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349 Ratings

Freshdesk

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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Freshdesk ranks higher in 1 feature set: Multi-Channel Help
  • HubSpot Service Hub ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Incident and problem management, Self Help Community

Incident and problem management

8.4

Freshdesk

84%
8.5

HubSpot Service Hub

85%
HubSpot Service Hub ranks higher in 5/6 features

Organize and prioritize service tickets

8.7
87%
60 Ratings
8.9
89%
11 Ratings

Expert directory

7.8
78%
43 Ratings
7.9
79%
4 Ratings

Subscription-based notifications

8.4
84%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
6 Ratings

ITSM collaboration and documentation

7.6
76%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
5 Ratings

Ticket creation and submission

8.9
89%
61 Ratings
9.1
91%
11 Ratings

Ticket response

8.8
88%
61 Ratings
9.4
94%
11 Ratings

Self Help Community

8.1

Freshdesk

81%
8.9

HubSpot Service Hub

89%
HubSpot Service Hub ranks higher in 2/2 features

External knowledge base

7.8
78%
52 Ratings
8.9
89%
10 Ratings

Internal knowledge base

8.4
84%
53 Ratings
8.9
89%
10 Ratings

Multi-Channel Help

8.2

Freshdesk

82%
8.1

HubSpot Service Hub

81%
Freshdesk ranks higher in 3/5 features

Customer portal

8.4
84%
52 Ratings
9.1
91%
4 Ratings

IVR

8.2
82%
21 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Social integration

7.9
79%
37 Ratings
7.2
72%
4 Ratings

Email support

8.9
89%
60 Ratings
7.8
78%
6 Ratings

Help Desk CRM integration

7.6
76%
38 Ratings
9.3
93%
6 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • HubSpot Service Hub is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Freshdesk

84%
131 Ratings
8.7

HubSpot Service Hub

87%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.5

Freshdesk

75%
8 Ratings

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Freshdesk

86%
29 Ratings

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.2

Freshdesk

92%
2 Ratings

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Freshdesk

73%
2 Ratings

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Freshdesk

87%
32 Ratings

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.2

Freshdesk

82%
1 Rating

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

7.3

Freshdesk

73%
1 Rating

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.7

Freshdesk

87%
60 Ratings

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

9.2

Freshdesk

92%
4 Ratings

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

9.2

Freshdesk

92%
2 Ratings

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.2

Freshdesk

82%
2 Ratings

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.2

Freshdesk

92%
2 Ratings

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.2

Freshdesk

82%
2 Ratings

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.3

Freshdesk

73%
2 Ratings

HubSpot Service Hub

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Freshworks Inc

Freshdesk works great when it comes to ticket escalation and moving the request from queue to queue. We have different support tiers as well as different levels of urgency that we assign to tickets. Having the option to move those tickets across different support queues that are assigned to various representatives is a must have for us. We also have queues assigned to our various teams (support, product, account management, development, etc.) since not all tickets end up being support related.
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HubSpot

It all depends on what business you're operating. You should also consider your needs, goals, and pain points when looking at [HubSpot] Service Hub. If you’re in need of a tool that will help you manage everything from start to finish, then yes HubSpot might be something to consider. It’s truly an all-in-one platform for everything and anything marketing, sales, and customer support, all in one place.
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Pros

Freshworks Inc

  • Follow up on all conversations that enter and are easy to use by the employee and save responses ready for use.
  • Find out the average rate of the number of conversations that occur in the company and conduct the analysis.
  • There is a feature it allows one to take a permit in the name of the employee who responds to the conversation and to know the problem faced by the customer and the solution.
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HubSpot

  • It makes it easier for us to keep track of customer awareness and review in one spot.
  • The great thing about how easy it is to use all of its fantastic tools.
  • The ability to check customer retention.
  • It's easy to track and measure the success of our organization's sales team.
  • This is a fantastic all-in-one customer success suite that includes ticketing.
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Cons

Freshworks Inc

  • To be honest I never noticed any
  • It was smooth for me but one thing I found an issue for me as a developer I was required to send code sometimes but due to Freshdesk internal security scanning it was not allowing me to do so.
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HubSpot

  • Need to be able to customize and prioritize tiles when in deal view
  • Should have web forms and telescripts built into the program (templates)
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Pricing Details

Freshdesk

Starting Price

$0 Up to 10 agents per user

Editions & Modules

Freshdesk editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Pro$491
Free$02
Growth$153
Enterprise$694

