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AliveChat

6 Ratings

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33 Ratings

AliveChat

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Score 8.7 out of 101

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AliveChat

AliveChat is perfect for real-time communication with web visitors, especially when a business doesn't mind getting insight into the activities of people visiting their website. It favours websites whose users log in from multiple device formats like a pc, iPad, tablets, smartphones etc as AliveChat is able to provide a similar user experience across multiple devices. Overall, AliveChat is my suggested program for companies or startups seeking a helpdesk program for their website.
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LiveAgent

Well Suited.When it comes to interacting with your customers and responding to their queries which you get from different channels, i.e. Chat, Social Media, Phone Calls, Emails, etc, then you don't need to log in using different channels but rather just use a single platform which is LA. It's a complete one window solution for Customer Support. You can respond to your customer queries regardless of the communication medium. This can help you to improve your customer support department and their SLA's.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

AliveChat
LiveAgent
9.5
Organize and prioritize service tickets
AliveChat
LiveAgent
9.8
Expert directory
AliveChat
LiveAgent
9.3
Subscription-based notifications
AliveChat
LiveAgent
8.9
ITSM collaboration and documentation
AliveChat
LiveAgent
9.4
Ticket creation and submission
AliveChat
LiveAgent
10.0
Ticket response
AliveChat
LiveAgent
9.9

Self Help Community

AliveChat
LiveAgent
8.6
External knowledge base
AliveChat
LiveAgent
9.1
Internal knowledge base
AliveChat
LiveAgent
8.2

Multi-Channel Help

AliveChat
LiveAgent
9.4
Customer portal
AliveChat
LiveAgent
10.0
IVR
AliveChat
LiveAgent
9.7
Social integration
AliveChat
LiveAgent
8.6
Email support
AliveChat
LiveAgent
10.0
Help Desk CRM integration
AliveChat
LiveAgent
8.5

Pros

  • Mobile compatibility - AliveChat has a dynamic user interface which makes its popup chat widget display and work perfectly on all devices - mobile and desktop. Thus web visitors get a complete experience no matter the device from which they use in accessing our website.
  • Analytic - AliveChat provides us with a dynamic set of website analytics that helps us in analyzing our progress or decline in a timely manner. With the analytics provided by AliveChat, we are able to monitor the number of visitors on the website at a particular time, the duration of which they have been on the website, the number of times they have been on the website in time past etc.
  • Feature packed - AliveChat is packed with features which makes the job of the customer care agents easier. For instance, with AliveChat it is very easy for an agent to transfer a web visitors chat to another agent that has better answers to the agent's query. We are also able to introduce short survey questions to web visitors, which they respond to before they begin chatting with a customer care rep.
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  • It's a complete OMNI channel. You can configure all communication medium for your customer with LiveAgent i.e. Ticketing, Social Media, Phone, and Chat.
  • Low on pricing.
  • You can easily setup LiveAgent for your organization. You don't need to be a technical expert to implement this.
  • The user-friendly application.
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Cons

  • AliveChat keeps chat conversations open even after the web visitor has left the website. The chat remains open until an operator closes the chat and this can get very confusing on occasions.
  • With AliveChat, web visitors are not allowed to drop a message when no agent is online to chat with them. It would be nice if web visitors are able to open a support ticket in the case when no agent is online, so agents get to see it whenever they come back online.
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  • The backend UI is pretty outdated. Even with their newer theme, it's still very much 2008-feeling
  • To add to that, there are many customer-facing chat widgets and forms that look so outdated. They really need to beef this up. While it's true that the chat widget can look beautiful, it takes a lot of work to get it that way.
  • It's got a fair bit of a learning curve if you're not as tech-savvy. And for those of us who are, it's still got a learning curve.
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Likelihood to Renew

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LiveAgent9.1
Based on 2 answers
The service is billed month-to-month although we wouldn't mind subscribing for 2 years ahead We've had nothing but a great experience and if there was a option to pre-pay our account, I would do so.
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Usability

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LiveAgent9.1
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The initial setup, onboarding and training is easy. The system provides 2 graphic version of interfaces in black or white default colors. I would appreciate, if there were more. Some of the setup forms are not correctly resized. Overall, I'm always able to find what I am looking for in LiveAgent.
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Support

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LiveAgent8.6
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We're blown away by the level of support that LiveAgent provides. After all, they're in the help desk software market. If I have a question, in 90% of cases I can find the answer in their extensive knowledge base and in the rest 10% I can simply start a live chat conversation on their website and get instant help within minutes.
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Implementation

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LiveAgent9.1
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Implementation was quick and when not counting a bug on our website, it took a couple hours. It was mostly done on our end or with the assistance of LiveAgent's live chat support team. We recommend to check out LiveAgent's tutorial videos on their youtube channel or browsing their knowledge base - we've almost always found answers to our queries there.
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Alternatives Considered

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LiveAgent has impressed us the most out of all solutions that we've tested out. The features and plans seemed crafted to our needs so the decision was to go with LiveAgent. I can now honestly say that it was a good decision. We've recommended LiveAgent to many of our business partners and clients and will continue to do so.
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Return on Investment

  • AliveChat has made it easy for us to track the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. As the real-time number of visitors on the website gives us insights into the performance of ongoing campaigns.
  • AliveChat also makes it possible for us to have an idea of where our web visitors are coming from i.e. via the pre-chat survey form for instance. We are able to generate important data like how a web visitor got to know about us, their expectations when visiting our website etc.
  • AliveChat makes it easy for web visitors to get a real-time response to their questions, with a delay of probably a few seconds.
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  • Only one point here, and I got LiveAgent during a special promotion, so it's for sure paid for itself already. There's only positive ROI here.
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Pricing Details

AliveChat

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
AliveChat Editions & Modules
AliveChat
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LiveAgent

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
LiveAgent Editions & Modules
LiveAgent
On-premise Edition
Downloadable licence
$11,9501
1. 20 agents
SaaS Edition
Ticket
$91
Ticket+Chat
$291
All-inclusive
$391
1. per agent
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