Who Uses Freshdesk?

Businesses of all sizes across the world trust Freshdesk to provide remarkable customer service.

What Is Freshdesk?

Freshdesk is a cloud-based helpdesk system that offers powerful solutions for customer service. Freshdesk unifies conversations from email, phone, web, chat, and social, and helps you resolve issues across channels effortlessly. With Freshdesk, you can also automate workflows, offer convenient self-service options, manage SLAs, and generate reports. Freshdesk is used by over 40,000 customers, including Bridgestone, HP, Harvard University, and DHL.

Freshdesk Details

Freshworks

https://www.freshworks.com

Founded 2011

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Freshdesk pricing overview

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Freshdesk has a free version and offers a free trial. Freshdesk paid version starts at US$18.00/month.


Starting Price

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Pricing Details

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

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Freshdesk deployment and support

Support

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

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Freshdesk Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Campaign Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Forecasting
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Qualification
  • Marketing Automation
  • Mobile Access
  • Opportunity Management
  • Pipeline Management
  • Projections
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Segmentation
  • Social Media Integration
  • Task Management
  • Territory Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Auto-Dialer
  • Automatic Call Distribution
  • Blended Call Center
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Call List Management
  • Call Logging
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Reporting
  • Call Routing
  • Call Scripting
  • Call Tracking
  • Call Transfer
  • Callback Scheduling
  • Caller ID
  • Campaign Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Email Management
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Inbound Call Center
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Live Chat
  • Manual Dialer
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Performance Management
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Progressive Dialer
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Voice Mail
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Auto-Dialer
  • Automatic Call Distribution
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Disposition
  • Call List Management
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Reporting
  • Call Routing
  • Call Tagging
  • Call Tracking
  • Call Transcription
  • Call Transfer
  • Caller ID
  • Campaign Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Transfer
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Live Chat
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recording
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SMS Messaging
  • Scheduled Recording
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Voice Mail

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Canned Responses
  • Case Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Feedback Management
  • Forms Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Prioritization
  • Quality Assurance
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Routing
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Complaint Management

  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Behavior Tracking
  • CRM
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Churn Management
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • Gamification
  • Live Chat
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Social Media Integration
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Support
  • Visual Analytics
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • CRM
  • Campaign Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Communication Management
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Live Chat
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Social Media Integration
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Text Analysis
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Appointment Management
  • Auto-Responders
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Routing
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Inbox Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Voice Mail
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Customer Service

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automated Routing
  • CRM
  • Call Center Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Feedback Management
  • Help Desk Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Network Monitoring
  • Performance Metrics
  • Prioritization
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Help Desk

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Availability Management
  • CRM
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Help Desk Management
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • Incident Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Management
  • Project Management
  • Release Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Help Desk Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Prioritization
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Issue Tracking

  • API
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Chatbot
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Content Library
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • Email Alerts
  • Feedback Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Knowledge Management
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Interface
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Forums
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rich Text Editor
  • SEO Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Notifications
  • Website Integration
  • Widgets
  • Wiki

View full list of Knowledge Base

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Forums
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Knowledge Management

  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Chemical Usage Tracking
  • Client Portal
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Portal
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Dispatch Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Equipment Management
  • Estimating
  • For Lawn Care
  • GPS
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Route Optimization
  • Routing
  • SMS Messaging
  • Scheduling
  • Service History
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Work Order Management

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  • @mentions
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Auto-Responders
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Canned Responses
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Geotargeting
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Live Chat
  • Meeting Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Offline Form
  • Proactive Chat
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Video Conferencing
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Live Chat

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Approval Process Control
  • Budget Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • For Nonprofits
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Kanban Board
  • Mobile Access
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Task Management

View full list of Nonprofit Project Management

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Campaign Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customer Support
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Response Control
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • FAQ
  • Forecasting
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Management
  • Live Chat
  • Opportunity Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pipeline Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Request Escalation
  • Routing
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Workflow Management
  • XML / RSS

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multiple Projects
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • CRM
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Live Chat
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Performance Metrics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Remote Update / Installation
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Sharing
  • Secure Login
  • Self Service Portal
  • Server Monitoring
  • Session Recording
  • Session Transfer
  • Single Sign On
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Unattended Access
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Workflow Management

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Freshdesk Reviews

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Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Bob B.
Bob B.
Director, Professional & Technical Support
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/12/2019

"A Fresh Start to Better Customer/Issue Tracking"

Comments: We needed to migrate from a support solution that was bought out by Microsoft. Microsoft CRM Dynamics was too expensive, so we reviewed over a dozen solution providers. The Freshworks team worked with us to ensure we had a successful implementation (3 months - part time). They were also very receptive to our feedback and have incorporated those ideas into Freshdesk. We just got done adding another SSL certificate for our latest product's portal. The support team came through again with flying colors!

