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Software Description:

Zendesk provides a customer service platform designed to bring organizations and their customers closer together.

With more than 50,000 customer accounts, Zendesk is used by organizations in 140 countries to provide support in more than 40 languages.

Zendesk is a beautifully simple customer service platform. It enables companies to provide great customer service, scale with self-service options, and differentiate with proactive engagement. The result is customer relationships that are more meaningful, personal, and productive – all at a lower cost.

Software Description:

With Kayako users can expand their helpdesk across different channels, including live chat, web, email, tickets, phone and self-service support.
Likewise, they can get insights from their customer support engagements to identify market patterns, buying behaviors, and bottlenecks in the service work flows. It automates helpdesk to manage repetitive queries so agents can focus on more important or urgent tasks. With Kayako agents can also sort, organize, and route emails faster and accurately.
Kayako stands out as one of the only solutions that actually integrates email, tickets, live chats, calls (with VoIP integration), self-service and remote desktop support into one virtual help desk.

Software Description:

Freshdesk is suited to any small or mid-sized business that requires a fully functional help or support department without the associated costs. Freshdesk is also suited to startups and freelancers, providing a free plan for unlimited number of agents.
Freshdesk provides a way to speed up customer support, automating certain laborious tasks such as sifting through requests and allocation tickets. This solution helps businesses interested in reducing man hours who wish to enable their staff to focus on just the most important tasks.

Features:

  • Chat
  • Customer Management
  • Email Integration

Features:

  • API
  • Chat
  • Dashboard
  • Email Integration
  • Notifications
  • Customer Management
  • Scheduling
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking

Features:

  • Chat
  • Customer Management
  • Email Integration
  • Social-Media Integration
  • Notifications
  • Dashboard
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Billing/Invoicing
  • Analytics
  • Contact Management
  • Contact Sharing
  • External Integrations
  • Data Export
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Multi-User
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Scheduling

Summary:

  • Multi-channel support: email, web, phone, chat, social media

  • Flexible ticket management with automated workflow

  • Customer facing web interface that you can easily brand

  • Brings all your customer conversations into one place

  • Time-saving tools like ticket views, triggers, and automations

  • Robust reporting and advanced analytics

Summary:

  • Multiple Help Desk Reports: Kayako comes with 100 help desk report templates, varying from peripheral overviews to in-depth analyses.

  • Manage and Track Customer Support Tickets: If a ticket goes overdue, Kayako can automatically escalate that ticket: change its priority, assigning it to someone or triggering notifications.

  • Increase Customer Engagement with Live Chat Tools: Kayako's live chat tool is equipped with real-time visitor monitoring and proactive engagement.

  • Intuitive Agent Control Panel: Navigation is organized by channel. Customizable color coding is used to draw attention to tickets that are overdue.

  • Customer-facing Support Center: It lets user's clients navigate content, submit their own support tickets and log in to view the current issue and conversations surrounding it.

  • Custom Fields and Customization: This customer support app can be tailored to user's specific workflow, with custom ticket statuses, types and priorities.

Summary:

  • Multi Channel: Manages all support conversations in one place.

  • Productivity: Increase team’s engagement and productivity.

  • Self-Service: It is possible to create a self-service experience that supports user's brand.

  • Reporting: Measures and tracks performance using reports.

  • Integration: Extends user's support capabilities with integrations.

  • Ticketing: Everything you need to start supporting customers.

Pricing:

  • Credit card required: N/A
  • Case: $24 agent p/mo (billed annually), or $29 (billed monthly).
    Fusion: $39 agent p/mo (billed annually), or $49 (billed monthly).
    Engage: $24 agent p/mo (billed annually), or $29 (billed monthly).
    Free trial: 30 days.

Pricing:

  • Credit card required: N/A
  • Sprout - Free for unlimited number of Agents
    Blossom - $19 per agent per month
    Garden - $35 per agent per month
    Estate - $49 per agent per month
    Forest - $89 per agent per month

FAQs:

    No FAQs associated with this application.

FAQs:

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Kayako focuses mainly on medium to large-size corporations.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • It is used as a help desk app.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Platforms supported: Linux, Mac, Windows, Android, iPhone-iPad, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • It integrates with: Mailchimp, Basecamp, Freshbooks, Drupal, Magento , Salesforce Sales Cloud, Joomla, Wordpress, SugarCRM

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Kayako offers REST API.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • It doesn't offer multi user capability.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • They offer: email, phone support, and helpdesk.

FAQs:

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • This customer service solution is suited to any small or mid-sized business that requires a fully functional customer support.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • It is used to help companies handle their customers’ problems across various channels.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • It is web-based platform. Native mobile app: Android, iPhone-iPad,Windows Phone.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • It offers RESTful API.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Freshdesk offers Multi-user , Multi-product support , Multi-language & Multi-time zone support for your global company

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Freshdesk includes out-of-the-box integrations with many popular business applications like CRM systems, invoicing tools, and eCommerce solutions, among others.
    It is also tightly integrated with Google Apps including Analytics, Contacts, Calendar, Hangouts, Drive, and Gmail.
    Some of the integrations include but not limited to Salesforce,Freshsales,Pipedrive, Dropbox, Shopify, Magento, Hubspot, Microsoft Dynamic CRM, Facebook, Twitter, Slack, Segment

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes. This service offers guides, tutorials and customer support across all levels.

Publisher:

Founded:
2007
Based in:
San Francisco
Employees:
1001-5000
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Publisher:

Founded:
2001
Based in:
London
Employees:
51-200
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Publisher:

Founded:
2010
Based in:
San Francisco
Employees:
201-500
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Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

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Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

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Who uses Freshdesk
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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