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files8.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration6.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control7.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features8.510 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)Staffbase
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Staffbase
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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Staffbase GmbH
Staffbase is well-suited for companies who want to drive and measure employee engagement through meaningful content. I wouldn't recommend it for companies that maintain a complex SharePoint environment with years of legacy content. It is not intended to be a CMS system. It is a dynamic platform that makes it's easy to share information through the mobile or desktop app and email and push notifications. You don't need a large team to manage it.
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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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Staffbase GmbH
  • Easy to use back-end for posting and managing content—you don't have to rely on IT for support.
  • Software update releases are included in the licensing fees. No need to get outside developers involved in making changes to the platform.
  • Employee segmentation is extremely easy with an API from your HRIS system.
  • Translations are a breeze!
  • Creating forms on the go is easy and efficient!
  • Use your existing organization's SSO for ease of use and security.
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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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Staffbase GmbH
  • @Mentions could be added.
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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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Staffbase GmbH
Since we selected Staffbase, they are one of a few companies that haven't been acquired or changed its business model. We would have invested a lot of time and money rebuilding our intranet otherwise. We selected them because of the standard features included, the free updates, and the reasonable licensing fees. They understand the value of communicating with non-desk employees and keeping them engaged.
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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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Staffbase GmbH
  • Engagement levels increased for non-desk employees without access to a PC.
  • We leverage the tool as part of our crisis management activities, without having to invest in an additional platform.
  • We can issue surveys quickly without investing in additional engagement tools.
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