NetFortris vs. Zoom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Zoom
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Zoom is a unified communications platform primarily known for its use as a web conferencing tool. It features HD video and audio, collaboration tools, chat functionality, and an enterprise cloud phone system.
$5
per month per license
Pricing
NetFortrisZoom
Editions & Modules
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
Add-On Zoom Translated Captions
$5
per month per license
Add-On - Zoom Whiteboard
$24.90
per year
Pro
$149.90
per year per user
Business
$199.90
per year per user
Business Plus
$250.00
per year per user
Add-On - Conference Room Connector
$499
per year
Basic
Free
Enterprise
Custom
Add-On - Large Meetings
starting at $600
per year
Add-On - Cloud Storage
starting at $120
per year
Add-On Audio Conferencing
starting at $1200
per year
Add-On Zoom Phone Power Pack
Starting at $300
per year per user
Add-On - Zoom IQ for Sales
Contact Sales
Add-On - Quality of Service Subscription
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetFortrisZoom
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup Fee$5 per userNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFor the latest special offers, visit www.fonality.com/offers.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
NetFortrisZoom
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NetFortrisZoom
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
NetFortris
7.8
90 Ratings
Zoom
4.1
5 Ratings
Hosted PBX7.058 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)6.046 Ratings5.03 Ratings
User templates6.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Call reports9.078 Ratings00 Ratings
Directory of employee names10.078 Ratings6.34 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
NetFortris
7.4
94 Ratings
Zoom
5.2
6 Ratings
Answering rules7.089 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Call recording7.067 Ratings7.25 Ratings
Call park6.073 Ratings4.54 Ratings
Call screening8.067 Ratings4.73 Ratings
Message alerts9.078 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Business SMS/External Messaging00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Voicemail Transcription00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
NetFortris
7.5
55 Ratings
Zoom
-
Ratings
Video conferencing7.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing8.054 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
NetFortris
9.0
55 Ratings
Zoom
6.7
6 Ratings
Mobile app for iOS9.046 Ratings6.86 Ratings
Mobile app for Android9.033 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
NetFortris
-
Ratings
Zoom
8.1
703 Ratings
High quality audio00 Ratings8.4697 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings8.4699 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
NetFortris
-
Ratings
Zoom
8.3
691 Ratings
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.8690 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
NetFortris
-
Ratings
Zoom
8.1
696 Ratings
Calendar integration00 Ratings8.1619 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings8.3678 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings8.5652 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
NetFortris
-
Ratings
Zoom
8.2
609 Ratings
Live chat00 Ratings8.5591 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
NetFortris
-
Ratings
Zoom
8.1
586 Ratings
User authentication00 Ratings8.0507 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.2560 Ratings
Unified Communications Platform and Collaboration
Comparison of Unified Communications Platform and Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
NetFortris
-
Ratings
Zoom
4.4
4 Ratings
Centralized communications management00 Ratings3.73 Ratings
Team messaging00 Ratings4.24 Ratings
Team document sharing00 Ratings5.24 Ratings
Call and meeting analytics00 Ratings4.34 Ratings
User Ratings
NetFortrisZoom
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(108 ratings)
8.4
(719 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(16 ratings)
9.0
(16 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(8 ratings)
8.8
(37 ratings)
Availability
8.0
(8 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(14 ratings)
8.6
(51 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.8
(8 ratings)
10.0
(14 ratings)
Configurability
9.7
(3 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(14 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.1
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(8 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetFortrisZoom
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Zoom
In the new area of pandemic-era meetings online, I really like the opportunity that Zoom provides to have a meeting space. The audio and video quality is typically good, with problems usually being blamed on the bandwidth of the service provider. The recordings are great to be able to use once they have been processed. In fact, if there was one thing I would improve about recordings, it would be the amount of time it takes to render the video ready for output and sharing.
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Pros
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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Zoom
  • It's a great way to connect around the world with minimal bandwidth consumption.
  • Meeting our peers and exchanging ideas is made possible through the use of high-quality video and audio calls.
