In a world of ever-growing competition, the best way to win is by creating exceptional customer experiences (CX). Today’s customers expect your business to deliver an exceptional CX. And, if they don’t get it, they’ll go elsewhere.
What’s more, the businesses that do deliver desirable CXs are rewarded with greater customer loyalty, more customers, and better profits.
There’s a lot riding on getting CX right.
The problem is finding the right CX solution for your business is a little like wandering through a labyrinth. Every CX solution claims it will make CX management easier — but which one should you choose?
To help you decide between three of the leading CX solutions, Wootric, Delighted and Medallia, we’ve delved into the features, feedback, and performance of each.
In reality, no two solutions are the same. Wootric (now part of InMoment) is a cloud-based CX and feedback management software well-known for its strong surveying capabilities that help measure Net Promoter Scores (NPS).
Delighted (now a key Qualtrics product) is a turnkey CX solution that lets companies get to the heart of customers’ responses fast. Meanwhile, Medallia is a comprehensive CX solution that works well for a wide range of use cases.
All are powerful tools with various strengths and weaknesses. Here, we’ll look at each in more detail and introduce you to a fourth strong contender in the CX management space: CustomerGauge. We’ve been ranked by Gartner as the #1 voice of customer (VoC) platform for B2B.
Introducing Wootric, Delighted, Medallia and CustomerGauge CX Solutions
Wootric (Now Known as InMoment)
Founded in 2013, Wootric was acquired in 2021 and rebranded as InMoment.
InMoment takes a time-to-value approach with their implementations so they can reduce the lapse between starting CX programs and seeing a return on the investment.
The software has three subscription levels: Core CX for businesses starting out with their CX management; Enterprise for companies that want to scale CX through the business; and Customer, which is tailored to the business's specific needs. This makes InMoment a highly flexible tool that performs well for many types of business.
InMoment is a leader in G2s Feedback Analytics category of CX Solutions and is loved particularly by small businesses for its simple set-up, ease of use, and strong self-service capabilities.
Delighted (Now Known as Delighted by QualtricsXM)
Qualtrics acquired Delighted in 2018 and continue to offer the CX measurement platform as a turnkey solution. It’s aimed at businesses interested in customizable surveys, surface insights, and integration with other systems such as CRMs and project management tools.
Best for small to mid-sized businesses, Delighted provides the early framework of a robust CX program. As businesses grow, they’re encouraged to upgrade to the more comprehensive solution of Qualtrics CoreXM.
Founded in 2002, Medallia is one of the better-known CX solutions available today.
The versatile platform has been recognized for its effectiveness in supporting many different businesses in the improvement of their CX. The full features of the platform allow CX data to be visualized and analyzed to understand trends, expose issues and opportunities, and predict customer behavior.
Suitable for Enterprise-level organizations interested in curating CX, Medallia is particularly suited to organizations with large or complex structures. Although it serves a wide range of businesses, there’s a strong representation of the telecoms and hospitality industries among its customers.
CustomerGauge is designed specifically for the complexity of B2B relationships. Many other CX tools attempt to offer solutions for everyone or primarily focus on B2C relationships. However, CustomerGauge focuses solely on the B2B market.
To this end, CustomerGauge helps companies manage every part of their customer’s account experience, from developing and sending Net Promoter Score (NPS) surveys to closing the loop on customer feedback and linking CX data and actions to revenue.
One of CustomerGauge’s particular strengths is its emphasis on action. Rather than merely helping companies to understand their customer experience, CustomerGauge actively works to improve it and drive revenue with each action.
CX Solutions: Gartner’s Assessment
So, how do InMoment, Delighted by Qualtrics, Medallia, and CustomerGauge stack up against each other for CX management? Let's take a look at what tech research giant and consultancy firm Gartner has to say before we dive into users reviews and feedback.
Gartner publishes their Critical Capabilities report annually. This is accompanied by their Magic Quadrant mapping of CX solutions. The report and quadrant compare the world’s top CX vendors based on collection channels, data and analytics, insights, and other key criteria.
CustomerGauge was the highest-performing VoC vendor in the world for the B2B VoC use case according to Gartner’s research in both 2020 and 2021.
