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Score 8.5 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Autotask PSA

Autotask is much more well suited to a busy company. It's a little bit price-prohibitive if you only have a couple of employees or not many clients. This solution works for us, having 10 employees and about 200 clients. Any less than that, the pricing wouldn't be worthwhile.Autotask fits very well with us. It's easy to keep on task. Any tickets that are getting old will shoot out alerts and scheduled tasks for our techs to finish up work on it. It's also very easy to run reports for clients on the services that they've used through us. We love Autotask.
Dan Gospe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk

Freshdesk does not meet expectations by requiring such a complicated installation for desktop computers, which makes it suitable mainly if you are going to work from the cloud. Based on that it is feasible that the information of each attendance performed is stored online instead of downloading it. The situation where Freshdesk can be most useful is when you need to constantly review lists of support tickets. As easy as it is to find your way around the platform and organize such lists, there is no problem in needing data quickly. It is recommended to improve the support operations of any type of startup, mainly because its model is much more adaptable to the type of small business that can pay more attention to a specific customer.
Maria Wiley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Autotask PSA
6.7
Freshdesk
8.7
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Autotask PSA
8.2
Freshdesk
9.0
Expert directory
Autotask PSA
7.0
Freshdesk
8.4
Service restoration
Autotask PSA
3.3
Freshdesk
Self-service tools
Autotask PSA
6.6
Freshdesk
Subscription-based notifications
Autotask PSA
7.6
Freshdesk
8.4
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Autotask PSA
6.8
Freshdesk
7.6
ITSM reports and dashboards
Autotask PSA
7.5
Freshdesk
Ticket creation and submission
Autotask PSA
Freshdesk
9.3
Ticket response
Autotask PSA
Freshdesk
9.7

ITSM asset management

Autotask PSA
7.7
Freshdesk
Configuration mangement
Autotask PSA
7.7
Freshdesk
Asset management dashboard
Autotask PSA
7.3
Freshdesk
Policy and contract enforcement
Autotask PSA
8.2
Freshdesk

Change management

Autotask PSA
7.8
Freshdesk
Change requests repository
Autotask PSA
8.1
Freshdesk
Change calendar
Autotask PSA
6.5
Freshdesk
Service-level management
Autotask PSA
8.7
Freshdesk

Self Help Community

Autotask PSA
Freshdesk
8.3
External knowledge base
Autotask PSA
Freshdesk
8.7
Internal knowledge base
Autotask PSA
Freshdesk
7.9

Multi-Channel Help

Autotask PSA
Freshdesk
7.4
Customer portal
Autotask PSA
Freshdesk
8.4
IVR
Autotask PSA
Freshdesk
3.0
Social integration
Autotask PSA
Freshdesk
7.6
Email support
Autotask PSA
Freshdesk
9.8
Help Desk CRM integration
Autotask PSA
Freshdesk
8.3

Pros

Autotask PSA

  • The graphical calculations on time spent on requests, how long they were open for, who worked on a ticket last.
  • Grouping by priority so you can determine easier what needs to be addressed sooner rather then later. This also helps if Account Management has conversations a technician is not aware of so they can prioritize efficiently.
  • The email updates that are sent out to the technicians so they are aware of upcoming or stale tickets.
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk

  • A built-in phone system that clients use to reach our agents
  • Integration with Facebook and other social media apps that help us keep an eye to what is happening around the world.
  • The support portal is a one-stop destination where customers find answers and reach out for help.
  • The gamification mechanics turns the monotonous customer support job into an enjoyable and fun activity for agents.
Elizabeth Cassidy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Autotask PSA

  • To date, the maim area of improvement is the ability to allow for retrieving a ticket that may have inadvertently been deleted. At present there is no way to do this which at times can be frustrating.
  • The search function does leave something to be desired as it does require some specific wording to find what you're looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk

  • Reporting is a bit awkward sometimes, but you can level up for better reporting
  • The client onboarding to get them user accounts isn't always clearly defined
  • There are a lot of features many we didn't use, would have been nice to have more granular control over that to adjust our pricing
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Autotask PSA

