Intermedia Unite vs. NetFortris

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Intermedia Unite
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Intermedia Unite is a unified communications option and collaboration platform for SMBs, providing a PBX phone system, vide and web conferencing with screen sharing, chat, and file management and sharing.
$15.99
per month per user
NetFortris
Score 6.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
NetFortris provides business phone systems using Polycom and Yealink IP phones. They offer three subscription-based pricing plans, all including unlimited VoIP and desktop phone options. Advanced plans include other features such as video collaboration, softphone, and on-demand recording.
$30
per month
Pricing
Intermedia UniteNetFortris
Editions & Modules
Unite For Teams
$15.99
per month per user
Unite With Teams
$22.99
per month per user
Unite Pro
$27.99
per month per user
Unite Enterprise
$32.99
per month per user
Hybrid Software Subscription (Required with Hybrid Premise)
$14.99
per user, per month
Essentials Edition
$19.99
per user, per month
Professional Edition
$24.99
per user, per month
Ultimate Edition
$34.99
per user, per month
Hybrid Premise Subscription (Appliance and Phone for Each User)
$200
per location, per month
Hybrid Premise Purchase
Varies
Varies
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Intermedia UniteNetFortris
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$5 per user
Additional DetailsIntermedia Unite helps employees to be more productive and collaborative, increasing efficiency and decreasing the costs of expensive on-premises systems.For the latest special offers, visit www.fonality.com/offers.
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Features
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Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
Intermedia Unite
-
Ratings
NetFortris
7.8
90 Ratings
5% below category average
Hosted PBX00 Ratings7.058 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)00 Ratings6.046 Ratings
User templates00 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Call reports00 Ratings9.078 Ratings
Directory of employee names00 Ratings10.078 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
Intermedia Unite
-
Ratings
NetFortris
7.4
94 Ratings
13% below category average
Answering rules00 Ratings7.089 Ratings
Call recording00 Ratings7.067 Ratings
Call park00 Ratings6.073 Ratings
Call screening00 Ratings8.067 Ratings
Message alerts00 Ratings9.078 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Intermedia Unite
-
Ratings
NetFortris
7.5
55 Ratings
10% below category average
Video conferencing00 Ratings7.017 Ratings
Audio conferencing00 Ratings8.054 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
Intermedia Unite
-
Ratings
NetFortris
9.0
55 Ratings
8% above category average
Mobile app for iOS00 Ratings9.046 Ratings
Mobile app for Android00 Ratings9.033 Ratings
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User Ratings
Intermedia UniteNetFortris
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(108 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(16 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.6
(8 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Intermedia UniteNetFortris
Likelihood to Recommend
Intermedia
If you have seasonal workers, need to quickly scale, or cut contracts, [Intermedia] Unite is awesome. Highly recommend for companies that need an at home workspace.
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NetFortris
For Insurance agencies, small practices, small call centers, anyone that need call forwarding or work with his number remotely while away from office. I can't list all the things I'm gaining as a Fonality customer. From the installation process, the configuration phase with the technicians, the account managers, every Fonality employee was professional and savvy. I was a contact center specialist for more than 10 years and I can tell you that I've never been this happy with a service! Never! Probably if you need a more complex solution and you have an enterprise level company having your own hardware gives you more control over your calls and how to manage them. But again, I think that Fonality can cover most scenarios without the need of a huge investment.
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Pros
Intermedia
  • No contracts
  • Scale up or down very quickly
  • Easy to deploy - no hardware required.
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NetFortris
  • From an administrator's perspective, Fonality makes administering the company's phone system easy. Configuration menus and setup options are logically structured and easy to understand.
  • Technical support has been very good. Early on in our deployment, we had some nagging voice quality issues which were network related. Fonality provided exceptional support even though it was not technically their issue. It is important to know ahead of time how well your vendors work with other vendors for integrated services like a VOIP telephone system. Fonality support demonstrated their patience and perseverance in helping us resolve our issues.
  • Although we don't use remote office capabilities much, the ability to set up phones on the system in remote locations has been a significant help to several of our departments.
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Cons
Intermedia
  • The price is on the higher end
  • Normal issues for VoIP - if users have low bandwidth, high jitter or latency
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NetFortris
  • Bugginess - Some things just really need some tweaking. I had to get very creative with my call routing and hold music, because the in-queue announcements don't work right at all. For example, even set to 'play once' it would loop the 'you are the first caller' announcement over and over, and cause call drops. Or my caller-name ID, which shows the registered user's name on each line on outgoing calls, even though it's not set to such anywhere in the CP settings.
  • Support - I'll give them 50/50 on this. My experience with Verizon VCE was everyone playing hot potato with issues and saying it was the responsibility of another department, meaning several phone calls and lots of hold time. Fonality doesn't have that issue, I've never really been passed around or blown off. However, some of the 'offshore' CS reps are... wow. I spent about half a dozen emails back and forth with two of them, trying to figure out why queues I deleted from the CP randomly and consistently reappeared in the HUD. Most of those emails were spent trying to explain that no, my issue was NOT that I wanted to create those queues again in the CP.
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Likelihood to Renew
Intermedia
No answers on this topic
NetFortris
We've already made a deep investment in the system hardware. We wouldn't be interested in another system at this point! And by the look of my colleagues faces when they see the HUD, I don't think we'd want to switch to a system that would limit us or take away any of these features! We may look at putting the server in the cloud, should internet outages prove to be such a common issue that it is preventing our other locations from functioning smoothly
