Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued) vs. Talkdesk

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 It has been discontinued, and is superseded by functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
Talkdesk
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Talkdesk is a cloud-based contact center platform with voice, digital channel, and workforce engagement management capabilities. Talkdesk’s key features are its customizable user interface, built-in AI automation, and its integration with numerous CRM and helpdesk applications.
$85
per month per user
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Talkdesk
Editions & Modules
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CX Cloud Essentials
$85
per month per user
CX Cloud Elevate
$115
per month per user
CX Cloud Elite
$145
per month per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Talkdesk
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Talkdesk
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
Talkdesk
-
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
Talkdesk
-
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 Outlook6.37 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
Talkdesk
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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
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Talkdesk
8.4
435 Ratings
1% above category average
Agent dashboard00 Ratings8.4416 Ratings
Validate callers00 Ratings8.1365 Ratings
Outbound response00 Ratings8.4381 Ratings
Call forwarding00 Ratings8.5370 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)00 Ratings8.9345 Ratings
Warm transfer00 Ratings8.9392 Ratings
Predictive dialing00 Ratings8.6194 Ratings
Interactive voice response00 Ratings8.2270 Ratings
REST APIs00 Ratings8.1215 Ratings
Call scripts00 Ratings7.9190 Ratings
Call tracking00 Ratings8.7386 Ratings
Multichannel integration00 Ratings8.0281 Ratings
CRM software integration00 Ratings7.8335 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Talkdesk
8.7
422 Ratings
5% above category average
Inbound call routing00 Ratings8.7384 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing00 Ratings8.5272 Ratings
Recording00 Ratings9.3406 Ratings
Quality management00 Ratings9.0367 Ratings
Call analytics00 Ratings8.9381 Ratings
Historical reporting00 Ratings8.5388 Ratings
Live reporting00 Ratings8.8382 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings8.0208 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings8.4238 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Talkdesk
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
8.2
(448 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(36 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(264 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(6 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(130 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(205 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Talkdesk
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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Talkdesk
Despite the cost, the ease with which you are able to navigate the system is actually tedious. We have to have specialists in the business to aid in getting some of the reports and making changes to the system. Calls are delayed between us and customers as there is no tower on our continent for the system.
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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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Talkdesk
  • We were able to replace on-premise solution with Talkdesk Cloud solution within project timelines
  • We were able to migrate region by region while keeping our existing IVR numbers to minimize the impact on customer.
  • We were able to integrate Talkdesk with our cloud CRM, AWS storage and reporting applications
  • The IVR flow changes are easier to understand and manage and to onboard any new team members to support the agents
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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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Talkdesk
  • From experience, customer service is terrible, we've had 5 account executives over 18 months, extremely difficult to get timely answers to pressing issues.
  • Integration with other tools, such as ServiceNow, is not truly integration (in my opinion). There was a marked difference between what the salesperson communicated during the evaluation period and what we actually got once we purchased and implemented the product.
  • We continue to have stability issues which force our agents to restart the Talkdesk client. I frequently receive vague error messages ('something went wrong') that can be frustrating as there's no actual detail to what happened. To be fair, it has improved since we implemented the tool, but if you were to ask our agents what frustrated them, Talkdesk would be at the top of their list.
  • Being a multi-channel platform was one of the things that drew us to Talkdesk; however, the chat channel lags way behind voice in customization and reporting.
  • Lack of training resources. The 'Talkdesk Academy' is often very out-of-date. Would be nice to have actual webinars or online training (even paid training) for various functions of the tool like reporting, WFM, IVR, etc.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Talkdesk
Renewing the use of talkdesk is a cost-effective solution for our company. By continuing to use it, we can leverage potential cost savings and efficiencies. For instance, talkdesk may have features that automate certain processes or enable better resource allocation, resulting in reduced operational costs. Secondly, renewing the contract contributes to enhanced customer service. Talkdesk likely offers specific functionalities that improve customer satisfaction and support. This could include features such as intelligent routing or real-time analytics that help agents provide personalized assistance and resolve issues more effectively. Thirdly, renewing the contract ensures seamless integration and compatibility with other systems or technologies used in our company. Having a unified system across different departments or functions enhances efficiency and reduces potential disruptions caused by incompatible systems. Moreover, there may be benefits gained from data sharing or streamlined workflows enabled by an integrated platform.
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Usability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Talkdesk
Talkdesk so far has lived up to its mission grants us a platform to use and engage with our population. They are able to reach us consistently and as they need with very few interruptions in services which for a tech company is not an easy thing to achieve. The platform is very simple to use and understand
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Reliability and Availability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Talkdesk
I have never had a problem making a phone call or an issue getting a line out. More times than not it is the customer that will have a bad connection or have a lot of noise on their end. I have had experience w/ dropped calls, but never not being able to access a line
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Performance
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Talkdesk
We have never had a Talkdesk performance issue. As long as you follow the system requirements, which are MINIMAL, neither will you.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Talkdesk
If Talkdesk had a dedicated phone support line I would have given this rating an overall 10. Their knowledge base is absolutely HUGE and at times very helpful. It's easy to search through and their customer support chat system works perfectly fine, but there are just some times that you need to speak to a human on the phone to ensure you are always on the same page.
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In-Person Training
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Talkdesk
I was shown how to use Talkdesk and was happy with it. I learned all I needed.
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Online Training
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Talkdesk
Training was simple as the app is easy to use. The phone has gone through upgrades since but it's very adaptive and doesn't require a complete session. There are articles available for self help in case something is forgotten. There are a lot of functions to talkdesk and we have not used all of them
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Implementation Rating
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Talkdesk
Really easy to get set up out of the box. Anything I needed to understand further, I was able to just hop into the Academy and self-teach. I could then bring my team-members to those same sections so they could learn as well without me having to put together complicated SOP's / etc
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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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Talkdesk
We were unable to easily access call metrics using WM. Since the switch to Talkdesk, we have not had to struggle with our reporting at all. All the information we need is readily available and can be exported. We are also able to modify the metrics that we need and have them compiled in different ways. The information on Talkdesk is modifiable and makes it easy for us to get the numbers that we need at the end of the day.
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Scalability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Talkdesk
We have over 200 employees in 11 states across the United States. Everyone uses Talkdesk. I believe that says a lot about the product and its flexibility. We need to be able to rely on system in order to assist our customers. Reliability and sustainability is important to our success
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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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Talkdesk
  • Decreased average response time on emails - due to proper forecasting by our team but of course by usage of data received from this tool.
  • Increase in quality audit scores through weekly reviews by this tool.
  • Employee morale and company survey as agents are not stressing with the easy use of this tool.
  • Reduced average handle time to ensure first response is addressed or first rings are addressed immediately.
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