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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

Zendesk Chat

Zendesk Chat is great for communication with potential and existing customers as opposed to having to speak with them. Some customers don't like talking on the phone and/or like the flexibility of doing other things while chatting in. It's not as appropriate for meetings with management/higher-ups since it's far too casual.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ChatBeacon

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

Zendesk Chat

  • A lot of nice features that allow us to customize the experience that we want to give our customers in terms of branding, functionality, and handling
  • Zopim does a great job with providing business process capabilities and routing features that help with managing our workflow, workforce management, and business processes
  • Zopim is also very easy to use, easy to set up, and easy to understand especially from an agent UI, providing a great opportunity to increase agent efficiency and usefulness
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

Zendesk Chat

  • Zendesk/Zoopim is right around an entire Live visit programming .There isn't an approach to compel the client to answer certain inquiries preceding entering the talk. The talk transcripts some of the time take long to appear in the visit history .
  • Exhausting outline for the talk message box
  • No work area warnings
  • Warning sound just played once. Since we are not at the front counter constantly, it would make our work more troublesome since we expected to continue checking the site.
  • No portable application
  • In the event that we shut program window we would be promptly disconnected.
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

Zendesk Chat

Zendesk Chat 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Getting assistance and/or troubleshooting anything with Zendesk can be quite frustrating. In my years of experience with Zednesk, I have almost never found the answer to my question without going through multiple articles, ultimately getting frustrated and reaching out to our contact for more assistance. So for a consumer, the support is not as relieving as Zendesk Chat is to our customers in getting the questions answered by us.
Shea Mworia | 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

Zendesk Chat

I prefer Zendesk Chat (formerly Zopim) over Talkdesk, as it provides customers with written proof of their conversation and customers are able to rate the conversation once it is done. Also, it's easier to find a previous conversation in Zendesk Chat (formerly Zopim) than in Talkdesk.
Antora Debnath | 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

Zendesk Chat

  • First of all, I like the fact that this program is flexible and we can communicate with the customers or clients very smoothly.
  • Using Views, we can see how many unsolved tickets are in each group.
  • I really enjoy using Zendesk Support because it has been able to satisfy all the needs that I as a company have with both my clients and with my suppliers. As for the latter, I have been able to establish closer and more efficient communication with them.
Ayushi Goswami | 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

Zendesk Chat

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0

Zendesk Chat Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$01
Basic$141
Advanced$251
Premium$551
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
The pricing above is price per user per month. You will get a discount when you opt for annual payment.

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