Talkdesk Enterprise Cloud Contact Center Software


Talkdesk is a cloud-based call center solution that helps businesses improve customer satisfaction while simultaneously reducing customer support costs. It uses interactive voice response (IVR), automatic call distribution (ACD) and skills-based routing, callers are routed to the agent who is most qualified to meet the needs based on customizable data.

Talkdesk displays the caller's name, image, contact information, purchase history and contact history in the agent's browser in real-time so they can personalize their conversations. The system automates tasks so a new profile is created whenever a new contact calls. When a call is missed, Talkdesk sends an email containing call data, a voicemail recording and a transcription. Managers and agents are also able to make data-driven decisions with call monitoring, call recording, and real-time and historical reporting.

The system integrates with several different programs including InfusionSoft, Salesforce, Desk.com, Zendesk and Shopify. Price is per rep per month. Support is offered via knowledge base, email and phone.

110 Reviews of Talkdesk Enterprise Cloud Contact Center

Overall rating

4.29 / 5 stars

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January 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2018

Fairly innovative company, not perfect but who is

Pros

We've been with Talkdesk for over 2 years, and in that time they've proven to be hungry for the market, very innovative and collaborative. The product is fairly robust and there are releases fairly often for improvements, minimal downtime and a nice UI/interface. The sentiment reporting is invaluable and you often don't have to reach out to support since their knowledge base is ridiculously thorough.

Cons

We definitely noticed with the departure of our first CSM and transition to another, our rose colored glasses started to come off. Talkdesk suffered some serious outages later in 2017 (though they did their best to make it right after the fact). There are some seemingly obvious improvements that could be made to the product that they have so far de-prioritized over those shiny "innovative" features. Reporting more often than not requires exporting CSVs in order to truly dig into the data, and when you do have to contact support you'll always get a canned response, have to clarify and emphasize again, *then* the agent starts to answer your question.

June 2016

Kenneth from WeGoLook, LLC

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2016

A fresh take on an old necessity

There are a lot of longstanding names in the call center software arena. Like many verticals with legacy providers, aging code bases make agile integration, extensibility, and the introduction of innovative new capabilities difficult. Talkdesk is the relatively newcomer to the cloud call center software space that we found to be the perfect mix of fresh, full-featured, and reliable. After all, your phone system in nothing on which you can take a gamble. As we have grown and our needs increased, so too have the capabilities of the Talkdesk platform. We have been very happy with the decision to leverage Talkdesk as our call center solution and look forward to continuing to leverage new platform capabilities as they are introduced.

Pros

1. A wide array of out of the box integrations with other widely used platforms
2. Great customer success management
3. An innovative team that is eager to add platform capabilities but consider tackling in new, potentially more effective ways than what currently exists.
4. Lots of opportunities to share feedback and participate in new beta offerings
5. Good value for the price per seat
6. Effective as a cross-company phone solution, both for call center and non call center staff

Cons

1. An API to an API. Because Talkdesk is built on top of twilio and other telephony providers, the API is effectively a bridge to another API which currently limits integration capabilities.
2. Sometimes slow to respond or ineffective technical customer support when troubleshooting integration issues.

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

March 2018

Perfect tool for growing Support Team

Pros

Very customizable. You're able to set up the tool to integrate with your other Support platforms very easily. Talkdesk call bar on the computer is also effective (i.e. it's easy for agents to know when a call is coming to them, when they've missed a call, etc.). You an set up almost any requirements that you want for how long to ring, how long to be on hold, etc.

Cons

Reporting isn't as strong as it should be. Talkdesk is gathering huge amounts of data about customers, call patterns, etc. I would love to see more predictive suggestions. For example, "This time last year you had a higher than normal call volume. We suggest you have more agents on standby." We have to export the data to Excel to analyze.

June 2016

Kenneth from WeGoLook

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

June 2016

A fresh take on an old necessity

There are a lot of longstanding names in the call center software arena. Like many verticals with legacy providers, aging code bases make agile integration, extensibility, and the introduction of innovative new capabilities difficult. Talkdesk is the relatively newcomer to the cloud call center software space that we found to be the perfect mix of fresh, full-featured, and reliable. After all, your phone system in nothing on which you can take a gamble. As we have grown and our needs increased, so too have the capabilities of the Talkdesk platform. We have been very happy with the decision to leverage Talkdesk as our call center solution and look forward to continuing to leverage new platform capabilities as they are introduced.

Pros

1. A wide array of out of the box integrations with other widely used platforms
2. Great customer success management
3. An innovative team that is eager to add platform capabilities but consider tackling in new, potentially more effective ways than what currently exists.
4. Lots of opportunities to share feedback and participate in new beta offerings
5. Good value for the price per seat
6. Effective as a cross-company phone solution, both for call center and non call center staff.

Cons

1. An API to an API. Because TalkDesk is built on top of twilio and other telephony providers, the API is effectively a bridge to another API which currently limits integration capabilities.
2. Sometimes slow to respond or ineffective technical customer support when troubleshooting integration issues.

