Hiver vs. Igloo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hiver
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Hiver helps you manage customer support and sales right from your Gmail. With Hiver, teams can collaborate on Shared email accounts like support@ or sales@ without having to leave their Gmail accounts. Hiver works like a full-fledged help desk, built right into Gmail. It gives you everything you need to do outstanding customer support, without any of the complexities and feature overload that come with other help desk products. Hiver is used by thousands of companies…
$14
/user/month
Igloo
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
Igloo Software is a social business software company that builds digital workplaces and intranet solutions to support online communities and businesses of any size. It is a suite of content management, collaboration and knowledge sharing tools within one secure social networking platform. Online communities drive groups, teams and organizations to improve employee productivity, foster relationships and increase collaboration with customers, partners and suppliers.N/A
Pricing
HiverIgloo
Editions & Modules
PLUS PLAN
$14.00
/user/month
PREMIUM PLAN
$22.00
/user/month
ENTERPRISE PLAN
$34.00
/user/month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HiverIgloo
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsIgloo is free to use for up to 10 users. Paid accounts begin $12 per user per month. We also offer volume discounts for enterprise-wide intranets and external users. Contact us for details.
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Features
HiverIgloo
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Hiver
1.7
3 Ratings
129% below category average
Igloo
-
Ratings
Organize and prioritize service tickets1.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission2.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Ticket response2.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Hiver
3.0
3 Ratings
86% below category average
Igloo
-
Ratings
Email support3.03 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
HiverIgloo
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(3 ratings)
6.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
3.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
4.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HiverIgloo
Likelihood to Recommend
Hiver
Any work environment where more than one team member is able to address certain customer requests. We used to use Groups, but then it was confusing as to whether or not someone responded, and we needed more transparency between team members. Another example is a person emailing with a billing question. We used to reply and add the billing department's email address or forward the email to billing, but with Hiver, simply assigning it to the billing HIVER Inbox allows anyone to reply directly to the customer without the issue of either the customer or team member remembering to reply all or accidentally replying only to the team member forwarding the email.
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Igloo Software
Igloo is a well-suited option for teams/companies that want to build an employee intranet with some other interesting features, like file storage and sharing, internal communications, and resource and knowledge management. All of these features may help your workers increase productivity significantly by centralizing everything in one robust and reliable platform. However, it can be less appropriate if costs are a problem for you, due to the pricing. So, if you will not be using several features and just want an intranet for you company, you may want to go with another solution.
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Pros
Hiver
  • It's easy to set up, and manage ongoing.
  • The customer service and support is amazing- I get check ins, quick responses to enquiries and extras from time to time.
  • It knows what it's doing- it's here to take the issue of gmail not being the best when it comes to shared inboxes and it has provided the perfect solution!
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Igloo Software
  • Notifications: Igloo can push email updates to users.
  • Organization: Igloo allows for you to create pages, sub pages, and many layer deep sections. You can also organize the layout of your pages.
  • Versioning: it's super easy to reserve and edit documents for offline use. And you can see who last edited a document and when.
  • Offline access: there's a desktop version you can use very easily. It's really good for dropping a bunch of files at once.
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Cons
Hiver
  • There is currently no way to create a support ticket unless related to an email already received. It would be extremely beneficial to be able to take a call and create a support ticket within HIVER based on the call in the same manner that we can create a ticket from an inbound email.
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Igloo Software
  • Their UI is not used-friendly. Their use of Igloo-specific terminology made it difficult to understand how each function of the site worked. They would repeatedly say, for example, "a ___ is really a ___" vs. just calling it what the function actually is.
  • Implementation was a far cry from their sales support. After basically nickel-and-diming you for everything, they - very poorly - cap your use of their implementation support team.
  • Overall, Igloo didn't work for our organization because they do multiple things decently vs a few things excellently. The experience with Igloo was unremarkable.
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Usability
Hiver
Easy to use
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Igloo Software
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Hiver
Support is there, can be slow at times.
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Igloo Software
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Alternatives Considered
Hiver
Hiver was the only option we looked at. There didn't appear to be many alternatives in the market
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Igloo Software
Easy to use, cost-effective, and benefit in organizational culture development and information sharing across various employees and from higher management. Great customer support and continuous development to make the software better for users. It allows better collaboration with a little bit of fun too and requires less resources to handle.
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Return on Investment
Hiver
  • Hiver has increased the efficiency by which we address emailed questions and concerns.
  • Hiver increases transparency between team members.
  • Information pertinent to one or more team members is searchable by all applicable team members making it easier to research a situation that otherwise could have been stored in details across separate member email histories.
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Igloo Software
  • Helps with employee retention - especially in a virtual environment.
  • Costs less than a separate wiki system for storing key information.
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ScreenShots

Hiver Screenshots

Screenshot of Hiver in GmailScreenshot of Access shared mailboxScreenshot of Collision alerts feature

Igloo Screenshots

Screenshot of A highly social platformScreenshot of Easy drag and drop designScreenshot of Content management systemScreenshot of Responsive design for mobile users