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

United Arab Emirates, Albania, Austria, Australia, Aruba , Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Benin, Brunei, Brazil, Bahamas, Belarus, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Switzerland, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, India, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Jersey, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Cambodia, South Korea, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Morocco, Madagascar, North Macedonia, Macao SAR China, Martinique, Malta, Mauritius, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Namibia, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Poland, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, El Salvador, Thailand, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Taiwan, Tanzania, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported 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

Pricing starting from:

US$15.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Freshdesk: 127

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Automated Routing
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Routing
  • Case Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Dispatch Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Employee Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • For Startups
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • IT Asset Management
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Inbox Management
  • Incident Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Job Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Live Chat
  • 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
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Service History
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Widgets
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(2,687)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.5/5

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Jade
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

Freshdesk has simplified customer service, increased agent productivity, and is cloud-based.

Reviewed on 12/11/2022

It is very efficient, simple, and collaborative. It's difficult to overlook a ticket because...

It is very efficient, simple, and collaborative. It's difficult to overlook a ticket because notifications are everywhere, and you can also add reminders under To-Do for a specific ticket. It is cloud-based, so our team can work from anywhere.

Pros

It is simple to create a ticket after a phone call and assigning tickets to support teams takes only a few clicks. It also assigns tickets to agents automatically based on pre-defined rules. The ease of collaborating with other departments when you need their assistance with a specific scenario. Simply add notes, assign tickets to them, and they will be notified. It also made it easier for me to create canned responses and knowledge base articles.

Cons

We recently set up Service Level Agreement(SLA) policies help us setup and maintain targets for the duration within which our teams respond and resolve tickets. I had to had to add them one by one manually as you can't do bulk entries. Took me awhile.

Alternatives Considered

Zendesk Suite

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk

It has more features and meets our company's requirements. We actually upgraded to the most expensive plan (Omnichannel), and it has been fantastic!
Shayla
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  • Industry: Internet
  • 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
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Excellent customer support ticket system

Reviewed on 08/06/2022

Our team were able to automate and monitor a number of our process workflows thanks to Freshdesk's...

Our team were able to automate and monitor a number of our process workflows thanks to Freshdesk's help. In addition, it is a better choice than emailing support questions and concerns. Freshdesk allows our clients to see their ticket status and ticket history, as well as submit their comments and rating, which simplifies the process of providing excellent customer service.

Pros

Freshdesk has a wide range of essential services, including live chat, email, phone, and social media support channels. The software is cloud-based and easy to use, with clever automation capabilities that guarantee things are done easily and quickly, resulting in more efficient corporate operations and a better customer experience.

Cons

Upgrades to Freshdesk's reporting feature are, in my opinion, overly pricey for individual agents and users. There is a good thing about Freshdesk's free trial plan since it allows us to test out their vast variety of services before making a decision on whether or not to upgrade our business.

Winfield
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

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

What You Need To Know About Freshdesk

Reviewed on 04/11/2021

It is a very good application. You manage your work and get things done✔ I love it

It is a very good application. You manage your work and get things done✔ I love it

Pros

1. Tickets - Tickets come as Tickets and are numbered which makes it easier to identify them
2. Viewing Tickets - there is an eye which will show when another user is Viewing the same Ticket you are viewing. That way you alert ⚠️ the other User from nor duplicating your work. One picks up a ticket ans identifies and Agent and Tixket number they picked or closed.
3. Search Feature- you can search by ticket number or by name of client and shows all your conversation history
4. Tixket alert- The system allows one to check issues not resolved and are flagged as Red
5. Freshdesk allows you to create your own Tickets and Emails
6. Dashboard - Freshdesk Dashboard helps to show progress of what you have achieved or not
7. Ability to attach files
8. Ability to create Canned responses
9. Ability to delete certain Tickets that are not useful to a User

