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Score 6.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveChat

LiveChat is the one software I will recommend for website based customer support service.
I will also recommend this program for teams looking to cut their financial budget expended towards training new team members to use software.With a tool like LiveChat, there is very minimal training required before a team member is able to adequately take charge of the software. When compared to alternative support mediums like a support email or call center support, I will suggest a LiveChat backed app/website support for teams (small, medium, and large).This alternative is cheaper and makes it very easy for support agents to multi-task by addressing multiple web visitors at the same time.
Abimbola Kolor | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProProfs Help Desk

As this tool is an affordable option, this help desk software is best suited for startups to deal with their customer base and build customer-centric brand value. This helps in not only helped me increase customer loyalty but also ensured customer retention, increasing my company’s profits substantially. But, this tool does have a few minor drawbacks. The most important feature, for me, that is missing from this tool is skill-based routing. Without this feature, our agents lose a lot of time in replying to just one customer question. Sometimes, the ticket needs to be reassigned to a specialized agent - and until they are available, the ticket remains open.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

LiveChat
ProProfs Help Desk
8.2
Organize and prioritize service tickets
LiveChat
ProProfs Help Desk
8.2
ITSM collaboration and documentation
LiveChat
ProProfs Help Desk
7.3
Ticket creation and submission
LiveChat
ProProfs Help Desk
9.1
Ticket response
LiveChat
ProProfs Help Desk
8.2

Self Help Community

LiveChat
ProProfs Help Desk
8.2
Internal knowledge base
LiveChat
ProProfs Help Desk
8.2

Multi-Channel Help

LiveChat
ProProfs Help Desk
7.7
Email support
LiveChat
ProProfs Help Desk
8.2
Help Desk CRM integration
LiveChat
ProProfs Help Desk
7.3

Pros

LiveChat

  • Chat is instant, fast reply and has appropriate geo-location.
  • LiveChat is easy to use and very convenient to have on our portal. This is due to faster assistance to our customers instead of them communicating via phone or Email that could take a little longer to get to. Our customers liked that they do not have to wait long for questions that arise. This program is great to have for customer service.
  • Live Chat is super easy to use and our reps have no complaints. We have had a great experience with our customers as well and implementing it onto our website. Customers can easily speak to a real person through chat and get a fast response. We can see what customers are typing so we can prepare to answer quickly and with enough time to provide the best answer.
  • Our business (online web forms and databases) suggests that the guys from technical support have to communicate with dozens of clients every day. LiveChat helped us to set quality work in this direction. This program has a thoughtful functionality, and it allows me, as the owner of the company, to control employees. Our employees, in turn, have easily organized and configured communication with customers. Now the consultations are easy and painless.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProProfs Help Desk

  • Sometimes customers ask questions that require more than one agent to look into the matter. For such situations, ProProfs Help Desk has the “child ticket” feature. This literally made my life so so easy! Whenever I was in this situation, all I had to do was create a child ticket and assign it to another agent and give him a heads up on what has been going on. Answering a customer’s question accurately becomes really easy with this feature.
  • Our entire team’s performance was always static. We never knew how anyone was performing or was anyone making any difference in the overall company’s value. With this tool, it became easy to see how every agent is performing and whether there was any positive impact on both - the company and our current customer base.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LiveChat

  • I have got reservations about the VISITOR BANNING feature. This feature, while it has been handy for banning spammers, we have discovered that it only bans a visitors' IP address, thus such web visitor can simply access the website via another internet network IP without any obstacle. Maybe we can have a situation where a users' MAC address can be banned alongside the IP?
Florence Bawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProProfs Help Desk

  • This tool does route tickets, but the one drawback is that the tickets are;t assigned to a specialized agent. It is randomly assigned to any available agent, and if he doesn’t have expertise in terms of the customer question, it becomes hard to give an accurate answer.
  • Giving automatic responses to customers makes our life easy, but we can’t personalize these messages. This sometimes makes our customers feel that they are talking to a bot, making it difficult to answer their questions without them having a hostile reaction to the automated answers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LiveChat

LiveChat 7.4
Based on 3 answers
The only issues I have had with LiveChat are the technical glitches within the program. These are not common as in everyday occurrences but when the glitches do happen they tend to have very negative repercussions. This is due to chats with customers being dropped, this may be an internal server issue though and may not happen for everyone.
Michelle Penix | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProProfs Help Desk

ProProfs Help Desk 7.3
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

LiveChat

These products don't load on the user's own web site and aren't as easy to use as LiveChat. We've been happy with Livechat and really haven't explored other options that much because it just works well. I wish there was a free open source product that worked well that we could replace it with though.
Jason Shindler | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProProfs Help Desk

I shifted from Kayako to ProProfs Help Desk for mainly two reasons, UI and features. ProProfs Help Desk definitely has a more user-friendly interface and the features offered by this tool are also more compared to Kayako. A few features that aren’t available in Kayako but are available in ProProfs Help Desk are multiple shared inboxes, private notes, and email ticketing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LiveChat

  • LiveChat has been so effective that we really do not have any other formal means of reaching out to my team except LiveChat. To think LiveChat costs us just 33$ every other month is an entrepreneurs dream as we would have expended more than twenty times that amount to even manage a two-man call center team.
  • LiveChat has successfully helped us grow our mailing list on a daily basis. We have always integrated our Livechat to our marketing software - MailChimp and this has made it easy to add new website visitors to our MailChimp newsletter list automatedly.
CYNTHIA AVEH | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProProfs Help Desk

  • High customer retention.
  • Optimized average response time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

LiveChat

General

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

LiveChat Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$161
Team$331
Busniess$501
Enterprise$1491
  1. per seat/month
Additional Pricing Details

ProProfs Help Desk

General

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

ProProfs Help Desk Editions & Modules

Edition
TEAM$ 49 per month1
BUSINESS$ 89 per month2
ENTERPRISE$ 499 per month3
  1. 3 Users
  2. 5 Users
  3. Unlimited Users
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveChat
9.4
ProProfs Help Desk
6.4

Likelihood to Renew

LiveChat
10.0
ProProfs Help Desk

Support Rating

LiveChat
7.4
ProProfs Help Desk
7.3

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