November 2015

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

November 2015

Worst experience we had

I was really happy that i found a cloud sollution for our company with lots of integrations. The contract was made in just couple of days and we started to use the solution from day 1. The sale agent was really great. Now, the problems started when we opened the first ticket to support which was handled in 3 or 4 days (for a call-center sollution this is extremely high). There are tickets which was never handled. Later on if you wanted a ticket to be resolved you needed to go on their facebook page and write the ticket number along with a small complain. Take a look on their facebook page, and you will see lots of complaints there along with tickets number. After couple of months we have seen a really high raise in our cost and we knew that something is not normal. After a small investigation we discovered that we have been overcharged with over 3000$ in 4-5 months. After an intern audit which was done in over 6 weeks by Talkdesk, we have recieved the money back to our talkdesk account. The fun part is that we cannot use the money which was taken illegaly for paying the monthly services, they need additional money. This is totally unacceptable! Anyway, it was a lot of friction between us. We even try to contact the CEO of TalkdDesk on Linkedin which by the way didnt't even reply to our problem. Talkdesk was the worst experience in 8 years since i have started the company. Think twice before you will use their services.

Pros

Nice app, nice design, easy to use, good quality of sound.

Cons

Support and Billing needs to much time to reply. The billing system is not transparent at all. You cannot see the cost of each call in your dashboard. You never know when you will be overcharged. Nobody cares about you after you have signed the contract. They are interested only in your money.

Response from Talkdesk of Talkdesk, Inc.

Replied November 2015

We're really sorry about your experience, and we definitely agree we could have done a much better job in this case. In the course of this year, we've significantly grown the Talkdesk team, switched to a new billing system, and gone from 2 people working in support, to over 30. We're now answering most support enquiries within a few hours, and satisfaction rates are very high. We're available 24 hours a day during the week to assist our customers. We've replied directly to you specifically addressing the final concern you had, and you've now told us you consider the problem solved. We hope you continue to stay with us, but if you do decide to leave we understand and we'll make it as easy as possible for you to move elsewhere.

November 2018

Mandy from MWB

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Good product. Needs to improve Zendesk integration

Talkdesk does a good job in what it claims to do. It’s integration with Salesforce tracks all activities automatically and is very friendly but its integration with Zendesk can be bettered in terms of both event logging and agent onboarding process. Overall, I’d give it a good recommendation.

Pros

Easy to Install
Innovative product
Good integrations with Salesforce
Responsive customer service

Cons

integrations with Zendesk is unreliable and drops calls from time to time and then incorrectly tag these dropped calls as missed. The provisioning process also needs improvement to support Zendesk SSO more seamlessly by not having agents create Talkdesk accounts

June 2016

Dachelle from imATHLETE

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2016

Perfect Software for our needs!

We switched over to Talkdesk from a standard Voip provider and I couldn't be happier. We're a smaller company with several needs and we've been able to meet them all with Talkdesk. We searched a long time for a solution that would integrate with our systems and give us the freedom to customize greetings at the drop of a hat and to also give us comprehensive and easy to read reporting. I'm so glad we found Talkdesk.

Pros

It's easy to integrate into our ticketing system. Live calls and queues are easy to see so that we can modify available agents. Modifications to available agents, greetings, voicemails, extension routing as well as the way the systems are integrated are so simple and quick. Prompt and excellent customer service.

Our account manager is amazing as well.

Cons

Like with any software, there have been some glitches but they are corrected quickly.

January 2019

Max from Geenio

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Great softphone \ telephony SaaS for SMBs and startups

Great option for multi-line multi-lang customer service, sales and tech support lines. One-stop-shop that includes landline numbers provider, traffic and the softphone solution.

Pros

– Ability to add numbers from various countries
– Visual IVR builder
– Decent audio quality
– Lots of features

Cons

– It's not that easy to integrate Talkdesk into existing ecosystem (e.g. to make IVR pass digits to an in-house solution and then make a transition based on that system's response)

November 2018

Danielle from Roblox

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Talkdesk

Pros

This software was easy to install and the widgets integrate nicely with Zendesk. The call quality is good and our agents seem to have minimal issues with using it. It’s easy to generate reports.

Cons

Ithere is one truggle with be difficult the integration with our email platform and that is it’s hard to teach agents how to merge profiles. Some non-call impacting issues have taken longer than expected to resolve.

June 2018

Yseult from EF English Live

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2018

Easy to use

The toolbar is really easy, you have it in a part of your screen and you can use it all the time, it's synchronized with salesforce so easy to just click on phones numbers

Pros

This software is really easy to use, there is two different part, the website where you can find all the reporting, infos about who is using, status of agent and of course the part to call. Had one issue and got a Talkdesk customer support who helped me in less than 15 minutes.

Cons

Some numbers may not be available at some times and it's not fixed really fast, the connectivity at some point is not the best also.

August 2018

Alan from HCL Technologies

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

An ideal cloud-based contact center application apt for businesses of all sizes.

