Who Uses This Software?

From start ups to Fortune 500 companies, over 80,000 customers trust Zendesk with their customer support, Help Desk and Live Chat needs.


Average Ratings

1641 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $5.00/month/user
    See pricing details
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Zendesk
  • www.zendesk.com/
  • Founded 2007
  • United States

About Zendesk

Zendesk builds software for better customer relationships. It empowers organisations to improve customer engagement and better understand their customers. Zendesk products for customer support, help centre and live chat are easy to use and implement and helps business innovovate and scale. More than 80,000 companies such as Uber Groupon, Box, Airbnb and Disney are using Zendesk to lower their support costs, raise productivity, and increase customer satisfaction.


Zendesk Features

  • Blended Call Center
  • Call Logging
  • Call Recording
  • Call Scripting
  • Campaign Management
  • Escalation Management
  • Inbound Call Center
  • Interactive Voice Response
  • Manual Dialer
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Queue Management
  • Real-time Chat
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Case Management
  • Complaint Classification
  • Corrective Actions (CAPA)
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Forms Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Quality Assurance Management
  • Routing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Survey Management
  • Batch Communications
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Content Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Interactive Content
  • Multi-Channel Communications
  • On-Demand Communications
  • Personalization
  • Print Management
  • Template Management
  • Video Content
  • Analytics
  • Churn Management
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Content Syndication
  • Feedback Collection
  • Gamification
  • Live Chat
  • Video Content
  • Action Management
  • Analytics
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Dashboard
  • Feedback Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Multi-Channel Collection
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Survey Management
  • Text Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Analytics
  • Call Reporting
  • Complaint Monitoring
  • Feedback Collection
  • Survey Management
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Appointment Management
  • Automated Routing
  • Automatic Customer Notices
  • Complaint Monitoring
  • Contract Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Help Desk
  • Inbox / Queue Management
  • Knowledge Base
  • Known Issue Management
  • Live Chat
  • Self Service Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Trouble Ticketing
  • Work Order Management
  • Account Alerts
  • Account Management
  • Communication Management
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Lifecycle Management
  • Health Score
  • Onboarding
  • Revenue Management
  • Usage Tracking / Analytics
  • Win / Loss Analysis
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Automated Routing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Storage
  • Email integration
  • Interaction Tracking
  • IT Asset Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Network Monitoring
  • Real-time Chat
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Ticket/Issue Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Dashboard
  • Escalation Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Knowledge Base
  • Recurring Issues
  • Scheduling
  • Task Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Availability Management
  • Change Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Incident Management
  • Problem Management
  • Project Management
  • Release & Deployment Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Call Center
  • Call Logging
  • Call Recording
  • Call Routing
  • Multiple Scripts
  • Phone Key Input
  • Survey Management
  • Text to Speech
  • Voice Customization
  • Voice Mail
  • Canned Responses
  • Geo Targeting
  • Offline Form
  • Proactive Chat
  • Screen Sharing
  • Third Party Integration
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Change Management
  • CMDB
  • Incident Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • Knowledge Base
  • Mobile Access
  • Procurement Management
  • Remote Control
  • Self Service Portal
  • SLA Management

Zendesk Reviews Recently Reviewed!


A mediocre product that doesn't get better as it grows

Sep 25, 2018
1/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I struggle to find good things to say. It works and rarely has performance problems. If you need very basic support ticketing and are just starting out, you could use it and be successful. We did. But the functionality and support for those organizations between startup and large corporation is nil. If we were a very large organization, I could see it being a valuable product.

Cons: 1. It is incredibly difficult to keep track of business users. When you are a SaaS supporting clients who have end-users, organizing tickets and documenting issues is very important to find patterns. This is not possible in Zendesk, at least at the Team feature level. There is not a central location for information for an organization outside of a Notes box that is basically a tiny sidebar textbox that allows no formatting to make notes over time readable. 2. There is no way to reference individual comments in a ticket because individual comments do not have their own IDs. This makes it very cumbersome to keep succinct notes and refers back to my first point. The only way we can review a client's history is through wading through a bunch of tickets with an endless stream of comments. I can't get a good timeline overview of their experience and issues, which is so essential to good issue triage. 3. Lack of features for those at the less pricey levels is pretty bad. There's no way to make our contact forms more customizable (like having a message to the person on the ticket - there is only limited description area and those are question/field based) and we don't have access to conditional logic on the forms. So we are left with clients just throwing issues at us without getting good information from them to get a one-touch resolution. The way Zendesk works it forces us to give lower-quality support. 4. There's no exporting your ticket information or running any sort of report if you are using the Team or lower feature level. These, to me, should be basic features as they pertain to the most basic of needs for any support team. Not only that, it ties you to the product and punishes you for leaving. We can't move to another product because we can't take our ticket history with us. 5. The features and performance is inconsistent. For example, there are "Triggers" and "Automations". Triggers and automations are the same. The only difference is the automations are time-based. But they don't tell you that in the interface - there's nothing telling you what is required to set up the automation in order for it to pass validation, only an error message. And by following the instructions of the error message, you can still get more errors. But there's nothing there to tell you the overall requirements so you can avoid errors in the first place. And in the Triggers interface, they leave out a large amount of placeholder options for seemingly no reason, so you have to go find the placeholder references for yourself. In my opinion, Zendesk doesn't have the user in mind. They put out new features and integrations, but the core product is so severely lacking that it seems like they feel they are operating on auto-pilot and their product needs no update itself. It's a shame, because it was probably was a good product with a lot of potential back when it first started up.

Capterra loader

Great software, terrible support (ironically); Hope you don't have to leave

Sep 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Zendesk as a tool does what it is supposed to do, and it does it well. We used Support + Guide products, for ticketing for our e-learning business, and also for our Self-Serve support (knowledgebase). It is full-featured, and comprehensive. As far as support rep work goes, it's simple, to the point, and it integrates well with many tool because it is such a large company. It is designed for an enterprise company.

Cons: Because it is so full-featured, it can be years' work to get everything set like you need, and they provide little to no assistance. Some of the basic settings are so deep and so spread out, you'll spend hours reading through Help articles to understand how to customize your ticket form. It is NOT small-business friendly, it is really meant for large companies with someone dedicated to maintaining this software.

Overall: Our company has been using Zendesk for 5-7 years. I was not personally around when we onboarded it, but I have worked with it for over 3 years now. We have terrible trouble any time we did need support, for a system problem or a question we couldn't answer ourselves via their expansive maze of KnowledgeBase. The support reps at Zendesk have been accusatory, excuse-ridden, and most of all don't even read the tickets you submit to understand the problem (Zendesk support actually became an office joke. That's about the time we decided we had to look for another tool). When we met with our Account Rep to try to get some of the issues worked out, we were told basically that we weren't even supposed to have gotten the level of support we had received, and proceeded to explain how SaaS works (we're a software company, mind you).

I think Zendesk simply got too big too fast, and somewhere along the way decided that the businesses using their product aren't important anymore. They lost this long-term customer.

Capterra loader

Quick and easy implementation to my Support Center

Jul 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zendesk is an excellent tool for the management of requirements or requests. It facilitates the management within my Support Center.

It allows to automate response to our customers. Also, customize the tool according to the type of company.

From this tool I manage to serve the internal and external clients of my organization. As well as, send satisfaction surveys once the support is finished.

Their specific user roles allowed me to implement the tool in the organization in a short time, even without investing much time in training because it has very good material for users on the web.

What I like most about Zendesk is to be able to automate the responses to clients and macros.

Zendesk has elements for case management, live chat, design a knowledge base, have a panel to the client. Since we included this tool in the company we have improved our response levels in the support tickets and with this to customer service.

I like the flexibility of purchase packages or use of the tool, through payment by users or agents. Also, although we have not configured it for now, it is interesting to integrate with VoIP to take the call from customers or interested parties.

Cons:

Zendesk for being a tool for customer service would be interesting to link or customize good practice agreements at the service level and operational.

We as a client can add response times, and define with a category that is requirements or request and that are incidents.

Next, what features Zendesk would need:

* Add response time according to the type of requirements or request.

* Define type of requests and incidents

* Get graphs by type of incidents

* Get graphs with crossings between service agreements and operational agreements. This would allow us to measure the effectiveness of the support center based on agreements with customers

* Have notifications every time you are consuming the time of a ticket, considering the times of agreements at the service or operational level

* Have a video call

Overall:

Zendesk is an easy-to-use, dynamic, intuitive customer service tool that allows the use of macros to optimize messages to customers.

Zendesk is easy to implement and with adaptable prices. I have recommended this tool to several friends for their organizations

Clean and user friendly!

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: ZenDesk really is the best CRM I have ever used, and I was in customer service for 10 years. By far and away the most intuitive, simple and clean user experience you will have for a consumer facing CR interface.

Pros: My consumer care team went from using another CRM to ZenDesk and it was like night and day! Cluttered to organized! Overwhelming to clean and easy to navigate! The best feature, in my opinion, is the ability to search for tickets by contact, user or subject and merge those tickets into one. That way you don't have to respond to multiple ticket from the same consumer about the same issue, you can clear those all out at once while creating a better consumer experience (one outbound email). Similarly, the ability to mass select tickets and close at the same time either as Will Not Address (which is a great option) or you can mass select and close using one macro/template. This is particularly helpful when your site has experienced a glitch and you've gotten thousands of tickets about the same issue, you can close them all at once when the issue is resolved or if you have an update. Speaking of macros, having an easy place to store your personal templates as well as share the best templates from your team is a game changer. No more keeping templates stored in random docs and then copying/pasting. Overall, I love ZenDesk! It must have been desinged by people who have been in customer facing roles or focused group the pain points for CRMs incredibly well.

Cons: I really do love this product. The only thing to mention that could use improvement is the (seemingly) constant outages. There were some days where we would have to wait hours to get back in to the tool. I will say, though, customer support was always on top of it and super responsive.

