Salesforce Service Cloud

Customer Service & Field Service Management Solutions

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Salesforce Service Cloud Overview

What is Salesforce Service Cloud?

7 Key Ways Service Cloud Empowers Companies to Deliver Frictionless Service:

CONSOLE
With Service Cloud, you can manage all of your cases faster, in a unified agent experience. And the Salesforce1 Platform makes the console really sing — on your desktop and mobile devices.

COMMUNITIES
Service Cloud Communities allow customers to help themselves and each other. Wherever they are and whatever device they are on, communities give them the tools for self-service troubleshooting.

MULTI-CHANNEL
Multi-channel customer service is a whole new ballgame. With connected objects and predictive intelligence, Service Cloud gives you the power to provide the customer service of the future. Now.

KNOWLEDGE
Quickly search your knowledge base for relevant answers. Or make it easy for customers to do it themselves. Either way, your customers get the answers they need, exactly the way they want to get them.

SOCIAL SERVICE
Deliver service to your customers on the social media channels where they live, on whatever device they are using. Give your agents the tools for collaboration that allow them to deliver outstanding customer service.

AGENT COLLABORATION
With Chatter, agents can quickly escalate cases to experts to close cases faster. And with the Salesforce1 Platform, your Chatter feed is integrated into the Service Cloud console for a truly unified experience, whether at your desktop or on a mobile device.

MOBILE
Manage Service Cloud cases from anywhere with the Salesforce1 Platform — the fastest, smartest platform for customer service.

Salesforce Service Cloud Overview

Cost

Starting from
USD 25.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Lightning Essentials: $25 / user / month
Lightning Professional: $75 / user/ month
Lightning Enterprise: $150 / user/ month
Lightning Performance: $300 / user/ month
All plans are billed annually.


Salesforce Service Cloud Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French and 8 others, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai

Screenshots

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Salesforce Service Cloud Reviews

Salesforce Service Cloud Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
232

Very good
170

Average
35

Poor
6

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4.1
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4.2
90% recommended this app
Jordan C.

Awesome Ticketing System

Users are really more productive than previous tool


Jennifer B.

Everything I need on one page

I love that I can manage our sales team's goals vs. actuals all in one place. I can see exactly where each prospect/opportunity is in the sales process, who the contact is and information about the company all on one screen. With the links that let me get more information about each of those areas, it's a seamless process.


Elizabeth F.

Easy to Use

Great for tracking contacts


Harry F.

NOT a good SERVICE TICKETING SYSTEM

very clomzy and not effective.


Patrick C.

Salesforce makes it easy to maintain a large group of sales prospects and integrates with...

I really like the ease of use with this CRM and the fact that it integrates with our other softwares. We operate as a sales unit, so it is essential that we are aware of what other members of the team are doing at all times, and where they stand on different leads, territories, etc. It eliminates the need for additional forms of communication, documents, spreadsheets, you name it. This is essential for any sales team out there, regardless of industry.


Jordan C.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Awesome Ticketing System

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 08/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Users are really more productive than previous tool

Pros

With Service Cloud, we have a complete overview on our Customers. From Lead to Case, we can log all customers activities and be proactive for their needs.

Cons

Often, you must adapt your process to the tool, not the tool to your process and that's the hardest part of Salesforce implementation. Also, multiple administrators can destroy your organization.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jennifer B.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Everything I need on one page

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 06/11/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I love that I can manage our sales team's goals vs. actuals all in one place. I can see exactly where each prospect/opportunity is in the sales process, who the contact is and information about the company all on one screen. With the links that let me get more information about each of those areas, it's a seamless process.

Pros

I love that, compared to Salesforce Classic, I can see all of the information about the Prospect or Client that I need all on one page. I don't have to go from one page to another

Cons

It's not like any of the other CRMs that our sales team has used so there was a bit of a training curve for some of them.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Elizabeth F.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Easy to Use

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Great for tracking contacts

Pros

The number of things you can track with this product

Cons

Needed some time to understand how to move between screens and related informaiton

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Harry F.
Industry: Computer Networking
Company size: 2-10 Employees

NOT a good SERVICE TICKETING SYSTEM

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 21/02/2020
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

very clomzy and not effective.

Pros

its nice in its design. it can properly relate cases to client records

Cons

This software lacks the necessary tools to properly communicate with your customers.

