Acarda Outbound vs. Bright Pattern Contact Center

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acarda Outbound
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Acarda Outbound (formerly TeamMax) is an outbound call center software offering from Acarda Sales Technologies.N/A
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Bright Pattern provides an AI-powered omnichannel contact center software. With the purpose of making customer service, sales, and marketing brighter and faster, Bright Pattern offers an advanced omnichannel cloud platform with embedded AI. Bright Pattern’s platform can be…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Omnichannel CX
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Call Center Standard
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per month per seat
Digital CX
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per month per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acarda OutboundBright Pattern Contact Center
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOne-time set-up fee includes 45 hours of services for workflow implementation and training: Discovery and Design Workshop; Configuration and Customization to customer requirements; Testing and Evaluation; Agent and Supervisor Training; Administration Mentoring & Knowledge Transfer
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Features
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Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Acarda Outbound
8.3
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Bright Pattern Contact Center
9.8
27 Ratings
16% above category average
Agent dashboard9.01 Ratings9.626 Ratings
Outbound response8.01 Ratings9.725 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)8.01 Ratings10.021 Ratings
Validate callers00 Ratings9.625 Ratings
Call forwarding00 Ratings9.824 Ratings
Warm transfer00 Ratings9.727 Ratings
Predictive dialing00 Ratings9.922 Ratings
Interactive voice response00 Ratings9.725 Ratings
REST APIs00 Ratings10.024 Ratings
Call scripts00 Ratings9.822 Ratings
Call tracking00 Ratings9.723 Ratings
Multichannel integration00 Ratings9.523 Ratings
CRM software integration00 Ratings9.724 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Acarda Outbound
8.5
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Bright Pattern Contact Center
9.4
26 Ratings
13% above category average
Recording9.01 Ratings9.626 Ratings
Historical reporting8.01 Ratings9.426 Ratings
Inbound call routing00 Ratings9.825 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing00 Ratings9.424 Ratings
Quality management00 Ratings9.224 Ratings
Call analytics00 Ratings9.521 Ratings
Live reporting00 Ratings9.124 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings9.623 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings9.018 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Acarda OutboundBright Pattern Contact Center
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(27 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
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(0 ratings)
10.0
(27 ratings)
Availability
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(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
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(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
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(0 ratings)
10.0
(27 ratings)
In-Person Training
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(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
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(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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(0 ratings)
6.0
(4 ratings)
Configurability
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(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
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(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
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9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acarda OutboundBright Pattern Contact Center
Likelihood to Recommend
Acarda Sales Technologies
I think that Acarda is a fantastic tool for any company that is perhaps not selling software, not offering technical support, has minimal technical needs internally, and wants a tool that just works well. We have had issues with support and dropped calls from other outbound and VOIP systems, Acarda was a really solid platform. I would imagine that the average Sales, Billing and Support Team of a small business or StartUp would find a lot to love here.
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Bright Pattern, Inc.
Bright Pattern has been fantastic in allowing us to automate voice and chat contacts, and we're currently building out scenarios that will allow us to automate even more. It's super simple to collect data from customers, and using some API calls provides the answers they're looking for without a human needing to get involved. There is less functionality currently for emails. Emails can be routed to queues based on keywords, and auto-replies can be sent, but it's pretty basic functionality. We'd love to see some of the enhanced capabilities offered in voice and chat scenarios for email.
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Pros
Acarda Sales Technologies
  • Call clearance and tools
  • Typing notes on the call
  • Recording all calls
  • Advanced reporting
  • Have unsuccessful calls re-scheduled
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Bright Pattern, Inc.
  • AI platform integration - IBM Watson, Google Dialogflow, for example
  • Quality Management - out of the box sentiment anlysis
  • Unified agent desktop - ability to see all channels in one pane of glass
  • Robust analytic widgets that can also drive wall boards
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Cons
Acarda Sales Technologies
  • Lacked the level of integrations we needed with other software.
