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Score 8.9 out of 100

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Score 8.6 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.
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Intercom

Intercom is great for companies that have close relationships with customers or who want to have close relationships with customers. It's the ultimate tool for being able to communicate with customers in a personalized way, provide them with real-time answers, as well as allow them to help themselves with knowledge base tools and automated messaging.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Help Scout
8.4
Intercom
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Help Scout
8.1
Intercom
Subscription-based notifications
Help Scout
7.4
Intercom
Ticket creation and submission
Help Scout
9.4
Intercom
Ticket response
Help Scout
8.5
Intercom

Self Help Community

Help Scout
8.1
Intercom
External knowledge base
Help Scout
8.4
Intercom
Internal knowledge base
Help Scout
7.8
Intercom

Multi-Channel Help

Help Scout
8.1
Intercom
Email support
Help Scout
8.5
Intercom
Help Desk CRM integration
Help Scout
7.8
Intercom

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
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Intercom

  • Intercom splits their chat really well. The chats are able to be split between internal notes and actual sent messages.
  • Tagging works really well in Intercom. You can tag each user and can also tag users in messages/internal notes so they can directly see messages intended for them.
  • Easy documentation management. You are able to find the help docs you need easily even during a chat message.
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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.
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Intercom

  • Targeting messages appropriately
  • We often have several messages compounding on top of each other
  • I'd love if they could notify people who have not marked our announcements/messages/communication as read so that they don't end up having several un-related messages overwhelming them
  • When a thread is continued from a previous questions, I wish it was more obvious that the conversation had already been started with a particular person
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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.
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Intercom

Intercom 9.6
Based on 3 answers
It's currently a perfect fit for our needs, and we are customer-focused and small. When we grow, we may need to re-evaluate, but our current team finds it easy. Reviewing conversations is simple and allows for great training. The canned replies make service fast and easy. Smart suggestions remove the need to re-write technical walkthroughs and explanations for our FAQ
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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 :)
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Intercom

Intercom 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Intercom has really done a great job creating a focused product that provides huge value and is super easy to use. Our entire business group and a few engineering members are using it with no training whatsoever which is super rare for any platform.
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Support

Help Scout

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Intercom

Intercom 7.2
Based on 2 answers
We received an almost immediate response, however, despite the issue being quite urgent and stating that, we did not receive an update for almost an entire day. When we requested an update, we were told that this was due to time differences between the person that received the request and us. The timely nature of support should not be dependent on a single person
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Implementation

Help Scout

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Intercom

Intercom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy implementation, no issues whatsoever, I can say I envy this part of Intercom
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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.
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Intercom

SnapEngage allows you to:
  1. Customize CSAT/CES/NPS scores and questions from your customers about your agents.
  2. Automatically import chats to your CRM.
SnapEngage is not a perfect tool but also allows easy stipulation-setting for when the chats should appear on different web pages. It also tracks these stats once they are live on the site.
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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.
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Intercom

  • We've seen an increase in number of registrations for webinars by advertising them in-app using intercom.
  • Greater awareness of product releases which has help reduce frustration and promote satisfaction and ultimately stickiness to product.
  • Greater number of leads because visitors to website are more likely to submit a query in a chat box than send a direct email.
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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

Intercom

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Help Scout
8.9
Intercom
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Help Scout
7.0
Intercom
9.6

Usability

Help Scout
9.0
Intercom
9.0

Support

Help Scout
Intercom
7.2

Implementation

Help Scout
Intercom
10.0

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