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LiveChat   

438
Premium Customer Service Software for Live Chat & Help Desk
LiveChat is an instant communication tool that allows you to live chat with your customers. Read more about LiveChat
Premium Customer Service Software for Live Chat & Help Desk
LiveChat is an instant communication tool that allows you to live chat with your customers. Read more about LiveChat

Slack   

8,701
A single place for team communication and workflows
Slack is a single workspace that connects users with the people and tools they work with everyday, no matter where they are or what they do. Read more about Slack
A single place for team communication and workflows
Slack is a single workspace that connects users with the people and tools they work with everyday, no matter where they are or what they do. Read more about Slack

Nextiva   

138
Simplifying Business Communication
Nextiva is transforming the way small businesses communicate. Nextiva is a communications platform providing small businesses with big-business phone features at a small-business price and it offers offers ease of use, manageability, scalability, reliability and enterprise-class functionality. Read more about Nextiva
Simplifying Business Communication
Nextiva is transforming the way small businesses communicate. Nextiva is a communications platform providing small businesses with big-business phone features at a small-business price and it offers offers ease of use, manageability, scalability, reliability and enterprise-class functionality. Read more about Nextiva

LiveAgent   

438
Great customer service starts with better help desk software
Great customer service starts with better IM & Chat software! Read more about LiveAgent
Great customer service starts with better help desk software
Great customer service starts with better IM & Chat software! Read more about LiveAgent

chat.io   

9
Omnichannel chat platform for businesses
Multichannel chat platform designed to increase customer engagement and sales on eCommerce websites. Read more about chat.io
Omnichannel chat platform for businesses
Multichannel chat platform designed to increase customer engagement and sales on eCommerce websites. Read more about chat.io

Zoho Desk   

1,493
Industry's first context-aware Helpdesk Software
Zoho Desk is a web-based customer service application that helps your company build stronger relationships with customers. Read more about Zoho Desk
Industry's first context-aware Helpdesk Software
Zoho Desk is a web-based customer service application that helps your company build stronger relationships with customers. Read more about Zoho Desk

Bitrix24   

201
Free collaboration, communication & management tool suite
Bitrix24 is an online -or self-hosted- business collaboration platform providing CRM, document management, tasking, time management, & project management tools. Read more about Bitrix24
Free collaboration, communication & management tool suite
Bitrix24 is an online -or self-hosted- business collaboration platform providing CRM, document management, tasking, time management, & project management tools. Read more about Bitrix24

Zendesk  

1,579
Cloud customer service software
Zendesk is a cloud-based customer service software solution trusted by over 40,000 organizations worldwide. Companies such as Groupon, Box, and Zappos are using Zendesk to lower costs, raise productivity, and increase customer satisfaction. Loved by both customer service teams and their customers for its beautifully simple interface, Zendesk is ea… Read more about Zendesksy to try, buy, implement, and use. Zendesk seamlessly integrates all of your support channels including email, web, chat, and social media. Deploy to as many customer service agents as you need whether it's 5, 50, or 500. Zendesk has been deployed by companies with thousands of agents and with tens of thousands of tickets each day.
Cloud customer service software
Zendesk is a cloud-based customer service software solution trusted by over 40,000 organizations worldwide. Companies such as Groupon, Box, and Zappos are using Zendesk to lower costs, raise productivity, and increase customer satisfaction. Loved by both customer service teams and their customers for its beautifully simple interface, Zendesk is ea… Read more about Zendesksy to try, buy, implement, and use. Zendesk seamlessly integrates all of your support channels including email, web, chat, and social media. Deploy to as many customer service agents as you need whether it's 5, 50, or 500. Zendesk has been deployed by companies with thousands of agents and with tens of thousands of tickets each day.

Beekeeper  

51
A mobile-first communication app for non-desktop employees
Peer to peer secure chat messenger. Work better together with secure and organized communication channels to message any employee in real time. Read more about Beekeeper
A mobile-first communication app for non-desktop employees
Peer to peer secure chat messenger. Work better together with secure and organized communication channels to message any employee in real time. Read more about Beekeeper

Zoho Meeting  

26
Web conferencing tool to host online meetings and webinars.
Use Zoho Meeting's built-in instant messenger tool to send instant chat messages to meeting participants during web conferences. Read more about Zoho Meeting
Web conferencing tool to host online meetings and webinars.
Use Zoho Meeting's built-in instant messenger tool to send instant chat messages to meeting participants during web conferences. Read more about Zoho Meeting

