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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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Help Scout gets major brownie points for "eating their own dog food." They are all about the Customer Experience, and they live up to this philosophy by delivering not only a very easy to use and modern product, but answering support inquiries right away (and thoroughly), and publishing an extremely helpful and insightful industry blog. So when you buy into Help Scout, you're not just getting a great software product, but also getting a great organization running behind it. Aside from that, I love how Help Scout delivers a great customer experience to our customers. It gets out of the way. Customers are not aware that we use it, in fact, they believe they are emailing directly with me. Transactions are fast and lightweight, there are not as many bells and whistles to complicate the process and slow down the support workflow.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review The interface is extremely good. It's fast, it's smart and it's easy to use. In one week we dominated it completely, with every function. It's very intuitive, which helped us onboard the hole team very quickly. Tagging and in general organizing tickets. It's easy and visible Workflows (or automatic triggers) have MANY options and you can get very efficient by using them Their support is very good and effective Docs (FAQ manager) is easy to setup and maintain. It is well linked with the other parts of HS, like answering emails or chat Chat is new to us (with Beacon) but so far is working fine. It's in beta and needs more features, but I'm sure they're on it Read full review Cons 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 Read full review It is a bit slow sometimes, but not very often. I've noticed more network errors with their server in the past year. Small annoyance - they use a lot of lightbox popups and if you click outside the box all of your work is lost. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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We are receiving feedback from the organizational level that they may want us to transition to a different solution to provide consistency across the company.
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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
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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It is simple and intuitive. I haven't run into difficulty using any of the features that I have wanted to use. Additional help in the form of documentation or support is available as needed, and their response times are pretty good :)
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We've never had a problem with Desk.com's availability.
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Fast, responsive, gorgeous, and fun. It's always run like a thoroughbred for me.
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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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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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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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Only have minimal experience with G-Suite for a much smaller company. This worked well for that organization but did not have similar specialization functions that suite our larger organization very well. Help Scout's pricing makes sense, and continues to service our needs well. Minimal usage of other programs, but have no need to explore alternatives at this time.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review We are able to retain our customer base due to the outstanding customer service our Customer Experience department provides. Without an organized tool like Help Scout, this would not be possible. We pride ourselves in quick response times to customers and are able to do so by effectively routing tickets to the right agents. Read full review ScreenShots Desk.com (discontinued) Screenshots