Likelihood to Recommend
- Heavy volumes of tickets/ support workload - Audit trail of all dispute resolutions and customer history - Can be easily configured as per business requirements - Integration agnostic with 3rd party systems like CTI, ERP, other external systems Service CLoud can help increase your CSAT / NPS score by giving customers a better support experience and helping increase the efficiency of your service organization. It is priced more than some good competitors in the market but is more scalable and configurable compared to other solutions
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The user friendly android and IOS applications are one of the best features of Zoho Desk although if you are expecting a Desktop application then you will be disappointed and will have to access it from your browser which can be slow sometimes, depending on your internet connection. The work flow of tickets submission either manually through the dashboard or mobile application, and tickets assignment to other agents along with tracking tickets and agents' performance is very easily executed with no issues being faced.
Read full review Pros Super fast set-up of the service from design through to production. Robust method of release management from sandbox, to test, to production. User access controls can be fine grain, which is great for GDPR requirements, limiting access to only necessary data. Simple api integrations with other third party systems Broad range of features and functionality Einstein search features provides faster information mining for our agents as they help to resolve customer requests. Read full review Report features give the all insights of the customer team and customer support which enables us to make changes according to it. The best thing about Zoho Desk is that it has a very beautiful and fully designed dashboard. I have been using this software for a very long time in my organization, it is very easy to use with having the interface created on a very advanced module. It is completely a feature rich platform. Read full review Cons Incredibly complex to set up and configure. Multiple points of potential failure. Things Desk.com did out-of-the-box require customized code and components in Service Cloud. Front-facing community is extremely difficult to configure and comes with many limitations. No help is provided by Salesforce without expensive Premiere Support plans. Expensive! Hidden costs and development costs are going to make Service Cloud far more expensive than almost any other Help Desk provider out there. Read full review When utilizing as a ticketing system, it would be nice to have a better way to monitor when something is due. It's just a little cumbersome. Search Functionality - The search functionality could use a tweak or two. Too many times I am unable to find tickets. This would also be very helpful for the "Recycle Bin" when you just need to find that ticket you accidentally deleted (we are all human!). :) Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Professional edition works best for a small company with lower call volumes and is very useful but as you grow exponetially I think it has limited ability to do all the things we want to - SLA management, defect, release management to name a few. Reports and dashboards being available in real time.
Read full review Usability
I had Salesforce experience prior to using Service Cloud which made it a little easier to learn and navigate, but overall my team (some who had no Salesforce experience) caught on very quickly and found Service Cloud to be easy to use.
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At times Zoho [Desk] can be a bit glitchy. It does not auto refresh on the ticketing system, and even f it tells you there is a new ticket clicking it does nothing and you need to refresh the page for it to work. We have found at times that is can become unresponsive, although this usually doesn't last for longer than 15-30 mins.
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Salesforce has a more than 99% uptime rate and Salesforce Service Cloud is no exception. I have never had any issues experiencing outages or service degradation when it comes to using the Service Cloud product (that I can remember). Always reliable and easy to use, I would recommend this product as your go-to for helpdesk, service desk, incident management, call center, and other business process needs.
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There are issues with page load performance and database performance for sure, but we are a very complex setup with a lot of automation and processing for 2000+ users so this is not surprising. We are also global, so the issue with distance from the regional servers is a problem.
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It depends on what support package you buy from Salesforce. That can be good or bad. It's highly flexible to your needs pricing wise. If you have devs on staff then don't buy support. If you don't, then sfdc offers support for a cost.
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Zoho Desk has a technical team of professionals, who are well informed, and they know how to share the knowledge with the other players. Besides, they are competent in dealing with all kinds of customers, from divergent locations, and adopt their differences. Lastly, when called upon to solve an issue, they are quickly responsive.
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I have used Microsoft Dynamics in the past and I feel that Salesforce compares positively to it. While both software offers cloud based service and a mobile app, Microsoft Dynamics doesn't support integration with Gmail. One of the reasons we like Salesforce so much is that it can integrate with your email.
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After trialing and using Zoho Desk, we decided to move onto another product. Zoho has many features that make it a great product, but ease and intuitiveness of use was lacking for us.
Read full review Return on Investment Probably negative due to the cost of Salesforce. We haven't seen a return on the sales side yet to really justify the costs. On the positive side, it's nice to manage opportunities from cases and cases from opportunities. Our data has never been more organized and in better shape, though it's a constant battle! Read full review Zoho Desk has created an organised sytem of support which alows me to help my customers more efficiently. By saving resolutions as articles, Zoho Desk has provided a training resource for current customers and support staff as part of solving problems. All new customers become part of a database of customers who continue to receive support and education from forums created by the articles and customer questions. Read full review ScreenShots Salesforce Service Cloud Screenshots