Likelihood to Recommend
Good for our small team and keeps us all on the same page. In my experience, clients have an issue with our software and they email us, we're immediately notified and begin executing scenarios depending on the issue. In my opinion, Freshdesk is not great for documenting phone calls where an issue needs to be documented or those emails when multiple issues are sent. Also, it can be troublesome when someone in a thread replies to an email and it creates a new ticket - so involving multiple people is sometimes a concern in Freshdesk.
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When it works, It's without a doubt a great help desk solution. It is perfect for our usage, and have rolled it out company-wide. It's great if you have multiple departments. We have it set up so most items come through a single desk that then hands out tickets to their proper department. There may be cheaper options for smaller organizations but for one that is as service-driven as ours, we really think Kayako is a great fit.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Gives a very good report on an individual level of what is being done for a customer or corporate issue. Easy to understand who has what, what the tickets are about, how long they have been opened and how many times the customer/employee have gone back and forth with each other. Nice dashboard view. Read full review Cons I wish that their development was more present in the community forums. There are questions and feature requests that are left unanswered. I know that all requested features cannot be fulfilled, but I would rather have a "sorry can't do" answer (ideally with a short explanation as to why not) than not knowing if it will ever be developed. Read full review Departments need a bit of work. Even though you can have multiple departments, the only changes that can be made are globally. If you want independent queues within the departments, you have to do a lot of work that can be very confusing. Survey system is not up to speed. Kayako really needs to add Net Promoter Score into their system. Also, if a staff user removes their name from an incident ticket, it removes them from the survey so you really can't even get a good estimate of how well your staff is in the eyes of the customer. Very difficult to implement when you already have a customer base. Setting them up in organizations is difficult. Also, the sign-up for new customers is quirky. If you send an email to Kayako, it will say you are not an authorized user, however, it will store your email address. If you try to send an email a second time, it will go through. This is one of many reasons why we decided to move from Kayako to Oracle Service Cloud. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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
Read full review We are grandfathered in on their old Software-assurance pricing and our continued use costs us only a few hundred dollars a year (excluding hosting expenses) Our team's processes are now heavily ingrained in the system We have not been shown a more compelling option that is more cost-effective while still offering all the features we've come to expect Read full review Usability
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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I did not come from an IT background and I picked this program up quickly
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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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They are really good, but it takes a while to get back, because of the large time difference to the Eastern US. However, they are very helpful.
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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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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.
Read full review We didn't have to use support too much, but when we did, they were able to assist us and help us make everything work. Mostly we used their Online KB and step by step instructions to get all of our issues resolved. Read full review In-Person Training
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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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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It's hard for me to speak in detail about implementation since I don't overlook that part of the business, what I do know, however, is that on the day my business partner said we were getting, we got it, and were using it the very next day. Knowing my business partner like I do, if there were any problems I'd have heard about them, several times, and with increased frustration. His silence tells me all I need to know. Since then, there's been absolutely no problems whatsoever.
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Three years in we are about as happy with Kayako as we could be. We've had several employee's leave and on-boarding new hires was easier than it has ever been as things are uniform and consistent across the entire application.
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Freshdesk stacks up against
Zendesk Support Suite
in terms of accurate time tracking, pricing, ease of use, and app integration.
does not support real-time tracking and is not very user-friendly, though it works well with knowledge base CRMs.
Zendesk Support Suite
is good in time-tracking but not really effective in calculating turnaround times.
is very technical. Freshdesk is a combination of all three. It is a one-stop shop and is great for its price.
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We were using
for a few years before switching to Kayako but found that it wasn't as customizable or as user friendly for our customers. The SNMP scanning and inventory features with
was nice but we needed more of a Help Desk that would allow us to scale our services to more companies.
Read full review Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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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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.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Tickets were definitely responded to faster once we implemented the audible alarm that would go off when new tickets came into the queue. This was possible because of the API. Since the system was email based we could set our monitoring software up to generate tickets automatically via email for customers when it found something out of the ordinary. Read full review