They used to be good

Aug 04, 2016
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can add custom fields, Automate workflow, limit access to fields based on permissions. They have an interface for the iphone and it integrates to their bug tracker. Our customers have their own portal for access and I used to be able to create reports, charts and dashboards.

Cons: Things come and go in the UI. Most recently they removed what they call support for fiscal years. In reality you cant create any report or dashboard with data that exceeds 180 days. So now all mine are missing data from earlier. Their solution is to export everything to excel and combine it there. Of course I could create reports going back 4 years in 180 day chunks but not much point of not in one place. They have a new user interface that is coming out which actually make navigating the software slower. They removed a the menu header that let you jump around in the software in favor of tiered droplists to move around. One key piece that has always been missing is the ability to put the tickets age into a report, Seems like basic stuff. Also, their customer support typically takes a day to respond of they respond at all.

Overall: We have had ZenDesk for almost 4 years now. The value is good for what you pay for but they continue to make very bad changes without telling you. Functionality disappears and they have always lacked some key metrics for reporting.

Recommendations to other buyers: I used to love them but with their constant changes and slow customer support make sure you really check them out before moving your business to them. I believe their core problems are in product development. They may just have so many different apps that zoho support isnt important to them.

Zendesk has been crucial for the success of our CS team to scale in size

Jan 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Consistency: Very few service outages and very little change in UI and product structure. Both of these things create a more familiar and consistent workflow.

Robust: Robust is a buzz-phrase I try and avoid using, but honestly the robustness of Zendesk is one of the primary reasons we transitioned to it away from HelpScout in 2017. Everything is fairly robust; reports, ticket indexing, integrations, customizations, admin tools, inbox monitoring, and so on.

Connectedness: Zendesk makes it super easy to have specific teams stay connected with eachother; not just the support team. We can have folks all across our company set up in Zendesk to help with JIRA reports, historical sales information through Salesforce from our Salesforce admins, folks on research teams, EAMs, and so forth. We can all play in this giant Zendesk sandbox together in our own corners with ease.

Cons: Innovation: Zendesk seems to have done all of its innovation years ago as the product has achieved a plateau of functionality of features

Support: I very much dislike Zendesk's support set up. The amount of money you pay them seems to have a significant impact on your ability to get quick support help. Instead, they depend heavily on an open forum system where other Zendesk users try and help support eachother. Often these support threads turn into a bash-fest with poor attitudes.

Overall: Tremendous scaling benefits. Adding more users is not just easy, but we have recourse to ensure that our teams can grow at their own paces without worrying if the software can keep up. Zendesk can absolutely keep it; it does not even flinch.

ZenDesk Makes Managing your Support Efforts a Simple & Straight Forward Process

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: ZenDesk makes it easy to manage your Support/Customer Service queue, offering a user-friendly dashboard, custom modes for communicating with users/customers, and bench marking statistics, both within your team and against industry averages, that help you understand how you stack up against other team members as well as competitors. With such a vast database of industries within their portfolio, ZenDesk has been able to optimize their system, helping businesses across the business spectrum. Have used this software in different industries, and it is responsive to all types of Support communication. Also gives businesses the ability to customize their system, which allows for a great feel/branding opportunity in some cases.

Cons: There are times when the software can be so user-friendly and intuitive that you feel as if you're missing some functionality. While support typically consists of straight-forward communication, there are times when incorporating additional agents in real-time would be helpful in more of a live chat setting as opposed to the "email" template where most communication takes place. That's not to say collaboration in ZenDesk is impossible as that's not the case at all, but it's not always easy to determine whether another agent is acting upon a support request (can only tell when they are viewing a ticket).

Capterra loader

Hands down the best support ticket system available

Feb 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zendesk is extremely easy to setup and get started, and once it's up and running, it starts building itself out as a knowledge base. It's extremely easy to search the database, either by ticket #, customer name, application/category, etc. It also produces outstanding reports -- for example, the frequency with which the support staff opens/solves/closes tickets, which customers submit the most/least tickets, etc. In addition, it integrates beautifully with our CRM system (Nutshell) to provide seamless access for sales staff. With this, the sales team can see which customers have open tickets, etc. It's really great! The built-in feedback mechanism is also great, providing customers a chance to review the service received.

Cons: It's almost impossible to find something I dislike about Zendesk. I almost never hear any of the support folks complain about it, nor have I run into any problems using it myself.

Overall: Zendesk replaced our legacy ticket system, which was clunky and not cloud-based. With Zendesk being in the cloud, we can access customer information, ticket details, etc. from wherever we are. Perhaps most importantly, it permitted customers to give direct feedback as soon as a ticket is marked closed. This has been an invaluable tool for us in evaluating whether we're providing top-notch support.

Capterra loader

excellent tool, very useful.

May 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The tool is easy to learn and does not require special technological skills. It provides a platform to build efficiency and responsibility quickly within a department. This has been an extremely effective tool for managing the high volume of emails that arrive, specifically for AP. Functions such as "Views" and "Reports" are excellent tools to control current tickets. The built-in spell checker is, in fact, a lifesave, You can easily track the previous ticket history in case you need to refer to a previous problem, you can combine tickets so you can know what to look for and to focus more on creating an answer, We have the macros configured to mark the tickets as spam, deliver them to another team, etc. I have more time to think about my answers and manage our inflow.

Cons: They could benefit greatly from additional email options and customizations, as well as solving some "bug" problems, since some of the features may be somewhat vague. Also, they need to improve notification to personal email because we do not have all of them and, sometimes, I can not see the customer's response on time.

Overall: Thanks to Zendesk, now everything is optimized and well organized, we can offer more productive and professional services to our customers.

Zendesk is a simple and easy to use support ticketing system that can be used by anyone.

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zendesk has always been one of the go-to solutions for helpdesk software, but they've really streamlined their system over the last few years. It's simple and easy to use with straightforward options for even those who are new to using a helpdesk system.

Zendesk is basically an email support system, where all emails sent will be routed to your Zendesk dashboard and show up as support tickets. Tickets are tagged with its own ID and even cross-referenced to see if a particular sender has submitted any tickets prior, so it's easy to check through the support history.

There are also pre-defined responses, allowing for quick and easy replies for typical queries.

Of course, these are actually what you might believe every helpdesk system should provide, but you'll be surprised at how much you have to pay and that some don't even have these options at all. Zendesk is actually very affordable and is easily scalable.

Cons: Zendesk is great when it comes to providing the basic needs for most when it comes to a support system. However, additional useful features come at a higher premium, and certain features like chat support is actually not directly integrated into a single dashboard.

Capterra loader

ZenDesk really is the best CRM I have ever used, and I was in customer service for 10 years.

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Flexible ticket management with automated workflow

Multi-channel support: email, web, phone, chat, social media

Robust reporting & advanced analytics

Branded customer-facing web interface

Community forums

Over 100 out-of-the-box integrations with 3rd party apps

Multi-brand support with linked accounts

Group rules and macros

Screencasting

Public and private forums

Multi locale (timezone and languages)

REST API

Salesforce & SugarCRM integrations

Real time updates

Open API

Cons: This caused us difficulty with our own customers.

The price structure is developed by some MBA guy. It's an online platform people, get over yourself.

Dropped calls constantly, not an efficient way to keep our team informed about patients, super frustrating when calls were not taken even though their were people available

Zendesk have continued to charge me for months despite having a new paid account Forced to switch to Zendesk from Zopim Zendesk continue to charge my old account 6 months later Wasted many hours on their own online support. Countless emails ignored. Started a dispute with PayPal but still, I cannot elicit a response from Zendesk Their online chat denies that they are charging my account even though I have sent them screenshots of their own transaction emails I find it baffling that even in the face of such overwhelming evidence of unauthorized charges continually being made to my account that zendesk will not respond to me.

Overall: Easy to use Tracks all issues and provides reports Improves efficiency and service quality

I love a ticketing system - and the cost of Zendesk is just right! The functions are endless, even for the basic subscription.

Easy tool to use. Great customer support. It is an easy way to build a helpdesk/knowledgebase system for our clients to rely on.

Quick set up. Easy to begin the process of setting up a help desk system. Nearly immediate results for customer notifications and for internal email notifications.

Simple to use ticketing system!

Mar 07, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Zendesk makes it really easy to organize all requests you receive from your in-house team to outside customers. Our team receives hundreds of tickets a week. Since we receive so many tickets, the best features Zendesk has to counter this are Triggers, Automations and Macros. With Triggers, your able to automate activities to happen based on certain criteria. For example, if a ticket gets submitted with the word "Help" in the subject line, you can program Zendesk to assign it to a specific person and to reply to the submitter with a message. Automations function in a similar way but are timed instead of instantaneous. Macros allow you to update a ticket's tags, message, and other information with a click of a button. Zendesk has done a great job to make a ticketing system that increases company efficiency. It also has a Help Desk (customer forum / QA) section that is available at a specific price tier that could save you time.

Cons: I really wish that time tracking was available for all pricing levels. It's not worth it for most teams to upgrade to the top tier of pricing just for one simple feature. Also, the reporting feature is not very thorough. This would be extremely useful if more attributes were reported on.

Recommendations to other buyers: There are many different ticketing applications out there. Many are built into CRMs. If you are using a CRM with a built in ticketing system, I would take a look at their software first. If this is in the case, Zendesk is the best system in my opinion. There are so many ways to automate and organize Zendesk that no other software can come close to.

Excellent platform for sale in mid-size companies

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: With this program it is easy to solve our problems with customers, it keeps all the tracking from the very beginning of the issue to the end. This allows us to integrate with several other applications. Easy to use and track items. It is easy to filter tickets by categories and extract information for filling out reports. I recommend trying this software solution for a great way to track your company's support and view chat requests from your company. It will be enough to simply monitor the priorities of your customers, and they will understand that you are always the leader among competitors. This platform allows me and my team to store all information about our customers in one place, so communication with customers is effective and personal.

