Khoros Care vs. LiveAgent

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Khoros Care
Score 8.1 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Khoros Care enables brands to serve their customers on their preferred digital channels, reducing costs and increasing customer satisfaction and revenue. It Offers: Web chat & messaging gives customers convenient, efficient channels to engage brands, while giving brands a single consolidated platform to manage customer engagements at scale. Supporting the widest range of digital messaging channels, including; web chat, in-app, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,…N/A
LiveAgent
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
LiveAgent is a help desk software designed to help users bring personalization to customer interactions. LiveAgent presents an omnichannel universal inbox, real-time live chat, built-in call center, and a customer service portal. It offers customer segmentation, automation, built-in CRM, and an analytics package, as well as gamification features, ultimately containing are over 180+ help desk features, and 200+ integrations. The solution boasts users among companies like BMW, Yamaha,…
$9
per month
Pricing
Khoros CareLiveAgent
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
per month
Small
$9
per month per seat
Medium
$29
per month per seat
Large
$49
per month per seat
Enterprise
$69
per month per seat
Downloadable licence
11,950
20 agents
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Khoros CareLiveAgent
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is variable based on the needs of the customer.
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Features
Khoros CareLiveAgent
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Khoros Care
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Ratings
LiveAgent
7.8
59 Ratings
3% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings8.056 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings7.947 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings6.942 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings6.738 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings8.558 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings8.659 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Khoros Care
-
Ratings
LiveAgent
9.6
52 Ratings
19% above category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings9.649 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings9.647 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Khoros Care
-
Ratings
LiveAgent
8.3
58 Ratings
5% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings9.553 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings6.728 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings7.854 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings9.446 Ratings
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User Ratings
Khoros CareLiveAgent
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(113 ratings)
8.3
(117 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.8
(80 ratings)
9.3
(4 ratings)
Usability
6.5
(8 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(10 ratings)
9.3
(24 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.7
(73 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(78 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Khoros CareLiveAgent
Likelihood to Recommend
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Less Appropriate Scenarios- A fintech company has highly specialized or industry-specific workflows that are not easily accommodated within the standard capabilities of Khoros Care. In such cases, the platform may be less appropriate for businesses with extremely unique processes that require a high degree of customization. Well suited- financial institutions face a high volume of customer inquiries related to account management, transactions, and security concerns. Khoros Care's security features, automation capabilities, and integration with banking systems make it suitable for managing customer interactions in the financial services sector.
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QualityUnit, LLC
LiveAgent is great for companies that want to help customers with their issues. It is also great for getting sales for our company. During our chats, if a customer is interested, we like to ask for the sale. It is too easy for the customers to say no. So it is nice that with LiveAgent, they have an automatic process where the customer can enter their item and address information and it is easy for our agents to get the sale.
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Pros
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Tagging system - it's possible to add a wide variety of labels and categories
  • Search feature - being able to find users by conversation number, username, or keywords makes it easier to navigate old conversations
  • Easy system for assigning conversations to other users
  • When you claim a conversation, it gets removed from the queue. This is much more visually explicit than Khoros Marketing's queue, for example, where all content remains visible in the queue and a bookmark gets moved around to distinguish the point where other users left off
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QualityUnit, LLC
  • Having the ability to transfer tickets or chats has proven useful when we are working with a customer who has a specific type of inquiry - perhaps a sales question or an employment request. We’ve found it helpful to have the ability to transfer the chat to the online agent best equipped to answer the inquiry so we are able to serve our customers to the highest standard and with an immediate response.
  • We find being able to add notes and labels to previous chats and tickets incredibly helpful in data collection and also in our ability to work as a dynamic team. By being able to sort our chats and tickets into an organized system that our company created, we can work cohesively to review old conversations for continuity, opportunities for growth, and with transparency between departments.
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Cons
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • Although there aren't any significant issues with the platform, there might be need for improvement in a few specific areas of the mobile application to increase and facilitate use.
  • The basic monotony of social media, I suppose, but it doesn't really speak poorly of the app.
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QualityUnit, LLC
  • LA doesn't provide you SMS integration.
  • You cannot divert your phone call from your local carrier to LA agent directly. You need to get a third party number which is way much costly. Also, if you get a third party number to divert your calls from a local carrier to LA, then the callers have to wait more than the usual time in order to get them connected with the Customer Support Team.
  • WhatsApp Integration also unavailable.
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Likelihood to Renew
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Simply, there isn't anything on the market that is quite as personable as Khoros Care. After using a few different client messaging systems, this program gave the closest feel to in-person interaction that we could get during the COVID-19 epidemic and is an important part of our agency still to this day in 2023.
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QualityUnit, LLC
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.
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Usability
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
The ability to auto tag, manually tag, make notes, and "snooze" posts is extremely helpful. The efficiency of the work flow for agents is also a huge plus. It keeps agents moving quickly and prioritizing responses for the cases that need it most.
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QualityUnit, LLC
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
No issues.
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QualityUnit, LLC
No answers on this topic
Performance
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
No issues.
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QualityUnit, LLC
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros Support has always very responsive and helpful when it comes to getting my issue/inquiry addressed. Their ticket portal is great for tracking any open tickets and they can be updated via the portal or by responding to the email thread. Support reps are always extremely knowledgeable and care about getting you taken care of
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QualityUnit, LLC
The one time that I contacted the customer support at LiveAgent, they were very quick to help me out and the customer support representative walked me through every thing that I needed to know to set up what I needed. Over all, the support staff at LiveAgent were perfect.
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In-Person Training
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
The team received training (from the same executive team member who has been supporting us) over the web and this was of very high quality.
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QualityUnit, LLC
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Implementing the platform was not a big hassle for our client, it was seamless and easy we just had to follow a few steps and it was done. Just scaling was a bit of an issue but it got resolved with time and a bit of effort at both ends
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QualityUnit, LLC
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Khoros is more than just a platform for social publishing. No other competitor provides the in-depth moderation and social listening services that they do. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop of a platform for all things social, this is the tool to be using. Others are better in usability and innovative functionality.
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QualityUnit, LLC
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!
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Scalability
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
Of course as the company grows owing to its growing customer base, they need to think of out-of-the-box solutions to offer its clients and customer satisfaction is one of them. Retention is very much needed in competitive environment like today and hence it becomes imperative for companies to find different ways to reach their client basis and fix their issues
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QualityUnit, LLC
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Khoros (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium)
  • We have seen a positive shift of customers from reaching out to the Call Centre to the Social Care Team.
  • Monthly and Annual Reporting to keep track of performance and stats related to the team has been much easier to highlight areas for improvement (month2month and anually)
  • CSAT/NPS Survey results have increased via Khoros Care in comparison to the Call Centre.
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QualityUnit, LLC
  • Less expensive than having multiple individual email accounts.
  • LiveAgent has helped decrease our errors since it's more straightforward than sharing a traditional inbox with multiple team members.
  • Sometimes the emails sent from LiveAgent end up in our customer's spam/junk folder because the auto-generated alpha-numeric ticket looks suspicious.
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ScreenShots

Khoros Care Screenshots

Screenshot of Lithium ResponseScreenshot of Keep agents focused with a single, prioritized to-do listScreenshot of Unify multiple channels in a single engagement hubScreenshot of Increase efficiency with advanced workflows and operational insights

LiveAgent Screenshots

Screenshot of Inside of TicketsScreenshot of Chat - Support ViewScreenshot of Chat - Customer ViewScreenshot of Chat - Fully Customizable