Nextiva

Nextiva is a cloud-based all-in-one unified business communications platform, team collaboration tool, and customer service software. Their most popular...
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Terrell was great! Very helpful. he Nextiva portal is very user-friendly. Terrell taught me how to put my voice messages where they need to go so in the future, I can do this task myself. He was very knowledgable regarding monitoring the System network since I was having problems with dropped calls. I will recommend Nextiva to other business associates in the future.

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This is a very good company one of the issues that I do believe they have is that they need to hire more staff to be able to handle the large amount of calls that come in this was not my first time calling and when you’re dealing with business clients you have to understand that their time is very valuable spending two hours and 10 minutes on a call just to handle a simple issue is not something a traditional CEO have time to do. The company overall is great the time spent to talk to someone need to be reduced.

Pros: They got my issue handled quickly.
Cons: I was on hold for an hour and a half.
Would Recommend: Yes
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Our number was ported into Nextiva from Verizon. At some point we stopped receiving calls on our old phones and new phones were not available for a few hours. I called support and worked for over an hour with Yuliana S. she was very knowledgable and answered all my questions. She setup forwarding and we started receiving calls. Very satisfied and would recommend Nextiva to others.

Pros: Simple Interface.
Cons: None.
Would Recommend: Yes
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Phone system is easy to use and when you get a live person they are very helpful. Sometimes it is a bit difficult to figure it all out, but once you do, it is very nice with the mobile features etc.. We have a fax number but who uses that anymore. But nice to have for the few customers who need it. Overall, I am very pleased.

Would Recommend: Yes
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Nextiva has been a very reliable and honest company the past few years. They have many features and add-ons that are available to their customers. The system is very easy to learn and use. The only con we have with Nextiva is the wait time for support. We would definitely recommend them as a provider.

Pros: Helpful.
Cons: Wait time for support.
Would Recommend: Yes
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Overall, I am very satisfied with Nextiva. My only conniption is that it takes typically 30-60 minutes to get in touch with support, and sometimes even longer. For example, I spent 1.5 hours on hold waiting for a Nextiva support rep to pick up. Fortunately, I do not have to call very often because everything works great most of the time. Otherwise, the service and everything is great! I would highly recommend to others that they use Nextiva.

Pros: Phone service uptime.
Cons: Support wait time.
Would Recommend: Yes
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Very kind and professional guy, Help me set up everything. Fastly access to my computer remotely and solve all problems as I want.
Price is not so expensive and applications are working good.
Not my first time working with your product, and your good support team is making me choose your company every single time.
thank you for your service

Would Recommend: Yes
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Nextiva support always provides me with the help I need. Support staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Even when they do not know how to do something I’m wanting done, they make the effort to find the answer and make it happen for me. They are always very respectful and take the time to listen.

Pros: Helpful.
Cons: Long wait time.
Would Recommend: Yes
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Enjoying the phone service. Love the features. The support people are very courteous and professional. I’ve only been with the company for two months but so far I am enjoying the product. The phone lines are clear and loving the use of the app in addition to having the desktop phones. If you’re a person whose hand needs to be held with electronics (like me), then get ready for a long wait time for phone support after on-boarding. Haven’t tried chat yet. Once someone is on the phone the support is usually great.

Pros: Great product.
Cons: Long phone wait for support after onboarding.
Would Recommend: Yes
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Absolute scammers. I own a copywriting agency and was looking for a toll-free number that my clients around the world could call internationally. When I signed up I was told that I was getting a “no contract, no commitment” service, so I trialed it for a month. After I discovered functional elements I didn’t like, I attempted to cancel my account. NOPE! Nextiva simply wouldn’t allow it. Despite numerous phone calls, emails, and hours on hold, Nextiva charges kept coming through on my bank card TWICE A DAY, EVERY DAY. I even had to freeze my bank card just because of Nextiva’s bogus charges! What an annoying mess. When I called and finally got through to someone, I got some half-concerned person working from home who tried everything (except actual salesmanship) to avoid closing my account. He was apathetic, unapologetic, and put me on hold for an unnecessarily long time for no reason, just to annoy me it seemed. Don’t trust the good reviews on other sites — AVOID Nextiva at all costs! Don’t make the same mistake I did!

