Birdeye vs. Help.com

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Birdeye
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Birdeye is a reputation management and digital customer experience platform for local brands and multi-location businesses. Over 100,000 businesses leverage Birdeye’s AI-powered platform to engage seamlessly with customers, drive loyalty, and excel in their local markets.
$299
per month
Help.com
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Help.com is a cloud-base live chat solution. The vendor says its in-depth reporting gives businesses an inside look at what is driving their customer experience. This solution includes custom on-boarding and training as well as a custom built chat box widget that is designed around the user’s brand.
$80
per simultaneous active user
Pricing
BirdeyeHelp.com
Editions & Modules
Standard
$299.00
per month
Professional
$399.00
per month
Premium
Custom Pricing
Help.com Chat
$80 per month
per simultaneous active user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BirdeyeHelp.com
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsHelp.com Chat comes with unlimited logins and scales with your business.
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User Ratings
BirdeyeHelp.com
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(156 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(70 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(69 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BirdeyeHelp.com
Likelihood to Recommend
Birdeye
I think Birdeye is great for businesses that use a CRM system that is able to integrate with Birdeye so that clients are automatically pulled into Birdeye and sent review requests. I would also say this is more suited for businesses that see multiple customers and clients weekly versus businesses that maybe only have one or two clients a month. Ex: Dentist offices get great returns, but contractors/real estate agents may not be as great.
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Help.com
Help.com is well suited for companies with sales and support departments who have the employee size to manage and respond to visitors chatting. I think a less appropriate scenario would be a company that does not have the employee size to manage the inbound chats as it makes it less valuable if you cannot interact quickly.
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Pros
Birdeye
  • Their customer service is always very helpful and ready to give you the personal attention that you require.
  • They connect many different sources and funnel them straight to you so you can easily capitalize on multiple platforms and information streams.
  • They are constantly innovating and improving their systems with real-time feedback from their customers.
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Help.com
  • User interface is clean and easy to navigate
  • Helpful support
  • Accurately captures information from the person you are chatting with
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Cons
Birdeye
  • The sentiment feature is just okay. It requires custom adjustments and time to understand where it is working well and where it is not in order to get the most out of it, while other features require very little user input.
  • Social listening needs work. I often receive notifications for unrelated terms because of their similarity in spelling to my organization's name, so I don't use this feature.
  • Birdeye could have more built-in features to create digital content from the reviews.
  • Birdeye could also have additional reputation tools to strengthen GMB listings and to combat negative press. Review listings and rich snippets in search are great, but having a tool that measures and helps to improve overall brand health/search results would be amazing. My CEO isn’t looking at what is going right. He looks at what is going wrong. We may have thousands of positive reviews on Google, but the bad article with false information is still showing up on page one of search results. That makes for an unhappy CEO.
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Help.com
  • Download chat transcripts easier
  • More pre-set responses
  • Canned responses
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Likelihood to Renew
Birdeye
Birdeye is extremely beneficial in generating new reviews for clients and there is a direct impact on their business from these reviews.
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Help.com
No answers on this topic
Usability
Birdeye
I think it is very easy to figure out very quickly by just playing around in the dashboard. If you have a question you can reach out to our contacts and they do a very good job of figuring out if or what is the problem and getting back to us fast.
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Help.com
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Birdeye
The customer support is usually very fast in getting someone connected with you to figure out a solution. Sometimes the communication following up on how they did can be a little much, but they are just practicing what they preach and doing what they know best. People are usually very friendly and knowledgable also.
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Help.com
Help.com is easy to use, easy to train new employees to use, very helpful to clients and prospects, helps us generate revenue, resolve customer issues, and maintain a happy customer base. Being available at the convenience of your clients and prospects is necessary and Help.com helps make this possible without a struggle.
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Implementation Rating
Birdeye
Let Birdeye do what they do
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Help.com
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Birdeye
Our choice of reputation management platform came down to two contenders, Birdeye and Listen360. Ultimately we chose Birdeye because of their ethical review gathering process. Listen360 had review-gating built in as part of their process, which is against Google's terms of service. We wanted to be very careful to gather reviews in an ethical way, and Birdeye was better for our needs.
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Help.com

Help.com stacks up against competitors with their pricing, interface, features and support. I have used similar products in the past but Help.com is by far the best solution. I highly encourage you to use Help.com for your business and see for yourself why they are the best option for you.

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Return on Investment
Birdeye
  • My clients have experienced very large increases to overall SEO and SEM traffic after reviews began coming in, this has increased CTR and conversions through ads to generate more revenue than ever before.
  • The old-school gated review processes were wonky and required way to much time with hands-on functionality. With BirdEye the software manages almost all the work, so we can spend less time manually managing reviews.
  • Being able to provide local SEO and reputation management as a service option has increased our overall retainers while driving more growth for our clients. It's a win/win for relatively low investment.
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Help.com
  • Positive with inbound sales prospects
  • Positive with current client sales
  • Positive with customer support SLA
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ScreenShots

Help.com Screenshots

Screenshot of Agent InterfaceScreenshot of Reporting DashboardScreenshot of Real-Time Monitoring