What Is Zendesk?

Zendesk is the only complete customer service solution, that is both easy to use and scales with your business. On average, companies using Zendesk increase customer satisfaction by 25% and agent productivity by 30% - at any scale. All your customer interactions live in a single, dynamic interface with features like web widgets, pre-defined ticket responses, and a full customer history. Get up and running quickly, and expect to see results even faster.

Who Uses Zendesk?

Over 160,000 companies rely on Zendesk's customer service solution to build the best customer experience. Our software is powerful and flexible, and scales to meet the needs of any business.

Where can Zendesk be deployed?

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

About the vendor

  • Zendesk
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2007
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and 20 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others

Zendesk pricing

Starting Price:

US$19.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Zendesk does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Zendesk paid version starts at US$19.00/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Zendesk
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2007
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and 20 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others

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Features of Zendesk

  • Account Alerts
  • Account Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Routing
  • CMDB
  • CRM
  • Call Centre Management
  • Call Logging
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Routing
  • Call Scripting
  • Campaign Management
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Change Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Complaint Monitoring
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Configuration Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Support
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • For Insurance Industry
  • For iPad Devices
  • Full Text Search
  • Geotargeting
  • Group Management
  • Health Score
  • Help Desk Management
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Incident Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lead Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Scripts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Offline Form
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Onboarding
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalisation
  • Phone Key Input
  • Prioritisation
  • Proactive Chat
  • Problem Management
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Release Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Revenue Management
  • Routing
  • SMS Messaging
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Catalog
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Text Analysis
  • Text Editing
  • Text to Speech
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Trend Analysis
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • VoIP Connection
  • Voice Customisation
  • Voice Mail
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of Zendesk

Average score

Overall
4.4 (2,889)
Ease of Use
4.3 (2,889)
Customer Service
4.2 (2,889)
Features
4.3 (2,889)
Value for Money
4.1 (2,889)

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Muhammad daud S.
Muhammad daud S.
IT Manager in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great platform for support and ticketing

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Overall Zendesk is easy to use, interface and options are quite straight forward, response is quicker and easy to manage the logs/requests/tickets and users

Pros:

I have had a good experience of working with Zendesk on daily basis considering the support platform for our internal users. I have liked the way so far how Zendesk generates alerts and how the ticket has managed the platform with ease of completing the task, attaching information, and keeping the log of the users and tickets.

Cons:

Zendesk requires individual licenses for adding new agents though there should be some option to add a team within the same license but rather be limited to 3-5 agents per team under 1 license.

Alternatives Considered: Freshdesk

Reasons for Switching to Zendesk: Zendesk cost overall was better than freshdesk and it was more user friendly.

Sarah H.
Sarah H.
System Administrator in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Zendesk is a good helpdesk with many features

4.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: We are really pleased with the Zendesk platform. Since then, we've seen an increase in the quality of service we provide to our customers. I particularly appreciated the ease with which a new manager or technician could be added to the system without requiring a significant overhaul of the dashboard.

Pros:

It's a great cloud application with great uptime, and it streamlines our job while we're doing live chat with customers to resolve a specific issue. For my team and myself, automating the ticketing process is the ideal solution. When a ticket is created, an automatic email is sent to the client, and when it is resolved or closed, another email is sent to the customer.

Cons:

Even though I appreciated the functionality and automation, I had to spend a lot of time figuring out how to use the dashboard. This application's pricing is too expensive for an early company since it has functionality that they may not require.

Kt T.
Customer service representative in US
Retail, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The cheapest option but it “works”

1.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Abysmal

Pros:

This is a great choice if you can’t afford something like gladly and that it is your only other choice. Customer service support is nonexistent. The software constantly is glitchy and doesn’t work.

Cons:

Probably the customer service support which is condescending when it does get back to you and then runs you around for weeks until it winds up blaming you for something that their software did. While the whole time never giving you any solution

Shayla B.
Shayla B.
Human Resources Specialist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Internet, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

We've reduced customer service handling time with Zendesk

4.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Using Zendesk, our customer care representatives are able to obtain the information they need on their own. When I handle the articles, I hear nothing but good things about how this program makes my job easier and more productive. They may use slack to look for answers, and the results will be linked to relevant articles in Zendesk. Zendesk may be easily integrated with other services, such as slack.

Pros:

I loved Zendesk because of its features and thorough reports. However, I found it tough to use and far more difficult to produce reports than other CRMs and Helpdesks. Compared to other Helpdesks, the social analytics are similarly low. The Suite's triggers are among my favorites. One of the most important advantages for us is the sheer number of plugins and integrations available.

Cons:

The difficulty of creating dashboards and the amount of time it takes to do so annoy me. Because of this, the dashboard might be a bit confusing at times, with data that are out of sync.

Denise W.
Denise W.
Marketing Specialist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

This helps us to better serve our customers

4.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: We can use this data to improve the client experience by putting new processes in place. We've increased our output significantly, and now everything is in plain sight. It's incredible how much freedom we have when it comes to putting up a self-help library for our clientele. We were able to create a help center based on the Copenhagen theme, but we customized it to our liking with custom CSS styling.

Pros:

There is nothing Zendesk does that I don't like! The back-end user experience is the greatest I've ever encountered. The integration of Shopify and the capturing of knowledge is effortless. We've been using Zendesk Support for years and I'm sure we've only scratched the surface of what it can accomplish, but for a little business like ours, it's more than enough.

Cons:

New feature requests should be implemented more quickly, in my opinion. I would also like Zendesk to manage all new implementation requests.