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116 Ratings
49 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Khoros Communities

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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Contact Center Software

    9.1

    Webex Contact Center

    91%

    Khoros Communities

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Webex Contact Center ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Agent dashboard

    9.3
    93%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Validate callers

    8.7
    87%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Outbound response

    9.1
    91%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call forwarding

    8.9
    89%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Click-to-call (CTC)

    9.2
    92%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Warm transfer

    9.7
    97%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive dialing

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Interactive voice response

    9.5
    95%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    REST APIs

    8.8
    88%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call scripts

    8.3
    83%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call tracking

    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multichannel integration

    9.7
    97%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    CRM software integration

    9.8
    98%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workforce Optimization (WFO)

    9.4

    Webex Contact Center

    94%

    Khoros Communities

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Webex Contact Center ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Inbound call routing

    9.0
    90%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Omnichannel inbound routing

    9.6
    96%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recording

    9.6
    96%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Quality management

    9.6
    96%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call analytics

    9.8
    98%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Historical reporting

    8.2
    82%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live reporting

    9.6
    96%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customer surveys

    9.2
    92%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customer interaction analytics

    9.6
    96%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Webex Contact Center is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.7

    Webex Contact Center

    97%
    12 Ratings
    7.5

    Khoros Communities

    75%
    76 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Webex Contact Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    Khoros Communities

    73%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    Webex Contact Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    Khoros Communities

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    Webex Contact Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Khoros Communities

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Webex Contact Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8

    Khoros Communities

    68%
    5 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Webex Contact Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Khoros Communities

    91%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Webex Contact Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    Khoros Communities

    45%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Webex Contact Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Khoros Communities

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Webex Contact Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    Khoros Communities

    77%
    67 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco

    It provides a feature rich set application, all the while making deployment and management with such ease. Being in the cloud, it helps us partners and customer administrators alike to easily add, remove, change and implement the necessary changes needed as we both see fit to further accommodate the business requirements and needs. I would personally recommend this (already have been doing so) with peers in the same environment for their future migrations and movement towards the cloud.
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    Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

    I describe Khoros as the salesforce of community software in that it's customizable and enterprise, however it can be a beast to use. There isn't any standout in the community field (in my opinion) so if you're looking for an enterprise community software, it'll serve you well. I do think it's important to realize you can't manage this without the proper buy in from your company when it comes to development of the site. You shouldn't be using Khoros if you only have a front end community manager. If you're going all in on community and need a solution that will scale as you grow, consider Khoros amongst your vendors and see how you like it. It's worth checking out.
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    Pros

    Cisco

    • Simple and easy to use dashboard
    • Auto generation of transcripts
    • AI supporting the operator as a virtual assistant
    • Well suited for a large number of user
    • Customer support
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    Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

    • Collaboration with other Khoros customers to understand what works and doesn't work within other communities.
    • Support documentation makes it easy to find information when looking for technical resources.
    • Our account team is always in communication with us to ensure we are aware of roadmap updates.
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    Cons

    Cisco

    • The chat space could be improved within the call rooms to be able to share quick writings.
    • In international calls there are usually failures, especially audio.
    • Being able to have an unlimited number of users at the same time in basic rooms.
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    Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

    • I feel that the professional services engagements need to be better. There is a lot of miscommunication, and a lack of clear outcomes, goals, and timelines. It can take weeks to get meetings on the books and a team assembled to start getting work done.
    • Documentation on their website, at times, is outdated or incorrect. Sometimes the product doesn't even work as described in some of their documentation
    • The admin console could use a nice fresh UI overhaul. While it's functional, it would be nice to see a more modern UI for the area where most community managers are spending a decent amount of time
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    Pricing Details

    Webex Contact Center

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Webex Contact Center editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Talk to Expert

      Khoros Communities

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Khoros Communities editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Pricing is variable based on the needs of the customer.

