Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment (PCD)
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 Collaboration Deployment and realizing its limitations in Cisco Unified Communications Manager. 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—far exceeding that of Prime Collaboration Deployment administration.
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 than the Cisco Prime Collaboration Server
- 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.