SupportBee vs. Zoho Desk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SupportBee
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
SupportBee is a lean help desk option, essentially an email ticketing system, for small businesses. It deviates from the typical per agent per month pricing model in favor of pay-as-you-go ticket volume pricing.N/A
Zoho Desk
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Zoho Support is a Saas help desk / ticketing system aimed at SMBs. I competes most often with Zendesk, and Desk.com.
$0
Pricing
SupportBeeZoho Desk
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
Standard
$14
per user
Professional
$23
per user
Enterprise
$40
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SupportBeeZoho Desk
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Features
SupportBeeZoho Desk
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
SupportBee
8.6
4 Ratings
9% above category average
Zoho Desk
8.0
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets8.54 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Expert directory8.03 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications8.64 Ratings7.02 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation8.54 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission9.14 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Ticket response9.14 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
SupportBee
8.8
4 Ratings
13% above category average
Zoho Desk
7.0
2 Ratings
10% below category average
External knowledge base9.14 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Internal knowledge base8.52 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
SupportBee
8.4
3 Ratings
10% above category average
Zoho Desk
8.0
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Customer portal9.13 Ratings8.02 Ratings
IVR8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Social integration6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Email support9.13 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration9.13 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
SupportBeeZoho Desk
Small Businesses
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Salesforce Service Cloud
Salesforce Service Cloud
Score 8.8 out of 10
Salesforce Service Cloud
Salesforce Service Cloud
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
SupportBeeZoho Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
8.0
(21 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(12 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(12 ratings)
User Testimonials
SupportBeeZoho Desk
Likelihood to Recommend
SupportBee
SupportBee is particularly well suited as a support ticket system if you use the systems supported by its 3rd party integrations. If you are looking for a lightweight, easy-to-use, support ticket system without a lot of extras, then SupportBee is the right choice.
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Zoho
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.
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Pros
SupportBee
  • Shared inbox system
  • The knowledge base resource
  • Customer portal software
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Zoho
  • 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.
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Cons
SupportBee
  • UX isn't the cleanest.
  • Finding where to actually start typing responses can be confusing for new users.
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Zoho
  • 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!). :)
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Usability
SupportBee
No answers on this topic
Zoho
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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Support Rating
SupportBee
I haven't had to deal with support issues much, other than someone within our own company helping.
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Zoho
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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Alternatives Considered
SupportBee
SupportBee is the "maximal point" of the combination of feature set, price point, ease of use, third party integrations, and client-facing functionality. Every other system we've tried is too expensive, impossible to use, too many features, too high a learning curve for our employees, or too difficult for our clients to interact with.
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Zoho
We selected Zoho Desk as we needed a platform that was going to allow the business to grow through both usage and staffing numbers. We wanted something cost-effective but still offered standard features in an effective cloud-delivered solution but would still allow customization by our internal dev team, to derive better value from the service where it natively didn't do what we needed it to. FreeAgent was okay for a while, but Zoho Desk has allowed a vast improvement in our service offering to end customers.
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Return on Investment
SupportBee
  • 100% Service Level Achievement
  • Could Build Good Client & Customer Relationship
  • Knowledge base Could Save Our Time
  • Features are best and justified with the pricing
  • Needs improvement in social integration or channels
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Zoho
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

Zoho Desk Screenshots

Screenshot of Log and monitor phone conversations, convert them into new tickets, or attach them to existing ones. Convert social media interactions and live chat into tickets at the click of a button.Screenshot of Bring a Help Center directly into a website to strengthen self-service. Chat with Zia, an AI-powered conversation assistant. Customers can chat with Zia right from a mobile app or website. Zia processes their questions and suggests appropriate solutions from the Knowledge Base.Screenshot of With advanced process automation, internal processes can be setup within the help desk, implement them automatically, and make sure that all processes are followed precisely.Screenshot of Instant responses for instant happiness. Respond to customers the minute they reach out with Zoho Desk's embeddable chat widget. Customers can get in touch with agents instantly, right from the Help Center, so agents can respond and help them find answers faster.Screenshot of Monitor a team's performance, customize and schedule reports. Custom dashboards can be created.Screenshot of Zia brings together predictions across anomalies, sentiment, trending ticket tags, and more into a common dashboard for decision-makers to consume. They can drill down further into the details from the same dashboard to investigate further.