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Score 8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

C2 ATOM

This is a great tool for small to mid size companies. It does what a help desk requires. However it does not have the options of a Remedy or Service Now:
  • Access your help desk anytime, anywhere using iPhone app.
  • Create SLA and provide quality services in time, to your end users
  • Manage your purchases right from the birth of the PO
Patrice Tanguay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kayako

When it works, It's without a doubt a great help desk solution. It is perfect for our usage, and have rolled it out company-wide. It's great if you have multiple departments. We have it set up so most items come through a single desk that then hands out tickets to their proper department. There may be cheaper options for smaller organizations but for one that is as service-driven as ours, we really think Kayako is a great fit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

C2 ATOM
7.8
Kayako
7.1
Organize and prioritize service tickets
C2 ATOM
8.0
Kayako
8.1
Expert directory
C2 ATOM
9.0
Kayako
3.1
Self-service tools
C2 ATOM
8.0
Kayako
Subscription-based notifications
C2 ATOM
6.0
Kayako
7.3
ITSM collaboration and documentation
C2 ATOM
8.0
Kayako
7.8
ITSM reports and dashboards
C2 ATOM
8.0
Kayako
Ticket creation and submission
C2 ATOM
Kayako
7.9
Ticket response
C2 ATOM
Kayako
8.1

ITSM asset management

C2 ATOM
7.5
Kayako
Configuration mangement
C2 ATOM
8.0
Kayako
Asset management dashboard
C2 ATOM
7.0
Kayako

Change management

C2 ATOM
9.0
Kayako
Change requests repository
C2 ATOM
9.0
Kayako
Change calendar
C2 ATOM
9.0
Kayako

Self Help Community

C2 ATOM
Kayako
7.2
External knowledge base
C2 ATOM
Kayako
6.7
Internal knowledge base
C2 ATOM
Kayako
7.7

Multi-Channel Help

C2 ATOM
Kayako
8.4
Customer portal
C2 ATOM
Kayako
9.3
IVR
C2 ATOM
Kayako
8.0
Social integration
C2 ATOM
Kayako
7.0
Email support
C2 ATOM
Kayako
8.3
Help Desk CRM integration
C2 ATOM
Kayako
9.3

Pros

C2 ATOM

  • Great Dashboard
  • Easy to read and use graphical user interface
  • Very detailed contact list
Patrice Tanguay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kayako

  • Gives a very good report on an individual level of what is being done for a customer or corporate issue.
  • Easy to understand who has what, what the tickets are about, how long they have been opened and how many times the customer/employee have gone back and forth with each other.
  • Nice dashboard view.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

C2 ATOM

  • Alerts to advise when ticket thresholds avec been exceeded
  • The chat option is unnecessary with all the communication channels available
Patrice Tanguay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kayako

  • Departments need a bit of work. Even though you can have multiple departments, the only changes that can be made are globally. If you want independent queues within the departments, you have to do a lot of work that can be very confusing.
  • Survey system is not up to speed. Kayako really needs to add Net Promoter Score into their system. Also, if a staff user removes their name from an incident ticket, it removes them from the survey so you really can't even get a good estimate of how well your staff is in the eyes of the customer.
  • Very difficult to implement when you already have a customer base. Setting them up in organizations is difficult. Also, the sign-up for new customers is quirky. If you send an email to Kayako, it will say you are not an authorized user, however, it will store your email address. If you try to send an email a second time, it will go through. This is one of many reasons why we decided to move from Kayako to Oracle Service Cloud.
Joshua Tobiansky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

C2 ATOM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kayako

Kayako 7.8
Based on 11 answers
  • We are grandfathered in on their old Software-assurance pricing and our continued use costs us only a few hundred dollars a year (excluding hosting expenses)
  • Our team's processes are now heavily ingrained in the system
  • We have not been shown a more compelling option that is more cost-effective while still offering all the features we've come to expect
Nathaniel Bannister | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

C2 ATOM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kayako

Kayako 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I did not come from an IT background and I picked this program up quickly
Derrick Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

C2 ATOM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kayako

Kayako 7.5
Based on 2 answers
They are really good, but it takes a while to get back, because of the large time difference to the Eastern US. However, they are very helpful.
Marie McCourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

C2 ATOM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kayako

Kayako 4.1
Based on 5 answers
  • We didn't have to use support too much, but when we did, they were able to assist us and help us make everything work.
  • Mostly we used their Online KB and step by step instructions to get all of our issues resolved.
Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

C2 ATOM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kayako

Kayako 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Three years in we are about as happy with Kayako as we could be. We've had several employee's leave and on-boarding new hires was easier than it has ever been as things are uniform and consistent across the entire application.
Nathaniel Bannister | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

C2 ATOM

It all came down to cost. Total cost vs available functionalityHowever, being a Quebec based company the decision to purchase from a local company did have a factor in the decision making.
Patrice Tanguay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kayako

We were using Spiceworks for a few years before switching to Kayako but found that it wasn't as customizable or as user friendly for our customers. The SNMP scanning and inventory features with Spiceworks was nice but we needed more of a Help Desk that would allow us to scale our services to more companies.
Jericho Fulgencio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

C2 ATOM

  • Positive impact due to legacy application it replaced (more functionalities)
  • Offered an ITIL structured service catalog
  • Great solution that can support IT Service Center activities.
Patrice Tanguay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kayako

  • Tickets were definitely responded to faster once we implemented the audible alarm that would go off when new tickets came into the queue. This was possible because of the API.
  • Since the system was email based we could set our monitoring software up to generate tickets automatically via email for customers when it found something out of the ordinary.
CJ Estel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

C2 ATOM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$6,000

C2 ATOM Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
C2 ATOM On-PremiseContact us
Starting Price$62.002
  1. none
  2. per month
SaaS Edition
SMALL TEAM$501
ACROSS YOUR BUSINESS$651
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Cloud version includes monthly subscription license, updates, hosting & support. Concurrent Licensing only. Yearly plan paid annually. Custom-cloud & Enterprise version available with additional options & features. Contact our team for more details.

Kayako

General

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

Kayako Editions & Modules

Edition
Inbox$15.001
Growth$30.001
Scale$60.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

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