Desk.com (discontinued) vs. Sugar Serve

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
Sugar Serve
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
SugarCRM offers Sugar Serve, a version of its CRM providing en emphasis on customer service automation, service case management, SLA management, customer self-service and includes the SugarBPM workflow tool to automate processes.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
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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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Desk.com (discontinued)Sugar Serve
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
Sugar Serve
8.9
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Desk.com (discontinued)
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Ratings
Sugar Serve
8.8
2 Ratings
13% above category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Desk.com (discontinued)
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Ratings
Sugar Serve
8.9
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Desk.com (discontinued)Sugar Serve
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
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User Ratings
Desk.com (discontinued)Sugar Serve
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(38 ratings)
9.0
(2 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)Sugar Serve
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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SugarCRM
The idea of Sugar Serve, is similar to SugarCRM, so I feel more comfortable implementing it, thanks to having used SugarCRM in the past. It allows us to change and adapt the design to be able to use it according to the needs of my department and according to the goals of our company. It is a great help to have the customization that Sugar Serve offers us. If we want to connect to an external service, we just contact our IT staff to develop a module that connects internally via API.
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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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SugarCRM
  • Customizable messages.
  • Mood survey.
  • Auto response.
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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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SugarCRM
  • The interface that works with other systems is not ready, it lacks extensibility by default.
  • It necessitates the presence of a responsible someone with some programming skills.
  • The problem is especially noticeable with custom objects. Elements that should be removed remain, or an error occurs, making it a bit useless.
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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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SugarCRM
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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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SugarCRM
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Reliability and Availability
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We've never had a problem with Desk.com's availability.
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SugarCRM
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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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SugarCRM
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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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SugarCRM
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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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SugarCRM
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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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SugarCRM
Its quick response, customer service, and ticketing service are the best.
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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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SugarCRM
  • The contents managed by Excel are migrated so that employees can consult and update them at any time from the browser.
  • It is simple and versatile, so it can be used both by the work team and in all departments involved in the system, simplifying the management of processes, and collaboration and documentation
  • It allows us to check visually and comprehensively, the status of the company and each of its members in an easy-to-understand way. Which facilitates decision-making and help desk CRM integration
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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