Fuze is a cloud-based unified communications platform that includes IP PBX voice service, video conferencing, and collaboration tools such as content sharing and instant messaging capabilities. It also integrates with a wide range of popular CTI, CRM, and click-to-call solutions.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/K9/Bf/41QQ840QO2WN.JPEGFuzeFuze- Unified Communications as a Service-2018-06-15T20:14:33.509ZI implemented Fuze in an environment with approximately 90 users, for a manufacturer of marine equipment in Fort Lauderdale. It is currently used across the whole organization, which consists of facilities in Fort Lauderdale and Holland, in addition to a mobile service group working around the world. Fuze addresses the distributed nature of the workforce and allows voice, video, and text collaboration between our offices and mobile users.,The Fuze implementation process was the smoothest and best-organized roll-out of any major infrastructure project I have been involved with. The engineering and sales team provided a clear roadmap, stuck to it, and performed flawlessly. The system stability, voice quality, user provisioning and de-provisioning, and overall ease of use is something Fuze has done particularly well. Whatever I need is there in the portal, and the 'take-it-for-granted' feeling the users have is a huge strength. Continuous improvement- in the two years this company has used Fuze we have seen numerous updates to the softphone, new features in the desktop phones, and constant communication from our customer advocates and support team. Tech support- rarely used but responsive and experienced, a definite strength.,A more aggressive end-user training and help scenario. Users who are unfamiliar with UCaaS and are wedded to the traditional role of the desktop phone can be slow picking up the idea of a UCaaS account and all the benefits and possibilities. More visible links and reminders on the phones, softphones, and apps, and easy access to short videos put right in front of users' eyes might help user adoption.,10,10,10,All 90 users are on Fuze voice, most of them with a desktop phone. Some users use the softphone, some use the app, and there is a lot of crossover in that most desktop phone users also use the app on their mobile device. We were able to start fresh with Fuze as we built and moved into a new facility, so all new infrastructure. That put everyone on the same platform at the same time.,Nextiva and RingCentral,Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Code42 (formerly CrashPlan), Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics GP,70,1,Stable, high-quality VOIP cloud-based PBX mobility conferencing,Mobile service teams keeping in touch using softphones and mobility,Continued expansion of conferencing and mobile app; Fuze constantly updating and adding features,9,Yes,Price Product Features Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor,The UC space has evolved significantly in the last couple of years. I am pleased with Fuze and we will be with them through December of 2020. In the third quarter of 2020 I will begin evaluating, but I expect continued evolution and competition like Microsoft Teams to continue to pressure companies like Fuze. Predicting how I might change my evaluation and selection process is premature at this time. If I was renewing right now I would definitely stick with Fuze.,Positive- better communication from our mobile users Positive- no problems Positive- stable, quality UC,Implemented in-house,Yes,Change management was minimal,Firewall rules Making sure AT&T gave up the phone numbers on time,No,During our provisioning they were exceptional in helping troubleshoot firewall issues and helping us get our rules correct. Not really support, more configuration, but excellent expertise. Fuze support has done everything we have ever asked in an efficient and timely manner.,Desk phones are desk phones, dial tones and buttons so the basic functionality is familiar. Adding personalized aspects like speed dial and backgrounds is easy and intuitive Starting meetings is easy.,Yes,10Michael BartlettFuze is a Fantastic Cloud Phone Solution2018-07-22T01:58:31.448ZWe implemented Fuze to replace our aging (and expensive) in-house phone system. The voice and ACD components have been absolutely fantastic. We have since implemented for customers of ours as well with nothing but good reviews.,Voice Calls - soft phone has been able to replace my desk phone while still maintaining all the functionality that I had before and then some. Portability - I run this frequently from my iPhone when I need to contact folks and need their number or if I just need to join a meeting while I’m the road and then easily transition to my softphone once I’m at my computer. Portability 2 - I can run this from home when I’m working remote with no issues. Sound quality is very good!,We tried the Fuze conferencing but it was just too difficult for external users to easily get connected correctly. We ultimately moved to Zoom which is very simple for people to understand and use even if they have never used it