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5 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Helpshift

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

The single element of Parature I've not seen in any other system of this kind is the Download Module. You can post files in the open, or protect them by any number of entitlement methods. The solution is also appealing to those who don't want to manage the back-end/IT needs as it is a hosted solution and has proven to be very reliable.
Rusty Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Helpshift
9.6
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Helpshift
9.2
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
Expert directory
Helpshift
8.4
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
Subscription-based notifications
Helpshift
10.0
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Helpshift
10.0
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
Ticket creation and submission
Helpshift
10.0
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
Ticket response
Helpshift
10.0
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

Self Help Community

Helpshift
8.7
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
External knowledge base
Helpshift
8.4
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
Internal knowledge base
Helpshift
9.0
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

Multi-Channel Help

Helpshift
9.7
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
Customer portal
Helpshift
10.0
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
Email support
Helpshift
9.2
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
Help Desk CRM integration
Helpshift
10.0
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

Pros

Helpshift

  • 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.
Angel Brockbank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

  • Clean/Friendly UI. It was extremely easy to navigate around Parature's menus at a high level, and you could take advantage of the more robust features as you became more comfortable and familiar with how Parature operates!
  • Strong Knowledge Base. Writing KB articles or ticket summaries and making use of the search function within Parature allows for expedient recovery of past ticket information. Being able to search for a fix action, or at least a troubleshooting article that can guide you towards a resolution is extremely valuable.
  • Enhanced Notation Capability. Being able to send/post internal or external updates to a ticket is great! You can leave the wordy technical details for other employees while making sure to communicate the high-points and fix action to the end-user.
Brendon Newell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Helpshift

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

  • Reporting is barebones at best. If you need special reports, we had to go through Parature to have them built.
  • The use of frames on a website is very 1990s. It actually impacts usability of the product, especially when combined with how Parature handled sessions. An engineer could only work one ticket at a time which, honestly, isn't very realistic for a busy support team that is working on several issues at a time.
  • Support was often unresponsive when contacted for unplanned problems.
  • The knowledge base was not very friendly for clients and it provided no real encouragement for it to be used.
  • It took several clicks to do something as simple as edit and assign a ticket or to close a ticket.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Helpshift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued) 6.1
Based on 10 answers
Parature has been the best option for this campus in terms of what we use it for and there is no alternative
Carrie Canty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Helpshift

Helpshift 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Angel Brockbank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued) 2.0
Based on 2 answers
It was bulky, cumbersome, and didn't allow us to handle the volume of cases we received on a daily basis. Many of our issues were highly technical in nature and we would often need to work on 2 or 3 at once. The poor design choices prevented this, which was unfortunate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Helpshift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued) 7.5
Based on 2 answers
They recently had one very extended outage. It was a data center issue - but they were not diversified enough so in the end the system was down for almost 8 hours. There are also periods of time where for no reason the system simply doesn't respond. This small outages are usually short (just a few minutes), and have in fact been occurring less often, so it appears some corrective actions have been taken.
Rusty Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Helpshift

Helpshift 9.1
Based on 3 answers
The few times we've had to contact them, they were courteous and gave us the information we needed swiftly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued) 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Nothing ever seemed to get resolved
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Helpshift

One of the previous systems we used was Zendesk and it really only housed emails like Microsoft Outlook would: not very organized, very clunky to use, with long loading times. The meta data that is recorded by Helpshift was another deciding factor for the stakeholders as that data is very useful when trying to fully diagnose a customer's problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

There are services that do bits and pieces of what Parature does. We liked the idea of having one service that meets our needs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Helpshift

  • It's great to get a rough count of how players may feel about a specific event or release.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

  • Parature allows for better Customer Service
  • Can follow up automatically for tickets
  • Will automatically close tickets that haven't been responded to.
  • Allows customers to reopen tickets easily and not allow them to be missed.
Jamaal Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Helpshift

General

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

Helpshift Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$225.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)

General

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

Microsoft Parature (Discontinued) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Helpshift
9.0
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
6.7

Likelihood to Renew

Helpshift
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
6.1

Usability

Helpshift
9.0
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
2.0

Reliability and Availability

Helpshift
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
7.5

Support Rating

Helpshift
9.1
Microsoft Parature (Discontinued)
1.0

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