Fuze Software


Fuze is an online meeting solution that works across a range of devices and integrates with traditional video conferencing systems. Users receive audio conferencing, video conferencing, screen sharing and web conferencing functionality on tablets, smartphones, desktops and laptops.

Additionally, users who want to equip meeting rooms with HD video conferencing systems can opt for Fuze for Rooms. The Fuze Telepresence Connect service helps businesses to ensure interoperability with room-based video conferencing systems from leading hardware vendors.

Fuze’s applications are designed to dynamically adjust the bandwidth of voice, video and content transmission across a range of devices and network conditions. For instance, users receive rejoin notifications after network outages and unmute notifications when the system senses them talking.

Fuze also offers features such as collaborative annotation of content, special modes for conferencing while driving, content sharing from mobile devices and integration with cloud-based file hosting services such as Dropbox and Box.



29 Reviews of Fuze

Overall rating

4.00 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Great platform to transition into sales

I make calls most days all days and its a seamless integration and platform to call/conference and gain insight.

Pros

I like that it was easy for me to figure out how to use, transitioning into a sales role and being on the phone all day - I think Fuze is excellent. I haven't used any other products or tried any others but don't see a need to.

Cons

Honestly, so far I don't see any issues or cons with Fuze.

December 2018

Greg from Civil Air Patrol

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Decent product with growing pricetag...

Fuze was a great product for my team...even with the difficulties in the middle of our time using the product. It did a great job for our teleconferencing needs, with shared desktop. We'd still be with them if the company had been more reasonable and served us like customers.

Pros

We used Fuze for our Team Meetings on a geographically dispersed team. In the early days of our use of Fuze, it served our needs well. We were transferring from the "Big Boys" on the street because of their escalating costs for the same service. Fuze was great. In the middle of our journey we started having issues with updates and other issues that slowed our team meetings. Later in the journey, it came back and was rock solid.

Cons

1. Issues with upgrades and sound quality at times.
2. Once they got their issues worked out, they caused their prices to skyrocket and their business model changed and they wanted to "demo" the product to re-do our contract. We'd been USING the product for years! They wouldn't tell us pricing structure without a pitch. No time for such nonsense! Finally, they wrote and announced that our product offering was going to end....in TWO WEEKS! Done. They lost us there.

December 2018

Shubham from OATI

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

FUZE-A video conferencing and collaboration tool.

Pros

The biggest advantage of this software is that it easily gets the number and we can use it as a phone number . The thing which makes it different from other similar functional tools is it's layout which is very simple and easy to use.

Cons

The cone is that I'd need to improve itself in feature and functionality just like similar apps such as skype and all and screen sharing can be improved

December 2018

José Elías from Grupo Desarrollo Infraestructura

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Great substitute for Skype

We are using fuze to comunicate intercompany, which is fantastic since I feel that Fuze is much more intuitive than Skype, has more options in a clearer way (like when you share an image in a group conversation you just click it, unlike Skype in which you have to look for it), Also I think that since the mobile app isn't as intrusive as the Skype Mobile, most users do not really mind having the app to be connected at all times.

Pros

What I like most about Fuze is that the desktop version and the mobile version aren't as intrusive as Skype is. Also it's super easy to make a meeting, you have your "room" number so anyone who wants to have a meeting only has to have that number and presto! Which leads me into the contacts, whenever you look for a contact you search them by name a lot easier than Skype as well as by corporate e-mail. I think that it's also a nice touch to have the emoticons you use on your cellphone on the desktop app as well, it's a nice touch.

Cons

What I didn't like was that for example if you want to add some contact into your favorites you need to interact with them in any way, I find it easier by chat but can be annoying if you have no real reason to start a conversation. Also the Outlook extension is kinda heavy and may dull or slow your outlook sometimes.

November 2018

Nick from Fort Dearborn Company

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

A great software for Unified Communication!

We are using Fuze as a single platform to for voice and instant messaging. We've had little to no problems with the voice piece and the IM piece works great, but we've had issues with user adoption of the app. Make sure that if you're deploying you have a solid user adoption strategy! Overall, a great replacement over standard PBX phone systems or the complexity of Cisco VOIP solutions.

