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Freshdesk

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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

ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Oracle EBS R12 requires a unique user skillset to understand how it handles user access and functions. Accordingly, ServiceNow has this high level of sophistication to manage this information and apply it to Sensitive Access and Segregation of Duties rules to identify exceptions. This depth of configuration is critical to accurately identify when Oracle Responsibilities (access) truly allows access and thus could be a violation. ERPs with less complexity may not require this customization of ServiceNow GRC, but you would be wise to raise these questions and examples in the demo to ensure it will work for you. In the past, we have found that risks of under-reporting exceptions or false positives become so voluminous that users don't always get to the accurate violations for timely remediation. Proper configuration up front will improve your effectiveness and ROI down the road.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Freshdesk
8.7
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Freshdesk
9.0
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Expert directory
Freshdesk
8.4
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Subscription-based notifications
Freshdesk
8.4
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Freshdesk
7.6
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Ticket creation and submission
Freshdesk
9.3
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Ticket response
Freshdesk
9.7
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Self Help Community

Freshdesk
8.3
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
External knowledge base
Freshdesk
8.7
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Internal knowledge base
Freshdesk
7.9
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Multi-Channel Help

Freshdesk
7.4
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Customer portal
Freshdesk
8.4
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
IVR
Freshdesk
3.0
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Social integration
Freshdesk
7.6
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Email support
Freshdesk
9.8
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Help Desk CRM integration
Freshdesk
8.3
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Governance, Risk & Compliance

Freshdesk
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
6.9
Common repository of GRC items
Freshdesk
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
6.4
Risk management
Freshdesk
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
6.5
Integration with Corporate Performance Management (CPM) systems
Freshdesk
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
7.7
GRC policy management
Freshdesk
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
6.3
Incident management
Freshdesk
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
7.4

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

ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

  • Finding reported by the auditor. GRC helps us identify, assign, and track the resolution of this.
  • Exception to information security policy. These require quarterly reviews and setting up reminders to revisit these.
  • Building out new projects and baking security and compliance into the project and tracking it in GRC to ensure we deliver a compliant product on day one
Anonymous | 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

ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

  • Delivering more out of the box functionality that rivals other GRC platforms. The bare bones approach may not help companies that do not have expertise or capabilities to build effective GRC processes.
  • Easier way to implement workflow.
  • Offering better metrics without buying add-on tools.
Nick Bettes, CRISC, MBA | 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

ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance 7.3
Based on 4 answers
I'm satisfied with our experience. The configuration was the biggest challenge, but we have moved onto the stage of user training and usability. We would appreciate having better user training documentation and possibly videos and/or computer-based training to help our international users adopt this software for their GRC needs.
Anonymous | 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

ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance 7.4
Based on 4 answers
It's a good system, but I am awaiting key features in the new release. We hear that ServiceNow is continually adding new features and we look for improved reporting, better Oracle Integration, and user training opportunities. To the extent these materialize, we expect further improvements in our experience with ServiceNow GRC. Until that time, though, we believe we are meeting our objectives expected at the beginning of this project.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Freshdesk

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

ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

TraceGP is a project management tool that was customized to work with ITIL. But, nothing ITIL-like. And as we needed a tool that was really "compatible" with ITIL, we discovered in ServiceNow a real tool that could help us. We can now do things like, for example, find an incident that was related to a specific problem.
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

ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

  • Mostly cultural change. If teams aren't aware of the new implementation of GRC and they get a request to answer questions, it can be confusing. This is cultural and not a con against the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

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.

ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

General

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

ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freshdesk
8.6
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

Freshdesk
10.0
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Usability

Freshdesk
8.8
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
7.3

Support Rating

Freshdesk
9.1
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance
7.4

Implementation Rating

Freshdesk
10.0
ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance

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