Gainsight PX vs. UserTesting

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Gainsight PX
Score 7.0 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)
UserTesting
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
UserTesting aims to enable every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. The vendor states that with UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries can make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands.N/A
Pricing
Gainsight PXUserTesting
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
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Gainsight PXUserTesting
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Gainsight PXUserTesting
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Gainsight PXUserTesting
Small Businesses
Fullstory
Fullstory
Score 8.4 out of 10
Smartlook
Smartlook
Score 8.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Whatfix
Whatfix
Score 9.4 out of 10
Optimizely Web Experimentation
Optimizely Web Experimentation
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Whatfix
Whatfix
Score 9.4 out of 10
Optimizely Web Experimentation
Optimizely Web Experimentation
Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Gainsight PXUserTesting
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(26 ratings)
8.1
(144 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(1 ratings)
7.4
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(132 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(23 ratings)
8.9
(133 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.7
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Gainsight PXUserTesting
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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UserTesting
Use UserTesting if you need to recruit participants QUICKLY to get fast results. If you're running a particularly stringent project, UserTesting's screener tool isn't the most rigorous as I've had several participants who shouldn't have qualified based on the screener questions pass through and end up as participants in my studies. If strict adherence to participant recruitment guidelines is of top priority, you might want to use a more traditional approach to recruitment.
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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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UserTesting
  • Post AB testing problem solving to understand why experiences didn't get the intended results
  • Discovery and framing to learn what the users needs are
  • Early iterative prototyping to learn what users think about new mental models and experiences
  • Late stage prototyping to validate the experience
  • To learn about content and what users think about it
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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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UserTesting
  • Missing the ability to create folders or tag tests which have been sent out in multiple or successive rounds
  • Word clouds for any verbal responses e.g. describe this page in 3 words
  • More logic to how highlight reels are created, or info pop ups on why they have been created/any interesting segments (this may be more of an AI part to the tool)
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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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UserTesting
I'm very happy with my experience of the product and the level of service and learning resources they provide. If the service becomes more expensive than it currently is then we might not be able to justify additional cost - but this is theoretical. I would recommend UserTesting and would ideally renew our contract.
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Usability
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
UserTesting
I think you could improve the usability. The drag-and-drop feature to add a new task or question is not efficient, especially on the screen to build the research. I prefer a simpler way, something similar to how the formulary tools do: try to see Google Forms and others as a reference
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Reliability and Availability
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
UserTesting
Never encountered any problems
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Performance
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
UserTesting
Perfectly fine. Never had any problems.
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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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UserTesting
I always had an amazing interaction with the support team at UserTesting. Every time we would even have sessions scheduled for us to review whether we were happy about the experience. I always had an option to replace participants in case something went wrong with a session. I would rate it 5/5.
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Implementation Rating
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
UserTesting
From a technical perspective, the implementation was extremely smooth. Most of the change management / implementation hurdles were clearing use of the tool through our various security, legal, and information privacy teams. Once these concerns were addressed (UserTesting.com was very helpful in providing all the needed documentation), the implementation process was very simple and we were able to get going right away.
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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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UserTesting
User Testing is so much easier to use than other user testing tools. It's also pretty good for transcription and now they do transcription in Spanish, which is also an important part of my work and that was one of the reasons I used Dovetail. Now I still use Dovetail as it's a much better option for a research repository than user testing when using multiple research tools.
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Scalability
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
UserTesting
The package we have limits the number of people who can set up tests. This prevents us from scaling the use of the platform.
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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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UserTesting
  • Cost savings of over $100K as we dont involve our research vendors as much as we used to do in the past
  • Better tested experience get out in the market quickly even when we don't have enough time available with our researchers; our designers who are well-trained on usertesting.com can test out quickly
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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.

UserTesting Screenshots

Screenshot of UserTesting's several solutions for gathering rich customer experience narratives.Screenshot of Interactive Path Flows
Built on recent research in data mining, the Interactive Path Flow aggregates interaction data across multiple participant sessions to visualize the customer journey, surface unexpected behaviors, and locate key moments in the customer journey.Screenshot of Keyword Mapping
Similar keywords are automatically grouped based on overall sentiment (positive, negative, or neutral) to identify themes. Highlight reels associated with each keyword are grouped together, to discover the why behind each sentiment.Screenshot of Video capture and live streaming
Digital and real-world customer experiences are recorded on desktop and mobile devices or live streamed for in-platform viewing.Screenshot of Audience targeting
Audiences are specified by screening contributors from UserTesting’s global network of contributors or connecting to any preferred network.