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Score 7.6 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

RingCentral

RingCentral excels for us in office environments where everyone has/needs an individual phone (either desk or via their computer). It is also uniquely suited for situations where workers may move between offices, work from home either during the day or after hours, or be on call in the evenings or weekends. The capabilities of the smartphone app means you are always on the office phone system, even showing a Caller ID as your office when calling a prospect, client, etc. This has been a surprising and much-liked feature for attorney's who don't want to expose their cell or home phone numbers in a call. Located in a hurricane-prone state, RingCentral is ideal for their resiliency to disaster that can keep local businesses connected and working after a hurricane. Having experienced that multiple times in the last 16 years with RingCentral, I can say that they have always worked flawlessly for us.
David Yates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.1
Hosted PBX
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.1
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.0
User templates
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
7.8
Call reports
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.0
Directory of employee names
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.7

Call Management

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.5
Answering rules
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.5
Call recording
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
9.1
Call park
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.6
Call screening
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
7.8
Message alerts
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.3

VoIP system collaboration

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.0
Video conferencing
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.0
Audio conferencing
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.4
Video screen sharing
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.1
Instant messaging
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
7.3

Mobile apps

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
7.9
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
8.0
Mobile app for Android
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
7.8

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

RingCentral

  • RingCentral service is solid and resilient to issues.
  • RingCentral is easy to manage as an admin. Users, login styles, extensions, hardware, extensions, and more are always configurable and it makes it easy to support users.
  • RingCentral offers many hardware options. It is easy to procure new hardware as well as outfit older hardware with the help of an adapter.
Tristan Dobbs | 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

RingCentral

  • The team chat interface of the Glip application (also called Jupiter) isn't as refined as other chat interfaces. For example, it doesn't indicate when team members have read a message.
  • The integration of Glip with on-premise Exchange is non-existent and not on the development radar.
  • RingCentral personnel were not familiar with supporting paging devices, even though the platform does offer integration with some paging equipment manufacturers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral

RingCentral 10.0
Based on 8 answers
We are grandfathered into our unlimited toll-free minutes plan. We are very unlikely to switch because of that. It has been the major factor saving us a lot of money compared to switching to other solutions. I don't know any other company that still offers these unlimited plans.
Justin Bongard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral

RingCentral 9.0
Based on 2 answers
RingCentral is a flexible and versatile platform. But there is always room for improvement. While I as a technologically inclined user have no problem navigating the interface and configuring my extension to my hearts content. I have had some negative experiences with less technologically inclined users having difficulty with the smartphone app (mostly they are trying to handle calls while in areas with poor 4G signal), I wish RingCentral had a better way of handling these calls or rejecting them if data rates are too low.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral

RingCentral 7.0
Based on 34 answers
Their customer support is top notch an provide us with all the answers we need quickly and concisely. We especially appreciated their Installation Services team who got us up and running on their platform within the short time frame we presented and had almost flawless performance in porting our services over to their platform
Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral

RingCentral 9.0
Based on 2 answers
If someone has an existing system I tell them to keep that running initially and keep RingCentral separate initially until the system is configured and tested to one's satisfaction. After testing and configuration is completed, then roll over the main phone numbers to the new RingCentral system. I've seen one person who immediately flipped over to RingCentral without properly configuring/testing the software and had many issues with missed customer calls until I helped him sort out his configuration
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

RingCentral

We used Vonage and a local softphone called Communicator prior to switching to RingCentral. Vonage dropped calls left and right and made it very difficult to use in general. Communicator linked to our CRMs, which was nice, but when installing call forwarding it automatically uploaded all CRM contacts into our personal phones and did not remove them even when the program was deleted. This was incredibly annoying, as in order to make a personal call to someone in our contacts, we had to sift through tens of thousands of contacts. RingCentral is simple, user friendly, and only does what it needs to.
Jillian Straw | 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

RingCentral

  • Low-cost teleconferencing and web-conferencing - Competitors for either can easily cost just as much as the full RingCentral platform
  • Able to offer more customized services to partners/clients
  • No need for any special hardware - just need a computer with internet
  • Low investment to integrate with a CRM
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

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

RingCentral

General

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

RingCentral Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials (up to 20 users)$39.991
Standard$49.991
Premium$54.991
Ultimate$69.991
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
8.2
RingCentral
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
10.0

Usability

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
9.0

Support Rating

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
7.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
RingCentral
9.0

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