before. I have no other complaints.,10,9,10,Our users, with the exception of the small group every organization has that dislikes change of any sort loves it.,RingCentral,Zoom, Skype for Business (formerly Lync),365,3,Call Center Soft Phones Smart Phone Apps,White labeling Call Center services,Conferencing if that part improves over what we tried when we implemented it Lync integration if they offer it for On-Prem implementations of Skype for Business,8,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability,I would make sure I understood exactly what types of Lync integration was offered..,It has saved us a lot of money Resources that used to support our old in-house phone system are now free to do other things,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled,Old Phones that would not work with Fuze Phones that needed to be flashed before we could get them to work with Fuze Conference Room Phones that had to be replaced with newer models,No,They have always provided exceptional support.,Making Calls Queue Management,Haven't found any,Yes,9Trent Martin, PMPFuze is a good, cheap solution. Not ideal for advanced analytics or large centers2018-10-17T18:27:36.102ZWe use Fuze as our contact center solution. They provide all phone services for our agents. We previously had all hard phones, but recently moved to soft phones (pc based),Cost Effective Simple to use Responsive customer Support,APIs are pretty bad A lot of the work has to be done on their end, which leads to delays. Would be great to be able to manage software independently No adherence or availability measures. On break, etc., doesn't work. The system can be buggy.,4,9,7,We adopted it for our support phone line and overall phone provider. It has done well, but other apps have passed it for different applications. For client calls we use Zoom, for internal communication we use Slack,NICE inContact CXone, Jive Hosted VoIP and Five9 Predictive Dialer,Vantage Point, Olark, Slack,Yes,They are always willing to create queues and rename things etc. I love their hustle here. It would be better though if I had the ability to make and manage my own queues.,User interface for end users is clear The actual function of answering the phone Call Transfers,Biggest complaint is finding users. You have to cycle through EVERY user in a list. There is no search function You can't make your own queues or re-name things. Fuze has to do this for you,Yes, but I don't use it,7Luke FerrelMultiple Remote Locations - Fuze Voice Review2017-08-03T19:10:20.612ZFuze Voice is being used across our organization for its meeting, soft-phone, and messaging capabilities.,Fuze is open to feedback that directly impacts and implements feature requests made by customers. Recent updates have increased functionality. Ample notice of upcoming updates reduces downtime and allows for user notifications.,Support and documentation can be difficult to access. Status page is helpful however finding configuration and how-to documentation for non-admins is difficult. Consistent soft phone and mobile device UI. Difficulties answering calls from soft phone - could cause calls to be missed.,7,4,3,Fuze Voice has been adopted throughout the company however done so as replacement to issuing of hardware. Many remote locations are using soft phones on company-issued hardware. Desktop and iOS versions of application have issues handing off between bluetooth connected devices.,Skype for Business,AirWatch, Microsoft Office 365,75,5,Remote Phone Call Routing Business Hours Messaging,Hosted Conferences Screen Sharing,Expand to additional users. Leverage conference calls capabilities across entire organization.,7,Not Sure,Price Product Features,Better consideration on what all was needed by the business as implementation has changed somewhat since it was deployed.,Eased remote management of calls. Allows for remote locations to have communication via soft phone. Messaging capabilities allow entire team to more easily communicate.,Yes,Recent UI/UX updates along with receiving notifications for updates has been a great improvement!,Recent UX improvements have made application easier to use and more consistent between desktop and mobile device versions. Website is easy to setup, change, and maintain for end users however a bit complicated for admins.,Specific user to send/receive faxes, wish it was integrated with user accounts. Admin roles can make it a bit cumbersome to setup user accounts.,Yes,4,Yes,Updated conference call windows and capabilities. Updated and improved UI/UX!,Additional features - specifically easier to control call handling between soft phone and mobile device. Integrate fax capabilities with user accounts.Verified UserLook no further, Fuze has the features and the price you are looking for!2018-07-18T17:46:09.116ZWe were tasked with creating a UC infrastructure that would scale with our company's acquisitions. We had very old hardware (Avaya and Shoretel, Cisco, Nortel, and a few other small PBX devices), we needed something that would deploy fast and unite all our users on a common platform. After evaluating a number of vendors