Likelihood to Recommend
I would recommend it to other people in my contact and business circle, but if I recommend it to someone who has certain difficulties in accessing some tools within Cisco, he may have great difficulty in getting help because of the support that is lacking in most of the times.
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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.
Read full review Pros Provides you with a solid routing engine that was built to handle Service Provider level throughput - if you need stability and a work horse this is the platform for you. The core features on the whole are good, but where UCCE is very good is the eco-system of Solutions Plus partner integrations that expand on the core capabilities with the market leaders in areas such as WFO, Campaign Management, Biometrics and Natural Language. The investment Cisco makes in the CC space means they are always improving the platform features, scale and reliability. Read full review 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! Read full review Cons After 25+ years, the product still requires experienced and highly skilled engineers to deploy the product properly per Cisco Best Practice guidelines. Third-party integrations are also very cumbersome and require highly skilled and experienced engineers and significant time and financial investment to deploy. Upgrading the product is cumbersome and requires Cisco ATP or Cisco AS which is time consuming and very expensive. Read full review 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. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
if it is up to me I would maintain its use. I was not able to make those decisions previously.
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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.
Read full review Usability
To be honest, there are tools better than Cisco Unified Contact Center
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
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
Read full review Reliability and Availability
In the past year, I'd say I have only noticed maybe two hours total of downtime in my own usage. Very minimal.
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There has been minor performance degradation on a very few days out of the two years I have been using the product.
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Cisco Unified Contact center is a very smart & reliable solution to go for. Its active-active sight base architecture and [customizable] features really help to deliver efficient customer service, enhanced next-gen experience, and uninterrupted operations. I believe every [organization] should opt for it if required.
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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.
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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.
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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 Read full review Alternatives Considered
Similar I guess, however, I feel like Avaya was more suited for a contact center and allowed for all information to be in one place. The QA Forms were more flexible and easy to review. Predicative analysis was available to assist with scheduling and staffing. It was easier to manipulate and implement- I didn't need to go through 3 different parties to make a simply modification.
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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.
Read full review Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Licenses are very expensive. The customer has to buy IP telephony or Unified Communication and Collaboration Licenses and for Contact Center Solution licenses separately. There must be a price tone down as the competition is really high. New customers are willing to go for cloud-based solutions [that] are cheaper and easy to deploy.
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Read full review Return on Investment A smoother route to helping end users with critical needs With quick assist while on hold, less calls come into the pool while agents have the ability to assist more critical needs The ability to work remotely during an extreme event assisting end users Read full review 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. Read full review ScreenShots