Zendesk

Service-first CRM company that builds support & sales tools

About Zendesk

The best customer experiences are built with Zendesk. Our customer service and engagement products are powerful and flexible, and scale to meet the needs of any business. Zendesk serves businesses across hundreds of industries and across all company sizes, offering service and support in over 60 languages.

Zendesk offers the industry leading customer support solution. On average, it increases customer satisfaction by 25% and agent productivity by 30% at any scale. All your customer interactions live in a single, dynamic interface with features like web widgets, pre-defined ticket responses, and a full customer history. Get up and running quickly, and expect to see results even faster.

Within the Zendesk platform, Zendesk enables support agents to manage and switch between multiple support cases at once via multiple channels including chat, phone calls, email, and social media messages. Using automated triggers, customers can be engaged at the moment support is needed, before they've asked their question. Live chat analytics provide measurable insight on customer satisfaction and agent performance, to help business ensure that their support services continuously improve.

Key benefits of Zendesk

The fastest way to great customer support. Rapid setup and deployment.
Increase and improve the quality of customers interactions.

Support your customers across any communication channel including web, email, chat, and social media.

Improve support team productivity and morale. Our customers love us!
Powerful reporting and advanced analytics including 20+ ready to use reports and dashboards.

Quick and easy adoption - no training required. Easy to onboard new agents.
Seamlessly integrate with existing business systems and software using our open API.
Over 700 out-of-the-box integrations with business software such as Salesforce, Google Apps, Atlassian, FreshBooks, and WordPress.

Low TCO and month-to-month payment options.
Secure, reliable, and scalable solution that will meet the demands of your growing business.
World class customer service from our team of highly-skilled customer advocates.

Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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Organize your tickets by grouping them into lists with the Views feature. Create pre-defined default views, shared views for your team, and personal views custom to the agent.
Keep a pulse on agent performance with easy to view and navigate dashboards
Get a better sense of how you're doing with visibility on ticket volume, agent performance, and other key support metrics.
Streamline your ticket volume by directing tickets to the agent that's best equipped to resolve them.
Contextual workplaces give agents the right tools they need based on the ticket they're solving - such as apps and customer info.
Easily collaborate with other teams to get involved in solving customer questions.
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Zendesk screenshot: Organize your tickets by grouping them into lists with the Views feature. Create pre-defined default views, shared views for your team, and personal views custom to the agent. Zendesk screenshot: Keep a pulse on agent performance with easy to view and navigate dashboards Zendesk screenshot: Get a better sense of how you're doing with visibility on ticket volume, agent performance, and other key support metrics. Zendesk screenshot: Streamline your ticket volume by directing tickets to the agent that's best equipped to resolve them. Zendesk screenshot: Contextual workplaces give agents the right tools they need based on the ticket they're solving - such as apps and customer info. Zendesk screenshot: Easily collaborate with other teams to get involved in solving customer questions.

Features

Total features of Zendesk: 98

  • A/B Testing
  • API
  • Access Control
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Benchmarking
  • CRM Integration
  • Call Recording
  • Call Routing
  • Caller ID
  • Chat
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Conditional Logic
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact History
  • Content Filter
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Forms
  • Customer Activity Reporting
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Email Integration
  • Email Notifications
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Employee Database
  • Escalation Management
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Collection
  • Feedback Management
  • Filtered Views
  • Forms Management
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Instant Messaging
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Lead Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Online Forums
  • Performance Reports
  • Permission Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prioritizing
  • Queue Manager
  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role Management
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SLA Management
  • SMS Integration
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Status Tracking
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integration
  • Timer
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Web Forms
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(2,517)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Ashley E.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best professional ticketing solution

Reviewed on 2020-04-11

I have had several smooth years using zendesk and really love using it for every ticket incident I...

I have had several smooth years using zendesk and really love using it for every ticket incident I have to resolve.

Pros

I can manage my tickets with ease using Zendesk. It provides me with the perfect user interface to easily navigate between all my tickets and incidents. This tool is also widely used making it great for training new colleagues and customers to use this for internal systems.

Cons

The software is great however it can take a couple of hours to get used to the flow of tickets and interfaces in comparison to some other CRM software. Once familiar this is not an issue.

Ted F.
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Need help from Zendesk? Forget it. Don't even bother.

Reviewed on 2020-01-31

Horrible. I only use this software because it would be a hassle porting all existing tickets over...

Horrible. I only use this software because it would be a hassle porting all existing tickets over to a different platform. I needed billing support from them, and my ticket was 'escalated' to the Finance department, but nobody ever got back to me in time. Literally a few days went by and not one word from my Zendesk agent. They have a poor support system. So, if you don't ever need help with anything and know what you're doing, then ZD is probably for you.

Pros

The software functions nicely. It is very well put together. They make it easy to run a help desk.

Cons

The support, or lack thereof. If you need support for this software, they take a long, long time to get back to you. You better know what you're doing, because if you need to get a hold of them, I wish you the best of luck.

Laura R.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Really useful for large companies

Reviewed on 2021-02-04

Pretty postivie. It's a great tool for Customer Care and the conexion with Facebook and Twitter...

