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Score 8.8 out of 100

Dialpad Talk

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

If you have a medium to large organization, the Cisco Unified Communications Manager solution is well suited for your needs. It may be a little "overkill" for an organization with just a few dozen people though. As mentioned previously, it isn't a "cheap" product, but I feel the costs are justified by the functionality, reliability, and professional support that come with Cisco products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dialpad Talk

Dialpad is suited for almost every situation depending on the structure of the business. If you are an on-the-go person and have the ability to use your cellphone or home phone there are great functions for that. The great functions and features of Dialpad allow users the ability to track their calls, create an electronic contact list, and view/listen to their messages. There are so many features I love that have been well thought out and applied. I think for the medical industry, there [have] to be better wireless options than the ones given and headsets that have a longer range on them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Dialpad Talk
Hosted PBX
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.5
Dialpad Talk
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.0
Dialpad Talk
User templates
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.5
Dialpad Talk
Call reports
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
6.6
Dialpad Talk
Directory of employee names
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
Dialpad Talk

Call Management

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Dialpad Talk
Answering rules
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.6
Dialpad Talk
Call recording
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.4
Dialpad Talk
Call park
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.0
Dialpad Talk
Call screening
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.2
Dialpad Talk
Message alerts
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.4
Dialpad Talk

VoIP system collaboration

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.0
Dialpad Talk
Video conferencing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.5
Dialpad Talk
Audio conferencing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.2
Dialpad Talk
Video screen sharing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.2
Dialpad Talk
Instant messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.3
Dialpad Talk

Mobile apps

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.7
Dialpad Talk
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.7
Dialpad Talk
Mobile app for Android
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.7
Dialpad Talk

Pros

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

  • Device failover and fallback. Because all devices ( IP phones, gateways, trunks, etc.) are distributed across all active servers, they are able to register with other active servers in case the current becomes unavailable. In this way, you can reduce the impact of any server becoming unavailable.
  • Virtualization. Call Manager appliance can run under virtualized environments.
  • Several features such as Survivable Remote Site Telephony makes Call Manager the best IP telephony solution in the market.
  • Wide quantity and variety of end-user devices, including the most newest and modern ones in the market that can fit any budget and need.
  • Call Manager is intended to be integrated with the newest collaboration tools like Webex and Jabber for call processing purposes.
  • Great customer support services from the Vendor. The Technical Assistance Center is fantastic, experienced engineers are ready to help quickly out with any request.
Leonardo Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dialpad Talk

  • Easy to set up – be up and running in minutes.
  • Easy to manage – web GUI makes management simple.
  • Great call quality – when direct to a desk phone or computer or HD audio on mobile quality is great and there is no perceptible delay that you can sometimes get with VOIP.
NICOLAS DIAZ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

  • Remote working - CUCM really struggles when it comes to remote work. In order to access the system remotely, a VPN or DirectAccess must be used.
  • Extreme complexity - While CUCM does have more settings for flexibility, this also means there's more chances to mess up a setting and render a phone or line unusable, and there's much, much more to know about the system.
  • No cloud solution - CUCM requires on site servers. Currently, Cisco does not have a cloud solution for their call manager.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dialpad Talk

  • Sometimes calls connect with no audio (you can't hear the caller)
  • It would be nice for Dialpad to auto sync new contacts from G-Suite (not requiring manual sync after initial sync)
  • It would be nice if Dialpad had a 'robo-attendant' option where you could type out a greeting and have the attendant read it (instead of having to record your own audio)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have been using this product for 20+ years and will continue too. This is a great product and new features are always coming out.
Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dialpad Talk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 9.6
Based on 2 answers
Although it's very easy to use, once you understand the concepts of IP telephony, as I said before, I think Cisco could have improved the management interface of the platform, adding modern technologies and the design language of the other platforms like DNA Center, etc. This interface hasn't had a substantial improvement for about 10 years
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dialpad Talk

Dialpad Talk 8.5
Based on 16 answers
The Dialpad app is very user friendly. It took very little time for even our most technically-challenged users to adopt it. Dialpad is also constantly upgrading their software so that functionality is gained. User adoption was really amazing. All it took was just making a few outbound calls and a few short videos to train our people.
Gregg Skala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 9.1
Based on 16 answers
CUCM is supported by most third-party vendors for related products, so it makes finding solutions to specific needs easy. Also Cisco TAC is very knowledgeable, and we have never run into a problem they have not been able to resolve. Usually they are resolved without the need to escalate tickers either.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dialpad Talk

Dialpad Talk 7.0
Based on 70 answers
  1. Dialpad Onboarding support was okay. I think this was because we used a 3rd party vendor. We had a lot of issues with provisioning the phones.
  2. The Dialpad sales rep forgot to mention that Dialpad is only compatible with Polycom desk phones so we bad to purchase new phones last minute.
  3. We were supposed to get 3 months free when we signed up with Dialpad as a courtesy but the charged us for the 3rd month. They have resolved this error but I think there was no designated point of contact on Dialpad's end to help things move more smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This was the first phone system we implemented that could span multiple locations. We were very satisfied once fully implemented
Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dialpad Talk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

We have been a Cisco based shop and have looked at other cloud voice options such as MS Teams pbx, and others, but ultimately, the features, endpoints, and reliability of Cisco has been the common factor in staying with them as our voice provider. Their integrations, room systems, and hybrid design allows for us to be flexible and keep a high up time vs reliance on 100% cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dialpad Talk

We previously used an NEC Voice over IP system. Dialpad Talk is much easier to program and on/off schedule for holidays and weather closings. Also, the previous phone system could only be used while staff is at their office. Dialpad can be used anywhere and programmed from anywhere.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

  • This stuff is pricey. CUCM has to be tied together with a whole other host of Cisco call servers in order for it to do everything you need it to do, so there is always some other expensive license to buy every time you want to add or change something, so it can be a serious money pit. But if your leaders want the very best, and they want to keep everything in-house, this is probably your solution.
  • Goodwill from leadership is way up, thanks to CUCM. The feature set is enormous, so we can do almost anything you can imagine with our phone system, and our leadership loves the video features and the way it integrates with WebEx and other related components.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dialpad Talk

  • Quality- With this app we can secure our quality level, always being on top of every interaction and never missing possible behaviors than [need to] be addressed in a timely manner.
  • Flow- During the calls, we have some cards that remind our agents what to say and what to do when a specific word is mentioned.
  • Immediate assistance- As supervisors we use the option to listen on live every possible negative interaction and work it out immediately.
Jonatan Serna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

General

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

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Dialpad Talk

General

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

Dialpad Talk Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$20.001
Pro$30.001
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
Dialpad Talk
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
Dialpad Talk

Usability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.6
Dialpad Talk
8.5

Support Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.1
Dialpad Talk
7.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
Dialpad Talk

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