Pros: None.
Cons: Terrible service. I was told upon signing up that I was getting a “no contract, no commitment” service. This was a lie. Nextiva kept charging me TWICE A DAY despite numerous attempts to cancel my account. Phone calls and emails, all ignored. I even had to freeze my debit card because Nextiva wouldn’t stop charging me every single day. And when I finally got someone on the phone, he was apathetic, making excuses, and trying everything (except actual salesmanship) to avoid closing my account. Good luck actually getting through to someone, and when you do, it’ll be some half-concerned reprobate working from home who really doesn’t care about why you’re calling. Honestly, if I could give zero stars, I would. Absolute scammers! Don’t make the same mistake I did. I’ve switched to another service provider and I’m a lot happier.
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Provider Overview

Nextiva is a cloud-based all-in-one unified business communications platform, team collaboration tool, and customer service software.

Their most popular product is their Business Communication platform, which comes in three plans, each with an increasing number of features, starting at $18.95 monthly per user for up to 99 users. Nextiva also offers four Contact Center plans and a host of VoIP and digital communications hardware.

This post provides a detailed look at available Nextiva products, specific features, pricing, and plans. 

 

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Business Communication Plans Pricing

Nextiva offers three main Business Communication Suite plans, starting as low as $18.95/mo/user. Only the Essential Plan offers a 7-day free trial, but the Professional and Enterprise plans offer a free demo upon request.

The Essential plan focuses primarily on basic voice calling features, with limited access to peer-to-peer video calls and some team collaboration tools via Nextiva’s CoSpace solution. The Professional and Enterprise Plans offer more extensive virtual communication features, including video conferencing for up to 250 participants, mobile SMS/MMS texting, CRM integrations, and advanced team collaboration tools within the Nextiva App.

All Nextiva Business Communication Plans include: 

  • Unlimited HD Voice Calling (the United States and Canada)
  • Access to the CoSpace Collaboration Tool
  • 24/7 Phone, Email, and Chat Support
  • Free Number Porting
  • Local and Toll-Free Phone Numbers
  • Unlimited Virtual Faxing
  • Unlimited Peer-to-Peer Video Calling
  • Voicemail-to-Email Notifications
  • Standard Auto-Attendant Features
  • Microsoft Outlook/Google Contacts Integrations
  • Basic Call History/Call Log Reports

The image below provides a quick overview of the starting pricing for their Business Communication plans, along with key highlights for each:

Nextiva Pricing May 2022

 

 

To help users better understand the different Nextiva Business Communication tiers, we’ve created a detailed breakdown of available features by plan in the below table.

 

Features Essential Professional Enterprise
Month to Month Price 

(20-99 Users)

$26.00/mo/user $31.00/mo/user $41.00/mo/user
3 Year Commitment Price (20-99 Users) $18.95/mo/user $22.95/mo/user $32.95/mo/user
Voicemail Voicemail-to-Email  Voicemail-to-Email, Voicemail-to-SMS Voicemail-to-Email, Voicemail-to-SMS, Voicemail Transcription
Cospace Collaboration Tool

without video conferencing

video conferencing up to 250 participants

Video conferencing recording

Toll-free minutes, monthly  1,500 3,000 12,500
SMS/MMS Messaging
Unlimited Conference Calls

up to 40 participants

Unlimited Video Conferencing

up to 250 participants

CRM Features

advanced features

Enterprise-level features

Screensharing
Auto-Attendant (multi-level)
Mobile and Desktop SMS/MMS
1 Professionally Recorded Greeting
Professional Setup
Salesforce/HubSpot Integrations
Voice Analytics
Call and Video Conference Recording
Voicemail Transcription
Single Sign-On
3 Professionally Recorded Greetings
Unlimited Call Pop
Microsoft Teams/Custom Integrations

 

Features in Nextiva Business Communication Plans

Below, we’ll outline some of the key features included in Nextiva’s Business Communication Plans. 

 

Nextiva VoIP Voice Calling

Nextiva Voice, a cloud-based VoIP virtual phone system with 99.999% uptime and 24/7 customer support.Nexitva Calls

Its VoIP voice calling boasts the following capabilities:

  • Call Forwarding, Call Parking, Call Routing, Call Screening/Caller ID 
  • Call Recording
  • Voicemail Transcription/Virtual Voicemail
  • Talk-to-Text
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Voice Analytics 
  • Dial-By-Name Directory 
  • Customizable priority call alerts 
  • Password-Protected, one-click conference calling for up to 200 participants
  • Auto-attendant voice menu, with routing
  • Call Recording 
  • Up to 1,500; 3,000; or 12,500 toll-free minutes monthly
  • Customizable hold music
  • Professionally recorded greetings/messages

Nextiva Calling

 

Users can bring their own devices, make calls via softphone, rent desk or conference phones, or purchase new phone equipment from Nextiva. Nextiva typically has free phone offers as well, so be sure to ask the rep for any available promotions.

Note that Nextiva’s VoIP phone system also allows for Hosted PBX and SIP Trunking

Nextiva Voice Calling is included with every Nextiva Business Communication plan.

