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Likelihood to Recommend

Genesys Engage

Genesys contact center suite is super powerful and can do anything a medium or lager contact needs however the cost is tremendous. It would not be feasible for smaller businesses. It would be nice to see a smaller suite of apps that would accommodate small to medium contact centers.
Steve Bagdanovich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

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.
Jim Barber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Contact Center Software

Genesys Engage
7.9
Genesys PureConnect
7.7
Agent dashboard
Genesys Engage
7.7
Genesys PureConnect
7.1
Validate callers
Genesys Engage
8.0
Genesys PureConnect
7.8
Outbound response
Genesys Engage
7.8
Genesys PureConnect
7.8
Call forwarding
Genesys Engage
8.1
Genesys PureConnect
8.0
Click-to-call (CTC)
Genesys Engage
7.9
Genesys PureConnect
7.8
Warm transfer
Genesys Engage
7.9
Genesys PureConnect
8.5
Predictive dialing
Genesys Engage
7.9
Genesys PureConnect
7.7
Interactive voice response
Genesys Engage
8.2
Genesys PureConnect
8.1
REST APIs
Genesys Engage
7.8
Genesys PureConnect
7.6
Call scripts
Genesys Engage
7.9
Genesys PureConnect
7.6
Call tracking
Genesys Engage
8.1
Genesys PureConnect
7.3
Multichannel integration
Genesys Engage
8.3
Genesys PureConnect
7.9
CRM software integration
Genesys Engage
7.6
Genesys PureConnect
7.4

Workforce Optimization (WFO)

Genesys Engage
7.8
Genesys PureConnect
7.6
Inbound call routing
Genesys Engage
8.3
Genesys PureConnect
8.2
Omnichannel inbound routing
Genesys Engage
8.2
Genesys PureConnect
8.0
Recording
Genesys Engage
7.5
Genesys PureConnect
8.1
Quality management
Genesys Engage
7.3
Genesys PureConnect
8.0
Call analytics
Genesys Engage
7.6
Genesys PureConnect
7.3
Historical reporting
Genesys Engage
8.0
Genesys PureConnect
6.9
Live reporting
Genesys Engage
7.8
Genesys PureConnect
7.2
Customer surveys
Genesys Engage
7.7
Genesys PureConnect
7.5
Customer interaction analytics
Genesys Engage
7.7
Genesys PureConnect
7.1

Pros

Genesys Engage

  • VHT as a stand alone model can be easily plugged into to the current call routing with minimal changes and it works like charm.
  • Platform SDKs are a powerful tool that help integrate with other third party solutions or to build custom made applications.
  • The whole routing solution is amazing . With user friendly composer, you have the option of building both VRUs and routing strategies. And, they are very easy to deploy.
  • The level of details for report customization is another strong point.
Suresh K.S Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

  • 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.
Shahbaz Chughtai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Genesys Engage

  • Difficult to build complete end-to-end automation of deployment.
  • Genesys Framework Alerting functionality is flexible, but overly complicated to manage. Needs ability to mass deploy alerts.
  • SIP server feature functionality feels limited and requires using router to build in what in many switches are basic functions.
Mike Bailey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Genesys Engage

Genesys Engage 6.8
Based on 22 answers
Genesys Engage is instrumental in us meeting our service obligations to our customers. Engage enables our organization to deliver interactions to the right staff and helps us minimize service and coverage gaps through historical and real-time reporting. Additionally, we feel that only Genesys Engage can meet and exceed our business needs and requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.5
Based on 12 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Genesys Engage

Genesys Engage 7.5
Based on 15 answers
Overall, from a customer perspective and also an agent perspective, it is very easy to use Genesys Engage's platform. The Agent Desktop and Genesys WDE are good. Usability is high and I would consider it an easy to use product and easy to adopt from this perspective.
Apostol Savu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.0
Based on 8 answers
PureConnect is well suited for organizations who don't want to deploy dozens of servers for a call center. It is very appropriate if you want to be full IP : from the career connexion (SIP trunk) to the phone set. It is less appropriate if your organization is divided into many small teams and you have to manage hundreds of different teams.
Michał Sabat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Genesys Engage

