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Likelihood to Recommend

Pendo.io

Pendo.io is well suited for companies that want detailed usage information. Page and feature tagging is simple, yet offers incredible information on behaviors (funnels, paths, etc). The Product team finds this detail invaluable in supporting data-driven decisions for design and development.Pendo.io is well suited for companies that need usage information to guide implementation and customer communication. Customized dashboards allow different teams to view at-a-glance information that is important to their work. The in-app guides make it simple and easy for users to access resources without having to navigate away from their work.Pendo.io may not be well suited for companies that need to track text/content entered into text boxes within their application, although we have not found that to be a problem.
Jennifer Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualaroo

Qualaroo is great for onsite surveys that need to capture additional information like UTM data and talk/interact with Google Analytics through events. The team at Qualaroo has also been great to work with as they navigated our corporation's security policies. They were also great at working with us to find a package that suited our needs within our budget
Meredith Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Survey Format & Appearance

Pendo.io
Qualaroo
7.8
Survey templates
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
8.2
Themes
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
7.7
Custom logo/branding
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
7.4

Survey Content

Pendo.io
Qualaroo
8.0
Changes to live survey
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
8.7
Question design help
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
8.2
Multiple question types
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
7.1

Survey Logic

Pendo.io
Qualaroo
5.6
Survey logic flexibility
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
5.6

Survey Reporting & Analytics

Pendo.io
Qualaroo
7.4
Response tracking
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
8.8
Data export
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
8.8
Standard reports
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
8.8
Custom reports
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
5.7
Analytics
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
5.0

Survey Administration & Security

Pendo.io
Qualaroo
8.3
Access controls
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
8.1
Compliance
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
8.5

Survey Distribution

Pendo.io
Qualaroo
6.1
Vendor-offered crowdsourcing
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
5.4
Respondent restrictions
Pendo.io
Qualaroo
6.8

Pros

Pendo.io

  • High-quality analytics.
  • Pointed delivery that meets the user's needs of information, without destroying the Customer Experience.
  • Dedication to customer success. Anytime I have gone to the Pendo.io team for clarity beyond what shows in their app and docs, they are quick and informative, while updating what they have publicly available.
  • Usability-driven - Pendo.io realizes not everyone uses the same platforms, and makes the best possible availability of integrations and ability to custom-code an integration through their robust API.
Jeremy Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualaroo

  • Rapid roll-out of micro-surveys targeted to specific types of visitors (Qualaroo controls) and/or pages (via regular expressions) without having to use developer resources
  • Easy to brand (add a logo and change colors) to generally match or at least complement the look & feel of our site
  • With the exception of some hiccups we experienced early on with changes Qualaroo was making to the way regular expressions work for targeting "nudges" (micro-surveys), the platform has been very stable and reliable
  • Response notification and aggregate reporting (both online and via downloadable CSV files) are simple and intuitive
  • Easy to "clone" an existing nudge to rapidly modify and launch as a new micro-survey
  • We're able to pass session information directly into a Qualaroo submission from our site so that we can identify respondents without asking for an email address or other unique identifier (so long as they're logged in as returning/repeat site users).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Pendo.io

  • I would love it if Pendo.io would add a dedicated space where you can work on segments. Having to access them through drop-downs in random places throughout the app isn't the best.
  • I'd love for them to expand their integrations with other programs that support product managers.
Emily Hardin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualaroo

  • Reporting could be a bit more comprehensive.
  • The new word cloud report could also have expressions and not just single words.
Nuno Luz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have had an excellent experience with Pendo. When we've had questions or concerns, Pendo is very quick to respond and communicate with us. We have experienced top-notch customer support and customer engagement. We have actually modeled some of our implementation and product processes after Pendo's examples.
Jennifer Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualaroo

Qualaroo 8.1
Based on 3 answers
For a small business, Qualaroo is expensive. Without being able to accurately compute response rates, it is hard to justify the cost.
Vanessa Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Overall, Pendo provides a smooth interface, especially with the most recent update, and I couldn't imagine using or learning any other platform so product focused. From the moment I log into Pendo, I know where I'm going and what I'm looking for and I'm able to find that, through the interface, in as little time as possible. This helps keep me focused on doing other tasks at work so I'm not overburdened with hunting things down in the system
Aaron Beaty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualaroo

Qualaroo 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Qualaroo's feature set is narrow, keeping the admin interface relatively simple to navigate. Qualaroo recently improved the way users can write and test regular expressions, improving the usability of that feature significantly (this was likely motivated by a high volume of support inquiries to Qualaroo on this feature). The one area where Qualaroo could significantly improve usability is on the ability to design nudges with multiple questions. Adding a drag-and-drop feature to organize questions (even if this doesn't actually affect the branch logic that sequences the questions themselves) would be a big improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Pendo.io