 

Nextiva Video Calling and Conferencing

Nextiva’s Enterprise and Professional plans allow users to make and receive video calls with up to 250 participants. During these HD video calls, attendees and admins can share screens, participate in private or group chat messaging, and share files.Nextiva Call Video

Additional video-calling features include:

  • Live streaming and webinars
  • 1-click video calls
  • Video meeting scheduling
  • Private and public chats
  • Meeting recording
  • Social media streaming
  • Meeting dial-in access
  • Remote desktop control
  • Personal meeting link
  • Meeting lock

Nextiva Team Room

 

Video calling and conferencing are only available only the Professional and Enterprise business communication plans, and the Enterprise plan also provides video recording.

 

Nextiva Live Chat Software

Nextiva’s Live Chat software allows for live, person-to-person customer communication by adding the customer service chatbot and standard chat widget to the company website.

Nextiva Automations

 

This software creates a 24/7 digital help desk for instantaneous external or internal communication. 

Unlimited chat history provides instant access to customer communication records from their initial onboarding date to the present, which prevents customers from having to repeat valuable information and makes it easy for multiple support-team members to assist the same customer.

Live chat software also includes the following features:

  • Easily convert chats to “cases,” enabling phone and email support.
  • Customizable chat buttons, to help with branding
  • Searchable internal wiki, with type-ahead shortcuts, so agents can quickly find answers for customer queries.

 

Business SMS Text Messaging

Nextiva’s SMS messaging feature allows for live internal and external text messaging via a mobile device. (As of this writing, Nextiva currently no longer supports text messaging via its Desktop App.)Nextiva SMS

 

Agents can send SMS from the Nextiva App or the platform, and can utilize texts to do the following:

  • Text individuals or large groups (internally or externally)
  • Use virtual toll-free or local numbers, even for remote employees
  • Announce sales and promotions
  • Send reminders or confirmations

Internal SMS text messaging is available as part of the Professional and Enterprise business communication plans.

 

Nextiva CRM for Sales and Customer Service

Nextiva’s CRM tool provides omnichannel customer support, sales support, intelligent case routing, and workflow automation designed to improve all aspects of customer experience, from improved first call resolution rates to increased lead conversion. 

Nextiva CRM

 

Customers can contact support through any channel–chat, email, SMS messaging, phone, or social media–and the CRM system extracts and organizes all information in one platform for agents. 

Agents are provided with customer information, extracted from all communication channels and updated in real-time for full-company synchronized visibility, with the Call Pop feature indicating crucial caller details on an agent’s screen upon customer contact. 

From a sales perspective, Nextiva CRM makes it easy for agents to monitor and support leads through the sales pipeline, with a visualized sales pipeline organizing all leads’ status along their sales journey. Customizable wallboards display select sales numbers and statistics for the whole team to use for motivation.

360-degree customer insights show representatives exactly where prospects are located within the customizable sales pipeline, the products that are the most likely to interest them, and even the keywords they used to reach your company’s website.

nextiva CRM

 

Other Nextiva CRM features and tracked customer information include:

  • Account Status (Contact Information, Customer Priority Rating, Customer Satisfaction Rating)
  • Historical and Current Case Status 
  • Customer Interaction History
  • Customer Chat Transcripts
  • CRM User Status (DND, active, away, etc.)
  • Live Account Change Notification
  • Account Linking
  • Data Export to CSV files
  • Customer Database Search Bar
  • Customizable Agent Dashboards and Reporting

Nextiva’s CRM features begin with the Professional plan, and Enterprise includes the most advanced capabilities. 

 

Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and IVR

Within CRM, Nextiva provides agents with a host of AI tools and insights to support customer interactions. Customer experience scores and automatic Natual Language Technology (NLT) conversation analysis inform smart recommendations to help agents know what to say or do in tricky situations.

Nextiva Live Chat

 

To expedite agent customer-service workflow, the Nextiva CRM system provides automated, self-service, and AI-enhanced tools:

  • Intelligent case routing–sorted by priority, time sensitivity, and agent workload
  • Automated customer surveys, reminders, and notifications
  • Automatic lead follow-up emails, using pre-made templates
  • Automatic customer check-ins, based on sentiment
  • Workflow automation
  • One-click answering for agents
  • SLA management
  • Easy ticket reassignment
  • Automated actions based on customer rating threshold
  • Sentiment and trend analysis

Nextiva’s Automated Intelligence monitors customer sentiment scores and responds with an automated, trigger-based action, such as sending a discounted deal or notifying a manager.

