DeskRoll Remote Desktop vs. Kayako

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DeskRoll Remote Desktop
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
DeskRoll was built to be easy to use by end-users and IT teams alike. It's browser-based, so users being helped do not need to install any applications on their local device; DeskRoll Remote Desktop Sharing requires only a small app on the remote (controlling) computer. DeskRoll guides users through setup and connection processes for 3 basic scenarios: providing remote assistance to a customer, configuring unattended remote access to a remote computer, or configuring unattended remote…
$8.25
per user/per month
Kayako
Score 2.0 out of 10
N/A
Kayako is a help desk / ticketing product and is available is both SaaS and on-premise configurations. Is is built in PHP and uses my SQL. The product competes with HelpSpot, ZohoSupport, Freshdesk and Zendesk. The Kayako Engage edition may be deployed as a live chat system without ticketing at a reduced cost, featuring click-to-call and site visitor monitoring for customer targeting and engagement.
$29
per month
Pricing
DeskRoll Remote DesktopKayako
Editions & Modules
DeskRoll Lite
$8.25
per user/per month
DeskRoll Pro 1 Month
$29.95
per seat
DeskRoll Starter
$39
per user/per year
DeskRoll Lite
$99
per user/per year
DeskRoll Pro 1 Year
$299.40
per seat
Inbox
$15.00
Per User Per Month
Growth
$30.00
Per User Per Month
Scale
$60.00
Per User Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DeskRoll Remote DesktopKayako
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$3.25 per seat/per monthNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWith each license a user can configure unlimited remote computers to access from any location. Also, users can make unlimited parallel remote connections - each will open in a new browser tab. Users can pause and resume remote sessions.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
DeskRoll Remote DesktopKayako
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DeskRoll Remote DesktopKayako
Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
DeskRoll Remote Desktop
8.2
2 Ratings
1% below category average
Kayako
-
Ratings
Screen sharing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
File transfer8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant message7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
DeskRoll Remote Desktop
-
Ratings
Kayako
2.0
11 Ratings
119% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings1.05 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings1.08 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings1.07 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
DeskRoll Remote Desktop
-
Ratings
Kayako
1.0
9 Ratings
154% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings1.09 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings1.08 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
DeskRoll Remote Desktop
-
Ratings
Kayako
1.0
10 Ratings
154% below category average
Customer portal00 Ratings1.07 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
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User Ratings
DeskRoll Remote DesktopKayako
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
1.0
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(11 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.1
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DeskRoll Remote DesktopKayako
Likelihood to Recommend
Tomsk Inc.
During the pandemic, our company worked remotely. Various staff in our company had technical difficulties or needed assistance installing software in order to work. DeskRoll Remote Desktop helped us to make this process seamless. Rather than deal with the aggravation of trying to walk someone through something over the phone, we were able to get things established in a simple, easy way.
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Kayako
When it works, It's without a doubt a great help desk solution. It is perfect for our usage, and have rolled it out company-wide. It's great if you have multiple departments. We have it set up so most items come through a single desk that then hands out tickets to their proper department. There may be cheaper options for smaller organizations but for one that is as service-driven as ours, we really think Kayako is a great fit.
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Pros
Tomsk Inc.
  • Ability to remote in at any time
  • Can support unlimited clients with hardware and software issues
  • Multiple remote client logins
  • Cost!
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Kayako
  • Gives a very good report on an individual level of what is being done for a customer or corporate issue.
  • Easy to understand who has what, what the tickets are about, how long they have been opened and how many times the customer/employee have gone back and forth with each other.
  • Nice dashboard view.
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Cons
Tomsk Inc.
  • It could be more cost-effective.
  • It could include better "help" or "how-to" sections for people who are not as tech savvy.
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Kayako
  • Departments need a bit of work. Even though you can have multiple departments, the only changes that can be made are globally. If you want independent queues within the departments, you have to do a lot of work that can be very confusing.
  • Survey system is not up to speed. Kayako really needs to add Net Promoter Score into their system. Also, if a staff user removes their name from an incident ticket, it removes them from the survey so you really can't even get a good estimate of how well your staff is in the eyes of the customer.
  • Very difficult to implement when you already have a customer base. Setting them up in organizations is difficult. Also, the sign-up for new customers is quirky. If you send an email to Kayako, it will say you are not an authorized user, however, it will store your email address. If you try to send an email a second time, it will go through. This is one of many reasons why we decided to move from Kayako to Oracle Service Cloud.
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Likelihood to Renew
Tomsk Inc.
No answers on this topic
Kayako
  • We are grandfathered in on their old Software-assurance pricing and our continued use costs us only a few hundred dollars a year (excluding hosting expenses)
  • Our team's processes are now heavily ingrained in the system
  • We have not been shown a more compelling option that is more cost-effective while still offering all the features we've come to expect
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Usability
Tomsk Inc.
No answers on this topic
Kayako
I did not come from an IT background and I picked this program up quickly
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Reliability and Availability
Tomsk Inc.
No answers on this topic
Kayako
They are really good, but it takes a while to get back, because of the large time difference to the Eastern US. However, they are very helpful.
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Support Rating
Tomsk Inc.
No answers on this topic
Kayako
  • We didn't have to use support too much, but when we did, they were able to assist us and help us make everything work.
  • Mostly we used their Online KB and step by step instructions to get all of our issues resolved.
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Implementation Rating
Tomsk Inc.
No answers on this topic
Kayako
Three years in we are about as happy with Kayako as we could be. We've had several employee's leave and on-boarding new hires was easier than it has ever been as things are uniform and consistent across the entire application.
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Alternatives Considered
Tomsk Inc.
Cost, ease of use, file transfer and chat capabilities.
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Kayako
We were using Spiceworks for a few years before switching to Kayako but found that it wasn't as customizable or as user friendly for our customers. The SNMP scanning and inventory features with Spiceworks was nice but we needed more of a Help Desk that would allow us to scale our services to more companies.
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Return on Investment
Tomsk Inc.
  • It saved time, which always saves money!
  • It allowed us to save money on additional software licensing - we now use Quickbooks through the use of DeskRoll Remote Desktop.
  • DeskRoll Remote Desktop allowed us to transition to work-from-home easily, which saved us valuable time during the pandemic.
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Kayako
  • Tickets were definitely responded to faster once we implemented the audible alarm that would go off when new tickets came into the queue. This was possible because of the API.
  • Since the system was email based we could set our monitoring software up to generate tickets automatically via email for customers when it found something out of the ordinary.
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ScreenShots

DeskRoll Remote Desktop Screenshots

Screenshot of DeskRoll remote connection view - Windows remote desktop.Screenshot of DeskRoll wizard that quickly guides you through basic remote access scenarios.