Cons: It seems to me that the navigation and search processes on the software can be better. Also do not like the high price. The best features are only available at higher price levels. Also I think that for new users it is necessary to conduct training, otherwise it can be difficult to work efficiently at once.

Great tool, lot's of options.

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I started with Zendesk reluctantly, because I wasn't to thrilled about their design and some features that are a little bit less than obvious, but once you get a hang of it, it's a total life saver. I got a first year free for my startup thanks to go.co - thanks a bunch! And I've been using it ever since. I'm a huge fan of integrating stuff, and once again, I was able to easily integrate Zendesk using their API into my consoles and keep track of what's what and who's who. I know at a quick glance who's responsible for what task and who's doing what. Paired with Asana, this is the perfect work environment.

Cons: UI could be a bit better... at least for the newcomers. Maybe they could consider introducing additional features over time, I'm not really sure what the solution is, but it is a bit overwhelming at the first glance, which may make some users unwilling to try it out. With options to jump to knowledgebase, chat and other sections that aren't built for tickets, I've heard my coworkers complain that's it's a bit much.

Great set of features that are constantly evolving and improving, sometimes more than you need.

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Zendesk does a great job at constantly improving their product, listening to their customers, and releasing new features to make their customers job's easier and better. From their basic ticketing support, to live chat, talk, and even guides, they really have it all under one roof. They have good tutorials and a pretty active community to get help from if you need it.

Cons: If you want to have something outside their ecosystem, like your own documentation pages for example, it's really hard or impossible to use their features (like their guide) in conjunction with things of your own. Some of the metrics and reporting tools they use are a bit tough to use too. They partner with GoodData for most of their metrics, but they have their own language they use to create these metrics. While there are lots of pre-made options to get many of the metrics you want, creating your own is really tough. You also cannot change how often data refreshes from once a day, so testing your metrics can be really time consuming to ensure you did it correctly.

This product is a huge help in helping us provide excellent support.

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that there is an app, so I can keep up with my support duties even when on the go.

I like being able to report on tickets based on the client to see who needs the most support. This helps us know how we might improve our training.

Being able to set our own Types is very helpful. Generic types just wouldn't do us much good.

You can create macros for those tickets that can be answered with a standard email.

Also, we have it set to respond to the client after a certain number of days if the ticket is pending. That prompts the client to reply and keeps us from having to wade through pending tickets manually and email the client.

There is a lot more than I can learn about using the product which is also a plus!

I have never used the help feature myself, so I cannot really rate that. My coworker has been pleased, though.

Cons: I wish I could set a reminder for tickets that I have claimed, but for which I need to do some more research in order to answer. I'm going to investigate and see if that option already exists and I just haven't found it. I can look trough my tickets but I would really like to set a date/time reminder inside ZenDesk.

Zendesk increases the productivity of our support team very much

Sep 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This is a great customer service tool to effectively address customer concerns. Our company published annual feedback of the products we are using for last 4 years and Zendesk was in the first 10. Zendesk introduced the smart ticket changed the old method of answering to tickets by assigning to people manually based on the priority but Zendesk does prioritizing the tickets automatically. History of the supporting agents and the customers will be updated just every hour and the feedback details can be hidden from the support agent to stay confidential. Integration is possible to almost all the products we use at work.

Cons: They updates the graphical user interface without any notification and the users will not be given an option to stay in the old interface if they do not want the new one. The latest update made to the application was just making things little bit complicated. It takes a while to get used to this app for a beginner.

Zendesk review

Jun 15, 2016
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that it's very easy to track the history of a client and the progress of agents, it makes it very easy to manage the team.

Cons: I think the Helpdesk can be improved, with way more flexibility. Now, you can only go three steps (category > section > article) while we need at least 1 or 2 steps more. It's also too easy to lose articles when translating them in 7 languages, they aren't stored anywhere else and are easy to write over without noticing.

Overall: Overall our experience with Zendesk is good, the system does what it needs to do. I do feel like there are not many changes coming into effect, while there are many things still to be developed. For example sending new tickets to clients look like they get a response on an open ticket, which doesn't make much sense. This has been reported many times over the years, but the issue remains.

Recommendations to other buyers: Listen to your customers! Not sure if you do this already, but we as a SaaS company are trying to focus our roadmap based on what our clients want. Priority is also based on that and really helps us develop things when they are needed.

Zendesk - Great for Support Desk but Not so great with functionality

Oct 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Having used Zendesk as an alternative to other options, here are my thoughts on it: 1) Zendesk is good at integrating multiple communication channels into one place. Unlike other options, using social media channels is included in the cost. With Zendesk the social media channels are included in the per user cost, so you are only paying for other features like Knowledgebase or Live Chat, or the bundled option. 2) Cost per user is fairly reasonable compared to other solutions we looked at. For us the cost per user was really important because while we may need fancy features, we wanted to make sure we did not end up spending more money for features or services we really didn't need. 3) Third party app support - We were able to choose and integrate with third party tools using the App directory. This helps to add functionality that may not be included in the core Zendesk product.

Cons: 1) Not sure why but most companies have very poorly designed mobile apps, Zendesk's apps while ok are still not as good as using the web platform. 2) Using social media channels, you are not able to attach documents or media, you can only respond using tech. This would be ok if you do not need to share documents with potential clients but for sales people its not great since we get a lot of our business from social media channels. 3) Unread Support tickets -Not sure why this is a thing, but for some reason Zendesk will show every administrator/user support tickets as unread even if someone else is responding to a ticket already.

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One of the best customer service software for cloud based company

Oct 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 1. Super easy to use and pretty simple method to finish for initial setup

2. Visualization, Optimization and materialistic design

3. Syncing, connecting with the different team for assigning any ticket and solving with team method is really smart in Zendesk.

4. They have really helpful customer service for 24/7

Cons: 1. Distributing and managing any ticket to any specific team is still looks difficult.

2. Admin panel has restrictions for multiple people

3. bugs, slow and not connecting sometimes

4. Suddenly crashed and and need to restarted the broswer which is really bad.

Overall: From 2014 to 2016, our company has been used Zendesk for your customer service solution via the Technical support team. We used to manage, assign and distribute all knids of issues via Zendesk which really amazing tool and really saved our valuable time and make faster our regular scheduled working hour and increased productvity. I love Zendek and their smart service including lovely customer support.

Zendesk makes support fun

Apr 16, 2014
5/5
Overall

Comments: I am really happy since using Zendesk. I actually look forward to getting support tickets! I develop & sell software to consumers. I use support techs who work out of their home. It's not always easy bringing them up to speed on some of the more complex technical issues. We used to use straight email. I did not get to see what my employees were telling customers, so I couldn't monitor the quality of service, and give the employees training when required. Now I can see what they are saying, and I can jump in and assist in some of the more complex cases. When I answer support tickets, I am more motivated to give detailed answers, because I can refer my employees to my replies, and they can learn. Now that we all share access to the pool of support tickets, we can give more prompt replies, and customers get faster service. Customers are much more forgiving when they see answers in minutes instead of hours or days. When a customer is thinking of buying and sends us a question, he is more likely to buy if the answer comes back in minutes, and he is still in a buying frame of mind. I love being able to tell at a glance the status of all our outstanding support issues. The Markdown codes enable us to use typographic features to better lay out out replies, making them clearer and more easy to understand. I like the email format that Zendesk uses. It is the most natural and convenient way to communicate with customers. I like that customers don't have to sign into a ticket management app if they don't want to. We tried using a Support Forum so that customers could get access to all past support answers. That did not work out, as some disgruntled customers left nasty and overly negative comments for all to see, which would discourage prospective customers. I am going to tell all my software developer colleagues about Zendesk. Now if you could add Tables to the Markdown code, Zendesk would be beyond perfect.

Pros: The Infusionsoft integration is fantastic. One click and I can tell what my customers are contacting us about. (We make a dozen different products. They think we can read their mind :o)

Cons: Sometimes the Infusionsoft app loses the link. I have to Sign Out & log back in. No big deal.

Affordable and simplistic help desk ticketing system

Aug 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It was clean and simple and it allowed you to be as complex as you want on the back-end of the system, while only showing as much info to the end-user as desired. If you needed some special integrations or features, Zendesk most likely had something to offer, but the best part about Zendesk is how simple it is because it makes you really focus on the work and not waste time inside the ticketing system itself or doing any other workflows that may be necessary with alternative software options.

Cons: Zendesk feature request team did not seem to have much power over what features get implemented and which ones do not. Their support was great, but I found dozens (if not hundreds) of simple feature requests that had been open for multiple years.

Overall: Helps everyone focus on the work instead of the work order creation process or any other oddities in the work flow that is created by alternative ticketing softwares.

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Great tool to keep all your tickets support in one place with their Support tool

Apr 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This tool works as a great ticket management system. You can link an e-mail address that you set as your support address and any e-mail received will automatically generate a support ticket on it. From there, the support team can either reply straight away or assign the ticket to any other member team that would be able to reply to it.

Tickets can be marked in the platform as Open, which is the status that they will automatically have when a new message is received; as Pending, when you post a reply to it or acknowledge it; or as Closed when the ticket is resolved.

The platform also provides statistics on how your support team is performing so that you can see reports based on the average first reply time, or the satisfaction rating from users.

Cons: If you're trying to integrate the platform using a form on your website, some of the fields you need might be hard to set up. This feature is useful to have in order to trigger automated replies based on frequently asked questions from customers.

Excellent customer support tracking and great workflow management

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: When it comes to finding answers, it's awesome that their customer support can be reached in a number of ways including email, phone, web,chat and social media. There are also community forums both private and public which we decided to join to participate in discussions that help us have a better understanding of how to maximize the software's potential.

It's an simple yet excellent support ticketing system that gives us the ability to automate and customize responses to clients and macros as well as the customer-facing user interface.

Cons: There have been occasional outages especially when the support team's internet experiences some problems. But this is not really to the point where it has greatly disrupted any part of our operations, because we are usually able to work around these problems by using the Zendesk apps for mobile.

