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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

FluentCloud

I have tried a few programs over the years to record and track calls and this one is by far the best. Easy to use and more functions than I will ever use. I love the reporting options. There was one particular scenario that comes to mind where I was glad to have FluentCloud. I had a client that was really really angry, cussing, yelling, threatening suit, etc. because he had gone to an appointment almost 2 hours away and when he got there the woman told him that we forced her to schedule the appointment, that we were pushy and rude and she just wanted to get off the phone. Thankfully I found the recording and was able to prove to him that she DID schedule the appointment but she also picked the day and time, answered all of the questions and took absolutely no persuasion at all. Basically it was an easy close. The client couldn't believe it and still to this day he is my client.
Janene Buck | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral MVP

RingCentral excels for us in office environments where everyone has/needs an individual phone (either desk or via their computer). It is also uniquely suited for situations where workers may move between offices, work from home either during the day or after hours, or be on call in the evenings or weekends. The capabilities of the smartphone app means you are always on the office phone system, even showing a Caller ID as your office when calling a prospect, client, etc. This has been a surprising and much-liked feature for attorney's who don't want to expose their cell or home phone numbers in a call. Located in a hurricane-prone state, RingCentral is ideal for their resiliency to disaster that can keep local businesses connected and working after a hurricane. Having experienced that multiple times in the last 16 years with RingCentral, I can say that they have always worked flawlessly for us.
David Yates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

FluentCloud
8.9
RingCentral MVP
7.5
Hosted PBX
FluentCloud
9.0
RingCentral MVP
7.5
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
FluentCloud
9.0
RingCentral MVP
7.4
User templates
FluentCloud
10.0
RingCentral MVP
7.2
Call reports
FluentCloud
7.8
RingCentral MVP
7.5
Directory of employee names
FluentCloud
8.7
RingCentral MVP
8.0

Call Management

FluentCloud
8.4
RingCentral MVP
7.9
Answering rules
FluentCloud
5.6
RingCentral MVP
8.0
Call recording
FluentCloud
9.6
RingCentral MVP
8.1
Call park
FluentCloud
6.9
RingCentral MVP
7.6
Call screening
FluentCloud
10.0
RingCentral MVP
7.5
Message alerts
FluentCloud
10.0
RingCentral MVP
8.1

VoIP system collaboration

FluentCloud
7.0
RingCentral MVP
6.7
Audio conferencing
FluentCloud
7.0
RingCentral MVP
7.1
Video conferencing
FluentCloud
RingCentral MVP
6.7
Video screen sharing
FluentCloud
RingCentral MVP
6.9
Instant messaging
FluentCloud
RingCentral MVP
6.2

Mobile apps

FluentCloud
5.0
RingCentral MVP
7.3
Mobile app for iOS
FluentCloud
5.0
RingCentral MVP
6.9
Mobile app for Android
FluentCloud
5.0
RingCentral MVP
7.7

Pros

FluentCloud

  • FluentCloud is excellent at customer service, their staff is always helpful and responsive. I have never had a typical service experience where first diagnosis is always the user's system. Their engineering staff is also hands on, I've been so grateful to have Brian's help in selecting the right router - he even configured it for us.
  • Ease of use, the system is quite easy to use even beyond adding extensions, users, new DID phone numbers and complex routing queues. It's also easy to configure feature codes and program them so users can perform multi-step tasks with a few key punches on their dial pad. We use feature codes to allow callers to switch their caller ID to our DID numbers that are local to the area on the fly.
  • Robust features: ability for whisper coaching, barge in and a dashboard to visually check the status of each user.
Melissa Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral MVP

  • RingCentral service is solid and resilient to issues.
  • RingCentral is easy to manage as an admin. Users, login styles, extensions, hardware, extensions, and more are always configurable and it makes it easy to support users.
  • RingCentral offers many hardware options. It is easy to procure new hardware as well as outfit older hardware with the help of an adapter.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

FluentCloud

  • There are times when calls are really garbled, there was a couple months there that we couldn't listen to any of the recordings because they were not decipherable.
  • They changed something recently where now when you are listening to a recording and you hit pause it takes you back to the beginning when you start again rather than just continuing where you left off. That is a pain in the butt because I have to pause quite often for interruptions.
Janene Buck | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral MVP

