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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Desk.com

Desk.com is well suited for teams that need to deal with lots of ingoing and outgoing communications. It would be less appropriate for extremely small teams, or for customer service teams that do not need to deal with high volume communications
Michael Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kustomer

Kustomer is great for small and large teams. It has the flexibility to create routing and queues for additional segmentation of workflow, which is great for splitting the workload among reps. If you have a lot of systems that your reps need to use, this is a great option since it pulls them all together in one place.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Desk.com
Kustomer
8.5
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Desk.com
Kustomer
8.6
Expert directory
Desk.com
Kustomer
8.3
Subscription-based notifications
Desk.com
Kustomer
8.5
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Desk.com
Kustomer
8.0
Ticket creation and submission
Desk.com
Kustomer
8.7
Ticket response
Desk.com
Kustomer
8.9

Self Help Community

Desk.com
Kustomer
7.7
External knowledge base
Desk.com
Kustomer
7.5
Internal knowledge base
Desk.com
Kustomer
7.8

Multi-Channel Help

Desk.com
Kustomer
8.4
Customer portal
Desk.com
Kustomer
8.6
IVR
Desk.com
Kustomer
8.3
Social integration
Desk.com
Kustomer
7.8
Email support
Desk.com
Kustomer
8.8
Help Desk CRM integration
Desk.com
Kustomer
8.7

Pros

Desk.com

  • Desk.com makes tracking customer inquiries easy. A ticket is created for each customer email by linking to our main customer support email address, and we can create tickets manually for logging phone calls. This allows us to have more than one person keeping track of all inquiries, and we can ensure that everyone in our customer support group is fully aware of all inquiries that particular customer has made, since all are tracked under the customer.
  • Desk.com allows us to put metrics around our customer inquires and IT problems by allowing each ticket to be categorized by subjects of our choosing. This way, we are able to track items of importance to our group, running reports on the different labels used for our tickets, and giving us an overall view of what is being inquired about most, allowing us to see any problems or major concerns in real time.
  • Desk.com provides much flexibility for our needs as a company, allowing us to tailor the software for our everyday use. We are able to set up our own email templates, macros, and information site, as well as labels that are more specific to the work we do.
DeeDee Saladino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kustomer

  • All customer data (past orders, communication with customer service, rewards account data) is in one place. This helps agents avoid confusion and reduces the number of tabs they need to open.
  • The Knowledge Base (or K Base) is very helpful. Any time we roll out a new policy or have a limited-time promotion, we can add all the relevant information and worksheets there for the convenience of the agents. That way they can stay in a chat while looking up the answer to a question.
  • We can seamlessly move from chat into email if the customer leaves or the queue times are too long. All the interactions will stay on the customer profile page, so they are kept up to date.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Desk.com

  • 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
Katie Nix | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kustomer

  • Small chat window--maybe the ability to chat in real-time with the person who received your ticket would help.
  • Different teams could have differently colored notes.
  • The notification bell could be a bit bigger. It's hard to keep track sometimes, when a lot of notes pile on.
Hailey Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Desk.com

Desk.com 8.4
Based on 14 answers
I chose an 8 because it is easy to use and integrate we are working to make improvements and our support team has bought in. We are able to track soon to close opportunities in it as well as give good feed back to upper management on headcount and other issues
Benjamin Hemstreet | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kustomer

Kustomer 7.8
Based on 2 answers
I believe at this time, Kustomer is doing a good job. I really love its functionality at the moment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Desk.com

Desk.com 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The UI is clean, well organized, and extremely functional. They don't waste any pixels on fluff and window dressing. When you're in Desk, you're there to Get Stuff Done.
Vivek Chawla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kustomer

Kustomer 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Because it is easy to use as well as it serves as a very important tool for communication. It merges with different applications and there are no issues like other platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Desk.com

Desk.com 1.0
Based on 2 answers
We've never had a problem with Desk.com's availability.
Vivek Chawla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kustomer

Kustomer 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I gave it a 10 rating because it is very helpful and the availability is there when needed. I have never had issues with application errors or unplanned outages so far.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Desk.com

Desk.com 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Fast, responsive, gorgeous, and fun. It's always run like a thoroughbred for me.
Vivek Chawla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kustomer

Kustomer 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Kustomer Performances need improvement. The pages do load very slowly but that might be because of the information they carry. If Kustomer integrates with other software or systems it does slow the performance. They need to find a solution to this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Desk.com

Desk.com 7.6
Based on 3 answers
For simple questions, their support is extremely responsive but for some more complicated topics it can drag for days. Also I reported bugs a couple of times and they told me it would be updated but that never happened. Also they are not reassigning tickets for agents that are on holiday so if you are unlucky you will need to wait for your agent to return from his vacation to get the assistance.
Vuk Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kustomer

Kustomer 9.0
Based on 10 answers
I think that it has been good. I am not the primary one in contact with Kustomer support. I know that we have experienced technical issues at different points, which has been frustrating, but in my experience, each problem has been quickly resolved. Working in a fast-paced environment, even fairly minor outages have a big impact, and this has happened to us a few times since using Kustomer.
Charlotte Reiter | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Desk.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kustomer

Kustomer 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Because they are very hands-on in training us and very approachable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Desk.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kustomer

Kustomer 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The best training I did was online. Videos teach as well as explain how everything works and what Kustomer's functions are.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Desk.com

Desk.com 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Vivek Chawla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kustomer

Kustomer 7.8
Based on 2 answers
Nothing really because it is easy to use. After an hour of using it, we're already getting the hang of it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Desk.com

Originally, I was using Salesforce to keep track of students and their progress through the system (with an end goal in mind). It was really great for handling students on a case by case basis with the different fields and and sections for multiple people to complete as the student progresses. Desk.com met our needs from a customer service tracking point of view. We're able to keep track of what types of questions students are asking and gives us an easy communication board for answering questions. These two services are not quite comparable because they serve different purposes but if you're looking to do support, Desk.com is easily customizable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kustomer

The sales rep did a great job of making us feel heard and instilling trust. We felt that we would be valued as a client instead of just one of thousands, and a small company at that. When we signed they promised and delivered on an additional channel that they hadn't previously supported (toll-free MMS). The product just made sense and was innovative, which definitely gave them an edge.
Meagan McKinnon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Desk.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kustomer

Kustomer 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because customer is flexible and scalable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Desk.com

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kustomer

  • We’re getting so much positive feedback — which is not something you traditionally associate with a customer care team — because we’re making it effortless for customers to deliver both positive and negative feedback, and we can now resolve the bad feedback really really quickly.
  • Primarily from our increased efficiency with Kustomer, we’ve seen a significant reduction of $3 to $4 for every cost per contact.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Desk.com

General

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

Desk.com Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Kustomer

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Kustomer Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise$891
Ultimate$1391
  1. per month, per user
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Desk.com
8.0
Kustomer
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Desk.com
8.4
Kustomer
7.8

Usability

Desk.com
10.0
Kustomer
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Desk.com
1.0
Kustomer
9.1

Performance

Desk.com
10.0
Kustomer
6.0

Support Rating

Desk.com
7.6
Kustomer
9.0

In-Person Training

Desk.com
Kustomer
7.3

Online Training

Desk.com
Kustomer
8.2

Implementation Rating

Desk.com
10.0
Kustomer
7.8

Scalability

Desk.com
Kustomer
9.1

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