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Dialpad Talk

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Likelihood to Recommend

Dialpad Talk

[Dialpad Talk is] appropriate for a small contact center. For us it has worked very well because some of the features we needed have slowly been integrated, which makes me believe they actually listen to the customers. For analytics itself I see it as still being in diapers, at least for us that run an outbound cold sales contact center. But in general, Dialpad [Talk] is a tool which has helped us keep an overall basic control over when, where, and what out agents are doing.
Gina Yfarraguerri | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)

Sametime is well suited for very quick conversations, where you know the person is an active Sametime user. It also serves as an easy way to reach out to someone you may not know when looking for an answer to a quick question, as they are likely to be a Sametime user. Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to use Sametime for Audio or Video chat. The quality and reliability are horrendous.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.4
Hosted PBX
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.9
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.9
User templates
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.0
Call reports
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.0
Directory of employee names
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.4

Call Management

Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.1
Answering rules
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
7.9
Call recording
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.0
Call park
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.0
Call screening
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.2
Message alerts
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.2

VoIP system collaboration

Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.0
Video conferencing
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.0
Audio conferencing
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.0
Video screen sharing
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.0
Instant messaging
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.0

Mobile apps

Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
7.6
Mobile app for iOS
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
7.6
Mobile app for Android
Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
7.6

Pros

Dialpad Talk

  • Notifications- via e-mails, calendar links and otherwise are very helpful when dealing with information that may otherwise get lost or forgotten in conversations
  • Access- Being able to access calls on the go via your own cell phone or using your laptop to help free up your hand and get real time speech intelligibility is much appreciated
  • Variety- Options for quick chats and sending photos, video calls to share screens when necessary, and your most recent calls available on the same screen you are already looking at adds to workplace efficiency
Laura Samoisette, LEED AP, WELL AP | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)

  • Sametime's web-based interfaces are "zero load", requiring no plug-ins to be installed to join a meeting, launch a meeting, or use chat in a browser. A plugin is required only if you want to share your screen.
  • Integration with IBM Notes is very tight. Sametime's chat status can change according to your Notes calendar. You can easily see if someone who just emailed you is available to chat. Your chat History is right inside Notes as well.
  • IBM's mobile apps are top notch. We automated the apps for our users thanks to IBM's work with third party MDMs. This made it very simple for us to deploy the Sametime mobile apps -- Chat and Meetings -- and get new capabilities such as Audio & Video mobilized quickly.
  • No down time, ever. The rock solid WebSphere back-end of Sametime means the environment is always up. Period.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dialpad Talk

  • I would like to see more company-level management of individual user settings. For example, I prefer all employees to call out using the main company's caller ID. As the account administrator, I cannot control this selection for individual users.
  • I would like the multilevel voice attendant to be more integrated as a single menu. As currently configured, I can enable all the options I want, but only by setting up a forest of "departments" each with their own windows and independent settings.
  • We received reports of callers getting a busy signal, but I have not been able to diagnose why. I would like a better mechanism for viewing call logs as an administrator.
  • Status lights for individual users do not appear to be accurate. Most users appear "available" nearly 24 hours a day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)

  • Whenever I drop Sametime and relogin, I have to ask somebody else to invite me to chat rooms. It would be great to have a function to show me which chat room(s) I was previously on and give me an option to rejoin by Sametime itself.
  • Not always able to see chat history in chat room. If the invitor forget to check allow to see chat history, or the history the invitor cannot be seen, I will not be able to see.
  • Can not send files via Sametime.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dialpad Talk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Sametime is now an embedded experience for our users. They know it, they like it, they use it, and they expect it to be wherever they are. Because it is pretty easy to use and NEVER goes down, users know they can rely on it and won't be frustrated by it. Sametime is right up with there with Microsoft Office in terms of user adoption and appreciation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dialpad Talk

