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Score 9 out of 100

Lifesize Video Conferencing

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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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

I think there's much better options out there. In a small setting, they might be suitable but I don't believe they scale very well in any medium-large size businesses.We wanted to take advantage of things like a Microsoft Exchange calendar, a "Join Now" button and integrating with Teams. These are all things that our company made a sizeable investment on and in order to take things to the next level, we had to move on from Lifesize Video Conferencing.
Curt Sminkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Hosted PBX
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.2
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.0
Lifesize Video Conferencing
User templates
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.6
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Call reports
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
6.5
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Directory of employee names
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing

Call Management

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.7
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Answering rules
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Call recording
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
6.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Call park
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Call screening
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
6.7
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Message alerts
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.4
Lifesize Video Conferencing

VoIP system collaboration

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Video conferencing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Audio conferencing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Video screen sharing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.1
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Instant messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing

Mobile apps

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Mobile app for Android
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.6
High quality audio
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.8
High quality video
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.0
Low bandwidth requirements
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.1

Screen Sharing

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.8
Desktop sharing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.8

Online Meetings / Events

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
Calendar integration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
Meeting initiation
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.6
Record meetings / events
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.1
Slideshows
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.2

Online Events Collaboration

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.1
Live chat
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.3
Q&A
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9

Online Events Security

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.0
Participant roles & permissions
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.0

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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • The touchpad makes it extremely easy to join or start conference calls with a single pushbutton.
  • The Lifesize solution is affordable and has been extremely reliable for our video conference calls.
  • Camera quality is great and provides clear video for our organization.
  • The pan/tilt/zoom features are very helpful to focus in on specific people or items during a training or demonstration.
Anonymous | 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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • The network was unstable during some calls regardless of the size. The screen would shake throughout the call.
  • There were challenges logging into a meetings to the point where we would have to log off our pc and log back in.
  • Sporadic Audio issues would take place regardless of where we would us the app, on-campus or off campus
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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 10.0
Based on 26 answers
Other than the HIPAA compliance, we have no compelling reason to retain LifeSize when we can already pay for similar services included with our UCaaS service. Our UCaaS vendor, Fuze, includes video conferencing with the VoIP services via single, integrated client software package. Additional limitations include minimal implementation assistance, training service, training materials and assistance driving internal adoption. Issues with slow speed for desktop sharing and audio quality make the technical aspects of Lifesize inferior to competitors.
Bob Brandner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 5.7
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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 8.4
Based on 40 answers
Overall experience with Lifesize Video Conferencing has been great. While it serves it's basic purpose of allowing smooth video/audio meetings of people located at different places with option of screen sharing/chatting/ recording, what add to it's pros are it's accessibility from various platforms, flexibility to switch to a listen only mode in case of network issues and ease of operation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 8.3
Based on 15 answers
Since we are an educational institution we not only have scheduled classes which must be available, but we have staff members in a variety of areas ranging from recruiting and admissions to advancement and the President's office who need to connect with students, alumni and other interest groups, often at odd hours. I have not, since using Lifesize had anyone complain of not being able to connect
Bill Kopf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 8.3
Based on 31 answers
Lifesize is an amazing platform for VC. However, it is a costly solution for any scaling startup. However, implementation and user acceptability was fairly easy and worth the additional spend. Quality has always been on point and support has always taken care of us. Our account manager also ensured a seamless transition process for Google Hangouts. Will go with this solution again at any other organization.
Anthony Sopher | 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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 7.4
Based on 95 answers
Lifesize's support team will help us immediately after locking the complaint. They are very supportive & cooperative. Lifesize is the only Video Conferencing brand that replaces the faulty unit with a brand new unit. this is the most important feature & factor which have to consider while buying the Video Conferencing Solution. Lifesize is trustworthy.
Radhika Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Sensus was really helpful in the initial setup and training of our technical Support Team. Sensus gave us training on site so that it would be our own equipment that was set up. Then the in house tech team took over to train other users who would be using the system. When needed the Sensus and Lifesize tech support were really helpful in trouble shooting or guiding us through any difficulty.
Gurchain Khaira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.1
Based on 5 answers
I gave this rating because Lifesize's website offers multiple quality videos that shows you exactly how the software works. The videos are divided into different categories which makes searching for a video fairly simple! If for some reason you have a question not answered in one of the how-tos you can always contact support. Excellent product, excellent service!
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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 7.9
Based on 417 answers
Great for companies that need to accomplish multiple things at once while at different places. From our experience, broadcasting news is most favorable considering the level of excellence you get with the product plus the affordability. It can be used both privately amongst employees, or shared publicly through covering events
Andrey Lanier | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

When compared to Zoom, one of the massive benefits that Lifesize brings is total peace of mind with security. Call encryption is part of the core in Lifesize and not an optional feature as in Zoom. I don't know about you, but every conversation can contain private and confidential information, so protecting me, my team, and my customers is totally covered with Lifesize!When compared with other providers, the quality of the video and lip sync on Lifesize is simply flawless. With the ability to deliver a call at 4k ultra high definition at 60 frames per second, the platform is simply awesome! Zoom is only 720p and the data share is only 5 frames per second. Zoom is simply substandard when compared to Lifesize.We often speak with clients who are using Teams or Skype for Business, but when you compare the video and audio quality with that achieved by Lifesize, they simply do not match up. If you want excellent quality video and ultra-sharp audio, then Lifesize is the only way to go!
Michael Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 8.1
Based on 19 answers
With LifeSize Cloud, it's very easy to simply add another Icon to your system and join it to your cloud. You can easily and instantly create meetings and add users both in your organization and out without any difficulty. The cooperation between the Icons and cloud users running on their laptops makes it easy to scale this out to your entire company, including joint venture without difficulty.
Anonymous | 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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • Training users on how to use the software is quick and easy.
  • Calling abroad saves a good chunk of money for both the end user and company.
  • Does save on travel as remote users are able to have a similar experience as the people attending the meetings and no need to travel to the other locations for meetings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

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
Must contact sales team for pricing

Lifesize Video Conferencing

General

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

Lifesize Video Conferencing Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$14.95 per user/month1
Enterprise$12.95 per user/month1
Standard$16.95 per user/month1
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Additional Pricing Details
With every plan, you get the collaboration features you use everyday, at no additional cost: • Unlimited video conferences • Downloadable desktop and mobile apps • Secure encryption set by default • Unlimited meeting duration • Free, browser-based web app • Two-way and group chat with popular chat integrations • Centralized, name-based directory • Online reporting and account management • Email and calendar scheduling

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.1
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
Lifesize Video Conferencing
10.0

Usability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
5.7
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.3

Performance

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.3

Support Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.1
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4

In-Person Training

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3

Online Training

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.1

Implementation Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9

Scalability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.1

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