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Top Rated
814 Ratings

Freshdesk

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Incident and problem management

    8.4

    Freshdesk

    84%

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Freshdesk ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Organize and prioritize service tickets

    8.7
    87%
    60 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Expert directory

    7.8
    78%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Subscription-based notifications

    8.4
    84%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    ITSM collaboration and documentation

    7.6
    76%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ticket creation and submission

    8.9
    89%
    61 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ticket response

    8.8
    88%
    61 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Self Help Community

    8.1

    Freshdesk

    81%

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Freshdesk ranks higher in 2/2 features

    External knowledge base

    7.8
    78%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal knowledge base

    8.4
    84%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multi-Channel Help

    8.2

    Freshdesk

    82%

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Freshdesk ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Customer portal

    8.4
    84%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IVR

    8.2
    82%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social integration

    7.9
    79%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email support

    8.9
    89%
    60 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Help Desk CRM integration

    7.6
    76%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    85%
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    71 Ratings

    Workflow management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    70 Ratings

    Territory management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    54 Ratings

    Opportunity management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    66 Ratings

    Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    69 Ratings

    Contract management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    55 Ratings

    Quote & order management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    51 Ratings

    Interaction tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    63 Ratings

    Channel / partner relationship management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    54 Ratings

    Customer Service & Support

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    75%
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Case management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    54 Ratings

    Call center management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    46 Ratings

    Help desk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    51 Ratings

    Marketing Automation

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    83%
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Lead management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    64 Ratings

    Email marketing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    64 Ratings

    CRM Project Management

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    84%
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Task management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    61 Ratings

    Billing and invoicing management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    46 Ratings

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    56 Ratings

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    86%
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    58 Ratings

    Pipeline visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    63 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    66 Ratings

    Customization

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    80%
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Custom fields

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    69 Ratings

    Custom objects

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    64 Ratings

    Scripting environment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    51 Ratings

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    55 Ratings

    Security

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    86%
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    59 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    60 Ratings

    Social CRM

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    82%
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    39 Ratings

    Social engagement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    40 Ratings

    Integrations with 3rd-party Software

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    82%
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Marketing automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    59 Ratings

    Compensation management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    32 Ratings

    Platform

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    85%
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    51 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Freshdesk is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Contract Terms and Pricing Model
    • Microsoft Dynamics 365 is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Online Training, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Freshdesk

    84%
    131 Ratings
    7.9

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    79%
    92 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.5

    Freshdesk

    75%
    8 Ratings
    7.9

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    79%
    19 Ratings

    Usability

    8.6

    Freshdesk

    86%
    29 Ratings
    8.2

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    82%
    22 Ratings

    Availability

    9.2

    Freshdesk

    92%
    2 Ratings

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    Freshdesk

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.7

    Freshdesk

    87%
    32 Ratings
    8.2

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    82%
    16 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    8.2

    Freshdesk

    82%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    Freshdesk

    73%
    1 Rating
    7.5

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    75%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.7

    Freshdesk

    87%
    60 Ratings
    9.5

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    95%
    8 Ratings

    Configurability

    9.2

    Freshdesk

    92%
    4 Ratings

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    9.2

    Freshdesk

    92%
    2 Ratings
    5.6

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    56%
    4 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.2

    Freshdesk

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.2

    Freshdesk

    92%
    2 Ratings

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services

    Freshdesk

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    74%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    8.2

    Freshdesk

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    7.3

    Freshdesk

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    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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    Microsoft

    We work in a Cloud environment with Azure where using Microsoft Dynamics 365 as a CRM and ERP application helps us to a great extent. We mostly deal with data projects at the moment and combining/Integrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 with other Microsoft applications is easier that helps us to meet the project objective and our goal.
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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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    • Some useful out-of-the-box features, like mass uploads of Leads from trade shows or when qualifying a Lead, CRM automatically creates the Opportunity, Contact, and Account for you, etc.
    • Really powerful customizations through the user interface to improve user experience. Things like Business Rules, for example, if Field A = 1, then Field B = 2 and Field C = 2, if Field A = 2, then Field B and Field C don't apply, so automatically hide them.
    • Or other functionality that improves user experience, like Business Process Flows. These walk users step by step through our business process, helping them know when certain actions should take place, and at what point other data is now required. We've used this extensively with our Lead to Opportunity to Quote to Order process, helping users understand the business process each step of the way.
    • Customizations built on top of the platform now called model-driven PowerApps. You can have connections to "typical" data, like Accounts, Contacts, or Opportunities, for example, but then connect that data to custom entities, records that only apply to your specific business. This is all done through the user interface and allows you to customize and automate specific line-of-business applications for your specific needs.
    • Behind the scenes, D365 CE is built on SQL. So the data conforms to industry standards and makes it much easier to interact with. Your developers and IT team will thank you.
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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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    Microsoft

