Who Uses Freshdesk?

Businesses of all sizes across the world trust Freshdesk to provide remarkable customer service.

What Is Freshdesk?

Freshdesk is a cloud-based helpdesk system that offers powerful solutions for customer service. Freshdesk unifies conversations from email, phone, web, chat, and social, and helps you resolve issues across channels effortlessly. With Freshdesk, you can also automate workflows, offer convenient self-service options, manage SLAs, and generate reports. Freshdesk is used by over 40,000 customers, including Bridgestone, HP, Harvard University, and DHL.

Freshdesk Details

Freshworks

https://www.freshworks.com

Founded 2011

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Freshdesk has a free version and offers a free trial. Freshdesk paid version starts at US$18,00/month.


Starting Price

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Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Freshdesk deployment and support

Support

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

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

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  • Calendar Sync
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  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Forecasting
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Qualification
  • Marketing Automation
  • Mobile Access
  • Opportunity Management
  • Pipeline Management
  • Projections
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Pipeline Management
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  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Segmentation
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  • Task Management
  • Territory Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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Overall rating

4,5/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,5
Customer Service 4,5
Features 4,3
Value for Money 4,4

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Juan pablo A.
Juan pablo A.
Installed Base Manager
Management Consulting, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/12/03

"Great ticket management software"

Comments: 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.

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Alternatives Considered: Help Sumo, Zoho Desk and Jira

Reasons for Choosing Freshdesk: We needed a better way to support our clients and SLAs and time tracking where urgent.

Switched From: Trello

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk: Cost +features and it should cover the most important requirements we had at the time.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/12/03
Nitin S.
Nitin S.
Senior Graphics Designer
Graphic Design, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/08/19

"Great ticket management software for first time customer service manager"

Comments: Freshdesk is a highly useful help desk or customer complaint management platform. Its social media integration is perfect with support for Facebook pages which helped me have a sync with my daily Facebook complaints.

Pros: What I like about Freshdesk is that we can manage all our support channels from one place, the automated reporting features are excellent and also useful to customize it according to our requirements. They also have the best support team who helps you at every stage.
Reasonable price makes it affordable for first time customer service agencies or startups. We can create our own knowledge base or faq onsite in a free plan.

Cons: The first thing I realized while using the ticket management system is that it confuses and doesn't always display the exact team member name who gave the response when multiple customers are involved in a support ticket.

Alternatives Considered: Zoho Desk and Zendesk

Reasons for Choosing Freshdesk: My team needs a much better and smooth way to serve customers online. Zoho have some complexities in dashboard and monthly report insights. Freshdesk provides more features along with quick review of customers on the dashboard that helps the team have daily or monthly insights about complaint status.

Switched From: Zoho Desk

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk: Other softwares aimed at enterprises which help desks serving internal customers. That makes them much more costly with the same features in freshdesk. Freshdesk is focused on processing service tickets from external customers which makes me choose freshdesk over zoho desk.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/08/19
Vladimir C.
Support Manager
Computer Games, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/20

"Game company (Freshdesk)"

Comments: The software is good and has big potential. I send a lot of feedback. Unfortunately bug fix process is super slow. I wish company will be grateful for the bug report which I provide for free. Thanks.

Pros: Powerful analytics, reasonable price, cool widget, knowledge base, automations....

Cons: Bad editor, slow bug fix. Sometimes customer has to wait for years. Success manager ignore complaints. Support do not have SLA for resolution. They can forget about you and do not update issue status for months.

Alternatives Considered: Intercom and Jira

Reasons for Choosing Freshdesk: Zendesk is not comfortable to use. Bad UI and UX. Super high price.

Switched From: Zendesk

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk: Price and potential. I just to believe in Freshdesk.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/20
Omnia H.
Customer Service Lead
Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
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  • Features & Functionality
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/26

"With Freshdesk you can manage all your support channels in one place!"

Comments: It was a good choice and I recommend Freshdesk if anyone is looking for Omnichannel solution with affordable price plans

Pros: What I like about Freshdesk that we can manage all our support channel from one place, the automations and reporting features are excellent and we can customize it according to our needs. Also the support is good whenever I need help I can find quick response

Cons: It's only 3 cons: 1- Twitter: The DMs in Twitter is a little bit messy, it keeps the message history for only 7 days maximum and any new message from the same user will come after one week will be opened as a new ticket which is a true waste of time to keep checking the whole history for one case across many tickets that's unlike FB messages 2- Direct integration with iOS and GooglePlay stores so you can manage the reviews directly without using third party app with extra cost 3- When you compose new email it does not allow to enter more than one email in (To) field any additional mail have to be added in CC which is sometimes not practical at all also to use group emails is not allowed till now you need to log the emails one by one

Alternatives Considered: Zoho Desk

Reasons for Choosing Freshdesk: We were looking for more advanced reporting dashboards and workflows customization. Also we had a separate Live chat service but With Freshdesk we can manage Freshchat also at the same time

Switched From: Chatra and Zendesk

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk: More features with affordable prices

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/26
Gina S.
Customer Success Manager
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/01

"How my Support Agents are Superhero's!"

Comments: Without Freshdesk we would have to provide support totally through email. With multiple agents in different time zones it would be a nightmare not to have a ticketing system. Please we can keep track with unresolved issues so our customer's can rest assured we have not forgotten about them.

Pros: Freshdesk is full of features and functionality that is super easy to implement and use. My company provides support for over 55,000 users worldwide. We have Agents across the globe and are able to quickly resolve customer problems, collaborate with the team experts and give our users quick access to self-help with our packed knowledge base full of solutions.

Cons: Only quirky thing is on our customer satisfaction surveys, it doesn't always show the exact person who gave the response when multiple customers are involved in a support ticket. I've made the request to Freshdesk and they have it for future consideration, which is completely understandable as I also work in software support.

Alternatives Considered: Zendesk

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk: Freshdesk seems more user-friendly with both functionality and the user interface.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/01