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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

Fuze

Fuze is great for a smaller company that does not frequently meet with outside third parties. When meeting with third parties Fuze is not as well known as Microsoft Teams or Zoom, so one of those is usually preferred. Fuze is a great softphone program that allows employees to instant message, text message and communicate form their web browser or a free mobile app to be able to make calls and send texts from their work phone number all from within the app.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.4
Hosted PBX
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.9
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.0
User templates
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.1
Call reports
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.3
Directory of employee names
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.4

Call Management

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.7
Answering rules
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.8
Call recording
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.6
Call park
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.9
Message alerts
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.5

VoIP system collaboration

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.5
Video conferencing
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
6.9
Audio conferencing
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
8.2

Mobile apps

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
8.0
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
8.2
Mobile app for Android
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.9

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

Fuze

  • Availability to use your work number anytime anywhere. Our recruiters make themselves available as much as they can. Being able to answer calls from their worklines while not in the office and make calls from their work numbers is a big deal.
  • Setting up new phones and numbers is very easy with their hub. I don't always have to go directly to their support team to setup new users. As long as I have the mac address of the phone and we have free numbers I can set a new user up in minutes.
  • Their support team is great as well. If I do need to get help with an issue their support team is quick to respond and very knowledgeable about their systems. Their team is also able to fix most support cases within the same day.
David Scalise | 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

Fuze

  • Android and iOS apps do not always handle disruptions from other phone activities well. Inbound phone calls and changes to Bluetooth connections (earpiece to car, for example) can foul up an ongoing meeting.
  • We would love the ability to easily move calls between devices -- Software to desk phone, desk phone to mobile client, etc. Fuze has made some improvements in this area, but there are still a couple of missing pieces.
  • The Fuze Meetings module is still a bit behind the major players like WebEx, Zoom, etc., in features and general usability.
John Dennis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 6.1
Based on 17 answers
Cost and support and the primary driving factors. The management team has been extremely responsive and assisting even with the obstacles and hurdles we experienced during implementation. We are still learning how best to manage the solution and comfort and pleasure with the solution will increase as our knowledge and skillsets improve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 7.3
Based on 10 answers
Fuze was built with the end-user in mind. It was built to have a common interface on mobile and desktop. Fuze Web is new, and it also has the exact same interface as the desktop and mobile, and they are still working on the ability to make phone calls from the browser itself, currently it can do meetings just fine. Everything about Fuze was built with the end-user in mind.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 8.5
Based on 3 answers
We've had a few outages over the past year. More than other vendors I've used. They usually have outages fixed within an hour. The downside is they do not provide root cause of outages. If they do at takes them at least a month to get it to you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Since Fuze runs across multiple devices and platforms they really strived to make a lightweight interface that is optimized for phone calls, chat, and collaboration. The web client loads fast, the chat is always up-to-date, phone calls arrive on-time. The desktop client is the most feature rich and basically it just adds desktop sharing functionality as well as VoIP for calling, and the mobile client doesn't consume a lot of battery, and it stays running to get phone calls, chats, and can do meetings over Wifi, Cellular Data, or Cellular voice.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 6.5
Based on 93 answers
I think it is improving but as I said previously there is a stress on the billing side of the business which gives a perhaps unfairly poor impression of support. The recent interaction that I have had with Support is definitely better and from my experience as good as it has been.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 8.0
Based on 2 answers
At many of our sites with more than 50 users, Fuze sent someone onsite to train. This worked surprisingly well, as the trainer allowed the users to set the pace and answered TONS of questions. Fuze has a very streamlined training process, their staff is very professional, very knowledgeable and very engaging.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Fuze has vast amounts of training videos and guides on how to use its products and services. There are literally endless-hours of training and I often point end-users to a particular video which addresses the specific needs of the user, for example: how to check voicemail. Or, how to share your desktop, etc.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 7.3
Based on 99 answers
I am very well satisfied with the Fuze implementation at our company. It is really easy to set up. It's a straight up process and requires very minimal oversight. I will also like to say that the implementation was fairly quick. Also the UI is very easy to go around. You can easily find any feature in particular that you were searching for.
Jigar Patel | 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

Fuze

Post deployment we're currently reviewing the other unified communications solutions as Fuze is expensive per user when compared to other options available. Fuze has an advantage due to its PBX capabilities however licensing for non-PBX users is considerably higher then other vendors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Fuze does have scalability limits but most of that is how many end-points they can put on a virtual PBX, or VCX as they call them, I THINK its limit is somewhere between 2,000 and 5,000, but we've not had issues with that because we have put users into various VCXs some by location, some by department or function. Either way, we have 7,000 currently deployed, and are going to end up with over 15,000 when we are done, Fuze is VERY scalable.
D. SKye Hodges | 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

Fuze

  • We receive constant negative feedback from mangers about the system not functioning correctly. (This is mainly due to lack of support from Fuze)
  • This has had a positive impact in that the system is cheaper and we are missing less calls due to the functionality of the system.
Mikey Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Fuze

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Fuze Editions & Modules

Edition
US Outbound$0.021
Canada Outbound$0.021
UK Outbound$0.011
  1. Per Minute
Additional Pricing Details
https://www.fuze.com/fuze-plans

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
8.2
Fuze
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
6.1

Usability

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
8.5

Performance

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
8.0

Support Rating

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
6.5

In-Person Training

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
8.0

Online Training

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
9.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.3

Scalability

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
Fuze
7.0

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