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145 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100

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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Cloud PBX

    7.6

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    76%

    Zendesk Support Suite

    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%

    Zendesk Support Suite

    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%

    Zendesk Support Suite

    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%

    Zendesk Support Suite

    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

    Incident and problem management

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Zendesk Support Suite

    74%
    Zendesk Support Suite ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Organize and prioritize service tickets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    86 Ratings

    Expert directory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    54 Ratings

    Subscription-based notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    61 Ratings

    ITSM collaboration and documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    57 Ratings

    Ticket creation and submission

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    87 Ratings

    Ticket response

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    86 Ratings

    Self Help Community

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Zendesk Support Suite

    72%
    Zendesk Support Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

    External knowledge base

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    74 Ratings

    Internal knowledge base

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    69 Ratings

    Multi-Channel Help

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Zendesk Support Suite

    71%
    Zendesk Support Suite ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Customer portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    68 Ratings

    IVR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    28 Ratings

    Social integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    52 Ratings

    Email support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    83 Ratings

    Help Desk CRM integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    62 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Zendesk Support Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) and Zendesk Support Suite are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    89%
    42 Ratings
    7.4

    Zendesk Support Suite

    74%
    125 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    100%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    100%
    38 Ratings

    Usability

    7.1

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    71%
    4 Ratings
    9.4

    Zendesk Support Suite

    94%
    18 Ratings

    Availability

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Zendesk Support Suite

    86%
    26 Ratings

    Performance

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    80%
    20 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.4

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    84%
    27 Ratings
    6.4

    Zendesk Support Suite

    64%
    49 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    100%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9

    Zendesk Support Suite

    79%
    9 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    100%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    90%
    35 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite implementation means an industry-class help desk with a dynamic interface that brings together all customer interactions from almost any channel allowing agents to respond faster to customer queries and with the right context. It is more than just a help desk since it also acts as a CRM by allowing us to organize workflows, processes and track customer engagement.
    Emily Mok | 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    • Zendesk makes it easy to see if a question/ticket has already been answered/updated (and to see who answered it).
    • Zendesk makes it easy for users to indicate if they are available to respond or not.
    • Zendesk also makes it easy to respond as you can respond within the software/system. A one-stop process!
    Anonymous | 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    • Allow each user to customize the look of their Dash, rather than being hemmed in by company selections
    • Provide a way for Suspended tickets (created by emails from non-users) to be better managed
    • Set a timer for tickets to reopen on a more individual ticket basis.
    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

    Starting Price

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    Must contact sales team for pricing

    Zendesk Support Suite

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $19 per agent/month billed annually

    Zendesk Support Suite Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Suite Team$49.001
    Suite Growth$79.001
    Suite Professional$99.001
    Suite Enterprise$150.001
    Additional Enterprise-Ready Plans, starting at...$215.001
    Support Team (Foundational Support Only)$19.001
    1. per agent/month billed annually
    Additional Pricing Details

    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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 10.0
    Based on 38 answers
    There has not been a reason to consider anything else as the core functions work perfectly for ticketing. Also Zendesk continues to focus on new functionality, growth of the API and Apps framework and add more partner application to the list. Not only will be renew but it is likely we will add seats as we grow and expand our customer focused teams.
    Lou Gallo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 9.4
    Based on 18 answers
    As an agent it's very simple to use. As an admin it's also easy to use, but sometimes lacks some functionality that would be nice to have such as expanded native 2 way sync functionality for many major apps that are commonly used today like HubSpot and Salesforce. The ability to add followers to tickets to they get updates and are in the know without the customer seeing this agent cc'd is a nice touch. This ensures additional visibility and easily following the communication without having to appear as a CC to the customer, who could accidentally remove that person in a response, thus breaking the visibility
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 8.6
    Based on 26 answers
    In the past year, I'd say I have only noticed maybe two hours total of downtime in my own usage. Very minimal.
    Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 8.0
    Based on 20 answers
    There has been minor performance degradation on a very few days out of the two years I have been using the product.
    Taylor Wielage | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 8.4
    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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 6.4
    Based on 49 answers
    Every time I contacted them they were not only very responsive and knowledgable, but always seemed to have a positive upbeat attitude. It probably helps that we did not have significant service outages or sev 1 level issues, but even my lower severity issues were quickly answered. And the positive and upbeat attitude really made things feel comfortable.
    Kevin Pearce | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 7.9
    Based on 9 answers
    Zendesk has tons of available material for training - videos, webinars, articles, etc. The only reason this is not a 10 is because it can be hard to figure out how to navigate to these things and find what you are looking for.
    Chase Sheaffer | 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 9.0
    Based on 35 answers
    I was very satisfied. They have a free trial for 30 days and I recommend you do that and use it. It is very easy to get started with the basics and the build on over time.

    The only thing technically complex was single sign-on and integration to Salesforce.com required some tweaks – otherwise setting up system was very easy
    Anonymous | 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    I have not used any other support software, but also evaluated FreshDesk. For our needs at the time, Zendesk was more polished and had the ability to support multiple websites in a single instance, while allowing customization for each brand separately. That was crucial to us, and is why we went with Enterprise.
    Adam McCracken | 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    • The main part of the IT department is able to quickly prioritize and delegate tickets as they come in.
    • Tickets can be linked to each other and support articles, creating opportunities for more efficient responses.
    • Central location for users to ask for tech help when they don't need to know which staff member is the appropriate person to ask.
    Alicia Barevich, bCRE, bCEE | TrustRadius Reviewer

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