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Kustomer

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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Kustomer

Kustomer is amazing to use if you are a big company. It's an easy way to manage the workflow between teams. Also, it's a great tool to use when communicating with customers as well. Kustomer is user friendly without too many difficulties--a pretty easy to learn the system. It provides great organization of all requests and a great pipeline for cross-team communication.
Hailey Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vision Helpdesk

I think that there is probably nothing that Vision Helpdesk can't do given enough work to customize it. The problem is that you almost have to have someone dedicated to knowing everything there is to know about the system and then have them be the administrator of all the customizations and feature additions you want. It's great that it can do so much, but it's not great that it's so complicated and has very little out-of-the-box configurations.
Lane Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Kustomer
8.5
Vision Helpdesk
6.8
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Kustomer
8.6
Vision Helpdesk
8.0
Expert directory
Kustomer
8.3
Vision Helpdesk
Subscription-based notifications
Kustomer
8.4
Vision Helpdesk
8.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Kustomer
7.9
Vision Helpdesk
Ticket creation and submission
Kustomer
8.7
Vision Helpdesk
6.0
Ticket response
Kustomer
8.9
Vision Helpdesk
5.0

Self Help Community

Kustomer
7.5
Vision Helpdesk
5.0
External knowledge base
Kustomer
7.4
Vision Helpdesk
5.0
Internal knowledge base
Kustomer
7.7
Vision Helpdesk
5.0

Multi-Channel Help

Kustomer
8.4
Vision Helpdesk
7.0
Customer portal
Kustomer
8.6
Vision Helpdesk
8.0
IVR
Kustomer
8.3
Vision Helpdesk
Social integration
Kustomer
7.8
Vision Helpdesk
7.0
Email support
Kustomer
8.8
Vision Helpdesk
6.0
Help Desk CRM integration
Kustomer
8.7
Vision Helpdesk
7.0

Pros

Kustomer

  • All customer data (past orders, communication with customer service, rewards account data) is in one place. This helps agents avoid confusion and reduces the number of tabs they need to open.
  • The Knowledge Base (or K Base) is very helpful. Any time we roll out a new policy or have a limited-time promotion, we can add all the relevant information and worksheets there for the convenience of the agents. That way they can stay in a chat while looking up the answer to a question.
  • We can seamlessly move from chat into email if the customer leaves or the queue times are too long. All the interactions will stay on the customer profile page, so they are kept up to date.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vision Helpdesk

  • The best thing for us - the timer. It's really cool. We can start the timer and end it when support finishes. It's very important for working with other companies we give support for.
  • Good-looking, with good visualisation and usability dashboard.
  • Ticket transfer between support users, comments, ticket printing.
  • The best price and functionality, comparing to other help desks.
  • Support. Best support I have seen on internet. Helped with setup, and helped with few minor questions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kustomer

  • For our team, the feature that defaults all notes to begin in "done" status is difficult. Throughout each day we need to have notes open and assigned back and forth to different teams, and we have to remember to manually "open" each note. There is too much room for human error with this setting, and it is easy for important notes to be missed if a user forgets to open the note.
  • Similarly, it can be hard to remember to assign emails/notes to a particular team in addition to a user. We almost exclusively work out of team inboxes, and if someone on Care writes an email to a customer, the email will automatically be "done" when it is created, and it will be assigned to the user who wrote it, but not also to the user's team. There are instances where an email needs to be snoozed for several days/hours with further action needed, and unless the user remembers to assign the email to their team it may "awake" from the snooze and not be visible to anyone except the user who created it. Similarly to my first comment, this leaves a lot of room for human error and is not very intuitive.
  • Personally, I do not love that all tickets/emails/notes are jumbled together in the same inbox. While this gives visibility to everything on the "to do" list at the same time, it can be visually overwhelming. We have created unique folders for certain types of projects or categories of work, but have experienced tech glitches or just the awkwardness of another step to manually read the note, determine what type of category it is, and then manually assign it to another folder. Would love to have things auto-sort and take out this manual lift.
  • I love the idea of the autopilot setting, but we have not been able to use this for our work because it sorts items based on time, and not based on priority. In our line of work, we may have an urgent situation arise that needs attention before an email that was sent in 60 minutes ago. The autopilot feature would push the email to my associates sooner than it would the urgent situation from 5 minutes ago. Due to this, we manually monitor inboxes and assign work to ourselves and others.
Charlotte Reiter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vision Helpdesk

