Appcues vs. Whatfix

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Appcues
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Appcues is online software for creating in-product experiences such as user onboarding, feature announcements, etc. without writing any code. (The vendor believes it's the non-technical people who oftentimes have the best information about a software user's needs and desires.) The goal of using Appcues is to improve product engagement within the user's own customer base.
$299
per month/billed monthly
Whatfix
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Whatfix is a SaaS-based platform that enables businesses to create real-time interactive guides on their application. Whatfix can be integrated with ease across all user touch-points inside any platform across the web and desktop. Whatfix helps businesses with: Simplifying User Onboarding Making Employee Training Quicker and Effective Reducing Customer Support Costs by Making Platforms/Applications Self-serving Whatfix key features and…N/A
Pricing
AppcuesWhatfix
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$299
per month/billed monthly
Growth
$879
per month/billed annually
Enterprise
Contact sales team
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AppcuesWhatfix
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsAll Pricing models are customized and tailor-made according to the customer's requirement. Please contact sales@whatfix.com for more details.
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Community Pulse
AppcuesWhatfix
Considered Both Products
Appcues
Chose Appcues
We took a demo for Whatfix but thought them nowhere to be close to Appcue's functionalities. Even though I want more theming options in Appcues, it still has more variety than Whatfix. Also, to make changes to flows, Appcues is more nimble, and you can preview the resultant …
Chose Appcues
It has a much, much better user interface, better customer care, and of course better pricing. This along with the fact that they were very accommodating for our use case ensured we went ahead with Appcues.
Whatfix
Chose Whatfix
We used Userlane briefly but unfortunately, it didn't meet our technical requirements. When we moved away from Userlane we investigated Appcues, however, the range of capabilities in Whatfix was much higher so we saw more value in Whatfix.
Chose Whatfix
The support from Whatfix is very good. It has better features than others. It has very few bugs. Whatfix is very user friendly. It meets all the requirements. They will quickly respond to all the queries and questions of users or your clients if they face any issues. Their …
Chose Whatfix
Great quality of support provided by Whatfix as I already mentioned. Looking at all the features it’s headed to the right direction. Very delightful in terms of the ease of use and setup. Meets all the requirements. Quick to respond to all the queries and questions whenever …
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
AppcuesWhatfix
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(7 ratings)
9.1
(26 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(8 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppcuesWhatfix
Likelihood to Recommend
Appcues
It is well suited for SaaS products or services that have a highly complex user interface. Through Appcues, you can ensure that people discover all the existing and new features and make them understand the value of your product as soon as possible to address the evergreen issue of churn. But if your user interface is really messed up, you should change the product itself instead of using a tool like Appcues to explain everything on the screen.
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Whatfix
Currently, we are only using Whatfix with Salesforce but are in the process of implementing on other systems. It is an excellent tool to organize and provide in-app access to training materials already created. It excels at providing guidance about tasks users don't complete often and, therefore, forget what they were trained about the process. The only sort of system it might not work well is one that provides its own robust in-app assistance. More than one type of tip icon being displayed, for instance, could be confusing.
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Pros
Appcues
  • As a whole, Appcues is very easy to use.
  • You can build templates to easily style future modal windows and tooltips.
  • They have great customer service! Any time I've had a question our support rep always gets back to me with solutions.
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Whatfix
  • Whatfix is a vendor that listens to their client, understands their business challenges, and works with them to achieve their goals.
  • Feature enhancements are released every quarter, often with significant functionality improvements.
  • The support and engineering teams are outstanding - responsive, helpful and nothing is ever too much trouble. Literally, second-to-none!
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Cons
Appcues
  • We were extremely surprised that there are not any Appcues used in Appcues. The app is pretty easy to use, once you figure out how to use it. There were not any type of tutorials when we logged in that quickly walked through how to setup a flow.
  • Appcues has lots of support articles, however they are almost so numerous that it was hard to find simple onboarding documentation that we found useful.
  • The different tooltips and product actions are great, but being able to customize the different cues a little bit more by changing sizes and aspect ratios could be an improvement.
