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15 Ratings

Cisco Jabber

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Jabber

[Cisco Jabber] is very
much reasonable in price and if you are seeking a platform where you can carry
out effective communication while being at work, then this is the most suitable
tool for you. I will surely recommend it to all of the businesses which are especially working on a remote base, as it will help you to stay in touch
and being more productive. Cisco Jabber is very effective for project handling.
Magreat Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

Flock might be useful in community work or in college communications. It can also be used in start-ups where the cost would be a factor. Flock needs to up its game if it really wants to compete with giants like Slack. For large companies, Flock should be not be used as there are better alternatives to it in the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Cisco Jabber
6.6
Flock
8.3
Task Management
Cisco Jabber
8.2
Flock
6.9
Gantt Charts
Cisco Jabber
5.0
Flock
10.0
Scheduling
Cisco Jabber
6.8
Flock
8.9
Workflow Automation
Cisco Jabber
6.1
Flock
7.9
Mobile Access
Cisco Jabber
8.2
Flock
8.4
Search
Cisco Jabber
7.8
Flock
7.5
Visual planning tools
Cisco Jabber
4.3
Flock
8.5

Communication

Cisco Jabber
6.4
Flock
9.1
Chat
Cisco Jabber
8.6
Flock
9.3
Notifications
Cisco Jabber
8.3
Flock
9.0
Discussions
Cisco Jabber
7.2
Flock
8.9
Surveys
Cisco Jabber
6.5
Flock
9.8
Internal knowledgebase
Cisco Jabber
6.1
Flock
7.9
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Cisco Jabber
4.6
Flock
10.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Cisco Jabber
2.2
Flock
8.4
Integrates with Outlook
Cisco Jabber
7.7
Flock
9.4

File Sharing & Management

Cisco Jabber
6.9
Flock
9.0
Versioning
Cisco Jabber
6.9
Flock
7.6
Video files
Cisco Jabber
7.1
Flock
9.5
Audio files
Cisco Jabber
7.4
Flock
9.5
Document collaboration
Cisco Jabber
7.0
Flock
9.3
Access control
Cisco Jabber
7.6
Flock
8.7
Advanced security features
Cisco Jabber
7.5
Flock
9.5
Integrates with Google Drive
Cisco Jabber
5.1
Flock
9.7
Device sync
Cisco Jabber
6.7
Flock
8.4

Pros

Cisco Jabber

  • As an on-prem solution is possible to have voice access to the organization co workers and the PSTN, using the own extension number, even when connected from internet (using Expressway - no need to have a vpn or lan connection) from any device.
  • Easy to collaborate from any device (mobile and personal computers). Multiplatform.
  • Administrators able to customize the application's features as much as they need.
  • Easy to integrate with Active Directory and Outlook. Unique user and password.
  • Voice calls and messaging completely secure.
  • Persistence chat for mobile.
Leonardo Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

  • Real-time communication is perfect.
  • The mobile apps really let us take everything on the go.
  • It integrates perfectly with our calendar.
Anthony Zurica | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Jabber

  • There is some brand confusion that exists between Cisco communication products. This is more relevant to the support personnel and engineers that would be making decisions to implement the product. Cisco has their Spark/WebEx platform that provides collaboration/communication functionality and more to the end users. Cisco has stated at some conferences that I attended that they are committed to maintaining and developing the Cisco Jabber platform still so that is very promising since the product serves different needs.
  • Cisco Jabber is a little complex to implement properly in your environment. The larger the communication cluster the more complicated it can become. There are also some additional features like persistent chat that require extra resources like a standalone database for persistent chat.
Eric Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

  • Flock's video and audio quality is sometimes poor as a result of poor internet connectivity
  • It has a messaging limit of 10,000 messages which makes it hard for us to keep messages for future reference
Benard Wambua | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Jabber

Cisco Jabber 10.0
Based on 3 answers
We really like the flexibility of jabber. With the exception of a few quirks that we have found, we see a bright future with it. We depend on it daily and will continue to do so for several years to come. As our team grows, more users will be using it and more screen sharing will be done. It it an indispensable tool that we simply could not imagine going without. It makes communicating so much easier when time is of the essence.
Ray Levron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco Jabber

Cisco Jabber 9.0
Based on 6 answers
There are still some improvements to be made between MAC and Windows users. Also the share screen between various devices does not always work. Any user can quickly adapt and understand how to use Jabber. The interface is very intuitive and straight forward. The transition between interfaces on PCs, to tablets, to mobile devices is also very consistent and set up almost identically
Kaitlin Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

Flock 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is fantastic and that makes it easier for all the users
Benard Wambua | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Jabber

Cisco Jabber 8.6
Based on 24 answers
Even with the Jabber client, Cisco support is outstanding, with the knowledge and quick response you would expect from them. Their engineers understand their products and our issues are usually addressed quickly and by the same person we originally connect with instead of getting passed to additional people. Follow-up is good too. Their support is thorough.
Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

Flock 8.9
Based on 4 answers
We've only needed customer support a few times with Flock (mainly concerning app integration and security), and they've always been timely and helpful, which are the only things I truly need from support. The response rate was still rapid, and there's plenty of support available online as well for Flock.
Sasha Jacobsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Jabber

Cisco Jabber as a direct competitor to Skype in the world of audio conferencing offers comparable features and also presents hardware to emphasize an ideal experience. The Jabber app gives unifying communication spread over a number of platforms, ipads, and phones, like Skype for Business. It lets you send instant messages, tells you when colleagues are available or even not at work on a given day. Jabber offers audio, video, desktop sharing, and conferencing. Skype for Business does have a few features such as "Rate my Call", "Call Monitor", and the option to link with Skype's vast conduit on contacts. Jabber, overall, including the features is the better package to purchase based on the return on investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

I did not like Google Hangouts. Hangouts is more geared toward personal communication instead of business related communication. Flock is also a lot easier to use and has more options related to a business setting.
Kristen Reeves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Jabber

  • Jabber has provided a very functional alternative to our company to Lotus Sametime. We had been using Sametime for years, and as we were moving out of the Lotus/Domino ecosystem, Jabber has provided a replacement with the chat system, but also means to do voice and video calls.
  • Although handy, intensive usage of Jabber can be a curse for a company (including ours). Every information stored in Jabber is only available to the two people involved in the conversation. Without a proper knowledge management strategy, this can mean that a lot of valuable information can be shared privately as peer-to-peer conversations, and not available to people who need it.
  • Another downside of Jabber is that it can multiply stress for some people, who can be contacted very often, and be interrupted at critical moments. This can introduce additional context switching, and reduce the productivity of some people.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flock

  • It did provide a creative space for conversation and this does equal a great return on investment, considering the investment is free for the base use.
  • For the team members who enjoyed using it, it helped them save time in their day by having a repository for notes and creative ideas.
Tim Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Jabber

General

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

Cisco Jabber Editions & Modules

Edition
Jabber for Desktop$50.001
  1. Per License
Additional Pricing Details

Flock

General

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

Flock Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Jabber
8.5
Flock
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Jabber
10.0
Flock

Usability

Cisco Jabber
9.0
Flock
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco Jabber
8.6
Flock
8.9

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