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Score 7.9 out of 100
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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

Genesys PureConnect

CIC is best suited for business models that rely on heavily leverage Data Integration especially one like ours that require real-time and high-speed data access for billing and customer integration.CIC is not well suited for small organizations < 50 where they are only answering phones in the course of doing business VS. the business is the phone.
Jim Barber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Contact Center Software

Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.4
Genesys PureConnect
7.7
Agent dashboard
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.3
Genesys PureConnect
7.1
Validate callers
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.7
Genesys PureConnect
7.8
Outbound response
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.3
Genesys PureConnect
7.8
Call forwarding
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.8
Genesys PureConnect
8.0
Click-to-call (CTC)
Cisco Unified Contact Center
8.0
Genesys PureConnect
7.8
Warm transfer
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.8
Genesys PureConnect
8.5
Predictive dialing
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.2
Genesys PureConnect
7.7
Interactive voice response
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.7
Genesys PureConnect
8.1
REST APIs
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.4
Genesys PureConnect
7.6
Call scripts
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.5
Genesys PureConnect
7.6
Call tracking
Cisco Unified Contact Center
8.2
Genesys PureConnect
7.3
Multichannel integration
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.7
Genesys PureConnect
7.9
CRM software integration
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.9
Genesys PureConnect
7.4

Workforce Optimization (WFO)

Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.3
Genesys PureConnect
7.6
Inbound call routing
Cisco Unified Contact Center
8.1
Genesys PureConnect
8.2
Omnichannel inbound routing
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.0
Genesys PureConnect
8.0
Recording
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.2
Genesys PureConnect
8.1
Quality management
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.3
Genesys PureConnect
8.0
Call analytics
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.5
Genesys PureConnect
7.3
Historical reporting
Cisco Unified Contact Center
8.2
Genesys PureConnect
6.9
Live reporting
Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.6
Genesys PureConnect
7.2
Customer surveys
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.4
Genesys PureConnect
7.5
Customer interaction analytics
Cisco Unified Contact Center
6.7
Genesys PureConnect
7.1

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

Genesys PureConnect

  • Purely Software Based System: On Microsoft OS. It is an all software-based system making it easy to manage, integrate and interface with other systems
  • One Vendor: All modules, IVR, ACD, Dialer, WFM are from one vendor. So, no compatibility and latency issues at all.
  • Superb Notifier Service: You don't have to restart any process or service for a change to take effect.
Shahbaz Chughtai | 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

Genesys PureConnect

  • Licensing can be challenging and very expensive.
  • Client templates are hard to administer and are built very different than the rest of the functionality.
  • Web desktop has been slow to come along and include all the features.
  • Optimizer is very sub-par product.
Anonymous | 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

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.5
Based on 12 answers
We are so embedded on Pure Connect that we like to progress with it. For instance, we are looking into ways to provide different solutions to our customers, help our business to succeed, and work in a better CX.
One of the biggest advantages is that all is in one platform.
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

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.0
Based on 8 answers
PureConnect is well suited for organizations who don't want to deploy dozens of servers for a call center. It is very appropriate if you want to be full IP : from the career connexion (SIP trunk) to the phone set. It is less appropriate if your organization is divided into many small teams and you have to manage hundreds of different teams.
Michał Sabat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Unified Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 9.1
Based on 6 answers
The application itself uses a hub and spoke model that can help isolate errors in one section of the application from the rest, creating a much more stable overall program. Of all of the outages that we've had with our contact center platform, I can count on one hand how often it was truly a Genesys issue rather than a network issue, server issue or issue with a platform relied upon for an integration (web services, db calls).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Unified Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Some of the client applications take a bit of time on initial load, but with the move towards web based applications that issue is alleviated. You can tell that effort really isn't putting into the desktop apps any longer and that the client development effort is being put into bringing Interaction Connect closer to feature parity with the desktop (and bringing wholly new features to Connect).As far as IVR operations, web service calls, database operations: they all operate reasonably.
Anonymous | 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

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 6.8
Based on 15 answers
Some cases are resolved quickly others are taking longer and the reseller sometimes has to chase support several times and explain the issue seen several times. While being a direct customer before, I recognise this and it seems that when a case moves to another engineer they don’t read the previous case notes or don’t understand what has been done. This, from a customers perspective, slows down resolution times.
Ruud Reinold | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco Unified Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.3
Based on 4 answers
I liked the setup of the whole class. The instructor knew the topic well enough to answer questions from entry level to a more advanced one.
Instructor encouraged participation of the whole class and was able to engage every one. Also provided "real live" examples so everyone can relate to it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco Unified Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.3
Based on 3 answers
The online training itself is good. You are provided resources and can self study to a certain point, but the pacing always felt off. Either snails pace or like trying to drink from a fire hose. I think this easily could have had to do with course material and my personal preparations, though. I would say my main gripe is that since the acquisition the team responsible for actually booking training is very unresponsive and often not knowledgeable about the courses they offer. Booking my last training was a real chore.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Unified Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 6.1
Based on 21 answers
Don't try to go the perfect solution as a first target. Work on answer the more needs with a simple solution. Then analyse and try again to answer the most needs with adding a bit if complexity only if require. No needs to customise straight from the beginning or deployment takes too long.
Laurent Pret | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Unified Contact Center

The Avaya solution was not up to date any longer and we began a search for a one-vendor-solution. If you compare the features they are quite similar and offer benefits on both sides. We went with Cisco since they are the market-leader
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Call Manager, you had to buy all the components that are out of the box for PureConnect. The licensing model is more expensive on the Cisco side vs the Genesys PureConnect side. Lastly was on the Cisco side since you have to connect/integrate all the components on the cisco side you have to have so many vendors to install those parts. This drives the cost up even more so it was not worth going that route for our organization.
Micheal McComber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Unified Contact Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Genesys PureConnect's core and adjunct model allows for fairly easy growth in satellite locations via off site session managers, remote located media servers, remote content servers, etc to allow you to spread the infrastructure out while not pushing as much network traffic to your core data centers.
Anonymous | 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

Genesys PureConnect

  • We're improving our CX by optimizing our call centers, using additional attributes and keys to identify the best rep for the job.
  • We are also streamlining the journey of each individual customer by using PureConnect as the central interface for omnichannel interactions, allowing us to pick up the conversation where we left off.
  • Using additional attributes that start with the contact center interaction, we're able to track a student journey and proactively step in - increasing our individualized support to focus on the student outcome.
Blake Dunham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco Unified Contact Center

Pricing Details

Cisco Unified Contact Center

General

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

Genesys PureConnect

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.5
Genesys PureConnect
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Unified Contact Center
9.1
Genesys PureConnect
8.5

Usability

Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.3
Genesys PureConnect
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
9.1

Performance

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
8.8

Support Rating

Cisco Unified Contact Center
7.8
Genesys PureConnect
6.8

In-Person Training

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
8.3

Online Training

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
8.3

Implementation Rating

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
6.1

Scalability

Cisco Unified Contact Center
Genesys PureConnect
8.2

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