Analytics identify agents’ performance metrics and skills, allowing a sales team to capitalize on agent specialties, and teams from around the company can seamlessly reach out to each other to support deals. 

Use cases for Advanced IVR and AI include:

Nextiva’s AI and automation features begin with the Professional plan and expand with the Enterprise plan, but you can add individual automation features for a customized price.

 

Nextiva Analytics

Nextiva offers one of the most robust call reporting platforms on the market by providing business intelligence, agent efficiency, caller satisfaction, and voice analytics.

Nextiva call center analytics

 

With Analytics, admins can create customized reports and dashboards filtered by call topic, customer location, agent, or even current call status. 

Each Nextiva product, from Service CRM tools to team collaboration, provides specific insights in the forms of charts, graphs, diagrams, and more.

Company-wide public performance statistics allow for gamification and agile decision-making, allowing team members to focus on the most urgent tickets at hand. Additionally, customized wallboards display real-time statistics for the group and agents you choose.

Nextiva also provides the following analytics:

  • Average call duration
  • Number of calls per agent
  • Number of monthly sales per agent
  • Customer sentiment
  • Keyword analysis
  • Call ratings
  • Call distribution
  • Average toll-free talk
  • International talk time
  • Unique calls
  • Answered to missed call ratio

Nextiva Analytics comes with each business communication plan, but the Enterprise plan features the most advanced analytics. Individual tools and solutions are available as add-ons to any plan.

 

Nextiva Cospace Collaboration Workspace

Cospace, Nextiva’s employee-collaboration virtual workspace known previously as the Team Collaboration Suite, keeps your company connected even in a remote environment, with communication, documentation, and tasks all in one workspace for employees.

Nextiva COspace

 

Within the Cospace work interface, employees can make calls, chat, transfer/share files, schedule meetings, and even assign/monitor tasks.

All Cospace users have access to the following features:

  • Voting and Participant Feedback 
  • Instant Meeting and Meeting Scheduler 
  • HD Video and HD Audio Calls/Meetings in Cospace 
  • Secure Meetings
  • Task Management 
  • Team Calendar 
  • Screen Sharing
  • Persistent Chat 
  • Unlimited Teams and Unlimited Guest Users

Cospace comes with all Professional Business Communication Plans, with video conferencing capabilities the only difference between plans. The Enterprise Plan is the only one  with video conference recording and Single-Sign-On (SSO.) Additionally, only the Professional and Enterprise Plans allow users to meet with up to 250 video call participants.  

 

Nextiva Integrations

Nextiva integration capabilities increase with each higher-paid business communication plan. In the table below, we’ve organized the Nextiva integrations.

Integration Essential Professional Enterprise
MS Outlook
Google Contacts
Nextiva CRM
Salesforce
HubSpot
Zendesk
Microsoft Dynamics 365
SugarCRM
Act!
NetSuite
ConnectWise
Goldmine
Lotus Notes
Workbooks
Salesforce Lightning UI
Salesforce Service Cloud
MS Teams
ServiceNow
Oracle Sales Cloud
Bulhorn

 

Nextiva Mobile App

The Nextiva Mobile App for iOS and Android provides VoIP calling (as a softphone), live chat, video calling and conferencing, and text messaging.

Nextiva Mobile

 

The Mobile App is included with every business communication plan, and while the mobile version doesn’t have the same breadth of capabilities as the desktop platform, it still supports many agent collaboration tools and customer-facing tools.

Essentially a contact center in the palm of your hand, the Nextiva Mobile App offers many of the calling features that the desktop version does, including:

  • Unlimited HD Voice Calls
  • Advanced Voicemail Management
  • Call Transfer 
  • Create/Join Collaboration Rooms
  • Call Flip
  • Voice and Video Conferencing
  • Chat Messaging
  • Screen Sharing
  • Custom Caller ID
  • Call Routing
  • Auto-Attendant
  • Local and Toll-Free Numbers

 

Nextiva Contact Center Pricing and Plans

Separate from business communication plans, Nextiva’s four Contact Center license plans provide omnichannel customer support for agents and range from $50/user/mo to $120/user/month. 

Nextiva contact centers allow for integration with add-on features, such as CRM, virtual agent, performance dashboards, workforce management, and analytics. 

Purchasing a contact center plan requires that you also purchase a business communication plan, because the business communication plan features provide the functionality to support the contact center license and tool.

NEXTIVA contact center pricing

 

Since Nextiva contact centers include an individually-determined number of add-ons, Nextiva does not provide general pricing information for contact center plans. 

