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Likelihood to Recommend

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

Brand Embassy is excellent for brands that utilize a great influx of traffic, though even smaller channels will surely see a ton of improved feedback by using the platform. Having the ability to approach each audience differently yet organize the results and responses together, with the option for comparison and having the report issued separately or together is a great deal better than to have to do the manual work yourself (not to mention it is not going to be as insightful nor precise).
Milko Aritonoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

There are several components to Service Cloud which I will address: Cases, Knowledge, and Community. Each of these has various pros and cons, although the cons far outweigh the pros. It's become an albatross around our company's neck, and I'm requesting our company decision makers to move to a different platform ASAP.
  • Cases
Cases is the basis of Service Cloud, and once you get accustomed to the workflow and interface, it can be quite useful. You can search for knowledge articles, email responses, or use case comments. Out of the box, Service Cloud is terrible, and it will not do what you want. There is a large amount of configuration you will need to do, from setting up email templates, creating workflows to mimic what other platforms do out-of-the-box, and even then you will encounter issues that impede your ability to communicate effectively with your customer. Out-of-the-box email-2-case did not work because we had an Email Service class installed for something else, which rendered the default email-2-case completely useless. So we need to create a custom email handler for cases. This also meant some of the native functionality was no longer going to work. We would end up having to write a ton of customized code, Lightning components, workflows, etc.
  • Knowledge
Knowledge is rather nice at first, until you start using it and discover the limitations imposed by Salesforce. Articles are limited to 131,000 characters, and that includes the HTML markup hidden to the viewer. This means your articles will end up having to be abbreviated or broken up into smaller pieces. We tried to host these articles externally, but there is no option to embed these inside the Article object. You can embed videos hosted on YouTube, Vimeo or DailyMotion, but that's the extent. Anything else will require a fully customized solution for displaying knowledge articles. It's a very basic knowledge solution. Salesforce offers a really strong knowledge base of their own, but it's almost certainly not running using Articles, because Articles is terrible.
  • Community
Communities is where your customers can go to search knowledge articles, communicate with support, and even create records in your org. It is quite customizable, which is laudable and appreciated. The ability to update and manage the community is relatively easy and can be done without much code. Unfortunately, the issue comes up with Cases. There are components for displaying Cases, but unbelievably, there is no place for discussion of the case with the service agent. This is almost ludicrous. There are Case Comment related lists, but these are handicapped by artificial constraints. Customers can't view the entire case comment, because it is only a related list, and there's no ability to change this without creating your own Lightning component, which means additional development costs.Ultimately, the overall impression of Service Cloud is an extraordinarily half-baked product which is nowhere near enterprise-grade, despite carrying enterprise-level costs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.3
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.4
Expert directory
Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
6.6
Subscription-based notifications
Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.2
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.5
Ticket creation and submission
Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.9
Ticket response
Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.3

Self Help Community

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.5
External knowledge base
Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.6
Internal knowledge base
Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.4

Multi-Channel Help

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.9
Customer portal
Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
6.9
IVR
Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.4
Social integration
Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.6
Email support
Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.7
Help Desk CRM integration
Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.8

Pros

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

  • Social CRM: we appreciate this tool, because we focus on influencers a lot these days. It is important to know the person we are communicating with so we can prioritize who are we going to answer first. Influencers can cause passionate discussion and thanks to Brand Embassy we can quickly respond to them. Therefore we mark influencers in our social CRM. We also appreciate the fact that our online care team knows what the person has been dealing with lately.
  • Analysis: our colleagues sometimes want to know how their product is doing and what people say about it on social media and how much is it discussed. Thanks to Brand Embassy we can generate a simple overview of the amount of questions and comments about specific product according to our tags.
  • Simplicity: we prefer simple, yet effective tools, which Brand Embassy surely is. Our social care team does not have to switch between channels and social networks which increases their effectiveness. We also appreciate that our team can see any discussion about O2 wherever on the web, which is very useful for us as we enter the world of sport games, football and hockey. That causes passionate discussions on sport pages and online media outlets.
Pavla Šedivá | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • Flexibility of data tracked, displayed, reported on, and customized.
  • Single source of truth for support, implementations, sales and management.
  • Ability to integrate through built-in app exchange and easy API.
  • Reporting and emailed reports with direct links to drill down into data.
  • Do virtually whatever you "need" to do.
Jonathan Tanis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

