Nextiva vs. 8x8: The Ultimate Showdown
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Searching for the right Business VoIP provider can seem like a massive, daunting task at first. With so many options to choose from, so many buzzwords and technical explanations, and confusing marketing from time to time, it can seem like it’s made difficult on purpose.
If there’s one thing certain, there are at least a few names in the market that are definite options your business should consider. Both Nextiva and 8×8 rank high on our list of providers, and are generally recommended for their unique combination of a powerful platform, comprehensive support, and cost effective solutions.
But of course, with these providers being so similar in many ways, it can be difficult to even break down the major differences of just these two. That’s why we’re here to help: we want to take a close look at just exactly what both Nextiva and 8×8 offer to help your business decide which would be the best fit.
Providers at a Glance
Before we jump into the real detailed analysis, it’s important to take a step back and lay the foundation for our comparison. It goes without saying that both Nextiva and 8×8 offer Business VoIP solutions, but of course they go beyond just that as well. These providers are both considered to be under the bigger umbrella of Business or Unified Communications, offering a platform that combines multiple methods of collaboration into one seamless experience.
Both providers offer similar platforms and solutions, however that doesn’t mean the comparison is apples to apples. While the products are the same, each provider places a different focus on their solution, offering a different take on Cloud Communications. For example, Nextiva is all about offering a complete solution, with everything included under one roof — just look at their innovative NextOS product. 8×8 on the other hand, while still offering a complete package, places a stronger focus on their international calling and contact center functionalities.