Five9 vs. Zendesk Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Five9
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Five9 is cloud contact center software for inbound, outbound, blended, or multi-channel operations. This solution includes management capabilities such as campaign management, quality monitoring, real-time and historical reporting, and call recording.N/A
Zendesk Suite
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
The Zendesk Support suite is a cloud-based customer support software built for better customer relationships. Designed to improve customer satisfaction and to support customers on any channel: text SMS, web, mobile app, phone, email, social media. The vendor states more than 200,000 companies such as Uber, Groupon, Box, Airbnb, and Slack are using Zendesk to lower their support costs, raise productivity, and increase customer satisfaction. Zendesk offers a full suite of products to meet customer…
$55
per month agent
Pricing
Five9Zendesk Suite
Editions & Modules
Core
Contact sales team
Contact sales team
Premium
Contact sales team
Contact sales team
Optimum
Contact sales team
Contact sales team
Ultimate
Contact sales team
Contact sales team
Support Team (Foundational Support Only)
$19
per month agent
Suite Team
$55
per month agent
Support Professional
$55
per month agent
Suite Growth
$89
per month agent
Suite Professional
$115
per month agent
Support Enterprise
$115
per month agent
Suite Enterprise
$169
per month agent
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Five9Zendesk Suite
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsFive9 offers pricing options to suit your business needs: Monthly On-Demand —Companies looking to quickly scale their operations with minimum costs Per-Minute Fees — Products such as voice message broadcasting or IVR with Speech recognition Annual Contracts — Reduced fee compared to monthly on-demand pricing
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Considered Both Products
Five9
Chose Five9
We started evaluating Zendesk Talk when Five9 lost integration with Zendesk, as we use Zendesk as our primary CS database and issue tracker. However, Five9 offers better ROI than Zendesk Talk given we require unlimited minutes for our requirements, thus we continue with our …
Chose Five9
Five9 met our main requirement of integrating with Zendesk. We evaluated other products that provided more robust options as far as IVR set up and voice data analytics, both for QA and for driving insights through voice recording analysis. That's interesting, but not essential …
Zendesk Suite

