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Call Center Studio
Genesys Cloud CX
- Industry: Insurance
- Company size: 2–10 Employees
Great Value and Support
Fathom is attentive to my needs and works quickly to resolve any issues that arise. They provide good phone service at a great value. I recommend them for any small business owner!
Great value. My monthly service is much less than I paid previously. The support team is knowledgeable and easy to work with. They are quick to diagnose any issues (even those that are problems with my system and not theirs) and provide answers to resolve them.
It can be a little confusing to configure the system, but I can call the support team to help me out. Reports, such as call logs, could be better, but I almost never looked at them with my previous provider anyway. Once the system is configured, it works great.
- Industry: Consumer Services
- Company size: 11–50 Employees
- Used Daily for 1-5 months
Sharpen a company worth investigating!
Very satisfying overall they have corrected issues as they came. They bring Solutions to issues you didn’t know that you had.
Their onboarding process even hit with unforeseen issues is smooth and well thought out. I’m very happy with uptime and call delivery. Support has easily corrected any issues I present.
Implementation transition to live was lacking support on the sharpen side showing due to lingering nature of large issue. That’s really it I love everything else for our company it’s as close as we could ask for aside from making our own.
Reasons for Choosing SharpenNeeded more freedom for our complex business structure
Reasons for Switching to SharpenPrice and complexity for our operations.
Overall: This system offers nothing outside of the norm of any other VOIP business phone system. The Web interface is slightly more intuitive than others, though it is difficult sometimes to know if a setting change has actually been accepted and changed. However, there is much to be desired in execution of calls. About a quarter of dialed calls will hang without ever connecting, then disconnect. There is no consistency with this issue as to the number being dialed. (One number may fail three times in a row, then connect on the fourth attempt. Others might fail once, then connect on the next attempt.) We have had an outstanding service issue since deploying last January which has yet to be resolved wherein any calls going to our after-hours support line generate two notification emails and two duplicate voicemails. While not critical, it is a nuisance, and the only time we receive updates on the status of the service case is when we ask for them.
Pros: Slightly easier to use and deploy than similar products. Slightly more intuitive web controls. Service department will respond when prompted.
Cons: Service could be much more pro-active in reporting status of cases back to clients. Call failures can be a headache.
- Industry: Internet
- Company size: 2–10 Employees
One stop solution
We needed a system that could allow our remote teams to painlessly stay connected while providing core communications functionality. Lots of providers out there with pieces of what we needed, but struggled to find it all in one package that was affordable and actually worked right. Actually didn't get any complaints from the team.
Easy to use and provided the full suite of functions we needed. Remote access across the country was great. Option to use soft phone on laptop with Polycom phone on desk also great. Automated workflow for agents was superb and our service manager was able to set up, implement, and manage without a lot of training or consulting.
No real cons to speak of. Would love to see them come out with their own CRM, though the integration with salesforce has been great.
Striving for Sucess
It's been a long winding road; however, I genuinely feel that Fathom Voice is trying to get better! They give us some great features but some of the every day features that we expect & had for years are now not available.
Most recently I've truly missed the simple forwarding option. We've worked around it but it was laborious. To be able to just hit a fwd button + the extension in which to forward to... was great, when we had it.
I also miss the options our landlines had... like being able to speed up & slow down a message. This saved us from having to listen several times. We also had a simple keypad map that showed us how to move quickly and efficiently through steps to get where we needed. On the dashboard, I would love to also have a list of calls I've made (calls in and calls out, would be great descriptions).
We are not necessarily a large business but perhaps we act like one. :) Thus, there will always be issues or things that come up, esp. as changes occur. The Fathom Voice Crew always do their best to find a solution & never forget to get back with you... we appreciate this greatly!