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Score 6.7 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

The single element of Parature I've not seen in any other system of this kind is the Download Module. You can post files in the open, or protect them by any number of entitlement methods. The solution is also appealing to those who don't want to manage the back-end/IT needs as it is a hosted solution and has proven to be very reliable.
Rusty Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ClickDesk

  • They have a simple agent panel, your agents don't have to be a pro tech to manage their agent panel.
  • They also have a simple ticking system along with live chat, it's not huge but it does work.
  • Easy to implement with well known knowledgeable and CMS.
Akram Hasan Sharkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

  • Clean/Friendly UI. It was extremely easy to navigate around Parature's menus at a high level, and you could take advantage of the more robust features as you became more comfortable and familiar with how Parature operates!
  • Strong Knowledge Base. Writing KB articles or ticket summaries and making use of the search function within Parature allows for expedient recovery of past ticket information. Being able to search for a fix action, or at least a troubleshooting article that can guide you towards a resolution is extremely valuable.
  • Enhanced Notation Capability. Being able to send/post internal or external updates to a ticket is great! You can leave the wordy technical details for other employees while making sure to communicate the high-points and fix action to the end-user.
Brendon Newell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ClickDesk

  • Windows native application that has all the services we can use from browsers. The application should be boot with PC starts and notifies real time actions.
  • More information about users. Real time page visiting histories (more advanced way).
  • Customers can review the agent's profile information (public profile).
Sazzad Hossain Sharkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

  • Reporting is barebones at best. If you need special reports, we had to go through Parature to have them built.
  • The use of frames on a website is very 1990s. It actually impacts usability of the product, especially when combined with how Parature handled sessions. An engineer could only work one ticket at a time which, honestly, isn't very realistic for a busy support team that is working on several issues at a time.
  • Support was often unresponsive when contacted for unplanned problems.
  • The knowledge base was not very friendly for clients and it provided no real encouragement for it to be used.
  • It took several clicks to do something as simple as edit and assign a ticket or to close a ticket.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ClickDesk

No score
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Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued) 6.1
Based on 10 answers
Parature has been the best option for this campus in terms of what we use it for and there is no alternative
Carrie Canty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ClickDesk

No score
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Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued) 2.0
Based on 2 answers
It was bulky, cumbersome, and didn't allow us to handle the volume of cases we received on a daily basis. Many of our issues were highly technical in nature and we would often need to work on 2 or 3 at once. The poor design choices prevented this, which was unfortunate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ClickDesk

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Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued) 7.5
Based on 2 answers
They recently had one very extended outage. It was a data center issue - but they were not diversified enough so in the end the system was down for almost 8 hours. There are also periods of time where for no reason the system simply doesn't respond. This small outages are usually short (just a few minutes), and have in fact been occurring less often, so it appears some corrective actions have been taken.
Rusty Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ClickDesk

No score
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Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued) 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Nothing ever seemed to get resolved
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ClickDesk

ClickDesk was good at what it did, but it doesn't have the holistic approach that Teams does. With Teams, you can not only chat and make calls, you can host webinars. You can see when people have read your messages to see if they are ignoring you or not. Screen sharing is a breeze and is easy to presentations with the audience. People can virtually raise their hands when they have a question. Also, it [is] easy to conduct polls from the audience in Teams.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

There are services that do bits and pieces of what Parature does. We liked the idea of having one service that meets our needs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ClickDesk

  • We only see positive impact. We use the free version and it is the best option we found in the market (considering our website traffic).
  • It is in the cloud! So, no hosting costs at all! The only need is a stable Internet connection for the agents.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

  • Parature allows for better Customer Service
  • Can follow up automatically for tickets
  • Will automatically close tickets that haven't been responded to.
  • Allows customers to reopen tickets easily and not allow them to be missed.
Jamaal Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ClickDesk

General

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

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

General

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

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