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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

Zendesk

Zendesk is a really good ticketing platform, but if one of your primary goals with a support solution is to better understand and connect with our customers, Zendesk may not be the best solution. The difficulty with getting historical context about the tickets that are submitted, and the lack of a customer profile to really provide real-time insight into how customers feel about their support experience or just overall sentiment about the organization, are a few of the reasons you may want to consider a more robust solution.
Carmen Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
7.6
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
7.8
Expert directory
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
7.2
Subscription-based notifications
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
6.4
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
7.7
Ticket creation and submission
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
8.3
Ticket response
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
8.0

Self Help Community

Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
7.4
External knowledge base
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
7.4
Internal knowledge base
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
7.3

Multi-Channel Help

Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
7.8
Customer portal
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
6.9
IVR
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
8.2
Social integration
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
8.5
Email support
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
7.8
Help Desk CRM integration
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
7.5

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

Zendesk

  • Customisable ticketing engine - you can specify what fields should be filled on each ticket, if they are mandatory and customise what type of data needs to be entered. This ensures the right data is captured to assist resolve the query. It also means reports can be run from these fields.
  • Reporting and analytics - you can run reports based on the ticket data. This helps you understand what product features need to be improved or added, what new help content needs to be created, if particular macros need to be setup, efficiency of support team and more.
  • Integrations - Zendesk integrates with billing, CRM and other platforms so customer data is available in-app. This information assists the support team give the right information to the customer.
Nikhil George | 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

Zendesk

  • They tend to move slowly to integrate new options to the API but overall are pretty responsive.. Understanding the API is a far less used part of their platform as a whole.
  • We were grandfathered into the unlimited light agents.. but I think that access has been limited as of today.
Lou Gallo | 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

Zendesk

Zendesk 10.0
Based on 37 answers
It's the best day-to-day tool for customer care I have used in 16 years of working in the industry.Healthy happy teams get along well with the tool and I know that if I see it in use and being used well I can work with that team.
Forest Basford | 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

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.0
Based on 17 answers
The usability is great, but I do have to be honest and say that I still have a little trouble with the user interface sometimes. I have poor ability to differentiate between similar colors and sometimes if I am not directly in front of my screen I have trouble with the text inputs
Chase Sheaffer | 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

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.6
Based on 13 answers
In all the time I have used it, I have only experienced "down-time" with it once, and guess what. It was during a scheduled downtime that i forgot about which was posted at least a month in advance.
Colby Wood | 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

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.0
Based on 10 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

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

Zendesk

Zendesk 6.0
Based on 30 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

Communifire by Axero Solutions

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zendesk

Zendesk 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

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

Zendesk

Zendesk 9.0
Based on 18 answers
If you're looking for a system that can tie all your channels together, allow you to report on just about any metric in regards to customer service, use chat, and build a knowledge base/FAQ all in one, Zendesk is it
Shane Swor | 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

Zendesk

We have used HelpSpot for several years prior to the transition to Zendesk. Our biggest gripe was the cost and limitations on what kind of communication channels could be integrated into HelpSpot. Zendesk allows us to have multiple communication channels even for the most basic users and to build on it. With a few changes to the overall system (like better social media support for attachments etc) and inbox enhancements, it can be great.
Nathan Sichilongo | 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

Zendesk

  • Zendesk can help large and small companies improve their customer service capabilities. Customer service can drive repeat sales, deflect returns, and increase customer satisfaction in measurable ways.
  • Zendesk can be more expensive than alternatives, however it is a more complete product than many alternatives, so the additional features and integration should be weighed against lower cost.
Brendan Farrar-Foley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Communifire by Axero Solutions

General

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

Communifire by Axero Solutions Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Zendesk

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$5*

* per agent

Zendesk Editions & Modules

Edition
Support Essential$51
Zendesk Suite (Support, Guide, Chat, Talk)$891
Support Team$191
Support Professional$491
Support Enterprise$991
Support Elite$1991
Zendesk Duet (Support + Sell CRM - 40% off)$592
  1. per agent, per month
  2. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Communifire by Axero Solutions
9.0
Zendesk
6.6

Likelihood to Renew

Communifire by Axero Solutions
9.1
Zendesk
10.0

Usability

Communifire by Axero Solutions
8.2
Zendesk
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Communifire by Axero Solutions
9.1
Zendesk
8.6

Performance

Communifire by Axero Solutions
9.1
Zendesk
8.0

Support Rating

Communifire by Axero Solutions
9.0
Zendesk
6.0

In-Person Training

Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
10.0

Online Training

Communifire by Axero Solutions
Zendesk
7.9

Implementation Rating

Communifire by Axero Solutions
9.1
Zendesk
9.0

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