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Likelihood to Recommend

Totango

Great for CSM and Client Services teams. Can help increase collaboration with Sales side. Really helps frame out how CSMs should be spending time and definitely helps with what clients to focus on. Has allowed us to stop focusing last minute on renewals and get a longer view to catch potential churn.Not really a "Support" software or [meant to] take the place of something like Zendesk.
Stephen Wilson | 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

Security

Totango
6.5
Zendesk
Role-based user permissions
Totango
6.5
Zendesk

Platform & Infrastructure

Totango
6.5
Zendesk
API
Totango
7.1
Zendesk
Integration with Salesforce.com
Totango
7.1
Zendesk
Integration with Marketo
Totango
5.4
Zendesk

Customer Data Extraction / Integration

Totango
7.5
Zendesk
Product usage
Totango
7.8
Zendesk
Help desk / support tickets
Totango
7.2
Zendesk

Customer Success Management

Totango
7.4
Zendesk
Sponsor tracking
Totango
6.1
Zendesk
Customer profiles
Totango
7.8
Zendesk
Automated workflow
Totango
7.6
Zendesk
Internal collaboration
Totango
7.3
Zendesk
Customer health scoring
Totango
7.9
Zendesk
Customer segmentation
Totango
7.6
Zendesk

CSM Reporting & Analytics

Totango
7.3
Zendesk
Customer health trends
Totango
7.8
Zendesk
Engagement analytics
Totango
7.3
Zendesk
Revenue forecasting
Totango
7.2
Zendesk
Dashboards
Totango
7.1
Zendesk

Incident and problem management

Totango
Zendesk
8.7
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Totango
Zendesk
9.0
Expert directory
Totango
Zendesk
8.0
Subscription-based notifications
Totango
Zendesk
8.4
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Totango
Zendesk
8.3
Ticket creation and submission
Totango
Zendesk
9.3
Ticket response
Totango
Zendesk
9.1

Self Help Community

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

Multi-Channel Help

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

Pros

Totango

  • Account's health and changes overview: In the homepage, which is your "dashboard", you can clearly see your portfolio's health and what has changed since your last update. In this way, it is easy to get fast insights and move accounts to your "attention center".
  • Health history: It's easy to see health changes over time and by clicking in the date range, you see what criteria were impacting this health at that time.
  • Account's hierarchy: For my business, it's really important to be able to group accounts and have more than one level of customers (companies and groups of companies, for example). This way, it is possible to design and deploy strategies to different decision makers.
  • Easy health profile set up: The Health Profile set up page is really easy to use, with simple calculations features to determine what is good and poor health for your customers.
  • Tasks and touchpoint monitoring: Although these features have some room for improvement (e.g.: edit options, paragraph, bold or topics could make a huge difference when you want to record long conversations or detailed topics), they are really user friendly and make it easy for the account manager to write down notes on the customer's updates.
Cecilia Prado | 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

Totango

  • if you connect through segment.io it requires you to go one plan higher on segment in order to use totango (but it's not a lot of money),
  • Sometimes the totango created 'engagement' score can be a bit tricky to understand rather than our own created health metrics and health scores we use totango for.
Jamie Wang | 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

Totango

Totango 4.8
Based on 2 answers
The software has lot of issues. We are saving things and then it disappears which creates lot of confusion as well as problems. Money is also lost because of it. The employees also get confused and then they end up with lot of problems with the customer. The notification is not that great. It's so bad and cannot be completely read. So when a pile of notifications come we will ignore all of them.
John Abraham | 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

Totango

Totango 7.5
Based on 5 answers
I think it is easy to use but needs work on the user interface to make it easy to access specific functions. The side bar needs to be categorized so you understand why you would use it. There are also tabs that you can't access as an everyday user so you don't know why they are visible
Anonymous | 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

Totango

Totango 4.5
Based on 1 answer
Totango is available all the time . the only problem is that some times it takes time to load specially the records of the customers. The data loading inside the customer account is fast. It may be because of internet service but still it can i,prove a lot. i have seen other competitors software which is faster
John Abraham | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Totango

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Totango

Totango 5.7
Based on 2 answers
The support team is good and prompt as far as my problems were concerned
Ben Joe | 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

Totango

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

Totango

Totango 7.1
Based on 11 answers
Totango has been easy for our team to integrate most of our new features into, which is great considering we have to factor in the customers' usage of the new features into all of the health and usage metrics we have. It has taken a while to integrate our second product however, which is why I would rank this a 7.
Sam Rutzick | 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

Totango

I started at the organization after Totango was selected, but I hear the decision was based on how intuitive the solution was, and how it could integrate with the other solutions in-house. At prior companies, the reporting suite had been the primary focus. One company in particular selected a product that had extremely robust reporting options; however, we were at the mercy of the solution's product team for customizations/modifications, which took quite a bit of time.
Anonymous | 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

Scalability

Totango

Totango 2.7
Based on 1 answer
Information keeps missing and changing in totango . Because of that there is are lot of problems with it. We need to manually keep the backup in an another file. More over if in case we take the backup its so hard to track since its all in numbers. Totango can be much better if the cloud storage is working fine. My company is planning to discontinue due to this factor
John Abraham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Totango

  • Evidence from my perspective is limited since I've been using Totango for several months. The closest example of tangible ROI I've seen is using the data to help gauge how much effort and work I need to commit in order to renew (and in some cases save) accounts. There are have been a handful of cases in which poor engagement data allowed me and my CX counterparts to quickly address issues with customers - something that certainly impacts our customers' willingness to renew their subscriptions.
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

Totango

General

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

Totango Editions & Modules

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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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