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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Help Scout

Help Scout gets major brownie points for "eating their own dog food." They are all about the Customer Experience, and they live up to this philosophy by delivering not only a very easy to use and modern product, but answering support inquiries right away (and thoroughly), and publishing an extremely helpful and insightful industry blog. So when you buy into Help Scout, you're not just getting a great software product, but also getting a great organization running behind it. Aside from that, I love how Help Scout delivers a great customer experience to our customers. It gets out of the way. Customers are not aware that we use it, in fact, they believe they are emailing directly with me. Transactions are fast and lightweight, there are not as many bells and whistles to complicate the process and slow down the support workflow.
Hammad Bin Idrees | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpCrunch

Pros:- It is very easy to deploy out of the box.- Has good integration with most large scale platform and Operating Systems.Cons:- Because it is SaaS based, the used cases are very specific.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Help Scout
8.8
HelpCrunch
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Help Scout
6.9
HelpCrunch
Subscription-based notifications
Help Scout
9.0
HelpCrunch
Ticket creation and submission
Help Scout
9.9
HelpCrunch
Ticket response
Help Scout
9.2
HelpCrunch

Self Help Community

Help Scout
8.5
HelpCrunch
External knowledge base
Help Scout
9.0
HelpCrunch
Internal knowledge base
Help Scout
8.0
HelpCrunch

Multi-Channel Help

Help Scout
7.8
HelpCrunch
Email support
Help Scout
9.1
HelpCrunch
Help Desk CRM integration
Help Scout
6.6
HelpCrunch

Pros

Help Scout

  • The interface is extremely good. It's fast, it's smart and it's easy to use. In one week we dominated it completely, with every function. It's very intuitive, which helped us onboard the hole team very quickly.
  • Tagging and in general organizing tickets. It's easy and visible
  • Workflows (or automatic triggers) have MANY options and you can get very efficient by using them
  • Their support is very good and effective
  • Docs (FAQ manager) is easy to setup and maintain. It is well linked with the other parts of HS, like answering emails or chat
  • Chat is new to us (with Beacon) but so far is working fine. It's in beta and needs more features, but I'm sure they're on it
Santiago Valdés | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpCrunch

  • Fastest time to market - set up the application fast and easy.
  • The tags, filters, automated messaging and pop-ups are the best way to keep the potential customers engaged and achieve higher productivity.
  • Coolest dashboard where I can find all tabs, data, analytics, and insights to make better decisions and provide ultimate customer experience.
Shahid Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Help Scout

  • There are only 2 levels of organization in the docs sites. We cannot group the content into any more subfolder layers.
  • Much of the fancy targeting in Beacon is based solely off of URLs which doesn't work for us as a single page application.
  • The paging in lists of tickets isn't the most efficient. An infinite scroll would be much easier to work when you have a bunch of active tickets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpCrunch

  • Not found any so far
Alan Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Help Scout

Help Scout 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We are receiving feedback from the organizational level that they may want us to transition to a different solution to provide consistency across the company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpCrunch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Help Scout

Help Scout 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is simple and intuitive. I haven't run into difficulty using any of the features that I have wanted to use. Additional help in the form of documentation or support is available as needed, and their response times are pretty good :)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpCrunch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Help Scout

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HelpCrunch

HelpCrunch 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Always available, very knowledgeable, faster resolution.
Shahid Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Help Scout

Only have minimal experience with G-Suite for a much smaller company. This worked well for that organization but did not have similar specialization functions that suite our larger organization very well. Help Scout's pricing makes sense, and continues to service our needs well. Minimal usage of other programs, but have no need to explore alternatives at this time.
Amanda Elias | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpCrunch

HelpCrunch is more affordable than other alternatives on the market and offers better customer support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Help Scout

  • We are able to retain our customer base due to the outstanding customer service our Customer Experience department provides. Without an organized tool like Help Scout, this would not be possible. We pride ourselves in quick response times to customers and are able to do so by effectively routing tickets to the right agents.
Leigh Malamphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpCrunch

  • Great price point.
  • Effective self service platform.
  • Good alerting solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Help Scout

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Help Scout Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$201
Plus$351
CompanyContact sales team
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

HelpCrunch

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

HelpCrunch Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic - Live chat$12.001
Premium - Live chat$21.001
Basic - Live chat+Emails$25.001
Premium - Live chat+Emails$43.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Unlike most competitors, HelpCrunch's pricing is agent-based (not contacts-based) which gives you a full transparency of your chosen pricing plan and straightforward billing. Free 14-day trial is available to take the solution for a test drive. We're pretty flexible in terms of pricing. If you need a custom pricing plan - just message us via our website chat and we'll come up with a suitable pricing for your needs.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Help Scout
8.3
HelpCrunch
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Help Scout
7.0
HelpCrunch

Usability

Help Scout
9.0
HelpCrunch

Support Rating

Help Scout
HelpCrunch
10.0

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