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, 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, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

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: 182

  • 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
  • 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
  • Contact 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
  • Customer Support
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Filtering
  • For Insurance Industry
  • For iPad Devices
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Geotargeting
  • Group Management
  • 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
  • Lead 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
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Onboarding
  • Online Forums
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Phone Key Input
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Prioritization
  • Proactive Chat
  • Problem Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Queue Management
  • 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
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • 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
  • VoIP Connection
  • Voice Customization
  • Voice Mail
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Widgets
  • Win / Loss Analysis
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(3,022)
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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Muhammad Daud
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great platform for support and ticketing

Reviewed on 22/06/2022

Overall Zendesk is easy to use, interface and options are quite straight forward, response is...

Overall Zendesk is easy to use, interface and options are quite straight forward, response is quicker and easy to manage the logs/requests/tickets and users

Pros

I have had a good experience of working with Zendesk on daily basis considering the support platform for our internal users. I have liked the way so far how Zendesk generates alerts and how the ticket has managed the platform with ease of completing the task, attaching information, and keeping the log of the users and tickets.

Cons

Zendesk requires individual licenses for adding new agents though there should be some option to add a team within the same license but rather be limited to 3-5 agents per team under 1 license.

Alternatives Considered

Freshdesk

Reasons for Switching to Zendesk

Zendesk cost overall was better than freshdesk and it was more user friendly.
Brandon R
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  • Industry: Wireless
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Query history management and aggregation by tags (content) can be done easily

Reviewed on 25/07/2022

Customer queries used to be managed in Excel. Still, it was time-consuming to track history and the...

Customer queries used to be managed in Excel. Still, it was time-consuming to track history and the status of responses could not be managed, resulting in cases where there were omissions in responses. However, with the introduction of Zendesk, it is possible to aggregate by tags and monitor trends easily. Since it is possible to manage match/no match status, there are no match omissions.

Pros

Excellent for query management. When managed as a ticket, there are no omissions and it is difficult to deal with duplicates. difficult to deal with duplicates. If you create a view correctly, you can easily understand the scope of correspondence for each department, and the reporting function is also important, so it is easy to look back.

Cons

There is a high degree of freedom in customization and several settings, but it is difficult to understand visually and takes time to learn. There is also a query response function, but where is the content of the response saved, where is the draft, etc. are difficult to understand.

Alternatives Considered

Pure Chat

Reasons for Choosing Zendesk

I felt there was a limit to managing queries and tracking query content in Excel, but by introducing Zendesk, I could reduce the man-hours for history management. It also helps with tracking by managing query content through tab settings.

Switched From

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Zendesk

Tags and triggers tend to be complicated and, if used across multiple departments, affect each other, requiring a supervising administrator. The Zendesk installation was well organized. Queries that were handled by a small number of people have increased in the number of people, departments, products, frequent omissions, and duplicate responses have greatly decreased.
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
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Category defining solution

Reviewed on 14/07/2022

Pros

It is an awesome product and easy to train people to work on

Cons

It gets pretty expensive quite fast once you start demanding more features and onboarding new users

Shayla
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

We've reduced customer service handling time with Zendesk

Reviewed on 08/06/2022

Using Zendesk, our customer care representatives are able to obtain the information they need on...

Using Zendesk, our customer care representatives are able to obtain the information they need on their own. When I handle the articles, I hear nothing but good things about how this program makes my job easier and more productive. They may use slack to look for answers, and the results will be linked to relevant articles in Zendesk. Zendesk may be easily integrated with other services, such as slack.

Pros

I loved Zendesk because of its features and thorough reports. However, I found it tough to use and far more difficult to produce reports than other CRMs and Helpdesks. Compared to other Helpdesks, the social analytics are similarly low. The Suite's triggers are among my favorites. One of the most important advantages for us is the sheer number of plugins and integrations available.

Cons

The difficulty of creating dashboards and the amount of time it takes to do so annoy me. Because of this, the dashboard might be a bit confusing at times, with data that are out of sync.

Denise
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

This helps us to better serve our customers

Reviewed on 09/06/2022

We can use this data to improve the client experience by putting new processes in place. We've...

We can use this data to improve the client experience by putting new processes in place. We've increased our output significantly, and now everything is in plain sight. It's incredible how much freedom we have when it comes to putting up a self-help library for our clientele. We were able to create a help center based on the Copenhagen theme, but we customized it to our liking with custom CSS styling.

Pros

There is nothing Zendesk does that I don't like! The back-end user experience is the greatest I've ever encountered. The integration of Shopify and the capturing of knowledge is effortless. We've been using Zendesk Support for years and I'm sure we've only scratched the surface of what it can accomplish, but for a little business like ours, it's more than enough.

Cons

New feature requests should be implemented more quickly, in my opinion. I would also like Zendesk to manage all new implementation requests.

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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, 1,001-5,000

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, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Zendesk supports the following devices:

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

Zendesk integrates with the following applications:

123FormBuilder, 3CLogic, 8x8 Virtual Office, AWeber, ActiveCampaign, Adobe Commerce, 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, Elastic Enterprise Search, Emma, Falcon.io, Five9, Flowlu, Formstack Forms, FreshBooks, Freshdesk, FullContact, Gainsight CS, Geckoboard, Genesys Cloud CX, Get Satisfaction, GetResponse, GoToAssist, Google Analytics 360, HappyFox Chat, Harvest, Helpjuice, Helpshift, Hexnode UEM, Higher Logic Thrive, Higher Logic Vanilla, 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, LoginRadius, Mailchimp, ManageEngine ADManager Plus, ManageEngine Endpoint Central, Maropost Commerce Cloud, MeisterTask, Membrain, MessageBird, Meta for Business, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Mixpanel, Moxo, 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, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quip, Quiq Messaging, Receptive, Redmine, Rescue, 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, TMetric, Talkdesk, TeamViewer, Teamgate, Teamwork, Time Doctor, TimeCamp, TimeLog, Totango, Transifex, Tray.io, Trello, Truly, Trustpilot, Twilio, UserVoice, Userlike, Usermind, Usersnap, Velaro, VeriShow, Vidyard, Virtual Observer, Vivocha, WHMCS, WISE io, Webex Experience Management, Wistia, WooCommerce, Woopra, WordPress, Workato, WorkflowMax, Writer, 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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