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Cisco Jabber

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Fuze

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    6.5

    Cisco Jabber

    65%

    Fuze

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Jabber ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Task Management

    7.2
    72%
    67 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    5.7
    57%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    7.1
    71%
    75 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    6.0
    60%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    8.1
    81%
    117 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Search

    7.2
    72%
    107 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    4.1
    41%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Communication

    6.1

    Cisco Jabber

    61%

    Fuze

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Jabber ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Chat

    8.5
    85%
    145 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications

    8.3
    83%
    145 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Discussions

    7.6
    76%
    123 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Surveys

    5.0
    50%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal knowledgebase

    5.3
    53%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with GoToMeeting

    4.0
    40%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

    2.0
    20%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Outlook

    7.8
    78%
    58 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    6.6

    Cisco Jabber

    66%

    Fuze

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Jabber ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Versioning

    7.3
    73%
    67 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video files

    6.7
    67%
    99 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    7.5
    75%
    104 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    7.2
    72%
    85 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    6.9
    69%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Advanced security features

    6.8
    68%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Google Drive

    5.0
    50%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    5.7
    57%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud PBX

    Cisco Jabber

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Fuze

    74%
    Fuze ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Hosted PBX

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    77 Ratings

    Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    72 Ratings

    User templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    59 Ratings

    Call reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    91 Ratings

    Directory of employee names

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    106 Ratings

    Call Management

    Cisco Jabber

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Fuze

    75%
    Fuze ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Answering rules

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    98 Ratings

    Call recording

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    88 Ratings

    Call park

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    72 Ratings

    Message alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    92 Ratings

    VoIP system collaboration

    Cisco Jabber

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Fuze

    82%
    Fuze ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Video conferencing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    76 Ratings

    Audio conferencing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    89 Ratings

    Mobile apps

    Cisco Jabber

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Fuze

    83%
    Fuze ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Mobile app for iOS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    93 Ratings

    Mobile app for Android

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    76 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Jabber is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
    • Fuze is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    Cisco Jabber

    81%
    153 Ratings
    7.5

    Fuze

    75%
    115 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    5.6

    Cisco Jabber

    56%
    6 Ratings
    7.1

    Fuze

    71%
    20 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    Cisco Jabber

    90%
    8 Ratings
    7.4

    Fuze

    74%
    12 Ratings

    Availability

    Cisco Jabber

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    Fuze

    87%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Cisco Jabber

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Fuze

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Cisco Jabber

    79%
    24 Ratings
    7.0

    Fuze

    70%
    161 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Cisco Jabber

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Fuze

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Online Training

    Cisco Jabber

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Fuze

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco Jabber

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9

    Fuze

    79%
    186 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Cisco Jabber

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5

    Fuze

    75%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco Jabber

    I believe that Cisco Jabber performs exceptionally well in team-based workplaces where various communication tools within the app enable team coordination, project planning, and data-sharing, all within the platform whilst remaining lightweight & easy-to-use even among the less tech-literate employees. However, given that this is premium software that's paid, I think that many schools & colleges conducting online classes may feel less inclined to spend money on the platform & instead resort to free alternatives, such as Google Meet & Microsoft Teams.
    Mohammad Mashmoushi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Fuze

    Fuze has way more capability than we need for our small office so it might be best suited for large installations, call centers, and complex environments. Our office is small and our needs [are] minimal, so when we need support we are challenged to understand the support person due to our lack of technical sophistication. We sometimes feel like we should switch to a solution more geared for consumers or SOHO. Nevertheless, Fuze provides reliable service at [a] reasonable cost that meets our needs, and because support is rarely needed we are happy with them most of the time, i.e. when support isn't needed.
    Howard Feist | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco Jabber

    • Easy connection with internal and external colleagues via syncing with Outlook contacts.
    • Single Number Reach (SNR) enables connectivity and consistent contact number in any geographic location, which is great during business travel.
    • Great compatibility with a headset or other Bluetooth devices. Retains all functionality of an office phone but eliminates the need for transporting hardware equipment.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Fuze

    • Support Team - the best I have ever worked with. They help 24/7 on any issue I could come across. Usually it is an item I could fix myself and they fix it and show me how to fix the same issue if I have it in the future.
    • Contact Center - We do Commercial Collections involving Sales and Collections. We have 50 people on the phone at one time. Contact Center lets a Manager listen live and gives help if the rep needs help selling or collecting.
    • Pandemic 2020 - without Fuze we would have been unable to work for 3 months. They saved our "rears" since we already had all their services up and running for years.
    Wendy Wilcox | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cisco Jabber

