Gainsight PX vs. Intercom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Gainsight PX
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
For SaaS products, Gainsight's product experience software enables companies to track every step of their user's journey and fully understand how they're interacting with a product over time.
$0
100 or less MAUs (Monthly Active Users)
Intercom
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Intercom creates modern Customer Service software that aims to redefine how businesses support their customers. The platform connects businesses directly to customers using powerful messaging and automation. According to the vendor, Intercom enables teams to scale support without investing more resources - leading to happier customers and more efficient support teams.
$39
per month per seat
Pricing
Gainsight PXIntercom
Editions & Modules
Starter (Free)
$0
100 or less MAUs (Monthly Active Users)
Starter
Starting at $400/M
500+ MAUs (Monthly Active Users)
Growth
Custom
Per MAUs (Monthly Active Users) and more
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
Gainsight PXIntercom
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAI customer service features included in every plan. Intercom integrates Help desk, AI Chat bot, and Proactive support.
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Top Pros
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Features
Gainsight PXIntercom
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Gainsight PX
-
Ratings
Intercom
8.1
111 Ratings
3% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings8.4101 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings8.068 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings7.767 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings8.275 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings8.3104 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings7.8109 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Gainsight PX
-
Ratings
Intercom
7.3
115 Ratings
6% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings7.4114 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings7.299 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Gainsight PX
-
Ratings
Intercom
8.2
111 Ratings
7% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings8.589 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings7.736 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings7.569 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings8.8105 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings8.580 Ratings
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User Ratings
Gainsight PXIntercom
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(26 ratings)
9.0
(260 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.9
(19 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(168 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(23 ratings)
7.1
(10 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(5 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.7
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Gainsight PXIntercom
Likelihood to Recommend
Gainsight
Gainsight PX is well suited for companies that are looking to measure customer engagement, usage, and adoption of their products and services. It is also well suited for companies that are looking to gain insights into customer behavior and preferences. Gainsight PX can be used to track customer journeys and measure customer satisfaction.

On the other hand, Gainsight PX is less appropriate for companies that are looking to measure sales performance or customer lifetime value. It is also not well suited for companies that are looking to measure customer retention or customer churn.
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Intercom
Well suited for real time customer support needs - that's where it really shines. Well suited for proactive outreach and the ability to gather feedback from customers + surveys. Less appropriate for a non techie company to set it up, basically any sort of changes in integration have to be done by an engineer.
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Pros
Gainsight
  • Backfilling data. Many tools do not have the ability to be tracking elements once they are available and then pull it in and have historical views. You're not starting from scratch once you identify something.
  • Educational Engagements. There are a ton of options for in-app messaging and its very customizable and easy to set up.
  • Product Mapper. Organizing and shifting structure is easy to change. Setting multiple rules on a feature and confirming what you tagged is easy to do.
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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
Gainsight
  • Walk through functionality is weaker than other providers. If you ask a user to do something on screen, and that action reloads the page, the tour closes. This shortcoming is the primary cause for us using another walkthrough tool.
  • There is no global CSS styling for PX modals. When I make a new CSS refinement, it's limited to that one engagement only. Everytime I have a new message to deliver, I know picking a correct tour type, finding a good starting place in existing CSS and content, working over the CSS to handle new content will all take more time that it takes in other tools with universal styling controls.
  • The page reload tour cancelation also affects surveys. Want to send a CES survey after a user clicks a button that causes a URL change? You can't. Indirectly, you can load the survey if the user has clicked the button < 1 day ago, and is on URL X. If the URL is the same before and after the button click, even this work around wont work.
  • Not sure how effective PX is on mobile, the functionality did not exist while we were building our mobile app, and we've yet to add it in.
  • Would be nice if it could integrate our knowledge base, but only one KB vendor was supported (not our Freshdesk) last I looked
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Intercom
  • The AI tools should have a make shorter option
  • The research is difficult compared to other platforms such as Zendesk where it is easier to find stuff (accounts, emails, messages...)
  • I know that you could integrate better AI tools! The chatbot is amazing, so I'm just missing more AI tools to increase productivity
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Likelihood to Renew
Gainsight
I like the product, find it pretty easy to use. As we move forward, looking forward to using more of the functionality.
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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
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
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
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
Intercom
always there
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Performance
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
Intercom
works perfect
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Support Rating
Gainsight
I have not had to contact support frequently but when I have I used the chat and my questions were answered immediately. I've also used their knowledge center, help documentation and training videos which are all very thorough. The support we've received from our Customer Success Manager has been helpful as well.
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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
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
Intercom
Easy to know the learning path
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Implementation Rating
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
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
Gainsight
Heap has a great value proposition and very nice user experience. But it lacks the clear funnel analysis that Gainsight PX provides. Plus Heap also does not have integration with a lot of CRMs and Customer data platforms. Also, Additionally if you go in the market to find Heap implementors or SI vendors, you won't find any.
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Intercom
We've used both Drift and Salesforce chat at Owl Labs in the past, and I didn't find them to meet our needs or customer needs the way Intercom has been able to. Intercom ranks higher for us regarding Integrations offered, customization, AI functionality, and user-friendliness. In the past, if chat visitors would click around our website, they'd have to start their chat over again from the start and lose their communication history with us. We also found that Salesforce chat did not have enough customization that we needed. One small example is that in Intercom, you can see when another teammate is looking at a chat and tag them in notes to collaborate. We didn't have access to anything like that when using Salesforce chat. Intercom has made it easy to work alongside one another to be more efficient.
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Return on Investment
Gainsight
  • Allow us to integrate actual product usage with Salesforce.
  • Too much developer time went into it, especially when the premise was that this was mostly going to be handled by the Product team. This was mostly because the Gainsight PX event editor doesn't support more complex querying on events.
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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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ScreenShots

