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Pricing

 
Sprout
Free
for UNLIMITED agents
Service Essentials Edition
$ 25 USD
Per user/month (billed annually)
Essential
$5
/month
 
Blossom
$19
/ agent / month billed annually
Professional Edition
$ 75 USD
Per user/month (billed annually)
Team
$19
/month
 
Garden
$35
/ agent / month billed annually
Enterprise Edition
$ 150 USD
Per user/month (billed annually)
Professional
$49
/month
 
Estate
$49
/ agent / month billed annually
Unlimited Edition
$ 300 USD
Per user/month (billed annually)
Enterprise
$99
/month
 
Forest
$89
/ agent / month billed annually
 
Free Trial
Free Trial
Free Trial
Freshdesk
Sprout
Freefor UNLIMITED agents
Blossom
$19/ agent / month billed annually
Garden
$35/ agent / month billed annually
Estate
$49/ agent / month billed annually
Forest
$89/ agent / month billed annually
Free Trial
Salesforce Service Cloud
Service Essentials Edition
$ 25 USDPer user/month (billed annually)
Professional Edition
$ 75 USDPer user/month (billed annually)
Enterprise Edition
$ 150 USDPer user/month (billed annually)
Unlimited Edition
$ 300 USDPer user/month (billed annually)
Free Trial
Zendesk Support
Essential
$5/month
Team
$19/month
Professional
$49/month
Enterprise
$99/month
Free Trial

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.5
8.5
8.7
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.8
8.0
8.6
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.6
7.5
8.2
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.7
8.0
8.3
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.9
8.1
8.3
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.8
8.4
8.4
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.6
7.8
7.6
Meets Requirements
Freshdesk
8.5
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.5
Zendesk Support
8.7
Ease of Use
Freshdesk
8.8
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.0
Zendesk Support
8.6
Ease of Setup
Freshdesk
8.6
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.5
Zendesk Support
8.2
Ease of Admin
Freshdesk
8.7
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.0
Zendesk Support
8.3
Quality of Support
Freshdesk
8.9
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.1
Zendesk Support
8.3
Ease of Doing Business With
Freshdesk
8.8
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.4
Zendesk Support
8.4
Product Direction (% positive)
Freshdesk
8.6
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.8
Zendesk Support
7.6

Features

Ticket and Case Management
Workflow
Freshdesk
8.4
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.1
Zendesk Support
8.5
Response Automation
Freshdesk
8.5
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.1
Zendesk Support
8.4
SLA Management
Freshdesk
8.2
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.0
Zendesk Support
8.1
Attachments/Screencasts
Freshdesk
8.4
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.7
Zendesk Support
8.4
Ticket Collaboration
Freshdesk
8.6
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.1
Zendesk Support
8.6
Ticket creation user experience
Freshdesk
8.9
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.3
Zendesk Support
8.9
Ticket response user experience
Freshdesk
8.8
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.2
Zendesk Support
8.7
Knowledge Share
Knowledge Base
Freshdesk
8.8
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.5
Zendesk Support
8.6
Searchable Articles
Freshdesk
8.6
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.2
Zendesk Support
8.6
Community Forums
Freshdesk
8.4
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.3
Zendesk Support
8.2
Interactive FAQs & Forums
Freshdesk
8.5
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.1
Zendesk Support
8.2
Process
Mentions
Freshdesk
Not enough data available
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.7
Zendesk Support
8.4
Tickets
Freshdesk
9.4
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.6
Zendesk Support
9.2
Macros
Freshdesk
8.8
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.3
Zendesk Support
8.7
Collaboration
Freshdesk
9.1
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.7
Zendesk Support
8.7
Interaction
Web Portals
Freshdesk
7.2
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.4
Zendesk Support
8.6
Forum to Reponse
Freshdesk
8.5
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.4
Zendesk Support
8.5
Tickets and Tagging
Freshdesk
8.8
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.5
Zendesk Support
8.9
Live Chat
Freshdesk
8.8
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.3
Zendesk Support
8.6
Channels
Phone
Freshdesk
8.8
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.4
Zendesk Support
8.1
Text
Freshdesk
Not enough data available
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.6
Zendesk Support
8.5
Email
Freshdesk
9.3
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.7
Zendesk Support
9.0
Social
Freshdesk
8.9
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.3
Zendesk Support
8.6
Live Chat
Freshdesk
9.1
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.4
Zendesk Support
8.6
Insight
Surveys
Freshdesk
8.9
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.3
Zendesk Support
8.5
Reporting
Freshdesk
Not enough data available
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.8
Zendesk Support
8.4
Visitor Activity
Freshdesk
8.9
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.5
Zendesk Support
8.6
Help Desk
Freshdesk
9.2
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.7
Zendesk Support
8.7
Communication Channels
Customer Portal
Freshdesk
8.6
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.2
Zendesk Support
8.5
Email to Case
Freshdesk
9.0
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.5
Zendesk Support
8.8
Chat/Live Support
Freshdesk
8.5
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.9
Zendesk Support
8.4
Social Integration
Freshdesk
8.2
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.0
Zendesk Support
8.1
Call Center
Make, Receive, and Record Calls
Freshdesk
8.3
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.0
Zendesk Support
8.1
Customer and Contacts Database
Freshdesk
8.0
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.3
Zendesk Support
8.2
Products and Version Tracking
Freshdesk
8.2
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.1
Zendesk Support
8.2
Call Scripting
Freshdesk
8.2
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.9
Zendesk Support
7.9
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Freshdesk
8.4
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.9
Zendesk Support
7.8
Self Service/Community
Forums
Freshdesk
8.3
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.0
Zendesk Support
8.0
Knowledge Base
Freshdesk
8.5
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.2
Zendesk Support
8.4
Ideas/Feedback
Freshdesk
8.4
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.0
Zendesk Support
8.1
Q&A
Freshdesk
8.6
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.1
Zendesk Support
8.2
Reporting & Analytics
Social Monitoring
Freshdesk
8.2
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.1
Zendesk Support
8.0
Reporting
Freshdesk
7.8
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.0
Zendesk Support
8.0
Dashboards
Freshdesk
8.2
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.0
Zendesk Support
8.1
Platform
ITIL Compliance
Freshdesk
8.3
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.2
Zendesk Support
8.2
Mobile User Support
Freshdesk
8.1
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.7
Zendesk Support
8.1
Customization
Freshdesk
8.0
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.2
Zendesk Support
8.0
User, Role, and Access Management
Freshdesk
8.5
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.4
Zendesk Support
8.3
Internationalization
Freshdesk
8.1
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.0
Zendesk Support
8.2
Performance & Reliability
Freshdesk
8.8
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.2
Zendesk Support
8.5
Integration APIs
Freshdesk
8.2
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.0
Zendesk Support
8.4

