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125 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
4 Ratings
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Score 6.2 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

This is a great way to help show people's progress to others. I also liked the way we can set up rewards for those that hit the target. It would be nice to be able to have the data into PowerBI as well since most people are moving reports and KPI's in PowerBI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Hosted PBX
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
User templates
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Call reports
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
6.6
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Directory of employee names
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

Call Management

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Answering rules
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Call recording
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Call park
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Call screening
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.2
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Message alerts
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

VoIP system collaboration

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Video conferencing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Audio conferencing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Video screen sharing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Instant messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

Mobile apps

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
Mobile app for Android
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

Sales Gamification

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
7.2
Sales contest templates
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
5.0
Custom sales contests
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
7.0
Team competitions
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
8.0
Contest flexibility
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
7.0
Sales rep view
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
7.0
Game notifications & updates
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
8.0
Social competition / Game collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
8.0
Sales performance reporting
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
6.0
TV streaming
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
9.0

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

  • Easy to setup
  • Easy for people to view the dashboard
  • Great KPI's out of the box
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

  • Sometimes the workflows did not fire correctly
  • Creating custom KPI's are harder to setup
  • Wish to have these in a PowerBI
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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It was easy for end users to use the system, or be able to put in on a TV to show the reports. I did not give it a 9 or 10 as the usability for an admin. It takes a good amount of time and knowledge around where to go to to do your job.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I gave it a seven rating for support. The support we used was just the whitepapers and documentation that Microsoft provides. Microsoft does very well in its documentation. I think its pretty simple to install and configure the system, it's pretty basic on getting it setup.
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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

We used MS Dynamics 365 Gamification because we did not have a Power BI team. The dashboards and animations are better than just having a dashboard. It was also nice to have the KPI's already built, where we did not have to build them to do something so simple. Liked how easy the updates were between the Dynamics system.
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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

  • It helped us close more cases.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

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)
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

Usability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.6
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
8.0

Support Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification
7.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification

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