LiveAgent Software


 

LiveAgent is an online live chat platform that’s especially popular with e-commerce businesses at the small and midsize level. In addition to their core live chat application, the vendor also offers ticket management, online self-service portals and change and license management, all as either in-suite or standalone applications.

Additionally, and in cooperation with a variety of third-party software companies, LiveAgent offers a selection of broader customer relationship management (CRM) applications, such as marketing and sales force automation. It is a customizable solution that can scale as small companies grow their customer base and online services.

LiveAgent is offered as both Web-based (cloud) software and on-premise installations. The cloud option is priced on a per-user per-month basis by number of agents, and the on-premise options use the up-front pricing model, based solely on number of agents.

 

LiveAgent - Dashboard
 
  • LiveAgent - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • LiveAgent - Getting started
    Getting started
  • LiveAgent - Chats
    Chats
  • LiveAgent - Tickets
    Tickets
  • LiveAgent - Reports
    Reports
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Mitchell from Kennedy Industries
Specialty: Utilities
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

I really like LiveAgent so far

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LiveAgent has been a great product to use so far. I use it solely for its ticketing functionality, but even so, it has been very useful for me. I was able to use LiveAgent's automation features to create a streamlined process of handling support tickets.
LiveAgent's own support staff has been incredibly helpful. I've started a number of chats with them, and I always got the information I was looking for in a prompt and helpful fashion.

Pros

Wide range of automation options.
simple user interface
excellent support staff

Cons

Not all automation functions are available in all cases, as well as some inconsistency with the naming conventions of some rules.
Minor spelling and grammatical errors within some text (English Language)

Advice to Others

With a bit of setup and a little effort, LiveAgent can be configured to suit nearly any need. I really like using it, and their support staff is very helpful. The developers really want to make LiveAgent great; they even accepted a suggestion I had for improving the rules for automation.

 
 

Carlos from SOSMed
Specialty: Healthcare / Medicine
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Issue tracker has good features and HIPAA compliance. Can take a while to configure for a specific use.

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The issue tracker has good features, a clean look, and a flexible configuration. It is taking longer than expected to configure for use as an IT and Facilities Help Desk. Programs like Zendesk are much easier to use "off-the-shelf" for an IT help desk. However, LiveAgent is also more reasonably priced if you want a HIPAA BAA signed than its competitors.

 
 

Evan from IncubatorWarehouse.com
Specialty: Agriculture
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Great but needs some more features

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Live Agent works great for our business but it would be nice if it had some added features that would make life easier. They would be as follows:

1. The ability to set business hours so phones and chat automatically are turned on and off
2. The ability to combine tickets
3. Allow for administrators to make changes to or make settings that are applied to all accounts.
4. Better phone functionality
5. Magento integration that is able to pull order/customer information for new tickets.

Pros

Combines all customer communication into one central location and chat,email, and phones are very intuitive and easy to use.
Customer service is amazing.

Cons

Needs some more functionality.

Advice to Others

This program has all of the main components needed for a great customer service experience at a great price point. Combine that with amazing customer service and tech support this is a great options for most businesses.

 
 

Dustin from OnlineAutoParts.com
Specialty: Distribution

September 2016

September 2016

Genius platform still in it's infancy

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My company was running our customer service out of a heavily modified gmail inbox. LiveAgent was able to reduce my average customer response time from 28 hours down to 2.5 hours. In fact, we've even managed to go down in manhours and still work through our workload much quicker. Having our tickets and chats, and the ability for a chat to become a ticket, has been super handy! The system is quick to set up and even easier to configure. Setting up rules for automation helps keep our workload low and our responses to customers timely. We haven't set up the custom plugin that allows us to integrate other information yet but I'm looking forward to having that set up soon.

Likes Least

The support staff is very quick to help out but implementations of suggestions are not quick at all and sometimes the support staff will tell you that you don't need a feature, when in reality, you do. For example, LiveAgent will always count a chat as a "missed chat" if it isn't answered within 30 seconds. Each 30 seconds counts that same chat as another missed chat. This isn't how I define a missed chat (chat initiated and NEVER answered) and I have no control over this setting at all. Some of the reports are also highly confusing. Lastly, the system is simply missing some basic functions. I need my entire team of agents, regardless of which department they are in, to be able to see every ticket but the only way to do this is to put them in every department. This has caused a lot of issues that we've had to change our processes not only with customer service but through the rest of our company as well. It would be beneficial to have a "view only" option for departments. Other basic features that are missing: Chat hours (if an agent is logged in after hours the chat shouldn't be displayed), merging tickets, attachments don't get sent to ebay members etc. There are also random times where LiveAgent will freeze, boot agents out, or simply stop working (I just had a chat show up as a new chat but said the customer was waiting for 14 hours).

Recommendations

Give it time! You'll have to change some processes and behaviors, but give your agents some time to get used to the system and give yourself some time to configure the system properly.

