Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Five9
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Five9 is cloud contact center software for inbound, outbound, blended, or multi-channel operations. This solution includes management capabilities such as campaign management, quality monitoring, real-time and historical reporting, and call recording.N/A
Intercom
Score 8.7 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
Five9Intercom
Editions & Modules
Core
Contact sales team
Contact sales team
Premium
Contact sales team
Contact sales team
Optimum
Contact sales team
Contact sales team
Ultimate
Contact sales team
Contact sales team
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
Five9Intercom
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFive9 offers pricing options to suit your business needs: Monthly On-Demand —Companies looking to quickly scale their operations with minimum costs Per-Minute Fees — Products such as voice message broadcasting or IVR with Speech recognition Annual Contracts — Reduced fee compared to monthly on-demand pricingAI customer service features included in every plan. Intercom integrates Help desk, AI Chat bot, and Proactive support.
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Features
Five9Intercom
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Five9
8.5
14 Ratings
2% above category average
Intercom
-
Ratings
Agent dashboard8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Validate callers7.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Outbound response8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Call forwarding8.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)9.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Warm transfer8.612 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive dialing9.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive voice response9.710 Ratings00 Ratings
REST APIs8.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Call scripts6.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Call tracking8.914 Ratings00 Ratings
Multichannel integration7.413 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM software integration8.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Five9
8.6
23 Ratings
4% above category average
Intercom
-
Ratings
Inbound call routing8.912 Ratings00 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing7.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Recording8.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Quality management7.723 Ratings00 Ratings
Call analytics9.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Historical reporting8.414 Ratings00 Ratings
Live reporting8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics9.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Five9
-
Ratings
Intercom
8.2
117 Ratings
5% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings8.4107 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings8.470 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings7.870 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings8.577 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings8.3109 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings7.7115 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Five9
-
Ratings
Intercom
7.3
120 Ratings
4% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings7.4119 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings7.2102 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Five9
-
Ratings
Intercom
8.1
117 Ratings
8% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings8.593 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings7.738 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings7.172 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings8.8111 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings8.384 Ratings
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Five9Intercom
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.3 out of 10
Agiloft Service Desk (discontinued)
Agiloft Service Desk (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Agiloft Service Desk (discontinued)
Agiloft Service Desk (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
Salesforce Service Cloud
Salesforce Service Cloud
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Five9Intercom
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(38 ratings)
9.1
(267 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(19 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(175 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(9 ratings)
6.9
(10 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.5
(5 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Five9Intercom
Likelihood to Recommend
Five9
Five9 is suited for both large-scale and small-scale companies. If your company deals with marketing more than the technical aspect, Five9 gives a mode of communication and getting in touch with our customer or client in the most reliable way rather than setting physical meetings. In the covid period, Five9 has made it easier to work on calls.
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Intercom
Intercom is particularly helpful when talking to your customer base. Their automation help you start conversations and their inbox lets you keep the conversation going. We build out a new flow every Black Friday and save new FAQ macros to help with the influx of chats. We schedule popups to show up showing we're here to answer questions based on different times of day. Onboarding is particularly handy with Intercom. You can build out a tour that walks your users through different features on the site and it's easy to send that out to your clients right through the chat.
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Pros
Five9
  • Easy dialing and call logging. The process of starting or answering a call, then logging a call disposition with its notes, is simple and easy.
  • Voicemail drops. You can pre-record voicemails to leave for customers without needing to speak the voicemail content each time. This is a huge timesaver for our reps.
  • You can customize the call dispositions / call labels to match what's used in your CRM.
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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
Five9
  • Java based desktop application is a pain to keep updated.
  • The user interface for the agent desktop application is clunky and outdated. It could use a facelift.
  • The help center for documentation isn't well organized and the documentation needs substantial editing.
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Intercom
  • Pricing - it is not a cheap product and more features could be included in lower tier packages
  • Customer segmentation is not as simple as I would like it to be
  • For being a help desk / customer support company, they are not the fastest at responding to any questions we might have
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Likelihood to Renew
Five9
Robust product, great reliability and support.
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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
Five9
UI is very user friendly and intuitive. Updates are implemented immediately.
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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
Five9
We have had minimal downtime due to system outages since it was implemented.
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Intercom
always there
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Performance
Five9
The system's performance is great. Page loads quickly. Reports are generated quickly and sent to our email or FTP. The integration did not impact the performance of our other applications. We have not seen any drop in the performance of either applications since we performed the integration.
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Intercom
works perfect
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Support Rating
Five9
Five9's Customer Support team is also based in Manila Philippines, thus turnaround email response times for our reported issues are great for our requirements. Their CS agents also facilitate mobile calls to followup on outstanding issues and operate on a 24/7 schedule. We've also had experience working with the senior tech agents to investigate recurring issues to completion.
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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
Five9
I took the certification course for administrator and also received some tips while working with the developer during implementation. The UI was very intuitive, so I was able to figure out how things worked when I configured the users, skills, campaigns, IVR scripts. I worked with the Five9 AI team to beta test Agent Assist.
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Intercom
Easy to know the learning path
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Implementation Rating
Five9
The implementation team that was assigned to us was great. The project manager was very helpful and managed the timeline very efficiently. The developer was very helpful and provided insights while helping us configure the system.
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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
Five9
Initially selected Five9 but have since switched to RingCentral which has given us what we needed. Better CRM integration, simpler and in my opinion more robust reporting capabilities and the same omnichannel solution at a fraction of the cost
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Intercom
I didn't make the call. It was my manager or leadership who decided that, so this one does not apply to me, unfortunately. However, as I've mentioned, it should've been for ease of use and efficiency. The exact reasons are not disclosed to me. Great job Intercom you're doing it great
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Five9
We do annual renewals and it's concurrent licensing which is great.
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Intercom
No answers on this topic
Scalability
Five9
It was very easy to add additional licenses. Once we placed the order, it was activated the following day. Since it's web-based, it's very quick to deploy across multiple sites.
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Intercom
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
Five9
Five9 Professional Services team is very knowledgeable and efficient. I worked with them during implementation and during beta testing for Five9 Agent Assist and Ai Insights.
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Intercom
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Five9
  • Cost savings: Five9 replaced a premise-based outbound dialer and a different virtual call center solution for inbound.
  • Cost savings: Five9's voice over IP is less expensive than the land lines we were using.
  • Cost savings: Five9 requires significantly less management than our previous solutions.
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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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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.