Agiloft Service Desk (discontinued) vs. Gist

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Agiloft Service Desk (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Agiloft's Flexible Service Desk Suite included an Internal Help Desk, External Customer Support, Change Management, Asset Management, RMA Management, and ITIL/ITSM capability. The product is no longer available.
$65
per month
Gist
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Gist is a unified marketing, sales, and support platform. It includes live chat, a help desk, knowledge base, email marketing, marketing automation, opt-in forms, and more.
$29
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Free Trial
$0
per license/per month
Professional
Contact sales team
Professional Extended
Contact sales team
Enterprise
Contact sales team
Enterprise Extended
Contact sales team
Professional
$29.00
per month
Premium
$99.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Agiloft Service Desk (discontinued)Gist
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Agiloft Service Desk (discontinued)Gist
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Agiloft Service Desk (discontinued)
9.4
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Gist
-
Ratings
Organize and prioritize service tickets10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Service restoration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service tools10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
Agiloft Service Desk (discontinued)
9.0
2 Ratings
9% above category average
Gist
-
Ratings
Configuration mangement8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
Agiloft Service Desk (discontinued)
10.0
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Gist
-
Ratings
Change requests repository10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Service-level management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Chat Analytics and Reports
Comparison of Chat Analytics and Reports features of Product A and Product B
Agiloft Service Desk (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Gist
8.6
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Chat history and transcripts00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Chat reporting00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Chat and web analytics00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
NinjaOne
NinjaOne
Score 9.2 out of 10
Olark
Olark
Score 9.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
NinjaOne
NinjaOne
Score 9.2 out of 10
Genesys DX (discontinued)
Genesys DX (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Ivanti Neurons for ITSM
Ivanti Neurons for ITSM
Score 9.4 out of 10
Genesys DX (discontinued)
Genesys DX (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(12 ratings)
9.6
(112 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(9 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(2 ratings)
6.7
(4 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.6
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
Agiloft Service Desk (discontinued)Gist
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Agiloft is most suited to meeting the needs of an organization that requires rapid and frequent process changes for critical processes, and values empowering the people who do the job to determine how best to automate it - essentially rapidly growing, democratic organization.It's hard to imagine an inappropriate scenario to use Agiloft, but one that comes to mind is organzations requiring a complete, finished, highly structured solution that they do not want to change over time. Agiloft is designed with the expectation that clients will adapt it to their needs so many functions are left undone, rather than throwing a "kitchen sink" at the customer and letting them choose what they need.The best way to work with Agiloft is to take the training class, then have a small success with a small team, involving the employees and first level management in the deployment. They'll tell everyone else how much they like it. This reduces the possibility of slow development cycles and an undue dependence on outside expertise, while maximizing the return on Agiloft's investment in easy customizability.
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Gist
If your marketing model is selling products, services, or SAAS where you are doing inbound marketing and your website will do most of the lead generation and conversion, this is a great product. From live chat, support, event tracking, and automation, you could almost put your entire business on autopilot. If your marketing model is mostly outreach to cold leads and conversion, this software currently does not have any type of sales stages or task generation. I would still use Gist for website inbound but use another software for outreach and cold leads then when they become a lead put them into Gist for marketing automation.
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Pros
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  • Fully GUI based interface that has drastically reduced the time to add new features/workflows.
  • The product was very easy to deploy and add features like Single-Sign On and user provisioning from our internal DataWarehouse. Again, vendor support was a big help while implementing those features.
  • The workflows include a very comprehensive rule-based system that can trigger various actions like escalations, emails, changes of request state and more. All without any coding. Again, fully GUI based.
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Gist
  • Customer service via a unified inbox so you dont have to separately monitor your twitter, Facebook or IG account for consumer communication there. Gist unified all into one inbox, better than anyone else I've seen in the market. They archive all communications and tie them back to a single user so you get unified customer history / data.
  • Marketing segmentation and automation: they track user history and behavior across the site and have super detailed segmenting capability, on par with ActiveCampaign's, but better I'd say. Better UI for the marketing admin person, and more unified data than in AC.
  • Live chat and chatbot. Usually it's either one or the other but with Gist you can do both seamlessly.
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Cons
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  • With flexibility comes complexity, so we have needed to use consulting time to implement some of our needs. The learning curve can be steep, but the product can accommodate nearly any scenario.
  • At one point we seemed to have some performance issues, but those seem to be in the past.
  • The text messaging integration would be nice.
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Gist
  • Plan limits can be confusing. For example, there is a monthly charge for support and a monthly charge for "growth," plus there's a separate charge depending on how many contacts and seats you have. Perhaps this is normal in the industry, but it can make it a little challenging to understand the bill every month.
  • The vast amount of features means development will never be as fast as you'd like it to be (even though they release updates all the time). This may not actually be a valid concern, and it certainly isn't unique to Gist (who doesn't have a wishlist they're waiting on their favorite SaaS to get to?), but I do believe the likelihood of being stuck without your desired feature being developed goes up a lot as the product gets bigger and bigger.
  • Email deliverability has been less than perfect in the past, but it has improved drastically in the last year.
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Likelihood to Renew
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We're comfortable and happy with our purchase of Agiloft. Our end users have been happy with the tool, and appreciate the time savings and efficiency it has gave them. Agiloft also appears to actually care about you being a customer, which makes a difference to me.
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Gist
Gist is a quite reliable service with a lot of added values. We don't need to pay for different Saas for these important features. If I had an issue the team was super responsive and helpful, that is essential for every business. The email delivery is great, so virtually no email has landed into spam folder
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Usability
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For the most part, it is an easy and intuitive system to use. There are many small things that could be improved to make the system work even easier. However, overall it is very easy to use if you have a good grasp on computer programs and using them to build things. I do not have any computer science or programming background, and I am able to use this system with few problems.
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Gist
It’s pretty simple, but it does a lot so there are more complicated features which depend on an individuals ability for software implementation. I am not an IT expert and I’ve managed to implement everything myself, others that are more tech-minded may find everything easier.
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Support Rating
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We often hear back very quickly with answers to our questions. They also support their answers at times with screenshots and videos to help further explain their advice and suggestions. The only reason it isn't a 10 is because sometimes using only the online support system, sometimes things aren't communicated as well as they would be over the phone. However, we know if there is a major issue going on, we can call Agiloft for support.
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Gist
Fantastic support. Ask a question, get an answer within 24 hours every time. And sometimes within a few minutes. They've always come through for me, helpful and, even when it's an issue on my end, they point me in the right direction.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
Most of the other CRM software packages we evaluated were either too complicated or time
consuming to setup and customize, or they were too expensive, especially since many
of the companies charge additional fees for each additional module or function
you want to use.
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Gist
Gist combines all our previous products into one application and adds many more features that would require more apps. Gist is excellent and a no-brainer all-in-one application when compared to having to manage multiple applications at higher cost. The support from the whole Gist team has been extremely responsive.
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Return on Investment
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  • Helps us organize tasks and projects and the data associated with each project
  • Helps us organize our resources to meet the demand of issues and events
  • This has helped us keep moving forward during times we otherwise would have pulled back.
  • Completely revolutionized our way of work life. Upwards of approx 300 percent productivity and complexity..
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Gist
  • They are perfect for me as a someone who needs a lot of bang for the buck. The chat messenger device on my website alone has brought me new prospects that I did not have to spend money recruiting.
  • I am able to save hours of time with the automated emails that are GDPR compliant.
  • I don't have to pay for a designer to have excellent looking emails either.
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ScreenShots

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