Pure Chat by Ruby vs. Zendesk Chat

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pure Chat by Ruby
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Pure Chat is a live chat tool with a free version for limited usage or paid versions with unlimited chat, developed by the company of the same name in Scottsdale, Arizona, and acquired late in 2020 by Ruby. Pure Chat is now a Ruby brand.
$10
per month
Zendesk Chat
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Zendesk Chat (formerly Zopim) is a live chat tool developed by the Singaporean company also called Zopim, acquired by Zendesk in April 2014.
$11.20
per month
Pricing
Pure Chat by RubyZendesk Chat
Editions & Modules
Additional Users - Pro
$10
per month
Additional Users - Growth
$15
per month
Growth
$49
per month
Pro
$99
per month
Lite
$0
per user
Basic
$14
per user
Advanced
$25
per user
Premium
$55
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Pure Chat by RubyZendesk Chat
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsThe pricing above is price per user per month. You will get a discount when you opt for annual payment.
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Community Pulse
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Zendesk Chat
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Pure Chat by RubyZendesk Chat
Small Businesses
Gist
Gist
Score 9.6 out of 10
Gist
Gist
Score 9.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Genesys DX (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Genesys DX (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Pure Chat by RubyZendesk Chat
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(2 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pure Chat by RubyZendesk Chat
Likelihood to Recommend
Ruby Receptionists, Inc
Chat is nothing new but the ease of use and functionality is key, that being said Pure Chat nails it across the board. We use the chat across our website and ad pages. Don't see a situation where this effective tool would be less appropriate, consumers want instant information and instant connection, chat provides both without being tied up on the phone
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Zendesk
Zendesk Chat is suited for all the support teams that provide real-time assistance. Like if someone wants to block the debit/credit card, it is a high-priority case that needs real-time assistance. Whereas issues like close my account, and invoice request doesn't need real-time assistance, where Zendesk tickets support will be perfect.
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Pros
Ruby Receptionists, Inc
  • Online chat
  • Multiple websites, multiple users
  • Supervisor feature
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Zendesk
  • Extremely fluid chat interface allows for easy communication.
  • It can be used directly on a website page or as a widget.
  • Allows the end user to translate the chat into their own native language.
  • Notifies you with pending chats via on-screen notifications and sound effects.
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Cons
Ruby Receptionists, Inc
  • Transcripts that could generate in a PDF or Word doc rather than .txt file, option would be nice
  • Chat is straight forward so not much room for improvement, we're happy with the service, functionality, and ease of use.
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Zendesk
  • Linking with a telephone, so the agent is only working on 1 channel at a time
  • More simplified way to create and use templates
  • Link users who may have provided us a new/different email from what we have on file for them
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Likelihood to Renew
Ruby Receptionists, Inc
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
Due to staffing issues, we have temporarily stopped offering chat as an available channel. We're also interested in the best ways to integrate chat with our FAQs and AI to provide quick responses, either during off-hours or prior to speaking with a live agent. I've also found that reporting is rather limited where some of the interesting and useful data made available and visible during the chat cannot be pulled post-chat; it would be great to pull a high-level report so we can analyze this data.
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Support Rating
Ruby Receptionists, Inc
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
Getting assistance and/or troubleshooting anything with Zendesk can be quite frustrating. In my years of experience with Zednesk, I have almost never found the answer to my question without going through multiple articles, ultimately getting frustrated and reaching out to our contact for more assistance. So for a consumer, the support is not as relieving as Zendesk Chat is to our customers in getting the questions answered by us.
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Alternatives Considered
Ruby Receptionists, Inc
Didn't see much pros and cons comparing Pure Chat and Olark. They all do the job. However, Pure Chat is free to use on basic functions.
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Zendesk
I prefer Zendesk Chat (formerly Zopim) over Talkdesk, as it provides customers with written proof of their conversation and customers are able to rate the conversation once it is done. Also, it's easier to find a previous conversation in Zendesk Chat (formerly Zopim) than in Talkdesk.
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Return on Investment
Ruby Receptionists, Inc
  • Instant connection with our clients and prospects
  • Expanded our ability to increase client contact efficiency
  • Allows us to stay up to date with the ever changing demand of consumers
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Zendesk
  • Positive impact - Compared to our old system, this newly updated system provides features and functionality that has increased our agent productivity and provided customer insight like we've never had before. This has resulted in fewer hold times and higher customer satisfaction.
  • Negative impact - Our reporting team still struggles with obtaining the right information from time to time with the chats. This leads to loss of productivity and more resources dedicated to reporting.
  • Positive impact - Due to Zopim's embed, we are able to more successfully place them on the appropriate self-service portals and pages, reaching a larger audience, and being more readily available to answer our client's questions. This has resulted in an increase in our self-service portal usage, driving down the phone and email support channels, which in turn reduces support costs.
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