Pros

The software is continually being updated with features and functionality requested by users. They listen to complaints and improvement requests and take them seriously!

Cons

Some of the functionality is not as straightforward to use as it should be. It can integrate contacts from other sources, but sometimes does a poor job.

November 2018

Thom from Computer Software

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Change is not always easy

Good product, but not a Microsoft product.

Pros

Easy to use and has most of the features that are in Skype, Nice use of video and good voice quality

Cons

implementation and learning curve have been a challenge, Things I miss from Skype: Ability to interact with Active Directory, Ability to pull people into calls. The storage of conversations for future use.

November 2018

Yamini from Tech Mahindra

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

A good video calling and collaboration tool

Pros

Conferencing capabilities of Fuze are quite good. The software is so simple to use because of its intuitive interface. You can actually rely on it when it comes to video conferencing.

Cons

Fuze is based on cloud computing. You cannot access everything according to your wish like: you cannot add a phone number until and unless you register a MAC address with Fuze.

November 2018

Teresa Herbic from Author, Contract Writer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Fuze is a Great Voice, Video and Collaborative Offering

Nice feature-rich and efficient product offering for business, contract and project teams.

Pros

I have used Fuse for business contract customers and really like the program. It's excellent for quality voice, video and collaboration with your team members. The collaborative offering is simple to use and is exceptional for real-time content sharing especially for timely projects.

Cons

None, I especially like the collaborative functions with this product and project sharing capabilities!

November 2018

Kenneth from Cambridge Computer Services INC

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Fuze Review

Pros

We changed from a fairly old phone system to this one. With Fuze, all of my phone interaction has suddenly become computer-based. This is to say that I'm now able to use an old pair of gaming headphones for all of my call needs, and calls to my work phone can be forwarded to my cell when I'm out.

Cons

Setting up conference calls can be a little frustrating. It integrates with Google calendar, but it will not show you who has accepted the invite. Also, not to be too nitpicky, but the access code to conference calls is 12(!!) digits long.

Response from FuzeDigital of Fuze

Replied November 2018

This review is of Fuze, not FuzeDigital. They are two separate companies.

November 2018

Heidi from Cambridge Computer Services

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Impressive Features

Has made our lives much easier and keeps our international company connected on one phone network.

Pros

Fuze is an awesome VOIP, FOIP and meeting collaboration system. We have physical phones at our desks, softphones on our laptops and a mobile version on our cell phones. It allows us to take calls from anywhere on any device. Collaboration tool makes it easy to have conference calls and screen sharing sessions. Good alternative to GoToMeeting

Cons

Technical support can be a little difficult to work with, but are overall knowledgeable and helpful.

Response from FuzeDigital of Fuze

Replied November 2018

This review is about Fuze, not FuzeDigital. They are two different companies.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

October 2018

A nightmare for a small team

Really negative. We went with Fuze thinking it was a good price for what it offered, what we got instead was a headache that has dragged on for years. We even tried cancelling our account and had a hard time doing that. I would absolutely NOT recommend this to my colleagues or anyone else running a small business or non-profit.

Pros

We mostly used Fuze for broadcasting webinars and hosting conference calls. Some of my most-liked features were helpful but not unique to Fuze. For example, their recording feature is generally easy to use and stores it in your account for streaming or downloading. Dial-in numbers were easy enough to use, and generally were used without issue.

Cons

Where do I start? I found the service unreliable most of the time. Service would be down or slow frequently. When you're about to go live with 90+ people waiting for your webinar, this is a problem! The back end is incredibly confusing (ThinkingPhones or Fuze? They merged and didn't do it well), and their customer support is by far the worst I've experienced. They are awful at following up on tickets, rarely can give you a clear answer, and don't seem to know their way around their own product. Their are constantly "updating" their software with zero improvement to quality of the service.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

video conference gone wrong

Pros

you have toll free numbers
linked with Google calendar

Cons

too many errors and delays
the call drops every 5 minutes
you would be better using Zoom

October 2018

Deirdre from Turbo Tax

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Fuze is a Pretty Decent VoIP Service

Pros

The tool is pretty cool and has several great features...web integration is easy, the mobile app is a plus, getting the voicemail delivered to your email is really cool too. It's friendly to smaller businesses.

