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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle Service Cloud is well suited for a business to consumer contact center. It can handle large volumes and millions of transactions. I have seen contact centers with 2000 agents but it can also work well for a small contact center with 10 to 50 agents. With integration with a VOIP phone system - additional automation can be incorporated in to the system. There are multiple ways to automate agent tasks to make handling an incoming incident as efficient as possible.
Carl Elliott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

This is a great tool to use to manage social media accounts especially if you have several different pages you manage like we do. It is very user friendly, and easy to train new agents on. I have no complaints. We love this tool! Thank you again Sparkcentral! You rock
Melinda Cox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.7
Sparkcentral
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.4
Sparkcentral
Expert directory
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.2
Sparkcentral
Subscription-based notifications
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
6.9
Sparkcentral
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.0
Sparkcentral
Ticket creation and submission
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.4
Sparkcentral
Ticket response
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.4
Sparkcentral

Self Help Community

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.7
Sparkcentral
External knowledge base
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.7
Sparkcentral
Internal knowledge base
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.7
Sparkcentral

Multi-Channel Help

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.9
Sparkcentral
Customer portal
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.5
Sparkcentral
IVR
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.7
Sparkcentral
Social integration
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
6.9
Sparkcentral
Email support
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.4
Sparkcentral
Help Desk CRM integration
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.1
Sparkcentral

Pros

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

  • The ease of customization for our environment is very helpful.
  • The layout for our basic users is easy to understand and the flow is logical.
  • The ability to query previous incidences is simple and easy to export in order to provide information to other departments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

  • The biggest advantage of the Sparkcentral platform is its "inbox zero" philosophy. With this, our customer support requests are queued within the app, and agents need to work down the queue to keep it empty.
  • The app is designed from the ground up for customer care - instead of taking a generic social platform, and sprinkling in some customer care tools. Everything about Sparkcental is designed for helping our customers.
  • Sparkcentral allows us to do much better CRM. We can make customer notes, see recent interactions, determine who helped the customer (and when).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

  • Getting better - Improved integration to Oracle Sales Cloud - but Oracle is now addressing this with Oracle Engagement Cloud as a combo of Sales & Service Cloud.
  • Bad - Perception problems in terms of robust functionality vis-à-vis the same service product from Salesforce...
  • Problem - Oracle has difficulty getting current customers to renew their Service Cloud subscriptions. Pricing vis-à-vis SFDC may be the issue.
Frank Watts - CPIM, CIRM, MBA Operations Mgt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

  • In the beginning our team had the option to see what another user was typing as they responded to a post. With the latest update, this was taken away. That feature was key for us to shadow agents remotely who are still in training to provide real time feedback.
  • Our company has a number of different brands that we manage. Having a truly unified queue would be a great addition for us!
  • The bulk resolve should allow the option to select on the posts that you wish to resolve instead of selecting a time frame for bulk resolve. Often we find that marketing posts generate more volume in the evening. However, there are sometimes posts where the customer needs assistance during that time. So, if we were to bulk resolve for a certain number of evening hours we would potentially miss a customer's concern through that option as it is currently. But, if the option was to go through and select on all marketing posts and then bulk resolve you would ensure that you are not missing a post where a customer needs assistance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 9.9
Based on 9 answers
Although RightNow is extremely flexible, the flexibility comes with a price. It is often not intuitive which settings you need to change (and under which menus these setting are buried) to enable the system to do what you want. Also, sometimes the system can do things you need, but you don't initially realize it. When RightNow sells a system to a new customer, I think it should come with X hours of consulting time with a RightNow expert. The customer should be able to consult with this expert over the next year to get advice concerning how to configure the system to achieve desired needs. Often RightNow Support would just answer "no" when I asked if I could do something, but then I would find another way to achieve my goals after talking with other companies using RightNow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

Sparkcentral 8.7
Based on 4 answers
Sparkcentral has never given us a good reason to consider any other option. Aside from all the positive points I mentioned in previous areas of this review, something else that has really impressed us is their customer service (makes sense, they're a customer service company after all!). Any time we have a question or concern, we send them an email and we get a response almost instantly.
Andrew (Drew) Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
The learning curve is fairly steep; but for something that has this much capability, it's nearly impossible to make it "easy". The layout and organization are at least reasonably intuitive. The hardest part-- the "weakest link"-- is the portal development (where you can build help centers and other end-user pages.) The capabilities there are significant, but the learning curve for that part is especially steep and it takes a fair amount of expertise to be able to update it.
Mig Ponce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 7.9
Based on 12 answers
Technicians seem to be assessed based solely on how quickly they close the issues. I've had to reopen requests multiple times because they didn't actually solve my problem. Also, when the issue has even a moderate amount of complexity, the technicians often instruct me to "open another SR" to handle the other issue. I'm the customer, I shouldn't have to follow their processes, they should handle that for me. But even when I create the new SR, it seems like their right hand isn't talking to their left - they aren't reading back to the previous issue for context. So I get bounced around a lot, and I have to tell them how to do their job
Kristine Tannert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

Sparkcentral 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Sparkcentral is very concerned about its customer satifsfaction, and will go to great lengths to get issue fixed rapidly
Kim Daenen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 9.0
Based on 8 answers
Work with a RightNow expert during the implementation. Explain features that would you like to have. Often, somebody who really knows the system can show you what you need to do to achieve the desired results. Where a RightNow support engineer or a consultant might say "the system can't do that," a RightNow application engineer will listen to what you need, and often come up with an alternate path to achieve it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

We haven't looked at any other products because the bring your own licenses to other cloud services is cost prohibitive. However we are positioning ourselves where we could use Azure for our Windows servers, AWS for our Linux, and Oracle for our DB services. We have been looking at Equinix as an intermediary solution between the cloud services.
Ray Hirte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

Sparkcentral does what it has offered to do, where other software made empty promises, Sparkcentral delivers. They also inform us, anytime they are undergoing maintenance or when Twitter or Facebook has an API change, where in previous cases we would have to discover this ourselves.
Tukio Machini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

  • Oracle Service Cloud's ability to tie together the support department in our company to the customer as well as other areas of the company has narrowed the gap between support issues and resolution by placing everything into one easy-to-use and navigate interface.
  • Allowing the customers to create their own email or chat support cases and insert them into the system for action by our support department helps provide quicker service response in some cases.
  • Reports that indicate case status and time in system help to prioritize cases that may require more attention or more immediate resolution is a very beneficial function that we utilize regularly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkcentral

  • Positive: Clients really like the reporting features.
  • Positive: Being able to search users for our clients who may have reported a complaint [somewhere] other than on social media. Also being able to see if they've reached out to us but deleted a comment is helpful.
Renn Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

General

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

Sparkcentral

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.8
Sparkcentral
9.9

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.9
Sparkcentral
8.7

Usability

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.0
Sparkcentral

Reliability and Availability

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
10.0
Sparkcentral

Performance

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.0
Sparkcentral

Support Rating

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.9
Sparkcentral
9.0

In-Person Training

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.0
Sparkcentral

Implementation Rating

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.0
Sparkcentral

Scalability

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
10.0
Sparkcentral

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