Zendesk: Great for management, awful for users

Jun 29, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: For all my frustration with Zendesk, The reporting is great, the guys upstairs will love it. I'm just really unclear why ZD doesn't seem to care about their actual users. I'm guessing the answer is that users don't pay the bills, the people printing the reports do. Some alternatives to consider are Help Scout, UV Desk, or fresh desk, which are all better UI-wise, but have worse reporting... You'll need to pick your poison.

Pros: Fantastic Reporting Great ways to track ticket priority Integrates with most major software Scales with you as you grow

Cons: Not at all user friendly for the Rep Tons of UI decisions that will make you pull your hair out, ranting "Why did they make it this way!!!" Merging Tickets is a Joke The Search is a joke Reading inboxes is impossible unless you download a third party chrome extension that color codes (Pray you use Chrome) Many things can happen to make customers see secret notes or even emails from other customers All these things "could" be avoided, but only in the same sense that a driver "could" go their wholes lives without getting in an accident... It's better to have the insurance

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Gets the job done. Gives a simple and easy interface for clients to use.

Aug 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Best feature is being able to add internal notes that are only visible to members in a specific group. I've used this to document findings or reasoning behind choosing a solution.

Also, the ability to have the clients email a help desk item, and have that email come in as a message helps keeps the conversation all in one location.

Their search functionality also works very well.

Cons: File size limitation (I believe it's 1MB at this time). We've been forced to hold screenshots elsewhere (e.g., Dropbox), then creating a link which we then paste into the help desk.

Finding macros is extremely difficult. I know that there is a way to view all help desks that you are cc'd on, as I have the URL saved, but I cannot find it anywhere in their control panels.

Overall: Zendesk gives us a way to manage multiple projects, and also an interface that's easy for clients to use!

Zendesk from a Helpdesk Manager's Perspective

Oct 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is best in class period. I did a ton of research when selecting our new ticketing platform. Go live was generally uneventful and easy, the process of creating and standing up everything as well as internal testing took a month.

I really came to Zendesk for its analytics and its ability to expand with tons of app integrations.

The analytics really allow me to dive into valuable buisness metrics such as time to first response total time spent per client per month - resolutions times - tagging I could go on and on.

Cons: You are essentially alone in standing up your Zendesk account. To the uninitiated you will be spending a looooot of time reading Kbase articles and blog entries to get things just right.

I really wish Zendesk would have an on boarding where someone would work with you to get what you want out of the program - especially from a reporting standpoint. Programming some things in their insight platform can be maddening even for some versed in programming logic.

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Easy to implement and can be very affordable if you don't need much

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zendesk offers the ability to take your helpdesk with you and untethers you from your desk. The smartphone app works well and most tickets (in our case) can be dealt with via Outlook integration.

The ability to create a knowledge base is vital in our case were few provide support to many.

It's easy for end users to navigate and tracking tickets is easy.

If you need a simple system it is affordable.

It's relatively easy to implement.

Cons: I have been using Zendesk for about 10 years in different jobs and where there were once many features at a reasonable price that is no longer the case.

Features that were once available in the Team version now require the purchase of the Professional version.

From an agent standpoint, I preferred the prior interface to the current one.

Overall: Knowledgebase, tickets, satisfied users.

Zendesk is the ULTIMATE in customer support tracking

Jun 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: From the ability to integrate with an unending list of other apps to the management of different departments, Zendesk allows us to provide the best customer service possible for our clients. We have set up multiples departments for IT support, Sales, Billing, and Integration, and are able to assign managers to each department to oversee tickets and view reporting on how timely and accurately issues are being handled.

Cons: If I had to come up with something I like least about Zendesk, I guess it would be the cost. They are proud of the product they have created; however, I hesitate to say that because I have no problem paying for the product because of how incredible it is and feel like it's well worth the cost.

Overall: Ticket tracking, chat support, phone support, the ability to categorize clients by organizations and internal department, the list goes on and on!

Perfect Software for many cases

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 1) Gives the user (customer support guy) a complete outlook of and information about a support ticket created. 2) Can also track the ticket details as in, who it was assigned to, assigned date, assignee, where did the ticket origin from. 3) Support people are awesome too, have had no issues which they couldn't fix till date. But also didn't have many issues. 4) The chatting system is incredible. The huge bubble of active users, the details of the users which are chatting with you in realtime, multiple ways to reach them back if you cannot take the chat currently is pretty good too. 5) We haven't even started working on its API yet, from the looks of it, it seems really good and interesting.

Cons: 1) Only thing that bothered me is that even with paid services you can add only few people as an agent (customer support guy). Had they had no limit on adding multiple agents or maybe a little generous limit then this would have been the best software for me.

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Awful tech support

Sep 10, 2018
2/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Maybe the only "pro" is the ease of setting it up. Otherwise, pretty much standard request tracker with the same features as all other competitors have.

Cons: It's very annoying, that a suspended agent is still taken into the license account (and Zendesk kicks out a legitimate active Agent randomly).

Overall: Counting days till our subscription expires, after that there is no chance in hell I would proceed with the software.

TERRIBLE customer support, who does not give a single damn about Level 1 - Crirical problems.

We've switched our subscription to monthly billing, and they were happy to charge a monthly fee. However, right after that they attempted to charge our subscription (the same one) with an annual payment we used to have before the change. I mean, it's ok, there are issues in software an all, BUT. I've reported the issue to them and very quickly got an answer " I'm going to go ahead and send this ticket over to our Finance Ops team. Someone from their team will be reaching out soon!"

Five business days passed, I reached out to them four times, they promised to "escalate the issue" and guess what? They attempted to charge the card for the annual payment for the third time, no answer to my ticket meantime.

So the overall impression is - run from Zendesk as fast as you can, luckily, there are a plethora of similar solutions out there.

Love it! When it comes to managing (agent) workflows its flexibility has no parallel

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I like the way it organises tickets and the multiple options you have for creating, processing and work on them.

One of my favourite things is automations and triggers they are simple but very powerful and can be used in combination with extensions and other features which gives you so much flexibility.

Another thing that I really like is the support for Liquid markup. That way from a same trigger/template I can cater for different use-cases making triggers and workflows easier to maintain and much more powerful.

Cons: The lack of a native round-robin assignation (which can be overcome though) and Guide could do with more levels for categorisation (currently only three levels are supported - category, section and article).

Overall: in a nutshell, it makes my day to day work easier :)

The perfect tool when working with costumer support

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: This great looking app just makes my work so easy. Easy in every way as it allows me to always be in touch with the clients almost in real time. I love the fact that is so easy to create, ask, share and report work tickets. For me, this has been the greatest costumer service software I've used. To be able to also enter my coworkers tickets and take a look at their work and the way they respond has helped me improve a lot. I can also merge tickets, send emails, listen to voice phone messages... You name it. Works great and makes my work so easy to do and improve. Love this app.

Cons: Well it would help a lot to do most of the things that I can on the computer on my phone. Is not a 100% functional if you compare both, and this is something to think about.

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Zendesk is a must have, top notch, support solution.

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Zendesks web based or smart phone app Support System is a straight forward, trouble free, support tool that has helped our company provide easy access and availability to our customers in need of Help Desk solutions. Our technicians never miss an update or notification and Zendesks conveniently easy set up has been an essential part of our Team's success.

Cons: I have not run into any troubles with Zendesk. With the cloud platform our only concern would be if our Support Teams internet goes down, but the Zendesk App on our phones cover any future outage. There is never a moment when our customers cannot get support.

Overall: Our company's services are directly linked with Zendesk to provide top notch customer and technical support to our clients. Zendesk is a must have if you plan on offering Support to your customers online.

Helped us keep track of our responses.

May 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Before Zendesk we really had no protocol on how we kept track of our response to customers needing phone service. Zendesk helps us keep track of our responses and sends an email to the customer with a log of the conversation they had with out service techs. Customers can respond to those emails to ask further questions/get more help or let us know if they were happy with the service they received.

Cons: Overall I don't really think there was much I did not like about the software, however we have not used any other service software to be able to compare it.

Overall: We were able to streamline our responses to our customers in need of service, keep track of each issue the customers had and log the information into our customer files. Our response time decreased and our customers were happier with a shorter wait to fix their issues.

Dreadful support provided by a support provider

May 21, 2017
1/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: There is clearly a problem with this outfit. I have explained my problem several times to their online chat and have never been contacted

Pros: cheap and cheerful including an app nothing else remarkable.

Cons: Zendesk have continued to charge me for months despite having a new paid account Forced to switch to Zendesk from Zopim Zendesk continue to charge my old account 6 months later Wasted many hours on their own online support. Countless emails ignored. Started a dispute with PayPal but still, I cannot elicit a response from Zendesk Their online chat denies that they are charging my account even though I have sent them screenshots of their own transaction emails I find it baffling that even in the face of such overwhelming evidence of unauthorized charges continually being made to my account that zendesk will not respond to me.

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'Zen' captures the effect it has on our support team

Jul 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Zendesk is a welcome replacement to our legacy/internally developed Ticketing system. A big push for our IT support team was to (slowly) be ITIL compliant, one step closer to that is our move to Zendesk. Plus the UI is really pleasant to use, zen-like not only for admins but for end-users as well.

Zendesk does a good job (at least) for our small business setting. The Helpdesk was put in order with its robust ticketing module, and even our end-users/clients didn't really find it repulsive or difficult when they themselves have to create/update their own tickets.

The analytics tool is powerful. It gives us the data to back up our claims for certain recurring issues that we would request management for a budget to resolve.

Cons: Price is on the high(er) side compared to its close competitors. The mobile app is not very zen-like if I may say. We've reached out to their dev to give feedback, but still no update (hopefully just slow in coming).

Overall: Zen in terms of form and function. It will bring peace of mind to both your IT Helpdesk and to your end-users/clients.

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Zendesk has been integral to our Support Team being well-connected and agile.

