Freshdesk vs. Jira Service Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Freshdesk
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Freshdesk is a cloud-based customer service software that helps businesses of all sizes to deliver customer support. Freshdesk converts requests coming in via email, web, phone, chat, and social into tickets, and unifies ticket resolution across channels. Additionally, Freshdesk lets the user automate workflows, provide self-service, manage SLAs, and measure metrics, to stay on top of customer support. Freshdesk also offers out-of-the-box features like an AI-powered support chatbot,…
$0
Up to 10 agents per user
Jira Service Management
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Jira Service Management (formerly Jira Service Desk, now including features from the former Mindville Insight, acquired by Atlassian in June 2020) is a service desk software that is purpose-built for IT, service, and support teams. The software provides everything IT and support teams need out-of-the-box for service request, incident, problem and change management. Jira Service Management integrates seamlessly with Jira Software so that IT and development teams can work better together. Users…
$0
per month
Pricing
FreshdeskJira Service Management
Editions & Modules
Free
$0
Up to 10 agents
Growth
$15
per month per agent
Pro
$49
per month per agent
Enterprise
$69
per month per agent
Free
$0
per month
Standard
$20
per agent/per month
Premium
$40
per agent/per month
Enterprise
Contact sales team
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FreshdeskJira Service Management
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
FreshdeskJira Service Management
Considered Both Products
Freshdesk
Chose Freshdesk
Freshdesk has less features but seems easier to set up and use. This benefits both end users and support agents.
Chose Freshdesk
FreshDesk was the best combination of ease of use and price. While inexpensive, even the lowest tier offered more functionality than the other guys, and the learning curve is almost nonexistent so it's easy to add new agents and get them up to speed quickly instead of having …
Chose Freshdesk
- Zendesk vs Freshdesk is similar but FD is better than zendesk. - SF vs Freshdesk cost is almost ok but got better contacts in FD to begin with. - Siebel vs Freshdesk UI challenge are easier than Siebel. - Jira vs Freshdesk Cost effective than Jira.
Chose Freshdesk
The decision was made before my time. I want to move to another platform ASAP.
Chose Freshdesk
It's simpler and great for start ups and small business.
Chose Freshdesk
Jira Service Management Configuration was incredibly complicated and would have required significant time and effort to set up properly. Customer Portal customization is very limited compared to other solutions. No integrated voice solution is available, which was something …
Chose Freshdesk
The product that Freshdesk compares to the most on this list is Zendesk, which was considerably more expensive and was missing a server integration that we required. It did have a lot of great features, though, and its Support and Account Managers are located in the U.S. (vs. …
Chose Freshdesk
We're actually already using other systems to make up for the lack of things that Freshdesk can do. However, Freshdesk is easy to learn and easy to use. With everything going more digital, we need software that can keep up. Freshdesk is still a good project management tool. We …
Chose Freshdesk
Functionality vs. price for Freshdesk was high compared to other products. It was also easier to understand and configure.
Jira Service Management
Chose Jira Service Management
We considered Freshdesk but considering the tight integration with Jira and Confluence, this was the best bet.
Chose Jira Service Management
We did select Jira initially because of its simplicity and ease of setup but it turned out to be a lot more complex to get up and running!

