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Intercom

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    7.9

    Cheetah Messaging

    79%

    Intercom

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cheetah Messaging ranks higher in 9/9 features

    WYSIWYG email editor

    7.0
    70%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic content

    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ability to test dynamic content

    7.5
    75%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Landing pages

    7.0
    70%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    A/B testing

    8.0
    80%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization

    9.0
    90%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email deliverability reporting

    8.0
    80%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    List management

    8.0
    80%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Triggered drip sequences

    8.0
    80%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    7.7

    Cheetah Messaging

    77%

    Intercom

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cheetah Messaging ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    7.5
    75%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    8.0
    80%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    7.5
    75%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-Send Testing

    7.8

    Cheetah Messaging

    78%

    Intercom

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cheetah Messaging ranks higher in 8/8 features

    URL Validation

    7.2
    72%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Link Tracking

    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Image Validation

    7.8
    78%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Inbox Display

    7.4
    74%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email Accessibility Tools

    7.4
    74%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Spelling and Grammar Check

    7.7
    77%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Spam Testing

    7.5
    75%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email Previews

    8.7
    87%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Intercom is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    Cheetah Messaging

    85%
    13 Ratings
    8.6

    Intercom

    86%
    95 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.6

    Cheetah Messaging

    76%
    3 Ratings
    9.0

    Intercom

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    4.0

    Cheetah Messaging

    40%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Intercom

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    2.0

    Cheetah Messaging

    20%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Intercom

    80%
    5 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Cheetah Messaging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Intercom

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cheetah Messaging

    I think CheetahMail, being one of the main ESPs in the market, is a quality choice. However, I would suggest that it's really only valuable for a bit larger of an organization, generally having staff of 100+ and revenues in tens of millions -- this is mainly to justify the amount of investment required, so may be cost-prohibitive to some. You also need to make sure that you understand the entire "level of support" you will gain through your specific contract.... the key is understanding what types of resources are within your organization (who's doing the coding? who comes up with the next campaign? What's the overall strategy?) Depending on these questions and resources, may help determine your final needs from a services point of view. CheetahMail can provide a wealth of various services specific to needs (and changes over time as your business changes), but a clear understanding of what you have before you bring them on will really help getting up and running quickly. Also be sure to truly understand the costs for the initial integrations, setups, IP senders, etc.
    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

    Cheetah Messaging

    • Internal management - This is a great web-based tool that allows our users to see what emails go to whom.
    • Organization - Many layers of organization for templates since there are many types of remarketing emails that we send out.
    • Historical Records - CheetahMail sends us the raw text files of all email actions so we can upload them to our database.
    Duncan Hernandez | 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

    Cheetah Messaging

    • The organization of CheetahMail could at times be better, as you create more and more mailings, they just pile up in a long list. It would be useful to be able to create folders to store specific mailings in. (ex. editorial, newsletters, marketing, etc.)
    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

    Cheetah Messaging

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    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

    Cheetah Messaging

    Cheetah Messaging 7.6
    Based on 3 answers
    As I have begun exploring competitors, I've come to realize that every competitor offers so much more functionality and integration than CheetahMail does. When we first signed our contract, CheetahMail was much more innovative and at the forefront of email. Since being bought out by Experian, we've seen a huge decline in service and innovation. They have laid off much of their staff and moved their account representatives to Costa Rica. They also heavily rely on on third parties which you will have to pay large amounts of money for while other Email Service Providers have integrated new technologies into their platform. You will get more for your money going to a different email service such as Responsys, Silverpop, Listrak and the like,
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Cheetah Messaging

    Cheetah Messaging 4.0
    Based on 1 answer
    CheetahMail has a high learning curve to master and requires a lot of backend work with tech teams to set up. Navigation is not the best and everything that should be automated is still extremely manual.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Cheetah Messaging

    Cheetah Messaging 2.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Account reps have a quick response time but a very slow resolution time. Because account reps do not have technical knowledge, there is a long long lead time between flagging a problem and tech team resolution.
    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

    Cheetah Messaging

    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

    Cheetah Messaging

    Cheetah Messaging is far good as we expect lots of functions and features are amazing and user-friendly with others they have good customer support. Our marketing team manages every campaign easily and helps their workflow. Apart from this Cheetah Messaging is easy to automate in all inbound campaigns and helps to focus on more nurturing customer relationships and renewals.
    Hinal S | 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

    Cheetah Messaging

    • Our efficiency has decreased with CheetaMail actually. Too many service calls to find out why something isn't working as expected, account setup questions, issues with PiP, takes too long to get a simple form built, customer service response time, etc...
    • Reporting is not very streamlined. This has caused us to take our reporting offline and use a method with better visibility.
    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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