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Find out what your peers are saying about 3CX Live Chat vs. Cisco Unified Communications and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The integration between the video and voice is the most valuable solution.""The integration with SMS has been helpful. That's how a lot of customers prefer to communicate nowadays. It makes it convenient for the customer to reach us.""The most valuable features of 3CX Live Chat are the integration with our existing CRM allowing us to get all of the numbers synced together. The communication aspect of the solution was always working very well, the sound quality was perfect. We were able to log into the application to check which users were using the solution and if they were in a call or not. Additionally, the solution integrates well with other CRMs.""The dashboards and interface of the solution are very good, they have covered most of the main features needed for our needs.""With the reporting feature you can get all the incoming and outgoing call details.""3CX has a graphical user interface, and this is awesome because I don't have to have an IT person from my company in my customer's environment to set up and configure 3CX for my client. I just train the customer.""The most valuable features of 3CX Live Chat are the ability to go straight to a call or screen-sharing and creating multiple channels from the same chat widget effectively. The ability to raise a call straight out to the cloud is fantastic, it is really useful. Additionally, it integrates very well with WordPress.""3CX is a reliable solution."

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"The Click to dial feature was one of the most important features for the customer.""We use Extension Mobility and Jabber a lot with mobile remote access. In addition to video calls with Jabber, this greatly enriched communications between coworkers."

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"Reporting and integration are the main challenges, which are at the mid-level or in the enterprise depending on the system that we choose.""The solution could improve the web meeting feature. There is a lot of competition from all the other applications that are out there, such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom. I find I do not use it that much. I do not know how much effort they are putting into the web meeting part of the program but it could improve.""Once we establish the system and do the initial configuration, some configurations will be fixed. However, if we need to change those configurations, the option is to do a reinstallation. Otherwise, we cannot do anything.""Message management in 3CX Live Chat is a little tricky. You can transfer a conversation to someone else if it comes into a group, but it isn't always easy to return the conversation to the group.""In 3CX, customization is not as easy as I would like. With 3CX Call Flow Designer, you can set up the flow of a call, deliver it to the department, and automate the process. I can't do many things with this.""3CX Live Chat could improve by being more customizable. There should be more skinning options for the appearance of the solution when we embed it onto a website. This would allow us to make it look more like part of our solution, rather than a third-party application.""The analytics need to have a granular depth on how the customer details and the data sends information through this medium.""Some customers want to integrate a CRM solution with 3CX, but it's not compatible."

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"Some features take a lot of steps to configure, so having areas where a few clicks can configure a feature for a user would be nice.""An improvement option could be to incorporate the Voicea solution with Communication Manager, allowing it to make a translation between different languages automatically in a conversation."

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  • "The price of the solution is reasonable. There are a few license options and we are using an enterprise license."
  • "There aren't any additional costs. With the license I purchased, I have all features that I need. I don't have to buy an add-on or another license."
  • "We used a yearly license depending on the customer's requirements, and the customers did not complain about the pricing."
  • "The price of the solution is in the middle range compared to other solutions. There are different license options available. For example, there is a professional version and an enterprise version, and with the enterprise version, you have the ability to modify the dashboards. You can purchase a license at many different time frame increments, such as monthly, yearly, or two years."
  • "We have purchased an annual license to use 3CX Live Chat. There are different options available, you can pay monthly or yearly. I am completely satisfied with the pricing of 3CX Live Chat, it is cheaper than competitors and it is a better solution."
  • "The price of the solution has been reasonable. We have not had any problems or complaints with the licensing model. We have not reached a point where we need to upgrade. We have all the correct channels."
  • "There is no add-on costing on the standard fees."
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    Questions from the Community
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    3CX has strong reporting and management features. You can manage the capabilities of a call center with queues and timers. It's a complete solution.
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    Earlier the solution was perpetual; now OEM has made it a subscription-based solution. The customer has to pay on a quarterly basis, not yearly basis, as per the agreement signed with the OEM. There… more »
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    I need a robust provider who can help me use Live Chat. Unfortunately, I have to move from one provider to another because they don't have enough capabilities to maintain good service. I want API… more »
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    Product Features
    3CX is the developer of an open standards communications solution which innovates business connectivity and collaboration and replaces proprietary PBXs. The award-winning software enables companies of all sizes to cut telco costs, boost employee productivity, and enhance customer experience. With integrated WebRTC video conferencing; apps for Android, iOS, the web and desktop; a full suite of collaboration features, and website live chat, 3CX offers companies a complete communications package out of the box.
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    Connect with your website visitors for free with the 3CX Live Chat plugin. With more than 1,900,000 downloads, 3CX Live Chat is the most popular, effective and reliable live chat plugin for WordPress. Increase conversions and boost customer satisfaction by communicating directly with your website visitors in real-time.

    Integrate with 3CX for a multichannel communications suite including voice and video (requires 3CX V16). Get 3CX for free for one year for unlimited users hosted by 3CX, in your own cloud account or on-premise on Windows or Linux.

    • Easy and convenient for visitors
    • Build rapport with potential customers via live chat
    • Increase sales
    • Reduce customer support line costs by using live chat
    • Learn to understand the pain points of your customers


    • Simple and clean UI for all users
    • Option to elevate a live chat to a call or video call
    • Free iOS or Android apps to respond to messages through a smartphone
    • Ability to transfer chats to other agents
    • Agent’s picture is shown in the live chatbox
    • Customizable chatbox. Add a company logo, change the colors of the chatbox
    • All chats are saved in chat history
    • Dedicated storage system for all offline messages
    • Create unlimited agents to handle live chats and calls
    • Customizable offline message form
    • Supports animations in the chatbox
    • Ability to choose whether you want to accept or decline a chat
    With Cisco Voice and Unified Communications, you can unify all your voice, video, data, and mobile applications for interactive collaboration.
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    Sample Customers
    Wilson Sporting Goods, Pepsi, Schlumberger, American Express, Boeing, StarTribune, McDonalds, Drayton Manor Theme Park, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hugo Boss, Clearswift, The University of North Carolina, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Ohio State University, Zehnder, Turkish Airlines, Harley Davidson, Mitsubishi, Ramada Plaza, Carlsberg, RE/MAX.
    Afni, Allied Irish Banks, Bellevue, Came Group, Children's Hospital Colorado, Erickson Living, IDEALondon, Instituto Zaldivar, John Lewis, Linz AG, London Hydro, Lone Star College System, Lone Star College System, Mondi Group, North West Redwater, Park Nicollet, Pentana Solutions Australia, Pilatus, Pirelli, Portugal Ministry, Presidio Inc., Republic Bank & Trust Company, Saipem, SickKids Foundation, Top Right Group, Vital Images
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider44%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Media Company6%
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    Small Business82%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise5%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Find out what your peers are saying about 3CX Live Chat vs. Cisco Unified Communications and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    3CX Live Chat is ranked 1st in Unified Communications with 11 reviews while Cisco Unified Communications is ranked 3rd in Unified Communications with 2 reviews. 3CX Live Chat is rated 8.8, while Cisco Unified Communications is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of 3CX Live Chat writes "Any easy-to-use solution that is good for small-scale clients ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Unified Communications writes "Enriched communications between coworkers shortening the time necessary for a call". 3CX Live Chat is most compared with Yeastar K2, Zoom, Cisco VoIP PBX, Mitel Communications Director and Siemens OpenScape, whereas Cisco Unified Communications is most compared with Cisco Jabber, Fortinet FortiVoice, Digium Asterisk, Siemens OpenScape and Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch. See our 3CX Live Chat vs. Cisco Unified Communications report.

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