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Score 7.8 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Dialpad

Dialpad is incredibly useful for any outbound calling efforts. The AI note-taker helps you keep updated on other conversations and allows you to quickly review your previous conversations with the client. Specifically, it marks action items, performs sentiment analysis on key points, and summarizes the call. I would say that it's useful for both internal and external communications and is well suited for any environment where you are using audio calls.
Anonymous | 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

Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.3
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.4
Expert directory
Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
6.6
Subscription-based notifications
Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.2
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.5
Ticket creation and submission
Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.9
Ticket response
Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.3

Self Help Community

Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.5
External knowledge base
Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.6
Internal knowledge base
Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.4

Multi-Channel Help

Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.9
Customer portal
Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
6.9
IVR
Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.4
Social integration
Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.6
Email support
Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.7
Help Desk CRM integration
Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.8

Pros

Dialpad

  • Being able to text from the desktop app is a huge advantage. It makes it easier to coordinate between multiple contractors at once, and being able to text rather than call is easier and more flexible for our contractors to work with in the field.
  • Being able to text pictures is a huge advantage to us - contractors can ask questions much more specifically when we have a picture of what they're looking at. We can also text pictures back from the desktop with markup using the Windows Snipping Tool to circle an area or draw arrows, which would be much more difficult texting from a "real" phone number on a cell phone.
  • Voicemails available from email, desktop, and the phone app make it very easy to review calls.
  • Transcriptions of voicemails and calls, while challenging when they are garbled or inaccurate, are still helpful as a reference.
Anonymous | 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

Dialpad

  • Constantly needing an update (could be seen as a pro)
  • Need a STRONG internet connection for optimal results
  • Support team isn't always quickly responsive
  • All settings found on the internet instead of in-app - makes for a lot of unnecessary clicking around
Austin Grammon | 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

Dialpad

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Dialpad

Dialpad 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Almost every feature is quite easy to use and understand. The only complaint I have is with the call recording features, it should be able to be controlled by the Admin instead of just the user so it can be turned on automatically and archived centrally.
Sam Shearin | 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

Support Rating

Dialpad

Dialpad 7.2
Based on 56 answers
Overall, the support has been very good. There are some times when we open a ticket that is a high priority and they are not proactive at giving updates or a set schedule of when the next update would be.
Mike Monteiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 7.2
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

Alternatives Considered

Dialpad

I was not part of the team that selected Dialpad when it was first implemented, so I am not 100% certain. I have briefly evaluated other products (such as Google Voice), but a lack of communication from their sales teams has made that difficult
Darien Chaffart | 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

Dialpad

  • Dialpad is a relatively cheap and easy way to spin up a business phone number. For that, I think it had an overall positive effect on the company because it gave a decent alternative to going deep into landline business solutions (which are expensive and complicated).
  • Dialpad had a negative effect on my business because when I traveled or was OOO (which is sometimes frequently), I had to use my personal number to call anyone. It muddled the line between personal and work and created some disorganization in my process.
Scott Entwistle | 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

Dialpad

General

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

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

Dialpad
7.7
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.2

Likelihood to Renew

Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.6

Usability

Dialpad
7.5
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0

Support Rating

Dialpad
7.2
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.2

Online Training

Dialpad
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0

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