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Score 7.7 out of 100

Zendesk Support Suite

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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Incident and problem management

    Gist

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Zendesk Support Suite

    74%
    Zendesk Support Suite ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Organize and prioritize service tickets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    86 Ratings

    Expert directory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    54 Ratings

    Subscription-based notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    61 Ratings

    ITSM collaboration and documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    57 Ratings

    Ticket creation and submission

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    87 Ratings

    Ticket response

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    86 Ratings

    Self Help Community

    Gist

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Zendesk Support Suite

    72%
    Zendesk Support Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

    External knowledge base

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    74 Ratings

    Internal knowledge base

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    69 Ratings

    Multi-Channel Help

    Gist

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    70%
    Zendesk Support Suite ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Customer portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    68 Ratings

    IVR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    28 Ratings

    Social integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    52 Ratings

    Email support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    83 Ratings

    Help Desk CRM integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    62 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Gist is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Zendesk Support Suite is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    Gist

    78%
    102 Ratings
    7.4

    Zendesk Support Suite

    74%
    125 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Gist

    82%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    100%
    38 Ratings

    Usability

    7.0

    Gist

    70%
    4 Ratings
    9.4

    Zendesk Support Suite

    94%
    18 Ratings

    Availability

    Gist

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Zendesk Support Suite

    86%
    26 Ratings

    Performance

    Gist

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    80%
    20 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.4

    Gist

    84%
    15 Ratings
    6.5

    Zendesk Support Suite

    65%
    49 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Gist

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    100%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Gist

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9

    Zendesk Support Suite

    79%
    9 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Gist

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    90%
    35 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Gist

    If your marketing model is selling products, services, or SAAS where you are doing inbound marketing and your website will do most of the lead generation and conversion, this is a great product. From live chat, support, event tracking, and automation, you could almost put your entire business on autopilot.If your marketing model is mostly outreach to cold leads and conversion, this software currently does not have any type of sales stages or task generation. I would still use Gist for website inbound but use another software for outreach and cold leads then when they become a lead put them into Gist for marketing automation.
    Austin Dwight | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite implementation means an industry-class help desk with a dynamic interface that brings together all customer interactions from almost any channel allowing agents to respond faster to customer queries and with the right context. It is more than just a help desk since it also acts as a CRM by allowing us to organize workflows, processes and track customer engagement.
    Emily Mok | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Gist

    • Customer service via a unified inbox so you dont have to separately monitor your twitter, Facebook or IG account for consumer communication there. Gist unified all into one inbox, better than anyone else I've seen in the market. They archive all communications and tie them back to a single user so you get unified customer history / data.
    • Marketing segmentation and automation: they track user history and behavior across the site and have super detailed segmenting capability, on par with ActiveCampaign's, but better I'd say. Better UI for the marketing admin person, and more unified data than in AC.
    • Live chat and chatbot. Usually it's either one or the other but with Gist you can do both seamlessly.
    Kejda Gjermani | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    • Zendesk makes it easy to see if a question/ticket has already been answered/updated (and to see who answered it).
    • Zendesk makes it easy for users to indicate if they are available to respond or not.
    • Zendesk also makes it easy to respond as you can respond within the software/system. A one-stop process!
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Gist

    • Plan limits can be confusing. For example, there is a monthly charge for support and a monthly charge for "growth," plus there's a separate charge depending on how many contacts and seats you have. Perhaps this is normal in the industry, but it can make it a little challenging to understand the bill every month.
    • The vast amount of features means development will never be as fast as you'd like it to be (even though they release updates all the time). This may not actually be a valid concern, and it certainly isn't unique to Gist (who doesn't have a wishlist they're waiting on their favorite SaaS to get to?), but I do believe the likelihood of being stuck without your desired feature being developed goes up a lot as the product gets bigger and bigger.
    • Email deliverability has been less than perfect in the past, but it has improved drastically in the last year.
    Tristin Roney | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    • Allow each user to customize the look of their Dash, rather than being hemmed in by company selections
    • Provide a way for Suspended tickets (created by emails from non-users) to be better managed
    • Set a timer for tickets to reopen on a more individual ticket basis.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Gist

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    Gist Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Professional$29.001
    Premium$99.001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Zendesk Support Suite

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    $19 per agent/month billed annually

