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:

$19.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription
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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

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

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, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Pricing starting from:

$19.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription
View Pricing Plans

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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: 128

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

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(2,240)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support Software
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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Good Customer Support Platform

Reviewed on 05/04/2021

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.

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.

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.

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

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Freshdesk offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $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

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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, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

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, Five9, FluentStream, FreshBooks, Freshworks CRM, GitHub, Gmail, Google Analytics, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Harvest, HelpOnClick Help Desk Software, Highrise, HipChat, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Hubstaff, Insightly, Jira, Keap, Klipfolio, Localize, LogMeIn Rescue, Magento Commerce, Mailchimp, Nimble, Olark, OneDrive, OneLogin, OneSky, Pipedrive, PipelineDeals, Pipeliner CRM, Pivotal Tracker, ProProfs Knowledge Base, 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, elevio, iContact, ilos, iorad

Freshdesk offers the following support options:

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

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