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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Any application where real-time communication is required.Not suited for secure communications.If storage and network overhead are a concern, Microsoft Bot Framework is lightweight and no additional storage capacity or network interfaces are needed.If 100% availability is required, this is not a good choice, stability was an area of concern.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

ManyChat

It's great to automate canned answers to solve questions that an audience can repeat constantly. It's also great for customer service and support by answering pre-defined sequences. Also, it's great for broadcasting messages while using filters such as tags and demographical parameters. We are having open rates for over 80% of our entire audience.
Diego Jaramillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • Easy to integrate different Azure services.
  • Easy to integrate with various chat bot softwares like Skype or Jabber.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ManyChat

  • Create engaging bots
  • Easily build automated sequences
Denis Mutsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • Most robust features only available within Microsoft toolset.
  • Too much coding required for a basic functioning bot.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

ManyChat

  • Honestly, the only thing I don't like about ManyChat is their support. It seems to be almost non existent. However, that concern is negated by having a fantastic user base that helps each other out on Facebook.
Bo Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

No score
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ManyChat

ManyChat 7.0
Based on 1 answer
ManyChat is a great tool, provides loads of features, integrations and just saves you a whole load of time once all set up. If you aren't tech-savvy or used to how digital marketing tools work, it can appear complicated. That's how I felt initially 2 years ago, and after watching tutorials online I had a better understanding of it. This is why I rated it a 7, as it's not a tool that you can just play around with and guess how it works. There's definitely a learning curve with it so I recommend doing the free training and watching video tutorials.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Support is helpful when we have a problem, but online documentation is lacking
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ManyChat

ManyChat 6.0
Based on 4 answers
There is room for improvement but frankly, we haven't had the need to request for support. Everything is pretty easy to setup and there are very useful video explanation guides and walkthroughs on ManyChat's YouTube channel. The only challenge we have had was to integrate it with Zapier, it's a bit tricky because you need to do a setup workaround first, but nothing too complicated.
Diego Jaramillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ManyChat

I've worked in the past with Chatfuel. However, I decided to switch to ManyChat due to a variety of reasons. Overall, ManyChat offers much more functionality out of the box (e.g., Facebook comments tool), sequence builders are much more intuitive. Also, they provide flexible pay as you go pricing plan, which is perfect for a startup like us.
Denis Mutsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • High impact on time savings.
  • Database independent support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ManyChat

  • We have a very positive ROI for our business. We have been generating about 10 leads a month. We are currently closing on 10% of those, so 1 new client a month. We are working on ways to improve that conversion percentage.
  • We generate around 50 leads a month for a client of ours. Their conversion is about 25% Their average ticket is 1,500.00 which puts them to about 15-20 thousand a month.
Bo Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

General

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

ManyChat

General

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

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