Who Uses This Software?

Companies, agencies and organizations that interact with mass numbers of customers and contacts for campaigns and customer care. Clients include Solar, Mortgage, Auto, Political, Lead Gen and more.


Average Ratings

20 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Ytel
  • www.ytel.com
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About Ytel

Cloud Contact Center Software and API solutions to manage campaigns and live contacts. Ideal for multi-channel campaigns and customer care. Easy set up, customizable & supported by Ytel real life customer service 24/7. Analytics and reports come standard. Powerful CRM integration, ringless voicemail, voice broadcast and SMS including short code, toll-free and local numbers nationwide. HIghest quality connections and outcomes with Ytel.


Ytel Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Code-free Development
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Email Reminders
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Online Booking
  • Payment Reminders
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Rescheduling
  • SMS Messaging
  • Two-Way Messaging
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Sync
  • Client Database
  • Group Scheduling
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Booking
  • Online Payments
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Room Booking Management
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Recording
  • Call Reporting
  • Call Scripting
  • Lead Management
  • Power Dialer
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Preview Dialer
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Surveys
  • By-Extension Reporting
  • Call Duration
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Volume
  • Caller Identification
  • Inbound Reporting
  • Outbound Reporting
  • Unattended Call Management
  • Who Answered Log
  • Blended Call Center
  • Call Logging
  • Call Recording
  • Call Scripting
  • Campaign Management
  • Escalation Management
  • Inbound Call Center
  • Interactive Voice Response
  • Manual Dialer
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Queue Management
  • Real-time Chat
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Archiving
  • Call Sharing
  • Distributed Call Recording
  • Event Triggered Recording
  • File Transfer
  • Instant Retrieval
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Recording Bookmarking
  • Scheduled Recording
  • Screen Activity Recording
  • Video Call Recording
  • Batch Communications
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Content Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Interactive Content
  • Multi-Channel Communications
  • On-Demand Communications
  • Personalization
  • Print Management
  • Template Management
  • Video Content
  • Agency Management
  • Auto Dialer
  • Automated Notices
  • Callback Scheduling
  • Client Management
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Bureau Reporting
  • In-House Collections
  • Payment Plans
  • Transaction Management
  • Analytics
  • Branch Optimization
  • Channel Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Customer Engagement
  • Performance Management
  • Risk Management
  • Alumni Management
  • Auction Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • CRM
  • Donor Management
  • Event Management
  • Grant Management
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Giving
  • Payment Processing
  • Planned Giving Management
  • Pledge Management
  • Prospect Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Volunteer Management
  • Auto-Dialing
  • Call List Management
  • Call Recording
  • Campaign Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Management
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Distribution
  • Lead Scoring
  • Performance Management
  • Claims Management
  • Commission Management
  • Contact Management
  • Document Management
  • Insurance Rating
  • Policy Management
  • Quote Management
  • Blogs
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Email Management
  • Employee Directory
  • Event Calendar
  • Newsletter Management
  • Photo Gallery
  • Social Sharing
  • Survey Management
  • Telephony
  • Application Development
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Configuration Management
  • Connectivity Management
  • Data Collection
  • Data Management
  • Device Management
  • Performance Management
  • Prototyping
  • Visualization
  • Call Center
  • Call Logging
  • Call Recording
  • Call Routing
  • Multiple Scripts
  • Phone Key Input
  • Survey Management
  • Text to Speech
  • Voice Customization
  • Voice Mail
  • Amortization Schedule
  • Client Database
  • Closing Documents
  • Commercial Mortgages
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Reporting
  • Customer Statements
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Applications
  • Loan Origination
  • Loan Servicing
  • Pipeline Management
  • Pre-Qualification
  • Refinance Management
  • Residential Mortgages
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Conservative
  • Contact Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Demographic Data
  • Donor Targeting
  • Email Marketing
  • Event Calendar
  • Fundraising Management
  • Mapping
  • Non-Partisan
  • Online Payment Processing
  • Progressive
  • Staff Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Voter Database
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Results
  • Call Transfer
  • Callback Scheduling
  • Campaign Specific Caller ID
  • Contact Management
  • FCC Compliance
  • FTC Compliance
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Client / Property Matching
  • Client Database
  • Commission Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contract Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Flyer / Catalog Printing
  • Lead Management
  • Listing Management
  • Property Database
  • Website Management
  • Assessments
  • Background Screening
  • CRM
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Job Board Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Onboarding
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Reference Checking
  • Resume Parsing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Collaboration
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Document Management
  • Goals / Quota Management
  • Lead Management
  • Meeting Management
  • Performance Management
  • Presentation Management
  • Proposal Management
  • Territory Management
  • Training Management
  • Contact Management
  • Mass Texting
  • MMS
  • Mobile Coupons
  • Mobile Keywords
  • Polls/Voting
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduled Messaging
  • Shortcodes
  • Text-to-Win
  • Auto Dialer
  • Call Logging
  • Call Recording
  • Call Routing
  • Call Scripting
  • CRM
  • Inbound Call Center
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Lead Distribution
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Auto Dialer
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Monitoring
  • Contact Management
  • Inbound Reporting
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Outbound Reporting
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Telemarketing Management
  • Voice & Data Integration
  • VoIP
  • Call Parking
  • Call Recording
  • Contact Management
  • Encryption
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Ring Groups
  • SIP Trunking
  • Unified Communications
  • Voice Quality Enhancement