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        Likelihood to Renew

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

        Community has worked well for over the year. However, there have been a lot more technical and feature issues we have been seeing in last year or so. Also customer support has not been very quick to address issues. SO there are things that can definitely be improved on Khoros end
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        Usability

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

        Like every backend, it can always be improved upon. The excellent thing is that Khoros have a hugely active customer support community as well as a fantastic case management system to triage support issues and requests. So regardless of your level of knowledge or familiarity, you're well supported out of the box.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

        I've hardly ever seen downtime in any of their production communities. There's the occasional reboot needed for config reasons or if patches are applied, but these take place after customer approval and typically last only a few minutes.
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        Support Rating

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

        They are responsive and proactive. They are really on top of things. They send personal emails to check in on you. It feels like they really know you. You only get emails from 3-4 people at Khoros – they must be customer assigned.
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        In-Person Training

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

        I think it is engaging and has good instructors.
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        Online Training

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

        It was out of the box training - pre-recorded/ not live. There was nothing for more advanced topics like APIs. They do have a good knowledge base and community that you can access and folks in there are responsive. I would however like more advanced training options.
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        Implementation Rating

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

        We were up against a hard stop with Jive’s contract ending and Khoros connected us with a deployment partner to do accelerated deployment using a template approach. It could have happened in 2 weeks. We did not end up going that way since we wanted more customization. Lithium handled technical stuff like migration, but a lot of the process is self-deployment. It’s one of the ways they teach use of the system is having the user self-implement.

        Overall, the implementation was super easy to do. Doing single sign-on (SSO) was the only hard part. The implementation ended up taking nine weeks total, but in hindsight, we could have done in it six. Most of the implementation time was spent in course work, which consisted of on-demand training - approximately 7-8 hours that you are required for you to do, before they turn on the system. During this nine week period, about 50% of my time was spent on implementation.

        We had a deployment manager who we were able to email 1-1. I leaned on him heavily. He was great at all hours, for example, they would call back at 7pm PST. They were very responsive.

        Content migration strategy is important to consider. Moving from an existing community you need to strategically choose how your layout will be. Two different systems will have two different ways to format communities. For example, Jive has communities with sub-communities, whereas Khoros has community, category, and boards.

        Contact migration is also an important consideration. You need to think through how you are going to move contacts from your old community to a new one. For example, are you going to create new logins and passwords? We were hoping to use the integration with Salesforce.com to be a portal, but ended up using an in-house solution that works well to maintain same the same logins. The next related question is are you going to be able to keep them connected to all the posts in your old community? We migrated old posts. If you have a tech-savvy team, you can do a self-migration. Khoros has a migration services team that we utilized. It cost us $10k to move content and posts were kept tied to the user.

        The next consideration is your launch/promotion plan. Khoros helped us out and gave us a lot of examples. They shared pre-launch email dates, follow-up emails, FAQ pages (e.g. to explain why switching, why better).
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        Alternatives Considered

        Cisco

        Cisco manage a complete solution and doesn't have to care or rely on other vendors. They manage their own calling solution (Webex Calling), their own Contact Center (Webex Contact Center), their own devices (webex devices, IP Cisco phones, Webex app softphone), their own PSTN offer. Everything is well and fully integrated, and easy to manage for IT teams.
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        Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

        WordPress, Guild, tribe - all have pros and cons vs Khoros. The primary concern of Khoros vs other platforms is cost. For the price difference, Khoros *should* be a no-brainer choice. No one should ever consider using any platform other than Khoros... so why do people consider other platforms?
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        Scalability

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

        The platform is incredibly scalable and provides the flexibility to use it out-of-the-box or customize it to whatever extent is needed. It has very powerful APIs and is built in modular way that allows pages, components and other elements to be constructed easily.
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        Return on Investment

        Cisco

        • It doesn't take a lot of investment to train new Webex users.
        • Communication can be achieved from almost any device. There are some, especially Android that do not work very well.
        • It has helped us create fluid communication, where we have been able to get rid of other applications that Webex came to replace.
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        Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)

        • When we switched from Yammer to here, it really increased visibility of the community to the general public, the media, and in search results.
        • It's created dynamic relationships and shortened the gap between Microsoft employees, MVPs, and other users.
        • It's been a great place for software products to gather feedback from users, and for users to feel they have the inside track.
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