PureCloud: great for phones, not so much for other contact options.
Michael Jacobson | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 09, 2019

PureCloud: great for phones, not so much for other contact options.

Score 4 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Genesys PureCloud

We use PureCloud for both our phones and email inboxes. It has an online chat option, but we do not use it. It allows us to manage incoming calls and emails from our customers, as well as providing a platform for quality review and complete analytics. Because of limitations with emails (mainly, we cannot view/assign emails ourselves), not all of our organization uses the email feature. All phone agents currently use it.
  • PureCloud provides excellent reporting and analytics.
  • The interface for emails and calls is quite friendly from a user standpoint.
  • It has capacities for multiple types of customer contact including phone, email and chat.
  • PureCloud is basically a phone system software that has expanded to include emails and chats. The phone format is fine, but it doesn't work well with the others. For example, emails "ring" like a phone call until an agent actually answers it.
  • PureCloud has a very poor chat interface that we opted not to use because of severe limitations, such as the ability for an agent to handle multiple chats and providing agents with essential technical information that is often useful in ticketing technical issues.
  • Managers cannot review emails in queue nor assign them; it's problematic that we can't identify, for example, emails in Spanish and route them to a Spanish speaking agent.
  • PureCloud attempts to give multiple customer contact solutions in a single piece of software but only does phone interaction well.
  • PureCloud allowed us to retire a separate email ticketing system that cost us additional money, but with some noticeable limitations.
  • PureCloud is easy to use for users.
  • PureCloud provides terrific analytics for reporting and tracking data.
Zendesk is a better email ticketing system, as managers could review, assign, and close (when necessary) multiple tickets at once. Those features made email work much faster and more efficient. Zendesk also easily integrates with other platforms, such as PlayVox (for QA) and SnapEngage (for chat); PureCloud forced us to create 'work-arounds' for these shortcomings. However, PureCloud's data and daily numbers are very accurate, whereas Zendesk reporting was sometimes obviously not exact.
PureCloud is fine if you want a good phone platform; it attempts to deliver a one-stop solution for email and chat needs as well, but email and chat platforms are based on the phone platform and therefore not efficient. The chat platform is very limited and does not give us the tools we most need to provide chat customers with fast service.

Genesys Cloud Feature Ratings

Agent dashboard
10
Validate callers
10
Outbound response
10
Call forwarding
10
Click-to-call (CTC)
10
Warm transfer
10
Predictive dialing
Not Rated
Interactive voice response
Not Rated
REST APIs
Not Rated
Call scripts
10
Call tracking
10
Inbound call routing
10
Omnichannel inbound routing
Not Rated
Recording
10
Quality management
10
Call analytics
10
Historical reporting
10
Live reporting
10
Customer surveys
10
Customer interaction analytics
10