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Software Description:

8x8 VoIP is unified communications and contact center solution. It is a complete platform that manages everything for all employees and customers. It is a fast and simple way to combine VoIP features with a high-quality phone service.

This solution is mainly used by small and medium-sized companies in industries such as healthcare, high-tech, manufacturing, retail, insurance, transportation, as well as by government and education institutions. Hosted VoIP business communications service offered by 8x8 service is proven to be more reliable and less expensive than any other traditional solution.

Other features that 8x8 has is web conferencing, Internet faxing, smartphone integration, HD voice, chat, voicemail, and many more. Additionally, there is standard compliance with PCI Data Security Standard, HIPAA, CPNI, ISO 27001 and ISO 9001.

Software Description:

Skype is one of the most used VoIP tools in the world. Now it is included with Office 365 package, along with 60 minutes a month to call more than 60 destinations worldwide. Skype offers instant messages, group video conferencing, video chat, group chat, file sharing, screen sharing. It is also possible to call landlines and mobile phones at low prices.

There is also Skype for business, the solution that empowers business teams and individuals to communicate and cooperate, with cloud-based and on-premise deployment possibility. Video conferencing has the capacity of 250 participants in one single connection. Thie list of features now joins AI chatbot capability.

As for mobile devices, Skype is available for Android, iOS, and Windows phone users. The pricing is very flexible. Skype-to-Skype calls are free, while landline and mobile calls are paid. Rates are minimal, it can be paid for the minutes, or subscription-based for international calls for a specific region.

Software Description:

Freshcaller is a cloud PBX system using which you can purchase local and toll-free phone numbers in 40+ countries. You can create custom greeting texts based on specific call scenarios. The nested Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system allows you to provide a detailed set of options to your callers. The call queues in Freshcaller are powerful and enable you to make smart escalations based on your agent availability as well as business hour setting.

Businesses can choose to record all their phone conversations. Call Monitoring & Barging allows supervisors to listen and speak to customers real-time. Your team will always engage in contextual conversations with your callers. Freshcaller allows you to forward your incoming calls to your mobile while you are on the move. Freshcaller is the ideal call center for startups and small teams.

Why Freshcaller?

  1. Absolutely Zero Hardware
    No need to invest heavily on phone hardware for your call center.

  2. Absurdly Easy Setup
    A web browser and working internet connection is enough to run your call center.

  3. Astonishingly Affordable Software
    Kick-start your journey with a pay-as-you-grow plan. Our success lies in your growth.

Features:

  • Call Disposition
  • Call Tracking
  • Notifications
  • API
  • Email Integration
  • Contact Management
  • Call Recording
  • External Integrations
  • Click-to-Dial
  • Chat
  • Softphone

Features:

  • Click-to-Dial
  • Scheduling
  • Notifications
  • External Integrations
  • Contact Management
  • Chat
  • Contact Sharing

Features:

  • Notifications
  • Multi-User
  • Softphone
  • Call Recording

Summary:

  • Phone Number & Virtual Extension

  • Unlimited Internet Fax

  • Media Storage

  • Virtual Office Analytics Essentials

  • Business SMS

  • Instant Messaging & Presence

  • Voicemail

Summary:

  • 1:1 Video Calls

  • Voice Calls

  • Calls to Mobiles and Landlines

  • Group Video Calls & Conferencing

  • Instant Messaging

  • SMS

  • Voice Messages

  • File Sharing & Transfer

  • Screen Sharing

  • Contact Sharing

Summary:

  • Multi-level IVR to include all your departments/products/brands.

  • Smart Escalations to guide callers when your agents are busy/unavailable.

  • Call Masking to make your global team seem more local and closer to businesses.

  • Call Recording to analyze and improve your communication processes.

  • Business hour based routing to help regulate your work hours.

  • Call center software for startups and small teams.

  • Your professional cloud pbx system.

