BIGContacts vs. Hiver

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BIGContacts
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
BigContacts is a contact management solution built to help small businesses organize contacts, manage tasks, track opportunities, and manage email campaigns.
$9.99
per month per user
Hiver
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Hiver helps you manage customer support and sales right from your Gmail. With Hiver, teams can collaborate on Shared email accounts like support@ or sales@ without having to leave their Gmail accounts. Hiver works like a full-fledged help desk, built right into Gmail. It gives you everything you need to do outstanding customer support, without any of the complexities and feature overload that come with other help desk products. Hiver is used by thousands of companies…
$14
/user/month
Pricing
BIGContactsHiver
Editions & Modules
Business Plan
$9.99
per month per user
PLUS PLAN
$14.00
/user/month
PREMIUM PLAN
$22.00
/user/month
ENTERPRISE PLAN
$34.00
/user/month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BIGContactsHiver
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BIGContactsHiver
Sales Force Automation
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BIGContacts
9.6
7 Ratings
22% above category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Customer data management / contact management9.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management9.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Territory management9.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Opportunity management9.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)9.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract management9.67 Ratings00 Ratings
Quote & order management9.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Interaction tracking9.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management9.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
BIGContacts
9.7
7 Ratings
25% above category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Case management9.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Call center management9.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Help desk management9.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
BIGContacts
9.5
6 Ratings
23% above category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Lead management9.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Email marketing9.36 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
BIGContacts
9.9
6 Ratings
27% above category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Task management10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management9.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting9.96 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
BIGContacts
9.5
4 Ratings
22% above category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Forecasting9.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Pipeline visualization9.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports9.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
BIGContacts
9.3
4 Ratings
21% above category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Custom fields10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom objects9.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Scripting environment9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
API for custom integration8.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
BIGContacts
9.8
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
BIGContacts
9.7
3 Ratings
29% above category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Social data10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Social engagement9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
BIGContacts
9.0
3 Ratings
23% above category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Marketing automation8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Compensation management9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
BIGContacts
9.5
3 Ratings
23% above category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Mobile access9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
BIGContacts
-
Ratings
Hiver
1.7
3 Ratings
129% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
BIGContacts
-
Ratings
Hiver
3.0
3 Ratings
87% below category average
Email support00 Ratings3.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
BIGContactsHiver
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(10 ratings)
1.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.4
(9 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(9 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BIGContactsHiver
Likelihood to Recommend
ProProfs
BigContacts has helped us automate and personalize our marketing campaigns, which has resulted in an improvement in our bottom line. We have been able to create and deliver highly personalized experiences for our customers, which has contributed to improved satisfaction and reduced churn.
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Hiver
Any work environment where more than one team member is able to address certain customer requests. We used to use Groups, but then it was confusing as to whether or not someone responded, and we needed more transparency between team members. Another example is a person emailing with a billing question. We used to reply and add the billing department's email address or forward the email to billing, but with Hiver, simply assigning it to the billing HIVER Inbox allows anyone to reply directly to the customer without the issue of either the customer or team member remembering to reply all or accidentally replying only to the team member forwarding the email.
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Pros
ProProfs
  • easy to track the performance of email campaigns with the help of detailed reports and analytics
  • BigContacts also allows us to define custom triggers for delivering emails
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Hiver
  • It's easy to set up, and manage ongoing.
  • The customer service and support is amazing- I get check ins, quick responses to enquiries and extras from time to time.
  • It knows what it's doing- it's here to take the issue of gmail not being the best when it comes to shared inboxes and it has provided the perfect solution!
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Cons
ProProfs
  • There have been some issues with the speed of the software after the upgrade.
  • Looking up contacts could be made easier.
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Hiver
  • There is currently no way to create a support ticket unless related to an email already received. It would be extremely beneficial to be able to take a call and create a support ticket within HIVER based on the call in the same manner that we can create a ticket from an inbound email.
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Usability
ProProfs
BigContacts has stood out from all of them since it offers customization to a great extent. It is easy to customize the sales pipeline, reports, layouts, workflows, etc., to get the most out of them.
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Hiver
Easy to use
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Support Rating
ProProfs
. By eliminating repetitive activities such as follow-ups or data entry, BIGContacts saves a lot of time for us. Did not faced any difficulties while using the software . It is the perfect software to go for
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Hiver
Support is there, can be slow at times.
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Alternatives Considered
ProProfs
As a small business, we have benefitted significantly from the implementation of this easy-to-use CRM application. With all relevant data and tasks in one place, it is easier to meet deadlines and customer expectations. We also use the tool to assign tasks to team members and monitor their progress routinely. Moreover, the tool integrates with a number of business applications, enabling us to manage everything from the same platform.
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Hiver
Hiver was the only option we looked at. There didn't appear to be many alternatives in the market
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Return on Investment
ProProfs
  • The performance of the mobile version is one area that BigContacts can improve upon to become the most reliable CRM for small businesses.
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Hiver
  • Hiver has increased the efficiency by which we address emailed questions and concerns.
  • Hiver increases transparency between team members.
  • Information pertinent to one or more team members is searchable by all applicable team members making it easier to research a situation that otherwise could have been stored in details across separate member email histories.
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