we chose Fuze for it's scalability, price, and common UC Features that we needed across our growing enterprise (we started with 5,000 licenses and are scaling up to 15,000). Fuze is our single point Unified Communications platform.,Handing off a call from wifi to the cellular voice/data seamlessly Persistent chat across all your devices Calling features across multiple desktops and mobile devices Desktop Sharing and collaboration,Web UI needs to have the ability to make phone calls We did a lot of number forwarding in our old platform, with Fuze sometimes this is cumbersome Better support of SIP/ATA endpoints,10,10,10,We've had mixed adoption because we have been rolling out Fuze in some locations as a site, and in others as a department (and most of our departments span multiple sites). So we haven't been able to cut-over our entire enterprise yet because we have to approach it systematically depending on who are customers are and how they reach us.,Avaya, ShoreTel and Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager),Microsoft Exchange,15000,10,Can support calls be routed Can sales calls be received and made and routed properly Can our receptionists perform their job duties with little/no downtime,We've been able to stop using other web-collab tools, such as Web-ex, Go To Meeting We've been able to get rid of most the telephony hardware on end-users' desks Users can control where calls go: their desktop, mobile phone, another phone, voicemail, etc, without having to engage IT.,When the Web client has calling, our Linux users will have "native" access to Fuze Our company may even be able to run more internal meetings using Fuze We won't be affected by outages caused by hurricanes and natural disasters because the number will route in the cloud rather than be tied to a piece of equipment (which may be underwater) at our various locations.,10,Yes,Price Product Features Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor,Well, there's really not much that could be changed, we evaluated many vendors, we chose the one that had the most to offer for the price. Fuze certainly is feature rich: a ubiquitous experience across multiple devices and platforms; Desktop Collab; Persistent chat across all devices; End-user control of their OWN call routing, the list goes on, it's endless, Fuze has the features at the price that makes it highly sought-after.,Unlimited Global Long-distance included (in certain licenses) No phone hardware (in some cases users just use their mobile phone using wifi or cell-data) No more need to separately license desktop sharing software or telephone conferencing plans,Implemented in-house Third-party professional services TIBCO professional services,Yes,Change management was a small part of the implementation and was well-handled,End-user adoption Going from a desktop phone to a "soft phone" (via a USB headset) Call routing changes because of the features of Fuze (some better, some worse, but just the "different" bits),Online training In-person training Self-taught,10,10,Out-of the box, Fuze is 100% usable, the interface is intuitive, you know what to click on to make a call, you know where to search for others and how to start a chat, or a meeting, or collaboration. Fuze keeps the same ease-of-use across the Desktop, Moble, and Web clients.,10,Since Fuze comes pretty much configured "out of the box" there really isn't much to do, for end users setting up and avatar, setting up their audio options, setting up a voicemail, and the one that often gets overlooked, setting Fuze to launch at the start of Windows. Other than that you can configure away til your heart's content.,No - there is no facility to customize the interface,No - we have not done any custom code,We haven't really needed to do anything outside of what the Fuze product already does, so we haven't had to customize any configurations for any of the products, features, or options, in Fuze. Users have requested additional customization features: like having the app startup silently, or changing incoming ringtones or chat tones, etc. They can be changed, but it is a little more advanced.,Yes,They are doing that right now! We use a certain Active directory token to login to Fuze, and a number of users had that token changed last week, Fuze received a list of about 400 users where Fuze is going through and updating the user IDs to match the changed AD token. They are super for doing this it is such laborious work, and something they do with a smile, Fuze Support is the BEST!!,Chat Phone calling Desktop Sharing,Getting incoming voicemail (since it can be done multiple places, and even emailed and then deleted) some users do it different, so it can be hard to support unless they know what option they picked Desktop Sharing (sometimes a user doesn't understand how simple it is to share the desktop, or that they have to start a meeting first--Hopefully Fuze will come out with the feature that you can go from a phone call to desktop sharing in one click) Fuze across multiple devices: Sometimes one device will ring and another won't, this is difficult to track