  • Exceptional audio and video quality; we are recording meetings and transferring them to other storage.
  • Compared to other apps, it has more features and allows for efficient file sharing within the chatbox.
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Cons
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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Zoom
  • You need an app to make the calls and meetings, but it would be perfect if it had a web-based option.
  • Sometimes when internet speed drops, the audio quality also drops; I would understand the video quality dropping, but the audio doesn't consume much bandwidth, so it would be nice to have a consistent audio even on low internet speeds.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Zoom
We're sticking with Zoom for the foreseeable future--given its compelling feature set, ease of use, and advanced technology, there's just no other competition to be excited about. Plus it's a Gartner-recognized industry leader, so it's a rather easy choice.
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Usability
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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Zoom
Zoom has been very good in terms of usability as I have rarely had issues joining the meetings on desktop and it has always provided me with a stable audio and video and it makes it very easy for me to get through any meetings without much problem. I have found that it helps create a very friendly environment with my team through the creation of conferences and moderated chat rooms.
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Reliability and Availability
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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Zoom
There have been less than a handful of outages during our two years with Zoom, and whenever there was one, an email informing us of the outage went out immediately, and they had the issue resolved shortly thereafter.
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Performance
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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Zoom
Zoom has among the best performance of any video conference platform, as I've mentioned several times. Besides that, their Chat platform works great, and their back end always runs smooth. It's unfortunate that reporting can now only be done by one month at a time, but nonetheless, it only takes a second to run any kind of Zoom report, whether it's an attendee report, Poll results, a user report, a list of meetings from the past month, etc.
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Support Rating
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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Zoom
As I've written before, Zoom makes us feel like we matter and that we're a client rather than a customer. They want us to succeed and they put in the time to make sure that we do. I feel like they're more of a business partner rather than simply a vendor or supplier. They spent a lot of time onboarding with us, giving us demos, helping us get set up, and then giving us follow-up to be sure it's going well.
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In-Person Training
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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Zoom
No answers on this topic
Online Training
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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Zoom
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
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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Zoom
If you receive any pushback from higher ups, point to any of the various positive reviews like this one. Or show Zoom's excellent Gartner report, or articles describing Zoom's partnership with Sequoia capital. It's not difficult to show how Zoom is a trustworthy industry leader with best-in-class technology.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Zoom
Zoom cannot be beaten for ubiquity - 100% of my clients and prospective clients are already familiar with Zoom. This is the #1 reason why I use Zoom. Additionally, Zoom integrates with AcuityScheduling, saving me a lot of time in creating meetings and adding them to the calendar. Zoom is disappointing in terms of video quality, interactivity features, and privacy. In cases where I need to use the recording of webinars for digital products, I will always use Crowdcast, and in cases where privacy is essential, I will use JitsiMeet.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
NetFortris
No answers on this topic
Zoom
Overall I feel it is a fair price for what you pay for and the time constraints are not an issue at all. Zoom allows users to be on there for hours and hours and also you can launch as many meetings as you want. Overall I am very happy with using Zoom for our business.
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Scalability
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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Zoom
Because the Basic licenses are completely free, and because it's very easy to configure and install Zoom, and because anyone can join Zoom from a link without needing an account, scaling is a Breeze. There are absolutely no roadblocks. My company keeps adding more Zoom Pro license every week since it's so in demand. We were able to convert users from several different platforms onto Zoom with no trouble at all.
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Professional Services
NetFortris
No answers on this topic
Zoom
The professional service that Zoom offers us in a particular way has been really successful for us to diversify functions and highlight others that allow us to link our remote work in a much more effective way.
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Return on Investment
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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Zoom
  • It enables me to send and receive messages from my team members during video calls, handling online presentations.
  • With the ability to quickly stop, mute, and even receive notifications when someone enters or exits the meeting room, I'm never obligated to show up while making a call.
  • It is possible to record online meetings for future reference and more effective customer service. As we dealt with a lockdown, Zoom helped our business run smoothly.
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