Five9 vs. Salesforce Service Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Five9
Score 8.2 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
Salesforce Service Cloud
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Service Cloud is a customer service platform that helps businesses manage and resolve customer inquiries and issues. It provides tools for case management, knowledge base, omni-channel support, automation, and analytics, enabling companies to deliver exceptional customer service experiences.
$25
per month
Pricing
Five9Salesforce Service Cloud
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
Starter Suite
$25
per month
Professional
$80
per month
Enterprise
$165
per month per user
Unlimited
$165
per month per user
Unlimited+
$165
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Five9Salesforce Service Cloud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
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 pricing
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Features
Five9Salesforce Service Cloud
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Five9
9.0
12 Ratings
8% above category average
Salesforce Service Cloud
-
Ratings
Agent dashboard9.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Validate callers9.112 Ratings00 Ratings
Outbound response9.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Call forwarding9.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Warm transfer9.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive dialing9.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive voice response9.19 Ratings00 Ratings
REST APIs9.47 Ratings00 Ratings
Call scripts6.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Call tracking9.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Multichannel integration8.611 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM software integration9.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Five9
8.5
21 Ratings
3% above category average
Salesforce Service Cloud
-
Ratings
Inbound call routing9.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing9.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Recording8.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Quality management7.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Call analytics8.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Historical reporting7.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Live reporting8.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics8.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Five9
-
Ratings
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.8
68 Ratings
11% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings8.866 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings8.547 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings9.256 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings8.452 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings9.266 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings8.865 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Five9
-
Ratings
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0
64 Ratings
15% above category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings9.157 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings9.062 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Five9
-
Ratings
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.9
68 Ratings
15% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings8.948 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings8.531 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings8.642 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings9.367 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings9.259 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Five9Salesforce Service Cloud
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Google Cloud Contact Center AI
Score 8.9 out of 10
SAP Service Cloud
SAP Service Cloud
Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Five9Salesforce Service Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(36 ratings)
9.0
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(12 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(19 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(8 ratings)
7.0
(20 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Five9Salesforce Service Cloud
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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Salesforce
This is great for cold calling and starting clients from scratch. A lot of entry is required to build a customer profile, but if you are diligent in entering this information, then it can be extremely useful, and you will thank yourself down the road for having an organized database with as many or few details stored. It is a little more challenging for existing customers who have a wealth of information on their files because the transfer of information can be quite tedious.
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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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Salesforce
  • Allows us to make changes quickly and with relative ease
  • Can be flexible enough to use among several teams who do very different work
  • Salesforce in general provides SO much training that anyone on the team can skill up and help maintain the system
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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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Salesforce
  • Incredibly complex to set up and configure.
  • Multiple points of potential failure.
  • Things Desk.com did out-of-the-box require customized code and components in Service Cloud.
  • Front-facing community is extremely difficult to configure and comes with many limitations.
  • No help is provided by Salesforce without expensive Premiere Support plans.
  • Expensive! Hidden costs and development costs are going to make Service Cloud far more expensive than almost any other Help Desk provider out there.
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Likelihood to Renew
Five9
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
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.
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Usability
Five9
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
I had Salesforce experience prior to using Service Cloud which made it a little easier to learn and navigate, but overall my team (some who had no Salesforce experience) caught on very quickly and found Service Cloud to be easy to use.
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Reliability and Availability
Five9
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
Salesforce has a more than 99% uptime rate and Salesforce Service Cloud is no exception. I have never had any issues experiencing outages or service degradation when it comes to using the Service Cloud product (that I can remember). Always reliable and easy to use, I would recommend this product as your go-to for helpdesk, service desk, incident management, call center, and other business process needs.
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Performance
Five9
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
There are issues with page load performance and database performance for sure, but we are a very complex setup with a lot of automation and processing for 2000+ users so this is not surprising. We are also global, so the issue with distance from the regional servers is a problem.
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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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Salesforce
It depends on what support package you buy from Salesforce. That can be good or bad. It's highly flexible to your needs pricing wise. If you have devs on staff then don't buy support. If you don't, then sfdc offers support for a cost.
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Implementation Rating
Five9
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
We are still working through issues with the implementation. Things are also always changing so the original implementation required many changes
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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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Salesforce
Salesforce service cloud is more configurable than Zendesk and Freshdesk. It has its own inbuilt AI chatbot also which further improves service agent efficiency. Salesforce is more integration agnostic and has pre-built connectors with multiple 3rd party systems. However, in terms of pricing it is priced at a premium compared to the other solutions
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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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Salesforce
  • Because this is a cloud service, the security, implementation framework and feature list is very mature and you don't have to develop these during implementation.
  • The larger the implementation programme the better the licensing arrangements
  • Free developer toolkit for proof of concepts or showcasing features
  • Limited to annual subscription model
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ScreenShots

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