ChatBeacon vs. ClickDesk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ChatBeacon
Score 9.0 out of 10
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ChatBeacon (formerly SightMax) is a live chat tool from SmartMax Software headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.N/A
ClickDesk
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
ClickDesk is an engagement platform offering live chat, video and social capabilities. ClickDesk also includes help desk functionality (ticket management, email support, alerts, etc.).
$16.99
per month
Pricing
ChatBeaconClickDesk
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ChatBeaconClickDesk
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
ChatBeaconClickDesk
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ChatBeaconClickDesk
Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
ChatBeaconClickDesk
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
3.0
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ChatBeaconClickDesk
Likelihood to Recommend
SmartMax Software
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
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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.
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Pros
SmartMax Software
  • Easy to install and configure.
  • Easy for customers to use.
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ClickDesk
  • ClickDesk allows account managers to interact with leads and customers, as they are searching and researching on our website and in our e-commerce store.
  • It is compiled of amazing features of the live call, online engagement, communication, and interaction with users or clients on a very professional level.
  • I can easily contact any customer or client easily by just contacting them on the platform which automatically connects to the representative of the relevant area.
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Cons
SmartMax Software
  • ChatBeacon is just SightMax with a fresh coat of paint.
  • The entire agent UI is remarkably worse than SightMax.
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ClickDesk
  • We believe ClickDesk has questionable business practices... be careful
  • ClickDesk charged us for services we did not use
  • It was our experience that ClickDesk will not issue a refund after they have charged us for services we did not want.
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Support Rating
SmartMax Software
Support is a strong point for ChatBeacon - their support team is small, but you definitely get white-glove service. Zero complaints about ChatBeacon support!
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ClickDesk
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Alternatives Considered
SmartMax Software
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.
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ClickDesk
As I mentioned earlier, these competitors are good but they are too complex to manage by a non-tech person. Before deciding to buy clickdesk we tried 4-5 other competitors. Intercom was pretty easy too but also had a considerably complex panel for agents. A few of our departments are not that computer savvy. So we had to pick the easiest service we could find.
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Return on Investment
SmartMax Software
  • 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.
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ClickDesk
  • Overall pricing is high
  • We can handle our customer's 24-hour basis with multiple agent accounts
  • It makes easier our business productivity
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