Who Uses Hiver?

Anyone using Gmail/Google Apps for customer service

What Is Hiver?

Hiver is the world's first helpdesk built for Google Workspace. We help teams deliver fast and empathetic customer service, right from the tool they are already familiar with - Gmail. This means they can assign, track, and collaborate on customer emails, as well as run the most advanced analytics and automations from the Gmail interface, without sacrificing any time on learning new software.

Hiver is used by 1500 companies including Flexport, Pluralsight, Harvard University, and Appsflyer.

Hiver Details

Hiver

http://hiverhq.com

Founded 2011

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Hiver does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Hiver paid version starts at US$12.00/month.


Starting Price

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Free Version

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Support

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  • 24/7 (Live rep)
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Deployment

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  • Android (Mobile)
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Training

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  • Videos

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  • Project Planning
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  • Task Management
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  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
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Hiver Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.7/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.6
Customer Service 4.8
Features 4.6
Value for Money 4.6

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Brian del terzo C.
Brian del terzo C.
Administrator
Professional Training & Coaching, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 25/06/2020

"We are so pleased to have found Hiver!"

Comments: It is easy to administrate, very user friendly, and the support is phenomenal. I don't think I've ever waited more than a few seconds for a response from a member of their friendly and extremely competent support team.

Pros: The collaboration between Hiver and G-Suite to create a cohesive team environment has allowed us to better collaborate together to improve the customer experience. We can assign emails internally, share inboxes and disposition emails as open, pending, or closed - chat about 'tickets' in the Hiver side bar, and step in to assist on existing email chains without having to forward emails to different departments or members across the team.

Cons: I'd love to be able to create a 'ticket' within Hiver on behalf of a customer. Currently tickets can only be created based on an email interaction between a customer and our company.

Alternatives Considered: Freshdesk and Zendesk

Reasons for Switching to Hiver: There was nothing that was going to remove us from all the robust solutions that are a part of our G-Suite platform, so once I discovered a platform that helped to level up the use case for our G-Suite email platform, it was a no brainer to give it a try. And so glad we did!

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  • Reviewed on 25/06/2020
Nick J.
Partner & Co-Founder
Translation & Localization, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/06/2020

"Hiver is the absolutely best Shared Inbox service and helped us optimizing our workflows by 50%."

Comments: We tried several providers of Shared Inboxes and we ended up staying with Hiver for the solely reason that they choose to focus on the core aspects of mail management and not various other features, that businesses at our size usually use other Sales or Project services for. We have used Hiver for more than a year now and it has so far saved us from hundreds of hours by providing us with a great overview and management of all incoming mails/task to be taken care of. The service is not the cheapest on the market, but it's absolutely worth every penny. Hiver has given us the opportunity to work more effective, close deals faster, collaborate better resulting in overall higher turnover since we started using the tool. It integrates smoothly with G Suite and we would highly recommend this tool for any business.

Pros: The mail management part is alfa omega. Its the core of this service, that makes it stand out from competitors. This tool allows you to manage hundreds of mails weekly without losing the overview. It integrates smoothly with G Suite, so are you already comfortable with Gmail, then you cannot miss Hiver!

Cons: Setting rules for the automations could be optimized to handle more criteria and it would be great to be allowed to bulk add email adresses instead of manually adding one by one. It works though and its great.

Alternatives Considered: Gmelius, Copper, Helpwise and Front

Reasons for Choosing Hiver: Gmelius had too many bugs. I wrote the support constantly and many of the features I needed were still on their roadmap. I believe Gmelius is a great mail management tool, but they need more development before they are able to compete with Hiver.

Switched From: Gmelius

Reasons for Switching to Hiver: We tested all products out and evaluated them on the same criterias. Ease of use, integration, features, core focus and Hiver scored highest apparently.

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  • Reviewed on 29/06/2020
Andrea G.
Founder
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/03/2018

"Awful experience!!! After integrating this tool, my clients stopped receiving my emails."

Comments: None. Hiver completely derailed our operations at a period of peak media coverage.

Pros: Hiver features initially seemed great. I was eager to make use of their promised benefits. Unfortunately, Hiver completely halted our operations for over a week and lost us a great deal of business. Throughout it all, their team was unapologetic and dismissive of the role that Hiver had in derailing our email communications with clients. Rather than seeing this as an opportunity to resolve and repair clear technical defects, they blatanly blew off our repeated requests for support.

Cons: I tested out many collaborative email tools before deciding to go with Hiver. I was impressed by the intuitive design, canned response functionality and mobile app. Unfortunately, several days after installing the tool, we began to suspect that our clients were not receiving our emails consistently. I reached out to Hiver several times over the course of a few days and received no response. This lapse in email functionality coincided with some significant and favorable press coverage - our site traffic was nearly double what it normally was - and yet we went for 10 entire days without a single new client at a time when we would normally have 10-15 new clients typically. I tried for an entire week to engage help from the Hiver team. They insisted - and continue to insist- that their tool does not impact email sending functionality. I would beg to differ. As soon as I uninstalled Hiver, my communications with clients returned to normal. On a final note, to top this off, my team and I are 3 women. When we called Hiver's India-based support team, they were loudy making obvious, derogotary remarks about our being female and unable to understand their tool - calling us 'Dumb Blondes'. Highly inept and unprofessional team. Also worst nightmare for a growing startup!

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  • Reviewed on 04/03/2018
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Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
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    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 02/07/2021

"Easy to manage shared email inbox"

Comments: Hiver can be really helpful when you are using a shared inbox with email address like [email protected] or [email protected] It makes it so simple to assign email to the appropriate team members and you’ll get notified if someone else tries to reply to the same email that you are looking at, avoiding the issue of more than one person replying to the same email.

Pros: This platform helps to organize our influx of emails from clients, etc. This tool makes collaborative teamwork possible. You can leave notes to your colleagues in an email and they can review your response without adding it in the email. You can also leave notes for yourself in an email. The system is easy to use and if you need a shared email box and a multiple-person team to manage support inbox then hiver is your best choice.

Cons: I actually don’t find any issues with using this tool. It’s 100% useful. However, if I was picky I am not a fan of keeping the email in conversation view. It makes a bit hard to read emails in a thread but had to adjust for hiver.

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  • Reviewed on 02/07/2021
Bryn S.
Bryn S.
Director of Operations
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/09/2019

"Hiver has been a game changer our account management team!"

Pros: Hiver has made it so much easier for our client-facing teams to collaborate with each other and better serve all of our clients' needs. Everybody can see all the emails coming in, leave internal notes for each other, mark emails as pending/closed, use templates...the list goes on. It's been a huge game changer!

Cons: I wish we could use Hiver for even more. Everything about it is great, including amazing customer service, and so now I want to get rid of our other software/integration app providers and just use Hiver exclusively.

Alternatives Considered: Zendesk

Reasons for Switching to Hiver: Hiver integrates with Gmail right in your inbox so you don't have to have multiple windows and apps open at the same time. It's all in one-place and it's affordable!

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  • Reviewed on 10/09/2019