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60 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100

Zendesk Support Suite

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Incident and problem management

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Zendesk Support Suite

    71%
    Zendesk Support Suite ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Organize and prioritize service tickets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    87 Ratings

    Expert directory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    55 Ratings

    Subscription-based notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    62 Ratings

    ITSM collaboration and documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    58 Ratings

    Ticket creation and submission

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    88 Ratings

    Ticket response

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    87 Ratings

    Self Help Community

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    Zendesk Support Suite

    69%
    Zendesk Support Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

    External knowledge base

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    75 Ratings

    Internal knowledge base

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    70 Ratings

    Multi-Channel Help

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.7

    Zendesk Support Suite

    67%
    Zendesk Support Suite ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Customer portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    69 Ratings

    IVR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3
    53%
    29 Ratings

    Social integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    53 Ratings

    Email support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    84 Ratings

    Help Desk CRM integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    63 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Zendesk Support Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    86%
    7 Ratings
    7.2

    Zendesk Support Suite

    72%
    126 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    100%
    38 Ratings

    Usability

    8.5

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    85%
    4 Ratings
    9.5

    Zendesk Support Suite

    95%
    18 Ratings

    Availability

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Zendesk Support Suite

    86%
    26 Ratings

    Performance

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    80%
    20 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    85%
    8 Ratings
    6.9

    Zendesk Support Suite

    69%
    49 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    100%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9

    Zendesk Support Suite

    79%
    9 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    90%
    35 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    It is helpful to us in many ways by giving the recommendation, providing multi-disciplinary platform integration, providing cloud storage with it, and many more. When it comes to doing some tasks with the image then it lags sometimes so there is a scope for improvement in it.
    Neel Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite implementation means an industry-class help desk with a dynamic interface that brings together all customer interactions from almost any channel allowing agents to respond faster to customer queries and with the right context. It is more than just a help desk since it also acts as a CRM by allowing us to organize workflows, processes and track customer engagement.
    Emily Mok | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    • Assembles conversational AI encounters for our clients
    • Adds regular language, discourse, and vision
    • Sends to well known channels with insignificant code changes
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    • Zendesk makes it easy to see if a question/ticket has already been answered/updated (and to see who answered it).
    • Zendesk makes it easy for users to indicate if they are available to respond or not.
    • Zendesk also makes it easy to respond as you can respond within the software/system. A one-stop process!
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    • They have simplified the coding for the bot in Azure, but it would help if the coding was further simplified so that non-IT can operate [and] create it easily.
    Francis Banda | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    • Allow each user to customize the look of their Dash, rather than being hemmed in by company selections
    • Provide a way for Suspended tickets (created by emails from non-users) to be better managed
    • Set a timer for tickets to reopen on a more individual ticket basis.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Zendesk Support Suite

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    $19 per agent/month billed annually

    Zendesk Support Suite Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Suite Team$49.001
    Suite Growth$79.001
    Suite Professional$99.001
    Suite Enterprise$150.001
    Additional Enterprise-Ready Plans, starting at...$215.001
    Support Team (Foundational Support Only)$19.001
    1. per agent/month billed annually
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 10.0
    Based on 38 answers
    There has not been a reason to consider anything else as the core functions work perfectly for ticketing. Also Zendesk continues to focus on new functionality, growth of the API and Apps framework and add more partner application to the list. Not only will be renew but it is likely we will add seats as we grow and expand our customer focused teams.
    Lou Gallo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) 8.5
    Based on 4 answers
    Azure Bot Service provides an integrated environment for bot development. Microsoft Azure Cloud is fully compatible and its security features. It's more important to pay attention to the logic of business than the specifics of each messenger. We don't have any issues using the bot framework because the implementation is excellent.
    Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 9.5
    Based on 18 answers
    As an agent it's very simple to use. As an admin it's also easy to use, but sometimes lacks some functionality that would be nice to have such as expanded native 2 way sync functionality for many major apps that are commonly used today like HubSpot and Salesforce. The ability to add followers to tickets to they get updates and are in the know without the customer seeing this agent cc'd is a nice touch. This ensures additional visibility and easily following the communication without having to appear as a CC to the customer, who could accidentally remove that person in a response, thus breaking the visibility
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 8.6
    Based on 26 answers
    In the past year, I'd say I have only noticed maybe two hours total of downtime in my own usage. Very minimal.
    Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 8.0
    Based on 20 answers
    There has been minor performance degradation on a very few days out of the two years I have been using the product.
    Taylor Wielage | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) 8.5
    Based on 8 answers
    The support team is quick to attend to any concerns regarding Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework), and they are very friendly and technical. They are always available to assist with any bot framework related issue and they normally respond within 24 hours. They try by all means to understand the problem you are facing and they explore any possible diagnosis and troubleshooting necessary.
    muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 6.9
    Based on 49 answers
    Every time I contacted them they were not only very responsive and knowledgable, but always seemed to have a positive upbeat attitude. It probably helps that we did not have significant service outages or sev 1 level issues, but even my lower severity issues were quickly answered. And the positive and upbeat attitude really made things feel comfortable.
    Kevin Pearce | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 7.9
    Based on 9 answers
    Zendesk has tons of available material for training - videos, webinars, articles, etc. The only reason this is not a 10 is because it can be hard to figure out how to navigate to these things and find what you are looking for.
    Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 9.0
    Based on 35 answers
    I was very satisfied. They have a free trial for 30 days and I recommend you do that and use it. It is very easy to get started with the basics and the build on over time.

    The only thing technically complex was single sign-on and integration to Salesforce.com required some tweaks – otherwise setting up system was very easy
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    Microsoft Bot Framework is much better and well more established without a lot of proprietary software/coding language.Lex is very limited with integration with standard hardware and network configurations.Lex has performance issues and was too slow to meet near real-time collaboration requirements.Bot Framework complements many other Microsoft communication products and this was key to implementing without a lot of new training required.
    Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    I have not used any other support software, but also evaluated FreshDesk. For our needs at the time, Zendesk was more polished and had the ability to support multiple websites in a single instance, while allowing customization for each brand separately. That was crucial to us, and is why we went with Enterprise.
    Adam McCracken | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

    • Interfaces with the SQL data set, tracks down plans/replies, and tests them with the SDK.
    • Utilizing the system is made conceivable by the Bot Dev gateway. We can interface our bot in excess of ten channels, including Twilio Facebook, Twilio, Twilio, and Slack, and that's only the tip of the iceberg.
    • It is expensive.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    • The main part of the IT department is able to quickly prioritize and delegate tickets as they come in.
    • Tickets can be linked to each other and support articles, creating opportunities for more efficient responses.
    • Central location for users to ask for tech help when they don't need to know which staff member is the appropriate person to ask.
    Alicia Barevich, bCRE, bCEE | TrustRadius Reviewer

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