Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Unified Contact Center
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Cisco Unified Contact Center is a contact center platform that can support up to 24,000 agents. It supports call routing, omnichannel integrations, and a management portal for creating customer profiles, segmentation, and resource monitoring.N/A
Twilio
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Twilio offers a CPaaS and CCaaS solution, with the combination of its programmable Voice, Video, and Messaging APIs, as well as the Twilio Flex cloud contact center. Additional capabilities include Twilio's Elastic SIP Trunking, as well as API for WhatsApp.
$0
per min per participant
Pricing
Cisco Unified Contact CenterTwilio
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Programmable Video
$0.0015
per min per participant
WhatsApp Business API
$0.0042
Per WhatsApp Template message sent
WhatsApp Business API
$0.005
Per WhatsApp session message
Elastic SIP Trunking
$0.007
Per min for termination
Programmable Messaging
$0.0075
per message sent or received
Programmable Voice
$0.0085
per minute to receive a call
Programmable Voice
$0.013
per min to make a call
Elastic SIP Trunking
$0.045
Per min for origination
Twilio Conversations
$0.05
per active user per month
Twilio Authy
$0.09
per authentication
Programmable Wireless
$0.1
per MB
Twilio Flex (Contact Center)
$1
per active user hour (5000 hours free)
Programmable Wireless
$2.00
per SIM card
Twilio SendGrid Email API
$14.95
per month up to 100k emails. (Up to 40k emails free for 30 days)
Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns
$15
per month for 5,000 contacts and 15,000 emails. Your first 2,000 contacts are free
Twilio Flex (Contact Center)
$150
per named user per month (5000 hours free)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Unified Contact CenterTwilio
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsMust contact sales team for pricing.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.
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Top Pros
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Features
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Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Unified Contact Center
9.7
40 Ratings
15% above category average
Twilio
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Ratings
Agent dashboard9.640 Ratings00 Ratings
Validate callers9.636 Ratings00 Ratings
Outbound response9.636 Ratings00 Ratings
Call forwarding9.737 Ratings00 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)9.730 Ratings00 Ratings
Warm transfer9.835 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive dialing9.727 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive voice response9.734 Ratings00 Ratings
REST APIs9.730 Ratings00 Ratings
Call scripts9.635 Ratings00 Ratings
Call tracking9.638 Ratings00 Ratings
Multichannel integration9.730 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM software integration9.630 Ratings00 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Unified Contact Center
9.4
41 Ratings
13% above category average
Twilio
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Ratings
Inbound call routing9.738 Ratings00 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing9.730 Ratings00 Ratings
Recording8.834 Ratings00 Ratings
Quality management9.735 Ratings00 Ratings
Call analytics9.836 Ratings00 Ratings
Historical reporting9.639 Ratings00 Ratings
Live reporting9.739 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer surveys8.727 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics8.729 Ratings00 Ratings
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Cisco Unified Contact CenterTwilio
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Simplify360
Simplify360
Score 7.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
Conversica
Conversica
Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Unified Contact CenterTwilio
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(49 ratings)
6.5
(72 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(5 ratings)
8.1
(5 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(7 ratings)
9.5
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(17 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(16 ratings)
5.6
(16 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Unified Contact CenterTwilio
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
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.
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Twilio
I think Twilio has a very powerful set of tools that can be beneficial for almost any business, but it is on the more expensive side (and for good reason) so I wouldn’t recommend it to very small businesses or anyone wanting a cheaper solution. But for medium to large orgs, there are a plethora of ways to gain value from these products. I’ve only used Twilio with my current client, but I will be recommending Twilio Segment to future clients for capturing and processing customer data and building marketable audiences. One use case is using Twilio Segment as a way to manage marketing opt-ins and compliance, I have used Functions to capture opt-out data from events and send that info to One Trust and other systems, for example. Another use case is mass texts such as surveys; or customer support using Twilio Flex (especially with the new AI context features coming out). It would not be appropriate for a business who does not have a large spend for marketing, or maybe a B2B who doesn’t address the individual customers directly.
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Pros
Cisco
  • 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.
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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.
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Cons
Cisco
  • 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.
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Twilio
  • In my opinion, online support is extremely subpar for clients.
  • In my experience, no way to talk with anyone without a $1,500 investment monthly in their service.
  • In my experience, be prepared to wait at least 2-4 days to receive even one response from their support.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
if it is up to me I would maintain its use. I was not able to make those decisions previously.
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Twilio
We have standardized our processes surrounding Twilio. The entire process just works! There is no significant gap that we need to fill. Instead of thinking about Twilio's replacement, we'd rather focus on our customers with Twilio. It meets all our uses-cases currently. We haven't even explored the entire suite of applications to determine what other use cases we may potentially use.
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Usability
Cisco
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.
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Twilio
Overall the product API is extremely well documented so it is very easy to build a product with their technology. The website is a little bit cumbersome to use as they have greatly expanded the number of products that they have over the years, but the dashboard UI has not been improved much since.
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Performance
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Twilio
The problem tends to be us, the user, rather than Twilio. We don't reach out to support fast enough (spend time struggling), but when we have, they've solved our issue immediately. We are rural, so there are signal issues to accommodate, however, we find that a few staff on a few cellular networks can triangulate where we all have signal to put up a sign.
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Support Rating
Cisco
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.
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Twilio
I've never had to contact Authy's support. Of course, that's because Authy is so simple and easy to use that there hasn't been any need to. Authy correctly implements the time-based one-time password (TOTP) protocol, and becomes it conforms to the standard, it easily replaces Google Authenticator for your needs.
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Twilio
The developer APIs and SDKs are super easy to follow.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
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.
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Twilio
Twilio was referred to me by a business colleague, and I can't be more thankful! Twilio has helped my Facebook page by leaps and bounds, and I haven't even considered trying another chat option for my page. It is easy to set up, and customer service is quick to answer any and all questions you may have. I highly recommend it!
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Cisco
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.
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Twilio
Being in South Africa, direct local currency support would be nice
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Professional Services
Cisco
Scripting not supported
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Twilio
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Cisco
  • A smoother route to helping end users with critical needs
  • With quick assist while on hold, less calls come into the pool while agents have the ability to assist more critical needs
  • The ability to work remotely during an extreme event assisting end users
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Twilio
  • Adding in phone numbers onto our onboarding sequence has increased our user activity by about 30%. We believe due to the users being more invested in the application now.
  • On top of that, our first SMS has increased our week 1 retention by about 15%. Pushing users to go on the app more than 2-3 times has been a struggle and SMS seems to be a solid driver in retention.
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