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Score 8.8 out of 100
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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

Lingo

Lingo is great for small to mid sized company working with big box retailers that want to manage EDI in a cost effective but also time efficient manner. If you are looking for complete automation and integration, or a highly developed interface this is not the EDI platofrm for you
Caitlin McGlynn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Lingo
8.0
Hosted PBX
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.5
Lingo
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.0
Lingo
User templates
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.5
Lingo
8.0
Call reports
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
6.6
Lingo
Directory of employee names
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
Lingo

Call Management

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Lingo
Answering rules
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.7
Lingo
Call recording
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.4
Lingo
Call park
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.0
Lingo
Call screening
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.2
Lingo
Message alerts
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.4
Lingo

VoIP system collaboration

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

Mobile apps

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

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

Lingo

  • User friendly, easy to see what needs to be done for each retail partner and completing all required documents
  • Its price is competitive compared to other options
  • Nice that they don't send a million update and confirmation emails like some platforms
Caitlin McGlynn | 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

Lingo

  • Cost setup for each retail partner is steep. In this digital age, it seems like a rip off to have to pay for this service
  • ERP/Warehouse integration - it does not have the ability to integrate with our ERP setup currently.
  • Sometimes there are just one too many steps to submit documents - wish it automatically prompted to the next submission step to remember to get through all steps more easily and not get lost in submitting documents
Caitlin McGlynn | 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

Lingo

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

Lingo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 9.1
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

Lingo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Lingo

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

Lingo

We used SPS for a brief time because our warehouse had the capability to integrate with this program. It was very expensive and the interface for manually processing was not user friendly or easy to navigate. The integration was going to be an additional large cost. Lingo, while it does not have the integration capabilities, was the lower cost and easier to use option. We could get things done quickly for a lower cost and easily teach our third party warehouse to help in the process.
Caitlin McGlynn | 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

Lingo

  • It helps us save money on EDI processing
  • It was user friendly so we could have our warehouse take over helping us process ASNs and take over steps on processing EDI orders for no additional cost- this has saved our admin time needed for these orders
  • We were able to add all our retailer partners with specific requirements without issue. It helps us stream the processing and save time/money on these orders where the margins are not always great and the rules complicated
Caitlin McGlynn | 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

Lingo

General

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

Lingo Editions & Modules

Edition
Small Team$151
Standard$301
Plus$401
EnterpriseCustom Pricing
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
Lingo
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
Lingo

Usability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.6
Lingo

Support Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.1
Lingo

Implementation Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
Lingo

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