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Compare RingCentral vs. LiveAgent

Today’s firms look for the most effective Customer Support Software product to remain competitive. On this page we help you with choosing the right solution, by allowing you to compare LiveAgent and RingCentral down to the very details of their individual offers. It's also possible to check our general scoring values, which rate the software overall quality and performance. LiveAgent got a 9.5 score, while RingCentral has a score of 9.6. Likewise, you can compare their general user satisfaction rating: 99% (LiveAgent) against 99% (RingCentral). Bear in mind to select the software that best addresses your top needs, not the software with the higher number of features. We are aware that not all businesses have enough time to scrutinize a wide range of different products, so we created a list of suggestions that you may find useful. Our top choices for the Help Desk Software category are: Salesforce Essentials, Zendesk, Freshdesk.
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Pricing Details

Score

Our Score

9.7 ?

Our Score

9.5 ?

Client Experience

Client Experience

Client Experience

99% ?

Client Experience

99% ?

Price

Price

$19.99

$9

Pricing Model

Pricing Model

Monthly payment | Quote-based Monthly payment | One-time payment
Detailed Review

Detailed Review

General Info

General Info

RingCentral won our Best Phone System award. It's a perfect cloud phone system designed to make business communications easier.
LiveAgent is the winner of our 2018 Supreme Software Award. It is a complete customer and live support platform with chat for websites and all help desk features.
Useful Links
Phone Number

Phone Number

+800-903-7595 +1-888-659-6550
Support Types

Support Types

Phone Live Support
Ticket Training
Phone Live Support
Ticket
Contact Email

Contact Email

support@ladesk.com
Contact Address

Contact Address

RingCentral, Inc.
20 Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
USA
616 Corporate Way, Suite 2-3278
Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Client Types

Client Types

Small Business | Large Enterprises | Medium Business | Freelancers Small Business | Large Enterprises | Medium Business | Freelancers
Languages Supported

Languages Supported

English English
Prominent Clients

Prominent Clients

BMW, Deep South, Smart Warehousing, Binswanger Glass SolidTrust Pay, X-Cart, Random Solutions, E.ON
Features

Features

RingCentral FEATURES

  • Cloud PBX
  • Auto-Receptionist
  • Call Forwarding
  • (Automated) Call Recording
  • Video Conferencing
  • Audio Conferencing
  • Online Meetings
  • Internet Fax
  • Voicemail and Greeting
  • Voicemail-to-Email
  • Visual Voicemail
  • Multi-level IVR
  • Call Reports
  • Extensions
  • Toll-Free and Local Numbers
  • Online Meetings
  • Collaboration
  • Unlimited Business SMS
  • 3rd-party Integrations (Google, Salesforce, etc)
  • Mobile & Desktop Apps (iOS and Android)
  • Directory Listing
  • International Numbers
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • User Templates
  • Music on Hold
  • Dial-by-Name Directory
  • Call Monitoring
  • Single Sign-On
  • RingCetral Global Office
  • Hot Desking
  • Secure VoIP Service
  • Caller ID Control
  • RingConnect CloudConnect
  • RingOut
  • RingMe
  • Desk Phones
  • Conference Phones
  • Cordless Phones
  • VoIP Headsets
  • Analog Adapters
  • Answering Rules
  • Presence
  • Call Flip
  • Call Park
  • Call Screening
  • Shared Lines
  • Intercom
  • Paging
  • Call Logs
  • Team Collaboration
  • Personal Demo

LiveAgent FEATURES

Ticket Management
  • Universal inbox
  • Ticketing
  • Hybrid ticket stream
  • Automated ticket distribution
  • Rules
  • Time Rules
  • Responsibility
  • Departments
  • Tags
  • Service-Level-Agreement (SLA)
  • Business hours
  • Contact groups
  • Contacts
  • Agents
  • Companies
  • Contact fields
  • Ticket fields
  • SPAM filters
  • Pause
  • Filters
  • Notes
  • Ticket/Customer insights (CRM)
  • Canned messages (Macros)
  • Predefined answers
  • Attachments
  • Email notifications
  • Agent collision detection
  • Agent ranking
  • Contact forms
  • Contact form gallery
Live Chat
  • Real-time chat
  • Proactive chat invitations
  • Chat button gallery
  • Chat invitation gallery
  • Chats overview
  • Chat history
  • Online visitors
  • Chat distribution
  • Real-time typing view
Social
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Reporting
  • Analytics overview
  • Performance report
  • Agent ranking overview
  • Department report
  • Tag reports
  • SLA Compliance report
  • SLA Log report
  • Agent availability
  • Agent report
  • Channel report
Support Portal
  • Customer portal
  • Knowledgebase
  • Forum
  • Feedback & Suggestions
Gamification
  • Gamification
  • Rewards & Badges
  • Levels
  • Benchmarks and Leaderboards
Multilingual
  • 39 translations available
  • Language adaptable widgets
OS Supported

OS Supported

Windows
Android
iPhone/iPad
Mac
Web-based
Windows
Linux
Android
iPhone/iPad
Mac
Web-based
Pricing Details

Pricing Details

Learn more about RingCentral pricing Learn more about LiveAgent pricing
Available Plans

Available Plans

RingCentral offers the following SMB and enterprise pricing plans for users to choose from. You may check out their free 15-day trial to try their premium features for a maximum of 5 users with 50-minute talk time each. Once the trial is done, you may cancel or opt for any of the plans below. It’s worth noting that the cost of the plan is based on the number of users. The more users you have, the lesser the amount of the monthly plan.

