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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7 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

NICE Nexidia Analytics

IF it is cruicial in your organization to have the internal conversations recorded, this is NOT the product for you. If you do not need that, the savings in time by the software analyzing calls in a way where you can search for specific incidents is fantastic. The training on personality types and how to work with each one is also a great tool for any organization. I can say if it weren't for the rep to rep recording piece, I would give this product a 9.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

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

Call Management

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

VoIP system collaboration

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

Mobile apps

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.7
NICE Nexidia Analytics
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.7
NICE Nexidia Analytics
Mobile app for Android
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.7
NICE Nexidia Analytics

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

NICE Nexidia Analytics

  • I love how the systems analyzes the callers so QA's are able to help guide the agent on how to better handle that style on the next call.
  • I love how the system runs reports for us. We no longer have to manually enter and produce reports, which is a "bear" of a project.
  • Behavioral Analytics helps me keep track of not only my team's progress, but the progress of team leads and supervisors doing coaching and QA monitors.
Cassandra Fulcher | 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

NICE Nexidia Analytics

  • Maintainence of the portal. Mattersight will sometimes perform scheduled maintainence on the portal which disrupts the completion of goals.
  • Usable reporting. Mattersight could do better with creating usable reports of individual performance.
  • Interaction with phone system. Changes to the IVR will often cause calls to be lost and thus have gaps in reporting.
Jordan Lenaburg | 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

NICE Nexidia Analytics

NICE Nexidia Analytics 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Mattersight Behavioral Analytics has always shown great support to our organization. They are always willing to help and find new ways to improve our customer experience. The team we have with Mattersight has become part of our everyday work lives in which we value their business
WaDee'ah Crowder | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NICE Nexidia Analytics

NICE Nexidia Analytics 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Overall, navigating in the system is easy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NICE Nexidia Analytics

NICE Nexidia Analytics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We have not had any issues with BA's availability. It is always up and running. The only issues we run into is staff not logging in everyday because they already have so many systems up as it is. Other than users, BA is great and is always there.
Cassandra Fulcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NICE Nexidia Analytics

NICE Nexidia Analytics 7.3
Based on 1 answer
The pages load very quickly. The reports are nice. I wish I could understand a little more about what is on the reports and what all the sections mean, but once you remove the information that is not needed the reports are easy to filter through and read. I do wish that we would get Outlook notification for comments and monitors.
Cassandra Fulcher | 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

NICE Nexidia Analytics

NICE Nexidia Analytics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Mattersight gives great support. Every time I reach out to them I get a response within the hour, even if it is just to tell me that they will check into the issue. The staff always stays in contact and even after changes have been made or answers given they follow back up with you and make sure everything is going smoothly. The Mattersight team never makes you feel like you are burden and it feels that with every contact they grow a little more as well.
Cassandra Fulcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NICE Nexidia Analytics

NICE Nexidia Analytics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
This was a great class. We learned so much about the program and our team through the on-site training provided by Mattersight. The trainers were very professional and playful at the same time. They really brought the training to life. The trainers were great at answering all questions and making sure we could train our staff in the same professional, yet fun, manner.
Cassandra Fulcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NICE Nexidia Analytics

NICE Nexidia Analytics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I love the roundtable meetings. This is a great way to come together with other companies that are also using the product. It is great to hear about how others train and hear some of their struggles and success stories, so we are able to make the best BA training out there.
Cassandra Fulcher | 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

NICE Nexidia Analytics

NICE Nexidia Analytics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It was really nice to start slowly and train leadership and then slowly start implanting of BA to the staff. This helped with coaching and helped with new staff as they hit the floor. We found that this helped the staff relate and share stories to help with team dynamic. Great system.
Cassandra Fulcher | 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

NICE Nexidia Analytics

The version of Calabrio that we were using strictly recorded calls - It did not offer nearly as many options as what is available in Mattersight. Mattersight allowed us to implement a consistent approach to customer interactions. In addition, searching for calls, and specific points within the calls, is much more efficient with Mattersight.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NICE Nexidia Analytics

NICE Nexidia Analytics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
This is such a great product.
Cassandra Fulcher | 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

NICE Nexidia Analytics

  • We believe we improved our customer service with our employees working with our customers and adapting to their styles.
  • We improved our manager's efficiency selecting calls to monitor and conducting impactful coaching sessions.
  • We had challenges determining a true ROI as we found it difficult/impossible to fully isolate Mattersight's impact to our bottom line. It was hard to attribute our lead conversion applications and revenue directly to Mattersight with several other external factors in play.
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

NICE Nexidia Analytics

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
NICE Nexidia Analytics
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
NICE Nexidia Analytics
9.1

Usability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.6
NICE Nexidia Analytics
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
NICE Nexidia Analytics
9.1

Performance

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
NICE Nexidia Analytics
7.3

Support Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.1
NICE Nexidia Analytics
9.1

In-Person Training

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
NICE Nexidia Analytics
9.1

Online Training

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
NICE Nexidia Analytics
9.1

Implementation Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
NICE Nexidia Analytics
9.1

Scalability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
NICE Nexidia Analytics
9.1

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