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qualaroo

Qualaroo 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never experienced an outage where Qualaroo was unavailable. I don't think I've even gotten notices for scheduled down/maintenance time. The platform is always available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Pendo.io

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qualaroo

Qualaroo 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Our developers complain that Qualaroo is just one of several similar site add-ons that slow down our site performance. I'm skeptical that Qualaroo has any measurable impact on our page load times, but don't have any hard evidence either way. The Qualaroo admin interface and reporting mechanisms are all quick and reliable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 4.1
Based on 3 answers
My initial review of Pendo was glowing - as was my experience at the time. Since then Support, which was once a huge Pendo plus, has become a disaster. They've moved away from dedicated CSMs - at least for a segment of accounts - and to a centralized support model.. however, it can take a week for me to get an initial response to a ticket. I've had to escalate darn near every one in recent months, and most never get satisfactorily resolved. Feels like major scaling issues going on at Pendo, and a whole lot of untrained people. And yes, this will make me reconsider renewing at the end of the year.
Tamara Schebel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualaroo

Qualaroo 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Qualaroo is quite responsive, but the representative my team spoke to seemed to have difficulty understanding the technical aspects of the product. They were unable to provide a clear answer about how to compute the response rate. However, they did extend our free trial as well as allow us to see beyond the first 50 responses (you are limited on the free plan).
Vanessa Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Pendo.io

No answers on this topic

Qualaroo

Not available for the Pro edition.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The training schedule was well thought out and tailored to meet our needs. Chantelle stayed with us through the whole implementation and made sure that we were good to go.
Emily Hardin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualaroo

No score
No answers yet
Qualaroo doesn't offer full-blown online training, at least not that I've used or needed. The online help documentation is adequate and Qualaroo-sponsored webinars are informative.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Qualaroo

Qualaroo 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The implementation was quick and easy. We sent the details to our development team and it was done in a flash!
Vanessa Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Pendo.io

Pendo is much simpler than the competition:
  1. WalkMe seems to be very robust for guided walkthroughs, but the UI for both authors and visitors is clunky by comparison to Pendo.
  2. Google Analytics tracks anything and everything... but only if someone else has set it up properly. It's very difficult for someone without direct access to the code to start tracking anything, or to make sense of it once they do. Pendo is lightyears ahead in this regard.
Also Pendo has the very cool capability of allowing you to look backwards in time, and see analytics for the past--even if you hadn't yet set up the specific tags you want to track for that period in the past. (I believe you DO have to have Pendo already installed for that period, but you don't have to have specified everything in advance; you can do that later.)
Ted Boren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualaroo

I've used other survey tools in the past, like SurveyMonkey, but the closest tool that I've used in the same way is the poll functionality in Hotjar. I find that both are good tools to survey visitors, but Qualaroo provides further advanced features and ease of analysis than relying on Hotjar alone for surveying.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Pendo.io

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qualaroo

Qualaroo 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Qualaroo's simplicity has its down sides when it comes to scaling. Managing multiple nudges across multiple domains, at least in the Pro edition, is challenging. The active nudges all appear as a single list on the admin home page, automatically grouped by domains. Archived nudges are on a separate tab. It would be helpful to have a folder system to organize nudges.Also, once you have multiple active nudges that are targeted to different sections of your site using regular expressions, it's difficult to keep track of what is appearing where. It's also difficult, if not impossible, to figure out where you may have competing nudges.And there's no ability to assign reporting or configuration access to other members of your team. The Pro edition has a single login, which must be shared if you have multiple staff who want to use Qualaroo.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Pendo.io

  • 95% reduction in required dev resources, freeing them up for more product development
  • Roughly a 400% increase in effective customer messaging from 2017 (31 guides) to 2018 (currently, 141 guides), spurring all kinds of engagement from more feature usage & discovery to education & in-app training.
  • 100% of all new features and feature updates are now substantiated by quantitative and qualitative data, in-part sourced from Pendo.
Jonathan Slavuter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualaroo

  • Qualaroo has helped us to uncover, diagnose, and treat pain points on our site to improve our visitor's experience
  • From the improved experience, we're hoping to see an uptick in purchases and advocacy
Meredith Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Pendo.io

General

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

Qualaroo

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Pendo.io
8.4
Qualaroo
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Pendo.io
9.1
Qualaroo
8.1

Usability

Pendo.io
8.2
Qualaroo
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Pendo.io
Qualaroo
10.0

Performance

Pendo.io
Qualaroo
8.0

Support Rating

Pendo.io
4.1
Qualaroo
7.0

Online Training

Pendo.io
9.1
Qualaroo

Implementation Rating

Pendo.io
9.0
Qualaroo
9.0

Scalability

Pendo.io
Qualaroo
5.0

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