OUr customers want quick and easy access to their reps by phone. Talkdesk makes that possible. Management wants an integrated phone system to be able to view high level data in other areas of our business. Talkdesk is the CCaas that fit our needs.
The ease of use the my favorite thing about the software. As a daily user and admin, Talkdesk isn't part of things I worry about breaking, it just works. It works for me and new hires alike.
Call quality. If talkdesk could fix the random bouts of call quality issues, then this would be a near perfect solution.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Overall experience is positive, it has many great features, a click to call extension, a callbar. It also has some things that are missing, however, the overall experience, we as admins of talkdesk, and our agents is positive.
The most I like about talkdesk is that it has many integrations with other 3rd party sites, such as Salesforce, Kustomer, Ytica, etc. And all of these integrations are already included, out of the box -- we don't have to do any coding, or API calls ourselves. Besides that, we also like how easy it is to set up new agents, give them a new number, or add them to a ring group and they are ready to make and receive calls within minutes.
The least I like about Talkdesk is the reporting section. Granted, their scheduled reports and dashboards are great tools which we use daily; however they lack some quality of life features that will make creating and editing reports from a chore to an enjoyable experience. The issue is that, once a scheduled report has been created, it cannot be edited anymore, and our team frequently has new hires and transfers so we have the need to add new members to different reports, but that is not possible, and instead we have to recreate the whole report from scratch.
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10
Really positive. Talkdesk does a great job at listening to their customer needs in order to make a better product. That are fast with changes that benefit a wide net of their clients.
We were looking for a CCAAS partner that would seamlessly integrate with Zendesk. We needed to have a full integration that allowed screen pops for agents to document tickets.
In order to capitalize on reporting, you really need to have a serious excel background but once you have the data where it needs to be, the reporting is very powerful.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
We have been using both SalesForce and TalkDesk for more than a year now for our company and it could have never been easier compared to what we were using before, I am really thankful that our team have discovered this platform. We started using SalesForce first for a few weeks but then TalkDesk happened and it has never been this easy for me and my team, Calls logged automatically, Cases auto populate with the correct and necessary details which results in fast and efficient customer response and information backtracking. We can never ask for a better service, The Talkdesk Live at our dashboard was super helpful for managing our Agents and for tracking our service level rates which is very important if you are working for a customer driven company/job. The only hiccup that we have experienced overall is SF connector not linking properly to the TalkDesk widget in which we figured was caused by Internet fluctuations whenever the connection speed gets lost/slow but with coordinating this with the Talkdesk Team and our IT department we were able to fix the issue and it barely happens anymore and when it does occur it can be easily fixed by reloading SF. Such an awesome service.
Integration is a breeze, My team and I never encountered any issues with the integration and the information of any of our call logs getting lost/missing
Callbar integration would sometimes disconnect fail, there are times where the information takes minutes to get transferred to Salesforce which is detrimental to fast customer interaction
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
I am able to tackle issues of productivity by easily tracking each individuals performance with great ease. Not only can I track how many calls they are making, but I can easily track how long they are spending on and off the phones, among many other things. TalkDesk assists with many of my manager responsibilities.
Live reporting screen is easily customisable so you can keep track of what is important to you. You can also pull lots of different reports for all your needs.
I would like to be able to see when an agent was set to which status without having to pull the data, rather than just what proportion of the hour they were set to each status. The individual graphs that show that an agent was set to (e.g.) available for 20 minutes during 9-10am are useful but I want to know WHEN they were available.
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
More information on pricing tiers can found at www.talkdesk.com/pricing
Talkdesk is a browser-based call center software with out-of-the box functionality that helps businesses improve their customers’ experiences while reducing operational costs. Talkdesk readily integrates with third-party business tools like Salesforce, Zendesk, Shopify, Magento, and Bigcommerce for a more seamless information flow between applications and can be set up for use in as little as five minutes.
Unlike traditional call centers requiring costly upfront investments and long setup times, with Talkdesk, all that’s needed is a computer and a working Internet connection – no phones, hardware, coding, downloads, or long-term contracts to fret about. Some of the app’s core features include enhanced caller ID, built-in integration with commonly-used business tools, call monitoring, real-time and historical reporting, and automated tasks.