We had a large KEBD, and we wanted to take its advantage to the fullest, so we went ahead and had this setup, but later replaced it with …
Chose Jira Service Management
JIRA is far more advanced than some of its competitors with its advanced agile functionality and customizable workflows.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FreshdeskJira Service Management
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Freshdesk
8.3
143 Ratings
3% above category average
Jira Service Management
8.2
75 Ratings
0% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets8.7139 Ratings8.374 Ratings
Expert directory7.993 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications8.43 Ratings10.01 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation7.64 Ratings7.761 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission8.7140 Ratings00 Ratings
Ticket response8.7140 Ratings00 Ratings
Service restoration00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Self-service tools00 Ratings7.268 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards00 Ratings5.862 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Freshdesk
8.4
128 Ratings
6% above category average
Jira Service Management
-
Ratings
External knowledge base8.4114 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledge base8.4118 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Freshdesk
8.2
136 Ratings
4% above category average
Jira Service Management
-
Ratings
Customer portal8.0114 Ratings00 Ratings
IVR7.942 Ratings00 Ratings
Social integration8.571 Ratings00 Ratings
Email support8.7136 Ratings00 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration8.082 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
Freshdesk
-
Ratings
Jira Service Management
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Configuration mangement00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Asset management dashboard00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
Freshdesk
-
Ratings
Jira Service Management
7.3
69 Ratings
14% below category average
Change requests repository00 Ratings7.363 Ratings
Change calendar00 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Service-level management00 Ratings8.267 Ratings
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User Ratings
FreshdeskJira Service Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(211 ratings)
5.9
(76 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(14 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(36 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.4
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(34 ratings)
9.1
(25 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.9
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(140 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
FreshdeskJira Service Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Freshworks Inc
Using a collection of Skill Based Ticket Assignment, Ticket Allocation, and alerts, we’ve been able to bring our average resolution time to under half our previous time. This is done by making sure the right tickets get to the right agents, and by ensuring agents are followed up on to ensure they do not forget deadlines on tickets in their queue. Furthermore, tickets which would be open for weeks due to lack of a client response are now closed automatically following a prompt email to the end-user
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Atlassian
Great to manage your issues in a clear and centralised way. If your development teams work with Jira, it will all naturally come together. Great way to manage the issues from end to end. - Very flexible if you have people who understands the set up and is able to configure it for your needs - Maybe not the best if you want something with very easy set up
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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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Atlassian
  • Manageable workflow to ensure all users follow the same process.
  • Can ban boards for easy visual of ticket status.
  • Very flexible tool that can adapt to lots of different uses outside of the traditional service desk model.
  • Added communication tools help you get out of e-mail jail.
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Cons
Freshworks Inc
  • Ticket templates and canned responses should be able to be used interchangeably. We frequently have the same response in both fields.
  • The spam filter can be a little too aggressive. We have had issues with tickets being accidentally marked as spam then filtering incorrectly for weeks at a time.
  • Freshdesk doesn't quite have the right integrations with our other providers (Vonage, and Avochato, to name a few).
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Atlassian
  • Ability to control the number of email notifications received (Note: this is a new feature in the Latest release but I personally haven not extensively looked at it and how well it solves the existing problem).
  • No way to reply to multiple tickets at once, say you got 4 tickets in for the same issue, there is no way you can reply to them in one stroke. Other Ticketing systems do have this ability.
  • Using a large number of add-ons to customize and add additional features adds up quickly and can become rather expensive.
  • Request forms are very basic and there is no native dynamic field ability available.
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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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Atlassian
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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Atlassian
I gave JIRA a score of 9 since I am happy with the service it offers. I can easily see the SLA since it gives me visibility. I can pull up the reports I need. I can reach out to our clients using the PR ticket so it is hassle-free for me.
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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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Atlassian
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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Atlassian
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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Atlassian
I have not used the technical support from Atlassian. In terms of online help and resources, they are a bit limited thus making it more of a challenge to troubleshoot issues and learn more functionality. There aren't a lot of resources available on the Atlassian site besides developer documents. It would be nice to have a blog or forum where users can get the help they need.
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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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Atlassian
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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Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Freshworks Inc
Not applicable. I have never used a support desk system before and FreshDesk had already been implemented at my company before I joined. I am not involved in financial decisions and I have no opinion on buzzwords like "time to productivity" and "time to value"
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Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Freshworks Inc
FreshDesk was the best combination of ease of use and price. While inexpensive, even the lowest tier offered more functionality than the other guys, and the learning curve is almost nonexistent so it's easy to add new agents and get them up to speed quickly instead of having them spend days getting use to the UI.
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Atlassian
When I evaluated Spiceworks, it was not going to be replacing any ticketing systems. However, I did evaluate it and was not extremely impressed by the short demo I did. JIRA was selected because a branch of our company was already using it, so it made sense to consolidate into one service desk solution, and JIRA was the better option since it was less expensive and geared towards being a ticketing system.
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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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Atlassian
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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Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Freshworks Inc
  • Freshdesk is certainly better than nothing, or a simple shared inbox
  • Freshdesk is frustrating to incorporate social media with
  • Freshdesk excels at ticket management
  • Freshdesk needs to do more to bring it into alignment with business, rather than 'just' service desk needs.
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Atlassian
  • JIRA has been incredibly useful. Our work is more organized and easier to view by the team members as well as upper-level people.
  • Our work is correctly assigned and when there are issues, they can be immediately addressed within the tool.
  • Users can attach screenshots or files of issues that help clarify the ticket. Developers can attach relevant data as well.
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ScreenShots

Jira Service Management Screenshots

Screenshot of Drive IT best practices with ITIL-ready templates. Get everything your IT teams need out of the box for service request, incident, problem, and change management.Screenshot of Get an ITIL certified service desk. Everything your IT teams need out-of-the-box for service request, incident, problem, and change management. Jira Service Desk is PinkVERIFY™ certified.Screenshot of Deliver a better service experience. Customers or employees can submit requests with an easy-to-use help center and add Confluence to Jira Service Desk to get an integrated knowledge base. Machine learning intelligently recommends the right service and learns from every interaction, so answers are easy to find.Screenshot of Stay in the loop with developers. y linking Jira Service Desk with Jira Software, IT and developer teams can collaborate on one platform to fix incidents faster and push changes with confidence.Screenshot of Deliver on SLA's. Nail your Service Level Agreements, every time. Your agents get a simple queue so they get the important things done first. Configure and get going in minutes.Screenshot of Automate those repetitive tasks. Is your team stuck in gear with repetitive tasks or missing priority requests? Setup automations so your agents can focus on solving the important stuff and help lighten the workload.