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12mass

6 Ratings

MindTouch

Top Rated
179 Ratings

12mass

6 Ratings
Score 1 out of 101

MindTouch

Top Rated
179 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

12mass

The only problem with 12mass may be that it might come accross as spam. Personally, for every 100+ sincere responses that I get, I'm hit by 1 or 2 responses that ask me to stop spamming.The beauty is that if you're paying attention to your dashboard, you see when these things happen, and you can reply yourself to assure the customer that there is a real live human typing out the characters they are reading. I would advise that the person given the 12mass account to handle should be someone who can exercise caution. It is a great tool to leverage on, provided you put thought and effort into your 'canned' responses that are actually useful instead of just blatant advertising/spamming. The latter would not be optimal for you.

MindTouch

I think for lean software companies like mine, MindTouch makes a lot of sense, especially if your content is very technical and robust. You want something more powerful and customizable than Zendesk but you don't want to pay for a solution as robust as Desk.com. MindTouch was a very good middle ground for us.

Pros

  • Targets only those users who have a demonstrated/mentioned interest in the solution you are offering
  • Easily allows you to personalise your responses, and provides stats to allow you to track which ones are more popular (higher conversion rates). That way, you quickly know which responses are hitting home; which ones the people care about.
  • The UI is intuitive. In the past 6 months, I've seen the changes made to the layout, and the learning curve is less daunting now.
  • Free 30 day trial. They don't mess around. Try it; if it works, great. If not, ah well.
  • It allows an SME like ours to take on bigger companies with bigger budgets.
  • Privacy - I really like being able to group people by user type, which allows me to create custom documents for the appropriate audiences.
  • User interface - The site is very organized, allowing me to easily group information in the appropriate silos.
  • Search - the search functionality is highly intuitive, and it is easy to customize the recommended result using tags and keywords.

Cons

  • The system is rather bulky and can be complicated for new users to get familiarized with at first. There are a lot of tools to refine your search, which takes a while to understand the logic.
  • It can be a bit slow at times and you'll need to refresh the system and type the search again.
  • Would love to see the statistics being present in a more comprehensive way with a dialog decision tree drawn out.
  • Reporting for large amount of contributors is difficult as each has to be search separately
  • Advanced enterprise type of features like synonyms, full page content reuse (not just sections), use case to article linking data in search result prioritization as content reuse is not accounted for but page views are
  • MindTouch only searches content within MindTouch so our support website has 2 search boxes that act differently. One performs federated search across the entire website including MindTouch and the other only searches MindTouch. It is difficult to present both options on MindTouch pages but users need to also find content that is not in MindTouch.

Likelihood to Renew

12mass8.2
Based on 3 answers
When you are used to engaging with a lot of people, it's hard and not advisable to reduce the intensity.
MindTouch8.9
Based on 18 answers
Overall, we are extremely happy with the product and customer support. Beyond that, we've invested a lot of time and money into our site, and to move to a different platform wouldn't make sense for us.

Usability

12mass8.2
Based on 2 answers
It's easy to use, after a while you'll get used to it and find it easy to navigate
MindTouch7.3
Based on 29 answers
I think for the most part, the system is easy to use. BUT, if you want any customization, you need a developer. Period.

Performance

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MindTouch7.9
Based on 10 answers
It feels very responsive both in editor mode and when browsing and searching for content as an unauthenticated user of the site. Service windows are announced well ahead of time, so I have never experienced downtime to the extent that I have been unable to get work done.

Support

12mass8.2
Based on 2 answers
Maybe its a small company and they don't have too many customers, but they always reply quickly and to the point. This saves me time and allows me to make money for my company :)
MindTouch7.4
Based on 31 answers
I think the support overall is good. They are quick to respond to requests and very interested in helping. We have, however, had issues come up that they have not been able to help us fix -- even at a tier 2 level. Thank goodness we had a developer on contract who was able to fix what we needed.

Online Training

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MindTouch8.7
Based on 5 answers
Written documentation and videos are very good and have helped on numerous occasions when I've had to look up how to accomplish a certain task. The reason I have not given a full score is mainly because there have been some inaccuracies in the documentation because updates to the MindTouch framework have slightly changed the way things work. But this is usually the same type of challenges I face when making documentation for the software solution we develop. So all in all I'm very satisfied with both the personal webinars and the online documentation MindTouch provides for their service.

Implementation

12mass8.2
Based on 1 answer
see the tutorials on you tube. that helps
MindTouch8.0
Based on 10 answers
Implementation was fairly quick. Migration of content from our old CMS could be started right away, while we had a design agency work on the visual aspects of the site. Although some tweaking and CSS troubleshooting was required underway, the system was functional and could be used by ourselves and our customer base from the first week of launch, albeit without the custom styling completely implemented. I'd say that's pretty good.

Alternatives Considered

We selected 12mass because they responsed to our queries readily, and understood our concerns. The CEO (Agmon) doesn't waste time or effort, and got down to the brass tacks during our discussions. Even today, if there is an issue, the team is quick and reliable in responding
MindTouch offers a unique knowledge and information management tool that was different enough from traditional knowledge bases and advanced enough to not be a Wiki while allowing CRM integration and APIs for customization. MindTouch as a company is focused on making their product great where as other vendors treat this space as a bundle or checkbox feature without being robust enough to replace a knowledge base and PDF manuals.

Scalability

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MindTouch2.9
Based on 3 answers
We tried to migrate to MindTouch for 5 months and failed, remained with Zendesk

Return on Investment

  • Better customer service. One example I like to use is that there was a miscommunication, and the customer put it up on Twitter (presumably because he thought an email wouldn't be helpful, or he wanted to get a few laughs). 12mass filtered his post out and brought it to our attention, so we were able to email him straightaway and quickly remedy it.
  • Better ROI. We have seen direct conversions from click throughs on responses generated by 12mass sent out at optimised times.
  • Maybe on a smaller note, its a morale booster. To know that we are using something that is still new, that works so well. Motivates the team to work harder because we are part of a change; a new way of marketing.
  • MindTouch has allowed us to improve the accuracy and distribution of our technical documentation. This means that we are able to provide better service to our customers in a more timely manner.
  • Having up-to-date information available for our customers and service technicians means has helped lower our support call volume.
  • MindTouch has enabled us to provide information to our dealerships, which helps them be well-informed during the sales and delivery processes.

Pricing Details

12mass

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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MindTouch

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$0*
1.  included with license
Additional Pricing Details