Editor's note: The manufacturer has informed us that LiveChat offers 24/7 customer support. We will fully evaluate and reflect this additional information when we next update the Live Chat Support Software reviews.
LiveChat’s gives you some of the best corporate-level chat, customer monitoring and business-building data. It also provides easy integration to other applications. Because this review is focused on software for larger businesses, we reviewed LiveChat’s Enterprise plan.
Online chat is fast becoming the primary point of contact between customers and companies. For the customer, chat is fast, uses a familiar communication method and gives them almost instant access to the information they came to your site to find. For businesses, implementing business chat software is one of the quickest ways to see a return on their investment. LiveChat solves support issues in a fast, efficient way, while providing valuable intelligence for your sales and marketing team.
LiveChat’s host environment enables your operators to access the tools, webpages, canned messages and background information it needs to properly engage customers. Additional tools allow operators to add multiple tags to chat logs so that answers to frequently asked questions can be used to reply to new queries. And, if you are an administrator, you can click on any in-session chat to monitor its progress. If you believe you can offer some insight into the conversation, LiveChat’s corporate chat software has a Whisper function that allows you to type directly into the chat window. Operators see these comments but customers do not. This multi-platform host environment allows both customers and agents to chat from computer, tablet and phone, on Windows, Macintosh and Android devices. You can easily extend your support hours by allowing trusted operators and managers to chat after hours from their tablets and phones.
Customer relationship management (CRM) or eCommerce applications like Salesforce integrate seamlessly to this software, as do social media applications like Facebook. LiveChat also has an open and customizable application program interface (API), so your IT department can bolt on in-house applications.
LiveChat has a host of other features that make its live chat services run efficiently. Visitor tracking is expertly organized. Operators can see when a visitor is on the site, the browser the customer is using, the language the customer speaks, any past chat history and the search terms that brought the customer to your site. Integration to Google Analytics is offered, which is ideal for creating and tracking marketing campaigns. You can also share documents with customers to explain technical issues and provide additional information. And, while LiveChat does not have real-time language translation, the application has been translated into 34 languages and you can implement your chat in any of them.
Corporations interact with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people each day, producing large amounts of vital and private information. With LiveChat software, every chat your agents engage in is SSL 256-bit encrypted and stored in the cloud, safe from local disasters and server crashes. You can personalize access for individual operators by allowing them to see as much or as little information as is appropriate or by disabling their ability to share files. And if spamming or inappropriate visitor chat is a problem, LiveChat lets you block a visitor’s IP address, barring him or her from further contact with the company.
Many reports are available using LiveChat software. You can see how many times an operator offers a coupon or incentive and turns a hesitant visitor into a purchasing customer. You can look at charts of customer satisfaction taken from post-chat surveys, or you can see how an individual operator is rated by customers. Another report offers automatic staffing predictions and scheduling. And, if the report you need is not offered, LiveChat is one application we reviewed that allows you to run a totally custom report.
LiveChat’s enterprise chat software offers expert, affordable and secure web chat capabilities. The host environment is powerful but easy to use. Tracking and monitoring features provide the behind-the-scenes information that can help drive your business in a more informed way.
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