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Cisco Unified Contact Center

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Twilio

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Contact Center Software

    8.4

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    84%

    Twilio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Unified Contact Center ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Agent dashboard

    8.5
    85%
    35 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Validate callers

    8.7
    87%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Outbound response

    8.2
    82%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call forwarding

    8.5
    85%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Click-to-call (CTC)

    8.4
    84%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Warm transfer

    8.6
    86%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive dialing

    8.3
    83%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Interactive voice response

    8.6
    86%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    REST APIs

    8.4
    84%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call scripts

    8.5
    85%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call tracking

    8.4
    84%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multichannel integration

    8.4
    84%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    CRM software integration

    7.7
    77%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workforce Optimization (WFO)

    8.4

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    84%

    Twilio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Unified Contact Center ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Inbound call routing

    8.9
    89%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Omnichannel inbound routing

    8.5
    85%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recording

    8.7
    87%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Quality management

    8.5
    85%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call analytics

    8.3
    83%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Historical reporting

    8.1
    81%
    34 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live reporting

    8.2
    82%
    34 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customer surveys

    8.2
    82%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customer interaction analytics

    8.6
    86%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Twilio is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Contract Terms and Pricing Model, Professional Services

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    78%
    43 Ratings
    8.8

    Twilio

    88%
    51 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    91%
    5 Ratings

    Twilio

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.3

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    83%
    7 Ratings
    9.1

    Twilio

    91%
    10 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    75%
    18 Ratings
    9.4

    Twilio

    94%
    18 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    8.0

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    80%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Twilio

    100%
    1 Rating

    Professional Services

    8.0

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    80%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Twilio

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    I would recommend it to other people in my contact and business circle, but if I recommend it to someone who has certain difficulties in accessing some tools within Cisco, he may have great difficulty in getting help because of the support that is lacking in most of the times.
    Gustavo Alves | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Twilio

    If you have a business page on Facebook, having Twilio’s chat not feature is a must! No more missed chat messages or clients getting upset because of a delay in replies. Twilio has helped on several occasions answer simple questions, so I didn't even have to answer the chat message manually. It also enables you to recognize when spammy messages are trying to get through.
    Mary Tihoni | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    • Provides you with a solid routing engine that was built to handle Service Provider level throughput - if you need stability and a work horse this is the platform for you.
    • The core features on the whole are good, but where UCCE is very good is the eco-system of Solutions Plus partner integrations that expand on the core capabilities with the market leaders in areas such as WFO, Campaign Management, Biometrics and Natural Language.
    • The investment Cisco makes in the CC space means they are always improving the platform features, scale and reliability.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Twilio

    • Easy to see my team in one place, when they log in and out and what call status they are in.
    • Twilio is a simple, user friendly way to log in and out of work activities.
    • Excellent services and support.
    • The omnichannel feature which allows agents to get request from all channels.
    Max Safier | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    • After 25+ years, the product still requires experienced and highly skilled engineers to deploy the product properly per Cisco Best Practice guidelines.
    • Third-party integrations are also very cumbersome and require highly skilled and experienced engineers and significant time and financial investment to deploy.
    • Upgrading the product is cumbersome and requires Cisco ATP or Cisco AS which is time consuming and very expensive.
    James Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Twilio

    • Setting up response sequences should be more intuitive like an email sequence software or a chatbot service where you can send users through flows based on actions.
    • Less code setup or having a graphical user interface to set it up would be nice then to be able to just export the code of what we need and send it over to developers.
    • Easier multi-media sending for images, videos, or files needed.
    Evan Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Cisco Unified Contact Center Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    Must contact sales team for pricing.

