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Score 8.5 out of 100

Salesforce Service Cloud

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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

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud is excellent as a CRM, a case management system, multi-channel contact centre support application, service and ticketing application as well as helping automate back office processes. If you want to extend Service Cloud into Sales, Self-Service or Digital Marketing, you need to purchase additional services which can be relatively high cost.
Gordon Dalgleish | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Autotask PSA
6.7
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.3
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Autotask PSA
8.2
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.8
Expert directory
Autotask PSA
6.9
Salesforce Service Cloud
6.8
Service restoration
Autotask PSA
3.3
Salesforce Service Cloud
Self-service tools
Autotask PSA
6.5
Salesforce Service Cloud
Subscription-based notifications
Autotask PSA
7.6
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.1
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Autotask PSA
6.7
Salesforce Service Cloud
6.9
ITSM reports and dashboards
Autotask PSA
7.5
Salesforce Service Cloud
Ticket creation and submission
Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.6
Ticket response
Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.5

ITSM asset management

Autotask PSA
7.7
Salesforce Service Cloud
Configuration mangement
Autotask PSA
7.6
Salesforce Service Cloud
Asset management dashboard
Autotask PSA
7.3
Salesforce Service Cloud
Policy and contract enforcement
Autotask PSA
8.2
Salesforce Service Cloud

Change management

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

Self Help Community

Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
6.7
External knowledge base
Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
6.6
Internal knowledge base
Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
6.9

Multi-Channel Help

Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.2
Customer portal
Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
6.7
IVR
Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
6.7
Social integration
Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.4
Email support
Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.6
Help Desk CRM integration
Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.7

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

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • Flexibility of data tracked, displayed, reported on, and customized.
  • Single source of truth for support, implementations, sales and management.
  • Ability to integrate through built-in app exchange and easy API.
  • Reporting and emailed reports with direct links to drill down into data.
  • Do virtually whatever you "need" to do.
Jonathan Tanis | 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

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • Incredibly complex to set up and configure.
  • Multiple points of potential failure.
  • Things Desk.com did out-of-the-box require customized code and components in Service Cloud.
  • Front-facing community is extremely difficult to configure and comes with many limitations.
  • No help is provided by Salesforce without expensive Premiere Support plans.
  • Expensive! Hidden costs and development costs are going to make Service Cloud far more expensive than almost any other Help Desk provider out there.
Anonymous | 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

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Professional edition works best for a small company with lower call volumes and is very useful but as you grow exponetially I think it has limited ability to do all the things we want to - SLA management, defect, release management to name a few. Reports and dashboards being available in real time.
Anonymous | 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

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 8.4
Based on 11 answers
I had Salesforce experience prior to using Service Cloud which made it a little easier to learn and navigate, but overall my team (some who had no Salesforce experience) caught on very quickly and found Service Cloud to be easy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Autotask PSA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 8.7
Based on 7 answers
Salesforce has a more than 99% uptime rate and Salesforce Service Cloud is no exception. I have never had any issues experiencing outages or service degradation when it comes to using the Service Cloud product (that I can remember). Always reliable and easy to use, I would recommend this product as your go-to for helpdesk, service desk, incident management, call center, and other business process needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Autotask PSA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 8.6
Based on 7 answers
There are issues with page load performance and database performance for sure, but we are a very complex setup with a lot of automation and processing for 2000+ users so this is not surprising. We are also global, so the issue with distance from the regional servers is a problem.
Hans Hong | 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

Salesforce Service Cloud

Salesforce Service Cloud 7.1
Based on 29 answers
It depends on what support package you buy from Salesforce. That can be good or bad. It's highly flexible to your needs pricing wise. If you have devs on staff then don't buy support. If you don't, then sfdc offers support for a cost.
Anonymous | 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

Salesforce Service Cloud

I have used Microsoft Dynamics in the past and I feel that Salesforce compares positively to it. While both software offers cloud based service and a mobile app, Microsoft Dynamics doesn't support integration with Gmail. One of the reasons we like Salesforce so much is that it can integrate with your email.
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

Salesforce Service Cloud

  • While I don’t have a dollar value because I’m not the manager of the support team, I have heard many accounts of how the use of Service Cloud has made us much more efficient at delivering customer support
  • Using Service Cloud has had a big impact on removing silos between departments because it’s much easier now for non-support users to interact with cases
  • We now have a lot of automation of other features that we didn’t have before Service Cloud, for example, integration with our customer survey tool
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

Salesforce Service Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Autotask PSA
9.6
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Autotask PSA
9.0
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.6

Usability

Autotask PSA
9.0
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.7

Performance

Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
8.6

Support Rating

Autotask PSA
8.4
Salesforce Service Cloud
7.1

Online Training

Autotask PSA
Salesforce Service Cloud
9.0

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