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48 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) is well suited in applications like automating emails, or any business idea that would require the business owner to automate their responses, especially if they are dealing with a lot of clients and they cannot reply to each one of them. It'd be best suited to automate emails of large organizations where the responses meet the clients' expectations. It would be less suited in organizations where customers' opinions matter and each customer is unique and requires the organization's attention, where the service provider doesn't have to generalize the clients' concerns
muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

I would recommend Freshchat because it is very handy when it comes to handling and operating with a small team. I have always had a pretty smooth messaging experience with Freshchat and this is the basic reason why I am vouching for the product. In my opinion, it greatly helps in the promotion of brands due to amazing tracking features which help in telling your performance and facilitates in identifying the adequate leads for the brand, which in my opinion is extremely beneficial in the long run.
Nick Salerno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • Real-time communication.
  • Lightweight software protocols.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

  • Integrates well with third party apps and this enhances its user-interface.
  • The platform is not highly-priced and this ensures usage across all organizations.
  • Customer support is available and willing to help all users in using the platform in a reliable manner.
Francis Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • They have simplified the coding for the bot in Azure, but it would help if the coding was further simplified so that non-IT can operate [and] create it easily.
Francis Banda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

  • Bot communications used to take time to appear, but this was fixed recently and we are now more than satisfied to use it.
  • The initial process of setting up a Freshchat account is a long one.
  • The billing is per member/month which can get expensive fast.
Elizabeth Cassidy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Because it is very user friendly and cheaper compared to other bot frameworks, it helps manage, connect, and deploy my scripts across multiple channels. It also allows for an extendible framework; we are able to use it across many departments within our organization and it works efficiently in each and every organization. The bot framework implementation is of a high quality and we don't struggle to use it at work. I recommend it above any other bot service.
muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

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Support Rating

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) 7.6
Based on 4 answers
Support is helpful when we have a problem, but online documentation is lacking
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

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Alternatives Considered

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Microsoft Bot Framework is much better and well more established without a lot of proprietary software/coding language.Lex is very limited with integration with standard hardware and network configurations.Lex has performance issues and was too slow to meet near real-time collaboration requirements.Bot Framework complements many other Microsoft communication products and this was key to implementing without a lot of new training required.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

I have a lot of software already in my organization which we are using to handle different processes in the organization, Freshchat easily gets integrated with them and gives me all in one platform to manage all of my activities on one platform which is great help for me. It is designed on such a great module that it can easily integrate with any other software.
Bella Castilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • Azure Bot will only deliver according to the granularity of the FAQ it is feed. Otherwise, it has been a cost optimization tool for our organization.
Francis Banda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

  • Freshchat makes it convenient for me to have a presence on Social Media Platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram and respond to messages from these platforms from a single Freshchat dashboard.
  • Freshchat is a very reliable platform.
  • The platform has helped me in addressing the business problem of relying on poor modes of communication that delay the execution and resolving issues plaguing with our customers.
Carol Aleman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Pricing Details

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$15*

* per Agent

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat) Editions & Modules

Edition
Growth$151
Pro$391
Enterprise$69.001
  1. Per Agent per month , billed annually
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