Provide Support Live Chat vs. Vision Helpdesk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Provide Support Live Chat
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Provide Support has been a live chat and website monitoring software provider since 2003. The vendor says more than 30000 customers use their live help software globally. The vendor also says they are serving businesses and organizations from a variety of industries such as E-Commerce, Travel, Tourism & Hospitality, Auto Sales, Car Rental, Consulting, Insurance, Financial, Government, Real Estate, Web Design and Development, Web Hosting, Education, and Pharmacy.
$24
per month
Vision Helpdesk
Score 9.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Vision Helpdesk, which started in 2005 as a simple help desk software has evolved into three customer service and IT support management tools. Help Desk Software - A multi-channel help desk software that allows users to manage customer communication across various channels like email, web portals, chat, phone, and API. Satellite Help Desk Software - A multi-company/brand/product help desk software that allows users to manage support for multiple companies in place.…
$8
per month
Pricing
Provide Support Live ChatVision Helpdesk
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Starter Help Desk
$8
per month per seat
Starter Help Desk
$12
per month per seat
Pro Help Desk
$16
per month per seat
Satellite Help Desk
$20
per month per seat
Pro Help Desk
$20
per month per seat
Satellite Help Desk
$24
per month per seat
Pro Service Desk
$24
per month per seat
Pro Service Desk
$32
per month per seat
Ent Service Desk
$32
per month per seat
Ent Service Desk
$48
per month per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Provide Support Live ChatVision Helpdesk
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsProvide Support Live Chat is offered as a SaaS. The price depends on the number of required operator profiles and chosen billing period. The more profiles and the longer billing period, the less price per 1 operator profile per month. Small Business package (1 operator) - $13/month if billed annually or $24 if billed monthly. Corporate Plan (3 operators) - $25.80/month if billed annually or $53 if billed monthly. Enterprise Plan (10 operators) - $59.40/month if billed annually or $108 if billed monthly.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Provide Support Live ChatVision Helpdesk
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Provide Support Live ChatVision Helpdesk
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Provide Support Live Chat
-
Ratings
Vision Helpdesk
6.8
3 Ratings
15% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Provide Support Live Chat
-
Ratings
Vision Helpdesk
5.0
2 Ratings
43% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Provide Support Live Chat
-
Ratings
Vision Helpdesk
7.0
3 Ratings
9% below category average
Customer portal00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Provide Support Live ChatVision Helpdesk
Likelihood to Recommend
9.7
(3 ratings)
5.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(3 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Provide Support Live ChatVision Helpdesk
Likelihood to Recommend
Provide Support Live Chat
Provide Support Live Chat is a very user friendly tool. It allows my Customer Service Team to perform their daily duties and easily access live chats when needed. It's really great because we can ask for contact information so we can research questions if needed and then reply back in a timely manner. Our customers and potential customers can always have access to a live person.
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Vision Helpdesk
I think that there is probably nothing that Vision Helpdesk can't do given enough work to customize it. The problem is that you almost have to have someone dedicated to knowing everything there is to know about the system and then have them be the administrator of all the customizations and feature additions you want. It's great that it can do so much, but it's not great that it's so complicated and has very little out-of-the-box configurations.
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Pros
Provide Support Live Chat
  • Incoming chat notifications
  • Easy to add additional operators to the room
  • Easy to see information of the person you are chatting with
  • Chat transcripts are automatically emailed
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Vision Helpdesk
  • The best thing for us - the timer. It's really cool. We can start the timer and end it when support finishes. It's very important for working with other companies we give support for.
  • Good-looking, with good visualisation and usability dashboard.
  • Ticket transfer between support users, comments, ticket printing.
  • The best price and functionality, comparing to other help desks.
  • Support. Best support I have seen on internet. Helped with setup, and helped with few minor questions.
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Cons
Provide Support Live Chat
  • Does not allow us to flag a particular 'consumer' as a scammer.
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Vision Helpdesk
  • Chat feature.
  • Remote desktop.
  • Get more integration with other software and Mobile apps.
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Likelihood to Renew
Provide Support Live Chat
No answers on this topic
Vision Helpdesk
For us it's really best solution.
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Usability
Provide Support Live Chat
No answers on this topic
Vision Helpdesk
Really simple, good-looking interface, many features and customizations
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Support Rating
Provide Support Live Chat
They are there when I need them.
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Vision Helpdesk
Support from Vision Helpdesk was rather lackluster. We uncovered a bug pretty early on in our use of the system and it took them about a month to fix it. Our internal admin of the system had to keep pestering them to get it fixed. It wasn't critical to our business but was something we needed fixed and it just seemed like they didn't care that much about fixing it.
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Alternatives Considered
Provide Support Live Chat
We elected to continue with Provide Support Live Chat because it was more economical compared to Salesforce's option. While Salesforce contained more integration options, we did not see the need to dramatically increase our costs just to have direct integration with Salesforce records and accounts. We haven't evaluated other options since we are happy with Provide Support Live Chat.
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Vision Helpdesk
Vision Helpdesk was more open for an NGO while the other companies were more attended on the "big-money", which we don't have as an NGO. Second point is that Vision Helpdesk is very easy and simple to use. Not too much installation, programming etc.
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Return on Investment
Provide Support Live Chat
  • I was not a part of the business decision to start using Provide Support Live Chat. I have been with the company for 6 years and I can say it is well worth it.
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Vision Helpdesk
  • Most cost-effective help desk software I have researched from Kayako to SAAS [products] like Zendesk.
  • We got more features and easy customization done with Vision Helpdesk which where not possible for Zendesk and Kayako was too costly.
  • Ticket tracking has been easier and faster with Vision Helpdesk; for our web hosting business we prefer a download version which is not possible with SAAS help desk providers ( Zendesk or Freshdesk).
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ScreenShots

Provide Support Live Chat Screenshots

Screenshot of Native chat agent appsScreenshot of Customizable chat windowScreenshot of Provide Support chat on a websiteScreenshot of Wide set of chat window localizationsScreenshot of Chat statistics app

Vision Helpdesk Screenshots

Screenshot of Vision Helpdesk's - Satellite/ Multi Company Help DeskScreenshot of Vision Helpdesk's - ITSM Service Desk SoftwareScreenshot of Vision Helpdesk's - Live Chat SoftwareScreenshot of Vision Helpdesk's - Help Desk Software