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Zendesk has proven itself a super powerful tool in our world. It is the backbone of our support operations, because it allows for a distribution of support tasks amongst our support staff. Zendesk is totally auditable, so you can see what individual support staff have done on an individual ticket, and can also be plugged into data analysis tools so that you can get a bigger picture idea.

It's solid software, through-and-through.

Cons: It would be awesome if individual users could change around the colour and theme of the software. It's a pretty niche ask... because it's tough to think of things that aren't great about Zendesk! Once you get cracking with it, it's an immensely powerful and easy-to-use tool.

Overall: Our Support Team is well-connected and agile!

Zendesk Ticket Management

Nov 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Loved what this program allowed our team Todo. When managing 800+ new tickets daily, Zendesk offered it all.

Beat Features, we're easily being able to assign and move tickets around as each task was completed. Next best features we're the reports and relationship management tools the program offered for our opperations Manager.

Cons: Ease of use. Training new analysts and the business development reps was timely. Partly this is because you can do so much, so depending on the individuals roll and function we taught was just necessary.

Also loved that it integrated with Gmail so well.

Overall: Customer service with Zendesk was greay., Anytime we had troubleshoot issues they were solved quickly. As a company we use Zendesk daily as it is our primary means of daily operation management.

Powerful support ticket system for all facets, not just software support

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I love that Zendesk can easily be linked to our CRM (Nutshell) so I can be kept in the loop on support issues w/o having to leave my CRM. As the Director of Sales, I need to know whether there are issues with customers and Zendesk does just that. I also love that Zendesk can be configured to automatically e-mail me about particular items. For instance, I am notified every time we get feedback from customers --- good or bad. I can then follow-up where appropriate, either to get permission to use the feedback on our website or to find out how we can do better. From a support standpoint, I absolutely love that I can use the system to add to existing tickets as opposed to sending e-mails to our support team, and that my feedback can be kept internal only.

Overall: Zendesk makes our support staff more effective and efficient, and provides immediate access to open tickets and customer feedback in our CRM environment.

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Support platform: a MUST

Sep 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: We use Zendesk for chat, support, talk, and guide. This platform is fantastic in reducing the amount of workflow through automation and different triggers set based on the business rules. This has helped us consolidate from different chat software, integrate to salesforce, utilize to make and receive support calls. I also really appreciate the ability to email them and call them with any questions and promptly getting someone to help or answer my ticket.

Cons: Zendesk Talk. It is not the easiest to set up. The UX of zendesk talk still needs a few more features like the simultaneous phone ringing, or even the ability to add extensions on phone lines.

Overall: My account executive has been pretty good to deal with which is nice.

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Basics are good, but doesn't feel complete

Oct 03, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to use website and Android application. The layout of the ticket interface is very clean, easy to navigate.

Cons: The website is slow to load on any speed connection and any browser. Sometimes navigation between pages can become so laggy it's unusable. Typing performance can be very laggy as well, which is infuriating. I'm also not a fan of the lack of options available within a ticket. I'd like one-click close ticket ability. I'd like to post internal comments have them send email alerts to other team members. I'd like more granular control over how tickets are merged together (comments sorted by ticket or time).

Overall: It's fine, but it feels incomplete. It's been around for a long time and I feel like they haven't made many improvements.

ZenDesk is simple and powerful CS software

Apr 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It was my pleasure to work with ZenDesk software. I even help them to translate to Bulgarian version. One of the most important thing for customer service software is the ability to searching and finding information for the person you are serving at the time of communication. It is crucial when this communication is over the phone. Thanks to their outstanding UX support agents are capable to find everything related with the person in no time. Integrations with 3rd party apps are essential but not so important. The thing is WHY these apps are paid? WHY? Why I need to move to the upper level of my subscription to use a specific integration. There is no sense.

Cons: The main reason I switch to alternative was the fact that ZenDesk is unable to deliver visual automation process which will help me and my team to scale our support center.

Zendesk has simplified end-customer support

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: End-customer support used to be across multiple channels. From the moment we implemented zendesk, all support was in one place and could be accessed via multiple channels. We even migrated our three main phone lines to route through zendesk talk. The metrics and reporting is outstanding. Our customer experience team went through a total revamp and the feedback we receive from our customers is phenomenal.

Cons: Zendesk is rather expensive especially with the zendesk talk add on, but we can easily justify the cost now that it's implemented and proven to work.

Overall: Supporting our customers has always been a struggle in the past. Ever since Zendesk, our customer experience team can focus more on solving problems than having to worry about managing the requests and keeping track of what needs to be done since requests were coming in through multiple channels. Now it's all in one place, total game changer.

Neat interface, customization, generally good performance

Jun 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: We use this ticketing system for all of our managed services, and it actually replaced an older and more cumbersome ticket system which had gotten unwieldy and slow. Zendesk allowed up to take phone calls from our worlwide networks of customers and partners, and has allows for enough customization to allow for each team to configure their own views and queues.

Cons: Sometimes, with the sheer volume of tickets and customization, there can be a slight performance drag. This is hardly noticeable and definitely an improvement over our last system however.

Overall: Zendesk allows us to keep track of all of our customers and partners, and allows for enough custom script and widgets for our teams to meet their individual goals.

Implementing Zendesk is one of the best decisions we have made as a growing organization.

May 23, 2013
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Zendesk provides effective branding, extensive customization and flexibility of the workflow, ticket views, triggers, and automation to escalate and flag issues as important throughout our organization. Provides managers with metrics and statistics of performance, and ability to review employees' work. While streamlining the client communication process including a knowledgebase/forum. Tons of options to connect with other saas-based apps out there through integrations. (Pairs with Zapier really well).

Cons: Wish we could link users to multiple organizations--though it has been planned for development for some time and I imagine will be available. Their Voice integration using VoIP needs more features (i.e. transfer and group ring) as of 5/23/2013. Search and finding customers in the database can be slightly slower than traditional CRM apps, though I think it replaces the need for CRM for operations' staff.

Overall: We love our helpdesk, and I would recommend Zendesk to anyone looking for a better way of interacting with your customers and providing enterprise-level support away from e-mail. When the cons above are developed and updated (which I imagine they will be), we will have an extremely robust solution. I can honestly attribute Zendesk to the tool that positively changed our interactions with customers. Using e-mail, managers struggle to know or understand clients' needs and how effective support is. And employees struggle with inbox overload and lost issues that don't get prioritized or addressed timely. Zendesk improved our response times dramatically, provides insights into the type of issues and questions our clients ask about, and keeps us accountable to our customers' feedback through integrated client surveys after tickets are "solved".

Great addition to our team!

Jun 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The support is superb! Our recent change over to the ZD chat & phone functionality really helped our support team translate information quickly and efficiently. I don't know what I would do without the ZD ticket search functionality - it helps me find past/ongoing issues to assist users in a timely manner - cross-functioning between all departments within our company.

Cons: Honestly, any issues that we have had with ZD downtime (which is the only issue our team has come across in the past) has been resolved within 5-10 minutes. Nothing that I can think of at the moment but I will comment if I do come across one!

Overall: Efficiency & fast communication between departments.

Excellent system to help support our company

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We love the collaboration on tickets and how we are able to run reports and track important metrics. The software seems to be fairly flexible in doing the things that we want, and for updating our help content. We have built some integrations into the system to help us author and manage content. We are also able to get insight into article use and track trends in our ticketing needs.

Cons: There are some limitations on the types of things that we are able to do, but that might be due to the version of the software we are using. Also, we have had to have some internal web developers help customize the system to get it the way we want. The basic "out of the box" might work well for some, but we wanted a more branded feel to our help content.

One thing that we feel was missing was the option to have a permanent "BCC ME" address put into a support reps account. Our sales team does not use Zendesk and so some ticketing information would be nice to sync over to Salesforce.

Overall: Greater efficiency in responding to customer requests. We are also able to collaborate better as a team, improving internal workflows. Finally, we are able to leverage and update help content so that our customers are served up the most relevant information.

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I was an early adopter, and I was impressed!

Jul 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I remember when Zendesk first arrived on the scene, and I was in need of some helpdesk software for a new customer-facing project, so I decided to see what Zendesk was like. I was immediately impressed with how clean the UI was, and how at ease it made me feel when I viewed it as a user, while I was setting up the ticket types and options. I understood pretty much right away why it was called Zendesk. If you want a hassle-free ticketing system, look no further. Uncomplicated issue management at it's best.

Cons: This is another one of those products that I find it almost impossible to fault. In the early days, customer support was quite lacking, but that was about 10 years ago. I don't use the software now so I cannot comment on that, but if they're still around, they're doing something right.

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Best Help desk Ticketing system we have used

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best parts of this product has been:

- Ease of use - Very easy to get setup and working

- Low monthly cost

- Totally Cloud hosted - Nothing to host onpremise

- Lots of integrations - Too many to list

- Simple config - Very easy to setup and create the workflow you need

- Ease of customization - Very customizable for your support and ticketing needs.

- Branding - Grey label branding, can brand most items.

Cons: I honestly cant think of anything to say that is bad overall. It be nice if workflow/approval process was built into it, but that is able to be added as an add-on.

Overall: Increased productivity and better handling of client support issue and needs.

If some changes were applied, it is just a very good toll.

Sep 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a customer service management tool. It provides a ready forum with a readily integrated customer support for your business. It can be very important for your business to not only interact with the customers but for the customers to interact with each other, for a better insight. It also offers a free and demo trial with its basic services.

Cons: The various features are somehow not very easily linked which can affect the ease with which the users can access them. Some of the forums are local and limited, therefore, do not allow a wide scope for discussion by international users. The pricing is much higher than its immediate competitors.

