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Likelihood to Recommend

Optimal Workshop

Optimal Workshop is great for UX testing for those with a budget to do so. This may be a little on the expensive side for smaller businesses, but definitely not anything crazy expensive. The insights that you get out of these tests are invaluable and can be the difference between launching a site and succeeding/failing.
Meredith Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

UserTesting is an excellent tool for exploring customer sentiment for a variety of business challenges. From needs finding and design validation, to messaging tests and intercept surveys, their platform enables us to quickly and efficiently gauge the impact of our choices. And, most importantly, UserTesting can help save companies from themselves. When we first deployed UserTesting, a very senior executive sent an email regarding the visibility/obviousness of a core app feature. Normally, this would have led to weeks of meetings, emails, and production tests. Instead, a single test produced a chorus of customers stating they had no trouble finding the feature. Fire drill canceled.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Optimal Workshop

  • Usually, data collection is quick.
  • It's cheaper than other tools, but the quality of participants and data is questionable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

  • UserTesting enables collection of qualitative data on what user experience design drives higher engagement and conversions and which site layout does poorly on engaging the customers of an e-commerce website or visitors to a website
  • UserTesting allows follow-up with participants who were part of a UX design test in-case their video recording of the testing session didn't articulate the test findings clearly due to technical issues.
  • UserTesting helps determine content strategy around new products by testing users who may have used those products already when they were customers of another similar business. So, we can implement engaging content which results in high sales.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Optimal Workshop

  • UI - It is a very basic tool, and emphasis is on functionality rather than design. They do allow some areas (like color and a logo) to be customized.
  • Integrations - It would be handy to have this data tie into other systems. However, it is pretty unique, so most systems would not have a way to organize this data our of the box
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

  • While the users are diverse, they are, after all, basically professional testers. This gives them a seed of information and a wide range of experience in dealing with different experiences, probably more than the average web user. The challenge here is that they may be "average web users" but are "expert user testers" and provide feedback that is deeper that you would expect from a general user. While this SEEMS good, it can lose focus on the areas that we're looking to target specifically.
  • For the users, UserTesting does require installing software. They mention using your own users via their platform, but it essentially goes through another tool and becomes a moderated test. While this is ok, it's something that we do ourselves anyway and don't really have use of their platform for.
  • There's no way to manage your team's permissions. Everyone gets added as an administrator. That doesn't have major impacts within our organization at current scale, but being able to limit permissions would be nice so we could better track and control who has access to doing user tests.
Jim Hostetler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Optimal Workshop

No score
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UserTesting

UserTesting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We're currently using UserTesting on a pay-as-you-go format where we purchase credits when we get low and use them fluidly to run tests. This format works great for us since our testing cadence waxes and wanes through the phases of any given project. With this low barrier to us using the service, where we can use it as much or as little as we like, it's a no brainer that we would keep buying credits as they come up.
Jim Hostetler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Optimal Workshop

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UserTesting

UserTesting 8.9
Based on 7 answers
The overall usability is good for UserTesting. We have been able to get surveys up and running with minimal training and contacting customer support. The dashboard is a bit dated for our taste, but still useful. The website is intuitive to use and easy to understand. The feedback we receive is delivered in a manner that helps us greatly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Optimal Workshop

Optimal Workshop 4.5
Based on 2 answers
No support for customers. It takes them days to get back to you. They never follow-up. They blame customers for their lack of documentation, and don't make things right when customers have a poor experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

UserTesting 8.2
Based on 18 answers
The pros:
  • UserTesting is a great tool, and overall their customer service has been great.
  • Their CS agents are quick to respond on chat and provide helpful answers.
  • Their help docs are actually helpful.
  • They have a booming community of other user researchers who are willing to help each other in their community forum.
The cons:
  • UserTesting didn't turn on a feature that I paid for, for about 6 months and didn't reimburse me for the months that it wasn't turned on. This was frustrating
Suzanne Scharlock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Optimal Workshop

Optimal Workshop was the best tool that provided just what we needed and not anything more. The price point was also perfect for us as it provided room to try it out and then jump into a bigger package
Meredith Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

The maturity of the product is unrivaled, the team running the show is nothing short of amazing, and their product timeline and future plans directly reflect their customer's needs. You'll be hard pressed to find a company more customer-centric than UT, and it really goes to show you that they practice what they preach.
Kane Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Optimal Workshop

  • Optimal Workshop has had a positive impact on investigating information architecture on several websites.
  • Optimal Workshop has helped investigated the labeling on several websites.
  • Optimal Workshop has also support in the investigation of UX in navigations.
Sarah O'Donnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

  • We have been able to increase our ad viewability rate because we were able to reduce the amount of elements on the page, which caused fast scrolling past our ads.
  • We can be more decisive about new features knowing what our users will love and not love.
  • We can create a best in class user experience to help us reach our company mission.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Optimal Workshop

General

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

UserTesting

General

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

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