MiCloud Connect

MiCloud Connect
Formerly ShoreTel

Score 7.6 out of 10
MiCloud Connect

Overview

What is MiCloud Connect?

MiCloud Connect is a business communications solution for contact centers that includes features like IP PBX telephony service, desk phones, softphone, and collaboration tools. It is integrable with other business communication technology, including Microsoft Outlook and CRM software.
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Popular Features

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  • Answering rules (24)
    9.0
    90%
  • Call park (26)
    8.7
    87%
  • Call recording (23)
    8.3
    83%
  • Directory of employee names (27)
    8.3
    83%

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Pricing

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Essentials

$20.99

On Premise
per user/per month

Premier

$26.59

On Premise
per user/per month

Elite

$38.49

On Premise
per user/per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Demos

MiCloud Connect Client Demo
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Features

Cloud PBX

A cloud PBX system is based on cloud computing technology where data is stored and transferred over the intenet without any need for on-site PBX equipment

8.2Avg 8.2

Call Management

Customized phone system settings

8.6Avg 8.3

VoIP system collaboration

Team collaboration via cloud phone system

7.7Avg 8.1

Mobile apps

Apps are compatible with mobile devices.

6.2Avg 8.3
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Product Details

What is MiCloud Connect?

MiCloud Connect (formerly ShoreTel) is a business communications solution that combines a distributed communications platform, intuitive user applications, IP phones, and an easy-to-use management system that integrates with leading business information systems. Voice Switches are purpose-built appliances providing VoIP telephony with reliability and availability. The appliances help extend system capabilities and secure access for remote IP phones and SIP service providers.

ShoreTel was acquired by Mitel in 2017; according to Mitel, they will continue to offer and support ShoreTel products, now under the name MiCloud Connect.

MiCloud Connect Screenshots

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MiCloud Connect Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

MiCloud Connect is a business communications solution for contact centers that includes features like IP PBX telephony service, desk phones, softphone, and collaboration tools. It is integrable with other business communication technology, including Microsoft Outlook and CRM software.

NICE CXone, MondoTalk, and NetFortris are common alternatives for MiCloud Connect.

Reviewers rate Answering rules and Audio conferencing highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of MiCloud Connect are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Mitel is excellent at allowing me as a user to setup up custom call routing in response to rapidly changing work flows. If I need to work from home for a period due to medical or other reasons, logging into Mitel and setting my office phone to ring through to my home or cell is quick and simple. Changing back is just as quick.
Sarah Jackson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If your company has relied only on an on-premises system in the past, Mitel is a fantastic alternative. Mitel provides an excellent hosted option for businesses looking for scalability as they expand as well as ease of deployment for use by branch offices and remote employees. However, I would recommend caution if the company plans to utilize Mitel as its only communications platform because its conferencing solutions are not ready for prime time.
Casey Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Medium to large-sized offices are what really benefit from this software. Small offices with less than 20 staff members don't really need to utilize this, I don't think. Offices that have a larger surface area or multiple locations also benefit from this, so again, smaller places I doubt would really reap the benefits of this.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Mitel is a great option for businesses that have traditionally been using an on-prem only solution. If a business is trying to go to a hosted solution that is flexible with growth and easy to deploy with satellite offices and remote workers, Mitel has a great solution. However, if the business is intending to use Mitel for their full communications platform, I would exercise a level of caution as its conferencing solutions are not prime time solutions.
Joe DiCristofano | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
There are other vendors out there that are plug and play with just an Internet connection. You have to compare feature sets that you need (not so much want) especially when it comes to management of users. The ShoreTel Sky management interface has improved over the last quarter and is easier to use.

