Great Product but needs innovation to Sustain in Market
March 18, 2022

Great Product but needs innovation to Sustain in Market

RAJESH VENGILOT | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

Since we are service provided, we support the various customers in deployment and support for Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM). We also use CUCM for our internal environment as well. Below are a few business problems that this product addresses. 1. Lower the cost of calling within the organization through IP calling. 2. Ease of management and configuration. 3. Improved voice quality. 4. Integration with other 3rd party vendors \ equipments.
  • Smooth IP based calling on LAN / WAN
  • Integration with other Cisco UC components to provide enhanced features
  • Jabber registration for ease for calling from mobile devices
  • Does not have good reporting functinality. Most of the reports are pretty raw
  • CUCM still have many open bugs which needs to be fixed
  • Some of the configuration could be very complex and tough to implement
  • User guides could be made more user friendly and intuituve
  • CUCM has been very cost effective
  • Collaboration between teams have been easier especially for the people working from home
  • User management has been much easier as the System easily integrates with the LDAP
  • Support cost has gone down due to ease of management
The Cisco Unified Communications Manager is quite good but it still has room for improvement. In today's world where organizations are moving towards cloud service where the services are provided on Pay as you use model, Cisco is still trying to catch up. Cisco has also started its Cloud-based service but it's still lacking behind other vendors. Still its the best on-premises solution as of today with great features and support.

Do you think Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) again?

Yes

The usability part of Cisco Unified Communications Manager is very much simple from a usability point of view. Day-to-day Move Add Change Delete (MACD) can be performed by the administrators very easily with simple training.

From the initial deployment point of view, some of the thing can be improved to simplify the process.
The Cisco Unified Communications Manager platform would be most suited for the below scenarios.
1. An organization with very restricted policies and compliance where can't move to cloud-based solutions for data security. They can install the CUCM on-premises.
2. An organization that is still on a legacy phone system could adopt CUCM to save costs and have better services.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) Feature Ratings

Hosted PBX
8
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Not Rated
User templates
9
Call reports
7
Directory of employee names
8
Answering rules
9
Call recording
6
Call park
9
Call screening
Not Rated
Message alerts
10
Video conferencing
10
Audio conferencing
9
Video screen sharing
8
Instant messaging
8
Mobile app for iOS
9
Mobile app for Android
9