Lifesize CxEngage vs. Vertical Wave IP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Lifesize CxEngage
Score 7.8 out of 10
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CxEngage is a cloud contact center solution designed to meet users' needs and work in their environment. Unlike monolithic architectures and on-premises solutions, CxEngage is a ‘born-in-the-cloud’ platform to deliver unified visibility across voice, video, and digital channels. CxEngage is designed to just work anywhere, and to be implemented in a few days or weeks.
$85
per month per user
Vertical Wave IP
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Wave IP from Vertical Communications in Santa Clara, California is a unified communications platform that combines voice, mobility and a variety of communications applications and services to connect customers and workforces. Core applications and features include a desktop management interface, call recording, visual voicemail, IVR based customer appointment reminders and customer surveys.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
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Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Lifesize CxEngage
6.9
2 Ratings
19% below category average
Vertical Wave IP
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Ratings
Agent dashboard7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Outbound response7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Call forwarding6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive voice response7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
REST APIs6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Call tracking7.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Multichannel integration6.42 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM software integration6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Lifesize CxEngage
7.0
2 Ratings
16% below category average
Vertical Wave IP
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Ratings
Inbound call routing7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Recording8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Call analytics6.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Historical reporting5.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Live reporting6.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
Lifesize CxEngage
-
Ratings
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Hosted PBX00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Directory of employee names00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
Lifesize CxEngage
-
Ratings
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Answering rules00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Call recording00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Call park00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Call screening00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Message alerts00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
Lifesize CxEngage
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Ratings
Vertical Wave IP
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Mobile app for iOS00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile app for Android00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Lifesize
CxEngage can handle some more complex flow options that other vendors don't seem to be able to do. The integration for voice calls with Salesforce is a huge plus. The integration of email support with Salesforce is a BIG miss. After fighting with it for a year, we finally just turned it off and use Salesforce Omnichannel for email support. Chat using Salesforce Live Agent worked fine enough.
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Vertical Communications
The system does more than I've even had the pleasure to implement. I appreciate the staff and the system. It's stable and dynamic enough to meet any companies needs.
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Pros
Lifesize
  • Great flexibility working with flow creation and editing
  • Great support staff
  • Good overall package for workforce management and quality monitoring
  • Integrates well with our tools.
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Vertical Communications
  • System uptime is tremendous, I almost forget it exists on my server rack.
  • Desktop software is very easy to learn, I can train new receptionists within a few minutes and they don't have to memorize extensions or rely on a sheet of numbers
  • Call recording works well, I am able to find calls based on a number of criteria and it finds the calls fast and I can easily export them for use.
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Cons
Lifesize
  • Stronger support and more reliable system for users not on a commercial network
  • Consumer friendly and intuitive reporting and dashboard tools. build canned reports
  • Reporting: Ability to get a combined SVL for all queues included on a report (now we manually calculate after exporting the report into excel). Same for all major data points (ASA, AHT, etc.)
  • Ability to include abandoned calls and an abandonment percentage which excludes short abandons on the Queue summary report. Now the report just shows total abandons and abandonment percentage so if we want to exclude short abandons we have to pull a separate report to find out how many calls abandoned in less than 10 seconds then calculate the "true abandoned number" (calls abandoned minus short abandons)
  • Ability to change what is considered a "short abandon" and then report on it. Right now the only option is the built in tracking of calls that abandoned in equal to or less than 10 seconds.
  • Ability to "save" an agents "default" skill profile so that any changes we make can be returned to "BAU" with a click of a button
  • quicker data/historical report retrieval
  • way to separate what we have listed as a queue name for reporting vs. what is used for the queue name in the "whisper" (the issue we had with WT queue naming conventions because we had to have the whisper be super precise)
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Vertical Communications
  • There are a few interfaces for working with the system and it can be daunting to learn
  • They charge quite a bit annually and if you miss an update they charge you additional fees to catch up.
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Implementation Rating
Lifesize
We implemented in 2018 and were only given 8 weeks to do it...as per the direction of our parent company at the time. Serenova at the time responded well and we were able to go Live within 8-weeks...albeit the product overall was a big change and had gaps in features over our previous contact management solution.
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Vertical Communications
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Alternatives Considered
Lifesize
It's been too many years...I don't remember. Except in 2021 we looked briefly at Amazon and Salesforce call center offerings. Both were too basic at the time that even if we got a great deal on licensing (we are a Salesforce house for other things), we couldn't easily (or at all) do things like Callbacks and some of the more robust flow buildouts that we have in place today with Lifesize.
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Vertical Communications
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Return on Investment
Lifesize
  • lower operational costs
  • improved agent productivity
  • improved flexibility in design and admin work
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Vertical Communications
  • Good call tracking and automated systems allows for less staff and accurate metrics
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ScreenShots

Lifesize CxEngage Screenshots

Screenshot of Agent Interface - SFDC Integrated AgentScreenshot of Agent Interface - Skylight Desktop Chat InteractionScreenshot of Agent Interface - Skylight Mockup 1Screenshot of Agent Interface - Skylight Mockup 2Screenshot of Chat - Mockup 1Screenshot of Chat - Mockup 2