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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

Onebox

If you are looking for a strong product that is highly customizable, Onebox is a great choice. It can be difficult to navigate, but almost every feature you would need is included somewhere.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Onebox

  • Very detailed scheduling for call routing. You can schedule a different hunt group every 15 minutes or more granular if you choose. It is flexible enough to meet the needs of any organization.
  • Personal attendant. You can customize the message and customize which number is displayed, either your number or the number of the caller.
  • Setting up hunt group is very easy. You can also customize how the numbers in the hunt group are called. You can set up sequential dialing or "blast" dialing. You can also get as granular as setting up how many rings it will try for each number before continuing on.
Anonymous | 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

Onebox

  • The scheduling is very granular, but the interface for setting up the schedule isn't the easiest to navigate.
  • I would like the ability to copy or clone schedules. We have 3 different schedules on three different hunt groups and when there are changes to be made, I would like to be able to make the change on one schedule and copy that for another hunt group.
  • The interface for the users to change some of their settings (password, phone, email, etc) isn't very user friendly. I usually have to walk users through changes, and at that point, it is easier for me to just make the changes myself.
Anonymous | 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

Onebox

I was not an employee when Onebox was selected, but I have used Avaya and Nortel PBXs in the past and while it is not as powerful, it has a lot of great features and a much lower cost of entry.
Anonymous | 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

Onebox

  • It has given us a central communication point for a geographically diverse workforce.
  • It gave us the ability to start an inbound help desk call center without purchasing a separate product.
  • We use the conference bridges for better collaboration across our organization.
Anonymous | 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

Onebox

General

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

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