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Likelihood to Recommend

Drift

Drift makes it easy for us to feed the right information to the right people based on their intent, and it makes the whole experience simple and fast. It’s helped deliver the competitive advantage and brand experience we were striving for. If you’re not ready to innovate on the way you approach marketing, sales, and customer experience then it may not be for you.
Adrian Cohn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kayako

It's without a doubt a great help desk solution. It is perfect for our usage, and have rolled it out company-wide. It's great if you have multiple departments. We have it set up so most items come through a single desk that then hands out tickets to their proper department. There may be cheaper options for smaller organizations but for one that is as service-driven as ours, we really think Kayako is a great fit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Drift
Kayako
6.9
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Drift
Kayako
8.3
Expert directory
Drift
Kayako
4.7
Subscription-based notifications
Drift
Kayako
6.4
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Drift
Kayako
7.0
Ticket creation and submission
Drift
Kayako
8.0
Ticket response
Drift
Kayako
7.0

Self Help Community

Drift
Kayako
5.9
External knowledge base
Drift
Kayako
5.3
Internal knowledge base
Drift
Kayako
6.6

Multi-Channel Help

Drift
Kayako
7.6
Customer portal
Drift
Kayako
8.1
IVR
Drift
Kayako
8.0
Social integration
Drift
Kayako
5.1
Email support
Drift
Kayako
8.8
Help Desk CRM integration
Drift
Kayako
8.1

Pros

Drift

  • Chatbot builder. The new builder Drift recently came out with is very user-friendly and intuitive.
  • Integrations. We integrate Drift with Salesforce and Hubspot. After a lot of testing and mini failures, we finally figured it out and everything works seamlessly.
  • Content. Drift's marketing is the best out there, and I always draw inspiration from their "human" approach to our marketing content. As a customer, I am kept up to date on product releases as well as industry leader knowledge reports to keep our company's marketing relevant, helpful, and engaging.
Rachel Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kayako

  • Gives a very good report on an individual level of what is being done for a customer or corporate issue.
  • Easy to understand who has what, what the tickets are about, how long they have been opened and how many times the customer/employee have gone back and forth with each other.
  • Nice dashboard view.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Drift

  • The all vertical work flow is tough to visualize at times. It gets a bit messy.
  • Getting a fair distribution of leads to all of the reps has been a struggle.
  • It can be tough to test in a timely matter.
Mike Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kayako

  • Departments need a bit of work. Even though you can have multiple departments, the only changes that can be made are globally. If you want independent queues within the departments, you have to do a lot of work that can be very confusing.
  • Survey system is not up to speed. Kayako really needs to add Net Promoter Score into their system. Also, if a staff user removes their name from an incident ticket, it removes them from the survey so you really can't even get a good estimate of how well your staff is in the eyes of the customer.
  • Very difficult to implement when you already have a customer base. Setting them up in organizations is difficult. Also, the sign-up for new customers is quirky. If you send an email to Kayako, it will say you are not an authorized user, however, it will store your email address. If you try to send an email a second time, it will go through. This is one of many reasons why we decided to move from Kayako to Oracle Service Cloud.
Joshua Tobiansky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Drift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kayako

Kayako 7.8
Based on 11 answers
  • We are grandfathered in on their old Software-assurance pricing and our continued use costs us only a few hundred dollars a year (excluding hosting expenses)
  • Our team's processes are now heavily ingrained in the system
  • We have not been shown a more compelling option that is more cost-effective while still offering all the features we've come to expect
Nathaniel Bannister | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Drift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kayako

Kayako 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I did not come from an IT background and I picked this program up quickly
Derrick Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Drift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kayako

Kayako 7.5
Based on 2 answers
They are really good, but it takes a while to get back, because of the large time difference to the Eastern US. However, they are very helpful.
Marie McCourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Drift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kayako

Kayako 7.0
Based on 4 answers
  • We didn't have to use support too much, but when we did, they were able to assist us and help us make everything work.
  • Mostly we used their Online KB and step by step instructions to get all of our issues resolved.
Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Drift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kayako

Kayako 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Three years in we are about as happy with Kayako as we could be. We've had several employee's leave and on-boarding new hires was easier than it has ever been as things are uniform and consistent across the entire application.
Nathaniel Bannister | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Drift

Like I mentioned earlier, looking at Drift's UI and how it handles chat requests, it may not fare well as a dedicated support-chat system like Intercom and Zopim. Of course, their value prop is conversational marketing and lead gen through automatic bot workflows. They're trying to do too many things - like Email Sequences and Account Based Marketing for example. It would be great to see data in 12 months on how that experiment of theirs is helping the customers.
Ankurman Shrestha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kayako

We were using Spiceworks for a few years before switching to Kayako but found that it wasn't as customizable or as user friendly for our customers. The SNMP scanning and inventory features with Spiceworks was nice but we needed more of a Help Desk that would allow us to scale our services to more companies.
Jericho Fulgencio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Drift

  • Drift has allowed us to capture more MQLs since we started using it.
  • Drift has increased customer satisfaction with our services since it enabled real-time support and communication with them.
  • Drift has allowed us to spend less time supporting users or replying to user questions, and spend more time on critical business issues, while maintaining the same level of support for our customers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kayako

  • Tickets were definitely responded to faster once we implemented the audible alarm that would go off when new tickets came into the queue. This was possible because of the API.
  • Since the system was email based we could set our monitoring software up to generate tickets automatically via email for customers when it found something out of the ordinary.
CJ Estel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Drift

General

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

Kayako

General

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

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