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Likelihood to Recommend

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings is more focused on organizations and users with needs above the average: HD video and audio, possibility of participating from any device, by desktop, mobile, video conference equipment or browser, share screen, documents or record and edit meetings , among other features, all safely and up to 1000 participants in each meeting. If a more basic collaborative solution is required, the advice is to use another provider.
Leonardo Gonzalez | 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

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Webex Meetings
8.1
Fuze
High quality audio
Webex Meetings
8.4
Fuze
High quality video
Webex Meetings
8.4
Fuze
Low bandwidth requirements
Webex Meetings
7.5
Fuze
Mobile support
Webex Meetings
8.2
Fuze

Screen Sharing

Webex Meetings
8.5
Fuze
Desktop sharing
Webex Meetings
8.8
Fuze
Whiteboards
Webex Meetings
8.2
Fuze

Online Meetings / Events

Webex Meetings
8.4
Fuze
Calendar integration
Webex Meetings
8.6
Fuze
Meeting initiation
Webex Meetings
8.5
Fuze
Integrates with social media
Webex Meetings
7.6
Fuze
Record meetings / events
Webex Meetings
8.7
Fuze
Slideshows
Webex Meetings
8.6
Fuze

Online Events Collaboration

Webex Meetings
8.4
Fuze
Live chat
Webex Meetings
8.4
Fuze
Audience polling
Webex Meetings
8.5
Fuze
Q&A
Webex Meetings
8.4
Fuze

Online Events Security

Webex Meetings
8.4
Fuze
User authentication
Webex Meetings
8.5
Fuze
Participant roles & permissions
Webex Meetings
8.5
Fuze
Confidential attendee list
Webex Meetings
8.1
Fuze

Cloud PBX

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

Call Management

Webex Meetings
Fuze
7.7
Answering rules
Webex Meetings
Fuze
7.8
Call recording
Webex Meetings
Fuze
7.6
Call park
Webex Meetings
Fuze
7.9
Message alerts
Webex Meetings
Fuze
7.5

VoIP system collaboration

Webex Meetings
Fuze
7.5
Video conferencing
Webex Meetings
Fuze
6.9
Audio conferencing
Webex Meetings
Fuze
8.2

Mobile apps

Webex Meetings
Fuze
8.0
Mobile app for iOS
Webex Meetings
Fuze
8.2
Mobile app for Android
Webex Meetings
Fuze
7.9

Pros

Webex Meetings

  • it is very robust and Stable
  • Security is one important strength
  • it is easy to use, and even when shared to arrange meetings with customer that are more familiar in using other Meeting Tools, they find it easy to use and better than the tools they have been using.
  • It is curious how they like the way they could change the Virtual Background and how better it looks than others
Mike Martinez | 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

Webex Meetings

  • Better integration with other platforms such as Panopto (currently only one video source can be saved instead of one explicit presenter and one explicit content window
  • Needs a bigger marketplace similar to Zoom
  • Virtual backgrounds needs improvement and should include motion backgrounds
  • Consolidate all the different products (Webex Meetings, Event, Training, Support centers) into one product
  • Allow fullscreen video of presenter video on secondary monitor
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

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 7.6
Based on 34 answers
Cisco Webex Meetings is a platform that consistently performs well and outperforms some of the other solutions that we have used, such as Zoom. It is user friendly and helps our organization accomplish the goal of connecting with external contacts to conduct meetings and share information
Jess Messenger | 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

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.9
Based on 63 answers
Cisco Webex Meetings is a really easy-to-use solution. Cisco has a mentality linked to joining meetings: one button to push. There is always the same big green button that appears everywhere—on invitation emails, in the calendar, on videoconferencing devices, on the application in our phones and tablets. One button and the meeting is started. Anyone can start a meeting.The solution is therefore minimally demanding for IT teams, and even easy to set up and support for smaller environments where there simply isn't an IT team.
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

