Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Conversica
Score 9.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Conversica provides lead management software for marketing, inside sales and sales groups.
$1,499
per installation
Intercom
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Intercom is an AI-first customer service platform that enhances the customer experience and improves operational efficiency, built on a single AI system with three major components: AI Agent, AI Copilot and AI Analyst (coming soon) to deliver customer service.
$39
per month per seat
Pricing
ConversicaIntercom
Editions & Modules
Starter Edition
$1,499
per installation
Essential
$39
per month per seat
Advanced
$99
per month per seat
Expert
$139
per month per seat
The Early Stage program
From $65 for 5 support seats
per month
Proactive Support Plus add-on
from $99
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConversicaIntercom
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsA Conversica subscription includes an unlimited number of seats for marketers, sales reps and managers. Different editions include different levels of functionality to match your needs. The service is a monthly subscription with an annual commitment.AI customer service features included in every plan. Intercom integrates Help desk, AI Chat bot, and Proactive support.
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Community Pulse
ConversicaIntercom
Considered Both Products
Conversica
Chose Conversica
Conversica allowed us to be more versatile and it was a lot more customizable than intercom. Intercom was limited in many ways where it did not allow us to make certain customizations or get the level of reporting that we needed. Conversica solved all this and the AI was a …
Intercom

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ConversicaIntercom
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Conversica
-
Ratings
Intercom
8.2
115 Ratings
4% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings8.4105 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings8.468 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings7.868 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings8.575 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings8.3107 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings7.7113 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Conversica
-
Ratings
Intercom
7.4
118 Ratings
4% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings7.5117 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings7.3101 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Conversica
-
Ratings
Intercom
8.1
115 Ratings
6% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings8.591 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings7.737 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings7.270 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings8.8109 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings8.482 Ratings
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User Ratings
ConversicaIntercom
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(95 ratings)
9.1
(265 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(6 ratings)
8.9
(19 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(173 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(73 ratings)
7.0
(10 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(49 ratings)
7.5
(5 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ConversicaIntercom
Likelihood to Recommend
Conversica
Conversica is an excellent tool if you have a large database of potential students, sales leads, or other forms of potential customers/users. It does not replace human interaction, but instead supplements it - allowing your admissions/sales/retention team to spend their time with those individuals that are in most need of assistance - whether that be because they are "hot leads" for a sale, students with a sincere interest, or customers needing assistance beyond the capabilities of an automatic system.
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Intercom
Well suited for real time customer support needs - that's where it really shines. Well suited for proactive outreach and the ability to gather feedback from customers + surveys. Less appropriate for a non techie company to set it up, basically any sort of changes in integration have to be done by an engineer.
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Pros
Conversica
  • Conversica is great at working low level leads and surfacing those that are in fact interested in your product or service.
  • Conversica is also useful in weeding out leads that are not strong.
  • Since Conversica is sending emails to various prospects, customers and opportunities, it allows sales, account managers, service etc, to focus on other activities, thereby saving time and freeing up resources.
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Intercom
  • Intercom's ability to centralize customer communication is a game-changer.
  • Intercom's automation features have saved us time and streamlined workflows.
  • Help desk for users.
  • Intercom seamlessly integrates with a variety of other tools and platforms, enhancing its functionality and making it a central part of our tech stack.
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Cons
Conversica
  • The method of standing up campaigns can be a little tedious for administrators because it uses copy/paste of Salesforce Campaign ID instead of just searching for active Salesforce campaigns.
  • Understanding the conversation path options that the AI could take is improving greatly, but can still use some improvements for admin awareness when standing up a new conversation.
  • Understanding what conversation types exist and how they differ from one another is sometimes difficult to self-serv, but the Conversica team is always very good about helping out explaining these.
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Intercom
  • The AI tools should have a make shorter option
  • The research is difficult compared to other platforms such as Zendesk where it is easier to find stuff (accounts, emails, messages...)
