HelpCrunch vs. Zendesk Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HelpCrunch
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
All-in-one software for better customer communication HelpCrunch toolset includes: Live chat Email marketing automation Simple Helpdesk It's a perfect solution for customer support, sales & marketing teams at SaaS, E-commerce, and any other online businesses. Acquire, convert more leads, and support your customers better.
$12
per month
Zendesk Suite
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
The Zendesk Support suite is a cloud-based customer support software built for better customer relationships. Designed to improve customer satisfaction and to support customers on any channel: text SMS, web, mobile app, phone, email, social media. The vendor states more than 200,000 companies such as Uber, Groupon, Box, Airbnb, and Slack are using Zendesk to lower their support costs, raise productivity, and increase customer satisfaction. Zendesk offers a full suite of products to meet customer…
$55
per month agent
Pricing
HelpCrunchZendesk Suite
Editions & Modules
Basic - Live chat
$12.00
per month
Premium - Live chat
$21.00
per month
Basic - Live chat+Emails
$25.00
per month
Premium - Live chat+Emails
$43.00
per month
Support Team (Foundational Support Only)
$19
per month agent
Suite Team
$55
per month agent
Support Professional
$55
per month agent
Suite Growth
$89
per month agent
Suite Professional
$115
per month agent
Support Enterprise
$115
per month agent
Suite Enterprise
$169
per month agent
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HelpCrunchZendesk Suite
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsUnlike most competitors, HelpCrunch's pricing is agent-based (not contacts-based) which gives you a full transparency of your chosen pricing plan and straightforward billing. Free 14-day trial is available to take the solution for a test drive. We're pretty flexible in terms of pricing. If you need a custom pricing plan - just message us via our website chat and we'll come up with a suitable pricing for your needs.
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Community Pulse
HelpCrunchZendesk Suite
Considered Both Products
HelpCrunch
Chose HelpCrunch
HelpCrunch is more affordable than other alternatives on the market and offers better customer support.
Zendesk Suite

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
HelpCrunchZendesk Suite
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
HelpCrunch
-
Ratings
Zendesk Suite
8.1
110 Ratings
3% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings8.5109 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings7.169 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings7.474 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings7.970 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings9.1110 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings8.8109 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
HelpCrunch
-
Ratings
Zendesk Suite
8.0
98 Ratings
3% above category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings7.994 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings8.188 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
HelpCrunch
-
Ratings
Zendesk Suite
8.0
108 Ratings
4% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings7.685 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings7.835 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings7.366 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings8.6106 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings8.679 Ratings
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User Ratings
HelpCrunchZendesk Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(4 ratings)
8.4
(148 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(40 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(13 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
HelpCrunchZendesk Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
HelpCrunch
Pros: - It is very easy to deploy out of the box. - Has good integration with most large scale platform and Operating Systems. Cons: - Because it is SaaS based, the used cases are very specific.
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Zendesk
The ability to Merge tickets is a good to have feature. Navigation is easy from one ticket to another ticket without having to go back to the list. Admin options should be more clear, internal menu navigation is complex and creates more confusion while arranging the sections and articles. Channel Management is good but Forum management can be brought in with more flexibility. More Apps integration or flexibility in APIs so that a newbie can also integrate the application into the software. A redundant software that brings in 360-degree communication of support/service concepts into practicality however if the option to compile texting with platforms like ringcentral, Twilio or Dialpad will be an awesome thing to share ticket updates with custom templates.
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Pros
HelpCrunch
  • Fastest time to market - set up the application fast and easy.
  • The tags, filters, automated messaging and pop-ups are the best way to keep the potential customers engaged and achieve higher productivity.
  • Coolest dashboard where I can find all tabs, data, analytics, and insights to make better decisions and provide ultimate customer experience.
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Zendesk
  • Reporting and Analytics
  • Ease of Agent Training and Use
  • Able to add multiple brands with related custom reports and dashboards
  • Adding a new brand and basic help center is easy to do without the need of an expert or web team
  • Ability of agents and supervisors to see customer history across multiple channels
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Cons
HelpCrunch
  • Not found any so far
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Zendesk
  • I think the Graphical User Interface could use a facelift. It not the most aesthetically pleasing platform in my experience.
  • Particular things like where the default is when you click on each and every dropdown menu.
  • The macro integration could be a little more simplified.
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Likelihood to Renew
HelpCrunch
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
Zendesk is super easy to use and navigate. I really enjoy the sleek layout, the ability to tailor tickets, the macro option, and the quick key guide they have to make your use of time even more effective. My whole team loves working with Zendesk and rarely ever has problems.
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Usability
HelpCrunch
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
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
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Reliability and Availability
HelpCrunch
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
In the past year, I'd say I have only noticed maybe two hours total of downtime in my own usage. Very minimal.
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Performance
HelpCrunch
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
There has been minor performance degradation on a very few days out of the two years I have been using the product.
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Support Rating
HelpCrunch
Always available, very knowledgeable, faster resolution.
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Zendesk
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.
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Online Training
HelpCrunch
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
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.
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Implementation Rating
HelpCrunch
No answers on this topic
Zendesk
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
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Alternatives Considered
HelpCrunch
HelpCrunch is more affordable than other alternatives on the market and offers better customer support.
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Zendesk
Although a bit pricey, it does the job well. We are happy with the results it provides; our team is also quite satisfied on how easy it is to use, login and start working. Compared to the other two we have tried, Zendesk takes the cake. It makes Customer Management much easier, more efficient, and more effective.
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Return on Investment
HelpCrunch
  • Great price point.
  • Effective self service platform.
  • Good alerting solution.
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Zendesk
  • The positives weigh more than the negatives here, as it gives us a one-stop portal where we can tend to customer needs using one web app
  • It has also helped us identify areas of improvement based on the reporting feature
  • The value it provides outweighs any missing or lacking features that I'm sure will be available in the future
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ScreenShots

HelpCrunch Screenshots

Screenshot of HelpCrunch - Main chat dashboardScreenshot of HelpCrunch - auto messagesScreenshot of HelpCrunch - setting up trigger rules for new auto message

Zendesk Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of Zendesk Agent WorkspaceScreenshot of Omnichannel MessagingScreenshot of Zendesk TicketingScreenshot of Bots powered by Zendesk AIScreenshot of Tone shift with Zendesk AIScreenshot of Zendesk ticketing side conversations