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.

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.

Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 4 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 20 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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Customer conversations from across channels
Automation rules
Collaboration from within the ticket
Self-service portal
Multilingual self-service portal
SLA management
Team dashboard
Omnichannel ticketing
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Features

Total features of Freshdesk: 76

  • API
  • Absence Management
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Automatic Lead Distribution
  • Automatic Notifications
  • CRM Integration
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Routing
  • Categorization
  • Chat
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Conferencing
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Forms
  • Customer Activity Reporting
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Email Integration
  • Email Notifications
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Employee Management
  • Escalation Management
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Collection
  • Feedback Management
  • Gamification
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Instant Messaging
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Online Forums
  • Performance Reports
  • Prioritizing
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Request Assignment
  • Role Management
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SLA Management
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduled Reporting
  • Search Functionality
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integration
  • Time Clock Integration
  • Timer
  • URL Customization
  • Website Integration
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(2,228)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Sinencia V.
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  • Industry: Facilities Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Freshdesk makes working easier!

Reviewed on 12/06/2019

In general, I think there are plenty of customizations and features with Freshdesk. The real...

In general, I think there are plenty of customizations and features with Freshdesk. The real selling point for our company was the analytics because we can see the history of our tickets and prevent them from reoccurring in the future.

Pros

I love the analytics and history log in Freshdesk. Freshdesk tracks agents' productivity through out the day and breaks up this information by the hour. We can also look up who has resolved the most tickets or who sends out immediate responses. All of this information is especially helpful when assigning new tickets because we can see a history of our most efficient employees. Previous tickets can be easily searched by key words, agent, or time frame. When multiple people are working on one project, it really helps to decipher who did what and when!

Cons

One thing that I believe can be improved is having a group option to send out an email. It's not common when we have to include multiple people on a ticket but when we do, we have to cc them in the very beginning as opposed to adding "Group A". -- The information still gets everyone on the same page, however it is an additional step on the agent's end.

Viktoria J.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best customer service desk available

Reviewed on 21/01/2021

We used it for daily customer service contact and it was great. It was great for assigning

We used it for daily customer service contact and it was great. It was great for assigning

Pros

Freshdesk is an amazing solution that made my daily life easier. I used it as a part of my work as a customer service agent and it helped go through the tickets quickly and efficiently. Mostly I loved how easy it made for me to track the previous interactions with the customer and how efficient it made me.

Cons

We tried the call centre as well, but that did not work so well. We had calls drop randomly after a few seconds so we stopped using that feature.

Jeff K.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Lacking rudimentary filter/show by date range feature, terrible for recordkeeping

Reviewed on 07/10/2020

Mediocre at best - it does what every other support desk system does - assign & distribute tickets,...

Mediocre at best - it does what every other support desk system does - assign & distribute tickets, some automation etc. etc. I've submitted the above feature request for very basic date based filter & displays that any email system should have and what is supposed to be an advanced business management tool completely lacks this.

Pros

For years I've been asking for date filters - something as simple as "see all emails sent by this client between 2020-04-10 to 2020-04-15" - NOTHING.

To make matters worse, when looking at older emails in a list, it doesn't even show the date - it will show some ambiguous phrase like "About a year ago" which lumps in a 6 month period.

If you want accurate tracking of communication, forget it. If you have one off emails that you'll never need to see again once resolved, maybe.

If it weren't for the fact we have so many existing records with this company we'd switch but we are stuck, and years of asking them for a simple feature to either allow date based searches OR at least display actual date of email, has been futile. Regret having chose this as our support desk provider for our team of 8!

Cons

The lack of basic and very simple features such as filtering emails/communication by date, or even displaying an accurate date. What business runs on emails that show the date on a list as "About A Year Ago"?

Absolutely horrible for business management or record keeping. If you want to manage long term relationship with clients and be able to look up conversations quickly, DO NOT USE FRESHBOOKS.

Avash K.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Other for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Customer Support Helper For Every Business

Reviewed on 24/02/2021

I used to use Gmail, Facebook etc to get support tickets, inquiries etc from my company clients and...

I used to use Gmail, Facebook etc to get support tickets, inquiries etc from my company clients and it used to be messy and I saw Freshdesk on Capterra and thought about giving it a try - and it has been one of the best decision I have ever taken. I will even be suggesting Freshdesk to my clients from now on - It's simply amazing. Tracking of support tickets, inquiries, complaints etc are made easy by Freshdesk. I highly recommend it for everyone who wants to increase the efficiency of their business works(Customer Support).