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 9.0
Based on 134 answers
Has always been very reliable with only a couple of issues in the past year. Video and audio quality is always very good, however the platform does struggle with many people on video and audio (could also have something to do with computer bandwidth). We had over 50 people on a video call and found the platform to crash repeatedly, however for something like this I would recommend leveraging Webex events
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.7
Based on 113 answers
Overall performance of loading the application is fast. On occasions, the meeting can take time to load in the browser version. The app usually loads faster both on desktop and mobile. Integration with MS Outlook is available. While I have not noticed [...] reduced performance within Cisco Webex Meetings because of this integration, I have seen delays in MS Outlook when adding the meeting link to calendars
Brijesh Shirodkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.3
Based on 115 answers
The response time is very fast via email. Most of the time, they also follow-up with a call but I usually need my questions answered via email.I think their support emails are bit bland and impersonal. They may think it's a good idea to list all applicable managers in their emails but that's not really all the important to me. In fact seeing so many people listed makes me wonder if I'd have to contact someone else to get my question answered or problem resolved.
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

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 6.4
Based on 1 answer
It is very good to have an in-person training at times as well as they can show you in in person how to configure an operating system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 7.8
Based on 2 answers
We mostly use training from Cisco's online training programs which is very informative and can be easily incorporated into our daily schedules without disrupting our normal working activities. There are many online training materials are available on cisco's website as well as other third-party training companies may also provide additional training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 9.1
Based on 17 answers
That we needed complex implementation that we didn't get tells me 2 things: 1) the product was not designed in a way that "just worked" like some of its peers (Zoom / BlueJeans) and 2) had our company defined actual user needs and validated / verified that they had bought something that matched those, we would have pursued features / designs more closely aligned with what the product actually does: screen share, sometimes video, definitely VOIP audio (always an option regardless of license), and easy recording and retrieval of meetings.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Webex Meetings

I find Cisco Webex Meetings to be the easiest to use from the following standpoints:- Google Hangouts can have firewall issues for my customers; Cisco Webex Meetings doesn't- Our company finds it hard at times to take presenter rights in Teams, and we often need to present- Skype can be difficult to log into; Cisco Webex Meetings isn't- Some of my accounts weren't allowed by their internal IT teams to use Zoom when Zoom had security issues; Cisco Webex Meetings was always considered an acceptable option
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

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.9
Based on 114 answers
  • Pay as you grow [the] solution. Only add license[s] when more user need it
  • License include[s] Cisco Webex Meetings and Webex Teams. Can be shared for entire departments and sites as needed
  • Using cloud storage, so meeting and presentation can be store on cloud. No need to provide on-premise server
  • For remote/branch user they can seamlessly join meeting from their endpoint device
  • License assignment is very simple using cloud console
Budi Ezeddin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Webex Meetings

  • Webex Meetings has made it a seamless experience with meeting with customers during the pandemic.
  • Some customers are moving away from Webex Meetings to MS Teams due to costs which need to be reduced to compete.
  • Having face to face meetings via Webex Meetings has reduced travel costs when an in-person meeting is not necessary.
(Brian) Keith Klevenski | 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

Webex Meetings

General

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

Webex Meetings Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.001
Starter$13.501
Plus$17.951
Business$26.951
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing available by monthly or annual subscription, with discounts available for annual commitments.

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

Webex Meetings
8.5
Fuze
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Webex Meetings
7.6
Fuze
6.1

Usability

Webex Meetings
8.9
Fuze
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Webex Meetings
9.0
Fuze
8.5

Performance

Webex Meetings
8.7
Fuze
8.0

Support Rating

Webex Meetings
8.3
Fuze
6.5

In-Person Training

Webex Meetings
6.4
Fuze
8.0

Online Training

Webex Meetings
7.8
Fuze
9.0

Implementation Rating

Webex Meetings
9.1
Fuze
7.3

Scalability

Webex Meetings
8.9
Fuze
7.0

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