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Zendesk Chat   

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Live chat software for SMBs and Enterprises
Zendesk Chat, formerly Zopim, lets you chat with customers on your website and give them real-time support. Read more about Zendesk Chat
Live chat software for SMBs and Enterprises
Zendesk Chat, formerly Zopim, lets you chat with customers on your website and give them real-time support. Read more about Zendesk Chat

LiveChat   

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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

Genesys PureCloud   

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Mobile-optimized cloud call center with multichannel routing
Genesys PureCoud is a cloud contact centre and employee collaboration solution that's easy to use, quick to deploy, and built for rapid innovation. Read more about Genesys PureCloud
Mobile-optimized cloud call center with multichannel routing
Genesys PureCoud is a cloud contact centre and employee collaboration solution that's easy to use, quick to deploy, and built for rapid innovation. Read more about Genesys PureCloud

Podium   

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Review management, reputation software, feedback & webchat
Podium is a reputation management platform that manages reviews from multiple sites for increased visibility, improved operations, & better purchase decisions. Read more about Podium
Review management, reputation software, feedback & webchat
Podium is a reputation management platform that manages reviews from multiple sites for increased visibility, improved operations, & better purchase decisions. Read more about Podium

REVE Chat   

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Multi Channel Live Chat Software for Website Engagement
REVE Chat is an omni-channel customer support software that offers live chat, video chat, voice call, and queuing to engage with website visitors. Read more about REVE Chat
Multi Channel Live Chat Software for Website Engagement
REVE Chat is an omni-channel customer support software that offers live chat, video chat, voice call, and queuing to engage with website visitors. Read more about REVE Chat

Zoho Desk   

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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   

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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

Paldesk   

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Live chat & omni-channel helpdesk software
Paldesk is a live chat and omni-channel helpdesk solution for customer service and sales teams which allows users to track and manage interactions with customers from one central dashboard. A Paldesk widget can be embedded into the company website to provide online, instant support to clients. Read more about Paldesk
Live chat & omni-channel helpdesk software
Paldesk is a live chat and omni-channel helpdesk solution for customer service and sales teams which allows users to track and manage interactions with customers from one central dashboard. A Paldesk widget can be embedded into the company website to provide online, instant support to clients. Read more about Paldesk

Zendesk  

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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  

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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

Communifire  

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Enterprise Social Collaboration Software
Communifire is an enterprise social collaboration platform which empowers employees to share ideas & collaborate on content while still retaining control over who can do & see what. Everything a group needs is in one place with updates on all groups coming to users in one place too. Read more about Communifire
Enterprise Social Collaboration Software
Communifire is an enterprise social collaboration platform which empowers employees to share ideas & collaborate on content while still retaining control over who can do & see what. Everything a group needs is in one place with updates on all groups coming to users in one place too. Read more about Communifire

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

Taskworld  

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Collaborative project management with built-in chat
Taskworld is a cloud-based project and task management application which combines visual task boards, private & group messaging, project analytics, and more. Read more about Taskworld
Collaborative project management with built-in chat
Taskworld is a cloud-based project and task management application which combines visual task boards, private & group messaging, project analytics, and more. Read more about Taskworld

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  

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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

Comm100 Live Chat  

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Real conversations in real-time
Comm100 Live Chat powers real-time interactions via web, mobile, and messaging. Read more about Comm100 Live Chat
Real conversations in real-time
Comm100 Live Chat powers real-time interactions via web, mobile, and messaging. Read more about Comm100 Live Chat

Azendoo  

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Collaborative task management platform
Azendoo is a collaborative task management application which helps teams organize & track work, as well as simplify project management, document sharing, work tracking & more. Azendoo is integrated with Google Drive, Evernote, DropBox, Box & Onedrive, allowing users to share any type of document… Read more about Azendoo
Collaborative task management platform
Azendoo is a collaborative task management application which helps teams organize & track work, as well as simplify project management, document sharing, work tracking & more. Azendoo is integrated with Google Drive, Evernote, DropBox, Box & Onedrive, allowing users to share any type of document… Read more about Azendoo

Drift  

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Live chat & in-app messaging for sales & marketing
Drift is a cloud-based live chat solution for sales and marketing teams which also includes an AI-powered chat bot, in-app messaging & email management tools. Read more about Drift
Live chat & in-app messaging for sales & marketing
Drift is a cloud-based live chat solution for sales and marketing teams which also includes an AI-powered chat bot, in-app messaging & email management tools. Read more about Drift

talkspirit  

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Enterprise social networking & communication platform
Both an Enterprise Social Network and a chat, talkspirit simplify communication, strengthen cohesion, and boost collaboration within organizations. Read more about talkspirit
Enterprise social networking & communication platform
Both an Enterprise Social Network and a chat, talkspirit simplify communication, strengthen cohesion, and boost collaboration within organizations. Read more about talkspirit

Snapchat  

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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

IBM Connections  

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Enterprise knowledge sharing platform
IBM Connections is an internal communications & enterprise social networking solution enabling instant engagement between users, with file sharing, group chats, collaborative document editing, and more. Read more about IBM Connections
Enterprise knowledge sharing platform
IBM Connections is an internal communications & enterprise social networking solution enabling instant engagement between users, with file sharing, group chats, collaborative document editing, and more. Read more about IBM Connections

Jive  

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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

Bold360  

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Live chat & support service for customer engagement
Bold360 provides a live chat, email, SMS and mobile app support service for business of all sizes, enabling them to engage more closely with their customers. Read more about Bold360
Live chat & support service for customer engagement
Bold360 provides a live chat, email, SMS and mobile app support service for business of all sizes, enabling them to engage more closely with their customers. Read more about Bold360

Whisbi  

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The power of Live Engagement
Whisbi is a conversational commerce solution designed for live engagement & sales conversion. It connects brands to their web audience in a seamless and new way and combines the benefits of an open B2C webinar with a chat. Read more about Whisbi
The power of Live Engagement
Whisbi is a conversational commerce solution designed for live engagement & sales conversion. It connects brands to their web audience in a seamless and new way and combines the benefits of an open B2C webinar with a chat. Read more about Whisbi

Cingo  

Omni-channel customer service platform
Cingo is an omni-channel customer service platform designed to help companies provide seamless customer support with live chat, email & video & VoIP calling. Read more about Cingo

Cingo  

Omni-channel customer service platform
Cingo is an omni-channel customer service platform designed to help companies provide seamless customer support with live chat, email & video & VoIP calling. Read more about Cingo
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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
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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
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Reviews 9/20
Integrations 5/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 4/20
Security -/20
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Reviews 8/20
Integrations 3/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 4/20
Security -/20

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