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Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Regardless of everything, no one can argue that the CUCM is among the best, especially when you’re using Cisco Phones. So, unless you’re on a very tight budget or have multi-vendor phones, don’t go for 3rd party systems, as they lack the simplicity of configuration that is built-in within the CUCM. Having everything within the Cisco ecosystem will exponentially lower the time required from IT to configure and manage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sangoma Switchvox

Really Digium Switchvox is a great product, it's more of an overall service and it's great. Starting at the phones, I think they're well engineered, from button placement to make call handling a breeze, bright status indicators and programmable keys that keep things simple, and a clear back-lite screen, to light up those late night support calls. I've watched the web management interface grow into a gorgeous, friendly, informational tool that gives me a system that can do 95% of the things my customers request.The only times I've seen it as less appropriate is when it comes to the more budget restricted. I've always believed you get what you pay for, and Digium Switch provides a lovely packaged, turnkey product, that doesn't require an expert to maintain once installed. On top of that, you're paying for the service. I can speak from experience, and countless support calls, that Digium Switchvox's support is second to none. They're efficient, intelligent, friendly, and professional, I've never had a bad experience, keep up the great work!
Josh McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.8
Sangoma Switchvox
Hosted PBX
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.2
Sangoma Switchvox
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.0
Sangoma Switchvox
User templates
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.6
Sangoma Switchvox
Call reports
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
6.4
Sangoma Switchvox
Directory of employee names
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
Sangoma Switchvox

Call Management

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.8
Sangoma Switchvox
Answering rules
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.9
Sangoma Switchvox
Call recording
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.2
Sangoma Switchvox
Call park
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.9
Sangoma Switchvox
Call screening
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
6.8
Sangoma Switchvox
Message alerts
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.3
Sangoma Switchvox

VoIP system collaboration

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.7
Sangoma Switchvox
Video conferencing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.1
Sangoma Switchvox
Audio conferencing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.6
Sangoma Switchvox
Video screen sharing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Sangoma Switchvox
Instant messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.2
Sangoma Switchvox

Mobile apps

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.7
Sangoma Switchvox
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Sangoma Switchvox
Mobile app for Android
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.5
Sangoma Switchvox

Pros

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

  • This solution is extremely stable and has been running in our environment for several years without (unscheduled) downtime.
  • The ability to have voicemails automatically sent as an email message is extremely helpful in helping us to keep in touch while away from the desk.
  • The Call Manager provides us very granular settings to route our calls as we want.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sangoma Switchvox

  • Allows us to forward phones internally or externally.
  • Allows us to set up our favorite contacts to sync up on telephone screen for quick calls.
Lisa Burns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

  • Administration web page is little bit hard to understand at the beginning specially if you are not familiar with naming convention and GU Interfaces.
  • Call Detail Record interface is fine but would be desirable to include more options that fit organization needs in terms of reporting purposes.
  • Self Care Portal interface could be more useful to the end user if it includes options to manage some features without administrators involving.
Leonardo Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sangoma Switchvox

  • I've installed quite a few of these systems for a number of customers, and I've found a number of times having access to the second Ethernet port on some of the larger systems, and the ability to do some sort of static routing, and firewall functionality. I would love to have the ability to connect one port to the carrier's cpe router, and the other port to the customer's network.
  • I've worked with Voip products for a number of years, and various asterisk iterations. I'd like to see more access to the asterisk cli for troubleshooting, and/or potentially some sort of shell access.
  • I'd like to see the Digum Switchvox phones have vpn functionality. It would be great to deploy a field office with a pre-provisioned phone that automatically connects back to the corporate network via a secure vpn tunnel from most internet connections. Currently we either use a softphone, manually program a Cisco phone that does have the capability, or deploy an semi expensive router that support a secure tunnel. It would be much easier to sell a customer on a remote office and a fancy Digium phone, if they didn't need the extra hardware.
Josh McClelland | 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

Sangoma Switchvox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 5.6
Based on 3 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

Sangoma Switchvox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 9.2
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

Sangoma Switchvox

Sangoma Switchvox 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I have not had to use Support yet, so I did not rate this. I have not had to reach out for anything.
Lisa Burns | 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

Sangoma Switchvox

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

Sangoma Switchvox

I've installed, and maintained a number of different phone systems over the last few years, including nationwide level Voip service providers relying entirely on custom built Asterisk systems, to SOHO systems connected to cloud level services. So far Digium Switchvox has been one of my favorites when it comes to ease of use, customer service, and over all reliability. While there are a few things I'd like to see done a little differently, updates are released frequently with fixes, and new features.
Josh McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

  • Communication and collaboration - Our offices are able to communicate both internally and externally due to this system.
  • Down time - Struggles with CUCM has caused a lot of down time due to the instability of the system.
  • High Costs - the cost of both the license and the maintenance was much higher than other systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sangoma Switchvox

  • Ease of forwarding calls when out of office has been a life-saver.
Lisa Burns | 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

Sangoma Switchvox

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.0
Sangoma Switchvox
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
Sangoma Switchvox

Usability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
5.6
Sangoma Switchvox

Support Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.2
Sangoma Switchvox
9.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
Sangoma Switchvox

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