  • In terms of reports that we get from Brand Embassy, it would be great to have information about the number of cases, or conversations that we have with our customers. At the moment, we have just info about number of interactions and the total workload.
  • There are options to tag every conversation, in order to track why our customers contact us. Their tag menu is a bit too small, it would be great if it was larger.
Milica Isailovic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • Since Service Cloud is SO robust it can be a little overwhelming. I'd love to see 'tool tips' added directly into the platform to help guide users. I feel like there are probably a lot of features I am not taking advantage of because I don't know about them yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone 7.7
Based on 5 answers
I still use the platform:- its use is customer friendly- improves and speed up customer care on SM - improves speed and quality of internal processes/communication- monitor/measure all valuable metrics
Michaela Havelková | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Professional edition works best for a small company with lower call volumes and is very useful but as you grow exponetially I think it has limited ability to do all the things we want to - SLA management, defect, release management to name a few. Reports and dashboards being available in real time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Salesforce has evolved the Service Cloud solution from a rather basic tool for case management to a highly customizable, functional tool that scales from small to huge businesses. From working at a desktop to working a laptop in a hotel or even handling customer cases on a mobile device, Salesforce is not only available everywhere, but easy to use everywhere. Add in newer technologies like live video and screen sharing on mobile devices and you've got a great solution for support. The other addition to that which is vitally important is a great Knowledge Base. This helps reps solve issues faster in the future and leads to better customer satisfaction
Jeff Grosse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone 9.1
Based on 3 answers
It is difficult to describe just how awesome the support guys and gals at Brand Embassy are. Ever-present and eager to help, with kind and helpful attitude and you can really feel they are doing this to help you make results
Milko Aritonoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 7.2
Based on 15 answers
I odten have to repeat myself and find it difficult to communicaye with the support team. My issues take several days to get resolution, but they do stay in contact daily which is good. I have to escalate to tier 3 to get a really good answer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

Generally I don't see huge differences between social CRM tools - it's mainly in the details of how well it's implemented and connected to your channels. For example other tools cannot easily process non-standard channels like custom made forums or have a e-mail based ticketing for private follow ups. Brand Embassy shines in this area.
Dušan Šimonovič | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service cloud integrates with its own world-class CRM which enables our agents to work more effectively and efficiently. We already had Salesforce Sales Cloud so it was a really easy transition. It was easy to set up and all our information was already there. The capabilities far surpass the ones of Zendesk and the CRM functionality is worth paying for instead of just a Service platform like ServiceNow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

  • + We can fully monitor every mention of our brand.
  • + We are able to respond faster and more accurately (thanks to customer history)
  • + As more employees can work all at once, we can solve more posts from different sources immediately.
Ondřej Ullmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • We greatly reduced redundant work and streamlined cross-team workflows by using cases as a place to document and distribute tasks.
  • This led to faster delivery times and reduced errors as well as better knowledge retention.
  • We use documentation from past experiences with a client to inform us on how to treat them in future interactions. It also helps us resolve issues with other clients experiencing similar issues thus reducing the chance of making the same errors again.
  • Metrics from case entries tells us our weak points whether they're resource based, training or systems so we can reduce future incidents and deliver a higher quality level of service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone

General

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

Salesforce Service Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
7.5
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.2

Likelihood to Renew

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
7.7
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.6

Usability

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
8.2
Salesforce Service Cloud

Support Rating

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
9.1
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.2

Online Training

Brand Embassy, now part of NICE inContact CXone
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0

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