X2 Edition

$25.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Phone Number & Virtual Extension
  • Unlimited Calling Zone: 14 Countries
  • Unlimited Internet Fax i
  • Media Storage: 1GB
  • Mobile & Desktop Apps
  • Virtual Office Analytics Essentials
  • Business SMS
  • Instant Messaging & Presence
  • Voicemail
  • HD Voice
  • Secure Voice
  • Single Sign On
  • Audio & Video Conferencing with Meetings: 5 Participants
  • Salesforce, Zendesk & Netsuite CRM Integration

X5 Edition

$35.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Audio & Video Conferencing with Meetings: 25 Participants
  • Media Storage: 5GB
  • Unlimited Calling Zone: 32 Countries
  • Call Recording
  • Operator Switchboard

X8 Edition

$55.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Unlimited Calling Zone: 46 Countries
  • Media Storage: 10GB
  • Audio & Video Conferencing with Meetings: 50 Participants
  • Salesforce Analytics
  • Virtual Office Call Quality Reporting & Analytics
  • Virtual Office Analytics Supervisor
  • Inbound Contact Center
  • Outbound Contact Center
  • Contact Center Visual IVR
  • Contact Center Reporting & Analytics

Skype-to-Skype

Free
Included in plan:
  • Voice Calls
  • Video Calls
  • Conferencing
  • File Sharing
  • Screen Sharing
  • Messaging

Trial

Free
Included in plan:
  • $3 Worth of Phone Credits
  • Purchase Numbers in 50+ Countries
  • All Call Center Operations During Free Trial

Sprout

$0.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Purchase Unlimited Phone Numbers
  • Add Unlimited Agents
  • Make Unlimited Concurrent Calls
  • Pay Only for Phone Calls Made
  • $0 Agent Fees

Blossom

$19.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • IVR (Phone Trees)
  • Business Hour Based Routing
  • Voicemail
  • Call Recording
  • Standard Call Queues

Garden

$40.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Smart Escalations
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Barging
  • Call Conferencing
  • Warm Transfer

FAQs:

    Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is used as a business VoIP solution.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • It is commonly used in tandem with CRM applications.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • 8x8 is a cloud-based software with Android and iOS native mobile apps.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Integrations: Salesforce, Zendesk, Netsuite, Skype, Tenfold, Microsoft Outlook, Sugar CRM, Clearlogin, SalesExec, Xplenty, eAgent, ACT! by Sage

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Main users of this service are medium-sized enterprises.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, it offer API.

FAQs:

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Users of Skype are individuals and businesses, regardless of industry or size.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Deployment: Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows Mobile, Xbox, Web-based.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Skype is used as a telecommunications software.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • No, it doesn't.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No, it doesn't.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: FAQs, Community, Online Support, Phone Support, Virtual Agent.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Integrations: MS Word, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, MS Lync, WorkXpress, Agile CRM, Lucid Meetings, Wimi, Mendix, Grasshopper, SalesExec, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, OnePage CRM, Moxie Concierge, Cayzu, Helpdesk, Interactive Intelligence CaaS, Bitium, BigContacts, 8×8 Virtual Contact Center, 1CRM, Slack, GroupWise, Yugma.

FAQs:

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Freshcaller is the call center software for startups and small teams. The intention is to help businesses/teams set-up and run a powerful call center without spending a lot of time and money. Freshcaller is ideal for phone teams of size 1- 30. We believe that the teams and businesses from the following sectors will benefit the most from using Freshcaller: Retail/E-commerce, B2B, Logistics & Transportation, Business Services, Software / Information Technology, Education, Leisure/Hospitality, Food & Beverages, Energy, and Governmental / Non-profit organizations.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is used for enabling phone for businesses to handle their sales, support, finance, admin or general business operations.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • It is commonly used with Helpdesk, Servicedesk, CRM's as well as ATS solutions.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • No - we are currently not offering an API.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • We have created numerous solution articles in our support portal and update our knowledge base quite frequently. We also provide phone, email and chat support during the weekdays and email support over the weekends.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Freshdesk, one of the world's most loved helpdesk solutions uses Freshcaller to help its customers launch and maintain their phone operations. Freshcaller comes as an inbuilt phone channel inside Freshdesk. Freshcaller - being a phone application - can be used in a variety of businesses who need phones to conduct their sales and support operations.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • All you need is Chrome browser and a working internet connection.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes. Freshcaller allows you to create teams who can then be configured to handle a particular set of calls based on the various call center scenarios.

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Other:

Who uses 8x8
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses Skype
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
  • WinPhone
Languages:
English, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Finnish, Estonian, French, Japanese, Chinese, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses Freshcaller
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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