Five9 vs. Fuze

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Five9
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Five9 is cloud contact center software for inbound, outbound, blended, or multi-channel operations. This solution includes management capabilities such as campaign management, quality monitoring, real-time and historical reporting, and call recording.N/A
Fuze
Score 6.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Fuze is a cloud-based unified communications platform that includes IP PBX voice service, video conferencing, and collaboration tools such as content sharing and instant messaging capabilities. It also integrates with a wide range of popular CTI, CRM, and click-to-call solutions.
$15
per month
Pricing
Five9Fuze
Editions & Modules
Core
Contact sales team
Contact sales team
Premium
Contact sales team
Contact sales team
Optimum
Contact sales team
Contact sales team
Ultimate
Contact sales team
Contact sales team
US Outbound
$0.02
Per Minute
Fuze Meetings
$15
Per User/Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Five9Fuze
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsFive9 offers pricing options to suit your business needs: Monthly On-Demand —Companies looking to quickly scale their operations with minimum costs Per-Minute Fees — Products such as voice message broadcasting or IVR with Speech recognition Annual Contracts — Reduced fee compared to monthly on-demand pricing
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Community Pulse
Five9Fuze
Considered Both Products
Five9

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Fuze
Chose Fuze
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Features
Five9Fuze
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Five9
8.5
14 Ratings
2% above category average
Fuze
-
Ratings
Agent dashboard8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Validate callers7.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Outbound response8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Call forwarding8.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)9.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Warm transfer8.612 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive dialing9.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive voice response9.610 Ratings00 Ratings
REST APIs8.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Call scripts6.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Call tracking8.914 Ratings00 Ratings
Multichannel integration7.413 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM software integration8.813 Ratings00 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Five9
8.5
23 Ratings
3% above category average
Fuze
-
Ratings
Inbound call routing8.912 Ratings00 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing7.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Recording8.813 Ratings00 Ratings
Quality management7.723 Ratings00 Ratings
Call analytics9.413 Ratings00 Ratings
Historical reporting8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Live reporting8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics9.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
Five9
-
Ratings
Fuze
5.7
111 Ratings
34% below category average
Hosted PBX00 Ratings5.378 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)00 Ratings6.273 Ratings
User templates00 Ratings5.160 Ratings
Call reports00 Ratings6.392 Ratings
Directory of employee names00 Ratings5.6107 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
Five9
-
Ratings
Fuze
6.7
107 Ratings
22% below category average
Answering rules00 Ratings7.099 Ratings
Call recording00 Ratings6.289 Ratings
Call park00 Ratings7.173 Ratings
Message alerts00 Ratings6.393 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Five9
-
Ratings
Fuze
7.2
91 Ratings
12% below category average
Video conferencing00 Ratings7.277 Ratings
Audio conferencing00 Ratings7.390 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
Five9
-
Ratings
Fuze
8.0
103 Ratings
1% below category average
Mobile app for iOS00 Ratings8.094 Ratings
Mobile app for Android00 Ratings8.077 Ratings
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Five9Fuze
Small Businesses
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Five9Fuze
Likelihood to Recommend
7.4
(38 ratings)
6.4
(116 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(20 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.1
(12 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(3 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(9 ratings)
7.4
(88 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(111 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Professional Services
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Five9Fuze
Likelihood to Recommend
Five9
Five9 is suited for both large-scale and small-scale companies. If your company deals with marketing more than the technical aspect, Five9 gives a mode of communication and getting in touch with our customer or client in the most reliable way rather than setting physical meetings. In the covid period, Five9 has made it easier to work on calls.
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Fuze
Fuze has way more capability than we need for our small office so it might be best suited for large installations, call centers, and complex environments. Our office is small and our needs [are] minimal, so when we need support we are challenged to understand the support person due to our lack of technical sophistication. We sometimes feel like we should switch to a solution more geared for consumers or SOHO. Nevertheless, Fuze provides reliable service at [a] reasonable cost that meets our needs, and because support is rarely needed we are happy with them most of the time, i.e. when support isn't needed.
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Pros
Five9
  • Easy dialing and call logging. The process of starting or answering a call, then logging a call disposition with its notes, is simple and easy.
  • Voicemail drops. You can pre-record voicemails to leave for customers without needing to speak the voicemail content each time. This is a huge timesaver for our reps.
  • You can customize the call dispositions / call labels to match what's used in your CRM.