Genesys Engage 8.0
Based on 8 answers
There are occasional failures, but distributed and High Availability features work well when architected, installed, and configured properly. Thoroughly reading and understanding system documentation is a must.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 9.1
Based on 6 answers
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).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Genesys Engage

Genesys Engage 7.1
Based on 8 answers
Never being disappointed in my 11 plus years of utilizing the various aspects of the system. No matter what we throw at it, the systems continue to perform as expected.
Derek Gibson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.8
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Genesys Engage

Genesys Engage 8.9
Based on 30 answers
There's definitely room for improvement. I would have love to see the chat functionality work more frequently. The level of expertise has diminished over the years. I understand that this in part has to do with the number of new products that has been introduced, but should not be an excuse for the lack of readiness.
eugene thai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 6.8
Based on 15 answers
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.
Ruud Reinold | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Genesys Engage

Genesys Engage 8.1
Based on 3 answers
Good training, but on limited locations. You can almost only follow trainings in europ in the UK and in Germany. Uk location is relatively difficult to get to and on a exppensive location. The content of the training is good, supplied training material is okay, but sometimes a bit outdated. When you follow a training it is most likely because of a recent purchase which is uasually the latest version.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.3
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Genesys Engage

Genesys Engage 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Interesting webinars on relevant topic are being provided regularly. Th e webinars a often provided by Genesys and hosted by a very experienced product owner. In many occasions a customer is invited to share his / her experiences and best practices. Webinars can be watched at a later time for your convenience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.3
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Genesys Engage

Genesys Engage 7.5
Based on 25 answers
Implementation on Genesys Engage is rather complex. Implementation needs specialized Genesys Professionals and resources, in-house or contractors, who are able to implement the platform and be able to integrate with other in-house or COTS systems. The design and discovery phase is also very important at the beginning.
Apostol Savu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 6.1
Based on 21 answers
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.
Laurent Pret | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Genesys Engage

Our original call center routing was done through Avaya. We still use it on the back end and from what I can tell, Genesys vastly improves upon their offering. We are able to do so much more with the customization that Genesys allows. Anything you can think of, you can probably do with a Genesys solution.
Robert D'Alessandro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

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.
Micheal McComber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Genesys Engage

Genesys Engage 7.3
Based on 4 answers
The Interactive Intelligence SIP based contact center platform has broken through the barriers of "board based" technology to processor based limits on scalability. This means their CIC premise or cloud platform can be engineered to support agent counts into the thousands.
David Saidel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.2
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Genesys Engage

  • Utilizing Genesys Contact Center Portfolio has added increased employee efficiency, providing better availability to customer demands which in turn has increased customer satisfaction.
  • Utilizing Genesys Contact Center Portfolio has added increased management efficiency, automating resource planning and scheduling and providing management more time to focus on other important tasks.
Sharon Woodard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

  • 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.
Blake Dunham | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Genesys Engage

General

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

Genesys PureConnect

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Genesys Engage
8.2
Genesys PureConnect
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Genesys Engage
6.8
Genesys PureConnect
8.5

Usability

Genesys Engage
7.5
Genesys PureConnect
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Genesys Engage
8.0
Genesys PureConnect
9.1

Performance

Genesys Engage
7.1
Genesys PureConnect
8.8

Support Rating

Genesys Engage
8.9
Genesys PureConnect
6.8

In-Person Training

Genesys Engage
8.1
Genesys PureConnect
8.3

Online Training

Genesys Engage
7.3
Genesys PureConnect
8.3

Implementation Rating

Genesys Engage
7.5
Genesys PureConnect
6.1

Scalability

Genesys Engage
7.3
Genesys PureConnect
8.2

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