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Fuze

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Unified Contact Center

Large and complex customer environments where the call flows integrate with multiple back-end systems within a customer's Data Center are a good fit for UCCE. It also caters well for customers with a widely distributed workforce that are connected via good networking links or have remote workers. Small contact centers with simplistic call flows and no future need for complexity like Biometrics and the like would do better from choosing a contact center such as Contact Centre Express or Webex CC as an example.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fuze

Fuze is great for a smaller company that does not frequently meet with outside third parties. When meeting with third parties Fuze is not as well known as Microsoft Teams or Zoom, so one of those is usually preferred. Fuze is a great softphone program that allows employees to instant message, text message and communicate form their web browser or a free mobile app to be able to make calls and send texts from their work phone number all from within the app.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Contact Center Software

Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.2
Fuze
Agent dashboard
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.2
Fuze
Validate callers
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.6
Fuze
Outbound response
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.0
Fuze
Call forwarding
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.4
Fuze
Click-to-call (CTC)
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.5
Fuze
Warm transfer
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.5
Fuze
Predictive dialing
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.4
Fuze
Interactive voice response
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.7
Fuze
REST APIs
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.2
Fuze
Call scripts
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.7
Fuze
Call tracking
Cisco Unified Contact Center
8.0
Fuze
Multichannel integration
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.6
Fuze
CRM software integration
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.6
Fuze

Workforce Optimization (WFO)

Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.1
Fuze
Inbound call routing
Cisco Unified Contact Center
8.0
Fuze
Omnichannel inbound routing
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.1
Fuze
Recording
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.8
Fuze
Quality management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.9
Fuze
Call analytics
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.2
Fuze
Historical reporting
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.7
Fuze
Live reporting
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.1
Fuze
Customer surveys
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.4
Fuze
Customer interaction analytics
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.7
Fuze

Cloud PBX

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.4
Hosted PBX
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.9
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.0
User templates
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.1
Call reports
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.3
Directory of employee names
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.4

Call Management

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.7
Answering rules
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.8
Call recording
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.6
Call park
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.9
Message alerts
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.5

VoIP system collaboration

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.5
Video conferencing
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
6.9
Audio conferencing
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
8.2

Mobile apps

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
8.0
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
8.2
Mobile app for Android
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.9

Pros

Cisco Unified Contact Center

  • Provides a great cradle-to-grave reporting capability of a customer journey through the Customer Contact Center.
  • Integrations with numerous third-party vendors providing the end-user several choices in vendors offering similar offerings.
  • The User community is vast, yet tight knit and collaborative spirited.
  • Documentation set is vast
  • Reliable once installed correctly and patched regularly.
James Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fuze

  • Availability to use your work number anytime anywhere. Our recruiters make themselves available as much as they can. Being able to answer calls from their worklines while not in the office and make calls from their work numbers is a big deal.
  • Setting up new phones and numbers is very easy with their hub. I don't always have to go directly to their support team to setup new users. As long as I have the mac address of the phone and we have free numbers I can set a new user up in minutes.
  • Their support team is great as well. If I do need to get help with an issue their support team is quick to respond and very knowledgeable about their systems. Their team is also able to fix most support cases within the same day.
David Scalise | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Unified Contact Center

  • The Enterprise version Cisco Unified Contact Center has a lot of sunk cost involved and harder to support due to the expertise involved.
  • Licensing and ongoing support is also a huge undertaking. Licensing is hard to understand for Cisco in general. When you have created a certification for understanding Cisco Licensing maybe that is a hint to simplify your licensing instead.
  • The Express Unified Contact Center version is getting outdated and has capacity limitations. The Enterprise version is a huge undertaking to implement and get approved cost wise.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fuze

  • Android and iOS apps do not always handle disruptions from other phone activities well. Inbound phone calls and changes to Bluetooth connections (earpiece to car, for example) can foul up an ongoing meeting.
  • We would love the ability to easily move calls between devices -- Software to desk phone, desk phone to mobile client, etc. Fuze has made some improvements in this area, but there are still a couple of missing pieces.
  • The Fuze Meetings module is still a bit behind the major players like WebEx, Zoom, etc., in features and general usability.
John Dennis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Unified Contact Center

Cisco Unified Contact Center 9.1
Based on 5 answers
if it is up to me I would maintain its use. I was not able to make those decisions previously.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fuze

Fuze 6.1
Based on 17 answers
Cost and support and the primary driving factors. The management team has been extremely responsive and assisting even with the obstacles and hurdles we experienced during implementation. We are still learning how best to manage the solution and comfort and pleasure with the solution will increase as our knowledge and skillsets improve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Unified Contact Center

