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.

Pricing starting from:

US$18.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.

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Markets

United Arab Emirates, Albania, Austria, Australia, Aruba and 110 others, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Benin, Brunei, Brazil, Bahamas, Belarus, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Switzerland, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, India, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Jersey, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Cambodia, South Korea, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Morocco, Madagascar, North Macedonia, Macao SAR China, Martinique, Malta, Mauritius, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Namibia, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Poland, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, El Salvador, Thailand, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Taiwan, Tanzania, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported Languages

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

Pricing starting from:

US$18.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Freshdesk: 120

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Automated Routing
  • CRM
  • Call Centre Management
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Routing
  • Case Management
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Database
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Decision Support Software
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Dispatch Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Employee Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • IT Asset Management
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Inbox Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Network Monitoring
  • Online Forums
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prioritisation
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduling
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service History
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Widgets
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(2,366)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.5/5

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Bob B.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A Fresh Start to Better Customer/Issue Tracking

Reviewed on 31/12/2019

We needed to migrate from a support solution that was bought out by Microsoft. Microsoft CRM...

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.

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.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Good Customer Support Platform

Reviewed on 5/04/2021

Overall a positive experience with FreshDesk. The product was fairly easy to implement since we...

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
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My best Help desk application

Reviewed on 11/10/2021

This is a tool that has helped in increasing productivity of my organization as we get to service...

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.

Vladimir C.
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  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Game company (Freshdesk)

Reviewed on 20/05/2021

The software is good and has big potential. I send a lot of feedback. Unfortunately bug fix process...

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.
Nitin S.
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great ticket management software for first time customer service manager

Reviewed on 19/08/2021

Freshdesk is a highly useful help desk or customer complaint management platform. Its social media...

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.
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Freshdesk FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Freshdesk.

Freshdesk offers the following pricing plans:

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

Freshdesk has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Freshdesk supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

Freshdesk supports the following devices:

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

Freshdesk integrates with the following applications:

Aircall, Ameyo, BILLIVING, Batchbook, BigCommerce, Box, CS-Cart, Campaign Monitor, Capsule, ChargeDesk, CollabSpot, Constant Contact, CustomerGauge, Dropbox Business, Easy Insight, Facebook for Business, Five9, FluentStream, FreshBooks, Freshsales, FullContact, GitHub, Gmail, Google Analytics, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Workspace, Harvest, HelpOnClick Help Desk Software, Highrise, HipChat, Hootsuite, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Hubstaff, Insightly, Jira, Keap, Klipfolio, Localize, LogMeIn Rescue, Magento Commerce, Mailchimp, Microsoft Teams, Nimble, Olark, OneDrive, OneLogin, OneSky, Pipedrive, Pipeline, Pipeliner CRM, Pivotal Tracker, ProProfs Knowledge Base, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online Advanced, RingCentral Contact Center, SEOshop eCommerce, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce Service Cloud, Segment, Shopify, Slack, SnapEngage, Solve CRM, SugarCRM, SurveyMonkey, Talkdesk, Time Doctor, Transifex, Twitter, Userlike, WooCommerce, Woopra, WordPress, WorkflowMax, Xero, Zapier, Zoho CRM, Zoom Meetings, elevio, iContact, ilos, iorad

Freshdesk offers the following support options:

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

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