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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

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Cloud is well suited if you have small or limited IT staff and/or you have many remote workers and little or no on-prem hardware. I would recommend Vonage to small to medium-sized businesses. It would not be well suited to a large organization where everyone works in the same building and the IT staff has servers and staff to manage a VoIP system.
Brian Duffy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Cisco Jabber
6.6
Vonage Business Communications
Task Management
Cisco Jabber
8.2
Vonage Business Communications
Gantt Charts
Cisco Jabber
5.0
Vonage Business Communications
Scheduling
Cisco Jabber
6.8
Vonage Business Communications
Workflow Automation
Cisco Jabber
6.1
Vonage Business Communications
Mobile Access
Cisco Jabber
8.2
Vonage Business Communications
Search
Cisco Jabber
7.8
Vonage Business Communications
Visual planning tools
Cisco Jabber
4.3
Vonage Business Communications

Communication

Cisco Jabber
6.4
Vonage Business Communications
Chat
Cisco Jabber
8.6
Vonage Business Communications
Notifications
Cisco Jabber
8.3
Vonage Business Communications
Discussions
Cisco Jabber
7.2
Vonage Business Communications
Surveys
Cisco Jabber
6.5
Vonage Business Communications
Internal knowledgebase
Cisco Jabber
6.1
Vonage Business Communications
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Cisco Jabber
4.7
Vonage Business Communications
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Cisco Jabber
2.2
Vonage Business Communications
Integrates with Outlook
Cisco Jabber
7.8
Vonage Business Communications

File Sharing & Management

Cisco Jabber
6.9
Vonage Business Communications
Versioning
Cisco Jabber
6.9
Vonage Business Communications
Video files
Cisco Jabber
7.1
Vonage Business Communications
Audio files
Cisco Jabber
7.4
Vonage Business Communications
Document collaboration
Cisco Jabber
7.0
Vonage Business Communications
Access control
Cisco Jabber
7.6
Vonage Business Communications
Advanced security features
Cisco Jabber
7.5
Vonage Business Communications
Integrates with Google Drive
Cisco Jabber
5.1
Vonage Business Communications
Device sync
Cisco Jabber
6.7
Vonage Business Communications

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

Vonage Business Communications

  • Eliminates physical phone consoles that can be pricey and unnecessary for staff.
  • Has a companion app that allows you to use your personal cell phone to check messages or make calls.
  • The desktop application is easy to use and has a number of customizable settings so that the app can be minimized but alert you of incoming calls.
Nate Casimiro | 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

Vonage Business Communications

  • They do not take billing support calls. Online chat only. That can be dicey.
  • Desktop app can have some hiccups and there are frequent updates. Sometimes it switches from my headset to webcam for no reason I can tell. Miss the call be for I figure it out.
  • Text messaging does not handle images. Frustrates my clients when they think they can send me a pic of a signed doc or vin# and I don't get it.
Philip Schmitz, CIC | 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

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Communications 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Communications 7.6
Based on 2 answers
I thought it had very practical and useful usability. It has a clean and simple interface with large fonts that make it easy to read. It isn't particularly difficult, although figuring out some operations may be a bit challenging. For the most part though, it isn't very difficult to use
Parker Green | 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

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Communications 8.8
Based on 20 answers
We hardly have any issues with it to where we need to call them. There was a point where our connections across the board were terrible and it held us up in production quite a bit but since then things have been pretty simple and streamlined.
Andrea Vahoua | 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

Vonage Business Communications

We believe Vonage Business Cloud is best for our organization over the AT&T and the Verizon platforms for several reasons including price, ease of use, connectivity, and other options. Since we have implemented this solution along with newer Polycom phones, we have had very few issues with our phones or our phone platform.
Elvin Thomas | 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

Vonage Business Communications

  • We were able to remove expensive and out of date phones, and replace them with the user's choice of a new phone or Bluetooth, so we saved money.
  • There was training time that needed to be committed for a 50+ person office which reduced productivity for a while.
Anonymous | 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

Vonage Business Communications

General

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

Vonage Business Communications Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Jabber
8.5
Vonage Business Communications
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Jabber
10.0
Vonage Business Communications
10.0

Usability

Cisco Jabber
9.0
Vonage Business Communications
7.6

Support Rating

Cisco Jabber
8.6
Vonage Business Communications
8.8

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