  • That's it. It was great otherwise.
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Bright Pattern, Inc.
  • More customizable and robust out of the box reporting
  • WFM component
  • Easier/cleaner Chat GPT integration for generative AI agent responses and notes
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Usability
Acarda Sales Technologies
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Bright Pattern, Inc.
It's pretty simple for agents to pick up quickly, it takes a bit longer for supervisors to get familiar with. QA tools are pretty barebones but functional enough. It can be as simple or complex as you need it to be, if you spend some time configuring the settings or working with Bright Pattern's support team to build out what you need.
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Reliability and Availability
Acarda Sales Technologies
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Bright Pattern, Inc.
It is always on. The only outage to date that I have experienced was with an upstream telco provider a few years ago. The inbound leg telco was hit by a DDOS attack which led to delays in routing calls to the platform. This was not the fault of the Bright Pattern platform but the telco provider. We have had a few minor carrier issues with call quality, or a handful of brief drops, but Bright Pattern is quick to identify these and change carriers when it starts to happen.
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Performance
Acarda Sales Technologies
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Bright Pattern, Inc.
All pages load when expected, and reports render either in the web browser or as a download. I never really have issues with accessing the admin or agent desktop sites. It just works.
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Support Rating
Acarda Sales Technologies
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Bright Pattern, Inc.
Although we have only had 1 very short outage in our 4 years of service. Bright Pattern support was easy to contact and solved our sisue very quickly as well as provided more than adequate information on an RCA (Root Cause Analysis) for our clients
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In-Person Training
Acarda Sales Technologies
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Bright Pattern, Inc.
In-person and virtual training was great, but Bright Pattern could use some online training videos similar to other platforms. I would welcome online training videos to keep the steady flow of new agents up to date. Admin training is one of the largest areas that need video. The static documentation is great. It is pretty easy to follow and configure your contact center as you progress through each step. The documentation is available online on an easy to use knowledgebase or wiki style site. You do not need a user account to access the help docs, meaning that users at any level can freely access the materials to learn about the platform.
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Online Training
Acarda Sales Technologies
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Bright Pattern, Inc.
Online training is documentation based only. It is thorough and step by step, but no videos. It would also be helpful to have more information within the help docs on custom reporting. I find that many of the Bright Pattern specific configurations for the Jasper Reporting Server have to be "stumbled" across through existing report templates and they are not clearly listed out somewhere. In person training will not generally go into great depth on report customizations.
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Implementation Rating
Acarda Sales Technologies
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Bright Pattern, Inc.
As an implementor, I have found the Bright Pattern Contact Center very easy to work with. The platform operates in the manner which I think. Therefore, everything I do seems logical and works exactly as expected. Many solutions are much more difficult to work with and make implementations difficult
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Alternatives Considered
Acarda Sales Technologies
I am not super familiar with the competitors because we moved away from this style of support soon after adopting Acarda, but I had no complaints while using it.
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Bright Pattern, Inc.
As a contact centre technology vendor we have experience of many different contact centre platforms. We chose Bright Pattern Contact Center because its the best omni-channel contact centre we've ever seen, it's incredibly reliable, its hosted in-country, it has the Microsoft integrations many of our customers want, we can integrate with virtually any CRM or ITSM system and the platform offers a vast feature set.
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Scalability
Acarda Sales Technologies
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Bright Pattern, Inc.
Very flexible and will scale without any intervention from my team. Scaling at the carrier/telco layer is handled by Bright Pattern, if you use their offered telecom
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Return on Investment
Acarda Sales Technologies
  • Increasing productivity and closed sales
  • Making the customer feels trust by providing info about his previous call.
  • Ease of use and quick
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Bright Pattern, Inc.
  • We saved customers between 30% - 40% of the cost of their current omnichannel contact center solutions when we implemented Bright Pattern Contact Center
  • Very quick to implement so we are able to service more customers with same number of staff
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