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Score 7.3 out of 100
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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

UserZoom

It is expensive. It is warrented if your organization has a high volume of studies and is mature enough to do more than qualitative usability testing. On the other hand, if you find yourself doing many surveys (large or small), usability tests, etc. there is cost savings due to the recruiting cost being the only thing you pay for... by the way, you will have to figure out how the coordinate the recruiting, but UserZoom is so helpful with this process and I think recently they have made efforts to bring those solutions in house.
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

UserZoom

  • Offers a wide variety of testing types: Click Testing, Card Sorting, and Screen Recording.
  • Post-Test Reporting helps make sense of the pass/failure rate of certain tasks (and participants).
  • It is relatively easy to add and edit tasks for users.
Joshua Melder | 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

UserZoom

  • The more depth and agility that any UX tool offers, the more successful the offering being tested will be in the marketplace. Therefore we suggest never putting a ceiling on UX testing capabilities.
  • In the early days of our using UserZoom, our own UX with the tool was a bit of a challenge, but it's become far more user-friendly since then.
Jackie Bassett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Optimal Workshop

No score
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UserZoom

UserZoom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I'm actually trying to get a license for my current job at my current company (recently moved to a new company). I gave it this rating because I am about to go to our executive to ask that we purchase it! I know that there will be value because we are forecasting a high volume of research next year
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

UserZoom

UserZoom 9.0
Based on 1 answer
From my experience, the UserZoom team has really done a great job answering the limited questions we have given them thus far. I think the platform is popular enough that many of my questions have been answered by their help pages - or other online content with helpful tips and tricks. I think the community has done a nice job of providing end-user tutorials for those who are new to the platform.
Joshua Melder | 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

UserZoom

Loop 11 has no logic, so every user sees every question. This makes the surveys clunky and confuses the panelists, who have to decide whether they need to answer a certain question that doesn't seem appropriate. Additionally, Loop 11 conflicts with certain websites and the data capturing doesn't work. It's also very difficult to find bad results in Loop 11 and remove them from the data set, last I checked you had to click through panelists one by one to see their results and then remove them. Overall reporting is also very limited in Loop 11 in comparison.
Anonymous | 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

UserZoom

  • Validate suspected usability issues by having users validate our hypotheses
  • Provide a starting point to build a usability testing department, part of the UX department
Andres Podesta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Optimal Workshop

General

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

UserZoom

General

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

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