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Pretty good customer management tools

Jul 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It starts off at a very reasonable price with a decent amount of features for customer management for example of 90% of our paid subscribers who have a problem they boil down to about 3 common issues (2 of which they can solve themselves) since they do not read the TOS/FAQ instead of needing to respond to everyone with the same text every time we use Zendesk to automate email quickly explaining how to solve those issues

Cons: I have not checked out the more advanced features so its hard for me to say that there are cons i will say that i hate pushy salestypes but i wish it were a bit easier to get in touch with their support team and figure out how to setup basics based on my needs

Overall: It automates a lot of common issues we are asked which we would be forced to respond, but Zendesk sends those answers so that saves us time (also since it sends it automatically - readers get an answer right away and do not need to wait for us to answer) - so it has been very helpful with management of support for our paying customers

We used Zendesk as a HIPAA compliant support ticket system.

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: There is an option to gain HIPAA compliance so that PHI can be shared thru Zendesk. This is mandatory for our business as no matter how much try, patient information is inevitably sent to our inboxes. The system was very easy to use, and came with a surprising amount of support for the tier of service that we'd selected. Simple, intuitive.

Cons: For us the the price was on the steep side, especially for the HIPAA compliant tier. This was our main drawback. We were a very small company at the time and only had 2 on our support staff. Buying multiple seats to gain HIPAA compliance seemed like a waste, although the price did still work out to be lower than their competitors.

Overall: Creating and organizing support tickets based off of incoming emails/phone calls. It gives you the ability to have multiple eyes on a support issue, although for us there was mainly only one person handling these issues. In our case it was used to track issues, see them thru to completion, and track issue types/resolution times on an ongoing basis.

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Feature packed full on customer support software that takes some work to maintain

Jan 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This is a feature rich piece of software, which if you have the time you can have working wonders for you and satisfying your customers beyond their wildest dreams. Along with tags, macros, and many more features and functions your responses can be sure to be consistent on voice and across the users using it.

Cons: It can have a bit of a 'clunky' feel about it - too text heavy and not enough of a Pretty GUI. It does time out from time to time which is quite annoying. Not often but when it does happen is one time too many. Maybe it's not them, maybe it's us but it seems to happen with Zendesk and not so much other software by comparison.

Prepare to really pay if you want the features and support

Nov 01, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We used Zendesk for our support desk for several years. It's not the cheapest solution by any means, but has a professional polish that helps to mitigate the cost. The feature set is broad, and the dev team is actively working to expand their functions and integrations.

Pros: - features - multiple channels - ease of use for customers

Cons: - discontinued the support widget we had embedded in our website software - higher levels with more features are prohibitively expensive - exporting your own data requires upgrading to a high subscription level - many seemingly obvious feature requests have been ignored for years

Recommendations to other buyers: Zendesk is probably best suited to larger organizations with a lot of team members who are able to maximize the use of the expensive feature set.

One of the best support services, as for me

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Integration with almost 400 third-party services (it was at the beginning of our work with this service, now probably even more). Since I'm doing analysis, I really like the powerful capabilities of outputting reports. Zendesk is easy to use, especially if you only need basic functionality. For the convenience of users, there are applications for mobile devices based on iOS and Android. Applications support instant notifications about incoming tickets, as well as about changes and added comments. You can also connect a cloud-based file store and store megatons of files from users. Zendesk allows us to customize our forums and create a detailed information about the product. Due to the low cost of the basic functionality, Zendesk is great for small teams. Everything necessary for the operation of your support service is immediately after registration, and you do not need to spend time tuning. For large companies are offered rich opportunities for integration with other services, flexible business process settings, etc. Although it takes time to use them.

Cons: It would be more convenient for me to see information about new messages in the top menu, of course, you can set up email notifications, but it would be more convenient in my opinion.

Great experience using this product. No issues were missed!

May 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Zen desk made service tickets for our applications come in in a timely fashion, and allowed the ability to connect with the end user directly through the application. It allowed us to categorized the tickets into subject matter as well as priority. Allowing us to deal with highest priority tickets first. Also allowed tickets to be assign to specific groups or individual support staff. making sure they are assigned to the appropriate staff to solve the issue. Flagging the tickets was great as well, it allowed to be flagged that it is in process as well as completed. once completed they were automatically moved to a different folders which was great as it allows you to view only the active tickets, but as well go back and reference the old ones if needed.

Cons: It required a queue manager to assign the tickets to our support staff, which is usual, but if someone doesn't do it regularly tickets could be lost.

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Zendesk does a few simple things very well, and that is why I recommend it often.

Jun 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's setup is easy and allows you to cover many of the inquiries and questions your customers, have, without creating web pages you have to update. I've also used it for employees and outsourcers on long running projects to cover their questions. People ask the same questions, it's their nature, and Zendesk allows you to automate the responses. It also provide accountability to inquiries so you can follow up and have a trail to make sure that the inquiry was addressed, and if not you can fix it.

Cons: There is very little I don't like about Zendesk, except perhaps it's an older software that is mostly text based. So it looks the same on every site, which in a way is a benefit but in a visually driven world, text based solutions can lose people's attention. While I don't think it has to be graphic, by being so text based it is a strength and a weakness, and if you have long answers to your questions, all that small text can look like something the user will skip over.

Great ticket management for multi-level support

Jun 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have used a lot of CRM software and I can say that Zendesk is one of my favorites. We are able to manage our email, live chat and call tickets all in the same place using different integrated applications/

Cons: Zendesk Talk needs some work. There have been times that the call rings and our agents are unable to answer, missed calls generate without a call and at least twice or three times a week an agent has a problem with calls showing up under their name that didn't go to them.

Overall: Zendesk offers a lot of valuable features for management of multi-level contact tickets. The system is very easy to explain and use. Very little training is needed to use this product effectively.

Good Place to Start for Help, Try it!

Dec 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Once everything is setup to your liking it is good. There is no back up or SLA for issues. If a ticket gets caught in a bottleneck, there are no notifications. You just have to deal.

Pros: It is a really easy tool to begin implementing. The startup is very rapid and it lets you get things together very fast. It also helps organize and improve the efficiencies in your department. Lastly it provides solid monitoring tools for what you are trying do do.

Cons: If you want to figure out how to do something, you need to use some of the external help pieces. If the question is straight forward, look there, otherwise see how other companies and organizations have used the tools.

Help Desk with all the necessary customer service features. Complete combo.

Aug 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Our team has been using ZenDesk for awhile now since it complements our team's needs so well. It has call center features which is a great addition to any customer service team, since client feedbacks are also received through phone calls. It can manage incidents, project, changes, availability, asset and others. It is complete in a sense that is has everything a customer service team needs and more.

Cons: Due to its increased number in features, setup is a little bit complex. Nothing their tech support cannot handle though.

Overall, ZenDesk is great is highly recommended for customer service teams elsewhere.

A useful tool for providing quality support to your customers

Nov 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Zendesk is basically a customer-facing web interface that has been developed to provide robust reporting and advanced analytics to businesses. The software provides personalized customer support at both public and private forums. You can easily export your ticket views to CSV. You are also offered multi-channel support on e-mail, web, phone, chat, and social media. Salesforce and SugarCRM are pre-built in the software.

Cons: Zendesk has limited functions, including advanced trigger logic, limited use of the CC field, and lack of integration between the chat and ticket reporting features. The reporting is only based off of ticket fields and nothing else. Moreover, it is quite difficult to create roles and permissions because of the limitations that come along.

Zendesk - There are better solutions.

Sep 20, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Like the range of apps & integrations they have, this allows users to connect different tools together for tracking & reporting.

Cons: Zendesk is a robust & confusing customer service platform. The implementation is difficult & time consuming. Reporting is incredibly difficult to customize. It's too easy to use Zendesk in a silo and it ends up being a real barrier to seeing a full view of customer interactions with your company. Feels like Zendesk acquired a bunch of companies (like Zopim) and have struggled to integrate these within their core product.

Overall: Zendesk is our Customer Service management platform. Would never recommend it as a solution!

GREAT first help desk, for enhanced features, not so much

Nov 09, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Dead simple to set up. Hours and minutes, not days. What you get is a robust help desk, some powerful automation mechanism, and excellent reporting. The available add-ins make integrating with other systems very helpful.

Cons: There is a surprising amount you can't configure, especially workflow. You can't modify ticket statuses, for example, so if you wanted a status of "Escalated to Development", you're out of luck. There are a lot of tools availble in ZD, but you are locked into certain workflows that make it hard to customize the product. I implemented this product in 2010. It was a breeze. As others have pointed out, they don't seem to add many features. When I did an extended pilot in 2016, I can't recall any substantial changes to the product since I last set it up.

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After decades of using various help desk softwares, when the choice was mine, I chose Zendesk.

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is simple to use, respond to, and is available everywhere I want to access it. The interface is sleek and fast, the emails are easy to understand, and you can have the whole thing beautifully configured in moments. This is an example of what good software should look like.

Cons: There are a few integrations I wish existed, such as better interfaces with a Google Calendar or similar, but my only other downside I could list would be that sometimes I have to wait a full five seconds for it to refresh, which is not long at all.

Overall: This software allows me to run a helpdesk. Without it, I'd have notepads and voicemails.

Zendesk Chat plugin for Wordpress

Jun 09, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This plugin lets you manage several conversations at once, so you can always be present for those site visitors who are most likely to convert. With premium (paid) you can set up triggers that let you reach out to every visitor automatically, so you're more available to hold in-depth conversations with serious prospects. You can use the chat system on your mobile device thanks to dedicated mobile apps and you can use the included analytics to assess how visitors use your website. You can also easily customize it to reflect your site's design and color scheme.

Pros: A free subscription with Zendesk Chat allows one chat agent to handle unlimited chats, though restricted to one at a time. If your website is small, this live chat plugin may well suffice.

Cons: Not too much to complain about, but the free version is limited. Premium access costs per month. This also unlocks cool additional features like chat triggers - chat triggers let you specify certain conditions for the chat box to auto-launch, such as if a visitor is stuck on a page for more than a minute.

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They are one of the best...but we left them...

