Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued) vs. Webex Meetings

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.1 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 It has been discontinued, and is superseded by functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
Webex Meetings
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Webex Meetings is a video conferencing solution powering hybrid work. It enables a seamless collaboration experience and better results with meetings that are designed to give everyone the ability to engage no matter their location, language, or communication style.
$11.95
per month
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Webex Meetings
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Webex Free
$0.00
user/month
Webex Meet
$14.50
user/month
Webex Suite: Meet + Call Plan
$25.00
user/month
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Webex Meetings
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsWebex Meetings are available at no cost to users. They are included in the Webex Suite, starting at $11.95 per user/per month for Enterprise Agreements.
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Community Pulse
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Webex Meetings
Considered Both Products
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)

No answer on this topic

Webex Meetings
Chose Webex Meetings
We use Webex meetings due to our underlying familiarity with Cisco products.
Chose Webex Meetings
Webex Meetings was much more feature-rich and easier to use than any of the other platforms I've used or evaluated.
Chose Webex Meetings
Zoom and GoToMeeting are good products, but they can't stack up against Webex. Webex audio quality was superior and the cutting edge future set is way ahead of all other products out on the market. Even video streaming seems to be way more fluid and consistent than others out …
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Features
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Webex Meetings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.4
10 Ratings
6% below category average
Webex Meetings
-
Ratings
Task Management7.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling7.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Search6.78 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
Webex Meetings
-
Ratings
Chat6.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications7.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys8.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting7.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts7.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook6.67 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
Webex Meetings
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Ratings
Versioning6.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files9.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files8.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration6.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control7.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features8.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive8.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync5.08 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)
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Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.1
760 Ratings
1% above category average
High quality audio00 Ratings8.7755 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings8.5749 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings7.2722 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings8.1684 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
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Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.3
751 Ratings
4% above category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.8749 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings7.9651 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
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Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.3
760 Ratings
1% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings8.5720 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings8.4747 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings7.8305 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings8.6709 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings8.4645 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
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Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.3
719 Ratings
1% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.7698 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings8.1617 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings8.2626 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
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Ratings
Webex Meetings
8.4
715 Ratings
0% above category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.4665 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.4697 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings8.4411 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Webex Meetings
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
8.6
(771 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(46 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(102 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(450 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(425 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(108 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(14 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(10 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(421 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(9 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Webex Meetings
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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Cisco
Good examples: - Conducting trainings and courses - Planning meetings and inviting colleagues to attend - Presenting topics to a large group of people - Speech reproduction is very good - assigning rights and copresentor Not so good: - Interaction with other applications - Mute microphones when using multiple clients - Video call quality - Tracking history, private settings
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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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Cisco
  • We have a global and diverse team with different devices and operating systems. Webex works smoothly on all of them and everyone can collaborate in real-time saving a lot of time and effort, making meetings much more productive.
  • We can easily capture discussion points and decisions for future reference, without the need for manual note-taking. It helps us in smaller group discussions and brainstorming sessions within the main meeting itself.
  • I can even tailor the layout to suit the meeting's purpose and agenda. Webex is intuitive and easy to navigate, even for non-technical users, joining and scheduling meetings is a smooth process.
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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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Cisco
  • While sharing the content of browsers like Chrome or Firefox it becomes difficult to toggle from one tab to another due to menu dropdown from the top.
  • Sometimes while joining a meeting it asks you to download the app again even if it's downloaded.
  • Limited scheduling option through mobile WebEx app
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
Cisco Webex Meetings is a platform that consistently performs well and outperforms some of the other solutions that we have used, such as Zoom. It is user friendly and helps our organization accomplish the goal of connecting with external contacts to conduct meetings and share information
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Usability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
Webex Meetings does not provide enough audio feedback for users with visual disabilities to properly navigate the tool. Students, faculty, and staff who are blind or have low vision may not be able to use Webex Meetings. Users with motor disabilities that navigate via keyboard, may not be able to navigate the web conferencing session enough to participate fully.
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Reliability and Availability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
So personally I have never faced any kind of meeting unavailability issue while scandaling meeting with WebEx the bandwidth is really good and in terms of application performance the same is my opinion what I mentioned for availability it is good and the objective of communication is quite fruitfully achieved with a simple and effective product like WebEx which is often bundled with the purchase of course which is which we have at our company and great discount is being offered so it is easy on our pocket. I really don't have any specific errors which have faced I should mention over here the operation or application uses is quite smooth.
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Performance
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
We use browsers to join Webex Meetings and it is very good no issue also appears from Webex APP is very organized and does not consume more resources of PC so no issues appeared. We join audio and video in many ways, all of which are good. We integrated it with active Microsoft Exchange with easy deployment.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
I gave this rating for overall support on Webex meetings because if something goes wrong we have the best support here and rarely need to go to help.webex.com. Multiple people have been appropriately trained so finding the answers to any issues we occur is very simple here at work.
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In-Person Training
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
It was straight to the point and very informative. effective training often includes clear explanations, hands-on practice opportunities, time for questions and answers, real-world examples, and follow-up support. If you're trying to assess the quality of a specific training session, you might consider these factors. For organizations looking to assess the quality of their in-person training, it's best to solicit feedback directly from the participants. This can be done through anonymous surveys or feedback sessions, enabling the organization to gather firsthand information and improve future training sessions accordingly.
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Online Training
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
We mostly use training from Cisco's online training programs which is very informative and can be easily incorporated into our daily schedules without disrupting our normal working activities. There are many online training materials are available on cisco's website as well as other third-party training companies may also provide additional training.
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Implementation Rating
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
That we needed complex implementation that we didn't get tells me 2 things: 1) the product was not designed in a way that "just worked" like some of its peers (Zoom / BlueJeans) and 2) had our company defined actual user needs and validated / verified that they had bought something that matched those, we would have pursued features / designs more closely aligned with what the product actually does: screen share, sometimes video, definitely VOIP audio (always an option regardless of license), and easy recording and retrieval of meetings.
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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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Cisco
Meetings is the way to go! It blends in with our organization's workflow seamlessly. Teams is great but really suffers in the collaboration department from our personal experience. Webex Meetings is much more fleshed out. The features it has are much more convenient and easier to use. There was a bit of a learning curve, but once you are over that speedbump you are able to get much more use out of Webex Meetings.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
We use the free version of Webex Meetings to allow us to connect with suppliers/vendors that demand Webex Meetings be used for collaboration.
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Scalability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
I can speak to multiple departments at my organization using Webex Meetings. It has been, and continues to be, our longest online meeting software. It has been deployed across the organization and each department uses it. As I have mentioned, our monthly all-organization Town Halls are hosted on Webex. We have also used it to broadcast a panel-based speaker event.
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Professional Services
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Cisco
It is a user friendly application. We have had no adoption problems within the company.
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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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Cisco
  • The costly nature of individual accounts across multiple schools made it difficult to maintain the budget when our student population grew exponentially.
  • Often communicated to clients and stakeholders that we were a trustworthy and elevated provider.
  • Limited engagement and interactive features with students often contributed to complaints around student engagement and buy-in.
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