Freshdesk Software


 

Offering true, multi-channel customer support, Freshdesk brings together every customer conversation into a centralized, user-friendly interface, helping customer support agents address and resolve trouble tickets.

Whether the interaction occurs over the phone, via email, through Web chat or comes in from social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, Freshdesk ensures customer support issues get to the right team member right away.

Because the solution is entirely Web-based, Freshdesk helps to manage multiple groups, workflows and escalation procedures. It also supports multiple products and brands and includes multi-language and multi-timezone capabilities. Its affordable monthly pricing model makes it suitable for most industries, including IT, insurance, hospitality, retail, utilities and more.

It automates multiple processes. Dispatchers automatically route tickets to the appropriate support agents, while the supervisor continuously scans open tickets and then escalates them to managers if they are not addressed within defined Service Level Agreements. Using Scenario Automations, daily routine tasks can be completed with a single click.

Freshdesk also offers customer-facing features such as a self-service portal, a knowledge base and community forums so customers can view the status of their tickets, find solutions online and share or even vote on ideas.

 

Freshdesk - Dashboard
 
  • Freshdesk - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Freshdesk - Ticket summary
    Ticket summary
  • Freshdesk - All tickets
    All tickets
  • Freshdesk - Ticket
    Ticket
  • Freshdesk - Canned responses
    Canned responses
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Web browser (OS agnostic), Unix, Solaris, Mac OS, Linux, IBM OS/400, HP-UX, AIX

49 Reviews of Freshdesk

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from CSMC
Specialty: Healthcare / Medicine
Size of portfolio: 101 or more users Portfolio size: 101 or more users

the 2015 way of support is refreshing

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ease of use, anybody who uses the internet in this day and age can figure out how to search and create tickets.

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some people still need to get used to the ticketing format. some people just want a very informal, pick up phone, call someone, and just "get it done" method of support. but soon enough, all of us will come around to this more scalable support solution.

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first and foremost, make sure your audience is savvy and accepting enough of this solution. nothing can torpedo a solution more than resistance to change.

 

from Wooshping LTD
Specialty: Telecommunications
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

We use fresh desk as our support desk on our website.

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It's simple to setup and doesn't require a large investment of time or resources to set. It also integrated into our existing website framework quickly and easily.

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It's fairly basic but we didn't need to have anything particularly more robust so it did the job well.

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There's a free entry level product which is definitely worth trying before committing your organisation fully to it. Try and and make sure it does what you need it to.

 

from Charles Schwab
Specialty: Other
Size of portfolio: 101 or more users Portfolio size: 101 or more users

Easy, Quick, and helps move tickets along

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They are very accommodating and try their best to meet your needs. Works well with our group. I've found it to be relatively reliable and helps get through the huge amount of tickets we have

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Extra employees licenses can be costly and I hope they develop some more features.

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Freshdesk is not bad and easy to implement. It can be a little pricey, but I do believe it offers a great solution for ticket management.

 

from XLerant
Specialty: Software / IT
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Exactly what we were looking for!

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The knowledge Base/solution center is great. We really appreciate the ability to post videos to the site so we can use FreshDesk as a training platform for our users.

Likes Least

I would like to see a few more standard reports. Although, I do like the capability of exporting my own data and sorting through it the way I would like.

Recommendations

Identify your organization's must haves and create a checklist from most important to least important. Then narrow down a possible vendors list and add them across your list of must haves. Set up a demo with each vendor and free trail, then mark an X next to each of your must haves that each vendor satisfies. Narrow down your list again, then ask more questions to your vendors and present the top 2 to your team for feedback. Then choose!

 

from XLerant inc
Specialty: Accounting
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Seamless technical support rollover from Outlook to Freshdesk

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Very easy implementation/transition process. Ability to access via mobile. Ability to merge duplicate technical support questions from the same client. Multiple levels within Freshdesk with can help direct items to the appropriate department.

Likes Least

Delay between submission/responses (it feels like up to 10mins at times).
Recent issue caused some problems with my outlook account.

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Cost effective. Ability to customize interface and essentially tailor the application to your company's needs. Has the ability to paste images - something which few other vendors we looked at were able to do - which seems almost a necessity when dealing with clients/customers.

 

from XLerant, Inc.
Specialty: Software / IT
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

A substantially smoother workflow

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I used to get notified about every support issue that came down the pike. Now, we have a standard escalation workflow, and my day is much less frequently interrupted.