Pros: We use Freshdesk every day to capture and work customer-reported issues. The ease of use has a major factor migrating from our former portal solution. We were able to keep things simple while still capturing all the critical elements of the issues. The Solutions page (knowledge base) was/is very easy to maintain and update. From an Administrative perspective, the product is easy to configure and customize. Further, we have enjoyed nearly 100% up time over a year and a half!

Cons: We were hoping to port over prior ticket history from our prior solution, but were unable to capture "conversations" as part of our migration. However, Freshworks was able to create new records for each legacy ticket as part of our conversion. In the long run, only a couple customers ever noticed their prior ticket submissions.

Alternatives Considered: Zoho Desk, Salesforce Service Cloud and HappyFox Help Desk

Reasons for Choosing Freshdesk: Parature was purchased by Microsoft and users were given the 'option' to migrate to CRM Dynamics. Parature was also expensive and moving to Freshdesk was a solid financial option.

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk: Overall, we just needed a simple process for handling ticket submissions and responses. Many solutions came with high price tags that were just not in our budget. The implementation and training options provided by the Freshworks team sealed the deal for us.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/12/2019
Verified Reviewer
Senior Systems Engineer
Computer Software, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/04/2021

"Good Customer Support Platform"

Comments: Overall a positive experience with FreshDesk. The product was fairly easy to implement since we didn’t migrate data from our old system. Training for the staff was pretty quick and we’ve gained a lot of workflow improvements since switching.

Pros: FreshDesk is a power and easy to use customer service platform. We use it to manage our customer support ticketing system and measure our response against SLA’s. It meets our expectations in all areas

Cons: We use FreshDesk to integrate with our on site ticketing system. We’ve run a series of challenges keeping this running, but besides that advanced feature we have had few issues.

Alternatives Considered: Jira

Reasons for Choosing Freshdesk: Footprints was an old school on site platform that hadn’t kept up with the times. We needed a total refresh.

Switched From: Footprints

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk: Jira is a far more complex and extensive platform

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/04/2021
Verified Reviewer
My best help desk application
Government Administration, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/10/2021

"My best Help desk application"

Comments: This is a tool that has helped in increasing productivity of my organization as we get to service our multiple clients with the structured ticketing system. Tracking unresolved issues has also been made easy and this built trust between our clients and our organization.

Pros: This is our best application in issue management and client support. It has been helpful through its use in resolution of client based issues especially with its social media integration. Fresh desk also has one of the best support team in the market and this I an advantage which sets it above other help desk applications.

Cons: The ticket management system is not that helpful. While having complaints from multiple customers, it is very difficult to ascertain the actual team member responding to clients and this from my perspective is a major setback.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/10/2021
Vladimir C.
Support Manager
Computer Games, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/05/2021

"Game company (Freshdesk)"

Comments: The software is good and has big potential. I send a lot of feedback. Unfortunately bug fix process is super slow. I wish company will be grateful for the bug report which I provide for free. Thanks.

Pros: Powerful analytics, reasonable price, cool widget, knowledge base, automations....

Cons: Bad editor, slow bug fix. Sometimes customer has to wait for years. Success manager ignore complaints. Support do not have SLA for resolution. They can forget about you and do not update issue status for months.

Alternatives Considered: Intercom and Jira

Reasons for Choosing Freshdesk: Zendesk is not comfortable to use. Bad UI and UX. Super high price.

Switched From: Zendesk

Reasons for Switching to Freshdesk: Price and potential. I just to believe in Freshdesk.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/05/2021
Nitin S.
Nitin S.
Senior Graphics Designer
Graphic Design, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/08/2021

"Great ticket management software for first time customer service manager"

Comments: 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

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/08/2021