Nov 11, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zendesk is the ultimate when it comes to Customer Support systems. Email support and Knowledge Base are great ways that you can connect with your customers, whether they are internal or external.

Cons: Over the last few years, they have tried to implement new features without keeping the support of existing products up to date. They attempted to update the mobile app and it was a bad experience at start (especially since it was a forced update by turning off the old app that worked).

Overall: It provided us with a great tool for supporting our users, but the support from Zendesk became lacking and so we moved on to a company that had better customer support.

its multi-channel support and a reliable ticketing system

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love the way that it manages customer purchase history, inventory levels, communication history from chats, email exchange, and call transactions and aility to create rules to automatically file requests and emails into groups or departments based on a number of values

Create a branded knowledge base for staff, users and customers also tool will Integrates with a large number of apps, including MailChimp, Trustpilot, Shopify, WooCommerce, Xero and many other solutions,powerful reporting and customer satisfaction surveys and Macros are a plus. Chat function is easy to use. Nice filtering system

finally I can say Zendesk is great asset to any business for managing support tickets.

Cons: Expensive if you want to use all features of Zendesk

The free tier has had functionality taken away over time, and adding lots of users can make it less competitive cost-wise.

There is no place to put information about opportunities or leads.

Overall: This is the best ticket management software and It makes life easier to be able to share information or data. Simple and beautiful. User Friendly.

Zendesk, the best resource for helpdesk needs

Dec 05, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy tool to use. Great customer support. It is an easy way to build a helpdesk/knowledgebase system for our clients to rely on.

Cons: Their widget update only allows for the option to chat, or email support, not both at the same time, like their old widget did.

Overall: Having been on board with Zendesk for over four years now, we have seen a lot of improvements to the platform. Zendesk has helped us build our support team to what it is today. I am grateful for the ease of use and functionality it provides my team. Their customer support is great, which is expected from customer support software. They have made a few updates that have enhanced the overall look and feel of the software too. I enjoy using Zendesk and highly recommend it.

Zendesk is the software that focuses on your customers and that makes them happy

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is very efficient when it comes to serving your customers. Being based on the cloud does something intuitive, its interface is friendly. This is a tool that integrates everything, and that is precisely what Zendesk does. Zendesk manages to integrate all the activities of your company that are directly related to customers: online chat, social networks, emails, progress reports, telephone support and also applications to continue optimizing your work processes, according to the needs that you are developing.

Cons: There is no problem or inconvenience with Zendesk. It is very efficient and easy to use. Everything you need to organize and maintain close contact with your customers.

Overall: This tool allows you to focus more on your customers, have them closer and the attention they receive makes them happy. Having your customers happy means that your company is going in the right direction. Without a doubt a very complete and efficient tool.

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Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -Easy to set up

-Allows customer service team to manage tickets easily

-Allows a customisable support workflow

-Stay informed with in-app notifications

-Good level of API integrations available - Jira, Harvest, etc.

Cons: -Can get quite expensive once you look to increase functionality and move to a more premium version.

Overall: My overall experience with Zendesk has been excellent and I have been using it within the business for 7+ years. However, as I outlined above, it can get quite expensive for a small business if looking to move to a better tier of functionality. Despite this, I would highly recommend the Zendesk support software, it has never let me down.

Organized Application Support with Zendesk

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Overall, we are satisfied with Zendesk. The analytics are really nice and they also provide stats benchmarks based on all other users for example for First Response Time.

Pros: Zendesk has allowed us to funnel internal employee app user questions and problems to an organized location vs a general mailbox. It has been easy to track a conversation from need help to the user received needed support. The Zendesk team has been very responsive when we had questions.

Cons: We inserted the Zendesk SDK into our application and it requires a little work by our agents depending on how each ticket has been submitted. Also, we have 2 accounts - Customer facing and internal facing and there currently isnt a way to assign users to a specific "brand" - that is there language for different accounts.

Pleased with the organization tools provided

May 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Our support team has used Zendesk for the past 4 years and it is a major improvement from our last support system. The monthly statistics are great to see how we are doing as a team, as well as, the knowledge base feature for both in house and customer facing.

Cons: Ourselves, along with a multitude of other customers, have requested to have the "Spawn new ticket from reply" feature added to Zendesk for longer than we have been using this service. It would be so helpful to be able to break off a new request from our customers, without the original request being overlooked or forgotten.

ZenDesk for the extra layer of customer support.

Nov 27, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: My company works with telecommunications companies all over the world. We currently have offices in the United States, Canada, Italy, Australia, and Germany. When our customers do not need to utilize our immediate LiveChat service they create support email tickets through our ZenDesk program. I am immediately notified of all incoming requests for support which allows me to quickly respond to the needs of our customers. There are lots of integrations and the reporting/analytics allows me to keep track of how we are doing compared to the industry standard. Since we are an expanding company ZenDesk has allowed us to constantly meet our customer demands without the normal growing pains.

Pros: The pricing is extremely affordable for both large and small business- depending on your specific needs. Customer support staff is always available and eager to assist. Detailed reporting and apps integrations are added bonuses. Ability to add tags and even group ticket. Manage client needs quickly and with ease.

Cons: I have not had an issue in over three years of using ZenDesk. There have been many updates and additions to the program and each of them has been beneficial to my company and customers. I have no doubt that if I do have an issue, complaint, suggestion- that the support staff will be right there for me.

Zendesk as a useful helpdesk tool

Oct 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Tracking issues in an easy to read thread.

Email integration

SSO integration

Cons: Need an option for "thank you" comments to not re-open solved issues.

Overall: I have been using Zendesk for over 3.5 years and I find it pretty simple to use. The fact that you can respond via email is helpful as an agent for rapid troubleshooting and responding. Overall, I have had a pretty positive experience and just successfully integrated it into our single sign-on provider.

Some areas to improve would be a shortcut to marking an issue as "Solved". This could be helpful instead of having to log in to close issues. Additionally many users reply "thanks" when you close an issue and this automatically re-opens the issue which can be tedious for agents.

One of the simplest and most organized tools out there!

Oct 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: My cons doesn't really affect my overall feedback about this app. I would still love using this tool because it is high functional and has been doing really excellent for the past years.

Pros: If you are a newbie, you will definitely enjoy using this app because it is very easy and simple to use and navigate. It is not complicated compared to other tools with the same purpose that I have tried before.

Cons: There are times that we experience outages of this tool and you have to wait for hours before you can use it again. I hope they can do something about it like at least lessen the waiting time whenever it is being fixed.

Started at the bottom now we here.

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I like the ability to have any support request ticketed as well as have our support documentation hosted on the same platform. A lot of the new features (2017+) that are available with Zendesk make it well worth the cost for supporting our apps and support documentation.

The tickets are easily searchable and I really like the ability to submit as pending if there's an outstanding issue in support. This allows us to provide a better value for our customers since our team is able to see what's pending/outstanding if they need follow up help.

Cons: Initially things were a bit hard to get used to. Usability wasn't very clear. It would have been awesome if 2 years ago we had the ability to connect to slack, as at the time we didn't have a way to respond right from our email client. These issues have since been solved.

Overall: The ability to serve our customer support inquiries with a valuable ticketing service that helped our support team stay on top of issues. We were able to sort these issues by urgency and follow up with customers who may not have had a great experience.

We received a lot of valuable feedback via Zendesk.

Great tool for handling support requests.

Jan 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zendesk has a very user friendly platform. There are a lot of different customization options as well making it more desirable than salesforce. The latest ticket features are extremely helpful for our business. Plus they are easy to read and utilize. They have a lot of great apps and they have great team support. The price is also very reasonable for what they offer.

Cons: The reports don't offer a ton of customization- Also, they do not take into account your business hours so resolution times can be off which can make it difficult if that is one of your key metrics.

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Swiss army knife of customer comms

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love that Zendesk can be used by individual teams and then also for extending this to multi team collaboration and ticket transfers. Easy to use interface, highly customisable, with great plugins.

Excellent and honest feedback direct from Zendesk as soon as a potential platform-wide issue is detected, with fast resolution to these problems.

Cons: I would value slightly better control over integration with Google forms and specifically custom field detection, for free. Perhaps this is available though and I just haven't figured it out thoroughly just yet.

I must agree with most reviews here; one of the Best help desk ticketing system

Oct 27, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zendesk makes it really easy to organize all requests no just in-house team but outside customers. Not a great fan of cloud base solutions but everyone is jumping on Virtual Servers and Cloud base solutions is like a force movement like me writing this review when Im just evaluating a solution and alternative to G Suites from Google. Workspace from Facebook calls my attention eventhou is also cloud base but is the closes in Features. Just like the Standalone version of Zendesk that we all learn too user the codes and independency of running the software on the local network overpasses any cloud base solution in my opinion. Automations and Macros are great working locally without the need of High bandwith which we can afford in USA but on other locations in the caribean is a luxury even for big business to have the bandwith we have. OOOOhh And what happens at hurricane season? when we had blackouts we still ran the Zendesk locally. An example of such dependency of cloud based systems is the Automations function doesn't flow in a similar way but are timed instead of instantaneous compare to local run version of the software. Macros allow you to update a ticket's tags, message, and other information with a click of a button. Zendesk has done a great job to make a ticketing system and keeping up the standard with the growing number of completion.

Quite good customer care with little glitches

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It has many pros but the biggest leverage is the automation. Using this functionality (triggers, automated tasks etc.) will let you respond faster to customers' need. The other stunning area of data analyse and visualization. Tremendous insights can assure you can measure anything related to your customers' care what you would like to.

Cons: There are some limitation which are not upgraded even asked by its users for ages. Although improving of Zendesk is continous, so you can bet that you will not stuck to a once-good-but-now-obsolate customer handling system.

Good Experience. Fast Response.

May 04, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zendesk is a great tool to add to your business and resolve clients issues. Growing business need to address clients concerns and Zendesk helps on that. It keeps tracks of the tickets created, provides great charts and statistics, overall is a great tool to manage concerns and one you can count on.