down.,Yes,10,10,10,10,Exchange 365 (Outlook 365) Google Contacts Salesforce contacts,Microsoft AD (Micro Focus Access manager emulating MFAD),File import/export Single Signon API (e.g. SOAP or REST),10,Probably the best advice with integrations is to consider that "nothing is impossible", that's really quite simple, if you can dream it and program it to access their APIs then you can build it, and your users will be happy. And if you can't build it, there are plenty of people at Fuze that can assist.,10,10,Although I don't believe that I can discuss particulars in the contract, we were able to get pricing for our user base starting at 5,000 users with a sliding scale to 10,000 users, and we knew that we were going to grow beyond that so we had pricing up to 20,000 users. We wanted all our voice services to include unlimited Global Long-Distance, which Fuze has a tier for (although there are a handful of countries where they charge a per-minute-unit, each user gets 500 units a month that we had collectively pooled so we will never be charged extra for long-distance, it's all-inclusive). This is a huge selling point for a multi-national company that used to have very expensive long-distance phone bills.,Fuze is incredibly easy to work with, so the best advice is either know what you want, or what you need, bring it to the table, let Fuze work out the details and let them tell you how to best implement their service, they have been doing this long enough now that they have the process down and know how to do it very efficiently.,Yes,More headset support Inviting users outside the organization to collaborate Enhanced GUI,Audio notification customizations End-user call handling changes Web-audio for inbound-outbound calls,No,NoD. SKye HodgesFuze a complete Unified Communication system.2017-10-24T17:39:18.030ZIt is being used across all of the company location and the Fuze system is our Rockport UC system for all features for all locations across the globe.,VOIP for PC, Mobile, Desk phone Web conferences Video Confernces IM via the Fuze Desktop or Mobile app Contact Center queue and reporting,Call quality has issues sometimes. May be our network or theirs. Self management tools for removing accounts like the tools we have for adding services. Still being improved. Not all of the Fuze system are keeping the contacts in sync all of the time. Still being improved. Billing issues not combining services to the same user but listed the same person twice in different sections of an invoice. Still being improved. Support team is growing to handle volume as company grows but experience takes time. Still being improved.,9,9,9,It has been adopted by all as it is the only phone system, however the staff ability to attend training and learn the best way to use the same is still an issue at Rockport.,Skype for Business,Microsoft Office 365,780,2,VOIP Web Confernce IM Video Confernce,As expected for all tools in product.,Unknown at this time maybe lowering the need to travel to locations less with the video conf features Working from home or remote with the ability to answer calls to office phone.,9,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor Analyst Reports,No change in method of evaluation. I would like to have done a Pilot before rollout.,The ROI is positive with the lowering of phone line costs in Retail stores a great deal. Totally hosted solution not requiring an IT resources on site to manage a local PBX,Yes,Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled,Dates had to move as offices were not always ready on time. Getting equipment in certain countries and working with customs.,Yes,During the implementation of the HQ which was a very tight time line to be complete within the office move to a new location.,Making and taking phone calls on desk phone or Desktop app as well as Mobile app IM,Web Confernce or Video Conference is less intuitive then WEB EX, but works the same after some time using it.,Yes,9Verified UserFuze VoIP (Not for those who are expecting good support and 24/7 update)2017-08-07T21:52:45.022ZFuze is being used organization wide across 20 or so companies. Being a cloud based company, Fuze allows our workforce to have greater mobility. They no longer need a direct connection to our network as they can access their extension and voice mails via mobile app and desktop app. Fuze has also made it easier for the IT department to deploy and set up new sites as we no longer need MPLS connections back to our data center or any routing. (Only Internet is needed). Fuze has also simplified the management of our phone system from our old Cisco VoIP system. We no longer need a Cisco network engineer as the fuze portal allows our helpdesk and level 2 support staff to update things such as call queues.,Simplifies management of VoIP. A Cisco network engineer is not needed to run/maintain the system. This system is much cheaper to run than on prem PBX/VoIP.,Customer Support is non-existent. Support staff isn't knowledgeable or capable of doing their jobs. I'll mention it again, SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT. Support staff rarely