Cisco Finesse vs. Genesys Cloud CX

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Finesse
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Cisco Finesse is a product designed to improve customer support delivered via contact centers. Described by Cisco as a next-generation agent and supervisor desktop, Cisco Finesse provides a collaborative experience for communities that interact with your customer service organization. Finesse's user-centric design is stated to enhance satisfaction for your customer-care representatives.N/A
Genesys Cloud CX
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Genesys Cloud CX (formerly PureCloud, Genesys Cloud) is a contact center application optimized for automatic call distribution, interactive voice response, email, social media, chat, and text/SMS. It is also a VoIP interconnect service provider.
$75
per month
Pricing
Cisco FinesseGenesys Cloud CX
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Genesys Cloud CX 1 - Voice
$75
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 2 - Digital
$95
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 2 - Digital + Voice
$115
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 3 - Digital + WEM
$135
per month (billed annually) per user
Genesys Cloud CX 3 Digital + WEM + Voice
$155
per month (billed annually) per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco FinesseGenesys Cloud CX
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing plans can also be billed hourly.
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Community Pulse
Cisco FinesseGenesys Cloud CX
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco FinesseGenesys Cloud CX
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Finesse
8.4
6 Ratings
1% above category average
Genesys Cloud CX
8.1
391 Ratings
3% below category average
Agent dashboard8.06 Ratings7.9374 Ratings
Validate callers8.75 Ratings7.9325 Ratings
Outbound response8.16 Ratings7.6290 Ratings
Call forwarding9.15 Ratings8.3315 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)8.93 Ratings8.4254 Ratings
Warm transfer8.94 Ratings8.5361 Ratings
Predictive dialing8.04 Ratings7.8215 Ratings
Interactive voice response8.03 Ratings8.3307 Ratings
REST APIs8.02 Ratings8.2258 Ratings
Call scripts8.03 Ratings8.3287 Ratings
Call tracking8.36 Ratings8.5351 Ratings
Multichannel integration8.93 Ratings8.3283 Ratings
CRM software integration8.13 Ratings7.8273 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Finesse
8.3
6 Ratings
1% above category average
Genesys Cloud CX
7.8
371 Ratings
5% below category average
Inbound call routing8.16 Ratings8.5346 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing7.63 Ratings8.1264 Ratings
Recording7.95 Ratings8.5351 Ratings
Quality management9.04 Ratings8.0321 Ratings
Call analytics8.35 Ratings7.9332 Ratings
Historical reporting8.95 Ratings7.6345 Ratings
Live reporting8.55 Ratings7.8340 Ratings
Customer surveys8.74 Ratings6.6205 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics7.43 Ratings7.6247 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Bright Pattern Contact Center
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco FinesseGenesys Cloud CX
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(6 ratings)
8.6
(415 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(37 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(69 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(98 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(19 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(13 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(10 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco FinesseGenesys Cloud CX
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
I didn't personally hate working with Finesse as an end-user, but the frequent bugs and crashes were troublesome. While the frequency wasn't daily or weekly, it was enough to be memorable and difficult to work through. At times the software would crash across the board and take 15 minutes to recover, which pending call volumes, could be highly problematic. When it was working I had few issues or complaints.
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Genesys
As I said, I really like the platform because you consolidate everything in the same place. But for Brazil, it still has to adapt. For example, the time zone, the dialing rules. Dialing control is still not clear, it is not transparent. It still needs to evolve.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Keep detail record of the agent and supervisor activity.
  • Help to create agent and give them access to different teams and different skill groups.
  • Allows the supervisor to keep a track record of the agent different states like ready, not ready, in call, [etc...]
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Genesys
  • One thing that we really love is the bot capabilities. On our inbound calls for our contact center, we've got a voice spot, and that routes all of our calls for us. We've managed to move away from a traditional IBR and move to a single question for the majority of cases and the customers go through so much faster. So at the moment, the time it takes for a customer to get to our queue is about 27 seconds. Previously that was well over a minute. We've seen huge improvements with it.
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Cons
Cisco
  • While adding skill group to the agent a direct find and assign button should be there.
  • In [the] case of multiple skill groups to be added there is a chance of ambiguity [and] different colour code can be used to distinguish.
  • User interface can be improvised.
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Genesys
  • Mostly just little things I'd like to see. I know that, obviously, moving from one platform to another one, there's going to be bumps where we're used to doing something one way we have to learn the new way. So that hasn't been too much of a problem, but there are little quirks I think could be better.
  • I think searching through the menus could be a little easier instead of always having to go back to the main menu so then go to the next menu. That could be a little easier. And mostly just other little tweaks like with gamification on some of the scorekeeping would be a good thing.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Genesys
The upcoming upgrades working with Genesys Cloud and Salesforce are very exciting. Even though we don't use Genesys Cloud to the fullest extent it can be used (we just migrated a year ago), when these upgrades roll out, I am very excited to see what it can do to for our agents. I think they are going to be very impressed
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Usability
