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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

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.
Brittany Schwarz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ChatBeacon

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

Help.com

  • User interface is clean and easy to navigate
  • Helpful support
  • Accurately captures information from the person you are chatting with
Brittany Schwarz | 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

Help.com

  • Download chat transcripts easier
  • More pre-set responses
  • Canned responses
Brittany Schwarz | 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

Help.com

Help.com 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Brittany Schwarz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

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.

Brittany Schwarz | 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

Help.com

  • Positive with inbound sales prospects
  • Positive with current client sales
  • Positive with customer support SLA
Brittany Schwarz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ChatBeacon

General

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

ChatBeacon Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Help.com

General

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

Help.com Editions & Modules

Edition
Help.com Chat$80 per month1
  1. per simultaneous active user
Additional Pricing Details
Help.com Chat comes with unlimited logins and scales with your business.

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