Ytel Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Tried Many Call Center Solutions, None of them come CLOSE to Ytel!

Jun 03, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: First of all, there are plenty of call center dialers out there. If you're reading this, I'm sure you're very aware of the ones that exist out there. I have personally tried them all and finally found one that I can actually rely on! When you need support or have an issue (very rare), they have an actual qualified support team IN the US! I got so tired of calling other companies support that had no idea how to use the system beside the very basic level items. Ytel support is definitely up there with their best features. To go along with it, the user interface for the agent is second to none. It makes it so much easier to train the agents and they love the look and feel of it. Most agents come from a non-technical background so ytel has made that process simple for the agents. More so than that, even the simplest admin can set up and run any campaign very easily. There is no need to have an expert set up campaigns because its just so simple! Ytel is also always increasing their product line and helping companies vertically integrate. They integrate with companies that do what they do best and offer solutions to call centers to help them run their center better. For example, I know first hand that they are working on an integration with a company called Call Criteria to easily integrate a third party quality assurance solution into their system! Seriously, it does not get any easier!!

Cons: I know that they're working on this but it wouldn't be an honest review without at least being honest. The one item that is lacking for a very advanced user like myself is their reporting. Even though they are open and actually customized a report for us that we were able to use, it didn't come out of the box like some other system. Regardless, they were able to create a fully customized solution for us in no time and it worked out great!

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't get sold by other companies about them saying that their software is better because X, Y, and Z. To be honest, a dialer is a dialer and its the support, user interface, and dialing options that make a call center robust and dynamic. Fortunately, Ytel has it all when it comes to evaluating the dialers. Others out there are missing that proper user interface, or better yet, don't have the uptime that Ytel does! I can't tell others how many times my dialer went down. You'd think, they way they sell and promote their software, that this never happened; however, I can tell you first hand that it does. For the last 2+ years I've been on Ytel, I think I've been down for a total of 5 minutes and that was when we should have been off the phones anyways. Honestly speaking, the others are lots of smoke and mirrors, Ytel is really the only one that is complex enough when you need it and easy enough to navigate making the whole process easy!

Patrick Deserves a PLATINUM metal !

Aug 03, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: PATRICK! When set up properly it is very easy to create reports and sort information in a way that makes sense. I also like that the system is led by the phone number, this makes it very easy to search ona lead. Also, if there is something you would like to see a certain way, they will build it for you and make it "pretty"

Cons: There is no quick way to get list information to make changes on the fly. If it was easy to quickly know how m,any leads are in each list and when a list was ready to reset or how much has been dialed; life would be much easier. Going into each list to evaluate is time consuming and I have not got the same explanation on how to read the report either. Seem everyone interprets this differently. Running an export call report and sorting is also time consuming and results in a different answer each time the list resets. Not easy to figure if the list is good or not.