    • Stability depends on internet connection more than it needs to
    • Using different tools for almost the same purpose(collaboration) is not user-friendly. Maybe a super product combining WebEx and Jabber features could be an option.
    • Expensive pricing and pricing model for big organizations (per license)
    ozan guner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Fuze

    • Desktop application stability and compatibility with certain hardware.
    • Better installation - Per-user and per-computer installs sometimes compete with one another and/or upgrades fail to install.
    • [The] desktop app is not best for touchscreen-enabled devices due to lack of ability to scroll through messages using a finger or stylus.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco Jabber

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $50 Per License

    Cisco Jabber Editions & Modules

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

    Fuze

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $15 per month

    Fuze Editions & Modules

    Edition
    US Outbound$0.021
    Fuze Meetings$152
    1. Per Minute
    2. Per User/Per Month
    Additional Pricing Details
    https://www.fuze.com/fuze-plans

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco Jabber

    Cisco Jabber 5.6
    Based on 6 answers
    I don’t have access to video features.) In an age when our smartphones
    do everything but call our friends, family, or clients, it’s refreshing
    to have a desktop app that can make calls in the smartphone’s place. It
    seems appropriate in a time when we’re all worried about the robots
    rising and taking over the world. Why not transfer the functionality of a
    telephone to the same computer where we program those world-dominating
    robots? It’s practical. Cisco Jabber takes the classic idea of making
    calls with a phone and puts it in the same place where we spend most of
    our worktime. This frees up desk space, as well as keeps the smartphone
    available for what it was invented to do: take Instagram photos. Not to
    mention, because it has its own number, it makes it easier to contact
    clients without having to give them your personal phone number. Need to
    make a call, but you don’t want to share your home phone? Cisco Jabber
    makes that easy. And best of all, because you call through your
    computer, all you need is a microphone to speak and speakers to listen,
    and you never have to pick up the phone at all. If you hate having
    sweaty ears, then Cisco Jabber is your app of choice. Note: Because I
    have access to phone features only, and Cisco Jabber has more available
    that I can’t use, I can see where it may also be a pro for business
    owners that Cisco apparently allows custom features availability for
    users, depending on roles.
    Siddharth Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Fuze

    Fuze 7.1
    Based on 20 answers
    Fuze is a solid application that is a great asset to the business for our sales staff to make daily calls to clients and candidates. Managers can monitor call data and times to keep up to date with team performance, as well as monitor calls for users on their team. The Fuze/MS Teams integration is an exciting prospect that would be very beneficial to us as a business, for seamless integration between the 2 platforms.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Cisco Jabber

    Cisco Jabber 9.0
    Based on 8 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

    Fuze

    Fuze 7.4
    Based on 12 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 Jabber

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Fuze

    Fuze 8.7
    Based on 4 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 Jabber

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Fuze

    Fuze 8.0
    Based on 4 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 Jabber

    Cisco Jabber 7.9
    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

    Fuze

    Fuze 7.0
    Based on 161 answers
    Our experience with Fuze support has been overall very positive. Their technicians seem to be well trained and able to handle a variety of requests and issues without unnecessary delays or extensive troubleshooting. Fuze allows enough customer access to avoid the need to call support for every little issue but is ready to assist when issues are beyond our capabilities to resolve.
    John Dennis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Cisco Jabber

    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 Jabber

    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 Jabber

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Fuze

    Fuze 7.9
    Based on 186 answers
    Personally, I didn't have any trouble getting started with Fuze. It was installed on my computer on my first day and I was good to go! Little to no hiccups. I was not with the company when they first adapted Fuze so I can not speak to the implementation as a whole.
    Danielle Bulla | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco Jabber

    In terms of general communication, it stacks up better as you can use your account on pc or mobile(great for people who are not 100% of the time in front of their desk or running errands), [and it's] not a pain to set this up on your mobile device compared to competitors.
    Jian Groenewald | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Fuze

    Fuze was far more expensive and more complicated to set up. Our current platform took a few days to set up with SSO. Our contact center took a bit longer but works amazingly.
    Justin Lacroix | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Cisco Jabber

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Fuze

    Fuze 7.5
    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 Jabber

    • Its a tool that provides enhanced customer service capability to our user community. The users are able remain available while working in almost any location.
    • More work gets done when people can collaborate and communicate better. Our efficiency is increasing as we continue to roll out the application to our user community.
    Eric Taylor | 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

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