Freshdesk

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Online helpdesk system and customer service software

About Freshdesk

Freshdesk is a SaaS-based customer support software that offers everything businesses need to deliver great customer service including omnichannel capabilities, automated ticket routing, in-depth reporting, self-service options, SLA management, and much more.

Freshdesk unifies requests coming in across email, phone, web, chat and social, and helps your team stay on top of all conversations within a single view. It also delivers a seamless user experience to agents and helps them stay at their productive best.

Unlike other products in the industry that come with steep pricing tiers and hidden costs, Freshdesk is priced affordably and has a free forever plan with unlimited agent seats.

Pricing starting from:

US$15.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Freshdesk

Intuitive UI - Setting up an account on Freshdesk, and getting familiar with the tool is an effortless experience thanks to the smooth and easy-to-navigate user interface.

Omnichannel capabilities - Stay on top of requests coming in from email, web, phone, chat and social media from a single location and automatically route requests from different channels to the right agents.

Improved productivity - Freshdesk has been designed to help agents stay at their productive best and comes with powerful automations that reduce repetitive tasks.

Increased capabilities - Do more with Freshdesk by plugging in tools from the Freshdesk marketplace which hosts over 500 apps such as Salesforce, Jira, WordPress, and Shopify.

Round-the-clock support - Freshdesk offers 24*7 email, phone, and chat support.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Albania, Algeria, Aruba, Australia, Austria and 111 others

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 20 others

Pricing starting from:

US$15.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Freshdesk: 116

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Automated Routing
  • Automatic Call Distribution
  • CRM Software
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording Software
  • Call Routing
  • Case Management Software
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management Software
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Customer Communication
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support Software
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management Software
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing Software
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification Software
  • IT Asset Management Software
  • IVR Software
  • Inbox Management
  • Incident Management Software
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking Software
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management Software
  • Live Chat Software
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Online Forums
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Management
  • Project Management Software
  • Queue Management
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Recurring Issues
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Sharing Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On Software
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring Software
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management Software
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(3,288)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support Software
4.5/5

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Sofiya
Sofiya
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

HelpDesk Support Specialist

Reviewed on 2023-09-25

Overall, I am quite happy as a user when it comes to Freshdesk. It is easy to grasp, and it...

Overall, I am quite happy as a user when it comes to Freshdesk. It is easy to grasp, and it notifies you promptly when new tasks are popping up. The Call Centre function is very reliable and easy to use, especially since the phone app is well maintained, meaning no calls are missed. It is very easy to log cases and to also search for said cases.

Pros

Fresh Desk is very easy to use and to understand basically from day one. I also like the fact that it is very light which makes it run very fast, making our work very quick and reliable. Once you get the hang of it, you can practically solve all cases using just a few buttons on the keyboard.

Cons

When there is a maintenance issue, causing Freshdesk to crash, there is no notification as to why this is happening and how long it will be down for. The Fresh Chat mobile app keeps crashing without any reason, and it does not provide an error code, making it difficult to figure out how to fix the problem. The tech support for the app is also abysmal - they are extremely slow to respond or they just don't respond; when they do respond - they reply back with bot-generated problem "solutions" that basically end with "please contact support".

Joro
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Ozone Entertainment review

Reviewed on 2023-08-08

Pros

I love the automations and integration in the Helpdesk portion of the OmniChannel. I can really introduce a lot of quality of life features to the team to help them focus on supporting and not repetitive tasks and triage.

Cons

The chat feature has less automations on the backend like the need to add Labels manually as well as the lack of tags. With the introduction of ChatGPT I hope to see more automated tasks. Also the addition of tags as another form of chat categorization will help as the Labels provide a more general placement into a category and the tabs will really help define every chat issue.

Alternatives Considered

Zendesk Suite

Reasons for Choosing Freshdesk

Freshdesk offers more options to scale the team

Switched From

HelpDesk, LiveChat and Chatbot

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk

Better pricing plans for the features we are looking for
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Good helpdesk tool that needs better integration between its own Freshworks suite.