Cons

Manoeuvring around the app is challenging. Seems like you're spending way too much time trying to find a needed button to get out or use another feature. Just a bit cumbersome.

September 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

September 2018

Only if it’s your only option

Pros

The hardware for Fuze (formerly thinkingphones), is fantastic. The use of side cars for more lines for users to navigate to, as well as displaying if someone is on a call, is great!

Cons

The UI is extremely difficult, the documentation is nearly nonexistent.
Reaching out to support for assistance they immediately try to follow scripts and don’t even bother to read or listen to your requests. Two separate instances, I spent hours on the phone or over email, to simply find out how to reset a users’ pin.

August 2018

Ikaika from SECURITY METRICS

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

August 2018

Keep Looking

The bottom line: Fuze's service is reliable, but it starts with a high price tag and because of the missing functionality, it goes even higher because of the extra man hours that you need to bring their system up to par.

Pros

We came to Fuze from a home built system. As our company grew, our system became harder and harder to manage and we started to have outages because of the stress that was put on our servers. When we switched over to Fuze I set myself on their outage alerts and although I was alerted to an outage or service disruption, I only felt the impact of an outage twice in three years.

Cons

If you call in on the support line, you will get a company called answer one which will create a ticket for you. You can get people on the line when you have an emergency, but I've only been able to get a person transferred to me twice. The other times they called back within an hour.

It is not easy to understand what you are being billed for, so the bill can creep up with stuff that you no longer need.

You don't have control over provisioning your phones. You have to call in or submit a ticket and although the SLA for those types of requests is 48 hours it is hardly reached if you don't follow up. I've had to wait for more than a week which meant that our new hires got to do busy work for at least 4 days after training.

Reports are inaccurate. For our call floors, we pay bonuses based on the amount of work that the agent puts in. The report have been inaccurate enough times that we now have to verify that the report is running after we run the report.

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

August 2018

Frustrating

Not a very good experience. They need to figure out how to prevent outages and lagging.

Pros

I can make calls over the cloud and see who is calling. It integrates with our auto dialer.

Cons

Since at my job we make several sales calls all day, when the app goes down, it keeps everyone from doing our job. This can happen for several hours at a time. Every day I have to deal with poor connection quality and lagging. A lot of calls are static.

August 2018

Meagan from botkeeper, Inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Fuze in the workplace

Using Fuze has allowed us to create open lines of communicat internally as well as externally.

Pros

I like the visibility elements of Fuze and being able to view their status. I also like being able to hide certain conversations, but still being able to view the history of that conversation if needed. I like the ease and ability of being able to provide my meeting link to whoever I need to.

Cons

There are a lot of glitches with the software, desktop and mobile versions. They are not always synched up. I have some employees who have issues running other softwares or websites during a phone or video conference.

August 2018

Jose A from GB Advisors, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Web Conferencing tool at an Enterprise level with cool features

using the Fuze tool to cast catchy videos. Moving in an internal campaign to record demos and helpful content of our solutions and Fuze is a great compliment to stream things to vast audiences all over places.

Pros

Have the experience to use Fuze for a Global Conference Streaming. The Set up was pretty easy! the addon you download via the web is fast to install and automatically gets the meeting id of your conference and connect it right away. Video and audio quality is superb. Definitely a great tool for these type of activities

Cons

The internal chat controls and the audio settings can be slow compared with other solutions. Some notches in the screen, and grayed spaces. Not sure if was something that can be addressed or it is like that by default. Other to say is a great tool.

April 2018

Seth from Strategic Stewardship

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Great software for conferences

Pros

Great presentation software, very cutting edge. Looks professional and have had happy clients, super easy

Cons

Price is a little steep. Could be a little more user friendly. It gets the job done, so not much to complain about.

April 2018

David from Hunter Vision

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

Fuze is great!!

Pros

Such a productive app!!! This has been helpful on so many occasions!! This is perfect for getting a group together for ideas, conferences, etc!

Cons

Overall seems totally great, and productive! I've had a few times where the app gets a little static going on. But that seems kind of inevitable. No complaints.