6 Ratings
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

It is well suited for: Clients with call managers that want to continue using Cisco and want to minimize the new CAPEX. Clients that want to outsource the platform management and support.Clients that have a variation on the number of extensions.Although, Cisco HCS, is a solution that has a higher opex than the ones supported in ISP IP Centrex.
Rui Ferraz | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

I have tried a few programs over the years to record and track calls and this one is by far the best. Easy to use and more functions than I will ever use. I love the reporting options. There was one particular scenario that comes to mind where I was glad to have FluentCloud. I had a client that was really really angry, cussing, yelling, threatening suit, etc. because he had gone to an appointment almost 2 hours away and when he got there the woman told him that we forced her to schedule the appointment, that we were pushy and rude and she just wanted to get off the phone. Thankfully I found the recording and was able to prove to him that she DID schedule the appointment but she also picked the day and time, answered all of the questions and took absolutely no persuasion at all. Basically it was an easy close. The client couldn't believe it and still to this day he is my client.
Janene Buck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
8.9
Hosted PBX
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
9.0
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
9.0
User templates
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
10.0
Call reports
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
7.8
Directory of employee names
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
8.7

Call Management

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
8.4
Answering rules
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
5.6
Call recording
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
9.6
Call park
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
6.9
Call screening
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
10.0
Message alerts
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
10.0

VoIP system collaboration

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
7.0
Audio conferencing
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
7.0

Mobile apps

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
5.0
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
5.0
Mobile app for Android
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
5.0

Pros

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

  • VoIP best practices
  • UC and IM
  • Centralized management and provisioning
  • Reduced OPEX/CAPEX in the implementation
  • Security and integration with other UC platforms using SIP (Except Lync)
Rui Ferraz | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

  • FluentCloud is excellent at customer service, their staff is always helpful and responsive. I have never had a typical service experience where first diagnosis is always the user's system. Their engineering staff is also hands on, I've been so grateful to have Brian's help in selecting the right router - he even configured it for us.
  • Ease of use, the system is quite easy to use even beyond adding extensions, users, new DID phone numbers and complex routing queues. It's also easy to configure feature codes and program them so users can perform multi-step tasks with a few key punches on their dial pad. We use feature codes to allow callers to switch their caller ID to our DID numbers that are local to the area on the fly.
  • Robust features: ability for whisper coaching, barge in and a dashboard to visually check the status of each user.
Melissa Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

  • Integration with contact center plaforms
  • Integration with other UC platforms
  • Lower the tennant size and clusters capacity
  • Cisco's pressure to buy more and more licences, even not having a stale client pipeline (From the ISP point of view)
Rui Ferraz | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

  • There are times when calls are really garbled, there was a couple months there that we couldn't listen to any of the recordings because they were not decipherable.
  • They changed something recently where now when you are listening to a recording and you hit pause it takes you back to the beginning when you start again rather than just continuing where you left off. That is a pain in the butt because I have to pause quite often for interruptions.
Janene Buck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FluentCloud

FluentCloud 10.0
Based on 1 answer
At this time there our research has found that feature for feature there isn't a better solution for our needs at this cost point. We have had great success and don't foresee a need to change
Melissa Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

Cisco HCS platform is to be seen as a centralized UC platforms, that can be scalable as an IP Centrex solution and as rich in functionalities as a Cisco CUCM. If you're looking for a solution and your main focus is IM & P functionalities rather than voice, Lync is a good solution. If your focus is voice and telephony, Cisco is a better solution
Rui Ferraz | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

I have used others besides what is listed below but FluentCloud is by far the best I have used, especially when it comes to tracking and reporting call volume and production of our calls. Being a call center that is production based on call volume having something like FluentCloud is essential.
Janene Buck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

  • Reduces the need to have a higher CAPEX in order to buy all the licenses at the start of the project.
  • The licensing is perpetual, the only associated cost with the licenses are SWSS.
  • Desktop sharing isn't a functionality.
  • Cisco SMB series can be used only with the higher cost licensing (Foundation/Standard).
Rui Ferraz | TrustRadius Reviewer

FluentCloud

  • FluentCloud is a good value, we have done extensive cost comparison and the feature set vs price is very favorable.
  • The lack of a contract and ability to dynamically add or remove extensions as needed is great, we only pay for what we use.
Melissa Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

Pricing Details

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

FluentCloud

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

FluentCloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Essential$20.001
Advanced$30.001
Complete$45.001
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Unlimited calls to the US and Canada, first-class quality and 99.99% uptime US-based customer support team and fully customizable plans with “A-La-Carte” options.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
8.2
FluentCloud
9.6

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
FluentCloud
10.0

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