Update moving them up a notch! Service and call clarity are really good.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Shoretel Sky is well suited for our company due to being flexible to the unique configurations at each of our branches. Each branch has different call flows set up that are easily manageable using the portal. This is not a canned system that everyone has to adapt to which makes it very easy to work with.
Justin Zipprich, Freelance Writer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I believe it is handy for many applications, whether for a lone user or for a company with many employees. It is great in a call center environment as it is ideal for handling incoming calls and emails and distributing them as needed. Also, a great program for tracking missed calls, call durations, scheduling, etc.
Erik Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have seen this system in very small businesses (<10 personnel) and in ours which is roughly 150 employees, and I have heard from colleagues about much larger enterprises that utilize the same software and hardware with no issues or regrets.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I think the best suited scenarios are places where there is a lot of inter departmental communication, for example HR contacting employees regarding various issues, and also for external communication like marketing and technical support departments.
A less appropriate scenario is to use it in a team which is seated in the same room, I can relate to this example. However, if it is being used organization wide then it does serve its purpose to such teams as well, since people from other departments can contact them for a lot of various purposes. I am sure that it can be made more useful for inter team communication as well by adding features considering inter team communication as a usecase.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have been Shoretel customers for several years on their Sky platform. The first 6 months of service was shaky, but Shoretel improved and everything was great.

Starting sometime last year (early 2016), we noticed that it was taking a much longer time to reach a support agent; hold times going from less than two minutes to well over 30 minutes. We didn't think much of this, as the service worked great and we rarely had to call. When we did mention our frustrations at long hold times, we were assured that the problem was only temporary while they trained all of the new employees they hired.

In January we were sold on changing the Sky service to Shoretel's Connect platform, as we were told the CRM integration was more robust and there were hundreds of additional reports we could run for metrics. We made the change in April, and it has been non-stop problems since then. For the first 7 weeks on the "Connect" platform, there were backend database synchronization issues going on that kept locking users out of the queue, portal, and their phones. Finally after discovering the problem, we were told that it would be another month before the fix was implemented.

Even after the fix, the problems did not go away. Daily we have users that are unable to log in, users that get kicked out of phone queues, phones that get logged out/disconnected, mobility applications that don't work, softphones that fail to see USB headsets.

Shoretel's support, during all this, sadly did not improve; but got worse. Every call I have made, has resulted in a minimum of 30 minutes on hold before getting a rep on the phone. During a recent issue, we called in and were told we were 132nd in line; after 30 minutes we were 123rd in line.

Overall we wish we had not migrated from Sky to Connect, especially since there is no reverse migration available. Had we know how bad Connect was, and how unimportant we would be treated, we would have never switched. I suppose it is possible to not have a bad experience with Shoretel, as there as several good reviews out there. My question to anyone that asks is, do you really want to take the chance?
July 03, 2017

User Friendly

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I like how when I am working on my computer with my head set on and i receive a call, I don't have to like at the phone caller ID to see who is calling me. It pops up on my screen, I am able to answer it with at click of the mouse or transfer the call with a click as well. Also send a text, however the text feature could use a higher character limit 135 is not enough some times.
June 26, 2017

ShoreTel VoIP PBX

Gary Lamontagne | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
ShoreTel is well suited in companies ranging from small to large and in most industries. The true value is in the ShoreTel Communicator software that is installed on the users' computers. It works in conjunction with their phone. Transferring calls, conferencing, placing on hold, listening to voicemail, can all be done via the software.
Kevin Staley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Being a very reasonably priced solution compared to its competitors, ShoreTel would be well-suited to small, medium and large organizations. The recent cloud offerings afford deployments with minimal capital outlay for equipment. The solution makes management of an IP telephony solution much easier and centralized if so desired. Other than a very small organization conducting business without a physical facility, I think ShoreTel is capable of being successfully deployed in most organizations.
John Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Are you a constantly changing company? If you are making changes to your phones and office staff more than a few times a year then ShoreTel Sky will save a lot of money in the long run. Do you have remote staff? We use several phones in remote locations, they just need a good internet connection and a power brick to run the phone.
Troy Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Is your organization ready for VOIP and Unified Communications? If you already have a solid Cat5e/Cat5 network in place and PoE switches making the transition is easy. Also, if you are moving into a new facility that needs cabling you can save yourself some money by going VOIP instead of installing separate wires for analog phones.
Adam Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Great for medium sized businesses with lots of users. It deploys very easy. You can hand a phone to a user and have everything configured for when they plug it in. Desk moves are super simple. The user does not have to take the phone, they can simply be swapped quickly to a different handset.
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