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Feature Set Ratings

    Incident and problem management

    6.4

    Helpshift

    64%

    Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Helpshift ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Organize and prioritize service tickets

    5.5
    55%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Expert directory

    3.7
    37%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Subscription-based notifications

    6.4
    64%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    ITSM collaboration and documentation

    4.6
    46%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ticket creation and submission

    9.1
    91%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ticket response

    9.1
    91%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Self Help Community

    5.1

    Helpshift

    51%

    Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Helpshift ranks higher in 2/2 features

    External knowledge base

    1.0
    10%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal knowledge base

    9.1
    91%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multi-Channel Help

    4.6

    Helpshift

    46%

    Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Helpshift ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Customer portal

    5.5
    55%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IVR

    2.7
    27%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social integration

    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email support

    2.8
    28%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Help Desk CRM integration

    4.6
    46%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Helpshift

    91%
    4 Ratings
    10.0

    Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

    100%
    16 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Helpshift

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

    87%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    Helpshift

    90%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Helpshift

    91%
    4 Ratings
    10.0

    Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

    100%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Helpshift Inc.

    If you need a good way for players to send in support tickets that propagates in real-time, Helpshift would be a service I'd recommend.
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    Hootsuite

    Sparkcentral has an extremely dedicated customer service team The platform UX is brilliant Reports are very detailed & easy to export The system is stable more than 98% of the time Queue management is extremely easy They need to work on a mobile app / making the website mobile friendly The ability to add more social media channels is essential
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    Pros

    Helpshift Inc.

    • Their customer support is very responsive. If they have any problems, they fix them quickly.
    • They are constantly trying to improve and expand their offering, which is beneficial to our growing company.
    • It is very user-friendly and easy to manage. The analytics are pretty good as well.
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    Hootsuite

    • The biggest advantage of the Sparkcentral platform is its "inbox zero" philosophy. With this, our customer support requests are queued within the app, and agents need to work down the queue to keep it empty.
    • The app is designed from the ground up for customer care - instead of taking a generic social platform, and sprinkling in some customer care tools. Everything about Sparkcental is designed for helping our customers.
    • Sparkcentral allows us to do much better CRM. We can make customer notes, see recent interactions, determine who helped the customer (and when).
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    Cons

    Helpshift Inc.

    • While I am not an engineer; it is known that Helpshift can be a bit of a pain to get it implemented into our applications.
    • There are some issues with the badge when it comes to the notifications of messages that let the user know they have a reply from customer service.
    • The website dashboard that is used to respond to customers has trouble sometimes and is very slow.
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    Hootsuite

    • In the beginning our team had the option to see what another user was typing as they responded to a post. With the latest update, this was taken away. That feature was key for us to shadow agents remotely who are still in training to provide real time feedback.
    • Our company has a number of different brands that we manage. Having a truly unified queue would be a great addition for us!
    • The bulk resolve should allow the option to select on the posts that you wish to resolve instead of selecting a time frame for bulk resolve. Often we find that marketing posts generate more volume in the evening. However, there are sometimes posts where the customer needs assistance during that time. So, if we were to bulk resolve for a certain number of evening hours we would potentially miss a customer's concern through that option as it is currently. But, if the option was to go through and select on all marketing posts and then bulk resolve you would ensure that you are not missing a post where a customer needs assistance.
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    Pricing Details

    Helpshift

    Starting Price

    $150 per month issue

    Editions & Modules

    Helpshift editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starter$150.001
    EnterprisePlease contact Helpshift2
    GrowthPlease contact Helpshift3

    Footnotes

    1. per month Issue
    2. per month Issue
    3. per month Issue

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Flexible Consumption-Based Pricing for Your Changing Needs. Only pay for the number of issues created each month. An issue is a customer problem or inquiry that is directed to an agent or a bot. Customers with greater usage receive a reduced per issue price. All packages come with 1,000 issues per month to get you started.

    Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite

    Starting Price

    $0 Unlimited amount of seats, Best for starters in Messaging

    Editions & Modules

    Sparkcentral, by Hootsuite editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starter Package$1
    Omnichannel Package$$2
    Enterprise Package$$$3

    Footnotes

    1. Unlimited amount of seats, Best for starters in Messaging
    2. Unlimited amount of users, Best for growing Messaging Teams
    3. Unlimited amount of users, Best for advanced organizations

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Starter Package $ Unlimited amount of seats Best for starters in Messaging Channels can include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Web Chat, App Chat, SMS, Webform Access to all platform features Basic chatbot and automation options No API integrations Up to 2000 closed conversations/month Self service onboarding 24/7 support Omnichannel Package $$ Unlimited amount of users Best for growing Messaging Teams Channels can include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Web Chat, App Chat, SMS, Webform, WeChat, Telegram, Line, ABC, RCS Access to all platform features AI based chatbot and automation options Standard API integrations Up to 5000 closed conversations/month Guided onboarding 24/7 support Enterprise Package $$$ Unlimited amount of users Best for advanced organizations Channels can include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Web Chat, App Chat, SMS, Webform, WeChat, Telegram, Line, ABC, RCS Access to all platform features Advanced AI based chatbot and automation options Advanced API integrations Custom amount of closed conversations/month Customer Success Manager 24/7 support We calculate our price on monthly conversations. There is no extra fee for extra agents. Price on demand. (Request a Demo only, No Pricing Page available yet)

    Likelihood to Renew

    Helpshift Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Hootsuite

    Sparkcentral has never given us a good reason to consider any other option. Aside from all the positive points I mentioned in previous areas of this review, something else that has really impressed us is their customer service (makes sense, they're a customer service company after all!). Any time we have a question or concern, we send them an email and we get a response almost instantly.
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    Usability

    Helpshift Inc.

    Helpshift is really easy to use and set up. We enjoy the automation to automatically route certain issues to different smart folders. There's just a lot of flexibility in the functionality to make things work for our team in the best way. I didn't give it a 10/10 just because we need SMS/Apple Business Chat and Helpshift doesn't yet offer that. They also don't currently support social media channels but they are working on releasing that soon.
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    Hootsuite

    The system meets all my expectations.
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    Support Rating

    Helpshift Inc.

    The few times we've had to contact them, they were courteous and gave us the information we needed swiftly.
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    Hootsuite

    Incredible customer service team that replies back very quickly, follows up on the reported issue till it's resolved in a very timely manner.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Helpshift Inc.

    Zendesk is used for customer communication via email and Helpshift is used for chat, they are for the same purpose but with different response times.
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    Hootsuite

    Sparkcentral does what it has offered to do, where other software made empty promises, Sparkcentral delivers. They also inform us, anytime they are undergoing maintenance or when Twitter or Facebook has an API change, where in previous cases we would have to discover this ourselves.
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    Return on Investment

    Helpshift Inc.

    • The ability to properly organize and delegate work to customer service representatives has been a very positive ROI after using Helpshift.
    • The customer service reps are much happier with this system over the previous system of a general company email address and other CS software tools.
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    Hootsuite

    • Customers appreciate fast responses to the things they post on social media. This tool allows that to happen.
    • The dashboard allows us to keep up with how many are waiting in our queue so we can keep up with how busy we are during the day and manage it.
    • Customer satisfaction has seemed to increase while using this tool.
    • Being able to add notes with the customers address and phone info is awesome as well.
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