Cons

I wish Freshdesk ca improve in the following:
1. The maximum amount of Gigs when attaching files is very small. If they can increase this, that would be useful
2. When creating emails on contacts: On To:- Tab, it is only one email that must written and Freshdesk ystem will not allow you to add several email addresses under To:- TAB option. If they can change that setting, it will be very helpful. I know on CC and BCC it is ok but TO option must still be changed
3. Formatting styles must changes. We have limited options on Freshdesk from Font sislze, styles to Colour. If they can see what Microsoft Word feature or Outlook looks like and work on that
4. When creating tables, they are not as presentable like the way we see on Outlook
5. Editing Tools are limited like Undo, Cut features, they may need to improve that to be user friendly. At some point I deleted my entire paragraph by mistake, if I did not know how to use the shortcut keys like Ctrl + Z to Undo , I would have wanted so much time re-typimg it again. 😔 So for new uses who have no such knowledge, they want to see an Undo feature somewhere.

Nitin
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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

Great ticket management software for first time customer service manager

Reviewed on 19/08/2021

Freshdesk is a highly useful help desk or customer complaint management platform. Its social media...

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 Suite

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.
Zach
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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

Freshdesk - A Great User Experience

Reviewed on 25/05/2021

The Freshworks team provides a great onboarding experience as well as continued support across all...

The Freshworks team provides a great onboarding experience as well as continued support across all of their applications. They take my feature request submissions very seriously and are always able to respond to my questions quickly and efficiently.

Pros

This platform is very very easy for both admins and end-users to navigate. There's always a learning curve when implementing a new system, but I had virtually no questions sent to me (an admin), the week of Go Live. The platform lays everything out in a way that is very straightforward to the end-user. From an admin perspective, my favorite thing is how easy it is to create workflow automations. I have created nearly 200 email routing rules. We have about 10 email addresses that our customers send emails to, and based on who the email is from, who the email is to, the domain of the sender address, the subject/content of an email, etc... we are able to create very specific routing rules to get the right emails to the right agents without needing to hand things off multiple times to different agents.

I also love the use of tags. For anything that doesn't have its own field (in relation to a ticket), you can just add a tag(s). These tags can be filtered on and reported on. We heavily rely on tags to identify tickets in a variety of ways.

Generally speaking, this application has significantly improved our support desk efficiency.

Cons

I wish that Freddy AI would look at all of the domains of the email addresses that are sent to us and would add those domains as unverified "Companies." Right now our "Companies" module is empty because it needs a data import to populate. If Freddy AI could populate this data and then have an admin verify and change the company names, that'd be ideal. I think it should work similarly to the verified and unverified contacts.

Outside of this, I really have no complaints. There are some additions to the Analytics reporting tool that they need, but this tool is still in Beta right now so I expect more features to be released throughout the year. The biggest painpoints with analytics right now is 1) I can only share a report with myself or all users. I cannot share with specific individuals or teams, and 2) there are chart-type limitations based on the data you are trying to display. One limitation is that you can only have 4 different metrics in a stacked bar chart. If you have 5 metrics you are tracking against, you are required to use a summary table or line chart.

Alternatives Considered

Zendesk Suite

Reasons for Choosing Freshdesk

Our old system would crash and we'd have semi-frequent downtime where we would not be able to respond to emails.
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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, Campaign Monitor, 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, Mailchimp, Meta for Business, Microsoft Teams, Nimble, Olark, OneDrive, OneLogin, OneSky, Pipedrive, Pipeline, Pipeliner CRM, Pivotal Tracker, ProProfs Knowledge Base, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Rescue, RingCentral Contact Center, SEOshop eCommerce, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce Service Cloud, Segment, Shopify, Slack, SnapEngage, Solve CRM, SugarCRM, SurveyMonkey, Talkdesk, Time Doctor, Transifex, Twitter, Userlike, WooCommerce, Woopra, WordPress, WorkflowMax, Xero, Zapier, Zoho CRM, Zoom Meetings, elevio, iContact, ilos, iorad

Freshdesk offers the following support options:

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

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