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Score 8.5 out of 100

UserTesting

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Pendo.io is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • UserTesting is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating
  • Pendo.io and UserTesting are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Pendo.io

91%
75 Ratings
9.1

UserTesting

91%
101 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Pendo.io

91%
2 Ratings
9.1

UserTesting

91%
4 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Pendo.io

100%
4 Ratings
8.7

UserTesting

87%
89 Ratings

Support Rating

9.2

Pendo.io

92%
7 Ratings
8.2

UserTesting

82%
96 Ratings

Online Training

9.1

Pendo.io

91%
1 Rating

UserTesting

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Pendo.io

90%
2 Ratings
9.1

UserTesting

91%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Pendo.io

[Pendo.io] is great to get insights on where and how users use your site. [Pendo.io] is great because it's easy to use and is always tracking everything, even if you haven't tagged something specifically. If you are trying to do step by step guides for training on how to use a site, I have used more robust tools for that. It also doesn't record user sessions like others, if you're wanting to actually watch a recording of someone using your site.
Myles Pickett | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

Well-suited scenarios for using UserTesting include running comparative user tests between two designs, products experiences, running surveys, asking users to perform a specific task, and then observing how they do it to draw out insights on how to make it simpler and easy. Probably UserTesting is not best suited for doing moderated users test, and running user tests with your own users also one needs to check how many user testers are available in their desired cohort which they want to target.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Pendo.io

  • Pendo.io is very user-friendly, designed for users (like me) without a technology background, to easily set up and navigate the tool.
  • In-app guides and walk thru's are very easy to set up and customize.
  • Customized Dashboards are excellent for our different teams, they can focus on exactly what they need, and adjust their dashboard widgets easily as needed.
  • NPS tool basically runs itself.
  • Pendo.io staff is always helpful and available to answer questions. They are always willing listeners when we have suggestions or a unique problem to solve.
  • Pendo.io Slack channel is very helpful! lots of sharing of best practices between all kinds of Pendo.io users.
Jennifer Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

  • Creating interview clips is simple. The video cutting software is easy to use and lightyears ahead of competitors like UserZoom.
  • The pool of participants is large in the US (likely the highest amongst competitors). This makes recruiting for my studies really quick and allows me to go for some segmentation and detail in who I target in my sample.
  • Chat support is responsive and helpful. It's nice to get connected to a customer care agent quickly and they almost always serve you with a solution to the issue.
  • The feature set of User Testing is constantly growing and getting more refined. I appreciate the ability to card sort or launch other types of methods.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Pendo.io

  • As they are continuing to grow, and working to get users to the new Visual Design Studio, I think the biggest overhaul is to Guides specific to the What's New portion, and making this available sooner than later in the new Visual Design Studio will make transitioning easy, and make it stickier in orgs.
  • Improved workflow in the designers, whether Classic Designer or Visual Design Studio, I don't always want to edit the default components of the item I am creating, but I have to click Apply to escape it.
  • A little more clarity around use cases - when I took on my role currently, I was tasked with taking over Pendo.io management. Having used it in my previous role was helpful, but I still had plenty of questions from a backend administration and implementation stance, but I was more directed to hobble along. I've made great strides, and the Pendo.io Slack channels and user community are quite helpful.
Jeremy Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

  • The organization of the work spaces/dashboards could use some work.
  • I don't feel as supported as I used to from a customer success perspective. I used to have dedicated, go-to professionals to reach out to about my account who knew my project context, account history, etc. Recently we've been pushed into general support pools, and it doesn't feel like my account gets any personalized attention anymore.
  • I would like to see a more refined experience for collaborators - the test plans I share with them are plain text/hard to read.
  • Would be nice to be able to conduct focus groups using this tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Pendo.io

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Pendo.io Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree
TeamContact sales team
ProContact sales team
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

UserTesting

General

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

Starting Price

UserTesting Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

UserTesting

UserTesting 9.1
Based on 4 answers
UserTesting has drastically changed the way we research. We are now conducting research at a scale and pace that would be impossible to replicate using our traditional recruitment methods. Additionally, the ease of sharing information and findings out of UserTesting has made our research more dynamic and engaging to stakeholders. We can't imagine a situation in which we step backwards now that we have demonstrated the expansion capability UserTesting provides to an in-house UX research practice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 10.0
Based on 4 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

UserTesting

UserTesting 8.7
Based on 89 answers
It was a little confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature. In fact, the more tests you run, the more confident you get with the system, creating a virtuous cycle in which your testing gets better while your efficiency improves. I had no problems training my staff and colleagues on how to use the tool. Even non-designers were able to use it with ease eventually.
Anthony Rezendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.2
Based on 7 answers
They've been great anytime that we have needed help with something. They also have some really great help articles. We're able to figure most things out through their articles, but when we've had to call in they've been very helpful and we haven't had any problems. I'd highly recommend working with them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

UserTesting 8.2
Based on 96 answers
Support is pretty responsive via a chat or email. The knowledge base on the website is pretty straightforward. I didn't really have a big challenge when using the platform initially. There is no learning curve per se, you choose what user testing you want, select your audience, choose the payment and off you go
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

UserTesting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Use Segment to install and cut developers out of the work cycle!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

UserTesting 9.1
Based on 2 answers
From a technical perspective, the implementation was extremely smooth. Most of the change management / implementation hurdles were clearing use of the tool through our various security, legal, and information privacy teams. Once these concerns were addressed (UserTesting.com was very helpful in providing all the needed documentation), the implementation process was very simple and we were able to get going right away.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Pendo.io

Pendo.io far and away blows Totango out of the water. While Totango offers in depth usage tracking, it is far behind the experience Pendo provides. Pendo.io is more flexible in what it can track (customizable), offers a far better end user UI/experience, and provides additional features that Totango does not offer (Guides, NPS tracking, etc.). Even Pendo's customer service is better than Totango's. The only place where Totango might have an edge on Pendo.io is in their reporting structure/functionality, which I outlined earlier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

Previously used UserZoom. They did the job to a certain extent but after not being completely satisfied and shopping around we re-trialed UserTesting and [were] pleasantly surprised. Much better than when we had previously trialed UserTesting 12 months previously. Much nicer user interface, more flexibility in terms of functionality and features, and much quicker response times for tests being completed.
Alex Jones | 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

UserTesting

  • Increased speed and volume of research. We get to do three times more studies than before.
  • Reduces to almost zero the time that researchers dedicate to recruitment for most B2C studies, allowing them to focus on more important tasks.
  • Improved performance of our products - feedback is getting better and better over time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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