Salesforce Service Cloud

Who Uses Salesforce Service Cloud?

Businesses in need of service-as-a-software solution for CRM and help desk management.

What Is Salesforce Service Cloud?

With help desk applications from Salesforce, you don't have to invest in support centers around the world. You get state-of-the-art global help desk software that runs in the cloud, 24x7. With Salesforce help desk solutions you get all the benefits of doing business in the cloud, including automatic updates, new features 3 times a year, and no infrastructure hassles. See how Service Cloud helps you deliver fast, personalized customer service that drives growth and improves customer satisfaction.

Salesforce Service Cloud Details

Salesforce

http://www.salesforce.com

Founded 2003

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Salesforce Service Cloud pricing overview

Salesforce Service Cloud does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.


Starting Price

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Pricing Details

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.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Salesforce Service Cloud 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

Salesforce Service Cloud Features

  • 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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  • Code Maintenance
  • Compliance Management
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  • Cost Recovery
  • Customizable Branding
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  • Customizable Templates
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Salesforce Service Cloud Reviews

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Overall rating

4.4/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4
Customer Service 4.2
Features 4.3
Value for Money 4.1

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Jordan C.
Salesforce Product Manager
Information Technology & Services, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/08/2019

"Awesome Ticketing System"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/08/2019
Jennifer B.
Executive Assistant
Financial Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/11/2019

"Everything I need on one page"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/11/2019
Govindraj S.
Head of Support
Hospitality, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    2 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    1 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/11/2020

"Complex customer support software"

Comments: We tried our best to customise Salesforce and for a year we used it but we found that the kind of features we needed it required a Salesforce consultant team to build it however with an extra cost with a dependency so we moved to Zendesk because they provided exactly what we needed at a much less cost and without needing a consultant. Mid-size companies should never use Salesforce cloud unless if their requirements are very high which cannot be fulliled by a out of box customizated product like Zendesk.

Pros: Only reports. They have a very good Reports which can be used to build a Dashboard which are very easily customised.

Cons: It is highly complex and it doesn't come with out of box customization. For every single feature implementation u will need a. Consultant. It is only suitable for big call center provided if they maintain a Salesforce engineering team to create and implement all the features as per the Support departments requirements.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/11/2020
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Salesforce Administrator
Telecommunications, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 11/02/2021

"Does what we need it to"

Comments: Overall this feature is great and allows us to easily report on and keep track of cases rather than using a typical help desk email feature. Having everything in Salesforce is extremely beneficial.

Pros: Overall, I like that with Salesforce Service Cloud we can easily set up queues and routing especially if someone is out of the office for a few days it is easy to manage who should own the case in their absense.

Cons: There are some limitations when it comes to setting alerts or escalations especially with business hours requirements- you can use business hours in escalations/milestone but its very minimal and you cannot choose additional criteria to filter on. It's also necessary if you use service cloud frequently to purchase add ons like Email to Case Premium to make service cloud more user friendly and customizable

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 11/02/2021
Patrick C.
Vice President - Sales
Financial Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/05/2018

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

Comments: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 04/05/2018