Five9 vs. Genesys PureConnect (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Five9
Score 8.0 out of 10
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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
Genesys PureConnect (discontinued)
Score 6.1 out of 10
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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
Core
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Premium
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Optimum
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Ultimate
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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
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Considered Both Products
Five9
Chose Five9
We recommend Five9, with 2 major reasons: Its flexibility on contract terms and base contacts are less restrictive.
Genesys PureConnect (discontinued)

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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
Five9
8.7
12 Ratings
4% above category average
Genesys PureConnect (discontinued)
7.9
64 Ratings
6% below category average
Agent dashboard9.012 Ratings6.755 Ratings
Validate callers8.812 Ratings7.548 Ratings
Outbound response8.811 Ratings8.541 Ratings
Call forwarding9.19 Ratings7.756 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)8.710 Ratings8.043 Ratings
Warm transfer9.010 Ratings8.357 Ratings
Predictive dialing9.310 Ratings7.936 Ratings
Interactive voice response8.89 Ratings8.045 Ratings
REST APIs8.97 Ratings7.037 Ratings
Call scripts6.610 Ratings8.539 Ratings
Call tracking8.812 Ratings7.755 Ratings
Multichannel integration8.411 Ratings9.044 Ratings
CRM software integration8.811 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Five9
8.2
21 Ratings
1% below category average
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5.5
54 Ratings
40% below category average
Inbound call routing8.810 Ratings6.551 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing9.28 Ratings6.539 Ratings
Recording7.611 Ratings4.552 Ratings
Quality management7.321 Ratings4.546 Ratings
Call analytics8.312 Ratings3.043 Ratings
Historical reporting7.312 Ratings5.052 Ratings
Live reporting8.710 Ratings6.548 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics8.010 Ratings5.130 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings7.835 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 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
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(36 ratings)
5.3
(116 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(12 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(8 ratings)
4.0
(12 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 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
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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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
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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  • 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
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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  • 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
Five9
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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
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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
Five9
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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
Five9
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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
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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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
Five9
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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
Five9
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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
Five9
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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
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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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
Five9
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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
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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  • 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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