Cisco Unified Contact Center 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Once set up and working it is a solid platform but it does take quite a bit of up front effort from a team of knowledgeable technical staff. The script editor and management tools are pretty intuitive and the Web Reskilling tool allows agents to be re-skilled on the fly so that is useful. The MIS tool is okay, but if you really want a good MI presentation layer then you need to invest in an add-on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fuze

Fuze 7.3
Based on 10 answers
Fuze was built with the end-user in mind. It was built to have a common interface on mobile and desktop. Fuze Web is new, and it also has the exact same interface as the desktop and mobile, and they are still working on the ability to make phone calls from the browser itself, currently it can do meetings just fine. Everything about Fuze was built with the end-user in mind.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Unified Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 8.5
Based on 3 answers
We've had a few outages over the past year. More than other vendors I've used. They usually have outages fixed within an hour. The downside is they do not provide root cause of outages. If they do at takes them at least a month to get it to you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Unified Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Since Fuze runs across multiple devices and platforms they really strived to make a lightweight interface that is optimized for phone calls, chat, and collaboration. The web client loads fast, the chat is always up-to-date, phone calls arrive on-time. The desktop client is the most feature rich and basically it just adds desktop sharing functionality as well as VoIP for calling, and the mobile client doesn't consume a lot of battery, and it stays running to get phone calls, chats, and can do meetings over Wifi, Cellular Data, or Cellular voice.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Unified Contact Center

Cisco Unified Contact Center 7.8
Based on 11 answers
For call centers that don't mind a little manual work and do not want integration to other products, this solution is great! Lots of data is available and the management of call center agents is easily done with the Cisco Unified Contact Center application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fuze

Fuze 6.5
Based on 93 answers
I think it is improving but as I said previously there is a stress on the billing side of the business which gives a perhaps unfairly poor impression of support. The recent interaction that I have had with Support is definitely better and from my experience as good as it has been.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco Unified Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 8.0
Based on 2 answers
At many of our sites with more than 50 users, Fuze sent someone onsite to train. This worked surprisingly well, as the trainer allowed the users to set the pace and answered TONS of questions. Fuze has a very streamlined training process, their staff is very professional, very knowledgeable and very engaging.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco Unified Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Fuze has vast amounts of training videos and guides on how to use its products and services. There are literally endless-hours of training and I often point end-users to a particular video which addresses the specific needs of the user, for example: how to check voicemail. Or, how to share your desktop, etc.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Unified Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 7.3
Based on 99 answers
I am very well satisfied with the Fuze implementation at our company. It is really easy to set up. It's a straight up process and requires very minimal oversight. I will also like to say that the implementation was fairly quick. Also the UI is very easy to go around. You can easily find any feature in particular that you were searching for.
Jigar Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Unified Contact Center

Unified Contact Center proved itself best with end user requirement and also best for integration perspective where we can easily mitigate complex call flow requirements.Technically it is best to understand if our terminology is clear or protocol level knowledge is perfect.Also, if we aim to integrate third party vendors for call recording, call quality management, display, historical reporting it is the best one.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fuze

Post deployment we're currently reviewing the other unified communications solutions as Fuze is expensive per user when compared to other options available. Fuze has an advantage due to its PBX capabilities however licensing for non-PBX users is considerably higher then other vendors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Unified Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Fuze does have scalability limits but most of that is how many end-points they can put on a virtual PBX, or VCX as they call them, I THINK its limit is somewhere between 2,000 and 5,000, but we've not had issues with that because we have put users into various VCXs some by location, some by department or function. Either way, we have 7,000 currently deployed, and are going to end up with over 15,000 when we are done, Fuze is VERY scalable.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Unified Contact Center

  • I consider that the quality of service and functions are necessary for those who need an agent service.
  • The reporting and analysis of calls with customers help improve the satisfaction of the help provided.
  • Customers are satisfied with all the tools. The platform is complete.
Arturo Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fuze

  • We receive constant negative feedback from mangers about the system not functioning correctly. (This is mainly due to lack of support from Fuze)
  • This has had a positive impact in that the system is cheaper and we are missing less calls due to the functionality of the system.
Mikey Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Unified Contact Center

General

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

Cisco Unified Contact Center Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Fuze

General

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

Fuze Editions & Modules

Edition
US Outbound$0.021
Canada Outbound$0.021
UK Outbound$0.011
  1. Per Minute
Additional Pricing Details
https://www.fuze.com/fuze-plans

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.6
Fuze
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Unified Contact Center
9.1
Fuze
6.1

Usability

Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.3
Fuze
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
8.5

Performance

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
8.0

Support Rating

Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.8
Fuze
6.5

In-Person Training

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
8.0

Online Training

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
9.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.3

Scalability

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Fuze
7.0

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