G Suite  

5,103
Collaboration app suite for teams
G Suite is a suite of apps from Google which offers a number of tools to communicate and collaborate with colleagues, store files, and manage data. Read more about G Suite
Collaboration app suite for teams
G Suite is a suite of apps from Google which offers a number of tools to communicate and collaborate with colleagues, store files, and manage data. Read more about G Suite

Microsoft Teams  

2,887
Chat-based workspace in Office 365
Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace in Office 365 which lets users collaborate on documents, make voice & video conference calls, view chat logs, and more. Read more about Microsoft Teams
Chat-based workspace in Office 365
Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace in Office 365 which lets users collaborate on documents, make voice & video conference calls, view chat logs, and more. Read more about Microsoft Teams

Skype  

3,643
Multi-channel communications software
Skype is a multi-channel communications software that provides video chat, voice calls, instant messaging & more to business of all sizes, across the world. Read more about Skype
Multi-channel communications software
Skype is a multi-channel communications software that provides video chat, voice calls, instant messaging & more to business of all sizes, across the world. Read more about Skype

Skype for Business  

3,643
Converse, share and work with remote business collaboration
Skype for Business enables remote collaboration between people, partners or colleagues across the globe on any device, with enterprise Office 365 integration. Read more about Skype for Business
Converse, share and work with remote business collaboration
Skype for Business enables remote collaboration between people, partners or colleagues across the globe on any device, with enterprise Office 365 integration. Read more about Skype for Business

Intercom  

302
Customer messaging platform for sales, marketing and support
Intercom is a customer communication platform with a suite of integrated products for every team, including sales, marketing, product, and support. Intercom products enable targeted communication and engagement with leads and customers via website, inside web and mobile apps, and by email… Read more about Intercom
Customer messaging platform for sales, marketing and support
Intercom is a customer communication platform with a suite of integrated products for every team, including sales, marketing, product, and support. Intercom products enable targeted communication and engagement with leads and customers via website, inside web and mobile apps, and by email… Read more about Intercom

HipChat  

375
Team communication built for business.
Use HipChat's private group chat, video chat, and instant messaging features to connect team members & clients in any location, at any time, from any device. Read more about HipChat
Team communication built for business.
Use HipChat's private group chat, video chat, and instant messaging features to connect team members & clients in any location, at any time, from any device. Read more about HipChat

Salesforce Service Cloud  

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Customer service & support software
Support Every Customer. Anytime. Anywhere. Engage with your customers when and where they are. Deliver service across every channel, over any device. Empower your customers with communities. Track key contact center metrics in real-time. And enable every employee to deliver outstanding service at every point of interaction. Read more about Salesforce Service Cloud
Customer service & support software
Support Every Customer. Anytime. Anywhere. Engage with your customers when and where they are. Deliver service across every channel, over any device. Empower your customers with communities. Track key contact center metrics in real-time. And enable every employee to deliver outstanding service at every point of interaction. Read more about Salesforce Service Cloud

Workplace by Facebook  

203
Secure enterprise social networking & communication platform
Workplace by Facebook is a secure enterprise social networking platform that allows co-workers to connect immediately via Work Chat instant messaging. Read more about Workplace by Facebook
Secure enterprise social networking & communication platform
Workplace by Facebook is a secure enterprise social networking platform that allows co-workers to connect immediately via Work Chat instant messaging. Read more about Workplace by Facebook

Podio  

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The flexible way to manage projects with clients
Communicate, organize and get work done in one place with Podio. A tool that your team will love to use, that's entirely customizable to suit how you run projects most efficiently.  Read more about Podio
The flexible way to manage projects with clients
Communicate, organize and get work done in one place with Podio. A tool that your team will love to use, that's entirely customizable to suit how you run projects most efficiently.  Read more about Podio

eXo Platform  

110
Enterprise digital collaboration software
Improve team collaboration and exchange information fast and conveniently through instant messaging. Read more about eXo Platform
Enterprise digital collaboration software
Improve team collaboration and exchange information fast and conveniently through instant messaging. Read more about eXo Platform

Zoho Connect  

36
Enterprise private social network
Connect in real-time with colleagues with Zoho Connect's private messaging, one-to-one chat, and group chatrooms. Read more about Zoho Connect
Enterprise private social network
Connect in real-time with colleagues with Zoho Connect's private messaging, one-to-one chat, and group chatrooms. Read more about Zoho Connect

