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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle Service Cloud is well suited for a business to consumer contact center. It can handle large volumes and millions of transactions. I have seen contact centers with 2000 agents but it can also work well for a small contact center with 10 to 50 agents. With integration with a VOIP phone system - additional automation can be incorporated in to the system. There are multiple ways to automate agent tasks to make handling an incoming incident as efficient as possible.
Carl Elliott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

Zendesk is a really good ticketing platform, but if one of your primary goals with a support solution is to better understand and connect with our customers, Zendesk may not be the best solution. The difficulty with getting historical context about the tickets that are submitted, and the lack of a customer profile to really provide real-time insight into how customers feel about their support experience or just overall sentiment about the organization, are a few of the reasons you may want to consider a more robust solution.
Carmen Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.7
Zendesk
7.8
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.4
Zendesk
8.2
Expert directory
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.2
Zendesk
7.4
Subscription-based notifications
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
6.9
Zendesk
6.9
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.0
Zendesk
7.8
Ticket creation and submission
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.4
Zendesk
8.5
Ticket response
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.4
Zendesk
8.2

Self Help Community

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.7
Zendesk
7.4
External knowledge base
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.7
Zendesk
7.5
Internal knowledge base
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.7
Zendesk
7.3

Multi-Channel Help

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.9
Zendesk
8.0
Customer portal
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.5
Zendesk
7.2
IVR
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.7
Zendesk
8.2
Social integration
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
6.9
Zendesk
8.4
Email support
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.5
Zendesk
8.0
Help Desk CRM integration
Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
8.1
Zendesk
8.0

Pros

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

  • The ease of customization for our environment is very helpful.
  • The layout for our basic users is easy to understand and the flow is logical.
  • The ability to query previous incidences is simple and easy to export in order to provide information to other departments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

  • Customisable ticketing engine - you can specify what fields should be filled on each ticket, if they are mandatory and customise what type of data needs to be entered. This ensures the right data is captured to assist resolve the query. It also means reports can be run from these fields.
  • Reporting and analytics - you can run reports based on the ticket data. This helps you understand what product features need to be improved or added, what new help content needs to be created, if particular macros need to be setup, efficiency of support team and more.
  • Integrations - Zendesk integrates with billing, CRM and other platforms so customer data is available in-app. This information assists the support team give the right information to the customer.
Nikhil George | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

  • Getting better - Improved integration to Oracle Sales Cloud - but Oracle is now addressing this with Oracle Engagement Cloud as a combo of Sales & Service Cloud.
  • Bad - Perception problems in terms of robust functionality vis-à-vis the same service product from Salesforce...
  • Problem - Oracle has difficulty getting current customers to renew their Service Cloud subscriptions. Pricing vis-à-vis SFDC may be the issue.
Frank Watts - CPIM, CIRM, MBA Operations Mgt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

  • They tend to move slowly to integrate new options to the API but overall are pretty responsive.. Understanding the API is a far less used part of their platform as a whole.
  • We were grandfathered into the unlimited light agents.. but I think that access has been limited as of today.
Lou Gallo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 9.9
Based on 9 answers
Although RightNow is extremely flexible, the flexibility comes with a price. It is often not intuitive which settings you need to change (and under which menus these setting are buried) to enable the system to do what you want. Also, sometimes the system can do things you need, but you don't initially realize it. When RightNow sells a system to a new customer, I think it should come with X hours of consulting time with a RightNow expert. The customer should be able to consult with this expert over the next year to get advice concerning how to configure the system to achieve desired needs. Often RightNow Support would just answer "no" when I asked if I could do something, but then I would find another way to achieve my goals after talking with other companies using RightNow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

