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Score 8.9 out of 100

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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

LiveAgent

LiveAgent is well-suited for having a range of members in a company online and having the opportunity to utilize their strengths for the greater good of the customer's experience and the company's overall success. Bus2alps has customer service representatives online to work with guests who have already purchased our trips and have questions about their upcoming experiences. We also have sales representatives online who are able to work with guests who are searching for trips but haven't booked with us yet, and they are the experts with our products and with making sales. We also have members of our guide team who operate the trips online, so when guests have a specific question about an upcoming trip that the customer service team may not know, LiveAgent's ability to transfer a chat to another online agent has proven incredibly useful in answering the guest's query as quickly and accurately as possible. Our customers are receiving comprehensive, dynamic service to meet their needs.
Shelby Wischan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Help Scout
8.1
LiveAgent
9.1
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Help Scout
7.8
LiveAgent
9.1
Subscription-based notifications
Help Scout
6.7
LiveAgent
9.5
Ticket creation and submission
Help Scout
9.4
LiveAgent
9.4
Ticket response
Help Scout
8.3
LiveAgent
9.4
Expert directory
Help Scout
LiveAgent
8.4
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Help Scout
LiveAgent
8.9

Self Help Community

Help Scout
8.1
LiveAgent
8.5
External knowledge base
Help Scout
8.5
LiveAgent
8.3
Internal knowledge base
Help Scout
7.8
LiveAgent
8.7

Multi-Channel Help

Help Scout
7.9
LiveAgent
9.0
Email support
Help Scout
8.2
LiveAgent
9.4
Help Desk CRM integration
Help Scout
7.5
LiveAgent
8.0
Customer portal
Help Scout
LiveAgent
9.3
IVR
Help Scout
LiveAgent
9.3
Social integration
Help Scout
LiveAgent
9.2

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

LiveAgent

  • It's a complete OMNI channel. You can configure all communication medium for your customer with LiveAgent i.e. Ticketing, Social Media, Phone, and Chat.
  • Low on pricing.
  • You can easily setup LiveAgent for your organization. You don't need to be a technical expert to implement this.
  • The user-friendly application.
Hammad Bin Idrees | 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

LiveAgent

  • Occasionally when "resolving" a ticket, the page will not load the full list of remaining tickets. However, the moment you scroll, the tickets appear so it's not too big of a deal, but I'd like to see that cleaned up. It does not always happen.
  • When dialing a phone number, the format needs to be specific, i.e. +15125555555. We often receive phone numbers in the more traditional format, i.e. (512) 555-5555. The outgoing call will not work when pasted this way. I think it will get fixed. These little things seem to get sorted out after enough people complain about it.
  • The mobile version has a few bugs, but when on the run, it at least allows you to read and respond to email. Examples of bugs include not being able to transfer the ticket to another department (on iOS the drop down menu functions like a text field for some reason so clicking into it selects the text as if you are going to copy and paste it). Also, the ability to add an admin note would be nice on the mobile version.
Paul Ellul | 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

LiveAgent

LiveAgent 9.2
Based on 4 answers
I am giving this rating as Live Agent is a very good software that is essential to any small or big business that provides customer support services. It gives you the possibility to manage any of your clients issues, answer questions and keep a good relationship with them by providing quick solutions.
Šarūnė Šaulytė | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

LiveAgent

LiveAgent 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The initial setup, onboarding and training is easy. The system provides 2 graphic version of interfaces in black or white default colors. I would appreciate, if there were more. Some of the setup forms are not correctly resized. Overall, I'm always able to find what I am looking for in LiveAgent.
Luis McDonnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Help Scout

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LiveAgent

LiveAgent 9.0
Based on 18 answers
Our needs are very minimal, and LiveAgent meets our needs very well. We take comfort in knowing that as we expand, we have a resource that has the features we can take advantage of in the future without jumping over to another platform.
Brian 🎬 Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Help Scout

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LiveAgent

LiveAgent 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Implementation was quick and when not counting a bug on our website, it took a couple hours. It was mostly done on our end or with the assistance of LiveAgent's live chat support team. We recommend to check out LiveAgent's tutorial videos on their youtube channel or browsing their knowledge base - we've almost always found answers to our queries there.
Luis McDonnell | 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

LiveAgent

Before making the decision, we evaluated many tools, but none of them met all of our needs or the costs we could bear for them, until we found LiveAgent. The implementation process was super simple and supported by the LiveAgent support team, who are excellent!
Federico Valverde Cabrera | 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

LiveAgent

  • Have kept dozens of customers who would have likely refunded without proper support that LiveAgent made easy to provide.
  • I have been able to track customer contact history over time to provide better support, which has lead to great reviews and more sales.
Drew Harrison | 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

Additional Pricing Details

LiveAgent

General

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

LiveAgent Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Downloadable licence$11,9501
  1. 20 agents
SaaS Edition
Ticket$91
Ticket+Chat$291
All-inclusive$391
  1. per agent
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Help Scout
8.9
LiveAgent
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Help Scout
7.0
LiveAgent
9.2

Usability

Help Scout
9.0
LiveAgent
8.0

Support Rating

Help Scout
LiveAgent
9.0

Implementation Rating

Help Scout
LiveAgent
9.1

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