    Zendesk Support Suite Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Suite Team$49.001
    Suite Growth$79.001
    Suite Professional$99.001
    Suite Enterprise$150.001
    Additional Enterprise-Ready Plans, starting at...$215.001
    Support Team (Foundational Support Only)$19.001
    1. per agent/month billed annually
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Gist

    Gist 8.2
    Based on 2 answers
    Gist is a quite reliable service with a lot of added values. We don't need to pay for different Saas for these important features. If I had an issue the team was super responsive and helpful, that is essential for every business. The email delivery is great, so virtually no email has landed into spam folder
    Laszlo Csukas | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 10.0
    Based on 38 answers
    There has not been a reason to consider anything else as the core functions work perfectly for ticketing. Also Zendesk continues to focus on new functionality, growth of the API and Apps framework and add more partner application to the list. Not only will be renew but it is likely we will add seats as we grow and expand our customer focused teams.
    Lou Gallo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Gist

    Gist 7.0
    Based on 4 answers
    It’s pretty simple, but it does a lot so there are more complicated features which depend on an individuals ability for software implementation. I am not an IT expert and I’ve managed to implement everything myself, others that are more tech-minded may find everything easier.
    Paul Hancock | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 9.4
    Based on 18 answers
    As an agent it's very simple to use. As an admin it's also easy to use, but sometimes lacks some functionality that would be nice to have such as expanded native 2 way sync functionality for many major apps that are commonly used today like HubSpot and Salesforce. The ability to add followers to tickets to they get updates and are in the know without the customer seeing this agent cc'd is a nice touch. This ensures additional visibility and easily following the communication without having to appear as a CC to the customer, who could accidentally remove that person in a response, thus breaking the visibility
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Gist

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 8.6
    Based on 26 answers
    In the past year, I'd say I have only noticed maybe two hours total of downtime in my own usage. Very minimal.
    Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Gist

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 8.0
    Based on 20 answers
    There has been minor performance degradation on a very few days out of the two years I have been using the product.
    Taylor Wielage | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Gist

    Gist 8.4
    Based on 15 answers
    Fantastic support. Ask a question, get an answer within 24 hours every time. And sometimes within a few minutes. They've always come through for me, helpful and, even when it's an issue on my end, they point me in the right direction.
    Christopher Maselli | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 6.5
    Based on 49 answers
    Every time I contacted them they were not only very responsive and knowledgable, but always seemed to have a positive upbeat attitude. It probably helps that we did not have significant service outages or sev 1 level issues, but even my lower severity issues were quickly answered. And the positive and upbeat attitude really made things feel comfortable.
    Kevin Pearce | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Gist

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 7.9
    Based on 9 answers
    Zendesk has tons of available material for training - videos, webinars, articles, etc. The only reason this is not a 10 is because it can be hard to figure out how to navigate to these things and find what you are looking for.
    Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Gist

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 9.0
    Based on 35 answers
    I was very satisfied. They have a free trial for 30 days and I recommend you do that and use it. It is very easy to get started with the basics and the build on over time.

    The only thing technically complex was single sign-on and integration to Salesforce.com required some tweaks – otherwise setting up system was very easy
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Gist

    Gist combines all our previous products into one application and adds many more features that would require more apps. Gist is excellent and a no-brainer all-in-one application when compared to having to manage multiple applications at higher cost. The support from the whole Gist team has been extremely responsive.
    Mark Sinclair | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    I have not used any other support software, but also evaluated FreshDesk. For our needs at the time, Zendesk was more polished and had the ability to support multiple websites in a single instance, while allowing customization for each brand separately. That was crucial to us, and is why we went with Enterprise.
    Adam McCracken | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Gist

    • They are perfect for me as a someone who needs a lot of bang for the buck. The chat messenger device on my website alone has brought me new prospects that I did not have to spend money recruiting.
    • I am able to save hours of time with the automated emails that are GDPR compliant.
    • I don't have to pay for a designer to have excellent looking emails either.
    David Harvey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zendesk Support Suite

    • The main part of the IT department is able to quickly prioritize and delegate tickets as they come in.
    • Tickets can be linked to each other and support articles, creating opportunities for more efficient responses.
    • Central location for users to ask for tech help when they don't need to know which staff member is the appropriate person to ask.
    Alicia Barevich, bCRE, bCEE | TrustRadius Reviewer

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