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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

Ooma Office

I believe Ooma Office is well suited for a business of any size. It's a great system with so many useful features that are all included with the monthly plan amount. It is especially well suited for organizations with a heavy daily call volume from customers. We find it really helps with our Customer Service department.
Edith Houston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Ooma Office
8.7
Hosted PBX
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.5
Ooma Office
9.0
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.0
Ooma Office
8.6
User templates
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.5
Ooma Office
Call reports
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
6.6
Ooma Office
Directory of employee names
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
Ooma Office
8.7

Call Management

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.9
Ooma Office
9.3
Answering rules
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.6
Ooma Office
9.7
Call recording
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.4
Ooma Office
8.5
Call park
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.0
Ooma Office
8.8
Call screening
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.2
Ooma Office
9.5
Message alerts
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.4
Ooma Office
9.9

VoIP system collaboration

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.0
Ooma Office
8.7
Video conferencing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
7.5
Ooma Office
Audio conferencing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.2
Ooma Office
8.7
Video screen sharing
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.2
Ooma Office
Instant messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.3
Ooma Office

Mobile apps

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.7
Ooma Office
8.5
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.7
Ooma Office
9.0
Mobile app for Android
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.7
Ooma Office
8.1

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

Ooma Office

  • Ease of IVR customization: Allows my business to adapt quickly to an ever-changing business economy
  • Plug and Play application: I was up and running within minutes of opening the box with the equipment in it!
  • Find Me, Follow Me for remote access: No matter where I go, I can bring the office with me.
  • Simple, Straightforward Billing: I recognized savings from day 1; my monthly invoice stays the same every month!
Wendy White | 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

Ooma Office

  • Cell phone app could be a little easier to use.
  • Ooma Desktop needs some tweaking to make it more user friendly.
  • I would like my 800 number to be assigned to my personal mailbox vs. having to have its own extension.
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

Ooma Office

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

Ooma Office

Ooma Office 8.4
Based on 7 answers
Their usability is a perfect fit for a small business. We can offer the same features a large company offer their customer at a much more affordable price. The ease of use of the system make it quick to set up and train staff with little time required.
Tom Von Braunsberg | 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

Ooma Office

Ooma Office 9.7
Based on 30 answers
Ooma Office support is always available. I've never been on the phone with them for longer than 5 minutes. They are knowledgable, have great active listening skills, are able to make recommendations on how to make Ooma Office work even better for you, and wait times to speak with an agent are reasonable and typically less than 1 minute.
The Post Hole Co | 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

Ooma Office

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

Ooma Office

We used them before we switched, and they're just a little pricier. For exactly the same service, it was 50% cheaper with Ooma Office, and we were looking for savings, so it was the ideal switch. We're very happy with the decision to switch providers as Vonage didn't have any products that were substantially better.
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

Ooma Office

  • System made it one-stop shopping for fax lines and phones numbers and equipment which was convenient.
  • It was a shock to see that $39.98 of service manages to result in about $18 of additional “fees” every month. Makes the service significantly less of a bargain than is advertised.
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

Ooma Office

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$19.95*

* per user/month

Ooma Office Editions & Modules

Edition
Base Price$19.951
Pro$24.951
User Extension$19.951
Local Phone Number$9.951
Toll Free Number$9.951
Conference BridgeFree
Ring GroupsFree
Virtual ReceptionistFree
Number PortingFree
Toll Free Calling Plan$15.003
Expansion Base Station$99.993
Ooma DP1 Desk Phone$89.993
Ooma Linx$49.993
Ooma Wireless Adapter$49.993
Yealink IP Phones$99.993
Yealink Conference IP Phones$399.993
Cisco IP Phones$109.993
  1. per month
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Ooma Office offers plans starting at $19.95 per user/month with no contracts, ever.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
8.8
Ooma Office
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
Ooma Office

Usability

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.6
Ooma Office
8.4

Support Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
9.1
Ooma Office
9.7

Implementation Rating

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
10.0
Ooma Office

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