Footnotes

  1. per month per agent
  2. Up to 10 agents
  3. per month per agent
  4. per month per agent

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pricing Info

HubSpot Service Hub

Starting Price

$50 per month

Editions & Modules

HubSpot Service Hub editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Starter$50 ($45)1
Professional$400 ($360)2
EnterpriseStarting at $1,2003

Footnotes

  1. monthly (annually)
  2. monthly (annually)
  3. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Freshworks Inc

We are extremely happy with Freshdesk and can foresee using it for the next year. We might only consider using a different platform if our average daily ticket volume reaches four digits and its AI isn’t enough to handle our needs by then. While we haven’t tested this yet, we have read reviews that it’s AI capabilities are lacking
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HubSpot

No answers on this topic

Usability

Freshworks Inc

I gave it a rating of 9 out of 10 because they delivered on everything we asked them to do. Easy to setup, easy to deploy to end users, easy to customize, easy to enter tickets and so much more. Our experience with their support is top notch! After opening a ticket for support they call use back within 10 minutes every time!
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HubSpot

No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Freshworks Inc

I have encountered a lot of errors in the Freshdesk, however, they tend to resolve it on priority or at least they will share the timeline by when this can be resolved. Most of the time the issue has been from the other partner's end. They take time to resolve their vendor issues and they don't have any timelines in case of developed app errors.
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HubSpot

No answers on this topic

Performance

Freshworks Inc

The reports take a lot of time to download if the time period is large. Also, the tickets take their sweet time to open and load. It is not fast as Zendesk. Only 30 tickets are visible in a single go and there isn't any option to select all. If we need to change the pages and dashboards it takes a lot of time to open.
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HubSpot

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Freshworks Inc

The main thing about Freshdesk user service is that once a request has been made for information about a feature of the platform, the support team responds to tickets quickly, within a day of writing and submitting them, with information that is concise enough so that there is no need to ask for help on the same topic again.
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HubSpot

No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Freshworks Inc

In-person training is provided to all the agents and it is very easy to learn the basics of the Freshdesk interface. Solving tickets via dashboards, replying to the guest queries in bulk via Freshdesk. The training which is a bit hard is creating the logic according to the ticket flow and intergeration.
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HubSpot

No answers on this topic

Online Training

Freshworks Inc

This tool is no doubt easy to learn but in-person training is a lot better than online training. It takes time to grasp things in the online training, however, in pandemic we have done all the training online. Apart from a bit more time we haven't faced any issues with online training.
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HubSpot

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Freshworks Inc

For the three years of using and implementing Freshdesk in the company, it has progressed massively. I can still remember that the features it had before are nothing compared to now. It has a lot of app integration which makes system communications effective and easier. Everything in the business now complements Freshdesk. The processes and workflows we have is the best fit with Freshdesk.
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HubSpot

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Freshworks Inc

Freshdesk offers a free trial of 21 days and the onboarding is a very smooth process. It is comparatively cheaper than its competitors and the UX is far more simple than the other products in the market. Also, the customer support that we get post the purchase is brilliant and the available in-app integrations prove to be very efficient and helpful.
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HubSpot

Hubspot Live chat is not the most feature backed but its core service is solid and gets the job. Other live chat software like Live Chat or Zendesk has more features but most of those features are not needed for the everyday biz user
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Freshworks Inc

The pricing we had taken is on yearly basis but the subscription and billing frequency that we have is on monthly basis. I would not want to make any changes to it, it is a seamless process with all the contract terms and we both agreed on it. It should be as per the customer's need.
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HubSpot

No answers on this topic

Scalability

Freshworks Inc

The product they have developed is amazing. They have made different products for emails, tickets, chats & calls as well. It is flexible according to multiple departments. The finance team can use it, the Customer support team is using it, we can use it in call centres, emails etc. We can use these tickets internally as well to create child tickets and assign them to different departments for query resolution.
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HubSpot

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Freshworks Inc

  • Freshdesk has greatly reduced the time we spend assisting our customers by leveraging features such as canned replies and integrated support articles.
  • We've integrated automated alerts for support tickets which allow us to multitask - we focus on other issues and switch to providing support only when needed.
  • Our resolution time and turnaround time have decreased dramatically.
  • We are able to easily keep track of our support performance.
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HubSpot

  • Lead management has become more streamlined
  • Sales targets are visible; any changes made can be easily tracked and accounted for
  • Overall lead lifecycle management has improved and the way data moves to other apps makes life easier for the other business functions to keep track on the new and old deals
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