Autotask PSA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
After using multiple products on the market, Autotask was intuitive and easy to manage.
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk

Freshdesk 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Freshdesk is feature rich and easy to use. The setup is intuitive and can integrate with Google, so we do not need to create accounts for new employees. The first time an employee needs to create a ticket they login with their Google account and the Freshdesk account is automatically generated
Jeffery Albertson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Autotask PSA

Autotask PSA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The work flow is much better then other competitors
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk

Freshdesk 8.8
Based on 18 answers
Freshdesk is by far the easiest to use Help Desk software that I have ever used. It is much simpler for day to day use. While it lacks some of the invoicing and CRM features of more cumbersome software, it more than makes up for this by being easy to use and quick for users to learn. The setup was fast as well.
Mikel Seidl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Autotask PSA

Autotask PSA 8.4
Based on 8 answers
They are fairly quick at returning a response to a problem and have been able to fix all issues for the most part.
Ashley Beal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk

Freshdesk 9.1
Based on 19 answers
Support has been good the few times we have needed it, but most of our issues have been easily resolved by using the support documentation. We used guides starting out getting everything ready for the first use and it was smooth sailing. For contacting the support team, responses have been quick and accurate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Autotask PSA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Freshdesk

Freshdesk 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No, it is easy to do
Victor Vũ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Autotask PSA

Datto Autotask PSA is probably the best all-in-one platform for MSPs. It's targeted and designed specifically for MSPs, whilst most service desk software/PSA is often just general service desk software.
Ben Nichols | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk

ManageEngine was our first customer support ticketing system we implemented (instead of using a massive Excel file) - it vastly improved our ability to engage with customers, but we quickly outgrew it's feature-set and needing a solution that would continue to grow with us. Salesforce was difficult at best during our time using it - felt like we were told of the amazing things it could do, and upon purchase were sent a bunch of building blocks that we were expected to build ourselves - between Salesforce costs and third-party programming to get it to do what we needed to, Salesforce was not around for long (the 7% year after year increases were also a deal breaker).We picked Freshdesk because it offered a modern solution for a price that we were very happy with. We did compare it to Zendesk, but at the time of purchase several years ago, we were hearing better reviews of a relative new system of Freshdesk, so went with them. So far it has been a good investment, minus the occasional hiccups and quality of life issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Autotask PSA

  • We can effectively contract profitability. After running a few quick reports we realized we were charging about 1/2 what we should have been for fixed rate projects.
  • We track resource utilization to see where our technicians are productive and what is eating their valuable time.
  • I feel that Autotask is the single biggest impact on overall business ROI. We track profitability of everything from hardware to services to contracts with it. It allows us to make intelligent business decisions based on numbers.
Garry Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freshdesk

  • The value provided by Freshdesk is better than the competitors we considered when looking at cost vs features
  • We migrated to Freshdesk from another similar platform and found that the UX/UI was easier to navigate and required less clicks to close out a support request, these clicks add up over time and allowed us to process more tickets in a given day without growing out team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Autotask PSA

General

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

Autotask PSA Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Freshdesk

General

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

Freshdesk Editions & Modules

Edition
SproutFree
Blossom$15.002
Garden$35.002
Estate$49.002
Forest$99.002
Estate Omnichannel$79.002
Forest Omnichannel$139.002
  1. none
  2. Per Agent/Per Month (billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details
Starts at $0 for unlimited agents with the Sprout plan. Higher plans at $19.00, $45.00, $69.00 and $125.00 if billed monthly. The 21-day free trial covers all features at the Estate plan.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Autotask PSA
9.5
Freshdesk
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Autotask PSA
9.0
Freshdesk
10.0

Usability

Autotask PSA
9.0
Freshdesk
8.8

Support Rating

Autotask PSA
8.4
Freshdesk
9.1

Implementation Rating

Autotask PSA
Freshdesk
10.0

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