  • I know that you could integrate better AI tools! The chatbot is amazing, so I'm just missing more AI tools to increase productivity
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Likelihood to Renew
Conversica
Tool is extremely powerful but comes with a heavy price tag. As long as we close more than 30 deals with year with Conversica's assistance it will be an easy choice to renew. If we don't we will have to figure out if these funds are best spent in other lead generation places.
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Intercom
We have been and will be continuing our journey with Intercom and nothing too concerning has happened that I have experienced or heard of that has us on the edge yet. If it ever happens it will be something along the lines of "Outgrowing" the use of need of the platform.
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Usability
Conversica
Standalone, it's very easy to use. It becomes a little more complicated when you're working with it as an integration in Salesforce.
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Intercom
Everything is very straightforward and easy to see, explore, and use. Intercom provides walkthroughs and helps guides in case something is not apparent to the user and has their agents available to help. I always feel confident when exploring new features or making changes that I can have it accomplished due to the service they provide.
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Reliability and Availability
Conversica
No answers on this topic
Intercom
always there
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Performance
Conversica
No answers on this topic
Intercom
works perfect
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Support Rating
Conversica
Our account manager and support rep have been extremely helpful in helping us get the system where we wanted it. Given our original use case as a lead qualifier, a lot of the conversations needed to be altered or exceptions created in order to provide the customization we needed. Our AM and support rep were able to accommodate most of our requests and were extremely helpful in working with us on a solution.
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Intercom
Intercom is the premier customer support/engagement model and it definitely has one of the top tier customer support teams as well. I don't think I have ever waited more than 5 minutes to get the information I need or get help with an issue. They are incredible and I aim to model our customer service department after them.
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Online Training
Conversica
No answers on this topic
Intercom
Easy to know the learning path
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Implementation Rating
Conversica
The implementation went smoothly. The only advice I would give for anybody looking to integrate Conversica with Salesforce is to ensure that either you or somebody within your organization has experience with process builder as you'll need to create some processes to force your leads into Salesforce campaigns for the Conversica system to pick them up.
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Intercom
The implementation was surprisingly easy but we are having to adapt from our old process to work well with Intercom.
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Alternatives Considered
Conversica
I haven't looked into many other conversational ai products - we received a solid recommendation about using this and have been happy with the process and experience. Price was also pretty good, so we didn't feel a need to shop around on that front. If things change I'll do that homework, but we're happy for now
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Intercom
We've used both Drift and Salesforce chat at Owl Labs in the past, and I didn't find them to meet our needs or customer needs the way Intercom has been able to. Intercom ranks higher for us regarding Integrations offered, customization, AI functionality, and user-friendliness. In the past, if chat visitors would click around our website, they'd have to start their chat over again from the start and lose their communication history with us. We also found that Salesforce chat did not have enough customization that we needed. One small example is that in Intercom, you can see when another teammate is looking at a chat and tag them in notes to collaborate. We didn't have access to anything like that when using Salesforce chat. Intercom has made it easy to work alongside one another to be more efficient.
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Return on Investment
Conversica
  • We have found that each conversation type has a different ROI. Some are very hard to report off of, whereas others are easy. this is because some are more built around building awareness of what we offer where they may not purchase it for months down the line.
  • Has helped us to save on salaries. If staff were to try to do the same thing our AI Assistant does, it would take them many hours to be as successful.
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Intercom
  • I like how easy it is to spot the user data needed to assist our members.
  • Love how easy it is to link articles on the chat that will help both us and the customers.
  • I like that the sales force or the tickets is already connected on the chat
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ScreenShots

Conversica Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard showing an overview of important metrics, like response rates, hot leads and top-performing lead sources

Intercom Screenshots

Screenshot of AI Agent - The agent resolves 50% of support volume.Screenshot of AI Copilot - A personal AI assistant for every support agent.Screenshot of Omnichannel inbox - AI-enhanced to increase productivity.Screenshot of Tickets - Intercom tickets are designed for collaboration so complex issues are resolved faster.Screenshot of Help Center -  The help center powers AI and self-serve support.Screenshot of Workflows - Automations are built using the Intercom no code visual builder.