I’m not wading through a messy inbox anymore. My emails now feel more like a neat to-do list and I love the feeling of clearing all of them out. Help Scout has seriously made me into a more organized person and I feel like taking care of my clients is easy in a way it wasn't before.
My company explored other options last year and the resounding opinion of my entire team is that we did NOT want to lose Help Scout. I don't think this was an aversion to change, but rather an appreciation for the system Help Scout had let us create with each other. It's very easy to work together as a a team by using it and I would imagine it provides excellent oversight for our manager.
It's pretty motivating that anyone in my company can see my responses to my customer over Help Scout. If your'e great at customer service, you love this feature. If you want to fly under the radar and do a mediocre job, Help Scout would find you out pretty fast.
You’re not able to email multiple contacts from help scout and that's kind of frustrating. A lot of my clients have multiple points of contact and to reach all of them I have to address one person and then put the rest on CC. I understand it's not a system to be used for mass messaging but I think a lot of my contacts probably wonder why they're on CC and not one of the recipients.
As far as desktop and mobile design, you're not going to find something more user friendly than this. It's very intuitive and I've seen my newer team members pick up on it really quickly. I wasn't a decision maker in the selection process, so I can't really speak to the value for the cost (I don't know what it is) but I know if my company ever tried to take it away from us, we'd put up a fight! It's a terrific product.
Before Help Scout I really couldn’t take a vacation in peace. Seriously. But the visibility it offers on all of my customer emails makes taking care of clients a team effort now in my office. And that’s been a real game changer. When I return from being away I can see exactly how my clients were taken care of. And my manager can too.