Customers can respond to closed tickets without getting notifications.
team isn't notified when a new ticket comes in.
overall lightening experience is a SLOW moving vehicle, wast's our teams time.
the list goes on and on

One answer to all of our issues is that we need a SALESFORCE DEVELOPER to customize the thing for us.

so unless you have a small fortune to spend on Developers to customize it to your need go with a normal ticketing system that was designed ground up for this purpose. similar to the product that salesforce bought and then killed DESK.com

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Patrick C.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Salesforce makes it easy to maintain a large group of sales prospects and integrates with outlook

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 04/05/2018
Review Source: Capterra

I really like the ease of use with this CRM and the fact that it integrates with our other softwares. We operate as a sales unit, so it is essential that we are aware of what other members of the team are doing at all times, and where they stand on different leads, territories, etc. It eliminates the need for additional forms of communication, documents, spreadsheets, you name it. This is essential for any sales team out there, regardless of industry.

Pros

We are a sales and distribution company for a number of investment companies that run mutual funds, hedge funds etc. We have a GIANT list of prospects and trying to manage all of that in excel spreadsheets would be a nightmare when you consider that we operate as a team and not on an individual basis. It's easy enough to use and integrates well with outside software, such as outlook and excel. Great product for sales teams**.

Cons

I'm really not a fan of the lack of a genuine support system. If you have any issues, your only option is to email the support team and they have not been very helpful in my experience. Unless you pay for the top tier of salesforce, there's no phone number that you can call. I wish they had a decent tutorial and moreover, there are some no brainer adjustments that could really improve the CRM, such as mass email integration. Perhaps there is a way, but the fact that I have not been able to figure it out or get a decent answer from support speaks to their support system.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8.2/10
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Salesforce Service Cloud Pricing

Salesforce Service Cloud Pricing

Starting from
USD 25.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Lightning Essentials: $25 / user / month
Lightning Professional: $75 / user/ month
Lightning Enterprise: $150 / user/ month
Lightning Performance: $300 / user/ month
All plans are billed annually.

Lightning Essentials: $25 / user / month
Lightning Professional: $75 / user/ month
Lightning Enterprise: $150 / user/ month
Lightning Performance: $300 / user/ month
All plans are billed annually.

Value for Money
4.1/5
Based on 445 user ratings
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Salesforce Service Cloud Features

Salesforce Service Cloud Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.4/5
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Additional information for Salesforce Service Cloud

Additional information for Salesforce Service Cloud

Key features of Salesforce Service Cloud

  • Agent & team collaboration
  • Asset management & product tracking
  • Case management (auto-assignment, rules & queues)
  • Computer-telephony integration
  • Contract & entitlement management
  • Customizable agent console
  • Customizable reporting & analytics
  • Dynamic Knowledgebase
  • Goals, coaching, and rewards for teams
  • Live agent web chat
  • Mobile
  • Multi-lingual
  • Role permissions
  • Self-service community
  • Social integration
  • Web & email case capture
  • Workflow & approval automation

Benefits

-Increased Customer Satisfaction

-Increased Agent Productivity

-Decreased Support Costs

-Integration to Platform Ecosystem

-Companies can now deliver a full range of self-service options so that customers can
help themselves, which leads to increased Customer Satisfaction and decreased Support Costs.

-By empowering Agents with all of the information they need to resolve customer in a single interface drives increased Agent Productivity.

-The Salesforce platform allows companies customize business processes and leverage the pre-built integrations with the ecosystem of ISV and partner applications.

GetApp Analysis

GetApp Analysis

Customers are no longer willing to wait until the next business day to receive responses to their queries and complaints. Salesforce Service Cloud, built on the Salesforce1 Platform, provides organizations with a way to embed one-touch service directly into their products, with multi-channel support designed for today’s nonstop world.

Service Cloud provides agent with tools for quickly managing customer cases, using consoles, communities, knowledge bases, collaboration, social service, and multi-channel support features. In some cases, organizations can even create online support communities where customers are able to find their own answers to common concerns or questions.

Service Cloud Console

What is Salesforce Service Cloud?

Service Cloud is a customer support solution designed for businesses of any size. Businesses are able to provide top quality customer service across every channel, and they can connect with customers on their own terms. Agents are able to provide customers with service through social media, and they can collaborate with other agents through integrated Chatter feeds.

Because Service Cloud is completely cloud-based, agents are able to manage cases from anywhere, at any time. Customer feedback and satisfaction levels can be tracked from any smartphone or tablet device using Salesforce’s mobile app and real-time dashboards.

Dashboard

Salesforce Service Cloud Main Features

Managing Cases

With Service Cloud, agents can juggle multiple cases at once. By unifying the agent experience into one platform, Salesforce has created a way for agents to respond to multiple support requests through multiple channels. Cases can be managed on both desktop and mobile devices.

The console is your primary case management interface, and it’s the place you’ll visit to get an idea of how your customers are feeling on a day-to-day basis. By putting as much information as possible onto one page, Salesforce has decreased the amount of clicking and scrolling you’ll need to do when finding, updating, and creating new records. You can even see visual indicators that update in real-time when lists or records are changed by other agents on your team.

