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Overview

Category Leaders

Zendesk's fully customizable help desk solution makes things easy on your customers, sets your teams up for success, and...

Category Leaders

Help Scout is a customer support platform built for growing teams to deliver top-notch customer service. When you sign up,...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

No videos yet

Pricing

Starting from

49

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

20

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.4

3K

5

4

3

2

1

1,653

1,029

258

55

40

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

4.7

181

5

4

3

2

1

131

43

7

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

Pros

I love that its very user friendly to use ad easy to manage tasks. I love the interface make it easy to get tickets handled and provide the best customer service for my job.
This was a much appreciated improvement. A great feature is that you can integrated with the big social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to allow CC to responde quite quickly.
Overall I’m extremely satisfied with Zendesk, It has a lot of great features that helps us provide a great customer support service which is important for a successful business.

Pros

In my 20 years I've never come across such an elegant solution as Help Scout. Everything works good, looks good.
Its ease of use, great search with keywords in the help guide area of clients. The ticketing system is great and integrates with Infusinsoft and Trello so we can transfer information between teams.
The product is very well designed, easy and natural to use. On top of that, their support is excellent and they reply very quickly.

Cons

Tremendously disappointing for a company that sells ticketing software to have such a poor interaction when it comes to using it.
Non-Existent & TERRIBLE Customer Service. You are just a number to them.
If you ever need support from Zendesk then it is horrible.

Cons

Due to the automated change of tickets after leaving notes or replying on some of them, I ended up replying or closing the wrong ones, and in a delicate work, this was frustrating.
The only real problem I've had is that the attachment system gets stuck whenever I try to upload by dragging files into the window.
Email management is no longer a source of frustration.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa month ago

Key features

  • Total features181
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Alerts
  • Account Management
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Routing
  • Availability Management
  • Batch Communications
  • Blended Call Center
  • CMDB
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Logging
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Reporting
  • Call Routing
  • Call Scripting
  • Caller ID
  • Campaign Management
  • Canned Responses
  • Capacity Management
  • Case Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Change Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Churn Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Complaint Monitoring
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customer Support
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Employee Management
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Filtering
  • For Insurance Industry
  • For iPad Devices
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Geotargeting
  • Group Management
  • Health Score
  • Help Desk Management
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Inbound Call Center
  • Inbox Management
  • Incident Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Interactive Content
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lead Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Manual Dialer
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Scripts
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Offline Form
  • On-Demand Communications
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Onboarding
  • Online Forums
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Phone Key Input
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Prioritization
  • Proactive Chat
  • Problem Management
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Procurement Management
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Release Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Service Reporting
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Signature Management
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Spam Blocker
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Text Analysis
  • Text Editing
  • Text to Speech
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Trend Analysis
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Assistant
  • VoIP Connection
  • Voice Customization
  • Voice Mail
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Widgets
  • Win / Loss Analysis
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features73
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Alerts
  • Account Management
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Routing
  • Availability Management
  • Batch Communications
  • Blended Call Center
  • CMDB
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Logging
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Reporting
  • Call Routing
  • Call Scripting
  • Caller ID
  • Campaign Management
  • Canned Responses
  • Capacity Management
  • Case Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Change Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Churn Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Complaint Monitoring
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customer Support
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Employee Management
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Filtering
  • For Insurance Industry
  • For iPad Devices
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Geotargeting
  • Group Management
  • Health Score
  • Help Desk Management
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Inbound Call Center
  • Inbox Management
  • Incident Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Interactive Content
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lead Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Manual Dialer
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Scripts
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Offline Form
  • On-Demand Communications
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Onboarding
  • Online Forums
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Phone Key Input
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Prioritization
  • Proactive Chat
  • Problem Management
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Procurement Management
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Release Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Service Reporting
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Signature Management
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Spam Blocker
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Text Analysis
  • Text Editing
  • Text to Speech
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Trend Analysis
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Assistant
  • VoIP Connection
  • Voice Customization
  • Voice Mail
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Widgets
  • Win / Loss Analysis
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations1096
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Freshdesk
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Intercom
  • Jira
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Pipedrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • SugarCRM
  • Twitter
  • WhatsApp