You’ll notice that Medallia is ranked second in this report, followed by Qualtrics and trailed by InMoment in 5th. While CustomerGauge is recognized as the leading niche player in the B2B space, Medallia is a leader in the broader market of CX solutions.
InMoment vs Delighted by Qualtrics vs Medallia vs CustomerGauge: A G2 Comparison
Gartner isn’t the only reliable software review platform. G2, a peer-to-peer review site and marketplace also helps buyers understand software solutions through genuine, verified user feedback.
Software users grade solutions they have worked with and provide detailed, thoughtful reviews on G2. The purpose is to help other professionals make the best choices for their business needs. Reviewers' scores for software are aggregated to create an average star rating out of five.
Before we take a look at reviews from individual users, let’s view these solutions side by side, with G2's analysis. As you’ll see, InMoment leads for smaller businesses and CustomerGauge comes out on top for the quality of their support and product direction.
What Users Say About All Four CX Software
Want a little more detail on each of these solutions? Let’s see what G2’s verified users have to say about these CX solutions.
InMoment Users Say…
Nearly all of InMoment’s reviews are positive. Users particularly like the ease of the platform for understanding CSAT, NPS, and other CX metrics, plus the user-friendliness of the data visualizations.
“The visualization of the NPS, trends, and feedback [...} are very well designed and are very helpful for making a decision. On the other hand, the connection with Intercom was smooth and fast. We have all the information we need in one single place to learn more about what our customers think about us and how we can improve each of their experiences.” (Small Business COO)
“It's so easy to use InMoment. As an organization we can easily keep track of our customer feedback and NPS scores across our whole organization. I really like that you can have it integrated to Slack and that it's so easy for me as a Customer Success Manager to log in and add comments, verify, or mark scores incomplete if needed. It also gives us a great overview of the trends and how we're performing YoY/MoM/QoQ.” (Customer Success Manager)
While InMoment is easy to use, customers note that the closed-loop functionality could be better, and survey customizations aren’t as comprehensive as some companies need.
“It could have the option of closing the looping of the evaluations, because when a client evaluates the system for the second time, the previous evaluation performed could appear below, to make a comparison and check if the current score was higher or lower than the previous one.” (Customer Success Team Leader)
“Wish we could customize the look & feel of the survey to better match our app. Also integrations (exporting and connecting to other tools like Hubspot, etc) is a bit cumbersome.” Grant H. Growth Marketing and Demand Generation
Delighted by Qualtrics Users Say…
All of Delighted’s reviews on G2 are positive. Users love the simplicity of collecting customer feedback and the intuitiveness of the platform.
“Delighted is such an easy-to-use platform and very intuitive. NPS is very important to our company goals so we demo the surveys a lot internally to stakeholders. A feature that I like a lot in Delighted is the metrics and reporting. It's so easy to filter the metrics to see where responses are coming from and if needed, delete the test responses so that we don't inflate our NPS during internal demos.” (User in Marketing and Advertising)
“Their UI is very easy to use and very simplified. I am able to get all the necessary information needed to report to the company, my team, as well as executives.” (Senior Director of Marketing)
However, the very simplicity of Delighted may also work against it. For example, simplistic reporting features and the inability to respond directly to customer feedback are two of the irritants users note.
“With all the options available (filters, reporting, metrics, integration, trends) there is very little to dislike. The only thing I would mention is that we cannot respond to the feedback directly from the tool. This makes it super time-consuming to contact our customers and offer personalized solutions.” (Senior Customer Relationship Agent)
“I wish there were a bit more advanced reporting features although I will say it has just enough to get the job done but there are times where I wish it was more advanced in the analytics area.” (Senior Director of Marketing)
Medallia Users Say…
Medallia has many positive reviews on G2, most of them complimenting the CX solution on its comprehensive functionality and ease of use.
“[Medallia is] very easy to navigate & helpful in answering guest/customer complaints. I love the word bubbles. I also love the pre-written apologies that I can make my own.” (Remote Customer Service Agent)
“Medallia does a great job at providing great tools to analyze not just numbers from customer feedback but has great text analytics. Any place of business that takes customer feedback serious[ly] needs to adopt this software. It's great that we can respond directly to our customers.” (General Manager, Hospitality)
Although Medallia is a comprehensive CX solution, users note that the text analytics can be confusing and that it’s not always able to manage the complexities of B2B CX management.