Essentials – starting from $19.99/month/user

  • Billed annually
    • 2-10 users – $19.99/month/user
    • 1 user – $29.99/month/user
  • Billed monthly
    • 2-10 users – $29.99/month/user
    • 1 user $39.99/month/user
  • Up to 10 users
  • Toll-free or local number
  • 100 toll-free minutes/month
  • 4 people video conferencing

Standard – starting from $19.99/month/user

  • Billed annually
    • 1,000-9,999 users – $19.99/month/user
    • 100-999 users – $22.99/month/user
    • 2-99 users – $24.99/month/user
    • 1 user – $34.99/month/user
  • Billed monthly
    • 1,000-9,999 users – $29.99/month/user
    • 100-999 users – $32.99/month/user
    • 2-99 users – $34.99/month/user
    • 1 user – $49.99/month/user
  • Unlimited users
  • Toll-free or local number
  • 1,000 toll-free minutes/month
  • 4 people video conferencing
  • Unlimited internet fax

Premium – starting from $29.99/month/user

  • Billed annually
    • 1,000-9,999 users – $29.99/month/user
    • 100-999 users – $32.99/month/user
    • 2-99 users – $34.99/month/user
    • 1 user – $44.99/month/user
  • Billed monthly
    • 1,000-9,999 users – $39.99/month/user
    • 100-999 users – $42.99/month/user
    • 2-99 users – $44.99/month/user
    • 1 user – $54.99/month/user
  • Unlimited users
  • Toll-free or local number
  • 2,500 toll-free minutes/month
  • 50 people video conferencing
  • Unlimited internet fax
  • Automatic call recording

Ultimate – starting from $39.99/month/user

  • Billed annually
    • 1,000-9,999 users – $39.99/month/user
    • 100-999 users – $42.99/month/user
    • 2-99 users – $49.99/month/user
    • 1 user – $59.99/month/user
  • Billed monthly
    • 1,000-9,999 users – $49.99/month/user
    • 100-999 users – $52.99/month/user
    • 2-99 users – $59.99/month/user
    • 1 user – $69.99/month/user
  • Unlimited users
  • Toll-free or local number
  • 10,000 toll-free minutes/month
  • 75 people video conferencing
  • Unlimited internet fax
  • Automatic call recording
  • Voicemail-to-text

For businesses with more than 10,000 users, you may contact the vendor for a custom quote.

The most popular option to get LiveAgent is through one of their SaaS plans, where you can purchase an annual subscription paid per month and per agent, and stop worrying about updating and maintenance (it is completely covered by the service provider). LiveAgent provides affordable and flexible pricing plans allowing you to choose a service level that will match your individual needs and budget.

All plans include 24/7 customer support and a great 14-day LiveAgent free trial that lets you try out all major features of the software before you’ve actually chosen the best plan for you. You won’t be asked to reveal any credit card information and sign up for the free trial is really simple.

The following paid plans are available:

Ticket Plan: $9 per agent

  • Custom domain parking
  • E-mail support – Ticketing
  • Contact forms
  • Forum & Knowledge base
  • iPhone/Android app

Ticket + Chat – $29 per agent/month 

  • Includes all features of the Ticket plan
  • Live Chat
  • Real-time visitors monitoring
  • Chat invitations
  • Feedback management

All-Inclusive – $39 per agent/month

  • Includes all features of previous plans
  • Cloud Call Center
  • Facebook & Twitter integration
  • Call center support
  • Gamification

LiveAgent Enterprise for companies with large customer support needs available via quote request. On top of features, Enterprise includes VIP support and assistance and branding-free features.

Supported Integrations

Supported Integrations

RingCentral supports integrations with the following business systems and applications:

  • Box
  • Google
  • Outlook
  • Salesforce
  • Zendesk
  • Desk.com
  • Microsoft
  • Dropbox
  • Okta
  • Oracle Sales Cloud
  • ServiceNow
  • Zendesk

LiveAgent supports integrations with the following business systems and applications:

  • AWeber
  • GetResponse
  • MailChimp
  • 2Checkout
  • Braintree
  • MagentoGo
  • Opencart
  • PrestaShop
  • 3dcart
  • Shopify
  • CS-Cart
  • Bigcommerce
  • Actinic
  • Fortune 3
  • Volusion
  • CoreCommerce
  • X-Cart
  • Adobe Business Catalyst
  • Wordpress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • Weebly
  • Wix
  • GoDaddy
  • SquareSpace
  • Web.com
  • Express Engine
  • Highrise
  • Nicereply
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
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