Gainsight PX Screenshots

Screenshot of Access all of your key metrics in one place.Screenshot of PX Dashboards offer an interactive way of viewing data. By default, Gainsight provides you with the Gainsight PX Dashboard, but you can create separate Dashboards for each user, based on their requirements. 

For example, you can create a Dashboard, set it to private and grant access only to the top-level executives who are interested in viewing the performance of company KPIs. You can create a Dashboard for a Product Manager and include widgets which show key metrics for the product they own.Screenshot of Gainsight PX connects directly to your CRM and other customer data sources, letting you leverage custom events with no limits on what you can explore – all without using any query language.

Track specific events and compare any number of different cohorts and behaviors to learn more about a specific behavior or validate a specific hypothesis. You can use the group by functionality to aggregate results based on specific fields, and you can analyze custom event properties based on the property values. This may come handy when you want to measure the event properties such as video play counts or monetary values you're passing to Gainsight PX via custom events.Screenshot of Product Mapper® is an easy to use way of describing your product features with a simple "point, click and describe."   Each mapped feature can be viewed hierarchically within your Product Feature Tree®.   

Features can be organized in any way that makes sense for your particular application.  For example, you can organize by modules and features or you can nest sub-modules under modules and add features at any level.Screenshot of You can use existing templates while setting up Guide engagements. You can even save the newly created/modified template and use the saved template in the future in order to save time. Once you select the template, you can modify your template–no coding required, but it's there if you want it.Screenshot of Present targeted and timely in-app surveys so you can get more relevant feedback from the right people to better understand their needs and wants, and easily see the results in real-time.

Intercom Screenshots

Screenshot of Support Bots: Intercom brings upleveled support automation that scales support teams by resolving 33% of common questions.Screenshot of Shared Inbox: From quick to complex questions, the Intercom Inbox workflows helps resolve issues in real time and improve team efficiency—without sacrificing CSAT.Screenshot of Product Tours: Connect the dots from sign-up to success with Intercom' interactive product tours.Screenshot of Campaign Builder: Series, Intercom's visual campaign builder, lets users send cohesive messages across channels—inside the app and out.Screenshot of Intercom Surveys: In-context customer surveys, Intercom Surveys connects users to valuable customer insights—and then helps to turn those insights into action, automatically.Screenshot of The Intercom Messenger