Pros

Freshdesk is amazing! We can track and manage tickets easily and also track what happened to previous tickets. The User Interface is great - an average computer user can easily navigate and use Freshdesk. Also, they have a YouTube channel where they have god videos on playlists like "Introduction to Freshdesk", "Using the Fresh Desk Mobile App" etc which is the thing I like most about Fresh Desk as anyone can learn Freshdesk watching those videos.

Freshdesk is also cheaper than most software out there with similar features and their customer service is very responsive and helpful.

Cons

Keeping in mind how far automation has gone in today's world - I think Freshdesk can do better but I got no complaints. Freshdesk is good for me and I don't think there are much to dislike about Freshdesk.

Carly M.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Freshdesk is simple to setup and makes bug-tracking a cinch!

Reviewed on 15/10/2020

Personally, this was the best platform that ever happened to our team. We reviewed some pay-for...

Personally, this was the best platform that ever happened to our team. We reviewed some pay-for feature models, as well as the free bug tracker in Spiceworks (which had a ton of adware), and Freshdesk was the simplest to use and track our bugs even with the non-ability to drill down further with the tier we were using for our staff. The only other thing I would mention, is that it is not HIPAA compliant, so you want to make sure anything users are posting in there is not anything related to proprietary software. Otherwise it worked like a charm for our team, and our users seemed to like it. You do need to make sure that your teams using it have their emails alerting them, otherwise a ticket can just sit there. I found that I was reminding folks to check the freshdesk--from an IT standpoint, we were in there every day fielding tickets and this really helped us to schedule out our day/week and prioritize.

Pros

I set up and administered Freshdesk for a 200+ non-profit agency. There were three departments tracking bugs through it, and we were able to deploy it and announce its use with ease. It was easy to explain to our staff who didn't want to take time to learn something overly complex. As a non-profit, it was important to find a solution that could assist us day-to-day without breaking the bank. We were able to use the first-level with support for our use. The Freshdesk support was highly responsive and helpful if we had questions. Using this platform cut down on time spent fielding immediate requests that were not a high priority. It allowed us to really prioritize, track and automate repeat issues, and cut down on 'putting out little fires everywhere mentality.'

Cons

The automation was helpful, but I think it could have used a bit more complexity. We were able to implement an automated routing for email subjects and user emails so that certain requests or bugs/issues would go to a specific department. We used the platform in Communications, IT, and Facilities for all requests. We didn't have a bug or issue tracker prior to this platform. The Frequently Asked Questions portion of the portal really didn't end up being used, although we did use it when we first started the platform. Higher ups really liked the ability to see numbers in what we were fielding, but there was not enough drill-down in the pay/point we were using--that may have been available within higher paid levels. The automation has a lot of options for sending alerts when a new ticket is created. It can become cumbersome and send A LOT of emails. I'm not sure if there is a better way to automate/cut that down w/o losing that function. Also, the 'archive' user feature was a bit weird. We had a lot of employees that would leave and come back, and if you archived the user, it was a bit of an odd way to get them back into the platform, it's doable, just awkward.

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Freshdesk FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Freshdesk.

Freshdesk offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 19.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Freshdesk is priced per support agent per month, and has 5 different plans. Sprout - $0 (unlimited free agents) Blossom - $19/agent/month billed monthly or $15/agent/month billed yearly Garden - $45/agent/month billed monthly or $35/agent/month billed yearly Estate - $69/agent/month billed monthly or $49/agent/month billed yearly Forest - $125/agent/month billed monthly or $99/agent/month billed yearly

Freshdesk offers the following features:

  • Activity log
  • Agent & group performance reports
  • Agent collision detection
  • Automatic email notifications
  • Automatic, skill based & load balanced ticket assignment
  • Business rules management through SLAs
  • Canned responses
  • Community forums
  • Community portal
  • Custom contact & company fields
  • Custom ticket statuses
  • Customer self service portal
  • Customizable agent roles
  • Customizable ticket forms
  • Embeddable help widget
  • Event-triggered workflow automations
  • Facebook & Twitter channels
  • Filtered search
  • Insights & powerful reports
  • Integrated game mechanics
  • Integration with Google Apps, Salesforce, SugarCRM, and more
  • Linked tickets
  • Live chat channel
  • Multiproduct support
  • Portal customization
  • Role-based dashboards
  • SLA reminders
  • Scenario automation
  • Scheduled reports
  • Single Sign On (SSO)
  • Smart automations
  • Surveys to measure customer satisfaction
  • Tags for tickets, solutions and contacts
  • Ticket export

Freshdesk has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Freshdesk supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Freshdesk supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Freshdesk integrates with the following applications:

Bitium, Constant Contact, HelpOnClick, Instapage, Nimble, Olark, Pipeliner CRM, SeamlessGov, WorkflowMax, Zapier

Freshdesk offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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