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Score 6 out of 100

Intercom

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Intercom is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • ChatBeacon and Intercom are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.0

ChatBeacon

60%
1 Rating
8.6

Intercom

86%
95 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ChatBeacon

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Intercom

90%
4 Ratings

Usability

ChatBeacon

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Intercom

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

ChatBeacon

80%
2 Ratings
8.0

Intercom

80%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

ChatBeacon

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Intercom

100%
3 Ratings

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

Intercom

The intercom is well suited for email handling. We are currently experimenting with IBM Watson virtual assistant integration to automate customer responses at the first point of contact. Would love to see Intercom develop its own deployable plug-and-play customer inquiry funnels (via eForms, chatbots, etc) which companies could embed as a widget that would seamlessly connect to the Intercom hub.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ChatBeacon

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

Intercom

  • Its in-app overlay is both minimal, but also attention-grabbing. Our customers always know how to get ahold of us.
  • Intercom's instant messaging platform allows to quickly drag and drop screenshots as well as a giphy menu, leading to a great customer experience.
  • Intercom provides great reporting and blasting capabilities.
Anonymous | 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

Intercom

  • Targeting messages appropriately
  • We often have several messages compounding on top of each other
  • I'd love if they could notify people who have not marked our announcements/messages/communication as read so that they don't end up having several un-related messages overwhelming them
  • When a thread is continued from a previous questions, I wish it was more obvious that the conversation had already been started with a particular person
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ChatBeacon

General

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

Starting Price

Intercom

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

ChatBeacon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Intercom

Intercom 9.0
Based on 4 answers
It's currently a perfect fit for our needs, and we are customer-focused and small. When we grow, we may need to re-evaluate, but our current team finds it easy. Reviewing conversations is simple and allows for great training. The canned replies make service fast and easy. Smart suggestions remove the need to re-write technical walkthroughs and explanations for our FAQ
Ariana Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ChatBeacon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Intercom

Intercom 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It is very easy to learn and use for newbies. They use their features to help the user learn how to work Intercom. I was guided by product tours several times during my initial training. Being slightly more advanced with technology, I wish I could make more changes to the platform, but they have designed it in a way to make it easier for all levels of tech users.
Anonymous | 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

Intercom

Intercom 8.0
Based on 5 answers
We received an almost immediate response, however, despite the issue being quite urgent and stating that, we did not receive an update for almost an entire day. When we requested an update, we were told that this was due to time differences between the person that received the request and us. The timely nature of support should not be dependent on a single person
George Markou | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ChatBeacon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Intercom

Intercom 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Super easy implementation, no issues whatsoever, I can say I envy this part of Intercom
Ziv Peled | 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

Intercom

It wasn't listed up there but Salesforce also has a program called Digital Engagement outside of Pardot that is its very own chat bot. The support that you get with Salesforce products can be a bit hit or miss, as well it is generally more expensive than programs like Intercom. The integration can't be beat, to be sure, but unless your chat bot is receiving dozens of messages a day the limitations of the Intercom-Salesforce integration are negligible the price of changing over to a new platform, having to work with a Salesforce specialist, and the literal price itself.
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

Intercom

  • We've seen an increase in number of registrations for webinars by advertising them in-app using intercom.
  • Greater awareness of product releases which has help reduce frustration and promote satisfaction and ultimately stickiness to product.
  • Greater number of leads because visitors to website are more likely to submit a query in a chat box than send a direct email.
Nikhil George | TrustRadius Reviewer

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