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I didn't personally hate working with Finesse as an end-user, but the frequent bugs and crashes were troublesome. While the frequency wasn't daily or weekly, it was enough to be memorable and difficult to work through. At times the software would crash across the board and take 15 minutes to recover, which pending call volumes, could be highly problematic. When it was working I had few issues or complaints.
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Zendesk Talk is a great partner that helps us in the customer care area by managing every type of contact with customers (both phone calls and emails). I know there is also the possibility to have integration with instant messaging apps (like messenger and WhatsApp but I have never used them in my experience). In my opinion, the best scenario for Zendesk Talk is represented by a context with a high amount of contacts/requests where a unique platform could be a help both on the external side (customers) and on the internal side (a lot of colleagues who are working in the same area and have to work in a coordinate way). For customers, they could benefit from tailor-made answers, also based on past contacts for the same topic, and avoid waiting times during phone calls, with an immediate follow-up. For internal work management, operators don't overlap in a single request, and even if the same operator is not available the one who manages the request later has complete visibility of the entire topic from the historical point of view. Last but not least, I think that Zendesk Talk helps a lot in the context in which the request's speed is a KPI to manage constantly.
Read full review Pros Keep detail record of the agent and supervisor activity. Help to create agent and give them access to different teams and different skill groups. Allows the supervisor to keep a track record of the agent different states like ready, not ready, in call, [etc...] Read full review Call recording is a nice feature! It is great for training purposes and for quality assurance. The metrics you get from Explore are a great insight into how the team is handling the call volumes. Zendesk Talk has met most of our needs. It can be a bit unreliable at times. Read full review Cons While adding skill group to the agent a direct find and assign button should be there. In [the] case of multiple skill groups to be added there is a chance of ambiguity [and] different colour code can be used to distinguish. User interface can be improvised. Read full review The lag on the phone is by far the most annoying thing with Zendesk talk due to the voice over IP. Using the Reporting feature in Zendesk has never been a walk in the park. We have to customize a lot of fields and when something doesn't seem to add up, it at times feels like pulling teeth to get to the final answer of what went wrong. Read full review Support Rating
We have hardly had any problems, but the attention provided when we need support has been very fast and effective
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In our experience, we have had to go through many support people then ultimately getting frustrated enough to go directly to our point of contact who then doesn't always seem to be able to assist. We tend to get the support we need when it is escalated up to me and I reach out to our point of a contact person to express our frustration.
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We used to use Dialpad and it was a great tool. Since switching to Cisco Finesse, we have had no issues with call forwarding, call transfers, or holding. We no longer experience any issues with our callers in the queue or any issues with call playback for quality assurance. Cisco Finesse has made things much easier around the office.
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and Zoom phones cannot compare because they have no ticketing systems. Zendesk Talk was the only option we considered because we were already using Zendesk for our email ticketing with customer concerns. We then expanded to using Zendesk's chatbot and then the Zendesk Talk system to keep it all integrated and streamlined.
Read full review Return on Investment Cisco Finesse is a pivotal piece of HubSpot's world renowned Customer Support team, seamlessly integrating with our product to deliver our customers the highest level of support. Read full review We were able to reduce global headcount by 20% in our call centers. Allowing customers to leave voicemails creates the personal touch needed and really increases our customer connectivity score. We saw increases in our CSAT scores after the implementation of this solution. Call handling time and case reopen rates both decreased. Y/y it decreased 18% and 60%. Read full review ScreenShots