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Score 6 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ChatBeacon

ChatBeacon is a decent choice for on-premises chat support, but the clunky agent UI sparks no joy. If your organization can use a cloud-based solution, there are plenty of other fish in the sea
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ClickDesk

It was well suited for quick chats. Sometimes a topic over chat can be too complicated and requires a phone call which ClickDesk gives an option for a phone call. It is too specific and limited to conversations. The reason we moved away from this to Microsoft Teams is because Teams is a more all in one solution. It can do chat, phone calls as well as webinars and screen sharing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ChatBeacon

  • Easy to install and configure.
  • Easy for customers to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ClickDesk

  • They have a simple agent panel, your agents don't have to be a pro tech to manage their agent panel.
  • They also have a simple ticking system along with live chat, it's not huge but it does work.
  • Easy to implement with well known knowledgeable and CMS.
Akram Hasan Sharkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ChatBeacon

  • ChatBeacon is just SightMax with a fresh coat of paint.
  • The entire agent UI is remarkably worse than SightMax.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ClickDesk

  • Windows native application that has all the services we can use from browsers. The application should be boot with PC starts and notifies real time actions.
  • More information about users. Real time page visiting histories (more advanced way).
  • Customers can review the agent's profile information (public profile).
Sazzad Hossain Sharkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ChatBeacon

ChatBeacon 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Support is a strong point for ChatBeacon - their support team is small, but you definitely get white-glove service. Zero complaints about ChatBeacon support!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ClickDesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ChatBeacon

Before using SightMax (now ChatBeacon), we used AliveChat, which was an OK SaaS product, but the team operating the service would frequently restart the servers after maintenance and forget to start our instance back up. ChatBeacon(SightMax) as on-prem software eliminated this concern.We've been evaluating ChatBeacon vs. other products lately, and we really like how DeskPro stacks up vs. ChatBeacon - ChatBeacon is purely a chat product, and DeskPro does web chat/phone/email ticketing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ClickDesk

ClickDesk was good at what it did, but it doesn't have the holistic approach that Teams does. With Teams, you can not only chat and make calls, you can host webinars. You can see when people have read your messages to see if they are ignoring you or not. Screen sharing is a breeze and is easy to presentations with the audience. People can virtually raise their hands when they have a question. Also, it [is] easy to conduct polls from the audience in Teams.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ChatBeacon

  • Using website chat (often with an agent:customer ratio of up to 1:3 or more ) vs. phone support (with an agent ratio of 1:1) has greatly reduced support costs in every business unit.
  • Providing realtime feedback and links (vs. phone calls) has greatly improved the turnaround on the sales and customer inquiry processes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ClickDesk

  • We only see positive impact. We use the free version and it is the best option we found in the market (considering our website traffic).
  • It is in the cloud! So, no hosting costs at all! The only need is a stable Internet connection for the agents.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ChatBeacon

General

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

ClickDesk

General

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

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