 
 

Leonardo from Leadlovers - leadlovers.com
Specialty: Software / IT

September 2016

September 2016

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It is easy to use. There are many features and it is all integrated.

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The chat screen takes too long to load. It could load a little bit faster

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Maybe an app for desktop, that loads fast, it would be good :)

 
 

Jens from pododesk
Specialty: Software / IT

August 2016

August 2016

Not too good in the end.

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I quite liked the support portal and it's options for customization.

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I am quite disappointed about your "return policy" especially as I got missleading information from your support team. This lead to additional cost that I am hardly willingto pay.

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I dont have any recommendation right now.

 
 

arwin from mulmut.com
Specialty: Auto Dealership

August 2016

August 2016

quite useful for live chat and CRM, but could do better

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competitively priced, intuitive to use, easy to implement, but can do better with increasingly essential auto response feature

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I need an auto response feature. Something that can answer customer's basic questions. It'll be something that gets triggered by keywords, then prompt the customer for possible answers

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easy to use, inexpensive, quick to learn, thats it

 
 

Alfredo from ilovepoker.com
Specialty: Other

August 2016

August 2016

So pleased that I included you as part of my asset list

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After working 12 years using many different customer service tools, getting a software that is extremely intuitive, valuable and user friendly is a complete home run. I cannot say I like only one thing. I love the product, support and technology used so far.

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No complaints so far. Initially the badges were "not serious" for my employees, but after playing around with the software they found joy using them.

Recommendations

Be sure you have ALL email settings clear and understood before moving a finger, so it will be easier for you to set up.

 
 

Claire from CSI Products
Specialty: Distribution

June 2016

June 2016

Good tool for customer support, easy to implement and use

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The tool is easy to use and allows us to reply to customer queries immediately, which improves the level of customer service we provide. It makes managing tickets very easy. Our customers like the live chat feature we offer and many of our orders get placed after the customer used the live chat.

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Nothing really, the product works well for us and delivers everything we expected / needed

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Good value for money. If you have any issues, get in touch with the support team at LiveAgent, they’re very friendly.

 
 

Dave from Paleo On The Go, LLC
Specialty: Food / Beverage

May 2016

May 2016

It was easy to set up, add the script to the website, easy to use.

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It's easy to use. I like the way the chat and contact us tabs look. I like the actual chat pop up. The dashboard is decent. I think it's a good thing for our company.

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I hate hate hate that I keep getting disconnected throughout the day. It disconnects quickly and then "contact us" pops up. This is not what we want, especially during business hours.

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Refer to last question. I want to be able to stay connected throughout the day with out being disconnected without notice.

 
 

Alexandre from Type 2 Solutions B.V.
Specialty: Software / IT

May 2016

May 2016

Quick to implement flexible product with very responsive support tem

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The product was very quick and easy to implement. A few features required some explanation, but the support team was very responsive and took the time that was necessary to address our questions and concerns.

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Can't really come up with anything off the top of my head.

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Don't hesitate and ask the support team. There is plenty of documentation available online, but sometimes a question is asked (and answered) more quickly and to the point by a human...

 
 

Silivu from Smart Cube Systems
Specialty: Software / IT

May 2016

May 2016

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Pay and Ready. You paid and you use. You get invoice easy and no stress about other administrative details.

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Rather complicated to setup it. For example an incoming ticket via email should be automatically distributed based on source and departments. More than this a "master user" of customer is not able to see and follow tickets status

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To search more deeply for different kind of functionalities of the software

 
 

Alex from Vella Technologies
Specialty: Software / IT

February 2016

February 2016

Seamless and immediately effective.

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Easy to configure that yields great results. All functions passed tests

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Nothing. It works as designed. No issues to report.

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This is much more thorough than any other help desk that can be purchased.

 
 

Adam from Broomlenc
Specialty: Accounting

February 2016

February 2016

Satisfied with LiveAgent. I rate it very high

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I encountered many different multiple helpdesk softwares. We made research, tried many demo versions, but we have never been more satisfied like working with LiveAgent software. We are quickly seeing benefits of this customer support service. It is full of amazing options, we are very satisfied with:
- LiveAgent can run mass actions, which safes agent's time
- Agents can connect with customers also through social networks as Facebook and Twitter, which satisfies more customers
- You can use tags to match tasks with similar content
- canned messages with predefined emails
Product is easy to manipulate with and user-friendly. I rate it very high!

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I haven't found any cons yet. Maybe there aren't any :) The price of this soft is one of the best among competitors.

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Give it a try. Use their support or knowledgebase articles to setup everything quickly.

 
 

Chris from Electrix
Specialty: Manufacturing

January 2016

January 2016

Good value for money but with a few annoying features

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It is great value for money, very clean interface, chat and ticketing in one, quite easy to set up.

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The support desk either don't fully understand the issues or take the attitude that the customer is always wrong. It is often a case of it works that way - whether it is right or wrong.

