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If you need a good way for players to send in support tickets that propagates in real-time, Helpshift would be a service I'd recommend.
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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.
Read full review Pros Their customer support is very responsive. If they have any problems, they fix them quickly. They are constantly trying to improve and expand their offering, which is beneficial to our growing company. It is very user-friendly and easy to manage. The analytics are pretty good as well. Read full review 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! Read full review Cons While I am not an engineer; it is known that Helpshift can be a bit of a pain to get it implemented into our applications. There are some issues with the badge when it comes to the notifications of messages that let the user know they have a reply from customer service. The website dashboard that is used to respond to customers has trouble sometimes and is very slow. Read full review 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. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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.
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Helpshift is really easy to use and set up. We enjoy the automation to automatically route certain issues to different smart folders. There's just a lot of flexibility in the functionality to make things work for our team in the best way. I didn't give it a 10/10 just because we need SMS/Apple Business Chat and Helpshift doesn't yet offer that. They also don't currently support social media channels but they are working on releasing that soon.
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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
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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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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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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The few times we've had to contact them, they were courteous and gave us the information we needed swiftly.
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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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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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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 Read full review Alternatives Considered
Zendesk is used for customer communication via email and Helpshift is used for chat, they are for the same purpose but with different response times.
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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.
Read full review Return on Investment The ability to properly organize and delegate work to customer service representatives has been a very positive ROI after using Helpshift. The customer service reps are much happier with this system over the previous system of a general company email address and other CS software tools. Read full review 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. Read full review