17hats vs. Kustomer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
17hats
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
17hats from the company of the same name in Pasadena is a small business management solution presenting an all-in-one solution for contacts, projects, leads, quotes and invoicing.
$45
per month
Kustomer
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Kustomer is a customer service CRM platform built for managing high support volume by optimizing experiences throughout the customer service journey. Kustomer was acquired by Facebook in late 2020, but spun out in 2023 and re-launched as an independent entity, Kustomer, LLC.
$89
per month per user
Pricing
17hatsKustomer
Editions & Modules
Starting Price
$45.00
per month
Enterprise
$89
per month, per user
Ultimate
$139
per month, per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
17hatsKustomer
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll plans require an annual subscription and 8 users minimum.
More Pricing Information
Features
17hatsKustomer
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
17hats
9.5
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Kustomer
-
Ratings
Customer data management / contact management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Quote & order management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Interaction tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
17hats
8.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Kustomer
-
Ratings
Case management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
17hats
8.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Kustomer
-
Ratings
Lead management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
17hats
9.5
2 Ratings
23% above category average
Kustomer
-
Ratings
Task management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
17hats
10.0
2 Ratings
28% above category average
Kustomer
-
Ratings
Custom fields9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom objects10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
17hats
9.5
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Kustomer
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
17hats
8.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Kustomer
-
Ratings
Marketing automation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
17hats
8.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Kustomer
-
Ratings
Mobile access8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
17hats
-
Ratings
Kustomer
8.6
17 Ratings
9% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings9.116 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings8.314 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings8.513 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings8.417 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings9.217 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
17hats
-
Ratings
Kustomer
7.3
13 Ratings
6% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings6.413 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
17hats
-
Ratings
Kustomer
8.6
17 Ratings
12% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings8.611 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings8.310 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings7.614 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings9.217 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings9.212 Ratings
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17hatsKustomer
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User Ratings
17hatsKustomer
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(38 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.4
(4 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.9
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
17hatsKustomer
Likelihood to Recommend
17hats
It's great if you want to set up all of your client management so that you don't have to keep manually going through every step. It's so nice for me and my clients to have all of their forms streamlined and automated.
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Kustomer, LLC
I would say the greatest strength of Kustomer is its flexibility. In the hands of a skilled admin, it can be adapted to tons and tons of different use cases. I've been able to make custom displays for different groups of agents, produce complex cross sections of users, draw interesting data relationships combining marketing contacts and customer-initiated contacts. For example, there's really no other data source in our company which could tell you which users received a specific promo code and checked out with it, received their delivery within 14 days and then can related that to the number of times they contacted us about using our product. At the intersection of communication, marketing, data, and relationship-management, Kustomer shines at the center. I would say it falls short when you are trying to coordinate multiple "side conversations" with multiple sources to resolve an issue. This is a tough task for any type of platform, but if you're maintaining 3 different email chains with a 3PL partner, the customer, and a separate internal conversation, it would be confusing anyway!
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Pros
17hats
  • Invoicing
  • Creating online questionnaire
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Kustomer, LLC
  • All customer data (past orders, communication with customer service, rewards account data) is in one place. This helps agents avoid confusion and reduces the number of tabs they need to open.
  • The Knowledge Base (or K Base) is very helpful. Any time we roll out a new policy or have a limited-time promotion, we can add all the relevant information and worksheets there for the convenience of the agents. That way they can stay in a chat while looking up the answer to a question.
  • We can seamlessly move from chat into email if the customer leaves or the queue times are too long. All the interactions will stay on the customer profile page, so they are kept up to date.
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Cons
17hats
  • Prior to this I was using only Stripe for my invoices and I loved that I could see all of my recurring client payments under "subscriptions." There might be a way to do this in 17Hats, but I'm just not sure. I like to be able to quickly see all of my current clients at a glance.
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Kustomer, LLC
  • Small chat window--maybe the ability to chat in real-time with the person who received your ticket would help.
  • Different teams could have differently colored notes.
  • The notification bell could be a bit bigger. It's hard to keep track sometimes, when a lot of notes pile on.
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Likelihood to Renew
17hats
No answers on this topic
Kustomer, LLC
I believe at this time, Kustomer is doing a good job. I really love its functionality at the moment.
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Usability
17hats
It's been really great to use with my clients, but I cannot speak to setting it up as my VA handled all of that for me. I anticipate using it for a long time.
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Kustomer, LLC
There is a learning curve, but it is more than worth it, especially to have a dedicated resource pointed at Kustomer and any other software it interacts with. The basic implementation is useful, and powerful - certainly a MASSIVE upgrade over taking care of your customers in an email inbox or shuffling between multiple windows and applications! It is also set up really well to grow and reconfigure with your business. I'm a big fan.
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Reliability and Availability
17hats
No answers on this topic
Kustomer, LLC
I gave it a 10 rating because it is very helpful and the availability is there when needed. I have never had issues with application errors or unplanned outages so far.
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Performance
17hats
No answers on this topic
Kustomer, LLC
Kustomer Performances need improvement. The pages do load very slowly but that might be because of the information they carry. If Kustomer integrates with other software or systems it does slow the performance. They need to find a solution to this.
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Support Rating
17hats
It's chat based so you have to wait a bit to hear back from them but they have gotten quicker with their responses which I appreciate.
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Kustomer, LLC
I did not reach out to Kustomer support when we had an issue. Still, whenever we provide feedback to our manager regarding what can improve based on our experience using Kustomer, our manager always comments that Kustomer support always replies with some positive feedback based on our suggestions.
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In-Person Training
17hats
No answers on this topic
Kustomer, LLC
Because they are very hands-on in training us and very approachable
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Online Training
17hats
No answers on this topic
Kustomer, LLC
The best training I did was online. Videos teach as well as explain how everything works and what Kustomer's functions are.
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Implementation Rating
17hats
No answers on this topic
Kustomer, LLC
Nothing really because it is easy to use. After an hour of using it, we're already getting the hang of it.
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Alternatives Considered
17hats
No answers on this topic
Kustomer, LLC
Apps like Intercom, Zendesk, and Gorgios all treat customer inquiries as tickets, just tracking that one issue or interaction with a customer. Kustomer treats each customer as an individual, which allows us to provide top-notch customer service. Customers love that we're able to be more conversational and informal, while still solving their issues quickly. It also helps us build relationships with customers and increases repeat orders.
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Scalability
17hats
No answers on this topic
Kustomer, LLC
Because customer is flexible and scalable
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Return on Investment
17hats
  • ROI - Saves me time on creating invoices and questionnaires.
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Kustomer, LLC
  • We’re getting so much positive feedback — which is not something you traditionally associate with a customer care team — because we’re making it effortless for customers to deliver both positive and negative feedback, and we can now resolve the bad feedback really really quickly.
  • Primarily from our increased efficiency with Kustomer, we’ve seen a significant reduction of $3 to $4 for every cost per contact.
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ScreenShots

Kustomer Screenshots

Screenshot of Example of a customer profile within Kustomer.Screenshot of Example of how Kustomer’s automated chats can save agents time by handling less complex requests automatically.