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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

Zendesk

Zendesk is a really good ticketing platform, but if one of your primary goals with a support solution is to better understand and connect with our customers, Zendesk may not be the best solution. The difficulty with getting historical context about the tickets that are submitted, and the lack of a customer profile to really provide real-time insight into how customers feel about their support experience or just overall sentiment about the organization, are a few of the reasons you may want to consider a more robust solution.
Carmen Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Conversocial
Zendesk
7.6
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Conversocial
Zendesk
7.8
Expert directory
Conversocial
Zendesk
7.2
Subscription-based notifications
Conversocial
Zendesk
6.4
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Conversocial
Zendesk
7.7
Ticket creation and submission
Conversocial
Zendesk
8.3
Ticket response
Conversocial
Zendesk
8.0

Self Help Community

Conversocial
Zendesk
7.4
External knowledge base
Conversocial
Zendesk
7.4
Internal knowledge base
Conversocial
Zendesk
7.3

Multi-Channel Help

Conversocial
Zendesk
7.8
Customer portal
Conversocial
Zendesk
6.9
IVR
Conversocial
Zendesk
8.2
Social integration
Conversocial
Zendesk
8.5
Email support
Conversocial
Zendesk
7.8
Help Desk CRM integration
Conversocial
Zendesk
7.6

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

Zendesk

  • Customisable ticketing engine - you can specify what fields should be filled on each ticket, if they are mandatory and customise what type of data needs to be entered. This ensures the right data is captured to assist resolve the query. It also means reports can be run from these fields.
  • Reporting and analytics - you can run reports based on the ticket data. This helps you understand what product features need to be improved or added, what new help content needs to be created, if particular macros need to be setup, efficiency of support team and more.
  • Integrations - Zendesk integrates with billing, CRM and other platforms so customer data is available in-app. This information assists the support team give the right information to the customer.
Nikhil George | 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

Zendesk

  • They tend to move slowly to integrate new options to the API but overall are pretty responsive.. Understanding the API is a far less used part of their platform as a whole.
  • We were grandfathered into the unlimited light agents.. but I think that access has been limited as of today.
Lou Gallo | 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

Zendesk

Zendesk 10.0
Based on 37 answers
It's the best day-to-day tool for customer care I have used in 16 years of working in the industry.Healthy happy teams get along well with the tool and I know that if I see it in use and being used well I can work with that team.
Forest Basford | 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

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.0
Based on 17 answers
The usability is great, but I do have to be honest and say that I still have a little trouble with the user interface sometimes. I have poor ability to differentiate between similar colors and sometimes if I am not directly in front of my screen I have trouble with the text inputs
Chase Sheaffer | 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

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.6
Based on 13 answers
In all the time I have used it, I have only experienced "down-time" with it once, and guess what. It was during a scheduled downtime that i forgot about which was posted at least a month in advance.
Colby Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Conversocial

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

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.0
Based on 10 answers
There has been minor performance degradation on a very few days out of the two years I have been using the product.
Taylor Wielage | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zendesk

Zendesk 6.0
Based on 30 answers
Every time I contacted them they were not only very responsive and knowledgable, but always seemed to have a positive upbeat attitude. It probably helps that we did not have significant service outages or sev 1 level issues, but even my lower severity issues were quickly answered. And the positive and upbeat attitude really made things feel comfortable.
Kevin Pearce | 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

Zendesk

Zendesk 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Zendesk

Zendesk 7.9
Based on 9 answers
Zendesk has tons of available material for training - videos, webinars, articles, etc. The only reason this is not a 10 is because it can be hard to figure out how to navigate to these things and find what you are looking for.
Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zendesk

Zendesk 9.0
Based on 18 answers
If you're looking for a system that can tie all your channels together, allow you to report on just about any metric in regards to customer service, use chat, and build a knowledge base/FAQ all in one, Zendesk is it
Shane Swor | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zendesk

We have used HelpSpot for several years prior to the transition to Zendesk. Our biggest gripe was the cost and limitations on what kind of communication channels could be integrated into HelpSpot. Zendesk allows us to have multiple communication channels even for the most basic users and to build on it. With a few changes to the overall system (like better social media support for attachments etc) and inbox enhancements, it can be great.
Nathan Sichilongo | 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

Zendesk

  • Zendesk can help large and small companies improve their customer service capabilities. Customer service can drive repeat sales, deflect returns, and increase customer satisfaction in measurable ways.
  • Zendesk can be more expensive than alternatives, however it is a more complete product than many alternatives, so the additional features and integration should be weighed against lower cost.
Brendan Farrar-Foley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Conversocial

General

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

Conversocial Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Zendesk

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$5*

* per agent

Zendesk Editions & Modules

Edition
Support Essential$51
Zendesk Suite (Support, Guide, Chat, Talk)$891
Support Team$191
Support Professional$491
Support Enterprise$991
Support Elite$1991
Zendesk Duet (Support + Sell CRM - 40% off)$592
  1. per agent, per month
  2. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Conversocial
8.4
Zendesk
6.7

Likelihood to Renew

Conversocial
9.1
Zendesk
10.0

Usability

Conversocial
9.2
Zendesk
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Conversocial
8.7
Zendesk
8.6

Performance

Conversocial
8.5
Zendesk
8.0

Support Rating

Conversocial
9.1
Zendesk
6.0

In-Person Training

Conversocial
9.1
Zendesk
10.0

Online Training

Conversocial
9.1
Zendesk
7.9

Implementation Rating

Conversocial
9.1
Zendesk
9.0

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