contacts customer or will leave issues unresolved for weeks or months at a time. There is a major lack of communication not only within Fuze but with their customers. Billing can also be an issue. It is very hard to keep track of active accounts with a service tied to them (especially with our turnover rate). The fuze portal isn't always user-friendly, this is most noticeable on the call flows sections. Our company has multiple call flows, ring groups, and menus that make this page very hard to navigate. On this same note, finding available extensions for new hires is also a hassle on the portal. Fuze Fax is completely unreliable and fails frequently without any explanation. Call reporting is lacking. GUI is hard to use and it is hard to find the reports needed.,1,1,7,Simple parts of the platform have been widely adopted such as using the phones on mobile app and desktop apps. We have struggled with the adoption. We use call queues and lots of our users have issues with logging in, out, pausing, and un pausing. Managers also have a hard time managing this and keeping track of the queues.,Cisco VoIP PBX, Skype for Business, ring central and meraki voice,Skype for Business, Google Voice,,5,Call Queues Auto Attendant Automated after hours.,Fuze allows our workforce to be mobile and work from any location,Our company has 1000+ company drivers and we would like to integrate Fuze into the mobile devices in all the trucks to give our drivers better access to our company staff.,3,Yes,Price Product Usability Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor,Knowing what I know now, I would look for better support guarantees with Fuze and would have put more time and effort into evaluating other cloud manged VoIP products.,We receive constant negative feedback from mangers about the system not functioning correctly. (This is mainly due to lack of support from Fuze) This has had a positive impact in that the system is cheaper and we are missing less calls due to the functionality of the system.,Implemented in-house,Yes,Change management was a major issue with the implementation,Not all of our Numbers were ported Some numbers were ported incorrectly causing us to loose the #. All fax lines were incorrectly ported and never assigned a service, causing them to not function at first.,No,Yes,Never,Setting up call flows and menus Creating user accounts and assigned extensions Setting up voicemail,Call queues Call forwarding Updating caller ID names and finding un-used extensions.,Yes,5Mikey Romero
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May 08, 2019
Score 4 out of 10
Read Luke Ferrel's full review
It does the core job very well. If I'm looking for a stripped down version that will work fairly well, then Fuze is great. If you're looking for something feature rich, there are better solutions. Fuze is economical and if you aren't doing anything fancy, it's a great platform
April 25, 2019
Score 7 out of 10
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User experience and usability to easy - admin access for call routing and etc need to be improved. Recent UI/UX changes can make it difficult to answer a call when both soft phone and mobile device are ringing if you prefer to answer from soft phone.
August 28, 2018
Score 10 out of 10
Read D. SKye Hodges's full review
Fuze was built with the end-user in mind. It was built to have a common interface on mobile and desktop. Fuze Web is new, and it also has the exact same interface as the desktop and mobile, and they are still working on the ability to make phone calls from the browser itself, currently it can do meetings just fine. Everything about Fuze was built with the end-user in mind.
August 07, 2017
Score 1 out of 10
Read Mikey Romero's full review
If were just talking about using the system (Deskphone, app, desktop app) the system is fairly easy to use. As an administrator it can be much more difficult.
Fuze Scorecard Summary
Feature Scorecard Summary
Fuze is a global cloud communications and collaboration software platform for the enterprise. The platform is designed to enable seamless transition between calling, meeting, chatting, content sharing, and collaboration on any device. The vendor’s value proposition is that Fuze empowers the digital workforce anytime, anywhere, and across any device.
Headquartered in Boston, MA, Fuze has additional locations including New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Ottawa, London, Amsterdam, Aveiro (Portugal), Paris, Munich, Zurich, Copenhagen, and Sydney.
Categories: Collaboration, Contact Center, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaas), Web Conferencing, VoIP
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Fuze Customer Size Distribution
|Small Businesses (1-50 employees)||8%|
|Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)||27%|
|Enterprises (> 500 employees)||65%|
Fuze Support Options
|Video Tutorials / Webinar|
Fuze Technical Details
|Mobile Application:||Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web|
|Supported Countries:||Global - NA, EMEA, APAC|
|Supported Languages:||Spanish, French, German|