Cons: Zendesk sometimes makes it hard to keep records of account. It's great for tickets, but in my personal experience, it doesn't keep enough track users account, only of the problem or ticket it sends in. I've tried over tools that do, which now Zendesk is lacking.

Overall: You get a great ticketing tool, manage to keep a great track of a client's single request and get back to him as soon as possible. Issues with Zendesk have been minimum and resolved in a rapid manner.

Zendesk Pros and Cons

Oct 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very good add ons such as Answer Bot and Web Widget which all is integrated in the help desk. Allows for direct communication with end users who will get updated every time the status of a ticket is changed from open to pending to solved. Allows for tags which help segregate tickets and make it easy to use and look for information. This also helps with the add ons such as triggers to only send to certain predefined tags and organisations

Cons: limited functions within Zendesk without buying add ons.

Overall: customer support very helpful with requests and will show you exactly where in Zendesk you need to look to implement add ons and to fulfil reports. Excellent forums to find answers which are answered by other end users and official Zendesk customer support.

I have been using this software for 3 years now and feel it has more advantages over disadvantages

Apr 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use is first, the customer service can definitely be improved as they prefer more to share article links rather than explaining things. The marketplace has nice apps. The working of help centre is a little complex, particularly language related things.

Cons: I will mention what can be improved.

1) Customized report generation can be simplified

2) Help centre can have many more functionalities

3) The community can be improved, it has many limitations

4) Price per agent is more

5) When someone has purchased a licence, marketplace apps should be free

Integral in launching our support platform for our product

Jul 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zendesk was very easy to setup and get started with. It was easily integrated into our platform through the REST API. Our customers find it easy to enter in support tickets with enough information and our agents find it extremely easy to work with and search for information. It has plenty of add-ons for linking to popular platforms like JIRA, Salesforce, Slack and so on.

Cons: We've been unable to really integrate our own help documentation into the Zendesk platform which limits some of the powerful search features for both end users and agents.

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Powerful, reliable and easy to use recommended for customer support

Jun 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using it for over 3 years now in 2 different companies and the result is amazing. Used mostly for customer support Zendesk is a great ticketing tool. You can have an agent using it with just 2 days of training and the interface is intuitive and user friendly.

Cons: Sometimes the down times can affect 24 hours customer support business. But they are few and far in time. Y would add a spell check feature. And improve the time shift integration.

Overall: It makes handling customer queries and complains so much easier. And you can have ne agents up and running with it in no time

I wanted to like Zendesk more than I did. It has a lot of functionality but isn't super intuitive.

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Zendesk is a really helpful tool for managing ticket submissions. Multiple groups can be configured so tickets automatically sort to the correct group (based on conditional logic) so no one has to manually assign tickets to the correct group. Another pro of Zendesk is that it has some reporting capabilities already built in and ready to use. If one of those pre-set reports doesn't fit your needs you can also export raw data to get a more granular view if needed.

Cons: My teams struggled a bit with ticket sharing in Zendesk. It's a wonderful feature that allows a ticket to be moved from one group to another but it seemed that sometimes tickets were duplicated rather than moving completely. This made it a little challenging to track if something had truly been resolved.

Overall: Though it's not perfect, the benefits of Zendesk outweigh the pain points. Zendesk makes collaboration across teams easy which is essential for global groups!

Thumps up for features and customer support

Jul 19, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've been using zendesk in my previous company for more than 2 years, the major pros would be the availability of features that could be customized as per user request, good customer support whom we can reach out any time.

Cons: We used to face downtime often which runs even for half hour and more. I am not a techie, so I do not the exact reason for the downtime but zendesk has the tendency to hang often and stop working which I would say a major drawback of this software.

Overall: We were able to easily implement process improvement suggestion/ideas into effect with the help of this team in Zendesk.

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Great Ticket Management Software

Nov 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Creation of tickets via email submission

Internal and External party usability

Easy ticket reporting and management

Cons: Email formatting is clunky and may be hard to follow

Automated emails cause confusion

High price tag

Overall: My Service Provider Specialist team utilizes Zendesk daily to track tickets submitted by internal and external users. I am able to manage and report on open ticket times, see real time ticket queue counts, and assign tickets as needed to to members. Overall it has been a very smooth process but when Zendesk goes down it causes a lot of confusion an frustration to outside parties attempting to communicate to our company

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Zendesk is that we have chosen to use as our "chat" software thru the company website.

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, quick, helps us stay upfront and connected to those on our website who want more information right then. Even if we're not online, Zendesk sends us an email and we can quickly connect with the person needing more information.

Cons: There is very little I can say in the "con" department - we are very happy with Zendesk. It has never "not" worked, and it keeps us in constant contact with prospects and customers.

Overall: Immediately notified when being used, notifies us even when we are not online. This is a huge asset to keeping connected with people who buy our products.

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Excellent lightweight service desk tool for a great price!

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Zendesk is easy to setup and out of the box it provides you with an excellent ticketing system. They offer plenty of recipes to implement more complex service desk operations, and the system is very easy to configure to ensure full ITIL compliance.

Cons: Because the tool is lightweight, it does not start out 100% ITIL compliant, but it doesn't take much effort to get it there.

Overall: Excellent tracking capabilities with built in reports for industry standard service desk metrics. I love the ease of use from both a customer's standpoint and from a technician's point of view.

I've used ZenDesk for more than 5 years and implemented it at our company.

May 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ZenDesk automates and documents customer support in a way that is so easy to use. I don't have trouble training people on ZenDesk, they just seem to figure it out, which speaks volumes.

Cons: The customer side of things can be a little difficult to navigate, they tell me. And the templates never seem to fit what we're looking for. Setting up rules is super powerful but as a result complicated, and you can easily break what many would consider core functionality. But it's the price you pay for flexibility, and there's lots of it!

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Oct 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Zendesk is the program you need if you are selling a service, it is a great tool to resolve issues with clients offline and online as you can use the multiple communication channels it supports. For example you can use the Ticket system, our clients send an offline message if they come across an issue that we work on later, it is great that you can set different priorities of the tickets, to manage and sort them in different ways. It is great how it shows you when a person is already working on the ticket so you can leave it and get another one. You can also use a different Channel to help the customers and it is the Live Help- online chat that sends instant messages from both sides.

Cons: Nothing bad comes across my mind as Zendesk has got so many useful options

Overall: Great product, strongly recommend!

A very effective CRM Solution

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The real-time multi-channel customer support utility using this tool makes it one of the best CRM tools which I have ever used. I used to manage telecom, email, chat & social media campaigns using this tool, via my laptop and smartphone too. It is an efficient tool to improve the Customer Support Operations.

Cons: I didn't like the mess which used to be there after a point of time in emails & repeat tickets due to unresolved issues. I had to put in extra efforts to get things right, whereas if there was some sort of automation to reflect multiple tickets or communication from one single customer by default, then it will make the life of a user/administrator easy!

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The best way of taking the control of incidents of your services

Oct 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The tool is of great help at the moment of taking the control of incidents or complaints of the service across tickets. These tickets allow you to take the control of the complaints that enter on some service offered, realized by the users. His characteristics of time of response, the accounting of the quantity of tickets that entered, with that they were those who were solved, does that the system is of indispensably to generate reports that they could help to the company to observe in that to improve.

Cons: The system in any functions is not automatic what needs that there is realized manually the completed one of some fields.

Overall: The tool has helped us to realize a study of the principal incidents in our service what helps us to be in constant improves. He is our principal ally for the development of the logistics of solution of incidents

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One of the most efficient ways to run a ticketing system on the planet

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The ease with which dozens of employees can follow a client's case and come back it for learning purposes. I wish every community and even nonprofits had a way of using it.

Cons: It can be very pricey! The cost of an effective ticketing software is definitely not cheap, but it is well worth the investment for the fluidity and ease of tracking clients' needs.

Overall: The ability to answer detailed questions with a standard format, with prewritten letter templates, and with the guidance of supervisors or the ability to train new employees at the same time.

Zendesk a great ticking system

Aug 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The ability to reassign tickets and write internal comments is a great feature to have. The Help Center integrates with our client's sites and the ticketing system. You can easily insert a help article in your response to your client's. We are currently implementing side chat, which I am excited to see how that can integrate with Salesforce as well.

Cons: It is a little pricey, but I do believe the value is there.

Overall: Zendesk has helped our company grow and innovate while we transitioned away from a start up company.

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Great SMB-oriented Helpdesk Platform

Jul 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: A great day-today SMB-oriented helpdesk platform. The ticket management system is on-par with most other helpdesk platform if not better. Zendesk keeps heading the right direction with new features and fixes over-time. Social media help integration is very useful. Outstanding automatic workflows. Decent integration option for other tools and services to be included within a system.

Cons: My only complaint to Zendesk would be its relatively high pricing, especially for larger businesses.

An excellent customer support tool at a reasonable price

May 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It helps to track all the issues faced by a specific customer and helps a brand improve its services. It is easy to set up and use. You can also interact with customers through the site. They provide quick customer service and support. They keep adding new features. Also, it ensures educational training to use the program better. It enables user access to the knowledge base, and monitor or edit all the tickets. It integrates with many other platforms like Facebook, email, Dropbox, Google work etc. Provides encryption and back up of data.

Cons: A few of the new features are difficult to understand. Presence of bugs, when accessed through mobile. While submitting a ticket, the application does not recommend from knowledge base. The graphical user interface can be developed for better usage.

ZenDesk has been a great asset here and elsewhere.

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the ability of the product to receive a forwarded email from a specific user/mailbox and create tickets out of it. I give my user a simple email address "help@...." and they can create their own tickets. The management of tickets is super simple which makes it work efficiently.

Cons: I wish you could change the statuses to custom names besides "open, pending,...etc" - would like some options for "awaiting approval" or "awaiting funding" or something similar.

Overall: Ease of tracking of helpdesk tickets.