Support business transformation with SFDC
Updated April 20, 2021

Support business transformation with SFDC

Hans Hong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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Overall Satisfaction with Salesforce Service Cloud

We use Salesforce throughout the business as a CRM, sales lead funnel management. The users who use service cloud manage customer support, cases, and use it for knowledge management. It also integrates with our ERP (Oracle) and our phone system (inContact) for intelligent routing and screen pops.
  • Case management and tracking customer interactions.
  • Integrations with other data sources to provide a 360 degree customer view when they contact us.
  • Knowledge management integration into cases is especially useful to make our users more consistent with shared knowledge.
  • Case management and interface is a bit outdated. We do need a lot of information presented but it does not do a good job allowing us to highlight the important things, but still leaving detail available.
  • Performance can fluctuate in a shared environment.
  • Omni channel functionality is buggy and is unreliable. Sometimes cases get stalled in assignment even if agents are available.
  • Lightning experience, though modern, can be slow performing in the browser
  • Knowledge integration has cut down our onboarding of new associates from about 6 months to 6 weeks.
  • Tracking and trace-ability of response time, and has improved our average response time on case responses from 24 hours to about 2 hours.
  • Integration with phone system has decreased our average handle time by about 1 minute per call.
  • Integration with field service has been excellent with everyone participating in the same platform.
  • Jira Service Management (Jira Service Desk)
Jira doesn't have CRM and the host of other applications available.
I would not recommend this for small companies looking to do support. Too many functions and highly customizable, but requires experts to get the full power out of it. But for medium to large businesses who want to also integrate CRM data with support, it is a great solution.

Salesforce Service Cloud Feature Ratings

Organize and prioritize service tickets
Expert directory
Not Rated
Subscription-based notifications
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Ticket creation and submission
Ticket response
External knowledge base
Internal knowledge base
Customer portal
Social integration
Not Rated
Email support
Help Desk CRM integration

Customer Experience

Salesforce support is responsive and with our level of enterprise has given us extra resources and help. But, standard support is very lacking and slow, often making you repeat yourself and not reading or understanding the information you initially put into support cases.

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Lighting interface is starting to get really good, but can be slow even on modern browsers and computers. However, it works really well having the same setup and layouts as mobile apps. They are doing work to modernize and bring all features to make them available in lightning.
We have had almost not had any downtime at all. Trust site is excellent and they usually are working on issues as soon as they arise.
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.