Data Quadrant Awards 2019

Unified Communications as a Service


SoftwareReviews names Cisco Unified Communications, NEC Unified Communications, Mitel Unified Communications, and AT&T Unified Communications as Unified Communications as a Service Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Unified Communications as a Service

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Unified Communications as a Service Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


Cisco Systems

Cisco Unified Communications

Cisco's unified communications provides call-control & flexible platforms, applications and telephony extensions.

7.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+78

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
114Reviews

NEC Corporation of America

NEC Unified Communications

With NEC's Unified Communications solutions, tools, collaboration, conferencing and messaging all become more immediate and flexible. Whether accessing a critical application, connecting with a colleague or determining how best to contact someone our technology provides the accessibility and transparency needed to get the task done.

7.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+78

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

81%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
25Reviews

AT&T

AT&T Unified Communications

The AT&T Unified Communications and Collaboration Portfolio are integrated solutions that bring multiple tools together such as instant messaging, conferencing, email, and voice calling, for seamless interactions with co-workers, partners, and customers wherever work demands.

7.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+69

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

83%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
42Reviews

Mitel

Mitel Unified Communications

The cloud has changed the way the world connects and communicates. Companies are replacing the complex communications systems of the past with simple, seamless, cloud-based communications that increase productivity, reduce costs and enhance customer service. And they’re doing it with MiCloud—a powerful, scalable cloud family of platforms that delivers hosted voice, unified communications and collaboration to SMBs, enterprises and Fortune 500 companies around the world.

7.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+71

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

77%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
17Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Cisco Unified Communications

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

Cisco Unified Communications

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Cisco Unified Communications

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

CenturyLink Unified Communications and Collaboration

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unified Communications

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

CenturyLink Unified Communications and Collaboration

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

CenturyLink Unified Communications and Collaboration

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unified Communications

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Cisco Unified Communications

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Mitel Unified Communications

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

NEC Unified Communications

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Cisco Unified Communications


Breadth of Features

Cisco Unified Communications


Business Value Created

Cisco Unified Communications


Ease of Customization

CenturyLink Unified Communications and Collaboration


Ease of Data Integration

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unified Communications


Ease of IT Administration

CenturyLink Unified Communications and Collaboration


Ease of Implementation

CenturyLink Unified Communications and Collaboration


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unified Communications


Quality of Features

Cisco Unified Communications


Usability and Intuitiveness

Mitel Unified Communications


Vendor Support

NEC Unified Communications


Other Evaluated Vendors


Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unified Communications

Alcatel-Lucent is the leading IP networking, ultra-broadband access, and cloud technology specialist. We believe that networks are the foundation of our ultra-connected world.

7.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+77

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

74%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

17Reviews

RingCentral

RingCentral Unified Communications

RingCentral Office® offers a complete unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solution with enterprise VoIP capabilities. It also includes unified messaging, presence, audio, video and web conferencing, contact center, and fax.

7.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+67

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

77%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

10Reviews

Avaya

Avaya Unified Communications

Explore communications, conferencing, and infrastructure solutions that support real-time engagement by integrating voice, video, data, messaging, conferencing, mobility, and more

6.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+62

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

71%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

54Reviews

CenturyLink

CenturyLink Unified Communications and Collaboration

Access the communication building blocks and services you need to empower your global workforce and transform your business, with compelling unified communications and collaboration technology from CenturyLink.

6.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+54

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

72%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

12Reviews

Unify

Unify Unified Communications

Unified communications is a methodology that unifies separate modes of communication into a single, combined user experience. Email, text, and voice messaging work seamlessly with live voice, audio and video conferencing, and Web collaboration, in one interface, with “presence” notification to indicate your availability to participate.

6.6

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+62

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

63%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

25Reviews

Vonage

Vonage Business

Vonage’s unique cloud communications platform brings together a robust unified communications solution with the agility of embedded, contextual communications APIs. This combination enables businesses to collaborate more productively and engage their customers more effectively across messaging, chat, social media, video and voice.

6.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+56

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

62%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

18Reviews

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