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LiveAgent   

681
Great customer service starts with better help desk software
Great customer service starts with better IM & Chat software! Read more about LiveAgent

Genesys PureCloud   

75
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

Salesforce Service Cloud   

435
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

HelpCrunch   

69
Live chat, email automation & helpdesk for support and sales
HelpCrunch is a web & mobile customer communication platform that combines a modern live chat, email automation, and a simple help desk in one solution. Read more about HelpCrunch
Live chat, email automation & helpdesk for support and sales
HelpCrunch is a web & mobile customer communication platform that combines a modern live chat, email automation, and a simple help desk in one solution. Read more about HelpCrunch

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.

LiveHelpNow  

68
Help desk and live chat solution for customer service
LiveHelpNow is a help desk software solution for customer service and live chat. LiveHelpNow's live chat tool engages with website visitors to garner customer feedback, send targeted messages & relevant recommendations. It also provides email & ticket management, knowledge base publishing & more. Read more about LiveHelpNow
Help desk and live chat solution for customer service
LiveHelpNow is a help desk software solution for customer service and live chat. LiveHelpNow's live chat tool engages with website visitors to garner customer feedback, send targeted messages & relevant recommendations. It also provides email & ticket management, knowledge base publishing & more. Read more about LiveHelpNow

Crisp  

45
All-in-one multi-channel solution for customer messaging
Instant Messaging & chat are absolutely necessary for modern companies that want to offer conversational experiences to their customers. With Crisp, build automated instant messaging while offering a human touch to your customer relationship. Read more about Crisp
All-in-one multi-channel solution for customer messaging
Instant Messaging & chat are absolutely necessary for modern companies that want to offer conversational experiences to their customers. With Crisp, build automated instant messaging while offering a human touch to your customer relationship. Read more about Crisp

Customerly  

25
Customer lifecycle software for support, automation & more
Customerly is a customer lifecycle solution for client-facing businesses to manage their relationships with customers, provide support, gather feedback, and automate processes such as email marketing and request routing. The all-in-one tool provides live chat, surveys, marketing, CRM, and more. Read more about Customerly
Customer lifecycle software for support, automation & more
Customerly is a customer lifecycle solution for client-facing businesses to manage their relationships with customers, provide support, gather feedback, and automate processes such as email marketing and request routing. The all-in-one tool provides live chat, surveys, marketing, CRM, and more. Read more about Customerly

Deskpro  

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Customer service software you can depend on
Deskpro is multi-channel helpdesk software that can be Cloud or self-hosted. The helpdesk app includes using filters, custom fields, macros, quick replies, labels, triggers and notes. You can also use Deskpro to generate self-help content for your clients. Read more about Deskpro Other features of the app include live chat, customer feedback and suggestion tools, custom branding, 3rd party integrations and advanced reporting.
Customer service software you can depend on
Deskpro is multi-channel helpdesk software that can be Cloud or self-hosted. The helpdesk app includes using filters, custom fields, macros, quick replies, labels, triggers and notes. You can also use Deskpro to generate self-help content for your clients. Read more about Deskpro Other features of the app include live chat, customer feedback and suggestion tools, custom branding, 3rd party integrations and advanced reporting.

Quiq Messaging  

22
Business messaging solution - SMS, FB Messenger, Kik, & Chat
Quiq business messaging connects companies with their customers on the channels they are already using, SMS/Text, Facebook Messenger, Kik, and Chat. Read more about Quiq Messaging
Business messaging solution - SMS, FB Messenger, Kik, & Chat
Quiq business messaging connects companies with their customers on the channels they are already using, SMS/Text, Facebook Messenger, Kik, and Chat. Read more about Quiq Messaging

IVCbox  

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Customer communication tool with live chat & video calls
Live chat and chatbot features enable your agents to answer inquires in any case. Whether they are online or offline. Read more about IVCbox
Customer communication tool with live chat & video calls
Live chat and chatbot features enable your agents to answer inquires in any case. Whether they are online or offline. Read more about IVCbox

Chatbox  

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SMS, Facebook Messenger & live chat customer communication
Communicate with customers in real time through digital two-way conversations. Read more about Chatbox
SMS, Facebook Messenger & live chat customer communication
Communicate with customers in real time through digital two-way conversations. Read more about Chatbox
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Instant Messaging & Chat Category Leaders Q1 2019

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.

Scroll down for more details about inclusion criteria and scoring.