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
52.7%
24.8%
38.4%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
36.4%
41.0%
44.9%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
10.9%
34.3%
16.7%
Freshdesk
Small-Business
52.7%
Mid-Market
36.4%
Enterprise
10.9%
Salesforce Service Cloud
Small-Business
24.8%
Mid-Market
41.0%
Enterprise
34.3%
Zendesk Support
Small-Business
38.4%
Mid-Market
44.9%
Enterprise
16.7%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Information Technology and Services
20.4%
Information Technology and Services
14.8%
Computer Software
17.8%
 
Computer Software
14.0%
Computer Software
14.2%
Information Technology and Services
15.2%
 
Internet
5.9%
Internet
8.0%
Internet
10.0%
 
Education Management
3.7%
Hospital & Health Care
3.6%
Marketing and Advertising
4.8%
 
E-Learning
3.4%
Financial Services
3.4%
Retail
3.4%
 
Other
52.7%
Other
55.9%
Other
48.8%
Freshdesk
Information Technology and Services
20.4%
Computer Software
14.0%
Internet
5.9%
Education Management
3.7%
E-Learning
3.4%
Other
52.7%
Salesforce Service Cloud
Information Technology and Services
14.8%
Computer Software
14.2%
Internet
8.0%
Hospital & Health Care
3.6%
Financial Services
3.4%
Other
55.9%
Zendesk Support
Computer Software
17.8%
Information Technology and Services
15.2%
Internet
10.0%
Marketing and Advertising
4.8%
Retail
3.4%
Other
48.8%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Clyde C.
User in Music

Freshdesk is a big improvement over handling support via email. It keeps responses from customers together and provides good tools for sharing support responsibilities with other agents. The "solutions" section is very helpful to my customers and is easier...

G2 User in Online Media

Desk.com is one of the most popular customer service platforms. It has a large userbase, ready to answer your questions; an established company (Salesforce) committed to improving and supporting the product; and it integrates with over a dozen third-party...

Abbey S.
Administrator in Education Management

The product evaluation, decision making and implementing process with Zendesk was true to the company's brand: Zen. I evaluated 5 other competing products and chose Zendesk for its reliability and scalability, in addition to exceptional customer service and...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Ted F.
Administrator in Mining & Metals

They do not offer a WYSIWYG editor globally.

Hannah R.
User in E-Learning

Business Insights is handy, but it is not as customizable as we would like. For example, at this time, it is impossible to automatically email a report to certain users. There's also no way to limit resolution times for cases to business hours. In general,...

Matthew W.
Administrator in Computer Software

After the setup, and things were going smoothly, they ended up getting really bad. Our web application would send out an email with data from a signup form anytime someone signup up for our SaaS product. Things would be going fine, then Zendesk would decide...

 
Freshdesk
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Clyde C.
User in Music

Freshdesk is a big improvement over handling support via email. It keeps responses from customers together and provides good tools for sharing support responsibilities with other agents. The "solutions" section is very helpful to my customers and is easier...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Ted F.
Administrator in Mining & Metals

They do not offer a WYSIWYG editor globally.

Salesforce Service Cloud
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 User in Online Media

Desk.com is one of the most popular customer service platforms. It has a large userbase, ready to answer your questions; an established company (Salesforce) committed to improving and supporting the product; and it integrates with over a dozen third-party...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Hannah R.
User in E-Learning

Business Insights is handy, but it is not as customizable as we would like. For example, at this time, it is impossible to automatically email a report to certain users. There's also no way to limit resolution times for cases to business hours. In general,...

Zendesk Support
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Abbey S.
Administrator in Education Management

The product evaluation, decision making and implementing process with Zendesk was true to the company's brand: Zen. I evaluated 5 other competing products and chose Zendesk for its reliability and scalability, in addition to exceptional customer service and...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Matthew W.
Administrator in Computer Software

After the setup, and things were going smoothly, they ended up getting really bad. Our web application would send out an email with data from a signup form anytime someone signup up for our SaaS product. Things would be going fine, then Zendesk would decide...

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