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Whatfix
  • The possibility to select content/widgets at the time for "push to production" (some we would like to p2p for one single content, that is not possible at the moment).
  • I wish the filters in the dashboard would stay when you choose a content, currently you have to filter again and again.
  • In the analytics area, I would like the system to remember this for a certain time window after selecting the start date.
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Likelihood to Renew
Appcues
No answers on this topic
Whatfix
[We feel like] even though Whatfix has its flaws, we are impressed by the speed of development [and] their openness about their future improvements, [but] most important their proactive customer service and customer success team. Whatfix acts more like a partner than a supplier of a 3rd party tool, and we welcome that experience.
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Usability
Appcues
No answers on this topic
Whatfix
While they've made a lot of improvements in the last year, there are still challenges with walkthroughs and how beacons can be created. They are aware of these limitations and are actively soliciting customer feedback to help them remedy these shortcomings.
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Performance
Appcues
No answers on this topic
Whatfix
Sometimes there is a delay to showcase all whatfix elements
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Support Rating
Appcues
No answers on this topic
Whatfix
Whatfix is THE best vendor I've ever worked with when it comes to supporting their customers. The support team is friendly, helpful and always willing to listen to your suggestions and ideas. This also applies to the Engineering team who I've spent several hours on calls with debugging a few of the more challenging scenarios we have in place. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Whatfix and they are truly best-in-class when it comes to their support model.
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Online Training
Appcues
No answers on this topic
Whatfix
While helpful, the feedback from our employee was, that [they felt] the training was very high-level - sometimes confusing. It would be great to have some kind of sandbox environment for new users to train certain scenarios.
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Implementation Rating
Appcues
No answers on this topic
Whatfix
Although Whatfix make the process relatively straightforward (they will provide Group Policy Scripts to install a Google Chrome extension specific to your organisation) its important to ensure your network deployment teams (if you have more than one) understand their role and what they need to do to test deployment once they undertaken the work.
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Alternatives Considered
Appcues
It has a much, much better user interface, better customer care, and of course better pricing. This along with the fact that they were very accommodating for our use case ensured we went ahead with Appcues.
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Whatfix
There is no comparison - Whatfix is the clear winner with us from the very beginning. As Whatfix continues to grow and innovate their product, engage with it's customers on a level beyond any I have every seen. They work as Partners with us, their teams from bottom to top are incredible - Customer Service, Collaboration Teams, Innovation, Sales, Success Mangers and everyone I missed are incredible. One team in particular I want to call out for there outstanding service, care and innovation to help us launch one of our systems is the Professional Services Team. Ganish, Joel, and everyone else who has been on our calls and worked behind the scenes to hit our incredible tight deadline in August - KUDOs for a job well done, You ROCK, THANK YOU words cannot describe how great you guys have been with us on this project, but on all of them. Whatfix's team definitely understands, the customer is first, they align with our values and we will continue to grow with them
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Return on Investment
Appcues
  • Appcues has allowed us to quickly deploy user help features that target specific users, audiences, even customers with very little effort.
  • Appcues has helped gain user traction by providing helpful tooltips, tours, and other rich content, reducing the first-time user learning curve.
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Whatfix
  • The hope is that it will make claiming expenses easier for employees which would allow them get on with their jobs and also take a number of basic queries away from the administrative team. Actual numbers are yet to be determined.
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ScreenShots

Whatfix Screenshots

Screenshot of The analytics of a Digital Adoption Platform helps determine what’s working (and what’s not) so  adjustments to your DAP can be made to DAP content as necessaryScreenshot of Analytics - Obtain reports on flow usage, queries served, drop-offs, and other engagement metricsScreenshot of Beacon - Create alerts to guide users to changes and new featuresScreenshot of Data validation - Tell users in real-time if the data they entered is accurate, based on pre-established criteriaScreenshot of In-app guidance - Step-by-step guided walkthroughs to take the user through every step of a taskScreenshot of Self-Help - Self-service support contextualized based on user role and location in the application