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A minor annoyance, but there's no way to say 'reply to a private note' within a ticket; you can only reply to the entire ticket. Keeping a discussion about a facet of a problem would be very handy.

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Consider usability both for your users and for your external clients. The system has to work easily and unsurprisingly for everyone involved.

 

from XLerant
Specialty: Software / IT
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Great features, excellent customer support, and easy to use!

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I had to find customer support software for our company and looked closely at 5 different products. What I liked about FreshDesk the most was everything. To start they had the most responsive team who answered all of our questions. Second, the product really had all of the features we were looking for - knowledge base, reports, easy to use ticketing process, customer satisfaction surveys etc. Also, where other vendors charged a high price for each feature, many if not all of the features we needed were included in the standard price for FreshDesk. From all of these, what I like the most is how FreshDesk is very easy to use for my team and for our clients.

Likes Least

What I would like to see is a few more built in reports. But we are happy how we can export data and create additional reports if necessary.

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I used reviews/Google/references as a starting point to help narrow down a list of vendors. Narrow down the list to no more than 5 vendors. Create a checklist of the features that are most important to you, e.g. Customer Service, Ease of Use, Knowledge Base, Price etc., and then check the list. Request a demo from each vendor and take good notes.Then start a free trial where you can test the product for yourself (I would invite one colleague to help you test). Write down your questions and follow up with your contact for each vendor. When you narrow the list down to 2-3 vendors meet with your team and present each product to get their feedback. At this point you will have a good idea who you will choose.

 

from ISM LLC
Specialty: Distribution
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

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This product is user friendly and gives access to an effective communication all around the world.

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There are times that I've experienced system being down.

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Get a full background when using this software for better usage.

 

from Belise Group
Specialty: Software / IT
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Awesome Freshdesk

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It is easier to communicate with other people all around the globe.

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What i don't like about this product is sometimes system is down.

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For all users of this software I recommend you to be a smart user.

 

from ISM
Specialty: Other
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Freshdesk is a convenient tool which provides results.

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It's really simple to use, and it reminds you when a ticket is due already.

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It needs further improvement for best experience. Compared to other similar software, this product can do a lot better.

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Learn the basic functions of this product and from there, practice and master it to get the most out of it.

 

from Roxanne Oates VA Services
Specialty: Other
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Easy to use & efficient

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The ease of use. It's pretty intuitive. It's easy to keep track of all of your tickets.

Likes Least

The option to add a tag should be in multiple locations, not one.

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Freshdesk is a great software to use to provide support for your clients.

 

from E-MedRx Solutions Inc
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals
Size of portfolio: 21 to 50 users Portfolio size: 21 to 50 users

Great database to store all information

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It has easy navigation, and it's quick to retrieve stored information.

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Nothing. It has all the qualities of a database that our company needs and requires.

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Do the trial first, and then you will see how helpful it is.

 

from Digicat Marketing
Specialty: Software / IT
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Really great, easy to use, good support, awesome functionality

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The system is very intuitive and easy to use. We found it extremely easy to learn and dove right in!

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It's pretty easy to push too many buttons or to not find what you're looking for within search parameters. You have to be extremely specific or know where to look.

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Utilize their Customer Support team! They were super helpful anytime I had a question.

 

from Cook Consulting, Inc.
Specialty: Software / IT
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Freshdesk is helping our support desk become much more efficient.

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Ease of use, very intuitive. It is very easy to see all the comments made in the support tickets. We have multiple people working our support desk; it is really easy for another support person to take the call.

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Cannot copy screenshots into the software without doing multiple steps. We put screenshots into our support tickets to make it easier for others in the company to see what we are talking about. This requires multiple steps in the software.

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This software is very easily tailored to any sized business.

 

from AgileAssets Inc
Specialty: Software / IT
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Simple, clean interface for both agents and clients

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This is a very simple product with a very simple and clean interface. If you're a small company or don't need a huge amount of bells and whistles, Freshdesk is an excellent addition to your repertoire.

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There are still a lot of minor irritations with the product, and they are not implementing many of the capabilities that are necessary. If you can live with the idiosyncrasies, I think it's a great tool.

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Separate out your requirements from your nice-to-haves.

 

from Northern
Specialty: Education
Size of portfolio: 101 or more users Portfolio size: 101 or more users

Great help

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FreshDesk can automatically store the text and support adding tickets from our social networks, which helps a lot and impresses me.

