Jira Service Management vs. Kayako

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jira Service Management
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Jira Service Management (formerly Jira Service Desk, now including features from the former Mindville Insight, acquired by Atlassian in June 2020) is a service desk software that is purpose-built for IT, service, and support teams. The software provides everything IT and support teams need out-of-the-box for service request, incident, problem and change management. Jira Service Management integrates seamlessly with Jira Software so that IT and development teams can work better together. Users…
$0
per month
Kayako
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Kayako is a help desk / ticketing product and is available is both SaaS and on-premise configurations. Is is built in PHP and uses my SQL. The product competes with HelpSpot, ZohoSupport, Freshdesk and Zendesk. The Kayako Engage edition may be deployed as a live chat system without ticketing at a reduced cost, featuring click-to-call and site visitor monitoring for customer targeting and engagement.
$29
per month
Pricing
Jira Service ManagementKayako
Editions & Modules
Free
$0
per month
Standard
$20
per agent/per month
Premium
$40
per agent/per month
Enterprise
Contact sales team
Inbox
$15.00
Per User Per Month
Growth
$30.00
Per User Per Month
Scale
$60.00
Per User Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jira Service ManagementKayako
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Jira Service ManagementKayako
Considered Both Products
Jira Service Management

No answer on this topic

Kayako
Chose Kayako
Jira is much more pricey but more complete. It integrates with our Scrum Board and Agile Software Development platform. So we can much more easily turn Tickets into User Stories, and our techs and devs only have to live in one software platform instead of having to switch …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Jira Service ManagementKayako
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Jira Service Management
8.2
75 Ratings
1% above category average
Kayako
7.0
10 Ratings
14% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets8.374 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Expert directory9.02 Ratings3.14 Ratings
Service restoration9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service tools7.268 Ratings00 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications10.01 Ratings7.07 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation7.761 Ratings7.96 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards5.862 Ratings00 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
Jira Service Management
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Kayako
-
Ratings
Configuration mangement10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset management dashboard10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
Jira Service Management
7.3
69 Ratings
13% below category average
Kayako
-
Ratings
Change requests repository7.363 Ratings00 Ratings
Change calendar6.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Service-level management8.267 Ratings00 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Jira Service Management
-
Ratings
Kayako
7.3
8 Ratings
8% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings6.88 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings7.87 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Jira Service Management
-
Ratings
Kayako
8.4
9 Ratings
6% above category average
Customer portal00 Ratings9.36 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings9.35 Ratings
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User Ratings
Jira Service ManagementKayako
Likelihood to Recommend
5.9
(76 ratings)
6.0
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.8
(11 ratings)
Usability
9.6
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(25 ratings)
2.1
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jira Service ManagementKayako
Likelihood to Recommend
Atlassian
Great to manage your issues in a clear and centralised way. If your development teams work with Jira, it will all naturally come together. Great way to manage the issues from end to end. - Very flexible if you have people who understands the set up and is able to configure it for your needs - Maybe not the best if you want something with very easy set up
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Kayako
When it works, It's without a doubt a great help desk solution. It is perfect for our usage, and have rolled it out company-wide. It's great if you have multiple departments. We have it set up so most items come through a single desk that then hands out tickets to their proper department. There may be cheaper options for smaller organizations but for one that is as service-driven as ours, we really think Kayako is a great fit.
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Pros
Atlassian
  • Manageable workflow to ensure all users follow the same process.
  • Can ban boards for easy visual of ticket status.
  • Very flexible tool that can adapt to lots of different uses outside of the traditional service desk model.
  • Added communication tools help you get out of e-mail jail.
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Kayako
  • Gives a very good report on an individual level of what is being done for a customer or corporate issue.
  • Easy to understand who has what, what the tickets are about, how long they have been opened and how many times the customer/employee have gone back and forth with each other.
  • Nice dashboard view.
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Cons
Atlassian
  • Ability to control the number of email notifications received (Note: this is a new feature in the Latest release but I personally haven not extensively looked at it and how well it solves the existing problem).
  • No way to reply to multiple tickets at once, say you got 4 tickets in for the same issue, there is no way you can reply to them in one stroke. Other Ticketing systems do have this ability.
