Fuze vs. Vonage Business Communications

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Fuze
Score 7.4 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
Vonage Business Communications
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Vonage Business Cloud is a communication solution aimed at small-midsize companies. It integrates with third party applications, and includes IP-PBX capabilities, video conferencing, and collaboration tools. Pricing starts at $19.99 per month and increases with the amount of phone lines needed.N/A
Pricing
FuzeVonage Business Communications
Editions & Modules
US Outbound
$0.02
Per Minute
Fuze Meetings
$15
Per User/Per Month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FuzeVonage Business Communications
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
FuzeVonage Business Communications
Considered Both Products
Fuze
Chose Fuze
8x8 has a solid platform, an all in one solution, and great support. We chose Fuze over 8x8 based on cultural fit and the clear desire to continue to build and to innovate at Fuze. That matches well with the modernization and transformation we're undertaking within our business …
Chose Fuze
I was not employed at my company at the time they selected Fuze. But in a general comparison to Vonage which I used at my last company, I think Fuze and Vonage are both good products.
Chose Fuze
Fuze does not stack up against NVM or Five9 at all. Fuze is such an inferior product to NVM. inContact and Serenova have great platforms as well but I haven't used them first hand yet. All these other plaforms plug into Salesforce well as Fuze does not. Fuze needs to …
Chose Fuze
When we were shopping, Fuze was able to give us the features we needed and a good price point.
Chose Fuze
Fuze is hands down a better product. The Vonage phones rarely worked, the billing was incorrect, and the portal was like trying to navigate a Congo jungle with your eyes closed.
Vonage Business Communications

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FuzeVonage Business Communications
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
Fuze
6.0
111 Ratings
31% below category average
Vonage Business Communications
9.4
5 Ratings
14% above category average
Hosted PBX5.678 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)6.473 Ratings9.04 Ratings
User templates5.360 Ratings00 Ratings
Call reports6.792 Ratings00 Ratings
Directory of employee names6.3107 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
Fuze
6.9
107 Ratings
20% below category average
Vonage Business Communications
9.4
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Answering rules7.199 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Call recording6.489 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Call park7.373 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Message alerts6.793 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Call screening00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Fuze
7.5
91 Ratings
10% below category average
Vonage Business Communications
-
Ratings
Video conferencing7.477 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing7.690 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
Fuze
8.1
103 Ratings
3% below category average
Vonage Business Communications
10.0
5 Ratings
16% above category average
Mobile app for iOS8.194 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Mobile app for Android8.177 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Best Alternatives
FuzeVonage Business Communications
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.1 out of 10
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
FuzeVonage Business Communications
Likelihood to Recommend
6.8
(116 ratings)
1.9
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.6
(20 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.1
(12 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Availability
8.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.4
(88 ratings)
8.5
(10 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(111 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.7
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
FuzeVonage Business Communications
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Vonage
Vonage Business Cloud is well suited if you have small or limited IT staff and/or you have many remote workers and little or no on-prem hardware. I would recommend Vonage to small to medium-sized businesses. It would not be well suited to a large organization where everyone works in the same building and the IT staff has servers and staff to manage a VoIP system.
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Pros
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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Vonage
  • Eliminates physical phone consoles that can be pricey and unnecessary for staff.
  • Has a companion app that allows you to use your personal cell phone to check messages or make calls.
  • The desktop application is easy to use and has a number of customizable settings so that the app can be minimized but alert you of incoming calls.
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Cons
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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Vonage
  • They do not take billing support calls. Online chat only. That can be dicey.
  • Desktop app can have some hiccups and there are frequent updates. Sometimes it switches from my headset to webcam for no reason I can tell. Miss the call be for I figure it out.
  • Text messaging does not handle images. Frustrates my clients when they think they can send me a pic of a signed doc or vin# and I don't get it.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Vonage
No answers on this topic
Usability
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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Vonage
I thought it had very practical and useful usability. It has a clean and simple interface with large fonts that make it easy to read. It isn't particularly difficult, although figuring out some operations may be a bit challenging. For the most part though, it isn't very difficult to use
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Reliability and Availability
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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Vonage
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Performance
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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Vonage
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Support Rating
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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Vonage
We hardly have any issues with it to where we need to call them. There was a point where our connections across the board were terrible and it held us up in production quite a bit but since then things have been pretty simple and streamlined.
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In-Person Training
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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Vonage
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Online Training
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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Vonage
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Implementation Rating
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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Vonage
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Alternatives Considered
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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Vonage
We believe Vonage Business Cloud is best for our organization over the AT&T and the Verizon platforms for several reasons including price, ease of use, connectivity, and other options. Since we have implemented this solution along with newer Polycom phones, we have had very few issues with our phones or our phone platform.
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Scalability
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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Vonage
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Return on Investment
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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Vonage
  • We were able to remove expensive and out of date phones, and replace them with the user's choice of a new phone or Bluetooth, so we saved money.
  • There was training time that needed to be committed for a 50+ person office which reduced productivity for a while.
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