Each Nextiva Contact Center Plan includes:

  • Inbound/Outbound Voice
  • Agent Desktop Plus
  • Georedundancy 
  • Call REcording 
  • Softphone Application
  • Nextiva Voice Integration
  • 24/7 Support

Differences in Contact Center plan features are outlined in the table below.

Feature Core

Voice contact center

Premium

Digital Engagement

Optimum

Workforce Optimization

Ultimate

Workflow Automation

Chat
Email
SMS
Essentials quality management

Basic scorecards, screen recording

Enterprise Quality Management

Coaching, advanced evaluations and system security 

Enterprise Workforce management

Strategic planner and mobile

Interactions Analysis

Agent actions and customer sentiment

Proactive Notification
Entire Workflow Automation Suite

Automated workflows and pre-built integrations

 

Nextiva Business VoIP Hardware

Users who do not wish to bring their own devices have several options when it comes to Nextiva business phones.

Nextiva Compatible Phones

 

They can choose from popular top VoIP desktop phones, including Cisco, Yealink, Polycom, or Nextiva phones, cordless or conference phones, headsets, conference phones, or adapters.

 

VoIP Adapters

The Nextiva Fax Bridge ($150) connects existing standard office fax machines with Nextiva’s vFAX service. The Bridge connects the office Internet cable to the fax machine.

For $850, users can get the AudioCodes Mediant 500, which integrates Nextiva’s SIP trunking service with the PBX of your choice. This means users won’t have to purchase additional equipment to switch from PBX to IP-based communication.

 

Conference Phones

Users can choose from 5 available Nextiva conference phones, ranging in price from $195.00 to $584.00.

Conference phone features include:

  • NoiseBlock technology
  • 20-foot vocal pickup range
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Speed dialing
  • Color LCD displays

 

Desk Phones

Nextiva offers 17 different desk phones, ranging in price from $74.99 to $379.00.

Desk phone features include:

  • Bluetooth/WiFi connectivity
  • USB inputs
  • Up to 16 phone lines
  • Headset input
  • Expansion module connectivity

 

Cordless Phones

Nextiva offers 5 cordless phone options ranging in price from $84.99 to $205.00.

Cordless phone features include:

  • Cordless headset connectivity
  • HD Voice
  • Up to 8 phone lines
  • Color LCD screen
  • Water resistance
  • Speakerphone

 

Nextiva User Experience

Nextiva boasts an impressive client list including Taco Bell, Stanley Steemer, the YMCA, and even the Conan O’Brien Show.

But do Nextiva’s claims that its tools are a good fit for businesses of any size and stage measure up?

Nextiva reviews from users consistently point to the following pros and cons of relying on Nextiva for your company’s unified communications and collaboration needs.

 

Nextiva Pros

  • Superior customer service compared to other VoIP providers
  • Ease of use and intuitive NextOS interface
  • Robust mobile app
  • Reduces the number of communication/collaboration tools needed
  • The excellent audio call quality
  • Software training for Nextiva customers
  • Improved customer service and employee productivity
  • Detailed analytics provide new insights into roadblocks

 

Nextiva Cons

  • Lengthy onboarding and training process
  • High cancellation fee
  • Lengthy, problematic contracts
  • Few integrations with other business tools/software
  • The high cost of premium features
  • Recordings stored for 30 days only
  • No photos with SMS texting

 

Is Nextiva Right For You? 

Nextiva offers a large number of internal and external communications that make it a great fit for large companies with remote agents spread out in different locations.

Their customizable add-on options allow businesses with an existing basic contact center to build on it, adding more capabilities as they scale.

Nextiva is also ideal for companies of any size who want to end constant app switching by streamlining communications services into a single, unified platform. 

Want to explore other phone systems before making your final decision as a business owner?

Our Enterprise VoIP comparison table shows how Nextiva stacks up against Vonage and other top service providers like RingCentral, and 8×8.

 

Additional reading:

» Our complete review on Nextiva Plans & Pricing in 2022

» Top Nextiva Alternatives

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    Nextiva Voice User Portal Overview
  • Nextiva Analytics Dashboard
    Nextiva Analytics Dashboard
  • Nextiva Analytics - Survey Responses
    Nextiva Analytics - Survey Responses
  • Nextiva Surveys - Builder
    Nextiva Surveys - Builder
  • Nextiva Calendar
    Nextiva Calendar
  • Nextiva Cospace Meetings
    Nextiva Cospace Meetings
  • Nextiva Inbox View
    Nextiva Inbox View
  • Nextiva Mobile Chat
    Nextiva Mobile Chat
  • Nextiva with Advanced Call Recording
    Nextiva with Advanced Call Recording
  • Nextiva CRM with Sentiment Analysis
    Nextiva CRM with Sentiment Analysis

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