Snapchat  

31
Mobile messaging & multimedia platform
Snapchat is a messaging & multimedia mobile platform that allows users to communicate with customers, create vertical video ads, and manage campaigns. Read more about Snapchat
Mobile messaging & multimedia platform
Snapchat is a messaging & multimedia mobile platform that allows users to communicate with customers, create vertical video ads, and manage campaigns. Read more about Snapchat

Jive  

32
Commmunication & collaboration solutions for your business
Jive's industry-leading interactive intranet provides the gateway to an organization's most important assets – its knowledge and people. Read more about Jive
Commmunication & collaboration solutions for your business
Jive's industry-leading interactive intranet provides the gateway to an organization's most important assets – its knowledge and people. Read more about Jive

JivoChat  

8
Live chat with agent apps for iOS & Android
JivoChat is a live chat software that offers customizable web & mobile chat widgets with 20 language options, and web-based, desktop, and mobile agent apps, including real-time visitor monitoring, pageview histories, email chat transcripts, file transfers, canned responses, customer ratings, & more… Read more about JivoChat
Live chat with agent apps for iOS & Android
JivoChat is a live chat software that offers customizable web & mobile chat widgets with 20 language options, and web-based, desktop, and mobile agent apps, including real-time visitor monitoring, pageview histories, email chat transcripts, file transfers, canned responses, customer ratings, & more… Read more about JivoChat

SAP Jam  

Enterprise social networking tool
SAP Jam is a cloud-based enterprise social networking suite and collaboration tool to connect customers, partners and employees. SAP Jam can be used to protect corporate data by collaborating over a secure network. The solution enables employees to find experts and colleagues to collaborate with, as well as providing a place to organize and manage p… Read more about SAP Jamrojects. SAP Jam provides vertical industry solutions for HR teams, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Information Technology. SAP Jam can be used to reduce training costs by sharing company documentation and knowledge. SAP Jam also provides a place for client facing teams to communicate with clients and partners, discussing issues in online groups and speeding up issue resolution time.
Enterprise social networking tool
SAP Jam is a cloud-based enterprise social networking suite and collaboration tool to connect customers, partners and employees. SAP Jam can be used to protect corporate data by collaborating over a secure network. The solution enables employees to find experts and colleagues to collaborate with, as well as providing a place to organize and manage p… Read more about SAP Jamrojects. SAP Jam provides vertical industry solutions for HR teams, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Information Technology. SAP Jam can be used to reduce training costs by sharing company documentation and knowledge. SAP Jam also provides a place for client facing teams to communicate with clients and partners, discussing issues in online groups and speeding up issue resolution time.
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Instant Messaging & Chat Category Leaders Q4 2018

GetApp's quarterly ranking showcases the leading 10-15 Instant Messaging & Chat apps based in the cloud. Each app is scored using five factors, worth 20 points each, for a total possible score out of 100. These factors include user reviews, integrations, mobile app availability, functionality, and security. Each app's score is independent of commercial interests and existing relationships that GetApp has with app vendors.

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ReviewsIntegrationsMobileFunctionalitySecurity
76
76
Reviews 20/20
Integrations 20/20
Mobile 16/20
Functionality 20/20
Security -/20
61
61
Reviews 9/20
Integrations 9/20
Mobile 15/20
Functionality 13/20
Security 15/20
58
58
Reviews 17/20
Integrations 7/20
Mobile 15/20
Functionality 19/20
Security -/20
57
57
Reviews 9/20
Integrations 7/20
Mobile 13/20
Functionality 12/20
Security 16/20
57
57
Reviews 17/20
Integrations 7/20
Mobile 16/20
Functionality 17/20
Security -/20
57
57
Reviews 13/20
Integrations 16/20
Mobile 13/20
Functionality 15/20
Security -/20
51
51
Reviews 11/20
Integrations 10/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 16/20
Security -/20
47
47
Reviews 10/20
Integrations 10/20
Mobile 13/20
Functionality 14/20
Security -/20
44
44
Reviews 12/20
Integrations 5/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 13/20
Security -/20
43
43
Reviews 11/20
Integrations 2/20
Mobile 18/20
Functionality 12/20
Security -/20
39
39
Reviews 9/20
Integrations 3/20
Mobile 13/20
Functionality 14/20
Security -/20
36
36
Reviews 10/20
Integrations 2/20
Mobile 13/20
Functionality 11/20
Security -/20
33
33
Reviews 11/20
Integrations 2/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 6/20
Security -/20
32
32
Reviews 9/20
Integrations 5/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 4/20
Security -/20
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29
Reviews 8/20
Integrations 3/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 4/20
Security -/20

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