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 over 165,000 businesses across hundreds of industries and 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.

Zendesk enables support agents to manage conversations with customers across all channels, in one consolidated Agent Workspace. 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 businesses ensure that their support services continuously improve.

Pricing starting from:

US$19.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.

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Markets

Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and 20 others, Switzerland, China, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR China, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Sweden, Singapore, Taiwan, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

Pricing starting from:

US$19.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Zendesk Software - 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 Software - Keep a pulse on agent performance with easy to view and navigate dashboards
Zendesk Software - Get a better sense of how you're doing with visibility on ticket volume, agent performance, and other key support metrics.
Zendesk Software - Streamline your ticket volume by directing tickets to the agent that's best equipped to resolve them.
Zendesk Software - Contextual workplaces give agents the right tools they need based on the ticket they're solving - such as apps and customer info.
Zendesk Software - Easily collaborate with other teams to get involved in solving customer questions.
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Zendesk Software - 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 Software - Keep a pulse on agent performance with easy to view and navigate dashboards Zendesk Software - Get a better sense of how you're doing with visibility on ticket volume, agent performance, and other key support metrics. Zendesk Software - Streamline your ticket volume by directing tickets to the agent that's best equipped to resolve them. Zendesk Software - Contextual workplaces give agents the right tools they need based on the ticket they're solving - such as apps and customer info. Zendesk Software - Easily collaborate with other teams to get involved in solving customer questions.

Features

Total features of Zendesk: 180

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Account Alerts
  • Account Management
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Routing
  • Automatic Call Distribution
  • Availability Management
  • Batch Communications
  • Blended Call Center
  • CMDB
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Logging
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Reporting
  • Call Routing
  • Call Scripting
  • Caller ID
  • Campaign Management
  • Canned Responses
  • Capacity Management
  • Case Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Churn Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Complaint Monitoring
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Filtering
  • For iPad Devices
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Geotargeting
  • Health Score
  • Help Desk Management
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Inbound Call Center
  • Incident Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Interactive Content
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Manual Dialer
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Scripts
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Offline Form
  • On-Demand Communications
  • Onboarding
  • Online Forums
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Phone Key Input
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Print Management
  • Prioritization
  • Proactive Chat
  • Problem Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Queue Management
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Release Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Revenue Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Service Reporting
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Text Analysis
  • Text Editing
  • Text to Speech
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Trend Analysis
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Voice Customization
  • Voice Mail
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Widgets
  • Win / Loss Analysis
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(2,680)
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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Oscar A.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Zendesk = Great help desk

Reviewed on 27/09/2021

We have done quite well. We have already more than 2000 Tickets attended with the tool in our 2...

We have done quite well. We have already more than 2000 Tickets attended with the tool in our 2 subscriptions.
It has allowed us to keep a good control of our service and has allowed us to improve response times and quality of service, since the reports help to keep each Ticket impartially between us and the clients.

Pros

It is easy to use. When new engineers arrive, it is very fast to register them in the portal so that they can begin to attend support tickets.
For customers it is a tool that allows you to keep track of the hours that are billed according to the Tickets and even with the reports you can keep track of who reports and who fails to report.

Cons

The licensing scheme could improve.
In particular, we have two subscriptions to Zendesk, one for use by external clients and one for our internal users. For our internal users we do not require so many functionalities, only the basics, but among what we require is the chat service, only for this we have to jump to a subscription scheme that increases internal costs. Having this feature from the lowest script would be a good thing for us.

Alternatives Considered

Zoho Desk

Reasons for Switching to Zendesk

We had used other Zoho tools. But the best fit at the time was the price and being able to start with a very basic scheme of agents to test. So with a low initial investment we were able to implement the solution and start working, as soon as we saw its virtues we decided to stick with it.
Ted F.
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 31/01/2020

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.

Alternatives Considered

Freshservice

Reasons for Choosing Zendesk

A couple years ago, Freshdesk was lacking in features. I recently discovered they updated their platform.

Switched From

Freshdesk

Reasons for Switching to Zendesk

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Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Stay Away

Reviewed on 05/05/2020

Customer support is terrible, they do have an unqualified customer success team. We requested a...

Customer support is terrible, they do have an unqualified customer success team. We requested a feature and it took them over 5 months with emails back and forth to let us know they can get it done. When i tried to cancel the contract they said we can not cancel it because you have another 1 year on a contract which was incorrect. the success manager was still thinking we are in 2019 after i pointed that out they still refused to cancel the contract. My advice to this company is a legacy and you should look into a more modern system and there is alot of them out there.

Pros

At first, we liked using them, we had no issues with their system until they started adding extra products that were not native. for instance, their chat app slowed down our website by at least 30%, we tried intercom and immediately had positive feedback from our users.

Cons

Their chat software will consume the life out of your website performance.

Alternatives Considered

Freshdesk
Sarah Y.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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

Zendesk Makes Support Easy

Reviewed on 30/06/2021

Overall, working with Zendesk has been a breeze. It's user-friendly, simple and quick. The Zendesk...

Overall, working with Zendesk has been a breeze. It's user-friendly, simple and quick. The Zendesk team is always available to answer questions or help you pull reports. I never want to use another ticketing system.

Pros

Zendesk is super easy to use. Our Support team loves how simple it is to find and response to customer requests and issues. Zendesk also makes metrics tracking extremely easy with pre-fab dashboards that are quickly customizable.

