ContactOffice vs. Hiver

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ContactOffice
Score 4.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
ContactOffice is a private label cloud collaboration suite including messaging, collaboration and mobility technologies. It is a suite of web applications (Mail, Docs, Calendar, Contacts) that are accessible anytime, anywhere and from any device.N/A
Hiver
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Hiver helps you manage customer support and sales right from your Gmail. With Hiver, teams can collaborate on Shared email accounts like support@ or sales@ without having to leave their Gmail accounts. Hiver works like a full-fledged help desk, built right into Gmail. It gives you everything you need to do outstanding customer support, without any of the complexities and feature overload that come with other help desk products. Hiver is used by thousands of companies…
$14
/user/month
Pricing
ContactOfficeHiver
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
PLUS PLAN
$14.00
/user/month
PREMIUM PLAN
$22.00
/user/month
ENTERPRISE PLAN
$34.00
/user/month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ContactOfficeHiver
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ContactOfficeHiver
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ContactOffice
7.8
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Task Management8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Search7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
ContactOffice
7.9
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Chat8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
ContactOffice
7.9
3 Ratings
3% below category average
Hiver
-
Ratings
Versioning7.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files7.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files8.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
ContactOffice
-
Ratings
Hiver
1.7
3 Ratings
129% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
ContactOffice
-
Ratings
Hiver
3.0
3 Ratings
88% below category average
Email support00 Ratings3.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
ContactOfficeHiver
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(3 ratings)
1.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ContactOfficeHiver
Likelihood to Recommend
ContactOffice
1. Its cloud-based messaging and collaboration suite includes among others an email solution, calendars, address books, documents, polling tool and more. 2. Handling big data, managing events, and reminders. 3. Rich API allowing for a deep integration of the Contact Office applications. 4. Universal access to your data through desktop and mobile. 5. Almost every device supported.
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Hiver
Any work environment where more than one team member is able to address certain customer requests. We used to use Groups, but then it was confusing as to whether or not someone responded, and we needed more transparency between team members. Another example is a person emailing with a billing question. We used to reply and add the billing department's email address or forward the email to billing, but with Hiver, simply assigning it to the billing HIVER Inbox allows anyone to reply directly to the customer without the issue of either the customer or team member remembering to reply all or accidentally replying only to the team member forwarding the email.
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Pros
ContactOffice
  • Can use it from anywhere, can access your documents, emails and others.
  • Can message your group and arrange meetings, and it will notify you.
  • Can manage tasks.
  • Fairly good customer support
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Hiver
  • It's easy to set up, and manage ongoing.
  • The customer service and support is amazing- I get check ins, quick responses to enquiries and extras from time to time.
  • It knows what it's doing- it's here to take the issue of gmail not being the best when it comes to shared inboxes and it has provided the perfect solution!
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Cons
ContactOffice
  • Data safety concerns
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Hiver
  • There is currently no way to create a support ticket unless related to an email already received. It would be extremely beneficial to be able to take a call and create a support ticket within HIVER based on the call in the same manner that we can create a ticket from an inbound email.
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Usability
ContactOffice
No answers on this topic
Hiver
Easy to use
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Support Rating
ContactOffice
No answers on this topic
Hiver
Support is there, can be slow at times.
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Alternatives Considered
ContactOffice
ContactOffice handles almost all data, all files like doc, pdf, mp3 etc. Task management. Worksection is an all-around project management app that gives users visibility and organization. ContactOffice is a contact management software that helps you to easily manage your data from any computer with a web browser. Worksection is Free: no charge. ContactOffice offers four plans for its Individual version. ContactOffice has more supported Integrations than Worksection.
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Hiver
Hiver was the only option we looked at. There didn't appear to be many alternatives in the market
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Return on Investment
ContactOffice
  • Can get documents from anywhere if you forgot your files.
  • Can connect with anyone in your group, chat, share ideas, and requirements in a single instance.
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Hiver
  • Hiver has increased the efficiency by which we address emailed questions and concerns.
  • Hiver increases transparency between team members.
  • Information pertinent to one or more team members is searchable by all applicable team members making it easier to research a situation that otherwise could have been stored in details across separate member email histories.
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ScreenShots

ContactOffice Screenshots

Screenshot of Easily manage your data in your virtual office

Hiver Screenshots

Screenshot of Hiver in GmailScreenshot of Access shared mailboxScreenshot of Collision alerts feature