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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

Pendo.io

[Pendo.io] is great to get insights on where and how users use your site. [Pendo.io] is great because it's easy to use and is always tracking everything, even if you haven't tagged something specifically. If you are trying to do step by step guides for training on how to use a site, I have used more robust tools for that. It also doesn't record user sessions like others, if you're wanting to actually watch a recording of someone using your site.
Myles Pickett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

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

Self Help Community

Freshdesk
8.3
Pendo.io
External knowledge base
Freshdesk
8.7
Pendo.io
Internal knowledge base
Freshdesk
7.9
Pendo.io

Multi-Channel Help

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

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

Pendo.io

  • Pendo.io is very user-friendly, designed for users (like me) without a technology background, to easily set up and navigate the tool.
  • In-app guides and walk thru's are very easy to set up and customize.
  • Customized Dashboards are excellent for our different teams, they can focus on exactly what they need, and adjust their dashboard widgets easily as needed.
  • NPS tool basically runs itself.
  • Pendo.io staff is always helpful and available to answer questions. They are always willing listeners when we have suggestions or a unique problem to solve.
  • Pendo.io Slack channel is very helpful! lots of sharing of best practices between all kinds of Pendo.io users.
Jennifer Gray | 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

Pendo.io

  • As they are continuing to grow, and working to get users to the new Visual Design Studio, I think the biggest overhaul is to Guides specific to the What's New portion, and making this available sooner than later in the new Visual Design Studio will make transitioning easy, and make it stickier in orgs.
  • Improved workflow in the designers, whether Classic Designer or Visual Design Studio, I don't always want to edit the default components of the item I am creating, but I have to click Apply to escape it.
  • A little more clarity around use cases - when I took on my role currently, I was tasked with taking over Pendo.io management. Having used it in my previous role was helpful, but I still had plenty of questions from a backend administration and implementation stance, but I was more directed to hobble along. I've made great strides, and the Pendo.io Slack channels and user community are quite helpful.
Jeremy Robinson | 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

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have had an excellent experience with Pendo. When we've had questions or concerns, Pendo is very quick to respond and communicate with us. We have experienced top-notch customer support and customer engagement. We have actually modeled some of our implementation and product processes after Pendo's examples.
Jennifer Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Freshdesk

Freshdesk 8.8
Based on 18 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

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Overall, Pendo provides a smooth interface, especially with the most recent update, and I couldn't imagine using or learning any other platform so product focused. From the moment I log into Pendo, I know where I'm going and what I'm looking for and I'm able to find that, through the interface, in as little time as possible. This helps keep me focused on doing other tasks at work so I'm not overburdened with hunting things down in the system
Aaron Beaty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Freshdesk

Freshdesk 9.1
Based on 19 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

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 8.3
Based on 7 answers
They've been great anytime that we have needed help with something. They also have some really great help articles. We're able to figure most things out through their articles, but when we've had to call in they've been very helpful and we haven't had any problems. I'd highly recommend working with them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Freshdesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The training schedule was well thought out and tailored to meet our needs. Chantelle stayed with us through the whole implementation and made sure that we were good to go.
Emily Hardin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Freshdesk

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

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Use Segment to install and cut developers out of the work cycle!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Pendo.io

Pendo.io far and away blows Totango out of the water. While Totango offers in depth usage tracking, it is far behind the experience Pendo provides. Pendo.io is more flexible in what it can track (customizable), offers a far better end user UI/experience, and provides additional features that Totango does not offer (Guides, NPS tracking, etc.). Even Pendo's customer service is better than Totango's. The only place where Totango might have an edge on Pendo.io is in their reporting structure/functionality, which I outlined earlier.
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

Pendo.io

  • 95% reduction in required dev resources, freeing them up for more product development
  • Roughly a 400% increase in effective customer messaging from 2017 (31 guides) to 2018 (currently, 141 guides), spurring all kinds of engagement from more feature usage & discovery to education & in-app training.
  • 100% of all new features and feature updates are now substantiated by quantitative and qualitative data, in-part sourced from Pendo.
Jonathan Slavuter | 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. none
  2. 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.

Pendo.io

General

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

Pendo.io Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree
TeamContact sales team
ProContact sales team
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freshdesk
8.6
Pendo.io
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Freshdesk
10.0
Pendo.io
9.1

Usability

Freshdesk
8.8
Pendo.io
10.0

Support Rating

Freshdesk
9.1
Pendo.io
8.3

Online Training

Freshdesk
Pendo.io
9.1

Implementation Rating

Freshdesk
10.0
Pendo.io
9.0

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