Reviewed on 2021-06-11

We can manage support requests much better with Freshdesk, and it has helped reduce response times...

We can manage support requests much better with Freshdesk, and it has helped reduce response times and support quality as a result of that.

Nevertheless, their support and the lack of a single widget for Freshchat and Freshdesk is not great.

Pros

The ticket management and SLA tracking have helped us a lot with staying on top of issues. Further, our clients can view all their tickets and where we are with their request, which helps manage client expectations.

Cons

Their support does not always communicate crucial changes to the behaviour of the software, which can lead to disruption in the service that you provide to your clients.

Further to that, the integration between Freshdesk and Freschat is good, but your customer's experience will be quite bad as you end up having two widgets for the same thing.

Reasons for Choosing Freshdesk

We switched as Intercom did not offer SLA tracking and merging of messages, resulting in losing track of important client issues.

Switched From

Intercom

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk

* It offered better SLA tracking than the alternatives. * The setup was much easier than Salesforce. * Their client management was better than what Help Scout could offer at the time. * The Sales team/CSM team was much better than Zendesk during our first interactions.
Isael Alexander
Isael Alexander
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The best way to manage projects and incidents

Reviewed on 2024-03-26

It has been of great help, it has helped us a lot with the management of incidents in the company...

It has been of great help, it has helped us a lot with the management of incidents in the company and to manage each project in a better way.

Pros

It is a very complete tool, it is very easy to manage the incidents of daily life and to manage or administer tasks and projects it is one of the best tools

Cons

It is a very good tool but the cost is usually a little high so it should be taken into account when purchasing it.

Kyle
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Daily use of Freshdesn

Reviewed on 2024-01-19

Fantastic, used it for all of my professional career within the IT Industry and i will continue to...

Fantastic, used it for all of my professional career within the IT Industry and i will continue to use it.

Pros

I can only speak for the features i use but i used and even pushed to use freshdesk at all my employments. I honestly don't think i could do my job as well as i do without it. The ease of use is great, the ability to see what jobs are coming in and being able to manage them is critical.

Cons

I do not have any cons about this product.

Alternatives Considered

Spiceworks Cloud Help Desk

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk

Freshdesk have just become the norm for me. I will always recommend it because of its ease of use and features.
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Freshdesk FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Freshdesk.

Freshdesk offers the following pricing plans:

Freshdesk is priced per support agent per month, and has 4 different plans. Free- $0 (unlimited free agents) Growth- $18/agent/month billed monthly or $15/agent/month billed yearly Pro- $47/agent/month billed monthly or $39/agent/month billed yearly Enterprice- $83/agent/month billed monthly or $69/agent/month billed yearly

Freshdesk has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Freshdesk supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Freshdesk supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Freshdesk integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Commerce, Aircall, Ameyo, BILLIVING, Batchbook, BigCommerce, Box, CS-Cart Store Builder, Campaign Monitor by Marigold, Capsule, ChargeDesk, CollabSpot, Constant Contact, CustomerGauge, Dropbox Business, Easy Insight, Five9, FluentStream, FreshBooks, Freshsales, FullContact, GitHub, Gmail, Google Analytics 360, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Workspace, Harvest, HelpOnClick Help Desk Software, Highrise, HipChat, Hootsuite, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Hubstaff, Insightly, Jira, Keap, Klipfolio, Localize, LogMeIn Rescue, Mailchimp, Meta for Business, Microsoft Teams, Nimble, Olark, OneDrive, OneLogin, OneSky, Pipedrive, Pipeline CRM, Pipeliner CRM, Pivotal Tracker, ProProfs Knowledge Base, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online Advanced, RingCentral Contact Center, SEOshop eCommerce, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce Service Cloud, Segment, Shopify, Slack, SnapEngage, Solve CRM, SugarCRM, SurveyMonkey, Talkdesk, Time Doctor, Transifex, Twitter/X, Userlike, WooCommerce, Woopra, WordPress, WorkflowMax, Xero, Zapier, Zoho CRM, Zoom Workplace, elevio, iContact, ilos, iorad

Freshdesk offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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