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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

I would recommend Freshchat because it is very handy when it comes to handling and operating with a small team. I have always had a pretty smooth messaging experience with Freshchat and this is the basic reason why I am vouching for the product. In my opinion, it greatly helps in the promotion of brands due to amazing tracking features which help in telling your performance and facilitates in identifying the adequate leads for the brand, which in my opinion is extremely beneficial in the long run.
Nick Salerno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

This is a great tool to use to manage social media accounts especially if you have several different pages you manage like we do. It is very user friendly, and easy to train new agents on. I have no complaints. We love this tool! Thank you again Sparkcentral! You rock
Melinda Cox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

  • Freshchat has a well designed user interface which makes it easy to use for all users.
  • It is simple for everyone to use.
  • Freshchat has all the amazing features of contacting the customers in all-new ways to get more conversions and leads through communicating with them effectively.
Carol Aleman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

  • The biggest advantage of the Sparkcentral platform is its "inbox zero" philosophy. With this, our customer support requests are queued within the app, and agents need to work down the queue to keep it empty.
  • The app is designed from the ground up for customer care - instead of taking a generic social platform, and sprinkling in some customer care tools. Everything about Sparkcental is designed for helping our customers.
  • Sparkcentral allows us to do much better CRM. We can make customer notes, see recent interactions, determine who helped the customer (and when).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

  • Bot communications used to take time to appear, but this was fixed recently and we are now more than satisfied to use it.
  • The initial process of setting up a Freshchat account is a long one.
  • The billing is per member/month which can get expensive fast.
Elizabeth Cassidy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

  • In the beginning our team had the option to see what another user was typing as they responded to a post. With the latest update, this was taken away. That feature was key for us to shadow agents remotely who are still in training to provide real time feedback.
  • Our company has a number of different brands that we manage. Having a truly unified queue would be a great addition for us!
  • The bulk resolve should allow the option to select on the posts that you wish to resolve instead of selecting a time frame for bulk resolve. Often we find that marketing posts generate more volume in the evening. However, there are sometimes posts where the customer needs assistance during that time. So, if we were to bulk resolve for a certain number of evening hours we would potentially miss a customer's concern through that option as it is currently. But, if the option was to go through and select on all marketing posts and then bulk resolve you would ensure that you are not missing a post where a customer needs assistance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

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Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite 8.7
Based on 4 answers
Sparkcentral has never given us a good reason to consider any other option. Aside from all the positive points I mentioned in previous areas of this review, something else that has really impressed us is their customer service (makes sense, they're a customer service company after all!). Any time we have a question or concern, we send them an email and we get a response almost instantly.
Andrew (Drew) Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

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Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Sparkcentral is very concerned about its customer satifsfaction, and will go to great lengths to get issue fixed rapidly
Kim Daenen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

I have a lot of software already in my organization which we are using to handle different processes in the organization, Freshchat easily gets integrated with them and gives me all in one platform to manage all of my activities on one platform which is great help for me. It is designed on such a great module that it can easily integrate with any other software.
Bella Castilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

Sparkcentral does what it has offered to do, where other software made empty promises, Sparkcentral delivers. They also inform us, anytime they are undergoing maintenance or when Twitter or Facebook has an API change, where in previous cases we would have to discover this ourselves.
Tukio Machini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

  • Freshchat incorporates with other informing and helps work area stages, including conspicuous suppliers like Zendesk, Slack, and Facebook Messenger.
  • Straightforward information investigation - Freshchat furnishes us with information measurements and examination in a streamlined and straightforward style, helpful for everybody to process, including individuals without an information investigation foundation.
  • It is a cost effective platform.
Maria Coelho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

  • Positive: Clients really like the reporting features.
  • Positive: Being able to search users for our clients who may have reported a complaint [somewhere] other than on social media. Also being able to see if they've reached out to us but deleted a comment is helpful.
Renn Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$15

Freshdesk Messaging (Formerly Freshchat) Editions & Modules

Edition
Growth$151
Pro$391
Enterprise$69.001
  1. Per Agent per month , billed annually
Additional Pricing Details

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

General

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

Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter Package$1
Omnichannel Package$$2
Enterprise Package$$$3
  1. Unlimited amount of seats, Best for starters in Messaging
  2. Unlimited amount of users, Best for growing Messaging Teams
  3. Unlimited amount of users, Best for advanced organizations
Additional Pricing Details
Starter Package $ Unlimited amount of seats Best for starters in Messaging Channels can include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Web Chat, App Chat, SMS, Webform Access to all platform features Basic chatbot and automation options No API integrations Up to 2000 closed conversations/month Self service onboarding 24/7 support Omnichannel Package $$ Unlimited amount of users Best for growing Messaging Teams Channels can include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Web Chat, App Chat, SMS, Webform, WeChat, Telegram, Line, ABC, RCS Access to all platform features AI based chatbot and automation options Standard API integrations Up to 5000 closed conversations/month Guided onboarding 24/7 support Enterprise Package $$$ Unlimited amount of users Best for advanced organizations Channels can include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Web Chat, App Chat, SMS, Webform, WeChat, Telegram, Line, ABC, RCS Access to all platform features Advanced AI based chatbot and automation options Advanced API integrations Custom amount of closed conversations/month Customer Success Manager 24/7 support We calculate our price on monthly conversations. There is no extra fee for extra agents. Price on demand. (Request a Demo only, No Pricing Page available yet)

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