Pretty postivie. It's a great tool for Customer Care and the conexion with Facebook and Twitter allows for a complete ownership of the customer care attention.

Pros

The biggest pro the collaboration part. Zendesk allows to have more effective communication with customers and relevant stakeholders. This was a much appreciated improvement. A great feature is that you can integrated with the big social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to allow CC to responde quite quickly.

Cons

It can be a struggle for small companies, so I wouldn't recommend it in that case. But if you are a medium size company I'd advise to get this so you can get use to the platform. Also merging tickets can be sometimes a struggle

Verified Reviewer
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

A mediocre product that doesn't get better as it grows

Reviewed on 2018-09-25

Pros

I struggle to find good things to say. It works and rarely has performance problems. If you need very basic support ticketing and are just starting out, you could use it and be successful. We did. But the functionality and support for those organizations between startup and large corporation is nil. If we were a very large organization, I could see it being a valuable product.

Cons

1. It is incredibly difficult to keep track of business users. When you are a SaaS supporting clients who have end-users, organizing tickets and documenting issues is very important to find patterns. This is not possible in Zendesk, at least at the Team feature level. There is not a central location for information for an organization outside of a Notes box that is basically a tiny sidebar textbox that allows no formatting to make notes over time readable.

2. There is no way to reference individual comments in a ticket because individual comments do not have their own IDs. This makes it very cumbersome to keep succinct notes and refers back to my first point. The only way we can review a client's history is through wading through a bunch of tickets with an endless stream of comments. I can't get a good timeline overview of their experience and issues, which is so essential to good issue triage.

3. Lack of features for those at the less pricey levels is pretty bad. There's no way to make our contact forms more customizable (like having a message to the person on the ticket - there is only limited description area and those are question/field based) and we don't have access to conditional logic on the forms. So we are left with clients just throwing issues at us without getting good information from them to get a one-touch resolution. The way Zendesk works it forces us to give lower-quality support.

4. There's no exporting your ticket information or running any sort of report if you are using the Team or lower feature level. These, to me, should be basic features as they pertain to the most basic of needs for any support team. Not only that, it ties you to the product and punishes you for leaving. We can't move to another product because we can't take our ticket history with us.

5. The features and performance is inconsistent. For example, there are "Triggers" and "Automations". Triggers and automations are the same. The only difference is the automations are time-based. But they don't tell you that in the interface - there's nothing telling you what is required to set up the automation in order for it to pass validation, only an error message. And by following the instructions of the error message, you can still get more errors. But there's nothing there to tell you the overall requirements so you can avoid errors in the first place. And in the Triggers interface, they leave out a large amount of placeholder options for seemingly no reason, so you have to go find the placeholder references for yourself.

In my opinion, Zendesk doesn't have the user in mind. They put out new features and integrations, but the core product is so severely lacking that it seems like they feel they are operating on auto-pilot and their product needs no update itself. It's a shame, because it was probably was a good product with a lot of potential back when it first started up.

Govindraj S.
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Productivity and Efficient Support tool

Reviewed on 2020-11-10

We wanted out of box support solutions so we moved from Salesforce to Zendesk so we don't have...

We wanted out of box support solutions so we moved from Salesforce to Zendesk so we don't have deployment cost in Zendesk. Everything comes out of box and as an Admin u just to read their Knowledge KB and configurat the system to meet ur business needs. We have achieved 24 x7 chat support services with the help of Zendesk chat which is a excellent software

Pros

The best part of the Product is it has multiple channel support, nice api integration, automation and trigger is excellent which increases business customer support agents productivity, nice api integration, automation and trigger is excellent which increases business productivity as well.

Cons

Yes Zendesk has recently launched Explore as an analytical tool in replacement to their Insight analytical tool which is not up to the mark and much complex in comparison to Insight. Also their training and learning cost is High which should be reduced.

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Zendesk FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Zendesk.

Zendesk offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$19.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Zendesk offers the following features:

  • Answer Bot
  • Audit logs
  • Branded customer-facing web interface
  • Community forums
  • Custom business rules (triggers & automations)
  • Custom roles & permissions
  • Email compliance archive
  • Export ticket views to CSV
  • Flexible ticket management with automated workflow
  • Full CSS rebranding
  • Group rules and macros
  • Multi locale (timezone and languages)
  • Multi-brand support with linked accounts
  • Multi-channel support: email, web, phone, chat, social media
  • Multiple ticket forms
  • Open API
  • Over 100 out-of-the-box integrations with 3rd party apps
  • Overview dashboard
  • Public and private forums
  • REST API
  • Real time updates
  • Robust reporting & advanced analytics
  • SLA management
  • SSO with Twitter, Facebook, Google and SAML
  • Salesforce & SugarCRM integrations
  • Screencasting
  • Self service help center
  • Support performance dashboards
  • Web widget

Zendesk has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Zendesk supports the following languages:

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

Zendesk supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Zendesk integrates with the following applications:

123FormBuilder, Clarizen, ClickDesk, Get Satisfaction, InsightSquared, Planview PPM Pro, Podio, SolarWinds Service Desk, Vivocha, Yonyx

Zendesk offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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