Comparing pricing and other features beyond TestBox

Comparing pricing and other features beyond TestBox
By Pedals | On Aug 16, 2021
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Here at TestBox, we’ve spoken with countless Support Managers who are going through the process of finding a new support platform. We’re no stranger to the many steps that are required to make a good choice and we’ve spent months poring over each part of the process, trying to figure out how TestBox can really make buying software easier.

While TestBox makes it really easy to jump straight into testing and comparing software product features, we know that’s not all that matters. Pricing, data security, compliance, implementation options, and product tiers are also all critical inputs to your decision as you compare customer support tools.

We’ve spent the last few months cutting through the noise and collecting the facts on Zendesk, Freshdesk, HubSpot, Dixa, Help Scout and Kustomer.

Below is a sneak peek of our comparison of the platforms on TestBox today and coming soon. Scroll to the bottom to get full access to our comparisons PDF.

Here's what you'll find:

  • Parent Company Profiles
  • Pricing Overview by Product Tiers
  • Detailed Pricing by Product Tiers
  • Data Security & Compliance
  • Implementation, Support & Integrations
  • Details on Implementation Packages

Pricing overview by product tiers

  Price per agent per month              Less than $25  Support Team $19/agent/month Starter Plan $25/agent/month Blossom $19/agent/month Standard $20/agent/month N/A N/A $26-$50  Support Professional $49/agent/month  Team Suite  $49/agent/month N/A Garden $45/agent/month Plus $35/agent/month N/A N/A $51-$99  Growth Suite  $79/agent/month Professional Plan $80/agent/month Estate $69/agent/month N/A Enterprise $89/agent/month N/A $99+  Support Enterprise $99/agent/month  Professional Suite  $99/agent/month Enterprise Plan $120/agent/month Forest $125/agent/month Company  $1000/month for      unlimited users  Ultimate $139/agent/month  *options to extend capabilities with add-ons for an additional fee Starter $99+ (reach out for specific pricing)  Advanced $99+ (reach out for specific pricing)  Unlimited $99+ (reach out for specific pricing) Zendesk HubSpot Freshdesk Help Scout Kustomer Dixa

Options for less than $25 per agent per month

               Options <$25 / agent / month  Support Team $19/agent/month Starter Plan $25/agent/month Blossom $19/agent/month Standard $20/agent/month No offerings at this price point No offerings at this price point Channels and mailboxes    Email, Twitter and Facebook wall posts    Shared inbox Team email Email and in-app support Live chat Calling Multiple shared inboxes Outbound email  Email ticketing  Integrates with Freshworks calling and chat products (Freshchat and Freshcaller)  3 mailboxes Messages 1 docs site  Other features   Automated workflows  Reports   Ticket pipelines Simple ticket automation Basic bots Task queues Email templates Canned responses Meeting scheduling Automations  SLA Management Helpdesk Report  Automated workflow Customer Properties Reports Integrations unlocked at this tier  Prebuilt apps and integrations  Slack integration Marketplace Apps  API and 50+ integrations Zendesk HubSpot Freshdesk Help Scout Kustomer Dixa

Options between $26-50 per agent per month

               Options $26-50 / agent / month  Support Professional1  $49/agent/month Team Suite2  $49/agent/month No offerings at this price point Garden $45/agent/month Plus $35/agent/month No offerings at this price point No offerings at this price point Channels and mailboxes  All features included in Support Team  Messaging across web, mobile and social  Email, voice, SMS, and live chat support No incremental additions from prior tier  10 mailboxes  1 docs site Other features   Define business hours  CSAT Surveys Multilingual support, content  SLAs    Automated AI-powered answers (up to 50) Event and time-based workflow automation  Reporting and analytics Time Tracking  Performance Reports  Multilingual Knowledge Base  CSAT Surveys  Custom fields Integrations unlocked at this tier  No incremental additions  from prior tier Pre-built apps and integrations Custom Apps  Teams, Salesforce, Jira, Hubspot apps  Other tech specs N/A Robust APIs (standard rate limit) Data and file storage (standard) N/A HIPAA compliance SSO/SAML authentication Advanced permissions Zendesk HubSpot Freshdesk Help Scout Kustomer Dixa

Data Security and Compliance

       Compliance ●SOC 2 ●ISO 27001 ●ISO 27018 ●GDPR  ●SOC 2 ●ISO 27001 ●GDPR ●SOC 2 ●ISO 27001 ●GDPR ●SOC 2 ●ISO 27001 ●GDPR ●EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield ●SOC 2 ●ISO 27001 ●GDPR ●EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield ●PCI Level I ●GDPR User Authentication  Native, SSO, 2FA AES-256 data encryption Native, SSO, 2FA AES-256 data encryption Native, SSO, 2FA AES-256 data encryption Native, SSO, 2FA AES-256 data encryption SSO SSO  Data Center  Data preference  No preference  Data preference  No preference  No preference  No preference  HIPAA compliant  ✓ 𝗫 ✓ ✓ ✓ 𝗫 Data Collection Zendesk only discloses Customer Service Data (Service Data is any information, including personal data, which is stored in or transmitted via Zendesk services by, or on behalf of, Zendesk customers and their end-users) to third parties where disclosure is necessary to provide the service or as required to respond to lawful requests from public authorities. HubSpot gathers data through lead or customer interaction, public directories, and reputable third party sources. HubSpot’s tools allow customers to define the type of information to be collected and stored on their behalf. Per the HubSpot Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy, customers can ensure that they capture only appropriate information to support their marketing, sales, and service processes. HubSpot’s products are not used to collect or capture sensitive data such as credit or debit card numbers, personal financial account information, Social Security numbers, passport numbers, driver’s license numbers or similar identifiers, or employment, financial or health information. By default, Freshdesk does not have access to any of the customer's data. Freshdesk stores and processes customer data, where data refers to all electronic data, messages, or other material submitted to Freshdesk by the customer through the customer’s account in connection with the customer’s use of Freshdesk’s service(s). This data is processed in compliance with applicable laws and regulations for the purpose of providing services in the Freshworks product suite. As a data processor, Freshdesk performs operations or sets of operations on this data in relation to services offered. Help Scout will process customer’s personal data only to the extent strictly necessary for the purpose of providing the services in accordance with the ToS and any further written instructions from the customer that are mutually agreed upon in writing. Kustomer’s processing of personal  data in connection with the Services is governed by Kustomer’s Product Privacy Statement and agreements with each client, including Kustomer’s Master Subscription Agreement and Data Processing Addendum. In the event of any conflict between this Product Privacy Statement and the corresponding Client Agreement, the Client Agreement will control to the extent permitted by applicable law.  Dixa automatically collects personal data and information on customer’s interactions with Dixa Services, advertisements, and other content on third-party platforms. Dixa allows users to opt-out or block personal data collection and cookie preferences.  Zendesk Freshdesk Hubspot Help Scout Kustomer Dixa

If you’re interested in seeing more, let us know where to send the full PDF.

If you want to go a step further and start a hands-on feature comparison experience, you can sign up for TestBox today and save 70%+ of your buying time. As a reminder, TestBox is always free to the user.

Pedals

Pedals is a beloved member of the TestBox team whose entire goal in life is to author amazingly helpful blog posts and to cameo on every piece of TestBox swag.

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