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Fuze
  • Support Team - the best I have ever worked with. They help 24/7 on any issue I could come across. Usually it is an item I could fix myself and they fix it and show me how to fix the same issue if I have it in the future.
  • Contact Center - We do Commercial Collections involving Sales and Collections. We have 50 people on the phone at one time. Contact Center lets a Manager listen live and gives help if the rep needs help selling or collecting.
  • Pandemic 2020 - without Fuze we would have been unable to work for 3 months. They saved our "rears" since we already had all their services up and running for years.
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Cons
Five9
  • Java based desktop application is a pain to keep updated.
  • The user interface for the agent desktop application is clunky and outdated. It could use a facelift.
  • The help center for documentation isn't well organized and the documentation needs substantial editing.
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Fuze
  • Desktop application stability and compatibility with certain hardware.
  • Better installation - Per-user and per-computer installs sometimes compete with one another and/or upgrades fail to install.
  • [The] desktop app is not best for touchscreen-enabled devices due to lack of ability to scroll through messages using a finger or stylus.
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Likelihood to Renew
Five9
Robust product, great reliability and support.
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Fuze
Fuze is a solid application that is a great asset to the business for our sales staff to make daily calls to clients and candidates. Managers can monitor call data and times to keep up to date with team performance, as well as monitor calls for users on their team. The Fuze/MS Teams integration is an exciting prospect that would be very beneficial to us as a business, for seamless integration between the 2 platforms.
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Usability
Five9
UI is very user friendly and intuitive. Updates are implemented immediately.
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Fuze
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Five9
We have had minimal downtime due to system outages since it was implemented.
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Fuze
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
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Performance
Five9
The system's performance is great. Page loads quickly. Reports are generated quickly and sent to our email or FTP. The integration did not impact the performance of our other applications. We have not seen any drop in the performance of either applications since we performed the integration.
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Fuze
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.
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Support Rating
Five9
Five9's Customer Support team is also based in Manila Philippines, thus turnaround email response times for our reported issues are great for our requirements. Their CS agents also facilitate mobile calls to followup on outstanding issues and operate on a 24/7 schedule. We've also had experience working with the senior tech agents to investigate recurring issues to completion.
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Fuze
Our experience with Fuze support has been overall very positive. Their technicians seem to be well trained and able to handle a variety of requests and issues without unnecessary delays or extensive troubleshooting. Fuze allows enough customer access to avoid the need to call support for every little issue but is ready to assist when issues are beyond our capabilities to resolve.
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In-Person Training
Five9
No answers on this topic
Fuze
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.
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Online Training
Five9
I took the certification course for administrator and also received some tips while working with the developer during implementation. The UI was very intuitive, so I was able to figure out how things worked when I configured the users, skills, campaigns, IVR scripts. I worked with the Five9 AI team to beta test Agent Assist.
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Fuze
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.
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Implementation Rating
Five9
The implementation team that was assigned to us was great. The project manager was very helpful and managed the timeline very efficiently. The developer was very helpful and provided insights while helping us configure the system.
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Fuze
Personally, I didn't have any trouble getting started with Fuze. It was installed on my computer on my first day and I was good to go! Little to no hiccups. I was not with the company when they first adapted Fuze so I can not speak to the implementation as a whole.
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Alternatives Considered
Five9
Initially selected Five9 but have since switched to RingCentral which has given us what we needed. Better CRM integration, simpler and in my opinion more robust reporting capabilities and the same omnichannel solution at a fraction of the cost
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Fuze
Fuze was far more expensive and more complicated to set up. Our current platform took a few days to set up with SSO. Our contact center took a bit longer but works amazingly.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Five9
We do annual renewals and it's concurrent licensing which is great.
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Fuze
No answers on this topic
Scalability
Five9
It was very easy to add additional licenses. Once we placed the order, it was activated the following day. Since it's web-based, it's very quick to deploy across multiple sites.
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Fuze
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.
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Professional Services
Five9
Five9 Professional Services team is very knowledgeable and efficient. I worked with them during implementation and during beta testing for Five9 Agent Assist and Ai Insights.
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Fuze
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Five9
  • Cost savings: Five9 replaced a premise-based outbound dialer and a different virtual call center solution for inbound.
  • Cost savings: Five9's voice over IP is less expensive than the land lines we were using.
  • Cost savings: Five9 requires significantly less management than our previous solutions.
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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.
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