Talkdesk is an enterprise-grade call center software that carries all the necessary tools to integrate an entire call center operation in a single system: Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Automatic Call Distributor (ACD), call recording, voicemail, call queues, international numbers, advanced routing, call monitoring, comprehensive reporting, personalized messages, and so on.
With just one click, Talkdesk integrates with business tools such as Zendesk, Salesforce, Desk.com, and Olark to show comprehensive information about the caller as the phone rings, ensuring all customer interactions are personalized. In lieu of a mobile app, inbound calls can be forwarded to a mobile phone using their forward-to-phone feature. Additionally, when requested, Talkdesk can activate Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for your account and generates the necessary agent credentials so phone calls can be made and received via mobile.
With traditional call centers, when callers call customer service, they sometimes have to state their name, phone number, street address, and other personal information multiple times before they can start thoroughly explaining their concern (e.g. first to the IVR, then an agent, and then another agent if they were not routed properly). As you can imagine, this potentially exacerbates whatever frustration the customer already has.
With Talkdesk, through tools like ACD, IVR, and skills-based routing, callers are automatically forwarded to the agent best qualified to address their needs. Talkdesk’s enhanced caller ID feature then shows the caller’s image, name, contact information, contact history, and purchase history in the agent’s browser as they are routed the call. This significantly reduces the caller’s waiting time and ensures they’re afforded the personalized customer experience they expect and deserve.
The modern business utilizes various software tools to power their day-to-day business operations, tools ranging from CRM software, financial solutions, HR and applicant tracking tools, systems for time tracking, marketing automation, and so on. APIs and app integration tie all these systems together, so the flow of information is smooth and harmonious, and users need not switch from one application to another to get things done.
Talkdesk recognizes this growing business need and is equipped with an API to facilitate data sending from and to third-party applications. Aside from that, Talkdesk has built-in integrations with commonly used business apps like Zendesk, Salesforce, Desk.com, Freshdesk, Bigcommerce, Contactually, Google Contacts, Help Scout, Highrise CRM, Infusionsoft, LiveChat, Magento, Nimble, Olark, OnePageCRM, Pipedrive, RelateIQ, and more.
When monitoring calls, you don’t just aim to detect problems but to identify and recognize the positive messages as well. With Talkdesk, managers can listen to live, ongoing calls straight from their browsers so they can monitor, measure, and improve the performance of their agents and teams.
Call recordings can also be reviewed at a later time to make sure your agents strictly adhere to your company’s call quality guidelines.
With Talkdesk’s historical and real-time reporting, call monitoring, and call recording, agents and managers are afforded the ability to make data-driven decisions. Customizable historical reports and charts can be used to identify trends, A/B test scripts, gather business intelligence, pinpoint inefficiencies, and craft more effective training methodologies.
Real-time reports, on the other hand, can be tapped to monitor individual, team, and enterprise performance, identify issues, empower agents, and ensure that service level agreements are strictly followed.
The integrations available in Talkdesk allow businesses to automate processes. Below are a few examples:
Aside from an available API, Talkdesk has ready-made integrations with CRM apps such as Salesforce, Highrise, Infusionsoft, RelateIQ, Nimble, and Pipedrive, ecommerce platforms such as Bigcommerce, Magento, and Shopify, help desk solutions such as Zendesk, Desk.com, Freshdesk, and Help Scout, live chat software like Olark, LiveChat, and Userlike, and more. New integrations are added every week.
Talkdesk offers three pricing options: The Regular package at $29 per agent per month, if billed annually, supports basic call center functionality and can be used by up to five agents. The Pro account costs $49 per agent per month, also if billed annually, carries all Regular account features plus call barging, conference calling, and app integrations.
Enterprise, priced at $99 per month for an annual subscription, supports all Pro features and includes advanced functions like custom daily reporting, dedicated account manager, and phone support. Talkdesk also provides telephony (using Twilio) and charges a price per minute starting at $0.02 per minute for inbound calls and $0.03 per minute for outbound calls. Customers can also use BYOT (bring your own technology) if they prefer.
In addition to a free trial, a free live demo can also be requested.