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TOPdesk

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Likelihood to Recommend

TOPdesk

TOPdesk is well suited to any information technology department or organization that operates on a ticket based system. The tracking and management of workloads is excellent, and in fact, the system is appropriate for any organization that track work based on tickets.
Any appointment based system can be modeled inside TOPdesk using the appointment planning board, allowing managers to see the planned appointments of employees.
Jason Barker | 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

TOPdesk
7.8
Zendesk
8.7
Organize and prioritize service tickets
TOPdesk
8.4
Zendesk
9.0
Expert directory
TOPdesk
7.1
Zendesk
8.0
Service restoration
TOPdesk
7.6
Zendesk
Self-service tools
TOPdesk
8.7
Zendesk
Subscription-based notifications
TOPdesk
7.8
Zendesk
8.4
ITSM collaboration and documentation
TOPdesk
7.8
Zendesk
8.3
ITSM reports and dashboards
TOPdesk
7.1
Zendesk
Ticket creation and submission
TOPdesk
Zendesk
9.3
Ticket response
TOPdesk
Zendesk
9.1

ITSM asset management

TOPdesk
7.4
Zendesk
Configuration mangement
TOPdesk
7.1
Zendesk
Asset management dashboard
TOPdesk
7.7
Zendesk
Policy and contract enforcement
TOPdesk
7.3
Zendesk

Change management

TOPdesk
7.6
Zendesk
Change requests repository
TOPdesk
7.8
Zendesk
Change calendar
TOPdesk
6.9
Zendesk
Service-level management
TOPdesk
8.0
Zendesk

Self Help Community

TOPdesk
Zendesk
8.2
External knowledge base
TOPdesk
Zendesk
8.3
Internal knowledge base
TOPdesk
Zendesk
8.1

Multi-Channel Help

TOPdesk
Zendesk
8.6
Customer portal
TOPdesk
Zendesk
8.5
IVR
TOPdesk
Zendesk
8.2
Social integration
TOPdesk
Zendesk
8.3
Email support
TOPdesk
Zendesk
9.1
Help Desk CRM integration
TOPdesk
Zendesk
8.7

Pros

TOPdesk

  • Support by TOPdesk is excellent. Until now, we didn't have any issues when support was requested.
  • The latest version supports ADFS/SAML authentication. In the former version, this was an add-on you should buy.
  • Continues development of the product bearing in mind the user's input.
Adrie Bergwerff | 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

TOPdesk

  • The tools for configuring events and actions need improving, especially the tool for events which, whilst very powerful, is cumbersome to use when configuring event criteria
  • The built-in form designer within TOPdesk is adequate but could do with better features to allow for more dynamic forms. It would also benefit from being able to post data to custom fields rather than just into the Action box. There is quite a step up between the built-in form designer and the custom XFG form engine which is the only other solution which TOPdesk provide
  • Asset management could do with some improvements as it can be a little inflexible when needing to customize the data being held as well as build processes around it
Ian Short | 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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.0
Based on 25 answers
TOPdesk is an integral and vital element of our IT support strategy. It provides excellent functionality and value for money. It is in use across multiple locations around the world, and we are actively looking for new ways to utilize it further.
Jim Scott | 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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.0
Based on 8 answers
I haven't used other ticketing systems so I can't compare it to another else. There are some good and bad features but that would be the same with all ticket systems.
Randy MacFarland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.4
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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.9
Based on 95 answers
Pre-sales support was decent, but the onboarding was not so helpful. This was due mainly to the fact that it was delivered in the form of a series of information-heavy tutorials that were too overwhelming too early on. I also found the online documentation somewhat lacking, as it was often written for a different version of TOPdesk than the one I was using.The support site is pretty good, and makes it very easy to report and get updates on problems (they utilize their own engine to drive the site). The one drawback I ran into was tickets being closed with the assumption that the recommended resolution was one I was familiar with, requiring no in-depth explanations or background info. This meant re-opening many tickets in order to get clarification on an answer, or to ask a follow-up question.
Bob Gruett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

Zendesk 8.8
Based on 22 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

TOPdesk

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 6.2
Based on 5 answers
SAAS implementation on our end could not be done by TOPdesk due to the fact that they do not offer it. Ask directly from the beginning for support from a SAAS specialist.
Karl Schuele | 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

TOPdesk

I entered after the decision was made to implement TOPdesk and do not know if and which other products were considered. To my opinion, there are more products like TOPdesk to be taken into consideration when looking for an incident management / facility management etc. Some have more focus on the facility part, others on incident management (or only have incident management features). One should look well into the current and possible future needs of the organization, and the look and feel of the application, plus the capacity of providing good internal administration, in order to make the right decision. Choosing TOPdesk is not a bad decision in most cases!
Marije Snuverink | 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

TOPdesk

  • The quickest gain that we realized was reduced cost from our previous solution in terms of service contracts and on-premise infrastructure costs.
  • Additional gains are also found in standard solution management and service disruption notification. We now have a company dashboard that can inform employees about any large or small service issues.
  • Improved reporting has also allowed the department to focus resources where there are greater needs and monitor costs of service.
Jeff Walters | 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

Pricing Details

TOPdesk

General

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

TOPdesk Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
TOPdesk has a unique license model: - Modular: Select the modules you need and easily expand as your business grows - Saas or On premise - Unlimited number of assets. Successful asset management should not be dependent on the license of your product. - End users OR service agents based, whichever fits your situation best. If you are looking for flexibility in the number of agents for e.g. extra busy times of the year, the flexible end user license lets you add agents without any restrictions, no day passes needed.

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
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