“There are certain limitations being part of a B2B team who works on Medallia to launch surveys for our agencies” (Consultant in Marketing and Advertising)
“[Medallia is] supposed to go through the review and look for keywords, and it does different things based on the keywords it finds. It does elaborate things like word clouds or simple things like identifying "good" and "bad" surveys based on the words the software sees within the reviews. The problem is that the software doesn't do a good job at that it often will flag a survey as "bad" because it can't determine the context in which the words are used, rendering that feature basically useless.” (Administrator in Construction)
CustomerGauge Users Say…
CustomerGauge users like the high level of customer support they receive and in-depth level of analytics.
“Great people with the right skill set and attitude to help us improve our business. Tapping into their domain knowledge is important. I also like their approach to challenging the NPS industry with new concepts.” (Director of Digital Customer Experience)
- “One of the reasons we chose Customer Gauge is that we are getting a pretty full set of analytics which we can customize by geography/area, type of customers etc. It is a great 'out of the box' solution with a ton of customization capabilities. Secondly, we are a firm believer in getting customer feedback to our organization and then responding to it which then translates into improvements in retention. Customer Gauge has by far the best tool to tie relational NPS to retention and proving that improving NPS drives also business results.” (Executive Sponsor in Computer Software)
Pros, Cons, and Key Features
Consultative speed to ROI approach. Users work directly with the InMoment team to shorten the time between implementation and a return on their investment.
Wide range of integrations. InMoment works well with project management systems such as Slack and equally well with CRMs such as Salesforce and HubSpot.
Specific CX scoring. InMoment provides specific CSAT, NPS, and CES scores based on microsurvey response data. AI text and sentiment analytics provide further insight into customer feedback.
Clunky integrations. Although there’s a wide range of integrations InMoment facilitates, users note that they can be cumbersome and difficult to manage.
Slow customer support response times. InMoment has strong self-service capabilities, but when users do need assistance, responses from the support team can be slow
Delighted by Qualtrics
Simple to use. Users comment time and again on the simplicity of Delighted for collecting customer feedback and simplicity of reporting and analytics features
Customer support. Users also note the high level of support they receive from the Delighted team.
Too simple. While the simplicity of Delighted as a CX solution is one of its strengths, users can also find it a little too simple, leaving them wishing for greater depth of insight into customer feedback.
Difficult to close the loop on CX. Although Delighted is great at collecting CX data, responding to it is not so simple. Users need a different solution to get to the heart of customer feedback and close the loop on comments, complaints, and compliments.
Low level of survey customization. Users point to the lack of customization for surveys as a key downside. Often the language used or branding doesn’t quite fit with an individual company's needs.
Great ratings from credible sources. Gartner, G2, and TrustPilot review platforms all give high praise for Medallia’s CX solution.
Flexible and customizable. The way Medallia handles complex company hierarchies and its ease of use are its greatest strengths. Medallia’s analysis is intuitive, making even large datasets easy to analyze and understand.
Enterprise focus. Large organizations that are handling vast amounts of data find Medallia both capable and easy to use. If you’re a big organization looking for a B2C CX solution, Medallia is a good choice.
Price. Medallia comes with a plethora of functions and high-level CX management capabilities— with a price tag to match.
B2C focus. Medallia has the highest score for CX solutions handling B2C feedback and experience management awarded by Gartner. If this is your business model, Medallia is a strong contender.
Automated real-time surveying. CustomerGauge automates requests for customer feedback ensuring it is captured after every interaction and used for improving CX.
CX value. Unlike any other CX solution, CustomerGauge ties CX to your bottom line. This supports businesses in their understanding of the link between customer experience and profits. This approach is designed to reduce customer churn, encourage upsells and cross-sells, and support B2B referral marketing.
Closed loop actions. CustomerGauge prompts you to act on feedback with suggested actions that efficiently close the loop and improve revenue.
B2B focus. CustomerGauge has been designed specifically for managing and improving the complexities of B2B interactions. Because of this, their CX solution is a poor fit for B2C businesses.
Improving CX should be high on the list of any business's priorities and there is sure to be a solution that fits your business goals and needs. If you’re looking to improve B2B customer relationships along with your revenue, CustomerGauge is the best solution available.
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