Overall: I have used YTEL with before in Mediamix's system. I pulled reports, loaded lists ect and though transferring to Car Guardian would be similar. The set up is messy and everyone on the support team has been very helpful when I call in with questions. I have spoken with Jimmy most days as well as James, I am sure they flip a coin to see who will answer my trivial questions for the day, but they are always nice and helpful! Patrick is a CHAMP! He has taken a lot of time to make sure that I don't blow anything up! I look forward to working with him as we set up a new streamlined system,

Recommendations to other buyers: I downloaded you app and it looks great! Adding the Dialable leads would be very helpful. If a user needs or want to quickly check in on the dialer this would be very helpful

Finally a robust system that doesn't take a PHD to run

May 20, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: They were able to get me up and running in a matter of days where I was waiting almost 90 days on another vendor to get my deployment done and finally started looking elsewhere which brought me to Ytel. The system is also very easy to manage especially for my agents which makes training new hires a lot easier. The outbound portion of this system is hands down the best platform I have ever used and it is blended so I can keep all my agents busy throughout the day. Also, the billing is very straight forward with no hidden fees trying to make it look less expensive than it really is.

Cons: The system is great on the voice side, but right now I have to use another of their solutions to handle text and email. They have told me that their full multi channel system should be out later this year which will bring it all into 1 interface though so it's not really that bad.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure your support is going to be handled in house and preferably in the same country as you do business in. Also, make sure there are no hidden fees in your bill. Before switching to Ytel I thought I had a very cheap price on my previous vendor but with all the hidden fees for things like recording ports, channels etc. I ended up paying way more than expected. Ytel had a very straight forward billing that made it easy to understand.

Good Customer Service, Very sharp learning curve

Aug 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Reporting is easy to access and analyze.

Visually seeing my agents logged in and taking calls and how long they have been waiting is very helpful as well.

Cons: The no. of variables associated in order to make multiple campaigns run efficiently becomes cumbersome.

The lag time waiting for a screen to refresh is too long.

Overall: Generally, I have had a decent experience with Ytel. The tech support people have been really helpful across the board, although sometimes, I need them to explain things a couple times because they have a tendency to speak over the layman's head. Admins really need to be able to learn on the fly because of the number of variables that need to be accounted for in running a full campaign

By far the BEST outbound features on the market

Jun 08, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: I have a call center with just over 100 agents and we do heavy outbound dialing. I needed a system that not only would be able to handle the volume I needed (at a high call ratio), but also integrate with other software that we depend on. It's user friendly, and has all the features and more that I need. AND 24/7 support and all of their agents are in the states which makes it so much easier to get questions answered quickly.

Cons: I would really like them to build out their admin mobile app so I can have better analytics on the go. I have the basic stuff for what I need, but I think there is definitely room for improvement here.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you're evaluating call center software I highly recommend you to demo X5. It's got all the bells and whistles and they have a great team.

Easy to use, great features and the support is fantastic

Jun 03, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: The contact cloud center makes it extremely easy to create, modify and manage calling campaigns. Ytel put a lot of thought into shortcuts that allow users to quickly make changes on the fly thereby reducing time need to manage things throughout the day. The reports provide more than enough information to monitor and analyze productivity down to the agent level.

Cons: There's not much to dislike with the product or vendor. They are constantly upgrading the product with new features. It would be nice to get some additional notifications when they do their updates or fixes.

Recommendations to other buyers: Get a demo of the system if you haven't already. You really need to see it first hand to realize how simple it is to use.

An excellent program that scales up well with our company, increasing calls and efficiency.

May 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This has been an excellent experience, with a UI that's easy to use and full of features. Reports are powerful and our outbound calls have become nearly effortless.

Cons: There are no major cons with the software that we've experienced, so we're extremely satisfied. We experience minor delays when hanging up with callers but the delay is so minimal we never notice. Otherwise, all network interations are immediate.

Good software overall, but they don't monitor their server well

Jun 28, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: They are mostly a vicidial rebranding, but the UI is much more easy to use than vicidial. They have hidden the most powerful parts of vicidial, so that's a bummer!

Cons: Their backend engineers, the network operations center, are not proactive. Once, our server was full of recordings and had zero disk space. They didn't catch it, we had to call support and wait 20 min in line. Another time our server time was 3 hours off as they did not enable network time sync in the dialer we were hosted in.

So easy to use and it's all in one platform!