Pros

Talkdesk has a nice UI, very easy to use. It helps firms to personalize the conversation between their clients and prospects. Navigation through the software is simple. The sound quality is also great. The application has been very reliable especially in the beginning when we started encountering various odd bugs in the system. Their timely updates had helped us to fix a lot of issues. It makes digital calling very easy. As a call center, quality assurance is a big deal for us. It helps in making data-driven decisions and has helped in improving the productivity of our team. Using Talkdesk, we can easily track and record call that really helps us monitor the calls being made.

Cons

There have been downtimes which can be problematic for us. Hope they can do something to reduce or better stop it altogether. At times, the customer service isn't responsive.

September 2018

Michael from Cognosante

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

Easy to deploy and scales!

Excellent! A great value for us.

Pros

It doesnt require any download or installs. Cloud based easy to use. We love the app connect experience to easily add new apps functions and features with just two clicks... seriously no IT support required.

Cons

Requires chrome browser or the download call bar. Doesnt work in IE if you are stuck using that.

November 2018

Stephanie from Footwear

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Solid Reporting

We’ve been using Talkdesk for the last year or so. It’s better than ring central but we do have connection issues from time to time (calls dropping). I really like the reporting but I would love the ability to customize my own reports instead of picking from a handle full of premade ones. Additionally, we’ve struggled to integrate zendesk’s reporting perfectly with Talkdesk, so we had to pull data separately.

Pros

I like the reporting tool and the interface that we can share with the team.

Cons

Not being able to customize reports. Calls drop from time to time and the app can crash.

June 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

June 2018

Works seamlessly with my other customer-facing software

Pros

It makes digital calling very easy and connects with my other customer service related systems for easy integration.

Cons

sometimes there are odd errors when trying to make a call, and sometimes calls won't come in even though my reps are available. This is rare though, and their customer support tends to be on the case quickly.

May 2017

Eric from kCura

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2017

More features added consistently, great support and communication from staff

Pros

-No equipment necessary (other than computer and headphones)
-Great communication with our Product Manager, Tech Support
-Good knowledge base, training and tips online
-Once AppConnect releases, we will easily integrate WFM tools, etc.
-Constantly updating features

Cons

-Some back office features like call history, redial not yet available on the callbar (though in the pipeline)
-Wish for more granularity of permissions so various support teams could manage their own holiday hours, again these features are in the pipeline
-Wish for widget type mode for the Live View to create a wallboard type display for TV (in the pipeline)

November 2018

Perry from TestingMom.com

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Functional, reliable, cost effective!

Zero issues.

Pros

Ease of use and training new personnel. Great reporting tools.

Cons

I wish it were more “smart device” friendly. iOS and Android. Definitely strong on pc or laptop, but would be nice if I could easily use as an app or on a browser. It would also be nice to auto plan/schedule weekly/monthly reports.

November 2018

Aj from SimpleBills

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Great product and great service

Talkdesk has enabled our team to deliver quality customer service at a higher volume and impact level.

Pros

Ease of use and ability to pivot quickly based on the needs of the day/week/month.

Cons

We have a huge seasonal swing with customer growth and not having seasonal licenses has been a challenge.

November 2018

Zack from Checkr

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Great product

Pros

Love the ease of use and integrations. Additionally, Talkdesk is the most advanced and user friendly contact center software I’ve ever used. Leveraging their platform allows us to focus on helping customers instead of worrying about the technology or tools. I would highly recommend Talkdesk.

Cons

The occasional downtime can be problematic, but with the new 100% SLA, I look forward to that changing

September 2016

Jesse from Riskalyze


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3.5 of 5

September 2016

Great product, but lacking some features we need.

Pros

SUPPORT! Your support team was able to help me with my issues quickly and with a professionalism that I feel is almost unmatched. A breath of fresh air in an era of nightmarish phone menus. The software is intuitive and the ease of data input is also a big win for our organization.

Cons

The lack of features is really something that makes me weigh my options when it comes to Base vs other CRM's. It has proven difficult to scale as our business increases. So while Base has proved to have limitations in our situation, had we remained small, it might not have been such an issue?

May 2015

Michael from SmartCloud

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

May 2015

Excellent cloud based call centre solution.

SmartCloud (www.smartcloud.ie) is an cloud services provider, we resell a portfolio of cloud based business solutions, primarily in the area of Google Apps and CRM. Internally we have integrated Talkdesk with our Nimble CRM database. This integration with its click-to-dial functionality has dramatically increased call volumes from our outbound sales team. As call dispositions in TalkDesk (and recordings of the call itself) are automatically recorded as a note against the contact record in Nimble we have a complete record of who said what to whom and when - vital for getting a 360 degree view of the customer. Integration of TalkDesk into the Nimble Gmail extension means that agents now have complete access to CRM information in their inbox plus the convenience of click-to-dial functionality in Gmail as well as in the CRM itself - a dramatic increase in convenience and productivity. Pros: We have been working with TalkDesk since they appeared in Beta, well before the product was commercially available. I have always found the TalkDesk support team to be really proactive both in implementing improvements which we suggested (like the click-to-call functionality in the Nimble extension for Gmail) as well as resolving the inevitable minor issues you get when setting up any new system for the first time. Cons: Very few cons to be honest. I would like to see a native mobile app, but other than that our experience has been very positive.