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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 6.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Communifire by Axero Solutions

Specific scenarios where Communifire would be well suited to an organisation, would be companies that are people focused and committed to frequent and open communication channels from both the top-down and bottom-up. It also would suit organizations that are committed to providing the staff opportunities to collaborate, share and actively contribute to company initiatives and planning. If these aren't elements of your organization's culture, the system would still work for you or those companies who just want to push information out and have an effective intranet. Communifire would cater to these scenarios just as well and is more than capable of providing that type of simple solution.
Wade Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Desk.com

Desk.com is well suited for teams that need to deal with lots of ingoing and outgoing communications. It would be less appropriate for extremely small teams, or for customer service teams that do not need to deal with high volume communications
Michael Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Communifire by Axero Solutions

  • Communifire allows people to connect easily through instant chat and messaging. It works similarly to other social media platforms like Facebook so its not hard to learn.
  • Communifire makes it easy to share news and events with our community and the presentation of this information looks very professional.
  • I found Communifire quite easy to configure to our individual needs. There were a lot of options to turn things on or off. This was important to us because in some areas of our community we wanted to allow our contractors many features and in other areas we wanted to really limit what was on offer.
  • We had a big list of things we needed a platform to do. Communifire ticked all the boxes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Desk.com

  • Desk.com makes tracking customer inquiries easy. A ticket is created for each customer email by linking to our main customer support email address, and we can create tickets manually for logging phone calls. This allows us to have more than one person keeping track of all inquiries, and we can ensure that everyone in our customer support group is fully aware of all inquiries that particular customer has made, since all are tracked under the customer.
  • Desk.com allows us to put metrics around our customer inquires and IT problems by allowing each ticket to be categorized by subjects of our choosing. This way, we are able to track items of importance to our group, running reports on the different labels used for our tickets, and giving us an overall view of what is being inquired about most, allowing us to see any problems or major concerns in real time.
  • Desk.com provides much flexibility for our needs as a company, allowing us to tailor the software for our everyday use. We are able to set up our own email templates, macros, and information site, as well as labels that are more specific to the work we do.
DeeDee Saladino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Communifire by Axero Solutions

  • Some UX issues that could be improved
  • Some architecture decisions don't make complete sense to me (though that's just one man's opinion)
Col Fink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Desk.com

  • Internal knowledge tools are clunky and annoying to access, outside the regular workflow of everyday staff
  • Arbitrary and confusing limitations in business rules and custom fields
  • Arbitrary and confusing limitations in case handling - for example, if you begin a case as a phone call you CANNOT email the customer from the case. As though no one working at Desk has ever sent a follow-up email...?
  • Not very good for B2B, mid-to-large businesses. Difficult to set business rules based on company information (for example, service level/tier) and nearly impossible to track key stakeholders and get clear insight into the relationship at a high level
  • Reporting tools are clunky, slow, and just all-around pretty useless
Katie Nix | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Communifire by Axero Solutions

Communifire by Axero Solutions 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Our business depends upon this software to provide information on all aspects of our business. The future of business is a marriage between web site and customer interaction. This software will allow us to move in that direction.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Desk.com

Desk.com 8.4
Based on 14 answers
I chose an 8 because it is easy to use and integrate we are working to make improvements and our support team has bought in. We are able to track soon to close opportunities in it as well as give good feed back to upper management on headcount and other issues
Benjamin Hemstreet | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Communifire by Axero Solutions

Communifire by Axero Solutions 8.2
Based on 1 answer
This rating has a caveat - there is always room for improvement, and this team gets it.You always learn from customers how to do things better and easier, so it is a constant learning of how people use the site. Although the search engine is exceptional, most people do not use it as their first line of research.Much of the usability has to do with layout - and is not just a software usability item, so the rating is severely dependent up on the layout/options you choose for your usage. And their team will do anything in their power to get the results and layout you want.The areas that need improvement - and acknowledged by the team - are the administrative tools. There are a ton of options, and it takes a little to learn some of those. For most people, however, this won't be an issue, because the support team will always help you. This is always the case with more power. If there were fewer options it would no doubt be easier, but they give you the keys to all of the cars in the lot; so a little more to learn.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Desk.com

Desk.com 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The UI is clean, well organized, and extremely functional. They don't waste any pixels on fluff and window dressing. When you're in Desk, you're there to Get Stuff Done.
Vivek Chawla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Communifire by Axero Solutions

Communifire by Axero Solutions 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Never any problems. Quite impressed
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Desk.com

Desk.com 1.0
Based on 2 answers
We've never had a problem with Desk.com's availability.
Vivek Chawla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Communifire by Axero Solutions

Communifire by Axero Solutions 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Works in real time.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Desk.com

Desk.com 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Fast, responsive, gorgeous, and fun. It's always run like a thoroughbred for me.
Vivek Chawla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Communifire by Axero Solutions

Communifire by Axero Solutions 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I have always found Communifire support to be exceptional. We have had a personal account manager who has been very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Desk.com

Desk.com 7.6
Based on 3 answers
For simple questions, their support is extremely responsive but for some more complicated topics it can drag for days. Also I reported bugs a couple of times and they told me it would be updated but that never happened. Also they are not reassigning tickets for agents that are on holiday so if you are unlucky you will need to wait for your agent to return from his vacation to get the assistance.
Vuk Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Communifire by Axero Solutions

Communifire by Axero Solutions 9.1
Based on 4 answers
I found the system to be very flexible and the Communifire team very supportive in helping me identify solutions for my goals.
Rebecca Verhoeff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Desk.com

Desk.com 10.0
Based on 1 answer
As I stated earlier, implementation of Desk.com went more smoothly than most. The resources in the "Support Center" are fantastic, and I never ran into anything that left me stumped, angry, or disappointed.
Vivek Chawla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Communifire by Axero Solutions

We selected Communifire for the excellent sales support, strong feature set and quick set up time. We were able to get started immediately and build out features as need required which led to faster execution and higher adoption rates among our team.
Teresa Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Desk.com

Originally, I was using Salesforce to keep track of students and their progress through the system (with an end goal in mind). It was really great for handling students on a case by case basis with the different fields and and sections for multiple people to complete as the student progresses. Desk.com met our needs from a customer service tracking point of view. We're able to keep track of what types of questions students are asking and gives us an easy communication board for answering questions. These two services are not quite comparable because they serve different purposes but if you're looking to do support, Desk.com is easily customizable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Communifire by Axero Solutions

  • We are still building out features of the platform but with implemention of paid features by members, we will be able to cover our operating cost of the platform.
Art Aughey, FDN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Desk.com

  • Better customer service and employee efficiency when dealing with cases
  • It's so universal, meaning that everyone can use it and it's easy to understand.
  • The only negative impact is that our IT department who is assigned tickets has responded to customers instead of to the local reps and we have to ensure they know to change the email if it's assigned to them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Communifire by Axero Solutions

Pricing Details

Communifire by Axero Solutions

General

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

Desk.com

General

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

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