Dialpad Talk 8.5
Based on 16 answers
The Dialpad app is very user friendly. It took very little time for even our most technically-challenged users to adopt it. Dialpad is also constantly upgrading their software so that functionality is gained. User adoption was really amazing. All it took was just making a few outbound calls and a few short videos to train our people.
Gregg Skala | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM) 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Just about everything works the way you expect it would and it's relatively easy for users to figure out. Sametime was one of those things that we started with only a few people as a "test" and before the test period was done we discovered a few hundred people had figured out how to log in and most got it working all on their own. Many of our users want to use Sametime and do so regularly; we do not have to create policies enforcing its usage. Users find it practical to use Sametime to do things like chat, transfer files, share their screen, and so forth.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Dialpad Talk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Typically if Sametime is not available, it's because Windows Updates were done on the servers and they were not rebooted. However, that's not a problem with Sametime -- in fact, if you have Linux you could probably run Sametime for years without any hiccups whatsoever. We have no internal Linux expertise.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Dialpad Talk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Generally very good. Occasionally AV or screen-sharing will stutter and every now and then I hear of it dropping out altogether, but in all cases it was easy to re-establish
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dialpad Talk

Dialpad Talk 6.8
Based on 70 answers
  1. Dialpad Onboarding support was okay. I think this was because we used a 3rd party vendor. We had a lot of issues with provisioning the phones.
  2. The Dialpad sales rep forgot to mention that Dialpad is only compatible with Polycom desk phones so we bad to purchase new phones last minute.
  3. We were supposed to get 3 months free when we signed up with Dialpad as a courtesy but the charged us for the 3rd month. They have resolved this error but I think there was no designated point of contact on Dialpad's end to help things move more smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM) 8.3
Based on 4 answers
A simple platform yet it saves a massive amount of time and costs for our company. It is a very straight-forward tool without complexity in using the platform. Although there are not as many features as other chat platforms, it is sufficient for my company to have internal discussions very easily. Amid busy work hours, we don't even need too many fancy features for communication. A simple yet professional tool is more than enough for business conversation.
Mogana Tashiani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dialpad Talk

We used to use 8x8 Express and while we liked it, we found that Dialpad had more features (like syncing events, emails & shared documents via G-Suite) - especially the awesome Voice Intelligence (call transcription) feature. Dialpad will even transcribe a voicemail while it's happening, so can read the text while you're on another call. 8x8 Express did not provide this and had a similar price point to Dialpad. We also found Dialpad to be more user-friendly than 8x8 Express - especially when using the web version. Both 8x8 Express and Dialpad have web meeting / conferencing built in. I must also say that Dialpad customer service is quite impressive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)

Slack is the best messaging app that I have used for work communication. Slack is actually so easy to use, and offers such a good mobile app, that I use it on my own for personal conversations. Slack offers many features that Sametime either doesn't or doesn't do well. We chose IBM Sametime because it was the first chat app that we used at our company. Many people are familiar with it and did not want to move to a new tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Dialpad Talk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Sametime is rock solid. It runs on WebSphere, DB2 and other related IBM technologies. This does mean the back-end is highly complex and very difficult to learn and get comfortable with, however.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dialpad Talk

  • Ability to have employees work from home which allows us to keep a smaller office environment.
  • Efficiency increased with integrating calls / meetings in one app.
  • Previously had to restrict employees to primarily work in the office or forward items to their home or mobile phones. This allows them to have the same tools in or out of the office which reduces issues when being contacted by clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)

  • Licensing for existing IBM customers can be advantageous as they might actually already have a free entitlement (even if they do not know that yet) - so it can be quite cost-efficient.
  • Small environments can be fit onto a single server and run quite well
Victor Toal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dialpad Talk

General

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

Dialpad Talk Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$20.001
Pro$30.001
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per user/per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)

General

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

HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dialpad Talk
7.9
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Usability

Dialpad Talk
8.5
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Performance

Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
9.0

Support Rating

Dialpad Talk
6.8
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
8.3

Scalability

Dialpad Talk
HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)
10.0

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