You should use GoToConnect (formerly Jive)
September 27, 2021

You should use GoToConnect (formerly Jive)

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with GoToConnect (formerly Jive)

My company uses GoToConnect (formerly Jive) as our sole phone provider. It is how we communicate internally, as well as with all of our clients. It allows us to have users with access to a phone system without being physically in the building. Prior to this, the only people who could send and receive calls to clients were people in the office, which was made difficult during Covid.
  • The support team is very helpful and friendly any time you have an issue or just a question.
  • The phone system is very reliable. We have been using it for about six months now, and we've had no downtime, and call quality has always been excellent.
  • The ability to set up detailed dial plans is very useful in helping us more accurately direct callers without people here needing to spend time interacting with people that they aren't going to be able to help.
  • I would like to see them add some way to better integrate the physical phones with the app itself so that you can be on the phone and do things like transfer calls by clicking something on the app instead of pressing buttons on the phone.
  • They could use better support documentation for some of the third-party phones that they offer. Tracking down the support documentation for those phones can be tricky, and the information in the documentation is not written as clearly as the documentation that GoToConnect provides for its services.
  • I would love to see some additional reporting metrics offered as standard within the admin dashboard. The handful of metrics they offer are nice, but I would like some additional options.
  • Switching to GoToConnect (formerly Jive) from our old phone provider cut our monthly phone bill in half.
  • We are able to spend less time talking on the phone due to our dial plan filtering out people that we aren't able to talk to.
  • We have increased ways to communicate internally now that we are using something that goes beyond a simple land line connection.
Throughout the whole setup and deployment process, I was on the phone constantly with their support team to get assistance with configuring all the relevant features of the system. Every time, not only was I able to get a person on the phone quickly, but they were always very helpful and friendly. They always made recommendations that improved on what I thought I was doing.
At this point, the total number of calls we've made and received has topped a few thousand, and to this point, we have not had any dropped calls or calls with significant interference. We have had a few moments where the audio quality dips slightly, but it has always been mild and brief.
It is a very simple system, in terms of usability. If the user is using a physical phone, it operates just like any traditional phone. Within the app, navigating around is pretty simple and straightforward. The only slight confusion people sometimes have is remembering to set the app back to use the physical phone instead of the softphone when they are working at their desk, but that is a mild inconvenience.
Yes - GoToConnect (formerly Jive) is replacing an old phone system that was run through a local phone company. It had some networked interoperability, but it didn't do much beyond allowing people to make and receive phone calls. With GoToConnect (formerly Jive), we finally have the ability for people to make and receive calls from outside of the physical office. Also, our phone bill was cut in half with the switch to GoToConnect (formerly Jive).

Do you think GoTo Connect delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with GoTo Connect's feature set?

Yes

Did GoTo Connect live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of GoTo Connect go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy GoTo Connect again?

Yes

GoToConnect (formerly Jive) is well suited for any business with more than one employee that needs to be able to communicate effectively. It is helpful if you have customers calling you with a wide variety of issues and you need an automated system to be able to direct them properly, or if you just want a phone system that will work well all the time.

It is probably less well suited to companies that don't have anyone with much technical expertise, because setting everything up and maintaining/provisioning users do require a minimal level of competence. However, their support team is very good about walking you through any issues you have.

GoTo Connect Feature Ratings

Hosted PBX
10
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
10
User templates
8
Call reports
5
Directory of employee names
8
Answering rules
9
Call recording
Not Rated
Call park
Not Rated
Call screening
10
Video conferencing
Not Rated
Audio conferencing
Not Rated
Video screen sharing
Not Rated
Instant messaging
Not Rated
Not Rated
Mobile app for iOS
Not Rated
Mobile app for Android
Not Rated