Desk.com (discontinued) vs. Gladly

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Desk.com (discontinued)
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Desk.com was a helpdesk, ticketing, and customer support product offered by Salesforce, and oriented towards the needs of small businesses. It is no longer sold and support has been discontinued. Salesforce recommends its modern Service Cloud as a replacement.N/A
Gladly
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Gladly Software headquartered in San Francisco offers their omnichannel customer service platform, providing one platform to oversee customer correspondences and also provide customer self-help.
$38
Per Month Per User
Pricing
Desk.com (discontinued)Gladly
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Task Based
$38.00
Per Month Per User
Customer Facing
$150.00
Per Month Per User
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Desk.com (discontinued)Gladly
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
Desk.com (discontinued)Gladly
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Desk.com (discontinued)
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Ratings
Gladly
8.0
2 Ratings
0% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Desk.com (discontinued)
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Ratings
Gladly
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Desk.com (discontinued)
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Ratings
Gladly
10.0
2 Ratings
23% above category average
IVR00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Desk.com (discontinued)Gladly
Small Businesses
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
SAP Service Cloud
SAP Service Cloud
Score 8.7 out of 10
SAP Service Cloud
SAP Service Cloud
Score 8.7 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
Desk.com (discontinued)Gladly
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(38 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(14 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(19 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
1.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(21 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Desk.com (discontinued)Gladly
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Once I had to search the logs to find cases and data on a particular keyword, but I was not able to do so as there was no search tool available, nor was there a sort or filter tool. I was totally frustrated as I had to skim through the data to complete my task manually.
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Gladly Software
Any business that has a customer base could benefit from Gladly. If you call, text, social media message, etc Gladly can do all of these functions and keeps all of these conversations easily located so that you can refer back to previous conversations. The ability to leave notes on the account is very helpful.
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Pros
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  • Desk.com automatically tracks analytics on all cases coming in and going out.
  • Desk.com helps prevent multiple people from working on the same case. However, it does allow us to assign the case to someone else if we feel that person is more qualified to address the case.
  • Desk.com has very few bugs or server issues that we've seen. This helps prevent any delays in communicating with our customers.
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Gladly Software
  • Easy to use interface. Supporting customers is as easy as texting a friend.
  • True Omnichannel support system where all channels live on the same screen without the need to hop between applications.
  • Built-in knowledgebase (Answers) reducing team member ramp time and providing a template for consistent solutions for our customers.
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Cons
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  • 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
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Gladly Software
  • Gladly has errors where it times out and I lose a call. Which negatively reflects on me.
  • If a contact is not currently assigned to me and I don’t know their info I can’t find them easily even if I was associated with the ticket.
  • The inbox could notify you better of completed tasks and keep better track of your history in your own account.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
We will be very likely to renew our contract with Desk.com. It is easy to use, and provides us with everything we need to keep our customers and employees happy. They have also been very helpful in catering the application to our specific and unique needs, including working across brands and adding specific content for our products
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Gladly Software
Gladly really has all the information needed about a customer that you would need.If gladly does have a specified space for specific information you can add notes in multiple locations to remind you self of special circumstances. Gladly meets all our expectations and continues to provide a see less transaction
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Usability
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Desk.com and Salesforce Service Cloud's usability is seamless to get up and running, administer, and scale across the organization. It allows us to get up and running in days rather than weeks and has transformed our customer support teams globally into efficient, world-class teams. The best practices that the Salesforce and Desk.com teams provide are also very valuable, as we have the right case studies and tips to implement right away in our organization.
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Gladly Software
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Discontinued Products
We've never had a problem with Desk.com's availability.
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Gladly Software
No answers on this topic
Performance
Discontinued Products
Fast, responsive, gorgeous, and fun. It's always run like a thoroughbred for me.
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Gladly Software
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Discontinued Products
Their support leaves much to be desired. They do not respond quickly and do not follow up with feature requests. There is also a lack of on-demand or live training available for the teams to use as they learn a new tool. Because there is so much customization, a lot of questions do come up regularly.
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Gladly Software
Gladly is always available to support its customers. That being said, we really haven’t needed support. The product is intuitive and stable. The reality is the support we receive is more collaboration on how we can help Gladly continue to revolutionize this space.
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Implementation Rating
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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.
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Gladly Software
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
Overall, it performs a lot better than all three combined, with a lot fewer glitches and a lot more user-friendly and user experience efficiency. Any new link that needs to be done, takes a lot less time to execute on desk compared to the three others. Simply advanced when it comes to execution this platform is.
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Gladly Software
Gladly truly delivers what other vendors promote:
  • True Omnichannel support.
  • Easy to use UI.
  • Robust reporting.
  • Full SaaS solution.
  • Built-in knowledgebase.
  • Simple implementation.
  • Great support team.
  • True business partnership.
  • Full 360 views of your customer.
  • Reduced ramp time for agents.
It truly is the future of Customer Support software. True game changer.
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Return on Investment
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  • 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.
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Gladly Software
  • It positively helps us communicate with each other before we communicate with the timer if there are any questions or issues.
  • Gladly helps prioritize email vs phone call and chat so that you are focusing on the most important task at hand.
  • Gladly allows you to view what other representatives are doing and if they are busy or available for questions.
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ScreenShots

Desk.com (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Desk.com ConsoleScreenshot of Desk.com Issue ScreenScreenshot of Desk.com Reporting and Analytics