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Score 4.3 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

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.
Claudio Hoffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextiva

Nextiva is a solid performer with reliable service, good features, and a flexible and scalable framework. It is ideal for small to mid-size businesses and may even work for larger enterprises, depending on your needs. It performs well for mobile, desk and conference and offers a lot of options for growing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
5.5
Nextiva
8.6
Hosted PBX
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
1.4
Nextiva
8.3
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
5.2
Nextiva
9.0
User templates
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.8
Nextiva
8.1
Call reports
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.1
Nextiva
9.4
Directory of employee names
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.1
Nextiva
8.3

Call Management

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.7
Nextiva
8.6
Answering rules
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.2
Nextiva
8.7
Call recording
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
3.0
Nextiva
9.2
Call park
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.1
Nextiva
8.2
Call screening
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.6
Nextiva
8.9
Message alerts
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.5
Nextiva
8.0

VoIP system collaboration

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
3.6
Nextiva
7.7
Video conferencing
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
5.9
Nextiva
7.8
Audio conferencing
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
1.4
Nextiva
8.6
Video screen sharing
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
Nextiva
8.0
Instant messaging
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
Nextiva
6.5

Mobile apps

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.6
Nextiva
7.8
Mobile app for iOS
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.0
Nextiva
8.1
Mobile app for Android
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.3
Nextiva
7.5

Pros

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

  • 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.
Ed Dennen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextiva

  • Nextiva works well with a wide variety of camera manufacturers for ease of integration.
  • It allows for easy review of video clips thru the Nextiva Review client.
  • Provides a comprehensive CCTV platform for companies with multiple sites in multiple countries.
Ann Marie Greco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

  • The softphone options have not proven particularly reliable. The HUDweb application has some potential as far as a visual tool, but has just proven way too unreliable for everyday use. Would not recommend it for use. With that being said, a new softphone application is to be released on 12/16/16, so that may render use of HUDweb obsolete. Am hopeful the dedicated softphone application will prove worthy.
  • HUD Mobile is also less than an ideal solution. Not sure if the mobile OS is to blame for some of the disappointment, but having to run the mobile application in the foreground in order to receive calls is not really practical. Also, the design of the application is not very efficient as it's not obvious immediately how to get to the keypad and direct dialing an extension is not working for us. It does however make calls and can work, but it's more of a hassle than it's really worth. My remote sales team just uses their carrier minutes for calls.
  • The click to call feature while it has worked for us in the past, it has also caused issues with adding extra characters and logos in random areas of email messages, so our users have pretty much turned that feature off.
Scott Braun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextiva

  • Being a top VOIP provider with plenty of capabilities, it is difficult to show missing functionalities or fault. This, like a better call log with the customizable report, is desirable but is based on personal taste more than a lack of performance.
  • More packages including the conference bridge.
  • GUI could be customizable with corporate branding.
Jose Luis Reyes Graterol | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 8.8
Based on 16 answers
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
Kevin Hulett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextiva

Nextiva 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Since we purchase software maintenance the cost of upgrade is greatly reduced. It would be cost prohibitive at this point to switch a worldwide operation to another CCTV platform. We have been happy with the overall performance of Nextiva as a product for many years.
Ann Marie Greco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 7.6
Based on 8 answers
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
Joseph Greaney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextiva

Nextiva 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It allows us to preform all the functions we need today and we will be gaining new functions once we upgrade.
Ann Marie Greco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 8.0
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Nextiva

Nextiva 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The system its self rarely gives me any downtime that is not planned. Now with old encoders in the mix those do occasionally fail and are replaced at failure.
Ann Marie Greco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Support was great. Then all of a sudden I had to talk to my account rep that never contacted me. I had fonality for 4 years and now there is an account rep that is trying to charge me for support and services. Previously I could add phones as needed without a fee for support and activation.
Jim Danforth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextiva

Nextiva 8.9
Based on 4 answers
I think Nextiva is a great tool for what we use it for. It is used for tracking time and used also in our bonus structure to make sure we have the specified amount of talk time. I really enjoy this application and everything that it is used for within our company. There's not a whole lot I can say about it other than it is a really neat tool.
Josh Musson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 7.2
Based on 4 answers
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
Joseph Greaney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextiva

Nextiva 9.0
Based on 1 answer
This was first rate as it allowed hands on training with multiple choice testing and certification upon successful completion.
Ann Marie Greco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 9.8
Based on 4 answers
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.
Joseph Greaney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextiva

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

We selected Fonality for ease of use and the HUD portal. One of the partners in the business has used Fonality in the past and had great confidence in it's success for this new endeavor. It has proven to be successful thus far and I hope to be able to update this review in a year's time with continued excellent service!
Traci Ludke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextiva

For my current company, Nextiva made the most cost/use sense. I have used Jive before and the cost is much higher for the basic services we are using. Nextiva's support is also, as I have been mentioning, top notch, efficient and helpful.
Heather Neisen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

  • Due to the better call quality over our last provider, it's eliminated a lot of frustration of our customers and having to call them back from our cell phones. This has helped us keep our sanity.
  • The ability to pull up a customer record in our CRM and see customer call activity has been huge. I can see which customers call repeatedly and also use it to help track billable remote support.
  • Being able to see the status of a customer ticket AS they're calling, before we even answer the phone has been huge. I can have a customers ticket open by the time I answer the phone and be one step ahead. This has saved us a lot of time.
Joseph Bettencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextiva

  • Better customer service with customers and potential customers.
  • Internal staff happiness, especially the sales team who use the phone more than any other department.
  • Staff efficiency and productivity in managing the VoIP systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$5*

* per user

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Hybrid Premise Subscription (Appliance and Phone for Each User)200.001
Hybrid Software Subscription (Required with Hybrid Premise)14.992
Hybrid Premise PurchaseVaries3
  1. per location, per month
  2. per user, per month
  3. Varies
SaaS Edition
Essentials Edition19.991
Professional Edition24.991
Ultimate Edition34.991
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
For the latest special offers, visit www.fonality.com/offers.

Nextiva

General

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

Nextiva Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
4.4
Nextiva
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.8
Nextiva
8.0

Usability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.6
Nextiva
8.0

Reliability and Availability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.0
Nextiva
9.0

Performance

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.0
Nextiva

Support Rating

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
9.1
Nextiva
8.9

In-Person Training

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.0
Nextiva

Online Training

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.2
Nextiva
9.0

Implementation Rating

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
9.8
Nextiva

Scalability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.1
Nextiva

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