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Usability
Intermedia
The web interface takes a little getting used to, but once you are familiar, it is very easy to use and administrate. The end user has a very easy to use app.
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NetFortris
Overall excellent usability, with a few adjustments I feel this is the absolute best VoIP system out there. Just a clarification on the licences and limit the interface to reflect what licence we have. There should be a back or redunancy feature to Fonality Server, If there was a mistake we should be able to resort back to a usable state asap. Before implementing changes to the server, there should be a trial or sample of the changes to make sure it behaves as intended before effecting customer experience. It would be nice to have a demo version of Fonality interface so possible clients can truly evauluate the system. Because of the quality, it would have made it easier to convince the owners to make the transition sooner
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Reliability and Availability
Intermedia
No answers on this topic
NetFortris
Fonality has been available to us 99% of the time. There have rarely been any lengthy outages. If any issues do occur, their support staff is available around the clock to help. This is important, since communication is a big part in our company and availability of the phone system is important in maintaining this reliability
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Performance
Intermedia
No answers on this topic
NetFortris
Fonality's performance is excellent. The phones work flawlessly and the calls are clear. It is a well put-together system that does not need daily support. It is not complex from a user standpoint, as most of our staff are quick to learn how to use the phones. More systems should strive to work as well as Fonality's
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Support Rating
Intermedia
Intermedia [Unite] support is top notch. Their response time is great and don't have a lot of issues.
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NetFortris
Because of their customer support and their attention for details in our problems that we face during our initial stage. We simply love fonality just for the way we are treated when we reach them with our fonality issues - they take it seriously and resolve it as early as possible and the most important part is we dont need to keep on insisting them to do so.
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In-Person Training
Intermedia
No answers on this topic
NetFortris
Training was provided by the in-house IT administrator. Fonality was able to provide support to the admin, who then assisted the users. It went smoothly and all the details and functions of the system were made available to the office staff. Any questions were answered promptly and if any issues did arise, Fonality was available to answer them
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Online Training
Intermedia
No answers on this topic
NetFortris
Training was excellent, but most of what they had was webinars and not real world situation for our company's need. It would be better to have them remote in my local computer and test my system using inbound / outbound calls. This would have made it easier to learn and more relevant
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Implementation Rating
Intermedia
No answers on this topic
NetFortris
Everything from the installation to the implementation has been great with Fonality, there is a lot of freedom to how the system will operate but the freedom comes at a cost of more technical experience to make sure it is configured correctly. The staff is very helpful can will make sure that the system is setup correctly and work perfectly.
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Alternatives Considered
Intermedia
[Intermedia] Unite has no contracts and offers great service. Other companies require contracts, and for highly scalable businesses, this isn't optimal.
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NetFortris
I have not used any other VoIP system that I have been paying for. I hope that Fonality proves itself enough to where I will not have to switch. So far, for the price and the functionality, this is my recommendation for small businesses. I might recommend going with a more high end phone to increase functionality, but other than that, the system is one I would definitely recommend.
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Scalability
Intermedia
No answers on this topic
NetFortris
It is easy to scale this system, as long as you have the proper technical staff available to support it. Adding users and phones is straightforward. The main work involves having the physical network in place and configuring the networking equipment. Overall, it is not that difficult as long as all of this is in place.
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Return on Investment
Intermedia
  • During offseason, we scaled back to 150 phones and during peak, we scaled up to 400 phones. No contracts, no fees, just month to month billing. Awesome
  • Support and ease of deployment has been a huge ROI for [Intermedia] Unite.
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NetFortris
  • We are still new to Fonality, but having the flexability has proven quite successful thus far.
  • The management of incoming calls and voicemail messages has really helped us to be able to follow up with potential clients.
  • The service at Fonality helped our new business take a leap into 2017, and we expect much growth with the continued use of Fonality.
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ScreenShots

Intermedia Unite Screenshots

Screenshot of The Intermedia Unite Mobile App makes it easier than ever to stay connected and be reachable, wherever you go.Screenshot of The Intermedia Unite Desktop App brings together all your essential collaboration tools together, making teamwork easier than ever.Screenshot of Unite Envision Call Analytics -Actionable insights to help the right people make the right decisions at the right timeScreenshot of AnyMeeting Video Conferencing - Unite includes a built-in video conferencing  platform that allows you to maintain productivity with HD audio and video, screen sharing, and artificial intelligence capabilities on both mobile and desktop devices.

NetFortris Screenshots

Screenshot of Fonality's Heads Up Display (HUD) Web dashboard is home base for connecting with colleagues and customers.Screenshot of Chatting is easy in HUD as they are easily launched by hovering over a fellow user's avatar. Chats are also available within Groups and Conferences.Screenshot of Managers with Fonality's Advance Call Center license can Barge, Monitor, or Whisper with one click. Useful for training, customer insights, and quality assurance. Real-time call queue information is shown in the Dock area to the right.Screenshot of Every Fonality system comes with voicemail boxes for all users, but with optional Voicemail Transcription you'll never have to listen to a voicemail again. Transcribed voicemails are delivered in HUD and via email.