Score
ReviewsIntegrationsMobileFunctionalitySecurity
75
75
Reviews 20/20
Integrations 20/20
Mobile 15/20
Functionality 20/20
Security -/20
62
62
Reviews 9/20
Integrations 10/20
Mobile 15/20
Functionality 13/20
Security 15/20
60
60
Reviews 18/20
Integrations 8/20
Mobile 15/20
Functionality 19/20
Security -/20
59
59
Reviews 9/20
Integrations 8/20
Mobile 13/20
Functionality 13/20
Security 16/20
59
59
Reviews 18/20
Integrations 8/20
Mobile 16/20
Functionality 17/20
Security -/20
50
50
Reviews 11/20
Integrations 10/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 15/20
Security -/20
49
49
Reviews 11/20
Integrations 10/20
Mobile 13/20
Functionality 15/20
Security -/20
48
48
Reviews 13/20
Integrations 6/20
Mobile 16/20
Functionality 13/20
Security -/20
42
42
Reviews 12/20
Integrations 2/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 14/20
Security -/20
42
42
Reviews 10/20
Integrations 2/20
Mobile 18/20
Functionality 12/20
Security -/20
42
42
Reviews 10/20
Integrations 5/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 13/20
Security -/20
40
40
Reviews 9/20
Integrations 3/20
Mobile 14/20
Functionality 14/20
Security -/20
40
40
Reviews 9/20
Integrations 4/20
Mobile 13/20
Functionality 14/20
Security -/20
40
40
Reviews 8/20
Integrations 4/20
Mobile 15/20
Functionality 13/20
Security -/20
38
38
Reviews 11/20
Integrations 2/20
Mobile 13/20
Functionality 12/20
Security -/20

Who is the ranking for?

GetApp's Category Leader ranking is for business owners and decision makers looking for a comprehensive list of the leading cloud-based software products in the industry.

The ranking serves as a point of reference highlighting key factors that small businesses should look at when assessing a piece of software. These factors include user perception (reviews), compatibility (integrations and mobile compatibility), market presence (media presence), and security features (security).

How are the scores calculated?

An app's score is calculated using five unique data points, each scored out of 20, giving a total score out of 100. The ranking and scoring methodology ensure complete impartiality and independence from any relationships that GetApp has with app vendors.

User Reviews *

Review scores are calculated using reviews collected from GetApp and its sister sites, Software Advice and Capterra. Scores are calculated based on the total number, average rating, and recency of reviews.

The number of reviews and average user rating are scaled against the category average. A weighting is then applied to reward recency of user reviews: reviews written in the last 6 months score up to 10 points, those written between 6 and 12 months ago score up to 6 points, and those more than 12 months old score up to 4 points. These numbers are added together to give a total maximum score of 20.

Integrations

Integration scores factor in a number of variables. Up to 16 points are awarded based on the number of integrations an app has; the first 10 points are awarded based on the number of integrations relative to the category average, while 4 points are awarded based on the number of integrations relative to the leaders in the category. An additional 5 points is awarded for an integration with Zapier, a widely used software integration platform, while an extra point is given for having an open API. The total possible score for integrations is 20 points.

Mobile Platforms *

Mobile scores are calculated based on the availability of an iOS and Android app. 5 points are awarded for the presence of each app, with an additional 10 points being awarded for the number and average rating of reviews in both the App Store and Google Play. These review scores are calculated and scaled against the competition for a maximum of 5 points per platform and an overall maximum score of 20.

If there isn't a native iOS or Android app, the product's website is assessed using Google's PageSpeed Insights to measure mobile usability. The score is returned out of 100, then scaled to a score out of 5 for a maximum of 5 points.

Media Presence

Media presence is calculated using the number of Twitter followers and Facebook fans that an app has. The number of fans and followers are added together, and each app is scored based on this overall number, compared with others in the category. The first 15 points are awarded for the combined number of followers and fans scaled against the category average, while the final 5 points are awarded for the combined number of followers and fans scaled against the top leaders in the category. These two scores are added together for a total out of 20 points.

Security

Security scoring is calculated using answers from a vendor-completed survey. The questions in the survey are based on the Cloud Security Alliance self-assessment form as part of the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry. With 15 questions, each answer is assigned a point value based on vendor response, with additional points given for security certifications, for a maximum possible score of 20.

In the event of a tie, each data point is weighted for importance, with security taking precedent, followed by reviews, integrations, mobile apps, and media presence, respectively.

* All data points combining calculations for both ratings and reviews are calculated using a Bayesian estimate, which is a weighted average that includes the number of reviews and the rating of an app, benchmarked against others in the category.