Cons

There are a few integrations that could use some work, like the Zendesk //Hubspot integrations. One of them is great, but the other does not provide much value.

Alternatives Considered

HubSpot CRM and Front

Reasons for Choosing Zendesk

Front was not as intuitive as Zendesk. Front it also an email management system and does not support the needs of a ticket-based support team.

Switched From

Front
Christiane D.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

A lot of features and fast and easy to use ticket system

Reviewed on 28/02/2021

Zendesk is the most customizable ticket system in the market, a lot of features that can help to...

Zendesk is the most customizable ticket system in the market, a lot of features that can help to automate things. Plus you can also install apps that could be useful.

Pros

Zendesk has a lot of features, and customizable templates, it's not that easy to use as other CRM, so it may required traning, however this is because the highly customizable settings, and options the products offers.

It's really easy to answer 100 tickets at the same time, using templates that will show the client's name and information,

Overall a really good product, a bit expensive, but it offers a lot of features which makes the product a good product and good benefit.

Cons

It can be very complex/difficult at certain point due all the features that they offer.

Alternatives Considered

LiveChat and HelpDesk

Reasons for Choosing Zendesk

Because we were trying to find a more customizable option :)

Switched From

Salesforce Sales Cloud
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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

Support only pricing starts at $19 per agent/month. Suite pricing starts at $49 per agent/month. Free trial available.

Zendesk has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Zendesk supports the following languages:

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

Zendesk supports the following devices:

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

Zendesk integrates with the following applications:

123FormBuilder, 3CLogic, 8x8 Virtual Office, AWeber, ActiveCampaign, Agile CRM, Agile Central, Aha!, Aircall, Akita, Algolia, Ameyo, Amity, Asset Panda, Automate.io, Autotask PSA, Azuqua, Beanstalk, Bedrock Data, Benchmark Email, BigCommerce, Bitium, Bloomfire, Box, Breeze, Brushfire, Built.io Flow, CA Flowdock, Calendly, Callmaker, Capsule, ChargeDesk, ChargeOver, Chargebee, Chargify, ChartMogul, CheckMarket, Cirrus Insight, ClicData, ClickDesk, ClickHelp, Close, CloudAgent, CloudApp, CollabSpot, ConnectWise Control, Crisp, Customer Thermometer, Cyclr, Cyfe, DataHero, Databox, Device42, Dialpad, Dropbox Business, Drupal, Ducksboard, EZ Texting, EZOfficeInventory, Easy Insight, Emma, Facebook for Business, Falcon.io, Five9, Flowlu, Formstack Forms, FreshBooks, Freshdesk, FullContact, Gainsight CS, Geckoboard, Genesys Cloud CX, Get Satisfaction, GetResponse, GoToAssist, Google Analytics, HappyFox Chat, Harvest, Helpjuice, Helpshift, Hexnode UEM, Higher Logic, Highrise, Hippo Video, Hootsuite, HubSpot CRM, Hubstaff, Humanity, Igloo, Inbenta, Instabug, Instagram, Intercom, Jira, Jitterbit, Joomla, Keap, Kixie PowerCall, Klaviyo, Kudos, Leftronic, Lessonly, LiveChat, LiveOps, LogMeIn Rescue, LoginRadius, Magento Commerce, Mailchimp, ManageEngine ADManager Plus, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Maropost Commerce Cloud, MeisterTask, Membrain, MessageBird, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Mixpanel, Moxtra, MyFeelBack, NICE CXone, Nectar Desk, Nextiva, Nicereply, Notion, Nutshell, Okta, Olark, OneLogin, Operations Hub, OpsGenie, OroCRM, Ottspotta, OutSystems, PagerDuty, PandaDoc, Pendo, Pipedrive, Pivotal Tracker, Planview PPM Pro, Playvox, Plecto, Podio, Preact, PrestaShop, ProProfs Knowledge Base, Productboard, Projector PSA, Qordoba, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quip, Quiq Messaging, Receptive, Redmine, SABIO, SAP Business One, SAP Litmos, Sailthru, SalesSeek, Salesforce Sales Cloud, ScreenSteps, Segment, Setmore, Sharpen, Shopify, Skilljar Customer Education, Skyvia, Slack, Slemma, Smartling, Smartlook, Smartsheet, Smooch, SnapEngage, SolarWinds Service Desk, Solve CRM, Spinify, SpiraTeam, Sprinklr, Sprout Social, SugarCRM, SuperReceptionist, SupportSync, SurveyLab, Swiftype, TMetric, Talkdesk, TeamViewer, Teamgate, Teamwork, Time Doctor, TimeCamp, TimeLog, Totango, Transifex, Tray.io, Trello, Truly, Trustpilot, Twilio, UserVoice, Userlike, Usermind, Usersnap, Vanilla, Velaro, VeriShow, Vidyard, Virtual Observer, Vivocha, WHMCS, WISE io, Webex Experience Management, Wistia, WooCommerce, Woopra, WordPress, Workato, WorkflowMax, XCALLY, Yammer, Yext, Yodiz, Yonyx, Yotpo, Zapier, Zen Cart, ZenDesk Chat, Zendesk Sell, Zingtree, Zoho Analytics, Zoho Assist, Zoho Books, Zoho CRM, Zoho Inventory, Zoho Invoice, Zoho Subscriptions, Zoom Meetings, amoCRM, elevio, eyeson, iorad, iridize, kintone, miniOrange, xMatters

Zendesk offers the following support options:

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

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