    • Microsoft Dynamics 365 storage & license cost can prohibit some large deployments or even cost-sensitive small projects from using the platform (although I'm certain most deployments would realize a positive ROI if implemented correctly with process automation).
    • The cost and licensing document for Dynamics 365 is 61 pages and will take a rocket scientist to understand it. It's better to just have your Microsoft help estimate the cost if they are willing to help you that.
    • The documentation on how to first fully understand the Out of the Box default solution and settings is lacking or even non-existing. This has the potential to derail Dynamic 365 launches and implementations from the gitgo. Want to use an out of the box entity?.. well it's probably related to 5 other entities that require configuration and full understanding of it to successful implement. And you ask where is the laymen guide or instructions?... User groups and forums. In Summary, Microsoft can up its game in deployment training and supporting documentation.
    • Microsoft needs to incentivize more external platforms to build app connectors for easy integration, such as ZenDesk, Slack, Tableau, etc. Even the current connector apps such as Salesforce, MailChimp, Docusign are useless or don't work at all.
    • Several limitations inhibit successful Dynamics 365 deployments such as: limited number of Rollup field calculations (summarizing fields on child/related records), limited number rows that can exported to Excel via advanced find, Dynamics 365 files, log and database storage size limit is extremely small and will always require purchasing additional storage (for Online deployments).
    • New user buy-in or acceptance or system platform changes can be difficult if a solid change management plan isn't enacted.
    • Don't expect much help from Microsoft on implementation or solutions unless it's a technical flaw with the platform. Microsoft relies on their MVP partner network to consult for implementations at a hefty cost. Hiring a knowledgeable and savvy Dynamics 365 System Administrator can reduce the need for consultant support; of course, this is dependant upon many many variables.
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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

    Microsoft Dynamics 365

    Starting Price

    $44 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      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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      Microsoft

      CRM has allowed us to keep all of our data in one place that is easy for all users within the company to view. I came into the company after they had been using CRM for about 4 years. They have all said that since we have used this it has helped us control work processes better, it has allowed us to be able to track things so much better, and has been something that has helped unite many processes that used to be all over the place. We are currently using CRM 4.0 and are planning on upgrading in the next 18 months to the 2011 version. Support for 4.0 is almost all but dried up. Understandably so. Some of the customization we have done, and a plugins we use, are now contained within the 2011 version so we are looking forward to that upgrade. We use an email marketing company as well, and they primarily support the 2011 version, but their product connects and is integrated within CRM. This is a great benefit as well so that all of our marketing information can be contained in one location.
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      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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      Microsoft

      It's one of the greatest CRM systems on the market, in my opinion, and it combines lighter ERP functions with CRM. I believe it to be the greatest program that is user-friendly and in line with our demands, regardless of what I'm working with my information sets and on the cloud.
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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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      Microsoft

      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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      Microsoft

      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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      Microsoft

      Our partner, Ledgeview Partners has been FANTASTIC to work with. They are always timely in their response and have taken time to understand our business and our specific needs. We've made a lot of advanced customizations and they have been a great help in making those updates.
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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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      Microsoft

      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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      Microsoft

      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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      Microsoft

      We used a data warehouse to house our data, and our IT team and implementation vendor worked diligently ahead of time to construct idea implementation plans. Out of millions of records- we had less than a dozen errors, which is remarkable. My major insight is simply having a group of completely devoted individuals working towards your goal who fully understand the desired outcome. Focused resources for implementation season are critical to success.
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      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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      Microsoft

      Microsoft Dynamics was part of a system overhaul for a local school, and we looked at many products. If we had used it for a company with low turnover, then it might have been more feasible. They needed something a new person could learn quickly, someone who might also be learning marketing terms at the same time - especially if there is nobody to train the individual now expected to know the system. Similar issues occurred with all of these programs (we called it being too big for their britches), and one of the bigger things we liked was that it is more compatible with MS Office products in both technical and visual appeal. If you have a steady employees who use a CRM consistently, low turnover, and those who are very familiar with Office products, Dynamics would be the smartest option for you. Unfortunately, this was just not true for the school environment
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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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      Microsoft

      On our purchase, I'd been interrogated about our usage. Our needs are met by Microsoft Dynamics 365, which is simple to use. With so much data and information available, we must ensure that it is presented correctly to managers. Due to a lack of use, we don't have to spend as much money on Salesforce.
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      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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      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Professional Services

      Freshworks Inc

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      My company's preferred program right now is Microsoft Dynamics 365. We use it to keep track of customers and important sales metrics in a streamlined manner. Anyone familiar with CRMs will find the tool extremely useful. Considering that we have a good turnover, this product will be used for its basic segments. As a result, there are few chances of error with Microsoft dynamics because it is so easy to use. Many options for recording data on these leads are available. It meets our needs and pays off.
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      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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      Microsoft

      • For those without a centralized, all in one solution for major HR, Finance and other departments, Microsoft Dynamics 365 has vastly improved employee time utilization and profit.
      • Migrating clients from on-premise to the cloud has reaped benefits including better security, no unscheduled downtime and frequent updates to functionality.
      • Those transferring from cheaper solutions have lost money in the aim to be better integrated with other Microsoft products and AI they don't really utilize.
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