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Attribute Ratings

  • Gist is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.0

ClickDesk

50%
6 Ratings
7.5

Gist

75%
103 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ClickDesk

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Gist

82%
2 Ratings

Usability

ClickDesk

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8

Gist

68%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

ClickDesk

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Gist

85%
15 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ClickDesk

It was well suited for quick chats. Sometimes a topic over chat can be too complicated and requires a phone call which ClickDesk gives an option for a phone call. It is too specific and limited to conversations. The reason we moved away from this to Microsoft Teams is because Teams is a more all in one solution. It can do chat, phone calls as well as webinars and screen sharing.
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Gist

If your marketing model is selling products, services, or SAAS where you are doing inbound marketing and your website will do most of the lead generation and conversion, this is a great product. From live chat, support, event tracking, and automation, you could almost put your entire business on autopilot. If your marketing model is mostly outreach to cold leads and conversion, this software currently does not have any type of sales stages or task generation. I would still use Gist for website inbound but use another software for outreach and cold leads then when they become a lead put them into Gist for marketing automation.
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Pros

ClickDesk

  • ClickDesk allows account managers to interact with leads and customers, as they are searching and researching on our website and in our e-commerce store.
  • It is compiled of amazing features of the live call, online engagement, communication, and interaction with users or clients on a very professional level.
  • I can easily contact any customer or client easily by just contacting them on the platform which automatically connects to the representative of the relevant area.
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Gist

  • Customer service via a unified inbox so you dont have to separately monitor your twitter, Facebook or IG account for consumer communication there. Gist unified all into one inbox, better than anyone else I've seen in the market. They archive all communications and tie them back to a single user so you get unified customer history / data.
  • Marketing segmentation and automation: they track user history and behavior across the site and have super detailed segmenting capability, on par with ActiveCampaign's, but better I'd say. Better UI for the marketing admin person, and more unified data than in AC.
  • Live chat and chatbot. Usually it's either one or the other but with Gist you can do both seamlessly.
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Cons

ClickDesk

  • We believe ClickDesk has questionable business practices... be careful
  • ClickDesk charged us for services we did not use
  • It was our experience that ClickDesk will not issue a refund after they have charged us for services we did not want.
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Gist

  • Plan limits can be confusing. For example, there is a monthly charge for support and a monthly charge for "growth," plus there's a separate charge depending on how many contacts and seats you have. Perhaps this is normal in the industry, but it can make it a little challenging to understand the bill every month.
  • The vast amount of features means development will never be as fast as you'd like it to be (even though they release updates all the time). This may not actually be a valid concern, and it certainly isn't unique to Gist (who doesn't have a wishlist they're waiting on their favorite SaaS to get to?), but I do believe the likelihood of being stuck without your desired feature being developed goes up a lot as the product gets bigger and bigger.
  • Email deliverability has been less than perfect in the past, but it has improved drastically in the last year.
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Pricing Details

ClickDesk

Starting Price

$16.99 per month

Editions & Modules

ClickDesk 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

    Gist

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Gist editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Professional$29.001
    Premium$99.002

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    ClickDesk

    No answers on this topic

    Gist

    Gist is a quite reliable service with a lot of added values. We don't need to pay for different Saas for these important features. If I had an issue the team was super responsive and helpful, that is essential for every business. The email delivery is great, so virtually no email has landed into spam folder
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    Usability

    ClickDesk

    No answers on this topic

    Gist

    It’s pretty simple, but it does a lot so there are more complicated features which depend on an individuals ability for software implementation. I am not an IT expert and I’ve managed to implement everything myself, others that are more tech-minded may find everything easier.
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    Support Rating

    ClickDesk

    No answers on this topic

    Gist

    Fantastic support. Ask a question, get an answer within 24 hours every time. And sometimes within a few minutes. They've always come through for me, helpful and, even when it's an issue on my end, they point me in the right direction.
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    Alternatives Considered

    ClickDesk

    As I mentioned earlier, these competitors are good but they are too complex to manage by a non-tech person. Before deciding to buy clickdesk we tried 4-5 other competitors. Intercom was pretty easy too but also had a considerably complex panel for agents. A few of our departments are not that computer savvy. So we had to pick the easiest service we could find.
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    Gist

    Gist combines all our previous products into one application and adds many more features that would require more apps. Gist is excellent and a no-brainer all-in-one application when compared to having to manage multiple applications at higher cost. The support from the whole Gist team has been extremely responsive.
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    Return on Investment

    ClickDesk

    • Overall pricing is high
    • We can handle our customer's 24-hour basis with multiple agent accounts
    • It makes easier our business productivity
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    Gist

    • They are perfect for me as a someone who needs a lot of bang for the buck. The chat messenger device on my website alone has brought me new prospects that I did not have to spend money recruiting.
    • I am able to save hours of time with the automated emails that are GDPR compliant.
    • I don't have to pay for a designer to have excellent looking emails either.
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