Desk.com (discontinued) vs. HubSpot Service Hub

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
HubSpot Service Hub
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
HubSpot Service Hub aims to bring customer service data and channels together in one place, and helps scale support through automation and self-service. According to the vendor, Service Hub provides more time for proactive service that delights, retains, and grows your customer base.
$50
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Starter
$50 ($45)
monthly (annually)
Professional
$400 ($360)
monthly (annually)
Enterprise
Starting at $1,200
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Desk.com (discontinued)
Chose Desk.com (discontinued)
Desk.com and Salesforce Service Cloud can be very easily implemented, administered, and scaled across support teams within the organization. It is truly an industry gold standard as it has a lot of great out-of-the-box functionality and does not require as much customization …
HubSpot Service Hub

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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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
HubSpot Service Hub
8.5
11 Ratings
7% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings8.26 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings8.711 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings9.611 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Desk.com (discontinued)
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Ratings
HubSpot Service Hub
9.3
10 Ratings
18% above category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings9.310 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings9.310 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Desk.com (discontinued)
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Ratings
HubSpot Service Hub
8.1
6 Ratings
6% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings7.86 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings9.26 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Desk.com (discontinued)HubSpot Service Hub
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
Salesforce Service Cloud
Salesforce Service Cloud
Score 8.8 out of 10
Salesforce Service Cloud
Salesforce Service Cloud
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(38 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(14 ratings)
-
(0 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)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Desk.com (discontinued)HubSpot Service Hub
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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HubSpot
It all depends on what business you're operating. You should also consider your needs, goals, and pain points when looking at [HubSpot] Service Hub. If you’re in need of a tool that will help you manage everything from start to finish, then yes HubSpot might be something to consider. It’s truly an all-in-one platform for everything and anything marketing, sales, and customer support, all in one place.
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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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  • It makes it easier for us to keep track of customer awareness and review in one spot.
  • The great thing about how easy it is to use all of its fantastic tools.
  • The ability to check customer retention.
  • It's easy to track and measure the success of our organization's sales team.
  • This is a fantastic all-in-one customer success suite that includes ticketing.
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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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  • Need to be able to customize and prioritize tiles when in deal view
  • Should have web forms and telescripts built into the program (templates)
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Likelihood to Renew
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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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HubSpot
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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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HubSpot
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
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We've never had a problem with Desk.com's availability.
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HubSpot
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Performance
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Fast, responsive, gorgeous, and fun. It's always run like a thoroughbred for me.
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HubSpot
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Support Rating
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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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HubSpot
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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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HubSpot
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Alternatives Considered
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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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HubSpot
Hubspot Live chat is not the most feature backed but its core service is solid and gets the job. Other live chat software like Live Chat or Zendesk has more features but most of those features are not needed for the everyday biz user
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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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HubSpot
  • Lead management has become more streamlined
  • Sales targets are visible; any changes made can be easily tracked and accounted for
  • Overall lead lifecycle management has improved and the way data moves to other apps makes life easier for the other business functions to keep track on the new and old deals
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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

HubSpot Service Hub Screenshots

Screenshot of Service Hub helps to quickly address service tickets