Intercom is a sales, marketing and support solution platform that acquires, engages and supports customers through its bot-based algorithm, targeted emails, push and in-app messages, and an integrated help desk. It caters to sales teams across all industries by helping them automatically send targeted messages on a 24/7 basis, as well as chatting with leads to eventually convert them into customers.
Intercom auto-assigns leads through round-robin or in a direct manner depending upon the location and owner of the account. The browsing behavior, Clearbit data and referral URLs are continuously tracked by the app. The software also helps in organizing multi-channel conversations.
Intercom offers a plethora of other features that include group conversations, customer context keeping, call-out collaborations, chat volume management, scheduling, CRM integration, routing and qualification. The platform also works as a mobile app, allowing users to respond to leads on-the-go through their iOS or Android compatible devices.
Nathaniel P. Specializzazione: Software informatici Numero di dipendenti: 2-10 dipendenti
Their customer success team is great, even on the days when I'm not the most gracious customer. I even try to emulate some of their practices because I feel heard as a customer when I suggest features or report what I think could be bugs in the system.
The ability to converse with our customers quickly and seamlessly between email and the messenger app is great. They've thought through this feature set very well and it brings us very close to our customers and we are able to convert leads very well through this service too.
Other similar apps function the same, but their UI/UX is lacking compared to Intercom. The actual feel of the app is clean and friendly and dare I say...even fun to use.
Customer success at Intercom is also excellent, they've got our backs and I appreciate it (although getting paired with someone in a vastly different time zone can hold up ticket times on our end).
There are some gaps in the help center and email features. It would be ideal to create/edit documents in a manner closer to Microsoft Word or Google doc, as those are the standard for editing documents these days. Little things like not being able to create a list inside of a document the way I would in other apps can be frustrating, but there is usually a workaround of some sort that will suffice (I'm just picky).
It would also be nice to only be paired with their team members in our time zone. Working in the US and then being helped by a team member from Australia means our ticket times take much longer and conversation is hard to do in real time.
Tito C. Specializzazione: Artigianato Numero di dipendenti: Lavoratore autonomo
Intercom is the lease in the industry and that’s because is the best in Livechat and support software. I’ve tried a lot of services before, cheap and expensive and I can say intercom worth every penny and it’s the option that has given to me the best results.
Nothing found until now. It’s really complete and well done solution.
Risposta: Intercom 8/1/2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review Tito. It's great to hear that Intercom is helping you drive results for your business.
Kate (Intercom - Customer Engagement)
Peter C. Specializzazione: Salute, benessere e fitness Numero di dipendenti: 2-10 dipendenti
We had the opportunity to start fresh with a new ticket system/knowledge base so were shopping around. We came across Intercom and never looked back. While it has those things it is so much more being a central place to manage all our client related communications. It is by far the application I use most day-to-day.
Using Intercom has been an amazing experience. It is well thought out, full featured and continues to improve all the time. It has become an essential tool to communicate with our leads/clients. What is great is we can reach them (and they reach us) wherever they are: our website, in our web app, our mobile apps, email, etc.
While it starts off cheap depending on the features you choose to use and your volume it can start to get expensive quick. I'm not saying the product still doesn't provide value (it absolutely does) just if I had to pick what I liked least I would say cost.
Risposta: Intercom 18/12/2019
We really appreciate you leaving us a review and are so happy to hear Intercom is an essential part of your customer communication.
Thanks also for your feedback on pricing. We work really hard to align our pricing to the value you are seeing. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your subscription options with us.
Kate (Intercom - Customer Engagement)
Tasha D. Specializzazione: Ospedali e sistemi sanitari Numero di dipendenti: 51-200 dipendenti
Support was terrible. They often provided 'create something custom through our API' as the solution to most of the inadequacies of the product. They also rarely listen or read the problem correctly and I would spend a bunch of time trying to implement the solution they provided only to find out it didn't meet any of the criteria I provided. You know its bad when a support tool lacks good support!
Admin interface is visually appealing. Widget is not.
Lacks basic/rudimentary functionality. Simple things like auto triggering a message at the company level when specific criteria is met is not possible. Tagging system is not easy to use and lacks basic features. Can't customize inboxes as needed. I felt like you product blog was so delightful that your product would be the same but it felt like you weren't living your word. Nothing was easy on this product.
Hannah S. Specializzazione: Gestione formativa Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
Overall it's been great! I came into my office shortly after we switched from our previous platform and it's apparently been quite the upgrade.
-Provide great support (would be super ironic if they didn't)
-Make it really easy to train other people on the platform
-Reporting options since we moved to Inbox Pro have really improved
-Now that we've figured out the tags, we're getting super great data.
-The way they set up how you pick your hours of availability really annoys me
-While not common, we have experienced issues that we're pretty sure aren't user error (ie. need to refresh your page after turning on your beeping sound)
-A lot of the integrations require you to share out the emails of all of your clients which is annoying
Risposta: Intercom 5/12/2019
Hi Hannah, thanks so much for this review. I'm so happy to hear you're getting great use out of our tags - they're a game changer!
I've passed your feedback on availability settings and integrations to our product teams. Comments like these really help us continually improve our product. The issue you've seen with your audio notifications sounds odd to me so please do get in touch via the messenger if it happens again.
Kate - (Intercom - Customer Engagement)