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Likelihood to Recommend

Conversocial

From experience, you may ask the Conversocial team to make recommendations on licenses for larger vs. smaller social customer service teams. The need for support and the amount of usage you may get from the tool's robust offering may differ as a result of those precedents. The tool is adaptable in both scenarios it would seem.
Conway Stone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

There are several components to Service Cloud which I will address: Cases, Knowledge, and Community. Each of these has various pros and cons, although the cons far outweigh the pros. It's become an albatross around our company's neck, and I'm requesting our company decision makers to move to a different platform ASAP.
  • Cases
Cases is the basis of Service Cloud, and once you get accustomed to the workflow and interface, it can be quite useful. You can search for knowledge articles, email responses, or use case comments. Out of the box, Service Cloud is terrible, and it will not do what you want. There is a large amount of configuration you will need to do, from setting up email templates, creating workflows to mimic what other platforms do out-of-the-box, and even then you will encounter issues that impede your ability to communicate effectively with your customer. Out-of-the-box email-2-case did not work because we had an Email Service class installed for something else, which rendered the default email-2-case completely useless. So we need to create a custom email handler for cases. This also meant some of the native functionality was no longer going to work. We would end up having to write a ton of customized code, Lightning components, workflows, etc.
  • Knowledge
Knowledge is rather nice at first, until you start using it and discover the limitations imposed by Salesforce. Articles are limited to 131,000 characters, and that includes the HTML markup hidden to the viewer. This means your articles will end up having to be abbreviated or broken up into smaller pieces. We tried to host these articles externally, but there is no option to embed these inside the Article object. You can embed videos hosted on YouTube, Vimeo or DailyMotion, but that's the extent. Anything else will require a fully customized solution for displaying knowledge articles. It's a very basic knowledge solution. Salesforce offers a really strong knowledge base of their own, but it's almost certainly not running using Articles, because Articles is terrible.
  • Community
Communities is where your customers can go to search knowledge articles, communicate with support, and even create records in your org. It is quite customizable, which is laudable and appreciated. The ability to update and manage the community is relatively easy and can be done without much code. Unfortunately, the issue comes up with Cases. There are components for displaying Cases, but unbelievably, there is no place for discussion of the case with the service agent. This is almost ludicrous. There are Case Comment related lists, but these are handicapped by artificial constraints. Customers can't view the entire case comment, because it is only a related list, and there's no ability to change this without creating your own Lightning component, which means additional development costs.Ultimately, the overall impression of Service Cloud is an extraordinarily half-baked product which is nowhere near enterprise-grade, despite carrying enterprise-level costs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.1
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.2
Expert directory
Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
6.3
Subscription-based notifications
Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.3
Ticket creation and submission
Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.8
Ticket response
Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.0

Self Help Community

Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.3
External knowledge base
Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.4
Internal knowledge base
Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.2

Multi-Channel Help

Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.8
Customer portal
Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
6.5
IVR
Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.5
Social integration
Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.6
Email support
Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.5
Help Desk CRM integration
Conversocial
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.7

Pros

Conversocial

  • Previous conversations: This is one of the main reasons why I personally love Conversocial over Hootsuite and other social media engagement tools. Conversocial pulls in all previous interactions we've had with community members and it helps us identify if we've already addressed their problem, if they are a detractor/advocate, and so much more. With other engagement tools, it's frustrating as a community member may repost the same thing over and over again, but at different time periods. If you're unable to see what someone has said in the past, we may waste our time replying to the same thing multiple times, or we also risk responding with the same general advice, when we could try a different approach.
  • Tags and filters: Conversocials use of tags and filters are extremely simple to use. They have shortcuts which help you easily assign a tag to an item and then you can easily pull up each of those tags within Conversocial itself or your can open up an external report. If my team is in a hurry and wants to quickly see a certain tag, we can use the filter option and within seconds we have all the information we need.
  • Simple shortcuts: Conversocial has several shortcuts that save my team a lot of time. One single button on my keyboard can apply sentiment and archive something so it's out of my way. I can also use shortcuts to apply a tag, assign an item, and do other tasks. It may seem like a small benefit but each second saved really adds up throughout each day and week.
  • Communication: As we know, technology has issues and every tech issue Conversocial has experiences has been handled extremely well. I've never encountered any issues contacting Conversocial, we're always notified when they are working on a solution and once the problem has been fixed. We also receive random pop-ups within Conversocial to notify us of known issues before our team experiences them, and when there is a new feature that we should be aware of. Their communication is always on point and it's great to know that we can always rely on them.
Amy Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • Flexibility of data tracked, displayed, reported on, and customized.
  • Single source of truth for support, implementations, sales and management.
  • Ability to integrate through built-in app exchange and easy API.
  • Reporting and emailed reports with direct links to drill down into data.
  • Do virtually whatever you "need" to do.
Jonathan Tanis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Conversocial