Case Management

Creating Knowledge Bases

Agents are able to create and manage content, which Salesforce calls “articles,” within their companies’ knowledge bases. These articles can be an excellent resource when agents are looking for the answers to questions that are infrequently asked by customers.

To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your knowledge base, create separate article types and categorize articles to allow administrators to control article visibility. For example, some articles may be accessible to agents-only, and other articles may be accessible to both agents and end-users.

Knowledge Base Articles

Collaborating With Agents

Nobody knows all the answers. Service Cloud capitalizes on this by introducing a way for agents to quickly solicit advice and feedback from colleagues through the Salesforce platform. Using Chatter, agents are able to escalate cases to experts who have experience managing similar situations.

Because Service Cloud is built on the Salesforce1 Platform, it is easy to integrate the solution into your existing Chatter feed. From your desktop or mobile device, you can communicate with colleagues in real-time, asking for advice on how to handle difficult situations or handing off specific cases to experts within your department.

Chatter Feed

Enabling Self-Support

Using Service Cloud Communities, customers can find the answers to their own questions without relying on the help of a dedicated company agent. Regardless of the device a customer is using, self-service tools make it easy to troubleshoot and ask for help from other users within a supportive community.

When you enable Service Cloud Communities, you’re able to add support tabs to your apps, Facebook pages, and mobile websites. Through these support tabs, your customers can browse articles and community posts, and they can find answers to their questions without submitting a ticket to one of your agents. Service Cloud monitors all customer inquiries, and those that aren’t resolved on their own are ultimately flagged for follow-up by an agent on your team.

Case Lists

Mobilizing Customer Service

Service Cloud is available on more than just desktop devices. Using the solution, companies can offer their customers immediate service and support through any mobile device, as well. Using apps or mobile sites, customers can find the right products, get answers to their questions, and watch demonstration videos.

When customers still have questions even after using Service Cloud’s self-service mobile tools, they’ll often start chat sessions with agents from inside the mobile app. As a company service manager, you can participate in these sessions. You can also track agent productivity levels and customer satisfaction through your own mobile device at any time.

Mobile Interface

Salesforce Service Cloud Integrations

Service Cloud is built on the Salesforce1 Platform, and as a result, it is fully integrated into the Salesforce ecosystem. Users are able to customize their business processes and leverage any pre-built integrations they may have with ISV and partner applications. Service Cloud integrates with Desk.com.

Salesforce Service Cloud Pricing

Service Cloud is available with three levels of pricing. The most inexpensive option is the Professional plan, which costs $65 per user, per month. Next up is the Enterprise plan, which costs $135 per user, per month. Finally, large organizations can select the Performance plan at $300 per user, per month.

Salesforce Service Cloud Bottom Line

  • Provides businesses with ways to embed one-touch service directly into their products

  • Built on the Salesforce1 Platform

  • Agents can host live chats through desktop or mobile

  • Create self-service customer communities

  • Complete social integration

Salesforce Service Cloud FAQs

Salesforce Service Cloud FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Salesforce Service Cloud.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Salesforce Service Cloud offer?

Salesforce Service Cloud offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: USD 25.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Lightning Essentials: $25 / user / month Lightning Professional: $75 / user/ month Lightning Enterprise: $150 / user/ month Lightning Performance: $300 / user/ month All plans are billed annually.

Q. What are the main features of Salesforce Service Cloud?

Salesforce Service Cloud offers the following features:

  • Agent & team collaboration
  • Asset management & product tracking
  • Case management (auto-assignment, rules & queues)
  • Computer-telephony integration
  • Contract & entitlement management
  • Customizable agent console
  • Customizable reporting & analytics
  • Dynamic Knowledgebase
  • Goals, coaching, and rewards for teams
  • Live agent web chat
  • Mobile
  • Multi-lingual
  • Role permissions
  • Self-service community
  • Social integration
  • Web & email case capture
  • Workflow & approval automation

Q. Who are the typical users of Salesforce Service Cloud?

Salesforce Service Cloud has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Salesforce Service Cloud support?

Salesforce Service Cloud supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai

Q. What type of pricing plans does Salesforce Service Cloud offer?

Salesforce Service Cloud has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Salesforce Service Cloud support mobile devices?

Salesforce Service Cloud supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Salesforce Service Cloud integrate with?

Salesforce Service Cloud integrates with the following applications:

FinancialForce Accounting, Five9, Freshdesk, InGenius, Planyo, Quick Base, Salesforce Social Studio, Sharpen, SmarterU LMS, Vocalcom

Q. What level of support does Salesforce Service Cloud offer?

Salesforce Service Cloud offers the following support options:

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