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: I like how easy it is set up and deploy a new campaign. I also like the ability to easily upload and scrub a new lead list into an existing campaign.

Cons: My dream would be to allow the system to run over a set amount of time with the budget allowed. Currently I need to start each day and let it run. I'm sure there is a reason for this but it's a dream to have it run each day on it's own.

Overall: With the Ringless voicemail we are able to reach our customers with another touchpoint. They are responding to the message and returning the calls. We also are seeing a higher open rate on our emails as we are using the Ringless Voicemail to follow up on an email we have sent to them. The best response for me as a marketeer is my call center managers tell me they feel a difference in the call center when the Ringless campaign is on and off. We are very happy with the Ytel platform and technology.

Great Support and Product

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: We tried a competitor for a few months, but found many glitches and issues. We switched to X5 and it was smooth sailing. Easy to set-up, very quick support, and all you need in a call center.

Cons: There are not automated emails in the system at all. The custom fields could be a bit more user-friendly.

Cumbersome and Expensive

Mar 28, 2018
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 1.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: There are many different options to create very custom setup. Working with the tech team to go over them can be cumbersome.

Cons: The billing system will bill you for service you do not use, and the company will not credit you. This is not the type of vendor relationship most companies want.

Overall: None

Great Service!

Sep 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: easy to use. compared to other phone services Ytel is definitely Top!

Cons: n/a everything works great. simple to use.

Overall: Its been Great!

Ytel Review

Aug 15, 2018
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 1.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: The fact that it does not require a hard phone set up.

Cons: Almost everything. Customer support was not helpful, reports are dirty, and lots of dropped calls

Overall: I'm pretty disappointed and dissatisfied with its overall functionalities and user ability.

Great call center software which has helped us grow our company

May 11, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: The number one concern with a lead generation company is to get in contact with potential buyers. With the X5 Cloud Contact Center our connection rates have increased significantly all while lowering our abandoned call rates. This has created much more revenue which has allowed us to quickly grow our company.

Cons: Not a whole lot so far. It really has blown away several past providers I have used.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would say to give them a call and let them show you what the system has to offer. The biggest factor that set them apart from their competitors is the fact that they actually own their own network as opposed to using a third party to connect the calls. I was skeptical at first that this really mattered, but since being on their network I really have noticed a huge difference in our connection rates. The sound quality has also been top notch. Also, one of their pitches is that since they do own their own network that they are able to monitor their network 24/7 which insures the most possible uptime, which has proven to be true as well. I have never had any downtime since signing up.

Ytel Review

Aug 15, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 2.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: The reporting features in ytel are great and very helpful

Cons: The customer service has been horrible. It takes multiple calls to have a call picked up. Whole departments take lunch at the same time, leaving the department unattended during peak business hours and no one to help in an emergency. Customer service reps have been rude if you mention wanting to give negative feedback or talk to someone else about an issue.

Good but lots of issues

Aug 16, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: The vast amount of configuration options and extensive reporting

Cons: Very buggy and requires navigating to multiple pages to complete a simple task such as assigning a phone number to an agent.

Overall: Overall experience has been so-so. Dealing with the constant buggy issues can be frustrating. Support is also very unhelpful at times and blames everything on the internet connection even when that is clearly not the issue.

Pros N Cons

Aug 16, 2018
2/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 5.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: I can hear everything even when the agent isn't on a call.

Cons: A lot of calls don't get recorded. Or they say they are being recorded but I'm not able to hear them.

System shuts down sometimes.

Logs me out sometimes.

Simple Made Hard

Aug 15, 2018
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 1.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: The software offers many different reporting features.

Cons: The software is difficult to navigate, lacks clear instructions, and frequently breaks. Support is minimal help and often gives conflicting information.

Patrick is the BEST!

Aug 03, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Comments: Patrick was so patient and helpful, I wish every company had a Patrick. He was patient and helpful through the entire process of setting up the call center.

Excellent product with more features than described

Feb 08, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I work for a large contact center and we have experimented with various software providers. Our company has since switched to Ytel's, X5 Cloud Contact Center. Although they do offer SimpleDial, as described above, X5 maintains advanced reporting capabilities and calling features. I highly recommend Ytel.