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Genesys
Everything is very good. It is very useful, friendly to users and it makes our work easier than what we expected. I think that I don't need any help from someone on how to use Genesys coz basically they will directly feed it to you without any hassle on using it.
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Genesys
We had a couple of times where there were application issues or unplanned outages, but they were resolved very quickly. We were never in the position where it was a total outage, which is very important.
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Performance
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Genesys
The pages are loading quickly but not every time. There is a delay sometimes. About the integrations, everything is working as expected, there is no slow down.
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Support Rating
Cisco
We have hardly had any problems, but the attention provided when we need support has been very fast and effective
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Genesys
Support does indeed resolve the issue but they seem to be really slow and I have to stay on them to get my ticket handled. Everyone I have interacted with is very professional and pleasant. Other than being slow its been a good experience
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In-Person Training
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Genesys
Genesys team that provide trainings are friendly and professional. They helped us to understand well the product and the functionalities. The training was detailed with use cases. At the end, we got a task to develop that ended with success and we got some Genesys rewards. It was amazing experience
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Online Training
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Genesys
I have taken the preparatory course for Genesys Cloud Certification. I must say that it is a good training for administrators and analysts. The bibliography is very clear and is easy to identify the topics, which are conveniently separated. It is, in my opinion, mandatory for those who want to exercise the position of Genesys Cloud platform administrators.
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Genesys
The support engineer that I partnered with during the implementation was exceptional. Every element of the process was done together and the end result of the efforts to grow the knowledge to be able to hand over at the end enabled a pretty smooth transition.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
We used to use Dialpad and it was a great tool. Since switching to Cisco Finesse, we have had no issues with call forwarding, call transfers, or holding. We no longer experience any issues with our callers in the queue or any issues with call playback for quality assurance. Cisco Finesse has made things much easier around the office.
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Genesys
We actually evaluated quite a few products before we moved to Genesys Cloud CX. We had a vendor selection process which went for about six months, and it was pretty rigorous. Five9 was one of them. I think we didn't check out Topdesk so that they were out of the picture, but I think Nice inContact was also there as part of that. So those were the two top contenders. We like Genesys for their workforce management. Five9 - I think they were using some age-old software, to be honest, that was not as automated as Genesys, so we liked it.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Genesys
Genesys provides Licensing in 3 tier subscription types of licenses on top based on any business requirements then any sort of feature/functionality inclusion (or removal) is discussed openly. There are 2 types of billing models available which are "Named" and "Concurrent" based on the type of roles users will perform in Genesys Cloud CX environment (eg. Agent, Supervisor, Administrator, and Business Users) Also, the billing period/frequency starts on the actual day the platform is delivered.
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Scalability
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Genesys
We were able to successfully implement Genesys Cloud (formerly PureCloud) to multiple departments successfully with a range from low call volumes to very high.
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Professional Services
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Genesys
Professional services are definitely much more experienced than the support teams, and the price for their services is very fair. I wish that the support team could help answer simple questions about work that the PSS team does, however, so that we do not have to use our SOW for simple Q&A emails.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Cisco Finesse is a pivotal piece of HubSpot's world renowned Customer Support team, seamlessly integrating with our product to deliver our customers the highest level of support.
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Genesys
  • That's a good question. I've been with the company for seven months. I don't know if there's been a huge impact on ROI or finances.
  • Now, in Genesys, I need a carrier that fits directly into Genesys. So, for us, that's going to cut the costs of having a traditional SBC with a traditional Telco. Genesys offers us that. You can't do that with another traditional telephone system. So one of the advantages, I think, for the dollar, is that I can bring my own carrier that fits directly into Genesys and eliminate the physical layer, so I can also play with my channels on that side. I can manage my telephone according to the times of year when the call centers are busier or less busy. From a financial point of view, that can be a positive thing.
  • In terms of return on investment, the company I work for had already been on Genesys PureConnect for years. So moving to PureCloud was a logical one because PureConnect was disappearing. I'm not sure if I have the answer, whether we've made savings or huge savings. One thing's for sure: ease of use, the whole customer experience aspect, the fact that we can chat and interact by email, these are things that weren't possible with the old versions. That's a positive thing.
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ScreenShots

Genesys Cloud CX Screenshots

Screenshot of Genesys Cloud directories, used to find the right person in an organizationScreenshot of a dashboard where agents can see the activities in their queueScreenshot of a dashboard where contact center managers are shown key metricsScreenshot of the built-in Call Center Co-browsing capability