Pendo.io vs. UserZoom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pendo.io
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Pendo.io is a product engagement platform with features for in-app analytics, surveys and feedback, and guidance.N/A
UserZoom
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
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Pricing
Pendo.ioUserZoom
Editions & Modules
*Free
Free
Base
Contact sales team
Core
Contact sales team
Pulse
Contact sales team
Ultimate
Contact sales team
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Pendo.ioUserZoom
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Pendo.ioUserZoom
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Whatfix
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Enterprises
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Pendo.ioUserZoom
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(91 ratings)
8.6
(14 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(4 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pendo.ioUserZoom
Likelihood to Recommend
Pendo.io
Pendo is very well suited for startups and mid size product companies who are looking for -
  • Help in user experience building
  • Measuring the impact of a feature on the requirement phase itself
  • Advanced analytics to get a sense of how the product is working
  • Insights about necessary changes that are required to make the product better
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UserTesting
UserZoom is well suited for usability testing, I found specifically around test websites and marketing materials. I was able to invite others to participate and watch as well as screen share so that it was an interactive session. Other tools I have used have been a little better with the video output and transcripts of each session so that we could capture notes quickly, but overall it was a good tool to use to test.
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Pros
Pendo.io
  • Track usage across our platform (new and existing features) - where each customer clicks, how long they stay at certain areas within the software, etc.
  • To promote new features.
  • To train customers on how to use new features.
  • To survey our customers within the software.
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UserTesting
  • Quantitative testing can be done on the cheap compared to other quant tools or vendors... once you buy the license, you only pay for additional recruiting and you are managing the project, so there isn't the high cost of having other vendors doing the project management or running a survey etc.
  • Farily robust means of tracking and recording data. I also relied heavily on the excel spreadsheet of all the raw data, which you can have UZ customize for you to get what you need.
  • Great support system from the UserZoom team - they have researchers who can help with coding and also provide research support for a very good price.
  • Also they have tree testing, card sorting, survey capabilities (in addition to usability testing)... and mobile testing. and they seem to be continously be developing the tool to support additional methods.
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Cons
Pendo.io
  • I find the reporting and analytics to be a little light. They could improve custom reporting capabilities.
  • Would like to see the capabilities of the Pendo tagging tool built into the platform. (don't launch a separate product). I find the tagging tool does a much better job at selecting the components to be tagged than the platform does.
  • Sometimes takes a while to refresh counts when adding a new tag.
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UserTesting
  • Compared with some other tools, because their video conferencing platform is web-based (vs. using Zoom, which has a desktop app), I find the connection buffers a lot and it's kind of annoying
  • Their screening tool on the UserZoom side (not Go) is clunky. Just let me select May, Must, or Should not for criteria rather than the weird interface design they have now.
  • Logic panel is a little confusing, sometimes I do a double-take, sometimes it's wonky and resets itself. It's just not as easy to use as it could be.
  • They haven't integrated UserZoom and UserZoom Go (formerly Validately)
  • It's expensive!
  • We signed up for a high sample size license with unlimited tests, but we're finding their panel doesn't fill as fast as their biggest competitor, UserTesting. We've struggled to fill n=100 sample tests with fairly general criteria.
  • A lot of their licenses only allow limited concurrent studies, whereas UserTesting had unlimited tests that you could launch at a time. It's slowed us down.
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Likelihood to Renew
Pendo.io
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.
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UserTesting
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
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Usability
Pendo.io
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
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UserTesting
Overall, it was fairly easy to use. Especially if you are familiar with this type of product. We were able to use it for testing pretty much right after we got it (same day) and didn't have many issues figuring out how to invite, test, and share which was great.
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Support Rating
Pendo.io
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.
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UserTesting
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.
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Online Training
Pendo.io
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.
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UserTesting
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Pendo.io
Use Segment to install and cut developers out of the work cycle!
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UserTesting
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Pendo.io
WalkMe is an industry leader, but they charge an arm and a leg. Working with them you get a lot of support and CSM time, but is it really worth that price tag? Pendo.io was an easy choice for that simple reason.
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UserTesting
Client selected it due to how they used it, pricing, and what it could do for them. It's about the same as these other tools but UsabilityHub let's you run multiple types of task in one test, and UserTesting still has a bigger panel I think
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Return on Investment
Pendo.io
  • We have had an ROI in reduced support contacts.
  • We have had increased NPS scores due to our ability to target messaging for the right reasons to the right audience members rather than blanket distribution of information.
  • Delayed deployment in certain environments (being worked through) has led to a delay in one business area, but it is not public facing yet so we aren't heavily impacted by that yet.
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UserTesting
  • Time-efficient: quick to gather insights
  • Making informed decisions: repeat testing before launching the app/website to reduce errors in the future
  • Guarantee customers' satisfaction: ensure the errors are reduced to the minimum so that the purchase process is smooth and there will be no need to reach out to our customer support team
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