About Help Lightning

Help Lightning is a B2B software as a service (SaaS) company specializing in remote assistance.

The company’s cloud-based solution applies augmented reality features, including the merging of two video streams and the use of 3D annotation to improve real-time communications and solve difficult problems.

Help Lightning is used for the installation, inspection, training, servicing, and repair of complex equipment and products.

It provides next generation video collaboration services that enable a company’s experts to work virtually side-by-side with anyone needing help, anywhere in the world.

With Help Lightning, customers see immediate performance improvements including an increase in first-time fix rates, fewer truck rolls, expanded workfo...


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10 Reviews of Help Lightning

Average User Ratings

Overall

5 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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April 2020

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Carles from IFS

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Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

Help Lighting experience

Private healthcare industry to provide remote doctor consultation using Augmented Reality.

Pros

Augmented reality features, easy to use it.

Cons

There is now especific features missing. However, it needs to be considerered in a short time road map to propose storage in EU datacenters to be compliance in GDPR for European customers.

Reasons for Choosing Help Lightning

N/A

April 2020

Barton from UAB

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Medical Practice

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

Help Lightning for Remote patient care

I use the system to communicate, educate and guide at-home or other remote procedures during patient care encounters. In many cases, the receiver of help does not need to download the app. The virtual presence capability enables me to guide patients in a manner that would otherwise be very difficult remotely. This instills a significant degree of confidence and value into the encounter.

Pros

Simple to use. Ability to start a video encounter using SMS texting. Enables bidirectional video, but also enables me to 'reach into' the task field to guide various procedures. This is unique and not available in any other 'telemedical' solution that I know of.

Cons

Sensitive to network bandwidth due to bidirectional and interactive video. But it is definitely worth the use of bandwidth.

April 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

HelpLightning brings science fiction to real life!

HL its a great product and it is unique in the market, it can have thousands of use case all over the world. Hope you'll continue bringing great functionalities to your platform to convert HL in a world leader of videocalls.

Pros

It automatically connects you to a remote expert by simple clicking on a link, there's no need for training cause it has a consumer UX (intuitive and ease to use) as well as literally no implementation costs if you want to use the stand alone application. I also like the fact that the commercial model is so simple that you have a monthly flat rate per user.

Cons

I would suggest to have the possibility to launch a call directly from a remote expert to the phone number of the person who needs help, increasing the overall productivity of both by avoiding sending an SMS and waiting that the remote person clicks on the HL link.

Reasons for Choosing Help Lightning

Because of the unique functionality of Merged Reality! No one else at this time can do that!

September 2020

steve from Gosiger

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Machinery

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Great product for entering the Merged Reality world

working with techs and customers to explain and troubleshoot CNC control related issues. This quickly gets me over the hurdle of explaining step by step instructions and gives me real-time feedback. i can quickly solve customer issues over HL that would have required e-mail and screenshots over a period of hours.

Pros

Very easy to set up, connect and share with customers

Cons

We don't always have the best signal strength, so connections don't work 100% of the time. this is a barrier to company adoption, and

Reasons for Choosing Help Lightning

Ease of use, functionality, video refresh rate and image quality. ability to take pictures in video stream, share documentation, work with existing hardware and multiple platforms (PC, tablet, phone) telestration, zoom, and camera control features are great.

March 2020

Tony from Ricoh USA Inc.

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2020

Awesome Support Product

This has been an exceptional product and the customer support has been second to none!

Pros

Ease of use, functionality, and minimal hardware required.

Cons

I am pleased with the software as it performs flawlessly with minimal effect on CPU & memory utilization.

Reasons for Choosing Help Lightning

Additional hardware not required. Uses standard smart phone technology

Reasons for Switching to Help Lightning

More functionality, capabilities, and more powerful

September 2020

Matthew from Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Deliver value by maximizing remote support

Help Lightning is truly a customer centric organization. From the initial meeting to implementation their customer success team is along side you sharing best practices. Their team was dedicated to helping us deliver a great go-live and differentiated customer experience. The integration with smart glasses was effortless and provided another level of functionality and savings for our teams.

Pros

HL is simple and easy to use which is critical when using with customers unfamiliar with the technology. It enables a session without end user app download which expedites time to deliver a solution. The merged reality enables side by side coaching while being remote which helped drive additional savings from dispatch avoidance.

Cons

Enabling translations to further extend product globally would be helpful although the user interface is self-explanatory.

Reasons for Choosing Help Lightning

Usability, customer centric organization

March 2020

Tim from BUNN

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2020

Time and money saver

Fantastic

Pros

Easy to use, great support, no hardware to buy, saves us time and money with shorter calls to tech support, less time on site for field tech, overall customer satisfaction with less equipment downtime.

Cons

Nothing really. The team was supportive and the feature set keeps growing.

April 2020

Anna from University of Alabama at Birmingham

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Research

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

Meets All Needs for Remote Instruction

Pros

I have used Help Lightning for 3 large research projects in the last 4 years and find it to be user friendly, reliable, and truly the next best thing to being one-on-one with the person on the other end of the help session. We have successfully used help lightning to provide instruction to adults ages 18-70+ and will continue to use this product to educate and instruct.

Cons

We has a few issues with connection very early on, but in the past 2 years we haven't experienced any problems at all.

April 2020

David from University of Alabama at Birmingham

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

terrific product!

We are using it primarily to help parents install car seats. An expert is in one location, such as a children's hospital, and the parent in another, such as their driveway. Help Lightning is performing beautifully for this task, among others.

Pros

The power of Help Lightning is deceiving. It's capacity to conduct remote teaching, training, repairing, guiding, etc. is truly extraordinary. It's easy to use and especially powerful to conduct complex tasks when two people are in different locations. Wow! Well worth it - should be on everyone's phone, tablet and computer.

Cons

Nothing - very pleased with all it has to offer.

April 2020

Roel from Munters

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

A solution for an immediate need... and a future journey towards servitization

Field engineers in some countries limited to visit customer sites due to coved 19 Internal support due to travel restrictions Remote support for more junior technicians New service opportunities

Pros

The functionalities, the speed and ease of implementation, integration possibilities, the customer support

Cons

We’ve requested a service report to be available for sending to provider and receiver of help after the connection. This CR is under revision