  • Chat feature.
  • Remote desktop.
  • Get more integration with other software and Mobile apps.
Max F | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kustomer

Kustomer 6.4
Based on 1 answer
I believe at this time, Kustomer is doing a good job. I really love its functionality at the moment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vision Helpdesk

Vision Helpdesk 9.1
Based on 1 answer
For us it's really best solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Kustomer

Kustomer 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Because it is easy to use as well as it serves as a very important tool for communication. It merges with different applications and there are no issues like other platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vision Helpdesk

Vision Helpdesk 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Really simple, good-looking interface, many features and customizations
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Kustomer

Kustomer 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I gave it a 10 rating because it is very helpful and the availability is there when needed. I have never had issues with application errors or unplanned outages so far.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vision Helpdesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Kustomer

Kustomer 2.7
Based on 1 answer
Kustomer Performances need improvement. The pages do load very slowly but that might be because of the information they carry. If Kustomer integrates with other software or systems it does slow the performance. They need to find a solution to this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vision Helpdesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Kustomer

Kustomer 9.0
Based on 5 answers
It’s a great tool that has helped our company and overall customer service. I believe if we were able to edit certain setting for our specific company that would be hopeful. We have been told before that certain desires of ours would make a change throughout all of Kustomer. Which is not something we would want, we would just want that to change for our business.
Rachel Blankenship | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vision Helpdesk

Vision Helpdesk 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Support from Vision Helpdesk was rather lackluster. We uncovered a bug pretty early on in our use of the system and it took them about a month to fix it. Our internal admin of the system had to keep pestering them to get it fixed. It wasn't critical to our business but was something we needed fixed and it just seemed like they didn't care that much about fixing it.
Lane Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Kustomer

Kustomer 5.5
Based on 1 answer
No one has helped me or trained me in person.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vision Helpdesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Kustomer

Kustomer 7.3
Based on 1 answer
The best training I did was online. Videos teach as well as explain how everything works and what Kustomer's functions are.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vision Helpdesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Kustomer

Kustomer 6.4
Based on 1 answer
I would say I am very satisfied with the use and the main keys regarding the implementation of Kustomer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vision Helpdesk

Vision Helpdesk 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Kustomer

The sales rep did a great job of making us feel heard and instilling trust. We felt that we would be valued as a client instead of just one of thousands, and a small company at that. When we signed they promised and delivered on an additional channel that they hadn't previously supported (toll-free MMS). The product just made sense and was innovative, which definitely gave them an edge.
Meagan McKinnon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vision Helpdesk

Vision Helpdesk was more open for an NGO while the other companies were more attended on the "big-money", which we don't have as an NGO. Second point is that Vision Helpdesk is very easy and simple to use. Not too much installation, programming etc.
Y Ce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kustomer

  • We’re getting so much positive feedback — which is not something you traditionally associate with a customer care team — because we’re making it effortless for customers to deliver both positive and negative feedback, and we can now resolve the bad feedback really really quickly.
  • Primarily from our increased efficiency with Kustomer, we’ve seen a significant reduction of $3 to $4 for every cost per contact.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vision Helpdesk

  • Most cost-effective help desk software I have researched from Kayako to SAAS [products] like Zendesk.
  • We got more features and easy customization done with Vision Helpdesk which where not possible for Zendesk and Kayako was too costly.
  • Ticket tracking has been easier and faster with Vision Helpdesk; for our web hosting business we prefer a download version which is not possible with SAAS help desk providers ( Zendesk or Freshdesk).
Max F | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Kustomer

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Kustomer Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise$891
Ultimate$1391
  1. per month, per user
Additional Pricing Details

Vision Helpdesk

General

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

Vision Helpdesk Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Help Desk Software$71
Satellite Help Desk$141
IT Service Desk$211
  1. Per Seat per Month
SaaS Edition
Help Desk Software$71
Satellite Help Desk$141
IT Service Desk$211
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kustomer
7.9
Vision Helpdesk
5.0

Likelihood to Renew

Kustomer
6.4
Vision Helpdesk
9.1

Usability

Kustomer
7.3
Vision Helpdesk
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Kustomer
9.1
Vision Helpdesk

Performance

Kustomer
2.7
Vision Helpdesk

Support Rating

Kustomer
9.0
Vision Helpdesk
6.0

In-Person Training

Kustomer
5.5
Vision Helpdesk

Online Training

Kustomer
7.3
Vision Helpdesk

Implementation Rating

Kustomer
6.4
Vision Helpdesk
9.1

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