  • Using a large number of add-ons to customize and add additional features adds up quickly and can become rather expensive.
  • Request forms are very basic and there is no native dynamic field ability available.
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Kayako
  • Departments need a bit of work. Even though you can have multiple departments, the only changes that can be made are globally. If you want independent queues within the departments, you have to do a lot of work that can be very confusing.
  • Survey system is not up to speed. Kayako really needs to add Net Promoter Score into their system. Also, if a staff user removes their name from an incident ticket, it removes them from the survey so you really can't even get a good estimate of how well your staff is in the eyes of the customer.
  • Very difficult to implement when you already have a customer base. Setting them up in organizations is difficult. Also, the sign-up for new customers is quirky. If you send an email to Kayako, it will say you are not an authorized user, however, it will store your email address. If you try to send an email a second time, it will go through. This is one of many reasons why we decided to move from Kayako to Oracle Service Cloud.
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Likelihood to Renew
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Kayako
  • We are grandfathered in on their old Software-assurance pricing and our continued use costs us only a few hundred dollars a year (excluding hosting expenses)
  • Our team's processes are now heavily ingrained in the system
  • We have not been shown a more compelling option that is more cost-effective while still offering all the features we've come to expect
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Usability
Atlassian
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.
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Kayako
I did not come from an IT background and I picked this program up quickly
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Reliability and Availability
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Kayako
They are really good, but it takes a while to get back, because of the large time difference to the Eastern US. However, they are very helpful.
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Support Rating
Atlassian
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.
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Kayako
  • We didn't have to use support too much, but when we did, they were able to assist us and help us make everything work.
  • Mostly we used their Online KB and step by step instructions to get all of our issues resolved.
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Implementation Rating
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Kayako
Three years in we are about as happy with Kayako as we could be. We've had several employee's leave and on-boarding new hires was easier than it has ever been as things are uniform and consistent across the entire application.
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Alternatives Considered
Atlassian
When I evaluated Spiceworks, it was not going to be replacing any ticketing systems. However, I did evaluate it and was not extremely impressed by the short demo I did. JIRA was selected because a branch of our company was already using it, so it made sense to consolidate into one service desk solution, and JIRA was the better option since it was less expensive and geared towards being a ticketing system.
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Kayako
We were using Spiceworks for a few years before switching to Kayako but found that it wasn't as customizable or as user friendly for our customers. The SNMP scanning and inventory features with Spiceworks was nice but we needed more of a Help Desk that would allow us to scale our services to more companies.
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Return on Investment
Atlassian
  • JIRA has been incredibly useful. Our work is more organized and easier to view by the team members as well as upper-level people.
  • Our work is correctly assigned and when there are issues, they can be immediately addressed within the tool.
  • Users can attach screenshots or files of issues that help clarify the ticket. Developers can attach relevant data as well.
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Kayako
  • Tickets were definitely responded to faster once we implemented the audible alarm that would go off when new tickets came into the queue. This was possible because of the API.
  • Since the system was email based we could set our monitoring software up to generate tickets automatically via email for customers when it found something out of the ordinary.
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ScreenShots

Jira Service Management Screenshots

Screenshot of Drive IT best practices with ITIL-ready templates. Get everything your IT teams need out of the box for service request, incident, problem, and change management.Screenshot of Get an ITIL certified service desk. Everything your IT teams need out-of-the-box for service request, incident, problem, and change management. Jira Service Desk is PinkVERIFY™ certified.Screenshot of Deliver a better service experience. Customers or employees can submit requests with an easy-to-use help center and add Confluence to Jira Service Desk to get an integrated knowledge base. Machine learning intelligently recommends the right service and learns from every interaction, so answers are easy to find.Screenshot of Stay in the loop with developers. y linking Jira Service Desk with Jira Software, IT and developer teams can collaborate on one platform to fix incidents faster and push changes with confidence.Screenshot of Deliver on SLA's. Nail your Service Level Agreements, every time. Your agents get a simple queue so they get the important things done first. Configure and get going in minutes.Screenshot of Automate those repetitive tasks. Is your team stuck in gear with repetitive tasks or missing priority requests? Setup automations so your agents can focus on solving the important stuff and help lighten the workload.