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Overview

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Zendesk's fully customizable help desk solution scales with your business and enables organizations to solve tickets easily....

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Intercom is the first Conversational Relationship Platform that enables businesses to deliver conversational, messenger-based...

  • 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

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Pricing

Starting from
$

19

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

38

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

1,417

926

244

49

36

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

515

188

54

10

15

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
94%
would recommend this app

Pros

Overall experience has been good. Very happy for the product and how it helps us stay organized with the tickets we have coming in.

NT

Nick T.

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.

SB

Sophia B.

We ended up switching to a free service which better fit our needs. All in all it was a pleasant experience and we used it for 3 years to manage the chat on our site.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Pros

The product really has a good user experience for the end-user. Fantastic that you can have the same customer support on both website and in the app, which all are linked up together.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Embedded chats with history are quite nice, it has both the messages and notes left by the supporting team members to each other. Chat itself works quite good and overall thing of a good quality.

Aleksandr S.

When we were first started using them, they were flexible, had great customer service, and seemed genuinely invested in helping us succeed.

SN

Susanna N.

Cons

Tremendously disappointing for a company that sells ticketing software to have such a poor interaction when it comes to using it.

JK

Jeff K.

Non-Existent & TERRIBLE Customer Service. You are just a number to them.

NC

Nicole C.

If you ever need support from Zendesk then it is horrible.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons

Their customer service has been incredible poor. They caused a completely preventable service disruption that caused several hours of outage for our team, and have been difficult to get in touch with.

SN

Susanna N.

We have stuck with intercom for 4 years at this point and no plans to leave.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Updates may be lost, updates may be rejected by intercom because of server side exceptions, or mysterious thing called "concurrent updates" when there is just a single update.

Aleksandr S.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review18 days ago

Key features

  • Total features177
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • @mentions
  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Alerts
  • Account Management
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Routing
  • Automatic Call Distribution
  • Availability Management
  • Batch Communications
  • Blended Call Center
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • 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
  • 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
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • 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 Surveys
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Filtering
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Geotargeting
  • 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 Capture
  • Lead Database Integration
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Lead Qualification
  • Lead Segmentation
  • Lead Verification/Validation
  • List Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Manual Dialer
  • Marketing Automation
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Optimized Emails
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Scripts
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Offline Form
  • On-Demand Communications
  • Onboarding
  • Online Forums
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Phone Key Input
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Print Management
  • Prioritization
  • Proactive Chat
  • Problem Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Project Management
  • Prospecting Tools
  • Quality Assurance
  • Queue Management
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Release Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Revenue Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Service Reporting
  • 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
  • Voice Customization
  • Voice Mail
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Integration
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Widgets
  • Win / Loss Analysis
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features78
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • @mentions
  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Alerts
  • Account Management
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Routing
  • Automatic Call Distribution
  • Availability Management
  • Batch Communications
  • Blended Call Center
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • 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
  • 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
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • 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 Surveys
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Filtering
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Geotargeting
  • 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 Capture
  • Lead Database Integration
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Lead Qualification
  • Lead Segmentation
  • Lead Verification/Validation
  • List Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Manual Dialer
  • Marketing Automation
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Optimized Emails
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Scripts
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Offline Form
  • On-Demand Communications
  • Onboarding
  • Online Forums
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Phone Key Input
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Print Management
  • Prioritization
  • Proactive Chat
  • Problem Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Project Management
  • Prospecting Tools
  • Quality Assurance
  • Queue Management
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Release Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Revenue Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Service Reporting
  • 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
  • Voice Customization
  • Voice Mail
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Integration
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Widgets
  • Win / Loss Analysis
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations988
  • BigCommerce
  • Facebook
  • Freshdesk
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jira
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • Pipedrive
  • PrestaShop
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Salesforce Service Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • SugarCRM
  • Twitter
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Zoho CRM
  • Total integrations368
  • BigCommerce
  • Facebook
  • Freshdesk
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jira
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • Pipedrive
  • PrestaShop
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Salesforce Service Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • SugarCRM
  • Twitter
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Zoho CRM

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