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Cisco Jabber

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    6.5

    Cisco Jabber

    65%

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

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

    Task Management

    7.3
    73%
    69 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    5.7
    57%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    7.0
    70%
    78 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    6.0
    60%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    8.1
    81%
    119 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Search

    7.3
    73%
    110 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    4.1
    41%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Communication

    6.1

    Cisco Jabber

    61%

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

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

    Chat

    8.6
    86%
    148 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications

    8.3
    83%
    148 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Discussions

    7.6
    76%
    126 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

    6.7

    Cisco Jabber

    67%

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

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

    Versioning

    7.5
    75%
    69 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video files

    6.9
    69%
    101 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    7.6
    76%
    106 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    7.4
    74%
    87 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
    8.0

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    80%
    Google Hangouts (Classic) ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Hosted PBX

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    18 Ratings

    Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    28 Ratings

    User templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    23 Ratings

    Call reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    37 Ratings

    Directory of employee names

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    47 Ratings

    Call Management

    Cisco Jabber

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    72%
    Google Hangouts (Classic) ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Answering rules

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    35 Ratings

    Call recording

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    38 Ratings

    Call park

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    20 Ratings

    Call screening

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    39 Ratings

    Message alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    59 Ratings

    VoIP system collaboration

    Cisco Jabber

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    86%
    Google Hangouts (Classic) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Video conferencing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    80 Ratings

    Audio conferencing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    80 Ratings

    Video screen sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    49 Ratings

    Instant messaging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    53 Ratings

    Mobile apps

    Cisco Jabber

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    90%
    Google Hangouts (Classic) ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Mobile app for iOS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    74 Ratings

    Mobile app for Android

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    72 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Jabber is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
    • Google Hangouts (Classic) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    Cisco Jabber

    81%
    156 Ratings
    7.7

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    77%
    92 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    5.6

    Cisco Jabber

    56%
    6 Ratings
    10.0

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.0

    Cisco Jabber

    90%
    8 Ratings
    8.4

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    84%
    9 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Cisco Jabber

    79%
    24 Ratings
    8.3

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    83%
    73 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

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    Had I completed this review a couple years ago, I would have given a rating of 9 or 10 as Hangouts (Classic) is an excellent product. However, now that Google Chat has succeeded Hangouts, I would not recommend that any new users begin using it where other more modern options are available. Android users who want an internet based instant messaging that also supports calling and video calling could benefit from using Hangouts (Classic) as Google Chat requires the user to also have Google Meet installed to make video calls and there is no voice only calling option.
    Anonymous | 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

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    • Google Hangouts (Classic) is embedded within Gmail's scheduler, so setting up the link is as quick as a click of the button. It's a one-step process.
    • Google Hangouts (Classic) is user-friendly and [has] features to share screens easily.
    • Google Hangouts (Classic) is much easier to use than its competitors.
    • Google Hangouts (Classic) have [a] good connection time and there are few glitches.
    Anonymous | 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

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    • I would like to see improved video support, so that saved videos can be sent back and forth via Hangouts more easily, without having to start a separate meet chat
    • More pronounced notifications of messages would be helpful; pop up notifications are good, but once there is one, additional messages do not pop up
    • Custom muting times would be great, so that if I am in a 90 minute Zoom meeting, I can set it for that time; right now, it is 1 hour or 2 hours. Easy to forget.
    Mark DiNallo | 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

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Google Hangouts (Classic) Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    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

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    Google Hangouts (Classic) 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    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

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    Google Hangouts (Classic) 8.4
    Based on 9 answers
    The tool is almost self-implemented. It is likely to be available in every pc or mobile device a user or potential user might have, and all you need to do is adding the company's account and you are done.Once you are setted up, you have almost all actual communication methods available in one tool
    Anonymous | 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

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    Google Hangouts (Classic) 8.3
    Based on 73 answers
    Hangouts is great for what it is, but I'm not going to give it higher than an 8 because I just don't believe it offers that same level of professionalism that Teams or Webex provides. Again, it's great for volunteer work or collaboration on a small to no budget, but I would be hesitant on going solely with Hangouts, especially for my professional career.
    Richard Crane | 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

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    Google is the white cotton socks of the conferencing world. It’s a great ad-hoc tool, but not too much more. If you are not looking to spend money or operate completely on WiFi (without data charges), it’s a great free option as well. The benefit of being free and open is also the liability. It doesn’t have a great integration story with other corporate tools, but [it doesn’t have to] if you aren’t looking for that. All in all, it’s as helpful and ubiquitous as a public payphone…without the pay…and with a video capability.
    Chris Carpenter | 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

    Google Hangouts (Classic)

    • I believe it was part of the google suite that was purchased. It was worth the cost as it was cheaper. I believe it is now free, but also becoming deprecated. It is much better to use Teams, Discord, Telegram, etc. Google does not provide enough support or features to make using hangouts worth it these days.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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