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Five9Zendesk Suite
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
Five9
9.0
12 Ratings
8% above category average
Zendesk Suite
-
Ratings
Agent dashboard9.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Validate callers9.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Outbound response9.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Call forwarding9.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Warm transfer9.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive dialing9.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive voice response9.29 Ratings00 Ratings
REST APIs9.47 Ratings00 Ratings
Call scripts6.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Call tracking9.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Multichannel integration8.611 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM software integration9.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
Five9
8.5
21 Ratings
3% above category average
Zendesk Suite
-
Ratings
Inbound call routing9.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing9.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Recording8.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Quality management7.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Call analytics8.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Historical reporting7.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Live reporting8.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics8.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Five9
-
Ratings
Zendesk Suite
8.2
114 Ratings
4% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings8.6113 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings7.370 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings7.376 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings8.072 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings9.2114 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings8.9113 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Five9
-
Ratings
Zendesk Suite
8.0
101 Ratings
3% above category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings7.997 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings8.190 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Five9
-
Ratings
Zendesk Suite
7.8
112 Ratings
2% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings7.586 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings7.837 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings7.068 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings8.5110 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings8.380 Ratings
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User Ratings
Five9Zendesk Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(36 ratings)
8.3
(152 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(40 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(25 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(13 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(8 ratings)
9.0
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Five9Zendesk Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Five9
Five9 is suited for both large-scale and small-scale companies. If your company deals with marketing more than the technical aspect, Five9 gives a mode of communication and getting in touch with our customer or client in the most reliable way rather than setting physical meetings. In the covid period, Five9 has made it easier to work on calls.
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Zendesk
Inbound messaging it is top notch, it does it well and couldn't imagine anyone's program doing it better. Like I said before been using ZenDesk for over 7 years and absolutely love it. We use the talk feature with the phone very limited so Zen works fine for us, but if I was running an inbound or outbound call center I don't believe Zen has all the functions I would want as a manager. For limited phone use and mostly email, text, and even web chat, ZenDesk works great. Having the iOS App is so great and flexibility with notifications allows my team to be "on call" anytime without unnecessary interruptions
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Pros
Five9
  • Easy dialing and call logging. The process of starting or answering a call, then logging a call disposition with its notes, is simple and easy.
  • Voicemail drops. You can pre-record voicemails to leave for customers without needing to speak the voicemail content each time. This is a huge timesaver for our reps.
  • You can customize the call dispositions / call labels to match what's used in your CRM.
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Zendesk
  • Reporting and Analytics
  • Ease of Agent Training and Use
  • Able to add multiple brands with related custom reports and dashboards
  • Adding a new brand and basic help center is easy to do without the need of an expert or web team
  • Ability of agents and supervisors to see customer history across multiple channels
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Cons
Five9
  • Java based desktop application is a pain to keep updated.
  • The user interface for the agent desktop application is clunky and outdated. It could use a facelift.
  • The help center for documentation isn't well organized and the documentation needs substantial editing.
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Zendesk
  • I think the Graphical User Interface could use a facelift. It not the most aesthetically pleasing platform in my experience.
  • Particular things like where the default is when you click on each and every dropdown menu.
  • The macro integration could be a little more simplified.
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Likelihood to Renew
Five9
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
Zendesk is super easy to use and navigate. I really enjoy the sleek layout, the ability to tailor tickets, the macro option, and the quick key guide they have to make your use of time even more effective. My whole team loves working with Zendesk and rarely ever has problems.
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Usability
Five9
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
As an agent it's very simple to use. As an admin it's also easy to use, but sometimes lacks some functionality that would be nice to have such as expanded native 2 way sync functionality for many major apps that are commonly used today like HubSpot and Salesforce. The ability to add followers to tickets to they get updates and are in the know without the customer seeing this agent cc'd is a nice touch. This ensures additional visibility and easily following the communication without having to appear as a CC to the customer, who could accidentally remove that person in a response, thus breaking the visibility
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Reliability and Availability
Five9
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
In the past year, I'd say I have only noticed maybe two hours total of downtime in my own usage. Very minimal.
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Performance
Five9
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
There has been minor performance degradation on a very few days out of the two years I have been using the product.
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Support Rating
Five9
Five9's Customer Support team is also based in Manila Philippines, thus turnaround email response times for our reported issues are great for our requirements. Their CS agents also facilitate mobile calls to followup on outstanding issues and operate on a 24/7 schedule. We've also had experience working with the senior tech agents to investigate recurring issues to completion.
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Zendesk
Every time I contacted them they were not only very responsive and knowledgable, but always seemed to have a positive upbeat attitude. It probably helps that we did not have significant service outages or sev 1 level issues, but even my lower severity issues were quickly answered. And the positive and upbeat attitude really made things feel comfortable.
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Online Training
Five9
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
Zendesk has tons of available material for training - videos, webinars, articles, etc. The only reason this is not a 10 is because it can be hard to figure out how to navigate to these things and find what you are looking for.
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Implementation Rating
Five9
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
I was very satisfied. They have a free trial for 30 days and I recommend you do that and use it. It is very easy to get started with the basics and the build on over time.

The only thing technically complex was single sign-on and integration to Salesforce.com required some tweaks – otherwise setting up system was very easy
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Alternatives Considered
Five9
Initially selected Five9 but have since switched to RingCentral which has given us what we needed. Better CRM integration, simpler and in my opinion more robust reporting capabilities and the same omnichannel solution at a fraction of the cost
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Zendesk
If spoken honestly Intercom is a level-par with any nearest competitor, Tools like Zendesk has to catchup with them in speed. However, there is an advantage to Zendesk with its simple and easy-to-get software which falls in every mid and small-size business pocket wherein Intercom is way too expensive and needs a tech admin to customize the product. The kick-starting feature with negligible configuration made Zendesk the ideal choice of our organization + the budget fell under our expenses.
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Return on Investment
Five9
  • Cost savings: Five9 replaced a premise-based outbound dialer and a different virtual call center solution for inbound.
  • Cost savings: Five9's voice over IP is less expensive than the land lines we were using.
  • Cost savings: Five9 requires significantly less management than our previous solutions.
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Zendesk
  • The positives weigh more than the negatives here, as it gives us a one-stop portal where we can tend to customer needs using one web app
  • It has also helped us identify areas of improvement based on the reporting feature
  • The value it provides outweighs any missing or lacking features that I'm sure will be available in the future
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Zendesk Suite Screenshots

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