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Feature Set Ratings

    Incident and problem management

    8.4

    Freshdesk

    84%

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    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%

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    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%

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    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

    Email & Online Marketing

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    74%
    SharpSpring from Constant Contact ranks higher in 9/9 features

    WYSIWYG email editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    466 Ratings

    Dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    450 Ratings

    Ability to test dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    431 Ratings

    Landing pages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    438 Ratings

    A/B testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    393 Ratings

    Mobile optimization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.6
    36%
    424 Ratings

    Email deliverability reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    813 Ratings

    List management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    496 Ratings

    Triggered drip sequences

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    471 Ratings

    Lead Management

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    89%
    SharpSpring from Constant Contact ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Lead nurturing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    482 Ratings

    Lead scoring and grading

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    488 Ratings

    Data quality management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    464 Ratings

    Automated sales alerts and tasks

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    460 Ratings

    Campaign Management

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    86%
    SharpSpring from Constant Contact ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Calendaring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    336 Ratings

    Event/webinar marketing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    317 Ratings

    Social Media Marketing

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    69%
    SharpSpring from Constant Contact ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social sharing and campaigns

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    314 Ratings

    Social profile integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    360 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    86%
    SharpSpring from Constant Contact ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    484 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    484 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    445 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Freshdesk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    81%
    SharpSpring from Constant Contact ranks higher in 6/6 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    363 Ratings

    Role-based workflow & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    401 Ratings

    Customizability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    438 Ratings

    Integration with Salesforce.com

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    216 Ratings

    Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    98 Ratings

    Integration with SugarCRM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    91 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Freshdesk is rated higher in 10 areas: Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating, Configurability, Ease of integration, Product Scalability, Vendor pre-sale
    • SharpSpring from Constant Contact is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
    • Freshdesk and SharpSpring from Constant Contact are tied in 1 area: Vendor post-sale

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Freshdesk

    84%
    131 Ratings
    9.2

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    92%
    520 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.5

    Freshdesk

    75%
    8 Ratings
    7.8

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    78%
    32 Ratings

    Usability

    8.6

    Freshdesk

    86%
    29 Ratings
    7.9

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    79%
    70 Ratings

    Availability

    9.2

    Freshdesk

    92%
    2 Ratings
    7.4

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    74%
    3 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    Freshdesk

    73%
    2 Ratings
    3.7

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    37%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.7

    Freshdesk

    87%
    32 Ratings
    8.3

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    83%
    80 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    8.2

    Freshdesk

    82%
    1 Rating

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    Freshdesk

    73%
    1 Rating
    4.5

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    45%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.7

    Freshdesk

    87%
    60 Ratings
    7.7

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    77%
    15 Ratings

    Configurability

    9.2

    Freshdesk

    92%
    4 Ratings
    4.5

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    45%
    1 Rating

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    9.2

    Freshdesk

    92%
    2 Ratings

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.2

    Freshdesk

    82%
    2 Ratings
    4.5

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    45%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.2

    Freshdesk

    92%
    2 Ratings
    3.0

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    30%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    8.2

    Freshdesk

    82%
    2 Ratings
    8.2

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    82%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    7.3

    Freshdesk

    73%
    2 Ratings
    1.0

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    10%
    1 Rating

    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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    Constant Contact

    SharpSpring is great for creating and tracking campaigns that span multiple channels. With the Salesforce integration, we are able to keep our Sales team focused inside Salesforce without them needing to learn a new tool. Our Marketing team uses SharpSpring to nurture leads before handing them off to the Sales team. Though the features are available, SharpSpring would not be suitable for social media management or blogs; our third-party tools do a better job at that.
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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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    Constant Contact

    • Their Emailers are very easy to construct and user-friendly. It takes your Newsletter and sales emails to the next level, especially with the action groups and trigger functionalities.
    • The life of the lead functionality allows you to see when leads get warmer, so you know when to send them what. Helps improve conversions.
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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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    Constant Contact

    • The landing page builder is a bit hard to use. Doesn’t have much flexibility.
    • Sometimes confusing between types of workflows to use. Opportunity versus visual.
    • If you imported contacts that weren’t formatted correctly. It is hard to delete a bull amount. Need to type DELETE for each one manually. No bull options to make changes.
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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

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact

    Starting Price

    $399 per month

    Editions & Modules

    SharpSpring from Constant Contact editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    1,000 Contacts$3991
    2,500 Contacts$4992
    5,000 Contacts$6993
    10,000 Contacts$8994
    20,000 Contacts$1,2995

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    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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    Constant Contact

    We have been very impressed with all aspects of this software and the potential for it to radically change how we operate is huge! Support has been exceptional and we have discovered many extra uses for the software than originally thought. Not only will it give us benefits for our company's growth, but for our client's growth as well.
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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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    Constant Contact

    This rating is coming from an administrative perspective. With so many features, workflows, dashboards, and more, there is certainly a lot going on, and even the most savvy software user can get a little overwhelmed when trying to decide how to best implement and utilize the platform to its full potential. That being said, the SharpSpring platform is well-implemented and well-organized, with most solutions being fairly intuitive, once you have a grasp of the software. It is fairly easy to learn, but difficult to master. Just like any powerful platform, however, the complexity is worth it, and once you are comfortable navigating and problem solving within SharpSpring, it becomes a great marketing and sales tool which can do virtually anything you need it to.
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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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    Constant Contact

    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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    Constant Contact

    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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    Constant Contact

    The support is great which really helps overcome challenges if you become stuck and the training videos are great too. Same-day replies are great and I even got some help with some CSS code on the chat. Not many organizations would do this or even respond.
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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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    Constant Contact

    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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    Constant Contact

    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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    Constant Contact

    Overall I would say to be patient and bring everyone who will be touching the platform to the onboarding sessions. The Virtual Classroom lets you onboard as quickly or slowly as you want. Sales, marketing, design, account management, get 'em all in on it. For the most part, they will be happy to use this platform. I recommend getting as many people as possible to see the SharpSpring demo.
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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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    Constant Contact

    We use different CRMs for different clients, mostly due to budget and other requirements. SharpSpring from Constant Contact is in the middle, price-wise, but is slightly more user-friendly than ActiveCampaign when it comes to certain things, such as drip campaigns and workflows. Though the price can be prohibitive to some clients, it is extremely robust. I definitely prefer the list-building, the ability to send smart emails and the WYSIWYG editor.
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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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    Constant Contact

    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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    Constant Contact

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Constant Contact

    • Streamlined Processes - sales and marketing are now all in the same place.
    • Reduced Number of Platforms/Tools - CRM/lead management, email, automation, landing pages, forms, etc are all in the same place rather than using multiple tools.
    • Time-saving - sales pipeline is very easy to use for sales. For marketing, we have dozens of workflows that eliminate much of our manual processes from the past.
    • Return on Investment - We're more focused on moving the building the business than ever before because SharpSpring has simplified so many of our business operations and we're seeing massive results!
    • Lead generation - Up SIGNIFICANTLY (between 3x & 4x) since setting up SharpSpring.
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