  • I would like to see an improvement in the reporting dashboard which is something I mentioned to Josh (the CEO) on a call back in April. He said that it is something they are working on but to remember that this is truly a customer service social media platform so some of the features that I would like to see may not fit well with the users of the product.
Kellen McAvoy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • Since Service Cloud is SO robust it can be a little overwhelming. I'd love to see 'tool tips' added directly into the platform to help guide users. I feel like there are probably a lot of features I am not taking advantage of because I don't know about them yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Conversocial

Conversocial 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Compared to systems used in the past, Conversocial is superior because of their excellent service and ability to integrate all of social media into one program, saving enormous amounts of time.
DeeGee Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Professional edition works best for a small company with lower call volumes and is very useful but as you grow exponetially I think it has limited ability to do all the things we want to - SLA management, defect, release management to name a few. Reports and dashboards being available in real time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Conversocial

Conversocial 9.2
Based on 4 answers
Because of the number of features it offers and the manner in which they're presented. I've explored a number of other tools that just don't do it as well. When sorting through and responding to hundreds of social media messages each day, the number of clicks it takes to do something really matters. Conversocial does a great job of minimizing clicks and presenting the data we need without having to click to find it
Nolan Perry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Salesforce has evolved the Service Cloud solution from a rather basic tool for case management to a highly customizable, functional tool that scales from small to huge businesses. From working at a desktop to working a laptop in a hotel or even handling customer cases on a mobile device, Salesforce is not only available everywhere, but easy to use everywhere. Add in newer technologies like live video and screen sharing on mobile devices and you've got a great solution for support. The other addition to that which is vitally important is a great Knowledge Base. This helps reps solve issues faster in the future and leads to better customer satisfaction
Jeff Grosse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Conversocial

Conversocial 8.7
Based on 2 answers
Downtime is very rare, and the occasional occurrences are typically a problem with Twitter or FB API.
Andrey Grigoryev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Conversocial

Conversocial 8.5
Based on 2 answers
Extremely fast, practically in real time.
David Tull | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Conversocial

Conversocial 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Our account rep at Conversocial has set up a call with me every two weeks to check in, talk about new features, or answer questions. I know I can email or call her for help anytime. Their support team also responds quickly.
Nolan Perry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 7.1
Based on 15 answers
I odten have to repeat myself and find it difficult to communicaye with the support team. My issues take several days to get resolution, but they do stay in contact daily which is good. I have to escalate to tier 3 to get a really good answer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Conversocial

Conversocial 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Comprehensive training in all aspects of the software and general usages (including social media) for both agents and managers. Simulation workshops really made the live deployment process very smooth.
Andrey Grigoryev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Conversocial

Conversocial 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Outstanding & comprehensive training both on-line and instructor-led. Another crucial differentiator from competitors in our eyes.
Andrey Grigoryev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

Conversocial

Conversocial 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Without any tech requirement on our end, this was an extraordinarily easy implementation to run, compared to other platforms like live chat or email.
David Tull | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Conversocial

Early on we did comparisons with Hootsuite and later with Adobe. While they have similarities, the difference at the time and likely currently, was the personal interest and general accessibility of Conversocial's platform and people. The combination of an effective CRM solution and a team that was readily available to help proved to be the winning formula for our business.
Conway Stone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service cloud integrates with its own world-class CRM which enables our agents to work more effectively and efficiently. We already had Salesforce Sales Cloud so it was a really easy transition. It was easy to set up and all our information was already there. The capabilities far surpass the ones of Zendesk and the CRM functionality is worth paying for instead of just a Service platform like ServiceNow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Conversocial

  • On Twitter alone, tweets sent from @CBC (including @replies to followers) totalled more than 50,000 in the past year.
  • The average volume from other North American broadcast network was around only 4,000.
Dan Fricker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • We greatly reduced redundant work and streamlined cross-team workflows by using cases as a place to document and distribute tasks.
  • This led to faster delivery times and reduced errors as well as better knowledge retention.
  • We use documentation from past experiences with a client to inform us on how to treat them in future interactions. It also helps us resolve issues with other clients experiencing similar issues thus reducing the chance of making the same errors again.
  • Metrics from case entries tells us our weak points whether they're resource based, training or systems so we can reduce future incidents and deliver a higher quality level of service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Conversocial

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Salesforce Service Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Conversocial
8.4
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Conversocial
9.1
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.6

Usability

Conversocial
9.2
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Conversocial
8.7
Salesforce Service Cloud

Performance

Conversocial
8.5
Salesforce Service Cloud

Support Rating

Conversocial
9.1
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.1

In-Person Training

Conversocial
9.1
Salesforce Service Cloud

Online Training

Conversocial
9.1
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0

Implementation Rating

Conversocial
9.1
Salesforce Service Cloud

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