Amazon Connect vs. Nectar Desk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Connect
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Launched in 2017 and available on AWS, Amazon Connect is a cloud-based omnichannel contact center designed to provide a seamless experience across voice and website live chat, featuring skills-based routing, task tracking, and analytic tools to track customer interactions, or evaluate agent activity. It can support office-based or virtual contact centers. The service is pay-per-usage, per feature.
$0
per profile/per month
Nectar Desk
Score 8.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Nectar Desk is call center software for a wide variety of industries. It includes a complete suite of call center software features such as call recording, IVRs and call transfers. Additionally, it integrates with many CRM platforms in order to ensure that agents can work efficiently between Nectar Desk and their CRM. It also has advanced agent analytics which allow users to analyze their agents’ performance and make staffing adjustments as necessary.N/A
Pricing
Amazon ConnectNectar Desk
Editions & Modules
Customer Profiles
$0.0025
per profile/per month
Chat
$0
per message
Contact Lens (5 million+ monthly minutes)
$0.0125
per minute
Contact Lens (first 5 million monthly minutes)
$0.015
per minute
Voice
$0.02
per minute
Voice ID
$0.025
per transaction
Tasks
$0.04
per task
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon ConnectNectar Desk
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Amazon ConnectNectar Desk
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Amazon ConnectNectar Desk
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Connect
7.2
4 Ratings
15% below category average
Nectar Desk
9.2
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Agent dashboard5.24 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Validate callers7.14 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Outbound response7.14 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Call forwarding7.14 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)7.14 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Warm transfer8.94 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Predictive dialing5.13 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Interactive voice response6.14 Ratings10.01 Ratings
REST APIs9.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Call scripts5.34 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Call tracking7.14 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multichannel integration9.14 Ratings8.01 Ratings
CRM software integration8.94 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Connect
5.9
4 Ratings
33% below category average
Nectar Desk
8.6
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Inbound call routing9.04 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing5.34 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Recording7.14 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Quality management7.14 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Call analytics3.34 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Historical reporting5.34 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Live reporting5.24 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customer surveys5.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics5.24 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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Amazon ConnectNectar Desk
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon ConnectNectar Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon ConnectNectar Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Our company is a startup that is just starting to get wholesale customers. When we realized our customers needed support using our products, we set up a Contact Center via Amazon Connect. It has been very useful in allowing us to scale up very quickly, and provide services to our company as if we were a large corporation.
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NectarDesk Inc.
I would recommend Nectar Desk if you are going to launch it across an entire organization. By launching for only one department, it has been extremely difficult to not have the connectivity we want across the entire company.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Auto call distribution.
  • Web based scripting.
  • Easy chat deployment.
  • Call Recording.
  • Customer heat check.
  • Detailed reporting.
  • Live monitoring.
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NectarDesk Inc.
  • Customizing Multiple Ring Groups: Allows for different call routing options depending on what phone number is dialed by a caller
  • Agent Login Tracking & Analytics: I can see minute by minute details of my team's login status and better understand how they're using their time
  • IVR Set Up: I can set up and edit/change IVR settings with the click of a few buttons, it's super easy!
  • Call History Tracking: I can easily filter and view all calls for the day to see what was inbound vs outbound, how many calls were handled by each agent, how many calls were missed, how many were outside of business hours, what the dispositions for each call were, and MORE. The Call History analytics are GREAT.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • On reports and analytics, [I feel] Amazon Connect is slightly behind, and it should be perfected.
  • [In my experience], Amazon Connect lacks social platform integration, which is convenient and resourceful currently.
  • [I believe] Amazon Connect should include a queue management feature, for the call centers and customer help.
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NectarDesk Inc.
  • When a caller becomes assigned to an agent, SMS notifications are only sent to that agent. This is difficult for our call center manager to monitor if the team is handling all SMS replies efficiently and effectively.
  • Because Nectar Desk is a chrome-based calling software, we are limited in accessing the platform. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this presented a challenge in making sure that all agents' at-home computers were capable of running the software.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
We worked through a Request For Proposal to check different Contact Center platforms, we evaluated Talkdesk, Amazon Connect and Genesys PureConnect, all of them as a SaaS platforms, and trying to go to a pay per use model. The best option for us was Amazon Connect, with a pure pay per use model according to the minutes of use, instead of the number of agents. As our goal was to automate the maximum number of contacts, we didn't want a license model based in the number of agents
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NectarDesk Inc.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Amazon Collect has allowed us to scale quickly and retain flexibility.
  • Amazon Collect has allowed us to provide omnichannel support as if we were a larger corporation.
  • Amazon Collect has allowed us to retain productivity.
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NectarDesk Inc.
  • As the marketing agency that implemented this software for a client, we have 100% insight into call performance. Our client previously throughout random numbers, was always guessing on his team's performance, and now we have actual insight into how the intake team is truly performing—we know 100% of the inbound calls they make, how many outbound calls are made in a day, and how much time is spent 'idle'. This has allowed our client to hire the appropriate number of call center staff based on actual data and has allowed us to shift our marketing budget to focus on driving the right callers.
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