CloudTalk vs. Genesys PureConnect (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
CloudTalk is cloud-based call center software for sales and support teams of all sizes, looking to improve customer experiences through more personalized, data-driven customer interactions. The vendor aims to help teams communicate clearly and efficiently. With CloudTalk users can get local, mobile or toll-free numbers from more than 140+ countries across the world. The vendor says they offer integration with important tools (such a CRM, Helpdesk, or…
$20
per user/month (invoiced annually)
Genesys PureConnect (discontinued)
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
Genesys PureConnect was an omnichannel contact center platform that offered cloud-based or on-premise deployments. It featured a SIP-based architecture with VoIP capabilities, allowing companies to connect legacy voice systems and use existing phones. A legacy product, new users are encouraged to investigate Genesys Cloud.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
CloudTalk Starter
$20.00
per user/month (invoiced annually)
CloudTalk Essential
$25.00
per user/month (invoiced annually)
CloudTalk Expert
$40.00
per user/month (invoiced annually)
CloudTalk Custom
-
per user or company/month (invoiced annually)
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudTalkGenesys PureConnect (discontinued)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
CloudTalk
9.7
45 Ratings
15% above category average
Genesys PureConnect (discontinued)
7.9
64 Ratings
6% below category average
Agent dashboard9.945 Ratings6.755 Ratings
Validate callers9.740 Ratings7.548 Ratings
Outbound response9.941 Ratings8.541 Ratings
Call forwarding9.940 Ratings7.756 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)9.739 Ratings8.043 Ratings
Warm transfer9.631 Ratings8.357 Ratings
Predictive dialing10.025 Ratings7.936 Ratings
Interactive voice response9.929 Ratings8.045 Ratings
REST APIs9.630 Ratings7.037 Ratings
Call scripts9.225 Ratings8.539 Ratings
Call tracking9.436 Ratings7.755 Ratings
Multichannel integration9.830 Ratings9.044 Ratings
CRM software integration9.836 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
CloudTalk
9.9
42 Ratings
18% above category average
Genesys PureConnect (discontinued)
5.5
54 Ratings
40% below category average
Inbound call routing9.936 Ratings6.551 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing9.929 Ratings6.539 Ratings
Recording9.938 Ratings4.552 Ratings
Quality management9.934 Ratings4.546 Ratings
Call analytics9.940 Ratings3.043 Ratings
Historical reporting9.937 Ratings5.052 Ratings
Live reporting9.935 Ratings6.548 Ratings
Customer surveys9.927 Ratings7.935 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics9.826 Ratings5.130 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
Nextiva Contact Center
Nextiva Contact Center
Score 9.0 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 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
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudTalkGenesys PureConnect (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(45 ratings)
5.3
(116 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Usability
7.7
(5 ratings)
7.3
(12 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
3.6
(11 ratings)
4.0
(12 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
6.1
(7 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
CloudTalk.io
Cloudtalk is by far the best value-for-price software out there for call center solutions. Packed with features, very accessible, kind and accessible customer support, and cheap, especially when compared with their competitors for the same range of features. Easy entry-level software, especially if you're a startup that doesn't want to make big initial commitments but needs a solution that scales with the business.
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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.
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Pros
CloudTalk.io
  • It's extremely simple to install and integrate
  • Their smart dialer option reduces time spent typing in number and helps make more calls
  • It makes life super easy to keep track of calls being made and how long calls are but also to listen back on calls made
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  • 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.
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Cons
CloudTalk.io
  • A lot of features are still missing, some of which are pretty basic like being able to select multiple filters instead of one.
  • Desktop app has had some instability issue.
  • IVR needs to be self-recorded which can lead to a lower quality.
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  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
CloudTalk.io
It is working and affordable
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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.
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Usability
CloudTalk.io
CloudTalk is super easy to use and has a great quality. It helps to communicate with the clients easily and we can feel that the sound quality is high, while speaking to the client and while listening to the recordings. This is for our department essential in our day to day work.
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The interface is only semi user-friendly on almost every front. Agent experience is lacking and we have found many limitations within the system. Workforce forecasting is not as robust as expected. Quality continues to be a struggle. Interaction searches are not robust.
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Reliability and Availability
CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
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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).
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Performance
CloudTalk.io
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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.
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Support Rating
CloudTalk.io
They are skilled, experienced, and anytime I need something and contact the support time, I get the right person who understands my needs and reacts to them accordingly. So far I was only pleasantly surprised by the level of support these guys provide and coming from a customer service oriented background myself, I can only say keep it up guys, you are doing a fantastic job!
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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.
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In-Person Training
CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
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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.
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Online Training
CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
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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.
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Implementation Rating
CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
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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.
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Alternatives Considered
CloudTalk.io
It was a gamble if I'm being honest, plus this is a very nuanced and intricate topic. We didn't necessarily substitute one for the other, it was a much needed state of affairs where we needed the call monitoring and agent tracking pros of CloudTalk more so than ever before.
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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.
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Scalability
CloudTalk.io
No answers on this topic
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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.
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Return on Investment
CloudTalk.io
  • For a similar price it is not necessary to manage so many cell phone accounts
  • Unlike basic telephony. It is possible to have more control of the interactions with our clients.
  • For administrators it allows better control of commercial actions or the corresponding area for communication issues
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  • 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.
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ScreenShots

CloudTalk Screenshots

Screenshot of CloudTalk for Freshdesk - All customer-related data from both systems can be automatically synchronized and always up-to-date. No matter whether one is working in Freshdesk or CloudTalk, the software can provide comprehensive customer data.Screenshot of CloudTalk for Intercom - By integrating Intercom with CloudTalk, essential customer contact details become visible, as well as history of calls and conversations. No matter whether one is working in Intercom or CloudTalk, comprehensive customer data will be presented in both systems. In addition, data synchronization is automatic and regular, so information is always up-to-date.Screenshot of Complete customer interaction history is always within reach. CloudTalk will automatically display previous calls, orders, chats or notes, so agents don’t have to look them up in multiple systems.Screenshot of CloudTalk apps allows agents to make and receive phone calls from anywhere.Screenshot of CloudTalk for Help ScoutScreenshot of Agents can see all caller information in one place. During the phone call, they can look at the client’s history of interactions, orders, chat or notes.

Genesys PureConnect (discontinued) Screenshots

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