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Freshdesk

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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

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

HelpCrunch

Pros:- It is very easy to deploy out of the box.- Has good integration with most large scale platform and Operating Systems.Cons:- Because it is SaaS based, the used cases are very specific.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

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

Self Help Community

Freshdesk
8.3
HelpCrunch
External knowledge base
Freshdesk
8.7
HelpCrunch
Internal knowledge base
Freshdesk
7.9
HelpCrunch

Multi-Channel Help

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

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

HelpCrunch

  • Fastest time to market - set up the application fast and easy.
  • The tags, filters, automated messaging and pop-ups are the best way to keep the potential customers engaged and achieve higher productivity.
  • Coolest dashboard where I can find all tabs, data, analytics, and insights to make better decisions and provide ultimate customer experience.
Shahid Khan | 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

HelpCrunch

  • Not found any so far
Alan Smith | 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

HelpCrunch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Freshdesk

Freshdesk 8.7
Based on 20 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

HelpCrunch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Freshdesk

Freshdesk 8.9
Based on 21 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

HelpCrunch

HelpCrunch 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Always available, very knowledgeable, faster resolution.
Shahid Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Freshdesk

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

HelpCrunch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

HelpCrunch

HelpCrunch is more affordable than other alternatives on the market and offers better customer support.
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

HelpCrunch

  • Great price point.
  • Effective self service platform.
  • Good alerting solution.
Anonymous | 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. 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.

HelpCrunch

General

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

HelpCrunch Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic - Live chat$12.001
Premium - Live chat$21.001
Basic - Live chat+Emails$25.001
Premium - Live chat+Emails$43.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Unlike most competitors, HelpCrunch's pricing is agent-based (not contacts-based) which gives you a full transparency of your chosen pricing plan and straightforward billing. Free 14-day trial is available to take the solution for a test drive. We're pretty flexible in terms of pricing. If you need a custom pricing plan - just message us via our website chat and we'll come up with a suitable pricing for your needs.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freshdesk
8.6
HelpCrunch
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Freshdesk
10.0
HelpCrunch

Usability

Freshdesk
8.7
HelpCrunch

Support Rating

Freshdesk
8.9
HelpCrunch
10.0

Implementation Rating

Freshdesk
10.0
HelpCrunch

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