Offering multi-channel customer support, Freshdesk brings together every customer conversation into a centralized 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.
Because the solution is entirely cloud-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.
Neal J. Especialidad: Seguridad informática y de redes Número de empleados: 2-10 empleados
I started as a free user and found it extremely versatile. My first hiccup was that, as a free user, when the advanced features that were included expired, they disabled my account. Instead of scaling it back it just went offline without warning. Once that was fixed we found an excellent way to continue with the free account until they implemented a "spam" update that invalidated all tickets sent to any email address except our main address. Again, this was done without warning and we were offline for 3 days. We have subscribed but it was done more out of necessity rather than being able to upgrade for full features.
I like the fact that it has a dedicated APP for mobile use, that I can use Email to respond to tickets, great search functionality as well
Interface could use an update to be more compact and show more information in a single screen. right now a ticket takes up pretty much every part of the display. Also, IOS app is slow on startup and refreshing
Juan pablo A. Especialidad: Consultoría de gestión Número de empleados: 13-50 empleados
I would gladly recommend FreshDesk as a very competitive option if you are evaluating ticket management software. The whole implementation could be done by us in a manner of hours and they have an academy where you can get a certification and learn how to deploy it.
FreshDesk is one of the greatest ticket management software. It has a marketplace with addins that can expand it's features and possibilities and is easy to use. We deployed FreshDesk looking to upgrade how we managed out customers.They are now impproving with AI features.
The customer portal is a little bit dissapointing and can't be customized for every client. The contact management and arcade (gamification) features could be better, although they work.
Gabriel L. Especialidad: Tecnología y servicios de la información Número de empleados: 2-10 empleados
I am currently the only person responsible for customer support in a small company. Freshdesk made it much more easy for me to manage support tickets due to SLAs, automations, etc. I used to have to do pretty much everything manually.
We'll be adding new users soon because of this great experience.
Ease of use. Reasonable price. Otherwise, I like the way tickets can be prioritized with SLAs, status, etc. Canned responses and automations are great too.
The automations, despite being very nice, are somewhat limited in terms of what they can do. Sometimes I'd like to go a little further than what they can offer. It's often just little details, but it could make a big difference.
Here are a few basic examples:
1) IF field is empty, THEN send a notification to the user with a message saying that it has to be updated. This is not possible since we can't have an automation triggered by a field being left blank.
2) Only the custom fields with drop down lists can be used as triggers for automations.
Also, I'd like to be able to have the SLA based on the expected first response rather than the expected resolution.
Overall though, it makes my job a lot easier.
Angel V. Especialidad: Aprendizaje en línea Número de empleados: 13-50 empleados
My favorite part about this software is the knowledge base. This has helped us immensely on our team. Certain parts of the knowledge base show up based on the company the user is associated with. This allows us to set up public tutorials, internal tutorials for our staff, then another section that just our internal help desk can use. It is also very user-friendly, our students and staff can easily create tickets and we are able to customize the fields for tickets. I don't use a lot of the features with phone and automated ticket assignment, but I can see how this would be useful for a larger organization. I honestly have no complaints and whenever I have a question or issue, support has responded and solved my issue quickly!
There was an issue with spam, but this seems to be prominent amongst other companies as well. They have just implemented a resolve with this and I have seen a decline, but it is not completely blocked yet.
Alphonso B. Especialidad: Tecnología y servicios de la información Número de empleados: 51-200 empleados
We are an MSP and Freshdesk is the core of our support business. Without it we wont be able to keep track of what work needs to be done. Our client tickets get logged on Freshdesk and assigned to technicians.
Time logs gets added, tickets get exported and processed for billing.
Any issues that we've had, we simply contacted them via in support chat and it was resolved quickly.
Incredibly easy to get going with the software. Your in house IT team can set this up themselves and you dont need to spend a fortune getting a consultancy firm to do it for you.
The interface is also very intuitive and even without any training your staff should be able to do the basics.
We looked at other solutions that were more of an all in one kinda package that also included financial, stock/warehousing etc but found that these were overly complex and as a result made us work less efficient and the helpdesk staff also did not want to use it because it was just too bloated for their needs.
Freshdesk does ticketing and it does it well. The company does have other software modules and integrations that you can add if you want (addon integration apps or maybe look at their other products like Freshsales or Freshservice)
If you just want a great easy to use ticking system, definitely give Freshdesk a try. The free trial should be more than enough to give you a fell for the system.
I cant really think of a con. Some might want something that has more features or customization but we are seeing that as a pro as it keeps it simple and efficient (not that Freshdesk lacks features. For us, it has everything that it needs to have and more)