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Likelihood to Recommend

Knova

We expereienced an upgrade by Aptean in March 2014 and it actually created issues with our interfaces to Word and well as performance issues. As of November, we have most of the performance issues resolved, however our interface with Word is still not working. It takes alot of upfront work to convert with Word and with the upgrade that was affected. Authors are still frustrated with many issues in the formatting and editing of existing data. A vital tool to update the product home pages has not been available except for sporadic late night periods since the upgrade in March. Overall, many authors are not happy with this knowledge management tool
Sue Novak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle Service Cloud is well suited for a business to consumer contact center. It can handle large volumes and millions of transactions. I have seen contact centers with 2000 agents but it can also work well for a small contact center with 10 to 50 agents. With integration with a VOIP phone system - additional automation can be incorporated in to the system. There are multiple ways to automate agent tasks to make handling an incoming incident as efficient as possible.
Carl Elliott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.7
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.4
Expert directory
Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.1
Subscription-based notifications
Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
6.9
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.0
Ticket creation and submission
Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.4
Ticket response
Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.3

Self Help Community

Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.6
External knowledge base
Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.6
Internal knowledge base
Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.7

Multi-Channel Help

Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.9
Customer portal
Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.5
IVR
Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.7
Social integration
Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
6.9
Email support
Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.4
Help Desk CRM integration
Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.0

Pros

Knova

  • Aptean offers simple access to Knowledge Management for our Clients, Customer Support teams as well as internal support teams. Allows our knowledge management team the ability to provide consistent and up-to-date processes and troubleshooting tips for our associates as well as ADP Clients.
  • Aptean provides an easy to use user interface with tools for authors that mimic Microsoft Word (Cut, Paste, Spell Check, Bullets, Indentation etc). It also provides an easy to user user interface for our associates in accessing the Knowledge Management solutions. The Search tool is very powerful and allows the users quick access to the information they need!
  • In the more than 3 years that we have been using Consona/Aptean, we have had very little down time. This is important to our authors as well as end users in being able to access the information. Allowing the authors the ability to update the information in near real time is another key feature of keeping our information current.
Sue Novak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

  • The ease of customization for our environment is very helpful.
  • The layout for our basic users is easy to understand and the flow is logical.
  • The ability to query previous incidences is simple and easy to export in order to provide information to other departments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Knova

  • We have experienced some slowness with importing pictures into our Aptean application. While they do eventually complete, it is very timeconsuming when several images are needed. Definitely tries our patience, or consider not including them at all!
  • Some of the formatting issues transfering our information from Word to Aptean are still challenging and require too much manual intervention than necessary.
Sue Novak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

  • Getting better - Improved integration to Oracle Sales Cloud - but Oracle is now addressing this with Oracle Engagement Cloud as a combo of Sales & Service Cloud.
  • Bad - Perception problems in terms of robust functionality vis-à-vis the same service product from Salesforce...
  • Problem - Oracle has difficulty getting current customers to renew their Service Cloud subscriptions. Pricing vis-à-vis SFDC may be the issue.
Frank Watts - CPIM, CIRM, MBA Operations Mgt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Knova

Knova 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Many business units are using the Aptean product for knowledge management and a change now would be too crucial to the processes that the associates are becoming familiar with using. We have spent a lot of time promoting our Aptean Knowledge Management tool and interfaced it with our call tracking system.
Sue Novak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 9.9
Based on 9 answers
Although RightNow is extremely flexible, the flexibility comes with a price. It is often not intuitive which settings you need to change (and under which menus these setting are buried) to enable the system to do what you want. Also, sometimes the system can do things you need, but you don't initially realize it. When RightNow sells a system to a new customer, I think it should come with X hours of consulting time with a RightNow expert. The customer should be able to consult with this expert over the next year to get advice concerning how to configure the system to achieve desired needs. Often RightNow Support would just answer "no" when I asked if I could do something, but then I would find another way to achieve my goals after talking with other companies using RightNow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Knova

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
The learning curve is fairly steep; but for something that has this much capability, it's nearly impossible to make it "easy". The layout and organization are at least reasonably intuitive. The hardest part-- the "weakest link"-- is the portal development (where you can build help centers and other end-user pages.) The capabilities there are significant, but the learning curve for that part is especially steep and it takes a fair amount of expertise to be able to update it.
Mig Ponce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Knova

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 8.1
Based on 12 answers
Technicians seem to be assessed based solely on how quickly they close the issues. I've had to reopen requests multiple times because they didn't actually solve my problem. Also, when the issue has even a moderate amount of complexity, the technicians often instruct me to "open another SR" to handle the other issue. I'm the customer, I shouldn't have to follow their processes, they should handle that for me. But even when I create the new SR, it seems like their right hand isn't talking to their left - they aren't reading back to the previous issue for context. So I get bounced around a lot, and I have to tell them how to do their job
Kristine Tannert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Knova

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 9.0
Based on 8 answers
Work with a RightNow expert during the implementation. Explain features that would you like to have. Often, somebody who really knows the system can show you what you need to do to achieve the desired results. Where a RightNow support engineer or a consultant might say "the system can't do that," a RightNow application engineer will listen to what you need, and often come up with an alternate path to achieve it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Knova

No answers on this topic

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

We haven't looked at any other products because the bring your own licenses to other cloud services is cost prohibitive. However we are positioning ourselves where we could use Azure for our Windows servers, AWS for our Linux, and Oracle for our DB services. We have been looking at Equinix as an intermediary solution between the cloud services.
Ray Hirte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Knova

  • Increased Employee Effciency adding ability to look up processes and troubleshooting tips is invaluable.
  • Ability to share information with our Client Facing interface, which results in better customer service. Encouraging ADP associates and clients to become more self sufficient is what we're all about!
  • Ability to keep the information current with the effciency of the product.
Sue Novak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

  • Oracle Service Cloud's ability to tie together the support department in our company to the customer as well as other areas of the company has narrowed the gap between support issues and resolution by placing everything into one easy-to-use and navigate interface.
  • Allowing the customers to create their own email or chat support cases and insert them into the system for action by our support department helps provide quicker service response in some cases.
  • Reports that indicate case status and time in system help to prioritize cases that may require more attention or more immediate resolution is a very beneficial function that we utilize regularly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Knova

General

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

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Knova
3.0
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Knova
10.0
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.9

Usability

Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
10.0

Performance

Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.0

Support Rating

Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.1

In-Person Training

Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.0

Implementation Rating

Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.0

Scalability

Knova
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
10.0

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