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Buffer

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Zoho Desk

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Likelihood to Recommend

Buffer

It is a very interesting tool for entrepreneurs or CEOs of startups who do not have much time to manage social media communication and also have few resources at the beginning of their venture. It can also be convenient for small companies that do not have specific personnel with training in community management and require easy-to-use tools to carry out the basic actions of scheduled publication on social media.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Desk

The user friendly android and IOS applications are one of the best features of Zoho Desk although if you are expecting a Desktop application then you will be disappointed and will have to access it from your browser which can be slow sometimes, depending on your internet connection. The work flow of tickets submission either manually through the dashboard or mobile application, and tickets assignment to other agents along with tracking tickets and agents' performance is very easily executed with no issues being faced.
Humayun Farooqi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Publishing

Buffer
8.4
Zoho Desk
Content planning and scheduling
Buffer
9.0
Zoho Desk
Content optimization
Buffer
8.0
Zoho Desk
Workflow management
Buffer
8.3
Zoho Desk

Reporting/analytics

Buffer
8.1
Zoho Desk
Campaign success analytics
Buffer
8.1
Zoho Desk

Account management

Buffer
8.6
Zoho Desk
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Buffer
8.5
Zoho Desk
Mobile access
Buffer
8.7
Zoho Desk

Incident and problem management

Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0
Expert directory
Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0
Subscription-based notifications
Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0
Ticket creation and submission
Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0
Ticket response
Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0

Self Help Community

Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0
External knowledge base
Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0
Internal knowledge base
Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0

Multi-Channel Help

Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0
Customer portal
Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0
Email support
Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0
Help Desk CRM integration
Buffer
Zoho Desk
10.0

Pros

Buffer

  • I can plan and publish content on social channels.
  • Buffer's interface is quite tidy and generates the necessary facilities to save us time in publishing consistent content.
  • It has a special price; it is pretty affordable.
  • It has the possibility of integrating with other tools to improve its functions.
Luz Ellis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Desk

  • Report features give the all insights of the customer team and customer support which enables us to make changes according to it.
  • The best thing about Zoho Desk is that it has a very beautiful and fully designed dashboard.
  • I have been using this software for a very long time in my organization, it is very easy to use with having the interface created on a very advanced module.
  • It is completely a feature rich platform.
Sofia Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Buffer

  • Expensive Analytics: The upgrade you need to access your analytics is quite expensive, and I have come across other tools that provide the same or even more for a lesser priced plan.
  • No Media Library: The one feature I have found on another social media planning tool that I wish Buffer had is a media library. This allows you to upload photos you aren't using right away to have them readily available when you do decide to use them. This is not a feature in Buffer.
Whitney Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Desk

  • When utilizing as a ticketing system, it would be nice to have a better way to monitor when something is due. It's just a little cumbersome.
  • Search Functionality - The search functionality could use a tweak or two. Too many times I am unable to find tickets. This would also be very helpful for the "Recycle Bin" when you just need to find that ticket you accidentally deleted (we are all human!). :)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Buffer

Buffer 7.5
Based on 14 answers
I am giving buffer this rating because of a couple issues that it has compared to other platforms. It does not always post to instagram and you will need to go in an manually post. Also, one of the biggest qualms that we have with buffer is the price it costs to have robust analytics
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Desk

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Buffer

Buffer 8.8
Based on 20 answers
Easy enough to use even my boss got it right away. It helps to off-set the workload to less active times, and we can preschedule way in advance, which also helps to keep the team on track as we know what we have planned and want to reach our milestones before posts go online.
Ann Korb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Desk

Zoho Desk 8.9
Based on 12 answers
At times Zoho [Desk] can be a bit glitchy. It does not auto refresh on the ticketing system, and even f it tells you there is a new ticket clicking it does nothing and you need to refresh the page for it to work. We have found at times that is can become unresponsive, although this usually doesn't last for longer than 15-30 mins.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Buffer

Buffer 8.5
Based on 3 answers
Buffer is always on hand and very reliable, their software suite rarely has outages
Len Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Desk

No score
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Performance

Buffer

Buffer 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Buffer performs well on both desktop and mobile platforms. The one area as I have stated before is that it does not always want to automatically push to Instagram and the user will have to go do it manually. Buffer works very well pushing to other platforms. The instagram issue is the only reason buffer does not get a 10 on this section
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Desk

No score
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Support Rating

Buffer

Buffer 9.4
Based on 21 answers
  1. It really helped to my business to grow online.
  2. I was able to take actions mindfully as the analytics are damn good.
  3. Also used for managing clients social media accounts and it proved to be a best resource.
  4. Clients were really happy as they got high demand and growth on internet and the secret is Buffer.
  5. The user interface is really easy to understand and manage. Support is 24/7 available to help.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Desk

Zoho Desk 8.0
Based on 12 answers
Zoho Desk has a technical team of professionals, who are well informed, and they know how to share the knowledge with the other players. Besides, they are competent in dealing with all kinds of customers, from divergent locations, and adopt their differences. Lastly, when called upon to solve an issue, they are quickly responsive.
Hildah Kay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Buffer

Buffer 8.3
Based on 2 answers
We were very satisfied with the implementation of Buffer. We had no issues switching from the platform that we were using over to buffer. Our staff did not even miss a beat when it came to posting content. It was an easy transition and I feel that is something that buffer has really done well. They have an "out of the box" usability platform
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Buffer

The reason for selecting Buffer was mainly due to good UI and easy to use functionality. Hootsuite was not that user friendly and a bit complicated. Buffer is more straight forward and easy to use when you compare it with Hootsuite. Also, I like Buffer's mobile friendliness more than Hootsuite.
Harsh Hingorani ⚡️ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Desk

After trialing and using Zoho Desk, we decided to move onto another product. Zoho has many features that make it a great product, but ease and intuitiveness of use was lacking for us.
David Yates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Buffer

Buffer 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Buffer does what it say on tin as they say! you can always count on Buffer. Buffer can be scale to 25 social account with 2,000 scheduled post which is enough for most agencies or businesses
Len Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Desk

No score
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Return on Investment

Buffer

  • It has saved money by allowing us to automate our social using one person
  • It allows us to connect one channel at a time instead of wasting money on larger account management tools
  • We are making money, because it has already delivered several clients
Joseph Kahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Desk

  • Zoho Desk has created an organised sytem of support which alows me to help my customers more efficiently.
  • By saving resolutions as articles, Zoho Desk has provided a training resource for current customers and support staff as part of solving problems.
  • All new customers become part of a database of customers who continue to receive support and education from forums created by the articles and customer questions.
David Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Buffer

General

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

Buffer Editions & Modules

Edition
Publish Pro$151
Publish Premium$651
Publish Business$991
Analyze Pro$351
Analyze Premium$501
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Here are the prices of our various plans: Pro: $15/month Small Business: $99/month Medium Business: $199/month Large Business: $399/month Enterprise: Feel free to get in touch with us at onboarding@buffer.com. All plans can be paid on either a monthly or yearly basis. If you choose to pay yearly, you would receive a 15% discount, which works out to be approximately two months free per year.

Zoho Desk

General

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

Zoho Desk Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0
Professional$232
Enterprise$402
Standard$142
  1. none
  2. per user
Additional Pricing Details

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