The live chat lacks decent audible tones when a new message is received (agent and customer). Often chats get forgotten about because the agent or customer has different screens open.

If you have several departments and you create a new ticket you also have to select a from email address. This is just wrong. If an email address is tied to a department why would you have to select an email address a second time.

Lack of round robin ticket assignment.

With the chat, if one department is offline it doesn't switch to the offline chat form which is was clearly designed to do. Therefore for all pre chat forms you have to gather all information about the user including a message.

Live chat on a mobile opens in a new window. It shouldn't need to as the sizing can be controlled by Css.

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Try lots of scenarios before you buy. Try what ifs. Sometimes you will need to change your methods to suit.

 
 

Ben from Ben Lambrecht GmbH
Specialty: Software / IT

January 2016

January 2016

Kudos to LiveAgent - Great Software!

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LiveAgent took of loads and loads off my work respectively work of my colleagues. We used to reply to every email hand by hand from gmail shared inbox. We replaced it with LiveAgent and the workflow is now smooth sailing :) On great feature that LiveAgent has is the Customer Portal where my clients can come and see their tickets, reply, follow up, rate the answer and last by not least find common answers in the Knowledge Base which is perfectly designed - Kudos for the design team at LiveAgent. Kudos #2 goes to awesome customer support team - they are the best!

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Mobile apps need some improvement. They've been released only a couple months ago so there's still room for new features.

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Customer support is much easier with LiveAgent. Not only for me (business owner) but for customers as well.

 
 

Rich from SupportAgentz
Specialty: Software / IT

January 2016

January 2016

Reliable and reasonably priced

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About 6 months ago, we showed a need to take care of our new and also existing customers by reacting to their customer queries. We made some statistics, found information about companies, which provide help desk software and took a lot of time for research. We looked at user's recommendations, price, quality and at the end we decided to go with LiveAgent. Top view looks simple, but the whole software is developed into details. Agents didn't have any problems with getting used to work with LiveAgent. Now customers can simply contact our staff anytime and they will receive a response in a short period of time. They can contact the company not only with problems, but also with requests and suggestions. Agents can manage the whole communication from one place. Options like: "Forum" or "Feedback" help us to stay in contact with customers. Top product, which connects companies with their customers in a clean and elegant way. Will be exploring more LiveAgent functionality in 2016.

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There really hasn't been any major issues. We've run to some bugs but they were resolved. We've requested a couple of new features and are waiting to have these implemented.

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Take the trial, setup your emails and customer portal and forum and start doing customer service like it's 2016. There really isn't anything that you can loose. The price for the software is nothing compared to the price of salaries of agents.

 
 

Luis from Tribugland
Specialty: Retail

January 2016

January 2016

We switched to LiveAgent and it was a good decision.

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We switched to LiveAgent after 2.5 years of using other help desk software. The price for the program was very interesting so we started with the free trial and the quality of product impressed us. Hybrid ticket stream guarantees that all important information about clients is always available. Program is easy-to-deploy and it integrates with emails, calls and other channels such as Facebook and Twitter that we both utilize.

Customer support team behind LiveAgent is prompt and available within minutes.

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Occassional bugs which are on the other hand resolved quickly.

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Test it out, connect your emails, setup widgets, check whether it can match your structure. LiveAgent has worked for us in all ways.

 
 

Miguel from Neblab
Specialty: Software / IT

January 2016

January 2016

It is great for company's support

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We heard about LiveAgent from company's collaborators, who use it longer. We are satisfied with LiveAgent, especially with opportunity to contact customers through modern online social networks like Twitter and Facebook, besides calls, email or live chats, since our target group of customers are people aged 20+ and they use these networks daily. Secondly, agents respond quickly, because they can easily recognize the type of the request. They can always find previous problem solutions and apply them again in similar cases using LiveAgent. I recommend it to everybody! It is great for company's support.

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Just two theme designs, it would be great if we could choose from more various themes.

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Try it! I'm sure you will love it, super easy installation + many features available.

 
 

Peter from HERRE Patent
Specialty: Legal

December 2015

December 2015

Comprehensive all-in-one helpdesk solution with live chat ability

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We have been looking for a suitable solution to advice the visitors arriving at our website so that they get support at an early stage. One of our main goals was to protect the data of our visitors so that we could only consider solutions hosted on an own server. Live Agent is available both as a cloud service and a self-hosted application. Live Agent is a comprehensive helpdesk solution where many different channels are bundled within one application: live chat, e-mail support, knowledge base, Facebook integration, a customer portal to review submitted tickets. Even if one operates a ticket system and only needs a live chat extension, the live chat provided by Live Agent can be integrated into an external ticket system by means of REST API calls. Great software that is constantly improving with a development team that is listening to the feedback of their customers.

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No specific interface to integrate with the Odoo ERP solution.

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If you already operate a ticket system, consider a proper integration of a separate live chat or helpdesk solution into your existing business environment to avoid a plurality of systems to be operated in parallel.