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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Fuze

We are a commercial collection agency involving sales and collections. We can control our call flows depending on if the incoming call is from Collections or Sales; control how our outbound caller ID shows. We can easily block calls if a debtor is getting irate. We can add or remove the inbound message to suit our needs. You can easily change your personal voicemail. You can have your manager easily pull any call or listen to another user's voicemail if they are out or on vacation. You can easily forward your phone to your cell or add the mobile app on your cell so all calls are recorded. It is just wonderful and we use it ALL.
Wendy Wilcox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

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.
Brian Duffy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Fuze
7.4
Vonage Business Communications
Hosted PBX
Fuze
7.7
Vonage Business Communications
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Fuze
7.0
Vonage Business Communications
User templates
Fuze
7.1
Vonage Business Communications
Call reports
Fuze
7.4
Vonage Business Communications
Directory of employee names
Fuze
7.8
Vonage Business Communications

Call Management

Fuze
7.7
Vonage Business Communications
Answering rules
Fuze
7.8
Vonage Business Communications
Call recording
Fuze
7.7
Vonage Business Communications
Call park
Fuze
7.9
Vonage Business Communications
Message alerts
Fuze
7.4
Vonage Business Communications

VoIP system collaboration

Fuze
7.6
Vonage Business Communications
Video conferencing
Fuze
6.9
Vonage Business Communications
Audio conferencing
Fuze
8.2
Vonage Business Communications

Mobile apps

Fuze
8.0
Vonage Business Communications
Mobile app for iOS
Fuze
8.1
Vonage Business Communications
Mobile app for Android
Fuze
7.8
Vonage Business Communications

Pros

Fuze

  • Availability to use your work number anytime anywhere. Our recruiters make themselves available as much as they can. Being able to answer calls from their worklines while not in the office and make calls from their work numbers is a big deal.
  • Setting up new phones and numbers is very easy with their hub. I don't always have to go directly to their support team to setup new users. As long as I have the mac address of the phone and we have free numbers I can set a new user up in minutes.
  • Their support team is great as well. If I do need to get help with an issue their support team is quick to respond and very knowledgeable about their systems. Their team is also able to fix most support cases within the same day.
David Scalise | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

  • 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.
Nate Casimiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Fuze

  • Android and iOS apps do not always handle disruptions from other phone activities well. Inbound phone calls and changes to Bluetooth connections (earpiece to car, for example) can foul up an ongoing meeting.
  • We would love the ability to easily move calls between devices -- Software to desk phone, desk phone to mobile client, etc. Fuze has made some improvements in this area, but there are still a couple of missing pieces.
  • The Fuze Meetings module is still a bit behind the major players like WebEx, Zoom, etc., in features and general usability.
John Dennis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

  • 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.
Philip Schmitz, CIC | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Fuze

Fuze 6.1
Based on 18 answers
Cost and support and the primary driving factors. The management team has been extremely responsive and assisting even with the obstacles and hurdles we experienced during implementation. We are still learning how best to manage the solution and comfort and pleasure with the solution will increase as our knowledge and skillsets improve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Communications 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Fuze

Fuze 7.3
Based on 11 answers
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.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Communications 7.5
Based on 2 answers
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
Parker Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Fuze

Fuze 8.5
Based on 3 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Fuze

Fuze 8.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

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Support Rating

Fuze

Fuze 6.6
Based on 93 answers
I think it is improving but as I said previously there is a stress on the billing side of the business which gives a perhaps unfairly poor impression of support. The recent interaction that I have had with Support is definitely better and from my experience as good as it has been.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Communications 8.7
Based on 20 answers
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.
Andrea Vahoua | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Fuze

Fuze 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

No score
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Online Training

Fuze

Fuze 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

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Implementation Rating

Fuze

Fuze 7.5
Based on 103 answers
I wasn’t apart of the implementation, but I heard it was painful and a little rough. After I took over, I noticed lots of stuff half put together and not in use. I eventually went in and cleaned it all up, but it wasn’t the most fun process.
Justin Lacroix | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Fuze

Post deployment we're currently reviewing the other unified communications solutions as Fuze is expensive per user when compared to other options available. Fuze has an advantage due to its PBX capabilities however licensing for non-PBX users is considerably higher then other vendors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

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.
Elvin Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Fuze

Fuze 7.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

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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.
Mikey Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Fuze

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Fuze Editions & Modules

Edition
US Outbound$0.021
Fuze Meetings$152
  1. Per Minute
  2. Per User/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
https://www.fuze.com/fuze-plans

Vonage Business Communications

General

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

Vonage Business Communications Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Fuze
7.4
Vonage Business Communications
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Fuze
6.1
Vonage Business Communications
10.0

Usability

Fuze
7.3
Vonage Business Communications
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Fuze
8.5
Vonage Business Communications

Performance

Fuze
8.0
Vonage Business Communications

Support Rating

Fuze
6.6
Vonage Business Communications
8.7

In-Person Training

Fuze
8.0
Vonage Business Communications

Online Training

Fuze
9.0
Vonage Business Communications

Implementation Rating

Fuze
7.5
Vonage Business Communications

Scalability

Fuze
7.0
Vonage Business Communications

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