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Likelihood to Recommend

Freshdesk

Freshdesk does not meet expectations by requiring such a complicated installation for desktop computers, which makes it suitable mainly if you are going to work from the cloud. Based on that it is feasible that the information of each attendance performed is stored online instead of downloading it. The situation where Freshdesk can be most useful is when you need to constantly review lists of support tickets. As easy as it is to find your way around the platform and organize such lists, there is no problem in needing data quickly. It is recommended to improve the support operations of any type of startup, mainly because its model is much more adaptable to the type of small business that can pay more attention to a specific customer.
Maria Wiley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

CIC is best suited for business models that rely on heavily leverage Data Integration especially one like ours that require real-time and high-speed data access for billing and customer integration.CIC is not well suited for small organizations < 50 where they are only answering phones in the course of doing business VS. the business is the phone.
Jim Barber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Freshdesk
8.7
Genesys PureConnect
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Freshdesk
9.0
Genesys PureConnect
Expert directory
Freshdesk
8.4
Genesys PureConnect
Subscription-based notifications
Freshdesk
8.4
Genesys PureConnect
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Freshdesk
7.6
Genesys PureConnect
Ticket creation and submission
Freshdesk
9.3
Genesys PureConnect
Ticket response
Freshdesk
9.7
Genesys PureConnect

Self Help Community

Freshdesk
8.3
Genesys PureConnect
External knowledge base
Freshdesk
8.7
Genesys PureConnect
Internal knowledge base
Freshdesk
7.9
Genesys PureConnect

Multi-Channel Help

Freshdesk
7.4
Genesys PureConnect
Customer portal
Freshdesk
8.4
Genesys PureConnect
IVR
Freshdesk
3.0
Genesys PureConnect
Social integration
Freshdesk
7.6
Genesys PureConnect
Email support
Freshdesk
9.8
Genesys PureConnect
Help Desk CRM integration
Freshdesk
8.3
Genesys PureConnect

Contact Center Software

Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.8
Agent dashboard
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.0
Validate callers
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.8
Outbound response
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.9
Call forwarding
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
8.0
Click-to-call (CTC)
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.2
Warm transfer
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
8.4
Predictive dialing
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.7
Interactive voice response
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.9
REST APIs
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
8.6
Call scripts
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.8
Call tracking
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.6
Multichannel integration
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.8
CRM software integration
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.6

Workforce Optimization (WFO)

Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.6
Inbound call routing
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
8.2
Omnichannel inbound routing
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.9
Recording
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
8.2
Quality management
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.7
Call analytics
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.3
Historical reporting
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.0
Live reporting
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.9
Customer surveys
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.3
Customer interaction analytics
Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
7.0

Pros

Freshdesk

  • A built-in phone system that clients use to reach our agents
  • Integration with Facebook and other social media apps that help us keep an eye to what is happening around the world.
  • The support portal is a one-stop destination where customers find answers and reach out for help.
  • The gamification mechanics turns the monotonous customer support job into an enjoyable and fun activity for agents.
Elizabeth Cassidy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

  • Purely Software Based System: On Microsoft OS. It is an all software-based system making it easy to manage, integrate and interface with other systems
  • One Vendor: All modules, IVR, ACD, Dialer, WFM are from one vendor. So, no compatibility and latency issues at all.
  • Superb Notifier Service: You don't have to restart any process or service for a change to take effect.
Shahbaz Chughtai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Freshdesk

  • Reporting is a bit awkward sometimes, but you can level up for better reporting
  • The client onboarding to get them user accounts isn't always clearly defined
  • There are a lot of features many we didn't use, would have been nice to have more granular control over that to adjust our pricing
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

  • Licensing can be challenging and very expensive.
  • Client templates are hard to administer and are built very different than the rest of the functionality.
  • Web desktop has been slow to come along and include all the features.
  • Optimizer is very sub-par product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Freshdesk

Freshdesk 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Freshdesk is feature rich and easy to use. The setup is intuitive and can integrate with Google, so we do not need to create accounts for new employees. The first time an employee needs to create a ticket they login with their Google account and the Freshdesk account is automatically generated
Jeffery Albertson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.6
Based on 12 answers
We are so embedded on Pure Connect that we like to progress with it. For instance, we are looking into ways to provide different solutions to our customers, help our business to succeed, and work in a better CX.
One of the biggest advantages is that all is in one platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Freshdesk

Freshdesk 8.8
Based on 18 answers
Freshdesk is by far the easiest to use Help Desk software that I have ever used. It is much simpler for day to day use. While it lacks some of the invoicing and CRM features of more cumbersome software, it more than makes up for this by being easy to use and quick for users to learn. The setup was fast as well.
Mikel Seidl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.6
Based on 9 answers
Our new hire Contact Center agents are able to pick it up quickly and intuitively use it without many questions. As an Admin I was able to learn it quickly with out much training by using internal and external resources
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Freshdesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 9.1
Based on 6 answers
The application itself uses a hub and spoke model that can help isolate errors in one section of the application from the rest, creating a much more stable overall program. Of all of the outages that we've had with our contact center platform, I can count on one hand how often it was truly a Genesys issue rather than a network issue, server issue or issue with a platform relied upon for an integration (web services, db calls).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Freshdesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Some of the client applications take a bit of time on initial load, but with the move towards web based applications that issue is alleviated. You can tell that effort really isn't putting into the desktop apps any longer and that the client development effort is being put into bringing Interaction Connect closer to feature parity with the desktop (and bringing wholly new features to Connect).As far as IVR operations, web service calls, database operations: they all operate reasonably.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Freshdesk