  • The team chat interface of the Glip application (also called Jupiter) isn't as refined as other chat interfaces. For example, it doesn't indicate when team members have read a message.
  • The integration of Glip with on-premise Exchange is non-existent and not on the development radar.
  • RingCentral personnel were not familiar with supporting paging devices, even though the platform does offer integration with some paging equipment manufacturers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

FluentCloud

FluentCloud 10.0
Based on 1 answer
At this time there our research has found that feature for feature there isn't a better solution for our needs at this cost point. We have had great success and don't foresee a need to change
Melissa Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral MVP

RingCentral MVP 10.0
Based on 8 answers
We are grandfathered into our unlimited toll-free minutes plan. We are very unlikely to switch because of that. It has been the major factor saving us a lot of money compared to switching to other solutions. I don't know any other company that still offers these unlimited plans.
Justin Bongard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

FluentCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral MVP

RingCentral MVP 5.0
Based on 4 answers
Once you get used to the features of the system, it is extremely easy to find what you need. Everything is all on one place which makes the usability phenomenal. It is very user-friendly, and everything you need is mainly on the RC app. There is a separate window for your Max Agent, and everything is spelled out so you rarely have a question where something is.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

FluentCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral MVP

RingCentral MVP 5.6
Based on 35 answers
Their customer support is top notch an provide us with all the answers we need quickly and concisely. We especially appreciated their Installation Services team who got us up and running on their platform within the short time frame we presented and had almost flawless performance in porting our services over to their platform
Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

FluentCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral MVP

RingCentral MVP 9.0
Based on 2 answers
If someone has an existing system I tell them to keep that running initially and keep RingCentral separate initially until the system is configured and tested to one's satisfaction. After testing and configuration is completed, then roll over the main phone numbers to the new RingCentral system. I've seen one person who immediately flipped over to RingCentral without properly configuring/testing the software and had many issues with missed customer calls until I helped him sort out his configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

FluentCloud

I have used others besides what is listed below but FluentCloud is by far the best I have used, especially when it comes to tracking and reporting call volume and production of our calls. Being a call center that is production based on call volume having something like FluentCloud is essential.
Janene Buck | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral MVP

We used Vonage and a local softphone called Communicator prior to switching to RingCentral. Vonage dropped calls left and right and made it very difficult to use in general. Communicator linked to our CRMs, which was nice, but when installing call forwarding it automatically uploaded all CRM contacts into our personal phones and did not remove them even when the program was deleted. This was incredibly annoying, as in order to make a personal call to someone in our contacts, we had to sift through tens of thousands of contacts. RingCentral is simple, user friendly, and only does what it needs to.
Jillian Straw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

FluentCloud

  • FluentCloud is a good value, we have done extensive cost comparison and the feature set vs price is very favorable.
  • The lack of a contract and ability to dynamically add or remove extensions as needed is great, we only pay for what we use.
Melissa Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral MVP

  • Low-cost teleconferencing and web-conferencing - Competitors for either can easily cost just as much as the full RingCentral platform
  • Able to offer more customized services to partners/clients
  • No need for any special hardware - just need a computer with internet
  • Low investment to integrate with a CRM
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

FluentCloud

General

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

Starting Price

$20 per user per month

FluentCloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Essential$20.001
Advanced$30.001
Complete$45.001
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Unlimited calls to the US and Canada, first-class quality and 99.99% uptime US-based customer support team and fully customizable plans with “A-La-Carte” options.

RingCentral MVP

General

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

Starting Price

$19.99 per month

RingCentral MVP Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials (up to 20 users)$19.991
Standard$27.991
Premium$34.991
Ultimate$49.991
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing above is per/month paid annually. Pricing increases when paid monthly. Essentials - $29.99/month (paid monthly) Standard - $37.99/month (paid monthly) Premium - $44.99/month (paid monthly) Ultimate - $59.99/month (paid monthly)

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FluentCloud
9.6
RingCentral MVP
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

FluentCloud
10.0
RingCentral MVP
10.0

Usability

FluentCloud
RingCentral MVP
5.0

Support Rating

FluentCloud
RingCentral MVP
5.6

Implementation Rating

FluentCloud
RingCentral MVP
9.0

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