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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Help Scout

Help Scout gets major brownie points for "eating their own dog food." They are all about the Customer Experience, and they live up to this philosophy by delivering not only a very easy to use and modern product, but answering support inquiries right away (and thoroughly), and publishing an extremely helpful and insightful industry blog. So when you buy into Help Scout, you're not just getting a great software product, but also getting a great organization running behind it. Aside from that, I love how Help Scout delivers a great customer experience to our customers. It gets out of the way. Customers are not aware that we use it, in fact, they believe they are emailing directly with me. Transactions are fast and lightweight, there are not as many bells and whistles to complicate the process and slow down the support workflow.
Hammad Bin Idrees | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

It could work well as a service desk ticketing system. It is great at building out and managing a specific workflow. Using the workflow Jira can be used to manage any number of development type projects. This allows you to be strict on the steps being followed in development while turning over the management of that process to the developers. That allows for fewer hands-on project management and allows for more of an Agile approach where you focus on impediments and removing roadblocks. It's also a great tool for managers to be able to see everything that is going on without reading through hundreds of emails. Additionally, managers can quickly dive into issues and see the full history of what has gone on with a particular ticket.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Help Scout
8.8
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
9.0
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Help Scout
6.9
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
9.0
Subscription-based notifications
Help Scout
9.0
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
Ticket creation and submission
Help Scout
9.9
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Ticket response
Help Scout
9.3
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Expert directory
Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
9.0
Service restoration
Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
9.5
Self-service tools
Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.3
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.5
ITSM reports and dashboards
Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.8

Self Help Community

Help Scout
8.5
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
External knowledge base
Help Scout
9.0
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Internal knowledge base
Help Scout
8.0
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Multi-Channel Help

Help Scout
7.8
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Email support
Help Scout
9.1
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Help Desk CRM integration
Help Scout
6.6
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

ITSM asset management

Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
Configuration mangement
Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
Asset management dashboard
Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0
Policy and contract enforcement
Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0

Change management

Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
7.7
Change requests repository
Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.3
Change calendar
Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
6.5
Service-level management
Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.5

Pros

Help Scout

  • The interface is extremely good. It's fast, it's smart and it's easy to use. In one week we dominated it completely, with every function. It's very intuitive, which helped us onboard the hole team very quickly.
  • Tagging and in general organizing tickets. It's easy and visible
  • Workflows (or automatic triggers) have MANY options and you can get very efficient by using them
  • Their support is very good and effective
  • Docs (FAQ manager) is easy to setup and maintain. It is well linked with the other parts of HS, like answering emails or chat
  • Chat is new to us (with Beacon) but so far is working fine. It's in beta and needs more features, but I'm sure they're on it
Santiago Valdés | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

  • Highly configurable Notification Scheme, allowing free customization on who receives notifications and when
  • Ability to add extra features through the highly diverse Atlassian Marketplace.
  • Simple and highly customizable ticket interface. The Software can be almost completely branded in every aspect to represent your organization.
  • Integration with Jira Software allows support tickets to be moved into other Log Term projects as necessary.
Gary Smolyak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Help Scout

  • There are only 2 levels of organization in the docs sites. We cannot group the content into any more subfolder layers.
  • Much of the fancy targeting in Beacon is based solely off of URLs which doesn't work for us as a single page application.
  • The paging in lists of tickets isn't the most efficient. An infinite scroll would be much easier to work when you have a bunch of active tickets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

  • Some of the built-in functions and workflows are surprisingly limited given the fact that you can customize a lot with JQL. These limited areas do not allow you to use JQL. For instance, the built-in notifications are lacking. They have one that is great-- "notify on critical ticket creation"-- EXCEPT that it does not allow you to notify a group or anything, only individual users.
  • The ticket interface is a little odd for agents. Changing the status is not a simple drop down from unassigned to open to in progress to pending, etc. There are a couple of tabs ("investigate", "pending", "workflow") where you can change the status in different ways. Maybe I am just not used to this way of doing it, but I feel like it could be simplified.
  • It can get complicated deleting/changing some of the out-of-the-box fields and rules, because you never know what will break workflows or other automated/built-in features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Help Scout

Help Scout 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We are receiving feedback from the organizational level that they may want us to transition to a different solution to provide consistency across the company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I give it this rating because one has to be a creator or a master of tool before he renews it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Help Scout

Help Scout 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is simple and intuitive. I haven't run into difficulty using any of the features that I have wanted to use. Additional help in the form of documentation or support is available as needed, and their response times are pretty good :)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk) 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I gave JIRA a score of 9 since I am happy with the service it offers. I can easily see the SLA since it gives me visibility. I can pull up the reports I need. I can reach out to our clients using the PR ticket so it is hassle-free for me.
Mhatet Ramos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Help Scout

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk) 8.4
Based on 50 answers
I have not used the technical support from Atlassian. In terms of online help and resources, they are a bit limited thus making it more of a challenge to troubleshoot issues and learn more functionality. There aren't a lot of resources available on the Atlassian site besides developer documents. It would be nice to have a blog or forum where users can get the help they need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Help Scout

Only have minimal experience with G-Suite for a much smaller company. This worked well for that organization but did not have similar specialization functions that suite our larger organization very well. Help Scout's pricing makes sense, and continues to service our needs well. Minimal usage of other programs, but have no need to explore alternatives at this time.
Amanda Elias | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

Before JIRA, I used Basecamp to track all projects. We did not have a "ticketing system", but Basecamp served to track any open issues that we needed to be worked on. This was not very effective as Basecamp is not made for this purpose. Switching over to JIRA has been a much better experience. Tickets are not lost, there is accountability across the team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Help Scout

  • We are able to retain our customer base due to the outstanding customer service our Customer Experience department provides. Without an organized tool like Help Scout, this would not be possible. We pride ourselves in quick response times to customers and are able to do so by effectively routing tickets to the right agents.
Leigh Malamphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

  • We would not be very organized as a software company without using JIRA and it would in turn reflect negatively across the entire studio and the products that we release.
  • Almost everyone in our company uses JIRA in one way or another from developers to testers to marketing and every team in between.
  • The only time I have witnessed that JIRA has a negative effect on our objectives is if they suffer a major failure on their part and JIRA is not accessable or usable for a length of time. Thankfully in over 3 years of using JIRA this has only occurred a handful of times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Help Scout

General

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

Help Scout Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$201
Plus$351
CompanyContact sales team
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)

General

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

Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk) Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Standard$202
Premium$402
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. per agent/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Help Scout
8.3
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Help Scout
7.0
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
10.0

Usability

Help Scout
9.0
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
9.5

Support Rating

Help Scout
Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
8.4

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