Freshdesk 9.1
Based on 19 answers
Support has been good the few times we have needed it, but most of our issues have been easily resolved by using the support documentation. We used guides starting out getting everything ready for the first use and it was smooth sailing. For contacting the support team, responses have been quick and accurate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 7.7
Based on 16 answers
Some cases are resolved quickly others are taking longer and the reseller sometimes has to chase support several times and explain the issue seen several times. While being a direct customer before, I recognise this and it seems that when a case moves to another engineer they don’t read the previous case notes or don’t understand what has been done. This, from a customers perspective, slows down resolution times.
Ruud Reinold | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Freshdesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.2
Based on 4 answers
I liked the setup of the whole class. The instructor knew the topic well enough to answer questions from entry level to a more advanced one.
Instructor encouraged participation of the whole class and was able to engage every one. Also provided "real live" examples so everyone can relate to it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Freshdesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.3
Based on 3 answers
The online training itself is good. You are provided resources and can self study to a certain point, but the pacing always felt off. Either snails pace or like trying to drink from a fire hose. I think this easily could have had to do with course material and my personal preparations, though. I would say my main gripe is that since the acquisition the team responsible for actually booking training is very unresponsive and often not knowledgeable about the courses they offer. Booking my last training was a real chore.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Freshdesk

Freshdesk 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No, it is easy to do
Victor Vũ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 6.1
Based on 21 answers
Don't try to go the perfect solution as a first target. Work on answer the more needs with a simple solution. Then analyse and try again to answer the most needs with adding a bit if complexity only if require. No needs to customise straight from the beginning or deployment takes too long.
Laurent Pret | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Freshdesk

ManageEngine was our first customer support ticketing system we implemented (instead of using a massive Excel file) - it vastly improved our ability to engage with customers, but we quickly outgrew it's feature-set and needing a solution that would continue to grow with us. Salesforce was difficult at best during our time using it - felt like we were told of the amazing things it could do, and upon purchase were sent a bunch of building blocks that we were expected to build ourselves - between Salesforce costs and third-party programming to get it to do what we needed to, Salesforce was not around for long (the 7% year after year increases were also a deal breaker).We picked Freshdesk because it offered a modern solution for a price that we were very happy with. We did compare it to Zendesk, but at the time of purchase several years ago, we were hearing better reviews of a relative new system of Freshdesk, so went with them. So far it has been a good investment, minus the occasional hiccups and quality of life issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

Call Manager, you had to buy all the components that are out of the box for PureConnect. The licensing model is more expensive on the Cisco side vs the Genesys PureConnect side. Lastly was on the Cisco side since you have to connect/integrate all the components on the cisco side you have to have so many vendors to install those parts. This drives the cost up even more so it was not worth going that route for our organization.
Micheal McComber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Freshdesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Genesys PureConnect

Genesys PureConnect 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Genesys PureConnect's core and adjunct model allows for fairly easy growth in satellite locations via off site session managers, remote located media servers, remote content servers, etc to allow you to spread the infrastructure out while not pushing as much network traffic to your core data centers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Freshdesk

  • The value provided by Freshdesk is better than the competitors we considered when looking at cost vs features
  • We migrated to Freshdesk from another similar platform and found that the UX/UI was easier to navigate and required less clicks to close out a support request, these clicks add up over time and allowed us to process more tickets in a given day without growing out team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Genesys PureConnect

  • We're improving our CX by optimizing our call centers, using additional attributes and keys to identify the best rep for the job.
  • We are also streamlining the journey of each individual customer by using PureConnect as the central interface for omnichannel interactions, allowing us to pick up the conversation where we left off.
  • Using additional attributes that start with the contact center interaction, we're able to track a student journey and proactively step in - increasing our individualized support to focus on the student outcome.
Blake Dunham | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Freshdesk

General

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

Freshdesk Editions & Modules

Edition
SproutFree
Blossom$15.002
Garden$35.002
Estate$49.002
Forest$99.002
Estate Omnichannel$79.002
Forest Omnichannel$139.002
  1. none
  2. Per Agent/Per Month (billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details
Starts at $0 for unlimited agents with the Sprout plan. Higher plans at $19.00, $45.00, $69.00 and $125.00 if billed monthly. The 21-day free trial covers all features at the Estate plan.

Genesys PureConnect

General

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

Genesys PureConnect Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freshdesk
8.6
Genesys PureConnect
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Freshdesk
10.0
Genesys PureConnect
8.6

Usability

Freshdesk
8.8
Genesys PureConnect
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
9.1

Performance

Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
8.8

Support Rating

Freshdesk
9.1
Genesys PureConnect
7.7

In-Person Training

Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
8.2

Online Training

Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
8.3

Implementation Rating

Freshdesk
10.0
Genesys PureConnect
6.1

Scalability

Freshdesk
Genesys PureConnect
8.2

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