    Twilio

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.0,015 per min per participant

    Twilio Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Programmable Messaging$0.00751
    Programmable Voice$0.00852
    Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns$153
    Programmable Video$0.00154
    Twilio SendGrid Email API$14.955
    Twilio Flex (Contact Center)$16
    Twilio Flex (Contact Center)$1507
    Programmable Voice$0.0138
    Twilio Conversations$0.059
    Twilio Authy$0.0910
    Programmable Wireless$2.0011
    Programmable Wireless$0.112
    WhatsApp Business API$0.004213
    WhatsApp Business API$0.00514
    Elastic SIP Trunking$0.04515
    Elastic SIP Trunking$0.00716
    1. per message sent or received
    2. per minute to receive a call
    3. per month for 5,000 contacts and 15,000 emails. Your first 2,000 contacts are free
    4. per min per participant
    5. per month up to 100k emails. (Up to 40k emails free for 30 days)
    6. per active user hour (5000 hours free)
    7. per named user per month (5000 hours free)
    8. per min to make a call
    9. per active user per month
    10. per authentication
    11. per SIM card
    12. per MB
    13. Per WhatsApp Template message sent
    14. Per WhatsApp session message
    15. Per min for origination
    16. Per min for termination
    Additional Pricing Details
    1. Pay-as-you-go pricing: Simple usage-based pricing means you don’t get locked into big contracts. 2. Volume discounts: Discounts trigger as your usage grows, so you always get a fair price. 3. Start building today with free trial credit and full API access.

    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

    Twilio

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    Cisco Unified Contact Center 8.3
    Based on 7 answers
    To be honest, there are tools better than Cisco Unified Contact Center
    because it largely depends on third party integrations with better
    alternatives available now a days. However, Cisco Unified Contact Center has its own standards in terms of user experience and client satisfactions which serves every customers with a flawless experience.
    Pratham Radadiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Twilio

    Twilio 9.1
    Based on 10 answers
    Twilio has well documented APIs and examples. There are several tutorials, videos and Q&As regarding their services. So, usability is very good. I must say that advanced knowledge of telephony, API/Programming and error-handling is essential to make good use of Twilio. It's not just plug-and-play unless you are integrated with a system that has all of the programming built for it.
    Chirag Shukla | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    Cisco Unified Contact Center 7.5
    Based on 18 answers
    Cisco Unified Contact center is a very smart & reliable solution to go for. Its active-active sight base architecture and [customizable] features really help to deliver efficient customer service, enhanced next-gen experience, and uninterrupted operations. I believe every [organization] should opt for it if required.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Twilio

    Twilio 9.4
    Based on 18 answers
    I have not had to communicate with Twilio support in the last 3 years but my past experience with them has been very positive. They replied to my previous requests promptly and kept me well informed to resolve my inquiries.With their documentation that's available, I hardly imagine why anyone would need to contact support since it's all there in a concise and easy to understand format. It would probably take you longer to type out a support ticket than to just open their doc websites.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    Similar I guess, however, I feel like Avaya was more suited for a contact center and allowed for all information to be in one place. The QA Forms were more flexible and easy to review. Predicative analysis was available to assist with scheduling and staffing. It was easier to manipulate and implement- I didn't need to go through 3 different parties to make a simply modification.
    Alyson Sherlock | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Twilio

    I receive regular unsolicited communications from Twilio competitors but I do not have the time to review them, given there is no reason for me to switch. Twilio works great and its pricing is acceptable for our situation. Investigating point solutions for text only or voice only would complicate our infrastructure and vendor management and would require some expensive system changes.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    Cisco Unified Contact Center 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Licenses are very expensive. The customer has to buy IP telephony or Unified Communication and Collaboration Licenses and for Contact Center Solution licenses separately. There must be a price tone down as the competition is really high. New customers are willing to go for cloud-based solutions [that] are cheaper and easy to deploy.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Twilio

    Twilio 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Being in South Africa, direct local currency support would be nice
    Farren Mare | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Professional Services

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    Cisco Unified Contact Center 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Scripting not supported
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Twilio

    Twilio 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Return on Investment

    Cisco Unified Contact Center

    • Simplifications in the suite are needed because we faced hard times with its implementation.
    • The product is price worthy when comparing it with what it really provides and offers.
    • Helps large-size organizations/businesses provide a good customer experience that complies with their complex business requirements.
    Mostafa Awad | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Twilio

    • Twilio WebRTC allowed us to move a bulk of our communication to the cloud, giving us a lot of visibility on how we were communicating with our customers.
    • It also gave us analytics on how much time users spent on communicating with each other over calls and helped us build features around it.
    • Twilio became the center of all communication on our platform. From chat messages to phone calls, it powered everything.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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