Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment

Key Feature Differences

Akkadian Provisioning Manager (APM) and Cisco Prime Provisioning are two software tools intended to simplify the native provisioning of Cisco Unified Communications (UC) and Collaboration.

APM is an alternative to the UC provisioning functionality of Cisco Prime. Many of our customers come to us after trying Cisco Prime and realizing its limitations. They want a turnkey replacement for Cisco Prime Provisioning. APM offers much more workflow automation and reporting capabilities. It’s easier to deploy, more intuitive to use and generates a faster and more powerful ROI.

Below are some of the key features within Akkadian Provision Manager, which are not available in Cisco Prime Provisioning:

  • Visual phone editor
  • Remote phone control
  • Support for: UCCX, PCCE, Webex Teams and Meetings
  • Native Active Directory automated provisioning
  • Phone swap

Many overworked telecom teams choose APM over Cisco Prime Collaboration because it offers:

  • Faster deployment
  • Customizable jobs
  • Real-time data management (as opposed to Cisco Prime’s heavy synchronization).

If you’d like to experience the differences for yourself, we’d be happy to schedule a demo:

UPDATE: Cisco has announced plans to discontinue its Prime Collaboration Provisioning product.

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