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I would appreciate it if there were more beautiful applications for mobile phones and tablet apps.

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We use multi branding support for several web page creators. We compared many help desk systems, and Freshdesk is the best. If you ask more, I would also recommend Samanage, Team Support and so on.

 

from Northern
Specialty: Education
Size of portfolio: 101 or more users Portfolio size: 101 or more users

Lucky we chose Freshdesk

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Freshdesk's interface is great and very easy to use. My team of ten was using it within ten minutes. We killed off all old email group mailboxes, two other junk help desk systems and all hallway conversations. I also love the support and the fact that they are always interested in making their product exceed expectations. It's one of the best tools I've used. I'd recommend it to everyone.

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There's not much I dislike. It is very good software and service. Sometimes the font can be varied on what you customize vs. what it sends. You also have to update your DNS, but it's not a big deal.

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Zendesk and Salesforce are the only other customer service software products I ever used.

 

from The Conover Company
Specialty: Software / IT
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Freshdesk has simplified our customer and technical support

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I love that a ticketing system, knowledge base and user forums are combined into one easy to use product. Along with the built in chat feature, it covers all possible options that anyone looking for an online support product could want.

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I would like to see a few more options to theme our support pages without having to do all of the custom CSS work.

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I tried software from the other major companies like GetSatisfaction, Zendesk and Desk.com. I went with Freshdesk, because of how easy it was to setup and use. It's low price is another reason to check them out.

 

from My Learning Plan Inc
Specialty: Education
Size of portfolio: 21 to 50 users Portfolio size: 21 to 50 users

Very impressed

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I love using Freshdesk. We evaluated 3 top-tier customer support management system products to manage our complex array of products and Freshdesk was the clear winner on functionality and price. While it's true, one of the contenders could have met our needs a tiny bit better. The price tag was 8x higher than Freshdesk. That's not a joke. From the moment I saw Freshdesk, I loved the simplistic design of the site. It reflects how they do all of their development. Features are added gracefully and in ways I don't always expect. For example, we had major problems with multiple agents working on the same ticket. Freshdesk added a very simple indicator that shows icons detailing that someone else is looking at that same ticket. It's very subtle, but very effective. All of their features are focused on high-usability, without cluttering the screen with additional controls. It reminds me of how Apple does UI. It's simple and elegant.

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While it has a great deal of flexibility, there are some things that an off-the-shelf product will never deliver. We have a laundry list of things we would love to see in the product, but it seems the development direction is going off in a different direction. We have solved a lot of problems using their development API, but now we have a decent-sized code base that requires maintenance and attention, from time to time. The other thing that has been difficult is the Freshdesk follows a typical customer support model where agents might be encouraged to compete with each other. That's not a philosophy we believe in, in our environment. It's not that big of a deal, but we would prefer if all of the agent comparisons were kept hidden. It would prevent agents from cherry-picking the easy tickets to get their numbers up.

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I was really impressed with Freshdesk's multi-product support. This allow us to segment our site and have an area for each product (i.e. our own agents, help docs, etc.). This is the feature that starts to make things expensive (in other products). While the functionality is impressive, you may have to do some technical wizardry to make it work in a highly complex product suite. We're a software development company, ourselves, so we had the skill to do this, but if you don't have a decent technical team that can configure DNS entries, make use of email alias's, you may be in for a bumpy ride. I wouldn't think this is any easier in any of the other sites, though. It's a complex task in any system.

 

from Project Lore Ltd
Specialty: Software / IT
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

FreshDesk - Helpdesk Cloud system

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The vendor is response to requests for enhancements and engages. It's great to see a responsive company. FreshDesk itself is visually similar to a number of other products I've reviewed, but the key is that in the back end it works very well. This means the user gets a user experience that's familiar, but you have the power to process requests as you want. Firstly, it has an account and contact structure. That's important in B2B and a lot of the others don't do this very well at all. Secondly, the workflow engine is very strong and caters for a good amount of logic, steps and automation when needed.

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The knowledge base could be enhanced to have a predictive analytics. An offline capable knowledge base for field based support would be a positive move as well.

Recommendations

Dive straight in. Most of it can be worked out at first glance. There are other better known systems at this price(ish) range that have tick box compliance to what FreshDesk does. Get under the hood and try the stuff properly. You'll find FreshDesk is much more than a tick box. It's worth mentioning it's the sister product to FreshService, the ITIL compliant version. When your help desk grows up, your software can grow with you.