145 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
62 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Cloud PBX

    7.6

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    76%

    Vonage Business Communications

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Hosted PBX

    7.9
    79%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

    6.8
    68%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    User templates

    8.5
    85%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call reports

    6.4
    64%
    35 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Directory of employee names

    8.7
    87%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call Management

    7.6

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    76%

    Vonage Business Communications

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Answering rules

    8.8
    88%
    39 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call recording

    6.8
    68%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call park

    8.7
    87%
    35 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call screening

    6.4
    64%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Message alerts

    7.5
    75%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VoIP system collaboration

    8.1

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    81%

    Vonage Business Communications

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Video conferencing

    8.3
    83%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio conferencing

    8.0
    80%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video screen sharing

    8.2
    82%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Instant messaging

    8.0
    80%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile apps

    7.9

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    79%

    Vonage Business Communications

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Mobile app for iOS

    7.9
    79%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile app for Android

    7.8
    78%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Vonage Business Communications is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) and Vonage Business Communications are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    89%
    42 Ratings
    4.6

    Vonage Business Communications

    46%
    22 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    100%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Vonage Business Communications

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    7.1

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    71%
    4 Ratings
    7.5

    Vonage Business Communications

    75%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    83%
    27 Ratings
    8.5

    Vonage Business Communications

    85%
    20 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Vonage Business Communications

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    The Cisco Unified Communications Manager platform would be most suited for the below scenarios.1. An organization with very restricted policies and compliance where can't move to cloud-based solutions for data security. They can install the CUCM on-premises.2. An organization that is still on a legacy phone system could adopt CUCM to save costs and have better services.
    RAJESH VENGILOT | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Vonage Business Communications

    Vonage Business Cloud is well suited if you have small or limited IT staff and/or you have many remote workers and little or no on-prem hardware. I would recommend Vonage to small to medium-sized businesses. It would not be well suited to a large organization where everyone works in the same building and the IT staff has servers and staff to manage a VoIP system.
    Brian Duffy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Vonage Business Communications

    • Eliminates physical phone consoles that can be pricey and unnecessary for staff.
    • Has a companion app that allows you to use your personal cell phone to check messages or make calls.
    • The desktop application is easy to use and has a number of customizable settings so that the app can be minimized but alert you of incoming calls.
    Nate Casimiro | 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

    Vonage Business Communications

    • They do not take billing support calls. Online chat only. That can be dicey.
    • Desktop app can have some hiccups and there are frequent updates. Sometimes it switches from my headset to webcam for no reason I can tell. Miss the call be for I figure it out.
    • Text messaging does not handle images. Frustrates my clients when they think they can send me a pic of a signed doc or vin# and I don't get it.
    Philip Schmitz, CIC | 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

    Starting Price

    Vonage Business Communications

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

    Vonage Business Communications

    Vonage Business Communications 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Usability

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 7.1
    Based on 4 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

    Vonage Business Communications

    Vonage Business Communications 7.5
    Based on 2 answers
    I thought it had very practical and useful usability. It has a clean and simple interface with large fonts that make it easy to read. It isn't particularly difficult, although figuring out some operations may be a bit challenging. For the most part though, it isn't very difficult to use
    Parker Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 8.3
    Based on 27 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

    Vonage Business Communications

    Vonage Business Communications 8.5
    Based on 20 answers
    We hardly have any issues with it to where we need to call them. There was a point where our connections across the board were terrible and it held us up in production quite a bit but since then things have been pretty simple and streamlined.
    Andrea Vahoua | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    This was the first phone system we implemented that could span multiple locations. We were very satisfied once fully implemented
    Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Vonage Business Communications

    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

    Vonage Business Communications

    We believe Vonage Business Cloud is best for our organization over the AT&T and the Verizon platforms for several reasons including price, ease of use, connectivity, and other options. Since we have implemented this solution along with newer Polycom phones, we have had very few issues with our phones or our phone platform.
    Elvin Thomas | 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

    Vonage Business Communications

    • We were able to remove expensive and out of date phones, and replace them with the user's choice of a new phone or Bluetooth, so we saved money.
    • There was training time that needed to be committed for a 50+ person office which reduced productivity for a while.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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