Zendesk 10.0
Based on 37 answers
It's the best day-to-day tool for customer care I have used in 16 years of working in the industry.Healthy happy teams get along well with the tool and I know that if I see it in use and being used well I can work with that team.
Forest Basford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
The learning curve is fairly steep; but for something that has this much capability, it's nearly impossible to make it "easy". The layout and organization are at least reasonably intuitive. The hardest part-- the "weakest link"-- is the portal development (where you can build help centers and other end-user pages.) The capabilities there are significant, but the learning curve for that part is especially steep and it takes a fair amount of expertise to be able to update it.
Mig Ponce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.2
Based on 14 answers
The usability is great, but I do have to be honest and say that I still have a little trouble with the user interface sometimes. I have poor ability to differentiate between similar colors and sometimes if I am not directly in front of my screen I have trouble with the text inputs
Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.6
Based on 13 answers
In all the time I have used it, I have only experienced "down-time" with it once, and guess what. It was during a scheduled downtime that i forgot about which was posted at least a month in advance.
Colby Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.0
Based on 10 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

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 7.9
Based on 12 answers
Technicians seem to be assessed based solely on how quickly they close the issues. I've had to reopen requests multiple times because they didn't actually solve my problem. Also, when the issue has even a moderate amount of complexity, the technicians often instruct me to "open another SR" to handle the other issue. I'm the customer, I shouldn't have to follow their processes, they should handle that for me. But even when I create the new SR, it seems like their right hand isn't talking to their left - they aren't reading back to the previous issue for context. So I get bounced around a lot, and I have to tell them how to do their job
Kristine Tannert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

Zendesk 6.4
Based on 27 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

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zendesk

Zendesk 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

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) 9.0
Based on 8 answers
Work with a RightNow expert during the implementation. Explain features that would you like to have. Often, somebody who really knows the system can show you what you need to do to achieve the desired results. Where a RightNow support engineer or a consultant might say "the system can't do that," a RightNow application engineer will listen to what you need, and often come up with an alternate path to achieve it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

Zendesk 9.0
Based on 17 answers
If you're looking for a system that can tie all your channels together, allow you to report on just about any metric in regards to customer service, use chat, and build a knowledge base/FAQ all in one, Zendesk is it
Shane Swor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

We haven't looked at any other products because the bring your own licenses to other cloud services is cost prohibitive. However we are positioning ourselves where we could use Azure for our Windows servers, AWS for our Linux, and Oracle for our DB services. We have been looking at Equinix as an intermediary solution between the cloud services.
Ray Hirte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

We have used HelpSpot for several years prior to the transition to Zendesk. Our biggest gripe was the cost and limitations on what kind of communication channels could be integrated into HelpSpot. Zendesk allows us to have multiple communication channels even for the most basic users and to build on it. With a few changes to the overall system (like better social media support for attachments etc) and inbox enhancements, it can be great.
Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

  • Oracle Service Cloud's ability to tie together the support department in our company to the customer as well as other areas of the company has narrowed the gap between support issues and resolution by placing everything into one easy-to-use and navigate interface.
  • Allowing the customers to create their own email or chat support cases and insert them into the system for action by our support department helps provide quicker service response in some cases.
  • Reports that indicate case status and time in system help to prioritize cases that may require more attention or more immediate resolution is a very beneficial function that we utilize regularly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

  • Zendesk can help large and small companies improve their customer service capabilities. Customer service can drive repeat sales, deflect returns, and increase customer satisfaction in measurable ways.
  • Zendesk can be more expensive than alternatives, however it is a more complete product than many alternatives, so the additional features and integration should be weighed against lower cost.
Brendan Farrar-Foley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)

General

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

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Zendesk

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$5*

* per agent

Zendesk Editions & Modules

Edition
Support Essential$51
Zendesk Suite (Support, Guide, Chat, Talk)$891
Support Team$191
Support Professional$491
Support Enterprise$991
Support Elite$1991
Zendesk Duet (Support + Sell CRM - 40% off)$592
  1. per agent, per month
  2. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.8
Zendesk
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.9
Zendesk
10.0

Usability

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.0
Zendesk
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
10.0
Zendesk
8.6

Performance

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.0
Zendesk
8.0

Support Rating

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
7.9
Zendesk
6.4

In-Person Training

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.0
Zendesk
10.0

Online Training

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
Zendesk
7.9

Implementation Rating

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
9.0
Zendesk
9.0

Scalability

Oracle CX Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
10.0
Zendesk

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