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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

Workplace by Facebook

Workplace is great as a team collaboration and communication tool that is easy to deploy and eliminates friction. I would also recommend it to small agencies who need a client communication portal as it does a great job filling the need. It is also a great tool for associations, community teams, and specialty groups like a club or employee group. As long as guidelines are set and you do not have a predisposition towards paranoia, I would think any group that has a need for communication that needs to be centralized, this can serve you well.
David Faustina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Cisco Jabber
6.6
Workplace by Facebook
Task Management
Cisco Jabber
8.2
Workplace by Facebook
Gantt Charts
Cisco Jabber
5.0
Workplace by Facebook
Scheduling
Cisco Jabber
6.8
Workplace by Facebook
Workflow Automation
Cisco Jabber
6.1
Workplace by Facebook
Mobile Access
Cisco Jabber
8.2
Workplace by Facebook
Search
Cisco Jabber
7.8
Workplace by Facebook
Visual planning tools
Cisco Jabber
4.3
Workplace by Facebook

Communication

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

File Sharing & Management

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

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

Workplace by Facebook

  • It is so easy to introduce to employees because it has the same look and feel as Facebook, which the majority of our employees are already familiar with.
  • It's a communications, collaboration, and file/document sharing tool all rolled up into one. It eliminates the need for other software.
  • Our HR team uses it constantly to keep employees up to date on company news and for polling to get feedback on new initiatives.
Adam Montgomery | 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

Workplace by Facebook

  • Limited project management options - no good way to track tasks or projects, so other tools are needed.
  • Easy to dismiss for people who don't see the value - the Facebook-like nature of the tool can be a liability when it comes to wanting management to take it seriously.
  • Chat interface has downsides - the standalone chat applications can be a bit buggy, and the chat interface within the web view is not ideal.
  • No intuitive way to message a group - chat options like Slack are better at easily messaging a group or department, where in Workplace you have to be a member of a group to start a conversation.
Anonymous | 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

Workplace by Facebook

No score
No answers yet
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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

Workplace by Facebook

Workplace by Facebook 5.4
Based on 2 answers
Having to download multiple apps just to use the tool is very cumbersome. Facebook would have make this better by wrapping it in as a main feature within their app, but having to use multiple apps to see discussions and walls is so frustrating.
Anonymous | 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

Workplace by Facebook

Workplace by Facebook 8.4
Based on 48 answers
Workplace by Facebook is an excellent fit in respect of support and documentation. It has excellent tutorials and documentation, as well. The UI and UX are already great as it is developed and maintained by Facebook, so most of the times, there is no need for any support or documentation.
Rahul Kumar | 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

Workplace by Facebook

We simply chose this tool to avoid the dispersion of our employees when using it, and since it is an extension of Facebook social network, there was no greater risk of resistance to change. If another option was chosen, perhaps our team would not be as efficient as possible in carrying out the work activities. This was the most important reason and I think we were not wrong.
Marlon Seijas | 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

Workplace by Facebook

  • Workplace by Facebook hasn't had any negative impact on my business as of yet and the only positive impact I can think of is that it easily helps me find agents for my clients in different states.
  • Workplace by Facebook hasn't helped me make any money, but it does educate me on the new tools my company releases so that I can better help my clients.
Katelyn Rylee | 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

Workplace by Facebook

General

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

Workplace by Facebook Editions & Modules

Edition
Advanced$4.001
Enterprise$8.001
  1. per person/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Jabber
8.5
Workplace by Facebook
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Jabber
10.0
Workplace by Facebook

Usability

Cisco Jabber
9.0
Workplace by Facebook
5.4

Support Rating

Cisco Jabber
8.6
Workplace by Facebook
8.4

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